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Fellowships, Prizes, & Grants

Virtual Columbia Summer Research Practicum in Public Humanities and Hellenic Studies

This program invites students to explore the emerging field of public humanities, gain hands-on experience with its objectives, methods, and outcomes, and pursue their own independent projects that connect research on Greece with a broad public audience.


Call for Proposals from our Center from Pandemic Research

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application deadline, and awarded projects will have rolling start-dates.

from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Applied History Project to highlight an opportunity for Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate history students and scholars: In recognition of the deep divides and polarization across American society, the Stanton Foundation recently launched a contest to reward what it judges the best Applied History essay that both clarifies the challenge of reuniting America and identifies initiatives the U.S. government or others could take to address it.

In short, the top entry, as judged by the Foundation, will win $10,000, and up to two runners-up (if applicable) will win $5,000. Essays of 1,000 to 5,000 words, drawing from the history of the U.S. or other nations, will be accepted until July 4. An advisory panel including historians from the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and the University of Chicago will assist in screening.

We would be more than happy to see submissions from any students, scholars, or professors at Columbia, and would be grateful if you could circulate it around the History Department and to anyone else who might be interested. For more information about the contest, including on how to submit, please click the link here. 

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War: George Watt Essay Contest 2021

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Graduate Award (Up to $1000)

  • Submissions must be between 3,500 and 12,500 words.
    •       Submissions may be in Spanish or English.
    •       The Applicant must currently be registered as a graduate student and work must be related to graduate studies.
    •       Any work produced since August 1, 2020, is eligible for the competition.
    •       Deadline: July 5, 2021

The School of Historical Studies is now publishing Call Outs for Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2021-22:

The American Philosophical Society Library & Museum (Philadelphia, PA) invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship, beginning July 2021.

Announcing Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships and Grants in the Humanities

2021-2022 Apply Now 

 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, D.C., administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies.

We are excited to announce that the 20222023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open and the deadline to apply is September 15, 2021. The poster for our Commission’s U.S. Scholar Program is attached. We would appreciate it if you could share this information with the faculty at your university.

Detailed information about the application requirements and the guidelines for U.S. Scholars can be found at:

A complete list of opportunities can be found in the Catalog of Awards.

If you have questions about any of our U.S. citizen grants, you can contact the American Programs Unit of the Commission at .

2022-2023 U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Programs provide U.S. students to study, to do research or to teach English at the universities in Turkey.

U.S. Student Study/Research Award, Fulbright/Turkish Universities Master’s Program Award, English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award, Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award programs are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year through October 12, 2021. Attached please find the posters for all programs.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. Our colleagues at the Institute of International Education (IIE) can also help you with the application process. Their contact information is listed in the Fulbright online website.

For more information please visit . U.S. students should apply through the . 

If you have questions about any of our U.S. citizen grants, you can contact the American Programs Unit of the Commission at .

Applications for Sankofa Tzedek are now open! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, October 16 at noon EDT.

Sankofa: From the Akan tribe in Ghana, symbolizing a quest for knowledge based on critical examination and intelligent, patient investigation. Sankofa recognizes that as a people moves forward, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten. (Carter G. Woodson Center)

Tzedek: Hebrew word for “justice” as found in the biblical phrase “Justice. Justice. Shall you pursue.” (Deuteronomy 16:20)

Questions? Please review our frequently asked questions. You can also email us at

Find more information as well as the application here:

Call for Abstracts, Proposals, & Papers

Call for Papers

The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy invites paper proposals for its Annual Graduate Workshop Series at the University of Pennsylvania. We welcome submissions by doctoral students (PhD, JSD, SJD, etc.) from any university and discipline whose research explores the controversies, dilemmas, and promises of democratic society.

The Center provides an interdisciplinary venue for graduate students to present their research and receive constructive scholarly feedback. By placing papers in conversation with each other across disciplinary boundaries, we hope to provoke new ways of thinking about the implications of democracy and citizenship. We encourage papers that interrogate democracy and citizenship from any of the following dimensions and beyond:

  • Tensions over definitions and practices of democracy
  • Citizenship and political membership
  • Responses and resistance to  political institutions
  • Movement and migration
  • Law and public policy
  • Public health
  • Economic inequality and social stratification
  • Movements for democracy and social change in particular regions
  • Technological changes
  • Policing and militarization
  • Issues of race, gender, religion, and sexuality 
  • Cultural memory and public history
  • Media and misinformation
  • Social movements

You can find titles of papers presented at the Graduate Workshop in past years at

The Andrea Mitchell Center’s Graduate Workshop is a yearlong series held once a month between September 2021 and May 2022. Two graduate students, usually from different fields, present their papers at each meeting. Presentations are approximately 10 minutes per paper, followed by  a group discussion. Papers must be submitted three weeks in advance of the workshop to be circulated. Papers should be no more than 25 double-spaced pages.

