University of Wisconsin SASLI Fellowships

Learn a South Asian language this summer!

The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering intensive summer courses in the following South Asian languages:

Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan and Urdu

SASLI will be offering Third-Year Hindi and Third-Year Urdu in addition to the elementary and intermediate level courses. All other classes will be offered at the elementary and intermediate levels only.

Applications for Summer 2017 are now being accepted. The summer 2017 program will run from June 19 – August 11.

Funding

There are three funding options available to students:

1) $1000 Fee Remissions, indicate interest when submitting the SASLI online application

2) SASLI Half and Full Fee Remission, deadline March 12, 2017

3) FLAS Fellowships, deadline February 13, 2017

Further information about funding and the SASLI FLAS and Half/Full Fee Remission applications can be found on the SASLI website at: http://sasli.wisc.edu/funding.html

Apply to SASLI

Instructions for submitting a complete application packet and the SASLI web application can be found on the SASLI website at http://sasli.wisc.edu/apply.html. Please apply or encourage your students to apply as soon as possible, as faculty hiring is based on student interest. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.

Any questions can be addressed to SASLI by e-mail at sasli@southasia.wisc.edu.

Muslim American Identities: A 2017 NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers July 9-28

What does it mean to be Muslim & American?

You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom.

 

APPLICATION DUE: March 1, 2017

NOTIFICATION: March 31, 2017

STIPEND: $2,700

Want to know more? Check it out here: https://goo.gl/uph4mD

Or email the Director: ecurtis4@iupui.edu

The Druze Heritage Foundation Research Awards

The Druze Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce a Research Award Program offering a number of graduate research awards to doctoral students in selected universities who are writing or planning to write their dissertations on topics relating to the history, culture and society of the Druze. The awards are meant to encourage research in these areas by providing financial support (up to $10,000) to students as they seek to fund their research needs or travel. Awards will be allocated by the Foundation’s Academic Advisory Committee upon the recommendation of the applicant’s dissertation adviser.
Applications may be received at any time and should include the following documents:
1. Cover letter by the applicant
2. Applicant’s CV
3. Graduate academic transcript
4. Dissertation outline
5. Letter of recommendation by the dissertation adviser

The Foundation expects to receive a copy of the dissertation subsequent to the granting of degree. The Foundation may later consider publishing the dissertation.

The Druze Heritage Foundation is a charity registered in the United Kingdom whose principal function is to promote the scholarly study of the Druze, their history, society and culture and related topics. The Foundation has thus far published over 25 titles in the last several years, in both English and Arabic. (The books may be consulted in our website http://www.druzeheritage.org). The Foundation has also organized and funded two scholarly conferences in Oxford, U.K., in collaboration with the Middle East Centre, Saint Anthony’s College, Oxford University.

Award applications should be emailed to druzeheritage@hotmail.com
For additional information please call: 00961 1 739750

PARC Research and Travel Fellowship Announcements

PARC has two research fellowship competitions for scholars on Palestine and one travel fellowship competition for scholars who are not Palestine experts but are eager to learn more through our travel seminar.

1)      PARC’s 18th annual U.S. fellowship competition for doctoral and post-doctoral field-based research on Palestine to take place in Palestine, Jordan or Lebanon. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. All fields of study will be considered. Applications are due January 9, 2017. For more details about the U.S. Fellowship Program, please see our website: http://parc-us-pal.org.

2)      PARC’s fifth National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral scholars conducting field-based research in Palestine in the humanities or research with a humanistic approach. The program is open to U.S. scholars and scholars who have been a resident in the U.S. for the last three years. (U.S. citizens do not have to be living in the U.S. to be eligible.) Applications are due January 16, 2017. For more details about the NEH/FPIRI program, please see our website: http://parc-us-pal.org.

3)      PARC’s eighth annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS). This 12-day travel seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. The seminar is open to professors from all fields of study. Professors from Minority Serving Institutions and community colleges are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due January 12, 2017. For more details about the FDS, please see our website: http://parc-us-pal.org.

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship 2018

The Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship. The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2018:

Lent term: 16 January–16 March 2018

Easter term: 24 April–15 June 2018

The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research or public education in an area relevant to the Institute’s work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal.

There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and one round-trip journey to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries.

The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work and will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute’s teaching or practice-based activities. Further information about the Institute can be found at: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk.

A letter of application, CV, the names of two referees who may be approached, a project proposal (1,500 words max.), and a sample of work should be sent to:

Electors of the Visiting Fellowship, Woolf Institute, 12-14 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DU, UK or e-mailed to Tina Steiner at bs411@cam.ac.uk.

Questions may be addressed informally to the Deputy Director, Dr Shana Cohen at sc736@cam.ac.uk.

Deadline for the submission of applications is 17 February 2017.

 

QFI Teacher Fellowships – Now Accepting Applications

Qatar Foundation International is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Teacher Fellowship Program for current or prospective K-12 teachers to become certified in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language.

This program provides to $25,000 toward tuition and fees for programs that will lead to licensure or certification to teach Arabic in U.S. public or public charter schools.

Detailed information on the program and application instructions can be found at: http://qfi.org/programs/arabic-language-and-culture/teacher-fellowships/.

For any questions please contact arabic@qfi.org.

FLAS Applications now open!

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ATTENTION UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN STUDENTS!

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and a stipend to students studying designated foreign languages in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. The priority is to encourage the study of less commonly taught modern languages. FLAS Fellowships are administered by the University of Michigan Area Studies Centers and are awarded competitively through annual fellowship competitions. The U.S. Department of Education (US/ED) funds these awards under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The amount of funding and number of awards are contingent upon annual US/ED program approval, federal regulations, as well as continued congressional funding, all of which may change from year to year.

 

For details on eligibility and application requirements, visit www.ii.umich.edu/flas or send an email to ii.flasinfo@umich.edu.