January 2010 Archives

  • http://usmex.ucsd.edu/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; The majority of Visiting Fellows and Scholars are expected to be at the postdoctoral level. PhD candidates who are ABD and have completed a substantial portion of their dissertations will also be considered. Senior scholars are encouraged to apply.
  • Award: Stipends are commensurate with experience and academic rank.
  • Deadline: 1/31/2010
  • Details: The Center's Visiting Fellows Program is the largest residential fellowship program in the United States for research on Mexico. Each year the program brings together scholars from the social sciences, history, and related fields. The Center's current research interests focus on economic development and social policy. Specific issues include regional divergence and inequality; infrastructure and public goods; local government accountability, corruption, and civil society; social insurance and poverty alleviation.
  • Keywords: Mexico, Mexican history, international relations, social sciences, economic development, government, poverty

NB: Deadline note: Applications will begin to be accepted in September 2009 for the 2010-2011 competition.

  • http://www.iesna.org
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Anyone 35 years or under, studying or working in the art and/or science of illumination, in the United States, Canada or Mexico.
  • Award:
  • Deadline: 1/30/2010
  • Details: The sponsor provides a grant to recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light. Applicants must demonstrate an accomplishment and a potential to make a contribution in the art or science of illumination.
  • Keywords: Lighting design, architecture, art, theater, illumination

NB: Deadline note: anticipated deadline

  • http://www.acls.org/grants/default.aspx?id=354
  • Fund Type: Fellowships and Grants. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; *Residence requirements depend on program
  • Award: up to $75,000
  • Deadline:
  • Details: ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Please refer to the website for the details
  • Keywords: Humanities, social sciences, humanistic approaches

NB: Deadline: varies, deadlines in September 2009-January 2010.

  • http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/cs/ContentServer/jrn/1165270051346/page/1165270092425/JRNSimplePage2.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Journalists with at least 4 years experience
  • Award: $50,000 living stipend and free tuition
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Details: The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance in a year-long, full-time program administered by the journalism school. Fellows take courses at Columbia's graduate schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics; and attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions.

    The program is designed to meet the public interest in business and economics news and the demand for trained editors and reporters in the field. In scope and depth, it is considered the most comprehensive business journalism fellowship in the country. Eligible Knight-Bagehot fellows may qualify for a Master of Science degree in journalism upon completion of this rigorous program.

    Conducted during Columbia's academic year from August through May, the fellowship accepts up to 10 fellows each year. Fellows receive free tuition plus a stipend to offset living expenses in New York City. For the 2010 academic year, a stipend of $50,000 will be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia-affiliated facility.

  • Keywords: Journalism, Economics, Finance, Business

  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07544/nsf07544.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: $50,000
  • Deadline: 1/16/2010
  • Details: 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

Leakey Foundation, L.S.B.:
General Research Grants

  • http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/?option=com_content&view=article&id=11227
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Doctoral students, post doctoral, and senior scientists
  • Award: $3,000-$22,000
  • Deadline: 6/15/2009 Second Deadline: 1/5/2010
  • Details: Inspired by the interpretations of human evolution proposed by Dr. Louis Leakey, one of the past century's great anthropologists, several individuals founded the Leakey Foundation in 1968 to support his fieldwork and scientific priorities. In keeping with Louis's philosophy, we promote a multidisciplinary approach to exploring human origins. General Research Grants are awarded twice annually and constitute the majority of the Foundation's grant program.
  • Keywords: Human origins, anthropology, ecology, environment, archeology, behavior, exploratory research

