June 2017
Unless otherwise noted, all proposals to funders outside of Harvard must be submitted five business days prior to the sponsor deadline. Harvard's central office, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), must review and approve all proposal submissions. We can help you navigate the routing process for your proposal.

Questions? Please contact Paige Belisle, Research Development Officer: 
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu 
or 617-496-7672
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NEWS & RESOURCES
The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences. Please send questions, concerns, or news about changes to your current funding to Jen Corby.
UPDATE:  While the President's full FY18 budget request proposes elimination of funding for NEH, NEA, and IMLS, the three organizations are operating normally at present. See statements from the NEH; the NEA; and                                                 the IMLS for more information. Congress is now beginning to work on its                                                     FY18 appropriations process. 

INTERNAL COMPETITION FOR NOMINATION
NEH Summer Stipends for 2018

Harvard Internal Deadline: July 17, 2017, 11:30PM
NEH Deadline (if nominated): September 27, 2017
Amount:  $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2018 or later

Read more about this opportunity here
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 host a program or fellowship 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.

INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Junior Faculty Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: Not specified

The Fairbank Center will be glad to consider small grant requests from Harvard University junior faculty to support research with an emphasis on the study of China. The Fairbank Center aims to advance scholarship in all fields of Chinese studies at Harvard, through sponsoring seminars and conferences, supporting faculty and student research, maintaining Harvard's research library on contemporary China, hosting postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and associates in research, and publishing new research.


FoundationsHuman
Deadline: last day of August, November, February, and May
Award Amount: $40,000 for ladder faculty; $5,000 for doctoral students and postdocs
Eligible Applicants: Harvard University full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty.

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.


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.

RadcliffeFellowship
Fellowships
Deadline: September 14, 2017
Award Amount:  Stipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses.

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


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. 


AmericanAcademyBerlin
Hans Arnold Center Berlin Prize Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 29, 2017
Award Amount: stipend of $5,000 per month for an academic semester, plus accommodations, round-trip airfare, and partial board

The Academy 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 2018-19, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, as well as questions of race in comparative perspective. For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, historians, musicologists, journalists, poets and writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Fellowships are restricted to US residents, though US citizenship is not a requirement. Please note that artists, composers, and poets are invitation-only competitions. 

AARCollabResearch
Collaborative Research Grants
OSP Deadline: July 25, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2017
Award Amount: $5,000 max. 

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.

AmericanMusicological
Subventions for Publications
OSP Deadline: August 10, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: August 17, 2017
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, articles, 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, such as illustrations, musical examples, facsimiles, accompanying audio or video examples, and permissions. Subventions are not given to defray costs associated with indexing.  

AmPhilFranklin
Franklin Research Grants
OSP Deadline: September 22, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2017
Award Amount: up to $6,000

This program provides small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.  Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.

BantingPostdoc
Deadline to Request Harvard Institutional Endorsement: September 12, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: September 20, 2017
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, and the sponsor has specifically expressed an interest in receiving more applications in the social sciences and humanities.  
 
Candidates to be hosted by Harvard must fulfill all degree requirements for a PhD or equivalent between September 20, 2014 and September 30, 2018 and must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have obtained/will obtain their PhD or equivalent from a Canadian university.  Those who wish to 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 OVPR with a copy of their proposed Supervisor's Statement  through the online portal at the link above by September 12, 2017.


CabotFamily
Grants
OSP Deadline: August 25, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2017
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000 over one year 

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.

CareyInstitute
Carey Institute for Global Good
Logan Nonfiction Residency Program
2018 Spring Class
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2017
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, longform 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 program accepts fellows for two classes per year; applications are open for the spring class, which runs from January to April of 2018. Within this period applicants can request a short residency (4-6 weeks) or a long residency (10-12 weeks). In addition to accepting independent applicants, small groups (2 to 3 individuals) of documentarians, journalists or nonfiction writers wishing to work collaboratively are encouraged to apply.


ElizabethFirestoneGraham
Grants
OSP Letter of Inquiry Deadline: July 25, 2017
Letter of Inquiry Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2017
Full Proposal OSP Deadline (if invited): September 8, 2017
Full Proposal Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2017
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. 

EUFellowships
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required; grant is awarded to the European institution
Sponsor Deadline: September 14, 2017
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.Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers of any nationality, for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries. It is based on an application made jointly by the researcher and the beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sectors. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding.


