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CHCI Calls Networks to Propose Projects


At the 2013 CHCI Annual Meeting in Lawrence, CHCI President Ian Baucom made the following announcement about member networks and initiatives:

“Moving forward, we’re going to reidentify the initiatives as networks.  They will continue to meet, and we will facilitate their meeting as long as they remain vibrant.  For those that had funding of $5,000 per year, we will honor that commitment for the term promised.  We will offer the possibility of $20,000 funding for projects proposed by these networks, and we can imagine accommodating up to four networks.”

Following up on that announcement, we have posted guidelines for proposals on the CHCI website here.  Final deadline for proposals is October 3, 2014.

Posted: Feb 26, 2014

Advanced Academia Fellowship Programme 2015/2016 at Centre for Advanced Study Sophia


Centre for Advanced Study Sophia
Deadline: 1 October 2014

2015/2016 Advanced Academia Fellowship Programme
for International Scholars (Social Sciences And Humanities)

With the support of a donator within the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
and the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2015/2016 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships for fundamental research in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. 


CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia. 


CAS Sofia provides in-residence fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited to apply. 

The selected Fellows are entitled to: 

  • A monthly stipend of 700 euro (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia.
  • Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases.
  • Travel allowance (400 euro)
  • Research expenses (100 euro p.m.)


Candidates may apply for two periods: 
I. 1 March 2015 – 31 July 2015 (Summer semester)
II. 1 October 2015 – 28 February 2016 (Winter semester)

N.B. The final invitation for fellowship depends on the ranking of the application and the preferred period. Availability for both periods is an advantage for the applicant. Please, indicate in the application form whether you prefer one or either period.

The selected Fellows will take part in the regular Fellow seminars and the other scientific events organized by the Centre (workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.) and are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars. The results of their work shall be summarized in a paper (in English), to be published in the electronic CAS Working Paper Series. 


Candidates must 

  • Be non-Bulgarian citizens;
  • Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences;
  • International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.


As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English which is also the language of the presentations of research results. Therefore, a good command of English is highly desirable. 


Links for downloading: 

Please carefully consider these two documents when preparing your application. They can be downloaded also from

For Junior scholars (up to 12 years after PhD defense) only: two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work should be emailed to CAS by the referees. 

Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented (maternity leave, long-term illness leave, national service). 

All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to with a subject entry “Advanced Academia Fellowships” 

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2014


High quality of the candidate’s academic portfolio and publications, participation in international research; 
Innovative fundamental research proposal with significant contribution; 
Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.


The selection will be carried out by the international Academic Council of CAS based on evaluation of the potential of the candidate relative to his/her career stage and the quality of the proposed project. In some special cases candidates may be invited for an interview. The results will be announced by the end of January 2015 by e-mail and at the website of the institute: Members of the CAS Academic Council do not disclose their assessment reports on the applications to candidates.

The Academic Council reserves the right, in cases of candidatures with equal quality, to grant advantage to candidates that have not been CAS Fellows within the preceding 3 years / have not repeatedly held CAS fellowships in the past. 


Mr. Dimiter Dimov, e-mail: 
Centre for Advanced Study Sofia; Sofia 1000, 7-B, Stefan Karadja Str, 
tel.: + 359 2 9803704 / fax: + 359 2 9803662 

Posted: Jul 18, 2014

Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship

Stanford Humanities Center
Deadline: 1 October 2014

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 is from September 2015 to June 2016. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2014.


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 online application and full eligibility requirements, see

External Faculty inquiries:

Posted: Aug 29, 2014

Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2015 – 2016

Deadline: 1 October 2014

The 2015-2016 focal theme is “TIME.” Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities seeks interdisciplinary research projects that investigate the cultural, social, artistic, philosophical, and political implications of the theme.

Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future co-sponsors one fellowship to support scholarly work on the theme as it relates to energy, the environment or economic development.

Six to eight Fellows will collaborate with the Director of the Society for the Humanities, Timothy Murray and Senior Scholars in Residence Cathy N. Davidson, Director, Futures Initiative, Graduate Center, City University of New York and CoFounder HASTAC, Tejumola Olaniyan, Louise Durham Mead Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University.

