InterAsian Contexts and Connections: Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship & Global Summer Semester Residency (University of Göttingen)Deadline: 27 Sep 2017
InterAsian Contexts and Connections (Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship & Global Summer Semester Residency), University of GöttingenContact details:
The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The SSRC is continuing its transregional grants program, offering a 2018 Junior Scholar grants competition and awarding approximately 15 grants of up to $45,000 to researchers in any world region. These fellowships help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, up to 5 years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects.
In addition, working closely with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen in Germany, the SSRC is pleased to offer a short-term fellowship opportunity in 2018—the SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen (approximate residency dates: April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018).
The broad intellectual thrust of the fellowships will continue to be InterAsian Contexts and Connections, or the reconceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. In addition, applications that explore the networks that connect Asia with Africa are encouraged for the 2018 awards cycle. Proposals should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples across the boundaries of regions and countries (such as religion, migration/diaspora, media, literature and other arts, shared access to natural resources, cultural and economic continua, and resource flows), those that reconfigure local and translocal contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements), and those that are situated at the nexus of the global/regional/local (such as youth culture, tourist arts, and illicit flows).
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship include:
* Afro-Asian Connections
* Environmental Humanities
* Religious Networks
* Resources & Archives
Invitational priorities for the 2018 Global Summer Semester Residencies include:
* Movements of Knowledge
* Transregional Populisms
* Religious Networks
This does not preclude proposals on other topics that engage with existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen.
Transregional Research Junior Scholar fellows will be selected through a two-part application process. Upon review of the preliminary applications submitted in September, the Selection Committee will invite select applicants to submit full narrative proposals in late fall 2017. Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2018, and fellowship funds can be disbursed flexibly over the 16-month period between 1 May 2018 and 31 August 2019. Global Summer Semester Residency fellowships will be awarded in late fall 2017.
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