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.

January 12, 2010

Religious Research Association (RRA):
Constant H. Jacquet Research Awards

  • 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

December 7, 2009

Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation:
Regional and International Grant Opportunities

  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $500 to $30,000
  • Deadline: Phase I applications can be made through out the year and may be updated by the applicant at anytime up until the application deadline (see guidelines section for current deadlines). Those applicants advancing to Phase II must present a full written application within 30 days of being notified of their advancement to Phase II.
  • Details: AP is looking for:

    * Innovation
    * Inspiration
    * Effectiveness
    * Heart
    * Programs that foster connections between communities and individuals
    * Organizations willing to form partnerships with others to accomplish their goals
    * Programs and projects that inspire, require, and enable people to give back to their communities as much, or more, than they have received from the project. We refer to this as the "give and receive".

  • Keywords: multi-disciplinary

November 20, 2009

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

  • 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

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study:
Fellowship Programme

  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: € 2000 to € 4300 per month
  • Deadline: The deadline for scholars from outside the Netherlands is 1 March 2010. For scholars from the Netherlands the deadline is 1 July 2010.
  • Details: The sponsor provides support for prominent researchers and senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have already made a contribution to scholarship and who are able to continue their research and to advance knowledge in their particular fields during their stay at NIAS.
  • Keywords: Netherlands, Humanities, General/Other Social Sciences--Humanistic Emphasis

November 4, 2009

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS):
Research Grants for Emerging Scholars

  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: . Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Applicants must have received PhD no earlier than January 1, 2005.
  • Award: Up to $4000.00
  • Deadline: December 15, 2009
  • Details: Proposals will be evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant, and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel, duplication, materials, equipment, or other needs as specified.
  • Keywords: Arts and Humanities, Baltic States, General Humanities Topics, Social Science - Humanistic Emphasis, Social Sciences

October 23, 2009

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS):
Senior Short-Term Research Fellowships

  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Senior Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to pursue further research in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. Fellowships for four months or less have some travel restrictions.
  • Award: up to $15,000
  • Deadline: 11/15/2009
  • Details: Sponsor provides support for 6 to 11 months to U.S. scholars holding a Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in the social sciences and the humanities focusing on Southeast Asia to pursue further research in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Doctoral candidates can apply for dissertation research.
  • Keywords: khmer studies, Cambodia, research, humanities, social sciences, Asia, Southeast Asia

NB: Applications sent by mail must be sent at least three weeks prior to the deadline date.