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.

April 30, 2010

Finnish Centre for International Mobility:
Scholarships for Advanced Studies of the Finnish Language at Finnish Universities

  • http://www.studyinfinland.fi/scholarships/ungergraduate_studies/finnish_studies_and_research.html
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Preference is given to applicants who are working on their Master's thesis.
  • Award: 800 Euros/month
  • Deadline: 10/31/2009 Second Deadline: 4/30/2010
  • Details: The sponsor offers scholarships for advanced studies of the Finnish language at Finnish universities. The scholarships are meant mainly for degree students of Finnish language and literature at universities outside Finland.
  • Keywords: Finnish, Finland, language, literature

NB: Note: the applicant must establish contact with the host university department before applying.

March 1, 2010

Harvard University:
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Visiting Fellows

  • http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=321&Itemid=330
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Post-doctoral
  • Award: Reduced tuition
  • Deadline: 10/1/2009 Second Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: The sponsor offers Visiting Fellow status to persons holding a doctoral degree (or its equivalent) or those with comparable professional experience at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Keywords: Libreral arts, humanities, sciences, visiting fellow

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: The March 1 deadline date is for receipt of applications for a full academic year, or fall term only. The October 1 deadline date is for receipt of applications for the spring term only.

Harriman Institute at Columbia University:
Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • http://www.harrimaninstitute.org/courses/fellows_visiting_scholars.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Postdoctoral; Eligibility is restricted to those applicants who have received the Ph.D. within the three years prior to the fellowship period for which they are applying. Candidates cannot hold a faculty position and must have successfully defended and deposited their dissertations prior to the commencement of the fellowship.
  • Award: Amount not indicated
  • Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Details: The Postdoctoral Fellows Program enables junior scholars who have recently received the Ph.D. to spend a specified term in residence at the Institute (usually a semester or an academic year) without any obligations other than the revision of their dissertation for publication in book form. Evidence of the dissertation’s potential to make a significant contribution to Russian, Soviet or post-Soviet studies weighs most in the Fellowship Committee's selection of fellows.
  • Keywords: Russian studies, Soviet studies, post-Soviet studies

February 8, 2010

Sainsbury Research Unit:
Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships

  • http://www.sainsbury-institute.org/fellowships/robert-and-lisa-sainsbury-fellowships.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Designed to strengthen academic ties with Japan studies programmes in the United States and Canada, the Institute offers two fellowships on an annual basis to scholars who have either received a PhD from a North American university, or who are currently employed by a North American academic institution or museum. Any area of Japanese culture is eligible, though preference will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, archaeology or architecture, or research with a strong visual component.
  • Award: The award for a full year will total 23,500 pounds sterling (approx. USD $40,000)
  • Deadline: 3/1/2010
  • Keywords: Japanese Language or Literature, Asian Studies, Japan, Asian Art

February 1, 2010

Geological Society of America:
Congressional Science Fellowship

  • http://www.geosociety.org/csf/index.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Prospective candidates should be GSA members with a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communication skills. Minimum requirements are a Master's degree with at least five years professional experience or a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
  • Award: $56,000 plus limited allowances for health insurance, relocation, and travel
  • Deadline: 2/1/2010
  • Details: Congressional Science Fellows work as special legislative assistants within the congressional staff system. Fellows select positions to work on varied legislative, oversight, and investigative activities. Postdoctoral scholars may apply.
  • Keywords: Geology, geological engineering, congress, legislature, science

January 31, 2010

University of California, San Diego:
Center for U.S-Mexican Studies Visiting Fellows Program and Postdoctoral Program

  • http://usmex.ucsd.edu/
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; The majority of Visiting Fellows and Scholars are expected to be at the postdoctoral level. PhD candidates who are ABD and have completed a substantial portion of their dissertations will also be considered. Senior scholars are encouraged to apply.
  • Award: Stipends are commensurate with experience and academic rank.
  • Deadline: 1/31/2010
  • Details: The Center's Visiting Fellows Program is the largest residential fellowship program in the United States for research on Mexico. Each year the program brings together scholars from the social sciences, history, and related fields. The Center's current research interests focus on economic development and social policy. Specific issues include regional divergence and inequality; infrastructure and public goods; local government accountability, corruption, and civil society; social insurance and poverty alleviation.
  • Keywords: Mexico, Mexican history, international relations, social sciences, economic development, government, poverty

NB: Deadline note: Applications will begin to be accepted in September 2009 for the 2010-2011 competition.