Grants Available from MPC, CARLA & NEH

Grants are available from several sources for researchers and educators who are working in areas of demographic analysis, less commonly taught languages, and cultural history. The IHRC encourages scholars to consider using IHRC collections for work in these areas.

The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is accepting applications for Proposal Development Grants. The purpose of these grants is to stimulate fundable, multi-disciplinary population research at the University of Minnesota.

The deadline for the Spring 2010 awards is Friday, March 5, 2010. For further details go to

Stipends are available for language educators from the Center for Advanced Research in Language Acquisition (CARLA).

To support the professional development of Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) teachers, the University of Minnesota's National Resource Centers offer a limited number of $600 stipends for LCTL teachers to help defray the cost of attending any of the CARLA summer institutes. The University National Resource Centers includes Consortium for the Study of the Asias (CSA), the European Studies Consortium (ESC) and the Institute for Global Studies (IGS). The NRCs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and generously sponsor this program as part of their mission to support LCTL teachers. Applications are due by April 9, 2010. 

For more details about the stipend program see:

Application guidelines are available at the following links:

* European LCTL teachers see:
* Asian LCTL teachers see:

* All other LCTL teachers see:

National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships are also available, with a deadline of May 4, 2010, for online applications. (University of Minnesota applicants must apply through Sponsored Projects Administration, with a deadline of 9 am on April 28, 2010.)

NEH fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months.

Please consult with IHRC staff for assistance in using the Center's collections and resources for grant-funded research.