Each Society Fellow will receive $45,000.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted on or before October 1, 2014.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2014.
For complete application information and application link, please visit our website,

Posted: Jul 18, 2014

Mellon Volkswagenstiftung Postdoctoral Fellowship

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation & Volkswagen Foundation
Deadline: 2 or 15 October 2014 (see details)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation are announcing the Mellon Volkswagenstiftung Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. This fellowship program addresses postdocs in the humanities who wish to spend a year researching in Germany or the USA with one main objective to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the humanities.

For postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities at universities and research institutions in the U.S. the deadline to apply is 2 October 2014.

For fellowships at institutions in Germany the deadline to apply is 15 October 2014.

For details, see:

Posted: Jul 24, 2014

Postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities at Columbia University

Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Deadline: 6 October 2014

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2015-2016. Fellows newly appointed for 2015-2016 must have received the PhD between 1 January 2013 and 1 July 2015. The Fellowship Stipend for 2015-2016 is $61,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $6,000 research allowance per annum.

Fellows are appointed as Postdoctoral Research Scholars (Mellon Fellows) in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University (departments are listed in the “Application Materials (PDF)”). The one-year Fellowship renews automatically for a second and a third year. In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses must be in the undergraduate (“Core”) education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures.

See the following webpage for more details:


Posted: Aug 29, 2014

Fellowships at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
Deadline: 15 October 2014
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) invites applications for the following individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2015/16:
  • Junior fellowships (PhD plus initial – one to six years -post-doctoral experience)
  • Senior fellowships (PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral experience)
Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded. Fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. Applicants may not have carried out their main activity or have had their main residence in Germany for more than a total of 12 months during the 3 years prior to the application deadline.
Fellowships of 3 to 12 months in the senior scheme and of 12 months or up to 24 months in the junior scheme may be applied for. Each fellow will receive an internationally attractive living allowance, mobility allowance and a research cost contribution.
The complete FCFP application dossier has to be uploaded on the application website by October 15, 2014.
Further information is provided at:


Posted: Jul 30, 2014

Call for Applications: American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2015-2016 Scholar-in-residence program

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Deadline: 20 October 2014

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences invites applications for its 2015-2016 scholar-in-residence program. The Academy seeks proposals for completing research projects on American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present. Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty. Qualified postdoctoral scholars are also invited to apply.

Applications must be submitted online:

Applicants should consult the program guidelines:

Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at the Academy in Cambridge, MA, throughout the academic year. The stipend is $45,000 for postdoctoral scholars; $65,000 for junior faculty (not to exceed one half of salary).


Visiting Scholars Program
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge MA 02138


Posted: Aug 16, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences at UW-Madison

Center for the Humanities
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deadline: November 1, 2014

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it will provide 3 two-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhD recipients starting on August 24, 2015. Fellows will be affiliated with a department in the College of Letters and Science, as well as the Institute for Research in the Humanities and the Center for the Humanities. They will teach one undergraduate course per semester in one of the humanities or humanistic social science departments in the College of Letters & Science.

The theme for 2015-2017 is Violences. We seek research that addresses the locations, causes, experiences, and effects of violence in scales varying from large to small, societal to individual, transnational to domestic, transhistorical to localized, physical and psychological, to epistemological and spiritual. Who or what engages in violence? Why and with what results? Who or what experiences violence? Why and with what results? What are the forces that generate violence, or its opposite, some form of non-violence? What is the role of memory in the legacies of violence? Research can focus on violence in relationship to human, animal, environmental, material, and/or mechanical experiences or conditions; and to the interrelationship of violence in and beyond its binary relationships with non-violence, peace, reconciliation, politics, and so forth. Projects can address communal and/or individual violence in war, religion, sectarianism, terrorism, families, sexuality, and other forms of embodied experience. We welcome projects that engage aesthetics, philosophy, cultural studies, history, psychology, critical race studies, geography, linguistics, media studies, LGBTQ studies, performativity, embodiment, and other core and emerging approaches to the topic. Interdisciplinary scope across fields in the humanities or between the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences is also encouraged.

