September 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

COVID-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.
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 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.

INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
ClimateChangeSolutions
Deadline: October 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000

The Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund supports research and policy initiatives intended to reduce the risks of climate change, hasten the transition from fossil fuel-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, to develop methods for diminishing the impact of existing fossil fuel-based energy systems on the climate, to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, and to propel scientific, technological, legal, behavioral, policy and artistic innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy, improved human health, and a greener world. Applications should propose research that will advance solutions to climate change and its impact. Solutions may include both preparedness and mitigation and strong consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to application, as well as riskier proposals with the potential to be transformative over time. Proposals that demonstrate imaginative and promising collaboration among faculty and students across different parts of the University will receive special consideration, as will projects that propose using the university campus as a "living laboratory".


DavidRockefellerLatinAmerica
Faculty Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Award Amount: varies by grant type

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) supports Harvard faculty research, teaching, and professional activities relating to Latin America. The Center's services and funding are available to faculty working directly with Latin American issues as well as those pursuing comparative work related to the region or the Latin American diaspora in the United States. DRCLAS Faculty grants offer Harvard faculty funding support in a variety of capacities including individual and collaborative research, course-based field trips, curriculum development, research conferences, and more. A full list of available Faculty Grants can be found here.


 DeansFund


HarvardDataMeToo
#metoo Digital Media Collection Special Project Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Award Amount: The total budget for the initiative is $50,000. HDSI anticipates making 2-3 awards of up to $15,000 for semester-long projects, and 2-3 smaller awards of up to $5,000 each for research to take place in the summer of 2021.

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has built a massive digital archive of the #metoo movement, beginning in 2017, when the hashtag exploded in popularity across the Internet. The growing collection currently contains over 32 million tweets referencing #metoo and dozens of related hashtags, as well as 1,100 web sites and thousands of news articles.
 
This special one-time grant opportunity, a joint initiative of HDSI and the Schlesinger Library, seeks to seed research and teaching projects using the datasets. This joint initiative seeks to catalyze the innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship bridging data science, gender studies, and history, among other disciplines. Applications from faculty who would be interested in using the collection in their teaching would be especially welcome. Researchers could use the datasets to analyze how online social movements spread both in the United States and globally, the kind of topics discussed on social media, and the influence of certain kinds of participants in that realm. Projects using these data to analyze the participation and portrayal of women and other gender minorities in social media is of particular interest. Proposals which will seek to pilot new methodologies for analyzing massive digital corpora are also welcome. These are examples only, and applicants are encouraged to think broadly. Individuals who hold a faculty appointment at a Harvard school and who have principal investigator rights at that school 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.  


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. Harvard faculty and Radcliffe Fellows are invited to attend one of the upcoming information sessions, where participants will be able to meet with a Radcliffe faculty director and ask questions about the program:  
  • Humanities: Tuesday, September 15, 11 AM-noon
  • Arts: Wednesday, September 16, 4-5 PM

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
AmericanAcademyBerlin
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.
AmAcademyRome
Rome Prize
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020; also accepted until November 15, 2020 for an additional fee
Award Amount: Winners of half- and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively.

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines:
  • Ancient studies
  • Architecture
  • Design: includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields
  • Historic preservation and conservation
  • Landscape architecture: includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography
  • Literature: includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry
  • Medieval studies
  • Modern Italian studies
  • Musical composition
  • Renaissance and early modern studies
  • Visual arts: includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film and video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual-arts fields
Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under eighteen live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Applicants for Rome Prize fellowships must be United States citizens at the time of application, except for those applying for the NEH postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and/or modern Italian studies). US citizens and those foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply for the NEH postdoctoral fellowships. 
AmAntiquarianSocietyHench
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $35,000 for 12 months

The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible. Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society's coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. 
AAUWPostFellows
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020
Award Amount: $30,000

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equity for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research.
AAUWPubs
Short-Term Research Publication Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020
Award Amount: $6,000

Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing and editing in response to issues raised in critical reviews. These grants can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and to new and established researchers. The grants are designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and other promotions. Tenured professors are not eligible.
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 - $25,000

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. 
ACLSFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: The fellowship stipend is set at $60,000 for a 12-month fellowship. Awards of shorter duration will be prorated at $5,000 per month, with the minimum award set at $30,000.