Literal Latte:
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards

  • http://www.literal-latte.com/contests
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $1,000 (first prize)
  • Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: The sponsor provides an award for the best fiction submission. Unpublished stories, 6,000 words maximum are eligible. All subjects and styles welcome. All entries considered for publication.
  • Keywords: Fiction, literature, writing, award, competition, publication
  • http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/SIFELL/SIFELLapp.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Fellowships for post- and pre-doctoral scholars, as well as for graduate students.
  • Award: $6,000 - $47,000
  • Deadline: January 15
  • Details: The sponsor offers a variety of fellowships and grants. Please refer to the website for the details. At present, the fields fellowship are available for: Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics, Anthropology, including archaeology, Astrophysics and astronomy, Earth sciences and paleobiology, Evolutionary and systematic biology, History of science and technology History of art, especially American contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts, Social and cultural history of the United States, Folklife, Materials Research
  • Keywords: Animal behavior, ecology, environmental science, tropics, anthropology, archaeology, astrophysics, astronomy, earth sciences, paleobiology, evolutionary biology, systematic biology, history of science and technology, art history, American contemporary art, African art, Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, decorative arts, American social and cultural history, folklife, materials research
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5422&org=SES&from=home
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Post-doctoral
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 8/15/2009 Second Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: The Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes, and behaviors. These can include, but are not limited to, research designed to enhance the scientific understanding of the impact of law; human behavior and interactions as these relate to law; the dynamics of legal decision making; and the nature, sources, and consequences of variations and changes in legal institutions.
  • Keywords: Law, institutions, legal decision making

Cummings (Nathan) Foundation:

  • http://www.nathancummings.org/programs/000016.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Support for tax-exempt organizations.
  • Award: Varies by program
  • Deadline: 8/15/2009 Second Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: Support is provided in the following areas: arts and culture; ecological innovation; comtemplative practice; health; Jewish life and values; and collaborative initiatives for social and economic justice.
  • Keywords: Arts, culture, ecological innovation, comtemplative practice, health, Jewish life, values, collaborative initiatives, social, economic justice

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: Letters of Inquiry are accepted at all times of the year - there are no deadlines. If an applicant's letter of inquiry is chosen for further action, they may be invited to submit a full application.

  • http://www.reading.org/association/awards/research_knight.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; All applicants must be members of the International Reading Association.
  • Award: up to $10,000
  • Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: For promising research that addresses significant questions for the discipline of reading/literacy research and practice.
  • Keywords: Literacy, reading, communication, education

NB: Deadline note: Anticipated deadline. Applications available in July, 2009.

  • http://www.nasm.si.edu/getinvolved/fellow/gvrfellowinfo.cfm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Postdoctoral; Graduate students (ABD) may also apply.
  • Award: $20,000-$45,000
  • Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: The Guggenheim, Verville and Ramsey Fellowships are designed to promote research into, and writing about, the history of aviation and space flight. Staff members of the Aeronautics Division currently conduct research into aviation history including such themes as the growth and impact of aeronautics on society, the evolution of aircraft technology, and the development of air transport and military aviation. The Division emphasizes both U.S. and international aspects of aviation history.
  • Keywords: History, aviation, space flight, air transport, military
  • http://www.abbey.org.uk/page4.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; There is no age limit. Abbey Awards are open to citizens of the UK and the US and to painters of other nationalities resident in the UK or US for at least five years.
  • Award: Up to £500/month for Scholars and £700/month for Fellows plus accommodations (approx. $700-$1,000)
  • Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: The Abbey Scholarship offers an emergent painter a full academic year at the British School at Rome, while Abbey Fellowships offer mid-career painters three months at the School.
  • Keywords: Visual arts, painting
  • http://www7.nationalacademies.org/jefferson/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Faculty; Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible for selection to be Jefferson Science Fellows.
  • Award: $50,000
  • Deadline: 1/15/2010
  • Details: Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. All JSF assignments will be designed in consultation with regional and/or functional bureaus within the U.S. Department of State. While in general JSF assignments will involve providing up-to-date expertise in the rapidly advancing STE arenas that routinely impact the policy decisions encountered by the U.S. Department of State, each Fellow will also be expected to become conversant with the functional operation of the U.S. Department of State.
  • Keywords: Science, technology, engineering, public policy
  • http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/arch/suppdiss.jsp
  • Fund Type: Dissertation. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student
  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Any time
  • Details: Target Date: Proposals may be submitted at any time

    Project Budget: To meet expenses associated with doctoral dissertation research. Items normally requested include per diem for time spent away from the home institution, travel funds, supplies and equipment, costs associated with field research and analysis fees. Salary for research at one's home institution is not permitted.

