November 2019


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NEWS & RESOURCES

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: The President's FY 2020 budget request has, for the third year, called for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); however, these agencies continue normal grantmaking operations and they continue to have strong Congressional support. See statements from the  NEH ; the NEA ; and the IMLS for more information. Please send any questions or concerns about federal research funding to Jen Corby at  jcorby@fas.harvard.edu.

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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 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.

* Indicates an UPDATED or NEW opportunity added this month.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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

The FHBI provides seed grants to support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will be those that promise to advance understanding of the social, institutional and biological mechanisms shaping human beliefs and behavior. Funds will be used to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods. The fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities. Harvard  full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty are eligible to apply.
HarvardChinaFund
Faculty Grants
Deadline: December 20, 2019
Award Amount: approximately $50,000

As a major internal funder of Harvard research related to China, the Harvard China Fund administers the Harvard China Faculty Grant Program to advance the research goals of Harvard faculty in collaboration with Chinese partners. For the FY20 grant cycle, the Fund is offering conference and research grants of approximately $50,000 each. The proposed conference should take place at the Harvard Center Shanghai, preferably before December 2021. The Fund welcomes conference and research proposals in any field. Preference will be given to proposed projects for which funding might not be otherwise available. Proposals are judged partially or fully on the following criteria:
  • Academic excellence and benefit to or involvement of Harvard faculty
  • Feasibility, innovation and interdisciplinary nature
  • Organizational support (from Harvard and from Chinese universities and relevant institutions)
  • Potential for impact in China
HarvardCultureLab
Deadline: December 6, 2019 
Award Amount: Up to $15,000. Exceptional proposals or those exhibiting strong potential for scale will be considered for $25,000 or more. 

The Culture Lab Innovation Fund awards grants to Harvard students, staff, faculty, and academic personnel to pursue ideas that seek to strengthen Harvard's capacity to advance a culture of belonging. Proposals should aim to focus on having a direct connection to the Harvard community and influence the University's trajectory towards sustainable inclusive excellence guided by the framework recommended by the  Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and BelongingProposals should aim to address critical challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by identifying innovative and creative solutions that have the potential to catalyze a culture shift at Harvard.

The priority theme for the 2019-2020 funding cycle of the Culture Lab Innovation Fund is "Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging through Technology Driven Solutions." These are innovative ideas that leverage technology and data to address challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Harvard. The Harvard Culture Lab encourages applicants to review  previously awarded projects  to see a range of examples and those within this theme.

HarvardDataScienceInitiative
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.  

LemannBrazil
Deadline: January 27, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000 payable over one or two years

The Fund is intended to foster collaboration between scholars and to support research projects focused on current issues facing Brazil. Proposals are sought for research projects that address education management and administration; social science and its applications; public administration and policy; technological advances in education; and evidence-based research. Consideration will also be given to projects that propose collaboration between Harvard faculty and Brazilian academics in the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and basic and applied sciences. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of academic merit, feasibility, and their anticipated advancement of the objectives of the Fund and must meet at least one of the following three criteria: 
  1. Include collaboration with Brazilian academics 
  2. Be undertaken in Brazil in whole or in part
  3. Focus on Brazil 

OUE
Course Development Funds
Deadline: Rolling; the OUE reviews applications twice a semester
Award Amount: unspecified

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

ProvostFund
Deadline: November 22, 2019
Award Amount: up to $20,000

The Provost's Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration (PFIC) was developed to promote faculty collaboration across multiple Harvard Schools. This fund can be used to support a variety of projects, including but not limited to cross-School interdisciplinary course support, research working groups, and small-scale conferences. To be eligible for support, the designated faculty leader(s) must hold primary Harvard faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor or senior non-ladder faculty appointments including Senior Lecturer, Senior Preceptor, and Professor of Practice, 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. 

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.

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

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


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

AmericanAcademyRome
Rome Prize
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019; Applications will also be accepted between November 1 - November 15 for an additional fee.
Award Amount: housing, meals, studio space, plus a stipend of either $16,000 (half-term) or $28,000 (full-term) 

The Rome Prize supports 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/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.  Full-term fellowships generally run from early- or mid-September into July of the following year. Winners of half-term fellowships may request to begin in September or February. Applicants for all Rome Prize Fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.
AASNEH
AAS-NEH Long Term Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $4,200 stipend per month for 4-12 months

The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA offers long-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for four to twelve months each year. NEH fellowships are for persons who have already completed their formal professional training. Degree candidates and persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold AAS-NEH fellowships. Foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship are eligible. Preference will be given to individuals who have not held long-term fellowships during the three years preceding the period for which the application is being made. Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

AAS-NEH fellows are expected to be in regular and continuous residence at the Society. They must devote full time to their study and may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities during the tenure of their award. Fellows may hold other major fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, in addition to sabbaticals and supplemental grants from their own institutions. Other NEH-funded grants may be held serially, but not concurrently.
AASShortTerm
Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $1,850 per month for 1-2 months

The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to two months each year. Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections

All of the short-term fellowships available for scholars are listed here . Please check each description for eligibility. Doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research are eligible for many of the fellowships. Candidates holding a recognized terminal degree appropriate to the area of proposed research, such as the master's degree in library science or M.F.A., are often eligible to apply.
ACLSDigital
Digital Extension Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000

This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research projects.

