Monday, June 25, 2012

Call for applicants: John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellows

Colleagues, Carol Ashcraft passed this along, and I hope you or someone you know is interested in the Guggenheim program. As you'll see, Carol urges you to notify her if you apply, but it is an open-submission program. Let the CHASS Research Office know if we can help in any way.

Five Triangle area residents won Guggenheim Fellowships recently, attracting news coverage that provides additional information about the kind of work Guggenheim Foundation funds through its awards.  All five Triangle area Guggenheim Fellows are in the arts, humanities and social sciences, but faculty in the natural sciences are also eligible. 
The next application deadline is September 15, 2012.  To apply when the Guggenheim online application system opens in July, see .  Faculty are requested to inform about their interest in this program; however, it is open submission and all interested faculty may submit applications.
To learn more about our Triangle area Fellows, see
Our current NC State Guggenheim Fellows are:
Professor of English John Balaban, 2003 (Asian Studies) and
Professor of History Anthony J. LaVopa, 2007 (History)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Two Open Positions in the Institute for Nonprofits

Colleagues, I received this note from Mary Tschirhart. Please share broadly with your colleagues and especially current and former students who may be interested in these open positions. Thanks!


Please help spread the word.  The Institute for Nonprofits is looking for two individuals to join our team.

We have an opening for Managing Editor of the Philanthropy Journal.  The Journal's mission is to help nonprofits learn, lead, and grow, and build their capacity to help people and places in need.  The responsibilities of the position are to: Oversee creation and production of content for the Philanthropy Journal website, newsletters, workshops, webinars, reports, and collaborative projects; solicit and work with writers, graphic designers, and video producers to develop content; provide editing; and write articles, reports, blog, and social media items.  Additional responsibilities include: Manage budgets for payments to content creators; contribute to development and implementation of Journal business and marketing strategy; develop collaborative partnerships; ensure a portfolio of financially viable and mission-consistent products and services; support relationships with Institute’s prospective and current advertisers and donors; prepare grant proposals and Journal business plan; serve as the Philanthropy Journal's "public face" including speaking at conferences and other events; coordinate appropriate technologies for delivery of products and services; and analyze Journal’s current and prospective users as part of strategy development.  The position number is 00102643 and a more complete description can be found at  

We also are looking for a Communication Manager for the Institute (this position will be in the university system soon as a Creative and Marketing Manager).  The person in this position will be responsible for managing the Institute's website, including the website of the Philanthropy Journal. In addition this person will prepare the Journal's weekly e-newsletter and other communication vehicles.  

The individuals filling these positions will join a staff dedicated to building capacity in the nonprofit sector through research, education, and community partnerships.   The Institute is a bridge between NC State University and community-serving organizations. It is a center of expertise, generator of knowledge, and host of a collaborative and diverse community of scholars. In December, the Institute will be moving to the Hunt Library being built on Centennial campus.  Its new location will provide even more opportunity to work with community members on initiatives to strengthen nonprofit organizations.       
Please encourage applications for our positions.  

Thanks, Mary  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Outstanding Opportunity for Junior Faculty! Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship

Kluge Fellowships

  • Research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual
  • Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the July 15 deadline
  • Stipend: $4,200 per month (up to 12 months)
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months. Established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington.
The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available. Further information about the Library's collections can be found on the Library's website:

Applicant Eligibility

Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa. To meet the minimum eligibility requirements, the degree must be formally awarded by the deadline date.

Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing

Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports projects that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture.

The following grant application information is for Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing.

Funding Opportunity Number:   INNOVATION-201210

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:   89.003
        Draft Deadline (optional):   August 1, 2012
        Final Deadline:   October 4, 2012

NHPRC support begins no earlier than July 1, 2013.

More details are available at