July 2018
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NEWS & RESOURCES
INTERNAL COMPETITION FOR NOMINATION
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends for 2019 

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

Read more about this opportunity here.  

INTERNAL COMPETITION FOR NOMINATION
Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Harvard Internal Deadline: July 30, 2018
Mellon Foundation Deadline (if nominated): October 5, 2018
Amount: $175,000 - $300,000
 
                          Read more about this opportunity here.

The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences. Please send questions, concerns, or news about changes to your current funding to  Jen Corby.

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

NEW TO CAMPUS? 

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

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

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

Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.

Fellowships with a residency requirement within the greater Boston area.

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

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

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

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

I am an artist looking for support to create original works of art.

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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

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


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

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

Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

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

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

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

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


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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

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


AmAcadBerlin
Hans Arnold Center Berlin Prize Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 5, 2018
Award Amount: R ound-trip airfare, room and partial board, and a $5,000 monthly stipend

The American Academy in Berlin seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. For 2019-20, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, questions of race in comparative perspective, and the interplay of exile and return. For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Fellowships are restricted to U.S. residents; U.S. citizenship is not required. 


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

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


AmCouncilTitleVIII
Title VIII Research Scholar Program and Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: $7,000 - $25,000

With funds from the  U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) , American Councils administers several major grants for independent, overseas policy relevant research in the humanities and social sciences as well as language training. In recent years, American Councils scholars have conducted independent research in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Open to U.S. graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, faculty, and scholars at different professional levels for research opportunities at key academic centers in Eurasia and Eastern Europe. The competition for funding is open and merit-based. Scholars must conduct research for at least three consecutive months in the field. The maximum duration of the grant is eight consecutive months. Research scholar applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries, maximum.
  • Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program (CRLT): Serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research, require supplemental language instruction. The competition for funding is open and merit-based. Applicants must conduct research and language study for at least three consecutive months in the field. The maximum duration of the grant is eight consecutive months. Participants must have attained at least an intermediate level of language proficiency to apply. The synergistic nature of the research and language training aspects of the Combined Research and Language Training Program promises both more productive research and efficient language acquisition. Combined Research and Language Training applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries, maximum.


AmMus75Pays
AMS 75 PAYS Subventions
OSP Deadline: N/A; applications should come directly from the publisher
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $5,000

AMS 75 PAYS Subventions provide support for first books by scholars in the early stages of their career. The purpose of this subvention is to facilitate the publication of original and significant research in any recognized field of musicology by providing financial support to publishers in order to offset the costs of book production and thereby reduce the retail price of the book. Applications should come directly from publishers, in consultation with the author. Applications should be made after the work is complete and readers' reports and author's responses are in hand. The application requires affirmation that the work under consideration is a first book, and that the author has received the Ph.D. in any recognized field of musicology within the past ten years.


AmMusicPubs
Subventions for Publications
OSP Deadline: August 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $2,500

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


AMellonNewFellows
New Directions Fellowships
Harvard Internal Deadline: July 30, 2018
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): October 5, 2018
Award Amount: $175,000 - $300,000

New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest. The program is intended to enable scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication.  Eligible candidates will be faculty members who were awarded a doctorate in the humanities or humanistic social sciences within the last six to twelve years and whose research interests call for formal training in a discipline other than the one in which they are expert. The principal criteria for selection are:  
  • The overall significance of the research; 
  • The case for the importance of extra-disciplinary training for furthering the research;
  • The likely ability of the candidate to derive satisfactory results from the training program proposed; and
  • A well-developed plan for acquiring the necessary training within a reasonable period of time. 
Fellows will receive: (1) the equivalent of one academic year's salary; (2) two summers of additional support, each at the equivalent two-ninths of the previous academic year salary; and (3) tuition or course fees or equivalent direct costs associated with the fellows' training programs.  To permit flexibility in meeting individual scholars' needs, these funds may be expended over a period not to exceed three full academic years following the date of the award. Full details from the Mellon Foundation can be found here.

Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity and Harvard is permitted to nominate one candidate for this program. Please contact Erin Hale if you have any questions about this process at  erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu . Applications to the  internal  competition can be submitted  here


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

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


Banting
Deadline to Request Harvard Institutional Endorsement: September 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: September 19, 2018
Award Amount: $70,000 per year for 2 years
 
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, offered by the Government of Canada, provide two year fellowships to eligible postdoctoral students both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. Applications are accepted from all fields in the humanities, social sciences, health research, natural sciences and engineering.  
 
Candidates to be hosted by Harvard must fulfill all degree requirements for a PhD or equivalent between September 15, 2015 and September 30, 2019 and must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have obtained/will obtain their PhD or equivalent from a Canadian university. The window of eligibility can be extended if the applicant had their career interrupted for maternity leave or other reasons listed on the sponsor website. 
 
Applicants who will be hosted by Harvard University must include with their application a Letter of Endorsement signed by the Vice Provost for Research. Applicants requesting a Letter of Endorsement are asked to provide the Office of the Vice Provost for Research with a copy of their proposed Supervisor's Statement through the online portal at the link above by September 19, 2018. 


