July 2020

A Note from the Research Development Team

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team will be working remotely. We are available to provide assistance via email, phone, or Zoom conferencing. As circumstances are evolving quickly, please also refer to our  FAS RAS website  and the  OSP website  for information about submitting proposals and managing your awards.

Unless otherwise noted, all proposals to funders outside of Harvard must be sent for review to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at least five business days in advance of the sponsor deadline. We can help you navigate the routing process for your proposal.

Questions? Please contact Paige Belisle, Research Development Officer: 
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu  or 617-496-7672


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NEWS & RESOURCES
C OVID-19 Funding Opportunities Spotlight 

This section of the newsletter will highlight opportunities relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mellon Foundation Announces Transformation of its Strategic Direction and New Focus on Social Justice

The Mellon Foundation has updated its strategic direction and announced a new central focus on social justice. The Foundation's grantmaking priorities will be divided into four revised program areas: Higher Learning, Public Knowledge, Arts and Culture, and Humanities in Place. The full press release can be found  here .

FEATURED RESOURCE: FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE
Are you interested in learning more about foundation funding to support your research and creative interests? Harvard affiliates have access to  Foundation Directory Online (FDO) , a searchable database that contains a wealth of information on foundations and the grants they support. For assistance navigating FDO,  view our guide  or contact Paige Belisle to schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting.


National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends for 2021
Internal Deadline: July 7, 2020
NEH Deadline (if nominated): September 23, 2020
Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2021 or later. 

Read more about this opportunity here.

The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
UPDATE: Federal agencies remain open for proposals and inquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit agency-specific websites for further information: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). As previously reported, President Trump released his FY21 budget request in February 2020 which once again proposed eliminating funding for NEANEH and the IMLS. Congress will work over the coming months to determine FY21 budget levels, during which NEH, NEA and IMLS continue their operations. Please send any questions or concerns about federal research funding to Jen Corby at jcorby@fas.harvard.edu.

NEW TO CAMPUS? 

Visit our  Resources for New Faculty  page to learn more about the services and support we provide to help faculty find and apply for funding. 

To request a customized funding search or one-on-one consultation, please contact Paige Belisle

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES


Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

I want to visit an archive or library and/or fund my sabbatical leave.

Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.
Fellowships with a residency requirement at an institution in the greater Cambridge/Boston area.
Fellowships with a residency requirement at an institution in the United States.

Fellowships that support or require international travel and/or residency.

I want to host a program or develop curriculum for faculty, scholars, students, or practitioners to expand their knowledge of a topic.
I want to combine digital technology with the humanities, create a website with humanities content, or preserve a collection and/or make it easier for people to access.

I want to develop or put on an exhibition or cultural program for the public or engage in community revitalization.

I want to complete and/or publish a scholarly work.

I am an artist looking for support to create original works of art.

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

* Indicates an UPDATED or NEW opportunity added this month.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

FoundationsBehavior
Deadline: last day of February, May, August, and November
Award Amount: $40,000 for ladder faculty; $5,000 for doctoral students and postdocs

The FHBI provides seed grants to support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will be those that promise to advance understanding of the social, institutional and biological mechanisms shaping human beliefs and behavior. Funds will be used to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods. The fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities. Harvard  full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty are eligible to apply.
HarvardDataScienceInitiative
Faculty Special Projects Fund
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The Harvard Data Science Initiative Faculty Special Projects Fund is intended to support one-time data science opportunities for which other funding is not readily available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and funding will be awarded throughout the year until available funding is exhausted. Applicants may request funding of up to $5,000 to support research, community-building, outreach, and educational activities. Examples of projects that the Fund is intended to support include offsetting the cost of running workshops or seminars, data visualization or research dissemination, and video production. The HDSI welcomes applications from all fields of scholarship.  
 
  OUE
Course Development Funds
Deadline: Rolling; the OUE reviews applications twice a semester
Award Amount: unspecified

The Office of Undergraduate Education has Course Development Funds to "strengthen undergraduate education...through the improvement of instruction and curriculum." These funds are meant for limited experiments or one-time investments that improve individual courses or whole concentrations. Recent awards have funded the purchase of cameras for art studios, the creation of manipulables to teach concepts in calculus, and research assistants to review tutorial syllabi with the view of making them more inclusive. To apply for Discretionary Funds, please send the OUE an  email  outlining the initiatives you would like to undertake and how these funds would help you achieve them. 


PublicationFund
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The FAS Tenure-Track Publication Fund  assists assistant and associate professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences with costs related to scholarly publications, broadly defined. For example, this might include expenses associated with research assistance, publication subsidies, copying, word processing, obtaining translations or illustrations, or creating footnotes or indices. 

The Tenured Publication Fund aids tenured FAS faculty members in bringing scholarly book projects to timely completion. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, to help defray eligible expenses. The Fund is meant to supplement other available means of support; faculty are expected to seek departmental, center-based, and external funds before applying to this Fund.

Award Amount: up to $18,000

The Radcliffe Exploratory Seminar Program provides funding to scholars, practitioners, and artists for collaboration in an interdisciplinary exploration of early-stage ideas. The program encourages intellectual risk taking as participants gather in an intensive seminar setting to explore new fields of research and inquiry. Exploratory seminars offer funding to support one- to two-day, by-invitation-only seminars for 12-20 participants at the Radcliffe Institute. The lead applicant must be either a Harvard ladder (tenured or tenure-track) faculty member (from any school) or a former or current Radcliffe fellow; co-applicants may apply with lead applicants who meet eligibility requirements.

WeatherheadCanada
Canada Program Faculty Funding
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: unspecified; budget required with application

The Canada Program invites proposals from Harvard faculty, departments, and schools across the University, for research funding, or for support in hosting short-term visiting scholars, policy practitioners, and public figures who are engaged in Canadian comparative topics. Visiting Canadianists are welcome to present at Harvard faculty workshops or conferences, or to offer guest lectures for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students. 


