November 2009 Archives

Kress (Samuel H.) Foundation:
History of Art Travel Fellowships

  • http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/default.aspx?id=44
  • Fund Type: Dissertation. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student; Restricted to pre-doctoral candidates in the history of art. Nominees must be U.S. citizens or individuals matriculated at an American university.
  • Award: $3,500-$10,000
  • Deadline: 11/30/2009
  • Details: The sponsor awards fifteen to twenty fellowships to pre-doctoral candidates for travel related to the completion of dissertation research on European art.
  • Keywords: Arts, Eurpoean art history, dissertation research, travel
  • http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/default.aspx?id=42
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student; Restricted to pre-doctoral candidates in the history of art and related disciplines (such as archaeology, architecture, or classics). Nominees must be U.S. citizens or individuals matriculated at an American university. Dissertation research must focus on European art from antiquity to the early 19th century.
  • Award: $22,500
  • Deadline: 11/30/2009
  • Details: The sponsor awards four fellowships to pre-doctoral candidates studying the history of European art for two-year research appointments at selected foreign institutions. Advanced training in European art history requires direct exposure to the object of study, prolonged access to key information resources such as libraries and photographic archives, the development of professional relationships with colleagues, and immersion in European cultures. These related needs are often best satisfied by prolonged engagement with a European art research center. Kress Fellowships in Art History at Foreign Institutions are intended to provide promising young professionals with the opportunity to experience this kind of engagement.
  • Keywords: European arts, art history, archaeology, architecture, classics, international travel, dissertation research

NB: Selected institutions in Ankara, Cairo, Florence, Jerusalem, Leiden, London, Munich, Nicosia, Paris, Rome, & Zurich.

  • https://www.niaf.org/grants/2008/2008-user/about.asp
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $500-$2,000
  • Deadline: 5/29/2009 Second Deadline: 11/27/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides a matching grant program open to organizations, individuals, schools, and community groups that wish to launch or expand the teaching of Italian in their local public or private elementary, intermediate, or high schools.
  • Keywords: Italian, language, culture, education, schools
  • http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Postgraduate+grants
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student
  • Award: Up to £2,500
  • Deadline: 11/27/2009
  • Details: The Society offers a single annual research grant to a PhD student of any nationality who intends to undertake geographical research in the Greater China region. The grant, supported by the Hong Kong branch of The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), may be used to help with travel, equipment, data collection and subsistence in the field.
  • Keywords: Geography, geographical research, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, travel

NB: The researcher should be in the field for more than four weeks and work should be of an applied nature. Preference will be given to individual applicants; and a strong preference will be given to those projects working closely with the host community.

US Artists International (NEA):
Cooperative Agreement

  • http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/RFP/USArtists-International.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: up to $235,000
  • Deadline: January 20, 2010
  • Details: The Arts Endowment plans to award a Cooperative Agreement to a Regional Arts Organization to support USArtists International. This initiative will provide support for: 1) Artists and arts organizations from the United States invited to participate in international festivals or other significant cultural events outside the U.S. that offer exceptional opportunities for career development. 2) Special international exchange opportunities, identified by the Arts Endowment, that arise quickly and require a fast response. Such projects may involve artists and arts organizations from the U.S. or other countries, and may take place in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Keywords: arts,

Luce Foundation, Henry:
Asia Responsive Grants

  • http://www.hluce.org/asia.aspx
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Most awards are made to colleges, universities and organizations based in the United States.
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Continuous
  • Details: Asia Responsive Grants are limited to work in the humanities and social sciences concerned with Northeast and Southeast Asia, typically for longer-term programs or projects that respond to the needs and priorities of the Asian studies field and benefit a wide range of scholars and institutions. Most awards are made to colleges, universities and organizations based in the United States.
  • Keywords: Asian studies, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, program, projects

NB: Deadline: Requests for funding may be submitted at any time during the year, beginning with a brief letter of inquiry.

Jerome Foundation:
Grants Program

  • http://www.jeromefdn.org/IV~Grant_Programs/A~General_Program_Grants/
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Large range (recent grants of $8,000-$100,000)
  • Deadline:
  • Details: The sponsor provides support to nonprofit, tax-exempt arts organizations that support emerging creative artists who are residents of Minnesota and New York City. Choreographers, film/video and other media artists, composers, literary artists, performance artists, playwrights, multidisciplinary artists, visual artists and arts critics receive assistance through sponsor-funded programs.
  • Keywords: Dance, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary, music, theater, visual art, criticism

NB: THERE ARE NO APPLICATION DEADLINES. Applicants should allow four months for the evaluation of proposals.