Program description and application information available here:

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted via Interfolio:

Contact: Jessica Courtier, 608-516-8109 /

Posted: Aug 16, 2014

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latin American Studies at the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

Society for the Humanities
Cornell University
Deadline: 15 November 2014

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Africana Studies and Research Center invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, beginning July 2015.  Applicants’ scholarship should focus on the areas of contemporary, Afro-Latin American literature and culture, history, or interpretive social sciences, with particular emphasis on popular youth culture, gender and sexuality, and/or comparative, Western hemispheric studies. Research on Afro-Latin American experiences in the United States will also be considered, especially if they are placed in extensive dialogue with similar experiences or racial formations in the rest of the hemisphere. Preference will be give to candidates who can demonstrate a solid grasp of their methodology for both research and teaching.  Stipend of $45,000. Fellows have limited teaching duties and the opportunity for scholarly work.
Eligibility: must have received Ph.D. after September 2009; applicants who will receive the Ph.D. by June 30, 2015 are eligible to apply. For complete details, and submission guidelines, please visit:
Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in 17th & 18th Century Philosophy at Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

Society for the Humanities
Cornell University
Deadline: 15 November 2014

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY with the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Philosophy invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, beginning July 2015. General area of interest: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy, with an interdisciplinary connection to Science and Technology Studies, History, Romance Studies, and German Studies. Stipend of $45,000. Fellows have limited teaching duties and the opportunity for scholarly work.

Eligibility: must have received Ph.D. after September 2009; applicants who will receive the Ph.D. by June 30, 2015 are eligible to apply.

For complete details, and submission guidelines, please visit:

Contact: Paula Epps-Cepero at

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Residential Fellowships at Black Mountain Institute

Black Mountain Institute

University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Deadline: 15 November 2014

Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, offers three nine-month $60,000 residential fellowships through the Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program to  published novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, literary nonfiction writers, historians, political scientists, and public intellectuals whose work ranges away from the American experience and into international terrain, and who have an ongoing project that would benefit from a period of sustained immersion.

Candidates must have published at least one critically acclaimed book at the time of application. One fellowship each year is reserved for an international writer; foreign nationals conversant in English are encouraged to apply. There are no degree requirements. Apply at by November 15.

URL for more info:

Email: Joseph Langdon at

Posted: Sep 10, 2014

Fellowships at Newhouse Center for the Humanities

Newhouse Center for the Humanities
Wellesley College
Deadline: 1 December 2014

The Newhouse Center for the Humanities will host three to six external fellows for the academic year 2015-16. Residencies are ordinarily for the full academic year, but one-semester residencies can also be considered. Resident fellows devote themselves primarily to their own research but also participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution: developing programming, meeting at weekly luncheons and salons, sharing their work in progress with one another and with the larger Wellesley community.

In addition, Newhouse Faculty Fellows will be given the opportunity to work with the Director to design a program in which to present his/her work to the larger community while in residence – e.g. short lecture series, interdisciplinary panel, mini-conference, etc.

Newhouse External Fellows are chosen through open competition and are open to both junior and senior faculty members at other institutions. Both stipended and un-stipended fellowships are available. Stipended Faculty Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,000 for two semesters. Wellesley College faculty on sabbatical leave are encouraged to apply for Internal Fellowships at the Newhouse.

For all categories of fellows, the Newhouse Center will make available private office space, some clerical support, technical and computing resources, and the collegiality of both the Center and the Wellesley community at large. In addition, some research funds may be available to fellows for books, professional travel, access to collections and other associated costs of scholarly research.

Applicants for External Newhouse Faculty Fellowships should submit by December 1, 2014:

  1. a research proposal of no more than 1250 words, describing the project and plan of research for the proposed residency with brief bibliography
  2. a brief description of a broad programming vision in which to present his/her work while in residence
  3. a curriculum vitae
  4. the names and contact information of three referees
  5. a cover letter that makes clear the applicant’s reasons for wishing to work at the Newhouse Center and whether the applicant is willing to be considered for an unstipended as well as a stipended fellowship.

Applicants should contact recommenders directly and ask them to submit their letters by the December 1 deadline. Applicants will be notified by mid-March, 2015 whether or not they have received a fellowship.

Applications can be submitted by regular mail to

The Newhouse Center for the Humanities
Wellesley College
106 Central St.
Wellesley MA 02481-8203

or by email

Applicants for Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships should visit the Wellesley College Human Resources website for information regarding current Mellon searches. The Newhouse Center houses one to two Mellon PostDocs each year, but we are not involved in the application process.

URL for more info:

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellows at the Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Humanities Research Center, Rice University
Deadline: 1 December 2014

Rice University’s Humanities Research Center seeks postdoctoral fellows for two programs: the John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics,” and “Spatial Humanities”.

The Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow will explore research on digital knowledge platforms (e-learning, publishing, collaborative research, crowdsourced, etc.), teach an undergraduate course, give research presentations, and actively participate in the Seminar.

For details and to apply:

The Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow will consult and collaborate on spatial humanities projects underway at Rice, offering technical and intellectual expertise in geospatial or 3D modeling technologies, give research presentations and teach two semester-long courses. For details and to apply:

Each program awards one 1-year fellow $50,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and a research/relocation allowance.

Deadline for both fellowships: December 1, 2014.

Posted: Jul 18, 2014

Digital Studies Fellowships at The John W. Kluge Center

The John W. Kluge Center
Library of Congress
Deadline: 6 December 2014

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting research proposals for Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies. The digital studies fellowships are for research related to the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture, and international relations. The application deadline is December 6, 2014.

The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies is open to scholars and practitioners worldwide for deep, empirically-grounded research into the consequences of the digital revolution on how people think, how society functions, and on international relations. Proposals may also explore and analyze emerging trends and new phenomena that may generate consequential changes in the future. All proposals must state the importance of the research to fundamental thinking about the human condition.

Conducting full time research on-site at the Library of Congress, up to three (3) Fellows will be expected to engage in scholarly research on the digital revolution’s impact on how we think, how we live, and how we relate to one another. A stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of up to 11 months supports the Fellows. Scholars should include a discussion of how the resources of the Library of Congress will inform the intended research; scholars are encouraged to think creatively of how the Library’s collections may be used.

Apply for the Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies by visiting:

For more information, email

Posted: Sep 13, 2014

2015-16 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University
Deadline: 4 December 2014

In 2015-16, the Brown University Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Fatigue”. Fellows are required to participate in a weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance and $1,500 for research expenses. The deadline for application submission is 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Selections will be announced in March.

For a full description of the postdoctoral fellowship see

Apply online at

Posted: Jul 30, 2014

Residential Fellowship at University of Connecticut Humanities Institute


University of Connecticut Humanities Institute
Deadline: 15 January 2015

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) invites outstanding university and college professors, independent scholars, writers, museum and library professionals to apply for a residential fellowship that comes with a stipend of $40,000. Successful candidates will devote an academic year at the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut to research and writing, discussion and scholarly collaboration with other UCHI fellows.

Application materials, including three letters of recommendation, must be received by January 15, 2015.

For complete information and guidelines, visit:

University of Connecticut
Humanities Institute (UCHI)
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4234
Storrs, CT 06269-4234
Phone: (860) 486-9057

Contact: Dorothy Lustig at

Posted: Sep 10, 2014


La Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
Deadline: 31 March 2014

La Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, in partnership with the Andrew Mellon Foundation, is launching the Transatlantic Collaboration Program in Digital Humanities. This program (2013-2016) supports exchanges of senior researchers, grants for PhD and post-docs between European and US universities in the following topics: analysis of corpora, critical electronic books, studies of networked contemporary literary life, and e-learning.

Call for proposals is available at:

Prior to submission, please contact the FMSH program secretary at

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Posted: Dec 04, 2013

David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

The John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress
Deadline: April 17, 2014

A post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality, made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS), the fellowship is named in honor of the Center’s late founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist, who focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might help in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness. The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson’s legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health.

For more information, visit:

Posted: Mar 30, 2014


As you know, the University of Edinburgh organised a Memorial Service for Susan Manning on 24 May to celebrate her life and achievements. We have now put the texts of the three reflections given at the Memorial on the IASH website, as well as Jim Chandler’s tribute at the CHCI Annual Meeting in Kansas. The link is:

Also, here is a link to the announcement of the SUSAN MANNING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP which we are setting up at IASH, with the support of the English Department:

As you will see from this page we are now actively seeking to raise funds for this Fellowship for future years. If anyone would like to make a donation to support this ongoing legacy of Susan’s work, then more details can be found at this site.

We are so grateful to everyone for their kind messages of support over the last months, which we have very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely
Jolyon and Anthea

Professor Jolyon Mitchell, Acting Director
Mrs. Anthea Taylor, Institute Administrator
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities,
The University of Edinburgh
Hope Park Square,
Edinburgh EH8 9NW.
Tel: 0131 650 4671

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Posted: Jun 27, 2013