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

ASloanPublicUnderstanding
Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: varies

This program aims to give people a keener appreciation for the increasingly scientific and technological world in which we live and to convey some of the challenges and rewards of the scientific and technological enterprise.   The program's primary aim is to build bridges between the two cultures of science and the humanities and to develop a common language so that they can better understand and speak to one another--and ultimately to grasp that they belong to a single common culture.   The Foundation has established a nationwide strategy that focuses on books, theater, film, television, radio, and new media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology for the lay public. 

AmericanAcademyBerlin
Hans Arnhold Center Berlin Prize Fellowships 
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: September 25, 2020
Award Amount: Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Hans Arnhold Center, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. 

The American Academy in Berlin seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others.  For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the United States, but U.S. citizenship is not required. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Academy during the entire term of the award, generally one academic semester.
AmericanAcademyReligion
Collaborative Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 3, 2020
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000

To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR awards grants to support projects proposed by AAR members. The research projects can be either collaborative or individual. Collaborative research grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. 

Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published. These grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research. Conferences presenting papers that report on previous research will not be considered. 
AmericanCouncilTitle8
Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program and Title VIII Research Scholar Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020
Award Amount: $7,000 - $45,000

With funds from the U.S. Department of State, Title VIII provides grants for independent, policy-relevant research abroad in the humanities and social sciences as well as language training. In recent years, American Councils scholars have conducted independent research in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. 
  • The Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program provides full support for research and language instruction for three to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include international airfare; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of individualized language instruction. 
  • The Title VIII Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three to nine consecutive months in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include international airfare; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support.
All grants are merit-based and open to US graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Applicants must be US citizens. 
AmericanInstituteIndianFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies by award type; information on award calculations can be found here

AIIS offers fellowships for scholars, professionals, and artists from all disciplines who wish to conduct research or carry out artistic projects in India. The following opportunities are available:
  • Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months.
  • Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars with a PhD or its equivalent. These grants are designed to enable scholars who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India and to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships are available both to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.
  • Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India's artistic traditions or strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.
AMS75Pays
AMS 75 PAYS Subventions
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants not awarded to Harvard University; applications must come directly from the publisher
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $5,000

AMS 75 PAYS Subventions provide support for the publication of first books by scholars in the early stages of their career. The purpose of this subvention is to facilitate the publication of original and significant research in any recognized field of musicology by providing financial support to publishers in order to offset the costs of book production and thereby reduce the retail price of the book. The AMS anticipates awarding nine to eighteen such subventions annually. Applications should come directly from publishers, in consultation with the author. Applications should be made after the work is complete and readers' reports and author's responses are in hand. Books receiving subventions should appear in print no later than twenty-four months after the date of application.
AMSSubventionsPublications
Subventions for Publications
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $2,500

The American Musicological Society makes available funds to help with expenses involved in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, essay collections, articles, chapters in essay collections, special issues of journals, and works in non-print media. Subventions are granted for any topics of musicological research. Individual authors or editors, or their sponsoring organization, society, or department, may apply for assistance to defray costs not normally covered by publishers. Examples include costs related to illustrations, musical examples, facsimiles, accompanying audio or video examples, and permissions. Subventions are not given to defray costs associated with indexing. Author subventions required by publishers are not eligible for reimbursement.
AmSocietyTheatreFellowships
Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $3,000

The purpose of the American Society for Theatre Research:  Research  Fellowships are to underwrite some of the  research expenses of scholars undertaking projects significant to the field of theatre and/or performance studies. The  fellowships can be used in conjunction with funding from other sources. Anyone holding a terminal degree and who has been a member of ASTR for at least three of the last five years is eligible to apply. 
AmericanaFoundation
American Heritage
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling; concept letters are highly encouraged
Award Amount: $10,000 - $30,000

The Americana Foundation seeks to promote knowledge, preservation, and accessibility of America's heritage through increasing educational opportunities of future conservators and curators in the field and through preservation and presentation of unique collections in alignment with the interests and collections of the Meyer family. Projects for consideration include: 
  • Preservation and/or acquisition of high style, classic, handcrafted furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as supporting their placement with charitable and educational institutions, and/or the US government.
  • Career development support for curatorial and conservation internships within major institutions and universities.
  • Restoration projects for heritage buildings and cultural landscapes that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of historic places.
AndyWarholFoundation
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: varies by project

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The foundation values the contributions of all artists, reflecting the true diversity of the contemporary art field, and encourages proposals that highlight women, artists of color, and under-represented practitioners.
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $5,000

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers , designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
BantingPostdoc
Deadline to Request Harvard Institutional Endorsement: September 14, 2020 by 12:00 PM
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020 
Award Amount: $70,000 per year for two years (taxable)
 
The objective of the  Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program , offered by the Government of Canada, is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, to develop Fellows' leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career. Applications are accepted from all fields in the humanities, social sciences, health research, natural sciences and engineering.
 
This program is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and non-Canadian citizens. Candidates to be hosted by Harvard must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have obtained or will obtain their PhD or equivalent from a Canadian university. Applicants must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree between September 15, 2017 and September 30, 2021 (inclusively), and before the start date of their award. Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may apply to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution. Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a non-Canadian university may also apply to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution. The program's full eligibility criteria can be viewed  here .   
 
There are no limits to the number of applicants that may apply to the Banting Fellowship opportunity, but those who wish to be hosted by Harvard University must include with their application an  Institutional Letter of Endorsement  signed by the Vice Provost for Research. To request this endorsement letter, candidates must submit their contact information and a copy of their proposed supervisor's statement  here  no later than 12:00 PM on September 14, 2020. 
BBVAFoundation
Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Nomination Deadline: July 30, 2020 (Updated Deadline)
Award Amount: 400,000 euros, a diploma, and a commemorative artwork
 
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities, and artistic creation. The name of the award is intended to denote not only research work that substantially enlarges the scope of our current knowledge-pushing forward the frontiers of the known world-but also the meeting and overlap of different disciplinary areas and the emergence of new fields. 
 
