October 2019


Unless otherwise noted, all proposals to funders outside of Harvard must be  sent for review to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at least five business days in advance of the sponsor deadline. We can help you navigate the routing process for your proposal.

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pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu 
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NEWS & RESOURCES

CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS FUND
Deadline: October 21, 2019
Supports research and policy initiatives intended to reduce the risks of climate change, hasten the transition from fossil fuel-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, to develop methods for diminishing the impact of existing fossil fuel-based energy systems on the climate, to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, and to propel scientific, technological, legal, behavioral, policy and artistic innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy, improved human health, and a greener world.  Learn more about this opportunity here.
DEAN'S COMPETITIVE FUND FOR PROMISING SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: October 9, 2019
The Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship is a targeted program that provides bridge funding, seed funding, and enabling subventions to FAS assistant, associate, and tenured faculty, as well as Professors in Residence and Professors of the Practice. Learn more about this opportunity  here
PROVOSTIAL FUND FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Deadline: October 7, 2019
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.  Learn more about this opportunity here.


The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES
The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
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 with allocated FY 2019 funds 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.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Indicates an UPDATED or NEW opportunity added this month.

INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

For a robust list of Harvard's internal funding opportunities, please see  here .

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES


Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

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

Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.

Fellowships with a residency requirement at an institution in the United States.

Fellowships that support or require international travel and/or residency.
I want to combine digital technology with the humanities, create a website with humanities content, or preserve a collection and/or make it easier for people to access.

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

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

* Indicates an UPDATED or NEW opportunity added this month.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
ClimateChangeSolutions
Deadline: October 21, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $150,000 payable over one or two years

The Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund supports research and policy initiatives intended to reduce the risks of climate change, hasten the transition from fossil fuel-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, to develop methods for diminishing the impact of existing fossil fuel-based energy systems on the climate, to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, and to propel scientific, technological, legal, behavioral, policy and artistic innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy, improved human health, and a greener world.

Applications should propose research that will advance solutions to climate change and its impact. Solutions may include both preparedness and mitigation and strong consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to application, as well as riskier proposals with the potential to be transformative over time. Proposals that demonstrate imaginative and promising collaboration among faculty and students across different parts of the University will receive special consideration, as will projects that propose using the university campus as a "living laboratory."

Previous awardees from the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences include:
  • Naomi Oreskes (History of Science): "Envisaging the Fossil Fuel-Free Future" (2017)
  • Sharon Harper (Art, Film, and Visual Studies) and Rosetta Sarah Elkin (GSD): "Imagining Retreat: Notes for the Landscape of Adaptation" (2018)
  • Anya Bernstein (Anthropology): "Pleistocene Park: Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change in the Russian Arctic" (2019)
DavidRockefellerLatinAmerica
Faculty Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: varies by award type

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

DeansFund
Deadline: October 9, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000

The Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship is a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories:
  1. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research, scholarship, or creative activity that does not currently have external funding. Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.
  2. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to launch exciting new scholarship or research directions that might not yet be ready to compete in traditional funding programs.
  3. Enabling subventions, to provide small funds to purchase (or upgrade) critical equipment. Applicants for such funds must have no existing startup funds on which they could draw for this purpose.

This program is open to FAS and SEAS assistant, associate and tenured faculty; Professors in Residence and Professors of the Practice are also eligible.

FairbankCenter
Conference and Book Workshop Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $10,000 (Conference Grants); up to $5,000 (Book Workshop Grants)

The Fairbank Center will consider grant applications from Harvard faculty to fund conferences or book workshops. Preference will be given to projects that support the strategic priorities of the FCCS and the mission of the Center more broadly. Additionally, the Center will consider small grant applications for time sensitive requests on a rolling basis (up to $1,500.) For Conference and Book Workshops, preference will be given to applicants who are receiving additional external funding.  

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.
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
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.  

OUE
Course Development Funds
Deadline: The OUE reviews applications twice a semester, just after spring break and again at the end of term.
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. 

PIFIE
Deadline: October 25, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 - $60,000
 
The President's Innovation Fund for International Experiences provides seed funding to faculty members at any Harvard school, to support the development of creative and significant academic experiences abroad for Harvard College students. These grants seek to foster the participation of faculty at all Harvard schools (including graduate and professional), departments, centers, and other academic units in expanding international opportunities for Harvard undergraduates. This may mean developing experience-based courses for students overseas, including courses prior to and/or following their international experience; involving undergraduates in an ongoing overseas project sponsored by a Harvard graduate or professional school, department, center, or other academic unit; or other innovative projects.
 
In the 2019-20 award cycle, the PIFIE will fund five to ten proposals. Applications will fall into three categories: 1) requests for funding to develop and implement a new international program, 2) requests for funding to make exploratory or planning site visits, or 3) requests from prior award recipients for renewal funding.

