Fellowship/Internship/Post Doc

Summer Opportunities

The following summer internships and programs are accepting applications:

Posted 1/16/17

National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Summer internships are available at the National Museum of American History. NMAH offers individuals from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity to work alongside experts in a variety of fields. The most valuable aspect of these internships is that they are great learning experiences and can lead to greater opportunities! Past interns have also found that their experience at NMAH has influenced them as students, scholars, and professionals.

Read an article on how past interns have utilized their experience and apply online by March 1st.  Some paid opportunities are available to apply for by February 1st.

Posted 1/16/17

African American Civil War Museum

The African American Civil War Museum has an open opportunity for two Outreach Fellows.  If you or anyone you know believes they may be qualified for this position please send your resume and a cover letter by January 20th by midnight to  dawnchitty@afroamcivilwar.org.

Please include both resume and cover letter, those missing one or the other will be discarded.

View the position description.

Posted 1/16/17

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nürnberg  (FAU)

Deadline: January 20, 2017

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cultural Studies The  Faculty  of  the  Humanities,  Social  Sciences,  and  Theology  at  the  Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg   (FAU)   focuses   on   interdisciplinary research in the field “knowledge production and interculturality” with special interests in  diachronic as  well  as  synchronic  processes  of  knowledge  formation.

For  this research field the FAU seeks two outstanding scholars as Postdoctoral Fellows in cultural studies, cultural anthropology, or interdisciplinary cultural theory.  Requirements are an excellent PhD in the social sciences or the humanities, no more than a period of three years of research experience since the doctoral, degree, near-native proficiency in English and German, and experience in interdisciplinary and international research contexts.

Applications should be submitted in English by January 20, 2017. Additional information is available here.  For questions or more information: Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, Chair of American Studies at Heike.Paul@fau.de.

Stanford University, Stanford, California
Stanford Mellon Postdoc Fellowship

Deadline: November 15, 2016

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities is a unique opportunity for the best recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

The Mellon Fellowship provides postdoctoral fellowships in Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments. Program admissions focus on selected fields of scholarship in each application year (on a rotating basis).

For fellowships beginning Fall 2017, applications will be accepted from the following fields of study:

* Comparative Literature
* Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
* French and Italian
* German Studies
* Iberian and Latin American Cultures
* Religious Studies
* Slavic Languages and Literatures

We invite applicants to apply for fellowships in fields where their work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in the designated Stanford department.

Application deadline for fellowships beginning Fall 2017 is 11:59PM PT November 15, 2016.

To learn more or apply now click here.

Posted: 11/2/16

University of Southern California

USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2017-2019 Cohort

Launched this Fall, the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities emerged from a previous program, the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities. The USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities supports advanced research by postdoctoral fellows and faculty members by promoting intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

The Society plans to admit up to five postdoctoral fellows.
Fellows are appointed for two-year terms during which they pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester for full-time research. The salary for postdoctoral fellows is $57,500 per year plus fringe benefits, with an additional research and travel account of $6,000 per year.

For more information about the Society, please click here.

To apply, please visit: http://societyoffellows.usc.edu/apply/humanities-fellowship/

Posted: 10/26/16

Brown University – John Carter Brown Library Residential Fellowships for 2017-18

The John Carter Brown Library (JCB), an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately forty residential fellowships for the year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The Library contains one of the world’s premier collections of primary materials related to the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World to 1825, including books, maps, newspapers, and other printed objects. JCB Fellowships are open to scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period. Short-term Fellowships are for two to four months with a monthly stipend of $2,100. Open to US and foreign citizens who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral or independent research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application.

Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. Fellowships funded by the NEH are only available to citizens of the United States or to those applicants residing in the U.S. for the three years preceding application. PhD candidates are welcome to apply for long-term fellowships only if all degree requirements, including the successful defense of their dissertation, have been met by the application deadline of December 1, 2016. Applicants of all nationalities, however, will be considered for all other long-term fellowships. Recipients of all fellowships must relocate to Providence and be in continuous residence at the JCB for the full term of the award. Rooms are available for rent at Fiering House, the JCB’s Fellows’ residence, a beautifully restored 1869 house just four blocks from the Library. Individuals whose permanent residence is within commuting distance of the Library (approximately 45-mile radius) are also eligible for the short-term fellowship competition. However, if a fellowship is awarded, the total amount will be adjusted to 50% of the residential stipend amount so as to support transportation expenses instead of housing costs.
The deadline for short- and long-term fellowships is December 1, 2016.
For more information – including information about Collaborative Cluster Fellowships – and application instructions, visit www.jcbl.org or e-mail jcb-fellowships@brown. edu.

Thomas J. Sojka
Fellowship & Financial CoordinatorJohn Carter Brown Library
Campus Box 1894
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-5010 l Fax: 401-863-3477

Posted: 10/26/16

Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History
Mellon Scholars Fellowship
Philadelphia, PA

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History (PAAH), with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to announce the Mellon Scholars Fellowship Program for 2017-2018. These competitive programs are designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900.

The Mellon Scholars Fellowship Program aims to promote research in the collections of the Library Company and to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Fellows must be in residence for the entire term of the award. The following research fellowships will be offered for 2017-2018:

• Post-doctoral fellowship, with a stipend of $50,000, is tenable from September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $25,000 for the period September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 or January 15, 2018 to May 31, 2018. Recent recipients of the Ph.D. as well as senior scholars may apply, but applicants must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2017.
• Dissertation fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000, is tenable from September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 or January 15, 2018 to May 31, 2018. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing.
• Short-term fellowships, for doctoral candidates and senior scholars, with a stipend of $2,500 for one month of research between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

All Mellon Scholars fellowship applications are due March 1, 2017, with a decision by April 15. For more information about the Mellon Scholars Program, visit http://www.librarycompany.org/paah/fellowships.htm or contact Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Program Director, at era@udel.edu.

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