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

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NEWS & RESOURCES
The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

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

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

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES


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Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.

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

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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.

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I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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



LemannBrazil
Deadline: January 22, 2019
Award Amount: up to $150,000

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.
 


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

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


  ProvostInterfaculty
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Award Amount: up to $20,000

The Provost's Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration (PFIC) was developed to promote faculty collaboration across multiple Harvard Schools. This fund can be used to support a variety of projects, including but not limited to cross-School interdisciplinary course support, research working groups, and small-scale conferences.  To be eligible for support, the designated faculty leader(s) must hold primary Harvard faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor or senior non-ladder faculty appointments including Senior Lecturer, Senior Preceptor, and Professor of Practice and the project must engage faculty and/or students from at least two Harvard Schools. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received funding from the grant. Colleagues from outside Harvard may be included as well. These one-year grants should be considered seed money rather than continuing support. 



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

AcademyFilmWatch
FilmWatch Grants
OSP Deadline: November 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: November 16, 2018
Award Amount: up to $25,000

FilmWatch  grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies and other film-related organizations. Targeted programs include those that create culturally diverse viewing experiences, promote motion pictures as an art form, provide a platform for underrepresented artists, and cultivate new and dedicated audiences for theatrical film.
 
Please Note:  This is a limited submission opportunity, and Harvard is allowed to submit only one application per cycle. Please contact Erin Hale ( erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu) if you are interested in applying.

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

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


AASNEHLongTerm
AAS-NEH Long Term Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: $4,200 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.  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
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: $1,850 per month

The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to two months each year. Several themed short-term fellowships are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research. 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.


ACLSDigitalExtension
Digital Extension Grants
OSP Deadline: January 9, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 16, 2019
Award Amount: up to $150,000

This program aims to extend the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars. To this end, projects supported by ACLS Digital Extension Grants may:
  • Develop new systems of making established digital research projects and resources available to broader scholarly audiences and/or scholars from institutions such as colleges and universities that serve underrepresented student populations (including HBCUs and HSIs), as well as institutions that historically have been underrepresented in digital humanities research, such as community colleges, regional public colleges and universities, and smaller private colleges.
  • Extend existing digital projects and resources with content that adds interdisciplinary reach or that diversifies the digital domain by incorporating materials or perspectives that have been underrepresented in the digital humanities.
  • Enhance established digital research projects by fostering new team-based collaborations among scholars at a range of career stages, with a special emphasis upon convening and training communities of faculty and graduate students, as well as expanding opportunities for scholars from institutions with limited digital infrastructure.
  • Create new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities.


AmPhiloSocFranklin
Franklin Research Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 3, 2018
Award Amount: up to $6,000

This program provides small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.


AsianCulturalCouncil
Individual Fellowship Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2018
Award Amount: individually determined

The  Individual Fellowship Program is open to individuals (or up to two collaborators) undertaking trips ranging from one to six months for research, study, or exploration. Toward  the mission of advancing understanding through cultural exchange, ACC's first priority is to support activities that involve cultural immersion; meaningful cross-cultural engagement; and relationship building, collaboration, or exchange of best practices among peers. 

These fellowships support professional artists, arts administrators, scholars, and graduate/post-graduate students working in the following fields: archaeology; architecture; art history; arts administration; arts criticism; conservation; crafts, curation; dance; ethnomusicology; film/video/photography; literature (for travel to and from Japan only); museum studies; music; theater; and visual art. 
 


BogliascoFoundation
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: living quarters, separate private studios, and full board for one month

The Bogliasco Foundation accepts applications from those doing both creative and scholarly work in the following fields: Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and Visual Arts - without regard to nationality, age, race, or gender. Applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Residencies at the Bogliasco Study Center in Italy last 32 or 33 days and are scheduled during the two semesters of the academic year: Fall (mid-September to the third week of December) and Spring (Early January to the third week of May). This deadline is for the Fall 2019 semester.