ACLS invites research proposals from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Given the disproportionate effect the current economic downturn has on emerging, independent, and untenured scholars, in the 2020-21 competition year the awards are designated solely for untenured scholars who have earned the PhD within the past eight years. ACLS welcomes applications from scholars without faculty appointments and scholars off the tenure track. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. ACLS Fellowships are intended to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. The awards are portable and are tenable at any appropriate site for research. 

ACLSHoBuddhistPublication
Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies: Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: November 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $80,000. No overhead is permitted, which falls short of the 15% overheard required by FAS policy. Please discuss with your grants administrator prior to preparing an application. 

Critical editions are of crucial importance to the expanding field of Buddhist studies. Translation has been at the core of Buddhism since the Buddha's instruction to his monks to teach the dharma in many languages. These grants support a broad range of endeavors, from the creation of critical editions (with full scholarly apparatus), to translation of canonical texts into modern vernaculars, to the translation of scholarly works on Buddhism from one modern language into another. Collaborative projects are welcome. Award funds can be used as stipends for work performed (e.g., to secure release time or to pay assistants), for travel, and for related office costs, including reproduction or digitization of images. There are no restrictions as to the language of the final product prepared for publication. ACLS also offers publication subventions to recipients of these grants who complete manuscripts.


ACLSHoBuddhist
Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies: Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $70,000

Research fellowships offer support for research and writing in Buddhist studies for scholars who hold the PhD degree, with priority given to those teaching full time. These fellowships provide scholars time free from teaching and other responsibilities to concentrate on research and writing for the project proposed. There are no restrictions as to the location of the work conducted. Each applicant must identify a significant scholarly product (monograph, series of journal articles, etc.) that will result from the fellowship. At the end of the fellowship tenure, a final report will be due describing progress made. When accepting a stipend, the Fellow must confirm being officially released from teaching, commissioned research, administrative duties, or other employment during the entire fellowship period. Fellowship period must begin after July 1, 2021, and must end by June 30, 2023. The tenure may last up to nine months (minimum: 6 months) and may be divided into two periods, each of which must be a minimum of three months. There are no citizenship requirements for this opportunity.

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.
APSFranklin
Franklin Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020; December 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to $6,000

The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.
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.
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 23, 2020
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. 
CenterCraft
Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020
Award Amount: $20,000

The purpose of the Craft Research Fund - Artist Fellowship is to advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. Awards of $20,000 will be granted to two artists to support research projects relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund - Artist Fellowship. At the end of the grant period Fellows will present their new body of work in an exhibition at the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina as well as present their research methodologies and finding in the Center for Craft's symposium. 
CenterKhmerStudies
Senior Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies/unspecified

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) provides in-country research fellowships for US, Cambodian, and French scholars (or EU citizens holding a degree from a French university) and doctoral students on a yearly basis. CKS Senior Fellows are given direct funding for their research, access to in-country resources, and provided with logistical support and contacts while in-country. These fellowships are open to scholars who already hold a PhD degree in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities who seek to pursue further research focusing on Cambodia alone or on Cambodia within a regional context. Scholars can conduct research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (including Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, and southern China) provided that some portion of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.
  • Long-Term Research Fellowships: These fellowships are available for 6 to 11 months of research (for US and Cambodian recipients) or up to 9 months of research (for French recipients).
  • Short-Term Research Fellowships: These fellowships are available for up to 4 months of research (for US and Cambodian recipients).
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.
  • Futures Fellowship: This fellowship supports artists, educators, scholars, writers, and art critics who are reimagining the possibilities of museums, scholarship, and public engagement. Projects that examine social justice and the arts, reimagine the canon of art history, or consider the role of performance art in exposing erased histories are particularly welcome. 
ClassicalAssociation
Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 20, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: December 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
CornellKlarman
Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2020
Award Amount: Annual stipend of $75,000, plus Cornell benefits. In addition, Fellows are provided with an annual research fund of $12,000.

