Postgraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are registered for a higher research degree at any European university, and are members of an American Studies association belonging to EAAS may apply. Two kinds of grants are available: the Transatlantic Grant and the Intra-European Grant. ÂÂ The maximum single award granted may amount to EUR 2,000.

The Transatlantic Grant will permit the holder to conduct research which illuminates a particular area of American Studies in a designated university, independent research organization or archive in the United States.

The term of the grant will be between three weeks (minimum) and eight weeks (maximum). Successful applicants will receive a grant intended to cover round trip travel and some of the living expenses. Only students registered for a Ph.D. are eligible to apply for the Transatlantic Grants.

The Intra-European Grant will allow the recipient to conduct research for a period of up to four weeks in an American Studies Center or university library or archive in Europe. Graduate students who are registered either for a Ph. D. or a Master’s degree by research are eligible to apply for Intra-European Grants.

Applications must be made on the official form and should include written confirmation from the host institution that the researcher will have access to the necessary resource materials, and a letter from the student’s academic supervisor. Applicants will be required to supply a detailed estimate of the cost of their visit, including the cost of travel, subsistence, and incidentals. They should also state the minimum amount of money needed to make the trip possible. Applicants are encouraged to seek supporting or matching funding wherever possible.
Grant recipients will be responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. Travel must be completed within twelve months of the grantee being notified of the award.

Grantees are required to submit a report to the EAAS within thirty days of returning from their research visit. Obviously the report should include the grantees’ institution and destination. For technical reasons please limit the file to 1024 Ko.

The reports are accessible from the bottom of this page.

The application deadline (receipt of the application) for the current round is Sunday, 26 March 2017. You may download the Application Form as a Word file (54 KB eaas_travel_grant_form_2017) or a PDF file (101 KB).

Please send the completed Travel Grant Application Form including:
an estimated budget,
a recommendation letter from academic supervisor,
a letter of confirmation from the host institution
to Professor Pawel Frelik, Vice-President of the EAAS, by e-mail attachment to vice-president@eaas.eu.

Cold War Essay Contest

John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis

2016

For the twelfth consecutive year, the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., is pleased to announce that it will award prizes for the best unpublished papers on Cold War military history. Any aspect of the Cold War (1945-1991) era is eligible, including papers on military strategy, plans, and operations; the relationship between the armed forces and society; international security affairs; and the connections between Cold War military history and contemporary geopolitical challenges.

Prizes: First place will earn a plaque and a cash award of $2,000; second place, $1,000 and a plaque; and third place, $500 and a plaque.

Procedures: Entries should be sent electronically to the Adams Center at the Virginia Military Institute by Friday, 11 November 2016. Please make your submission as Microsoft Word document and limit your entry to a maximum of 7,500 words (minimum 4,000 words) of double-spaced text, exclusive of documentation and bibliography. A panel of judges will examine all papers; the Adams Center director will announce the winners in late 2016. The Journal of Military History will consider prize-winning essays for publication. In addition, the Adams Center would like to post the best papers, with the permission of the author, on its website.

Submissions to:

adamscenter@vmi.edu

Questions to:

Dr. Bradley Lynn Coleman
Director, John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
540-464-7447

 

or

Ms. Deneise Shafer
Administrative Assistant
540-464-7338
Fax: 540-464-7246

The British Library are running a series of 3-month (or PT equivalent) PhD Placements, hosted by our specialist curatorial teams and other Library experts. Of the 17 placements currently on offer, this one may be of particular interest:

 

Exploring American Foreign Policy Resources at the British Library

This 3-month PhD placement offers an exciting opportunity to work with the Eccles Centre and the Americas curatorial team to explore the British Library’s North American collections and develop a new research resource.

 

Details about the scheme and application guidelines:

http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/highered/phd-placement-scheme

Application deadline: 19 February 2016

 

Open to all doctoral students (as long as they have the support of their supervisor or graduate tutor) the placement scheme includes a dedicated workplan, plus full supervision and training. All placement students are allocated their own desk and/or workspace, and are fully integrated into the working environment of the team/department in which they are based.

 

Placements will be held between June 2016 – May 2017. Exact start dates to be pre-agreed with successful candidates.

 

Contact Research.Development@bl.uk for all queries regarding this position.

The Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library has some upcoming Fellowship and internship opportunities which may be of interest to your members.  We are also keen to hear from anyone interested in bringing their students to the Library for a session introducing the American Collections. Full details below.

 

1)    The Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships and Postgraduate Awards
The deadline for applications for the 2016 Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships and Postgraduate Awards is fast upon us.  These awards provide support to scholars who need to visit London for a minimum of one month to use the British Library’s collections relating to North America.  Past recipients have had the opportunity to participate in the Centre’s Summer Scholars series and to contribute to the British Library’s Americas blog.  You can read about some recent projects here.
Applications must be received by 5pm on Saturday 30 January.  Further details about eligibility and the application process are available on the Eccles Centre website here.
 
2)    PhD Internship Opportunity: Exploring American Foreign Policy Resources at the British Library
We are very pleased to announce a placement opportunity for a current PhD student, exploring American foreign policy resources at the British Library.  The placement will provide broad experience of research engagement in a large public institution.  The placement holder will be situated at the Eccles Centre, and will work closely with the Centre’s Assistant Head and Bibliographical Editor in developing a research resource which is to be jointly determined.  They will also establish a publicity strategy for promoting the Library’s holdings to relevant research communities.  The opportunity to develop further research engagement activities related to their findings is also available.  Applications are welcome from students with a research interest in American foreign policy, either historic or current, from any disciplinary background.
Deadlines for applications is 4pm on Friday 19 February.  Further information about the role and application process is available on the British Library website.
 
3)    Introduction to the Americas Collections Sessions
The Eccles Centre offers regular introductory sessions for upper-level undergraduate, MA and PhD students.  These sessions are aimed at encouraging further engagement with the British Library’s North America collections and can be tailored to specific topics.  Students are offered a friendly introduction to the library’s US newspaper holdings, US official documents, our incredible collection of sound recordings, as well as being guided through our databases and digital resources. For a flavour of our recent session tailored to New Deal and Depression era materials click here.
We welcome enquiries from academic staff interested in arranging a session for their students. Please email requests to eccles-centre@bl.uk at any time.
Dartmouth Summer Institute Scholarship 2016 

 

The UCD Clinton Institute is offering a scholarship  for one PhD/Junior faculty to attend the 2016 Futures of American Studies Summer Institute in Dartmouth College 20 – 26th June 2016 

Application Procedure:
  • Applicants must be a registered member of the IAAS (Irish Association for American Studies). For details on membership, visit http://iaas.ie/membership-form/
Applicants should submit:
  1. A one page summary of their current research/thesis
  2. A writing sample – max. 6 pages
  3. CV
The Scholarship will cover the cost of a return flight to Boston, internal travel from the airport to Dartmouth College and the registration fee for the week (which includes accommodation).

 

Applications should be sent to Catherine Carey (catherine.carey@ucd.ie) and should arrive no later than the 5th February 2016.

UCD Clinton Institute PhD Scholarship

The UCD Clinton Institute is offering a fees only scholarship for up to 4 years to a research student who wishes to pursue a PhD at the Institute in one of the following research areas:

American Politics and Foreign Policy
Media and International Conflict
The United States and Ireland

In order to be considered for this scholarship the applicant must have submitted a PhD application to the UCD Clinton Institute via www.ucd.ie/apply.

Once applicants have submitted their online application they should then contact Catherine Carey (catherine.carey@ucd.ie) to inform her their application has been submitted online and include with their email a 500 word personal statement on their professional goals and reasons for pursuing a PhD programme at the Clinton Institute.

Closing date for the scholarship applications is 1st March 2016 and students should be ready to commence their studies in September 2016.

Please note: The scholarship covers fees only, it does not cover accommodation or living expenses.

More details can be found on the Clinton Institute’s website here.

PhD Studentship/Research Assistant 2016-2018 (fees only)

Closing date: 30th November 2015

School of English, College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences, University College Cork

 Research Area: Post-1900/Contemporary American Literature

 

Applications are invited for a fixed-term studentship from suitably qualified candidates who wish to undertake PhD research in the School of English, in the subject area of post-1900/ contemporary American literature, starting in January 2016. A PhD studentship of €5,770 per annum will be offered, covering PhD EU fees*, funded for 3 years, subject to the holder’s satisfactory progress as reviewed yearly by the School Graduate Studies Committee. The successful applicant will be assigned occasional research administrative duties on behalf of his/her supervisor, as part of his/her appointment.

 

Qualifications and person specification

Applicants must hold a first-class or good upper-second-class honours BA degree in the discipline of English. Candidates who also have a good MA or MPhil degree will be given preference. Candidates who have a proven interest in the fields of twentieth- or twenty-first-century American literature will be given preference. The successful applicant will be committed to doctoral research and have excellent academic writing abilities and strong research potential. They must be energetic, self-motivated and well-organised, with good communication skills.

 

How to apply and closing date

Please email a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words, a CV (including precise degree grades), and details of two academic referees by 30 November 2015 to: Anne Fitzgerald, Administrator, School of English, UCC: afitzgerald@english.ucc.ie.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Alan Gibbs, Lecturer in American Literature, School of English, UCC: a.gibbs@ucc.ie.

