Professional Development

MAY 2017


Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.  Deadline: August 1, 2017.  More information at:

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships at Aston University’s Aston Centre for Europe in Birmingham

The Aston Centre for Europe (ACE) is looking to host exceptional fellows in the framework of the EU’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme. The scheme enables eligible applicants to come to Aston University for a period from 12 to 24 months with the aims of undertaking world class research, career development, and knowledge transfer activities.

Eligible researchers are
– researchers in possession of a doctoral degree or who have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
– who at the time of the deadline for submission (14 September 2017), have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.



Deadline: May 19, 2017

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Fellowship Program

Through the program, stipends of up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses will be awarded to individuals working in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics to pursue projects within their fields. In addition, some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant.

In addition to the stipend, fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which runs from early September 2018 through May 31, 2019. Visual, film, and video artists may apply for either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $38,750.

Radcliffe Fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, fellows are expected to reside in the Boston area the fellowship period and to have their primary office at the institute to participate fully in the life of the community.

The deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences is September 14, 2017. For applications in the natural sciences and mathematics, the deadline is October 5, 2017.

Visit the Radcliffe Institute website for complete program guidelines, information about fellows from previous years, and application instructions

#BUDSC17 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to be more inclusive across diverse communities, both inside and outside of academia. The conference will bring together a broad community of practitioners–faculty, researchers, librarians, artists, educational technologists, students, administrators, and others–engaged in digital scholarship both in research and teaching who share an interest in the evolution of digital scholarship.

The theme “Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship” acknowledges the changes to scholarship wrought by the introduction of digital technologies across the disciplines.  Now is an apt time to reflect upon how digital scholarship has evolved over the past decades and where it may head in the future. Scholars and teachers, poets and administrators, artists and community members, are encouraged to reflect on the past of digital scholarship and work together to build a future for digital scholarship.

We invite proposals that explore or critique digital modes of scholarly, cultural, and political intersectionality. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate how digital scholarship has been done in the past and how it may change in the future.

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, project demos, electronic posters, panel discussions, work-in-progress sessions, workshops, lightning talks, or other creative formats.

We look forward to building on the success of the last three years, in which we came together to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in public scholarly pursuits. For more information, please view our highlights from the 2016 meeting, the conference website and this year’s call (including promo video).

Submission Form
Proposals are due: 8:00 AM, Monday, May 15th
Notifications will be sent by June 26th

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars | RFPs | PND

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.  The application deadline is September 19, 2017.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions.

The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.

Jane Dougan