This program aims to extend the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars. ACLS Digital Extension Grants support projects that have advanced beyond the start-up phase of development as they pursue one or more of the following activities:
  • Developing new systems of making established digital resources available to broader audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions
  • Extending established digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity or interdisciplinary reach
  • Fostering new team-based collaborations between scholars at all career stages. Projects that convene, train, and empower communities of humanities faculty and/or graduate students around established digital research projects, as well as projects that allow scholars from institutions with limited digital infrastructure to exploit digital resources or to participate in existing labs or working groups, are especially welcome
  • Creating new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.
AmericanPhilosophicalSociety
Franklin Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 2, 2019
Award Amount: up to $6,000

This program provides small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. 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. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.
AsianCulturalCouncil
Individual Fellowship Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 7, 2019
Award Amount: individually determined

Toward the mission of advancing understanding through cultural exchange, ACC's first priority in all grant areas is to support activities that involve cultural immersion; meaningful cross-cultural engagement; and relationship building, collaboration, or exchange of best practices among peers. The Individual Fellowship Program is open to individuals (or two collaborators) undertaking trips ranging from one to six months for research, study, or exploration. Applicants from the U.S. may apply for travel to China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Macau SAR, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Grants are awarded to professional artists, arts administrators, scholars, graduate/post-graduate students, and organizations working in the following fields: archeology, architecture, art history, arts administration, arts criticism, conservation, crafts, curation, dance, ethnomusicology, film/video/photography, literature (Japan only), museum studies, music, theater, and visual art.
BogliascoFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: full room and board; no stipend

An American nonprofit with a program in Italy, the Bogliasco Foundation awards one-month Fellowships to individuals of all ages and nationalities who have made significant contributions in the arts and humanities. Fellows live and work in bucolic surroundings on the coast near Genoa, where natural beauty combines with an intimate group setting to encourage inquiry and transformative exchange across all disciplines. Twice a year, the Foundation welcomes applications from individuals doing creative or scholarly work in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and visual arts. The Foundation awards approximately 60 Fellowships each year in seven residency periods that run from September through May.
BritishLibraryEndangered
Endangered Archives Programme Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 1, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 11, 2019
Award Amount: varies by project type; please see below

The Endangered Archives Programme offers approximately 30 grants each year to enable researchers to locate vulnerable archival collections, arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library. These grants are the primary means by which Arcadia contributes to the urgent task of identifying, preserving and making accessible such archival collections before they are lost forever. The Programme offers four types of grants. With the exception of the Rapid Response grants, they are awarded in May/June and normally expected to start in August/September each year.
  • Pilot project grants can either involve investigating the potential for a major project through a survey, or they may be small digitisation projects. These projects should last for no more than 12 months and have a budget limit of £15,000.
  • Major project grants are intended for digitisation and cataloguing of a collection or collections. This type of grant may involve preservation necessary for digitisation, and may also relocate the material to a more secure location/institution within the country. These projects can last for up to 24 months and have a budget limit of £60,000.
  • Area grants are similar to a major grant, but larger in scale and ambition. Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding track record of archival preservation work and be associated with an institution that has the capacity to facilitate a large-scale project. The Programme will award a maximum of two area grants in each funding round. They can last for up to 24 months and have a budget limit of £150,000. Potential applicants must contact the EAP office before submitting an application for this type of grant.
  • Rapid Response grants will be introduced in late 2019. They are intended to safeguard an archive in immediate and severe danger. These grants are intended for the situations in which the time scale of the standard EAP decision process could result in extensive damage to the material. These grants will be accepted on a rolling basis. They should last for less than six months and have a budget limit of £10,000. 
CenterKhmerStudies
Senior Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019 
Award Amount: unspecified  

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) provides in-country research fellowships for U.S., Cambodian, and French scholars (or EU citizens holding a French degree) and doctoral students on a yearly basis.  CKS Senior Research Fellows are given direct funding for their research, access to CKS in-country resources, and provided with logistical support and contacts while in-country.  Senior Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to pursue further research focusing on Cambodia only, or Cambodia within a regional context.   Scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.
  • Senior Long-Term Research Fellowships: Fellowships are available for 6 to 11 months of research (for U.S and Cambodian citizens) and up to 9 months of research (for French citizens). The fellowships are for scholars who already hold a PhD degree.
  • Senior Short-Term Research Fellowships: Fellowships are available for up to 4 months of research (for U.S and Cambodian scholars) and are open to scholars who already hold a PhD degree.
CharlesWarrenCenter
2020-21 Faculty Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 13, 2019
Award Amount: up to $66,500; $50,000 on average

