June 2018
Unless otherwise noted, all proposals to funders outside of Harvard must be submitted five business days prior to the sponsor deadline. Harvard's central office, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), must review and approve all proposal submissions. We can help you navigate the routing process for your proposal.

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

Harvard Internal Deadline: July 9, 2018
NEH Deadline (if nominated): September 26, 2018
Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2019 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. Please send questions, concerns, or news about changes to your current funding to  Jen Corby.

UPDATE: Congress voted to appropriate a $3M increase in FY18 funds for NEH and NEA and a $9M increase for IMLS over FY17 funding levels. The President's FY19 budget request has again called for the elimination of these agencies; however, they continue to have strong Congressional support. See statements from the NEH; the NEA; and the IMLS for more information.

NEW TO CAMPUS? 

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

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

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

Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.

Fellowships with a residency requirement within the greater Boston area.

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

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

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

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

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

FoundationsBehavior
Deadline: last day of August, November, February, and May
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. 


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.

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
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. 


AmAcademyReligion
Collaborative Research Grants
OSP Deadline: July 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2018
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000

Collaborative grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published.
Grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research. Conferences presenting papers that report on previous research will not be considered.
A group must apply through an AAR member designated as the Project Director. Not all participants need to hold AAR membership. 


AmericanInstituteIndianStudies
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2018
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.


AmMusicPubs
Subventions for Publications
OSP Deadline: August 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2018
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.


AmericanaFoundation
American Heritage
OSP Deadline: July 2, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: July 10, 2018
Award Amount: $15,000 - $50,000 (range based 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.


AndyWarholGrants
Grants 
OSP Deadline: August 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2018
Award Amount: varies by project

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The foundation values the contributions of all artists, reflecting the true diversity of the contemporary art field, and encourages proposals that highlight women, artists of color, and under-represented practitioners.


CabotFamilyCharitable
Grants
OSP Deadline: August 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Concept Paper: September 1, 2018
Award Amount: $5,000 to $50,000 over a one-year period

Grants are awarded in the areas of arts and culture, education and youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services, and for civic and public benefit. Within these fields, as appropriate, the trustees prefer programs mainly serving youth and young adults, with a special interest in programs focused on insuring the healthy growth and development of infants and young children, as a foundation for their future success. The Trust makes grant awards twice a year to nonprofit organizations in the city of Boston and contiguous communities, as well as to organizations in which Cabot family members maintain philanthropic interest.


CareyInstituteLoganNonfiction
Logan Nonfiction Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2018 
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 2018 class. There are no citizenship requirements for this residency. 


CAAMeiss
Millard Meiss Publication Fund
OSP Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2018
Award Amount:  The grant sum is intended to be less than the total cost of production; that is, a substantial portion of production costs must be met by the publisher or be from other sources.

The Millard Meiss Publication Fund supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. 


CAATerra
College Art Association
Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant
OSP Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 14, 2018
Award Amount: up to $15,000
The Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher. For this grant program, "American art" is defined as art (circa 1500-1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Awards of up to $15,000 will be made for the following categories: 
  • Grants to publishers for scholarly manuscripts on American art. Manuscripts from US publishers must view American art in an international context; and 
  • Grants for the translation of books on topics in American art to or from English. 


CAAWyeth
College Art Association
Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant
OSP Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.
Sponsor Deadline: September 14, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified; grants require a budget and cost estimate

This program supports the publication of books on American art. For this grant program, "American art" is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Eligible for the grant are book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. 
Excluded from consideration are excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), and congress proceedings. Museum exhibition or collection catalogues containing substantial scholarship are eligible. High scholarly and intellectual merit is the  sine qua non for an award; however, the jury is also attentive to the following criteria:
  • Topics with a naturally small market or unusually high expenses;
  • Works by disadvantaged scholars, including those at the earlier stages of a career, or by younger scholars or curators; or issued by smaller museums; or by or about underserved constituencies;
  • Books that break new ground, contribute new scholarship, or publish important primary-source material; and
  • Beautiful books that increase the audience for American art. 


CouncilEuropeSmallEvent
Small Event Grants
OSP Deadline: June 22, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2018
Award Amount: $300 - $1,500

CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia, and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Grants awarded in this cycle are for events taking place during the Fall semester. Any institution that receives a grant must agree to brand the event as "sponsored by the Council for European Studies" and provide an audio-visual or other record of the event.


