August 2009 Archives

Amado (Maurice) Foundation:
Grants Program

  • http://www.mauriceamadofdn.org/app.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Grants are made only to qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. The Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals.
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/31/2009
  • Details: The Foundation has a special interest in integrating information about the religious life and culture of Sephardic Jews whose ancestors originated in the Iberian Peninsula into the education of all American Jews, with a special emphasis on reaching leaders, both present and future, of American Jewry.
  • Keywords: Religion, Jewish culture, Sephardic Jews, leadership, education
  • http://www.aicgs.org/fellows/opps/daad.aspx
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Applicants must be German or American citizens
  • Award: Up to $4,725/month
  • Deadline: 2/28/2009 Second Deadline: 8/31/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides a fellowship designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each.
  • Keywords: German, Germany, Europe, international study, transatlantic relations
  • http://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/membership/smuts/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Applicants should be members of staff of another University or similar institution outside the UK. They should hold a PhD or, if not, be working at a post-doctoral level.
  • Award: Up to £39,920 for 9 months
  • Deadline: 8/27/2009
  • Details: The sponsor invites applications for one or two Smuts Visiting Fellowships in Commonwealth Studies in association with a visiting fellowship at Wolfson College to be held during the academic year 2010-2011. Fellowships are available for research in the field of Commonwealth Studies.
  • Keywords: Commonwealth studies, archaeology, anthropology, economics, history, human geography, law, literature, oriental studies, sociology, politics, social psychology

NB: There is no fixed deadline for the Historical Archives Program. Inquiries and applications will be reviewed as they are received; however, please allow one to two months from submission of a formal application for a decision to be made.

  • http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fpiri.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Funding for institutions to host fellowships.
  • Award: $138,000-$618,750 for 1-4 years (based on recent grants awarded)
  • Deadline: 8/20/2009
  • Details: Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities.

    Many additional fellowships in the humanities are available through NEH. See website for details.


  • Keywords: Humanities, institutional fellowship programs, research

  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/18/2009 Second Deadline: 1/18/2010
  • Details: This program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision-making by individual, groups, organizations and society.
  • Keywords: Decision-making, management sciences, individual decisions, groups, organizations, society
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/18/2009 Second Deadline: 1/18/2010
  • Details: The sponsor supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the US economy and of the world system of which it is a part.
  • Keywords: Economics, U.S. economy, world system, economic institutions
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08561/nsf08561.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/16/2009 Second Deadline: 1/16/2010
  • Details: The sponsor is seeking proposals that study any aspect of survey methodology, but priority will be given to basic research proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature, have broad implications for the field in general, and have the greatest potential for creating fundamental knowledge of value to the Federal Statistical System. The Program encourages proposals where participating scientists are also advancing knowledge in their respective disciplines.
  • Keywords: Survey methodology, measurement, statistics, interdisciplinary research
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08561/nsf08561.htm#pgm_desc_txt
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: $60,000/ one year plus some research expenses
  • Deadline: 8/16/2009 Second Deadline: 1/16/2010
  • Details: The sponsor supports mid-career research fellowships in the social, behavioral, economic, and statistical sciences. The primary goal of the fellowships is to facilitate the development of innovative methods and models for understanding complex social and behavioral science phenomena. A secondary goal is to facilitate interactions across the social, behavioral, economic, statistical, and other relevant sciences.
  • Keywords: Social, behavioral, economic, statistical sciences, mid-career, research
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07544/nsf07544.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: $50,000
  • Deadline: 8/16/2009
  • Details: The National Science Foundation announces an opportunity for methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers. The purpose is to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a specific analytical technique which will improve their research abilities.
  • Keywords: Anthropology, cultural anthropologists, methodological training
  • http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=1258
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/15/2009 Second Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.
  • Keywords: Cultural anthropology, social science, human social cultural variability

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: January 15 and August 15 are the deadlines for Senior Research Proposals, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Proposals, most Workshop proposals and proposals for Training Programs. January 16 and August 16 are the deadlines for Faculty Scholars proposals.

