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Manoogian Fellowships

Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral and Visiting Scholar Fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation.

Fellowships for Post-doctoral Scholars

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invites applications for the Manoogian post-doctoral fellowship in Armenian Studies. This full-time twelve-month position is open to junior scholars who have completed a PhD within the last three years. The goal of the fellowship is to offer a vibrant intellectual environment in which outstanding junior scholars will be able to conduct their research and have the opportunity to teach one course. Fellows will be expected to participate regularly in the ASP events, present one public lecture, and teach one undergraduate course while in residence. Scholars are required to spend the 2019-20 academic year (September –August) in residence at the University of Michigan.

ASP will award up to two one-year Post-doctoral fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year.

Eligibility:

  • PhD required. Postdoctoral Fellows may not pursue another degree while in this appointment, nor may they hold any other fellowships, tenure-track or visiting positions concurrently. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation before the start of their potential tenure as Manoogian Fellows.
  • Research and proposed course should be related to Armenian Studies (history, literature, visual arts, and politics). We reserve the possibility to ask the fellow to teach a core course already listed in our curriculum.

Benefits:

For the 2019-20 academic year, the Fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 and a $2000 research/travel fund. Fellows will be eligible for U-M's high-quality benefits package.

Application:

Application materials should be sent directly to armenianstudies@umich.edu.

  1. Cover letter with title and summary (250 words) of proposed research project and course.
  2. Current CV
  3. Electronic copy of dissertation. If dissertation is not complete at the time of the application, the applicant should forward the completed parts with a detailed outline of the rest of the work. If the dissertation is not in English, please provide a chapter in translation and other writing samples in English.
  4. Research proposal (1500 words max.), including description of project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at ASP.
  5. Description of one course the applicant proposes to teach including a bibliography of texts that will be read during the course (250 words max.).
  6. Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly from recommenders to ASP at armenianstudies@umich.edu.

Applications for 2019-20 Post-doctoral Fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2019.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies@umich.edu or 734.763.0622.

Fellowships for Visiting Scholars

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) invites senior scholars in the Humanities and the Social Sciences to apply for the Manoogian Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The purpose of the Fellowship is to diversify the Armenian studies curricular offerings to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan.

Visiting Scholars, who are invited for one semester (Fall or Winter), will be asked to teach one class, participate in ASP sponsored events, and present one public lecture. Fellowships may also be offered for mini-courses to be taught over three or four weeks. Preference will be given to candidates outside the disciplines of history, language, and literature which are already taught by our ASP faculty. Previously awarded visiting scholars should wait seven years before applying for this program again.

The scope and number of fellowships awarded is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Application:

Application materials should be sent directly to armenianstudies@umich.edu.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Current CV
  3. Copy of work published or pending publication (if publications are not in English, please provide a writing sample/paper in English)
  4. Description of possible courses the applicant proposes to teach (maximum 1 page per course)
  5. Two letters of recommendation, which should be sent directly from recommenders to ASP at armenianstudies@umich.edu.

Applications for 2019-20 Visiting Scholar Fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2019.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies@umich.edu or 734.763.0622.