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.

May 1, 2010

Medieval Academy of America:
Travel Grants

  • Fund Type: Meeting/Conference/Seminar. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: $500 (North America)-$750 (International)
  • Deadline: 11/1/2009 Second Deadline: 5/1/2010
  • Details: The sponsor provides a limited number of travel grants to help independent scholars or currently unaffiliated faculty present their work at professional meetings. Major national and international meetings will be given priority.
  • Keywords: Medieval studies, travel, professional meetings, conferences

NB: DEADLINE NOTE: Application deadlines are May 1 for meetings to be held between September 1 and February 28, and November 1 for meetings to be held between March 1 and August 31.

April 30, 2010

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

  • 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 31, 2010

Tulane University, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women:
Newcomb Archives Travel-to-Collection Grants

  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility; The grants are available to graduate students for research towards M.A., Ph.D. or other post graduate degrees; faculty members working on research projects; or independent scholars working on nonprofit projects.
  • Award: $600
  • Deadline: 11/30/2009 Second Deadline: 3/31/2010
  • Details: Newcomb Archives awards two Travel-to-Collections Grants to scholars wishing to conduct research in the Newcomb Archives.
  • Keywords: Women, gender, women's studies, research, travel

March 16, 2010

Fulbright Program:
Various Fellowships & Grants

  • Fund Type: Fellowships and Grants. Residential: Yes. Eligibility: Unrestricted/Multiple Eligibility
  • Award: varies
  • Deadline:
  • Details: Fulbright has a variety of programs for students, faculty, scholars, teachers, administrators, and institutions. Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
  • Keywords: exchange programs, international studies

March 2, 2010

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR):
ASTR Domestic Exchange Program

  • Fund Type: Grant. Residential: . Eligibility: Faculty
  • Award: $1500
  • Deadline: April 30
  • Details: Purpose/Objective: To promote exchange among theatre scholars across different academic and community contexts within the U.S. by facilitating reciprocal visits by faculty between two host institutions. The primary aim is to foster long-term relationships to benefit faculty who work in different institutional environments. The exchange would take the form of collaboration on scholarly or creative research. A subsidiary goal is to enrich and diversify ASTR's membership. Faculty participants who are not already members of ASTR will receive an introductory offer of a complementary year of membership. It is expected that a timely report of the project will be made available to the ASTR membership through a Newsletter article. Later scholarly products might include a seminar or plenary presentation at the annual meeting, or an article in Theatre Survey.
  • Keywords: Training/Professional Development Exchange Program