Grant Opportunities

  • The Spencer Foundation seeks letters of intent for their "Lyle Spencer Research Awards for Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement," which  provide up to $1m for intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects. The program has a two-phase application process that starts with submitting a letter of intent by 4pm CDT on Thursday, October 12, 2017. For further information, contact Christopher Tassava, Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, at x5833 or ctassava.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research 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. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development; projects can begin as early as May 2018 but must conclude by

    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 by Friday, September 8, 2017. The College's two nominees will be notified by Friday, September 22.

    Non-tenure track faculty can submit applications outside of this process.


    • College: Friday, September 8, 2017 (for tenure-track or tenured applicants)
    • NEH: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (for the tenure-track or tenured faculty nominees and for any non-tenure-track applicants)

    Please contact Christopher Tassava at x5833 or ctassava for more information.

    NEH Summer Stipend program webpage

  • The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art. The deadline is Wednesday, May 17.

  • August 1, 2017, is the deadline for the next round of funding through the Core Fulbright Scholar Program, which offers over 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Further details about the program and the application process can be found on the program website, or by contacting Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations at or x5833.


  • The Associated Colleges of the Midwest seeks pre-proposals for the spring 2017 cycle of Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE) funding. Pre-proposals must be submitted by Friday, February 24, 2017.

  • NEH Fellowships

    January 13, 2017

    The National Endowment for the Humanities's flagship Fellowship program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships cover periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200 per month, up to a maximum of $50,400 for twelve months. Applications must be received by Thursday, April 12, 2017.

  • NEH Public Scholar Program

    December 8, 2016

    The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks applications to its "Public Scholar Program" for grants to support well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. The Public Scholar Program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship.

    The Public Scholar Program provides a stipend of $4,200 per full-time month for continuous full- or part-time work over a period of six to twelve months, beginning as early as September 1, 2017, but not later than September 1, 2018. (The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Recipients who work full-time on their projects must forgo other major activities, including teaching.)

    Interested applicants can contact Christopher Tassava in the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations for further information about the program and about submitting applications by the deadline of Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

  • Project Pericles invites applications from Carleton faculty to its "Periclean Faculty Leaders" program, which will identify champions of civic engagement in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. The PFL program will encourage faculty members in a wide variety of disciplines to create and teach courses that address issues of social concern, enrich curriculum, and enhance student social interest and involvement. Periclean Faculty Leaders - either or or two for each participating college - will also organize campus-wide activities and/or prepare an academic paper or research project. Faculty in disciplines in which civic engagement is not traditionally a focus should be encouraged to apply.  The PFL program is supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations with additional support from the Eugene M. Lang Foundation.

    Interested faculty members can use the attached materials to prepare applications that can be submitted as a package by Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Award announcements will be made in April 2017.

  • The Associated Colleges of the Midwest requests applications from faculty teams for the next Seminar in Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning (SAIL) experience: Wilderness in the Anthropocene, to be led in July 2017 by Professors Jesse Ellis (Coe College) and Chris Fink and Pablo Toral (Beloit College) at Coe's Wilderness Field Station near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.

    Applications to participate must come from teams composed of three faculty members representing each of the main disciplinary divisions (e.g., arts, sciences, and humanities/social sciences). Faculty who have difficulty forming a three-person team are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean on your campus for assistance in identifying other interested applicants.

    Applications are due online - ACM projects page - on Friday, December 16, 2017 and should include a CV for each individual applicant and an accompanying letter of support from the academic dean.

  • The Associated Colleges of the Midwest has announced a call for pre-proposals to the Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE). Submissions are due by Friday, October 21, 2016. Questions can be referred to Christopher Tassava (ctassava or x5833) or to Ed Finn, ACM Liaison for Innovation and Collaboration in Teaching and Learning ( or 312.561.5923).

  • The Spencer Foundation seeks applications to its Midcareer Grant Program, which affords scholars who between seven and twenty years from their doctorate an opportunity to spend one year learning about a new topic or discipline that will help them advance their work on a problem or puzzle of lasting significance in their research. The Foundation plans to support up to five midcareer scholars in this round with grants of up to $150,000 each.

    Applicants will be asked to center their request around the clear articulation and exploration of an important problem, or set of problems, of education that is well-aligned with their core interests and past scholarship. Applicants will also be asked to map the outer edges of what they have come to know through their earlier research and then articulate how they will move into what they do not yet know but hope to learn through a targeted midcareer program of study. In addition, applicants will be asked to fully describe how the acquisition of new tools or perspectives enriches their understanding of that problem and to present a well-thought out plan for acquiring them.

    The deadline for proposal submissions to this program is 4:00pm CDT on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

    For more information, contact Christopher Tassava (ctassava or x5833) or consult the Foundation's program webpage.