The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:
  • Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Biology and Biomedicine
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Climate Change
  • Economics, Finance and Management
  • Humanities
  • Music and Opera
Any scientific or cultural organization or institution may nominate more than one candidate, but no candidate may be nominated in more than one award category. The awards are also open to scientific or cultural organizations that can be collectively credited with exceptional contributions. Candidates may be of any nationality. Self-nomination is not permitted.
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Concept Paper: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Concept Paper: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000

The Trust makes grant awards twice a year to nonprofit organizations in the city of Boston and contiguous communities, as well as to organizations in which Cabot family members maintain philanthropic interest. Awards are put to work in the areas of arts and culture, education and youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services, and for civic and public benefit. Within these fields, as appropriate, the trustees prefer programs mainly serving youth and young adults, with a special interest in programs focused on insuring the healthy growth and development of infants and young children, as a foundation for their future success. Applications recommended for review meet the following criteria:
  • Reflect Cabot family interests and provide benefits to communities and organizations that have been supported by family philanthropy;
  • Extend important services to individuals and groups not served adequately through other programs and institutions;
  • Manage change by assessing community needs and developing programs to meet emerging needs;
  • Promote productive cooperation and full use of resources by nonprofit organizations and community groups; and
  • Test new approaches to problems or adapt solutions that have been successful elsewhere.
The Cabot Family Charitable Trust will consider grant applications for general support, support for specific programs and activities and for capital campaigns. While most grant awards are for one year, the trustees may award multi-year funding for capital campaigns and in limited circumstances, for a period of up to three years where a longer-term commitment can be shown to accelerate positive outcomes.
ChiangChingkuoConferences
Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $25,000 

The Foundation will consider applications from institutions for grants to hold conferences, workshops, or seminars on specific subjects related to  the Foundation's goals and objectives . Applicants are urged to seek matching funds. Applications should be filed before September 15, or January 15 for conferences to be held during the following six-month period. In principle, the Foundation does not provide funding for annual meetings. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.
ChiangChingkuoPublications
Publication Subsidies 
FAS/OSP Deadline: N/A; grants are applied for by the academic publisher 
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 - $10,000

Academic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation . The publication may be in the form of a book or a monograph. Applications will be accepted for completed book manuscripts, but not for books in a series. Priority will be given to first book projects by junior scholars. Publication Subsidy Grants may only be used to cover editing, indexing, and other relevant publication costs. Translation and research-related expenses may not be included. Priority will also be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.
ChiangChingkuoScholar
Scholar Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 7, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2020
Award Amount: $20,000 - $35,000 

Professors may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant 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. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged. 
TheClarkFellowships
Fellowships 
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2020 
Award Amount: Fellowships are awarded on a scale related to need and earnings, up to a maximum rate of $30,000 per semester. Housing in the Clark's Scholars' Residence, located across the street from the campus, is also provided.

The Clark in Williamstown, MA offers fellowships ranging in duration from one to ten months, the majority awarded for one academic semester. Scholars may propose topics that relate to the visual arts, their history, practice, theory, or interpretation. Any proposal that contributes to understanding the nature of artistic activity and the intellectual, social, and cultural worlds with which it is connected is welcome. Attention, however, will be given to proposals that promise to deepen, transform, or challenge those methods currently practiced within art history or that have the prospect of enhancing an understanding of the role of images in other disciplines in the humanities. There are no citizenship requirements for this opportunity. 

New fellowships introduced for the 2020 application cycle include:
  • Critical Race Theory and Visual Culture: The emergence of critical race theory in legal scholarship and beyond demonstrated the systemic racism that structures American society based on white privilege and the legacy of white supremacy. In art history and visual culture, critical race theory has revealed the racist structures within the discipline and its institutions. This fellowship aims to support scholars who are working with critical race theory to integrate and reimagine new art histories while also engaging with the structural racism that has informed and built the discipline. 
  • Caribbean Art and Its Diasporas: The Caribbean has been home to some of the most influential critical theorists, poets, writers, and artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This fellowship seeks to support art historians, artists, critics, and writers who are engaging with the complexity of critical Caribbean scholarship, art, and visual practices today.
ClassicalAssociation
Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to £2,500

The Classical Association is a major giver of grants to classical projects, mainly but not exclusively in the UK. The applications the Association supports typically fall into one of the following categories: 
  1. Funding for Summer Schools
  2. Funding for Conferences
  3. School-teaching and Outreach
  4. Major Projects
  5. Other Initiatives
CAAMillardMeiss
Millard Meiss Publication Fund   
FAS/OSP Deadline: N/A; applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.   
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: The grant sum is intended to be less than the total cost of production; that is, a substantial portion of production costs must be met by the publisher or be from other sources.

Applications for publication grants will be considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Applications are judged in relation to two criteria: (1) the quality of the project; and (2) the need for financial assistance. Although the quality of the manuscript is the sine qua non for a grant, an excellent manuscript may not be funded if it is financially self-supporting.

In general, the purpose of the grant is to support presses in the publication of projects of the highest scholarly and intellectual merit that may not generate adequate financial return. The jury is particularly sympathetic to applications that propose enhancing the visual component of the study through the inclusion of color plates or an expanded component of black-and-white illustrations. Expenses generated by exceptional design requirements (maps, line drawings, charts, and tables) are also suitable for consideration. Permission and rental fees/reproduction rights, especially in cases where they are burdensome, are also appropriate.
CAATerra
Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Intent: N/A; applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $15,000

The Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher. For this grant program, "American art" is defined as art (circa 1500-1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Awards will be made in three distinct categories:
  • Grants to US publishers for manuscripts considering American art in an international context
  • Grants to non-US publishers for manuscripts on topics in American art
  • Grants for the translation of books on topics in American art to or from English.
The grants are especially designed to cover image acquisition and translation costs, but may be used to cover any costs related to the publication's editing and production costs. Applications that propose enhancing the visual component of the study through the inclusion of color plates or an expanded component of black-and-white illustrations will be eligible for grants, as would exceptional design requirements (maps, line drawings, charts, and tables). Reimbursement for permission and reproduction rights as well as translation costs will also be appropriate.
CAAWyeth
Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant
FAS/OSP Deadline: N/A; applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript. 
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; proposals require a budget and cost estimate

