[URBANTH-L]ANN: 2006-07 ACLS Fellowships and Grants
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Thu Jul 27 16:55:45 EDT 2006
ACLS 2006-2007 Fellowship & Grant Award
The ACLS is pleased to announce the opening of the 2006-2007
competitions for fellowships and grants. [Grants of interest to SUNTA
members are listed below.]
NEW PROGRAM FOR DOCTORAL DISSERTATION COMPLETION
The ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION/ACLS DISSERTATION COMPLETION
FELLOWSHIPS. These year-long fellowships in support of Ph.D.
dissertation completion in the humanistic disciplines are the first
part of the MELLON/ACLS EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM. These
fellowships carry a stipend and benefits up to a total of $33,000.
Under this program, ACLS will award 65 Fellowships to graduate
students, who will be expected to complete their dissertations within
the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter.
The second element of the program is the Mellon/ACLS Fellowships for
Recent Doctoral Recipients. This competition to commence next year
will provide recent recipients of the doctorate with a stipend to
support a year of research, within the context of an academic position
(as new hires), in affiliation with a humanities research center, or
independent of institutional affiliation. These fellowships are fewer
in number (25), and awardees will be selected from a pool that includes
Fellows in the first part of the program, other highly ranked
applicants from that earlier competition, and winners of other, similar
awards such as the Whiting Fellowships.
NEW, HIGHER STIPENDS FOR FULL PROFESSORS
The central ACLS FELLOWSHIPS. This year's program features higher
stipends for full professors (now $60,000) and an increased number of
full professor fellowships (now 25). Maximum stipends are $60,000 for
full Professors and career equivalent, $40,000 for Associate Professors
and equivalent, and $30,000 for Assistant Professors and equivalent.
This program requires a Ph.D. conferred by September 2004 and the last
supported research leave concluded by July 1, 2005. Some central ACLS
Fellowships awarded are designated as ACLS/SSRC/NEH INTERNATIONAL AND
AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS. These encourage humanistic research on the
societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America
and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
The SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN STUDIES PROGRAM announces a NEWLY EXPANDED set
of RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN STUDIES FOR POSTDOCTORAL
AND DISSERTATION RESEARCH. Fellowships will be available for
development/training, research, or writing related to Southeastern
Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, and
Serbia. Also NEW this year are CONFERENCE and TRAVEL GRANTS.
LANGUAGE-TRAINING GRANTS will be available for institutions and
individuals in support of intensive summer training in the languages of
Southeastern Europe, and for advanced-mastery language training that
involves the professional use of language, such as reading
comprehension of disciplinary/professional texts, translation of texts,
interpretation of speech, or editing.
A NEW REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS seeks applications from an individual or
collaborative team for conducting research in the United States on
heritage speakers of a Southeast European language.
ONGOING ACLS FELLOWSHIP AND GRANT PROGRAMS
The CHARLES A. RYSKAMP RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS. These fellowships, funded
by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provide a stipend of $64,000 for an
academic year of research, plus an allowance of $2,500 for research and
travel, with the possibility of funding for an additional summer, if
justified. The fellowships support tenure-track Assistant Professors
and untenured Associate Professors in the humanities and related social
sciences whose reappointment reviews have been successfully completed
but whose tenure reviews will not be completed before February 1, 2007,
whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields, and whose
plans for new research are well designed and carefully developed.
The FREDERICK BURKHARDT RESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR RECENTLY TENURED
SCHOLARS. The Burkhardt fellowships this year will support scholars
tenured no earlier than the fall 2002 semester or quarter, who are
engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities
and related social sciences. Stipends will be $75,000. Burkhardt
fellowships may be used in 2007-2008, or in either of the two
succeeding years. They entail an academic year of residence at one of
eleven participating national research centers, plus support from the
Fellow's institution for an additional period.
The ACLS DIGITAL INNOVATION FELLOWSHIPS. The ACLS is pleased to
announce the second competition for the ACLS Digital Innovation
Fellowship, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This
program invites applications to pursue digitally based research
projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related
social sciences. Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $55,000
towards an academic year's leave and provides for project costs of up
The CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE FELLOWSHIPS. These fellowshipstenable in
summer 2007 or in one semester of the 2007-08 academic year provide
support up to $10,000 for individual or collaborative research leading
to the development of courses and teaching materials that integrate
contemplative practices into courses.
Fellowships of the COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION WITH CHINA
PROGRAMS, including (1) fellowships for AMERICAN RESEARCH IN THE
HUMANITIES IN CHINA, providing a stipend of up to $30,000, for scholars
in the humanities for 4 to 12 months of continuous research in China;
and (2) the CHINESE FELLOWSHIPS FOR SCHOLARLY DEVELOPMENT, for Chinese
scholars nominated by an American host scholar to do 4 to 10 months of
research in the US.
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CHINESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY grants, in support of
planning meetings, workshops, and conferences leading to publications.
This program, conducted in cooperation with the Chiang Ching-kuo
Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, is intended to support projects that
bridge disciplinary or geographic boundaries, engage new kinds of
information, develop fresh approaches to traditional materials and
issues, or otherwise bring innovative perspectives to the study of
Chinese culture and society.
For further information, please visit the ACLS Fellowship Competitions
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