Funding Opportunities, Week of November 27

So I took a break last week (and I might take a few more in the weeks to come) thanks to crazy school/personal life shenanigans, but I did find a few things this week to share! Enjoy!

Post-docs
Churchill College: Junior Fellowships (England).
Killam Postdoc: In science and engineering (Canada).
Sultan Postdoc: Islamic art and architecture (Berkeley).
US-Japan Relations Postdoc: Weatherhead Center, Harvard.

International Opportunities
Vittore Branca Center: For those wishing to study Italian culture.
International Tropical Timber Organization: Fellowships.

Science and Technology
Science and Technology Fellows: Millennium Challenge Foundation.
ACM History Fellowship: Association for Computing Machinery.

Arts
Internships: Museum of Fine Art; Boston.
Susman Curatorial Fellowship: Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago.
Visual Arts Awards: The British School at Rome.

Other Opportunities
Sertoma Scholarships: For deaf and hard of hearing students.
Emergency Grants: For female students in the UK and elsewhere faced with unexpected financial difficulties.
Contemplative Studies Fellowship: Mind and Life Institute.

 

Staying Informed, One Listserv at a Time

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything besides funding updates (grad school will do that to you!) but I have been wanting to post something on listservs for a while. I’m of the opinion that listservs are a stellar way to stay informed about the field, learn about funding and conferences, and more. In fact, several of the publications I’ve been involved in were ones I learned about through listservs. This is especially great for students and new professionals, who are still feeling out their place in the field and want to learn from others. They are also great for anyone who wants to keep up to date on funding opportunities and calls for papers (two of my big focuses right now!)
Below is my “list of lists”–websites that you can go to and sign up for listservs that interest you. Since my focus is in LIS, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, that’s where I have focused my attention–if you know of a similar site I haven’t included, feel free to add it!

ALA Mailing List Service: All the listservs run through the American Library Association. I am an ALA member, but it looks like non-members can sign up too. Just follow the instructions when you hit ‘subscribe.’ After you complete the steps the first time, your e-mail address will be subscribed to other lists with one click.

H-Net Discussion Networks: H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences online) is an awesome resource. They have calls for participation, conference alerts, and a heaping helping of listservs spanning just about every interest. By adding yourself to the lists you are most interested in, you’ll get updates from H-Net (which is very extensive and daunting to browse through) that are relevant to your chosen topics.

Conference Alerts: Most people I know haven’t heard of this one, which makes me feel like I am sharing some great secret with them. This site is incredible–it lists conferences from all over the world and across disciplines. You can search by country or topic. You can also sign up for e-mail alerts that you can customize to include whatever topics you want and whatever countries you want (I have mine set to tell me about conferences in all countries.) Then you’ll get occasional e-mails with a list of upcoming conferences that meet your criteria. I like to browse the list not only to find what conferences I might attend, but also to see if any of my current projects might fit into a call for papers.

WikiCFP: A resource for calls for papers in science and technology. You can sign up for an account, and create your own list of topics you want CFPs for. They also alert followers to new CFPs on Twitter (@WikiCFP.)