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Fellowship and Support Announcement
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections
Sponsor: Social Science Research Council
Contact Information
Holly Danzeisen
SSRC
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201 USA
Email: transregional@ssrc.org
URL http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship/
Level of Study: Doctoral/Post-Doctoral
Eligibility Requirements: Fellowship recipients must be in receipt of the PhD by June 30, 2013 and must be no more than 7 years out of a PhD program (e.g. all applicants must have received the PhD no earlier than January 1, 2006). Fellows must be affiliated with a US-based institution for the duration of the fellowship term and applicants will be asked to describe the nature of their affiliation in the preliminary pre-proposal and to provide letter/s of affiliation if invited to submit a full proposal.
Field(s) of Study: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Fellowship Amount: $45,000.00
Description
The SSRC is pleased to offer continued support for its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program. Following on a successful pilot phase in which 19 individual fellowships were awarded, the SSRC plans to offer 15-20 fellowships in 2013-2014. These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric "Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections". Their purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will continue to help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers. The intellectual thrust of the project will continue to be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Keywords: Inter-Asia | transregional | Asia
This announcement will be displayed until: 03/29/2013
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