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National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Deadline is July 20
The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of archival materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. Awards are made for implementation (up to $350,000) or planning ($50,000).

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Fellowship Program
Application deadline is June 21
The NIFA Fellowships Program provides fellowships to outstanding pre- and postdoctoral students in the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences. Projects must align with one of the six Farm Bill priority areas:
  • Plant health and production and plant products;
  • Animal health and production and animal products;
  • Food safety, nutrition, and health;
  • Bioenergy, natural resources, and environment;
  • Agriculture systems and technology; and
  • Agriculture economics and rural communities.
Fellowships are funded by the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. See the full Request for Applications for details.  
Deadline:  06/15/2017
The Supreme Court Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to build a substantial working knowledge of the role, functions, and history of the Supreme Court of the United States. Special enrichment opportunities include attending Court sessions as well as seminars organized by the Supreme Court Fellows. Interns do not work directly with the Justices or on cases pending before the Court. The program 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:  06/15/2017
The Heritage Foundation's program is intended to introduce bright, innovative undergraduate and graduate students to the policy-making process and encourage them to become active and effective participants in public affairs. School year and summer internships are available.

Deadline:  06/15/2017
The 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. 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.

Deadline: 07/01/2017
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, DC, and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.
Deadline: 07/15/2017

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 such as conference organization, library and Internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments in support of program and Center activities.
Deadline: 07/14/2017

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. 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. 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: 07/15/2017

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: 06/15/2017

The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. 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. The proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research. The student must be enrolled at a US institution but need not be a US citizen. Proposals from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Deadline: 06/23/2017

The grant competition supports young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history with $60,000 grants to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues. Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank. An applicant must have a PhD by the time of the deadline, preferably in Political Science, Public Policy, Policy Analysis, International Political Economy, or History.

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.

Carter Center Graduate Assistantships
Deadline:  06/15/2017
Atlanta, Georgia
The program offers a limited number of funded opportunities for currently enrolled master's degree and doctoral students. Graduate assistants must make a 9-12 month, 20-hours-per-week commitment. 
Deadline: 07/10/2017
East Asia
The program provides opportunities for East Asia specialists in the area of social sciences, which include political science, international relations, sociology, public policy, and so forth, to conduct research and interact with scholars and students of the countries they visit. The awardees give seminars and lectures based on their chosen research topic during a two- to three-week visit to two or more participating institutions of higher education in East Asia, which include the East Asia Institute in Seoul, Peking University in Beijing, Fudan University in Shanghai, Keio University in Tokyo, and the National Taiwan University in Taipei.
Deadline: 07/15/2017
Washington, DC

The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be US citizens or foreign nationals. 

Deadline:  06/14/2017
Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History. Applications for research projects and research scholarships can be made in connection with the general research grant program. Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work.

Deadline: 07/15/2017
Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy--all but dissertation) and established scientists are eligible for Leakey Foundation research grants. The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. The majority of the Leakey Foundation's research grants awarded to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$15,000 range. Larger grants to senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to $25,000. There are no citizenship restrictions.
Deadline: 07/15/2017

The United States-Japan Foundation supports US-Japan policy-related studies, initiatives, and exchanges that help address issues of significant mutual concern to the United States and Japan. Projects should emphasize research over dialogue, have lasting and practical relevance to policymakers, encourage growth, education, and interaction of younger scholars and policymakers, disseminate results widely, and focus on the long term. See website for current interest areas and how to apply. Deadlines are for letters of inquiry. Full proposals by invitation only.

Deadline: 06/30/2017

The Hunt Fellowship supports the next generation of American academics whose research contributes to the scholarly discourse on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. Hunt Fellows undertake archival research, conduct interviews, and meet with their transatlantic counterparts to gain a better understanding of German society. Candidates for the Hunt Fellowships must: 
  • Be in the relatively early stages of their career;
  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States;
  • Be in the final stages or have recently completed a PhD;
  • Be committed to furthering the transatlantic relationship.
Deadline: 06/30/2017

The Goldman Fellowships support promising American academics whose research bears special significance for German economic and international policy within a wider European context. Fellows research the nuances of Germany's role as an economic engine and political leader, both in Europe and in the global arena. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit an analytical report on their research findings. Goldman Fellowship applicants must: 
  • Be in the relatively early stages of their career;
  • Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States;
  • Be in the final stages or have recently completed a PhD;
  • Have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship.

Deadline:  06/16/2017

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funds proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to:
  •  Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law
  •  Support freedom of information and independent media
  •  Strengthen democratic ideas and values
  •  Promote accountability and transparency
  •  Strengthen civil society organizations
  •  Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions
  •  Promote civic education
  •  Support democratic conflict resolution
  •  Promote freedom of association
  •  Strengthen a broad-based market economy
 NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions. NED does not make grants to individuals, governmental bodies, or state-supported institutions such as public universities. A typical grant is around $50,000 for a 12-month project. 

Deadline: 07/01/2017

The Japan-US Friendship Commission is an independent federal agency established by Congress in 1975 to strengthen the US-Japan relationship through educational, cultural, and intellectual exchange. Its mission is to support reciprocal people-to-people understanding, and promote partnerships that advance common interests between Japan and the United States. The commission operates its institutional grant-making activities in four areas: Exchanges and ScholarshipGlobal ChallengesArts and Culture; and Education and Public Affairs.

Deadline: 07/15/2017

The Foundation supports projects that seek to enhance communication and mutual understanding between the American and Japanese people. The Foundation will consider communication/public opinion projects that not only raise awareness about Japan in the US and/or US in Japan, but also deal with concrete issues that affect the bilateral relationship (or are faced by the two nations). Projects on print media, broadcast media, polling/public opinion research, and the Internet are encouraged. Submission dates are for letters of inquiry. Full proposals are by invitation only.