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.

October 19, 2010

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), CUNY:
The Joan Heller-Diane Bernard Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay Studies

  • http://web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/awards.shtml#heller
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; a junior scholar (graduate student, untenured university professor or independent researcher) or a senior scholar (tenured university professor or advanced independent scholar)
  • Award: $5,000
  • Deadline: 11/15/2009
  • Details: This fellowship supports research into the impact of lesbians and/or gay men on U.S.society and culture. Scholars conducting research on lesbians are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Keywords: lesbian /gay/ bisexual/ transgender/ queer studies, gay and lesbian studies, American culture, culture studies, GLBT

March 2, 2010

US Department of Justice:
WEB Du Bois Fellowship

  • http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=51898&mode=VIEW
  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: . Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: Up to $100,000
  • Deadline: April 16
  • Details: The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. Researchers from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Due to the nature of this Fellowship, NIJ strongly encourages applicants with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Keywords: Courts, sentencing, and corrections Police-community relations Civil Rights Immigration, crime and victimization Trafficking in human beings Transnational crime Ethnographic studies

January 14, 2010

National Science Foundation Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (NSF SBE):
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants in Archeology

  • http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/arch/suppdiss.jsp
  • Fund Type: Dissertation. Residential: No. Eligibility: PhD student
  • Award: Up to $20,000
  • Deadline: Any time
  • Details: Target Date: Proposals may be submitted at any time

    Project Budget: To meet expenses associated with doctoral dissertation research. Items normally requested include per diem for time spent away from the home institution, travel funds, supplies and equipment, costs associated with field research and analysis fees. Salary for research at one's home institution is not permitted.


  • Keywords: Archaeology, dissertation, travel

December 7, 2009

Yale, MacMillan Center:
Residential Research Fellowship: Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence

  • http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/ocvprogram/fellowships.html
  • Fund Type: Fellowship. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: PhD student
  • Award: Academic year stipend of $22,000 plus individual health insurance coverage.
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Details: This is an interdisciplinary research program, based on the social sciences (including history), which aims to promote innovative research on such questions as the causes of breakdown of order and violent conflict, the material and non-material sources and consequences of conflict, the various forms of political violence (e.g. coups, massacres, revolutions, riots, war, and genocide), the likelihood that some types of group conflict may be more or less prone to escalating into violent conflict, the evolution of national, subnational, or transnational political orders, and the social and political conditions and institutions associated with the emergence and breakdown of order. Under the direction of Professor Stathis Kalyvas, the Program fosters an intellectual community at Yale through the interaction of students, faculty, and visiting scholars interested in questions of order, conflict, and violence, and organizes various activities, including lectures, speaker series, workshops, and conferences.
  • Keywords: social sciences, history, conflict, political violence

Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation:
Regional and International Grant Opportunities

  • http://www.iapfoundation.org/?q=apply/guidelines
  • 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

  • http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/admissions/fellows/jrfapplications/
  • 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