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art supports the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant. For this grant program, "American art" is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Excluded from consideration are excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), and congress proceedings. Museum exhibition or collection catalogues containing substantial scholarship are eligible. High scholarly and intellectual merit is the sine qua nonfor an award; however, the jury is also attentive to the following criteria:
  • Topics with a naturally small market or unusually high expenses
  • Works by disadvantaged scholars, including those at the earlier stages of a career, or by younger scholars or curators; or issued by smaller museums; or by or about underserved constituencies
  • Books that break new ground, contribute new scholarship, or publish important primary-source material
  • Beautiful books that increase the audience for American art
CESSmallEvents
Small Event Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: $300 - $1,000

CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Grants are awarded twice a year, in January for events taking place in the Spring semester, and August for events taking place in the Fall semester. A multi-disciplinary selection committee chooses winners and awards grants based on proposed event budgets and available funds. Any institution that receives a grant must agree to brand the event as "sponsored by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University" and provide an audio-visual or other record of the event. CES also provides promotional support for events either fully or partially funded by this program.
Einstein Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 15, 2021
Award Amount: stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

The Einstein Forum is offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches - following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.

Please Note: The new deadline for this program is May 15, 2021. All applications that have already been submitted will be considered in the next selection round.
EuropeanCommissionFellowships
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants not awarded to Harvard University
Sponsor Deadline: September 9, 2020
Award Amount: The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. The grant is awarded to the host organization, usually a university, research center or a company in Europe.

The Individual Fellowships program provides experienced researchers with the opportunity to work abroad. All disciplines are eligible for funding. There are two types of Individual Fellowships: European Fellowships and Global Fellowships. 
  • European Fellowships are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world; can restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave; and can help researchers coming back to Europe find a new position. These Fellowships are held in the EU or associated countries and last for one to two years.
  • Global Fellowships fund positions outside Europe for researchers based in the EU or associated countries and last between two and three years. The researcher has to come back for one year to an organization based in the EU or associated countries.
Both types of Fellowship can also include a secondment period of up to three or six months in another organization in Europe.
FoundationContemporaryArts
Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,500

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the arts community, FCA has created a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as the FCA board of directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the foundation will disburse one-time grants of $1,500 to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to the pandemic.

In alignment with its mission, FCA will continue to focus its support on artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. Applicants must be an individual artist or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
FrankLydiaBergen
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: $10,000 - $50,000 

The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation provides grants for musical performing arts and musical education. Preference will be given to requests for the following:
  • Aid worthy students of music to secure complete and adequate musical education
  • Aid organizations in their efforts to present fine music to the public, provided that such organizations are operated exclusively for educational purposes
GeorgeBHendersonFoundation
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 2, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: October 9, 2020
Award Amount: $20,000 - $40,000

The Henderson Foundation's grants provide support for projects focused on the enhancement of the appearance and preservation of outdoor elements in the city of Boston. The Foundation encourages applications for projects in all neighborhoods of the city of Boston that concerns parks, city streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Through past grants, the Foundation has supported capital projects such as the restoration of historic buildings; creation of new public sculpture and gardens; restoration of historic monuments; and other projects that enhance quality of life and sense of place, while demonstrating design excellence. Grants are made only for projects within Boston city limits and to projects that are accessible and visible to the public. Grants are made for restoration and preservation activities, but not for routine care or maintenance (as defined by National Park Service technical standards). The Foundation will host an applicant forum via Zoom on September 9th. 
GermanHistoricalInstituteFellowships
Postdoctoral Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020
Award Amount:  €3,400 per month for 1-5 months

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C. awards short-term fellowships to European and North American postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources located in the United States. The GHI is particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields: 
  • German and European history
  • The history of German-American relations
  • The role of Germany and the USA in international relations
The proposed research projects should make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography. Fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to five months but, in exceptional cases and depending on the availability of funds, they can be extended by one month. The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition, or the revision of manuscripts. It will give clear priority to those postdoc projects that are designed for the "second book." 
GermanLiteratureArchive
Marbach Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: stipends individually determined

The Marbach Fellowship Programme is accessible to German and international researchers. It supports ambitious research projects that are based on the collections of the German Literature Archive (Deutsches Literaturarchiv - DLA) in Marbach, Germany. A completed university degree is a prerequisite for receipt of a fellowship. Fellowships are awarded in two categories, according to the recipient's academic qualifications: postdoctoral fellowships (more highly qualified applicants are also admitted) and graduate fellowships. The duration of a research stay at the German Literature Archive can be between one and four months.
GilderLehrmanHistory
Scholarly Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 31, 2020
Award Amount: $3,000

Gilder Lehrman fellowships support research at archives in New York City. The Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. This year, three of the ten awards will be granted with special attention to Cold War topics, so preference will be given to applicants in that field.
GKVFoundation
New Arts Education Initiatives
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: $15,000 - $50,000

The GKV Foundation's core belief is that smartly guided exposure to the arts will positively impact an individual's intellectual and social skills and ultimately contribute to improving our global home. The Foundation wants to encourage and will take a chance on new, yet-to-be-tested initiatives based on a broad range of artistic expressions. The goal is that with GKV first-year funding enough measurable results will be achieved to attract sustaining funding from other sources. 

GladysDelmas
Humanities Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: unspecified; past grants range from $2,000 to $50,000+

The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical  studia humanitatis : a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.

Grants to Individuals
FAS/OSP Deadline for Inquiry Form: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline for Inquiry Form: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $20,000 (Production and Presentation Grants); up to $10,000 (Research and Development Grants) 

The program aims to provide opportunities for applicants to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to the applicant's creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers. The Graham Foundation offers two types of grants to individuals: Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants.

