The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a new grant opportunity, the Public Scholar Program, intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should present significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.
The Society for Classical Studies will present the following awards at the Plenary Session of its 146th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Click on the link in each winner’s name or project to read the award citations.
Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit (for three outstanding contributions to classical scholarship published by members of the Association within the preceding three years)
Robert L. Fowler, University of Bristol, Early Greek Mythography. Vol. 2: Commentary. Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edith Hall, King’s College London, Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides’ Black Sea Tragedy. Oxford University Press, 2013.
The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and includes a $25,000 stipend, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focusing on topics in European Studies in the humanities. Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 26, 2015. For more information, visit: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/dissertation-completion.
Every year the Women’s Classical Caucus presents three awards, recognizing excellence in the following categories:
1. an article (book chapter, etc.) published in the three calendar years prior to the nominating year given in honor of Barbara McManus: $250
2. an oral paper presented at a major conference in the year prior to 30 June of the nominating year by a pre-Ph.D. scholar (ca. 20 minutes in length as delivered): $150
3. an oral paper presented at a major conference in the year prior to 30 June of the nominating year by a post-Ph.D. scholar (ca. 20 minutes in length as delivered): $150
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is 1 November 2014. Applications will also be accepted between 2-15 November 2014 for an additional fee.
Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines:
Anchoring Innovation is the new research agenda of OIKOS, the National Research School in Classical Studies in the Netherlands. This agenda was developed with the financial support of Leiden University, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Amsterdam and University of Groningen. It looks at innovation processes in various domains, including politics, religion, architecture, literature, linguistics and technology, in classical antiquity. The concept of “anchoring” refers to the many different ways in which people connect new developments and initiatives in these domains with the old, the familiar and traditional. Discourse-cohesion, intertextuality, memory studies, architectural transitions can be considered examples of ‘anchoring innovation’. To help us implement this research agenda we are currently looking for 4 PhD students and 4 postdocs:
Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs. Applicants may apply for both Long- and Short- Term Fellowships within one academic year. All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry’s online catalog and collection guides before applying.
We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships
The deadline for the submission of applications for the majority of the research fellowships offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is September 24, 2014. Read descriptions of the various ACLS Fellowship programs here.
The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefitting from a wide variety of campus resources. Fellowship term: September 2015 – June 2016. Application deadline: October 1, 2014.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree by the start of the fellowship term. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research. For full eligibility requirements, see http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/