University of Alberta, China Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow - Political and Strategic Policy Studies - China, Asia | Deadline: June 30, 2018

To see the posting for this job, please visit https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55438

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities to Asia

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2019-2020 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty as well as for professionals and independent scholars. 
CambodiaAll Disciplines Teach, or do a combination of teaching and research for four to ten months. All teaching will be in English. A letter of invitation is strongly preferred, and points of contacts are provided within the Award Requirements tab to discuss your project and obtain the letter. 
ChinaFulbright Distinguished Chair in Social Sciences Teach, or do a combination of teaching and research while collaborating with Chinese scholars during a 10-month grant period. Projects in the public health, public policy, food security, agriculture and disaster preparedness are particularly sought. The teaching load is a maximum of two graduate or undergraduate courses per semester. 

IndiaFulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines) Teach and research in India, where English is the language of higher education and research. A PhD is not required, and a letter of invitation from a host institution is optional. Grants are 4-9 months in length, and the Flex option is available. For more senior scholars with significant teaching and research experience, the Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair Award may be a better fit; it is also open to All Disciplines.
IndonesiaAll Disciplines Teach undergraduate and graduate courses or conduct research in your area of specialization at any appropriate institution for six to ten months. Additional funding will be available for grantees for academic-related travel, with up to two trips within Indonesia. A letter of invitation is strongly preferred and should come from higher education institutions or government-based research and development centers.  
KazakhstanAll Disciplines For the teaching and research option, the ratio of these activities should be 50:50. Though a letter of invitation from a host institution is optional, the award details include information and assistance on developing contacts in country.
MalaysiaAll Disciplines Teach, conduct research, or do a combination grant activity at any public or private colleges and universities in Kuala Lumpur and throughout Peninsular and East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak). A recent request has been made by the University of Malaysia in Kelantan (UMK) to host U.S. experts in the area of entrepreneurship and business. They seek experts willing to teach these topics as well as conduct research for one or two semesters 
TaiwanArts, Education, Humanities, Professional Fields and Social Sciences Scholars have the opportunity to teach, conduct research, or do a combination of both. For research and teaching/research grants, with prior approval, up to one-fifth of your total grant period may be spent in mainland China. All teaching is in English. Additionally, Taiwan has an award open for postdoctoral candidates, so this is for applicants who will have their PhD by the start of their grant date. 

Multi-countryCross-Strait Studies Research Program Conduct research in your area of specialization on an issue concerning the relationships between mainland China and Taiwan. Projects generally focus on contemporary topics. Applicants must demonstrate in the project statement why residency in both Taiwan and China is necessary. Applicants can also conduct short-term research in Hong Kong. 

There are over 50 award opportunities available to Asia.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is August 1, 2018.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the opportunities listed above or the Fulbright Scholar Program in general. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at Scholars@iie.org

The Abe Fellowship Program and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)

 Abe Fellowship competition | Deadline: September 1, 2018

The  Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international, multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The  Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.

Terms of the fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of Japanese and American researchers at different stages in their careers.  

The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period. 

Part-time residence abroad in the United States or Japan is required.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related fields relevant to any of the following four themes:

Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security
Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations
Growth and Sustainable Development
Governance, Empowerment, and Participation

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Japan. (Nationals of other countries MUST demonstrate a serious, long-term affiliation with research communities in the United States or Japan.) Applicants must hold a PhD or the terminal degree in their field, or have equivalent professional experience at the time of application.

Applications from researchers in professions outside of academia are encouraged.

Contact Abe Fellowship Program staff at  abe@ssrc.org

2019 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

Rangel Int’l Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is Now Welcoming Applications | Deadline: September 17, 2018
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.
 
Program Benefits
·         An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late spring 2019.
·         Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2019 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2020.
·         Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
·         Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
·         Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizenship
Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2019 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution
Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application
About the U.S. Foreign Service
Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.

Application Deadline
September 17, 2018
Website
www.rangelprogram.org  
Program Contact
rangelprogram@howard.edu
202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002 

Princeton University, School of Social Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Science | Deadline: November 1, 2018

To see the posting for this job, please visit https://www.sss.ias.edu/applications-school-social-science-2019-20