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard's research center for North American history, invites applications for a workshop on Religion and Public Life America. This Warren Center workshop will examine the long historical relationship between religion and American public life. The workshop is especially interested in tracing the role of religion in shaping conversations about religious freedom, war, democracy, social reform, capitalism, and the common good. Since the workshop will pay particular attention to change and development over time, especially in regard to the two key terms-"religion" and "public"- the workshop welcomes proposals from historians working on all periods of American history. The Center encourages applications consistent with the workshop theme and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the community.
ChiangChingKuoConferences
Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $25,000

The Foundation will consider applications from institutions for grants to hold conferences, workshops, or seminars on specific subjects related to the Foundation's goals and objectives. Applicants are urged to seek matching funds. Applications should be filed before September 15, or January 15 for conferences to be held during the following six-month period. In principle, the Foundation does not provide funding for annual meetings. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.
CAATerraTravel
Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $9,000

The Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980. The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context. Projects eligible for consideration meet the following criteria: 
  • Research topics are dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980 (i.e. visual art dating from c. 1500 to 1980, made by artists from what is now the geographic area of the United States).
  • All visual art categories are eligible except architecture and commercial film/animation. Projects should place objects and practices in an art-historical perspective. 
  • For projects with transnational or transcultural content, eligibility will be determined on the significance of the topic for US art history.
CESSmallEvents
Small Events Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 20, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $1,250

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.
CAORCMultiResearch
Multi-Country Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 23, 2020
Award Amount: up to $11,000

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Important information about the fellowship competition:
  • Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Click  here for a list of the centers.
  • Please note that in accordance with U.S. Department of State travel warnings, travel is not currently possible to the following countries with overseas research centers: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen. CAORC abides by all U.S. Department of State travel restrictions. For more information on restricted travel please be sure to visit:  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html.
  • The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2020 and November 2021. (The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.)
  • Approximately eight awards of up to $11,000 each will be given. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email by the end of April, 2020. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain necessary research clearances and should plan accordingly. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. 
CAORCNEHSenior
NEH Senior Research Fellowships
FAS /OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 23, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 4-6 months

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Research Fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four to six consecutive months (i.e. you can hold the fellowship for four, five, or six consecutive months). Selected fellows are awarded $5,000 per month of the award. Important information about the fellowship competition:
  • Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.
  • Applicants must propose four to six consecutive months of research in an American overseas research center in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia. 
  • Fellows may travel and carry out research for four to six consecutive months between the period of May 2020 to November 2021.
  • Selected fellows must work on their research full-time during their period of funding.
  • Fellowship awards will not exceed $5,000 per month.
Notification of fellowship status will be made available to each applicant via email by the end of April, 2020. Fellows are advised that it can take up to six months to obtain necessary research clearances and should plan accordingly. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have resided in the U.S. for three years prior to the application deadline.
CLIRPostdoc
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2020
Award Amount: Remuneration varies by sponsoring institution and by type of fellowship; benefits and some travel expenses are routinely provided. Most fellowships are for two years.

The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers recent Ph.D. graduates the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among collections, educational technologies, and current research. Host institutions benefit from fellows' field-specific expertise by gaining insights into their collections' potential uses and users, scholarly information behaviors, and current teaching and learning practices. CLIR solicits and facilitates the host and fellowship application processes. Fellows are then hired directly by host institutions.
EurasiaP2P
U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Dialogue Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 27, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 6, 2019
Award Amount: up to $55,000. Each application must also include a cost share component beyond the EF funding amount. Applicants are required to contribute at least 10% of the requested sum in monetary and in-kind contributions.

Through this Request for Applications (RFA) and with the support of the U.S. Embassy Moscow, the Eurasia Foundation (EF) invites project applications from nonprofit organizations and institutions seeking to expand U.S.-Russian communication and cooperation. EF will fund innovative projects promoting peer-to-peer collaboration and long-term engagement between Russians and Americans on topics of mutual interest. Projects should result in collaborative outcomes and deliverables that address one or more of the following areas: 1) American business values of innovation, entrepreneurship, and fair legal and labor practices, 2) U.S.-Russian collaboration in space exploration and science, 3) U.S.-Russian collaboration in the arts, 4) grassroots expression of ideas through writing, art, and new media.

While universities and other research institutions are eligible to apply to the P2P program, funded projects must expand beyond pure research. Specifically, all P2P projects should include or culminate in concrete deliverable or deliverables, including but not limited to offering newly-developed training sessions, lectures, conferences, video/music productions, art exhibits, performances, etc. 
FritzThyssenFoundation
Conferences
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 20, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 30, 2019
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.
GeorgeBHenderson
GerdaHenkel
General Research Grants and Scholarships
FAS /OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 25, 2019
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. 
GeorgeBHenderson
GermanHistoricalInstitute
Long-Term Visiting Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount:  €3,400 per month

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC is now accepting applications for its long-term visiting fellows program. 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. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing their own research. Travel within the U.S. to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference. The program is open to scholars based in North America and Europe.