BritishLibrary
Research Grants
OSP Deadline: November 9, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: November 19, 2018 (GMT)
Award Amount: up to £15,000 (Pilot Projects and Rapid Response Grants); up to £60,000 (Major Projects); up to £150,000 (Area Grants)

The Endangered Archives Programme offers grants each year to enable researchers to locate vulnerable archival collections, arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library.  There are three main types of grants:
  • Pilot projects investigate the potential for and/or feasibility of a larger grant. A pilot can also be a small digitisation project. They should last for no more than 12 months and have a budget limit of £15,000.
  • Major projects gather, digitise, and make available material. This type of grant may also relocate the material to a more secure location/institution within the country. These projects usually last 12 months and no more than 24 months. They have a budget limit of £60,000.
  • Area grants may be awarded for larger-scale projects. They are similar to a major grant, but larger in scale and ambition. Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding track record of archival preservation work and be associated with an institution that has the capacity to facilitate a large-scale project. The EAP will award a maximum of two area grants in this round. They can last for up to 24 months and have a budget limit of £150,000. It is important that you contact the EAP office if you are considering applying for this type of grant. Proposals that have not been discussed with EAP staff ahead of the closing date are unlikely to be successful.
During 2019, the programme will offer an additional type of grant:
  • Rapid response grants may be used to safeguard an archive that is in immediate and severe danger. These grants are intended for the situations in which the time scale of the standard EAP decision process could result in extensive damage to the material. These grants will be accepted on a rolling basis. They must last for less than 12 months and have a budget limit of £15,000. This type of grant will be available for the first time in 2019 and EAP anticipates awarding a small number of such grants during the first year.


BrownLibrary
John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2018
Award Amount: $2,100 per month

Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of European, African, and Native American engagements in global and comparative contexts. Short-term fellowships are open to individuals who are engaged in pre- and post-doctoral, or independent research, regardless of nationality. Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months. 


CharlesWarrenFellowship
2019-20 Faculty Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $63,500

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard's research center for North American history, invites applications for a workshop on Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies.  The Charles Warren Center invites scholars of Ethnic Studies to think through 50 years of Ethnic Studies and the field's possible future. The Center invites scholars whose work confronts questions of inequalities and power through intersecting analytical paradigms of race, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship. The Center is especially interested in proposals that explicitly address issues of methodologies, interdisciplinarity, and the state of the field. The seminar will examine how Ethnic Studies scholarship built frameworks to critically examine racism, colonialism, imperialism, immigration, and slavery. The seminar will discuss how such frameworks remain useful and relevant, but also interrogate limitations and contradictions, and explore new possibilities and directions within the field Ethnic Studies.


ChiangChingkuoConference
Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants
OSP Deadline: January 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
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. The academic background of the participants and the significance of the meeting will be key factors in the evaluation process. In principle, the Foundation does not provide funding for annual meetings.


CESEvents
Small Event Grants
OSP Deadline: November 21, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2018
Award Amount: $300 - $1,250

CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Grants will be awarded to support events taking place in Spring 2019. Any institution that receives a grant must agree to brand the event as "sponsored by the Council for European Studies" and provide an audio-visual or other record of the event. CES also provides promotional support for events either fully or partially funded by this program.


CAORCMultiCountry
Multi-Country Research Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 24, 2019
Award Amount: up to $10,500

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. The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2019 and November 2020. (The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.)


CAORCNEHSenior
NEH Senior Research Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 24, 2019
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for four months

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Research Fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four consecutive months.  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 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, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.  Fellows may travel and carry out research for four consecutive months between the period of May 2019 to November 2020.


CLIRPostdoc
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 4, 2019
Award Amount: varies by sponsoring institution

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research. The program offers recent PhD graduates the chance to help develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. 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 within particular disciplines.  Fellows are placed at diverse institutions from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges in the United States and Canada. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of subject expertise or geographic preference.