FrankLydiaBergen
Grants
OSP Deadline: July 7, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2017
Award Amount: $10,000 - $50,000 

The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation provides grants for musical performing arts and musical education. Preference will be given to requests for the following:

  • Arrange for musical entertainment, concerts, and recitals appropriate for the education and instruction of the public in the musical arts. Paramount consideration, however, is given to traditional classical music programs
  • Aid worthy students of music to secure complete and adequate musical education
  • Aid organizations in their efforts to present fine music to the public, provided that such organizations are operated exclusively for educational purposes


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: September 8, 2017
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: September 15, 2017
Award Amount: $20,000 max. (Production and Presentation); $10,000 max. (Research and Development) 

The Graham Foundation is interested in projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and the designed environment.  The Graham Foundation offers two types of grants to individuals: Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants.
  • 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 developmental costs. 


HarryGuggenheim
Research Grants on Understanding Violence, Aggression, and Dominance
OSP Deadline: July 25, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2017
Award Amount: $15,000 - $40,000 per year for one or two years

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


JMKaplan
Furthermore Grants in Publishing
OSP Deadline: August 25, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2017
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.


JFKSorensen
Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2017
Award Amount: stipend of $3,600 max. 

The  fellowship  is intended to support a scholar in the production of a substantial work in the areas of domestic policy, political journalism, polling, press relations, or a related topic. The successful candidate will  develop at least a portion of her or his work from original research in archival materials from the collections of the John F. Kennedy Library. Preference is given to projects not supported by large grants from other institutions. 

JSGuggenheim
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 19, 2017
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.


Templeton
Small and Large Grants
OSP Deadline: August 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: August 31, 2017
Award Amount: Small Grants: Up to $217,400; Large Grants: Over $217,400

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. 


KoneSaari
Saari Residence Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2017
Award Amount: €2,350 or €2,700 per month, depending on the experience of the applicant, plus an apartment and a workspace

The Saari Residence , maintained by the Kone Foundation, offers residency grants for artists and researchers in Mynämäki, Finland. Two-month individual residencies are intended for individual artists, translators, curators, and critics of all disciplines and all nationalities for the purpose of carrying out a proposed project. The grant program's  purpose is to offer artists and researchers from different disciplines a peaceful working environment and excellent opportunities for interaction.


LibraryofCongressKluge
Library of Congress
John W. Kluge Center Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2017
Award Amount: stipend of $4,200 per month for 4-11 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. 


NEHHumanitiesCollections
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
OSP Deadline: July 13, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: July 20, 2017 
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).


NEHPublic
Public Humanities Projects
OSP Deadline: August 2, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: August 9, 2017
Award Amount: $40,000 max. (Planning Grants); $50,000 - $400,000 max. (Implementation Grants) 

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, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.  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 programming.  This grant program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement. Applications should follow the parameters set out in the guidelines for one of the following three formats: Community Conversations; Exhibitions; and Historic Places. 


NEHSummer
2018 Summer Stipends
Harvard Internal Deadline: July 17, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: September 27, 2017
Award Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2018 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, editions, or other scholarly resources.  Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months and  support projects at any stage of development.  Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.
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. 
For additional NEH guidelines, please see  here .

NationalGeographic
Grant Programs
OSP Deadline: June 23, 2017; September 22, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2017; October 1, 2017
Award Amount: $50,000 max. 

The Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad  interest. Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative. The Committee will not usually consider applications that support strictly laboratory or collections work. Grants are awarded on the basis of merit and exist independent of the Society's other divisions. 


NSFCulturalAnthro
Cultural Anthropology
OSP Deadline: August 8, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2017
Award Amount: varies; $100,000/year max.

The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation's mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.

NSFSTS
Science, Technology, and Society
OSP Deadline: July 27, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: August 3, 2017
Award Amount: varies; $400,000 max.

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.


Digital Resources
OSP Deadline: September 22, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: September 29, 2017
Award Amount: varies; grants awarded in 2016 did not exceed $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 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.

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 $20,000)
  • Production/Post-Production (up to $50,000)
  • Audience Engagement (up to $20,000)
  • Additional opportunities by nomination

Exhibition Grants
OSP Letter of Inquiry Deadline: July 25, 2017
Sponsor Letter of Inquiry Deadline: August 1, 2017
OSP Deadline for Invited Full Proposals: October 6, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Invited Full Proposals: October 16, 2017
Award Amount: Varies

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 add an international dimension to the study or presentation of historical American art or take place in Chicago, where the Foundation is headquartered. "International dimensions" vary by project, but include: a venue outside the United States; a focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art in an international context; and/or an international curatorial team. Visual arts that are eligible 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.


Trinity
Junior Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 31, 2017
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. 


USFulbright
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2017
Award Amount: Varies by award type

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 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. U.S. citizenship is required. 


Yaddo
Artist Residencies
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2017
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 one or more of the following disciplines: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and 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.

For assistance, please contact:
Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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