  • Production and Presentation Grants: These grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new media projects. Individuals applying for Production and Presentation Grants should have a Committed Producer(s) for the project, that is, an entity committed to producing and/or presenting the project with the individual, such as a publisher, exhibition venue, etc.
  • Research and Development Grants: These grants assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. 
HFGuggenheimAggression
Research Grants on Understanding Violence, Aggression, and Dominance
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2020
Award Amount: $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years

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. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.
JapanUSFriendship
Institutional Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2020 
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is a grant-making agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange with Japan. 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 also serves to maintain expertise on Japan Studies throughout U.S. academic and professional institutions. It supports academic and non-profit organizations that conceptualize and execute U.S.-Japan training, research and exchange programs. Grants are made in four areas: 
  • Arts and Culture; 
  • Education and Public Affairs; 
  • Exchanges and Scholarship; and 
  • Global Challenges.
JMKaplanFurthermore
Furthermore Grants in Publishing
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: $1,500 - $15,000

Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, New York City, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. Furthermore looks for work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life. Funds apply to such specific publication components as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding. Book projects to which a university press, nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred.    
JFKLibraryFoundation
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals  
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: varies by fellowship; see details below

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $5,000 for research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic.
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Research FellowshipOffers a stipend of up to $5,000. 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.
  • Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy.
  • Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations.
JGuggenheimFellowships
Fellowships  
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals  
Sponsor Deadline: September 17, 2020
Award Amount: varies; see details below

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Fellowships are made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

The amounts of grants vary, taking into consideration the Fellows' other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or part salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.
JTempletonFoundation
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Online Funding Inquiry: August 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Online Funding Inquiry: August 14, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

The Foundation offers grants in support of research and public engagement in its major Funding Areas: Science & the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius; Genetics; and Voluntary Family Planning. A number of topics--including creativity, freedom, gratitude, love, and purpose--can be found under more than one funding area. The Foundation invests in bold ideas from contrarian thinkers, ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries and challenge conventional assumptions. The Foundation also funds innovative programs that engage the public with these ideas, in an effort to open minds, deepen understanding, and inspire curiosity.
LoCKlugeFellowships
Kluge Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $5,000 per month

The Kluge Center encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library of Congress's large and varied  collections . Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program. The residential fellowship in Washington, D.C. is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to contemporary challenges. 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. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Fellowships are tenable for periods of four to eleven months. 
LisleInternationalSeed
Global Seed Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Request to Apply: July 24, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline for Request to Apply: August 1, 2020 
Award Amount: $500 - $3,000 

Lisle International provides Global Seed Grants to support innovative projects which advance intercultural understanding through shared experiences, with the goal of creating a more just social order. Projects may seek to bridge a variety of community divides, including ethnic, cultural, religious, racial or gender perspectives, anywhere in the world.
MarcFitchFund
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified

The Marc Fitch Fund makes small grants towards the costs of publishing scholarly work in the fields of British and Irish national, regional and local history, archaeology, antiquarian studies, historical geography, the history of art and architecture, heraldry, genealogy and surname studies, archival research, artifact conservation and the broad fields of the heritage, conservation and the historic environment. The following grants are available: 
  • Publication Grants: These are intended to help with production costs, including the costs of illustrative material.
  • Research Grants: These are intended to cover incidental expenses, such as the cost of travel and accommodation within the UK/Ireland to visit archives; they are not intended to cover time spent in research and writing. To qualify, the work must already have been provisionally accepted for publication.
  • Special Project Grants: From time to time the Fund considers applications for special projects that do not fit easily into one of the above categories, such as the conservation, cataloguing, scanning, transcription and study of significant primary sources, or the conservation and study of significant artifacts. To qualify, original research and the publication of the results has to be part of the project.
Prospective applicants should submit a brief outline of their project by e-mail. If the proposal meets the Fund's criteria, the relevant application forms will be provided. 
NEHSummerStipends
2021 Summer Stipends
Harvard Internal Deadline: July 7, 2020 by 11:30pm
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): September 23, 2020
Award Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2021 or later

NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development for a period of two months. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data. NEH funds may support recipients' compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

Please Note:  This is a limited submission opportunity. Harvard may put forward two nominees for this program. Please submit an application here to be considered for nomination.
NEHDialoguesExperienceofWar
Dialogues on the Experience of War
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: October 14, 2020
Award Amount: up to $100,000

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative,  Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues is primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate.  Awards will support:
  • The convening of at least two sustained discussion programs for no fewer than fifteen participants
  • The creation of a preparatory program to recruit and train discussion leaders
Preparatory training and discussion programs may take place in veterans' centers, at public libraries or cultural centers, on college and university campuses, and at other community venues.
NEHHumanitiesCollections
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $50,000 + an additional $10,000 to support inter-institutional planning and pilot activities (Foundations Projects); up to $350,000 (Implementation Projects) 

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such 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. The HCRR program includes two funding categories: Implementation and Foundations.
Media Projects: Development Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000

The Media Projects: Development Grants program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Awards should result in a script (for documentary film or television programs) or a detailed treatment (for radio programs or podcasts) and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. 
NEHMediaProduction
Media Projects: Production Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2020
Award Amount: up to $1M

The Media Projects: Production Grants program supports the production and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection.

Film and television production projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. Films must be longer than thirty minutes.  Radio and podcast production projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing series. Programs receiving production grants may be either broadcast or disseminated online. They may be intended for national or regional distribution. 
NEHAHRCNewDirections
NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 11, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 18, 2020
Award Amount: Level I awards offer up to $50,000 in NEH funding for participating U.S. organization(s) and up to £60,000 in AHRC funding for the U.K. organization(s) for up to 2 years. Level II awards offer up to $150,000 in NEH funding for participating U.S. organization(s) and up to £250,000 in AHRC funding for the U.K. organization(s) for up to 3 years. This program anticipates making 10-15 awards.

