March 2010 Archives

  • http://newcomb.tulane.edu/article/newcomb-archives-travel-to-collection-grants?department_id=nccrow-research-grants
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; The grants are available to graduate students for research towards M.A., Ph.D. or other post graduate degrees; faculty members working on research projects; or independent scholars working on nonprofit projects.
  • Award: $600
  • Deadline: 11/30/2009 Second Deadline: 3/31/2010
  • Details: Newcomb Archives awards two Travel-to-Collections Grants to scholars wishing to conduct research in the Newcomb Archives.
  • Keywords: Women, gender, women's studies, research, travel

Endangered Language Fund, The:
Request for Proposals

  • http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/request.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: . Eligibility: Faculty; Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative costs (F&A) are covered.
  • Award: Less than $4000
  • Deadline: April 20
  • Details: The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the other will also be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in our funding decisions.

    Eligible expenses include consultant fees, tapes, films, travel, etc. Overhead is not allowed. Grants are normally for a one year period, though extensions may be applied for.


  • Keywords: Linguistics or Philology

Fulbright Program:
Various Fellowships & Grants

  • http://www.iie.org/Template.cfm?section=Fulbright1
  • Fund Type: Fellowships and Grants. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: varies
  • Deadline:
  • Details: Fulbright has a variety of programs for students, faculty, scholars, teachers, administrators, and institutions. Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
  • Keywords: exchange programs, international studies

Ford (Gerald R.) Foundation:
Research Travel Grants Program

  • http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/foundationgrants.asp
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Up to $2,000
  • Deadline: 9/15/2009 Second Deadline: 3/15/2010
  • Details: The sponsor provides grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Keywords: U.S. history, federal policies, foreign relations, national politics, 1960s, 1970s

Wenner-Gren Foundation, The:
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

  • http://www.wennergren.org/programs/programs_show.htm?doc_id=367834&attrib_id=13232
  • Fund Type: Dissertation. Residential: . Eligibility: PhD student
  • Award: 20,000
  • Deadline: May 1 Second Deadline: November 1
  • Details: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. 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. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
  • Keywords: Anthropology
  • http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Lit/index.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Published creative writers.
  • Award: $25,000
  • Deadline: 3/5/2009 Second Deadline: 3/4/2010
  • Details: Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) or poetry are available to published creative writers. Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

    This program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose available in FY 2010 and fellowships in poetry available in FY 2011. Individuals may apply only once each year.


  • Keywords: Literature, prose, non-fiction, fiction, poetry, creative writing


NB: Deadline for fiction & creative non-fiction: March 5, 2009
Deadline for poetry: March 4, 2010

Wenner-Gren Foundation, The:
Post- Ph.D Research Grants

  • http://www.wennergren.org/programs/programs_show.htm?doc_id=368389&attrib_id=13233
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: . Eligibility: Post-doctoral
  • Award: $25,000
  • Deadline: May 1 Second Deadline: November 1
  • 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. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
  • Keywords: Anthropology

US Department of Justice:
WEB Du Bois Fellowship

  • http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=51898&mode=VIEW
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: . Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: April 16
  • Details: The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. Researchers from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Due to the nature of this Fellowship, NIJ strongly encourages applicants with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Keywords: Courts, sentencing, and corrections Police-community relations Civil Rights Immigration, crime and victimization Trafficking in human beings Transnational crime Ethnographic studies

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR):
ASTR Domestic Exchange Program

  • http://www.astr.org/Awards/DomesticExchangeProgram/tabid/162/Default.aspx
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: . Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: $1500
  • Deadline: April 30
  • Details: Purpose/Objective: To promote exchange among theatre scholars across different academic and community contexts within the U.S. by facilitating reciprocal visits by faculty between two host institutions. The primary aim is to foster long-term relationships to benefit faculty who work in different institutional environments. The exchange would take the form of collaboration on scholarly or creative research. A subsidiary goal is to enrich and diversify ASTR's membership. Faculty participants who are not already members of ASTR will receive an introductory offer of a complementary year of membership. It is expected that a timely report of the project will be made available to the ASTR membership through a Newsletter article. Later scholarly products might include a seminar or plenary presentation at the annual meeting, or an article in Theatre Survey.
  • Keywords: Training/Professional Development Exchange Program
  • http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=516
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Graduate Students and Untenured Faculty are welcome to apply.
  • Award: $1000
  • Deadline: Accepted year round
  • Details: The Hayek Fund for Scholars provides awards of up to $1,000 to graduate students and untenured faculty members for career-advancing activities. Eligible career-advancing activities include, but are not limited to: Presentations at academic or professional conferences Travel to academic job interviews on a campus or at professional/academic conferences Travel to archives or libraries for research Participation in career-development or enhancing seminars Distribution of a published article to colleagues in your field Submission of unpublished manuscripts to journals or book publishers
  • Keywords: Conference--Attend Information Dissemination Publication Travel Abroad Travel Domestic Training/Professional Development

