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Manoogian Fellowship Applicants

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

Learn more about our current and past Manoogian Fellows here.

Fellowships for Postdoctoral Scholars

The Center for Armenian Studies is pleased to announce two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for junior scholars:

  • Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellowships in Armenian Studies
  • Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellowships in Armenian History

The Center for Armenian Studies (CAS) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invites applications for the 2022-23 Manoogian Postdoctoral 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 CAS events, present one public lecture, and teach one undergraduate course while in residence. Scholars are required to spend the 2022-23 academic year (September – August) in residence at the University of Michigan.

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 courses should be related to Armenian Studies (literature, culture, 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 2022-23 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 the proposed research project and course (please include the title of the fellowship you are applying for)
  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 a description of the project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at CAS
  5. Syllabus of one Armenian Studies related course the applicant proposes to teach this should include a description, learning objectives, and a weekly reading schedule
  6. Three letters of recommendation directly submitted to armenianstudies@umich.edu

Applications for 2022-23 postdoctoral fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2022. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2022.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies@umich.edu.

The Center for Armenian Studies (CAS) and the Department of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invite applications for the 2022-23 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellowship in Armenian History. This full-time 12-months position, with an option for a one-year extension pending curricular needs and progress, is open to junior scholars who have completed a PhD within the last five years. Successful applicants should demonstrate scholarly excellence in the field of Armenian history. A successful applicant’s work should speak to the global, interdisciplinary, and multidimensional vision of U-M history and contribute to broader thematic and topical discussions that are at the heart of the Department of History’s mission, including but not exclusive to gender & sexuality, childhood studies, human rights, genocide studies, diaspora studies, global history, Mediterranean studies, materiality, nation, and nationalism. The fellowship will offer a vibrant intellectual environment in which outstanding junior scholars will conduct their research. Fellows will be expected to teach one course per year, and participate in scholarly events and activities in the Department of History and the Center for Armenian Studies, the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and present one public lecture. Scholars are required to spend the 2022-23 academic year (September – August) in residence at the University of Michigan.

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. Successful applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation before the start of their tenure as Manoogian Fellows.
  • Research needs to be related to any period in Armenian history. We reserve the possibility to ask the fellow to teach a core course already listed in the CAS or Department of History’s curriculum.

Benefits

For the  2022-23 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 (please include the title of the fellowship you are applying for)
  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 a description of the project, bibliography, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it is proposed to be pursued at CAS
  5. Description and Syllabus of two courses: one related directly to Armenian history and one large lecture course that has a broad historical thematic focus relevant to the offerings of the Department of History 
  6. Three letters of recommendation directly submitted to armenianstudies@umich.edu

Applications for 2022-23 postdoctoral fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2022. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2022.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies@umich.edu.

Fellowships for Visiting Scholars

The Center for Armenian Studies (CAS) invites senior scholars in the Humanities and the Social Sciences to apply for the Manoogian Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Armenian Studies 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 in Armenian studies, who are invited for one semester (Fall or Winter), will be asked to teach one class on a topic in the social sciences or the humanities related to Armenian studies, participate in CAS sponsored events, and present one public lecture. Fellowships may also be offered for mini-courses to be taught over three or four weeks. 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 and syllabus of two possible Armenian studies related courses the applicant proposes to teach.
  5. Two letters of recommendation directly submitted to armenianstudies@umich.edu

Applications for 2022-23 visiting scholar fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2022. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2022.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies@umich.edu.