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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. 
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: 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, Scientific,  and Cultural Trends and Transformation
4. Governance, Empowerment, and Participation

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: 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. 


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. 


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: 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.

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: 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.