December 2019

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NEWS & RESOURCES

National Endowment for the Arts: Grants for Arts Projects
Harvard Internal Deadline:  January 6, 2020
Through project-based funding, the NEA supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.  Learn more about this opportunity here  
Please Note: This program was previously called "ArtWorks."

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

NEW TO CAMPUS? 

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

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


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES


Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

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

Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.

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

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

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

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

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

* Indicates an UPDATED or NEW opportunity added this month.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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

The FHBI provides seed grants to support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will be those that promise to advance understanding of the social, institutional and biological mechanisms shaping human beliefs and behavior. Funds will be used to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods. The fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities. Harvard  full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty are eligible to apply.
HarvardChinaFund
Faculty Grants
Deadline: December 20, 2019
Award Amount: approximately $50,000

As a major internal funder of Harvard research related to China, the Harvard China Fund administers the Harvard China Faculty Grant Program to advance the research goals of Harvard faculty in collaboration with Chinese partners. For the FY20 grant cycle, the Fund is offering conference and research grants of approximately $50,000 each. The proposed conference should take place at the Harvard Center Shanghai, preferably before December 2021. The Fund welcomes conference and research proposals in any field. Preference will be given to proposed projects for which funding might not be otherwise available. Proposals are judged partially or fully on the following criteria:
  • Academic excellence and benefit to or involvement of Harvard faculty
  • Feasibility, innovation and interdisciplinary nature
  • Organizational support (from Harvard and from Chinese universities and relevant institutions)
  • Potential for impact in China
HarvardCultureLab
Deadline: December 6, 2019 
Award Amount: Up to $15,000. Exceptional proposals or those exhibiting strong potential for scale will be considered for $25,000 or more. 

The Culture Lab Innovation Fund awards grants to Harvard students, staff, faculty, and academic personnel to pursue ideas that seek to strengthen Harvard's capacity to advance a culture of belonging. Proposals should aim to focus on having a direct connection to the Harvard community and influence the University's trajectory towards sustainable inclusive excellence guided by the framework recommended by the  Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and BelongingProposals should aim to address critical challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by identifying innovative and creative solutions that have the potential to catalyze a culture shift at Harvard.

The priority theme for the 2019-2020 funding cycle of the Culture Lab Innovation Fund is "Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging through Technology Driven Solutions." These are innovative ideas that leverage technology and data to address challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Harvard. The Harvard Culture Lab encourages applicants to review  previously awarded projects  to see a range of examples and those within this theme.

HarvardDataScienceInitiative
Faculty Special Projects Fund
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

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

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

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

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

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

ProvostialFund
Deadline: February 24, 2020
Award Amount: up to $7,500

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus. The following residential fellowships are available:
  • NEH FellowshipThis award is intended for scholars who have a Ph.D. or have completed their professional training. Funding is provided for four to ten months. Eligible fields of research include, but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. for three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for ten months is $50,000, of which $32,000 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for ACOR room and board. Shorter award periods are prorated accordingly. The award must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021.
  • ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship: This program offers two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars and professionals with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Middle East. U.S. citizenship is required. The maximum award amount is $32,400. Awards must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021. 
ACLSDigital
Digital Extension Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000

This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research projects.

This program aims to extend the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars. ACLS Digital Extension Grants support projects that have advanced beyond the start-up phase of development as they pursue one or more of the following activities:
  • Developing new systems of making established digital resources available to broader audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions
  • Extending established digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity or interdisciplinary reach
  • Fostering new team-based collaborations between scholars at all career stages. Projects that convene, train, and empower communities of humanities faculty and/or graduate students around established digital research projects, as well as projects that allow scholars from institutions with limited digital infrastructure to exploit digital resources or to participate in existing labs or working groups, are especially welcome
  • Creating new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.
AmInstitutePakistan
Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award Amount:  All applicants will need to submit a budget that is reasonable and appropriate to the project. Budgets should include economy airfare, stipend, lodging accommodations and other research-related expenses.