DavisCenter
2019-20 Postdoctoral Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2019
Award Amount: $40,500 for 9 months or $54,000 for 12 months; $5,000 in additional research funding

The Davis Center Fellows Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers within the social sciences and humanities. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The program provides scholars with experiences and connections that endure well beyond their fellowship year. The Center welcomes research proposals on all topics related to the study of Eurasia. This year's program will not be structured around an overarching theme. The program is for junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2019, but no earlier than September 2013.


FullerFoundation
Grants for the Arts
OSP Deadline: January 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $7,500

The Foundation expects its grants to encourage "hands-on" and participatory collaborations between established cultural institutions, artists, and communities. Specific programs of interest include art for viewing and listening; art education in school; art and performing arts festivals; art (murals and sculpture) that beautifies or inspires a community; programs that bring symphony, opera, and theatre to the community; and adult and/or children's museum education programs. Applications are accepted from organizations headquartered in the Boston area or Seacoast New Hampshire. 


FritzThyssen
Conferences
OSP Deadline: November 21, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: November 30, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required

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

 


GerdaHenkelResearch
General Research Grants
OSP Deadline: November 14, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: November 22, 2018
Award Amount: varies by award type

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History.    Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work. Grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs. For projects that are conducted by one scholar alone, a research scholarship has to be applied for.  


GHILongTermFellow

Long-Term Visiting Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2018
Award Amount: monthly stipend of  €2,000 for doctoral students and €3,400 for postdoctoral scholars

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C., is now accepting applications for its long-term visiting fellow program. The fellowships will be granted for a period of 6- to 12-months in the following thematic areas:
  • History of Family and Kinship
  • History of Knowledge
  • History of Migration
  • History of Race & Ethnicity
  • History of Religion and Religiosity
  • History of the Americas
The identified thematic areas are intended to be broad in scope. Applicants are welcome to identify up two areas for which they wish to submit their application. T he proposed research projects should clearly make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography related to the specific thematic area. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference.


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

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


HarvardCenterJewishStudies
Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 4, 2018
Award Amount: $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full year

The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications each academic year for the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences associated with studies in Judaica; junior faculty  are  especially encouraged to apply. This year's theme is The Affective Turn in Modern Jewish History. The program will assemble a working group of six scholars whose work deals substantively with methodologies of the history of emotion in the study of Jewish civilization. Proposals may address any geographic region or period, but preference will be given to projects focusing on the eighteenth through twentieth centuries.


HLuceACLSPostdoc
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS
Program in China Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 7, 2018
Award Amount: up to $50,000

Postdoctoral Fellowships are for scholars who are preparing their PhD dissertation for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects. Postdoctoral fellowships support research and writing toward a scholarly product in English. Priority will be given to proposals based on the applicant's research in China. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. Other support may be accepted (sabbatical leave or other grants) but the total received cannot exceed 125% of the fellow's academic annual salary. 

An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2010. Applicants must hold a PhD from an institution in the United States or Canada or be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents with a PhD from any institution. Applicants who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens/permanent residents must have an affiliation, long-term regular research, or teaching appointment with a university or college in the United States or Canada.  Applicants who have obtained tenure, or whose tenure review will be complete before May 31, 2019, are not eligible.


Huntington
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $50,000

The Huntington (San Marino, CA) awards fellowships to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science. The Huntington's independent research library has significant holdings in British and American history; British and American literature; art history, the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book. The collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include 7 million manuscripts, 450,000 rare books, 440,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. A remarkable collection in the history of science and technology consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. The Art Collections contain several notable British and American paintings; innumerable fine prints and photographs; and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.

The tenure of these awards is 1 to 12 months; the Library offers a variety of fellowships, all with differing durations and award amounts.There are no citizenship requirements; exceptions include the three long-term fellowships funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which requires recipients be either U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been in the U.S. for three years preceding application. 


