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CAORC 2019-2020 Research Fellowships Now Available!

Announcing new Fellowship opportunities from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers:

More info on these Fellowships is available HERE.


CAORC NEH SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years.

Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.

Applicants must propose four to six consecutive months of research between the period of May 2020 and November 2021 in an American overseas research center in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Fellowship stipends are $5,000 per month for four to six consecutive months.

Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have resided in the U.S. for three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD.
  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S.
  • Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.  
Application deadline: January 23, 2020
Announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2020.

CAORC MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD.
Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
Please note that in accordance with U.S. Department of State travel warnings, travel is not currently possible to the following countries with overseas research centers: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen.
Approximately eight awards of up to $11,000 each will be given. Each year the highest ranking Multi-Country Fellowship applicant will receive an additional $1,000 toward travel expenses through the Mary Ellen Lane Multi-Country Travel Award. The award is named after CAORC’s founding director, Dr. Mary Ellen Lane.
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S.
  • Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application. 
  • PhD candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2020.
  • Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: January 23, 2020
Announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2020.
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Announcing The 2019 Literary Magazine Competition Winners

We at CCHA are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Literary Magazine Competition! We would also like to once again thank Jenny Williams and her team of judges for their hard work on what is the flagship competition here at CCHA.

2019 Winners of National Magazine, Overall (Tie)

SandScript

Pima Community College,
Tucson, AZ

Faculty Advisor: Maggie Goldston

Ourglass

Community College of Denver,
Denver, CO

Faculty Advisor: Jeff Becker

We also want to be sure to congratulate the winners at all levels and in categories, so please be sure to see the full lists of winners at the links below. Lastly, for those of you who didn’t win this year, note that nest year’s competition opens in a few short months!

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Mellon-Funded MLA Teaching Institute Now Accepting Applications

As was previously announced, this past summer, Executive Director Rusnak and Deputy Executive Director Campbell were invited to join a group faculty members from four-year institutions and “access-oriented institutions” (identified by the Modern Language Association as “community colleges and other colleges that prioritize access over selectivity in admissions”) to design a grant-funded program that will offer instructors who teach at access-oriented institutions and doctoral students who are interested in teaching at these institutions the opportunity to participate in regional week-long seminars focused on Reading-Writing Pedagogy. As we received plenty of questions about this opportunity, we are happy to announce that the Modern Language Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for this amazing opportunity. Please take note of the approaching Deadline: March 11th. Interested individuals can access the application HERE. Good luck to you all!

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Diversity on the Rise in the Nation’s Community Colleges According to AAA&S

According to a new article from Inside Higher Ed, diversity is on the increase at the nation’s two-year colleges. The article is based on information from publicly available degree completions data.

More information from American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAA&S) survey that CCHA assisted in will be available in the future.

According to the results of the survey, “in 2015, 32.1 percent of the associate degrees in the humanities were awarded to black, Hispanic or Native American students — a 149 percent increase from 1989, when the data were first collected.” This is just some of the great news according to the data collected by AAA&S, and the rest can be found in the article at the link below.

Read the Inside Higher Ed Article

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Humanities for All: A National Survey of Public Engagement in the Humanities in Higher Ed

Humanities for All:
A National Survey of Public Engagement in the Humanities in Higher Education

CALL FOR ASSISTANCE

The National Humanities Alliance Foundation is currently conducting a national study of public engagement in the humanities at institutions of higher education.

This national study surveys the range of ways that higher ed faculty, students, and administrators have connected with diverse communities through the humanities over the past decade (short abstract available here). We are especially interested in initiatives that have involved collaboration with the wide range of organizations that are also committed to the public humanities.

We are reaching out to ask for examples of projects that connect the humanities with the broader community.

If you have been involved with or know of any projects that fit this description, we would be grateful if you could please contact Daniel Fisher, Project Director (dfisher@nhalliance.org).

This project has received generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The National Humanities Alliance Foundation advances the humanities by conducting and supporting research on the humanities and communicating the value of the humanities to a range of audiences including elected officials and the general public.

www.nhalliance.org