  • http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/IATDH.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty; Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities may be hosted by colleges, universities, learned societies, centers for advanced study, libraries or other repositories, and cultural or professional organizations. The host site(s) must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. Projects that will be held more than once and at different locations are permissible. Possible topics and areas to be addressed might include, but are not limited to

    * Text Encoding Initiative, electronic editing, and publishing;
    * e-literature;
    * textual analysis and text mining;
    * immersive and virtual environments in multimedia research;
    * 3-D imaging technology, including laser scanning;
    * creativity, culture, and computing;
    * digital image design;
    * information aesthetics;
    * computer gaming and the humanities;
    * high performance or supercomputing and the humanities; and
    * advanced Geographic Information Systems applications.

    Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grants may not be used for

    * digitization of collections;
    * support for workshops on routine computer applications (e.g., training in HTML mark-up) from which little new knowledge about techniques or approaches in the digital humanities will emerge;
    * the development and presentation of courses or programs that focus on the skills and knowledge required to preserve, digitize, or catalog humanities collections, such as training in digital scanning;
    * graduate programs in the digital humanities; or
    * programs that are not regional (multistate) or national in scope.


  • Award: Awards normally range from one to three years and from $50,000 to a maximum of $250,000.

  • Deadline: Applications must be received by Grants.gov by February 17, 2010

  • Details: These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic.

  • Keywords: e-literature, multimedia research, 3-D imaging technology, information aesthetics, computer gaming and the humanities, high performance or supercomputing and the humanities, advanced Geographic Information Systems applications

  • http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/application/postdoc_application.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; 1. Candidates must hold a doctoral or other terminal degree in a discipline bearing on the Program's research areas. Research projects that focus on Japan or Japan's international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. A knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. 2. Because a major aim of the fellowship is to provide talented researchers based outside Japan with an opportunity to carry on a dialogue with the Japanese scholars, officials, businesspeople, and journalists who join the Program each year, preference will be given to non-Japanese.
  • Award: Depending on need, the stipend amounts to as much as: $44,000, and Harvard University Group Health Plan insurance coverage for one. Although these fellowships are normally reserved for scholars for whom the stipend represents their sole source of support, the Program will consider supplementing other grants.
  • Deadline: January 15
  • Details: We seek applications from outstanding scholars in the social sciences who are conducting research that illuminates Japan's relations with the rest of the world in the broadest sense. Thus, we welcome applicants from anthropology, economics, (modern) history, law, political science, public health, and sociology, among other fields. Scholars may examine domestic issues that bear on Japan's external relations or problems that it shares with other countries, and we encourage projects that compare Japan's experience cross-nationally.

    During their term of appointment, Advanced Research Fellows will be expected to contribute to the teaching program at Harvard, normally by offering one undergraduate course during the fall or spring semester of the academic year. Areas of particular interest include Japanese popular culture; Japanese imperialism/ war memory; gender and politics in East Asia; political economy of Japan; and Japanese Americans in history, culture, politics, and/or society. Broader courses that include, but are not limited to, Japan are especially encouraged.


  • Keywords: Japanese popular culture; Japanese imperialism/ war memory; gender and politics in East Asia; political economy of Japan; and Japanese Americans in history, culture, politics, and/or society

University of Cambridge, Magdalene College:
Research Fellowship

  • http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/reporter/2009-10/weekly/6160/section16.shtml#heading2-62
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Candidates should normally have completed two or three years of research and may have written a Ph.D. dissertation.
  • Award: The current gross stipend (2008-09) for a Research Fellow is £17,950 a year, rising by two annual increments to £20,535 a year. This stipend will be reviewed annually in line with University stipends. A reduced scale of stipend will apply to Research Fellows who are full-time students. A deduction of £1,000 a year will be made if the Fellow is resident in College. The net stipend paid to a Research Fellow will take into account any grant or stipend which the Fellow receives from other sources. A Research Fellow will receive all the privileges associated with an Official Fellowship and, in the case of a Research Fellow who has not yet taken the Ph.D. Degree, the College may pay certain approved University fees.
  • Deadline: End of November
  • Details: The Governing Body of Magdalene College expects to elect two stipendiary Research Fellows with tenure for three years. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview, and the expenses of travel within the UK only will be paid by the College.
  • Keywords: Anglo-Saxon, classics, education, English, linguistics, modern and medieval languages, history, humanities
  • http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/admissions/fellows/jrfapplications/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Junior Research Fellowships are open to graduates of any university who have recently or are about to complete their doctorates.
  • Award: Stipend and accomodations
  • Deadline: End of November of each year
  • Details: Each college offers fellowships in varying disciplines, including Anglo-Saxon, classics, education, English, linguistics, modern and medieval languages, and music.
  • Keywords: Anglo-Saxon, classics, education, English, linguistics, modern and medieval languages,music

