January 2020

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NEWS & RESOURCES

Whiting Foundation for Public Engagement Programs
Internal Deadline: March 16, 2020

The Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Programs are intended to celebrate and empower early-career faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. Fellowships and Seed Grants are available. 

The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
UPDATE: The President's FY 2020 budget request has, for the third year, called for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); however, these agencies continue normal grantmaking operations and they continue to have strong Congressional support. See statements from the  NEH ; the NEA ; and the IMLS for more information. Please send any questions or concerns about federal research funding to Jen Corby at  jcorby@fas.harvard.edu.

NEW TO CAMPUS? 

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

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES


Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

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

Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.

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

I want to host a program or develop curriculum for faculty, scholars, students, or practitioners to expand their knowledge of a topic.

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

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

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

* Indicates an UPDATED or NEW opportunity added this month.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
DRockefellerFaculty
Faculty Grants
Deadline: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: varies by award type

Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of past and present Latin America. The Center accepts proposals for faculty grants twice a year, once each semester. The program will accept only one proposal per faculty applicant per year, and will not fund multiple or repeat applications for the same project from collaborating faculty members. The committee gives priority to faculty members who have not previously received grants but will consider consecutive funding for course-based projects, on a case by case basis.

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

The FHBI provides seed grants to support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will be those that promise to advance understanding of the social, institutional and biological mechanisms shaping human beliefs and behavior. Funds will be used to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods. The fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities. Harvard  full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty are eligible to apply.
HarvardAsiaCenter
Faculty Research Grants
Deadline: February 14, 2020; March 13, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $20,000 (single applicants); up to $30,000 (teams)  

The Asia Center offers faculty research grants of up to $20,000 for single applicants and of up to $30,000 for teams, to support Harvard faculty research and travel on any topic related to East, South, or Southeast Asia. 
  • Senior Faculty: Funded projects must involve more than one country or region of East, South, or Southeast Asia. Applications submitted by faculty members that approach the topic from more than one discipline are strongly encouraged and will receive priority.
  • Junior Faculty: Strong preference is given to projects that involve more than one country or region of East, South, or Southeast Asia. Applications submitted by faculty members that approach the topic from more than one discipline are strongly encouraged and will receive priority.
Please note that Asia Center faculty grant recipients are likely be asked to present on their funded activities as part of the Asia Center Seminar Series. Any funds not spent by the end of the timeframe specified in the proposal will revert to the Asia Center.
HarvardDataScienceInitiative
Faculty Special Projects Fund
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The Harvard Data Science Initiative Faculty Special Projects Fund is intended to support one-time data science opportunities for which other funding is not readily available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and funding will be awarded throughout the year until available funding is exhausted. Applicants may request funding of up to $5,000 to support research, community-building, outreach, and educational activities. Examples of projects that the Fund is intended to support include offsetting the cost of running workshops or seminars, data visualization or research dissemination, and video production. The HDSI welcomes applications from all fields of scholarship.  

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

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

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

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

MBBFacultyAwards
Faculty Awards
Deadline: January 24, 2020
Award Amount: typically up to $50,000

These awards are intended to support faculty members who want to examine Mind Brain Behavior (MBB)-related issues through interdisciplinary research, education, or experiences. As fields change, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify what defines interdisciplinary research. MBB encourages applicants who are combining elements of their own field with methods or insights from another field, especially if those methods and insights have not already been appropriated by the faculty member's original field, and so long as it advances the agenda of the MBB initiative. These awards should increase productivity and/or facilitate inter-faculty collaboration. Therefore, all proposals must be explicitly cross-disciplinary, involving at least two principals, each from a different discipline.
ProvostialFund
Deadline: February 24, 2020
Award Amount: up to $7,500

This fund is intended to support creative, innovative initiatives in the arts and humanities, for projects led by members of the faculty within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and/or other schools. Proposals might include performances, master classes, conferences, workshops, seminars and visits by outsiders. They may involve collaborations across departments and divisions of the FAS and the University as well as with colleagues beyond the University. Although a direct tie-in with the curriculum is not an absolute requirement, proposals that have a clear connection to existing courses, new courses, or pedagogical activities more broadly construed will be favored. Because Rothenberg Funds are now fully depleted, the Provostial Fund will also welcome applications to support faculty research.  
PublicationFund
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The FAS Tenure-Track Publication Fund  assists assistant and associate professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences with costs related to scholarly publications, broadly defined. For example, this might include expenses associated with research assistance, publication subsidies, copying, word processing, obtaining translations or illustrations, or creating footnotes or indices. 

The Tenured Publication Fund aids tenured FAS faculty members in bringing scholarly book projects to timely completion. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, to help defray eligible expenses. The Fund is meant to supplement other available means of support; faculty are expected to seek departmental, center-based, and external funds before applying to this Fund.

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
AcademyFilmScholars
Academy Film Scholars Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2020
Award Amount: $25,000

Academy Film Scholars grants are awarded to scholars to support significant new works of film scholarship. Applicants must be established scholars, writers, historians or researchers possessing either a significant record of achievement, or exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments in his or her field. Applicants must have written and published at least one book of scholarship prior to applying. Each applicant must propose a new work in the English language encompassing some aspect of theatrical motion picture art, science, commerce, history or theory. Those examining elements of the film industry that have been underrepresented in the canon of film scholarship will be given priority. Works solely exploring television, video or other media arts are not eligible. Proposed works may be books, multimedia presentations, curatorial projects, interactive DVDs or Internet sites. 

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. 

