Shakespeare Association of America

Fellowships & Applications

  • The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new program promoting digital scholarship in the humanities. The ACLS Digital Extension Grant program, made possible by the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support teams of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects with the goal of engaging new audiences across a range of academic communities and institutions. Deadline is 2 February 2016.
  • Prof Alexandra Walsham and Prof Brian Cummings have been awarded a grant by the AHRC to fund a collaborative and interdisciplinary project on “Remembering the Reformation.” The project will run for three years from 1 January 2016 and will involve the appointment of two postdoctoral research associates, one based in the Department of English and Related Literature at York and the other at the Faculty of History in Cambridge. The project, which is a study of the concept, texts, and materials of memory, will include conferences and publications, and a digital exhibition involving the collections of Cambridge University, York Minster, and Lambeth Palace.
  • The 2015-16 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open. ACLS offers fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at
  • The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2016/2017. The deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (12 noon EST or 6 pm CET). Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office. The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 20 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an entire academic year. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Berlin-Wannsee district. Fellowships are restricted to individuals based permanently in the United States. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, filmmaking, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application. The Academy gives priority to a proposal’s scholarly merit rather than any specific relevance to Germany. Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. The 2016/2017 Berlin Prizes will be announced in late February 2016. For further information and to apply online, please see
  • The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are welcome; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also encouraged to apply. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes and universities. Fellows have private studies; the library service delivers all research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; travel expenses in addition to a stipend are provided. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2015. For more information, follow this link:
  • Information about Mellon-affiliated fellowships in the humanities can be found at:

  • The Fulbright-Global Shakespeare Center Distinguished Chair award is open to academics and professionals in the fields of Film Studies, History (non-U.S.), Language and Literature (non-US), Linguistics, and Theater. The successful candidate will spend one semester at the University of Warwick and one semester at Queen Mary, University of London, and (s)he will conduct research, teach graduate-level seminars, deliver public lectures, and consult on curriculum development at the Global Shakespeare Center. For more details about this award, view the complete award description in our catalog of awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. Fulbright offers a variety of other opportunities in Theater, Film Studies, and Language and Literature around the world, as well as over 40 grant opportunities in the United Kingdom. For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines, and review criteria, please visit the Fulbright website. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars (schedule and archive available here), or join My Fulbright. My Fulbright is an online community and resource center for applicants interested in the Program.
  • The Sixteenth Century Journal seeks a new Associate Editor to work with the existing editorial staff to handle the increasing number of manuscript submissions. The Associate Editor will work with the Editor to carry out the initial review of essays submitted for potential publication and help guide submissions through the peer-review process, professional service that broadens one’s understanding of the current status of the field and the scholars who publish in it. Knowledge of early modern literature or art history would be welcomed, though not required. It is strongly recommended that those applying for this position have tenure or are not under stringent publication requirements. Working knowledge of MS Word and Adobe Acrobat are required. The new Associate Editor will be trained to use the online submission system, and may be located anywhere in the world, as all work is online. Questions and applications should be directed to Senior Editor Merry Wiesner-Hanks at Applications should include a letter of interest and a CV.
  • Terrae Incognitae seeks an Associate Editor. Since 1969, Terrae Incognitae has been publishing high-quality, peer reviewed scholarship dedicated to the history of discovery and exploration as well as to the impact of cross-cultural interaction around the globe prior to the modern era. Contributors specialise in the history of cartography, travel literature, and in art history; they are archivists, geographers, historians, librarians, museum curators, and scholars of language and literature; and, many of them are members of the Society for the History of Discoveries. The editor and editorial board seek an individual willing to serve as associate editor alongside the journal’s editor, Lauren Beck, and the book reviews editor, David Buisseret. The ideal individual will possess a university affiliation, advanced degrees in a field aligned with the journal’s objectives, as well as an active research programme. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in the process of peer reviewing manuscripts received by the editor; identifying and compiling books for review; reviewing copy; and, promoting and marketing the journal. Interested individuals should send a CV and letter outlining their suitability for the position to Dr. Lauren Beck at The position is open until filled.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is offering two research bursaries of £750 each to promote the ODNB online as a source for new research in the humanities. Further details of the bursaries—which are open to PhD students and academics in the UK and overseas—are available here. The ODNB is used both as a work of reference and increasingly as a means to undertake new research in the humanities. Common to this research is an appreciation that the Dictionary offers not just discrete biographical entries but a potentially connectable, collective statement on those who shaped British history. The two research bursaries are intended, via a defined research project, to promote further imaginative investigation of the Dictionary’s content in ways that add to our understanding of the British past.
  • Applications are now being accepted for Global Shakespeare, a new teaching and research initiative, is a new program led by two leading UK institutions, Queen Mary University of London and Warwick University.