Gilder Lehrman Center 2013-14 Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University invites applications for its 2013-2014 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. We especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. To support both established and younger scholars in researching projects that can be linked to the aims of the Center, the GLC offers two types of residential fellowships:

One-month Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Center will award several one-month fellowships between September 2013 and May 2014. Please specify your preference for residency in your application. The one-month fellowships are designed for scholars who are working on short-term projects including articles, book chapters, or other research endeavors. The one-month fellowship provides support of $3,208, plus library privileges and office space.

 Four-month Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Center will award two four-month fellowships, one in the fall semester (from September to December 2013), and one in the spring semester (from either January to April 2014 or February to May 2014). Please specify your preference for residency in your application. The four-month fellowships are designed for scholars who are working on short-term projects including articles, book chapters, or other research endeavors. The four-month fellowship provides support of $12,832, plus health insurance (if requested), library privileges, and office space.

Fellowship Requirements

Applicants MUST have received the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of their appointment. Both established and younger scholars are invited to apply. Fellows will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the GLC and the larger Yale community, and to acknowledge the support of the GLC and the MacMillan Center in publications and lectures that stem from research conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer one public lecture during their tenure at Yale.

Application Information

To apply to the Gilder Lehrman Center Fellowship Program, you are required to submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three to five page statement regarding intended research project (research statement)

A complete application, including letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the Academic Jobs Online website by Friday, March 1, 2013. No late applications will be accepted.

Click here to access Academic Jobs Online and to apply for the GLC fellowship.


David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

Deadline: April 17
Application Form: MS WordPDF (59kb)

  • Research on the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health
  • Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a doctoral degree conferred prior to April 15
  • Stipend: $4,200 per month (6 to 12 months)

Further information:

John W. Kluge Center
phone: (202) 707-3302
fax: (202) 707-3595

The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS), the fellowship is named in honor of the Center’s late founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist, who focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might help in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness.

The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson’s legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. The Kluge Center is located in the splendid Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library, and it furnishes attractive work and discussion space for its scholars as well as easy access to the Library’s specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. If necessary, special arrangements may be made with the National Library of Medicine for access to its materials as well.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must by U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must possess a doctoral degree awarded by the deadline date. For the purposes of the Larson Fellowship, doctoral degrees include the Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D., Dr.P.H., D.S.W., P.Psy., D.S.T., Th.D., and J.D.

Tenure & Stipend

The fellowship is tenable for a period from six to twelve months, at a stipend of $4,200 per month, for residential research at the Library of Congress. Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account. Transportation arrangements and housing are the responsibility of the Fellow. The Library of Congress does not supply health insurance coverage but can provide contacts with commercial providers. If a Fellow becomes ill or injured during the term of appointment, there is no provision for health care.


Applicants must submit a formal application packet, including an application form, a two page curriculum vitae which should indicate major prior scholarship, a one paragraph project summary, a bibliography of basic sources, a research proposal of no more than 1,500 words, and three letters of reference (in English) from people who have read the research proposal. The research proposal must define those aspects the applicant wishes to study in the relationships of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. Research perspectives may begin with, but need not be limited to, medical, psychiatric, psychological, nursing, public health, religious, ministerial, legal, sociological, anthropological, or historical experience. Interdisciplinary or cross-cultural proposals are welcomed. Applicants should be prepared to indicate those Library of Congress collections they anticipate using. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs, are also available. Further information about the Library’s collections can be found on the Library’s website: .

Due Date

The application deadline is April 17, with the fellowship commencing anytime after September 1. Application materials must be post-marked by the deadline date to be considered. Applicants are urged to consider submitting their application materials online or by fax, to avoid any problems caused by mail delivery.


The Larson Fellow is expected to develop research of a publishable quality. As a Kluge Center resident scholar, fellows are also expected to present a public seminar about their research, to participate actively in Kluge Center events and programs.

