May 2019
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NEWS & RESOURCES
INTERNAL COMPETITION FOR NOMINATION
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends for 2020

Harvard Internal Deadline: July 8, 2019 by 11:30pm
NEH Deadline (if nominated): September 25, 2019
Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2020 or later

Read more about this opportunity here

The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
UPDATE: 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 with allocated FY 2019 funds 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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Visit our  Resources for New Faculty  page to learn more about the services and support we provide to help faculty find and apply for funding. 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES


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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.


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I want to combine digital technology with the humanities, create a website with humanities content, or preserve a collection and/or make it easier for people to access.

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

I want to complete and/or publish a scholarly work.
I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

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I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

DRCLS_UAI
Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant
Deadline: June 1, 2019
Award Amount: Up to $30,000
 
This program's primary objective is to strengthen connections between Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Chile and Harvard through innovative research projects in all disciplines, including but not limited to technology, design, humanities, science, engineering, health, public policy, business, and education. Each project must have a PI from Harvard and one from UAI. Funding will be primarily for program start-up expenses including travel to facilitate site visits, workshops, and academic research exchanges.


DRCLS_Mexico
Mexico Innovation Fund
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Award Amount: Up to $100,000
 
The goal of the Mexico Innovation Fund is to deepen ties between Harvard and Mexican academia in order to address some of the most important issues facing Mexico. A project supported by this fund should propose policy improvements or provide ideas for action that might help Mexico address the specific issues related to the project. The priority fields of study are:
 
1. Sustainable Urban and Regional Development
2. Science, Technology, and Education
3. Empowered Citizenship, State Capacity, and the Rule of Law
 
Projects submitted for consideration must be innovative, involve evidence-based research leading to measurable outcomes, leverage technology, where appropriate, to "leapfrog" older processes and concept, especially in areas relating to public policy and urban studies, and ideally delve deeply into one subject area while also combining multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approaches.


FoundationsBehavior

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

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

HarvardDataScienceInitiative
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.  


CourseInnovation
Course Innovation Funds
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $2,500

This fund provides support for the improvement of existing undergraduate courses or the creation of new ones. These courses should be innovative or improved in some distinctive way (new pedagogical approaches, the development of intensive writing assignments or public speaking components, etc.). Preference is given to proposals involving courses central to the overall undergraduate program (e.g. a new course in General Education) or to concentration needs (e.g. introductory courses in a concentration or those required by closely related fields, tutorials or junior seminars, etc.). Ordinarily, one course per applicant will be supported in any given year. Successful applicants must intend to offer the course on a regular basis. OUE can also offer small sums of money for one-time special opportunities that would enhance a specific course, such as a guest lecture, performance, or short field trip.

ProvostFundInterfaculty
Deadline: May 17, 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

AaronSiskindFellowship
Individual Photographer's Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2019
Award Amount: up to $15,000

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer's Fellowship grants for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.  


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. 


AmericanInstitueIndianStudies
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2019
Award Amount: varies by award type

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) furthers the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India. The programs of AIIS promote and advance mutual understanding between the citizens of the U.S. and India.  

Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars with a PhD or its equivalent. These grants are designed to enable scholars who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India and to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  
Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships are available both to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.
Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India's artistic traditions or strengthen their links with peers in India.  Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.


AMSPubs
Subventions for Publications
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $2,500

The American Musicological Society makes available funds to help with expenses involved in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, essay collections, articles, chapters in essay collections, special issues of journals, and works in non-print media. Individual authors or editors, or their sponsoring organization, society, or department, may apply for assistance to defray costs not normally covered by publishers. Examples include costs related to illustrations, musical examples, facsimiles, accompanying audio or video examples, and permissions. Subventions are not given to defray costs associated with indexing. Author subventions required by publishers are not eligible for reimbursement. Subventions are granted for any topic of musicological research.  

