LINGUIST List 12.329

Thu Feb 8 2001

FYI: NSF Women's Prog/New Director, NEH Fellowships

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <>


  1. Catherine N. Ball, NSF Women's Program (ADVANCE); New Program Director
  2. Aikin, Jane, General Ling - NEH Fellowships

Message 1: NSF Women's Program (ADVANCE); New Program Director

Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 19:19:07 -0500
From: Catherine N. Ball <>
Subject: NSF Women's Program (ADVANCE); New Program Director

Dear Colleagues at US Institutions,

I am pleased to announce the new program director for linguistics at 
the National Science Foundation: Dr. Cecile McKee of the University 
of Arizona, who began her rotation at NSF on Feb. 1st, 2001. Cecile's 
e-mail address is

I would also like to announce a new funding program for women: 
ADVANCE. The goal of the ADVANCE program is to increase the 
participation of women in the scientific and engineering workforce 
through the increased representation and advancement of women in 
academic science and engineering careers [including linguistics and 
the language sciences]. There are three types of awards this year: 
fellows awards, institution transformation awards, and leadership 
awards. Please read the program announcement, at . It looks like there may be 
nice opportunities for women who are now on postdocs or out of a 
full-time position due to family responsibilities or relocation of a 
spouse. The leadership and institutional transformation awards 
include opportunities for chaired professorships.

Best wishes,

 -- Cathy Ball

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Message 2: General Ling - NEH Fellowships

Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 10:30:01 -0500
From: Aikin, Jane <>
Subject: General Ling - NEH Fellowships

NEH Fellowships, 2002-2003

Application Deadline: May 1, 2001

The National Endowment for the Humanities announces the competition for
Fellowships for 2002-2003. These Fellowships provide opportunities for
individuals to pursue advanced research in the humanities. Applicants may
be faculty or staff members of colleges or universities or of primary or
secondary schools. Scholars and writers working independently, in
institutions such as museums, libraries, and historical associations, or
in institutions with no connection to the humanities, also are eligible to

NEH Fellowships support a variety of activities. Projects may contribute
to scholarly knowledge, to the advancement of teaching, or to the general
public understanding of the humanities. Award recipients might eventually
produce scholarly articles, a book-length treatment of a broad topic, an
archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, a database, or some
other scholarly tool.

CITIZENSHIP: Applicants should be U.S. citizens, native residents of U.S.
jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the
U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately preceding
the application deadline.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants whose professional training includes a degree
program must have received the degree or completed all requirements for it
by the application deadline. Persons seeking support for work leading to
a degree are not eligible to apply, nor are active candidates for degrees.
Further information is available in the printed guidelines on the
Endowment's web site:
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TENURE AND STIPENDS: Tenure must cover an uninterrupted period of from
six to twelve months. The earliest beginning date is January 1, 2002, and
the latest is the start of the spring term of the 2002-2003 academic term,
or April 1, 2003 for those who are not on an academic year schedule.
Tenure periods for teachers must include at least one complete term of the
academic year. A stipend of $40,000 will be awarded to those holding
fellowships for a grant period of nine months to twelve months. A stipend
of $24,000 will be awarded to those holding fellowships for a grant period
of six months to eight months.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: The Fellowships Program begins accepting
applications on March 1, 2001. All applications must be postmarked on or
before May 1, 2001. Please note that the Program does not accept
applications submitted by fax or e-mail. Applicants will be notified of
the decisions on their applications by mid-December 2001.


Web: < >

Mail inquiries:		Fellowships
			Division of Research Programs
 			National Endowment for the Humanities
 			1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 318
 			Washington, D.C. 20506

Telephone: 202-606-8200

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