Call for Nominations for FSI-Humanities Center International Visitors 2013-14
July 11, 2012
Nomination Deadline: November 12, 2012
The Stanford Humanities Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) intend to offer up to four short-term residencies to international scholars in academic year 2013-2014. Residencies will be approximately four weeks. Depending on the availability of funds, longer visits of up to eight weeks may be possible.
This will be the fifth year of the program; view the list of 2012-13 visiting scholars.
The purpose of the residencies is to bring next generation leading scholars into the intellectual life of Stanford, targeting those scholars who would be of particular interest to departments and other units on campus and who fit within the respective missions of the Humanities Center and FSI.
International scholars in residence will be given shared-office space at the Humanities Center and be invited to weekday lunches with the Humanities Center fellows. They will also participate in a research group at one of the FSI centers. They will receive a stipend of $2,000 per week for the duration of their visit plus a housing and cost of living allowance of up to $3,000. The Humanities Center and FSI will cover travel expenses (economy class) for one round trip from their place of origin.
Stanford departments, programs, research centers, and institutes are each eligible to nominate one candidate for consideration for a residency in 2013-2014.
Details on the nomination process are below. Nominating units are asked to commit to hosting at least one activity with the candidate, should the nomination be successful. Examples of such activities include: student workshops, faculty discussion sessions, departmental lectures, participation in departmental colloquia, etc. Note that these visitors may not offer courses for credit.
Selections will be made by a committee convened by the Humanities Center and FSI. Especially appropriate are candidates who are finishing a project and are in a position to share the results with colleagues on campus.
Eligibility and Nomination Process
Stanford University departments, programs, and research centers are each eligible to nominate one candidate through their chair or director. Preference will be given to departments, programs, and research centers that have not recently hosted an FSI/Humanities Center visitor.
Nominations should include:
- Brief rationale for nomination, including a précis of the candidate’s profile and an explanation of how the candidate would fit with the respective missions of the Humanities Center and FSI and engage collegially with the intellectual communities of the institutes (approx. 500 words: see http://shc.stanford.edu and http://fsi.stanford.edu for more information about the two institutes).
- A commitment from the nominating unit to host at least one activity with the candidate if she or he is selected, along with a brief proposal for a possible activity (one to two sentences).
- Indication from one of FSI’s research centers or programs that the candidate would be of interest to their community. (For the list of FSI’s research centers, and programs, see http://fsi.stanford.edu/centers/).
- Candidate’s CV. Candidates will normally be scholars affiliated with a non- U.S. university or research institution. Candidates must be non-U.S. nationals working abroad. Candidates are expected to be able to function in an English-speaking academic context, although at the department’s discretion, their departmental activity may be conducted in another language.
Nominations must be submitted by November 12, 2012
Patricia Blessing at:
Please direct all questions to Patricia Blessing
, Executive Officer for International Visitors Program, Stanford Humanities Center.
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