I want to bring to your attention a program of the Volkswagen and Mellon Foundations that provides opportunities for recent PhDs from US universities to be affiliated for one year with universities and research institutes in Germany: http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/international-focus/post-doctoral-fellowships-in-the-humanities.html. The institutions participating seek applications in a number of fields that might be characterized as the humanities generally, including humanistically inflected work in social science .
The deadline for applications is October 15th.
Gerard A. Hauser, Executive Director
Rhetoric Society of America