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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
INTERNSHIPS
 
Deadline: 10/31/2017
 
This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, and other related fields. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a master's degree or PhD with plans to return to school full-time). Successful candidates have usually completed their first year of graduate studies or are into their PhD programs. Fluency in English is required. Relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous. Most positions are in Washington, DC; others are in country offices.
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
 
Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust--the Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, Getty Conservation Institute, and Getty Foundation--for students of all nationalities who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, information management, public programs, and grant making.
 
 
Deadline: 11/10/2017
 
The Kissinger Institute seeks qualified, part-time interns each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, or experience working on experience working on China and the United States. Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. He/she should have strong writing skills, good analytical and research skills, basic computer skills, and a strong interest in China-related issues. Deadline is in November for spring internships.
 
Deadline: 11/15/2017
 
CGS offers substantive, challenging internships to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates in their national office in Washington, DC. Policy areas include: human rights, climate change, international peacekeeping, nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, international institutions, and United Nations reform. Must work at least 20 hours per week; preference is for full-time interns.
 
Deadline: 11/15/2017

The Canada Institute seeks qualified, part-time interns each semester with an interest in, coursework related to, or experience working on Canadian policy topics and Canada-US issues. Internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects. Deadline is in November for spring internships.
 
Deadline: 11/15/2017

The Middle East Program's meetings, conferences and reports assess the policy implications of regional developments (political, economic, and social), the Middle East's role in the international arena, American interests in the region, strategic threats to and from the regional states, and the role and future prospects of the region's energy resources. Interns will be assigned to work directly with the Middle East program staff in support of project activities for 20 hours per week. Interns should have an interest in the Middle East, preferably with some coursework related to, and/or experience working on Middle East issues. Fluency in Arabic, Farsi, or Turkish preferred but not required. Deadline is in November for spring internships.
 
Deadline: 12/01/2017
 
Mote internships allow college students and recent college graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience in ocean science research, conservation, education and support services. Internships are available in most departments in the laboratory. About 150 college students and recent college graduates participate in this program annually. Scholarships are available for some students. See website for more details.
 
Deadline: 12/01/2017
 
The Congressional Internship Program exposes young Latinos to the legislative process and strengthens their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal agencies. The program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional office or Federal agency for a period of twelve weeks (spring/fall) or eight weeks (summer). Promising Latino undergraduates from across the country are selected for this leadership training program. Students gain work experience, participate in a community service project, and receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI. 
FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: 10/25/2017
 
The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the PhD. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter.
 
Deadline: 10/25/2017
 
The Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to applicants who are within 5 years of the completion of their PhD from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, and is not restricted to citizens of the EU. The language of the program is English and applicants must fulfill the English language requirements as outlined on the website. The vast majority of Max Weber Fellowships are for one year. Most applicants in the field of economics are selected for a 2-year fellowship, which involves additional activities, such as limited teaching in the department, in the second year. Applicants in other disciplines may apply for a limited number of second-year fellowships during the course of their first year.
 
Deadline: 10/25/2017

These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early-career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

Deadline: 10/30/2017
 
The National Scholarship Program of the Slovak Republic supports study/research/teaching/artistic mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers, and artists at higher education institutions and research organizations in Slovakia. The scholarship covers scholarship holders' living costs (accommodation, board, etc.) during their stay in Slovakia. See website for details and restrictions.
 
Deadline: 10/30/2017 for US applicants
 
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative brings together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants will address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations' shared challenges and opportunities. Program activities begin in the spring of 2018 and will continue for 18 months. Applicants must be from one of the member states of the Arctic Council: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States. US applicants must be US citizens.
 
Deadline: 10/31/2017
 
The Jefferson Science Fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from US institutions of higher learning who are US citizens. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the fellows' interests and areas of expertise. As part of their assignments, Jefferson Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to US embassies and missions overseas. 

Deadline:  10/31/2017
 
The International Affairs Fellowship, the hallmark fellowship program of CFR, aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of US foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are placed in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials are placed in scholarly settings.
 
Deadline:  10/31/2017  
 
The International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars offers tenured international relations professors hands-on and practical experience in the foreign policymaking field by placing selected fellows in US government agencies or at international government organizations. The program will match 50% of the fellow's base salary for the academic year at their university. Fellows must arrange a paid sabbatical with their home universities. The fellowship is geared for those who propose to work on peace and security issues and who have never worked at a US government agency or an international organization.