AmericanaFoundationm
American Heritage
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 2, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: July 10, 2019
Award Amount:  $15,000 - $50,000 (range base on previous grants) 

The foundation is accepting applications for its American Heritage program, which seeks to promote knowledge, preservation, and accessibility of America's heritage through educational opportunities for future conservators and curators and the preservation and presentation of unique collections.  To that end, grants will be awarded for the preservation and/or acquisition of high style, classic, handcrafted furniture from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as their placement with charitable and educational institutions and/or the U.S. government; career development support for curatorial and conservation internships within major institutions and universities; and restoration projects for heritage buildings and cultural landscapes that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  

BantingPostdoc
Deadline to Request Harvard Institutional Endorsement: September 16, 2019 by 12:00 PM
Sponsor Deadline: September 18, 2019 
Award Amount: $70,000 per year for two years (taxable)
 
The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, offered by the Government of Canada, is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, to develop Fellows' leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career. Applications are accepted from all fields in the humanities, social sciences, health research, natural sciences and engineering.
 
This program is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and non-Canadian citizens. Candidates to be hosted by Harvard must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have obtained or will obtain their PhD or equivalent from a Canadian university. Applicants must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree between September 15, 2016 and September 30, 2020 (inclusively), and before the start date of their award. Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may apply to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution. Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a non-Canadian university may also apply to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution. The program's full eligibility criteria can be viewed  here.   
 
Please Note: There are no limits to the number of applicants that may apply to the Banting Fellowship opportunity, but those who wish to be hosted by Harvard University must include with their application an  Institutional Letter of Endorsement  s igned by the Vice Provost for Research.  To request this endorsement letter, candidates must submit their contact information and a copy of their proposed supervisor's statement  here .

CareyInstituteGlobalGood
Logan Nonfiction Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants award directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2019
Award Amount: residency/professional support; stipend not included

The Carey Institute for Global Good believes that an informed, educated, and engaged citizenry is essential to the functioning of democratic society. The Logan Nonfiction Program supports this belief by advancing deeply reported, long-form nonfiction about the most pressing issues of the day and helping to disseminate it on a variety of media platforms to the widest possible audience. The Institute also helps selected print fellows convert their work into audio, video or digital media through the expertise of partners. The Institute is eager to convene issue-oriented conferences related to fellows' projects to bring their reporting to policy-makers and other experts. Nonfiction writers, photographers, and documentarians are eligible to apply. 

The Logan Nonfiction Program accepts fellows for two classes per year. The spring class runs from January to April, the fall class from October to December. Within these periods applicants can request a short residency (5 weeks) or a long residency (10-12 weeks). This deadline is for the Fall 2019 class. There are no citizenship requirements for this residency. 


ClassicalAssociation



CESSmall
Small Event Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2019
Award Amount: $300 - $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.

CCAndyWarholFoundation
Arts Writers Grant Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: May 13, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: May 20, 2019
Award Amount:  not specified; each applicant must submit a budget request for a period of one year; awards ranged from $15,000 - $50,000 in the 2018 cycle

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


EinsteinForum
Einstein Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 15, 2019
Award Amount:   EUR 10,000 + housing and travel reimbursements

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches - following the example set by Albert Einstein.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.


EurasiaFoundation
U.S. - Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: May 23, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2019 
Award Amount: Up to $75,000. 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. 

With support from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Eurasia Foundation's Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program (P2P) funds projects seeking to expand U.S.-Russian communication and cooperation. P2P supports innovative projects promoting U.S.-Russian collaboration in cultural and professional areas of mutual interest, such as entrepreneurship, social inclusion, public health, community service, volunteerism, science and technology, and the arts.

Projects are jointly implemented by partner organizations and institutions from the U.S. and Russia over a period of twelve months. Partnerships are competitively selected and work together to address a theme of mutual interest in the U.S. and Russia that will facilitate greater understanding of shared values between the two countries. P2P aims to accomplish concrete project goals as well as strengthen the capacity for continued collaboration between U.S. and Russian peers. Successful partnerships will result in a tangible outcome that enhances interaction and understanding between U.S. and Russian societies well beyond the project end date.

FrankLydiaBergen
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2019
Award Amount: $10,000 - $50,000 

The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation provides grants for musical performing arts and musical education. Preference will be given to requests for the following:
  • Aid worthy students of music to secure complete and adequate musical education
  • Aid organizations in their efforts to present fine music to the public, provided that such organizations are operated exclusively for educational purposes

FritzThyssen
Conferences
FAS/OSP Deadline: May 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2019
Award Amount: 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.
  


