Archive for the 'Fellowships' Category

NSW Premier’s History Awards & NSW History Fellowships

Call for applications

The New South Wales Premier’s History Awards honour distinguished achievement in the publication and presentation of history by Australian historians. Please refer to the Awards guidelines on the Arts NSW website for information regarding Awards categories and eligibility criteria.

Closing date: Friday, 16 April 2010

Eligibility period: Works first published or produced between 28 March 2009 & 31 March 2010
Entry Fee: $ 40.00 (incl. GST) per nomination (exemptions may apply) Nomination forms and guidelines are available for downloading from:


Call for applications

The NSW Archival Research Fellowship and the NSW History Fellowship are open only to people living in New South Wales. Please refer to the Fellowship guidelines on the Arts NSW website for details.

Closing date: Tuesday 27 April 2010

There is no entry fee. Nomination forms and guidelines are available for downloading from:

Zoe Pollock | Executive Officer | History Council of NSW
PO Box R1737 Royal Exchange NSW 1225
T: (02) 9252 8715 F: (02) 9252 8716


Australia Awards Program

In November 2009, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the Australia Awards, which bring the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) scholarships together under the banner of the Australia Awards program,

The Australia Awards are comprised of two streams: an achievement stream that targets the best and brightest students, researchers and professionals to come to Australia and for Australians to do the same offshore; and a development stream that builds capacity in developing countries.

Achievement stream

Endeavour Awards – Australian applicants
The Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving Australian students, researchers and professionals to undertake study, research and professional development in a broad range of disciplines in participating countries in the Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe and Middle East. Applications open on 5th April and close on 31st July 2010, for study in 2011.

Endeavour Awards – International applicants
The Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving international students, researchers and professionals to undertake short or long term study, research and professional development in Australia in a broad range of disciplines. The country eligibility list has expanded from previous rounds, please review the new country inclusions at:
Applications open on 5th April and close on 31st July 2010, for study in 2011.
Development stream

Australian Development Scholarships:  Up to 1000 Australian Development Scholarships are awarded each year across 31 countries, with scholarships awarded equally between men and women. Each Country Program has different selection processes and timelines. Further information on individual country processes can be obtained from the Australian Diplomatic Mission in the country of citizenship.

Australian Leadership Awards – Scholarships: Applications for the 2010 intake open on 10th March 2010 and close on 30th June 2010.

Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship:  Applications for round 8 open in May and close 5-6 weeks later.

Some scholarships require a conditional letter of offer from the University of Sydney, to be included as part of the online application. At present, the processing times indicated by the International Office is that it takes between 6-8 weeks to process a PhD application, so if you know of anyone applying, please encourage them to start early with finding a suitable supervisor using Research Supervisor Connect ( and completing the postgraduate application form ( – the procedure for international students is explained here :

Please contact Danielle Penn (International Development Manager – Scholarships and Grants) if you have any queries on danielle.penn at sydney dot edu dot au and 02 9351 8743.

from DVC International
University of Sydney

International Science Linkages – Humanities and Creative Arts (ISL-HCA) Programme

Following a very successful first grant round, the Australian Academy of the Humanities is now pleased to call for applications for the second round of the International Science Linkages – Humanities and Creative Arts (ISL-HCA) Programme, funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) to support international collaborative research activities in the humanities and creative arts.

The International Science Linkages (ISL) Programme aims to facilitate and support research cooperation between Australian researchers and leading counterparts overseas. The ISL-HCA Programme will provide targeted support in order to:

* promote access and participation for Australian humanities and creative arts researchers in strategically focused, leading edge, international research; and
* increase strategic alliances between Australian and overseas researchers.

The closing date for this second round is Monday 8 February 2010.

In this second round three different schemes are being offered:

1. International Research Fellowships for early to mid-career researchers to work in collaborative research groups abroad;

2. Visiting Fellowships for eminent humanities and/or creative arts scholars to visit Australia and participate in seminars and masterclasses; and

3. International Collaborative Workshops with a focused objective, which bring together researchers from different countries and may be hosted in Australia or overseas.

To lodge your application you will need to obtain the Guidelines, the appropriate Application Form and the Cover Sheet. Please read the Guidelines carefully before filling out and lodging your application. You can find these documents on the AAH ISL web page:

Calls for applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships

10 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Year 2010/11

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin invite scholars to apply for ten post-doctoral fellowships for the research program EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST – THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE

This research program seeks to rethink concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The project draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin ‘Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe’ supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and secular) as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame.

Applications should be received by 3 January 2010, for more information please download the application, BB_Ac_application2010-11

USYD research fellowships – applications open

The Research Portfolio is pleased to announce a new fellowship, the Laffan Fellowship (for researchers with a disability), is joining the successful Brown and Thompson Fellowships in order to strengthen our research program and to promote equity and diversity at the University. All three fellowships are now open, and applications are due by COB Friday, 23 October 2009.

•  The new Laffan fellowship aims to assist researchers who have a significant disability, or have experienced a significant disability, re-establish or enhance their academic research careers.

•  The Brown Fellowships aim to assist recipients re-establish or enhance their academic research careers after interruptions from sustained primary caring duties. Please note that applications from male staff who fit this criteria are welcome.

•  The Thompson Fellowships aim to address the under-representation of women in senior academic positions and provide opportunities to women academics at levels C or D to develop and strengthen their research, preparing them to apply for and assume roles at Levels D and E in the near future.

All three Fellowships provide academic staff with relief from routine teaching and administrative responsibilities, and research only staff with funding to for technical support, for up to two semesters starting Semester 1, 2010. The Fellowships provide up to $60,000 per fellow at $30,000 per semester ($25,000 in teaching relief/technical support and $5,000 in research support). Support is pro rata for part-time fellows. A level of support from Faculty is also encouraged. Guidelines, application forms and referees report forms are available from the Research Portfolio website:

Golda Meir Fellowship Fund – Post Doctoral Fellowships

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applicants for PostDoctoral Fellowships  in Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Agriculture and  Medicine for the 2009 Academic Year. Candidates may apply at an early stage of their professional career (not later than four years after completion of their doctoral dissertation). The Fellowships are tenable for one academic year and may be extended for another  year.  Value: The Fellowship provides a 12 month stipend (with COL  adjustments), rent allowance and a return ticket to Israel.

Closing Date: 6 November 2009

Application forms may be obtained from the office at:
306 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South VIC 3162,
please email vicfhu at austfhu dot org dot au for details.

Completed applications are to be sent to: Mr Tom Danos
The Australian Friends of The Hebrew University
Jerusalem Limited – Victorian Division
306 Hawthorn Road,
Caulfield South VIC 3162

Go8 European Fellowships – call for applications

Applications are called for the 2010 European Fellowships from the Group of Eight (Go8). The Fellowships are open to early career researchers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and, for the first time this year, Croatia. Each fellow will receive benefits worth $20,000 to travel to Australia in 2010 and work at a Go8 university for up to six months.

Applications close on 30 October 2009. See the following link for detailed information  Go8 European Fellowship information
Kerrie Thornton | The Group of Eight Ltd
kerrie dot thornton at go8 dot edu dot au