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

The American Musicological Society provides funds to help with expenses involved in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, essay collections, articles, chapters in essay collections, special issues of journals, and works in non-print media. Subventions are granted for any topics of musicological research. Individual authors or editors, or their sponsoring organization, society, or department, may apply for assistance to defray costs not normally covered by publishers. Examples include costs related to illustrations, musical examples, facsimiles, accompanying audio or video examples, and permissions. Subventions are not given to defray costs associated with indexing. Author subventions required by publishers are not eligible for reimbursement. Proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers are welcome. Projects that make use of newer technologies are also encouraged.
AmericanResearchCenterEgypt
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies by program; please see below

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

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens advances knowledge of Greece in all periods, as well as other areas of the classical world, by training young scholars, sponsoring and promoting archaeological fieldwork, providing resources for scholarly work, and disseminating research. The ASCSA supports a multidisciplinary approach to Hellenic studies, encompassing the fields of archaeology, anthropology, the archaeological sciences, topography, architecture, epigraphy, numismatics, history, art, language, literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural studies. The School has funding available for short-term and academic year study for recent PhD graduates, as well as established scholars.
AssociationBaltic
Research Grants for Emerging Scholars
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 13, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 20, 2019
Award Amount: up to $6,000

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies invites applications for research grants in any field of Baltic Studies. Proposals will be evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel, duplication, materials, equipment, or other needs as specified. Applicants must have received the PhD no earlier than January 1, 2009. Applicants must be current AABS members at the time of application.
BiolaTempletonGratitute
Gratitude to God: Psychological, Philosophical and Theological Investigations
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Intent: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $250,000 (Empirical Proposals: Regular Grants); up to $25,000 (Empirical Proposals: Early Career Grants); up to $100,000 (Non-Empirical Proposals: Regular Grants); up to $15,000 (Non-Empirical Proposals: Early Career Grants) 

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

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

Grants are awarded in the areas of arts and culture, education and youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services, and for civic and public benefit. Within these fields, as appropriate, the trustees prefer programs mainly serving youth and young adults, with a special interest in programs focused on insuring the healthy growth and development of infants and young children, as a foundation for their future success. The Trust makes grant awards twice a year to nonprofit organizations in the city of Boston and contiguous communities, as well as to organizations in which Cabot family members maintain philanthropic interest.
ChamberMusicJazz
New Jazz Works
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 31, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 7, 2020
Award Amount: up to $19,000 (Core Funding), plus $15,000 for performances/ recordings and $3,000 for administrative support

Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or a member of the ensemble. Only ensembles consisting of 2-10 musicians may apply to this program. Previously written works, works-in-progress, arrangements, chamber opera, and/or incidental music are not supported by this program. If the new work will be written as part of a multi-disciplinary project, it must also be a stand-alone work for performance.
CharlesWarrenCenter
2020-21 Faculty Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 13, 2019
Award Amount: up to $66,500; $50,000 on average

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard's research center for North American history, invites applications for a workshop on Religion and Public Life America. This Warren Center workshop will examine the long historical relationship between religion and American public life. The workshop is especially interested in tracing the role of religion in shaping conversations about religious freedom, war, democracy, social reform, capitalism, and the common good. Since the workshop will pay particular attention to change and development over time, especially in regard to the two key terms-"religion" and "public"- the workshop welcomes proposals from historians working on all periods of American history. The Center encourages applications consistent with the workshop theme and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the community.
ChiangChingKuoConferences
Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $25,000

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

Academic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation. The publication may be in the form of a book or a monograph. Applications will be accepted for completed book manuscripts, but not for books in a series. Priority will be given to first book projects by junior scholars. Publication Subsidy Grants may only be used to cover editing, indexing, and other relevant publication costs. Translation and research-related expenses may not be included. Priority will also be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.
CAATerraTravel
Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $9,000

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

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

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

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

Recordings at Risk is a program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. Awards will cover costs of preservation reformatting for fragile and/or obsolete time-based media content by qualified external service providers. Eligible media may include, but are not necessarily limited to, magnetic audio and video tape, grooved discs, wax cylinders, wire recordings, and film (with or without sound).
FolgerShakespeare
Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 1, 2020
Award Amount: $3,500

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC is embarking on a  major renovation project  to commence in early 2020. While this work is underway, the Folger Institute is committed to continuing its support of collections-based research, and to providing scholars with the resources they need to pursue and advance their work. The Folger Institute will offer research fellowships, in the amount of $3,500, to support four continuous weeks of research and writing away from the Folger. These research fellowships may be taken up at any archive or library of the applicant's choosing. The Folger has also arranged for a select number of archives, collections, libraries, and museums, without research fellowship endowments of their own, to host Folger fellows at their institutions. These partnerships can be viewed  here
FritzThyssenFoundation
Conferences
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 28, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required
 
The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics. An application can be filed in the following areas of support:
Funding is basically reserved for projects that are related to the promotion areas of the Foundation and have a clear connection to the German research system. This connection can be established either at a personal level through German scientists working on the project, at an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes or through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.

