МАГ/The International Association for the Humanities     ЖУРНАЛ МЕЖДУНАРОДНОЙ АССОЦИАЦИИ ГУМАНИТАРИЕВ

Volume 2, Issue 8 (11), Ноябрь 2013

Стипендии и гранты

Информация о грантах, стипендиях, стажировках для гуманитариев.

The Swedish Institute Visby Programme: scholarships for PhD studies and postdoctoral research in Sweden

The aim of the Visby Programme is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region, centered on the Baltic Sea, but also bridging to the Eastern Partnership countries and the Russian Federation. About 45 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2014/2015. Scholarship application period: 2 December 2013 – 15 January 2014.

The program is targeted at candidates from the following countries: Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. Its main objective is to strengthen cooperation and network building between those countries and Sweden in the fields of higher education and research. The program provides PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within all fields of study.
•PhD studies – two different models of applying. The first model consists of PhD students/candidates applying for one long-term visit (either 6, 9 or 12 months) as part of their PhD studies. The second model consists of candidates applying for a scholarship according to the sandwich model (several shorter visits). The scholarship period for candidates on a sandwich set-up is a maximum 12 months over three years, divided into a maximum of two research visits per year.
•Postdoctoral research – individuals applying for a postdoctoral research long-term visit (6, 9 or 12 months) must be holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2009 or later.
•Senior scientists – holders of a PhD degree but who do not fit into the category of postdoctoral researchers, above, invited to Sweden for research (6 months maximum).

Who is eligible? The scholarships are intended for PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and senior scientists belonging to any of the above-mentioned target groups for full-time PhD studies/research in Sweden. A scholarship cannot be granted for an applicant who:
•Has already lived in Sweden for two or more years when the scholarship period is due to begin.
•Has already a Swedish permanent residence permit.
•Has a Swedish work permit and is not an EU citizen.
•Is applying for a scholarship at PhD level but is not enrolled in ongoing PhD studies at a home University.
•Is applying for a scholarship at Postdoctoral level, but does not hold any PhD degree.

Applicants previously awarded a scholarship from SI for study or research at a Swedish university will not be given priority. Applications are evaluated by the Swedish Institute and an academic board. The primary evaluation of the application takes into account the applicant’s academic background and personal motivation, research quality and expertise in the project field of the host department, and the strength of the research proposal with regard to its scientific quality, originality, methodological approach, and relevance. In the final selection of candidates SI will also consider factors like distribution on academic fields and between universities, study level, purpose of study, nationality and gender.

For the academic year 2014/2015 priority will be given to research projects that correspond to any of the following, overall thematic areas:
•An ecologically sustainable region (research focusing on the environment and sustainable development)
•Sustainable growth for increased prosperity (pertains to research projects related to business, innovation, regional development, or tourism)
•Challenges of the region (social issues, public health, and civil society)
The application should clearly state how your research project can contribute to development in the Baltic Sea Region in line with the above-mentioned strategies.

For details please visit:
The scholarship application must be submitted between 2 December 2013 and 15 January 2014.

Fellowship​s in in Russian Jewish studies for graduate students and faculty (Brandeis-​Genesis Institutef​or Russian Jewry)

Building the future leadership of the Jewish community among Russian speakers rests on developing a broad knowledge base. Brandeis is in an exceptionally strong position to construct and disseminate this base of knowledge, building on its tradition of excellence in Jewish studies, the study of Eastern Europe, and research into contemporary Jewish life. The Brandeis-Genesis Institute awards grants to support research projects in multiple disciplines on Russian Jewish experience. These research projects may come from various disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, linguistics, history, arts, psychology, education and religion. Eligible research projects may cover various time periods – from Imperial Russia and Soviet era to Post-soviet contemporary period. The geographic regions researched may range from the Former Soviet Union to United States and Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia and other regions. The grants are funded by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Graduate Research Grants: The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers grants for thesis, pre-dissertation and dissertation research in Russian Jewish studies. Grants up to $2000 will be awarded to cover travel expenses (such as airfare, meals, and lodging), research expenses (such as visits to archives & museums), purchase of research materials, such as microfilm (but excluding books), as well as costs of data collection and processing.

Eligibility and Requirements: All students enrolled in recognized doctoral or masters programs in the U.S. and overseas are eligible to apply. Overseas applications are welcome.
The awards offered by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute to students enrolled in PhD. programs will not exceed $2,000 and may cover up to 100% of the total project cost. We encourage applicants to seek matching funds for their projects and specify the availability of matching funds on the application form where appropriate. Brandeis University students are encouraged to submit proposals for matching funds to the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies in their respective research fields. The grantees are expected to complete their projects within one or maximum two academic years. Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be expected to submit a report documenting their use of the funds and their research findings.

Faculty Research Grants: The Brandeis-Genesis Institute offers grants to established scholars pursuing research on questions of significance to the field of Russian Jewish studies and Russian Jewish experience.

Eligibility and Requirements: The awards are open to applicants irrespective of religion or place of residence. The awards offered by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute will not exceed $2,500 and will cover up to 50% of the total cost of the proposed research project. Should the grant be awarded applicants will be required to provide proof (e.g. additional award letter or a written statement that the balance will be self-funded) of the availability of matching funds to cover the remaining 50% of the cost of the project by May 30, 2014. The award covers all eligible project related costs, including travel, data collection and processing, translation and work time (not to exceed 25% of the total cost of the project). The grantees are expected to complete their projects within a maximum of two academic years after receiving the award. Upon completion of the project, award recipients will be expected to submit a report documenting their use of the funds and their research findings.

The editors of the Journal of Women’s History are pleased to announce the second bi-annual prize of $5,000 for the best article published in the *Journal* in either volume 23 or 24, for 2011-2012. The award recognizes a publication that makes a significant contribution to the international field of women’s history by incorporating a comparative dimension, considering contexts beyond its main geographical and temporal focus, employing methodologies that demonstrate historical interconnections across time and space, and/or advancing feminist theories in women’s history. The Journal’s editors have appointed a committee of three editorial board members—Jennifer Heuer (chair), Martha S. Jones, and Karin Rosemblatt—to select the winner. The 2011-2012 prize will be announced at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women in May 2014 at the University of Toronto, Canada.