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Post Doc position at Rice University

CSWGS Postdoctoral Fellowships (2012-2014)

The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University announces two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for scholars pursuing research and publication projects that focus on gender and health; gender and urban studies; women in the global economy; sex, race, and nation; or sexuality studies. The Center is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a record of innovative teaching and the potential to make a contribution to the Center's program in engaged feminist research.

Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Each fellowship has a term of two years beginning in August 2012. Recipients will teach two courses in women's/gender/sexuality studies per year and will play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center. Rice will provide an annual salary of $40,000 plus benefits. Rice University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please send letter of interest, curriculum vita, dossier with a minimum of three references, and a writing sample (about 25 pages), plus a sample syllabus (including a detailed course outline and recommended reading list) for the course SWGS 101 "Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality." This course surveys issues in the study of gender, such as women's social, political, and legal status in the US and globally; feminist perspectives on the body, sexuality, race, globalization, labor, and culture; and the implications of these perspectives for social and critical theory. In addition, the course introduces the concept of engaged research and the public service components of feminist activity.

Send materials to Postdoctoral Search Committee, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality MS-38, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892.

Postmark deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

SSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Social Science Research Council and Mellon Foundation Create New Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections

The Social Science Research Council has announced a pilot postdoctoral fellowship program that will support transregional research under the rubric Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the new program is designed 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.

The fellowships will help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the Ph.D.) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources to support fellows well beyond the grant period.

The intellectual thrust of the pilot project will 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.

The fellowship program is open to all disciplines across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Fellows must be affiliated with a U.S.-based institution for the duration of the fellowship term. There are no citizenship requirements.

Fifteen fellowships will be awarded over the two-year course of the pilot program. Fellowships will be awarded for up to $45,000 for a twelve-month period.

Visit the SSRC Web site for complete program information, an FAQ, and application procedures.

Link to Complete RFP

Cornell University - Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Cornell Population Center, Cornell University, invites applications for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Post-doctoral Fellowship, to start Aug. 15, 2012. Job Number 16174. For questions, contact: Erin Oates, Program Assistant
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2012. Open until filled.

Oxford University - Postdoctoral Felowships

Nuffield College, Oxford University, UK, offers a number of Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships, for scholars in the social sciences from any country, who have recently completed, or are close to completing, their PhD. Three years support.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 7

Privately-Funded Fellowship Competitions for 2012-13

October 10, 2011

TO: Directors of Graduate Studies
Assistants to the Directors of Graduate Studies

FROM: Alison Skoberg, Associate Director, Graduate Fellowship Office

RE: Announcement of Privately-Funded Fellowship Competitions for 2012-13

I am pleased to announce the privately-funded fellowship competitions for the 2012-13 academic year. Applications and instructions are available at All applications are due by no later than 12 noon, Thursday, December 1, 2011.

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate School Fellowship Office at (612) 625-7579 or

Graduate Fellowship Office
314 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fax: 612.625.6820

REMINDER: Seed Award Deadline October 10

Graduate and Professional SEED Awards

The Graduate and Professional Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards honor graduate and professional students at the University of Minnesota whose research and scholarly interest are focused on issues of equity, diversity, and/or social justice, and who demonstrate outstanding creativity, innovation, and potential for scholarly and/or professional excellence in their discipline or field. In addition, SEED awardees will demonstrate experience with or commitment to serving or working with underserved, underrepresented or marginalized populations.

A minimum of two graduate and professional SEED Awards with a value of $2,000 each will be awarded in 2011. The SEED Awards will be presented and the 2011 recipients will be honored on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at the University of Minnesota Equity and Diversity Breakfast.

Students eligible for the Graduate and Professional SEED Award include:

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents whose background and/or identities are underrepresented at the University of Minnesota

Students enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs at the University of Minnesota

Students who will not have completed all degree requirements before December 2011
Applicants are asked to submit:

The graduate and professional SEED Award application period is now open.

Graduate and professional SEED Award applications are due Monday, October 10, 2011, by 4:30 p.m.

To be considered for a SEED Award, graduate and professional students must complete the graduate application. Questions about the application may be directed to Patricia Jones Whyte at 612-625-4069 or

Annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast

The Fourth Annual Equity & Diversity Breakfast at the University of Minnesota

Keynote address by President Eric W. Kaler.

Wednesday November 16, 2011
University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center
200 E. Oak St. Minneapolis, MN (Map)

Join the University and partner communities in celebrating
our shared commitment to the critical work
of advancing equity and diversity.

Register now at
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$400/table (10 seats) or
$200/half-table (5 seats) or
Gallery of Excellence opens at 7:30am
Breakfast & Program begin at 8:30am

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Wisconsin Law School - Postdoc Fellowship

One-year fellowship for early-career scholars who work in law and society and who will be competing for university-level teaching jobs in the U.S. market. Apply online.
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2012

Princeton - Faculty Visiting Fellowships

Princeton - Faculty Visiting Fellowships

The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, invites applications for 2012-13 Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 7

Ford Foundation Fellowships Program

Starting September 1, 2011 Applications will be accepted for the 2012 Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at:

Eligibility Requirements:

* U.S. Citizen or National
* Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of Science, social science or humanities

Stipends and Allowances:

* Predoctoral--$20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years
* Dissertation--$21,000 for one year
* Postdoctoral--$40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution

Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Application Deadline Dates:

* Predoctoral: November 14, 2011
* Dissertation: November 17, 2011
* Postdoctoral: November 17, 2011

For Further information please contact:

Fellowships Office
National Research Council of The National Academies
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Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.334.2872
Fax: 202.334.3419

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