KrocInstitutePeaceFellow
Visiting Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2018
Award Amount: $25,000 (Junior Fellows) or $30,000 (Senior Fellows) per semester, plus housing

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 2019-20, the following types of proposals are of interest:
  • Gender and Conflict/Peacebuilding
  • Nuclear Disarmament, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • International Mediation
  • Peace Studies (open)


LibraryCongressKluge
Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
OSP Deadline: November 29, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: December 6, 2018
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for up to 11 months

The Library's John W. Kluge Center in Washington, D.C. seeks proposals from scholars worldwide that will generate deep, empirically-grounded understanding of the consequences of the digital revolution on how people think, how society functions, and how international relations shift. Proposals may also explore and analyze emerging trends and new phenomena that may generate consequential changes in the future. All proposals must state the importance of the research to fundamental thinking about the human condition. Scholars should include a discussion of how the resources of the Library of Congress will inform the intended research.

MahindraPostdoc
Postdoctoral Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 3, 2018
Award Amount:  $65,000 stipend, plus medical insurance, moving assistance of $1,500, and additional research support of $2,500

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of 
migration and the humanities The migration "crisis" makes it imperative for humanists to reflect on the foundational concepts and values of our disciplines in addressing the representation of others as they are recognized in the norms of cultural citizenship. The issues the seminar will explore include: the ethics of hospitality; modes of cosmopolitanism; negotiation of cultural "differences" under duress; the role played by interpretation and cultural translation in enhancing processes of social integration. Applicants for 2019-20 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2016.


MJWhiting
Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation
Fellowships for Higher Education
OSP Deadline: January 4, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 11, 2019
Award Amount: Average award size is ~$5,250

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.


MassCulturalCouncilArtist
Artist Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 28, 2019
Award Amount: $15,000

Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships are direct grants to artists creating exceptional original work.  There are two review criteria for the Artist Fellowships: artistic quality and creative ability. Applicants must be current Massachusetts residents and have been residents for the past two years. The  January  deadline is for the disciplines of film and video, music composition, and photography. 


MHSNEH
MHS-NEH Long-Term Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for 4-12 months

The Massachusetts Historical Society will award at least two long-term MHS-NEH fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020.  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. 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.


MassHumanitiesProject
Project Grants
OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 10, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 17, 2018
Award Amount: $7,500

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, Negotiating the Social Contact. 


NationalAcadFord
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 6, 2018
Award Amount: $45,000

Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 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. The complete list of eligible fields of study supported at the postdoctoral level of the fellowship program is available here:  Eligible Fields of Study List 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


NEHCollab
Collaborative Research Grants
OSP Deadline: November 28, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: December 5, 2018
Award Amount: up to $50,000 (Convening Grants); up to $250,000 (Publication Grants); up to $250,000 (Archaeology Grants)

Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods.

Eligible projects must propose tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; and content-rich, open-access digital resources (for example, websites, databases, or tools). All project outcomes must be based on and must convey interpretive humanities research. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to scholarly audiences and/or general audiences. 


  NEHDigitalHumanitiesAdvance
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
OSP Deadline: January 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: $10,000 - $50,000 (Level I); $50,001 - $100,000 (Level II); $100,001 - $325,000 (Level III)

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.  This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of 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.


  NEHMediaDevelopment
Media Projects: Development Grants
OSP Deadline: January 2, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 9, 2019
Award Amount: $40,000 - $75,000

The Media Projects program supports documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also 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. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects that we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. 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.

Development awards enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. 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.


NEHMediaProduction
Media Projects: Production Grants
OSP Deadline: January 2, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 9, 2019
Award Amount: up to $650,000

The Media Projects program supports documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also 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. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects that we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. 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.

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


  NEHPublicHumanities
Public Humanities Projects
OSP Deadline: January 2, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 9, 2019
Award Amount: up to $75,000 (Planning Grants); up to $1M (Implementation Grants)

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. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming. This program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement. Applications should follow the parameters set out below for one of the following three categories:
  • Community Conversations: This category supports three-month-long to two-year-long series of at least six in-person public programs that are centered on one or more significant humanities resources, such as historic artifacts, artworks, literature, musical compositions, or films. These resources should be chosen to engage a diverse public audience. The programs must be anchored through perspectives drawn from humanities disciplines. Projects may include, but are not limited to, community forums, panel symposiums, lecture series, reading and discussion programs, after-school programs, summer camps, analytical discussions on theater or musical performances, life-long learning programs, or other methods of face-to-face audience engagement or informal education. Applicants proposing programs that include public forums or question-and-answer sessions must demonstrate prior experience conducting public dialogues.
  • ExhibitionsThis 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: This 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. 


