The InterAsia Program Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship (formerly known as the Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research) is aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric InterAsian Contexts and Connections. Its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships help junior scholars (one to five years out of the PhD) complete first books or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the fellowships create networks and shared resources that will support fellows well beyond the award period. The Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship thus provides promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.
How do I apply for a SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship?
Applicants are required to submit a preliminary pre-proposal by the deadline of August 25, 2015. This pre-proposal is comprised of two main sections – applicant details and project details. In addition, all prospective applicants will be required to submit a 2-3 page Curriculum Vitae and one letter of reference by this deadline.
All pre-proposals must be submitted online. Online application materials can be accessed on the project’s website. In addition, all reference letters must be submitted online. The online application form includes detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to request an online reference, as well as instructions for your letter writer on how to submit an online reference.
These pre-proposals will be evaluated by the Program’s Selection and Advisory Committee, and select applicants will be contacted in October 2015 and invited to submit a full proposal byDecember 2015. At the full proposal stage, applicants will be expected to provide additional project details, including a 10-page narrative research proposal, a specific research plan/timeline and a project budget, including the total amount requested and a breakdown of the expenditure of funds. In addition, applicants that have passed onto this stage will be asked to submit letter(s) of affiliation as relevant.
Full proposals will not be submitted via an online applications system. Materials will be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will be provided with detailed application instructions at both stages.