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The Laboratoire d’Excellence Religions et Sociétés dans le Monde Méditerranéen announces 4 postdoctoral fellowships of nine months in duration. Deadline: 30 September 2014. To apply and for further information click here.

Fifteen I Tatti Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available each academic year for post doctorate research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

Mellon Visiting Fellowships
A limited number of Mellon Visiting Fellowships, for periods ranging from three to six months, are available each academic year for advanced research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance. This Fellowship is designed to reach out to Italian Renaissance scholars from areas that have been under-represented at I Tatti especially those living and working in Asia, Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean basin (except Italy and France) and the Islamic countries.

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers a small number of Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the national residential research centers participating in the program, including I Tatti.

The Casa de Velázquez in Madrid is taking applications for “Resident Researchers” for 2015. Resident Researchers may be affiliated with French or non-French universities and research institutes, and can propose a stay of between one and ten months. Resident Researchers will receive accommodation, a monthly stipend and a partial reimbursement for travel costs. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2014. For more information click here.

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) is pleased to announce its fall Heckaman and Swenson Fellowships.  Scholars and graduate students interested in doing research at HMML are encouraged to apply.  HMML, located at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, has created the world's largest archive of manuscript photographs in both microfilm and digital format. HMML staff travel the world to identify important manuscript libraries that need photographic preservation. HMML's archives now contain more than 140,000 complete manuscripts, totaling more than 50,000,000 manuscript pages.  For general questions, please contact fellowships@hmml.org.  For questions regarding Mediterranean Studies, please contact Dr. Daniel K. Gullo at dgullo@hmml.org.  For more information about the fellowships click here

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. Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

The Swenson Family Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies, established in 2012, will be awarded semi-annually. The Fellowship was established by Dr. Gregory T. and Jeannette Swenson, with their son Nicholas Swenson.  The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. The program is specifically designed to aid new scholars in establishing themselves through research focused on manuscripts available through HMML. Postdoctoral scholars are understood to be those who at the time of application are within three years of being awarded a doctoral degree.  Awards will range from $2,500 - $5,000, based on project proposal and length of residency (two to six weeks). 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 Fellowship may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML fellowship. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again. At its discretion, HMML may choose to award more than one fellowship per cycle. Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

The University of Colorado Boulder seeks a scholar of Islam for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies to begin August 2015, area of specialization open. Candidates are expected to have command of the classical texts of Islamic religion as well as competence in the study of religious thought and practice. Candidates must possess a record or promise of scholarly publishing, appropriate linguistic proficiency, and a Ph.D. prior to appointment. Also relevant is a demonstrated ability to teach theoretical and comparative topics in the academic study of religion. The normal teaching load is four courses annually distributed between the Department's Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts course offerings.  Salary, research support, and benefits are competitive. The University of Colorado Boulder is an AAU member institution with a strong commitment to the liberal arts tradition and an emphasis on broad interdisciplinary teaching and research.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01646 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, CV, graduate school transcripts, samples of publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, sample syllabi, and at least three letters of recommendation.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Tyson Martinez at Tyson.Martinez@colorado.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

Search for Bibliography Contributors

The International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance (IBHR) is an international reference bibliography of academic publications covering the early modern period. The IBHR, which was formerly published by the Librairie Droz as Bibliographie Internationale de l’Humanisme et de la Renaissance, has recently been acquired by Brepols Publishers. The IBHR editors, in an effort to extend the publication coverage in the bibliography, are currently seeking scholars to join the team of freelance contributors. Contributors are required to index monographs, journal and/or miscellany articles following a standard citation format and assign appropriate keywords using the IBHR online input platform. Contributors will be remunerated according to the number of complete items submitted.

Selection criteria: • Access to a research library with strong holdings in 16th and 17thc. European history. • Master’s degree or PhD in Early Modern European History or a related subject. • Fluency in English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian. Passive knowledge of other European languages will be considered an asset. • Ability and commitment to deliver one hundred citations each year, or more.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor, we would like to hear from you. Enquiries should be made to Chris VandenBorre, Publishing Manager (chris.vandenborre@brepols.net). International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance c/o Brepols Publishing Services EPE Ermou 55 GR-54623 Thessaloniki GREECE E-mail: bihr-ibhr@brepols.net

Newberry Library Fellowship Program

Newberry fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs. Applicants may apply for both Long- and Short- Term Fellowships within one academic year. All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry’s online catalog and collection guides before applying. We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information, go to www.newberry.org/fellowships

Long-Term Fellowships (Deadline: December 1, 2014) Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities. Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application in order to eligible. Applicants may apply for 4 to 12 months of support, with a stipend of $4,200 per month. For more information, including a list of available Long-Term Fellowships, go to www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships.

Short-Term Fellowships (Deadline: January 15, 2015) Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Most fellowships are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago Metro area. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for one continuous month in residence at the Newberry, with stipends of $2,500 per month. Applicants must demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection. For more information, including a list of available Short-Term Fellowships, go to www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.

Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their dissertation and funding proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.

Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply.  For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, click the links.

For more details about the program and how to apply, please go to www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/. Program staff are available at dpdf@ssrc.org to answer additional questions. Deadline October 15, 2014, 5:00 PM EST.

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