Franklin Research Grants (post-doctoral)

Scope
This American Philosophical Society program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Eligibility
Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Award
From $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadlines
October 2, December 1; notification in January and March.

Contact Info
Linda Musumeci
Director of Grants and Fellowships
American Philosophical Society
LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org
215-440-3429

URL: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The GHI (German Historical Institute, Washington DC) awards short-term fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources located in the United States.

We are particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields:

German and European history
The history of German-American relations
The role of Germany and the USA in international relations
American history (European doctoral and postdoctoral scholars only)

The proposed research projects should make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently have no funding from their home institutions. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to five months but, in exceptional cases and depending on the availability of funds, they can be extended by one month.

The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition, or the revision of manuscripts. It will give clear priority to those postdoc projects that are designed for the “second book.” The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America and Europe. The monthly stipend is € 2,000 for doctoral students and € 3,400 for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

The GHI has two deadlines each year for the fellowships: April 1 and October 1. The next deadline for applications is October 1, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants should be based at (or recent graduates of) a North American or European university or research institute.
For doctoral students applying, ABD status is required before starting the fellowship.
For postdoctoral scholars applying, the preference is for projects that are designed for the “second book” (Habilitation or equivalent).
The proposed project should require primary research in the United States.

Application Procedure
To apply please send the following materials (as a pdf) to fellowships@ghi-dc.org:

Application form
Brief cover letter
Curriculum vitae
A copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts
Project description (no more than 2,000 words)
At least one letter of reference (sent separately)

Please combine all of your application materials except for the application form into a single PDF and include a word count at the end of your project description. Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Applicants will be notified about the outcome approximately two months after the deadline.

Further information here.
Questions about applying or for the fellowship program in general should be directed to Bryan Hart (hart@ghi-dc.org).

Call for Applications – Carnegie Council’s “The Living Legacy of the First World War”

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is now accepting applications for the World War I fellowship project, “The Living Legacy of the First World War.” Carnegie Council is creating up to ten fellowships to conduct projects involving original research, approaches, or methods on the American experience in the First World War and its impact and relevance in the modern world.

With this project, Carnegie Council aims to advance a vision of history that is diverse, dynamic, and inclusive. This approach begins with the selection of fellows of varying ages, backgrounds, and interests. In designing a research proposal, applicants are encouraged to draw on personal passions, integrating unique perspectives and insights into historical debates.

Selected fellows will research independently over the next year. Fellows will then share their findings and analysis in an article written for publication on CarnegieCouncil.org, in Ethics & International Affairs, or through another academic or popular publisher. In the case of graphic or other non-traditional projects, a written report may be substituted for an article. To reach a broader audience, the fellows will participate in a podcast interview series on CarnegieCouncil.org, where they will discuss their work. Fellows may also be invited to speak at other events associated with the centenary of World War I.

To apply, please submit a research proposal (1,000 words or fewer), curriculum vitae, and two references to program assistant Billy Pickett at bpickett@cceia.org by Friday, September 15, 2017. Proposals should include the following: the proposed research topic with background; the feasibility of the research; and the topic’s bearing on the present, whether in ethical debates, political discourse, governing institutions, demography, law, international relations, or other areas. Individuals of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, though articles and interviews will be published primarily in English.

Thanks to the generous support of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, fellows will receive a stipend to support their research.

For questions, please contact the lead administrator for the World War I fellowship project and Carnegie Council senior fellow, Reed Bonadonna at rbonadonna@cceia.org.

IEG Research fellowships for international Ph.D. students

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards Research fellowships for international Ph.D. students for a research stay in Mainz beginning in March 2018.

The IEG awards fellowships for international junior researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to 1989/90, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

What we offer
Funding is currently €1,200/month. Research fellows live and work for between 6 and 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual Ph.D. project. Fellows are advised by a mentor from among the IEG’s academic staff.

Requirements
PhD theses continue to be supervised and are completed under the auspices of the fellows’ home universities. Fellows are required to register officially as residents in Mainz and to reside and take part in events at the Institute. The linguae academicae at the IEG are German and English; fellows must have a passive command of both and an active command of at least one of the two languages so as to participate in the discussions at the Institute.

Please send your application via e-mail by 15 August 2017 to: fellowship@ieg-mainz.de
Subject: Stipendienbewerbung

For further information on the fellowship program and application see:
http://www.ieg-mainz.de/en/fellowships/application_details
http://www.ieg-mainz.de/media/public/PDF-Stipendien/Bewerbungsformular_Application%20Form_PhD.pdf

Contact:
Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) | Fellowship Programme | Barbara Müller, M. A.
Alte Universitaetsstraße 19 | 55116 Mainz – Germany | E-Mail: ieg3@ieg-mainz.de | Tel. 0049 (0)6131 – 39 39365

Commonwealth War Graves Commission intern programme

2017 CWGC Centenary Interns

Want to take part in our paid internship in France & Belgium next summer?

The CWGC Centenary Interns will join the Commission for four months, based in France and Belgium, to welcome visitors to some of the CWGC’s most well-known sites. These will include the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres), which will be the focus of the UK Government commemorations of the Centenary of Passchendaele: Third Battle of Ypres in July 2017.

Responses must be received by 10pm on Friday 20/01/17 and completed registration forms by 10pm on Friday 27/01/17.

For further information and to register your interest, see here.

Graduate Scholarship on the United States and World War One

One scholarship (2017-2020) is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and who are applying to a D.Phil. in History, specialising in the United States and the First World War.

The scholarship will provide at least £18,000 per annum to cover course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of fee liability for the course. The scholarship is funded by the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) in association with the Faculty of History’s Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) programme and Pembroke College, and is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Rothermere Foundation.

The scholarship will be known as the Captain Hon. Harold Alfred Vyvyan St. George Harmsworth Graduate Scholarship on the United States and World War One.

The holder of the scholarship will be part of the RAI’s and GLGW’s community of scholars, working alongside leading academics and graduate students exploring various aspects of the United States in the early 20th century and the First World War.

We wish to encourage applications for proposed doctoral theses to be based in the History Faculty that focus on the United States and the genesis or implications of the First World War. The time period can encompass the long durée of 1900-1930.

Application – via University application form for graduate study by 12 noon UK time (midday) on Friday 20 January 2017

Advert: harmsworth-graduate-scholarship-advert-final

For more information on The RAI’s American History page, visit http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/oxcrush
For more information on Pembroke College, visit http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/
For more information on the Faculty of History, visit http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/home
For more information on GLGW, visit http://greatwar.history.ox.ac.uk/
To apply, visit the University of Oxford Application Guide: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide?wssl=1

National Maritime Museum Research Fellowships 2017-18

Applications are now invited for the National Maritime Museum’s range of Research Fellowships for 2017-18.

Royal Museums Greenwich offers a range of funded research opportunities for academics, students and researchers.

The purpose of our programme is to support new research by academics, researchers and students with an interest in maritime history, astronomy and time.

We offer co-supervision for Doctoral Studentships funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and we offer Museum funded programmes, including a series of short-term and long-term fellowships, plus student internships.

Further information here.