The Klarman Fellowships in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY provide postdoctoral opportunities to early-career scholars of outstanding talent, initiative and promise. The program offers independence from constraints of particular grants, enabling the recipients to devote themselves to frontline, innovative research without being tied to specific outcomes or teaching responsibilities. Recipients may conduct research in any discipline in the College: natural, quantitative, and social sciences, humanistic inquiry, the creative arts, and emerging fields that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. Fellows are selected from a global pool of applicants based on their research accomplishments, potential for future contributions, and alignment of scholarly interests with those of their proposed faculty mentors in Arts & Sciences. The candidates will also be assessed on how their work can benefit from and contribute to the momentum in strategic research areas in the College.

Awardees must have earned the doctoral degree within two years of beginning the Klarman Fellowship (i.e., for 2021 recipients, no earlier than 30 June 2019). Candidates with more than two years of postdoctoral experience, and those who received their PhD from Cornell or have held any position at Cornell for more than six months at the time of application are not eligible. Awardees may not simultaneously hold any other paid or unpaid position during the term of the appointment. Prior to the start of the fellowship, candidates will be asked to provide proof that their doctoral degree has been conferred.
CornellHumanities
Society for the Humanities Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020
Award Amount: $55,000

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2021-22 theme of Afterlives. Up to six Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities are "residential," and will collaborate with one another and the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other's projects and participating in lively discussions on readings based on the yearly theme.
 
The nature of this fellowship year is social and communal-Fellows forge connections outside the classroom and the lecture hall by sharing meals following the weekly seminar and attending post-lecture receptions and other casual events throughout the year. Fellows live and work in Ithaca, NY, and are expected to be in their offices on campus frequently. All applicants for Society Fellowships should share in this commitment to creating a supportive and intellectually stimulating community. Fellows teach one small seminar during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Though courses are designed to fit the focal theme, there are no additional restrictions on what or how the course should be taught. Fellows are encouraged to experiment with both the content and the method of their seminar particularly as it relates to their current research.


CouncilEuropean
Small Events Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 20, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 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.
DumbartonOaks
Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $21,000 for a Junior Fellow or $35,000 for a Fellow for the full academic year, plus housing and additional benefits
 
Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC offers Research Fellowships for scholars. Research Fellowships in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies are for scholars who hold a doctorate or appropriate final degree or have established themselves in the field and wish to pursue their own research. Fellowships and Junior Fellowships are normally awarded for the academic year (September 13, 2021, to May 13, 2022). During this time, recipients are expected to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks and to devote full time to their study projects without undertaking any other major activities. Awards may also be made for a single term (either September 13, 2021, to January 7, 2022, or January 24 to May 13, 2022).
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.
EUIBraudel
Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: monthly stipend of €3,000

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships provide a framework for established academics with an international reputation to pursue their research at the EUI. Fellowships last for up to ten months in one of the EUI's four Departments which in turn invite fellows to participate in departmental activities (seminars, workshops, colloquia, etc.). Fellows are encouraged to make contact with researchers sharing their academic interests, may be involved in the teaching and thesis supervision tasks of EUI professors, and associated with one of the research projects being carried out at the EUI. 
  • Department of Economics: considers applications for the 30 March and the 30 September deadline.
  • Department of Law: considers applications only for the 30 March deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June).
  • Department of History and Civilization: considers applications only for the 30 September deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). 
  • Department of Political and Social Sciences: considers applications only for the 30 September deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). While longer stays than 3 months are welcomed and desired, the department normally funds fellows only for 3 months, but provides office space and full library privileges for the entire duration of stay.
The fellowship lasts up to 10 months. Candidates must indicate their intended length of stay in the application but the hosting department may propose a different and/or shorter period to successful candidates subject to available funding. Fellowships are not normally awarded for the months of July and August. Fellows must live in Florence for the duration of the fellowship so that they can take an active part in the academic activities of their Department.
FoundationContemporaryArts
Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $2,000

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.
FrenchInstitutesFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: Award guidelines can be found here.

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the four Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Montpellier and Marseille. It welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH). 31 positions are available for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:
The call is open to all disciplines in the SSH and all research fields. Research projects from other sciences that propose a transversal dialogue with SSH are also eligible. Some of the four IAS have scientific priorities they will focus on more specifically. The Fellows will benefit from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the IAS, in an interdisciplinary cohort of fellows and in close relation to the local research potential. The fellows will be free to organize their work and conduct research as they wish.