FrommMusicFoundation
Fromm Commission
FAS/Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2019
Award Amount: $12,000

The Fromm commission is available for all types of compositions regardless of idiom, instrumentation, style, or the use of technology. Submissions in jazz, hybrid, electronic, or other idioms are welcome. The commission is to create a new work and cannot be applied to projects that have been awarded other commissions or previously composed. The composer must apply directly.


FullerFoundation
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 - $7,500

The Fuller Foundation primarily funds non-profit agencies that support youth at risk, protect wildlife, and showcase the arts.  In funding the arts, the Foundation's areas of interest are:
  • Programs that provide access to art, and art education, to traditionally underserved communities
  • Efforts that beautify and inspire communities, including local arts festivals
  • Programs involving symphony, opera, or theatre

GerdaHenkelFoundation
General Research Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 5, 2018 
Sponsor Deadline: June 12, 2019
Award Amount: varies by award type 

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. For projects that are conducted by one scholar alone, a research scholarship has to be applied for. 


GladysBrooks
Grants for Libraries and Educational Institutions
FAS/OSP Deadline: May 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2019
Award Amount: $50,000 - $100,000

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


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.


HarryFrankGuggenheim
Research Grants on Understanding Violence, Aggression, and Dominance
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 25, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2019 
Award Amount:   $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

JapanUSFriendship
Institutional Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 24, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2019
Award Amount: unspecified/detailed budget required

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC/The Commission) is a grant-making agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange with Japan. Its mission is to support reciprocal people-to-people understanding, and promote partnerships that advance common interests between Japan and the United States. The Commission also serves to maintain expertise on Japan Studies throughout U.S. academic and professional institutions. It generally does not operate its own programs. It supports academic and non-profit organizations that conceptualize and execute U.S.-Japan training, research and exchange programs.  JUSFC operates its grant-making activities in four areas: Arts and Culture; Education and Public Affairs; Exchanges and Scholarship; and Global Challenges.

TempletonFoundation
Small and Large Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Online Funding Inquiry: August 9, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Online Funding Inquiry: August 16, 2019
Award Amount:  up to $234,800 (Small Grants); over $234,800 (Large Grants)

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

LOCKluge
The John W. Kluge Center: Kluge Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 4-11 months

The Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century.

Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Kluge Fellowships are offered for a period of four to eleven months. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. 
NEHSummerStipends
2020 Summer Stipends
Harvard Internal Deadline: July 8, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): September 25, 2019 
Award Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2020 or later
 
NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development for a period of two months. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data. NEH funds may support recipients' compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research. Full NEH guidelines can be  found  here

Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Faculty members who teach full-time at institutions of higher education must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Harvard may nominate two faculty members for this program. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will conduct the internal competition to select the Harvard nominees. To be considered for the Harvard nomination, potential applicants must submit an internal pre-proposal via the link above.


  NEHDIgitialHumanities
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 12, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: June 19, 2019
Award Amount: up to $325,000

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.

  NEHDigitalProjectsPublic
Digital Projects for the Public
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 5, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: June 12, 2019
Award Amount:  up to $30,000 (Discovery); up to $100,000 (Prototyping); up to $400,000 (Production) 

The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. The projects must be designed to attract broad public audiences.  All Digital Projects for the Public projects should:
  • present analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas;
  • incorporate sound humanities scholarship;
  • involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production;
  • include appropriate digital media professionals;
  • reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution;
  • create appealing digital formats for the general public; and
  • demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves.
All projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. Applicants may also choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal. 

NEH also welcomes applications for non-promotional digital components of a larger project. For these projects, you should explain how the digital platform will enrich the users' learning experience and engagement. For instance, if your request is for a mobile experience that would operate within a museum or would work in conjunction with a film, you should explain how this project element will substantially add to the audience's learning experience.


NEHHumanitiesCollections
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 9, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: July 16, 2019
Award Amount: $350,000 max. (Implementation projects, up to three years); $50,000 max. (Foundations projects, up to two years, + $10,000 to support inter-institutional planning and pilot activities)  

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.


