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IBM Center for the Business of Government
Research Report Stipends
Deadline is October 2

The aim of the IBM Center for The Business of Government is to tap into the best minds in academe and the nonprofit sector who can use rigorous public management research and analytic techniques to help public sector executives and managers improve the effectiveness of government. Individuals receive a stipend for a 10,000- to 12,000-word report. The report should be written for government leaders and public managers, providing very practical knowledge and insight. Research topics include decision-making, innovation, national security, and cybersecurity, among others. Application deadlines in April and October.
INTERNSHIPS
  
Deadline: 09/01/2017
 
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: 10/01/2017

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the leading organizations in the country working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. The Center seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students (including law), as well as recent graduates, in the following areas for full-and part-time paid internships: Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, International Budget Project, Food Stamps, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Fiscal Project and Welfare Reform and Income Support Division (see internship descriptions). The typical length of an internship is one semester (approximately 10-12 weeks). The positions are designed to reflect an intern's interests in conjunction with the Center's needs and the legislative climate. Applicants should have research, fact-gathering, writing, analytic, and computer skills and a willingness to do administrative as well as substantive tasks.

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.
FELLOWSHIPS
 
Deadline: 09/01/2017
 
The Abe Fellowship program strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving. Rather than seeking to promote greater understanding of a single country--Japan or the United States--the Abe Fellowship Program encourages research with a comparative or global perspective. Proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities should be relevant to any one or any combination of the following four themes:

1. Threats to Personal, Societal and International Security
2. Growth and Sustainable Development
3. Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformation
4. Governance, Empowerment, and Participation

Deadline: 09/14/2017
 
Since 1965, Bush Fellowships have been awarded to more than 2,200 people across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.Bush Fellows receive a flexible grant of up to $100,000 that can be used over 12 to 24 months to pursue the education and experiences they need to become more effective leaders in their community. Bush Fellows may use the grant to pursue a self-designed leadership development plan. They may also use the grant to start or complete a degree-seeking program, anything from an undergraduate degree to a PhD. 
 
Deadline: 09/15/2017
 
The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Fellows are expected to produce an analytical article or feature story that will inform public debate or a policy community. The Fellow and his/her news organization will decide when to run the article. Applicants are invited to submit proposals on one of the four themes below.

1. Threats to Personal, Societal and International Security
2. Growth and Sustainable Development
3. Social, Scientific,  and Cultural Trends and Transformation
4. Governance, Empowerment, and Participation

Deadline:09/27/2017
 
The ACLS Fellowship Program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. Up to 25 fellowships will be available at the Assistant Professor level, up to 20 at the Associate Professors level, and up to 20 at the full Professor level.
 
Deadline: 09/27/2017
 
ACLS invites applications for ACLS Collaborative Research Awards. These awards support collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help demonstrate the range and value of both collaborative research and inquiry in the humanities, and model how such collaboration may be carried out successfully. Collaborations that involve the participation of assistant and associate faculty members, or that of scholars at different kinds of institutions, are particularly encouraged.
 
Deadline: 09/27/2017
 
Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous 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. Organizations are not eligible to apply. NEH encourages submission of Summer Stipends applications from faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Deadline: 10/01/2017
 
The GHI awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the United States in international relations. These fellowships are also available to German doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history. We especially invite applications from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently do not receive funding from their home institutions. Research projects must draw upon primary sources located in the United States.
 
Deadline: 10/01/2017

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present. The Academy Scholars are a select group of individuals who show promise of becoming leading scholars at major universities. They are appointed and supported by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies to provide opportunities for advanced work at Harvard University.
 
Deadline: 10/01/2017
 
The purpose of the Lawrence postdoctoral fellowships at LLNL is to pursue cutting-edge science and stimulate cross-fertilization of ideas. Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements. Applicants must either be in the process of completing their PhD (within one year and employment may not start until PhD requirements have been verified), or have received their PhD within five years of being hired as a Lawrence Fellow.

Deadline: 10/02/2017
 
Funded by the US Department of State's Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.
 
Deadline: 10/02/2017
 
Funded by the US Department of State's Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply. While a wide-range of topics receive support each year, all funded research must contribute to a body of knowledge enabling the United States to better understand the region and formulate effective policies within it. All applicants should clearly describe the policy relevance of their work.

