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At our conference in San Francisco in March 2014, ASEH presented awards to Kate Brown (pictured here with Fritz Davis, chair of the George Perkins Marsh Prize committee) for best book; Alan Mikhail for best article; and Paul Hirt (pictured above with wife Linda) for Distinguished Service. See awards section of this website for a full list of award recipients.

 
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To submit info on funding opportunities related to environmental history, contact director@aseh.net

Read about ASEH's new environmental history fellowship at the Newberry Library by clicking here.

 

ACLS Public Fellows Program

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the fifth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance. Deadline: March 17, 2015. See:

http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/

NEH Public Scholar Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a new grant opportunity, the Public Scholar Program, intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should present significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.

The Public Scholar Program is open to both independent scholars and individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions. It offers a stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must have previously published a book or monograph with a university or commercial press, or articles and essays that reach a wide readership.

Application guidelines and a list of F.A.Q.’s for the Public Scholar Program are available on the NEH’s website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program. The application deadline for the first cycle is March 3, 2015. Recipients may begin the term of the grant as early as October 1, 2015 or as late as September 1, 2016. The official press release for the new program is available here: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2014-12-01

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at New York University

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NY University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship for one year in the history of science and technology, or a related field, with the possibility for renewal for a second year.  The Fellowship, which will begin September 1, 2015, will include a $40,000 annual stipend, a $20,000 housing allowance, full medical benefits and assistance with relocation.  The research of the successful candidate should be interdisciplinary in nature and complement the work of historians of science already at Gallatin, as we look to strengthen the history-of-science community within New York University and New York City.  The successful candidate will advance their own research project, teach two undergraduate courses a year, assist in the execution and development of the NYC History of Science Group, the NYU Science and Society minor and take part in the academic life of NYU and the Gallatin School.  Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a research proposal on a topic related to the project (750 words maximum), a sample or samples of writing (i.e., article or book chapter), and two letters of recommendation.  Application deadline: February 13, 2015. To apply, please visit: www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52346

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Fellowships for Students

The Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) is a new fellowship program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The DFP is designed to provide a fellowship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate full time for at least 11 weeks on projects that meet the qualification of a rigorous internship program.

Participation in the DFP will offer the selected Fellows an opportunity to demonstrate to supervisors and managers their potential for success in an administrative or professional career field in the Service. Management may directly hire a DFP Fellow who has successfully completed the fellowship program and requirements for his or her degree program.

The web site provides additional info.:

http://www.fws.gov/workforwildlife/dfp.html

National Humanities Center Fellowships - click here for information

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