This program is a joint initiative between the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The overarching goal of the program is to advance digital scholarship in cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, galleries, and archives. This program will fund teams in the U.S. and U.K. working collaboratively to deliver transformational impact on digital methods and digital research in cultural institutions. Applicants are encouraged to address one or more of the following themes or to propose new areas of inquiry relevant to digital scholarship and cultural institutions:
  • Employing machine learning and artificial intelligence in cultural institutions
  • Fostering digitally-enabled participation
  • Developing enhanced information on cultural institution visitors
  • Creating and interrogating all document types and unlocking new data
Two levels of funding are available. Level 1 awards will support planning and preliminary work for future, larger-scale projects; small-scale collaborative projects; and outreach activities. Level II awards will include support for projects developing new or improved research methods, tools, or infrastructure; projects linking dispersed collections or resources; projects researching and developing digital methods, standards, and workflows; and training and skills development opportunities. Applications must be submitted by teams, composed of at least one organization from the U.S. and one from the U.K., in which each country is represented by at least one cultural institution. An eligible U.S. organization must submit the application with a U.S.-specific budget to the NEH. The lead U.K. organization must submit the same application with a U.K.-specific budget to AHRC. NEH will fund the participating U.S. organization(s), and AHRC will fund the participating U.K. organization(s).
NEHPublicHumanPrograms
Public Humanities Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000 (Planning Grants); up to $400,000 + additional $100,000 for Positions in the Public Humanities (Implementation Grants)

The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. The program supports projects in three categories: Exhibitions (permanent, temporary, or traveling); interpretive programs at Historic Places; and Humanities Discussions related to  "A More Perfect Union": NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation's 250th Anniversary.
NEHShortDocumentaries
Short Documentaries
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2020
Award Amount: up to $250,000

The Short Documentaries program supports the production and distribution of documentary films up to 30 minutes in length that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through the medium of short documentary films. Films must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. The Short Documentaries program supports production of single films or a series of thematically-related short films addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs should be intended for regional or national distribution, via broadcast, festivals, and/or online distribution. The subject of the film(s) must be related to  "A More Perfect Union": NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation's 250th Anniversary .
NEHNSFDocLanguages
Documenting Endangered Languages/Dynamic Language Infrastructure
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 8, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020 
Award Amount: varies by award type

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages-languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documentation and analysis, and archiving of endangered language data, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants, fellowships from six to twelve months, and conference proposals.
NHPRCArchival
Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
Draft Deadline (Optional): August 10, 2020
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 1, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: October 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000 over one to two years

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in collections of America's early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation's legal history. Additionally the Commission is interested in projects to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The Commission encourages applications that use collections to examine the ideals behind the founding of the United States and the continual interpretation and debate over those ideals these past 250 years. The Commission welcomes projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation's history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day. Projects may preserve and process historical records to:
  • Convert existing description for online access
  • Create new online Finding Aids to collections
  • Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online
All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. The successful application will demonstrate the value of the contents of the collection, will outline a project that addresses best practices for the work and is appropriately staffed, will propose a budget that accomplishes the project in a cost-effective manner, and will outline activities that bring researchers to the collections included in the project as well as the rest of the repository's holdings.
NHPRCPublicEngagement
Public Engagement with Historical Records
Draft Deadline (Optional): August 10, 2020
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 1, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: October 8, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000 - $150,000 over 1-3 years

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects that focus on innovative methods to introduce primary source materials and how to use them in multiple locations also are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons. For example, an applicant can:
  • Enlist volunteer "citizen archivists" in projects to accelerate access to historical records, especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.
  • Develop educational programs for K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project.
  • Collect primary source material from people through public gatherings and sponsor discussions or websites about the results.
  • Use historical records in artistic endeavors. This could include K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members. Examples include projects that encourage researching and writing life stories for performance; using record facsimiles in painting, sculpture, or audiovisual collages; or using text as lyrics for music or as music.
  • Develop technologies that encourage the sharing of information about historical records.
NHPRCPublishingDocs
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Draft Deadline (Optional): August 3, 2020
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 1, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: October 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $175,000 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, such as politics, law (including the social and cultural history of the law), social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience, or may be centered on the papers of major figures from American history. Whether conceived as a thematic or a biographical edition, the historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. The Commission is especially interested in projects to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The Commission encourages applications that use collections to examine the ideals behind the founding of the United States and the continual interpretation and debate over those ideals over the past 250 years. The Commission welcomes projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation's history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day.

All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must have definitive plans for publishing and preserving a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable, fully-transcribed and annotated collection of documents. New projects may also prepare print editions (including ebooks and searchable PDFs posted online) as part of their overall publishing plan, but the contents of those volumes must be published in a fully-searchable digital edition within a reasonable period of time following print publication. The NHPRC encourages projects to provide free public access to online editions. Projects that do not have definitive plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered.
NationalHumanitiesCenterFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 8, 2020
Award Amount: The Center seeks to provide half salary up to $65,000 with the expectation that a Fellow's home institution will cover the remaining salary. 

