Archive for the ‘Fellowships/Grants’ category


November 23, 2009

The Social Science Research Council “is an independent nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship. Founded in New York City in 1923 as the world’s first national coordinating body of the social sciences, it is today an international resource for interdisciplinary, innovative public social science.”

This year, the student fellowship competition includes a field on secularization. One of our own CFH grad students participated in the SRCC program last year and highly recommends it. There are several other fellowship and grant categories so take a moment to peruse their site. Applications are due in January.

And have a happy Thanksgiving!


Women’s History Grants

March 30, 2009

If you are working on a women’s history or gender studies topic, here are some grants that could be useful:

Feminist Review Trust
To advance the education of the public in the subject of gender by carrying out research and/or assisting the research and study into the social, economic and legal position of women in society and to disseminate the results of such research and study.” For use in a variety of forums including conferences, workshops, teaching materials, and oral histories.

The Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
This award “encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries… provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year.”

Also, check with your university. The University of Houston, for example, offers one fellowship for women, and another for men or women doing a topic in women’s studies.

Fellowship Opportunity

December 1, 2008

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University’s John Wesley Honors College (JWHC) invites applications for its 2009-2011 postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the humanities and social sciences.  Scholars wishing to explore their academic vocation within the context of an intensive Christian liberal learning community are encouraged to apply.  Fellows receive two-year appointments in the JWHC with the possibility of re-appointment for a third year.

The Fellowship is open to scholars in any of the following areas of study: history, philosophy, religion, theology, Biblical studies, literature, creative writing, fine arts, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and political science.  Candidates for the 2009-2011 Fellowship must have received, or will receive, their PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) between January 1, 2006 and August 20, 2009.  JWHC Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of their appointments.

The application deadline for the 2009-2011 JWHC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship is Monday, January 26, 2009.  For more information on the fellowships, including the application process, go to:

About the John Wesley Honors College:

The JWHC is an intensive liberal learning community established to model, reinforce, and enrich the university’s Christ-centered pursuit of excellence in scholarship, character formation, and servant leadership. Because of our commitment to helping students fulfill their highest intellectual and spiritual potential, the JWHC provides unique inquiry-based learning experiences and facilitates engaging faculty-student mentoring relationships. The JWHC also strives to contribute to the national dialogues on collegiate honors education and undergraduate research.