7/30/2015: Professional fields
The Bush Foundation is accepting applications for the Bush Fellowship program, which helps individuals improve their leadership skills and effect change in their community. Fellows are awarded up to $100,000 to be used over 12 to 24 months to either make progress toward or complete an academic degree, or support a self-designed learning program. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; at least 24 years old by the application deadline; have lived for one continuous year immediately prior to the application deadline in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or one of the 23 Native nations that shares the same geographic area. Visit the foundation's website for more details.
Web site: http://www.bushfoundation.org/fellowships/bush-fellowship-program
Yale University Press, in partnership with the Terra Foundation, will offer the American Art in Translation Book Prize for an unpublished manuscript or previously published manuscript in a language other than English written by a non-U.S. author. The manuscript should make a significant contribution to scholarship on the historical visual arts of what is now the geographic United States. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and the manuscript will be published (in print and electronic form) in English by Yale University Press. In addition, Yale University Press will invite the winner to present a lecture on the book, upon publication, at Yale University. Scholars who have received Ph.D.s within the past five years are strongly encouraged to apply. Those interested should submit a single-author, book-length academic manuscripts—previously unpublished or published within the past five calendar years—in the field of American art history. The award is not open to authors for whom English is their first language. Letters of inquiry are due on August 3. Visit the press's website for more details.
Web site: http://www.yalebooks.com/terratranslationprize
8/3/2015: Science, technology, and math
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation's Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a postdoctoral fellow in environmental chemistry. The program is open to all academic and other nonprofit organizations in the states, districts, and territories of the U.S. Applications are accepted from principal investigators who have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences and collaboration across departments and institutions is encouraged. The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified nor in the principal investigator's lab at the time of application. Award recipients must wait two years from the conclusion of an award before being eligible to reapply. Visit the foundation's website for more details.
Web site: http://dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml