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Grant Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement Multi-Investigator Cottrell College Science Award (MI-CCSA) initiative

    June 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.)

  • Institute of Current World Affairs - Fellowships

    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:

    Deadline: August 1, 2010 (for required initial letters of interest)

  • NEH Summer Stipends

    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, 2010