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

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

GKDelmasVenetian
Venetian Research Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 16, 2019
Award Amount: up to $20,000 for a full academic year

The Foundation awards travel grants to individual scholars to support historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including (but not limited to) archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater. Funds may be used for travel to and residence in Venice and the former Venetian empire; transportation within the Veneto; and specific research expenses. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 
GrahamFoundation
Grants to Organizations
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 18, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 25, 2020
Award Amount: up to $30,000

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations. These grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, budgets, and production and dissemination plans.

Applications for Publication Support: Unless the applicant is a publisher, an organization applying for publication support should have a committed publisher for the work. 
JMKaplanFurthermore
Furthermore Grants in Publishing
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: $1,500 - $15,000

Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, New York City, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. Furthermore looks for work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life. Funds apply to such specific publication components as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding. Book projects to which a university press, nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred.  
JSLeeMemorialFellowship
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 22, 2020
Award Amount: As the duration and destination of each Fellowship varies, the amount of the grant will be varied on a case by case basis.

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

Selected Fellows will have the opportunities to work under leading curatorial professionals, and to participate in curatorial work and research for a period of four to twelve months. The Fellowship fund will cover international round-trip airfare, accommodation and living expense during the Fellowship period. However, the Programme does not fund course study and priority will be given to applicants who have limited exchange experiences.
KrocVisitingResearch
Visiting Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 1, 2020 
Award Amount: Junior (untenured) fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester; senior (tenured) fellows receive $30,000 per semester. Housing is also included.

Each year, the Kroc Institute's Visiting Research Fellows program brings outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame for a semester or a full academic year. The Institute particularly seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with ongoing Kroc research initiatives. For 2020-21, the following types of proposals are of interest:
  • Gender and Conflict/Peacebuilding
  • Nuclear Disarmament, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • International Mediation
  • Peace Studies (open)
MJWhiting
Fellowships for Higher Education of Present and Prospective Teachers
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 3, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2020
Award Amount: approximately $5,252 per fellowship

These annual fellowships support scholars of all disciplines to study at a location or locations--either national or international--other than their home institution. The aim is to stimulate and broaden the minds of teachers so as to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction. Grants are primarily for travel and related expenses and not as salary substitutes, scholarships or grants in aid. While there is a preference toward teachers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Foundation awards fellowships across the New England area.

The Foundation does not maintain a website but application guidelines can be found  at the link above . Applicants should submit all required materials along with the  candidate information form  to the foundation via email. Additional information can be found in the foundation's  FAQs.
MCCArtist
Artist Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: January 27, 2020 (Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting)
Award Amount: $15,000

Mass Cultural Council's Artist Fellowships recognize exceptional work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines. They catalyze artistic advancement and pave the way for creative innovation of enduring cultural value. Artist Fellowships categories come up for review every other year. Next year, Mass Cultural Council will welcome applications in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography. Applicants must have been legal residents of Massachusetts for the last two years and be legal residents when the grant is awarded. 
MHSNEH
MHS-NEH Long-Term Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 stipend per month for 4-12 months

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

New NEH guidelines require prospective fellows to have completed their training for the terminal degree in their field (ordinarily the Ph.D.) by the application deadline. NEH-sponsored fellowships are not available to graduate students. The awards committee will pay special attention both to the quality of proposed projects and to their relationship to the Society's collections. It will give preference to candidates who have not held a long-term grant during the three years prior to the proposed fellowship term.
MassHumanitiesProjects
Project Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 9, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 16, 2019
Award Amount: up to $10,000 or up to $15,000 for documentaries and projects focused on current priorities. Organizations must demonstrate a cash cost-share that equals or exceeds 10 percent of the MH funds requested, and the total cost-share (cash and in-kind) must equal or exceed the MH funds requested.

