2015-2016 Residential fellowships for Academy's Visiting Scholars Program in USA


2015-2016 Residential fellowships for Academy's Visiting Scholars Program in USA , and applications are submitted till October 20, 2014. American Academy of Arts & Sciences offers residential fellowships under the visiting scholars program. These fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral scholars and untenured junior faculty for working on projects in humanities and social sciences relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present. The fellowship program offers scholars a year for research and writing free from teaching and administrative duties, a collaborative work environment and the opportunity to interact with Academy members. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: postdoctoral scholars and untenured junior faculty.

Field(s): Fellowships are awarded for working on projects in humanities and social sciences relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present.

Deadline: October 20, 2014

Funded By: American Academy of Arts & Sciences, USA

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015-2016 Residential fellowships are targeted for US citizens or permanent residents

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: Not Known

Scholarship covers: Faculty can receive up to $65,000 (not to exceed one half of current salary). Postdocs receive an annual stipend of up to $45,000. The Academy provides office space, computer services, and library privileges; it also assists with information on locating housing. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that scholars have health insurance before taking up residency.

Description

Founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, and other scholar-patriots, the Academy is one of the nation’s oldest learned societies.

It promotes scholarship across a wide range of fields and, in the words of its founders, “cultivates every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.”The Visiting Scholars Program was established in 2000 as part of an Academy-wide effort to promote the work of early-career scholars.

It provides 2015-2016 Residential fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and untenured junior faculty who are working on projects relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present.

The Program offers scholars an academic year for research and writing free from teaching and administrative duties, a collaborative work environment, and the opportunity to interact with Academy members.

Eligibility

Candidates should meet the following criteria to apply for 2015-2016 Residential fellowships:

‣ Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty members, but the program is also open to qualified postdoctoral fellows.

‣ Candidates who are completing scholarly manuscripts are especially welcome.

‣ Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status in the U.S. as of the application deadline date and should have completed their Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent professional training within the last 10 years.

‣ Graduate student applicants must complete all degree requirements by August 1, 2015.

Selection Criteria for 2015-2016 Residential fellowships

‣ Academy Fellows and experts in relevant fields will review the applications and recommend candidates to the VSP advisory committee.

‣ Applications will be judged on the basis of:


  • Clear exposition of the study to be undertaken, with detailed information about its stage of progress and about what remains to be done—preference will be given to candidates in the writing stage of their projects;

  • Quality and significance of the proposed project;

  • Reasonable work plan; applicants intending to rewrite a dissertation for publication must describe specifically a plan for altering or expanding the original work;

  • Intellectual distinction of the candidate’s previous work;

  • Relevance of the proposed study to Academy programs;

  • References—letters must describe the candidate’s overall scholarly capability and additionally comment on the proposed research.

  • Visiting Scholars are members of an intellectual community dedicated to multidisciplinary scholarship and collaborative approaches to pressing cultural and societal issues.
  • Please include in your proposal a statement considering how your work would benefit from your participation in a multidisciplinary community.

Notification:

‣ Candidates will be informed of the committee’s decision in spring, 2015.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ The application must be submitted in its entirety, including:


  • A completed on-line application form.

  • A 100-word project summary in non-technical terms written for a general audience.

  • A 1,500-word project description covering the following: Project’s significance for the field;
  • Status of research you have initiated or completed on this topic;
  • Plan of work to be accomplished as a Visiting Scholar; and Statement about participation in the Academy’s multidisciplinary community.

  • A working bibliography related to your proposal (maximum of two pages attached to your project description).

  • A curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages.

  • Three letters of reference postmarked by the deadline.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on October 20, 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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