Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Scholars in USA, 2014

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Applications are invited for Hunt postdoctoral fellowships to support the writing-up of already completed research. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually for twelve months. Scholars with a PhD in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality are eligible for applying these fellowships. The main criteria of evaluation are the quality of the research and its potential contribution to anthropological knowledge, theory and debate. Applications should be submitted till May 1, 2014.

Study Subject(s): The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
Course Level: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research.
Scholarship Provider: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:
- Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of application.
- Applicants must have received a PhD or equivalent within ten years of the application deadline.
- Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation although preference is given to applicants who are untenured or do not yet have a permanent academic position.
- The Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support a continuous period of full-time academic writing. The research that forms the basis of the writing project is expected to be completed at the time of application. In special circumstances and with prior approval of the Foundation, recipients may use part of their stipend for a minor research component if necessary to complete their proposed publication/s. No research funds in addition to the basic stipend are available as part of the Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship.
- The fellowship may be used to support the preparation of a book or monograph manuscript, journal articles, book chapters, or a combination of these forms of publication.
- The Foundation cannot accept an application from a prior grantee unless all requirements of a previous grant have been completed. Please contact the Foundation for more information if this situation applies.
- Prior recipients of Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are not eligible to apply for a second fellowship for a different writing project.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of any nationality can apply for these Hunt postdoctoral fellowships.

Scholarship Description: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

Number of award(s): A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered for twelve months. Applicants requesting shorter time periods will receive a pro-rated award as appropriate (e.g., a six-month project would be awarded $20,000).

What does it cover? Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are nonrenewable, and provide US $40,000 of financial support for twelve months of continuous full-time writing. Applicants requesting shorter time periods will receive a pro-rated award as appropriate (e.g., a six-month project would be awarded $20,000).

Selection Criteria: As with all Wenner-Gren awards, the main criteria of evaluation are the quality of the research and its potential contribution to anthropological knowledge, theory, and debate.
-Priority is given to those applicants that at the time of application have a book contract in hand, have been in contact with publishers or have detailed writing plans (e.g., developed book, monograph, or article outlines), and show evidence of these in their application.
-The writing project or projects that form the basis of a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship application should be based on well-defined research questions. It is important to demonstrate that the research that forms the basis of the writing project/s is appropriate to answer the research questions that are posed. It is also important to demonstrate the significance of the research to important theoretical and methodological issues in anthropology.
-Applicants whose research focuses on primatology should ensure that their application emphasizes the specific ways in which their research relates to humanity’s cultural and/or biological origins, development, and/or modern variation. The Foundation does not fund basic research in primatology or research that is primarily oriented towards primate conservation.

Notification: Final decisions are made six months later. Funding will be available starting in January of the following year, and the start date of the Fellowship can be any time during that year.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2014.

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