Deadline: 11/01/2017
 
This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
 
This program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan. Opportunities are available for doctoral candidates and for short- and long-term visits by scholars who already have a PhD.
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
 
The foundation offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. The awards support project-related costs, including maintenance, trans- Atlantic round-trip travel, in-country travel, tuition and fees (where applicable) and materials expenditures (e.g., books, photocopying, art supplies).
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
UC only
 
The program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority PhD recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.
 
Deadline: 11/02/2017
 
The program supports up to 30 early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. These $70,000 fellowships support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.
 
Deadline: 11/07/2017
 
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research. See website for other requirements.
 
Deadline: 11/15/2017
 
An endowed fellowship named for CLAGS founder and first executive director, Martin Duberman, and partner, Eli Zal, this fellowship is awarded to a graduate student, an independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) experience.
The winner of the fellowship may be asked to participate in CLAGS's programming the following academic year to present their research project. University affiliation is not required.
 
Deadline: 11/15/2017
 
American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
 
Deadline: 11/20/2017
 
USIP's Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards non-residential Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in US universities and who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding. Applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of international relations, peace and conflict studies, and other related academic disciplines, as well as diplomacy and international policymaking, are strongly encouraged.
 
Deadline: 11/30/2017
 
The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries. Borlaug fellows are generally scientists, researchers, or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Each fellow works one-on-one with a mentor at a US university, research center, or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks. The US mentor will later visit the fellow's home institution to continue collaboration. 

Deadline: 11/30/2017
 
The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities. Must be a US citizen.
 
Deadline: 12/01/2017
 
The JSPS Fellowship Program provides recent PhD recipients and ABDs (please see program eligibility requirements) with opportunities to conduct research in Japan under the leadership of a host researcher. Fellows are encouraged to advance their own research and at the same time closely collaborate with young Japanese researchers and contribute to Japanese research communities. Fellows are selected by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) based on nominations made by the SSRC Japan Advisory Board. Applications are welcome from all social science and humanities disciplines and need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan. Projects must include work with colleagues and resources in Japan and propose a single, continuous stay in Japan from 1 to 12 months (short-term) or 1 to 2 years (long-term).
 
Deadline: 12/01/2017
 
The foundation provides fellowships and grants to support graduate students and young scholars who are working in the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginning of the 20th century, regardless of their nationality, origins, or gender. Comparative studies of East Asia and the West as well as studies in related fields (mathematics, medicine and public health) are also welcome. All application materials (including sample chapters, papers or essays) should be written in English.
 
Deadline: 12/07/2017
 
Through its Fellowship Programs, 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. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (ScD) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
 
Deadline: 12/08/2017
 
The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly to women and minorities. Individuals must be a US citizens, permanent residents or a citizens of a US territory and pursue their degree at a US accredited institution.
 
Deadline: 12/12/2017
 
This competition is open to faculty members in the social sciences at any university or four-year college in the five-county Southern California region (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside). Proposals which are well-conceived, imaginative, innovative, and break new ground on economic, social, and political problems will be favored. The Foundation's interest is in social science research which has implication for influencing policy and action in the Los Angeles region; but research projects concerning the history of Southern California will also be considered.
 
Deadline: 12/14/2017
 
These predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (ScD) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Awards will be made for study in research-based PhD or ScD programs. See website for list of supported disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields.
 
Deadline: 12/15/2017
 
The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at the Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research.
 
Deadline: 12/15/2017
 
Grants of $30,000 are made to post-doctoral scholars engaged in work on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. The award is intended to free a scholar from teaching or other employment for a substantial period of time. An applicant's work should be based in part on extensive research at the Truman Library and be intended to result in the publication of a book-length manuscript. 
FELLOWSHIPS IN RESIDENCE

Deadline: 10/27/2017
Boston, Massachusetts 
 
The Academy's Visiting Scholars Program provides residential fellowships to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship program offers a collaborative work environment and the opportunity to interact with Academy members. It also creates a national network for these scholars, assisting them in their research and professional development.
 
Deadline: 10/31/2017
Japan 
 
The International Affairs Fellowship in Japan seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a select group of mid-career professionals the opportunity to carry out research while affiliated with appropriate institutions in Japan, and to establish long-term professional and personal ties through their activities. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. In cooperation with CFR, the program's sponsor, Hitachi, Ltd., assists fellows in finding suitable host organizations in Japan.
 
Deadline: 10/31/2017
Canada
 
The International Affairs Fellowship in Canada seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two mid-career professionals per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. CFR will work with its network of contacts to assist the fellows in finding suitable host organizations in Canada.
 