Project grants support public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts, including but not limited to humanities based civic conversations; public lecture, conference, and panel discussion; reading and discussion programs; film and discussion programs; museum exhibitions and related programming; theatrical productions with post- or pre- performance discussion; oral history projects; walking tours; audio projects; film pre-production and distribution; websites; and content-based professional development workshops for teachers. In general, Mass Humanities prioritizes funding projects that engage those whose contact with humanities programming is limited, and programming that responds to the current theme, The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America.
NatAcademyFord
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: December 10, 2019 
Award Amount: $45,000

Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
 
Awards will be made for study in research-based programs. Examples include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women's studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice. Each Fellow is expected to begin tenure on June 1 (for 12 months) or September 1 (for 9 or 12 months) of the year in which the award is received.   
NEAGrantsArts
Grants for Arts Projects
Harvard Internal Deadline: January 6, 2020 at 11:30 PM
Award Amount: $10,000 - $100,000. Please note that all grants will require a non-federal match of at least 1:1. 

Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts' principal grants program. Through project-based funding, the NEA supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. While the NEA welcomes applications for a variety of artistically excellent projects, it encourages projects that address any of the following activities below:
  • Celebrate America's creativity and/or cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
  • In the spirit of White House Executive Orders that encourage federal agencies to engage with typically underserved constituencies, the National Endowment for the Arts encourages applications from: Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, African American Serving Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities.
This program was previously called "ArtWorks."

Please Note:  The National Endowment for the Arts conducts two cycles per year for this opportunity. Harvard University is limited to submitting one application per year. Applicants hoping to apply to either cycle should apply internally at this time.
NEATranslation
Translation Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $12,500 - $25,000

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

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve:
  • creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods, techniques, or infrastructure that contribute to the humanities;
  • pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; or 
  • conducting evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement.
Please Note: The NEH recently held a webinar about this opportunity. You may watch the webinar here or download the slides here.
NEHLandmarks
Landmarks of American History and Culture
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 13, 2020
Award Amount: up to $190,000

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

Projects employ a place-based approach and are designed to offer educators a unique and compelling opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives of the American people. Applicants are encouraged to think creatively about place-based learning strategies, experiential learning methodologies, and other professional development goals. Projects explore central themes in American history and culture, including government, literature, the arts, architecture, archaeology, and related humanities subjects.
NEHMediaDevelopment
Media Projects: Development Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000

The Media Projects: Development Grants program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Awards should result in a script (for documentary film or television programs) or a detailed treatment (for radio programs or podcasts) and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. The Division of Public Programs encourages media projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture and advance civic education. The Division of Public Programs also supports media projects that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities.
  • Film and television development projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. Films should be longer than thirty minutes.
  • Radio and podcast development projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing series. They may be intended for regional or national distribution.
NEHMediaProduction
Media Projects: Production Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $1M

The Media Projects: Production Grants program supports the production and distribution of documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection.  The Division of Public Programs encourages media projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture and advance civic education. The Division of Public Programs also supports media projects that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities.
  • Film and television production projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. Films should be longer than thirty minutes.
  • Radio and podcast production projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing series. Programs receiving production grants may be either broadcast or disseminated online. They may be intended for national or regional distribution.
NEHPublicHumanities
Public Humanities Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $400,000 (Implementation); up to $75,000 (Planning)

The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. This program supports projects in three categories: Exhibitions (permanent, temporary,or traveling); interpretive programs at Historic Places; and Humanities Discussions related to the 250th anniversary of the nation's founding.
  • Exhibitions: The Exhibitions category 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 two 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 Places: The Historic Places category 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.
  • Humanities Discussions: The Humanities Discussions category supports series of at least six in-person public programs focused on/related to the 250th anniversary of the nation's founding, and engaging audiences with humanities resources such as historic artifacts, artworks, or documents. These programs should reach a diverse public audience and should be anchored in perspectives presented by humanities experts as speakers, panelists, or discussion leaders, providing context and analysis of program themes. Projects may include, but are not limited to, symposiums, lecture series, reading and discussion programs, analytical discussions of museum collections or theater/musical performances, lifelong learning programs, or other methods of face-to-face audience engagement or informal education. The proposed series should occur over a period of three-months to two years.
NEHPublicScholarProgram
Public Scholar Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 5, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