AASNEH
AAS-NEH Long Term Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $4,200 stipend per month for 4-12 months

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

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

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

All of the short-term fellowships available for scholars are listed here . Please check each description for eligibility. Doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research are eligible for many of the fellowships. Candidates holding a recognized terminal degree appropriate to the area of proposed research, such as the master's degree in library science or M.F.A., are often eligible to apply.
ACORJordanFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award Amount: varies by program; please see below

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus. The following residential fellowships are available:
  • NEH FellowshipThis award is intended for scholars who have a Ph.D. or have completed their professional training. Funding is provided for four to ten months. Eligible fields of research include, but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. for three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for ten months is $50,000, of which $32,000 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for ACOR room and board. Shorter award periods are prorated accordingly. The award must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021.
  • ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship: This program offers two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars and professionals with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Middle East. U.S. citizenship is required. The maximum award amount is $32,400. Awards must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021. 
AmInstitutePakistan
Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award Amount:  All applicants will need to submit a budget that is reasonable and appropriate to the project. Budgets should include economy airfare, stipend, lodging accommodations and other research-related expenses.

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) is a bi-national research and educational organization with a mission to promote the academic study of Pakistan in the U.S. and to encourage scholarly exchange between the U.S. and Pakistan. Applicants must be AIPS members to apply. The duration of the award must be for at least two and less than nine months. Research can be proposed to conduct research in Pakistan (Islamabad and/or Lahore) or another country (excluding the U.S.)  
AMSPublications
Subventions for Publications
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $2,500

The American Musicological Society provides 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. Subventions are granted for any topics of musicological research. 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. Proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers are welcome. Projects that make use of newer technologies are also encouraged.
APSDigitalHumanities
Digital Humanities Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 6, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $3,000 for one month

The American Philosophical Library welcomes applications for fellowships in the Digital Humanities. These one-month fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, including graduate students. Interested scholars may choose to submit proposals for projects that: 1) utilize the APS's Library holdings to advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library's Center for Digital Scholarship. Possible collaborative projects will focus on the Center's Open Data Initiative and would explore data sets created from either a) the Benjamin Franklin postal records kept during his tenure as Postmaster of Colonial Philadelphia, 1748-1752, or b) datasets created from a stout volume of indenture records for servants and redemptioners coming through the port of Philadelphia during the 1770s. Applicants interested in working on these project need not have special expertise in early American history.
APSPhillipsNativeAmerican
Phillips Fund for Native American Research
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 24, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $3,500

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time.
AmericanResearchCenterEgypt
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies by program; please see below

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) offers funded fellowships for a wide range of scholars looking to conduct research in Egypt. Previous fellows have represented the fields of anthropology, archaeology, architecture, fine art, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, the humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, political science, religious studies, and music. Decades of close collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities (MoA) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) enable ARCE to provide fellows with solid administrative support and advice that eases access to Egyptian museums, monuments, archaeological sites, research libraries, archives and Egyptian institutions of higher education. The following fellowships are available:
  • ARCE-CAORC Research FellowshipsThis fellowship is open to U.S. citizen pre-doctoral candidates (ABD), postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars at museums, universities and institutions worldwide for a minimum stay of three months and a maximum stay of 12 months. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the fellowship through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Four to six fellowships are funded annually. Fellowships range from $2,200-$3,520 per month based on academic rank, plus round trip airfare.
  • ARCE-NEH FellowshipThis fellowship is open to U.S. citizen postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars at universities, museums, and institutions worldwide and to foreign nationals who have been a resident in the United States for three consecutive years immediately preceding the application deadline. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements-except for the actual conferral of the degree-by January 15, 2020. One four-month fellowship will be awarded. The Fellowship provides $5,000 per month.
AmSchoolClassicalAthens
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: varies by fellowship type (the majority of the opportunities offered have a deadline of January 15, 2020)
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens advances knowledge of Greece in all periods, as well as other areas of the classical world, by training young scholars, sponsoring and promoting archaeological fieldwork, providing resources for scholarly work, and disseminating research. The ASCSA supports a multidisciplinary approach to Hellenic studies, encompassing the fields of archaeology, anthropology, the archaeological sciences, topography, architecture, epigraphy, numismatics, history, art, language, literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural studies. The School has funding available for short-term and academic year study for recent PhD graduates, as well as established scholars.
 AndyWarhol
Grants   
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
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.
BiolaTempletonGratitute
Gratitude to God: Psychological, Philosophical and Theological Investigations
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $250,000 (Empirical Proposals: Regular Grants); up to $25,000 (Empirical Proposals: Early Career Grants); up to $100,000 (Non-Empirical Proposals: Regular Grants); up to $15,000 (Non-Empirical Proposals: Early Career Grants) 

Biola University, with the help of a very generous grant from The John Templeton Foundation, welcomes proposals from various disciplines to investigate questions that concern Gratitude to God. The program anticipates proposals for empirical and non-empirical projects that address one or more of the questions listed below. Proposals may be for projects that utilize the methodologies of the behavioral sciences, philosophy, theology, or religious studies. Empirical projects may be multi-method, qualitative, theoretical, cross-cultural, employ behavioral measures, or incorporate developmental approaches (though none of these are required). For the empirical projects, experimental methodologies are encouraged. There will be 4 separate award competitions: (1) Empirical large grants, (2) Empirical early career grants, (3) Non-empirical large grants, and (4) Non-empirical early career grants. 
BogliascoFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: full room and board; no stipend

An American nonprofit with a program in Italy, the Bogliasco Foundation awards one-month Fellowships to individuals of all ages and nationalities who have made significant contributions in the arts and humanities. Fellows live and work in bucolic surroundings on the coast near Genoa, where natural beauty combines with an intimate group setting to encourage inquiry and transformative exchange across all disciplines. Twice a year, the Foundation welcomes applications from individuals doing creative or scholarly work in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and visual arts. The Foundation awards approximately 60 Fellowships each year in seven residency periods that run from September through May.
CabotFamilyGrants
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Concept Paper: January 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Concept Paper: February 1, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000