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.

GKDelmasVenetian
Venetian Research Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 16, 2019
Award Amount: up to $20,000 for a full academic year 

The Foundation awards travel grants to individual scholars to support historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including (but not limited to) archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater. Funds may be used for travel to and residence in Venice and the former Venetian empire; transportation within the Veneto; and specific research expenses. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 
HJewishCenterHarryStarr
Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 3, 2019
Award Amount: $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full academic year

The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences associated with studies in Judaica; junior faculty  are  especially encouraged to apply. The 2020-21 theme is "The Changing Contours of Jewish Thought." The  program will assemble a working group of six scholars whose work deals substantively with Jewish Thought in any of its fields or modalities. Proposals may address any topic in Jewish thought in any geographic region and in any historical period, but preference will be given to projects focusing upon the changes that scholarship in the field has undergone in the recent past.
HuntingtonFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type

The Huntington (San Marino, CA) awards fellowships to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science.  The Huntington is a collections-based research institute, which promotes scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. Although the   library collections  are particularly strong in British and American history; British and American literature; art history; the history of science, technology and medicine; and the history of the book, the holdings of rare books and manuscripts are much more diverse than might be expected, ranging chronologically from the 11th century to the present. The  art collections  feature European and American art spanning more than 500 years, with particular strengths in paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs.

The tenure of these awards is 1 to 12 months; the Library offers a variety of fellowships, all with differing durations and award amounts. There are no citizenship requirements; exceptions include the three long-term fellowships funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which requires recipients be either U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been in the U.S. for three years preceding application. 
JohnCarterBrownLibrary
The John Carter Brown Library
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship; please see below

Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of European, African, and Native American engagements in global and comparative contexts.
  • Short-term fellowships are open to individuals who are engaged in pre- and post-doctoral, or independent research, regardless of nationality. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations by the application deadline of December 1, 2019. Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month.
  • Long-term fellowships are open to applicants of all nationalities. They are available for 5-10 months and carry a monthly stipend of $4,200.
  • African Americas Fellowship: As part of a new initiative in the history of Africa, Africans in the Americas, and the history of slavery and the slave trade in the early modern world, JCB invites applications for short-term fellowships in 2020-21 specific to the Library's African Americas Initiative. Fellowships supported by this initiative will draw attention to the JCB's significant archive of materials related to the history of Africans and their social, cultural, and intellectual legacies in the New World. Find out more about this initiative here.
  • Collaborative Cluster Fellowship: As part of an effort to expand the disciplinary scope of research at the Library, and to emphasize the role of the JCB as a laboratory for new research methods, the fellowship committee encourages applications from small groups of between two to four scholars who would be in simultaneous residence for periods of up to one month to work in collaboration on a particular theme, object, or scholarly project. The fellowship carries a weekly stipend of $500 per person.
  • Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship: Supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history. The four month fellowship is divided into two parts - two months of research at the John Carter Brown Library during the academic year and two months of writing at the C.V. Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown, MD during the following summer. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges.
KrocVisitingResearch
Visiting Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 1, 2020 
Award Amount: Junior (untenured) fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester; senior (tenured) fellows receive $30,000 per semester, plus housing

Each year, the Kroc Institute's Visiting Research Fellows program brings outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame for a semester or a full academic year. The Institute particularly seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with ongoing Kroc research initiatives. For 2020-21, the following types of proposals are of interest:
  • Gender and Conflict/Peacebuilding
  • Nuclear Disarmament, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • International Mediation
  • Peace Studies (open)
LOCKluge
Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: December 6, 2019 
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for up to 11 months 

The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies provides an opportunity for scholars to utilize digital methods, the Library's large and varied digital collections and resources, curatorial expertise, and an emerging community of digital scholarship practitioners. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Digital Studies program. The fellowship is open to scholars from all disciplines with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. The Digital Studies Fellowship supports a wide array of academic work that encompasses digital scholarship, digital humanities, data science, data analysis, data visualization, and digital publishing that utilize digital collections, tools, and methods. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with various digital departments in the Library of Congress while pursing and sharing their research.
MahindraHumanities
Postdoctoral Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount:  Fellows will receive stipends 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 at Harvard University 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. The Center welcomes 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. Applicants for 2020-21 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2017. 
MAPFund
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 18, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 25, 2019
Award Amount: $10,000 - $45,000

MAP invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining-and ultimately co-creating-a more equitable and vibrant society. Grants support original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States. Funded projects address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself. 
MJWhiting
Fellowships for Higher Education of Present and Prospective Teachers
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 3, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2020
Award Amount: approximately $5,252 per fellowship

These annual fellowships support scholars of all disciplines to study at a location or locations--either national or international--other than their home institution. The aim is to stimulate and broaden the minds of teachers so as to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction. Grants are primarily for travel and related expenses and not as salary substitutes, scholarships or grants in aid. While there is a preference toward teachers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Foundation awards fellowships across the New England area.

