Grant Opportunities

  • 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.

  • The National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences has announced its participation in a far-reaching initiative to coordinate funding opportunities between the Foundation in the United States and four governmental science-funding agencies in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipends program provides $6,000 grants to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Tenure-track faculty must apply by Thursday, August 23, to be nominated through the College's internal selection process for the NEH competition, which has a deadline of Thursday, September 27, 2012.

  • 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. This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.

    The course is to be developed by one or more (up to four) faculty members, but not team taught. Enduring Questions courses must be taught from a common syllabus and must be offered during the grant period at least twice by each faculty member involved in developing the course. The grant supports the work of faculty members in designing, preparing, and assessing the new course. It may also be used for ancillary activities that enhance faculty-student intellectual community, such as visits to museums and artistic or cultural events.

    NEH Enduring Questions grants can provide up to $25,000 in outright funds for projects serving a single institution. The grant period may run between eighteen and thirty-six months. Recipients may begin their grants as early as May 1, 2013, but must begin no later than January 1, 2014. 

    Complete program guidelines:

    Deadline: Thursday, September 13, 2012 

  • Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to qualified persons working in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, or gender.

    To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. The Foundation gives preference to persons whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multi-lingual community of scholars and artists. Fellowships must be held at the Liguria Study Center in Genoa, Italy.

    The next deadline for the submission of applications is April 15, 2012, for the winter-spring semester beginning in February 2013.

    The next notification date for the award of Fellowships will be July 1, 2012 for Fellowships during the winter-spring semester beginning in February 2013.

    More information:


  • The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services.

    Project activities focus on strengthening and supporting the development needs of host institutions abroad and do not fund personal or clinical medical research and related projects involving patient contact. Eligible activities include short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, teacher training, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development. 

    U.S. faculty and professionals apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a 5 year term.  Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

    More information: website and PDF flyer