CLA Grants, Fellowships,
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Grants & Fellowships Database

This database, developed by the CLA grants team, lists over 400 funding opportunities in fields across the College of Liberal Arts. Please note that the Categories listed below are neither mutually exclusive nor comprehensive. Use a variety of subject matter and funding type keywords to search for opportunities in your area.

Warning: Deadline change. Be sure to check the deadlines of programs on the funders’ websites.

March 2, 2010

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

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

January 12, 2010

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

November 25, 2009

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,

November 20, 2009

University of Cambridge, Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Selwyn College and Trinity Hall:
Junior Research Fellowship

  • 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

November 9, 2009

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