Grant Opportunities

  • 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 (http://projects.ACM.edu) 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 (efinn@acm.edu 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.

  • The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation "Arts Writers Grant Program" supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, to twenty individual authors who write on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 18, 2016, for projects that begin in January 2017. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava at ctassava@carleton.edu or x5833 or read the full application guide.

  • NEH Fellowship program

    March 5, 2016

    The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting applications for its flagship Fellowships, which support 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. Applications are due by Thursday, April 28, 2016, for projects beginning between January 1, 2017, and September 1, 2018.

  • The Roman J. Witt Residency Program supports the production of new work with assistance from the Stamps School community. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. A centerpiece of the residency is the open studio, a centrally located studio space that is part of the school’s main gallery where the resident carries out work in a public domain. This public visibility of the artist/designer’s process is intended as a teaching tool for the school as a whole. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

    The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers who value collaboration, have good social and communication skills, and are interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. There is flexibility in how the time in residence is apportioned. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 funding support for project materials.

    Applications are due online by January 15, 2016.

  • The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame seeks scholars and practitioners whose work and presence will promote interdisciplinary research on the Institute's core themes of democracy and human development.

    Kellogg visiting fellowships afford the time to move a research project forward in an intellectually stimulating environment, share findings, and collaborate with top scholar and practitioners from across the US and the globe.

    Visiting fellowships are offered for the entire academic year (August to May) or for the fall (August to December) or spring semesters (January to May), and include:

    • Stipend
    • Travel expenses
    • Medical insurance benefits
    • Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing

    The deadline for academic-year applications is November 1. A complete application - submitted online - will consist of the following documents:

    • Cover letter addressing your interest in the fellowship and specifying your preferred term of stay
    • Curriculum vitae
    • A research project statement (6–10 double-spaced pages)
    • Names and email addresses for three letters of recommendation

    For further information, contact Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations at x5833 or ctassava.

  • The American Council of Learned Societies invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences for one of three related fellowships, all of which share the goal of creating a major piece of scholarly work.

  • The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Global Flex Award provides U.S. academics and professionals with the flexibility to engage in advanced regional or trans-regional research and/or teaching. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to collaborate and engage in scholarly activities in two or three countries in one or more regions.

    Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus. Proposals should reflect topics which would benefit from a global perspective and clearly demonstrate a need to spend time in each of the proposed countries.

    The minimum length of the total grant is three months and the maximum is six months. Grant segments may be conducted within one academic year or spread over two or three consecutive years. The deadline for applications to the Global Flex program is Monday, August 3, 2015. For more details, contact Christopher Tassava (x5833) or see the program webpage.