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  • International Social Science Research with NSF

    October 15, 2012

    The National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences has announced its participation in a far-reaching initiative to coordinate funding opportunities between the Foundation in the United States and four governmental science-funding agencies in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

  • NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program

    August 28, 2012
  • NEH Enduring Questions Grants

    August 28, 2012
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Competition

    August 6, 2012

    The National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipends program provides $6,000 grants to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Tenure-track faculty must apply by Thursday, August 23, to be nominated through the College's internal selection process for the NEH competition, which has a deadline of Thursday, September 27, 2012.

  • NEH Enduring Questions Grants (due 9/13/12)

    June 11, 2012

    The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.

    The course is to be developed by one or more (up to four) faculty members, but not team taught. Enduring Questions courses must be taught from a common syllabus and must be offered during the grant period at least twice by each faculty member involved in developing the course. The grant supports the work of faculty members in designing, preparing, and assessing the new course. It may also be used for ancillary activities that enhance faculty-student intellectual community, such as visits to museums and artistic or cultural events.

    NEH Enduring Questions grants can provide up to $25,000 in outright funds for projects serving a single institution. The grant period may run between eighteen and thirty-six months. Recipients may begin their grants as early as May 1, 2013, but must begin no later than January 1, 2014. 

    Complete program guidelines:

    Deadline: Thursday, September 13, 2012 

  • Bogliasco Fellowships in Arts and Humanities

    March 6, 2012

    Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to qualified persons working in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, or gender.

    To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. The Foundation gives preference to persons whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multi-lingual community of scholars and artists. Fellowships must be held at the Liguria Study Center in Genoa, Italy.

    The next deadline for the submission of applications is April 15, 2012, for the winter-spring semester beginning in February 2013.

    The next notification date for the award of Fellowships will be July 1, 2012 for Fellowships during the winter-spring semester beginning in February 2013.

    More information:


  • Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP)

    February 28, 2012

    The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services.

    Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of host institutions abroad and do not fund personal or clinical medical research and related projects involving patient contact. Eligible activities include short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, teacher training, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development. 

    U.S. faculty and professionals apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a 5 year term.  Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

    More information: website and PDF flyer

  • IREX US Embassy Policy Specialist Program (EPS)

    February 28, 2012

    The U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist program (EPS) gives U.S. scholars the opportunity to serve as researchers-in-residence at U.S. Embassies, U.S. Consulates, and USAID Missions in Eurasia. IREX works with U.S. government representatives in-country to recruit scholars that meet the specific needs of the host Embassy or Mission, with the goal of improving U.S. government access to policy-relevant knowledge and expertise in the region.

    Each EPS fellowship lasts one to two months and is structured in consultation with the host Embassy or Mission. As part of the EPS fellowship, participants are provided with visa assistance, international roundtrip transportation, housing in the country of service, a monthly allowance for living expenses, and emergency evacuation insurance. EPS fellows work closely with U.S. government staff and receive support from field offices in the region. Eligible countries for the 2012-13 EPS program include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. EPS applicants must have a graduate degree (PhD, MA, MD, MBA, MFA, MPA, MPH, MLIS, MS, JD) at the time of application and must be U.S. citizens.

    More information:

    Deadline: March 14, 2012

  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad

    February 28, 2012

    The Fulbright-Hays "Group Projects Abroad" program oversees competitions annually for short-term seminars, curriculum development teams, and group research or study projects and every four years for advanced overseas intensive language projects. The GPA program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor.

    Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs. Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East.

    Short-Term Seminars - A short-term seminar is designed to help integrate international studies into an institution's or school system's general curriculum. Seminars normally are five to six weeks in length and focus on a particular aspect of area studies, such as the culture of the area or a portion of the culture.

    Curriculum Development Team - A curriculum development team, composed of several faculty members or teachers or administrators, may spend four to six weeks in a foreign country or region acquiring resource materials for curriculum development in the modern foreign language or area studies programs. Resource materials may include artifacts, documents, books, educational films, museum reproductions, recordings, and other instructional materials. The project shall provide a systemic use and dissemination in the US. of the acquired materials.

    Group Research or Study Projects - A group research or study project is designed to permit a group of faculty from institutions of higher education and graduate and undergraduate students to undertake research or study in a foreign country or region for a period of three to twelve months. The institution should make arrangements for any clearances or affiliations necessary for conducting research in the host country.

    GPA Short-Term Projects: April 23, 2012
    GPA Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Projects: April 23, 2012

  • Core Fulbright Scholar Program

    February 1, 2012

    The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Awards at hundreds of institutions around the world are available; awards include research, teaching, and combination research-teaching positions. In recent years, two Carleton faculty members have used Fulbrights to spend time abroad.

    The Fulbright Scholar Program sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). For further questions, please contact Christopher Tassava at ctassava or x5833 or read the Fulbright Scholar Program webpages at

    The next deadline is August 1, 2012.

  • National Science Foundation "Science, Technology, and Society (STS)"

    November 1, 2011

    The NSF's "Science, Technology, and Society" (STS) program considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy. The next deadlines are February 1 and August 1, 2012.

    For more information, see the program webpage, or contact Christopher Tassava.

  • Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships

    September 2, 2011
    Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

    There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. All applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree at the start of the fellowship year. Junior fellowships are for scholars who will be at least three and no more than ten years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship year. Senior fellowships are for established scholars who are more than ten years beyond receipt of the PhD.

    Each residential fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000. The 2012-13 application deadline will be October 3, 2011.

    Please contact Christopher Tassava (x5833 or ctassava) for more information, or see the program website.