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Kenan Erim Fellowship for Research at Ancient Aphrodisias

DESCRIPTION: The American Research Institute in Turkey invites applications for a fellowship to support excavation and/or research in art history and archaeology to be carried out at the site of Aphrodisias in Turkey. This award is made possible by the generous support of the American Friends of Aphrodisias in honor of Professor Kenan T. Erim, excavator and scholar of the site of Aphrodisias. Maximum award will be $2,375 for the summer season. ELIGIBILITY: Scholars or advanced graduate students engaged in excavation at the site of Aphrodisias or research on material from that site are eligible to apply. Fields of study include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archaeology. Graduate student applicants must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Applicants may also qualify for other ARIT fellowship programs. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order to be considered, applicants must submit an application, a letter of acceptance from a director of the excavations at Aphrodisias, and two letters of reference. Please refer to the application format and cover page appended here. Please include letters of reference with your application. Graduate students should supply a copy of their graduate transcript. RESEARCH PERMISSION: Project permission should be included within the Aphrodisias excavation permit. Submit materials to: American Research Institute in Turkey, c/o University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324 (215) 898-3474 leinwand@sas.upenn.edu http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

Kress Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in the History of Art and Archaeology in Turkey

THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey invites applications for fellowships for doctoral research in art history and archaeology in Turkey. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Maximum award will be $17,000 for one academic year. Awards for shorter periods of time are also possible. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Advanced graduate students engaged in research in Turkey are eligible to apply. Fields of study include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archaeology. Applicants must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Candidacy is open to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. applicants matriculated at U.S. or Canadian institutions. Pre-doctoral applicants may also qualify for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, contact: American Research Institute in Turkey University of Pennsylvania Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324 (215) 898-3474 leinwand@sas.upenn.edu http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Turkey for East European Scholars

DESCRIPTION: The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to invite applications for Mellon Research Fellowships in Turkey. Funds for the fellowships have been provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (http://www.mellon.org) for the purpose of bringing East-Central European scholars into a broader research community. ARIT is offering three fellowships to scholars from East European and Baltic countries including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Applicants must hold the PhD or its equivalent. They may engage in advanced research in any field of the humanities and allied social sciences involving Turkey. STIPEND: The fellowships cover two to three months of research to be carried out in Turkey, in affiliation with the ARIT centers in Istanbul and Ankara. The program offers a stipend up to $11,500 to cover the costs of conducting the scholars research project, including travel, living expenses, and work-related costs. Scholars are affiliated with ARIT centers in Istanbul and/or Ankara. The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (http://www.caorc.org) administers the Mellon Fellowship Program. ELIGIBILITY: Scholars from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, who hold a PhD. degree or its equivalent and who are citizens and permanent residents of one of the nine included countries are eligible to apply. Preference is given to scholars in the early stages of their careers who have not had the opportunity for extensive travel. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their projects and to participate in the activities of the Institutes centers in Istanbul and Ankara. Applicants may not have held a fellowship under this program for five years prior to the current fellowship year. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications consist of 1) a brief project statement (3-5 pages) outlining the project and its significance; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) two letters of reference from scholars in the applicants field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. (Letters of reference should be sent directly from the reviewer). (See application format.) Applications and supporting letters must be submitted to: American Research Institute in Turkey University of Pennsylvania Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324 (215) 898-3474 e-mail: leinwand@sas.upenn.edu http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/MellonFellowships.htm

National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowship for Research in Turkey

THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for two or three advanced fellowships made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships for research in Turkey may be held for four to twelve continuous months. Stipends range from $13,335-40,000, determined on the basis of individual proposals. ELIGIBILITY: Scholars who have completed their formal training and plan to carry out research in Turkey may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT headquarters on questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, contact: American Research Institute in Turkey University of Pennsylvania Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324 (215) 898-3474 leinwand@sas.upenn.edu http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/

Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment. The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars, who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students, for research on masters theses or doctoral dissertations. The committee sometimes approves two awards to the same person within a five-year period. The average award is about $2,500; grants do not exceed $3,000. Grants are given for one year following the date of the award. Grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors. Applications email inquiry should be sent to Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or call 215-440-3429. Retrieve the 3-page application form below. Fill it out completely using 11-pt type or larger. Do not add extra pages. Send your completed application as an e-mail attachment to LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or mail to: Phillips Fund for Native American Research 104 South Fifth Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386 http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips.htm

Venture Student Aid Award - Venture Club of the Americas

Applicants must be physically disabled, between the ages of 15 and 40 as well as demonstrate financial need and the capacity to profit from further education. Applications can be secured from a local club or from the address below. Send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope with a request for an application. For more information, contact: Venture Student Aid Award - Venture Club of the Americas 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1000 Philadelphia, PA 19102-1883 Phone: (215) 557-9300 http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/gtu_scholarships/venture_student_aid_award_-_venture_club_of_the_americas

NATIONAL ART Scholarship Contest

Rules and Guidelines: 1. Capture the spirit of the theme through representational, stylized, or abstract means of expression. 2. Acceptable media are watercolor, crayon, tempera, collage, pen and ink, and computer art. Artwork must be original and no larger than 24” by 30”. It must be produced on paper that can be duplicated, displayed or framed. 3. Artwork cannot contain wording, slogans, descriptions, narrative, etc. Artwork that may smudge must be fixed with a non-workable final fixative. 4. Submissions will be judged on originality, imaginative creativity, and meaningMailing Instructions: 1. Attach the entry form with tape or other fixative to the artwork. Sandwich the entry between two pieces of cardboard and strap packing tape around the edges to protect it during shipping. No paper clips. 2. Each entry must contain the student’s full name, complete address with zip code, telephone number, cell phone, and email address. Each entry must also contain the names of the principal, guidance counselor, along with school name, complete address with zip code, telephone number with area code, fax number with area code and school email address. 3. Entries will be penalized for missing information. 4. Mail artwork and entry for to: The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation1201 Constitution AvenueThe Navy Yard Bldg. 649 Philadelphia, PA 19112-1307 5. Artwork will be returned only if a self-addressed envelope, box, or other packaging with correct postage is included with the entry. 6. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entry for a list of winners, or check our website for an announcement of winners.

Scholarship Program - High Schools

The foundation seeks to provide financial support and mentoring for those students who have shown the aptitude and commitment to their education, but whose families may not have the resources to ensure completion of their undergraduate degrees. High schools that fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply for support: * Located in, and/or serve students from, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Camden, New Jersey; or the Delaware Valley. * Seventy percent (70%) of the senior class accepted at accredited four-year colleges or universities and performed 20 hours of Community Service each.

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