Applications are due July 3rd, 2021 to Please send:

  1. An abstract of up to 300 words including a working title for the paper and up to 5 keywords connecting your project to the aforementioned themes,
  2. A brief statement that indicates your discipline and institution, and
  3. Three workshop dates (mentioned below) that suit your availability, in order of preference.
  4. Lastly, are you willing and able to present the paper in person in Philadelphia?

Dates for the Graduate Workshop Series, 2021 and 2022

*Note: your paper must be ready to be submitted three weeks prior to the workshop date*

September 22, 2021

October 20, 2021

November 10, 2021

December 8, 2021

January 19, 2022

February 16, 2022

March 16, 2022

April 13, 2022

Before the pandemic we had conducted our sessions in person. Successful virtual workshops were held in the previous year, which allowed us to bring together students and faculty from a broader range of universities and institutions, and we hope to be able to continue reaching such a broad range of participants. With this in mind, and being mindful of ongoing uncertainty, we will use one of two formats on a case-by-case basis: in-person, if both presenters are willing and able to travel to Philadelphia (the event will still be live-streamed); or entirely virtual in the case that one of the presenters is unwilling or unable to travel to Philadelphia. Even if normal university operations fully resume in the fall or spring, we will maintain the options for virtual meetings and participants will not be required to travel for the workshop.

Please note, in the event travel is possible, we will be unable to provide funding for travel or accommodations. Feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Mike Gadomski, Philosophy

Indivar Jonnalagadda, Anthropology & South Asia Studies

Zachary Loeb, History and Sociology of Science

Graduate Fellows, Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy

University of Pennsylvania

Job Listings (teaching; assisting with research; tutoring; etc.) & Internships

History Adjuncts Needed

Fall 2021

York College, City University of New York

Jamaica, NY 11451
Contemporary America
HIST204 (Liberal Arts) Contemporary America 3 hrs. 3 crs. America since
1945 with emphasis on the development of society and politics in the context
of the Cold War and domestic social and economic unrest. Preq: ENG
125. Not open to students with credit in HIST 323. [Flexible Core: U.S.
Experience in its Diversity]
(History 204, Section FX meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to
5:15 p.m.)***

History of Modern India
HIST278 (Liberal Arts) History of Modern India 3 hrs. 3 crs. Basic historical
account of the struggles of the people of the Indian subcontinent against
colonial domination, with emphasis on the nationalist movement from which
India and Pakistan emerged. Preq: ENG 125.
(History 278. Section M3 meets on Mondays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.) ***

***At present, we anticipate courses will be taught fully online.

If you are interested in teaching any of the above-noted History
courses, please contact Dr. Robert Parmet, Acting Chair and
Coordinator of History at

Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity: Continuing the work of the Columbia University and Slavery Project

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021

The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for our live online reading skills programs for students of all ages. Our programs provide students with the skills, books, and experiences they need to achieve greater success in school and beyond.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn between $600-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to high school students.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support for our teachers, so we do not require teaching certification or experience to apply. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher and must be available to teach classes five days a week, including both weekend days. We are looking for full-time teachers with availability to work 37-40 hours per week during the summer. There will be some opportunities for continued employment with the Institute after the summer. 

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure.
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Are comfortable and confident with technology.
  • Are patient and supportive with students and parents.

Apply Now

Learn more about us and our reading programs at

The Center for Teaching and Learning at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) would like to announce the following paid opportunity for graduate students and postgraduate students of history. We ask if you would share this information with your networks. Please direct any questions  

Conference and Seminar Applications
Outside Events

Tenemos el placer de adjuntarles el programa de la XXXI Semana de Estudios Medievales que se llevará a cabo del 19 al 23 de julio con el título general “Escribir la Historia. Crónicas y relato en la Edad Media”. Esta edición cuenta con una importante novedad: se celebrará de forma virtual, por las condiciones sanitarias, y se podrá acceder a los contenidos en diferido hasta el 30 de julio.

Pondremos a disposición de los inscritos una plataforma informática que permita escuchar las conferencias, interaccionar con ponentes y participantes y acceder a visitas virtuales de espacios culturales significativos de Nájera (Santa María la Real, Museo Histórico Arqueológico Najerillense, Cuevas…).

Les presentamos un programa ambicioso y de sumo interés conformado por:

  • 11 conferencias de Historia medieval
  • 2 conexiones en directo: cuarteto musical Ensemble Musicantes y Bodegas Lecea
  • Diferentes visitas virtuales a espacios relevantes de Nájera.
  • Se hará llegar a cada asistente un libro de actas de ediciones anteriores de la Semana.

Además, la actividad está certificada por la Universidad de La Rioja (35 h / 1.5 créditos), homologada para el alumnado de Historia de dicha universidad y como actividad formativa por la Consejería de Educación del Gobierno de La Rioja.

La información completa y el procedimiento de matrícula se encuentran en nuestra página web (

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