ProvostFund
Deadline: November 22, 2019
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. 

ProvostialFundAH
Deadline: October 7, 2019
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. 

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.
  RadcliffeExploratory
Exploratory Seminars
Deadline: October 21, 2019
Award Amount: up to $18,000

The Academic Ventures Exploratory Seminar Program provides funding to scholars, practitioners, and artists for collaboration in an interdisciplinary exploration of early-stage ideas. The program encourages intellectual risk taking as participants gather in an intensive seminar setting to explore new fields of research and inquiry. Radcliffe welcomes proposals that:
  • Explore the viability of early-stage research ideas in any discipline or multiple disciplines
  • Invite the perspectives of diverse participants and stakeholders to the discussion
  • Integrate senior and junior scholars from institutions in the greater Boston area, across the United States, or around the world
  • Demonstrate risk taking and creativity
The following areas, while not exclusive, are of special interest:
  • Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. Radcliffe welcomes proposals that connect research to law, policy, pressing social issues, and/or seek to actively engage audiences beyond academia.
  • Reflecting Radcliffe's unique history, proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library's rich collections.

The lead applicant must be either a Harvard ladder (tenured or tenure-track) faculty member (from any school) or a former or current Radcliffe fellow; co-applicants may apply with lead applicants who meet eligibility requirements. An exploratory seminar accommodates roughly 12-20 participants.

 


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
ABladeofGrass
Fellowship Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 16, 2019
Award Amount: $20,000

A Blade of Grass believes in the power of socially engaged artists to participate meaningfully in creating a more just, equitable, sustainable, joyful, and compassionate future. The foundation knows this means that artists must take time and care to develop relationships built on mutual trust, as well as work with diverse non-arts partners and communities. A  Blade  of Grass understands there are no ready-made roadmaps or guaranteed outcomes for this type of work, and is committed to learning how artists navigate these processes and relationships.

The fellowship program is meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work. This is hard and time-consuming organizational, intellectual, and emotional work.  A Blade of Grass is committed to providing relatively unrestricted funding that incorporates a collaborative research component. Additionally, field research replaces grant reporting written by the artist, and is grounded in the goals and areas of inquiry defined by the artist and the perspective of project participants.
AcademyFilmWatch
FilmWatch Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 25, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
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. If you are interested in applying, please contact Erin Hale (erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu).  

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. 

AmericanAcademyRome
Rome Prize
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019. Applications will also be accepted between November 1 - November 15 for an additional fee.
Award Amount: housing, meals, studio space, plus a stipend of either $16,000 (half-term) or $28,000 (full-term) 

The Rome Prize supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines:
  • Ancient Studies 
  • Architecture
  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
  • Literature (includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry)
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Musical Composition 
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual-arts fields)
Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under eighteen live in partially subsidized apartments nearby.  Full-term fellowships generally run from early- or mid-September into July of the following year. Winners of half-term fellowships may request to begin in September or February. Applicants for all Rome Prize Fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.
AmericanAntiquarianPostdoc
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: $35,000 twelve month stipend

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA to revise their dissertation for publication.  The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible. Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society's coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher.
AAUWPostocFellow
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: $20,000

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equity for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Tenured professors are not eligible. Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study.
AAUWShortTerm
American Association of University Women
Short-Term Research Publication Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: $6,000 over an 8-week grant period

Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Tenured faculty are not eligible; the grants are for tenure-track, part-time, and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final manuscript preparation. While many recipients, especially full-time faculty members, will use the awards during the summer, recipients may use the funds at any time during the fellowship year.
AmericanPhilosophicalSociety
Franklin Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 2, 2019
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
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 7, 2019
Award Amount: individually determined

Toward the mission of advancing understanding through cultural exchange, ACC's first priority in all grant areas is to support activities that involve cultural immersion; meaningful cross-cultural engagement; and relationship building, collaboration, or exchange of best practices among peers. The Individual Fellowship Program is open to individuals (or two collaborators) undertaking trips ranging from one to six months for research, study, or exploration. Applicants from the U.S. may apply for travel to China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Macau SAR, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Grants are awarded to professional artists, arts administrators, scholars, graduate/post-graduate students, and organizations working in the following fields: archeology, architecture, art history, arts administration, arts criticism, conservation, crafts, curation, dance, ethnomusicology, film/video/photography, literature (Japan only), museum studies, music, theater, and visual art.
BritishLibraryEndangered
Endangered Archives Programme Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 1, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 11, 2019
Award Amount: varies by project type; please see below

