Call for Proposals: Jack G. Shaheen Research Grants

Applications for the 2019-20 Jack G. Shaheen Research Grant are now closed, and the 2019-20 awardees have been announced. Please check back for announcements regarding future cycles. 

 

Sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
In collaboration with the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:00 p.m. EST

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU are pleased to announce the first annual competition for the Jack G. Shaheen Research Grants. These grants are meant to facilitate travel to and accommodation in New York City over a short period of time for scholars conducting archival research in the Jack G. Shaheen Collection on Arabs in US Film and Television held at the NYU Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, NYU Kevorkian Center’s Ettinghausen Library, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Grants will be made at one of two levels described below, ranging between $500 and $2500, for research stays approximately three weeks in length. All recipients will be eligible for Visiting Researcher or Visiting Scholar status at NYU, and recipients will be encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the Kevorkian Center and A/P/A Institute during their stay. Further information about the Shaheen Collection can be found at the following links:

Overview of the Jack G. Shaheen Collection on Arabs in US Film and Television

Access Guide for the Various Parts of the Jack G. Shaheen Collection

Finding Aid for the Jack G. Shaheen Papers located at the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Exploratory Grants

This grant category is meant for early career researchers who are interested in conducting exploratory research in the Jack G. Shaheen Collection over a brief period—as little as one week or up to three—in order to assess and familiarize oneself with the available materials in preparation for more substantive future research. We highly encourage early career researchers and graduate students working on dissertation proposals to apply in this category.

For applicants in this category, your application will require the following:

  1. A project proposal describing your broader research agenda, how the Jack G. Shaheen Collection may fit into it, and a rough time frame of when you would like to travel to New York to spend time with the archive. This proposal should not be longer than two single-spaced pages.
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A budget documenting your estimated travel and accommodation expenses in the range of $500 and $2500
  4. Name and contact information of your doctoral dissertation or M.A. thesis advisor

Residential Research Grants

This grant category is open to more senior scholars who are interested in conducting substantive research in the Jack G. Shaheen Collection at NYU. These grants would fund approximately three weeks of research in New York. Scholarship recipients may be invited to present their research and findings at a Kevorkian Center and/or A/P/A Institute event, in which case further remuneration may be made available, depending on circumstances.

For applicants in this category, your application will require the following:

  1. A project proposal describing your broader research agenda, how the Jack G. Shaheen Collection may fit into it, and a rough time frame of when you would like to travel to New York and spend time in the archive. This proposal should not be longer than two single-spaced pages.
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A budget documenting your estimated travel and accommodation expenses in the range of $500 to $2500

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Questions? Contact kevorkian.center@nyu.edu.