The Public Scholars Program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. The program is intended to: a) encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books; and b) encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers. NEH especially encourages applications to this program from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists.
NEHShortDocumentaries
Short Documentaries
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2020
Award Amount: up to $250,000

The Short Documentaries program supports documentary films up to 30 minutes that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through the medium of short documentary films. Films must be grounded in humanities scholarship. The Short Documentaries program can support single films or a series of thematically-related short films addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via broadcast, festivals, and/or online distribution.
NEHSummerHigherEd
Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Education Faculty
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 13, 2020
Award Amount: maximum award amounts vary based on type/length of program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections are welcome to apply. Preference is given to applications making a strong case for accessing special collections materials. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for three years as of January 31, 2020, and live outside of the New York metropolitan area may apply.    
NewberryLibrary
Short-Term Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount:  $2,500 per month for 1-2 months

The Newberry Library (located in Chicago, IL) offers a fellowship program providing outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. Fellows have access to the Newberry's wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. The Newberry expects recipients to advance scholarship in various fields, develop new interpretations, and expand understandings of the past. The collection's strengths are described   here . Citizenship requirements can be found here
NewberryWeissPublications
Weiss-Brown Publication Subvention Award
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required; award is paid directly to the publisher
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $8,000

With support from the Roger W. Weiss and Howard Mayer Brown Fund, the Newberry offers up to $8,000 to subsidize the publication of scholarly book or books on European civilization before 1700 in the areas of music, theater, cultural studies, or French or Italian literature. Applicants must document that their projects have been accepted for publication and provide detailed information regarding the publication and the subvention request. The purpose of this award is to enable the publication of works of the highest quality either:
  • by making it possible to publish a work in a particularly appropriate way (with special typography plates, or appendices, for example) that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive; or
  • by significantly reducing the cover price, allowing the publication to reach a wider audience.
Once these criteria are met, preference will be given to publications that:
  • are unique, unusual in concept or execution, or that represent a departure from the normal habits of a given publishing house or entity; or
  • bring into print previously unpublished source materials; or
  • promise to reach the broadest possible audience for the type of book envisioned.
 PalestinianAmericanPalestinianAmericanResearchCenter
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: varies by fellowship (please see below)
Award Amount: varies by fellowship (please see below)

The primary mission of the Palestinian American Research Center is to improve scholarship about Palestinian affairs, expand the pool of experts knowledgeable about the Palestinians, and strengthen linkages among Palestinian, American, and foreign research institutions and scholars. The following opportunities are available:
  • NEH/FPIRI Fellowships: This competition is for research in the humanities or research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods. Fellowship awards are for research in Palestine for a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consecutive months for scholars who have earned their PhD or have completed their professional training. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the U.S. for last three years. Fellowship awards are for $4,200 per month of research. Deadline: January 13, 2020.
  • U.S. Research Fellowships: This competition is for research that will contribute to Palestinian Studies. Any area of study will be considered, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, law, public health, and applied sciences. Applicants must be doctoral students or scholars who have earned their PhD and must be U.S citizens. Research must take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon. Fellowship awards range from $6,000 to $9,000. Deadline: January 6, 2020. 
PhiBetaKappaSibley
Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $20,000 stipend

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

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

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

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

Funding is available in the following categories:
  • Development (up to $15,000)
  • Production/Post-Production (up to $40,000)
  • Additional opportunities by nomination
TerraFoundationConvening
Convening Grants for Internationally Collaborative Exhibitions
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 10, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 17, 2020
Award Amount: $10,000 - $25,000

To encourage and enrich international partnerships between art museums and to deepen research and dialogue, for the next two years the foundation offers Convening Grants for Internationally Collaborative Exhibitions. An institution may apply for a convening grant even if it has applied (or plans to apply) separately for general exhibition support for the same project. Proposals for convening grants and general exhibition support are each considered on their own merits; grant approval in one program does not guarantee grant approval in the other. Funding is available for travel, lodging, and meals; facility/equipment rental; modest honoraria for participants not affiliated with the organizing/presenting institutions; and indirect costs (with amount capped at 15% of a grant).
UofLEndangeredLanguage
Endangered Languages Documentation Programme: Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: January 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies by grant type; please see below

