2019 Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Fellowship. 

Application Deadline: September 20, 2018
Program Contact

The Pickering 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. The Program welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need.  Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter 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 mid-June 2019.
Two summer internships, one in Washington, D.C. in the summer 2020 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2021.
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 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 graduate 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, D.C. 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.

Research Fellowship Program Opportunity at Center for Digital Society Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta

Deadline: September 25, 2018

Center for Digital Society is a research center established by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. The institution is created under the concern over the impeccable influence of information technology on the contemporary dynamics of society and politics. 

We would like to inform you that we are opening an opportunity of a fellowship program for early-career researchers in your institution to conduct research related to digital society issues in Indonesia. The program is designed to encourage and support early-career researchers who are interested in innovative and relevant research in areas related to digital society, especially in topics like Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and Cybersecurity. 

The CfDS Research Fellowship Program application will open on September 1, 2018 at 12:00 am (GMT+7) and the deadline to submit the application and all supporting materials is on September 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM (GMT+7).

Please refer to the attached PDF document for more detailed information about the CfDS Research Fellowship Program. 

It will be a great honor for us to develop a mutual and professional partnership network with your institution. Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via this email address (cfds.fisipol@ugm.ac.id) or by reaching out to contact person for the research fellowship program, Ms Arum, at (arumdriya.murwani@outlook.com

2019-2020 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Fellowships 

Post-doctoral Fellowships | Deadline: October 1, 2018

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is announcing the opening of its 2019-2020 Fellowship competition. The Center, located in the heart of Washington, DC, awards approximately 15-20 academic year residential fellowships to academics, practitioners, journalists, former public officials, and independent experts from any country with outstanding project proposals on global issues. The Center welcomes policy-relevant proposals which complement the Center's programming priorities. Within this framework, the Center supports projects that intersect with contemporary policy issues and provide the historical and/or cultural context for some of today's significant public policy debates.

Fellows have the opportunity, while working on their own research, to exchange ideas with scholars from all over the world and to interact with Center staff working on similar issues.

Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent professional experience.

Fellows are provided stipends, round trip travel, private windowed offices, Library of Congress access, and part-time research assistants.

The Center encourages applicants to apply online. Additional information and the application are available at www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships. Please visit https://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/asia-program and https://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/kissinger-institute-china-and-the-united-states for more information on the Center's Asia Program and Kissinger Institute. You may also contact the Scholars and Academic Relations Office at fellowships@wilsoncenter.org or call (202) 691-4170 for more information.

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

Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography

Rare Book School’s Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography invites applications for its (2019-2020) fellowship cohort. The deadline is November 1, 2018.

Continuing the work of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography (2012–17), this scholarly society works to advance the study of texts, images, and artifacts as material objects through capacious, interdisciplinary scholarship--and to enrich humanistic inquiry and education by identifying, mentoring, and training promising early-career scholars. Fellows will be encouraged and supported in integrating the methods of critical bibliography into their teaching and research, fostering collegial conversations about historical and emerging media across disciplines and institutions, and sharing their knowledge with broader publics. The fellowship includes tuition waivers for two Rare Book School courses, as well as funding for scholars to participate in the Society's Annual Meeting and Orientation. Additional funds are available for fellows to organize symposia at their home institutions, and fellows will have the option of attending a bibliographical field school to visit libraries, archives, and collections in New York City.

The Society is committed to supporting diversity and to advancing the scholarship of outstanding persons of every race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, and socio-economic background, and to enhancing the diversity of the professions and academic disciplines it represents, including the professoriate, museums, libraries, archives, public humanists, digital humanities, and the humanist academic disciplines. We warmly encourage prospective applicants from a wide range of disciplines, institutions, expertise, and interest.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/fellowships/sofcb/
For more information about diversity and the society, please visit the Diversity & Outreach Committee's Welcome Letter: https://rarebookschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/SoFCB_Applicant_Welcome_Letter_2018.pdf

Informational inquiries can be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Yale, Chair, Selection Committee, at elizabeth-yale@uiowa.edu.


CFA, Fellowships and Grants in Buddhist Studies 2018-19 

Deadline for submission of fellowship applications: November 14, 2018.

Deadline for institutional applications for New Professorships: January 9, 2019.

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2018-19 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

Dissertation Fellowships: one-year stipends to PhD candidates for full-time preparation of dissertations

Postdoctoral Fellowships: two-year stipends to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for research, writing, and teaching

Research Fellowships: one-year stipends for scholars who hold a PhD degree, with no restrictions on time from the PhD

Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations: one-year stipends for the creation of critical editions, translation of canonical texts, and translation of scholarly works

New Professorships: multi-year grants to colleges and universities to establish or expand teaching in Buddhist studies

These are global competitions. There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, the citizenship of applicants, or the languages of the final written product.Applications must be submitted in English. Program information and applications are available at www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/. 

For more information, please email BuddhistStudies@acls.org.