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NDIAS Residential Fellowships, US and International Applicants, USA, 2014/15

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) at University of Notre  Dame is inviting applications for residential fellowships for 2014/15 academic  year. These fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from three weeks to  a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through  May). Fellowships range up to a maximum of $60,000 (gross amount) per  academic year (up to a maximum of $30,000 [gross amount] per semester) or  pro-rated amounts for shorter periods. Online applications should be submitted  till October 15, 2013.

Study Subject(s):The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study  (NDIAS) supports research in all academic disciplines that is directed toward or  extends inquiry on ultimate questions and questions of value. Course  Level:The NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from  three weeks to a full academic year. Scholarship Provider: The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) at University of Notre  Dame Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: The Institute welcomes applications from faculty,  scholars, public intellectuals, fellows from other institutes, and professional  researchers in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, the humanities,  law, and the social and physical sciences with projects that are creative,  innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame  Institute for Advanced Study. The Institute also welcomes those who are  beginning their careers with promise and have appropriate projects. Scholars  from other institutions, researchers at national laboratories, fellows from  other institutes, as well as faculty from Notre Dame are invited to apply.  Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are  encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for fellowships;  non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: There are no  citizenship requirements for fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to  apply.

Scholarship Description: The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced  Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship  addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering,  humanities, law, and natural, physical, and social sciences, especially those  which transcend disciplinary boundaries. The NDIAS encourages scholars to  include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines,  and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its  fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating  what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways,  and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the  world.

Duration of award(s): The NDIAS offers residential  fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall  and spring semesters, August through May).

What does it cover? Fellowships range up to a maximum of $60,000  (gross amount) per academic year (up to a maximum of $30,000 [gross amount] per  semester) or pro-rated amounts for shorter periods. In addition, fellows who do  not reside in the greater Michiana area are provided with subsidized visiting  faculty housing located adjacent to the University during their fellowship.  Applicants who require additional support beyond the fellowship stipend should  seek supplementary funding in the form of external grants or sabbatical and  other contributions from their home institutions. When preferable due to reasons  such as faculty retirement contributions, ongoing employment, or the tracking of  external funding, the NDIAS will pay a fellowship stipend directly to a Fellow’s  home institution. Fellowships include research expenditures of up to $1,000, a  private office in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University  libraries and other facilities, and weekly Institute seminars and events.

Selection Criteria: Fellowship applications are evaluated with  great care and at several levels of review to ensure objectivity and  consistency. Fellowship applications are evaluated according to the following  criteria: -the academic strength of the proposal; -the clarity and  compelling nature of relevant methodologies and project organization and  objectives, as explained in the proposal; -the applicant’s ability to address  major questions, meta issues, and questions of value; -the potential for  producing significant research; -how the proposed research aligns with the  intellectual parameters of the Institute; -the applicant’s ability to  contribute to a cooperative community of interdisciplinary scholars, as  explained in their letters of reference; and -the significance of the  research proposed by each applicant vis-à-vis other proposals submitted.

Notification: Awards will be announced in spring 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application  deadline is October 15, 2013.

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