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.
ChamberMusicJazz
New Jazz Works
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 31, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 7, 2020
Award Amount: up to $19,000 (Core Funding), plus $15,000 for performances/ recordings and $3,000 for administrative support

Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or a member of the ensemble. Only ensembles consisting of 2-10 musicians may apply to this program. Previously written works, works-in-progress, arrangements, chamber opera, and/or incidental music are not supported by this program. If the new work will be written as part of a multi-disciplinary project, it must also be a stand-alone work for performance.
ChiangChingKuoConferences
Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $25,000

The Foundation will consider applications from institutions for grants to hold conferences, workshops, or seminars on specific subjects related to the Foundation's goals and objectives. Applicants are urged to seek matching funds. Applications should be filed before September 15, or January 15 for conferences to be held during the following six-month period. In principle, the Foundation does not provide funding for annual meetings. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.
ChiangChingkuoPublication
Publication Subsidies
FAS/OSP Deadline: N/A; grants are applied for by the academic publisher
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 - $10,000

Academic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation. The publication may be in the form of a book or a monograph. Applications will be accepted for completed book manuscripts, but not for books in a series. Priority will be given to first book projects by junior scholars. Publication Subsidy Grants may only be used to cover editing, indexing, and other relevant publication costs. Translation and research-related expenses may not be included. Priority will also be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.
CAAMeiss
Millard Meiss Publication Fund  
FAS/OSP Deadline: N/A; applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.  
Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2020
Award Amount: The grant sum is intended to be less than the total cost of production; that is, a substantial portion of production costs must be met by the publisher or be from other sources.

Applications for publication grants will be considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Applications are judged in relation to two criteria: (1) the quality of the project; and (2) the need for financial assistance. Although the quality of the manuscript is the sine qua non for a grant, an excellent manuscript may not be funded if it is financially self-supporting.

In general, the purpose of the grant is to support presses in the publication of projects of the highest scholarly and intellectual merit that may not generate adequate financial return. The jury is particularly sympathetic to applications that propose enhancing the visual component of the study through the inclusion of color plates or an expanded component of black-and-white illustrations. Expenses generated by exceptional design requirements (maps, line drawings, charts, and tables) are also suitable for consideration. Permission and rental fees/reproduction rights, especially in cases where they are burdensome, are also appropriate.
CAATerraTravel
Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $9,000

The Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980. The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context. Projects eligible for consideration meet the following criteria: 
  • Research topics are dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980 (i.e. visual art dating from c. 1500 to 1980, made by artists from what is now the geographic area of the United States).
  • All visual art categories are eligible except architecture and commercial film/animation. Projects should place objects and practices in an art-historical perspective. 
  • For projects with transnational or transcultural content, eligibility will be determined on the significance of the topic for US art history.
CAORCMultiResearch
Multi-Country Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 23, 2020
Award Amount: up to $11,000

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

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

The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers recent Ph.D. graduates the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among collections, educational technologies, and current research. Host institutions benefit from fellows' field-specific expertise by gaining insights into their collections' potential uses and users, scholarly information behaviors, and current teaching and learning practices. CLIR solicits and facilitates the host and fellowship application processes. Fellows are then hired directly by host institutions.
CLIRRecordings
Recordings at Risk
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2020
Award Amount: $10,000 - $50,000

Recordings at Risk is a program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. Awards will cover costs of preservation reformatting for fragile and/or obsolete time-based media content by qualified external service providers. Eligible media may include, but are not necessarily limited to, magnetic audio and video tape, grooved discs, wax cylinders, wire recordings, and film (with or without sound).
EurasiaFoundationUSRussiaEurasiaSocialExpertise
FAS/OSP Deadline for Statement of Interest: January 15, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline for Statement of Interest: January 23, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $43,000

The U.S.-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019-2020 project competition. Teams composed of at least one U.S. and Russian organization or higher education institution are invited to propose innovative bilateral initiatives that will benefit both countries and address a common issue in one of the four following socially-oriented themes: 
  1. Social inclusion
  2. Technology and innovation for social good
  3. Social entrepreneurship
  4. Youth engagement
FACEContemporaryTheater
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 2, 2020
Award Amount: FACE Contemporary Theater grants support up to 50% of the expenses related to the artistic project such as artists' fees, housing, per diem, travel, visa expenses, and equipment rentals related to the production, but cannot exceed $20,000.

FACE Contemporary Theater fosters innovative artistic collaborations and co-productions in theater, and contributes to a dynamic intercultural dialogue between France and the United States. It also supports projects that explore aesthetic boundaries and reflect the cultural and artistic diversity of the French and American contemporary scenes. The program has expanded beyond artists based in France and the United States to include projects by artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East performing in the United States, as long as their work is co-produced by French cultural institutions. Special attention is given to: 
  • Projects involving artists whose work has rarely been seen in the partner country. 
  • French projects that are part of major festivals in the United States or in conjunction with important performing arts platforms such as APAP.
  • Projects involving artists with varied backgrounds and influences, in order to promote a rich intercultural dialogue.
  • Projects that are an outcome of a curatorial research trip conducted during the year and supported by FACE Contemporary Theater or the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 
  • French companies touring the United States as long as they include a minimum of 5 performances in a minimum of 2 cities. This require is the same for American companies touring France.
In 2020-2022, special attention will be given to projects in public space with solid commitment towards communities.
FritzThyssenFoundation
Conferences
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 28, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required
 
The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics. An application can be filed in the following areas of support:
Funding is basically reserved for projects that are related to the promotion areas of the Foundation and have a clear connection to the German research system. This connection can be established either at a personal level through German scientists working on the project, at an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes or through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.

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.

GrahamFoundation
Grants to Organizations
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 18, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 25, 2020
Award Amount: up to $30,000

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations. These grants assist organizations 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, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, budgets, and production and dissemination plans.