The National Humanities Center in North Carolina will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. 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.
NSFLinguistics
Linguistics
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):
  • What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
  • What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
  • How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of natural language and/or language processing?
  • What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various grammatical properties of language? 
  • How does language develop in natural learning contexts across the life-span?
  • What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?
Because NSF's mandate is to support basic research, the Linguistics Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction. The Linguistics Program accepts proposals for a variety of project types: research proposals from scholars with PhDs or equivalent degrees, proposals for  Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (LING-DDRI)  awards, and  CAREER  proposals. The Program will also consider proposals for conferences. 
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Science and Technology Studies
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 3, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field of research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice. It may focus on history and socio-cultural formation, philosophical underpinnings, or the impacts of science and technology on broader societal concerns including quality of life, ethics, and culture. STS researchers strive to understand the research assumptions of STEM fields, and the co-production of STEM and society, meaning the many ways in which cultural, economic, historical, social and political contexts influence developments in STEM, and how those developments reciprocally influence these contexts. The following types of funding are available:
  1. Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research: These grants support proposals for basic STS research. They also support proposals for infrastructure development that serves to enhance STS research; program support of infrastructure projects is directed towards scholarly research and data production, rather than administrative or logistical activities.
  2. Scholars Awards: Scholars Awards provide up to full-time release for an academic year and a summer to conduct research. This time can be distributed over two or more years. In exceptional circumstances, longer releases can be requested. 
  3. Professional Development Grants: The STS program supports specialized methodological training for post-PhD researchers in STS who have active research programs that would be enhanced by such training. The goal of the program is to improve STS research skills by affording researchers the opportunity to undertake training not normally available on their home campuses.
  4. Research Community Development Grants: The STS Program supports community development activities for graduate students and faculty. Such activities include field schools in the United States and abroad; summer training programs for both graduate students and faculty; software development; a program for mid-project research team meetings; and small awards for preparation of materials for archiving by retiring researchers.
  5. Conference Support: The STS program provides financial support for national and international conferences including symposia, and research workshops. The program is particularly interested in proposals that promote new research networks between researchers in STS and scientists and engineers, or between STS scholars and members of scholarly communities not normally in contact with each other. A goal of the gathering should be development of a new field of scholarship, pedagogy, or research.
  6. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs): DDRIGs provide funds for dissertation research expenses not normally available through the student's university. The dissertation director is the Principal Investigator on these proposals; the doctoral student should be listed as Co-Principal Investigator.
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Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 25, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world's preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports. The Cullman Center's Selection Committee awards up to 15 fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers-academics, independent scholars, journalists, and creative writers. The Cullman Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. It aims to promote dynamic communication about literature and scholarship at the very highest level-within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows' published work. The tenure of the award is September through May.
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Faculty Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 5, 2020
Award Amount: Faculty Fellows typically receive up to half their salary per academic year (up to $75,000), subsidized housing, a research allowance of up to $500 per semester, and a private office at the NDIAS.

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study awards 10-15 Faculty Fellowships annually to researchers whose work addresses the Institute's yearly Research Theme. During the 2021-2022 academic year, the NDIAS is sponsoring residential research projects that will deepen understanding of Resilience This project brings together humanists, scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and artists to consider how organisms, people, species, and social structures adapt or fail to adapt to novel challenges and the ethical implications of such adaptation. Potential research proposal topics on resilience may address, but are not limited to:
  • Law and policy-focused issues: e.g., how social and environmental systems might adapt to climate change; how public health systems might adapt to pandemics; how institutions adapt to technological disruptions; how cultural groups respond to oppression; topics where multiple policy spheres overlap; historical analyses of how systems responded (or failed to respond) to shocks.
  • The downsides of resilience: e.g., predicting and responding to genetic alterations of pathogenic viruses and bacteria; issues with understanding cancer pathology; understanding the efficacy of terrorist groups; the threats posed by self-directed AI systems.
  • Philosophical and theological investigations: e.g., whether resilience is a moral virtue; moral theory related to extinction, preservation, and adaptation; the role that adaptability has played in sacred texts and traditions; resilience in the history of religious communities.
  • Health, psychology, disability studies, and individual resilience: e.g., a study of the personality traits or situations that promote psychological resilience; how context, culture, or built-environment affects assessments of resilience.
  • Engineering and design: e.g., how we build more adaptable structures; how we measure adaptability in different systems and environments.
  • Theoretical analyses: e.g., an exploration of whether resilience emerges from intrinsic features of an individual or system or is primarily determined by environment; discussion of whether resilience in a particular domain is better understood as resistance to change (rather than adaptability).
  • Creative projects and research into the fine arts: e.g., artistic works that explore dimensions of resilience through music, visual arts, fiction, dance, and other fine arts; scholarship on artistic engagement with resilience.
Projects can explore resilience at different durations or scales. The Institute encourages proposals that consider novel ways to translate models of resilience from one disciplinary domain to another. The Institute aims to recruit a diverse, dynamic cohort of scholars who, by virtue of the year of deep collaboration and intensive research, will advance our common understanding of how systems respond to change.
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Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 10, 2020 for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts; October 1, 2020 for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Award Amount: stipend of $78,000 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses

Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, practitioners, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world.  Based in Radcliffe Yard-a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University-fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard's unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present.  The following areas are of particular interest:
  • Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. We welcome applications from scholars, artists, and practitioners proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia.
  • We welcome proposals relevant to the Institute's focus areas, which include:
    • Law, education, and justice
    • Youth leadership and civic engagement
    • Legacies of slavery 
  • Reflecting Radcliffe's unique history and institutional legacy, we welcome proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library's rich collections.
  • Interdisciplinary exchange is a hallmark of the Radcliffe Fellowship, and we welcome proposals that take advantage of our uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries.
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Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling 
Award Amount: The average Pioneer grant in 2019 was $315,031. However, there is not an explicit range for budget requests. Grant periods are flexible, though generally range from 1 to 3 years.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. The Foundation is interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; and Future of Work. Additionally, the Foundation welcomes ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and progress toward a Culture of Health.

The Foundation wants to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, and community leaders--anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes the Foundation seeks require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization, or sector. 

