Fellowship and exchange opportunities

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Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to invite applications for the following faculty fellowship and exchange opportunities.  Please note that the awards are not all for the same academic year.  Some will be awarded for 2010-11, while others will be for 2011-12.

--Tsunoda Senior Fellowship Program at Waseda University in Tokyo (2010-11)

--Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2011-12)

--Faculty Exchanges at Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2010-11 and 2011-12)

 

Information on these opportunities is provided below.  Only one Sovern Fellowship is awarded each year, but there may be more than one Tsunoda Fellowship in a given year.  There will be one Alliance Visiting Professor at each of the three partner schools in each of the two academic years. 

The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010.  Information on how to submit applications for the three programs is provided below.

Sincerely,

Claude M. Steele

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Applying for the 2011-12 Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome (www.aarome.org) is a distinguished interdisciplinary center for advanced study that regularly houses about 75 scholars, many of them – like the Sovern Fellows – for periods of one-to-two months.  Each year a full-time Columbia officer is selected as the Sovern/Columbia Affiliated Fellow.  The Fellow receives a 4-6 week residency at the Academy which provides housing (single room with private bath); meals six days a week (lunch and dinner); opportunity to participate in trips and tours organized for and by Academy Fellows; invitations to all Academy concerts, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, readings, and symposia; and access to all Academy scholarly resources, including the Library, Photographic Archive, Antiquities Collection and Archaeology Room.  It is a non-stipendiary award, and the Fellow is responsible for all other costs associated with the fellowship, including travel and other living expenses. 

If the fellowship is taken during the academic year, the 4-6 week residency must be scheduled between September 1 and April 30.  If taken during the summer period, the 4-6 week residency must be done between May 1 and July 31. 

The Sovern Fellow must be employed full-time at Columbia and can be a scholar or artist in any field, a curator, librarian or administrator.  Individuals wishing to be considered for the 2011-12 fellowship should submit a brief description of no more than two pages in length that outlines what they propose to do in Rome, describes how the fellowship will facilitate those endeavors and gives the dates of the proposed residency.  The selectee will be announced in early April.  Following the time in Rome, the Fellow will be asked to write a report/evaluation of his or her residency experience for the Academy.

The deadline for submitting applications for the Sovern Fellowship for 2011-12 is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010.  Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 205 Low Library, MC  4313; they may also be submitted via e-mail to rrs20@columbia.edu.

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Applying for the 2010-11 Tsunoda Senior Fellowship Program at Waseda University in Tokyo

Established in 1882, Waseda University [www.waseda.jp]is one of the leading research-intensive universities in Japan.  It offers a broad menu of undergraduate, graduate and graduate professional programs and has established the Tsunoda Fellowship to promote academic exchanges between the faculties of Columbia and Waseda.  Fellows receive access to an apartment which can accommodate up to a family of 3-4 persons, a monthly subsistence allowance to cover living expenses and one economy class trip for themselves (not family members) to and from Japan for purposes of the fellowship program.  It is a non-stipendiary award, and Fellows are responsible for all other costs associated with the fellowship. 

The fellowship period is September 1 through August 31, and Fellows must be in residence during the period in which they hold the fellowship.  Fellowships may be awarded for the full twelve months, for the 9-month academic year, or for one semester only.

During the period of the residency, Fellows are not asked to offer formal instruction in the University, but they may be asked to give a lecture on a subject of their academic interests and will be expected at least once during the period of the fellowship to present the results of their current research.  They may also be asked to hold informal talks or seminars with faculty and advanced graduate students who share their academic field or scholarly interests.

Full-time faculty wishing to be considered for the 2010-11 fellowship should submit a copy of their CV and a brief description of no more than two pages in length that outlines the research they propose to do while in Tokyo, gives the name or names of Waseda colleagues with whom they intend to work/interact while there and suggests possible dates for the residency period.  The selectee(s) will be announced in early April. 

The deadline for submitting applications for the Tsunoda Fellowship for 2010-11 is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010.  Applications should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, 205 Low Library, MC  4313; they may also be submitted via e-mail to rrs20@columbia.edu.

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Applying for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 CU-Paris Alliance Faculty Exchanges

(three to be awarded in each of the above two years)

Columbia University, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne have expanded their long-term academic collaboration to include a program of faculty exchange.  The faculty exchange is intended to foster transatlantic linkages among the faculty and to increase the range of educational experiences available to students at the participating institutions.

Three visiting professorships will be offered to full-time Columbia faculty members in 2010-2011:

Ecole Polytechnique:  One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at Ecole Polytechnique during 2010-11.

Sciences Po:   One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at Sciences Po during 2010-11.

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne:  One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne during 2010-11.

Three visiting professorships will be offered to full-time Columbia faculty members in 2011-2012:

Ecole Polytechnique:  One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at Ecole Polytechnique during 2011-12.

Sciences Po:  One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at Sciences Po during 2011-12.

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne:  One full-time officer of instruction of professorial rank will be selected to spend one semester as a visiting professor at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne during 2011-12.

All Alliance visiting professors are required to teach one full course (14 sessions per semester) in the host institution.  They are also expected to give two academic lectures or seminar presentations, and to attend two dinners or events hosted by the Alliance Program.

Alliance visiting professorships are non-stipendiary awards, and an awardee is responsible for all costs associated with the fellowship, including travel and other living expenses  Visiting professors receive a small stipend to help cover expenses incurred while teaching at the host institution.

Full-time faculty members wishing to be considered for a 2010-11 or 2011-12 visiting professorship should submit a copy of their CV and a one-page statement outlining how the exchange opportunity would benefit their research and teaching interests, the semester in which they would like to visit and the course that they would propose to teach at the host institution.  The selectees will be announced later in April. 

The deadline for submitting applications for the Alliance Visiting Professorships for 2010-11 and 2011-12 is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010.  Applications should be submitted via e-mail to the Alliance Office to Vanessa Scherrer at vcs2002@columbia.edu.