Grant Opportunities

  • 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): http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/PGA_050491

  • 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 http://www.asianetwork.org/programs/freeman/2011sff/2011program.html.

  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation's Contemplative Practice Program makes a small number of grants each year to explore contemplative pathways to innovation, creativity and more effective collaboration. The search for innovative solutions - to poverty, global warming, the economy, health care, international peace and security - gets more urgent with the growing sense that we lack the capacity to deal with the highly complex problems that confront us.

  • The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Eligibility criteria include:
    • Status as a citizen or national of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation (must have become a U.S. citizen by November 8, 2010),
    • Superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
    • Commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and
    • A Ph.D. degree awarded no earlier than November 30, 2003 and no later than November 8, 2010 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. educational institution.
    Benefits of the fellowship include a one-year stipend of $40,000.

    Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2010.

    For more information: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047960

  • The Google Faculty Research Awards Program facilitates interaction between Google and academia and nurtures stronger relations and partnerships with universities. The intent of the awards program is to support academic research aimed at improving information access (defined broadly), with particular research areas including a broad range of scientific/technical subjects. The next deadline for applications will be February 1, 2011. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava at ctassava or x5833 or see the program webpage at http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html.
  • Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. Grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years and normally range from $25,000 to $100,000 per year. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava at ctassava or x5833 or see the program webpage/. The deadline to apply for funding for the 2011-2012 academic year is October 28, 2010.
  • The Fulbright-Hays--Group Projects Abroad 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.
  • The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program assists institutions historically underrepresented in international academic exchange and allows scholars outside the United States to gain experience in U.S. higher education. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava at x5833 or ctassava. The next deadline is Friday, October 15, 2010.
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications by Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 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. Click through for more information, or contact Christopher Tassava at x5833 or ctassava.

  • The American Council of Learned Societies offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences. Four key fellowship programs - the flagship ACLS Fellowships, the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships, Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars, the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships, and the ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships - share a due date of September 29, 2010.
  • The American Philosophical Society awards small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. In 2009-2010 the Franklin Research Grants program awarded over $360,000 to 73 scholars, and the Society expects to make a similar number of awards in this year’s competition. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

    The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad.

    Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000 for use in calendar year 2011. Deadlines for applications and two letters of support are October 1, 2010, for a January 2011 decision for work in February through December and December 1, 2010, for a March 2011 decision for work in April through December. More information is available on the Franklin Research Grants program webpage.