Contact Information

Completed application packets, questions, and other requests for information should be sent to the following address. Please note that containing mail delivery problems at the Library may require submitting the application packet by fax or email, to insure delivery by the deadline date:

Larson Fellowships
Library of Congress, LJ-120
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4860
tel. 202 707-3302; fax 202 707-3595

Short-Term Research Fellowships

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.  Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for up to four weeks and researchers must be in residence at the Library for a minimum of two weeks between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.  Scholars needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts and photography are welcome to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S.

In 2013-2014, the Library will offer additional fellowships to support the study of food and society focusing on manuscript cookbooks and related archival collections held by the Library. With support from the Pine Tree Foundation, the Food Studies Fellowships are intended to support multidisciplinary research and expose individuals working in the area of food studies to manuscript recipe books and archival collections held at the Library. Applicants for this fellowship should follow the same guidelines as the Short-Term Research Fellowship program.

Short-Term Research Fellowship important dates

Application Deadline:  April 8, 2013.
Notification:  May 3, 2013.
Award Period:  July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014.

Questions about the Short-Term Research Fellowships should be directed to the curatorial staff in the area of the applicant’s interest.  Please visit for detailed information about the research resources of The New York Public Library.

Download the Application Guidelines to ensure Short-Term Research Fellowship applications are complete before submission.

Application:  Complete applications consist of an abbreviated CV with current contact information, a research-project proposal, and desired length of residency sent as a single PDF or Word attachment no more than five pages in length.  The application and a single letter of recommendation in support of the research project must be sent to before the April 8, 2013 deadline.

Research project proposals: The research-project proposal is to include a general description or abstract of the research project, its title and format, i.e. dissertation/book/article. Applicants should then identify specific material(s) to be consulted during the desired dates of the fellowship period. Successful applications will also include an in depth explanation of how collections existing only at the New York Public Library are essential to the progress and completion of the research project.

Fellowship Announcement. The awarding of the fellowships will be announced by May 3, 2013. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be acknowledged on The New York Public Library website and in Library publicity.

Residency. Fellows must take up residency between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.  Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal.  The maximum proposal length is six weeks.

Fellow’s Report. Each fellow is required to write a brief statement about his or her project and work completed at the Library by the end of the award period.


RESEARCH NOTICE: ECA Open Competition for Professional Fellows Program – Limited Submission

Internal Deadline: 2/19/2013

ECA Proposal Deadline: 3/25/2013


Brief Description:

The Professional Fellows Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Office of Citizen Exchanges announces an open grant competition to conduct the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) in the regions of Africa (AF), East Asia and Pacific (EAP), Europe and Eurasia (EUR), the Near East (NEA), South and Central Asia (SCA) and the Western Hemisphere (WHA). Proposals must address one of the following three themes: 1) Legislative Process and Governance, 2) Economic Empowerment, and 3) Rule of Law.


The Professional Fellows Program is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. The Professional Fellows Program supports the following broad goals:

1.     Promote mutual understanding and lasting partnerships between mid-level, emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States;

2.     Provide a forum for American and foreign emerging leaders to collaborate and share ideas, approaches, and strategies regarding some of the world&39;s most pressing challenges; and

3.     Build a global network of professionals able to work effectively in a dynamic and increasingly interconnected environment.


Award Amount:

·         Approximate Grant Award: $350,000 to $750,000

·         Cost Sharing or Matching Funds. There is no minimum or maximum required.


Limitation: One per Indiana University

Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition. If more than one proposal is received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared technically ineligible and will receive no further consideration in the review process. Please note: Applicant organizations are defined by their legal name, and EIN number.


To apply for IU Internal competition:

For consideration as an institutional nominee, submit the following documents electronically to limited submission,, by February 19, 2013 for internal coordination. Although not required, it is recommended that you contact limited submission indicating your interest in this program to help expedite the review process.



·         1-2 page Project Narrative (limitation does not include references)

·         A Letter of Nomination from Chair or Dean

·         Abbreviated CV for the PI (not to exceed 3 pages)


IUPUI applicants must copy Etta Ward,, on submissions.

