CLA Grants, Fellowships,
and Research Funding

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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.

June 1, 2010

American Anthropological Association:
Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology

  • http://www.aaanet.org/about/Prizes-Awards/Solon-Kimball-Award.cfm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: 6/1/2010
  • Details: This $1,000 award honors exemplary anthropologists for outstanding recent achievements that have contributed to the development of anthropology as an applied science and have had important impacts on public policy.
  • Keywords: Anthropology, social science, exemplary anthropologist, public policy, award

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: This award is presented every other year.

January 15, 2010

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 Unpublished stories, 6,000 words maximum are eligible.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

November 2, 2009

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

October 24, 2009

Williams College:
John William Miller Fellowship Fund--Essay Prize

  • http://www.williams.edu/resources/miller/fellowship.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline:
  • Details: The sponsor administers an essay prize to advance the study of the philosophy of John William Miller. A prize of $5,000 is offered for essays of high quality published in a recognized journal on some aspect of Miller's work.
  • Keywords: Philosophy, John William Miller, essay prize

NB: Deadline note: no deadline indicated

October 6, 2009

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action:
Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize

  • http://www.arnova.org/
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Books must have been published within the three calendar years preceding the current year. Entries must be published by a university press or commercial publishing house. Submissions from scholars representing any discipline are welcome. In addition, submissions are encouraged from young scholars, practitioners working in collaboration with university-based researchers, and scholars working on multi-disciplinary approaches.
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline:
  • Details: The Virginia Hodgkinson Research Prize is given annually to the best book on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector that informs policy and practice.

    Deadline(s):


  • Keywords: Book award, publication, nonprofit sector, philanthropy, policy, practice


NB: DEADLINE NOTE: Deadline for current year will be posted in spring/early summer.

September 21, 2009

Travelers' Tales:
Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing

  • http://www.besttravelwriting.com
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $500-$1,000
  • Deadline: 9/21/2009
  • Details: The sponsor's program is intended to honor excellence in travel writing. The program provides cash awards to writers whose work inspires others to explore.
  • Keywords: Travel writing, literature, award

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: Entries are accepted year-round. The current competition closes September 21, 2009.