ElizabethFirestoneGraham
Grants
OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: July 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 1, 2018 
Award Amount: $5,000 to $15,000

Grants support direct costs for catalogues and other publications accompanying contemporary art exhibitions and projects, especially those supporting emerging and under-recognized artists, and produced by organizations outside the nation's cultural centers. Limited funds are also available for publications related to the grantee organization and its programs or collections. 


EU
European Commission
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required; grant is awarded to the European institution 
Sponsor Deadline: September 12, 2018
Award Amount: varies 

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.  Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond. The scheme particularly supports the return and (re)integration of European researchers from outside Europe and those who have previously worked in Europe, as well as researchers displaced by conflict outside the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. It also promotes the career restart of individual researchers who show great potential.


FrankLydiaBergen
Grants
OSP Deadline: July 6, 2018 
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2018
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

FullerFoundation
Grants
OSP Deadline: June 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2018
Award Amount: $2,500 - $7,500 (average)

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

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


GladysDelmas
Humanities Program
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.


GrahamFoundation
Grants to Individuals
OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $20,000 (Production and Presentation Grants); up to $10,000 (Research and Development Grants)

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers. 
  • Production and Presentation Grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new media projects. 
  • Research and Development Grants assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. 


HarryFrankGuggenheim
Research Grants on Understanding Violence, Aggression, and Dominance
OSP Deadline: July 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2018
Award Amount: $15,000 - $40,000

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.


JMKaplanFurthermore
J.M. Kaplan Fund
Furthermore Grants in Publishing
OSP Deadline: August 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2018
Award Amount: $1,500 - $15,000

Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, New York City, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. Grants support work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life.  Funds apply to such specific publication components as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding.  Book projects to which a university press, nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred.


  JFKLibraryFellows
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2018
Award Amount: varies by fellowship; please see below

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $2,500 for research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic.
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $5,000. Preference is given to research in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration's domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources.
  • Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy.
  • Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations.


Guggenheim
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 19, 2018
Award Amount: varies; see details below

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

The amounts of grants vary, taking into consideration the Fellows' other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or part salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.


Temple
Small and Large Grants
OSP Deadline for Online Funding Inquiries: August 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Online Funding Inquiries: August 31, 2018
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. 


LibraryCongressKluge
The John W. Kluge Center: Kluge Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2018
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 4 to 11 months

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months.  The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. 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. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. 


LuxembourgResearch
Inter Mobility
OSP Deadline: June 22, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2018
Award Amount: stipend varies 

The aim of the  Inter Mobility program is to promote the exchange between research groups from public research institutions in Luxembourg, and leading research groups abroad. The program aims to foster innovative, internationally competitive research and support the exchange of key knowledge and technological know-how. Inter Mobility allows for exchanges in both directions: for researchers working in Luxembourg to go abroad, and for r esearchers from abroad to come to Luxembourg. Eligible social science and humanities projects include those that fall under the following  domains :
  • Individuals, institutions and markets 
  • Institutions, values, beliefs and behavior
  • Environment and society
  • The Human Mind and its complexity 
  • Cultures and cultural production
  • The study of the human past
The duration of the exchange can be from six weeks to one year. If justified, the research stay may be split in several intervals of at least two weeks each. 

MassHumanitiesDiscussion
Discussion Grants
OSP Deadline for Letters of Intent: June 18, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent: June 25, 2018
Award Amount: Organizations may request a maximum of $3,000. Organizations proposing projects that meet the Engaging New Audiences and/or the Negotiating the Social Contract incentives may request a maximum of $3,500 ; please see cost sharing details below.
 
Discussion Grants are made for public humanities projects that center around moderated discussions along with any other humanities-based project format. Partly inspired by traditional Reading & Discussion series, a Discussion Grant project may be a series of events, such as a film-and-discussion series; it may be a one-time event that includes active reflecting and discussing; or it may be something different, such as the creation of an exhibit or walking tour along with a discussion. Rather than requiring reading, Discussion Grant projects allow for the exchange of thoughts, opinions, and ideas in response to almost any kind of text or event: films, talks, performances, tours, exhibits, lectures, and more. 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.


Mozilla
Mozilla
Creative Media Awards
OSP Deadline: July 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2018
Award Amount: Five $25,000 awards and two $50,000 awards are available.

Mozilla exists to protect and promote the Internet as a global public resource, open and accessible to all. As a critical part of this mission, Mozilla invests in the innovators at the frontlines of working to make the Internet more open, inclusive, decentralized, and secure. Awards at Mozilla are designed to support diverse approaches to addressing the most pressing threats to Internet health. Awards celebrate a variety of targeted solutions, not a one-size-fits-all silver bullet. They spotlight the technologies, art, and other work being done by leaders across the globe in order to amplify these promising approaches and to help make the Internet healthier for all.