Applications for Publication Support: Unless the applicant is a publisher, an organization applying for publication support should have a committed publisher for the work. 
HistoryMakersFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 24, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2020 
Award Amount: varies by award type; please see below

The HistoryMakers is inviting applications for fellowships - Academic Research, Digital Humanities, and Creative Study - for the period of Summer 2020 (April-September 2020). Applicant's work must use content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. The following fellowships are available:
  • The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Four awards of $7,500 each will be made. Applications can be submitted online here
  • The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, as well as an active distribution plan. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Two awards of $5,000 each will be made. Applications can be submitted online here
  • The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction),performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues) and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Two awards of $5,000 each will be made. Applications can be submitted online here
IIASFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount:  stipend of €2,000/month

IIAS Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers from around the world who wish to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. The institute actively promotes innovative research and seeks the interconnection between academic disciplines. In doing so, the Institute looks for researchers focusing on the  three IIAS clusters 'Asian Cities', 'Asian Heritages' and 'Global Asia' . However, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications that link to more than one field are also welcome.  Fellows are in residence in Leiden, the Netherlands.  
JMKaplanFurthermore
Furthermore Grants in Publishing
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
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. Furthermore looks for 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.  
JSLeeMemorialFellowship
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 22, 2020
Award Amount: As the duration and destination of each Fellowship varies, the amount of the grant will be varied on a case by case basis.

The J.S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme supports curators, museum professionals, and art history research academics by providing Chinese art related residential Fellowships at  Participating Institutions. In order to realize the goal of promoting international cultural and intellectual exchange in the field of Chinese art, the Programme requires the applicant to be based in a museum or an institution in a place outside of his / her habitual residence. Fields of Fellowship supported include Chinese art history, curatorship, archaeology, conservation, museum management and museum education.

Selected Fellows will have the opportunities to work under leading curatorial professionals, and to participate in curatorial work and research for a period of four to twelve months. The Fellowship fund will cover international round-trip airfare, accommodation and living expense during the Fellowship period. However, the Programme does not fund course study and priority will be given to applicants who have limited exchange experiences.
MJByzantine
Project and Publication Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified

Mary Jaharis Center  Project Grants support discrete and highly focused professional projects aimed at the conservation, preservation, and documentation of Byzantine archaeological sites and monuments dated from 300 CE to 1500 CE primarily in Greece and Turkey. Projects may be small stand-alone projects or discrete components of larger projects. Eligible projects might include archeological investigation, excavation, or survey; documentation, recovery, and analysis of at risk materials (e.g., architecture, mosaics, paintings in situ); and preservation (i.e., preventive measures, e.g., shelters, fences, walkways, water management) or conservation (i.e., physical hands-on treatments) of sites, buildings, or objects.

Mary Jaharis Center  Publication Grants support book-length publications or major articles in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. Grants are aimed at early career academics. Preference will be given to postdocs and assistant professors, though applications from non-tenure track faculty and associate and full professors will be considered. We encourage the submission of first-book projects.
MCCArtist
Artist Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: January 27, 2020 (Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting)
Award Amount: $15,000

Mass Cultural Council's Artist Fellowships recognize exceptional work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines. They catalyze artistic advancement and pave the way for creative innovation of enduring cultural value. Artist Fellowships categories come up for review every other year. Next year, Mass Cultural Council will welcome applications in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography. Applicants must have been legal residents of Massachusetts for the last two years and be legal residents when the grant is awarded. 
MassHumanitiesProjects
Project Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 16, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 23, 2020
Award Amount: up to $10,000 or up to $15,000 for documentaries and projects focused on current priorities. Organizations must demonstrate a cash cost-share that equals or exceeds 10 percent of the MH funds requested, and the total cost-share (cash and in-kind) must equal or exceed the MH funds requested.

Project grants support public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts, including but not limited to humanities based civic conversations; public lecture, conference, and panel discussion; reading and discussion programs; film and discussion programs; museum exhibitions and related programming; theatrical productions with post- or pre- performance discussion; oral history projects; walking tours; audio projects; film pre-production and distribution; websites; and content-based professional development workshops for teachers. In general, Mass Humanities prioritizes funding projects that engage those whose contact with humanities programming is limited, and programming that responds to the current theme,  The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America .
MHSNEH
MHS-NEH Long-Term Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 stipend per month for 4-12 months

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

New NEH guidelines require prospective fellows to have completed their training for the terminal degree in their field (ordinarily the Ph.D.) by the application deadline. NEH-sponsored fellowships are not available to graduate students. The awards committee will pay special attention both to the quality of proposed projects and to their relationship to the Society's collections. It will give preference to candidates who have not held a long-term grant during the three years prior to the proposed fellowship term.
MHSShortTerm
Short-Term Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $2,000 for four weeks

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than 20 short-term research fellowships in 2020. Each grant will provide a stipend of $2,000 for four weeks of research at the Society sometime between 1 July 2020, and 30 June 2021. Short-term awards are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent, with candidates who live 50 or more miles from Boston receiving preference. Applicants who do not reside in the U.S. must indicate their citizenship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or already hold the J-1 visa or equivalent documents that will allow them to accept the stipend.
MaxvanBerchem
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: March 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 31, 2020
Award Amount: detailed budget is required

The Max van Berchem Foundation, whose goal is to promote the study of Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion and literature, awards grants for research carried out in these areas by scholars who have already received their doctorate.  In recent years, the Foundation has financed archaeological excavations, research projects and studies in Islamic art and architecture in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Spain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Turkmenistan and India. It has also provided financial support for epigraphical projects in France (the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique), Spain, Italy, Palestine, China, Yemen, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Bengal. 
NEAPoetry
Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 11, 2020
Award Amount: $25,000

