Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Course: Certificate in Applied Literary Translation

Deadline: August 21, 2014

Dalkey Archive Press, a leading publisher of literature in translation, now invites applications for the fall session of its online Certificate in Applied Literary Translation, which is offered in collaboration with the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois.

Designed to help young translators who have completed their formal education and are ready to take the next step in their careers, the program is open equally to native and non-native speakers of English. It will provide extensive experience in both translation and publishing, and training in how to work with editors to complete a publishable translation.

The expected outcome of the program is that Dalkey Archive will publish the participants’ first book-length translation and thus far, 26 participants of the previous sessions have had their translations published or are currently working to complete them.

The deadline for applications is August 21, 2014. The start date of the program is September 22, with the duration of 12 weeks. 

For further information, please see www.dalkeyarchive.com/applied-literary-translation.

AATSEEL Teaching Awards

Deadline: September 15, 2014

Is there a colleague who has made a major impact on your research, teaching, or participation in the profession?  Someone who has made a major contribution to AATSEEL over the years?  A teacher who had a strong influence on you during your student years?  A departmental colleague whose contribution has been invaluable?  Now is a moment when you could propose that person for an AATSEEL award.

 AATSEEL invites nominations in the following five award categories:
1. Excellence in Teaching (Secondary);
2. Excellence in Teaching (Post-Secondary);
3. Distinguished Service to AATSEEL;
4. Outstanding Contribution to the Profession;
5. Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship.

If you would like to nominate someone, please take the following two steps by 15 September 2014:
1. Check http://www.aatseel.org/about/awards_2005167/ to determine whether your candidate has already won *in that category*;
2. Send 5 things *off listto condee@pitt.edu by 15/IX-14: nomination, affiliation, email, prize category; testimonial/rationale.

Funding: The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Deadline: October 6, 2014

The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2015-2016. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received their PhD between 1 January 2013 and 1 July 2015. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as Postdoctoral Research Fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year.

In the first year, Fellows teach one course per semester. At least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program: Contemporary Civilization, Literature Humanities, Music Humanities, Art Humanities, Asian Civilizations, Asian Humanities, or Global Cultures, including those of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information on Columbia’s Core Curriculum please visit www.college.columbia.edu/core/.

The second course may be a departmental course, the design of which will be determined jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s academic department. In the second year, Fellows teach one course: either a Core course (if only one of the two first-year courses was in the Core) or a departmental course. This will leave one semester in the second year free of teaching responsibilities. In the third year, Fellows again teach one course, either a Core course or a departmental course (to be decided jointly by the Fellow and the Fellow’s department), leaving one semester again free of teaching responsibilities. Please note that all teaching—whether a Core class or a department one—is to be arranged by the Fellow through the Fellow’s home academic department. Please also note that at least two of the three courses taught in the first two Fellowship years must be in the Core.

In addition to teaching and research, the duties of Fellows include attendance at the Society's lectures and events as well as active participation in the intellectual life of the Society and of the department with which the Fellow is affiliated. The annual stipend will be $61,000. Each Fellow will also receive a research allowance of $6,000 per annum.

A small number of applicants will be invited to interview in January 2015. Fellowship decisions will be announced by 1 March 2015. Applicants who have not been contacted by 11 January 2015 should assume that their candidacy is no longer active.

Contact Information: sof-fellows@columbia.edu

For more information visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/societyoffellows/fellowship.html

Funding: ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships

Deadline: September 24, 2014
The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.ACLS Fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the fellowship may begin no earlier than July 1, 2015 and no later than February 1, 2016.
The fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent; up to $45,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $70,000 for full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or career status as of the application deadline date. Approximately 25 fellowships will be available at the Assistant Professor level, approximately 25 at the Associate Professor level, and approximately 20 at the full Professor level.
In order to encourage humanistic research in area studies, special funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and ACLS has been set aside for ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships to be designated among the successful applicants to the central ACLS Fellowship competition. Scholars pursuing research and writing on the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union will be eligible for these special fellowships.
Application must be made to the ACLS Fellowship Program and all requirements and provisions of that program must be met, with the addition that an International and Area Studies Fellow must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident who has lived in the United States continuously for at least three years by the application deadline. These fellows also must submit a final report to both NEH and ACLS. Designation of the ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellows will be made by ACLS.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

FulbrightDeadline: September 8, 2014

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has opened its application for placements starting in September of 2015. The Fulbright program offers study/research grants as well as English teaching assistantships in countries across Eastern Europe. More information on specific placements, awards, and the application process can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-4.

The internal deadline through the University of Michigan is September 8, 2014. Information on the University's application process and upcoming information sessions can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/school/6746?view=school.

Funding: Academy Scholars Program

Deadline: October 1, 2014

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed for two years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.
Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes.

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.

For more information visit:

Fulbright Scholar Program

Deadline: August 1, 2014

The core Fulbright Scholar Program has started its 2015-2016 application process for teaching and research awards in countries across Eastern Europe. Although the Fulbright Scholar Program is open to both academics and professionals, approximately 80 percent of available awards require a Ph.D. or terminal degree.

More information can be found at: http://www.cies.org/

A searchable catalog of all Fulbright awards and positions is available at: http://catalog.cies.org/