"Funding Opportunities in Humanities July, 2009"
Funding Opportunities in Humanities July, 2009 Internal Institutional Fellowships Awards Announcements Internal Note: Seed grants funded in the Spring 2009 competition are on our web page: http://ihr.asu.edu/research/seed. Details for the Fall 2009 competition will be posted shortly. The Humanities and Human Origins is the topic for the 2010-2011 IHR ASU and Visiting Fellows program. Application materials will be posted shortly on our web page: http://ihr.asu.edu/funding/grants/fellows. Institutional Awards National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions The Enduring Questions grant program supports a faculty member’s development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduate students and a teacher to grapple with a fundamental question 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. What is an enduring question? The following list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive but serves to illustrate. • What is the good life? • What is happiness? • What is friendship? • What is beauty? • Is there a human nature, and, if so, what is it? • What is the relationship between humans and the natural world? • How do science and ethics relate to one another? • Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Good and evil? • What is good government? Enduring Questions grants can provide up to $25,000 in outright funds for projects serving a single institution. (Learn more about different types of grant funding.) The grant period must run between eighteen and twenty-four months. The Enduring Questions course must be taught at least twice within the grant period. Deadline: September 15 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html National Endowment for the Humanities Interpreting America’s Historic Places: Planning & Implementation Grants Interpreting America’s Historic Places grants support public humanities projects that exploit the evocative power of historic places to explore stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Interpreting America’s Historic Places projects may interpret a single historic site or house, a series of sites, an entire neighborhood, a town or community, or a larger geographical region. Grants for Interpreting America’s Historic Places should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public. Deadline: August 26 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/IAHP_Implementation.html http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AHCO_PlanningGuidelines.html National Endowment for the Humanities America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grant America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public. Implementation grants support the final preparation of a project for presentation to the public. Deadline: August 26 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AHCO_ImplementationGuidelines.html National Endowment for the Humanities America’s Media Makers: Development and Production Grants Grants for America’s Media Makers support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America’s Media Makers should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public. Deadline: August 26 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AmMediaMakers_production.html http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AmMediaMakers_development.html National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America School Collaboration Projects Grant Opportunity Building on the national distribution of its Picturing America program, the National Endowment for the Humanities invites proposals for local and regional projects that foster collaboration between K-12 educators and humanities scholars for the purposes of encouraging “engagement with the rich resources of American art to tell America's story." The Picturing America School Collaboration Projects grant opportunity is designed to help teachers and librarians form connections between the Picturing America images and coursework in the school’s core curriculum. Picturing America is part of the endowment's We the People program. Funded projects should support one or more conferences of one or two days each, accommodate at least twenty-four participants at each conference, and provide opportunities for participants to engage with scholars, museum and library professionals, and other experts. Conference attendees may include public school teachers, teachers at charter schools, members of home school consortia, and faculty from independent and religious schools. Deadline: October 7, 2009 Link to Complete RFP The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries’ and museums’ digital assets; scholarship that examines the philosophical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category. All applicants must propose an innovative approach, method, tool, or idea that has not been used before in the humanities. These grants are modeled, in part, on the “high risk/high reward” paradigm often used by funding agencies in the sciences. NEH is requesting proposals for projects that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=tbYMKpQQLqzYl8sG42J6QFdMlcX1c4sg2QmGk h92zZkKF0nVnq1p!-723925807?oppId=48471&mode=VIEW Deadline: October 6 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V., DFG) Bilateral Digital Humanities: Enriching Digital Collections These grants provide funding for up to three years of development in any of the following areas: new digitization projects and pilot projects; the addition of important materials to existing digitization projects; and the development of tools and infrastructure to enhance the use of digitized resources and support international digitization work. Collaboration between U.S. and German partners is a key requirement for this grant category. http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/DFG_EDC.html Deadline: October 8 Bilateral Symposia and Workshops Deadline: November 4 (tent) http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/DFG_BSW.html National Endowment for the Humanities/National Science Foundation Documenting Endangered Languages The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have joined forces on Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL), a new, multi-year effort to preserve records of key languages before they become extinct. More than 3,000 of the 6,000-7,000 currently used human languages are headed for oblivion, experts estimate. Deadline: September 15 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/del.html National Science Foundation Linguistics Supports scientific research of all types that focus on human language as an object of investigation. The program supports research on the syntactic, semantic, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual languages and of language in general; the psychological processes involved in the use of language; the development of linguistic capacities in children; social and cultural factors in language use, variation, and change; the acoustics of speech and the physiological and psychological processes involved in the production and perception of speech; and the biological bases of language in the brain. Due Dates: Full Proposal Target Date: January 15, 2010; January 15, Annually Thereafter; Full Proposal Target Date: July 15, 2010; July 15, Annually Thereafter National Endowment for the Arts Deadline: 10/08/2009 Description: American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is a major initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy through performances, exhibitions, tours, and educational programs across all art forms that will reach large and small communities in all fifty states. Chamber Music http://arts.endow.gov/grants/apply/AMChamber.html Visual Arts Touring http://arts.endow.gov/grants/apply/AMVAT.html Presenting http://arts.endow.gov/grants/apply/AMPresenting.html Note: limited submissions; contact ORSPA if you wish to apply University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) Training Activity Grants (TAG) Major Documentation Project (MDP) http://www.hrelp.org/grants/apply/index.html HRELP aims to document endangered languages, train language documenters, preserve and disseminate documentation materials, and support endangered languages. Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagen-Stiftung) Documentation of Endangered Languages Some two-thirds of the estimated 6,500 languages still spoken throughout the world are in danger of disappearing within the next one to two generations. But if a language dies, this also means that a piece of the cultural diversity of our world dies with it. The initiative cannot stop this development, but it can make sure that testimony to these language cultures, which are mostly only passed on by word of mouth, is recorded in an electronic archive of endangered languages before they vanish without trace: by means of audiotape, video camera, still camera and note pad. The program funds documentation projects as well as symposia and summer schools. Applications from abroad are equivalent to German ones, although in order to be considered they must demonstrate a defined and substantial cooperation with academic institutions and scholars in Germany in the working plan. http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/funding/international-focus/documentation-of-endangered- languages.html?L=1 Deadline: September 15, 2010 Arizona Humanities Council Opportunity and project grants See web page for details. http://www.azhumanities.org/ggrants1.php Axe-Houghton Foundation Amount: $8,000 Description: The foundation is operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Its principal purposes are to foster and encourage an appreciation of the English language, with major emphasis on the spoken language. Priority is given to projects for the improvement of speech and its uses in the areas of public affairs, education, theatre, poetry, debate, and the oral interpretation of literature. A portion of available funds may be devoted to speech remediation and to scientific research relating to speech. Deadline: 9/1/2009 Link to RFP Arizona Commission on the Arts International Arts Program - see also Fellowships below The Arizona Commission on the Arts International Program provides artists, arts organizations and arts professionals with opportunities to participate in cultural and artistic international exchanges. This program ensures representation of Arizona artists and arts professionals, from a variety of disciplines, at major festivals, conferences and exhibitions and exposes residents in Arizona communities to international artists visiting the state. Arizona/Mexico Initiative The Arizona/Mexico Initiative Program is designed for arts organizations facilitating exchanges with the borders. The program is designed for the organization to take the initiative to work with a Mexican organization, artists or community without the request of the Commission or without a governmental invitation. The Program will offer up to $1,000 for artist(s)/consultant(s)/curator(s) fees, travel, lodging and meals or exhibit/film rentals/shipping. Grants should be matched in general at a 50% level. The Arizona/Mexico money may not be used to fund any portion of the applicant organization's administrative staff or the artistic director of the organization, or organization administrative expenses. For an application, please contact, Mitch Menchaca at 602-771-6529 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted until grant funds are expended. http://www.azarts.gov/localarts/international.htm American Heritage Preservation Grants The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation have announced the 2010 guidelines for the American Heritage Preservation Program. The program is designed to help preserve objects that "that convey the essential character and experience of the United States." The program will fund the preservation of endangered and fragile art works, rare books, scientific specimens, and historical documents (photographs, maps, deeds, etc.) held in small and medium- sized museums, archives, and libraries. Grants provide up to $3,000 each for stand-alone conservation projects. Funds may be used for treatment of library, museum, and archival collections; improvement of collections storage; or environmental improvement of collections. Priority will be given to smaller institutions, but all