The Society for the Anthropology of Europe and the Council for European Studies jointly sponsor a pre-dissertation fellowship in anthropology. We are pleased to announce that the deadline for submission has been extended to February 1, 2017.
Doctoral candidates in anthropology at U.S. and Canadian universities are eligible to apply. The fellowship supports short-term (two to three months) independent research in Europe for the purpose of testing the feasibility and research design of a projected doctoral dissertation in the social/cultural anthropology of contemporary Europe. The typical grantee is a second or third-year graduate student who has, or is close to, completing course work and/or Ph.D. qualifying exams, but who has neither fully formulated nor defended a dissertation prospectus.
The fellowship carries a stipend of $5,000. Funds may not be used for language courses or instruction at a European university, or to supplement a comparable or larger fellowship for research in Europe.
Proposals will be reviewed by a committee appointed jointly by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe and the Council for European Studies. The grantee is expected to send a report to both organizations.
The application for 2017, fellowship information, eligibility requirements, and FAQ can be found on the CES awards page.
Between Brexit and the refugee crisis, Europe is currently undergoing a fresh set of challenges, which compels anthropologists and other ethnographers to rethink old paradigms whilst we come up with new ones that better address current realities of the region. The Society for the Anthropology of Europe is calling for submissions for its annual graduate student paper prize competition that address any number of past, present and future challenges the region is facing. Manuscripts must deal with some aspect of the anthropology in/of Europe and/or Europeanist anthropology’s contribution to the broader field of anthropology. This rule will be interpreted liberally to include papers of a comparative, theoretical, and/or empirical nature.
Submissions will receive significant feedback from the review committee; candidates should thus send their most mature work in publishable article format with the ultimate goal of submitting them later for publication. Word limit is 8000, inclusive of abstract, main text, and references. Submissions should not have been previously published in print or online media. The committee will evaluate originality, contribution to the field, and writing style appropriate for a manuscript in preparation for publication in an academic journal.
Students will be notified in October regarding the review committee’s decision. Three to four finalists will be invited to present their work in the SAE-sponsored roundtable, “Café Europa,” at the 116th AAA Annual Meeting (Nov. 29 – Dec. 3, 2017 in Washington, DC). The winner will be announced at the end of the roundtable and will received the SAE Graduate Student Paper Prize, which comes with a $400 award.
Interested graduate students are invited to submit their previously unpublished work (after having removed all author identifiers for blind-review), along with a title page that includes contact details, to Bilge Firat ([email protected]) by March 15, 2017.