 

 

* The studentship may be used as a fee waiver for EU fees, a contribution towards non-EU fees or, if the applicant’s fees are being paid by a third party, as a stipend.

The Organisation of American Historians (OAH) have announced two awards:

The Willi Paul Adams Award and the

David Thelan Award.

The Willi Paul Adams Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 2, 2016

The Willi Paul Adams Award is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on American history published in a foreign language. The award (formerly the Foreign Language Book Prize) is named for Willi Paul Adams, who was an active member of OAH in Germany and a tireless advocate of the internationalization of American history.

The OAH defines both “history” and “American” broadly. To be eligible, a book should be concerned with the past (recent or distant) or with issues of continuity and change. It should also be concerned with events or processes that began, developed, or ended in what is now the United States. We welcome comparative and international studies that fall within these guidelines. Authors of eligible books are invited to nominate their work. We urge scholars who know of eligible publications written by others to inform those authors of the award. Since the purpose of the award is to expose Americanists to scholarship originally published in a language other than English—to overcome the language barrier that keeps scholars apart—this award is not open to books whose manuscripts were originally submitted for publication in English or by people for whom English is their first language.

Each entry must have been published during the two year period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. The award will be presented at the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6–9.  For more information on submission procedures, click on the link above.

The David Thelan Award

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 1, 2017

The David Thelen Award (formerly the Foreign Language Article Prize) is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best article on American history written in a foreign language. The winning article will be published in the Journal of American History. David Thelen was editor of the Journal of American History (1985–1999).

To be eligible, an article may have already been published (during January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016) or may be an original work that broadens the presentation of American history. The winning article will illustrate how the understanding of American history can be approached differently when it is conceived in the scholarly or public debates of a country other than the United States. Submissions should be interesting, compelling, and highlight a way of thinking or writing about the United States that offers a perspective most American readers rarely encounter. The award is open to roundtables, keynote addresses, conference papers, or other types of scholarship. The manuscript should be framed and communicated to people outside the U.S. and written in a language other than English.

For more information on submission procedures, click on the link above.

 

Two awards bestowed by the Organization of American Historians are open for submissions. Please see below for links and more information.

http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/david-thelen-award/
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2015

The David Thelen Award (formerly the Foreign Language Article Prize) is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best article on American history published in a foreign language. The winning article will be published in the Journal of American History. David Thelen was editor of the Journal of American History (1985–1999).

http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/willi-paul-adams-award/
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2016

The Willi Paul Adams Award is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on American history published in a foreign language. The award (formerly the Foreign Language Book Prize) is named for Willi Paul Adams, who was an active member of OAH in Germany and a tireless advocate of the internationalization of American history.

 

The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical American art. Manuscripts should advance understanding of American art, demonstrating new findings and original perspectives. The prize-winning essay will be translated and published in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s scholarly journal. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a $3,000 travel stipend to give a presentation in Washington, D.C., and meet with museum staff and fellows. This prize is supported by funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

The aim of the award is to stimulate and actively support non-U.S. scholars working on American art topics, foster the international exchange of new ideas, and create a broad, culturally comparative dialogue on American art. Ph.D. candidates and above (or equivalent) are eligible to participate in the competition. Essays may focus on any aspect of historical (pre-1980) American art and visual culture; however, architecture and film studies are not eligible. Preference will be given to studies that address American art within a cross-cultural context and offer new ways of thinking about the material. A strong emphasis on visual analysis is encouraged. Manuscripts previously published in a foreign language are eligible if released within the last two years (please state the date and venue of the previous publication). Essays that have been published in English will not be considered. Authors are invited to submit their own work for consideration. We also urge scholars who know of eligible articles written by others to inform those authors of the prize.

The length of the essay (including endnotes) should be between 7,000 and 8,500 words and should include approximately 12 to 14 illustrations with figure references in the text. The essay should be submitted by e-mail as a Word file, accompanied by a PDF file containing all of the illustrations, along with captions that provide each object’s title, artist, date, medium, dimensions, and current location. All manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract of 500 to 1,000 words written in English that: 1) clearly states the author’s thesis and the essay’s contribution to the field of American art, and 2) outlines the essay’s basic structure and methodology. A curriculum vitae should be included.

Submissions must be sent to TerraEssayPrize@si.edu by January 15, 2014. Questions or comments may be sent to the same address.

For more information on American Art, please consult americanart.si.edu/research/journal. For details on the Terra Foundation for American Art, please visit terraamericanart.org.