NEHTranslations
Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants
OSP Deadline: November 28, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: December 5, 2018
Award Amount:  Awards are made for one to three years and rarely exceed $100,000 per year.

Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or transcriptions. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Projects must be undertaken by at least one editor or translator and one other collaborating scholar. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years.


NEHSustainCultural
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
OSP Deadline: January 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $40,000 over up to 2 years (Planning Grants); up to $350,000 over up to 5 years (Implementation Projects) 

The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections 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 natural and man-made disasters. Effective and sustainable preservation strategies must be informed by the nature of an institution and its collections. All applicants, whether at the planning or the implementation level, should have completed the process of basic preservation planning; they should also clearly state how sustainable strategies will address priorities established in existing preservation or collection management plans. 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.


NEHNSFDEL
Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
OSP Deadline: November 9, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: November 19, 2018
Award Amount:  $12,000 - $150,000 per year for one to three years (Senior Research Projects); $5,000 per month for six to twelve months (Fellowships)

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

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


NHPRCMajor
Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives
OSP Deadline for Preliminary Proposal: January 10, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Preliminary Proposal: January 17, 2019
Award Amount: $100,000 - $350,000; cost sharing is required as the Commission provides no more than 50 percent 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. We also encourage organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.


NewMusicUSA
New Music USA
Project Grants
OSP Deadline: January 24, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2019
Award Amount: $250 - $15,000

A "project" is defined as any activity that involves new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording. New Music USA is especially interested in having funds go towards paying artists directly for their work; whether that's creating, engaging, performing, or something else. We place special emphasis on funds toward:
  • The creation of new musical work
  • New live music for dance
  • Recording costs
  • Residency and community outreach activities
The most competitive projects are those that include specified living composers and recent music.


NYPLSchomburg
Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2018

The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers working on projects that would benefit from access to the Center's extensive resources for the study of African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture. The Schomburg Center is a world-renowned repository of sources on every facet of the African diasporic experience, with extensive holdings including numerous unique manuscript and archival collections as well as a comprehensive range of publications, photographs, films, audio recordings, and visual art. Long-Term Fellowships are for six months and Short-Term Fellowships are for one to three months. Please note that only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals who have been resident in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.

NewberryLibraryShortTerm
Short-Term Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2018
Award Amount: $2,500 per month

Short-Term Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals who have a specific need for the Newberry's collection. Postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and scholars with terminal degrees who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area are eligible.  Most fellowships are available for one month. Awardees may combine their Newberry fellowship award with sabbatical funding or other stipendiary support. Fellows are welcome to stay in residence at the Newberry beyond the terms of their fellowship, but the amount of their stipend cannot be increased beyond the initial award.


NewberryPublications
Weiss-Brown Publication Subvention Award
OSP Deadline: not required; award is paid directly to the publisher
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $8,000

This award supports the publication of scholarly 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.  


PhiBetaKappa
The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: stipend of $20,000

The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded annually, alternating in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature. The 2019 Sibley Fellowship will be for Greek studies.

Candidates must be unmarried women 25 to 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original research. They must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. The award is not restricted to members of Phi Beta Kappa or to U.S. citizens. 


RockefellerBellagio
Bellagio Center Residency Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 3, 2018
Award Amount: room and board; travel assistance and stipend amounts are determined following application submission

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program (in Bellagio, Italy) offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation's Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues.

The  Academic Writing residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline. Successful applicants will demonstrate decades of significant professional contributions to their field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory for those earlier in their careers.

