Grant Opportunities

  • The ACLS invites applications for Collaborative Research Fellowships, which offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Proposals are due on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

  • ACLS invites applications for the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships, which support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences. Proposals are due on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

  • ACLS Fellowships

    June 5, 2013

    The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Proposals are due on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

  • ACLS invites applications for the eighth annual competition for the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships, which supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Proposals are due on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

  • Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields at top universities around the world. Faculty members can apply for Research Awards by submitting a proposal to one of our two 2013 funding rounds (April 15 and October 15). Proposals include four parts: an overview, a proposal body (3pp maximum), a data policy, and a budget.

    Recipients are selected through a comprehensive internal review process and notified of their awards within 4 months of the initial submission. Faculty members can apply for up to $150,000 in eligible expenses, but actual award amounts are frequently less than the full amount requested. Most awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for one graduate student for one year.

     The deadline for the next round of Research Awards is April 15, 2013. A link to the application form will be provided on the program webpage by April 1.

  • Fulbright Flex Awards

    March 1, 2013

    The Fulbright Fulbright Flex Award Program welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple stays of one to three months in the host country over a period of two to three years.  The total proposed visits should equal approximately one semester of exchanges.  In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, flex award scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community. Some programs may offer opportunities for multi-country research, but these should be discussed with the appropriate CIES staff. For more information, read on, contact Christopher Tassava in CFR, or visit the program website. Proposals are due at the same time as regular Fulbright applications - August 1, 2013.

  • This U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Scholar Core Competition opens on February 2, 2013. The competition will accept applications until August 1, 2013 for teaching, research, or teaching-research awards abroad to faculty and staff at American institutions of higher education. The Fulbright website has a a searchable list of the sites around the world to which American applicants can seek placement. Other questions an be addressed to Christopher Tassava as 507-222-5833 or

  • The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center's "Learning to Integrate Across Natural and Social Sciences" program seeks proposals for a series of meetings by interdisciplinary teams of scholars who will build upon existing knowledge from various disciplines to advance our understanding of 1) how undergraduate and graduate students learn to integrate data, concepts, techniques, approaches, tools, perspectives, theories, etc. from natural and social sciences to understand environmental problems and inform solutions, and 2) pedagogies that support the development of this cognitive ability in a socio-environmental context at the undergraduate or graduate level. For submission guidelines, please visit: Deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (5 p.m. EST)
  • NEH Fellowships

    January 18, 2013

    Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. Fellowships cover periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200 per month, for a maximum stipend of $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants should request award periods that suit their schedules and the needs of their projects. Requesting an award period shorter than twelve months will not improve an applicant’s chances of receiving a fellowship. Recipients may begin their awards as early as January 1, 2014, and as late as September 1, 2015. The award period must be full-time and continuous. Teaching and administrative
    assignments or other major activities may not be undertaken during the fellowship period. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava (x5833 or ctassava).

    Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

  • The Burroughs Wellcome Collaborative Research Travel Grant program provides travel grants of up to $15,000 that can be used both internationally and domestically to acquire new research techniques, and to promote collaborations. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering and have an interest in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. Conversely, biologists interested in working with physical scientists to answer biological questions may also apply. Contact Christopher Tassava (ctassava or x5833) for more information.

    Deadline: February 1, 2013

    Program website:

  • The Edward F. Albee Foundation maintains the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center (better known as "The Barn") in Montauk, on Long Island in New York, as a residence for writers and visual artists of all media. The Center is open from mid-May through mid-October, and can accommodate comfortably up to five persons at a time. Residencies are for 4 or 6 week periods of time. The standards for admission are, simply, talent and need.

    Located approximately two miles from the center of Montauk and the Atlantic Ocean, "The Barn" rests in a secluded knoll which offers privacy and a peaceful atmosphere.  The Foundation expects all those accepted for residence to work seriously and to conduct themselves in such a manner as to aid fellow residents in their endeavors.  Writers are offered a room; visual artists are offered a room and studio space.  Residents are responsible for their food, travel, and other expenses.  The environment is simple and communal.  Residents are expected to do their share in maintaining the condition of "The Barn" as well as its peaceful environment.

    The Foundation is pleased to accept applications for the 2013 Summer Season; applications must be post-marked no later than March 1st, 2013.

  • The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. The next deadline is Thursday, February 21, 2013. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava (x5833 or ctassava) or consult the official MRI solicitation.