Deadline: 10/31/2017
Washington, DC 
 
The International Affairs Fellowship in International Economics offers business economists as well as university-based economics scholars hands-on experience in the US government to expand their range of thinking and work on international economic policy. Possible host placements for the twelve-month fellowship appointment include but are not limited to the Department of the Treasury, Department of Commerce, and relevant parts of the Department of State and the White House. The fellowship aims to enrich the teaching, scholarship, and research of academics, inform the practice of business economists, and expose policymakers to cutting-edge scholarly research and academic debates.
 
Deadline: 10/31/2017
Seattle, Washington 
 
The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington offers the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies. The fellowship may be used for doctoral or post-doctoral (PhD received within last three years) research in any field of Jewish studies. Candidates must agree to be in residence at the University of Washington for the tenure of their fellowship. The Cole Fellow receives a stipend of approximately $50,000 plus benefits pending funding for the academic year, and is expected to offer one public lecture and one undergraduate course during the year of residence.
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
Washington, DC
 
The Kissinger Scholar is a distinguished senior research position in residence at the Library of Congress. Using research facilities and services at the Library of Congress, the scholar is expected to engage in research on foreign policy and international affairs that will lead to publication. Research areas include any aspect of foreign policy or international relations involving the United States. The approach may draw upon biography, history, the social sciences, and the full linguistic, photographic, legal, film and other resources of the Library of Congress.
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
Virginia
 
Short-term fellowships are awarded for one or more months, and open to academics from any country, subject to selection by committee. Successful applicants will be working on Jefferson-related projects. Priority is given to Jefferson-related projects using the Digital Archeological Archive of Comparative Slavery or Getting Word. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, where they will have access to Monticello's expert staff and research holdings at the Jefferson Library as well as those of the University of Virginia. During their residencies, fellows hold a 45-minute forum on their research projects.
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
Washington, DC
 
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington.
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
Germany
 
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive professional development program in Germany. The Bosch Fellowship is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training. Fellows are from the fields of business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning.
 
Deadline: 11/01/2017
Princeton, NJ
 
Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the  Institute for Advanced Study to pursue their own research. Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of  historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, and modern international relations. Members must be in residence during their term.
 
Deadline: 11/03/2017
Palo Alto, CA
 
The Center offers a residential fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Fellows represent the core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences. The ideal candidate for a CASBS fellowship is a highly accomplished academic or thinker (relative to career stage).
 
Deadline: 11/15/2017
Washington, DC
 
The Center awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The Center welcomes proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies, law and others. Fields of inquiry include, but are not limited to, historiography and documentation of the Holocaust, ethics and the Holocaust, comparative genocide studies, and the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary society and culture. Other research areas include refuge and rescue, and propaganda and mass media as they relate to genocide.
 
Deadline: 11/15/2017
San Marino, California
 
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Huntington awards around 200 fellowships to scholars each year. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life. See website for details on where to send applications. Applications for all are due in November.

 
Deadline: 11/15/2017
Washington, DC
 
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, DC. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.
 
Deadline:  12/01/2017
Princeton, NJ

The center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions, primarily, but not exclusively in the contemporary American setting, with a particular focus on the relationship between democratic theory and democratic practice. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage from graduate students to senior faculty. Each visitor will pursue his or her own research and contribute to the intellectual life of the center, the department of politics, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
 
Deadline: 12/04/2017
UC Berkeley 

The purpose of the fellowship is to develop new and innovative intellectual connections and ideas in natural resources economics and political economy at UC Berkeley. Preference will be given to proposals from applicants who have not received their PhD at UC Berkeley. However, proposals from UC Berkeley doctoral graduates that outline a significant change in research direction and that indicate engagement with different disciplines and faculty from those pursued during the doctoral program will be considered. Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline, and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative.
 
Deadline:12/11/2017
University of Notre Dame
 
The Kroc Institute's Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame for a semester or a full academic year. The Institute particularly seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with ongoing Kroc research initiatives. Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted in the following areas:
  • Gender and Conflict/Peacebuilding
  • Conflict-related Migration and Diaspora Communities
  • Peace Studies with a geographical focus on South and/or East Asia
  • Peace Studies (open)
Deadline: 12/15/2017
Harvard University
 
The Program on U.S-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center hosts roughly 16 associates each year. They include businesspeople, government officials, journalists, and scholars, primarily from Japan and the United States. The center seeks applications from highly motivated men and women with well conceived research projects that will illuminate key issues in US-Japan relations, individuals with leadership qualities who demonstrate strong potential for contributing to the international dialogue on Japan's relations with the rest of the world. A high level of English competence is necessary to derive the maximum benefit from study at Harvard.
RESEARCH GRANTS
 
Deadline: 10/31/2017
 
Regular projects are funded in these areas:

1. Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community
  • Peace Building and Security Issues
  • Non-Traditional Security Issues 
2. Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization
  • Market and Disparities Issues
  • Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement
  • Interface Issues between Science and Technology and Society
3. Promotion of Mutual Understanding between Priority Regions and Japan
  • Exchange Program between Japan and the United States 
Several types of special grants are available. Please see website for full details.