Deadline: 10/05/2017
 
Research projects must be in the humanities. External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-US nationals are welcome to apply.
 
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 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.
FELLOWSHIPS IN RESIDENCE

Deadline08/31/2017
Germany

The Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to approximately 1,000 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students of all subjects and nationalities per year, who are pursuing their degree at universities, universities of applied sciences ('Fachhochschulen'), or universities of the arts ('Kunsthochschulen'). We expect our scholarship recipients to have excellent academic records, to be socially and politically engaged, and to have an active interest in the basic values of the foundation: ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self determination and justice. See website for details and restrictions. Must be proficient in German.

Deadline: 09/01/2017
Albany, New York

The Fellowship is an intensive leadership development program designed to maximize the skills and contributions of women to achieve excellence in public service. It offers policy-related placements in New York State agencies, the Legislature, and statewide nonprofit advocacy organizations. The fellowship offers a $10,000 stipend and tuition assistance for academic coursework. In the spring semester, fellows are full-time graduate students at Rockefeller College with policy-related field placements for thirty hours a week from January through June. 

Deadline09/15/2017
Germany

Send an application, if you: 1) are a prospective leader from Brazil, China, India, Russia or the United States and have already acquired initial leadership experience; 2)  work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture; and 3) would be interested in spending a year working on a project you have developed yourself with a host of your choice in Germany.
 
Deadline: 09/15/2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Radcliffe Fellows are funded up to $75,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.

Deadline: 09/27/2017
Various locations
 
The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the 13 national residential research centers participating in the program. Such an environment, beyond providing free time, encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences.

Deadline: 09/26/2017
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970. The most distinctive aspect of the Society is a multidisciplinary emphasis which gives the Fellows an opportunity to interact across disciplines and to expand their horizons and knowledge. While their own scholarship is enriched, the Fellows also enrich the University of Michigan through teaching during their residency and bringing new insights to other faculty members. Each year the Society selects eight outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the arts and humanities, in the social, physical and life sciences, and in the professional schools.

Deadline: 10/01/2017
Bozeman, Montana

PERC's fellowships for graduate students and law students offer the ideal opportunity for those who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources and the environment. Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the supervision of a PERC senior fellow. While at PERC, fellows are required to present two workshops to outline, report on, and summarize their research findings. A paper of publishable quality is the expected result.

Deadline: 10/01/2017
Washington, DC

Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world.
 
Deadline: 10/02/2017
Washington, DC

This program provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with a public-interest organization focusing on arms control and international security issues. Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. They have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, magazine articles, briefing books and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Applications are accepted twice a year.
 
Deadline: 10/05/2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.
RESEARCH GRANTS

Deadline: 09/08/2017
 
The Russell Sage Foundation is an operating foundation dedicated to programs of social science research. See the website for a list of current research priorities. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. RSF is especially interested in novel uses of existing data to answer emerging or long-standing questions of interest in the Foundation's program areas, as well as analyses of new or under-utilized data. Proposals to conduct laboratory or field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. Smaller projects might consist of exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, or the analysis of existing data. Applications should limit budget requests to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 per project, including overhead. Successful applications are externally reviewed and then approved by the Foundation's Board of Trustees. Letters of inquiry are accepted three times a year. Full proposals are by invitation only.

Deadline: 09/30/2017
 
Support of projects by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation focuses on scholars in the humanities, social science, and biomedicine fields. Proposals for work are accepted in a limited number of fields. See the website for full details. Interdisciplinary projects are also welcomed. The board meets twice a year to review proposals and make decisions.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Research grants of up to $2,500 are awarded twice annually to offset the cost of conducting research at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Competitive proposals will evidence a clear understanding of the existing research in the field and how the proposed work adds significantly to that body of literature. Applicants are expected to demonstrate both an analytical and descriptive grasp of the project and its centrality to the Truman era.
 
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.
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.
SMALL GRANTS

Deadline: 10/01/2017
 
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Korea Foundation, offers a grant program in Korean studies designed to assist the research of individual scholars based in North America, to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and pre-college levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines. Grants are available in several categories for research travel, workshops and conferences, and projects that enhance Korean Studies teaching. See website for more details.
 
Deadline: 10/01/2017
 
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines in the United States. Grants are available in several categories for research travel, workshops and conferences, and projects that enhance Japanese Studies teaching. See website for more details.
 
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.
 
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.