American Musicological Society:
Noah Greenberg Award

  • http://www.ams-net.org/awards/greenberg.php
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: 8/15/2009
  • Details: An award is available as a grant-in-aid to stimulate active cooperation between scholars and performers by recognizing and fostering outstanding contributions to historical performing practices.
  • Keywords: Music, musicology, historical performance
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5418
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/15/2009 Second Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics.
  • Keywords: Political science, citizenship, government, politics
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5422
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/15/2009 Second Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: The Law and Social Science Program supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes, and behaviors.
  • Keywords: Law, social science, sociology, systems, rules, institutions, behaviors
  • http://comm-org.wisc.edu/sif/page.php?3
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; The Sociological Initiatives Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals for any purposes. SIF also welcomes applications from academic institutions and other qualified organizations wishing to sponsor research projects by individual scholars or practitioners.
  • Award: $10,000 to $20,000
  • Deadline: 8/15/2009 Second Deadline: 11/15/2009
  • Details: The sponsor supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change and/or research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that may be useful to specific groups and/or communities.
  • Keywords: Sociology, linguistics, social issues, policy issues, community capacity, literacy, multilingualism, behavioral change

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: Applicants should submit a brief concept application that summarizes their proposal. The deadline for the receipt of a concept letter is August 15, 2009. Applicants who are invited to submit full proposals will be notified well in advance of the full proposal deadline of November 15, 2009.

  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08523/nsf08523.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: $25,000
  • Deadline: 8/11/2009
  • Details: Anthropological research may be conducted under unusual circumstances, often in distant locations. As a result the ability to conduct potentially important research may hinge on factors that are impossible to assess from a distance and some projects with potentially great payoffs may face difficulties in securing funding. This program gives small awards that provide investigators with the opportunity to assess the feasibility of an anthropological research project. The information gathered may then be used as the basis for preparing a more fully developed research program. Projects which face severe time constraints because of transient phenomena or access to materials may also be considered.
  • Keywords: Anthropology, anthropological research, archeology, high-risk, exploratory

NB: No deadline indicated.

Open Society Institute:
Information Program

  • http://www.soros.org/initiatives/information/about
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/11/2009
  • Details: The Information Program has two aims. First, to enhance the ability to access, exchange, and produce knowledge and information for key open society constituencies and disadvantaged groups, especially in the poorer parts of the world. Second, to use new tools and techniques to empower civil society as a force for open society in national, regional and global arenas.

    The sponsor provides funding for projects within three main focus areas: Access to Knowledge; Civil Society Communication; and Open Information Policy.


  • Keywords: Information access, disadvantaged groups, empowerment, civil society, policy


NB: DEADLINE NOTE: Applicants must first submit a grant proposal outline. Outlines may be submitted at any time.

Oak Foundation:
Grants Programme

  • http://www.oakfnd.org/guidelines.php
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Over $25,000
  • Deadline: 8/11/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides support to nonprofit organizations to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.
  • Keywords: Environment, international human rights, women, children, child abuse, housing, homelessness, learning differences

NB: No deadline. The Foundation will respond within two months to enquiries, informing the applicant whether there is sufficient interest to pursue the proposal.

  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09504/nsf09504.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Institutional grants.
  • Award: Approximately $200,000 for two-year awards
  • Deadline: 8/4/2009 Second Deadline: 11/12/2009
  • Details: IT-Catalyst awards are designed to support institutional self-assessment activities, such as basic data collection and analysis and policy review, in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM academics within their institution of higher education.
  • Keywords: Institutional self-assessment, analysis, policy review, STEM, women faculty, higher education

NB: Deadline note: Letters of Intent are due on August 4, 2009. Full Proposals are due on November 12, 2009.

  • http://www.hrelp.org/grants/apply/index.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Applicants are normally expected to have experience in language documentation work, field work, and/or a suitable academic background. However, as the purpose of small grants is to encourage innovation, any individual or group with a keen interest in documenting an endangered language is eligible to apply.
  • Award: Up to £10,000
  • Deadline: 5/1/2009 Second Deadline: 8/3/2009
  • Details: Small grants are available to support a variety of documentation activities for endangered languages. Small grants can be used for a range of purposes, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, complete a project already begun, or other documentation related goals.

    The key objectives of ELDP are: to support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible; to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by scholars at an early stage in their academic career with skills in language documentation; to create a repository of language resources for the linguistic, social sciences, and the language communities.