The Endangered Archives Programme offers approximately 30 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. These grants are the primary means by which Arcadia contributes to the urgent task of identifying, preserving and making accessible such archival collections before they are lost forever. The Programme offers four types of grant. With the expection of the Rapid Response grants, they are awarded in May/June and normally expected to start in August/September each year.
  • Pilot project grants can either involve investigating the potential for a major project through a survey, or they may be small digitisation projects. These projects should last for no more than 12 months and have a budget limit of £15,000.
  • Major project grants are intended for digitisation and cataloguing of a collection or collections. This type of grant may involve preservation necessary for digitisation, and may also relocate the material to a more secure location/institution within the country. These projects can last for up to 24 months and have a budget limit of £60,000.
  • Area grants 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 Programme will award a maximum of two area grants in each funding round. They can last for up to 24 months and have a budget limit of £150,000. Potential applicants must contact the EAP office before submitting an application for this type of grant.
  • Rapid Response grants will be introduced in late 2019. They are intended to safeguard an archive 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 should last for less than six months and have a budget limit of £10,000. 
CareyInstituteLogan
Logan Nonfiction Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: residency/professional support; stipend not included

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

The Logan Nonfiction Program accepts fellows for two classes per year. The spring class runs from January to May, the fall class from October to December. Within these periods applicants can request a short residency (5 weeks) or a long residency (10-12 weeks). This deadline is for the Spring 2020 class. There are no citizenship requirements for this residency. 
CASEBStanford
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $77,000

The Center offers a residential fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Fellows represent the core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences. CASBS is a collaborative environment that fosters the serendipity arising from unexpected intellectual encounters. The Center believes that cross-disciplinary interactions lead to beneficial transformations in thinking and research. The Center seeks fellows who will be influential with, and open to influence by, their colleagues in the diverse multidisciplinary cohort assembled for a given year. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity.
CenterKhmerStudies
Senior Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019 
Award Amount: unspecified  

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) provides in-country research fellowships for U.S., Cambodian, and French scholars (or EU citizens holding a French degree) and doctoral students on a yearly basis.  CKS Senior Research Fellows are given direct funding for their research, access to CKS in-country resources, and provided with logistical support and contacts while in-country.  Senior Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to pursue further research focusing on Cambodia only, or Cambodia within a regional context.   Scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.
  • Senior Long-Term Research Fellowships: Fellowships are available for 6 to 11 months of research (for U.S and Cambodian citizens) and up to 9 months of research (for French citizens). The fellowships are for scholars who already hold a PhD degree.
  • Senior Short-Term Research Fellowships: Fellowships are available for up to 4 months of research (for U.S and Cambodian scholars) and are open to scholars who already hold a PhD degree.
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.
CCKScholar
Scholar Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: $20,000 - $35,000

Professors may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant to help replace half of their salary while they're on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation's grant, when added to these other grants, must not exceed the recipient's annual salary. This grant will be for one year. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged. 
TheClarkFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: Stipends are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Clark's Scholars' Residence, located across the street from the campus, is also provided.

The Clark in Williamstown, MA offers between eleven and sixteen fellowships each year, ranging in duration from one to ten months, the majority awarded for one academic semester. National and international scholars, critics, curators, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Scholars may propose topics that relate to the visual arts, their history, practice, theory, or interpretation. Any proposal that contributes to understanding the nature of artistic activity and the intellectual, social, and cultural worlds with which it is connected is welcome. 
CESSmallEvents
Small Events Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 20, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $1,250

CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Grants are awarded twice a year, in January for events taking place in the Spring semester, and August for events taking place in the Fall semester. A multi-disciplinary selection committee chooses winners and awards grants based on proposed event budgets and available funds. Any institution that receives a grant must agree to brand the event as "sponsored by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University" 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.
DumbartonOaks
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship

Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC offers multiple residential fellowship opportunities for scholars. 
  • Research Fellowships in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies are for scholars who hold a doctorate or appropriate final degree or have established themselves in the field and wish to pursue their own research. Junior Research Fellowships are also awarded in these fields for degree candidates who at the time of application have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD or appropriate final degree and will be working on a dissertation or final project at Dumbarton Oaks under the direction of a faculty member at their own university. Fellowships are awarded for either an academic year, fall, spring, or (for Byzantine and Pre-Columbian scholars) summer term. Please note: Fellowship applicants in Garden and Landscape Studies should see here for additional information.
  • Plant Humanities Fellowships provide nine months of research and professional development opportunities for advanced graduate students (post-generals or third-year MLA), recent PhD graduates (PhD conferred on or after June 30, 2017), and recent Master of Landscape Architecture graduates (MLA conferred on or after June 30, 2017). Fellows will receive structured training in the digital humanities; undertake research in the Dumbarton Oaks special collections; contribute to the identification of priorities for digitization and bibliographic description; and develop content for the digital tool in close collaboration with JSTOR Labs. Learn more about the Plant Humanities Initiative.
  • Mellon Fellowships in Urban Landscape Studies are intended for cross-disciplinary scholars in the field of urban landscape studies; preference will be given to candidates with final degrees such as a PhD or MLA. Fellowships are awarded for a single fall, spring, or summer term. A part of the "Democracy and Urban Landscape" Mellon program, fellows conduct their own research projects and may apply for an additional field research fund. Learn more about the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies.
  • Mellon History Teaching Fellowships in Landscape Studies are available to current faculty position holders in universities or other secondary educational institutions for a single fall, spring, or summer term. Also a part of the "Democracy and Urban Landscape" Mellon program, fellows conduct their own teaching/pedagogy projects and may apply for an additional field research fund. Learn more about the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies.
FritzThyssenFoundation
Conferences
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 20, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 30, 2019
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.
GEHowardFoundation
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: $35,000

