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Marie Curie Fellowships of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Germany: History, Prehistory and Early History, Archaeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies, Legal History, Historical studies, religious, cultural and political sciences under the special programme Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements.

Starting in 2011, the Gerda Henkel Foundation is offering Marie Curie Fellowships in the M4HUMAN (Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities including Islamic studies) programme aimed at supporting outstanding scholars. This funding initiative is co-financed by the European Commission under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research. One objective of this fixed-term programme is to increase networking between researchers in the historical humanities at the international level, including researchers in religious, cultural and political sciences under the special programme “Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements”.

Other goals include the promotion of trans-national academic exchange, increasing transnational mobility, facilitating further education and the positive and long-term influencing of the research environment in both origin and destination countries. Research scholarships can be requested for a larger-scale research work or in connection with a research project.
The programme provides 24-month research grants for two categories of researchers:
– Experienced researchers (PhD or 4 to 10 years of comparable research experience)
– Senior researchers (post-doctoral qualifications or more than 10 years of comparable and proven research experience.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 June 2011

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2011-2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanties, Wesleyan University, USA: Art History,Sociology and Environmental Studies, Psychology

All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities during the 2011-12 academic year. Wesleyan’s is among the first such university humanities centers established and serves to bring together Wesleyan faculty, students and visiting scholars for extended exploration of selected subjects. Our 2011-12 themes are “Fact and Artifact” (Fall semester) and “Visceral States: Affect and Civic Life” (Spring semester).  Descriptions of these themes are appended below.Four Student Fellowships are awarded by the Center’s Advisory Board for each semester.  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday lecture series; colloquial discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for a Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.
Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (an honors thesis) on a topic related to the Center theme for the year.  The project need not be underway at the time of the application.  The themes, “Fact and Artifact” and “Visceral States: Affect and Civic Life,” are broadly construed and connect with projects and problems across the disciplines. Faculty Fellows who will work at the Center during Fall semester are Professors Askamija (Art History), Autry (Sociology), Fullilove (History), Stark (Sociology and Environmental Studies), and Tucker (History, SISP, FGSS). Faculty Fellows who will work at the Center during the spring semester are Professors Chakravarti (Government and Social Studies), Kauanui (American Studies and Anthropology), Rodriguez Mosquera (Psychology), Visvardi (Classical Studies), and Wright (African American Studies and History). There will also several Visiting Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 March 2011

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Glassman Holland Research Fellowship in W. F. Albright Institute Archeological Research, Jerusalem, Israel

Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines.

$12,000 for 3 months. The stipend is $9,060; remainder ($2,940) is for room and half-board at the Institute. Open to all European post-doctoral researchers who are permanently resident in Europe. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country.

Scholarship Application Deadline:March 15, 2011

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