libraries, archives, and museums that meet IMLS institutional eligibility criteria are eligible. Applicants must be either a unit of state or local government or a private not-for-profit organization that has tax-exempt status, and be located in one of the fifty states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated states of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau. Application guidelines and instructions are available at the IMLS Web site. Link to Complete RFP Deadline: September 15 Johnson & Johnson/Society for the Arts in Healthcare Grant Funds Available for Arts in Healthcare Programs Johnson & Johnson, working in partnership with the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, seeks to promote the use of the arts to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and caregivers. From 2001 to 2009, the partners have provided grants to 117 programs in the United States and Canada representing leading models and initiatives in high quality healthcare through the use of arts. Proposals are now being sought from healthcare and/or arts organizations that have established arts in healthcare programs with evidence of initial impact. To be eligible for consideration, grant applicants must be a current member of Society for the Arts in Healthcare, located in the U.S. or Canada (partners may be international), and a nonprofit organization or a governmental agency (state or local, including education or institutions). Johnson & Johnson/Society for the Arts in Healthcare grants are for a total of $60,000 each over a period of three years. For more information and eligibility requirements, see the program guidelines at the Society for the Arts in Healthcare Web site. Link to Complete RFP Deadline: October 15 letter of inquiry National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Transnational Cultural Remittances Grant Program Deadline: 8/24/2009 Description: With support from the Ford Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture has announced the introduction of a new competitive grant program. The Transnational Cultural Remittances program is designed to increase understanding, support, and recognition of the cultural impact of continued migration of and connection between individuals in Mexico, Central America, and the United States. The program is available to individuals, collectives, and community-based organizations that are engaged in the practical exchange of culture through transnational community connections developed and maintained by culturally and economically linked communities. The program seeks to identify exemplary cultural exchange projects that support grassroots artistic and cultural practices and strengthen social networks and economic justice across national boundaries. Projects demonstrating an ongoing connection between two or more of the following countries will be eligible for consideration to receive a competitive TCR grant in 2009 or 2010: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; and United States. Artists and non-governmental organizations in any of these countries may apply. Applicants do not have to include the United States to be considered. Grants will range from $2,000 to $20,000. For more information and complete guidelines, visit the NALAC Web site. Link to RFP Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Curatorial research grant In order to support scholarship in the field of British art and architectural history and to disseminate knowledge through publications, exhibitions and education, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of fellowships and grants. Please note, however, that the Centre’s remit does not cover contemporary fine arts, archaeology, the current practice of architecture or the performing arts. Curatorial Research Grants are offered annually. They are normally made to help institutions undertake research for a particular exhibition or installation of British art, or for a cataloging project, by appointing a Research Curator. In some instances a grant may be made to an institution to provide staff in lieu of a curator who wishes to take leave from other curatorial duties to undertake research for an exhibition or cataloging project. http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/19/ Limited submission ASU deadline: July 28; sponsor deadline September 15 Department of the Navy Office of Naval Research Human Social Cultural Behavior (HSCB) Modeling Solicitation Number: BAA09-026 As a result of the Quadrennial Defense Review Report on lessons learned in ongoing Irregular Warfare (IW) and Security, Stability, Transition, and Reconstruction Operations (SSTRO), beginning in Fiscal Year 2008 the Department of Defense created a new R&D program to develop a science base and associated technologies for human, social and culture behavior (HSCB) modeling. The military capability needs being addressed center on enablement of modeling for IW and SSTRO and on using computational models to support operations analysis, intelligence analysis, training and joint experimentation. The overarching goal is to provide DoD and the US Government with the ability to understand and effectively operate in human/social/culture terrains inherent to nonconventional warfare missions. Deadline: 8/25 https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=856b59e1f9ea329c9535ee87059f45b3&ta b=core&_cview=0 Recently the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy broke with tradition and outlined some new national challenges for science. Each of these challenges represent opportunities for linking social and natural sciences, engineering, humanities, business and other areas of academic activity. 