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the criteria for review are the artistic excellence and artistic merit of the submitted manuscript.  The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY2021, fellowships in  poetry  are available. Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) will be offered in FY2022 and guidelines will be available in January 2021. 
NEATranslation
Translation Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $12,500 - $25,000

Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. NEA encourages translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English, as well as work that has not previously been translated into English.
NEHDigitalHumanitesAdvancement
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $325,000 outright + up to $50,000 in matching funds

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve:
  • creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods, techniques, or infrastructure that contribute to the humanities;
  • pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; or 
  • conducting evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement.
Please Note: The NEH recently held a webinar about this opportunity. You may watch the webinar here or download the slides here.
NEHInstitutesDigital
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 5, 2020
Award Amount: up to $250,000

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

Applicants may apply to create institutes that are a single opportunity or are offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days or as long as six weeks and held at a single site or at multiples sites; virtual institutes are also permissible. Training opportunities could be offered before or after regularly occurring scholarly meetings, during the summer months, or during appropriate times of the academic year. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic; it should also be appropriate for the intended audience.
NEHLandmarks
Landmarks of American History and Culture
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 13, 2020
Award Amount: up to $190,000

The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week workshops for K-12 educators across the nation to enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level. The program defines a landmark as a site of historic importance within the United States and its territories. Landmarks could include historic homes, museums, presidential libraries, and sites memorializing literary, artistic, or architectural achievements. Projects could take place in public spaces and neighborhoods, major waterways, national parks, or other locations of historic importance.

Projects employ a place-based approach and are designed to offer educators a unique and compelling opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives of the American people. Applicants are encouraged to think creatively about place-based learning strategies, experiential learning methodologies, and other professional development goals. Projects explore central themes in American history and culture, including government, literature, the arts, architecture, archaeology, and related humanities subjects.
NEHPublicScholarProgram
Public Scholar Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 5, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

The Public Scholars Program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. The program is intended to: a) encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books; and b) encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers. NEH especially encourages applications to this program from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists.
NEHSummerHigherEd
Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Education Faculty
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 13, 2020
Award Amount: maximum award amounts vary based on type/length of program

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Education Faculty provide higher education faculty across the nation the opportunity to broaden and deepen their engagement with the humanities. The one- to four-week professional development programs allow participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore recent developments in scholarship, teaching, and/or curriculum through study of a variety of humanities topics.

A Seminar provides a focused environment in which sixteen participants study a humanities topic under the guidance of one or two established scholars. Seminars have few, if any, visiting faculty. Seminars emphasize close interaction among the participants and director(s) through discussion of common readings and conversations about scholarship and teaching. Substantial time is made available for reflection, work on independent or collaborative projects, and related advising.

An Institute allows twenty-five to thirty-six participants to study a humanities topic with a team of experienced scholars. Because this larger format emphasizes the range of perspectives that can be brought to a topic, an institute typically has more and longer meetings per week than a seminar. Project leaders and participants mutually explore connections between scholarship and teaching, and some time is provided for work on individual or collaborative projects.
NEHSummerSeminars
Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 13, 2020
Award Amount: maximum award amounts vary based on type/length of program

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators provide school teachers across the nation the opportunity to broaden and deepen their engagement with the humanities. One- to four-week residential programs, led by scholars and K-12 professionals, allow participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to study a variety of humanities topics. Seminars and Institutes focus on the intellectual quality of humanities education and address recent developments in scholarship, teaching, and/or curriculum.

A Seminar provides a focused environment in which sixteen participants study a specific humanities topic under the guidance of one or two established scholars. Seminars have few, if any, visiting faculty. Seminars emphasize sustained interaction among the participants and director(s) through discussion of common readings and conversations about teaching. Substantial time is made available for reflection, work on independent projects, and related advising.

An Institute allows twenty-five to thirty-six participants to study a humanities topic with a team of experienced scholars and K-12 professionals. Because this larger format emphasizes the range of perspectives that can be brought to the topic, an institute typically has more and longer meetings per week than a seminar. The participants and scholarly team mutually explore connections between scholarship and teaching, and some time is provided for work on individual or collaborative projects.
NEHSustainingCultural
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 30, 2020
Award Amount: up to $350,000 (Implementation); up to $50,000 (Planning) 

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

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in collections of America's early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation's legal history. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may:
  • Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online
  • Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions
  • Provide access to born-digital records
  • Create new tools and methods for users to access records
The NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive. The NHPRC also encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project. 
NIHELSI
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research (R01)
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 29, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 5, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

This program invites applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. Applications may propose studies using either single or mixed methods. Proposed approaches may include but are not limited to data-generating qualitative and quantitative approaches, legal, economic and normative analyses, and other types of analytical and conceptual research methodologies, such as those involving the direct engagement of stakeholders. To address the broad scope and reach of genomic advances in society, applications are invited from investigators representing a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to ethics, genetics and genomics, clinical medicine, law, health services research, public health, bioinformatics and health information sciences, behavioral and social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, communication science) and the humanities (e.g., history, religion, philosophy, literature). 
NSFSTS
Science and Technology Studies
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 3, 2020
Award Amount: varies by award type; please see details below

