Photography | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Seventeenth(17th) Foreigner’s Fellowships Programme, Greece: Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts

The Foundation announces the seventeenth (17th) annual Programme of research grants and educational scholarships starting on October 1st, 2011 which is addressed to non Greeks, full Members of National Academies, University Professors of all levels (Ph.D. holders), postdoctoral researchers (Ph.D. holders), artists, elementary and secondary school teachers of the Greek language as a foreign one, post-graduate students and Ph.D candidates.
Fields/Sections of Research or Study
The Programme covers the following fields only:
– Humanities: Philology, Literature, Linguistics, , History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Educational
Studies, Psychology
-Social Science: Sociology, International Relations
-Arts: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Film Studies, Media in the arts.

Fellowship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011
Further Fellowship Information and Application

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship, USA

The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis invites applications from all disciplines for post-doctoral resident fellowships to be held during the academic year of 2011-2012 from individuals working on topics related to Narratives of Power.

Inspired by the election of Barack Obama, this two-year seminar invites a broad historical meditation on the significance of historically marginal and disfranchised groups moving from the periphery to the center of social, political and cultural institutions. This topical theme creates an opportunity for an expansive, interdisciplinary dialogue about intersection, overlap, and conflict across different channels of power and identity, including race, gender, sexuality and class. We welcome scholars from all disciplines, global regions, and time periods for a wide-ranging exploration of themes of identity, narration and power.

This upcoming year (2011-2012), “Narratives of Power” will focus on issues of culture, everyday life and identity formation. Although we recognize that there can never be a clear separation between realms of political economy and cultural production, the second year will focus more specifically on the inter-subjective of realm of experience and self-expression. Included within these broad parameters is a meditation on the process of identity formation and culture. This includes more traditional ideas of Kultur as understood through artistic expression in aesthetics, music, art, poetry and prose, performance, photography and electronic media, as well as a broader and more inclusive understanding of the social aspects of culture as everyday life and practices. Working in this vein, we invite research on family, community based institutions, religion, education and social reproduction.
Fellowship Application Deadline: January 18, 2011
Further Fellowship Information and Application

Marine Biology: The Rolex Scholarship

Currently there are three Rolex Scholarships: North America, Europe, and Australasia. Each Rolex Scholarship provides a hands-on introduction to underwater and other aquatic-related endeavors for a young person considering a career in an underwater-related discipline. One scholar is selected from each of the three regions and each scholar spends approximately one year working side by side with current leaders in underwater fields. Each scholar travels primarily within his or her region, but may have opportunities throughout the underwater world. The range of experiences may include active participation in field studies, underwater research, scientific expeditions, laboratory assignments, equipment testing and design, photographic instruction, and other specialized assignments.

Scholars pursue activities in their chosen disciplines during the one-year period between Our World Underwater Scholarship Society’s annual spring meetings. Experiences may last from a few days to over a month. At the conclusion of each experience, the scholar moves on to another, so the scholarship year involves extensive travel. The scholar is literally on the road from spring-to-spring with very little time at a home base. Scholars spend most of the year with the society’s friends, hosts, and coordinators around the world. The experiences vary from year to year depending upon the scholar’s interests and the availability of expeditions and hosts’ opportunities. These experiences make up the real heart of the scholarship. The opportunity to join a host’s daily activities exposes the scholar to the realities of the host’s special pursuits.

Each of the three Rolex Scholarships has a coordinator who organizes itineraries for his or her scholar – emphasizing breadth of experience, but tailoring the itenerary to the individual scholar’s background and interests. These itineraries include time with specialists in such areas as biology, hyperbarics, anthropology, and archaeology. Scholar hosts include scientists, engineers, filmmakers, and marine mammal researchers. Visits to dive store operations, classes in underwater photography, and working with conservation organizations are also typical experiences.

These experiences provide the scholars with a broad overview of careers in the underwater world. Scholars may spend varying lengths of time investigating:

  • Science
  • Publishing
  • Medicine
  • Manufacturing
  • Photography
  • Education
  • Management
  • Expeditions
  • Government
  • Tourism
  • Commercial and Research Diving
  • Ecological Activism

The global underwater community sees the selected North American, European, and Australasian scholars as individuals with the potential to make significant contributions to the underwater world even though they may not have yet chosen a specific career path. During the course of the year, exposure to a wide array of types of work and the chance to actually jump in and experience specific jobs provides scholars with invaluable career-deciding opportunities.

The scholarship emphasizes hands-on experience in activities that will contribute to a well-rounded education and a broad network of contacts.