Grant Opportunities

  • 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: http://www.irex.org/application/us-embassy-policy-specialist-program-eps-application

    Deadline: March 14, 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.

    Deadlines
    GPA Short-Term Projects: April 23, 2012
    GPA Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Projects: April 23, 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 http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/

    The next deadline is August 1, 2012.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.
    More information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/digitalhumanitiesstartup.html
    Deadline: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients of the $6,000 grants spend two months of full-time work producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. The Summer Stipends program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s new Bridging Cultures initiative, which focuses on cultures internationally or within the United States. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Since the College can only nominate two tenure-track or tenured faculty for Summer Stipends, all such faculty must submit applications to the College's internal selection process. (Non-tenure track faculty can submit applications outside of this process.)

    Please contact Christopher Tassava at x. 5833 or ctassava for more information.

    Deadlines: College - Tuesday, September 6; NEH - Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Webpage: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
  • Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Candidates must be nominated by department heads or other senior researchers.

    DeadlineSeptember 15th, 2011

    More information: http://www.sloan.org/fellowships

  • The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the library's research collections. Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world's preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports.

    deadline (for the 2012-2013 fellowship): September 30, 2011

    more information
    : http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/36/node/29202

  • 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 For further questions, please contact Christopher Tassava at ctassava or x5833 or read the Fulbright Scholar Program webpages at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/. The next deadline is August 1, 2011.
  • NEH Fellowships

    February 23, 2011
    National Endowment for the Humanities 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 in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months; the maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Recipients may begin their awards as early as January 1, 2012, and as late as September 1, 2013. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava (ctassava or x5833) or see the program website: More information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html Applications can be submitted any time between now and Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
  • The 2012-2013 award competition of the Fulbright Scholar Program will soon get under way. In addition to the flagship "Core U.S. Scholar" program, which creates opportunities for U.S. faculty to teach and research at more than 500 sites around the world, Fulbright includes other initiatives, such as the "Specialists Program," which promotes linkages between U.S. academic professionals and their counterparts at universities abroad on topics such as curriculum and faculty development and institutional planning or development. Applications to the Core program can be submitted between February 1 and August 2, 2011; applications to the Specialists program are accepted on a rolling basis. You can find more information on all of Fulbright's offerings, including sites, at the program website or by contacting Christopher Tassava (ctassava or x5833).