Luce Foundation, Henry:
American Art grants

  • http://www.hluce.org/americanart.aspx
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: Varies by grant/program (recent grants up to $300,000)
  • Deadline:
  • Details: The American Art Program focuses on American fine and decorative art, and is committed to scholarship and the overall enhancement of American art history. The program supports exhibitions, publications and research that emphasize an aesthetic approach to American art, specifically scholarly study of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative arts, photography, and architecture.
  • Keywords: Arts, American art history, exhibitions, publications, museums, painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative, photography, architecture

Cambridge University, Corpus Christi College:
Research Fellowship

  • http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/fellowship/research-fellowship
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Early career researcher (not more than 5 years of research experience).
  • Award: £17,500/year stipend, plus housing; more if fellow teaches.
  • Deadline: End of November
  • Details: Applications are invited for one or more stipendiary Research Fellowships tenable for three years. Fields considered this year will be: Classics, Economics, Engineering (Materials or Thermodynamics), Renaissance Studies, and Sustainable Development.
  • Keywords: Classics, Economics, Engineering Renaissance Studies, Sustainable Development
  • http://www.royalarchaeolinst.org/
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Applications will be considered for archaeological fieldwork, survey, aspects of excavation and post-excavation research; architectural recording and analysis; and artefact and art-historical research. Documentary research per se will NOT be eligible, but can be considered as an element of the other categories. Preference will be given to projects within the British Isles which have significant part-time/amateur involvement.
  • Award:
  • Deadline: January 8 of each year
  • Details: RAI Research Fund. Awards from small three-figure sums up to around £5,000 are available each year. The Tony Clark Memorial Fund. Up to £500 is available each year for scientific elements of archaeological projects. The Bunnell Lewis Research Fund. Up to £750 is available each year for projects which preferably involve the excavation and exploration of Roman sites.
  • Keywords: archaeological fieldwork, survey, aspects of excavation, post-excavation research, architectural recording and analysis, artifact and art-historical research
  • http://www.oldsalem.org/index.php?id=123
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Fellowships are open to academic, museum and independent scholars. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those whose projects have potential for publication in the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
  • Award: Housing in Winston-Salem and travel funds
  • Deadline:
  • Details: A fellowship is offered by the sponsor and is designed to promote the use of its research center and collection in the interpretation of early southern material culture. The sponsor is the only museum in the nation dedicated to exhibiting and researching the regional decorative arts of the early South.
  • Keywords: American art, early American South, regional decorative arts, material culture, museum research

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: No deadline. Applications are accepted year-round.

Mellon (Andrew W.) Foundation:
Grant Program

  • http://www.mellon.org/grant_programs/programs
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: Varies by program
  • Deadline:
  • Details: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports grantees within six defined program areas: * Higher Education and Scholarship * Research Universities and Humanistic Scholarship * Scholarly Communications * Research in Information Technology * Museums and Art Conservation * Performing Arts * Conservation and the Environment
  • Keywords: Higher education, humanistic scholarship, research universities, scholarly communications, information technology, museums, art conservation, performing arts, environment

NB: Deadline note: no deadline. Prospective applicants are encouraged not to submit a full proposal but rather to send a short query letter that sets forth the need, nature and amount of their request, along with evidence of suitable classification by the Internal Revenue Service.

Association of Performing Arts Presenters:
Cultural Exchange Fund

  • http://www.apapconference.org/cultural-exchange-fund-application-guidelines-final.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Arts Presenters will award travel subsidies to individual presenters, presenting organizations and to groups of presenters traveling to see the work of artists, companies and/or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators. All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
  • Award: $2,000 (individual)-$10,000 (group)
  • Deadline: 5/29/2009 Second Deadline: 11/16/2009
  • Details: The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenters in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and in seeing the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.
  • Keywords: Performing arts, touring artists, art companies, international, culture, collaboration