The  Arts & Literary Arts residency is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists who share in the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humanity around the world and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues.

The tenure of the residency program is for two to four weeks. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity.


SamuelHKressConservation
Conservation
OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 7, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 15, 2018
Award Amount:  unspecified; recent grants range from $10,000 to $21,000

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


SamuelHKressHistory
History of Art Grants
OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 7, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 15, 2018
Award Amount:  unspecified;  recent grants range from $6,000 to $20,000

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


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

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

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

Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants
OSP Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: November 30, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: December 7, 2018
Award Amount: up to $25,000

The Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that further research of American art in an international context. Academic program funding is available for in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500-1980) that take place:
  • In Chicago or outside the United States, or
  • In the United States and examine American art within an international context and include a significant number of international participants.
Additionally, the foundation welcomes applications for international research groups. Such groups should involve 2 to 4 faculty members from two or more academic institutions, at least one of which must be located outside the United States. Groups should pursue specific research questions that will advance scholarship and meet in person two or more times.


TerraConvening
Convening Grants for Internationally Collaborative Exhibitions
OSP Deadline: January 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: $10,000 - $25,000

Grants are for pre-exhibition convenings and available only when the exhibition topic (which may be about any aspect of historical American art except architecture, conservation, or film) and the organizing and presenting institutions have been identified and confirmed (and must represent at least two countries). The grants allow for an international team of at least four people (curators, professors, or advising scholars) to convene in person. Objectives must relate to: the refinement of ideas for an exhibition and its catalogue; and also possibly development of programming related to the exhibition; participants should seek ways to bring new perspectives and innovative thinking to their topic that result in new scholarship, and address how to make the exhibition more meaningful for international audiences. Convenings should not be primarily for logistical planning, exhibition design, or archival/collection research.


TerraInternational
International Research Travel Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $9,000

Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grants offer US-based scholars working on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 the opportunity to conduct research abroad. Grant funding is available for projects that require study of materials outside the United States and that will enable scholars to discover new primary source material; experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections; make contact with artists, critics, art dealers, archivists, curators, and university scholars; consult archives and library collections outside the US; and establish professional networks for future research.


UoLELDP
Endangered Language Documentation Program Grants
OSP Deadline: January 8, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2019
Award Amount:  £10,000 (Small Grants); £150,000 (Major Documentation Projects)

The Endangered Languages Documentation Program aims to  support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible; to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages; to create a repository of resources for linguistics, the social sciences, and the language communities themselves; and to make the documentary collections freely available. The program funds grants for the linguistic documentation of endangered languages worldwide. Anybody with qualifications in linguistic language documentation can apply as there are no restrictions on the nationality of the applicant or on the location of the host institution. Revitalization projects are not supported.


UTAustinRansom
Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowships in the Humanities
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2018
Award Amount: $3,500 per month

The Harry Ransom Center annually awards more than 50 fellowships to support short-term residencies for research projects that require substantial on-site use of its  collections The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Scholars are in residence for one to three months. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity. 


VillaITatti
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2018 (Short-Term)
Award Amount: $4,000 per month plus a supplement towards relocation expenses (Short-Term)

Villa I Tatti (in Florence, Italy) offers shorter fellowships annually. The  Berenson Library, with holdings of nearly 185,000 volumes and subscriptions to over 600 scholarly journals, includes an extensive and historically important photograph collection, an archive that documents the lives and work of Bernard and Mary Berenson, and the  Morrill Music Library, considered one of the finest in the world for medieval and Renaissance music.

Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from scholars from all nations. The tenure of short term awards is four to six months. Please note that the deadline for the long term awards was in October.


OSP Deadline: November 26, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: December 3, 2018
Award Amount: $17,500 ($10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year)

The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review--including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields--so that they can both engage in and build support for systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. Malkiel Scholars may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to those whose work echoes and elaborates themes addressed in Dr. Malkiel's scholarship and career-that is, topics related to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women's issues, and/or higher education. 

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