Limited Submission URL:

URL for complete guidelines:


Call for applications Paris IAS / Academic year 2014-2015

The Institute for Advanced Study of Paris (IAS Paris)

Call for applications Paris IAS / Academic year 2014-2015

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from all over the world from established scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, respectively.  Paris IAS will host  twenty international guest researchers for 2014-2015 to work freely on the project of their choice, to benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute, and to create contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris.

Date of publication: February 1, 2013 
Deadline for applications: April 30, 2013

Applicants may request residencies for the following periods:

• 1 September 2014 to 31 January 2015 (5 months)
• 1 October 2014 to 30 June 2015 (9 months)
• 1 February to 30 June 2015 (5 months)


Researchers from all countries are eligible.

Applicants, who have spent more than a total of 12 months in France during the last 3 years prior to the application, are not eligible.

This call for applications is open to :

• Senior Fellows: having a full professorship or seniority at the professor-level and having a minimum of 10 years of full time research experience

• Junior Fellows: Having the status of postdoctoral researcher, holding  a position in a university or research institution, and having  a minimum of 3 and maximum of 9 years of full-time research experience after the Ph.D.Knowledge of French and English is required.


The application, in English or French, should be submitted via an online application system (see our website for a detailed description of the procedure).  Paper applications are not accepted.

For additional information :
About Paris IAS :

Terms and conditions :

Fellow’s Charter :

E-mail address :

Indy Reads Spring 2013 Calendar

Indy Reads Bookstore

Be sure to attend the events our friends at Indy Reads Bookstore.  Here’s their 2013 calendar.

Feb 1st 6pm – 9pm – Get excited about this year’s Alphabet Affair! Indy Reads presents, in preparation for the annual Alphabet Affair, our first ever One Liners competition. Come deliver your best movie lines for a chance to win two tickets to the Alphabet Affair.

Feb 2nd 1pm – 4pm – Trade School presents a Letter Writing Social, led by Brittany West. Participants will revive the lost art of writing letters. This event requires registration through Trade School Indianapolis.

Feb 4th 7pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

Feb 6th 7 pm– Trade School presents a class on cuddling, led by Mayowa Tomori. This event requires registration through Trade School Indianapolis.

Feb 9th 2-4pm – Typography enthusiasts are invited to come to the first call out meeting for anyone interested in guided exploration of the art of typography.

Feb 9th 6 pm – Brett Wiscons book launch for the novel “Friend or Foe,” first in the Bear Whitman mystery series

Feb 14th 7 pm – Michaal L. L. Collins, poet and former student of Etheridge Knight, will read.

Feb 18th 7 pm – Indy Actors’ Playground performs.

Feb 21st 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series

Feb 23rd 4-7 pm – Brad LaMar launches the first of his new young adult series, titled “The Obsidian Dagger.”

Feb 23rd 7 pm – Jen Tucker reads and signs her new comic memoir, “The Day I Lost My Shaker of Salt.”

Feb 28th 7 pm – Roving Cinema presents “The Neverending Story.”

March 1st 7 pm – Indy Jazz Fest’s High School All Stars will perform for First Friday.

March 4th 7 pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

March 5th 7 pm – Dan Wakefield comes to Indy Reads Books to host a screening of “Going All the Way,” based on Wakefield’s novel.

March 7th, 5:30-7:30 pm – IN Conversation records their regular podcast at Indy Reads Books.

March 13th 7 pm – Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, author of “Spark,” will read from and sign copies of her book, published by local small press Engine Books.

March 14th 5 – 7 pm– Lorene Burkhart comes to speak and sign books, including her most recent, “Bootstraps: How Women Pull Themselves Up Through Tough Times.”

March 22nd 7 pm – Indy Reads Books hosts a reading and discussion of Ray Bradbury and “The Martian Chronicles,” as part of a weekend long celebration of the author in conjunction with Bookmama’s and the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.

March 23rd 7 pm – Vouched Presents reading series

March 27th 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series

April 5th 7 pm – The Indy Jazz Fest High School All-Stars perform for First Friday.