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR):
David Keller Travel Grants

  • http://www.astr.org/Default.aspx?tabid=73
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Any untenured scholars with terminal degrees, including independent scholars and tenure-track and adjunct faculty, are eligible.
  • Award: $800
  • Deadline: June 15
  • Details: Each year the American Society for Theatre Research awards up to three grants of $800 each in honor of the late David Mathias Keller (1936-1994), Professor of English, Speech and Theatre at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and a Visiting Professor at Cornell University. Professor Keller -- a director, actor and production manager -- also served as the Treasurer of ASTR for many years. The purpose of the grants is to encourage untenured scholars with terminal degrees to become active members of the Society by helping them to meet the expenses of attending the ASTR annual meeting in November. ASTR conference registration fees will be waived for grant winners.
  • Keywords: Theatre, Travel Domestic, Conference

The Bogliasco Foundation:
The Bogliasco Fellowship Program

  • http://www.bfny.org/english/fellowships.cfm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, Visual Arts
  • Award:
  • Deadline: February 1 for residencies during the fall-winter semester beginning in September, and May 1, for the winter-spring semester beginning in February
  • Details: pproximately 50 Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded each year. They are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year. During 2010-2011 the dates are as follows: September 13 to December 17 (fall-winter), and February 9 to May 15 (winter-spring). Fellowships usually have a duration of one month (30-31 days).
  • Keywords: Language or Literature Film or Cinema or Video Visual Arts History Dramatic or Theatre Arts Drama Architecture Archaeology Landscape Architecture or Design Classical or Ancient Language or Literature Dance Philosophy Music Dramatic Language or Literature

Alex C. Walker Foundation:
Investigator Initiated Research Grants

  • http://walker-foundation.org/net/content/page.aspx?s=5534.0.69.5316
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Organizations that apply for grants must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status within the United States, but a qualifying US organization may receive funding for projects it undertakes in other parts of the world.
  • Award: $10,000 +
  • Deadline: The application deadlines are April 1 and October 1. Projects of a time sensitive nature are occasionally considered outside the normal grant cycle.
  • Details: The Foundation funds local, national, and international projects as pilot studies or demonstrations for solving economic imbalances that may affect the United States or challenge the global free-enterprise system.
  • Keywords: Sustainable Development, Free Enterprise, Economics, Environmental Economics

William T. Grant Foundation:
Investigator Initiated Grants

  • http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/investigator_initiated_grants/investigator_initiated_grants
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement;
  • Award: These grants usually range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Proposals to launch experiments in which settings (e.g., classrooms, schools, youth programs, etc.) are randomly assigned to conditions often have higher awards ranging up to $1.5 million. Projects involving secondary data analysis are at the lower end of the budget range whereas projects involving new data collection and sample recruitment can be at the higher end.
  • Deadline:
  • Details: The foundation supports high-quality research that addresses its current research interests: enhancing our understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved. Projects must address issues that have compelling relevance for theory, policy, and/or practice affecting the settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States; and reflect high standards of evidence and rigorous methods, commensurate with the project's goals.
  • Keywords: Youth Policy, Youth Development or Leadership, Community Services
  • http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=321&Itemid=330
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral
  • Award: Reduced tuition
  • Deadline: 10/1/2009 Second Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: The sponsor offers Visiting Fellow status to persons holding a doctoral degree (or its equivalent) or those with comparable professional experience at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Keywords: Libreral arts, humanities, sciences, visiting fellow

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: The March 1 deadline date is for receipt of applications for a full academic year, or fall term only. The October 1 deadline date is for receipt of applications for the spring term only.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:
Summer Academy Fellowship

  • http://www.thetaskforce.org/about_us/interns_and_fellows/academy_fellowship
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Summer fellows are paid a net stipend of $500 per week. Organizing fellows work out of our offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, or Minneapolis, MN. Summer organizers are responsible for their own housing and living expenses.
  • Deadline: March 31
  • Details: This is not your average fellowship -- this is your chance to create change. The Summer Academy Fellowship is a paid social justice fellowship that's furiously intense. The program provides the first-hand, real-world experience working for social justice necessary for becoming professional organizers or capacity builders. You'll learn to develop and disseminate a progressive worldview that connects LGBT issues to struggles against racism, classism, ableism, and spiritual oppression; to build relationships with a broad-cross section of other LGBT movement leaders, especially in communities of faith and communities of color, that will endure for the long-term; and to mobilize mass numbers of people for direct action targeted at achieving immediate political gains for the LGBT community.
  • Keywords: Social Change, Transgender, Sexuality, Homosexual Female/Lesbian, Discrimination, Civil/Human Rights, Homosexual Male/Gay