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field that investigates the conceptual foundations, historical developments, and social contexts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The STS program supports proposals across a broad spectrum of research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice. STS research may be empirical or conceptual; specifically, it may focus on the intellectual, material, or social facets of STEM including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues. The STS program supports proposals across the broad spectrum of STS research areas, topics, and approaches. They include, but are not limited to:
  1. Studies of societal aspects of an emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics, big data analysis, neuroscience, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and quantum technologies (computers, sensors, and encryption).
  2. Research on the social organization of scientific work (e.g., organizations, groups, and collaborations) and how this shapes the knowledge that gets produced and its intellectual and social impacts.
  3. Issues relating science and engineering to broader societal concerns including ethics, policy, governance, equity, race and gender, inclusion, trust, reliability, risk and uncertainty, sustainability, user-centeredness, and globalization.
  4. Research on the historical and conceptual foundations of any of the natural, social, or formal sciences including its nature and fundamentals, its origins, or its place in modern politics, culture, and society.
  5. Mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) approaches, and approaches that integrate traditional STS perspectives (historical, philosophical, social scientific) with each other or with innovative perspectives from the arts or humanities.
  6. Interdisciplinary projects on topics of broad societal concern that engage in integrative collaborative research involving at least one STS expert and one in some other STEM field with prospective outcomes that serve to advance both fields.
The STS program supports several distinct types of proposals in order to accommodate the diverse research needs of the STS community:
  • Standard and Collaborative Research Grants: These grants support proposals for basic STS research. They also support proposals for infrastructure development that serves to enhance STS research; program support of infrastructure projects is directed towards scholarly research and data production, rather than administrative or logistical activities. Due to budgetary constraints, total direct costs will rarely exceed $400,000 for two to three years.
  • Scholars Awards: Provide up to full-time release for an academic year and a summer to conduct research. Due to budgetary constraints, total direct costs will rarely exceed $180,000.
  • Professional Development Grants: Support specialized methodological training for post-PhD researchers in STS who have active research programs that would be enhanced by such training. Professional Development Grants have a ceiling of $75,000 and a maximum duration of 36 months. 
  • Research Community Development Grants: Support community development activities for graduate students and faculty. Such activities include field schools in the United States and abroad; summer training programs for both graduate students and faculty; software development; a program for mid-project research team meetings; and small awards for preparation of materials for archiving by retiring researchers. A typical grant is expected to be in the range of $75,000 - $100,000 per year for up to 36 months.
  • Conference Support: The STS program provides financial support for national and international conferences including symposia, and research workshops. Support for conferences typically does not exceed $25,000 in direct costs.
NewAmericaNationalFellows
National Fellows Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: February 2, 2020 
Award Amount: $15,000 - $30,000 stipend

New America's Fellows Program invests in thinkers - journalists, scholars, filmmakers, and public policy analysts - who generate big, bold ideas that have an impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day. National Fellows advance ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and storytelling. New America looks for projects that are original and ambitious, with viable plans for their implementation. There is no set template for a successful fellowship project. Some projects focus on furthering a new public policy idea through either a domestic or international lens, while others illuminate longstanding dilemmas of American life from new angles. New America's goal is to find bold, impactful thinkers and to fund them for a year; long enough to make progress on a book, develop a series of articles, produce a documentary, or work on another project that is accessible. 
NewEnglandRegionalGrants
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award Amount:  Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions.

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, a collaboration of 30 major cultural agencies, will offer at least two dozen awards in 2020-2021. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Awards are open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who hold the necessary U.S. government documents. Grants are designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several agencies.

NERFC grants support work in a broad array of fields, including but not limited to: history, literature, art history, African American studies, American studies, women's and gender studies, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, environmental studies, oceanography, and the histories of law, medicine, and technology. Member institutions hold collections that offer a historical perspective on topics in all of these fields and more. For information on each member's resources, see its listing in " Participants " and contact the institution. Each NERFC itinerary must:
  • be a minimum of eight weeks
  • include at least three different member institutions, and
  • include at least two weeks at each of these institutions.
NERFC expects fellows to visit all the repositories they list in their proposals for the length of time they specify. The Consortium's policy is to ensure that each member with collections hosts fellows every year. An applicant's proposed itinerary may be a factor in the decision whether to award a fellowship. In keeping with NERFC's regional interests, the Consortium may also favor applications that draw on institutions from more than one metropolitan area. Grants in the upcoming cycle are for the year June 1, 2020-May 31, 2021.
NewMusicUSAProject
Project Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 30, 2020
Award Amount: up to $15,000

The Foundation's approach to Project Grants is driven by two core convictions. First, that the best way to serve new music is to ask practitioners what they need rather than tell them what they should want. Second, that the process for requesting financial support should be simple and should help artists connect with audiences, not just funders. Applicants are asked to present their projects using the same language and media they would use to build public interest in their work. The Foundation's goal is to make grantmaking less about grant writing, and focus instead on how artists naturally talk about their work. New Music USA is also passionate about adding value to the grants it gives and works to provide a platform for further exploration. The Foundation does this to build community around the artists served through promotion of projects through social media, email, and connections within the field.
NYPublicLibraryShortTerm
Short-Term Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections are welcome to apply. Preference is given to applications making a strong case for accessing special collections materials. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for three years as of January 31, 2020, and live outside of the New York metropolitan area may apply.    
 PalestinianAmericanPalestinianAmericanResearchCenter
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 13, 2020
Award Amount: $4,200 per month of research

The primary mission of the Palestinian American Research Center is to improve scholarship about Palestinian affairs, expand the pool of experts knowledgeable about the Palestinians, and strengthen linkages among Palestinian, American, and foreign research institutions and scholars. The  NEH/FPIRI Fellowships competition is for research in the humanities or research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods. Fellowship awards are for research in Palestine for a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consecutive months for scholars who have earned their PhD or have completed their professional training. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the U.S. for the last three years.
PhiBetaKappaSibley
Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $20,000 stipend

  • Demonstrate ability to carry on original research;
  • Hold a doctorate/have fulfilled all requirements for doctorate except the dissertation (ABD); and
  • Plan to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. Under appropriate circumstances, if approved by Phi Beta Kappa, candidates may hold other positions concurrently with the Sibley Fellowship.
The 2020 application cycle is to support scholars in French Studies.
RadcliffeInstitueOralHistory
Schlesinger Library: Research Support and Oral History Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2020
Award Amount: up to $3,000