Getty Images:
Grants for Editorial Photography

  • http://corporate.gettyimages.com/marketing/grants_editorial/submission.asp
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Professional applicants must be presently engaged as a professional photojournalist. A professional photojournalist, for the purposes of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, is one who derives the majority of his or her income from documenting issues and events through still photography.
  • Award: Cash grant, amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 5/15/2009 Second Deadline: 11/15/2009
  • Details: Support is provided to professional photojournalists for grants for editorial photography.
  • Keywords: Photography, photojournalism, editorial

Hill Monastic Manuscript Library:
Heckman Stipends

  • http://www.hmml.org/research06/opportunities/heckman.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholars (those who are within three years of completing a terminal master’s or doctoral degree) are eligible.
  • Award: Up to $2,000
  • Deadline: 4/15/2009 Second Deadline: 11/15/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides research stipends to undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholars to conduct research using materials from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. Up to ten stipends of up to $2,000 are available. The stipends may be used to defray the cost of travel, room and board, microfilm reproduction, photo-duplication and other expenses associated with research at HMML. Length of residency may range from two weeks to six months.
  • Keywords: Manuscripts, Middle Ages, Renaissance, theology, history, literature, philosophy, music, research

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: The Committee grants awards every six months, on April 15 and November 15, for study occurring between January and June or between July and December.

  • http://bush.tamu.edu/scowcroft/grants/korea/
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $500-$2,500
  • Deadline: 11/15/2009
  • Details: The Korea Foundation and the Scowcroft Institute invite applications for research grants on East Asia, including Korea. Research must include, but not be limited to, holdings of the George Bush Presidential Library. The grant program, formerly administered by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, is made possible through the support of the Korea Foundation.


  • Keywords: East Asia, Korea

American Antiquarian Society:
Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship

  • http://www.americanantiquarian.org/peterson.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: PhD student
  • Award: $1,700 per month or $1,200 per month including housing in the Society's Goddard-Daniels House
  • Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: The sponsor funds short-term fellowships for access to the collections at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. Eligible applicants must be doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research.
  • Keywords: Culture, American History, American Studies,American Literature

Ford Foundation:
Dissertation Fellowships

  • http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/index.htm
  • Fund Type: Dissertation. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student; Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline at a U.S. educational institution, and Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
  • Award: $21,000 stipend (one year)
  • Deadline: 11/9/2009
  • Details: Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
  • Keywords: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art, theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning, women's studies, African American, Native American, interdisciplinary, dissertation
  • http://www.jewishculture.org/?pid=scholarship
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: PhD student; * Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; * Have completed all academic requirements for the Ph.D., except dissertation, by the date of application; * Demonstrate significant course work in Jewish studies at the graduate level; * Provide evidence of proficiency in a Jewish language (i.e. Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Aramaic, etc.); * Be in a reasonable position to complete the work of their thesis during their fellowship year ; * Have a proposal or prospectus that has been approved by a thesis committee; * Complete online application in full. Partially completed applications cannot accepted. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that applications are complete by the deadline.
  • Award: $16,000 to $20,000
  • Deadline: 1/6/2010
  • Details: The sponsor provides support for one-year fellowships to graduate students to encourage scholarly research, publication, and teaching in the various disciplines of Jewish Studies. Eligible applicants are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada who have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree except the dissertation.
  • Keywords: Jewish Studies

Fondation des Etats-Unis:
Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

  • http://www.feusa.org/en/culture/harriet-hale-woolley-scholarship
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; * Applicants must possess American citizenship. * Applicants must be between 21 and 35 years of age. * Applicants must have graduated with high academic standing from an American college, university or professional school of recognized standing. Preference is given to mature students who have already done some graduate study. * Applicants must show evidence of high-level artistic or musical accomplishment. * Applicants must have good moral character, personality and adaptability. They must also be in good physical health and emotional stability. * Applicants must submit a completed application dossier. Incomplete dossiers will not be accepted.
  • Award: 8,500 € and a residential artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis
  • Deadline: 1/31/2010
  • Details: The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is a private grant awarded annually to up to four graduate and post-graduate American students in the visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, photography) and music (composition, instrumental or vocal performance). The scholarship is not intended for research in art history, or musicology, nor for dance or theatre.
  • Keywords: Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Art Education

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study:
Lorentz Fellowships

  • http://www.nias.knaw.nl/en/fellowships/lorentz_fellowships/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: . Eligibility: Faculty, post doc
  • Award: The value of the stipend will never be higher than 50% of the gross salary paid to a researcher of equivalent rank at a Dutch university with a maximum of € 4300 per month.
  • Deadline:
  • Details: The program was launched to promote interdisciplinary research that bridges the gap between the humanities and/or the social sciences on the one hand and the natural sciences on the other. Lorentz Fellowships are awarded by the sponsor to scholars whose research projects cross the boundaries of the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences.
  • Keywords: Netherlands, Humanities, General/Other Social Sciences--Humanistic Emphasis, Natural Sciences