The Foundation does not maintain a website but application guidelines can be found  at the link above . Applicants should submit all required materials along with the  candidate information form  to the foundation via email. Additional information can be found in the foundation's  FAQs.
MCCArtist
Artist Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: January 27, 2020 (Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting)
Award Amount: $15,000

Mass Cultural Council's Artist Fellowships recognize exceptional work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines. They catalyze artistic advancement and pave the way for creative innovation of enduring cultural value. Artist Fellowships categories come up for review every other year. Next year, Mass Cultural Council will welcome applications in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography. Applicants must have been legal residents of Massachusetts for the last two years and be legal residents when the grant is awarded. 
MHSNEH
MHS-NEH Long-Term Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 stipend per month for 4-12 months

The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, MA will award at least two long-term MHS-NEH fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $5,000 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of 12 months. Applicants must specify the number of months for which they are applying. Tenure must be continuous. Within the constraints of the NEH's guidelines, the Society will supplement each stipend with a housing allowance of up to $500 per month plus an allowance for professional expenses. MHS-NEH fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

New NEH guidelines require prospective fellows to have completed their training for the terminal degree in their field (ordinarily the Ph.D.) by the application deadline. NEH-sponsored fellowships are not available to graduate students. The awards committee will pay special attention both to the quality of proposed projects and to their relationship to the Society's collections. It will give preference to candidates who have not held a long-term grant during the three years prior to the proposed fellowship term.
MassHumanitiesProjects
Project Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 9, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 16, 2019
Award Amount: up to $10,000 or up to $15,000 for documentaries and projects focused on current priorities. Organizations must demonstrate a cash cost-share that equals or exceeds 10 percent of the MH funds requested, and the total cost-share (cash and in-kind) must equal or exceed the MH funds requested.

Project grants support public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts, including but not limited to humanities based civic conversations; public lecture, conference, and panel discussion; reading and discussion programs; film and discussion programs; museum exhibitions and related programming; theatrical productions with post- or pre- performance discussion; oral history projects; walking tours; audio projects; film pre-production and distribution; websites; and content-based professional development workshops for teachers. In general, Mass Humanities prioritizes funding projects that engage those whose contact with humanities programming is limited, and programming that responds to the current theme, The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America.
NatAcademyFord
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: December 10, 2019 
Award Amount: $45,000

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.   
NEHCollab
Collaborative Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 25, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline: December 4, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $50,000 (Convening Grants); up to $250,000 (Publication Grants; no more than $100,000 per year) 

Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage projects in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. 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. 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. Partnerships among different sorts of institutions are welcome: for example, research universities might partner with teaching colleges, libraries, museums, or independent research institutions.

Eligible projects must propose tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; and open-access digital resources. All project outcomes must be based on and must convey interpretive humanities research. All award recipients are expected to disseminate the results of their work to scholarly audiences and/or general audiences. 
NEHDigitalHumanitesAdvancement
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $325,000 outright + up to $50,000 in matching funds

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve:
  • creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods, techniques, or infrastructure that contribute to the humanities;
  • pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; or 
  • conducting evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement.
NEHMediaDevelopment
Media Projects: Development Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000

The Media Projects: Development Grants program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Awards should result in a script (for documentary film or television programs) or a detailed treatment (for radio programs or podcasts) and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. The Division of Public Programs encourages media projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture and advance civic education. The Division of Public Programs also supports media projects that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities.
  • Film and television development projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. Films should be longer than thirty minutes.
  • Radio and podcast development projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing series. They may be intended for regional or national distribution.
NEHMediaProduction
Media Projects: Production Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $1M

The Media Projects: Production Grants program supports the production and distribution of documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection.  The Division of Public Programs encourages media projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture and advance civic education. The Division of Public Programs also supports media projects that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities.
  • Film and television production projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. Films should be longer than thirty minutes.
  • Radio and podcast production projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing series. Programs receiving production grants may be either broadcast or disseminated online. They may be intended for national or regional distribution.
NEHPublicHumanities
Public Humanities Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $400,000 (Implementation); up to $75,000 (Planning)