The Schlesinger Library invites scholars to apply for the following programs:
  • Research Support Grants: These grants are for researchers at any career stage beyond graduate school to apply for support for their work in the library's collections. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent research and writing experience. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated research productivity and whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.
  • Oral History Grants: These grants are for scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States. This grant stipulates that the interviews take place in accordance with guidelines of the Oral History Association, that consent is obtained from interviewees for their words to be viewed by researchers worldwide, and that true copies or transcripts of the original recording of the oral interviews, as well as copies of the consent forms, be deposited in the Schlesinger Library upon completion.
SHKressConservation
Conservation
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $10,000 to $21,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.  
SKressDigitial
Samuel H. Kress Foundation *
Digital Art History
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $11,000 - $70,000

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may 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. 
SHKressHistoryArt
History of Art Grants   
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $6,000 to $20,000

The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

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
TerraFoundationAcademicWorkshop
Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 9, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $25,000 

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

To encourage and enrich international partnerships between art museums and to deepen research and dialogue, for the next two years the Foundation offers Convening Grants for Internationally Collaborative Exhibitions. An institution may apply for a convening grant even if it has applied (or plans to apply) separately for general exhibition support for the same project. Proposals for convening grants and general exhibition support are each considered on their own merits; grant approval in one program does not guarantee grant approval in the other. Funding is available for travel, lodging, and meals; facility/equipment rental; modest honoraria for participants not affiliated with the organizing/presenting institutions; and indirect costs (with amount capped at 15% of a grant).
TerraExhibition
Exhibition Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 2, 2020
Award Amount: varies by project 

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, the Foundation 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); performance art; video art; and conceptual art. Excluded are architecture and commercial film/animation.
UCrossFoundation
Residency Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: Room, board, and studio space for 2 to 6 weeks

The Ucross Foundation Residency Program in Sheridan, Wyoming offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Typical residencies are one month in length but can vary from two to six weeks.
UofLEndangeredLanguage
Endangered Languages Documentation Programme: Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies by grant type; please see below

The goal of the Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) is to preserve endangered languages globally. To this end ELDP gives grants worldwide to individuals to document endangered languages. ELDP provides funding for documentation projects led by individuals such as linguists, linguistic anthropologists and community members with skills in linguistic documentation. The following types of grants are available:
  • Small Grants: Small grants can be used for a range of purposes related to the documentation of endangered languages, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, or complete a project already begun. The maximum grant awarded is £10,000. 
  • Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships: IPF grantees are typically researchers at an early stage in their academic career (e.g. who have held a PhD less than 5 years), with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork. IPFs are available for between between 12 and 24 months and the maximum amount is £150,000.
  • Major Documentation Projects: MDP funding can cover elements including fieldwork costs, equipment, researchers' salaries, and graduate students' stipends (stipends should be included only for activities contributing to the project while in the field or processing the documentation materials). Project duration is from 6 to 36 months. Funding for these projects typically ranges from anything above £10,000 up to £130,000 (the maximum is £150,000). 
  • Legacy Materials Grants: ELDP Legacy Material Grants are offered to support the digitisation and archiving of legacy materials. The collections that are the target of these grants are in private hands or in small repositories without any access to resources for digitisation. The collections may include audio and video recordings (e.g., on tapes or reel to reel and so on), field notes, text collections and photographs. Typically, these data were collected without an archiving plan in place, and are in or about languages which are endangered or no longer spoken. Legacy Materials Grant projects may develop existing data collections in a variety of ways with a view to making them accessible and discoverable, but the primary focus must be on safeguarding and preserving legacy materials through digitisation and archiving. The maximum grant is £10,000. Legacy Grant projects last from 6 to 12 months; projects can only be funded if the materials can be made openly accessible at the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR).
UMichStampsWitt
Stamps School of Art & Design: Witt Residency
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2020
Award Amount: Honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. Residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $10,000 in funding support for project materials, installation, and de-installation. 

The mission of the Roman J. Witt Residency Program is to support the production of new work at the University of Michigan. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to create work in collaboration with students and faculty. The 2020-2021 Witt Residency is organized in partnership by the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Institute for the Humanities (IH) at the University of Michigan. Submitted proposals must include a description of how the project will address the Institute for the Humanities 2020-2021 theme exploring the idea of home; not limited to but potentially including considerations of temporary shelter, power as it pertains to space; identity/community, the emotional and philosophical landscape of home and homelessness, exile, memory and loss as it is associated with place. These responses are suggestions only; successful applicants will respond to the theme in a way that is unique and genuine to their vision.

The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. The cumulative exhibition will open in early April 2021 and will occupy the IH gallery - with possibilities for additional programming to extend beyond the gallery space. Plans should show consistency conceptually regarding the inherent overall structure of the project, have a strong visual impact and potential for engagement. This, along with the proposed work, will strongly determine selection of the artist/designer. It is expected that a significant portion of time during the residency will be spent in direct interaction with students. Ideas for student interactions include but are not limited to: allowing students to work with the artist/designer; be in dialogue with the artist/designer; provide critiques on student work; engage in student-led interviews; or allowing for student observation of artist/designer's process. Creative methods of engagement to animate the gallery space as a focal point of campus activity are highly encouraged.
UNotreDameReligion
Center for Philosophy of Religion: Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000 (stipend may be used for salary replacement, research, and relocation)

Residential Research Fellowships are for philosophers, theologians, or religious studies scholars working on topics that bear some connection to philosophy of religion. In recent years, the Center has funded work in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and history. For 2020-2021, special preference will be given to applications that prioritize projects addressing the theme of "Narrative Conceptions of the Self," as detailed here
UWashingtonJacobs
The Jacobs Research Funds
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $9,000