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study:
Fellowship Programme

  • http://www.nias.knaw.nl/en/fellowships/regular_fellowships/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: € 2000 to € 4300 per month
  • Deadline: The deadline for scholars from outside the Netherlands is 1 March 2010. For scholars from the Netherlands the deadline is 1 July 2010.
  • Details: The sponsor provides support for prominent researchers and senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have already made a contribution to scholarship and who are able to continue their research and to advance knowledge in their particular fields during their stay at NIAS.
  • Keywords: Netherlands, Humanities, General/Other Social Sciences--Humanistic Emphasis
  • http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fordfellowships/fordpost.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Postdoctoral; Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than November 30, 2002 and no later than November 9, 2009 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. educational institution.
  • Award: $40,000
  • Deadline: 11/9/2009
  • Details: Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. A wide variety of major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields are accepted. Fellows propose a host institution appropriate for their study.
  • Keywords: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art, theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning, women's studies, African American, Native American, interdisciplinary

Open Society Institute:
Middle East/North Africa Initiative

  • http://www.soros.org/initiatives/mena/news/mena_20090304
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline:
  • Details: The sponsor provides funding to support organizations and their projects to foster the areas of freedom of expression, access to information, women's rights, development of the rule of law, local governance, and educational reforms in the Middle East. Preference is given to local organizations on the ground in the region or initiatives that partner local and foreign organizations' expertise.
  • Keywords: Middle East, human rights, governance, free media, information access, youth engagement, civil society

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: No deadline. Applicants should send a proposal outline to the sponsor. If the proposal outline is reviewed favorably, the sponsor will request a more detailed proposal.

  • http://h-net.org/jobs/display_job.php?jobID=39534
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences; have in-depth knowledge of at least one SA-related language and fluency in English; and must have completed the PhD by the time of appointment.
  • Award: Annual salary of $50,000 and health coverage.
  • Deadline: We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on January 5, 2010 and continuing until the selections are final.
  • Details: The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the South Asian Studies Council.
  • Keywords: Asia, Southern; Asian Studies

Society of Antiquaries of London:
William Lambarde Memorial Fund

  • http://www.sal.org.uk/grants/williamlambarde/
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: The Fund has a total of about £2,000 each year to award, the maximum grant being £500.
  • Deadline: Applications (twelve copies) must be submitted by the Friday in the first full week of January in the year of application for consideration in March at which time grants will be available for successful applicants.
  • Details: The income is to be applied for 'the provision of a travelling scholarship or travelling scholarships in archaeology or otherwise for the promotion of antiquarian studies.' Applications are considered by the Research Committee. In making their decisions the committee will be putting weight on the reasons for the application, its viability (practical and financial) and its eventual contribution to scholarship. Preference will be given to those who have not already received a grant from this Fund. Awards will not normally be made to support work for a university degree.
  • Keywords: Ancient or Classical History, Archaeology

Feminist Review Trust:
Grant

  • http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/guidelines.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Feminist Review Trust focuses on projects that would not be funded by other sources. They do not support coursework, summer salary or post doc work.
  • Award: The trustees would not normally agree to an individual award of more than £10,000.
  • Deadline: Jan 31, 2010, May 31, 2010, Sep 30, 2010
  • Details: The Feminist Review Trust has four objectives: - To advance the education of the public in the subject of gender by carrying out research or assisting the research and study into social, economic, and legal position of women in society and to disseminate the results of such research and study - To alleviate poverty and hardship by promoting and advancing good health and education among women in any part of the world - To promote equality of opportunity between women and men in any part of the world - To undertake other charitable purposes

    Examples of the types of project the trust might support are as follows:
    - Hard to fund projects
    - Pump priming activities
    - Interventionist projects which support feminist values
    - Training and development projects in relevant areas
    - One-off events
    - Dissemination
    - Core funding
    - Other projects