The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. This program supports projects in three categories: Exhibitions (permanent, temporary,or traveling); interpretive programs at Historic Places; and Humanities Discussions related to the 250th anniversary of the nation's founding.
  • Exhibitions: The Exhibitions category supports the creation of permanent exhibitions (on view for at least three years) and single-site temporary exhibitions (open to the public for a minimum of two months), as well as traveling exhibitions that will be available to public audiences in at least two venues in the United States (including the originating location).
  • Historic Places: The Historic Places category supports long-term interpretive programs for historic sites, houses, neighborhoods, and regions that are intended to be presented to the public for at least three years. Such programs might include living history presentations, guided tours, exhibitions, and public programs.
  • Humanities Discussions: The Humanities Discussions category supports series of at least six in-person public programs focused on/related to the 250th anniversary of the nation's founding, and engaging audiences with humanities resources such as historic artifacts, artworks, or documents. These programs should reach a diverse public audience and should be anchored in perspectives presented by humanities experts as speakers, panelists, or discussion leaders, providing context and analysis of program themes. Projects may include, but are not limited to, symposiums, lecture series, reading and discussion programs, analytical discussions of museum collections or theater/musical performances, lifelong learning programs, or other methods of face-to-face audience engagement or informal education. The proposed series should occur over a period of three-months to two years.
NEHTranslations
Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 25, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 4, 2019
Award Amount: up to $300,000; up to $525,000 may be available for projects that respond to "A More Perfect Union": NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Celebrating the Nation's 250th Anniversary

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.
NEHShortDocumentaries
Short Documentaries
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $250,000

The Short Documentaries program supports documentary films up to 30 minutes that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through the medium of short documentary films. Films must be grounded in humanities scholarship. The Short Documentaries program can support single films or a series of thematically-related short films addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via broadcast, festivals, and/or online distribution.
NEHSustainingCultural
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $350,000 (Implementation); up to $50,000 (Planning) 

The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity. Effective and sustainable preservation strategies must be informed by the nature of an institution and its collections. Applicants should have completed the process of basic preservation planning and environmental monitoring, which might include a general preservation plan, collection inventory, emergency plan, and/or basic assessments of building and storage environments. Using priorities established through this basic planning process, applicants to SCHC should consider how to address long-term collection care needs. Sustainable preservation strategies can take many forms, depending on collection materials, the building envelope, and the local climate. However, interdisciplinary collaboration during planning and implementation of these strategies is essential. In SCHC projects, such teams typically consist of consultants and members of the institution's staff and can include architects, building engineers, conservation scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, and facilities managers, among others.
NHPRCAccessHistorical
Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives
FAS/OSP Deadline for Preliminary Proposals: January 9, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Preliminary Proposals: January 16, 2020
Award Amount: $100,000 - $350,000 for one to three years; cost sharing is required as the Commission provides no more than 50 per cent of total project costs. 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major 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. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may:
  • Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online
  • Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions
  • Provide access to born-digital records
  • Create new tools and methods for users to access records
The NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive. The NHPRC also encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project. 
NewMusicUSAProject
Project Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 30, 2020
Award Amount: up to $15,000

The Foundation's approach to Project Grants is driven by two core convictions. First, that the best way to serve new music is to ask practitioners what they need rather than tell them what they should want. Second, that the process for requesting financial support should be simple and should help artists connect with audiences, not just funders. Applicants are asked to present their projects using the same language and media they would use to build public interest in their work. The Foundation's goal is to make grantmaking less about grant writing, and focus instead on how artists naturally talk about their work. New Music USA is also passionate about adding value to the grants it gives and works to provide a platform for further exploration. The Foundation does this to build community around the artists served through promotion of projects through social media, email, and connections within the field.
NYPublicLibrary
Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount: $35,000 (Long-Term Fellowships); $3,000 per month (Short-Term Fellowships)

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 $3000 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.
NYPublicLibraryShortTerm
Short-Term Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections are welcome to apply. Preference is given to applications making a strong case for accessing special collections materials. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for three years as of January 31, 2020, and live outside of the New York metropolitan area may apply.    
NewberryLibrary
Short-Term Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount:  $2,500 per month for 1-2 months

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
NewberryWeissPublications
Weiss-Brown Publication Subvention Award
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required; award is paid directly to the publisher
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $8,000

With support from the Roger W. Weiss and Howard Mayer Brown Fund, the Newberry offers up to $8,000 to subsidize the publication of scholarly book or books on European civilization before 1700 in the areas of music, theater, cultural studies, or French or Italian literature. Applicants must document that their projects have been accepted for publication and provide detailed information regarding the publication and the subvention request. The purpose of this award is to enable the publication of works of the highest quality either:
  • by making it possible to publish a work in a particularly appropriate way (with special typography plates, or appendices, for example) that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive; or
  • by significantly reducing the cover price, allowing the publication to reach a wider audience.
Once these criteria are met, preference will be given to publications that:
  • are unique, unusual in concept or execution, or that represent a departure from the normal habits of a given publishing house or entity; or
  • bring into print previously unpublished source materials; or
  • promise to reach the broadest possible audience for the type of book envisioned.
PhiBetaKappaSibley
Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $20,000 stipend

