February 2010 Archives

Ploughshares Fund:
Grants

  • http://www.ploughshares.org/our-impact/grants/apply-grant
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: high: $127,880; low: $3,000
  • Deadline: 7/15/2009 Second Deadline: 2/27/2010
  • Details: The Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to stop the spread of weapons and build regional security. Types of support: Conferences/seminars; General/operating support; Grants to individuals; Program development; Seed money; Technical assistance.
  • Keywords: Africa, Asia, Europe, International affairs, arms control, International conflict resolution, peace, security, Japan, Middle East, North Korea, Russia, Southeast Asia, WMD, conflict prevention

NB: Deadline note: board reviews applications three times per year.

  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-064.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: Up to $275,000
  • Deadline: 10/16/2009 Second Deadline: 2/16/2010
  • Details: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for research projects that will enhance understanding of human decision-making processes so that individuals can make more informed and satisfying choices regarding their health. The NCI encourages collaborations between researchers studying the processes of basic judgment and decision-making and researchers conducting cancer control investigations that will elucidate single-event decision-making processes, at the level of either the individual patient or health care provider. These decision-making processes are pertinent to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship, or end-of-life care. For the purpose of this initiative, a single-event decision is defined as a discrete decision made at a specific point in time.
  • Keywords: Behavioral medicine, decision sciences, health, cancer
  • http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10010109/amphilsoc
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student; Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master's degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible.
  • Award: Up to about $5,000
  • Deadline: 2/15/2010
  • Details: Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Budgets should be limited to travel and related expenses, including personal field equipment.
  • Keywords: Archeology, anthropology, biology ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology
  • http://www.kazanjian.org/
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Only IRS Approved 501(C)(3) organizations are eligible to receive grants from The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, Inc.
  • Award: $2,000-$50,000
  • Deadline: 9/15/2009 Second Deadline: 2/15/2010
  • Details: Support is provided to nonprofit organizations for proposals and projects with national impact having to do with economic education research.
  • Keywords: Economics, economic education

NB: Types of support: Conferences/seminars; Curriculum development; Program development; Seed money.

Sainsbury Research Unit:
Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships

  • http://www.sainsbury-institute.org/fellowships/robert-and-lisa-sainsbury-fellowships.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Designed to strengthen academic ties with Japan studies programmes in the United States and Canada, the Institute offers two fellowships on an annual basis to scholars who have either received a PhD from a North American university, or who are currently employed by a North American academic institution or museum. Any area of Japanese culture is eligible, though preference will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, archaeology or architecture, or research with a strong visual component.
  • Award: The award for a full year will total 23,500 pounds sterling (approx. USD $40,000)
  • Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Keywords: Japanese Language or Literature, Asian Studies, Japan, Asian Art
  • http://www.grahamfoundation.org/
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $20,000-$30,000
  • Deadline: 9/15/2009 Second Deadline: 2/5/2010
  • Details: We support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Our interest also extends to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. In an effort to bridge communities and different fields of knowledge, we support a wide range of practitioners (such as architects, scholars, critics, writers, artists, curators, and educators) and organizations (such as non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, publishers, and museums).
  • Keywords: Visual arts, architecture, design, urban studies, galleries, museums

NB: Deadline note: The next grant application deadline for individuals is September 15, 2009. The next grant application deadline for organizations is February 5, 2010.

  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-108.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 10/5/2009 Second Deadline: 2/5/2010
  • Details: The sponsor provides support for research grant applications on women's mental health and sex/gender differences in mental health across the lifespan, in order to increase the understanding of the significance of sex/gender differences in mental health outcomes and to assess their significance for mental health prevention, treatment, and services.
  • Keywords: Psychology, mental health, women's mental health, social sciences

NB: The deadlines for receipt of standard R01 applications under this announcement are: February 5, June 5, and October 5 annually.

  • http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-08-040.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 10/5/2009 Second Deadline: 2/5/2010
  • Details: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and conceived in collaboration with the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will provide funding for partnerships to assess the effectiveness of existing stigma and discrimination reduction programs and approaches, including media-oriented approaches such as public service announcements; develop innovative new programs and approaches; and examine the role of media in perpetuating and changing mental illness stigma and discrimination.
  • Keywords: Discrimination, health care, mental disorders, mental health, social sciences, sociology
  • http://www.aasianst.org/grants/main.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Applicants must be AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements. Junior and independent scholars, adjunct faculty, and dissertation-level graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Graduate students must include a letter of support from their dissertation advisor, without which the application will not be considered.
  • Award: $2,000
  • Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Small grants are available to scholars with special interests in China or Inner Asia. Applications are specifically encouraged in the following areas: 1. Curriculum development at the college or secondary level 2. Conferences and seminars: organization of small conferences and seminars away from major centers of Chinese studies; travel expenses for scholars from isolated institutions to speak at major centers; travel expenses for junior faculty from isolated institutions to attend seminars at major centers; and funding for dissertation-level graduate students to attend colloquia, workshops, and seminars related to their fields 3. Short research trips for dissertation-level graduate students, and for scholars at non-research institutions, to travel to major libraries and collections in North America and Taiwan 4. Specialist or regional newsletters or websites disseminating important information to their respective fields 5. Translations of scholarly books and articles 6. Collaborative projects in which the grant will facilitate communication and limited travel by scholars working on a common project in Taiwan and North America.
  • Keywords: Asia, Far East, Asian Studies, Chinese language, literature, curriculum development, translation

