April 2017
Unless otherwise noted, all proposals to funders outside of Harvard must be submitted five business days prior to the sponsor deadline. Harvard's central office, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), must review and approve all proposal submissions. We can help you navigate the routing process for your proposal.

Questions? Please contact Paige Belisle, Research Development Specialist: 
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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.

Please send questions, concerns, or news about changes to your current funding to Jen Corby.
April 21, 2017 

FAS Research Administration Services will host an interactive workshop for arts and humanities and social science faculty on strategies for successful proposal writing. Led by Cynthia Verba, GSAS Director of Fellowships, Kathleen Coleman, James Loeb Professor of the Classics, and Ian Miller, Professor of History, the goal of the program is to provide participants with feedback on current proposals as well as to discuss general tips and strategies. Learn more and register here
NEH Summer Stipends for 2018

Harvard Internal Deadline: July 17, 2017, 11:30PM
NEH Deadline (if nominated): September 27, 2017
Amount:  $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2018 or later

Read more about this opportunity here

Fellowships with a residency requirement within 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 am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.


Faculty Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2017; August 1, 2017; November 1, 2017; February 1, 2018
Award Amount: varies based on the type of grant

To better serve the faculty, the program will now review Faculty Grants applications on a rolling basis, every three months. The program will accept only one proposal per faculty applicant per year, and will not fund multiple or repeat applications for the same project from collaborating faculty members. The committee gives priority to faculty members who have not previously received grants but will consider consecutive funding for course-based projects, on a case by case basis.

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

The FHBI provides seed grants to support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will be those that promise to advance understanding of the social, institutional and biological mechanisms shaping human beliefs and behavior. Funds will be used to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods.

The Fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities.

Eligible grant recipients are Harvard University affiliates in the following categories: full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty.

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.

Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: up to $25,000

The PFIC was developed to promote engagement and collaboration on topics and activities of mutual intellectual interest that connect faculty with other faculty members and/or students across multiple Harvard Schools. The fund supports a variety of projects, including but not limited to cross-School interdisciplinary course support, working groups, and small-scale conferences.  The designated faculty leader(s) must hold primary Harvard faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, and the project must engage faculty and/or students from at least two Harvard Schools. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received funding from the grant. Colleagues from outside Harvard may be included as well.
The Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Lecture Program
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount:  $3,000 per event

Provides grants to support seminars and conference sessions dedicated to 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. Grants are intended to encourage the presence of the Renaissance at sites where it is less visible. Preference will be given to events that present an innovative approach to the Italian Renaissance, ask new questions, or explore new facets of the period. Preference will also be given to a session related to the Italian Renaissance that is held at a discipline-specific annual conference, e.g. one devoted to the history of art, architecture, history, literature, music, or science.


Awards & Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 20, 2017
Award Amount: varies by award and fellowship

The American Jewish Historical Society offers a variety of awards and fellowships for both students and scholars. Support is available for: travel to perform research at the Society in New York, NY; stipends for residencies at the Society; publication costs for books that focus on the history of Jews in America; articles; and more.

Charlton Oral History Research Grant
OSP Deadline: April 21, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 28, 2017
Award Amount: up to $3,000 over one year 

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews to apply for support of up to $3,000 for one year (June through May). The Institute seeks to partner with one scholar using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome. 

Arts Writers Grant Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 17, 2017
Award Amount: Not specified; each applicant must submit a budget request for a period of one year. 

The Arts Writers Grant Program issues awards for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects and aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. By "contemporary visual art," the Foundation means visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields-architecture, design, film, theater/performance, sound, etc.-will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art. Projects with a pre-WWII component will only be considered if the project's main focus is contemporary.

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.)
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 15, 2017
Award Amount: Details below

This program s upports the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by offering temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships. Funding is provided for 18 months, of which 12 months have to be spent outside of Germany and 6 months at a German university. The German university administers the salary during the whole funding period. 

Neither German citizenship nor residency in Germany is a requirement. P.R.I.M.E. is open to both Germans and foreigners, no matter whether they are currently living in Germany or abroad. You are eligible to apply if you already hold a PhD or if you will have completed your PhD before the prospective starting date of your P.R.I.M.E. fellowship.

