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  • ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation: Student-Faculty Fellows Program for Collaborative Research in Asia

    October 18, 2010

    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

  • Nathan Cummings Foundation's Contemplative Practice Program

    October 12, 2010

    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.

  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

    September 27, 2010
    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.

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  • Google Faculty Research Awards Program

    August 24, 2010
    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
  • NEH Collaborative Research Grants

    August 23, 2010
    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.
  • Fulbright-Hays--Group Projects Abroad Program

    August 18, 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.
  • Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

    August 16, 2010
    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.
  • NEH "Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants"

    August 16, 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.

  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships & Grants

    August 2, 2010
    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.
  • American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grants

    July 20, 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.

  • NEH Teaching Development Fellowships

    July 13, 2010

    The National Endowment for the Humanities will again award Teaching Development Fellowships of up to $21,000 to support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at improving an existing undergraduate course that has been taught in at least THREE different terms prior to the application deadline. The research undertaken as a part of the project may involve engaging with fundamental texts or sources, exploring related subjects or academic disciplines, or cultivating neglected areas of learning. Research in any area of the humanities is welcome.

    Teaching Development Fellowships cover periods lasting from three to five months and carry stipends of $4,200 per month, for a maximum stipend of $21,000 over a five-month award period. The application deadline is September 30, 2010. For more information and instructions, please see the grant guidelines. Carleton humanists are excellent candidates for this award, a demonstrated by the fact that Bill North presently holds one.

  • Fellowships at The Huntington Library

    June 11, 2010

    The Huntington, an independent research center in San Marino, California, offers numerous short- and long-term fellowships to support scholarly work in its holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Huntington's short-term award program offers fellowships of $2,500 per month for one to five months of work in the general collections or in various specialized collections on Renaissance England, Los Angeles history, the history of the book in the Americas, civil engineering,and the history of science and technology. The long-term award program offers fellowships of $50,000 for nine to twelve months of work in any of the Huntington's collections. (One long-term fellowship program is aimed specifically at untenured faculty.) The next deadline for applications will probably fall in the middle of December 2010.

    For more information, contact Christopher Tassava a(x5833 or ctassava) or refer to the Huntington's fellowships webpage.