Friday, August 31, 2007

infinity foundation invites applications from scholars and institutions

aug 31, 2007

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Announcements: Positions for scholars, and RFP for Institutions

Posted by: "rajivmalhotra2001" Rajiv.Malhotra@worldnet.att.net   rajivmalhotra2001

Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:09 am (PST)

Infinity Foundation has two announcements for positions. The first is
for individual applicants and the second is for institutional
collaborations:

Individual Openings: Research Assistant/Fellow Positions

Infinity Foundation seeks scholars to help research, review, prepare
manuscripts, and coordinate in various phases of publishing. The
scope of the subject matter of interest is broad, and covers the
study of Indic civilization/culture across the humanities and social
sciences. For example, topics of interest include but are not limited
to: history of Indian contributions to science/technology, economic
history of India, India's precolonial educational institutions, the
impact of Islamic intrusions and European colonialism on India, post-
independence India, history of jati/caste, Indian religions and
epistemologies, representations and misrepresentations of Indian
civilization, and impact of Indic visions upon the world. Of special
importance are areas with entrenched conclusions and ideologies that
could be challenged with more objective and innovative approaches.

The research would be output in a variety of formats, including
books, edited volumes, articles for scholarly journals as well as
popular magazines, press and weblogs. A given researcher may be
assigned a narrower area of focus depending on the individual's
interests and specialty. The individual should be courageous and
prepared to research and/or present data that may contradict well-
established academic paradigms and opinions in specific disciplines.

There are two kinds of positions available:
A. Full-time: The individual would be mostly based in New
Jersey, although an adjunct academic appointment in an academic
institution is possible. Candidates must have an advanced degree in
the humanities/ social sciences. Salary would be in the range of
$50,000 - $60,000 per annum. The term would be one to two years.
B. Part-time: We would also entertain applicants who wish to
pursue such work on a part-time basis while remaining employed
elsewhere.
Please send your resume, availability dates, areas of subject matter
interest and expertise, and any other relevant information to:
InfinityFoundation@gmail.com

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RFP from Institutions

Scope of the project

Infinity Foundation seeks proposals from academic institutions and
not for profit organizations for cooperative research on Indic
civilization/culture across the humanities and social sciences.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to: history of Indian
contributions to science/technology, economic history of India,
India's precolonial educational institutions, the impact of Islamic
intrusions and European colonialism on India, post-independence
India, history of jati/caste, Indian religions and epistemologies,
representations and misrepresentations of Indian civilization, and
impact of Indic visions upon the world. The Foundation is especially
interested in proposals employing objective and innovative approaches
that seek alternatives to entrenched conclusions and ideologies.

Expectation and deliverables.

The research would be output in a variety of formats, including
books, edited volumes, articles for scholarly journals as well as
popular magazines, press and weblogs. Foundation seeks researchers to
utilize objective data and communicate them to the academic and
intellectual community even if such observations may contradict well-
established academic paradigms and opinions in specific disciplines.

Funding

Funds will be available to hire researchers/fellows to carry out
research and publications, either independently, or at the
Foundation's discretion as part of a team effort. A total of $200,000
may be made available to support this RFP over three years. Funds
will be released annually, with satisfactory progress and based on
milestones approved.

Submission

Proposals (maximum 5 pages) should be submitted by investigators
qualified to lead such projects, along with a duly signed cover
letter from institutional authority by September 30, 2007 to the
Foundation by email: InfinityFoundation@gmail.com Proposals should
clearly outline plans to approach and complete the projects of
interest, milestones and deliverables, budget justification, and
plans for collaboration with the Foundation.

Prospective investigators are encouraged to contact the Foundation
for discussing research resources available at the Foundation
library. Infinity Foundation's researchers will be expected to be
closely involved in the research and project development with the
Principal Investigator (PI). Research personnel may be eligible for
joint appointments with the Foundation.

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