This year's Creative Media awards track supports promising approaches to engaging audiences around issues related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning through screen-based media. Awards will be given for interactive experiences, videos, games, and other web media that serve to increase public awareness of the issues and opportunities these technologies present in our increasingly quantified society.


MusicLibraryAssociation
Music Library Association
Dena Epstein Award for Archival and Library Research in American Music
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: June 29, 2018
Award Amount: up to $4,850

A grant may be awarded to support research in archives or libraries (both nationally and internationally) on any aspect of American music. For purposes of this award, "American music" is defined as music directly relating to or that has some direct connection with the United States of America. There are no restrictions as to applicant's age, nationality, profession, or institutional affiliation. All proposals will be reviewed entirely based on merit.  

  NEH2019Summer
2019 Summer Stipends
Harvard Internal Deadline: July 9, 2018
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): September 26, 2018
Award Amount:  $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2019 or later

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.  Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation.  Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.  Awards support projects at any stage of development. Please see additional NEH guidelines here

Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity.  Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Harvard may nominate two faculty members for this program. 


NEHNSFDocLang
Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
OSP Deadline: September 11, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: September 18, 2018
Award Amount: $12,000 - $150,000 per year for one to three years (Senior Research Projects); $4,200 per month for six to twelve months (Fellowships)

The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of the 6,000-7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Awards support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. DEL funding is available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for six to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork.

All DEL applications are submitted to NSF for review. Upon completion of the review process, the administration of awards is conducted separately by NEH or NSF.


NEHHumCollections
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
OSP Deadline: July 12, 2018 
Sponsor Deadline: July 19, 2018 
Award Amount:  $350,000 max. (Implementation Projects, up to three years); $50,000 max. (Foundations Projects, up to two years)  

This program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. The program  offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts (Foundations grants).


NEHHumOpenBook
National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Open Book Program
OSP Deadline: September 19, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: September 26, 2018
Award Amount: up to $250,000

The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost "ebook" technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print.  NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are soliciting proposals from academic presses, scholarly societies, museums, and other institutions that publish books in the humanities to participate in the Humanities Open Book Program. Applicants will provide a list of previously published humanities books along with brief descriptions of the books and their intellectual significance. NEH and Mellon anticipate that applicants may propose to digitize a total that ranges from less than fifty to more than one hundred books.

Proposed books can be on any topic relevant to any humanities discipline. However, in recognition of two important upcoming anniversaries, NEH and Mellon encourage applicants to consider digitizing books related to the following:
  • The 250th anniversary of the United States, coming in 2020. Applicants may wish to include important books relevant to the founding of the United States.
  • The hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, coming in 2020. Applicants may wish to include important books relevant to the Nineteenth Amendment and women's suffrage.


NEHInfrastructure
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants
OSP Deadline: July 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2018
Award Amount: up to $750,000 (though generally not more than $500,000) in matching funds; grant recipients  must raise-- from nonfederal third-party donors-- three times the amount of federal funds offered for grants up to $500,000 and four times the amount of federal funds offered for grants in excess of $500,000.

The mission of this Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building.  Grants aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. Applications are welcome from colleges and universities, museums, public libraries, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other nonprofit humanities entities. Programs that involve collaboration among multiple institutions are eligible as well, but one institution must serve as the lead agent and formal applicant of record.

Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity, and Harvard may submit only one proposal to this opportunity. Please contact Erin Hale at erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu if you are interested in applying.


NEHMediaDev
Media Projects: Development Grants
OSP Deadline: August 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2018
Award Amount: $40,000 - $75,000 over six to twelve months

The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects it supports must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience.

Development Grants  enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script (for a film or television project) or a detailed treatment (for a radio or podcast project) and may also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations. 


NEHMediaProduction
Media Projects: Production Grants
OSP Deadline: August 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2018
Award Amount: $100,000 - $650,000 over one to three years

The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects it supports must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience.

Production Grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs or podcasts that promise to engage a broad public audience.


