The call for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion fellowhips is up at: http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/
The deadline is October 24 for fellowships lasting one year, from Summer 2013 to Summer 2014.
While I have no particular role in awarding these fellowships, I do think it’s worthwhile to bring them to the attention of political philosophers and political theorists since (according to a program officer I happened to talk to several months ago) few apply for it compared to the legions of students in departments like Comparative Literature and English who apply as a matter of course. Because the fellowship is geared towards “humanities” disciplines, political theorists and philosophers may not even realize that they’re eligible. But they emphatically are—including political theorists in political science departments; those who are formally in social science departments but use humanistic approaches are well within the program’s scope. If existential evidence is required: I got one of these when I was in grad school (in a Political Science program).
It’s a nice pot of money in a time of shrinking budgets for grad student support. Public Reason members who are in graduate school, or those who have grad students with a couple of chapters done and a prospect of finishing by August 2014, should definitely consider applying.