Please Note: While this call for proposals is focused on broader and longer-term societal trends and shifts that were evolving prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Foundation recognizes that the unique circumstances and learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic may inform your response. It is at your discretion whether you propose a project related to the pandemic directly or indirectly.
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Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: $1,500

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new fine craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art, or music submissions. An independent jury of artists and/or art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. In 2020, six grants will be awarded. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.
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Conservation
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $10,000 to $21,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events. 
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Digital Art History
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $11,000 - $70,000

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. 
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History of Art Grants    
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $6,000 to $20,000

The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.
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Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 26, 2020
Award Amount: up to $15,000

The SCAR Fellowship program is for PhD students, or those within five years of having completed a PhD on the day of the deadline for applications, to undertake research at an institute in one of the 44 SCAR Member countries (for a full list of countries, please see th e  information about SCAR Member Countries ). Topics for support should link to the objectives of one or more of SCAR's science groups, including the Humanities and Social Sciences group . In order to apply for a fellowship, candidates will be required to first contact and liaise with appropriate host Antarctic projects or programs in order to secure the support and mentorship of an active team capable of including them in their own research program or project group.
Exhibition Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: July 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 3, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art firsthand, the Terra Foundation supports exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500-1980). The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that travel outside the United States or to Chicago, where the Foundation is headquartered. For exhibitions that travel outside the United States, the Foundation encourages:
  • A focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art
  • International curatorial involvement
  • Inclusion of international catalogue essayists
  • A presentation that is meaningful to international audiences
Visual arts that are eligible for Terra Foundation Exhibition Grants include painting; sculpture; works on paper (prints, drawings, watercolors, photographs); decorative arts (typically handmade functional objects of high aesthetic quality); design (objects of high aesthetic quality; excludes industrial design); performance art; video art; and conceptual art. Excluded are architecture and commercial film/animation. 
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Academic & Textbook Writing Grants  
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: October 31, 2020
Award Amount: up to $1,000

TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing their academic works and textbooks.
  • Publication Grants provide reimbursement for eligible expenses directly related to bringing an academic book, textbook, or journal article to publication.
  • Contract Review Grants reimburse eligible expenses for legal review when you have a contract offer for a textbook or academic monograph or other scholarly work that includes royalty arrangements.
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Trinity College Junior Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 27, 2020
Award Amount: For each year spent doing research in Cambridge, a Research Fellow receives a stipend from the College of £27,658.

A Research Fellowship provides an opportunity to spend up to four years in Cambridge undertaking post-doctoral research or scholarly work at an early stage of an academic career; this research may be on a topic essentially of the Fellow's own choice. The College wishes to encourage applications from a wide range of candidates and the Fellowships are available in all branches of University studies. The basic obligation of a Research Fellow is to engage full-time in research and its dissemination. When applying, candidates will be asked to confirm their eligibility by selecting either: 
  1. I am a doctoral research student, or
  2. I have submitted my doctoral dissertation on November 1, 2019 or later.
Core Fulbright Scholar Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals/external institutions
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: Grant benefits vary by country and type of award. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright offers flexible awards including multi-country opportunities. Awards are held for two to twelve months. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
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U.S. Mission to Egypt: Public Diplomacy Grants Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 14, 2020
Award Amount: $10,000 - $100,000

This announcement invites proposals for programs that strengthen the cultural ties between the U.S. and Egypt through cultural programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Examples of the kinds of activities that can be funded include, but are not limited to:
  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, performances, exhibitions, or activities to develop the creative economy in Egypt;
  • Workshops, training, and competitions to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt;
  • Sports workshops, joint athletic competitions, or sports management training;
  • Training activities and programs that support science and technology education or STEAM skills;
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
  • Professional development workshops and training;
  • Civic engagement 
Priority will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following program areas:
  1. U.S.-Egypt Bilateral Relationship: Programs that seek to promote a greater understanding of U.S. policies, culture, and society to Egyptian audiences; activities that promote shared values and interests between the American and Egyptian people; and projects that build people-to-people ties. 
  2. Regional Security: Programs that address issues of regional security and enhanced stability, strengthen community resilience to extremism, or increase public understanding of the U.S.-Egypt security partnership.
  3. Economic Growth: Programs related to economic growth and prosperity, inclusive socio-economic development, skills development, entrepreneurship, technology/innovation, intellectual property rights, and economic empowerment of women and youth, and underserved populations in Egypt.
  4. Social Issues: Programs that support an engaged civil society, promote a deepened understanding of diversity and inclusion, and encourage tolerance and peace through dialogue.
  5. Education: Programs that promote study in the United States, the building of linkages between American and Egyptian academic institutions, and training opportunities for Egyptian students or faculty.
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U.S. Mission to Haiti: Public Diplomacy Grants Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 10, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 17, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 - $23,000

This announcement invites proposals for programs that support academic mobility between Haiti and the U.S.; the development of civil society; the empowerment of youth in realizing their potential through education, innovation and entrepreneurship; the democratic ideals of freedom of expression and of the press, and intellectual freedom; teaching of the English language; empowerment and security of women and girls; and strengthening cultural ties between the U.S. and Haiti. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.  Examples include, but are not limited to:  
  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
Priority Program Areas:
  • Promoting political awareness and participation among the public and/or among youth
  • Promoting civic education and youth participation in civics, democratic processes, volunteerism, and community service
  • Combatting corruption
  • Promoting rule of law / effective administration in justice
  • Fostering: press freedom, independent media, professionalism in the media
  • Empowerment of women and youth
  • Promoting entrepreneurship and business development
  • Human rights and combatting trafficking in persons
  • Telling America's story in Haiti
  • Celebrating the Haitian and American cross cultural encounter in the arts 
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Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $90,000

Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the entire U.S. academic year (early September through May). Occasionally, fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months. 
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Kennan Institute: George F. Kennan Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: monthly stipend of $4,000 for 3 months

The Kennan Institute seeks applicants for the George F. Kennan Fellowship from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for 3-month residencies. There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.

The George F. Kennan Fellowship offers a monthly stipend of $4,000, research facilities, computer access, and some travel support. Health insurance and accommodation expenses are not directly covered by this grant. Awardees are expected to begin their three-month appointments within six months of accepting the fellowship. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the grant.
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Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art: Grants and Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: varies by award type; please see linked details below

The Yale Center for British Art: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a funding program to support scholarship, academic research, and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present. Awards are made twice a year, in Spring and Autumn. For the Fall 2020 deadline, funding via the following mechanisms will be available:
For assistance, please contact:
Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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