FritzThyssenConferences
Conferences
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 19, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: November 30, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics. An application can be filed in the following areas of support:
Funding is basically reserved for projects that are related to the promotion areas of the Foundation and have a clear connection to the German research system. This connection can be established either at a personal level through German scientists working on the project, at an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes or through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.
HowardFoundation
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020
Award Amount: $35,000

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Support is particularly intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. A total of nine fellowships of $35,000 will be awarded in April 2021 for 2021-2022 in the fields of Creative Nonfiction and History
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. 
GerdaHenkel
General Research Grants and Scholarships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: November 24, 2020
Award Amount: 3,100 euros per month + supplements to support childcare 

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History. Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work. Grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs. Only full time scholarships are available. Support can be provided for a minimum of one month and a maximum of 24 months.  
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.
GHILongTerm
Long-Term Visiting Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2020
Award Amount: €3,400 per month

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C. awards fellowships to European and North American postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources located in the United States. Long-term fellowships will be granted for a period of 6 to 12 months in the following thematic areas:
  • History of Family and Kinship
  • History of Knowledge
  • History of Migration
  • History of Race & Ethnicity
  • History of Religion and Religiosity
  • History of the Americas
The identified thematic areas are intended to be broad in scope. Applicants are welcome to identify up to two areas for which they wish to submit their application. Applicants should make clear in the application why their research project fits within the identified area as well as why the GHI would be a good place to work on the research project. 
GettyACLS
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 28, 2020 
Award Amount: $60,000 plus $5,000 for research and travel expenses

These fellowships are intended to provide early career scholars from around the world with time to undertake research and/or writing for projects that will make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. The fellowships are portable: a fellow may elect to take up the award at any appropriate site for the work proposed, including abroad. Awards also include a special one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles following the fellowship period. The residence offers Getty/ACLS fellows a structured, personalized orientation to the Getty's rich holdings and provides a forum for them to network and present their research to each other and to Getty curators and staff. Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships may not be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants. Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2021-22 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing. The residence for 2021-22 Getty/ACLS Fellows will be held in July 2022 (the exact date is to be determined). Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2019. This program welcomes proposals from applicants without restriction as to citizenship, country of residency, location of work proposed, or employment.
GettyScholar
Getty Scholar Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020
Award Amount: $21,500 (3 month residency);  $43,000 (6 month residency); $65,000 (9 month residency) 

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa in California, where they pursue their own projects free from work-related obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months: 
  • Three-month residency: September to December, January to April, April to June: $21,500
  • Six-month residency: September to April, January to June: $43,000
  • Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000
Research themes for the 2021-2022 year are detailed here
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. 

GrammyMuseum
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to $20,000 (Scientific Research Projects and Preservation Implementation); up to $5,000 (Assistance, Assessment, and/or Consultation) 

The GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
  • Scientific Research Projects: Each year, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals, and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design and innovative research questions.
  • Preservation Projects: The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories: Preservation Implementation and Assistance, Assessment, and/or Consultation.
LuceACLSEarlyCareerChina
Early Career Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 2, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of up to $50,000

Early Career fellowships support research and writing with a priority given to proposals based on the applicant's research in China. Research in Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan is eligible. Research may also be conducted on Chinese culture and society outside these areas, as required by the research plan. However, diaspora studies are not eligible (e.g., the history of Chinese in America is not eligible). Proposals must reflect an understanding of the contemporary Chinese academic and research environment. Funds are provided for a maxiumum of two consecutive semesters released from teaching (a minimum of one semester), during which the Fellow must devote full time to the project. The stipend will be prorated if the fellowship is undertaken for less than nine months. An applicant who is not a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident must have an affiliation, or a long-term regular research or teaching appointment, with a university or college in the United States or Canada. An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2012.
HLuceACLSJournalism
Fellowships for Scholars
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 28, 2020
Award Amount: $55,000, plus $3,000 for project-related research and travel costs and $5,000 to support attendance at an ACLS-hosted media workshop in Fall 2021 as well as other media training and engagement activities of the fellow's choosing