  • Keywords: Women's Health, Women's Studies

  • http://depts.washington.edu/aabs/grants-research.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: . Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Applicants must have received PhD no earlier than January 1, 2005.
  • Award: Up to $4000.00
  • Deadline: December 15, 2009
  • Details: Proposals will be evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant, and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel, duplication, materials, equipment, or other needs as specified.
  • Keywords: Arts and Humanities, Baltic States, General Humanities Topics, Social Science - Humanistic Emphasis, Social Sciences
  • http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/events/2010/institute2010externalfel.html
  • Fund Type: . Residential: . Eligibility:
  • Award:
  • Deadline: Dec 1, 2009
  • Details: The Leslie Center is offering five, short-term visiting fellowships to participate in a Humanities Institute devoted to the study of the Mark Lansburgh collection of Plains Indian art, which was acquired by Dartmouth College in 2007. Preference will be given to scholars in early stages of their careers. Send letters application, CV, and a two-page description of a research project to be pursued during the Institute, to the Institute director: COLIN.CALLOWAY@DARTMOUTH.EDU by December 1, 2009.
  • Keywords: Plains Indian, art

Humanities Center at Harvard (HCH):
Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr/fellowships/postdoctoral.shtml
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Applicants must have received the PhD after May 2007. Applicants without the Ph.D. must receive the Ph.D. in or before June 2010.
  • Award: $59,000 (stipend + moving expenses, medical insurance, research funds)
  • Deadline: Dec 1, 2009(postmark)
  • Details: Fellowships support projects committed to interdisciplinarity and internationalism. All fields within the humanities and the allied social sciences.
  • Keywords: humanities, social sciences, residential, international, interdisciplinary
  • http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~fairbank/anwang.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD degree by June 1, 2009, and may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the PhD. Harvard University PhD recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.
  • Award: $45,000
  • Deadline: Feb 1, 2010
  • Details: Fellowships support research in Chinese studies.
  • Keywords: Chinese history, contemporary China, fellowship
  • http://www.iie.org/Website/WPreview.cfm?WID=187
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: PhD student; PhD student and citizen of the US or an Independent Latin American or Caribbean country (except Cuba).
  • Award: $21,000
  • Deadline: Dec 31, 2009
  • Details: Dissertation field work in the Caribbean, Latin America, and United States related to the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields, and the professions as related to grassroots development issues.
  • Keywords: Research, social sciences, fieldwork
  • http://www.baas.ac.uk/awards/eccles.asp
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: £500 to £6000
  • Deadline: Jan 29, 2010
  • Details: Applicants are invited to apply for one of several awards being offered in 2009-2010 to help support scholars who need to visit London to use the British Library's collections relating to North America.

    The available awards are:

    Visiting Professor Award. Support for three months research at the British Library by a senior scholar from North America;

    Postdoctoral Eccles Centre Visiting European Fellowship, supports at least one month of research at the British Library by a researcher normally resident outside the UK in a country that has membership in the European Association for American Studies (EAAS); and

    European Postgraduate Award. Supports research visits to the British Library by a researcher normally resident outside the UK in a country that has membership in the EAAS.


  • Keywords: Research, Travel, fellowship, American Studies

  • http://www.americanantiquarian.org/acafellowship.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; A short-term fellowship holder must be an ABD graduate student or postdoctoral, holding the Ph.D. or equivalent degree at the time of the application. A long-term fellowship holder must be a scholar with PhD or advanced graduate student working on the dissertation.
  • Award: Short-term: $1,200 and $1,700/month and Long-term: $35,000, $40,000, or $75,000/year, depending on fellowship.
  • Deadline: Jan 13, 2010; Oct 15, 2010 (anticipated)
  • Details: Short-Term (1-3 months) AND Long-Term (up to 12 months) Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
  • Keywords: Research, History, American History
  • http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/FordFellowships/index.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student; Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution. All citizens or nationals* of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation (must have become a U.S. citizen by November 9, 2009).
  • Award: $20,000 annual stipend
  • Deadline: 11/2/2009
  • Details: Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
  • Keywords: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art, theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning, women's studies, African American, Native American, interdisciplinary

Institute for Political History:
Hugh Davis Graham Award

  • http://www.politicalhistory.org
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Doctoral students, junior scholars, and senior scholars will be eligible for support from this fund. Preference will be given to doctoral students and nontenured faculty.
  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: 11/2/2009
  • Details: This fund will provide research stipends for graduate students and established scholars doing archival research in policy and political history.
  • Keywords: Political science, Twentieth-Century American history, policy, politics, development, archival research