  • Demonstrate ability to carry on original research;
  • Hold a doctorate/have fulfilled all requirements for doctorate except the dissertation (ABD); and
  • Plan to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. Under appropriate circumstances, if approved by Phi Beta Kappa, candidates may hold other positions concurrently with the Sibley Fellowship.
The 2020 application cycle is to support scholars in French Studies.
RadcliffeMellonSummer
Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount: $15,000 stipend

A major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has allowed the Schlesinger Library to launch  the Long 19th Amendment Project  interrogating the centennial of American women's suffrage. The grant will fund up to three eight-week residencies each June-July in 2019, 2020, and 2021 for researchers doing advanced work on gender and suffrage, voting rights, citizenship, or other related topics. Successful projects will draw in meaningful ways on Schlesinger Library collections. Radcliffe will consider applications from clusters of two or three researchers as well as from individuals. Such collaborations could produce a range of materials, from co-authored books and articles, to course syllabi, to datasets or interview transcripts, to podcasts and video modules.
RockefellerBellagio
Bellagio Center  Residency Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount:  room and board; travel assistance and stipend amounts are determined following application submission

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program in Italy offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation's Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues. Residencies are for 2 to 4 weeks. There is no citizenship requirement for these opportunities.

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  Arts & Literary Arts residency  is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists who share in the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humanity around the world and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues.
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Miller/Packan Film Fund
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $25,000

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: December 6, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 15, 2019
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.  
History of Art Grants  
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 6, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 15, 2019
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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Documentary Fund
FAS/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 $15,000)
  • Production/Post-Production (up to $40,000)
  • Additional opportunities by nomination

The Audacious Project
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days before submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling via initial survey submission
Award Amount: Unlimited

The Audacious Project is an invitation for applicants to dream bigger than they ever dared. No idea is too big or too ambitious - the Project is looking for ideas that can and must change the world. The Audacious Project believes that the most powerful ideas both inspire and convince. 

Ideas that inspire:
  • Capture a bold, breakthrough vision that promises significant, enduring impact on a meaningful and urgent topic facing our world 
  • Present a solution that challenges "business as usual" or changes the narrative in a provocative or surprising way
  • Are designed and led by brave and visionary leader(s) with proximate and relevant experience and who bring a distinct voice to our global community
  • Tap into fundamental human emotions like wonder, curiosity, outrage and joy
Ideas that convince:
  • Show evidence that the idea will have impact, including a track record of past success and confidence that results can be sustained in the future
  • Convey a believable pathway to scale or to a breakthrough discovery, with demand for the solution from those most affected and clarity about the resources required to get there
  • Are managed by a capable and confident team, ready to deliver on an ambitious plan amidst dynamic conditions 
  • Have a clear understanding of potential risks and unintended consequences - and have plans for how to mitigate them 
  • Are housed at a nonprofit, NGO or institution (or collaboration between them) that can receive philanthropic funds and has the core infrastructure necessary to support the work. (Note: Past projects have had an annual operating budget of $1 million USD or more.)
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Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 27, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 6, 2019
Award Amount: up to $25,000

The Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that further research of American art in an international context. Academic program funding is available for in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500-1980) that take place:
  • In Chicago or outside the United States, or
  • In the United States and examine American art within an international context, with at least half of the participants coming from outside the United States.
Additionally, the foundation welcomes applications for international research groups. Such groups should involve 2 to 4 faculty members from two or more academic institutions, at least one of which must be located outside the United States. Groups should pursue specific research questions that will advance scholarship and meet in person two or more times.  Visual arts that are eligible for Terra Foundation Academic Workshop and Symposium Grants include   all visual art categories except architecture and commercial film/animation. The Foundation favors programs that place objects and practices in an art historical perspective.
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Convening Grants for Internationally Collaborative Exhibitions
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 10, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 17, 2020
Award Amount: $10,000 - $25,000

To encourage and enrich international partnerships between art museums and to deepen research and dialogue, for the next two years the foundation offers Convening Grants for Internationally Collaborative Exhibitions. An institution may apply for a convening grant even if it has applied (or plans to apply) separately for general exhibition support for the same project. Proposals for convening grants and general exhibition support are each considered on their own merits; grant approval in one program does not guarantee grant approval in the other. Funding is available for travel, lodging, and meals; facility/equipment rental; modest honoraria for participants not affiliated with the organizing/presenting institutions; and indirect costs (with amount capped at 15% of a grant).
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Endangered Languages Documentation Programme: Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies by grant type; please see below