ACLS invites applications for fellowships offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs, made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. The program deepens public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts and equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media and to engage audiences beyond the academy. Designed for scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences, Luce/ACLS fellowships support research on any aspect of religion in an international context and encourage scholars to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. As religion plays important roles in many dimensions of society, this program welcomes proposals that explore connections between religion and the environment, gender rights, health and medicine, migration and immigration, politics and economic policy, and media and entertainment, among others. The ultimate goal of the research should be a significant piece of scholarly work by the applicant and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences. Please note that this program does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. The awards are portable and are tenable at any appropriate site for research. 
HuntingtonLongTerm
Long-Term Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 16, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000

The Huntington Library in San Marino, CA awards research fellowships annually. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at The Huntington and to participate in, and make a contribution to, its intellectual life. The Huntington is a collections-based research institute, which promotes humanities scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. The Library holds more than eleven million items that span the 11th to 21st centuries. Its diverse materials center on fourteen intersecting collection strengths. 

The Huntington offers fourteen Long-Term Fellowships for nine to twelve months in residence, each with a stipend of $50,000. Although nine of these are open to scholars working on projects in any area where The Huntington's collections are strong, there are specific awards for maritime history (The Kemble Fellowship), the history of medicine (The Molina Fellowship) and the history of science (The Dibner Fellowships). Three awards (the Thom Fellowships) are reserved for recent post-doctoral scholars. A full list of available Long-Term Fellowships can be found here.


HuntingtonTravel
Travel Grants for Study Abroad
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 16, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $4,000 plus round-trip airfare

Travel Grants for Study Abroad are available in any of the fields in which The Huntington's own collections are strong and where the research will be carried out in libraries or archives outside of the United States or Canada, especially those in the UK, continental Europe, or Latin America. The Huntington will reimburse the grantee for economy round-trip airfare before the trip. A stipend of $4,000 will be paid after the grantee submits a detailed report on the research conducted. The travel grants can be taken up as early as June 1, 2021, and no later than June 30, 2022.
IASHistorical
School of Historical Studies Membership
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2020
Award Amount: Information on stipend calculations can be found here.

The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution in Princeton, New Jersey focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. The School of Historical Studies bears no resemblance to a traditional academic history department, but rather supports all learning for which historical methods are appropriate. The School embraces a historical approach to research throughout the humanistic disciplines, from socioeconomic developments, political theory, and modern international relations, to the history of art, science, philosophy, music, and literature. In geographical terms, the School concentrates primarily on the history of Western, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern civilizations, with emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, and East Asia. Support has been extended to the history of other regions, including Central Asia, India, and Africa.

The Faculty and Members of the School do not adhere to any one point of view but practice a range of methods of inquiry and scholarly styles, both traditional and innovative. Uniquely positioned to sponsor work that crosses conventional departmental and professional boundaries, the School actively promotes interdisciplinary research and cross-fertilization of ideas. It thereby encourages the creation of new historical enterprises. The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but it is concerned principally with the following: Greek and Roman civilizations, Medieval Europe, Modern Europe, The Islamic World, Philosophy and International Relations, History of Art, East Asian Studies.
IASSocialScience
School of Social Science Membership
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020
Award Amount: The School attempts to provide half of the current academic base salary for all Members, up to a maximum stipend of $75,000.

The School of Social Science takes as its mission the analysis of contemporary societies and social change. It is devoted to a pluralistic and critical approach to social research, from a multidisciplinary and international perspective. Each year, the School invites approximately twenty-five visiting scholars with various perspectives, methods and topics, providing a space for intellectual debate and mutual enrichment. Scholars are drawn from a wide range of fields, notably political theory, economics, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and literature. Members pursue their own research, and participate in collective activities, including a weekly seminar at which on-going work is presented. To facilitate scientific engagement among the visiting scholars, the School defines a theme for each year. Approximately one half of Members selected pursue work related to it and contribute to a corresponding seminar, while the other half conduct their research on other topics. For 2021-22 the theme will be "Political Mobilizations and Social Movements."
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.
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Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020 (for most programs) 
Award Amount: varies by fellowship