1 Poverty eradication 2 Preventable and pandemic disease 3 Transforming global energy systems 4 Reconciling competing demands for water and land 5 Maintaining ecological integrity of oceans 6 Reducing risks from biological and nuclear weapons U.S. Science and Technology Challenges 2010-2012 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Summer 2009 Fellowship Awards and Grants for Individuals Greetings from ACLS! We are pleased to let you know that the 2009-10 fellowship competitions are now open. You will find the most updated and comprehensive information on all ACLS programs available on our website (www.acls.org/programs/comps). As in previous years, the majority of competition deadlines are in the early fall. American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellowships in East European Studies Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Deadline: October 1 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html Note: limited submission National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching Development Fellowships Teaching Development Fellowships (TDF) support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at improving their undergraduate teaching. The program has three broad goals: 1) to improve the quality of humanities education in the United States; 2) to strengthen the link between research and teaching in the humanities; and 3) to foster excellence in undergraduate instruction. Projects must improve an existing undergraduate course that has been taught in at least THREE different terms and will continue to be taught by the applicant. Proposals for new courses or for mere course preparation will NOT be considered. The research project must be closely related to the applicant’s core interests as an interpreter of the humanities. The research undertaken as a part of the project may involve engaging with fundamental texts or sources, exploring related subjects or academic disciplines, or cultivating neglected areas of learning. Projects may entail the acquisition of new language or digital skills as a means to performing the proposed research. The project must be directed primarily towards course improvement, not scholarly publication. Deadline: October 1 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/TD_Fellowships.html National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships at Digital Humanities Centers NEH Fellowships at Digital Humanities Centers (FDHC) support collaboration between digital centers and individual scholars. An award provides funding for both a stipend for the fellow and a portion of the center’s costs for hosting a fellow. Awards are for periods of six to twelve months of continuous full-time research. The intellectual cooperation between the fellow and the center may take many different forms and may involve humanities scholars of any level of digital expertise. Fellows may work exclusively on their own projects in consultation with center staff, collaborate on projects with other scholars affiliated with the center, function as “apprentices” on existing digital center projects, or any combination of these. Awards support projects at any stage of development. FDHC grants are made to digital humanities centers and, therefore, a staff member of the digital humanities center must serve as the project director. Prospective fellows must apply through a digital center. Centers may submit one application per deadline; individual scholars may apply in collaboration with only one digital center per deadline. Scholars are eligible, regardless of their institutional affiliation. Deadline: September 15 http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fdhc.html University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (IPF) http://www.hrelp.org/grants/apply/index.html American Philosophical Society (APS) Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research The fund provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master's theses or doctoral dissertations. http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips.htm Deadline: March 1, 2010 Arizona Commission on the Arts International Arts Program - see also Institutional listings The Arizona Commission on the Arts International Program provides artists, arts organizations and arts professionals with opportunities to participate in cultural and artistic international exchanges. This program ensures representation of Arizona artists and arts professionals, from a variety of disciplines, at major festivals, conferences and exhibitions and exposes residents in Arizona communities to international artists visiting the state. The International Program offers these programs: Professional Development The International Professional Development Program is available throughout the year to help Arizona artists and representatives of Arizona arts organizations attend international conferences/workshops/seminars/retreats that will contribute to their professional growth. Subject to approval, Professional Development Grants to artists or arts organizations are awarded up to $750. The intent of these grants is as a learning/artistic/administrative development opportunity for the applicants, not as a means to present or exhibit the applicant's work. The International Professional Development Grant is intended to encourage arts organizations to form partnerships and collaborate with arts professionals abroad. For full guidelines, go to www.azarts.gov/qtg/professional_development.htm Science-Related Film Projects Invited for 2010 Sundance Institute/Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant The Sundance Institute/Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant is an annual cash award for a science- or technology-related film that is at an early stage of development, such as full treatment or early screenplay draft. The program is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and administered by the Sundance Institute. The award includes a cash grant of up to $20,000 to provide support during the writing period, a stipend of up to $5,000 for a science advisor, plus creative support during the writing process from a select group of advisors, the possibility of a fellowship to a Sundance screenwriters lab, and strategic and practical support from the Sundance feature film program staff. Screenwriters with any level of experience may apply. To be eligible, projects must have science or technology as a major theme or scientists as major characters. Science fiction projects or projects that stray too far from a base scientific reality will not be considered. Projects must be narrative features and not documentary in nature. Projects must be in the English language, but the screenwriter does not need to reside in the U.S. Projects currently in development within the studio system are not eligible. See the Sundance Institute Web site for complete program information. Link to Complete RFP Deadline: September 8 City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) Martin Duberman Fellowship The fellowship is awarded to a senior scholar (tenured university professor or advanced independent scholar) from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer experience. http://web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/awards.shtml#duberman Deadline: November 15 Note: Other fellowships also available – see webpage Getty Research Institute 2009-10 Theme for Research Grants for Getty Scholars and Visiting Scholars The Getty Research Institute's Getty Scholar and Visiting Scholar Grants are designed to provide a unique research experience. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to the 2009-10 theme, "The "Display of Art," and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. The Getty Research Institute seeks applications from established researchers as well as those at the pre- and postdoctoral levels who are interested in questions bearing on the display of art and wish to be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa during the 2009-10 academic year. "The Display of Art" will remain the theme for the Getty Research Institute in 2010-2011; postdoctoral applicants are welcome to apply for both years. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. A complete description of the 2010 theme is available at the Getty Web site. Guidelines and application forms for 2010 grants will be available on the site in July 2009. Link to Complete RFP Deadline: November 1 American Academy in Berlin Fellowships at the American Academy in Berlin (Berlin Prizes) The academy invites applications for its residential fellowships for 2010-2011. The academy welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin, Germany. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. The academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics and the hard sciences. In addition to placing a high priority on the independent work of its fellows, the academy is in a unique position to aid fellows in establishing professional and general networks both in Berlin and beyond. The academy's public outreach, which facilitates the introduction of a fellow's work to a wider audience, serves its mission of fostering transatlantic ties through cultural exchange. http://www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows/applications/ Fitch Charitable Foundation Mid-Career Grants Deadline: 9/16/2009 Amount: $25,000 Description: The foundation will award research grants to mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: 1. Historic preservation 2. Architecture 3. Landscape architecture 4. Urban design 5. Environmental planning 6. Architectural history 7. Decorative arts The foundation will consider proposals for the research and or execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. The grants are not visualized as prizes for past accomplishments, but rather to support innovative original research and creative design. The grants are intended to promote the practice of historic preservation; the project must demonstrate usefulness to practitioners and the results must be in publishable form. The foundation will award grants for research and projects that will pursue issues and problems concerned with the United States. The foundation endeavors to establish new links between the academic and professional contingents in the field of historic preservation and to strengthen the connections between theory and practice in conservation technology. Applicants must be mid-career professionals with at least 10 years experience in historic preservation or related fields. Website: Link to RFP Council for the International Exchange of Scholars Fulbright Specialists Program: Building Institutional Linkages The Fulbright Specialists Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at universities abroad. 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 higher education institutions in over 100 countries worldwide. International travel costs and an honorarium are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host universities cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services. Project activities focus on the strengthening and development needs of higher education institutions and do not fund personal research. Eligible activities include teacher training, short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, 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). http://www.cies.org/specialists/ W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Albright Fellowships, Council of American Overseas Research Centers Awards, and Dever Memorial Prize Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required. Deadlines: Various http://www.aiar.org/fellowships.html University of Notre Dame Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies Visiting Fellowships Since 1983, the Kellogg Institute has offered Visiting Fellowships designed to promote interdisciplinary international research on the Kellogg Institute's themes: - Democratization and the Quality of Democracy - Growth and Development - Public Policies for Social Justice - Religion and Society - Social Movements and Organized Civil Society Deadline: November 2 http://kellogg.nd.edu/vfellowships/index.shtml Social Science Research Council and Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Abe Fellowship The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. Applications are welcome from scholars and non-academic research professionals. The objectives of the program are to foster high-quality research in the social sciences and related disciplines; to build new collaborative networks of researchers around the three thematic foci of the program; to bring new data and new data resources to the attention of those researchers; and to obtain from them a commitment to a comparative or transnational line of inquiry. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the program's three themes: traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy; global and regional economic issues; and the role of civil society. Research proposals bearing on these themes may address issues related to human security, multilateralism, bilateralism, U.S.-Japan relations, transnational economic relations, the empowerment of peoples and communities, and sustainable development, among others. The competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience. The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of three and maximum of twelve months of full- time support over a 24-month period. Candidates should propose to spend at least one third of the fellowship tenure in residence abroad in Japan or the United States. Visit the SSCR Web site for complete program information. Deadline: September 1 Link to Complete RFP Student Opportunities Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/ National Science Foundation SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants The proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research. The NSF's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question. In an effort to improve the quality of dissertation research, many programs in BCS, SES, and the Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics Program within SRS accept doctoral dissertation improvement grant proposals. The following programs support dissertation research: 1. In BCS: Archaeology; Cultural Anthropology; Geography and Spatial Sciences; Linguistics; Physical Anthropology; and Science of Science and Innovation Policy 2. In SES: Decision, Risk, and Management Science; Economics; Law and Social Science; Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics; Political Science; Science of Science and Innovation Policy; Science, Technology, and Society; and Sociology 3. In SRS: Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics Program; and Science of Science and Innovation Policy http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453 American Philological Association (APA) Lionel Pearson Fellowship The fellowship seeks to contribute to the training of American and Canadian classicists by providing for a period of postgraduate study at an English or Scottish university. Fellows must undertake a course of study that broadens and develops their knowledge of Greek and Latin literature in the original languages. Fellows are responsible for seeking and obtaining admission to the English or Scottish university where they intend to study. Normally, the recipient will hold the fellowship in the academic year immediately after graduating with a bachelor's degree. http://www.apaclassics.org/Administration/pearson.html English Department Suggestions Thanks to the English Department for sharing their list. Some grant opportunities that may be of interest to Dept of English faculty and/or students: (see dept grant site at http://english.clas.asu.edu/grants for additional funding opportunities) Phoenix Women's Commission International Women's Day Scholarship for Adult Re-Entry Women 2009/2010 ASU Residential Life and Adult Re-Entry Program If you've been thinking about starting college after being out of high school for several years, or if you'd like to continue your education but are concerned about juggling family responsibilities and finances, we invite you to apply for the International Women's Day Scholarship for Re-entry Women. Since 1991, this program has helped more than 800 Phoenix women return to school and strive to meet their educational goals. These scholarships have improved the quality of life for women and their families and served as a springboard for future women leaders to contribute to our community. To be eligible for the scholarships, you must be female, live in Phoenix, have been out of high school or college for three or more years before continuing your education, have a minimum gpa of 2.5, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, and you must be an undergraduate student. Award varies from $500 to $1500 per academic year, and past awardees may apply for continued funding for up to five years Application deadline: August 1, 2009 American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences Since 1998 the APS has conducted a program of fellowships in the humanities and social sciences, generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which is designed to supplement an awarded sabbatical/research leave. The program is open to mid-career faculty of universities and four-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research leave, but for whom financial support from the home institution is available for only part of the year. Candidates must not have had financially supported leave at any time subsequent to September 1, 2007. There is no restriction on where the fellow resides. The candidate's doctoral degree must have been conferred no later than 2002, and no earlier than 1989. The total of institutional and external support should not exceed the academic year salary for the year in which the fellowship is held. The fellowship carries a stipend of $30,000 to $40,000. The precise amount of each fellowship will be determined by the committee. Tenure of the fellowship is for the academic year 2010-2011 or for the calendar year 2011. Payment occurs in either January or July 2011. Fellowships are taxable income, but the society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors. Fellows are expected to submit a report on progress made during the year within two months after the tenure of the fellowship. Publications issuing from the work accomplished must acknowledge the society's help in print. Application deadline: October 15, 2009 University of Wisconsin, Madison Institute for Humanities Research Friedrich Solmsen Postdoctoral Fellowships Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. The institute offers up to four one-year fellowships. The award carries office space and a stipend of $40,000 for the academic year. Solmsen Fellows may continue their residency at the Institute over the summer as non-stipendiary fellows. Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the IRH offers Solmsen Postdoctoral Fellowships to scholars from other universities working on literary and historical studies of the European Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods up to about the year 1700. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar. Application deadline: October 15, 2009 American Philosophical Society Franklin Grants Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad. Foreign nationals must use their Franklin awards for research in the United States. Applicants who have received Franklin grants may reapply after an interval of two years. Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000 for use in calendar year 2010. Grants are not retroactive. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Franklin grants are taxable income, but the society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus. Application deadline: The deadlines for applications and two letters of support are - October 1, 2009, for a January 2010 decision for work in February through December; and - December 1, 2009, for a March 2010 decision for work in April through December. The online application portal will be available on or before July 2, 2009. Awards & Prizes None to post at this time. Announcements From the NEH: Working Together or Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship is now available for download via the CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) website. Working Together is the final report from a symposium sponsored by the NEH and CLIR. The symposium was held on September 15th, 2008, and brought together 30 leading scholars to discuss research challenges in the humanities, social sciences, and computation. The report includes a terrific overview of the symposium written by Amy Friedlander of CLIR as well as a series of original papers commissioned for the meeting. The papers cover a wide range of topics that should be of great interest to the humanities research community. The ASU Foundation Office of Foundation Relations (OFR) invites you to explore our new resource page available on the PRIDE (Promoting Research Identification, Development & Execution) website. http://pride.asu.edu/partners/ofr.shtml Some of the "one-stop shopping" content you can easily access includes: • Detailed profiles of the Top 200 National Foundations • Slates or lists of potential funders in a given interest area • Web resources • How OFR can help The Arizona Grants Access Tool and Experts Source (AzGATES) went live in June 2005, created through a partnership between Arizona State University and the Arizona-Mexico Commission as a premier resource for those seeking funding or priority projects in Arizona. It is now under the auspices of the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. In becoming a program of the Lodestar Center, the Center continues to develop the database and increase awareness among nonprofits that could benefit from its resources. AzGATES provides several sponsorship opportunities for its members including: • The Calendar of Funding Opportunities is a comprehensive list of the sponsors in the database according to the month in which their deadline falls. • The Funding Alerts allow members to receive periodic notices about current funding available for particular topic areas. http://azgates.asu.edu/index.aspx ORSPA notes: Don’t forget other resources such as http://pride.asu.edu/development/news.shtml. For more information and to register, please visit our Training Opportunities Page. If you cannot attend our workshops in person, you may watch them anytime on our Online Videos Page. If you have additional questions after watching the videos, please email your inquiries directly to workshop facilitators. Please visit the ORSPA Training Opportunities page to register for a workshops. The Fundamentals of Research Administration Date: 8/19/09 | Time: 9:00 - 12:00 | Place: CTRPT 310B (Tempe) Intended for faculty, research scientists, post-docs, and graduate students, this seminar will cover issues that every investigator should know. The emphasis will be on providing you with the easiest and most efficient ways to navigate the research administration process. Facilitated by Deborah Ash Goode, Frank Johnson & Michele Wrapp A previously recorded version of this workshop is available on the Online Videos page. This three-hour DVD workshop will be shown two times. Please register for one of the following dates: NCURA Video Workshop: F&A Rates for the Non-Accountant Date: 8/5/09 | Time: 8:30 - 12:00 | Place: CTRPT 310B (Tempe) Date: 8/12/09 | Time: 8:30 - 12:00 | Place: CTRPT 310B (Tempe) Facilities & Administration (F&A) revenue is critical to supporting the research infrastructure at universities and colleges. Simply put, our scientists and institutions would not be able to sustain research activities without this source of revenue. Universities and colleges have experts that calculate and negotiate our F&A rates, however every level of research administrator should have a basic understanding of what comprises the rate, and the variables that can drive its calculation, such as cost sharing, waivers or coding. Whether you are from a research intensive university or a PUI, whether you are pre-award, post-award, central or a departmental administrators, you have a role to play in order to ensure the correct and optimal development of the F&A rate. This program will take away some of the “mystery” of the F&A rate preparation process, and give the viewer a greater appreciation of the institutional processes and policies that can impact your rate. You don’t need to be a costing expert to explain the importance of the F&A rate to your faculty! Moderator: Gunta Liders, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, University of Rochester Panel: Jerry Fife, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services and Research Finance, Vanderbilt University; Ann Holmes, Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park; Jane Youngers, Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio After the screenings, the DVD will be available to borrow through the ORSPA Training Library. ********** It would be impossible to include all potential funding opportunities for humanities scholars. If you have a specific project in mind we’ll be happy to assist with identifying possible sources of funding. Carol Withers