The goal of the Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) is to preserve endangered languages globally. To this end ELDP gives grants worldwide to individuals to document endangered languages. ELDP provides funding for documentation projects led by individuals such as linguists, linguistic anthropologists and community members with skills in linguistic documentation. The following types of grants are available:
  • Small Grants: Small grants can be used for a range of purposes related to the documentation of endangered languages, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, or complete a project already begun. The maximum grant awarded is £10,000. 
  • Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships: IPF grantees are typically researchers at an early stage in their academic career (e.g. who have held a PhD less than 5 years), with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork. IPFs are available for between between 12 and 24 months and the maximum amount is £150,000.
  • Major Documentation Projects: MDP funding can cover elements including fieldwork costs, equipment, researchers' salaries, and graduate students' stipends (stipends should be included only for activities contributing to the project while in the field or processing the documentation materials). Project duration is from 6 to 36 months. Funding for these projects typically ranges from anything above £10,000 up to £130,000 (the maximum is £150,000). 
  • Legacy Materials Grants: ELDP Legacy Material Grants are offered to support the digitisation and archiving of legacy materials. The collections that are the target of these grants are in private hands or in small repositories without any access to resources for digitisation. The collections may include audio and video recordings (e.g., on tapes or reel to reel and so on), field notes, text collections and photographs. Typically, these data were collected without an archiving plan in place, and are in or about languages which are endangered or no longer spoken. Legacy Materials Grant projects may develop existing data collections in a variety of ways with a view to making them accessible and discoverable, but the primary focus must be on safeguarding and preserving legacy materials through digitisation and archiving. The maximum grant is £10,000. Legacy Grant projects last from 6 to 12 months; projects can only be funded if the materials can be made openly accessible at the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR).
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Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 11, 2019
Award Amount: $3,500 per month for 1-3 months

For its 2020-2021 fellowship program, the Ransom Center in Austin, TX will award up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. One- to three-month fellowships are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive use of the Ransom Center's collections.
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Public Diplomacy Grants Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 16, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 31, 2019 
Award Amount: $10,000 - $100,000

The Grants Program supports projects proposed by U.S. and Argentine academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that fulfill U.S. Embassy goals and objectives: to promote economic prosperity and security through academic and cultural initiatives seeking to promote and increase understanding between U.S. and Argentine people and institutions.The Grants Program assists organizations in carrying out programs aimed at providing new opportunities for citizen engagement, and promoting and advancing issues of public importance, focusing on the following topics:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • English language teaching and learning; (priority: training secondary school teachers of underserved populations and English language teaching in institutions of higher education)
  • Democracy
  • Transparency and Rule of Law
  • Cultural, artistic, and athletic activities (priority: those aimed at improving social inclusion)
  • Science & technology cooperation
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Newhouse Faculty Fellows
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount: stipend of up to $50,000

The Newhouse Center fellows' community consists of Wellesley faculty on sabbatical, Wellesley summer fellows, three to five scholars and artists from outside the college, and the undergraduate fellows of the Mellon Mays program. All fellows are given office space and are encouraged to engage actively in Newhouse Center programs. 

The Newhouse Center hosts three to five external fellows each academic year. Residencies are ordinarily for the full academic year, but one-semester residencies may also be considered. Resident fellows devote themselves primarily to their own research, but they also participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution, attending fellows' lunches and sharing their work in progress with one another and with the larger Wellesley community. Fellows may also work with the director to develop programming for the center in the form of guest speakers, a faculty series, or a mini-conference.
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2020 Travel Scholarships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000

The Women's Travel Club (WTC) is an organization that five Boston women established in 1934 "to promote intelligent travel and exploration by women" and "to provide help to other women travelers." Every other year the Club awards Travel Scholarships to two women for whom travel is critical for their interests and professional goals. The Club selects candidates on the basis of the compelling nature of their projects in all the arts and sciences.  There are no restrictions with regard to the destination or the age of the applicant. Recent Travel Scholars have included a violinist intending to travel to Russia to study Tuvan music, a PhD candidate traveling to Chili to study the efficacy of recently enacted legislation protecting domestic workers and a nurse-midwife creating monitoring and evaluation practices for midwives in Lesotho.
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Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 2, 2019
Award Amount:  $17,500 stipend - $10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year

The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award supports tenure-track faculty who have passed their midpoint review. The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty, including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields, so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. 

Emerging Faculty Leaders may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to those whose work echoes and elaborates themes related to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women's issues, and/or higher education. Examples might include changing perspectives on civil rights; legal, social, and organizational responses to social change (such as affirmative action or community organizing); women in leadership; single-gender higher education; the history of coeducation in higher education; and the evolution of social institutions and movements from 1900 to the present.
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Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 6, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 - $25,000 

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art provides financial support to encourage the study, appreciation, and recognition of excellence in all aspects of historic American art. The Foundation reviews funding proposals to support research, conservation, and exhibition programming in American art. G rants from the Foundation typically support innovative exhibitions that explore new research about American art; innovative and important museum catalogues and books; and conservation and restoration of American masterpieces. The Foundation does not support grant applications exclusively focused on art of the last three decades. 
For assistance, please contact:
Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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