Deadline: 11/01/2017
 
The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Foundation's mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, the work funded through these grants has spanned a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and the projects employ a wide range of research methods. Applications are accepted four times each year. See website for more information.

Deadline: 12/05/2017
 
The IBSS competition promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple disciplinary fields, that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple disciplinary fields, and that is likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will advance basic knowledge and capabilities across multiple disciplinary fields. The IBSS competition invites proposals for two different kinds of projects:
  1. IBSS Large Interdisciplinary Research Projects. Large interdisciplinary research projects may be supported by awards as large as $1,000,000. Budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the project to be conducted. Most projects will extend from two to five years in duration.
  2. IBSS Interdisciplinary Team Exploratory Projects. Support for exploratory efforts by emerging multidisciplinary teams is designed to facilitate the kinds of contact, interaction, and active research activities necessary to enable researchers from multiple disciplines to engage in effective interdisciplinary research. Emphasis is to be placed on the conduct of research and potential outcomes, not on the preparation of plans and proposals for future research. Exploratory projects may be supported by awards as large as $250,000. Most exploratory projects will extend from one to two years in duration.
Deadline: 12/06/2017
 
Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by two or more collaborating scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.
 
Deadline: 12/15/2017
 
The Foundation supports US-Japan policy-related studies, initiatives and exchanges that help address issues of significant mutual concern to the United States and Japan. The Foundation seeks to respond to policy-relevant needs as identified by experts and practitioners in US-Japan policy studies field. Projects should emphasize research over dialogue, have lasting and practical relevance to policymakers, encourage growth, education, and interaction of younger scholars and policymakers, disseminate results widely., and focus on the long term. See website for current interest areas and how to apply. Submission dates are for letters of inquiry. Full proposals are by invitation only.
PROGRAM GRANTS

Deadline: 12/15/2017
 
The Foundation supports projects that seek to enhance communication and mutual understanding between the American and Japanese people. Projects on print media, broadcast media, polling/public opinion research, and the Internet are encouraged. Submission dates are for letters of inquiry. Full proposals are by invitation only.
 
Deadline: 12/15/2017
 
The Foundation supports innovative education projects that help young Americans and Japanese learn about each other's society, culture, and country as well as learn to work together on issues of common concern. The Foundation focuses on K-12 education and has been at the forefront of supporting teacher professional development projects that train US teachers to teach about Japan and Japanese teachers to teach about the United States. In addition, the Foundation funds projects that work directly with students, that develop curriculum materials on America or Japan for educational audiences in the other country, that connect schools and classrooms in the US and Japan, and that develop and improve instruction in Japanese language. Submission dates are for letters of inquiry. Full proposals are by invitation only.
SMALL GRANTS
 
Deadline: 11/17/2017
UC graduate students only
 
The Graduate Student Dissertation Support grant offers funds to support dissertation work for UC PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Support may include travel expenses for dissertation research, supplies such as books or copies directly related to the dissertation topic, and fees for summer institutes likely to advance the dissertation (such as language or theory programs).

Deadline: 12/06/2017
 
Scholarly Editions Grants support the preparation of editions of pre-existing texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.
 
Deadlines: Rolling
UC graduate students and postdocs only
 
The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States offers a monthly competition for support of University of California graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS. These areas include Mexico-related studies in all academic fields from the sciences to the arts, Latino Studies, and critical issues of common concern to the United States and Mexico. Proposals may be for small, short-term, non-dissertation projects of one week to six months that will advance the applicants' research training or academic understanding of their fields. 
BOOK PRIZES

Deadline: 10/31/2017
 
The Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues, was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. There is a $50 entry fee. Entries must be submitted by the book's publisher. 

Deadline: 11/01/2017
 
The Bancroft Prizes are awarded annually by Columbia University to the authors of distinguished works in either or both of the following categories: American History (including biography) and Diplomacy. The competition is open to all persons whether connected with Columbia University or not and whether citizens of the United States or any other country.  The word "American" is interpreted to include all the Americas, North, Central, and South; however, the award is confined to works originally written in English or of which there is a published translation in English. More details are available on the website.