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Opportunity: Call for Reviewers for ACLS Fellowship Applications

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is introducing a new fellowship program this year—the Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships—to support the research ambitions of community college faculty in the humanities and related social sciences. The program, which has its first application deadline on September 26, 2018, will offer up to 26 fellowships of $40,000 to community college faculty working on a diverse range of research projects. You can find out more about the program here: http://www.acls.org/programs/community-college-faculty/.

Like all ACLS fellowship programs, this program will use a peer review process to evaluate applications and select fellows. ACLS is currently looking for community college faculty in all fields of the humanities and related social sciences to serve as reviewers for the program’s inaugural competition or in a future year. Serving as a reviewer would involve evaluating 25-30 applications in the reviewer’s discipline using an online portal. Reviewers will have approximately six weeks this fall to score the applications and enter very brief comments. The honorarium for service is $200.

If you or any of your colleagues might be interested in serving as a reviewer next fall or in a future year, please email ACLS program officer Rachel Bernard (rbernard@acls.org) no later than July 18 with the following information: name(s), email address, institution, faculty rank/title, department, and discipline. You may also enter multiple names on this spreadsheet, and email the spreadsheet to rbernard@acls.org.

Thanks so much for your help, and please feel free to forward this post to your colleagues.

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ACLS Announces New Fellowships for Community College Faculty

ACLS Announces New Fellowships for Community College Faculty 

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new fellowship program for community college faculty. The Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships, made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support the research ambitions of humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year colleges.

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ACLS Fellowships seek CC Faculty as Deadline of September 27th Approaches

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a long-time affiliate of CCHA, is looking to expand the reach of its fellowships to include more community college and teaching-intensive faculty members. The deadline for fellowship applications is right around the corner, September 27th, so don’t delay if you are interested in applying.

More information can be found at the ACLS website by using the link below.

ACLS Fellowship Info

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2017 CCHA-AAR Affiliated Fellowship Winner Announced

Prof. Laura Migliorino

Congratulations!

The winner of the CCHA Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome has been announced!  Please join us in congratulating Prof. Laura E. Migliorino as she will be off to Rome for a one-month fellowship to continue her work on “The Book as the Foundation of Humanities Education” this June!

Prof. Migliorino teaches in the Art Department at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and she has a subject-matter expertise in  Studio Art Design, Photography, Drawing, and Art History. Her work on the project “The Book as the Foundation of Humanities Education” will focus on “integrating important texts from the Rare Book Collection at the Academy into [her] curriculum, serving as markers on a timeline” in order to “deepen and enhance the material.”  The following is an excerpt from her application:

The book is a simple yet complex idea that has profound influence on culture, society, and religion that transcends time and civilization. The book is a platform or foundation for the studies of Humanities because it has so much power on the course of the human life. The impact of books, and the knowledge contained, dictates human history, influences religious and political policy, supports the powerful, and inspires the repressed. In early book creation, the relationship between word and image was essential. The word spoke to the privileged, the educated, and the images informed the poor and illiterate, yet both groups needed books to guide their lives.

Prof. Migliorino’s project is certainly quite comprehensive and exciting!

We would also like to state that this was a very difficult decision as we had so many wonderful proposals to review this year, with more than 15 applicants.  Therefore, we would like to say thanks, again, to all of our competitive applicants.

Are you interested in an opportunity like this? Attend our National CCHA Conference in Baltimore, MD, from November 9-11, or check back in on the blog and the website to see if there is an opportunity for you! You can always follow us on social media, too.

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Call for Applicants: American Academy in Rome (AAR) – CCHA Affiliated Fellowship

EXTENDED DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2017

Humanities faculty interested in applying for the American Academy in Rome – CCHA Affiliated Fellowship, the call for applicants is now open.

Established by The American Academy in Rome (AAR) in 2013, the AAR/CCHA Affiliated Fellowship is awarded annually to one faculty member at an  American community college. The award includes a four-week residency in June (exact dates TBD) at the Academy and a modest travel stipend.

Interested parties should complete the attached document and submit it by the application deadline of Friday, January 20th, 2017. All application materials (and any questions about the AAR-CCHA Affiliated Fellowship) should be directed to CCHA’s Executive Director, Andrew Rusnak, at ARusnak@ccbcmd.edu by the deadline of TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2017

Application Materials: CCHA Affiliated Fellowship Application

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Opportunity: National Humanities Center Fellowships

The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2017 through May 2018. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States.

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Opportunity: 2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

Call for Applications!

2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

The Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce fellowships and development grants to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections or international education programs at their home institutions. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University of Illinois Library.

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2016 AAR Fellowship Winner Announced

The winner of the CCHA Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome has been announced!  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Meryl Shriver-Rice as she will be off to Rome for a one month fellowship to continue her work on “The Etruscan Table” this June!

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