University of Nevada Las Vegas Faculty Position American Politics

THE UNIVERSITY of NEVADA LAS VEGAS is accepting applications for an open tenure track position in American Politics. Click here to learn more about the position and to apply.

University of Southern California Faculty Position Native North American Indigenous Experience

THE DEPARTMENT of AMERICAN STUDIES & ETHNICITY at the University of Southern California is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in the field of Native North American Indigenous Experience. Click here to learn more about the position and to apply.

CIC and Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

THE CIC AND THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Click here for more information and click here to apply.

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

THE COUNCIL ON LIBRARY and INFORMATION RESOURCES (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The program will be offering about fifteen fellowships for 2015. Click here for more information and to apply.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDF) internal deadline: October 20th, 2014, 12pm, noon

The Graduate School's is offering the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDF), which includes $23,000 and full tuition. The American Studies internal deadline is based on the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) deadline. If you intend to apply and partner with a different center/institute, contact by Wednesday, September 24th, so we can review those center/institute requirements.

All materials required by the center/institute that you are applying to (with the exception of the letter of endorsement from the director of the center/institute) are due to Melanie by the Department's internal deadline of October 20th, 2014 at 12pm, noon.

The instructions for applying to the IAS for an IDF can be found here:

For Graduate School (general) information about the IDF and the centers/institutes that will house IDF fellows, please click here:

Presidential Management Fellows Program

THE PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM will be accepting applications from master's and doctoral students for a two-year paid fellowship with a federal agency. Application period: October 1, 2014 - October 15 2014. Click here for more information and to apply.

The American Studies Department's Joseph J. Kwiat award is for up to
$500 towards travel expenses to attend the ASA annual meeting, awarded
to the best University of Minnesota American Studies graduate student
conference paper presented at ASA. Application deadline: October 1,
2014 by 12pm, noon.

This award was established to recognize Joseph J. Kwiat who was one of
the three major figures in shaping and teaching in the Department of
American Studies.

Students who have had papers accepted for the 2014 annual meeting may
apply. This award is for up to $500 for travel expenses to attend the
ASA annual meeting. The funds will be distributed in the form of an
expense reimbursement. To apply, submit a copy of your ASA conference
paper to Melanie at by October 1, 2014, 12:00 Noon.
Applicants will be notified of results shortly before the ASA

Students who apply for this award are also encouraged to apply for the
ASA's Gene Wise - Warren Susman Prize (application deadline of October
1st, 2014).

Procedure for requesting us of your research and conference travel funds

All American Studies graduate students are provided up to $1500 in department Research and Conference Travel funding over the course of your graduate career. Requests are limited to $500 per instance. Because the funds are limited, you are encouraged to apply for outside sources and to rely on this department funding only when you are unable to secure outside funding. Good sources include conference organizations and "best paper" competitions. The following is a list of several University web sites with information about additional funding opportunities:

You may request funding as soon as the criteria for each allocation are met. The typical response time in which you will receive a reply indicating whether or not your request has been approved is two weeks. Note: Funds are distributed after the travel takes place in the form of a reimbursement for specific expenses incurred. Please review the specific processes below and contact Melanie Steinman if you have any questions.

Christine Hayes Talk

THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES is pleased to announce Christine Hayes talk "We're no Angels: Perfectionism in Rabbinic Judaism". It will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry St. W, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. Click ChrisHayes_AJW.pdf for more information.

Professor Ramah McKay Talk

THE ANTHROPOLOGY SOCIAL BROWN BAG SERIES is pleased to present Professor Ramah McKay (Department of Anthropology). Her talk, titled "Postsocial Prescriptions: The Multiplicity of Medicine will be held on Monday, September 22 from 12-1pm in Heller 445. Contact Beverly Fok ( for a copy of the reading and click Ramah McKay Brown Bag flyer 22sept2014.pdf for more information.


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