OSP Deadline: July 7, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2017
Award Amount: $10,000 - $50,000 

The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation provides grants for musical performing arts and musical education. Preference will be given to requests for the following:

  • Arrange for musical entertainment, concerts, and recitals appropriate for the education and instruction of the public in the musical arts. Paramount consideration, however, is given to traditional classical music programs
  • Aid worthy students of music to secure complete and adequate musical education
  • Aid organizations in their efforts to present fine music to the public, provided that such organizations are operated exclusively for educational purposes

OSP Deadline: May 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2017
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 in the following areas of support:
  • History, Language, and Culture;
  • Image and Imagery;
  • State, Economy, and Society;
  • Medicine and the Natural Sciences. 
The foundation generally does not accept any applications for projects if applications are being filed with other institutions at the same time to ease the burden on its experts assessing applications.  An application that is refused by another institution can be filed with the foundation along with a note explaining why it was refused.

Fromm Commission Grant
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: $12,000

The Fromm commission is available for all types of compositions regardless of idiom, instrumentation, style, or the use of technology. Submissions in jazz, hybrid, electronic, or other idioms are welcome. To be eligible, composers must be a legal resident of the United States for a term of one year or more during the time of the application.

OSP Deadline: June 8, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2017
Award Amount: $2,500 - $7,500 (average)

The Fuller Foundation primarily funds non-profit agencies that support  youth at risk, protect  wildlife, and showcase the  arts.

In funding the Arts, the Foundation expects its grants to encourage "hands-on" and participatory collaborations between established cultural institutions, artists, and communities. Specific program interests include: a rt for viewing and listening; art education in school; art and performing arts festivals; murals and sculptures that beautify or inspire a community; programs that bring symphony, opera, and theatre to the community; and adult and/or children's museum education programs.

OSP Deadline: May 5, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 12, 2017
Award Amount: $20,000 - $40,000; all projects that fulfill the foundation's goals will be considered

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 concern 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. 

Research Grants and Scholarships
OSP Deadline: June 7, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 14, 2017
Award Amount: 2,700 euros per month

The Gerda Henkel Foundation supports research projects that focus on the historical humanities, including but not limited to: Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History.  Grants for  research projects  involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs. Research projects can also support costs incurred of visiting (foreign) scholars. Those scholars who plan to work on an independent (solo) research project should apply, instead, for a  research scholarship .

Grants for Libraries and Educational Institutions
OSP Deadline: May 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: $50,000 - $100,000
The Foundation considers major grant applications in the fields of libraries, education, hospitals and clinics.
Grants for Libraries: Applications will be considered for resource endowments (print, film, electronic database, speakers/workshops), capital construction, and innovative equipment. Projects fostering broader public access to global information sources utilizing collaborative efforts, pioneering technologies, and equipment are encouraged.
Grants for Educational Institutions: Applications will be considered for: educational endowments to fund scholarships; endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs; and erection or endowment of buildings and equipment for educational purposes.

Humanities Program
OSP Deadline: 5 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.

Small and Large Grants
OSP Deadline: August 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: August 31, 2017
Award Amount: Small Grants: Up to $217,400; Large Grants: Over $217,400

The John Templeton Foundation provides grants under its core funding areas: Science & the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius; Genetics; and Voluntary Family Planning. A number of topics--including creativity, freedom, gratitude, love, and purpose--can be found under more than one funding area. The Foundation welcomes proposals that bring together these overlapping elements, especially by combining the tools and approaches of different disciplines. The Foundation generally funds specific projects and favors proposals where the applicant has sought or secured partial funding from other sources. 

Research Grants
OSP Deadline: May 4, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 11, 2017
Award Amount: 500,000 Japanese yen 

The two major objectives of the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation are:
  1. To contribute to society by promoting international understanding; and
  2. To realize a society where mankind respects and harmonizes with nature under the concept of coexistence.
The Foundation provides funds for research activities in the areas of the humanities and social sciences which pertain to the objectives stated above. Research activities should contribute to society by developing international perspectives, establishing international relationships, solving various issues existing between Japan and other countries, and the coexistence of nature and mankind. Pioneering research based on creative ideas is welcomed.

