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.

May 5, 2010

National Endowment for the Humanities / National Foundation on the Arts & Humanities:
Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply. The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced language skills.
  • Award: $4,200/month for 6-12 months
  • Deadline: 5/5/2010
  • Details: Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. Program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Disciplines include: anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology.
  • Keywords: Social science research, Japan, Japanese society, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology, anthropology, economics, geography

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

January 15, 2010

Literal Latte:
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards

  • 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 Unpublished stories, 6,000 words maximum are eligible.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

December 15, 2009

Truman (Harry S.) Library Institute:
Scholar's Award

  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Postdoctoral; An applicant's work should be based in part on extensive research at the Truman Library and be intended to result in the publication of a book-length manuscript.
  • Award: Up to $30,000
  • Deadline: 12/15/2009
  • Details: Grants of up to $30,000 are made to post-doctoral scholars engaged in work on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. The award is intended to free a scholar from teaching or other employment for a substantial period of time.
  • Keywords: Public, foreign policy, Truman years, American history

December 7, 2009

Upjohn (W.E.) Institute for Employment Research:
Policy Research Grants and Mini-Grants

  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty; The Mini-Grants are reserved for untenured junior faculty within six years of earning their PhD.
  • Award: $5,000 - $10,000
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Details: The Upjohn Institute announces a call for applications for Policy Research Grants and Mini-Grants. Policy Research Grants are open to any interested researcher, while Mini-Grants are restricted to nontenured faculty members. Any proposal related to employment issues will be considered, but the Institute encourages research relevant to labor market issues of the recent/ongoing recession and recovery. A conference on these issues will be held at the Institute in Fall 2010, and successful grantees may be invited to participate. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

    * vulnerable groups, such as immigrants, older workers, and youths
    * "jobless recovery": causes and consequences
    * structural change and the cycle
    * sectoral adjustments: autos, fi nance, real estate, etc.
    * entrepreneurship, self-employment, and job creation
    * workforce programs: challenges and opportunities
    * UI extension and consequences
    * finance and labor markets
    * housing, migration, and regional adjustments
    * state and local budgets and employment
    * executive compensation

November 2, 2009

Canadian Embassy:
Canadian Studies Research Grant Program

  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Faculty members at accredited four-year U.S. colleges and universities and scholars at American research institutions. Recent Ph.D. recipients who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are also eligible to apply.
  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: 11/2/2009
  • Details: The Research Grant Program promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to assist individual scholars, or a team of scholars, in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality and reporting their findings in a scholarly publication and at scholarly conferences, thus contributing to the development of expertise on Canada in the United States. We welcome efforts to integrate the research findings into the applicant's teaching load.
  • Keywords: Canada, Canadian studies, U.S. relations, international affairs

November 1, 2009

Wenner-Gren Foundation:
Individual Research Grants Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Post-doctoral; Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply.
  • Award: Up to $40,000
  • Deadline: 5/1/2009 Second Deadline: 11/1/2009
  • Details: Support of up to $40,000 is provided for the write-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication. Applicants are individual scholars within ten years of receipt of the doctorate.
  • Keywords: Anthropology, research publication