The Library Company, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731 and located in Center City Philadelphia, holds over half a million rare books and graphics that are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows share opportunities to participate in the Philadelphia region's vibrant intellectual life while conducting their research in the print, graphics, and manuscript collections of the Library Company and other local institutions. Fellows have an opportunity to present their research publicly through conferences, seminars, and colloquia. The Library Company's Cassatt House fellows' residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access and is available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours. A list of available postdoctoral fellowships can be found here
MahindraHumanities
Postdoctoral Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 6, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $65,000, medical insurance, additional research support of $2,500 and (for those not already in residence in Greater Boston) $1,500 in moving expenses

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities. Migration plays as critical a role in the moral imagination of the humanities as it does in shaping the activist vision of humanitarianism and human rights. Too often, the humanities are summoned merely as witnesses whose primary aesthetic and moral values lie in their illustrative powers of empathy and evocation. Yet the intellectual formation of the humanities--their very conception of the nature of meaning, knowledge, and morals--is deeply resonant with the displacement of values and the revision of norms that shape narratives of migrant lives. The Mahindra Humanities Center welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings for both academic terms of the fellowship. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.
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Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 9, 2020
Award Amount: documented travel costs for travel to the foreign institute and back; daily rates between € 27.00 and € 62.00 depending on the host country; lodging in one of the institute's inexpensive guest rooms depending on the host country chosen and on availability

The Max Weber Foundation (MWS) confers Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants to young academics with an international focus. The travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. Countries and regions include China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, and the USA. The total term of funding shall not exceed three months. Placements (at most one month per host country; shorter stays are possible) are to be used for research, especially in libraries and archives. Academics are expected to produce transnational and transregional studies, providing research with new and original ideas. The research placements should ideally be completed within 12 months, or at most 24. However, due to the current pandemic situation, research placements can be postponed beyond the period of 24 months - subject to financial resources and in consultation with the Max Weber Foundation.
MellonACLSScholars
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 28, 2020
Award Amount: $75,000 stipend for the fellow, plus $6,000 during the fellowship year for research, travel, and project costs, and $10,000 in support for the selected partner organization. The award also provides up to $15,000 in funding in the post-fellowship year for programming at the fellow's home institution and/or partner site.

The Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society program aims to amplify the broad potential of doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs. The program offers opportunities for faculty with fulltime appointments in PhD-granting humanities departments or programs in the United States to engage significant societal questions in their research, serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy, and deepen their support for innovations in doctoral education on their campuses. The goal of the fellowship year should be to conduct a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue or grand challenge in society-such as democratic governance, technological change, racism, climate change, economic inequality, or migration and immigration, to name a few possibilities. The program supports projects at all stages of development, and welcomes applications that propose to deepen or expand existing research projects as well as those that propose new projects. While projects should be informed by present-day issues in the public sphere, they need not be contemporary in focus. Indeed, it is assumed that the insights yielded by humanities research focused on earlier time periods can inform work on contemporary challenges.
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Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 10, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000

Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  

Awards will be made for study in research-based programs. Examples include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women's studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice. Each Fellow is expected to begin tenure on June 1 (for 12 months) or September 1 (for 9 or 12 months) of the year in which the award is received. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
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Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000

The Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research program makes awards to institutions and organizations conducting empirical field research to answer significant questions in the humanities. Archaeology and ethnography are important methodologies utilized by many disciplines across the humanities and social sciences that provide observational and experiential data on human history and culture. Archaeological methods may include field survey and field-based remote sensing, documentation or visualization, and/or excavations in support of answering research questions in all aspects of the human past, including but not limited to ancient studies, anthropology, art history, classical studies, regional studies, epigraphy, and other related disciplines. Ethnographic methods may include participant observation, surveys and interviews, and documentation or recording in pursuit of research questions in anthropology, ethnolinguistics, oral history, ethnomusicology, performance studies, folklore studies, and related disciplines. Projects may be led by individuals with institutional affiliation or by teams of collaborating scholars from the same or multiple eligible institutions. Awards provide up to three years of support for fieldwork and data processing. While the ultimate expectation of such awards is the dissemination of results through publications and other media, this program supports costs related to fieldwork such as travel, accommodation, and equipment as well as compensation for field staff and salary replacement for the project director and collaborating scholars. 
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Collaborative Research
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: December 2, 2020
Award Amount: up to $50,000 (Convening Grants); up to $250,000 (Publication Grants) 