Think Tanks
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: $10,000 max.

Mind and Life Think Tanks are intended to be 2- to 3-day events that bring together small groups of scientists and scholars across disciplines to collaboratively explore an idea relevant to contemplative studies (generally between 10-30 people). The group should also include others who are involved in applied fieldwork or policy related to the phenomenon and/or setting of interest.  The purpose of each Think Tank will be to incubate or advance a particular project area in relation to one or more of the following (including, but not limited to): research measures and methods, theory development, philosophical understanding, or evidence-based applications and/or policy.
Clear outcomes and deliverables (e.g., manuscript, book, conference, grant proposal, collaborative project, etc.) with timeline must be identified at the outset of the Think Tank and later supported by progress reports and related documentation. Funding may be used  to support travel, accommodation, meals, and other expenses related to the gathering. Think Tanks must be externally organized by the applicants.

Common Heritage Grants
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: up to $12,000 over a period of 18 months

Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community's history and culture. The program supports day-long events organized by community cultural institutions, which members of the public will be invited to attend.  At these events experienced staff will digitize the community historical materials brought in by the public. Project staff will also record descriptive information-provided by community attendees-about the historical materials. 

Projects must also present public programming that would expand knowledge of the community's heritage. Public programs could include lectures, panels, reading and discussion, special gallery tours, screening and discussion of relevant films, presentations by a historian, special initiatives for families and children, or comments by curators about items brought in by the public, workshops on preserving heritage materials, or other activities that bring humanities perspectives on heritage materials to wide public audiences. 

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
OSP Deadline: May 30, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 6, 2017
Award Amount: Level 1: $5,000 - $40,000 max.; Level 2: $40,001 - $75,000 max.; Level 3: $100,000 - $325,000 max.

Grants support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. 

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve: 
  • Creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods or techniques that contribute to the humanities;
  • Pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines; or
  • Revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities.

Digital Projects for the Public
OSP Deadline: May 31, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 7, 2017
Award Amount: up to $30,000 (Discovery); up to $100,000 (Prototyping); up to $400,000 (Production) 

Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that cogently interpret and analyze humanities content in formats that will attract broad public audiences. Digital platforms-such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments-can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.

Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 26, 2017
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for 6 - 12 months of continuous, full-time work

Fellowships support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology.

Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Humanities Access Grants
OSP Deadline: April 26, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 3, 2017
Award Amount:  a one-to-one matching grant of either $50,000 or $100,000 divided evenly over the first two years of the three-year grant
Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (defined to include those between ages 18 and 30). Humanities Access grants provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations.
Humanities Access Grants offer  two years of match-based funding. All funds must be expended by the end of the grant period . Humanities Access grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds. Instead, the grant should expand or enhance an existing exemplary humanities program.

Preservation and Access Education and Training
OSP Deadline: April 25, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 2, 2017
Award Amount: varies by type; see below

The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. G rants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional education and training programs that reach audiences in more than one state. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

Awards may be for up to two years. Grants for preservation field services may not exceed $175,000 per year. Preservation field service organizations may request an additional $45,000 per year to support a one-year postgraduate fellowship. For all other activities, the maximum award is $100,000 per year. 

2018 Summer Stipends
Harvard Internal Deadline: July 17, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: September 27, 2017
Award Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2018 or later

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.  Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.  Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months and  support projects at any stage of development.  Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.
Note: This is a limited submission opportunity.  Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Harvard may nominate two faculty members for this program. 
For additional NEH guidelines, please see  here .

Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
OSP Deadline: June 7, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 14, 2017
Award Amount: up to $200,000 for one year; cost sharing is required

The NHPRC seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project.

The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication.

Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, transcribing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online.  The Commission provides no more than 50 per cent of total direct project costs in the Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions category.

