Grant Opportunities

  • 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:
    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

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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 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: 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).

  • Bush Fellowship Program

    December 2, 2010

    The Bush Foundation has announced its new Fellowship Program, which invites applications from individuals who seek to build their leadership capacities. Applicants self-determine a community and demonstrate their connection to it, the problem/issue they want to address, and their plan for building their leadership capacity to address it. The main requirement of the proposed learning plan is that it prepares the applicant to mobilize others in their identified community to find solutions to the identified problem/issue. Funding for fellowships will range from $25,000 to $75,000. Funds will be paid out over the first two years of the fellowship.

    More information:

    Bush Fellowship Program - Overview

    Information for Applicants

    Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2011 (notification on by June 24, 2011)

  • The NRC Research Associateship Program (RAP) promotes excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website. Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted to the NRC. Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

    Submission deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

    For more information, contact Christopher Tassava (ctassava or x5833):

  • ASIANetwork's Freeman Foundation Student-Faculty Fellows Program for Collaborative Research supports faculty mentors to take up to five students to Asia for a rigorous academic project during the summer of 2011. The primary aim of this program is to support student research in Asia under the close supervision of a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors and student researchers are expected to spend at least a three week period together in Asia with the mentor and his/her students working directly on student projects. In addition to various additional funding, the program provides research funds of up to $5,000 for the faculty mentor and up to $5,000 for each student, depending upon the needs and documented expenses of the researchers. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2010; more information (and application materials) can be found at