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.

December 7, 2009

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

  • http://www.upjohninst.org/grantann.html
  • 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 4, 2009

Feminist Review Trust:
Grant

  • http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/guidelines.htm
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; Feminist Review Trust focuses on projects that would not be funded by other sources. They do not support coursework, summer salary or post doc work.
  • Award: The trustees would not normally agree to an individual award of more than £10,000.
  • Deadline: Jan 31, 2010, May 31, 2010, Sep 30, 2010
  • Details: The Feminist Review Trust has four objectives: - To advance the education of the public in the subject of gender by carrying out research or assisting the research and study into social, economic, and legal position of women in society and to disseminate the results of such research and study - To alleviate poverty and hardship by promoting and advancing good health and education among women in any part of the world - To promote equality of opportunity between women and men in any part of the world - To undertake other charitable purposes

    Examples of the types of project the trust might support are as follows:
    - Hard to fund projects
    - Pump priming activities
    - Interventionist projects which support feminist values
    - Training and development projects in relevant areas
    - One-off events
    - Dissemination
    - Core funding
    - Other projects


  • Keywords: Women's Health, Women's Studies

November 3, 2009

American Antiquarian Society (AAS):
AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowships

  • http://www.americanantiquarian.org/acafellowship.htm
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement; A short-term fellowship holder must be an ABD graduate student or postdoctoral, holding the Ph.D. or equivalent degree at the time of the application. A long-term fellowship holder must be a scholar with PhD or advanced graduate student working on the dissertation.
  • Award: Short-term: $1,200 and $1,700/month and Long-term: $35,000, $40,000, or $75,000/year, depending on fellowship.
  • Deadline: Jan 13, 2010; Oct 15, 2010 (anticipated)
  • Details: Short-Term (1-3 months) AND Long-Term (up to 12 months) Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
  • Keywords: Research, History, American History

October 23, 2009

Association for Asian Studies, Inc. (AAS):
China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) AAS CIAC Grants

  • http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=518
  • Fund Type: Fellowships and Grants. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: See Full Program Announcement
  • Award: 1. Dissertation Fellowships Award: up to $28,000 for ten months plus travel allowance. 2. Postdoctoral Fellowships Award: up to $32,000 for ten months (amount reduced pro-rata for shorter tenure) plus a travel allowance. 3. Translation Grants Award: $20,000 for six months (amount reduced pro-rata for shorter tenure) plus a travel allowance.
  • Deadline: 11/13/2009
  • Details: • Curriculum development; college or secondary level. • Conferences and seminars: organization of small conferences and seminars away from major centers of Chinese studies. • Short research trips for advanced graduate students & scholars at non-research institutions to travel to major libraries and collections in North America & Taiwan. • Specialist or regional newsletters or websites disseminating learning in their fields • Translations of scholarly books and articles. • Collaborative projects in which the grant will facilitate communication and limited travel by scholars working on a common project in Taiwan and North America.
  • Keywords: research, Asia, curriculum, seminars, translation, collaboration

October 1, 2009

British Schools and Universities Foundation:
Marshall Scholarship

  • http://www.marshallscholarship.org
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7.
  • Award: University fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, fares to and from the United States and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.
  • Deadline: 10/1/2009
  • Details: The sponsor provides scholarships to young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at an UK institution. Each scholarship is held for two years.
  • Keywords: British Universities, United Kingdom, travel, scholarship, humanities, science, social sciences