Canadian Embassy:
Canadian Studies Research Grant Program

  • http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/studies-etudes/index.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=355&menu=L
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Faculty members at accredited four-year U.S. colleges and universities and scholars at American research institutions. Recent Ph.D. recipients who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are also eligible to apply.
  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: 11/2/2009
  • Details: The Research Grant Program promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to assist individual scholars, or a team of scholars, in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality and reporting their findings in a scholarly publication and at scholarly conferences, thus contributing to the development of expertise on Canada in the United States. We welcome efforts to integrate the research findings into the applicant's teaching load.
  • Keywords: Canada, Canadian studies, U.S. relations, international affairs
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf06586/nsf06586.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Postdoctoral
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 11/2/2009
  • Details: For training and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in a host institution only in the areas of biology and social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
  • Keywords: Social sciences, minority education, humanities
  • http://research.history.org/Fellowships.cfm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Fellowships are open to doctoral candidates, scholars, and independent researchers.
  • Award: $2,000/month
  • Deadline: 4/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to invite applications for short-term residential fellowships at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library. The Library supports research on British America, the American Revolution, and Early Republic, and has particular strengths in areas relating to eighteenth-century Williamsburg and Virginia, the colonial Chesapeake, African American studies, decorative arts and material culture through 1830, archaeology, architectural history, and historical preservation.
  • Keywords: British America, American history, revolutionary era, early republic, eighteenth-century Williamsburg, Virginia, colonial Chesapeake, African American studies, decorative arts, material culture, archaeology, architectural history, historical preservation
  • http://research.history.org/Fellowships.cfm
  • Fund Type: Fellowships. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; American and foreign nationals engaged in doctoral, post-doctoral, or independent research are eligible to apply.
  • Award: $2,000/month
  • Deadline: 4/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: The Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates and junior scholars working on topics related to the American Revolution, Early Republic, or ideas and philosophies of America's founding fathers.
  • Keywords: British America, American history, revolutionary era, early republic, eighteenth-century Williamsburg, Virginia, colonial Chesapeake, African American studies, decorative arts, material culture, archaeology, architectural history, historical preservation

American Museum of Natural History:
Collection Study Grants

  • http://research.amnh.org/grants/grantsprog.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Pre-doctoral and recent postdoctoral students.
  • Award: up to $1,500
  • Deadline: May 1 , March 15 and Feb 15 Each Year Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Maximum grants of $1,500 enable pre-doctoral and recent postdoctoral investigators to study any of the scientific collections at the American Museum Awards partially support travel and subsistence while in residence.
  • Keywords: Natural history museum, anthropology, zoology, paleontology, physical sciences, research

International Center for Jefferson Studies:
Travel Grants

  • http://www.monticello.org/research/fellowships/travelgrants.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: not indicated
  • Deadline: 4/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Travel grants are available on a limited basis for scholars and teachers wishing to make short-term visits to Monticello to pursue research or educational projects related to Jefferson.
  • Keywords: Thomas Jefferson, American history, presidency, travel, library research

School for Advanced Research (SAR):
Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship

  • http://sarweb.org/index.php?resident_scholars
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: PhD student; Native American scholar, either pre- or post-doctoral, working in either the humanities or the sciences.
  • Award: $40,000
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.
  • Keywords: Anthropology, history, sociology, art, philosophy, Native American
  • http://www.apa.org/apf/counseling.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Applicants must be members of APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and members of educational institutions or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or affiliated with such an organization.
  • Award: Up to $5,000
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides support for nonprofit for scientific, literary, or educational purposes to enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology.
  • Keywords: Counseling psychology, science, practice, program, models

Duke (Doris) Charitable Foundation:
Fund for National Projects

  • http://www.ddcf.org/page.asp?pageId=700
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Single nonprofit organizations and consortia are both eligible to apply.
  • Award: $60,000-$200,000
  • Deadline: 5/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides funding to support projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the dance, jazz, presenting and/or theatre fields.
  • Keywords: Performing arts, dance, jazz, theater