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project.  Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs. A total of eight fellowships will be awarded for 2020-2021 in the fields  Fiction, Poetry, and Playwriting a nd Theatre Studies.  Fellowships are offered in a five-year  sequence of fields . Successful candidates are given the option of postponing receipt of their fellowship, so as to make the Howard competition accessible to those whose personal plans do not line up exactly with the year in which awards are offered in their fields.
GeorgeBHenderson
GerdaHenkel
General Research Grants and Scholarships
FAS /OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 25, 2019
Award Amount:  3,100 euros per month + supplements to support childcare

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. Only full time scholarships are available. Support can be provided for a minimum of one month and a maximum of 24 months. 
GeorgeBHenderson
GermanHistoricalInstitute
Long-Term Visiting Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount:  €3,400 per month

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC is now accepting applications for its long-term visiting fellows program. 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 to two areas for which they wish to submit their application. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing their own research. Travel within the U.S. to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference. The program is open to scholars based in North America and Europe.
GettyACLSArt
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 23, 2019
Award Amount: $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel

These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. The fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the work proposed. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.  Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships may  not   be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants, though they may be combined with sabbatical. Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2020-21 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing. There are no citizenship requirements. 

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.

GRAMMYArchiving
Archiving and Preservation Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $20,000 (Preservation Implementation); up to $5,000 (Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation)

The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories. 

1. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
2. Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award

GRAMMYScientific
Scientific Research Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $20,000

The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well as those addressing an important research question.
HJewishCenterHarryStarr
Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 3, 2019
Award Amount: $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full academic year

The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications 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. The 2020-21 theme is "The Changing Contours of Jewish Thought." The  program will assemble a working group of six scholars whose work deals substantively with Jewish Thought in any of its fields or modalities. Proposals may address any topic in Jewish thought in any geographic region and in any historical period, but preference will be given to projects focusing upon the changes that scholarship in the field has undergone in the recent past.
HenryLuceAdvancingTheology
Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: $250,000 - $750,000 for up to 5 years

Seeking to advance public understanding of religion and theology, the Henry Luce Foundation's Theology Program invites inquiries for university-based projects that are centrally animated by faculty members based at research institutions.  The Foundation welcomes inquiries for public scholarship projects that:
  • Cross religious, geographic, and academic boundaries
  • Advance scholarship that critically examines received assumptions about religion, secularity, and public culture
  • Work inventively at the intersections of theological inquiry and the multidisciplinary study of religion
Grants may fund a wide range of possible activities, including (but not limited to):
  • Publicly engaged humanities and social science research
  • Support for the next generation of scholars, teachers, and public intellectuals
  • Creative uses of digital technologies and new publication platforms
  • Multi-institutional collaborations of various kinds
Engagement with religious, media, policy, activist and/or art communities is particularly encouraged, and special consideration will be given to proposed projects involving partnerships with non-academic organizations.

Please Note:  This is a Limited Submission Opportunity, and Harvard University may submit only one Letter of Inquiry to this call for proposals. Please contact Erin Hale ( erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu ) if you are interested in applying.
LuceACLSReligion
Fellowships for Scholars
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 23, 2019
Award Amount: $55,000, plus $3,000 for project-related research and travel costs and $5,000 to support attendance at an ACLS-hosted media workshop in Fall 2020 as well as other media training and engagement activities of the fellow's choosing

The program aims to deepen public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts and equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media and to engage audiences beyond the academy. Designed for scholars in all disciplines of the  humanities and related social sciences, Luce/ACLS fellowships support research on any aspect of religion in an international context and encourage scholars to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The awards are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution or any other appropriate site for research. ACLS requires all fellows to participate in two program-sponsored events during the fellowship year: a media engagement workshop in November 2020 and a spring 2021 symposium that brings together scholars, journalists, and public policy experts. In addition to these required events, fellows receive support to pursue other media training and engagement activities at universities, research centers, and media organizations that encourage connections between journalism and the academy. Scholars may apply for a Luce/ACLS Fellowship and for other forms of support, including other ACLS fellowship programs. Please note that an applicant may accept only one ACLS fellowship in a given competition year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents as of the application deadline.
HenryLuceChinaReading
Program in China Studies: Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 30, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 6, 2019
Award Amount: up to $15,000