The JRF supports projects involving fieldwork with living aboriginal peoples of North and South America. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest (the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and the Columbia Plateau in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho). The JRF does not support research on non-aboriginal peoples, nor on peoples outside the Americas. Projects that produce new data are the highest priority, including proposals to digitize, transcribe and translate old materials that might otherwise become lost or inaccessible. Most funded projects fall within linguistics (including ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and world view) or anthropology (including social-cultural anthropology, social organization, political organization, and folk taxonomy). Projects in religion, mythology, music, dance, and other arts are also eligible. Allowed expenses include consultants, research assistants, travel, accommodation, equipment.
WEBDuBoisFellows
2020-2021 Fellowship Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 27, 2020
Award Amount: stipend individually determined 

The Fellowship Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, the Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of one to two semesters in a wide variety of fields related to African and African American Studies. Fellows work in a range of fields and interests, including art and art history, Afro-Latin American research, design and the history of design, education, hiphop, African studies, the African diaspora, African American studies, literature, and creative writing. A residential appointment at the Du Bois Institute offers considerable benefits to any scholar. The Institute provides office space and a computer, use of a research assistant, and Fellows have full access to the extensive research and library resources of Harvard University. The Institute also houses the Image of the Black in Western Art archive and library, and a small reference library which is open to unlimited use during a Fellows' term of appointment.  At the Du Bois Research Institute, scholars may pursue their research while interacting with other visiting scholars working at Harvard University. Fellows are expected to participate in a number of activities, including Fellows' Workshops and, importantly, the weekly colloquium. 
WhitingFellowships
Harvard Internal Deadline: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000

The Public Engagement Programs are intended to celebrate and empower early-career faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. A nominee can propose to use the funds for nearly any ambitious public-facing project, new or ongoing, drawing on the humanities. Projects should be designed primarily to engage one or more specific publics beyond the academy, and they should benefit in a distinctive way from the involvement of a scholar. 

The Public Engagement Fellowship is for projects far enough into development or execution to present specific, compelling evidence that they will successfully engage the intended public. For the strongest Fellowship proposals, both the overall strategy and the practical plan to implement the project will be deeply developed, relationships with key collaborators will be in place, and connections with the intended public will have been cultivated. In some cases, the nominee and collaborators may have tested the idea in a pilot, or the project itself may already be underway. 

To be eligible, nominees must be full-time faculty in a humanities field at an accredited US institution of higher learning as of September 2020; they must be early-career, which the Foundation defines as pre-tenure, untenured, or having received tenure in the last five years. Please note, while the Whiting Foundation lists adjunct faculty as eligible candidates, Harvard nominees must have principal investigator rights, thus in most cases adjunct faculty would not be eligible.

Please Note:  This is a limited submission opportunity. Harvard may nominate one faculty member for the Fellowship program and one faculty member for the Seed Grant program. Applicants must submit their internal applications for the Fellowship program  here
WhitingSeedGrant
Harvard Internal Deadline: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $10,000

The Public Engagement Programs are intended to celebrate and empower early-career faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. A nominee can propose to use the funds for nearly any ambitious public-facing project, new or ongoing, drawing on the humanities. Projects should be designed primarily to engage one or more specific publics beyond the academy, and they should benefit in a distinctive way from the involvement of a scholar. 

The   Public Engagement Seed Grant   supports projects at a somewhat early stage of  development, before the nominee has been able to establish a specifi  c track record   of success for the proposed public  facing work. It is not, however, designed for projects starting entirely  from scratch: nominees should have fleshed out a compelling vision, including a clear sense of whose   collaboration will be required a  nd the ultimate scope and outcomes. They should also have articulated   specific short  term next steps required to advance the project and understand the resources required to   complete them. The Foundation anticipates that a recipient might use the grant, for example, to   test the project on a   smaller scale or to engage deeply   in planning  with collaborators or the intended public. 

To be eligible, nominees must be full-time faculty in a humanities field at an accredited US institution of higher learning as of September 2020; they must be early-career, which the Foundation defines as pre-tenure, untenured, or having received tenure in the last five years. Please note, while the Whiting Foundation lists adjunct faculty as eligible candidates, Harvard nominees must have principal investigator rights, thus in most cases adjunct faculty would not be eligible.

Please Note:  This is a limited submission opportunity. Harvard may nominate one faculty member for the Fellowship program and one faculty member for the Seed Grant program. Applicants must submit their internal applications for the Seed Grant program  here
WomensTravelClub
2020 Travel Scholarships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000

The Women's Travel Club (WTC) is an organization that five Boston women established in 1934 "to promote intelligent travel and exploration by women" and "to provide help to other women travelers." Every other year the Club awards Travel Scholarships to two women for whom travel is critical for their interests and professional goals. The Club selects candidates on the basis of the compelling nature of their projects in all the arts and sciences.  There are no restrictions with regard to the destination or the age of the applicant. Recent Travel Scholars have included a violinist intending to travel to Russia to study Tuvan music, a PhD candidate traveling to Chile to study the efficacy of recently enacted legislation protecting domestic workers and a nurse-midwife creating monitoring and evaluation practices for midwives in Lesotho.
YaleCenterBritishArt
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Grant and Fellowship Opportunities
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2020
Award Amount: varies by award type

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of fellowships (for individuals) and grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year. The program supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present only. All supported topics must have a historical perspective and all applications must demonstrate that there is a substantial element of British art and/or architectural history to their project.
YaleLehrmanFellowship
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $4,500 (one month fellowships); stipend of $18,000 (four month fellowships)

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for its 2020-2021 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. The Center especially welcomes proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  
 
Applicants MUST have received the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of their appointment. Both established and younger scholars are invited to apply. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in residence at Yale, to be active participants in the intellectual life of the GLC and the larger Yale community, and to acknowledge the support of the GLC and the MacMillan Center in publications and lectures that stem from research conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer one public presentation during their tenure at Yale and to record an audio interview for a podcast. Fellowships are for one or four months in length.
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Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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