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Manoogian Fellowship Applicants

The University of Michigan's Center for Armenian Studies (CAS) serves students, faculty, and the broader community by furthering the understanding of the history and culture of Armenian societies worldwide through pioneering research, innovative instruction, and a commitment to building partnerships on campus and beyond. Through its work in the United States and abroad, CAS strives to contribute to the scholarly analysis and understanding of the challenges the Armenian people have faced across the globe. Our intellectual mission is to engage in critical Armenian Studies as an interdisciplinary endeavor and to contribute to broader thematic and topical discussions including but not exclusive to history, memory and politics, literary and cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, childhood studies, human rights, genocide studies, diaspora studies, Mediterranean studies, materiality, nation, and nationalism.

A successful applicant’s work should speak to the global, interdisciplinary, and multidimensional vision of CAS and contribute to broader thematic and topical discussions that are at the heart of the center's intellectual mission. Please find more detailed information for each fellowship below.

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.

The Center for Armenian Studies is not currently accepting applications for visiting scholars.

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 (funding pending). This full-time twelve-month position is open to junior scholars who have completed a PhD within the last three years. The fellowship offers a vibrant intellectual environment in which outstanding junior scholars will be able to conduct their research and have the opportunity to teach one course. While in residence, fellows will be affiliated with a department; they will be expected to participate regularly in the CAS events, present one public lecture, and teach one undergraduate course. Fellows are required to spend the 2023-24 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 2023-24 academic year, the fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 and a $2,000 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 2023-24 postdoctoral fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2023.

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 2023-24 Manoogian Postdoctoral Fellowship in Armenian History (funding pending). This full-time 12-month position, with an option for a one-year extension contingent on curricular needs and progress, is open to junior scholars who have completed a PhD within the last three 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 materiality, spatiality, environmental history, gender & sexuality, childhood studies, human rights, genocide studies, diaspora studies, nation & nationalism, global history, and Mediterranean studies. The fellowship offers a vibrant intellectual environment in which outstanding junior scholars will conduct their research. Fellows will be expected to teach one course per year, present one public lecture, and participate in scholarly events and activities in the Center for Armenian Studies, the History Department, and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. Fellows are required to spend the 2023-24 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  2023-24 academic year, the fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 and a $2,000 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 2023-24 postdoctoral fellowships must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2023. Applicants will be notified of results in March 2023.

Questions should be directed to armenianstudies@umich.edu.