  • Keywords: Archaeology, dissertation, travel

Religious Research Association (RRA):
Constant H. Jacquet Research Awards

  • http://rra.hartsem.edu/constant.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Young faculty and graduate students
  • Award: Up to $4000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2010
  • Keywords: Religious studies

Camargo Foundation:

  • http://www.camargofoundation.org/toapply.asp
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; See website for details.
  • Award: $2,500 stipend
  • Deadline: 1/12/2010
  • Details: The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, is an interdisciplinary and multicultural residential center for scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures as well as for composers, writers, and visual artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, video artists, and new media artists) pursuing creative projects.

    The Foundation's campus includes thirteen furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an artist's studio with darkroom, a composer's studio, and a studio for either an artist or a composer. Residencies are one semester (either early-September to mid-December or mid-January to the end of May).

  • Keywords: Humanities, social sciences, visual arts, music, film, writing, France, French, Francophone cultures

  • http://www.arce.org/fellowships
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; For students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions.
  • Award: Monthly stipend commensurate with academic status and round-trip air transportation.
  • Deadline: 1/8/2010
  • Details: The goal of ARCE's fellowship program is to promote a more profound knowledge of Egypt and the Near East through study and research and to aid in the training of American specialists in academic disciplines that require familiarity with Egypt.
  • Keywords: Archaeology, architecture, art, economics, Egypt, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic, Coptic studies, literature, political science, religion, anthropology

NB: Awarded for periods ranging from 3-12 months, depending on the funding source.

  • http://law.wisc.edu/ils/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Advanced ABD graduate students may apply, but the PhD must be completed before beginning the fellowship.
  • Award: $21,500 for 9 months plus $5,000 for research and benefits
  • Deadline: 1/8/2010
  • Details: The Institute for Legal Studies of the University of Wisconsin Law School will appoint a post-doctoral fellow for the 2010-11 academic year. We invite applications from scholars who are in the early (pre-tenure) stage of their career or scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. Open to early career scholars in humanities or social science who work in the “law and society” tradition, e.g. anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, sociologists.
  • Keywords: Law, society, anthropology, economics, history, political science, sociology

Folger Institute:

  • http://www.folger.edu/Content/Folger-Institute/Application-Guidelines-and-Deadlines/Deadlines--2008ndash2009.cfm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Faculty members and graduate students of affiliated universities.
  • Award: varies by program
  • Deadline: 6/5/2009 Second Deadline: 1/4/2010
  • Details: Grants are provided to faculty members and graduate students to take part in the Institute's conferences, seminars, and programs. Consortium grants are offered to reimburse travel and some lodging expenses in support of participation in Institute programs.
  • Keywords: Humanities, literature, theater, research, Shakespeare

NB: Deadlines: 6/5/2009, 9/4/2009, 12/4/2009, and 1/4/2009 for various programs.

Artists in Residence Program

  • http://yaddo.org/yaddo/ApplicationGuidelines.shtml
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Financial aid to artists is based on need. Amount not indicated.
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009 Second Deadline: 1/1/2010
  • Details: The sponsor's residency program supports visits by creative artists, enabling them to work without interruption in a supportive environment. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to two months; the average stay is five weeks. Financial assistance towards travel expenses or renting equipment is available to artists in need. Artists may be of any nationality.
  • Keywords: Literature, visual art, music composition, performance, media, film, video

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: The August 1 deadline is for visits requested from late October of the same year through May of the following year. The January 1 deadline is for visits requested from mid-May of the same year through February of the following year.

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