Grant Opportunities

  • 2014 Bush Fellowship Program

    September 13, 2013

    The Bush Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014 Bush Fellowship Program, which provides individuals with opportunities to demonstrate and improve their capacity for leadership as they learn by doing.

    The work of the Fellowship is to blend opportunities for personal development with efforts to effectively engage with others to create positive change within their communities. Bush seeks leaders who have already demonstrated exceptional gifts, who could benefit from intensive development through self-designed or academic programs, and who are committed to making the region a better place. Starting in 2014, the Foundation will:

    • Increase the maximum award from $80,000 to $100,000;
    • Allow Fellows to use fellowship funds to pursue a graduate degree, or design their own program to develop their leadership skills and;
    • Return to a single, annual selection process.

    Information about the application process can be found here:

    Completed applications are due by Monday, October 14, 2013.

    Awards will be announced in March 2014.

  • The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars.

    Fellows enjoy time to pursue scholarly inquiry, to advance  personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe. Visiting Fellows' research must be related to the Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development. Fellows share their research with the Notre Dame scholarly community, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series.

    Applicants may come from any country and typically fall into three groups:

    • Promising junior and midcareer scholars (typically postdocs and assistant or associate professors)
    • Distinguished senior scholars with an established record of scholarly excellence
    • Accomplished policy makers, journalists, and other practioners whose knowledge and experience can link policy and scholarship

    Information on applications can be found on the program webpage.

    Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year (the entire year or either semester) are due by November 1, 2013.


  • The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS Fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences. Applications will be accepted for the 2014-15 fellowship year from June 27 through October 3, 2013.

    Although not required, we are especially interested in hosting individuals and groups whose work would fit into one of several broad themes:

    • "The Motivated Mind" - research on incentives, education, learning, cognitive development, and related topics.
    • "The Future of Work" - research on the nature of work, unions, technological disruptions, the political context of work, and related topics.
    • "The Environment" - research to address the gap between society’s knowledge of the social and economic impacts of environmental degradation and the failure to act.
    • "Health Care System" - an opportunity to apply behavioral science to a national problem that they personally experience - underperformance of the US health system.

    Stipends for the academic year will be awarded to supplement faculty sabbatical support.

    Applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 3, 2013.

    More information:

  • 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. 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.

    More information: Christopher Tassava at x5833 or ctassava

    College - Tuesday, September 3, 2013
    NEH - Thursday, September 26, 2013


  • The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.

  • 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