Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Calls for Proposals from Our Friends - PSA and PIASA


CFP FROM THE POLISH INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES OF AMERICA DUE BY APRIL 15, 2018

The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America is pleased to invite presentation proposals for our 76th Annual Conference to be held at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University in New York City, June 8-9, 2018.

Proposals are solicited for complete sessions or individual papers in any of the disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, or business/economics. Since the Institute values comparative sessions, individual papers need not focus on Poland or the Polish diaspora, but it is hoped that at least one paper in each session will do so. Sessions including presenters from more than one nation are encouraged. Each session is scheduled for 90 minutes to accommodate three/four papers (20 minutes each).

The conference language is English and all conference rooms will be equipped with AV for the use of PowerPoints and CD/DVD presentations. It is expected that acceptable conference papers will be submitted for possible publication in The Polish Review subsequent to the conference.

To submit a paper or complete session, please send the name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, a tentative paper title and brief abstract for all presenters to the chair of the program committee at alicia.brzyska1@gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2018. All participants are expected to pay the conference registration fee


CFP FROM THE POLISH STUDIES ASSOCIATION DUE ON MARCH 15, 2018


ATTN: YOUNG SCHOLARS WORKING ON POLAND

The Polish Studies Association is pleased to announce its inaugural Dissertation Research Award. This award, in the amount of $2000, aims to assist dissertation research on any topic in the humanities and social sciences that makes significant contributions to the study of Poland and/or
Poland in a global context. Applications and letter of recommendation are due
03/15/2018.

Grant Requirements:
1) A two-page, single-spaced research proposal that outlines the project, methodologies and sources, and contribution to existing literature, as well as specifies how research funds will advance project (e.g., for obtaining sources in archive X or conducting interviews in Y)
2) CV
3) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor

Grant Regulations:
1) Applicants must be PhD students working on a topic related to Poland.
2) There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.
3) Applicants must be members of the Polish Studies Association at the time of their application.
4) Graduate students at any stage in their program are invited to apply, though preference will be given to those who have reached ABD status.
5) Grant monies are to be used for research-related purposes, e.g. travel, research materials, visas, etc. and should not be used to pay for tuition at their home institutions.
6) Research is expected to be conducted within 12 months of receipt of funds.

The Polish Studies Association (PSA) is an organization of scholars,  publishers, librarians, archivists, and journalists who specialize in the history, culture, art, politics, economics, and society of Poland. To submit  applications, CVs, and letters of recommendation, or for information about the Award or membership, please contact Michał Wilczewski (mwilcz5@uic.edu  [1]) or Kathleen Wroblewski (mwroblew@umich.edu [2])

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