Women's Studio Workshop:
Special Ceramics Fellowships

  • http://wsworkshop.org/_art_opp/artopp_fellow_clay.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Women ceramics artists.
  • Award: Potters who will make 50 glazed bowls or 100 bisque bowls will receive a 50% discount off the fellowship fee (i.e. the bowls plus $200 will cover a two-week residency).
  • Deadline: 3/15/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: The sponsor offers special fellowships ranging from three to six weeks to female clay artists who make bowls for the annual WSW Chili Bowl Fiesta. At Chili Bowl Fiesta, one of our local fundraising events, community members choose from over 800 handmade bowls and tumblers filled with piping hot chili or drink.
  • Keywords: Arts, ceramics, potters, women artisits
  • http://www.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10007
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada, or be actively pursuing an advance degree at a North American College or University.
  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: To support an individual project of a scholarly nature, related to Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology. Preference will be given to candidates whose project requires travel to the Mediterranean for the purpose stated above.
  • Keywords: Archaeology, field research, Aegean Bronze Age, Mediterranean, travel
  • http://www.wennergren.org/programs/programs_show.htm?doc_id=367834&attrib_id=13232
  • Fund Type: Dissertation. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student
  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: 5/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Awards of up to $20,000 each support doctoral dissertation or thesis research in all branches of anthropology. Eligible applicants may be of any nationality and must be enrolled for a doctoral degree.
  • Keywords: Anthropology, fieldwork, dissertation
  • http://www.wennergren.org/programs/programs_show.htm?doc_id=368531&attrib_id=13233
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply.
  • Award: Up to $40,000
  • Deadline: 5/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Support of up to $40,000 is provided for the write-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication. Applicants are individual scholars within ten years of receipt of the doctorate.
  • Keywords: Anthropology, research publication
  • http://www.wennergren.org/programs/programs_show.htm?doc_id=368389&attrib_id=13233
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Post-doctoral and PhD students close to earning the doctorate.
  • Award: Up to $25,000
  • Deadline: 5/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas.
  • Keywords: Anthropology, human origins, anthropological theory,
  • http://www.hs.ias.edu/mellon.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Faculty; To be eligible, scholars must have held the title "Assistant Professor" at an institution of higher learning in the United States or Canada for at least two and not more than four years at the proposed time of arrival at the Institute and must be able to return to their institution after the fellowship.
  • Award: Stipend will match the combined salary and benefits at the Member's home institution at the time of application.
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES at the Institute for Advanced Study, with the support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, has established a program of one year memberships for assistant professors at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada to support promising young scholars who have embarked on professional careers. While at the Institute they will be expected to engage exclusively in scholarly research and writing.

    To be considered, assistant professors must be working on projects in areas represented in the School of Historical Studies, and should preferably have gone beyond revising the dissertation. The School is interested in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, and modern international relations.


  • Keywords: History, European, medieval, modern, Near Eastern, Far Eastern, Greek, Roman civilization, Islamic world, East Asian studies, art, science, international relations

Dumbarton Oaks:
Fellowship

  • http://www.doaks.org/research
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; For doctoral candidates, as well as postdoctoral scholars and faculty.
  • Award: $22,110 to $43,400
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies.


  • Keywords: Byzantine studies, Roman, early Christian, western medieval, Slavic, Near Eastern, Pre-Columbian, Mexico, Central America, Andean South America, garden, landscape

  • http://www.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10007
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Portuguese, American, and other international scholars are invited to apply.
  • Award: $4,000 to $10,000
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: To support projects pertaining to the archaeology of Portugal. These include, but are not limited to, research projects, colloquia, symposia, publication, and travel for research or to academic meetings for the purpose of presenting papers on the archaeology of Portugal.
  • Keywords: Archaeology, research, travel, Portugal, Portuguese
  • http://www.sarweb.org/scholars/description.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Postdoctoral; Scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind.
  • Award: $40,000
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from anthropologically informed perspectives in such fields as history, sociology, art, law, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply.
  • Keywords: Humanities, social sciences, history, sociology, art, law, philosophy, anthropology
  • http://www.bradleyfdn.org/grantmaking_policies.asp
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Award grants only to organizations and institutions exempt from federal taxation.
  • Award: Wide range, $10,000-$3,000,000, based on 2008 grants
  • Deadline: 5/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Bradley Foundation’s current program interests: Improve education; Promote economic growth and prosperity; Revitalize civil society; Strengthen private initiative; Defend and advance freedom; Intellectual infrastructure; and Legacy in Milwaukee.
  • Keywords: Education, economics, public policy, citizenship, civil society, private initiative, defense, freedom, intellectual infrastructure

NB: To be considered, full proposals should be submitted by February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

Weill (Kurt) Foundation for Music:
Grants

  • http://www.kwf.org/pages/guidelin.html
  • Fund Type: Grants. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Varies by grant/program. See website for details.
  • Award: varies
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: The foundation solicits proposals from individuals and non-profit organizations for funding of projects related to the perpetuation of Kurt Weill's artistic legacy. Grants are awarded in the following categories: Research and Travel, Dissertation Fellowships, Publication Assistance, Educational Outreach, College/University Performance, Professional Performance, and Broadcasts.
  • Keywords: Music, composition, education, recording, performance, publication, broadcasts, Kurt Weill

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