The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. Collaborators may be drawn from a single institution or several institutions across the United States; up to half of the collaborators may be based outside of the U.S. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities for scholars and general audiences. The program allows projects that propose research in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods. Partnerships among different types of institutions are welcome. For example, research universities might partner with teaching colleges, libraries, museums, or independent research institutions. Proposed projects must lead to tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; a series of peer-reviewed articles in academic journals or articles in general audience publications or both; and open-access digital resources. All project outcomes must be based on and must convey interpretive humanities research.
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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.
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Documenting Endangered Languages/Dynamic Language Infrastructure: Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

The Dynamic Language Infrastructure - Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) Fellowships are offered as part of a joint, multi-year funding program of NEH and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance scientific and scholarly knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Addressing the imminent loss of linguistic knowledge is a major concern and a priority for both agencies. The broad range of human languages are vital for understanding human behavior and cognition, but roughly half of the world's seven thousand languages are endangered and at risk of extinction. These endangered languages constitute an irreplaceable resource, not only for the communities who speak them, but also for scientists and scholars.

DLI-DEL Fellowships support individuals who are junior or senior linguists, linguistic anthropologists, and sociolinguists to conduct research on one or more endangered or moribund languages. DLI-DEL Fellowships prioritize scholarly analysis and publication, including but not limited to lexicons, grammars, databases, peer-reviewed articles, and monographs. Awards also support fieldwork and other activities relevant to digital recording, documenting, and sustainable archiving of endangered languages.
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Documenting Endangered Languages/Dynamic Language Infrastructure: Senior Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 10, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: November 18, 2020 (Updated Deadline)
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.
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Humanities Connections
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2020
Award Amount: up to $35,000 (Planning); up to $100,000 (Implementation) 

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions.  Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students. Competitive applications will demonstrate:
  • that the proposed curricular projects expand the role of the humanities in addressing significant and compelling topics or issues in undergraduate education at the applicant institution(s)
  • that these projects develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind cultivated by the humanities
  • that faculty and students will benefit from meaningful collaborations in teaching and learning across disciplines as a result of the project
Humanities Connections projects have four core features:
  1. substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  2. collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
  3. experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
  4. long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)
The Humanities Connections program includes two categories: Planning and Implementation.
NEHPublicScholar
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 16, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. The program is intended to: a) encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books; and b) encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers. NEH especially encourages applications to this program from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists. U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible. 

A free online information session will be held on November 9, 2020; register here
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Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: December 2, 2020
Award Amount: up to $300,000, or up to $450,000 for projects that respond to the annual theme

The Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations program makes awards to organizations to support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or translations. Textual editing and translation are vital endeavors for the humanities, providing the very foundations for research and teaching. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, may also be the subject of an edition. Projects must be undertaken by at least two scholars working collaboratively. These grants support sustained full-time or part-time activities during the periods of performance of one to three years.
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Senior Fellowship Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2020
Award Amount: A senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to one-half of the applicant's salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for travel to a scholarly conference, in addition to housing, as available.

Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington, D.C. and to participate in the activities of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area. Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment.
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Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
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.
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Public Engagement with Historical Records
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.
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Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
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.
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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.
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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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The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers working on projects that would benefit from access to the Center's extensive resources for the study of African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture. The Schomburg Center is a world-renowned repository of sources on every facet of the African diasporic experience, with extensive holdings including numerous unique manuscript and archival collections as well as a comprehensive range of publications, photographs, films, audio recordings, and visual art. Long-term fellowships provide a $35,000 stipend to support postdoctoral scholars and independent researchers who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of six months. Short-term fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars, independent researchers, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets) who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of one to three months. Short-term fellows receive a stipend of $3,000 per month. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.
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Abu Dhabi Residential Humanities Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020
Award Amount: stipends individually determined

The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, (Early) Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENASA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initiatives at NYUAD's divisions of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences (see Research).

Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising scholars who are early in their careers may apply for a research fellowship. Each fellow receives a competitive stipend commensurate with experience, housing, health insurance, work/office space on campus, full access to NYUAD's library facilities (with close connections to NYU's main library in New York), research allowance, an opportunity to host a small workshop funded by the Research Institute, and support for travel to and from Abu Dhabi.
TheNewberry
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals  
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020 (Long-Term Fellowships); December 15, 2020 (Short-Term Fellowships) 
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for 4-9 months (Long-Term Fellowships); $2,500 per month for 1-2 months (Short-Term Fellowships)

The Newberry Library (located in Chicago, IL) offers a fellowship program providing outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. Fellows have access to the Newberry's wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. The Newberry expects recipients to advance scholarship in various fields, develop new interpretations, and expand understandings of the past. The collection's strengths are described here. Citizenship requirements can be found here
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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 ResilienceThis 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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Lewis Center: The Hodder Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: $84,000

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists and writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts"; they are selected more "for promise than for performance." Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work. The length of the fellowship is one academic year (10 months.) 
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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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Miller/Packan Film Fund
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $15,000 (filmmaking in advanced development); up to $25,000 (production and post-production) 

The Miller/Packan Film Fund supports documentary films that educate, inspire and enrich. At the highest level, the Fund's subject categories are Education, the Environment and Civics. The Foundation encourages potential applicants to review its ideals and values for a sense of what types of topics might be supported. The Foundation is especially interested in investigations into the cost structures of social institutions, such as healthcare and education, and topics that bring the global community together. The Fund supports filmmaking in advanced development (up to $15,000), production and post-production stages (up to $25,000).  
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Conservation
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 20, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 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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History of Art Grants    
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 20, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 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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Resident Scholars
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 2, 2020
Award Amount: varies by fellowship

Resident scholar fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Competitive proposals have a strong empirical dimension, meaning that they address the facts of human life on the ground. They also situate the proposed research within a specific cultural or historical context and engage a broad scholarly literature. Applicants should make a convincing case for the intellectual significance of their projects and their potential contribution to a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. 
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Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to $55,000 stipend per year plus $4,000 research allowance  

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts. Fellowships are offered for research and study in the following fields: animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science; anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology; astrophysics and astronomy; earth sciences and paleobiology; evolutionary and systematic biology; folklife; history of science and technology; history of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth century American crafts, and decorative arts; materials research; molecular biology; and the social and cultural history of the United States. Awards are for 3-24 months, with stipend rates prorated for periods of less than 12 months.  
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Fellowships for External Faculty
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to $70,000 + housing and moving allowance of up to $40,000

The Humanities Center offers approximately twenty-five residential fellowships for the academic year to Stanford and non-Stanford scholars at different career stages, giving them the opportunity to pursue their work in a supportive intellectual community. External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Research projects must be in the humanities (view definition of the humanities in FAQ); creative arts projects are not eligible. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research. 
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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.
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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Artistic Production Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 19, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 26, 2020
Award Amount: up to $100,000

Artistic Production Grants are awarded twice annually to individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and institutions to support new artistic commissions that take place outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in non-traditional exhibition environments. Individual artists or producing organizations seeking production funding must have a confirmed exhibition venue or presenting partner. Grants at the upper levels of funding are reserved for permanent or long-term installations, or newly commissioned works that may be gifted to a U.S. public collection. Artistic Production Grants are awarded to projects that best exemplify the Fund's three core values of Artistic Production, Thought Leadership, and Public Engagement. 

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Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2020
Award Amount: $60,000, plus a supplement towards relocation expenses

Fifteen I Tatti Residential Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available annually for post-doctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.). Each year, a number of activities such as exploratory seminars, workshops, and tours of exhibitions and cultural institutions are organized for the Fellows. In addition, the center hosts conferences, lectures, and concerts and attendance is expected of all Appointees. Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from scholars from all nations. They must be conversant in either English or Italian and able to understand both languages. They should be in the early stages of their career, having received a PhD between 2010-2020 and have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies. There are several apartments on the I Tatti property that are available rent-free, but occupants will be responsible for utilities. If an apartment is not available, a housing subsidy will be offered to help offset rental costs.
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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 30, 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

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