Jobs and Fellowships

Duke University
Endowed Chair Full Professorship in Modern Diplomatic History

Endowed Chair in Modern Diplomatic or Military History: Duke University. The Sanford School of Public Policy invites applications for the inaugural Bruce Kuniholm Chair in History and Public Policy. This search is for an outstanding senior scholar in the field of modern diplomatic or military history whose work engages contemporary policy questions, who will help build additional connections between Sanford and the History Department, and who could help build the school’s programs in national security. 

The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of almost 70 and offers an undergraduate major, three masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. Current faculty members have degrees in a variety of disciplines including: demography, economics, history, law, medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology/social psychology, public policy, public health/health policy, and sociology. The School houses several interdisciplinary research centers, and offers degree-related programs and opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, and Geneva. More information on the Sanford School can be found at

Candidates should submit a letter of application that traces their research agenda and makes it clear why they would be interested in joining the Sanford School of Public Policy. The letter, along with a CV and the names of three references, should be submitted to Peter Feaver, Chair of Kuniholm Chair in Diplomatic History Search, via the following website:

Applications submitted by October 15, 2020 will be guaranteed consideration.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

The American Historical Association is searching for a director of research and publications. Full details at Review of applications will begin September 7, 2020, and will continue until position is filled.

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce that its 2020-21 competitions with fall deadlines are now open and accepting applications. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote research across the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science fields and support scholars at all stages of their careers, from the advanced graduate student level onward. ACLS invites applications from faculty on and off the tenure track as well as independent scholars.  Our peer review and award processes aim to advance inclusive excellence, and we welcome applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the academic humanities and from across the diverse landscape of higher education. Learn more about ACLS Fellowship & Grant Program application processes and eligibility criteria at

September 30, 2020, 9 pm EDT 
*ACLS Fellowships (in 2020-21, for nontenured scholars who earned the PhD within eight years of the application deadline)
*Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

October 28, 2020, 9 pm EDT 
*Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
*Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Fellowships for Scholars
*Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
*Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowships

November 2, 2020, 9 pm EST 
*Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies

November 11, 2020, 9 pm EST 
*Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs – Collaborative Programming Grants

November 16, 2020, 9 pm EST 
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations

December 4, 2020, 9 pm GMT
*African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

December 15, 2020, 9 pm EST 
*ACLS Digital Extension Grants 

January 8, 2021, 9 pm EST 
*The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

March 2021 (TBD)
*ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships for recent PhDs

Texas A&M announces a two-year post-doctoral fellowship program. The Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. For 2020 (with Fellows to begin fall 2021), the ACES Fellows Program is funded by the Office of the Provost, and administered by the Office for Diversity at Texas A&M in partnership with five colleges: The Bush School of Government and Public Service; the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; the College of Education and Human Development; the College of Geosciences; and the College of Liberal Arts.

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The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history.

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of young scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields by supporting the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of field work, archival research, and language training

The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each.

The deadline is October 4, 2020.

For further information, please visit:

Please submit your application to

The Ronald Reagan Institute announces a new Postdoctoral Visiting Scholars Program for work that advances the political, economic, and national security ideas and values of President Ronald Reagan. Visiting Scholars will be selected based on the relevance of their research to these principles. Proposals will also be judged on the likelihood of completion of a book manuscript during the fellowship period. In addition to a stipend of $75,000, each scholar will receive an additional $5,000 for research related costs.


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