  • Keywords: Endangered languages, language documentation, linguistics, fieldwork

  • http://www.hrelp.org/grants/apply/index.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Applicants are normally expected to have experience in language documentation work, field work, and/or a suitable academic background. However, as the purpose of small grants is to encourage innovation, any individual or group with a keen interest in documenting an endangered language is eligible to apply.
  • Award: Field trip costs and stipend (amount not indicated)
  • Deadline: 5/1/2009 Second Deadline: 8/3/2009
  • Details: IGS applications are invited from individuals seeking scholarship funding for up to 3 years. The key objectives of ELDP are: to support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible; to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by scholars at an early stage in their academic career with skills in language documentation; to create a repository of language resources for the linguistic, social sciences, and the language communities.
  • Keywords: Endangered languages, language documentation, linguistics, fieldwork
  • http://www.hrelp.org
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Varies by program
  • Award: Varies by program. £10,000-£150,000.
  • Deadline: 8/3/2009
  • Details: The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) offers research grants, fellowships, and scholarships to support documentation of the world's endangered languages in collaboration with language communities.
  • Keywords: Endangered languages, applied linguistics, culture, social anthropology, philology

Southern Jewish Historical Society:
Project Completion Grant

  • http://www.jewishsouth.org/grants_new.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: A total of $6000 will be divided among funded applications.
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009
  • Details: Grants are intended to facilitate the completion of projects relevant to Jewish history in the Southern United States.
  • Keywords: Jewish history, culture, South, Southern United States
  • http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=17315&flag2006=true&mode=VIEW
  • Fund Type: Fellowships and Grants. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Eligibility depends on grant program. See website for details..
  • Award: up to $180,000
  • Deadline: 2/1/2009 Second Deadline: 8/1/2009
  • Details: STS considers proposals that examine historical, philosophical, and sociological questions that arise in connection with science, engineering, and technology, and their respective interactions with society.
  • Keywords: Science, engineering, technology, society

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:
Law Fellows

  • http://www.thetaskforce.org/about_us/interns_and_fellows/legal_interns
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M candidates are eligible..
  • Award: Modest stipend for summer fellows
  • Deadline: 1/31/2009 Second Deadline: 8/1/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides full- or part-time law fellowships in their Washington, DC office. Applicants should possess a strong academic record, excellent interpersonal, legal research and writing skills, and an interest in LGBT policy and/or nonprofit lawyering.
  • Keywords: Law, nonprofit law, legislature, LGBT policy, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, civil rights

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: 1/31 deadline is for summer fellowships. For Fall semester fellows, applications should be mailed,faxed, or emailed in August or September.

ASCAP Foundation:
Grants Program

  • http://www.ascapfoundation.org/grants.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $2,500 (average grant)
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides support to 501(c)(3) organizations engaged in educational programs for aspiring songwriters and composers.
  • Keywords: Music, education, songwriters, composers
  • http://www.composersforum.org/opportunities_detail.cfm?oid=3798&referrer=opportunities%2Ecfm%3F
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Up to $8,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009
  • Details: The sponsor supports the creation of new musical works by emerging composers, composer/performers, improvisers and sound artists by underwriting the composers' commissioning fees. Composers apply to the program in conjunction with a performing organization (a soloist or a group). Alternatively, composer-performer-improvisers may apply in conjunction with a venue or presenting organization. The sponsor welcomes applicants working in all musical genres, including jazz, experimental, classical, improvised, sound-art and international styles, and seeks to expand new-music culture beyond the usual settings.
  • Keywords: Music, composition, composers, performers, sound arts, jazz, experimental, classical, improvised international
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009 Second Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Supports research on perception, action and cognition including the development of these capacities. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Research topics include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, motor control, and developmental issues in all topic areas.
  • Keywords: Perception, action, cognition, psychology, vision, memory, reasoning, discourse, developmental issues, theory
  • http://www.aarweb.org/Programs/Grants/default.asp
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Applicants must be current AAR members who have been in good standing for the previous three years.
  • Award: $500-$5,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009
  • Details: These grants provide support for important aspects of research such as travel to archives and libraries, research assistance, field work, and released time.
  • Keywords: Religion, religious studies
  • http://www.hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility.
  • Award: $15,000 to 30,000
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009
  • Details: The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world.
  • Keywords: control of violence, aggression, dominance, social sciences, humanities
  • http://www.jusfc.gov/howtoapplyforagrant.asp
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Any non-profit organization in the United States or Japan that deals with Japanese studies, the study of the United States, public affairs or the arts may apply. Individuals may not apply for support directly to the Commission except for the Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship Program.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadline: 3/1/2009 Second Deadline: 8/1/2009
  • Details: Requests for grant support are considered by the Commission under the following four areas: * Japanese Studies in the United States * Public Affairs/Education * The Study of the United States in Japan * The Arts
  • Keywords: Japanese Studies, Japan, public affairs, arts

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