Institute of Current World Affairs:
Fellowships

  • http://www.icwa.org/apply.asp
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Candidates must be under 36 years of age. Applicants must have a good command of written and spoken English and must have completed the current phase of their formal education.
  • Award: Sufficient funding to allow fellows and their families to live in good health and reasonable comfort and to fulfill the purposes of the fellowship
  • Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Fellowships are for self-designed, independent study only. Fellowships are not scholarships and are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees or for research projects or the writing of books. While many fellows go on to pursue political or social causes at home and abroad, the purpose of a fellowship is to learn about other societies, not to change them. Fellows are not permitted to engage in overtly political activities during their fellowship.
  • Keywords: Current world affairs, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Burma, India, Iran, North Africa, Russia, Venezuela, and Southeast Asia, social sciences, humanities, forestry, forest resources
  • http://www.colum.edu/CBMR/Library_and_Archives/CBMR_Travel_Grants.php
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Scholars, musicians, composers and conductors, educators, graduate students, and independent researchers are eligible.
  • Award: up to $1,000
  • Deadline: 9/1/2009 Second Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: The CBMR will award travel grants to assist with transportation costs and daily subsistence expenses for a five-day research residency at the CBMR Library and Archives. The travel grants support research in the study and performance of black music repertoire and help scholars and musicians visit the CBMR Library and Archives to examine and use its archival collection of scores and sound recordings. Recipients will be expected to devote five full days on site at the CBMR and to the research funded by the fellowship.
  • Keywords: Music, performance, scores, sound recordings, library research
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009 Second Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: S&S considers proposals that examine questions that arise in the interactions of engineering, science, technology, and society. There are four components: Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering and Technology (EVS); History and Philosophy of Science, Engineering and Technology (HPS); Social Studies of Science, Engineering and Technology (SSS); and Studies of Policy, Science, Engineering and Technology (SPS). The components overlap, but are distinguished by the different scientific and scholarly orientations they take to the subject matter, as well as by different focuses within the subject area.
  • Keywords: Ethics, values, science, engineering, technology, policy, society
  • http://www.aasianst.org/grants/main.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Varies. Please check individual programs for details.
  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: 10/1/2009 Second Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Research Travel within the USA; Short-term Travel to Korea; Research Assistance; Projects that Enhance Teaching About Korea; Workshops and Conferences
  • Keywords: Korean studies, Korea
  • http://www.aasianst.org/grants/main.htm#NEAC-JAPAN
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Varies. Please check individual programs for details.
  • Award: varies; up to $5,000
  • Deadline: 10/1/2009 Second Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Research Travel within the USA; Short-term Travel to Japan for Professional Purposes; Seminars on Teaching About Japan; Projects that Enhance Teaching About Japan; National Conventions and Seminars; Small Conferences on Japanese studies
  • Keywords: Japan, Japanese studies

NB: Deadline note: FEBRUARY 1 for the spring/summer awards and OCTOBER 1 for the fall/winter awards.

  • http://www.generalservice.org
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $20,000-$40,000 (based on recent grants)
  • Deadline: 9/1/2009 Second Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: The overarching goal of the Foundation's Human Rights and Economic Justice program support efforts that protect, promote and create good jobs with living wages for workers, including low-wage workers, in the United States and Mexico so that workers on both sides of the border can live and work in dignity.
  • Keywords: Human rights, economic justice, Mexico, United States, globalization, labor rights, political science
  • http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student; Applicants should have substantially completed their research and be prepared to devote full time to writing their dissertation.
  • Award: $16,000
  • Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Grants of $16,000 will be given to support graduate students working on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. One or two dissertation year fellowships will normally be awarded each year.
  • Keywords: Public policy, foreign, Truman years, American history, dissertation
  • http://www.geosociety.org/csf/index.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Prospective candidates should be GSA members with a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communication skills. Minimum requirements are a Master's degree with at least five years professional experience or a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
  • Award: $56,000 plus limited allowances for health insurance, relocation, and travel
  • Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Congressional Science Fellows work as special legislative assistants within the congressional staff system. Fellows select positions to work on varied legislative, oversight, and investigative activities. Postdoctoral scholars may apply.
  • Keywords: Geology, geological engineering, congress, legislature, science

Greenwall Foundation:
Bioethics Grants

  • http://www.greenwall.org
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Support for tax-exempt organizations.
  • Award: Varies by program
  • Deadline: 8/1/2009 Second Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Through its interdisciplinary program in bioethics, The Foundation provides funding for physicians, lawyers, philosophers, theologians and other professionals to address micro and macro issues in bioethics, providing guidance for those engaged in decision-making at the bedside as well as those responsible for shaping institutional and public policy.
  • Keywords: Bioethics, public policy, law, health, philosophy, theology, science

NB: Proposal deadlines are: February 1 for the spring grant cycle August 1 for the autumn grant cycle

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