These grants provide support for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations. Collaboration refers primarily to the sustained, collective examination of texts. But it may also characterize the conceptualization of the workshop by several scholars. Workshop participants should be drawn from several different institutions. Formats of workshops may vary, but each should be based on texts that illuminate a period, tradition, culture, location, or event. Close reading and careful translation are thus the basis for workshop discussion. Reading workshops are less formal than conferences; they involve interactive reading, interpretation and commentary by a seminar-sized group. 
HenryLuceACLSChinaPostdoc
Program in China Studies: Early Career Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 6, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $50,000

Early Career 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. Research in Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan is eligible. In addition, proposals based on research outside these areas will also be considered. 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. There is no financial support for dependents. An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2011. Applicants who have obtained tenure, or whose tenure review will be complete before May 31, 2020, are not eligible. An applicant who is not a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident must have an affiliation, a long-term regular research or teaching appointment, with a university or college in the United States or Canada.
HuntingtonFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type

The Huntington (San Marino, CA) awards fellowships to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science.  The Huntington is a collections-based research institute, which promotes scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. Although the   library collections  are particularly strong in British and American history; British and American literature; art history; the history of science, technology and medicine; and the history of the book, the holdings of rare books and manuscripts are much more diverse than might be expected, ranging chronologically from the 11th century to the present. The  art collections  feature European and American art spanning more than 500 years, with particular strengths in paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs.

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. 
IASHistorical
School of Historical Studies Membership
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: typically up to a maximum of $78,000 for the full academic year, or $39,000 for one term

The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution in Princeton, New Jersey focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. The School of Historical Studies embraces a historical approach to research throughout the humanistic disciplines, from socioeconomic developments, political theory, and modern international relations, to the history of art, science, philosophy, music, and literature. In geographical terms, the School concentrates primarily on the history of Western, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern civilizations, with emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, and East Asia. Support has been extended to the history of other regions, including Central Asia, India, and Africa. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply.
IASSocialScience
School of Social Science Membership
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $75,000

The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution in Princeton, New Jersey focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. The School of Social Science takes as its mission the analysis of contemporary societies and social change. It is devoted to a pluralistic and critical approach to social research, from a multidisciplinary and international perspective. Scholars are drawn from a wide range of fields, notably political theory, economics, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and literature. Members pursue their own research, and participate in collective activities, including a  weekly seminar  at which on-going work is presented.

To facilitate scientific engagement among the visiting scholars, the School defines a theme for each year. Approximately one half of Members selected pursue work related to it and contribute to a corresponding seminar, while the other half conduct their research on other topics.  For 2020-2021 the theme will be " Science and the State."
JohnCarterBrownLibrary
The John Carter Brown Library*
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship; please see below

Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island 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. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations by the application deadline of December 1, 2019. Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month.
  • Long-term fellowships are open to applicants of all nationalities. They are available for 5-10 months and carry a monthly stipend of $4,200.
  • African Americas Fellowship: As part of a new initiative in the history of Africa, Africans in the Americas, and the history of slavery and the slave trade in the early modern world, JCB invites applications for short-term fellowships in 2020-21 specific to the Library's African Americas Initiative. Fellowships supported by this initiative will draw attention to the JCB's significant archive of materials related to the history of Africans and their social, cultural, and intellectual legacies in the New World. Find out more about this initiative here.
  • Collaborative Cluster Fellowship: As part of an effort to expand the disciplinary scope of research at the Library, and to emphasize the role of the JCB as a laboratory for new research methods, the fellowship committee encourages applications from small groups of between two to four scholars who would be in simultaneous residence for periods of up to one month to work in collaboration on a particular theme, object, or scholarly project. The fellowship carries a weekly stipend of $500 per person.
  • Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship: Supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history. The four month fellowship is divided into two parts - two months of research at the John Carter Brown Library during the academic year and two months of writing at the C.V. Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown, MD during the following summer. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges.
LOCKluge
Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: December 6, 2019 
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for up to 11 months 

The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies provides an opportunity for scholars to utilize digital methods, the Library's large and varied digital collections and resources, curatorial expertise, and an emerging community of digital scholarship practitioners. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Digital Studies program. The fellowship is open to scholars from all disciplines with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. The Digital Studies Fellowship supports a wide array of academic work that encompasses digital scholarship, digital humanities, data science, data analysis, data visualization, and digital publishing that utilize digital collections, tools, and methods. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with various digital departments in the Library of Congress while pursing and sharing their research.
MahindraHumanities
Postdoctoral Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount:  Fellows will receive stipends of $65,000, medical insurance, additional research support of $2,500, and (for those not already in residence in Greater Boston) $1,500 in moving expenses

The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University 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 Center welcomes applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings for both academic terms of the fellowship. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers. Applicants for 2020-21 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2017. 
MAPFund
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 18, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 25, 2019
Award Amount: $10,000 - $45,000

MAP invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining-and ultimately co-creating-a more equitable and vibrant society. Grants support original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States. Funded projects address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself. 
MCCArtist
Artist Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: October 7, 2019 (Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, and Traditional Arts); 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. 
MassHumanitiesDiscussion
Discussion Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 30, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 6, 2019
Award Amount: up to $3,000; 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.