The goal of the Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) is to preserve endangered languages globally. To this end ELDP gives grants worldwide to individuals to document endangered languages. ELDP provides funding for documentation projects led by individuals such as linguists, linguistic anthropologists and community members with skills in linguistic documentation. The following types of grants are available:
  • Small Grants: Small grants can be used for a range of purposes related to the documentation of endangered languages, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, or complete a project already begun. The maximum grant awarded is £10,000. 
  • Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships: IPF grantees are typically researchers at an early stage in their academic career (e.g. who have held a PhD less than 5 years), with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork. IPFs are available for between between 12 and 24 months and the maximum amount is £150,000.
  • Major Documentation Projects: MDP funding can cover elements including fieldwork costs, equipment, researchers' salaries, and graduate students' stipends (stipends should be included only for activities contributing to the project while in the field or processing the documentation materials). Project duration is from 6 to 36 months. Funding for these projects typically ranges from anything above £10,000 up to £130,000 (the maximum is £150,000). 
  • Legacy Materials Grants: ELDP Legacy Material Grants are offered to support the digitisation and archiving of legacy materials. The collections that are the target of these grants are in private hands or in small repositories without any access to resources for digitisation. The collections may include audio and video recordings (e.g., on tapes or reel to reel and so on), field notes, text collections and photographs. Typically, these data were collected without an archiving plan in place, and are in or about languages which are endangered or no longer spoken. Legacy Materials Grant projects may develop existing data collections in a variety of ways with a view to making them accessible and discoverable, but the primary focus must be on safeguarding and preserving legacy materials through digitisation and archiving. The maximum grant is £10,000. Legacy Grant projects last from 6 to 12 months; projects can only be funded if the materials can be made openly accessible at the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR).
UNotreDameReligion
Center for Philosophy of Religion: Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000 (stipend may be used for salary replacement, research, and relocation)

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

The JRF supports projects involving fieldwork with living aboriginal peoples of North and South America. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest (the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and the Columbia Plateau in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho). The JRF does not support research on non-aboriginal peoples, nor on peoples outside the Americas. Projects that produce new data are the highest priority, including proposals to digitize, transcribe and translate old materials that might otherwise become lost or inaccessible. Most funded projects fall within linguistics (including ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and world view) or anthropology (including social-cultural anthropology, social organization, political organization, and folk taxonomy). Projects in religion, mythology, music, dance, and other arts are also eligible. Allowed expenses include consultants, research assistants, travel, accommodation, equipment.
USArgentina
Public Diplomacy Grants Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 16, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 31, 2019 
Award Amount: $10,000 - $100,000

The Grants Program supports projects proposed by U.S. and Argentine academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that fulfill U.S. Embassy goals and objectives: to promote economic prosperity and security through academic and cultural initiatives seeking to promote and increase understanding between U.S. and Argentine people and institutions.The Grants Program assists organizations in carrying out programs aimed at providing new opportunities for citizen engagement, and promoting and advancing issues of public importance, focusing on the following topics:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • English language teaching and learning; (priority: training secondary school teachers of underserved populations and English language teaching in institutions of higher education)
  • Democracy
  • Transparency and Rule of Law
  • Cultural, artistic, and athletic activities (priority: those aimed at improving social inclusion)
  • Science & technology cooperation
WEBDuBoisFellows
2020-2021 Fellowship Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 27, 2020
Award Amount: stipend individually determined 

The Fellowship Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, the Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of one to two semesters in a wide variety of fields related to African and African American Studies. Fellows work in a range of fields and interests, including art and art history, Afro-Latin American research, design and the history of design, education, hiphop, African studies, the African diaspora, African American studies, literature, and creative writing. A residential appointment at the Du Bois Institute offers considerable benefits to any scholar. The Institute provides office space and a computer, use of a research assistant, and Fellows have full access to the extensive research and library resources of Harvard University. The Institute also houses the Image of the Black in Western Art archive and library, and a small reference library which is open to unlimited use during a Fellows' term of appointment.  At the Du Bois Research Institute, scholars may pursue their research while interacting with other visiting scholars working at Harvard University. Fellows are expected to participate in a number of activities, including Fellows' Workshops and, importantly, the weekly colloquium. 
WomensTravelClub
2020 Travel Scholarships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000

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

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of fellowships (for individuals) and grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year. The program supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present only. All supported topics must have a historical perspective and all applications must demonstrate that there is a substantial element of British art and/or architectural history to their project.
For assistance, please contact:
Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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