- August 16, 2010The 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.
- 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.
- August 2, 2010The 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Research Corporation for Science Advancement Multi-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award (MI-CCSA) initiativeJune 10, 2010
The Research Corporation for Science Advancement has invited Carleton to nominate one team of two or three scientists for the RCSA's new "Multi-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award" (MI-CCSA) initiative. The faculty members must come from at least two different science departments at Carleton, one of which must be Chemistry or Physics & Astronomy. Only one member of the team can be tenured at the time of application.
Faculty who are interested in this opportunity should contact Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations (ctassava or x5833) about preparing a pre-proposal this summer. If more than one team of scientists is interested, the College will select the strongest pre-proposal for submission to RCSA between August 1, 2010 and September 15, 2010. Applicants whose pre-proposals are deemed by the RCSA to best fit the program guidelines will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 15, 2010. (Brief descriptions of the 2009 multi-investigator awards are posted on the RCSA's website.)
- June 2, 2010
The Institute of Current World Affairs offers fellowships to researchers under 36 years of age for self-designed, independent study of any country or society around the world. The Institute is particularly interested in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, North Africa (east and west), and Venezuela, but candidates may seek fellowships anywhere.
The purpose of a fellowship is to learn about other societies, not to change them. Candidates must show that a proposed fellowship holds promise to enrich public life in the United States by enhancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and trends.The fellowships are primarily writing grants which require the fellow to communicate through monthly newsletters with a general, well-educated audience. Fellowships are not scholarships and are not awarded to support work toward academic degrees, for research projects, or the writing of books. Fellows are not permitted to engage in overtly political activities during their fellowship.
More information: http://www.icwa.org/Opportunities.asp
Deadline: August 1, 2010 (for required initial letters of interest)
- May 26, 2010
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 7; NEH - Thursday, September 30, 2010Webpage: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
- May 12, 2010
The 2011-2012 award competition of the Fulbright Scholar Program is now 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 are due by August 2; 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).
- May 10, 2010
The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships will be awarded in April 2011 for 2011-2012 in the fields of
- Creative Non-Fiction
- Literary Translation (into English)
- Film Studies
- Literary Studies
For more information, contact Christopher Tassava (ctassava or x5833) or see the program webpage
- May 6, 2010
Grand Challenges Explorations fosters innovation in global health research. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges. The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Applications are submitted online, and winning grants are chosen approximately 4 months from the submission deadline. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million. The next deadline is May 19, 2010. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava at x5833 or ctassava or check the program webpage.