Discussion Grants are made for public humanities projects that center around moderated discussions-along with any other humanities-based project format. Partly inspired by traditional Reading & Discussion series, a Discussion Grant project may be a series of events, such as a film-and-discussion series; it may be a one-time event that includes active reflecting and discussing; or it may be something different, such as the creation of an exhibit or walking tour along with a discussion. Rather than requiring reading, Discussion Grant projects allow for the exchange of thoughts, opinions, and ideas in response to almost any kind of text or event: films, talks, performances, tours, exhibits, lectures, and more. 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.
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 $7,500; 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.
MellonACLS
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 23, 2019  
Award Amount:  $75,000 stipend for the fellow, plus $6,000 during the fellowship year for research, travel, and project costs, and $10,000 in support for the selected partner organization. The award also provides up to $15,000 in funding in the post-fellowship year for programming at the fellow's home institution and/or partner site.

The Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society program aims to amplify the broad potential of doctoral education in the humanities by supporting doctoral faculty as they pursue publicly engaged scholarship and advocate for diverse professional pathways for emerging PhDs. The program offers opportunities for faculty with fulltime appointments in PhD-granting humanities departments or programs in the United States to engage significant societal questions in their research, serve as ambassadors for humanities scholarship beyond the academy, and deepen their support for innovations in doctoral education on their campuses.

Scholars & Society fellowships invite faculty who teach and advise doctoral students to pursue research projects while in residence at a US-based cultural, media, government, policy, or community organization of their choice. Fellows and their colleagues at host institutions are expected to create a mutually beneficial partnership in which they collaborate, interact, and learn about each other's work, motivating questions, methods, and practices. The Scholars & Society program complements the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which places recent humanities PhDs in nonprofit and government organizations.

The goal of the fellowship year should be to conduct a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue or grand challenge in society, such as democratic governance, technological change, racism, climate change, economic inequality, or migration and immigration, to name a few possibilities. The program supports projects at all stages of development, and welcomes applications that propose to deepen or expand existing research projects as well as those that propose new projects. While projects should be informed by present-day issues in the public sphere, they need not be contemporary in focus. Indeed, it is assumed that the insights yielded by humanities research focused on earlier time periods can inform work on contemporary challenges. 
MetFellowships
Art History Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: $52,000 for senior fellows, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks)

Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. Fellows are fully integrated into the life of the Museum and are given unique access to the inner workings of The Met through a rich program of tours, roundtable discussions, and workshops. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think. Fellowships are 12 months in length, beginning on September 1 following the application deadline and ending August 31 of the following calendar year. All fellowships must take place within this period. In the past, Fellows have had a background in fields including, but not limited to:
  • Art History/Architectural History
  • Archaeology/Anthropology
  • Linguistics/Philology
  • Literature
  • Religion Studies
  • Musicology
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.   
NEHCollab
Collaborative Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 25, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline: December 4, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $50,000 (Convening Grants); up to $250,000 (Publication Grants; no more than $100,000 per year) 

Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage projects in a single field of study, as well as 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. Collaborators may be drawn from a single institution or several institutions across the United States; up to half of the collaborators may be based outside of the U.S. Partnerships among different sorts of institutions are welcome: for example, research universities might partner with teaching colleges, libraries, museums, or independent research institutions.

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 open-access digital resources. All project outcomes must be based on and must convey interpretive humanities research. All award recipients are expected to disseminate the results of their work to scholarly audiences and/or general audiences. 
NEHDialoguesWar
Dialogues on the Experience of War
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $100,000

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War . The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues is primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate. Awards will support:
  • The convening of at least two sustained discussion programs for no fewer than fifteen participants. 
  • The creation of a preparatory program to recruit and train discussion leaders.  Preparatory training and discussion programs may take place in veterans' centers, at public libraries or cultural centers, on college and university campuses, and at other community venues.
NEHTranslations
Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 25, 2019
Deadline: December 4, 2019
Award Amount: up to $300,000

The Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations program makes awards to organizations to 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 translations. Textual editing and translation are vital endeavors for the humanities, providing the very foundations for research and teaching. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, may also be the subject of an edition. Projects must be undertaken by at least two scholars working collaboratively. These grants support sustained full-time or part-time activities during the periods of performance of one to three years.
NatGalleryArtSeniorFellowships
Senior Fellowship Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount:  A senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to one-half of the applicant's salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for travel to a scholarly conference, in addition to housing, as available.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington, DC and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington, DC are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area. Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Senior fellowships are awarded without regard to the age or nationality of applicants.
NatHumanitiesCenter
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 10, 2019
Award Amount: The Center seeks to provide half salary up to $65,000 with the expectation that a Fellow's home institution will cover the remaining salary. 

