Postdoc Fellowships in the Humanities
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Program in the
Humanities invites applications for three fellowships.
Appointments are for one year, beginning July 1, 2006, and
are renewable for a second year.
This new postdoctoral program in the Krieger School of
Arts and Sciences will encourage innovative teaching,
enrich educational and research opportunities in the
humanities and foster the career development of a select
group of promising young scholars. The committee will
select fellows based primarily on applicants' scholarship
and promise, as well as their abilities to fill research
and teaching needs within the school's humanities
Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and
the responsibility of teaching one course per semester. The
initial stipend is $45,000, with an additional $1,000
available for research and travel expenses. Health
insurance and a onetime moving allowance of $1,500 are also
Applicants should have completed their doctorate in
any humanities discipline no earlier than June 30, 2002. To
apply, send a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of
recommendation and an academic statement, including
research and teaching proposals, to the Mellon Postdoctoral
Fellowship Committee, 237 Mergenthaler Hall, on the
Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31. Women and
underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to
apply. For information, contact Sarah Breeding at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-8483.
Cancer Research Grants
The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant
program provides seed money for the initiation of promising
new projects by independent junior investigators so they
may obtain preliminary results that will enable them to
compete successfully for national research grants. Grants
are for one year and cannot exceed $20,000 (direct costs
only); the grants are primarily for research supplies and
Senior investigators, postdoctoral fellows and junior
investigators who have competitive national research grants
or who have received prior support from the IRG are not
eligible. Applications will be accepted only from
full-time, tenure-track JHU faculty members at the ranks of
instructor and assistant professor or equivalent who are
within eight years of their first independent research or
Relevance to the cancer problem is important and must
be well-documented. Research areas can include basic
research, clinical research, cancer control, health
services, psychosocial and behavioral, preclinical
(clinically relevant, e.g., applicable to prevention,
diagnosis, etc.), epidemiological research or health policy
and outcomes research.
Guidelines, details for proposal preparation and
submission, and the required ACS IRG application form are
Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on
March 1. Submit an original and 11 copies to Grace Bigelow,
Research Projects Administration, Suite W400, Wyman Park
Building. Awards will be announced in April with a July 1,
2006, start date.
Nominations Wanted for MLK Awards
The Johns Hopkins Institutions announce the call for
nominations for the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for
Community Service. This award recognizes outstanding
commitment to volunteer community service by faculty,
staff, employees, graduate students and retirees.
The award will be presented to those who demonstrate
the same spirit of volunteerism and citizenship that
characterized King's life. Winners will be honored in
January at the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Commemoration Ceremony. The celebration will also feature
nationally known keynote speakers whose work honors and
supports King's memory.
To submit a nomination, go to hrnt.jhu.edu/mlk.
University affiliates should address questions to Matt
Smith at 410-516-6060 or email@example.com.
Hospital and health system affiliates should contact
Shereen Jahed at 410-614-3721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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