April 7th 7 pm – Indy Word Lab presents a creative writing workshop, open to the public.

April 13th 7pm – Butler University MFA Reading Series

April 18th 6 pm – 8 pm – Indiana Young Writers present a student reading.

April 25th 7 pm – IUPUI Student Reading Series

Measure for Measure Presented by Hoosier Bard

measure for measure poster

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

After the international success of “The History of Cardenio”, Hoosier Bard returns to the Fringe with a world-premiere double bill: Shakespeare’s original Measure for Measure, set in Italy, uncensored, written in 1603, alongside the more familiar version, adapted in 1621 by “our other Shakespeare”, Thomas Middleton, set in Vienna. See the newly restored Italian version on Feb 21, 22, 23, and the Viennese version Feb 28, March 1, or March 2.
For More Information on the Oxford Shakespeare Project: 


After the international success of “The History of Cardenio”, Hoosier Bard returns to the Fringe with a world-premiere double bill: Shakespeare’s original Measure for Measure, set in Italy, uncensored, written in 1603, alongside the more familiar version, adapted in 1621 by “our other Shakespeare”, Thomas Middleton, set in Vienna. See the newly restored Italian version on Feb 21, 22, 23, and the Viennese version Feb 28, March 1, or March 2.

For More Information on the Oxford Shakespeare Project: 
IndyFringe Basile Theatre
719 E St. Clair
Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 7:30pm
Friday, Feb. 22 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 23 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, Feb. 28 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 1 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 adults / $8 Student

Community Conversations

Community Conversations

Cities, counties and regions across Indiana are encouraged to apply for a facilitated workshop in their community that could help them better understand their past and prepare for a monumental event in their future – Indiana’s Bicentennial.

Each year, Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University hold a Community Conversations series designed to help communities tackle challenging issues. The focus of the  series for the next three years will be Bicentennial 2016: The Next Indiana.

The 2013 deadline to apply is March 15.

If selected, communities will develop a local steering committee and meet with Indiana Humanities and the Bowen Center for Public Affairs to create a customized program to be held in summer or fall, 2013.

The goals of the Community Conversations will be to:

  • Convene regional conversations among community leaders and citizens from public, private and non-profit sectors to better understand the community’s past and future;
  • Evaluate possible solutions for addressing community challenges and discuss best practices;
  • Provide regions with access to resources, technology, and expertise in the creation of solutions to regional problems;
  • Provide ongoing consultation to continue to address these challenges.

The workshops vary by community and audience. They are typically a one-day workshop that spans several hours, beginning in the morning and concluding in mid-afternoon.  However, they can also be a two-hour event with a keynote speaker, a mobile bus tour, or anything in between. A nominal fee can be charged to participants to cover the cost of meals and materials. The cost of the speakers, planning and promotion will be covered by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs, Indiana Humanities, and event sponsors. After the workshops, The Bowen Center for Public Affairs will provide additional consultation as requested.

Regions must submit a proposal by March 15 to Dr. Vasicko at or:

Dr. Sally Jo Vasicko, Co-Director
Bowen Center for Public Affairs, North Quad 294
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

The following information should be included in the proposal:

  • Name and contact information of lead community partner
  • List of partner organizations and contact person for each organization (It is recommended that applicants include a broad range of community organizations that will play a role in the planning and implementation process.)
  • Three potential dates from June 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013
  • Answers to the following questions:
    • Why is this topic an important one to the community?
    • How will better understanding your past help position your community for the future?
    • What do you want to accomplish during the session?
    • Applicants will also need to identify a follow-up strategy for after the conversation and provide a name and contact information for the person leading the follow-up session.

Communities will be selected and notified by mid-April, 2013.

Visit for more information, or contact Dr. Vasicko at 765.285.5875.

Over the past four years more than 20 Indiana regions have been selected to participate in the Community Conversation series, which is aimed at helping the community build on its strengths and meet its challenges.