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National Research Council of the National Academies
Postdoctoral & Senior Research Associateship Program
Deadline is August 1

The NRC Research Associateship Programs promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the US government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior-level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  Prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among a large group of research opportunities available through the website. 

National Science Foundation Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards
Deadline is August 16

The National Science Foundation announces an opportunity for methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers. Methodological training is intended to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their skills by learning a specific analytical technique which will improve their research abilities. For example, support may be requested to learn new methods of cross-cultural research, demography, remote sensing and GIS, ecological field survey, linguistics, etc. Support may be requested to learn any methodological skill that is necessary to advance the scholar's research agenda, as justified in the proposal with reference to published results from prior work. 
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.
FELLOWSHIPS

Deadline: 07/20/2017
 
The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research to advance scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms that have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Multidisciplinary research that integrates biological anthropology with related anthropological fields, such as archaeology, cultural anthropology, and forensic anthropology, also receives support through the program. This solicitation specifically addresses the preparation and evaluation of proposals for such  Dissertation research projects in all of the subareas of biological anthropology are eligible for support through these Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grants. Proposals must be submitted with a principal investigator (PI; the faculty member serving as the doctoral student's dissertation advisor) and a co-principal investigator (Co-PI; the doctoral student) from the same US university.

Deadline: 08/01/2017

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 US faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. See the website for specifics on how to apply, how to choose a country, and full eligibility requirements.

Deadline: 08/09/2017

Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions. 
 
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, Scienctific,  and Cultural Trends and Transformation
4. Governance, Empowerment, and Participation
FELLOWSHIPS IN RESIDENCE

Deadline: 08/01/2017
Australia

The Commission offers a range of Senior Scholar awards for research periods of 3-4 months. Each year the Commission offers up to five general scholarship awards (in any field), and three sponsored scholarships (in a range of disciplines). See website for details.
 
Deadline: 08/01/2017
Australia

The Commission offers highly prestigious Distinguished Chair scholarships to appropriately qualified US academics and professionals. These scholarships aim to foster cultural understanding and educational exchange in a wide range of disciplines including public policy, advanced science and technology, health, cultural competence, entrepreneurship and innovation, arts and more. See website for details. 

Deadline: 08/15/2017
Boston, Massachusetts

The successful candidate will develop at least a portion of her or his work from original research in archival materials from the collections of the Kennedy Library located in Boston, Massachusetts. Four fellowships are offered.

Marjorie Kovler Fellowship
The Kovler Fellowship  is intended to support a scholar in the production of a substantial work in the area of foreign intelligence and the presidency or a related topic. Stipend of up to $2,500. 
 
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships
Preference is given to research in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration's domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources. Stipend of up to $5,000.
 
Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship
The Schwartz Fellowship carries a stipend of up to $3,100. It is intended to support a scholar in the production of a substantial work in the areas of immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy. 

Theodore C. Sorensen Fellowship
The Sorensen Fellowship carries a stipend of up to $3,600. It is intended to support a scholar in the production of a substantial work in the areas of domestic policy, political journalism, polling, press relations or a related topic. 

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.

RESEARCH GRANTS

Deadline: 08/01/2017

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Priority will be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.
 
Deadline: 08/01/2017

The program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer 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. See website for more information.
 
Deadline: 08/15/2017

The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

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.
SMALL GRANTS FOR TRAVEL AND RESEARCH

Deadline: 08/02/2017

The New Zealand Winston Churchill Memorial Trust assists people to travel overseas to learn from others and explore topics that will help advance their occupation, trade, industry, or profession on their return to New Zealand. The average amount awarded for a fellowship is between $5,000 and $7,000, which is a financial contribution towards the costs of overseas travel The fellowships are open to people at all stages in their careers, in any profession, industry, occupation or trade.  Must be citizen of or ordinarily resident in New Zealand.
PROGRAM GRANTS

Deadline: 08/15/2017

Ploughshares Fund makes grants to support initiatives aimed at preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons and toward their eventual elimination. The fund also supports efforts to prevent conflicts that could lead to the use nuclear weapons and to promote conflict prevention as a necessary approach to stability. 
PAPER PRIZE

Deadline: 08/01/2017

Award presented to the graduate student author who submits the best original technical paper contributing to the advancement of science and engineering related to the atomic nucleus. Must demonstrate originality and ingenuity and should be in a form suitable for publication. To be eligible for the award, a student must have been registered in a graduate degree program at a recognized institution of higher learning for one year prior to the award. A thesis is not acceptable. See website for other eligibility requirements.