NEHPreservationET
Preservation and Access Education and Training
FAS/OSP Deadline: May 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: May 15, 2019
Award Amount:  The maximum award is $350,000, for a period of performance of up to three years.

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

Preservation field service organizations may apply for funds enabling them to provide a single one-year postgraduate training fellowship in preventive conservation for emerging preservation professionals as a subaward under this grant. The maximum fellowship for a one-year stipend is $45,000; the total maximum award request may not exceed $350,000.

NEHPreserveRD
Preservation and Access Research and Development
FAS/OSP Deadline: May 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: May 15, 2019
Award Amount:  $75,000 for up to two years (Planning and Basic Research - Tier I); $350,000 for up to three years (Advanced Implementation - Tier II)

The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation's cultural heritage-from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence-and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials.

T his program recognizes that finding solutions to complex problems often requires forming interdisciplinary project teams, bringing together participants with expertise in the humanities; in preservation; and in information, computer, and natural science. All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming.


NHPRCDocs
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 5, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: June 12, 2019
Award Amount: up to $200,000 per year for 1-2 years

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, such as politics, law (including the social and cultural history of the law), social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience, or may be centered on the papers of major figures from American history. Whether conceived as a thematic or a biographical edition, the historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. 

All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must have definitive plans for publishing and preserving a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable collection of documents. New projects may also prepare print editions (including ebooks and searchable PDFs posted online) as part of their overall publishing plan, but the contents of those volumes must be published in a fully-searchable digital edition within a reasonable period of time following print publication. The NHPRC encourages projects to provide free access to online editions. Projects that do not have definitive plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered.


NGSMigration
Documenting Human Migrations
OSP Deadline: July 2, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: July 10, 2019
Award Amount:  Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $70,000. 

The goal of this RFP is to support impactful projects that - through education or storytelling - seek to increase understanding of and acceptance of migrants and migrant communities. Types of human migrations include (but are not limited to) nomadic communities, refugees of all kinds, migrant labor, victims of human trafficking, and people exploring the planet and beyond. Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following through education or storytelling:
  • Document the causes and effects of one or more examples of present-day human migration;
  • Document the lives of present-day migrants, their journeys, and receiving communities; and
  • Develop and test out classroom resources, curricula, or public outreach materials that aim to increase understanding of the migrant experience and acceptance of migrant communities.

NSFAntarctica
Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 24, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2019
Award Amount: Travel and field support

The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program was established to facilitate writing and artistic projects designed to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and human endeavors on the southernmost continent. The Artist and Writers Program gives priority to projects that focus on interpreting and representing the scientific activities being conducted in the unique Antarctic region. Proposed projects must target audiences in the U.S. and be distributed/exhibited in the U.S. The program does not support site installations or performances in Antarctica. 


NSFLinguistics
Linguistics
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2019
Award Amount: varies

The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.  The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):
  • What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
  • What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
  • How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of natural language and/or language processing?
  • What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various grammatical properties of language? 
  • How does language develop in natural learning contexts across the life-span?
  • What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?
The Linguistics Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction.

NSFSTS
Science, Technology, and Society
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 29, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: August 5, 2019
Award Amount: varies

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science. 

Within this tradition, the STS program supports the NSF mission by welcoming proposals that provide an STS approach to NSF research-focused Big Ideas.
  • Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering
  • Navigating the New Arctic
  • The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution
  • Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future
  • Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype
  • Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

NYPLDance
Dance Research Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 15, 2019
Award Amount: $7,500

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is pleased to offer Research Fellowships to support scholars and practitioners engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. The topics for the 2019 Dance Research Fellowship are:
The research period is July 1 - December 31, 2019. Only US citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who are US residents for tax purposes may apply. 

RHChenven
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2019
Award Amount: $1,500

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions (except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project).

Sundance
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

Exhibition Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: July 25, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 1, 2019
Award Amount: varies by award

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

Yaddo
Yaddo *
Artist Residencies
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2019
Award Amount:  room/board and studio space; stipend not included

Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment. Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in  Literature, Visual Art, Music Composition, Performance, and Film & Video . Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and a studio.

WyethAmericanArt
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: June 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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