Costume Society of America:
College and University Collection Care Grant

  • http://costumesocietyamerica.com/GrantsAwards/cucollections.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Funding may be used to support the care, conservation, and/or instructional mission of a collection of historic, period, or otherwise informative costume and textiles that are intended for preservation and are used for study by an institution that has a degree program in apparel, textiles, or theatre.
  • Award: $1500
  • Deadline: February 1 of each year
  • Details: The $1500 The College and University Collection Care Grant, first awarded in 2006 is intended to assist with the care, maintenance, preservation, and instructional missions of a college or university collection that is not eligible for a Small Museum Collection Care Grant.
  • Keywords: Fashion/Textiles Design, Dramatic/Theatre Arts
  • http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/oral_history_grant.aspx
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Up to $3000
  • Deadline: April 2, 2010
  • Details: The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States to apply for support of up to $3,000. This grant stipulates that the interviews take place in accordance with guidelines of the Oral History Association, that consent is obtained from interviewees for their words to be viewed by researchers worldwide, and that true copies or transcripts of the original recording of the oral interviews, as well as copies of the consent forms, be deposited in the Schlesinger Library.
  • Keywords: Oral History, Women's History, Women's Studies, American Studies, Gender Roles
  • http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08530/nsf08530.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $200,000-$400,000 (approximate)
  • Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: The sponsor considers proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional contexts. Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, although the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates in addition to graduate students.
  • Keywords: Ethics education, science, engineering

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass:
Grants Program

  • http://www.contempglass.org/activities/grantguide.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Arts organizations and programs
  • Award: $1,000-$5,000
  • Deadline: 9/1/2009 Second Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: The mission of the sponsor is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass. Grants are made to arts organizations in support of specific educational purpose, with preference given for grants in which the focus is education of the public (as opposed to education of artists, curators, etc.).
  • Keywords: Art, contemporary glass, arts education, public, outreach

IBM Center for the Business of Government:
Research Stipends

  • http://www.businessofgovernment.org/main/apply/index.asp
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Individuals working in universities, non-profit organizations, and journalism.
  • Award: $20,000
  • Deadline: 10/1/2009 Second Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: The IBM Center for the Business of Government provides grants to stimulate research and improve the effectiveness of government at the federal, state, local, and international levels. Individuals receiving research stipends will be responsible for producing a 30- to 40-page research report in one of the areas presented in the Research Announcement.
  • Keywords: Government, local, state, federal, international, effectiveness, political science, public policy

French American Fund for Contemporary Music:
Project Grant

  • http://www.facecouncil.org/music/music.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: The French American Fund for Contemporary Music supports contemporary music projects-- commissions, residencies, performances, tours, and master classes - that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States. The Fund awards grants to nonprofit institutions celebrating the work of living composers in both countries. Collaborations combining new French and American works are especially encouraged.


  • Keywords: Music, contemporary, French American, France, performance, commissions, residencies, tours, master class

  • http://www.harrimaninstitute.org/courses/fellows_visiting_scholars.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Postdoctoral; Eligibility is restricted to those applicants who have received the Ph.D. within the three years prior to the fellowship period for which they are applying. Candidates cannot hold a faculty position and must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship.
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: The Postdoctoral Fellows Program enables junior scholars who have recently received the Ph.D. to spend a specified term in residence at the Institute (usually a semester or an academic year) without any obligations other than the revision of their dissertation for publication in book form. Evidence of the dissertation’s potential to make a significant contribution to Russian, Soviet or post-Soviet studies weighs most in the Fellowship Committee's selection of fellows.
  • Keywords: Russian studies, Soviet studies, post-Soviet studies

Tinker Foundation:
Institutional Grants

  • http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Support for tax-exempt organizations
  • Award: $3,000-$80,000
  • Deadline: 9/15/2009 Second Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: To be considered for a Tinker Institutional Grant, a proposal must be submitted by an institutional entity and be geographically focused on Latin America, Iberia or Antarctica. Topically, the projects should deal with environmental policy, governance or economic policy. Support may be sought for, but is not limited to, research projects, conferences and workshops. The Foundation encourages collaboration between and among organizations in the United States, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
  • Keywords: Antarctica, Latin America, Iberia, economics, environment, natural resources, government, public administration, international affairs, foreign policy, Mexico, political science, Portugal, Spain, policy, research

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: Applications are considered biannually in mid-June and mid-December. The deadline for receipt of proposals for the winter meeting is September 15, 2009; for the summer meeting is March 1, 2010. The sponsor encourages applicants to submit proposals well in advance of the deadlines, since discussion and consultation may be required prior to the acceptance of a proposal.

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