The National Humanities Center in North Carolina will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2020 through May 2021. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States.
NYPublicLibrary
Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount: $35,000 (Long-Term Fellowships); $3,000 per month (Short-Term Fellowships)

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 provide a $35,000 stipend to support postdoctoral scholars and independent researchers who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of six months. Short-term fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars, independent researchers, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets) who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of one to three months. Short-term fellows receive a stipend of $3000 per month. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.
NewberryLibrary
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Long-Term Fellowships Sponsor  Deadline: November 1, 2019
Short-Term Fellowships Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount:  $4,200 per month for 4-9 months (Long-Term Fellowships); $2,500 per month for 1-2 months (Short-Term Fellowships)

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.
RockefellerBellagio
Bellagio Center  Residency Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount:  room and board; travel assistance and stipend amounts are determined following application submission

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program in 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. Residencies are for 2 to 4 weeks. There is no citizenship requirement for these opportunities.

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.
RogovyFoundation
Miller/Packan Film Fund
FAS/OSP Deadline: November 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $25,000

The Miller/Packan Film Fund supports documentary films that educate, inspire and enrich. At the highest level, the Fund's subject categories are Education, the Environment and Civics. The Foundation encourages potential applicants to review its ideals and values for a sense of what types of topics might be supported. The Foundation is especially interested in investigations into the cost structures of social institutions, such as healthcare and education, and topics that bring the global community together. The Fund supports filmmaking in advanced development (up to $15,000), production and post-production stages (up to $25,000).
SKressConservation
Conservation
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 20, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 1, 2019
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.  
History of Art Grants  
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 20, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 1, 2019
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.
SARFellowships
Resident Scholar Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 4, 2019
Award Amount: $40,000 or $50,000, plus housing

The School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers fellowships to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind.  Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. The resident scholar selection process is guided by the School's longstanding commitment to support research that advances knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. The Fellowship period is for 9 months.
SmithsonianInstitution
Fellowship Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $50,400 stipend per year plus $4,000 research allowance 

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts. Fellowships are offered for research and study in the following fields: animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science; anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology; astrophysics and astronomy; earth sciences and paleobiology; evolutionary and systematic biology; folklife; history of science and technology; history of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth century American crafts, and decorative arts; materials research; molecular biology; and the social and cultural history of the United States. Awards are for 3-24 months, with stipend rates prorated for periods of less than 12 months. 

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

The Audacious Project
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days before submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling via initial survey submission
Award Amount: Unlimited

The Audacious Project is an invitation for applicants to dream bigger than they ever dared. No idea is too big or too ambitious - the Project is looking for ideas that can and must change the world. The Audacious Project believes that the most powerful ideas both inspire and convince. 

Ideas that inspire:
  • Capture a bold, breakthrough vision that promises significant, enduring impact on a meaningful and urgent topic facing our world 
  • Present a solution that challenges "business as usual" or changes the narrative in a provocative or surprising way
  • Are designed and led by brave and visionary leader(s) with proximate and relevant experience and who bring a distinct voice to our global community
  • Tap into fundamental human emotions like wonder, curiosity, outrage and joy
Ideas that convince:
  • Show evidence that the idea will have impact, including a track record of past success and confidence that results can be sustained in the future
  • Convey a believable pathway to scale or to a breakthrough discovery, with demand for the solution from those most affected and clarity about the resources required to get there
  • Are managed by a capable and confident team, ready to deliver on an ambitious plan amidst dynamic conditions 
  • Have a clear understanding of potential risks and unintended consequences - and have plans for how to mitigate them 
  • Are housed at a nonprofit, NGO or institution (or collaboration between them) that can receive philanthropic funds and has the core infrastructure necessary to support the work. (Note: Past projects have had an annual operating budget of $1 million USD or more.)
TempletonReligionTrust
Art Seeking Understanding
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 18, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: October 28, 2019 by 9:00am
Award Amount: up to $200,000 for projects lasting 12-18 months (beginning July 2020). Successful grantees from this round may then be invited to submit follow-up proposals for 36-month projects up to $1,000,000.

