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.

September 22, 2010

Baylor University:
John Dowdy Memorial Congressional Research Endowed Fund

  • Fund Type: Research Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Primary emphasis will be placed on research proposals centered on the U. S. Congress and its members, but given the wide-ranging subject matter of the archival holdings, proposals of a more regional or local nature will be considered. Congressional organization, policy development, member-constituent relations, campaign studies, and biographical projects are expected. Applicants are urged to be original and innovative in their proposals. The Poage Library directors will evaluate each proposal based upon its merits.
  • Award: While no fixed amount is specified, research grants will be limited in amounts ranging up to $300.00.
  • Deadline: Open
  • Details: Support for work in the Baylor Collections of Political Materials Congressional Archives. Researchers with various academic backgrounds and research interests are invited to apply for these grants to use the BCPM's unique archival holdings.
  • Keywords: travel, political science, library research, American, US congress

July 1, 2010

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation:
New Technology Funding Program

  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Applicants must be jazz artists who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (or an organizations with an eligible fiscal sponsor) with a history of programming jazz or providing services to jazz artists or jazz organizations.
  • Award: Up to $75,000
  • Deadline: 7/6/2009 Second Deadline: 7/1/2010
  • Details: Grants of up to $75,000 each will be awarded to jazz musicians and nonprofits using technology to develop audience, communications, marketing, distribution channels, and networking for jazz performance. Planning and implementation grants available.
  • Keywords: Music, jazz, artists, audience development, programming, performance, performing arts

NB: Deadline note: Applications in Round I can be submitted for planning or implementation grants. (Deadline: July 6, 2009.) Applications in Round II are for implementation grants only. (Deadline: July 1, 2010.)

June 1, 2010

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

  • 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.

May 28, 2010

National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication:
Improving Interventions for Communications Disorders (R21/R33)

  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: $275,000-$1.5 million depending on award mechanism
  • Deadline: 2/27/2009 Second Deadline: 5/28/2010
  • Details: The sponsor provides support for the development of new efficacious interventions for communication disorders. This FOA seeks milestone-driven innovative applications exploring new or refined approaches designed to develop better diagnostic tools, intervention strategies and treatments. The goal is to develop new or enhanced diagnostic, intervention and treatment paradigms with potential for widespread, cost-effective application in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Phased Innovation Grant award mechanism (R21/R33).
  • Keywords: Communication disorders, disability, diagnosis, intervention, treatment, hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, language

NB: Deadline Notes: The deadlines for receipt of optional letters of intent are: January 27, 2009, September 27, 2009, and May 28, 2010. The deadlines for receipt of full applications are: February 27, 2009, October 27, 2009, June 28, 2010.

May 22, 2010

Matsushita International Foundation:
Research grant

  • Fund Type: Research Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student; Subsidies are granted to students in doctoral courses and to researchers within five years of finishing their doctoral courses.
  • Award: Up to 500,000 yen (approx. $5,200)
  • Deadline: 5/22/2010
  • Details: The foundation provides funds to research activities in the areas of humanities and social sciences that pertain to establishing international relationships based on global perspectives, solving various issues existing between Japan and other countries, or proposing various measures to promote mutual understanding.
  • Keywords: Humanities, social sciences, Japan, world culture, peace, international relations

NB: Deadline note: Anticipated deadline. A deadline for the next cycle has not been confirmed.

May 1, 2010

Medieval Academy of America:
Travel Grants

  • Fund Type: Meeting/Conference/Seminar. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $500 (North America)-$750 (International)
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009 Second Deadline: 5/1/2010
  • Details: The sponsor provides a limited number of travel grants to help independent scholars or currently unaffiliated faculty present their work at professional meetings. Major national and international meetings will be given priority.
  • Keywords: Medieval studies, travel, professional meetings, conferences

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: Application deadlines are May 1 for meetings to be held between September 1 and February 28, and November 1 for meetings to be held between March 1 and August 31.