NEHPublicHumanitiesProjects
Public Humanities Projects
OSP Deadline: August 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2018
Award Amount: typically up to $40,000 (Planning Grants for Exhibitions and Historic Places); $50,000 - $400,000 (Implementation Grants for Community Conversations, Exhibitions, and Historic Places)

Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities pr ogramming. This grant program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement. Applications should follow the parameters set out below for one of the following three formats:
  • Community Conversations: This format supports one- to two-year-long series of community-wide in-person public programs that are centered on one or more significant humanities resources, such as historic artifacts, artworks, literature, musical compositions, or films. These resources should be chosen to engage a diverse public audience. The programs must be anchored through perspectives drawn from humanities disciplines. Applicants must demonstrate prior experience conducting public dialogues. Please note that Planning Grants are not funded under this category. 
  • ExhibitionsThis format 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 four to six 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 PlacesThis format 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. 

NEH encourages projects that explore humanities ideas through multiple formats. Proposed projects may include complementary components: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website, mobile app, or discussion programs.



Documenting Human Migrations
OSP Deadline: July 2, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: July 10, 2018
Award Amount: t ypical 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.

NSFLinguistics
Linguistics
OSP Deadline: July 9, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: July 16, 2018
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 children?
  • What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?
Because NSF's mandate is to support basic research, the Linguistics Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction. The program will also accept proposals for workshops and conferences.


NSFSciTechSoc
Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
OSP Deadline: July 27, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 3, 2018
Award Amount: varies by award type; please see below

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.  Funding is as follows: 
  1. Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research:  $400,000, including indirect costs, over two to three years. 
  2. Scholars Awards: $180,000, including indirect costs, over one year. 
  3. Postdoctoral Fellowships: Annual stipend of $50,000 to cover both salary and fringe benefits for a maximum of two years. 
  4. Conferences and Workshops: $25,000, including indirect costs.
  5. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: $10,000 in direct costs for research in North America and $12,500 in direct costs for international research, plus applicable indirect costs.
This program draws from a variety of disciplines: anthropology, communication studies, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology to address the broad spectrum of STS research areas, topics, and approaches. 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


NYWomenFilm
Women's Film Preservation Fund
OSP Deadline: June 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $10,000

The Women's Film Preservation Fund, founded by New York Women in Film & Television, seeks proposals for the preservation or restoration of American films, from any era, in which women have held significant creative positions, including, but not limited to, writer, director, producer, editor and performer. Criteria for selection includes:
  • Artistic, historic, cultural and/or educational importance of the film, especially its relation to the role of women in film history;
  • Significance of the key creative women in the production; 
  • Evidence of the artistic and technical expertise of those planning and executing the project;
  • Urgency of the need to preserve the film;
  • Appropriateness of the budget for the proposed work;
  • Realistic plan for making the film available to professionals, scholars, and interested audiences 


OpenSocietyFellowship
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2018
Award Amount: stipend of $80,000 to $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income

Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition:  New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.  This proposition is intended as a provocation-to stimulate productive controversy and debate-and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations' thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.


Radcliffe
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals

The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. 


RuthHaroldChenven
Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2018
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).


KressConservation
Conservation
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
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.


SamuelKressDigital
Digital Resources 
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified; recent awards range from $12,000 to $90,000

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support will also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. Please note that this grant program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.


SamuelKressHistoryArt
Samuel H. Kress Foundation 
History of Art Grants
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
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.


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

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

Funding is available in the following categories:
  • Development (up to $15,000)
  • Production/Post-Production (up to $40,000)
  • Audience Engagement (up to $20,000)
  • Additional opportunities by nomination

Exhibition Grants
OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: July 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 1, 2018
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, it encourages:
  • A focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art
  • International curatorial involvement
  • Inclusion of international catalogue essayists
  • A presentation that is meaningful to international audiences
Visual arts that are eligible for Terra Foundation Exhibition Grants include painting; sculpture; works on paper (prints, drawings, watercolors, photographs); decorative arts (typically handmade functional objects of high aesthetic quality); design (objects of high aesthetic quality; excludes industrial design); video art; and conceptual art. Excluded are architecture, performance art, and commercial film/animation.


UCambridgeTrinityJunior
Trinity College Junior Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 30, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified

The purpose of Junior Research Fellowships is to offer men and women of exceptional intellectual calibre, for whom the fellowship would be their first substantial paid academic or research appointment, an opportunity to pursue research for up to four years. The Fellowships are available in all branches of University studies.


USDeptStateFulbright
Core Fulbright Scholar Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals/external institutions
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2018
Award Amount: grant benefits vary by country and type of award; generally speaking, grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs for the grantee and their accompanying dependents

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.


WyethFoundationAmArt
Grants
OSP Deadline: June 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2018
Award Amount: $5,000 to $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. Grants 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.

Yaddo
Yaddo
Artist Residencies
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2018
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.




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