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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
INTERNSHIPS

Deadline: 10/15/2017

This unpaid program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in US embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C., and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment.
 
Deadline: 10/15/2017

The Supreme Court Internship Program offers a compelling study experience and valuable exposure to work in a professional environment. Special enrichment opportunities include attending Court sessions as well as seminars organized by the Supreme Court Fellows. Interns have responsibilities wholly distinct from the case work of the Supreme Court and do not work directly with the Justices or on cases pending before the Court. Some administrative support duty, such as answering phones and responding to inquiries from members of the public, is required. The internship is unpaid. Interns are encouraged to pursue academic credit through their institutions of study and in consultation with the Supreme Court Internship Program. Preference will be given to applicants prepared to work eight-hour days, five days per week.
 
Deadline: 10/15/2017

The Carter Center's internship program offers a diverse set of opportunities for students and recent graduates to enhance their skills and explore career options in their fields. Internships are offered during three sessions per year to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates (graduated in the past 24 months). Prospective interns are those who have demonstrated superior academic ability and who have coursework, professional or personal experience, and career interests related to Carter Center programs. Students have the opportunity to intern in three broad areas: peace, health, and operations. See website for details.

Deadline: 10/17/2017
 
NASA internships are available to high school through graduate level students. US citizenship is required for most internships. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study appropriate to NASA's long-term professional workforce needs. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While internships are available to students in a wide variety of majors, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. Applicants have the opportunity to browse and selectively apply for specific internship opportunities once their application is complete. Deadline is for spring 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.
FELLOWSHIPS
 
Deadline: 10/09/2017
 
The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program is to enhance the participation of under-represented groups in science and engineering; promote interdisciplinary research; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowships to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry or private sector, and government. The SPRF is a supervised research award, and each fellow must have at least one sponsoring scientist (also known as mentor), who is a faculty member at the submitting organization. Fellowships are for a maximum of two years and may not be renewed. See solicitation for full details.
 
Deadline: 10/15/2017
 
Doctoral candidates who are non-ROC citizens and who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for financial support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Grants are available only to doctoral candidates who are neither employed nor receiving grants from other sources during the grant period. Applicants should have completed all other requirements for their PhD, and must be in the last stage of their doctoral program.
 
Deadline: 10/15/2017
 
Professors may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant ranging from $20,000 to $35,000 to help replace half of their salary while they're on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation's grant, when added to these other grants, must not exceed the recipient's annual salary. This grant will be for one year.

Deadline: 10/15/2017

The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research annually provides up to $325,000 in fellowships and awards. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources. There are a number of awards available. Please see site for details and requirements. Deadline for most opportunities is in October.
 
Deadline: 10/15/2017
 
The Bernath Dissertation Grant of up to $4,000 is intended to help graduate students defray expenses encountered in the writing of their dissertations. Applicants must be actively working on dissertations dealing with some aspect of US foreign relations history. Membership in SHAFR is required.
 
Deadline: 10/16/2017
 
The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization and processes of individual and institutional change. The program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. It funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student's home campus. Some applicants may be invited to revise and resubmit their proposals in the spring.
 
Deadline: 10/20/2017

Annual grant competition to support PhD dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship's objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform US policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline.
 
Deadline: 10/22/2017
  NOTE: Deadlines vary based on subject. See website for deadline information.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. NSF also encourages undergraduate seniors to apply.

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.
FELLOWSHIPS IN RESIDENCE

Deadline: 10/18/2017
North Carolina
 
The National Humanities Center offers residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new PhDs should be aware that the Center does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States.

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.
RESEARCH GRANTS
 
Deadline: 10/12/2017

This program aims to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects with budgets between $100,000 and $1,000,000. The program encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement. Principal investigators and Co-PIs must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession.
 
Deadline: 10/13/2017
UC San Diego only

Members of the Academic Senate in all fields are eligible to apply for individual grants. Individuals who are not members of the Academic Senate but are established investigators may seek support through joint applications with members of the Senate, or the recommendation from the Department Chair for an exception supporting the applicant's request and advising the Subcommittee of his/her status in the department. Priority is generally given to junior and new faculty with no extramural support, and Academic Senate members will be given priority over non-Senate members.Project descriptions should be written in general terms and comprehensible to non-specialists. Priority will be given to original projects, especially by junior and recently arrived faculty with no extramural or intramural support (including start-up funds). 

Deadline: 10/15/2017

The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan.

Deadline: 10/20/2017

The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Work is supported in four general research areas: 1) Industrial Ecology; 2) Green Engineering; 3) Ecological Engineering; 4) Earth Systems Engineering. See website for details.

 
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.
PROGRAM GRANTS

Deadline: 10/15/2017

CGP supports part of the expenses of a wide range of policy-oriented projects jointly conducted by Japanese institutions including non-profit organizations, universities, and think tanks with US counterparts. These projects explore contemporary issues of global concern or issues common to the United States and Japan through dialogue and joint research. This program supports non-profit organizations in either the United States or Japan. Projects should fulfill at least one of the following goals:  1) to strengthen US-Japan networks; 2) to explore solutions to global and/or bilateral issues through dialogue; 3) to foster understanding of Japan in the United States. Concept paper is due Oct. 15; full proposal by invitation only.
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.
SMALL GRANTS
 
Deadline: 10/15/2017
 
DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for research projects and cannot be used for travel only. Airfare to Germany will not be covered and lecture tours, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings or extended guest professorships are not funded.
 
Deadline: 10/15/2017
 
The grants are intended to promote scholarly research in US foreign relations by untenured college and university faculty and others who are within six years of the PhD and who are working as professional historians. Grants are limited to scholars working on the first research monograph. A limited number of grants of varying amounts (generally, up to $2,000) will be awarded annually to help defray the costs of domestic or international travel necessary to conduct research on significant scholarly projects. Membership in SHAFR is required.

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).
 
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.