Art Seeking Understanding (ASU) is a program strategy concerned with improving the methods of inquiry into the existence and nature of what Sir John Templeton called spiritual realities. ASU begins with Aesthetic Cognitivism (AC), a theory about the value of the arts that approaches them not simply (or not even) as sources of delight, amusement, pleasure, or emotional catharsis, but, instead, as sources of understanding. Projects in this area would bring together writers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, filmmakers - artists of all kinds - as well as art historians and musicologists with philosophers, theologians, and scientists from a variety of sub-disciplines within the psychological, cognitive, and social sciences to conceive and design empirical and statistical studies of the cognitive significance of the arts with respect to spiritual realities and the discovery of new spiritual information.
TerraFoundation
Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 27, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 6, 2019
Award Amount: up to $25,000

The Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that further research of American art in an international context. Academic program funding is available for in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500-1980) that take place:
  • In Chicago or outside the United States, or
  • In the United States and examine American art within an international context, with at least half of the participants coming from outside the United States.
Additionally, the foundation welcomes applications for international research groups. Such groups should involve 2 to 4 faculty members from two or more academic institutions, at least one of which must be located outside the United States. Groups should pursue specific research questions that will advance scholarship and meet in person two or more times.  Visual arts that are eligible for Terra Foundation Academic Workshop and Symposium Grants include   all visual art categories except architecture and commercial film/animation. The Foundation favors programs that place objects and practices in an art historical perspective.
TextbookGrant
Academic & Textbook Writing Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: October 24, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: October 31, 2019
Award Amount: up to $1,000

TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing their academic works and textbooks.
  • Publication Grants provide reimbursement for eligible expenses directly related to bringing an academic book, textbook, or journal article to publication.
  • Contract Review Grants reimburse eligible expenses for legal review when you have a contract offer for a textbook or academic monograph or other scholarly work that includes royalty arrangements.
UTexasAustinRansom
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 11, 2019
Award Amount: $3,500 per month for 1-3 months

For its 2020-2021 fellowship program, the Ransom Center in Austin, TX will award up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. One- to three-month fellowships are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive use of the Ransom Center's collections.
VIAArtFund
Artistic Production Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 18, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 25, 2019
Award Amount: up to $100,000

Artistic Production Grants support new artistic commissions that take place outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in non-traditional exhibition environments. Individual artists or producing organizations seeking production funding must have a confirmed exhibition venue or presenting partner. Grants at the upper levels of funding are reserved for permanent or long-term installations, or newly commissioned works that may be gifted to a U.S. public collection. Artistic Production Grants are awarded to projects that best exemplify the Fund's three core values of Artistic Production, Thought Leadership, and Public Engagement:
  • Artistic Production - VIA champions the production of new work - from creation to exhibition, documentation, and dissemination - that reflects artistic excellence and innovation. When possible, VIA Artistic Production grants are made with the intention to gift the work to a US-based cultural organization, ensuring that VIA- funded artworks live on to encounter new audiences under the stewardship of public institutions.
  • Thought Leadership - VIA supports the work of both established and emerging voices in contemporary art that bring new knowledge and dynamic avenues of understanding to the field. The creative output of these thought leaders generates entry points for dialogue and collaboration and fosters vital intellectual exchange.
  • Public Engagement - VIA promotes work that penetrates social, cultural, geographic, and economic barriers to inspire and educate diverse and expanded audiences. These initiatives act as platforms for inquiry and investigation, generating meaningful collective experiences for the public.
VillaITattiFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: $60,000, plus a supplement towards relocation expenses

Fifteen I Tatti Residential Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available annually for post-doctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.). Each year, a number of activities such as exploratory seminars, workshops, and tours of exhibitions and cultural institutions are organized for the Fellows. In addition, the center hosts conferences, lectures, and concerts and attendance is expected of all Appointees. Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from scholars from all nations. They must be conversant in either English or Italian and able to understand both languages. They should be in the early stages of their career, having received a PhD between 2009-2018 and have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies.
WFAlbright
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type

Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic periods, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. Both long and short term fellowships are available for junior and senior scholars, including graduate students and recent PhDs. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright in Jerusalem, Israel is required. The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright. Please note that citizenship requirements and award amounts vary by  individual fellowship. 
WWFellowshipMellon
Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 2, 2019
Award Amount:  $17,500 stipend - $10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year

The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award supports tenure-track faculty who have passed their midpoint review. The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty, including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields, so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. 

Emerging Faculty Leaders may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to those whose work echoes and elaborates themes 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. Examples might include changing perspectives on civil rights; legal, social, and organizational responses to social change (such as affirmative action or community organizing); women in leadership; single-gender higher education; the history of coeducation in higher education; and the evolution of social institutions and movements from 1900 to the present.
WyethFoundation
Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: December 6, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 - $25,000 

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art provides financial support to encourage the study, appreciation, and recognition of excellence in all aspects of historic American art. The Foundation reviews funding proposals to support research, conservation, and exhibition programming in American art. G rants from the Foundation typically support innovative exhibitions that explore new research about American art; innovative and important museum catalogues and books; and conservation and restoration of American masterpieces. The Foundation does not support grant applications exclusively focused on art of the last three decades. 
For assistance, please contact:
Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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