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

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


CareyLogan
Logan Nonfiction Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2018
Award Amount: residency/professional support; stipend not included   

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

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


ChiangChingkuoFoundation
Scholar Grants
OSP Deadline: October 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: $20,000 - $35,000

Faculty may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant to help replace half of their salary while on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation's grant, when added to these other grants, must not exceed the recipient's annual salary. This grant will be for one year. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.

TheClarkFellowships
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $30,000 per semester

Fellowships are awarded to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. In addition to providing an opportunity for sustained research for fellows, outside of their usual professional obligations, the Clark encourages them to participate in a variety of collaborative and public discussions on diverse art historical topics as well as on larger questions and motivations that shape the practice of art history. Fellowships are typically one semester in length; there are also many specialized fellowships available. Fellows are expected to reside in Williamstown, MA. There are no citizenship requirements for this opportunity.

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

The Classical Association is a major giver of grants to classical projects, mainly but not exclusively in the UK. The applications this Foundation supports typically fall into one of the following categories: 
  1. Funding for Summer Schools;
  2. Funding for Conferences (hosted by UK Classics departments);
  3. School-teaching and Outreach;
  4. Major Projects;
  5. Other Initiatives.


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

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


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


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

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


CornellHumanities
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: $50,000

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the  2019-20 theme of Energy . Scholars' approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one course related to their research. Courses should be related to the focal theme, and appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses. Fellowships are held for one academic year and require residency in Ithaca, New York. There is no citizenship requirement; international scholars are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.


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

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


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

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


FritzThyssen
Conferences
OSP Deadline: August 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: August 31, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics in the following areas of support:
  • History, Language, and Culture;
  • Image and Imagery;
  • State, Economy, and Society;
  • Medicine and the Natural Sciences. 
The foundation generally does not accept any applications for projects if applications are being filed with other institutions at the same time to ease the burden on its experts assessing applications.  An application that is refused by another institution can be filed with the foundation along with a note explaining why it was refused.



GeorgeHenderson
Grants
OSP Deadline: October 4, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: October 12, 2017
Award Amount: $20,000 - $40,000; all projects that fulfill the foundation's goals will be considered

Grants provide support for projects focused on the enhancement of the appearance and preservation of outdoor elements in the city of Boston. The Foundation encourages applications for projects in all neighborhoods of the city of Boston that concern parks, city streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Through past grants, the Foundation has supported capital projects such as the restoration of historic buildings; creation of new public sculpture and gardens; restoration of historic monuments; and other projects that enhance quality of life and sense of place, while demonstrating design excellence. Grants are made only for projects within Boston city limits and to projects that are accessible and visible to the public.


GladysDelmas
Humanities Program
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: unspecified; past grants range from $2,000 to $50,000+

The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical  studia humanitatis : a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.


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

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


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

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. 

Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.


IIAS
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount:  stipend of   €2,000/month for a maximum of ten months

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. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. Researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into a book publication are also welcome.  The   IIAS is particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters, Asian CitiesAsian Heritages, and Global Asia ; however, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Fellows are in residence in Leiden, the Netherlands.


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


Temple
Small and Large Grants
OSP Deadline for Online Funding Inquiries: August 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Online Funding Inquiries: August 31, 2018
Award Amount: up to $234,800 (Small Grants); over $234,800 (Large Grants)

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


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

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.


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

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

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


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

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

Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity.  Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Harvard may nominate two faculty members for this program. Please contact Erin Hale (erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu) if you have any questions about this process.


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities pr ogramming. This grant program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement.

Applications should follow the parameters set out below for one of the following three formats:
  • Community Conversations: This format supports one- to two-year-long series of community-wide in-person public programs that are centered on one or more significant humanities resources, such as historic artifacts, artworks, literature, musical compositions, or films. These resources should be chosen to engage a diverse public audience. The programs must be anchored through perspectives drawn from humanities disciplines. Applicants must demonstrate prior experience conducting public dialogues. Please note that Planning Grants are not funded under this category. 
  • ExhibitionsThis format supports the creation of permanent exhibitions (on view for at least three years) and single-site temporary exhibitions (open to the public for a minimum of four to six months), as well as traveling exhibitions that will be available to public audiences in at least two venues in the United States (including the originating location).
  • Historic PlacesThis format supports long-term interpretive programs for historic sites, houses, neighborhoods, and regions that are intended to be presented to the public for at least three years. Such programs might include living history presentations, guided tours, exhibitions, and public programs. 

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



NatGalleryArt
National Gallery of Art
Senior Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $50,000

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area. Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Fellowships can be held for an academic year or for a single semester.