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: Travel and field support only

The main purpose of the U.S. Antarctic Program is scientific research and education. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and human endeavors on the southernmost continent.  Priority will be given to projects that focus on interpreting and representing the scientific activities being conducted in and/or about the unique Antarctic region. Resulting projects must target audiences in the U.S. and be distributed/exhibited in the U.S.  The program does not support site installations or performances in Antarctica.

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2017
Award Amount: $25,800

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships are awarded to young poets  (between the ages of 21 and 31 as of April 30, 2017)  in the United States. Fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

Bellagio Center Academic Writing Residency
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2017
Award Amount: room and board included; no stipend provided

The Academic Writing residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline. Successful applicants will demonstrate decades of significant professional contributions to their field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory for those earlier in their careers.
The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with the Rockefeller Foundation's work to expand opportunities that enable more broadly shared prosperity and build resilience in people, places and institutions to prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. Selected proposals also commonly demonstrate relevance to the Foundation's core issue areas of Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods, and Transform Cities.

Project and Presidential Awards
OSP Deadline: May 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: $150,000 max. over two years (Project Awards); up to $35,000 (Presidential Awards)

The Russell Sage Foundation currently pursues four principal programs: Behavioral Economics; the Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and Social Inequality. The Foundation encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration, but all proposals must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.

The Foundation is interested in novel uses of existing data to answer emerging or long-standing questions of interest in the Foundation's program areas , as well as analyses of new or under-utilized data. Proposals to conduct laboratory or field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. Smaller projects might consist of exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, or the analysis of existing data.

Strategy & Policy Fellows Program
OSP Deadline: June 16, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 23, 2017
Award Amount: $60,000 per award

This grant supports young scholars studying American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.  Research grants will enable the recipients to research and write a book. The program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. 

Please note that the Fellowship program will only consider single-author book projects.  It will not consider collaborative projects (e.g., edited or multi-authored books, conference volumes or reports, or a collection of previously published articles, chapters or essays.)

Documentary Fund
OSP Deadline: 5 business days before submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: varies by award type; see details below

The Sundance Documentary Fund provides grants to filmmakers worldwide for projects that display: artful film language, effective storytelling, originality and feasibility, contemporary cultural relevance, and potential to reach and connect with its intended audience. Preference is given to projects that convey clear story structure, higher stakes and contemporary relevance, forward going action or questions, demonstrated access to subjects, and quality use of film craft.

Funding is available in the following categories:
  • Development (up to $20,000)
  • Production/Post-Production (up to $50,000)
  • Audience Engagement (up to $20,000)
  • Additional opportunities by nomination

Academic & Textbook Writing Grants
OSP Deadline: April 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2017
Award Amount: up to $1,000

The TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing 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 for a contract offer for a textbook or academic monograph or other scholarly work that includes royalty arrangements.


Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2017
OSP Deadline (if nominated): June 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): June 30, 2017
Award Amount: $50,000

The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship is  designed to celebrate and empower faculty who embrace public engagement  as part of the scholarly vocation. The fellowship funds ambitious, often collaborative projects to infuse into public life the richness, profundity, and nuance that give the humanities their lasting value.  The fellowship is designed for nominees whose proposed project and professional expertise are both squarely in the humanities. The Humanities Indicators Project has compiled a list of humanities disciplines .
A nominee can propose to use the fellowship for any ambitious project, new or ongoing, designed to involve a specific public beyond the academy in the humanities. The award is designed to be flexible to the needs of the project and nominees may propose to direct this money in whatever way will be most effective. In the past, fellows have allocated funds for a range of purposes, including:
  • To secure time, in the form of course release(s) or a semester or more of leave;
  • To support collaborators for their time or work on the project;
  • To purchase required equipment and supplies;
  • To cover necessary travel; and
  • To obtain targeted training crucial to the project for themselves or others.
Note:  This is a limited submission opportunity, and Harvard may nominate only two individuals. To be eligible for nomination an applicant must be a humanities professor who took up tenure between fall 2012 and fall 2017, or be a full time, untenured humanities professor with at least two full years of service at Harvard University. If you would like to be considered for nomination, please submit the requested material in the Harvard University Funding Portal before May 1, 2017. 

For assistance, please contact:
Paige Belisle
Research Development Specialist
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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