As a result of armed conflict, war, looting, natural disasters, economic development, poor management, and tourism, humanity’s cultural legacy is under increasing duress. In recognition of this multifaceted problem, NEH encourages projects that conduct research and develop resources for the study, documentation, and presentation of imperiled cultural heritage materials, including, but not limited to, the
Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again.
The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.
NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication seek to encourage scholars engaged in humanities research that requires digital formats and digital publication. Eligible projects must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. For example, for scholarship in fields like art history, musicology, or media studies, an interactive digital publication may allow the author to use multimedia to make arguments or illustrate critical points that would be otherwise difficult or impossible in traditional print formats.
In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. Two spots are also reserved for full-time graduate students who intend to become pre-collegiate teachers. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2,700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee). The application deadline is March 1.
The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, during the academic year 2017-2018. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, 3:00pm (Paris, France time)
Applicants may request residencies for one of the following periods:
September 1st, 2017 to January 31st, 2018 (5 months)
October 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2018 (9 months)
February 1st to June 30th, 2018 (5 months)
Researchers from all countries are eligible. Applicants who have spent more than a total of 12 months in France during the 3 years prior to the application are not eligible. This call for applications is open to:
The Society is pleased to announce a new fellowship competition supported by contributions to the Gateway Campaign for Classics by the Friends of Ludwig Koenen and matching funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Koenen Fellowships will support training in papyrology for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and untenured faculty. Awards in 2016 will be a minimum of $600 and a maximum of $1,800. See instructions for applications - which are due on April 1, 2016, here.
Thanks to generous continued funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento.
The UCLA Department of Classics is pleased to announce the third and final year of a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the preparation and training of young scholars in post-classical Latin for graduate programs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
I am pleased to report that Dr. Brandtly Jones of St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, will receive the 2015 Precollegiate Teaching Award. His citation is posted here. Recipients of other awards to be presented at the Plenary Session in San Francisco were announced earlier.