NHPRCAccessAP
National Historical Publications & Records Commission
Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
Draft Deadline (optional): August 3, 2018
OSP Deadline: September 27, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 4, 2018
Award Amount: up to $100,000 over one to two years; the Commission provides no more than 75 percent of the total project costs/cost sharing is required

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of 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 preserve and process historical records to:
  • Create new online Finding Aids to collections
  • Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online
The NHPRC encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.


NHPRCPubHisRecords
Public Engagement with Historical Records
Draft Deadline (optional): August 3, 2018
OSP Deadline: September 27, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 4, 2018 
Award Amount: $50,000 - $150,000 over one to three years; 1:1 matching funds are required

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations among archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects that focus on innovative methods to introduce primary source materials and how to use them in multiple locations also are more likely to create a competitive proposal.

Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational, or personal reasons. For example, an applicant can:
  • Enlist volunteer "citizen archivists" in projects to accelerate access to historical records, especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.
  • Develop educational programs for K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project.
  • Collect primary source material from people through public gatherings and sonsor discussions or websites about the results.
  • Use historical records in artistic endeavors. This could include K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members. Examples include projects that encourage researching and writing life stories for performance; using record facsimiles in painting, sculpture, or audiovisual collages; or using text as lyrics for music or as music.
  • Develop technologies that encourage the sharing of information about historical records.


NHPRCPubDocs
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Draft Deadline (optional): August 1, 2018
OSP Deadline: September 27, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 4, 2018
Award Amount: up to $200,000 over one year; 1:1 matching funds are required 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must publish a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable collection of all documents. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, transcribing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing documentary source materials online and in print. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project. 


NationalHumanitiesCenter
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 17, 2018
Award Amount: stipend amounts are individually determined; the Center seeks to provide half salary up to $65,000

The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2019 through May 2020. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center affords access to the vibrant cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area's research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. The National Humanities Center welcomes scholars regardless of citizenship or national origin.

NSFLinguistics
Linguistics
OSP Deadline: July 9, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: July 16, 2018
Award Amount: varies   

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


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

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.  Funding is as follows: 
  1. Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research: $400,000, including indirect costs, over two to three years. 
  2. Scholars Awards: $180,000, including indirect costs, over one year. 
  3. Postdoctoral Fellowships: Annual stipend of $50,000 to cover both salary and fringe benefits for a maximum of two years. 
  4. Conferences and Workshops: $25,000, including indirect costs.
  5. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: $10,000 in direct costs for research in North America and $12,500 in direct costs for international research, plus applicable indirect costs.
This program draws from a variety of disciplines: anthropology, communication studies, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology to address the broad spectrum of STS research areas, topics, and approaches. Within this tradition, the STS program supports the NSF mission by welcoming proposals that provide an STS approach to NSF research-focused Big Ideas:
  • Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering
  • Navigating the New Arctic
  • The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution
  • Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future
  • Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype
  • Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics


NewYorkPublicLibrary
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 28, 2018
Award Amount: stipend up to $70,000

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building-including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Visual artists at work on a book project are also welcome to apply. The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.

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

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

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


PrincetonUHodder
Hodder Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 18, 2018
Award Amount: $81,000

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists and writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts"; they are selected more "for promise than for performance." Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. The tenure of the award is 10 months. 

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

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


RuthHaroldChenven
Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2018
Award Amount: $1,500

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


KressConservation
Conservation
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $10,000 to $21,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.


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

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


SamuelKressHistoryArt
Samuel H. Kress Foundation 
History of Art Grants
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified;  recent grants range from $6,000 to $20,000

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


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

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

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

Exhibition Grants
OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: July 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 1, 2018
Award Amount: varies by award

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


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

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


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

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


WFAlbrightFellows

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type

Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic periods, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. Both long and short term fellowships are available for junior and senior scholars, including graduate students and recent PhDs. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright in Jerusalem, Israel is required. The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright. Please note that citizenship requirements and award amounts vary by individual fellowship.


Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world. Citizens or permanent residents from any country may apply (applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States). Award tenure is typically for one academic year, though occasionally fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months. 
 

Yaddo
Yaddo
Artist Residencies
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2018
Award Amount: room/board and studio space; stipend not included

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


YaleUniversityBritishArt
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Grants
OSP Deadline: September 21, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2018
Award Amount: varies by award type; see details below

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 in a strictly timetabled schedule. 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, although all supported topics must have an historical perspective.

Curatorial Research Grants 
help institutions undertaking curatorial research towards an exhibition, display or an online project on British art and architectural history. Award amount: up to  £40,000. 

Digital Projects Grants help support a curator or research scholar undertaking a digital research project or research which will lead to a digital or online project. Award amount: up to £40,000.

Research Support Grants contribute towards travel and subsistence expenses for scholars engaged in research on the history of British art or architecture. Award amount: up to £2,000.

Educational Programme Grants support lectures, seminars or conferences on British art and architecture. Award amount: up to £3,000.

Publication Grants contribute toward the costs incurred by publishers, authors or editors in producing publications on British art and architectural history. Award amount: up to £7,000 (for publishers) and/or up to £3,000 (for authors). 




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Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
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