ACLS invites applications for the seventh annual competition for the ACLS collaborative research fellowships for collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. Fellowships are provided in all disciplines of humanities and related social sciences to research level applicants. The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2015 and September 1, 2017. The students of USA can apply for these fellowships. Up to eight awards will be available. The amount of the ACLS fellowship for any collaborative project will vary depending on the number of collaborators and the duration of the research leave, but will not exceed $200,000 for any one project. Application should be submitted till September 24, 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are provided in the field of humanities and related social sciences offered by the university.
Course Level: The fellowships are available for pursuing research level.
Scholarship Provider: ACLS Fellowship program
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
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Eligibility: –A collaborative project is constituted of at least two scholars who are each seeking salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve continuous months of supported research leave to pursue full-time collaborative research during the fellowship tenure.
-The Project Coordinator must have an appointment at a U.S.-based institution of higher education; other project members may be at institutions outside the United States or may be independent scholars.
-All project collaborators must hold a PhD degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience at the time of application.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The Citizens of USA can apply for these research fellowships.
Scholarship Description: ACLS invites applications for the seventh annual competition for the ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships for collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. The program is funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Number of award(s): Up to eight awards will be available.
Duration of award(s): The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2015 and September 1, 2017.
What does it cover? Amount will depend on the number of collaborators and the duration of the research leaves but will not exceed $200,000 for any one project.
Selection criteria: Proposals will be judged along the following six criteria:
-Intellectual significance of the project, including its ambition and scope, and its potential contribution to scholarship in the humanities.
-Relevance of the research questions being posed, the appropriateness of research methods, the feasibility of the work plan, the appropriateness of the field work to be undertaken, the archival or source materials to be studied, and the research site.
-Qualifications, expertise, and commitment of the project coordinator and collaborator(s).
-Detail and soundness of the process and product of the collaboration, including dissemination plans.
-Degree to which the proposed collaboration represents innovative practice in the applicants’ disciplines and sub-fields.
-Potential for success, including the likelihood that the work proposed will be completed and lead to distinct results within the projected timeframe; where appropriate, the collaborators’ previous record of success; and the size of the proposed budget in relation to anticipated results.
-It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help demonstrate the range and value of both collaborative research and inquiry in the humanities, and model how such collaboration may be carried out successfully.
Notification: Notifications will be sent by late February 2015.
How to Apply: Applicants must include online. Applications must include:
-Completed application form
-Participant Information Sheet, listing all collaborators and additional project members.
-10-page Proposal (double spaced, in Times New Roman, 11-point font).
-Two-page Bibliography that places the project in intellectual context and includes relevant work in all of the disciplines involved in the project.
-Research Plan, including a timeline of the proposed research activities that specifies the location, duration, and names of individuals involved in each stage.
-Budget statement, outlining salary replacement and costs of research assistance, travel, and research materials.
-Publications list for each collaborator (no more than three pages for each collaborator)
-Two reference letters that provide explicit information on the proposed collaborative project and the collaborators.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 24, 2014.