Thursday, September 1, 2016

Speculum: Postdoctoral Editorial Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for a two-year Postdoctoral Editorial Fellowship at Speculum, the journal of the Medieval Academy of America.
The Speculum fellowship represents a significant fulfillment of one aspect of the Medieval Academy's continuing efforts to recognize and support extraordinary medievalists in the early stages of their careers. We believe that after the fellowship tenure, the Speculum fellow will be a more experienced scholar and editor and will be an exceptionally attractive candidate for academic positions, as well as for significant publishing and editorial opportunities.
This two-year full-time post at Speculum offers qualified individuals the opportunity to develop as scholars and editors. The term of the award is subject to the Fellow's acceptable performance of the duties required, as determined by the Editor of Speculum. Fellows will receive:
  • $43,000 annual stipend
  • Health benefits
  • Special Borrower's privileges at Widener Library, Harvard University
  • Limited travel funds
Fellows are expected to:
  • Continue to develop research program 1 day/ week.
  • Assume responsibilities for a particular set of editorial tasks at Speculum. These tasks will include, but are not limited to: liaising with book review editors; contacting reviewers; checking citations for accepted articles; proofreading reviews, Brief Notices, Books Received, and Tables of Contents, and entering corrections; proofing full issues of Speculum
  • Participate in the cultural life of medieval studies in the Boston area.
  • Reside in the Boston area during the fellowship period.
Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements and demonstrate the following qualifications:
  • PhD in some field of medieval studies completed before the end of spring term, 2017, but no earlier than January 1, 2011
  • Attention to detail and evidence of a high level of scholarly precision, particularly with regards to bibliographic detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Facility with languages
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of digital information
The deadline for applications is 15 October. Click here for more information and to apply.

Harry Ransom Center: Research fellowships

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applications for its 2017-2018 research fellowships. More than 50 fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial on-site use of the Ransom Center's collections, supporting research in all areas of the humanities including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 or $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

Please note that our application deadline has changed: The application deadline for 2017-2018 fellowships is November 15, 2016, 5 p.m. CST. The 2017-2018 fellowships will support research visits that will take place during the period June 1, 2017-August 31, 2018.

Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Ransom Center has awarded fellowships to more than 1,000 scholars from around the world.

For details and application instructions, visit:

Please circulate this announcement among colleagues and students.

Questions about the fellowship program or application instructions may be directed to