February 2020

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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NEWS & RESOURCES

The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
UPDATE:  The federal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 was approved in late December 2019. Despite President Trump's initial call to eliminate funding for a number of arts and humanities agencies including NEH, NEA and IMLS, FY20 appropriations again include an increase in funding to each of these organizations.  NEH and NEA both received an increase of $7.25M, bringing their annual budgets to $162.25M. Similarly, IMLS received a funding increase of $10M, for a total annual figure of $252M. President Trump is expected to release his FY21 budget request in February 2020 and an update will be included in this newsletter when that information becomes available. Please send any questions or concerns about federal research funding to Jen Corby at  jcorby@fas.harvard.edu .

Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Launches Harvard Link

To receive personalized suggestions on research funding opportunities, start exploring your  Harvard Link funding section. Link draws on thousands of external funding opportunities as well as an aggregation of funding sources from within Harvard to make recommendations based on your fields of expertise. If you do not see any suggestions, please  update your website or add keywords. Your Link dashboard also allows you to search and get personalized suggestions on Harvard news, events, colleagues, organizations, and courses related to your work at Harvard. For assistance with Harvard Link, please contact Zachary Wang at  zachary_wang@harvard.edu.

Whiting Foundation for Public Engagement Programs
Internal Deadline: March 16, 2020

The Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Programs are intended to celebrate and empower early-career faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. Fellowships and Seed Grants are available. 

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

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

Fellowships with a residency requirement within the greater Boston area.

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

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

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

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

* Indicates an UPDATED or NEW opportunity added this month.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
DARTH
DARTH *
Data Curation Grants
Deadline: rolling until February 14, 2020
Award Amount: Awards are to be used for funding research assistants, who are typically paid $13.50-$16.50 per hour.

DARTH's Data Curation Grants support early-stage research projects in the digital arts and humanities. Recipients will receive support with selecting, modeling, acquiring, entering, cleaning, or managing their data, with the end goal of creating a dataset used for further analysis or digital remediation. DARTH Data Curation grants are open to full-time Harvard faculty in the Arts and Humanities Division. Preference will be given to projects that have already begun collecting datasets, in any form. 

DARTH will connect recipients to additional relevant university resources, such as liaison librarians with expertise in acquiring data. Grant recipients are responsible for identifying undergraduate or graduate research assistants with appropriate skills and contextual knowledge for the project to succeed. Research assistants and/or grant recipients will be able to ask questions about data acquisition, modeling, storage, and management of DARTH and DSSG (Digital Scholarship Support Group) members. Research assistants will be paid directly by DARTH and funds must be used by June 30, 2020 or they will be forfeited. All applications will be shared with the Arts & Humanities Division.
DRockefellerFaculty
Faculty Grants
Deadline: March 16, 2020
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: March 10, 2020
Award Amount: up to $50,000

This fund 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.
The  Inequality in America Initiative  will provide an additional increment of bridge and seed funding to support research that will advance understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality, including its implications for a range of outcomes from economic growth and political stability to crime, public health, family wellbeing, and social trust. The Initiative is especially interested in supporting research projects that engage with the  core themes  of the initiative and that involve any of the following: interdisciplinary collaboration among departments or Harvard schools; new and early-career investigators; research opportunities for undergraduates and/or graduate students.
 
The Dean's Competitive Fund and the additional funding from the Inequality in America Initiative are open to FAS and SEAS assistant, associate and tenured faculty; Professors in Residence and Professors of the Practice are also eligible. Faculty at other Harvard schools are generally not eligible for this program, but may participate as collaborators on Inequality in America proposals.
ElsonFamilyArts
Deadline: March 27, 2020
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The Elson Family Arts Initiative Fund supports undergraduate education in the arts and humanities and the integration of the arts into the curriculum within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Course proposals may (but need not) involve collaborations across departments and divisions of the FAS. The Elson Fund is intended to introduce art-making activities into parts of the curriculum where art-making has not traditionally been inserted. Artist instructors, however, may apply for Elson funds to support innovative projects that could not be pursued without additional funding.

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

The FHBI provides seed grants to support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will be those that promise to advance understanding of the social, institutional and biological mechanisms shaping human beliefs and behavior. Funds will be used to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods. The fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities. Harvard  full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty are eligible to apply.
HarvardDataScienceInitiative
Faculty Special Projects Fund
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The Harvard Data Science Initiative Faculty Special Projects Fund is intended to support one-time data science opportunities for which other funding is not readily available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and funding will be awarded throughout the year until available funding is exhausted. Applicants may request funding of up to $5,000 to support research, community-building, outreach, and educational activities. Examples of projects that the Fund is intended to support include offsetting the cost of running workshops or seminars, data visualization or research dissemination, and video production. The HDSI welcomes applications from all fields of scholarship.  
HarvardAsiaCenter
Faculty Research Grants
Deadline: February 14, 2020; March 13, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $20,000 (single applicants); up to $30,000 (teams)  

The Asia Center offers faculty research grants of up to $20,000 for single applicants and of up to $30,000 for teams, to support Harvard faculty research and travel on any topic related to East, South, or Southeast Asia. 
  • Senior Faculty: Funded projects must involve more than one country or region of East, South, or Southeast Asia. Applications submitted by faculty members that approach the topic from more than one discipline are strongly encouraged and will receive priority.
  • Junior Faculty: Strong preference is given to projects that involve more than one country or region of East, South, or Southeast Asia. Applications submitted by faculty members that approach the topic from more than one discipline are strongly encouraged and will receive priority.
Please note that Asia Center faculty grant recipients are likely be asked to present on their funded activities as part of the Asia Center Seminar Series. Any funds not spent by the end of the timeframe specified in the proposal will revert to the Asia Center.
OUE
Course Development Funds
Deadline: Rolling; the OUE reviews applications twice a semester
Award Amount: unspecified

The Office of Undergraduate Education has Course Development Funds to "strengthen undergraduate education...through the improvement of instruction and curriculum." These funds are meant for limited experiments or one-time investments that improve individual courses or whole concentrations. Recent awards have funded the purchase of cameras for art studios, the creation of manipulables to teach concepts in calculus, and research assistants to review tutorial syllabi with the view of making them more inclusive. To apply for Discretionary Funds, please send the OUE an  email  outlining the initiatives you would like to undertake and how these funds would help you achieve them. 
ProvostialFund
Deadline: February 24, 2020
Award Amount: up to $7,500

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

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

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

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

The Canada Program invites proposals from Harvard faculty, departments, and schools across the University, for research funding, or for support in hosting short-term visiting scholars, policy practitioners, and public figures who are engaged in Canadian comparative topics. Visiting Canadianists are welcome to present at Harvard faculty workshops or conferences, or to offer guest lectures for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students. 
WMiltonFund
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to $50,000
Eligible Applicants: Applications are invited from individuals who hold a junior faculty appointment. This includes FAS and SEAS Assistant or Associate Professors, Junior Fellows of the Harvard Society of Fellows, and those in a postdoctoral position at Harvard with a formal accepted offer to join the Junior Faculty at one of Harvard's schools.

The Milton Fund supports research projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history and science that promote the physical and material welfare and prosperity of the human race, investigate and determine the value and importance of any discovery or invention, or assist in the discovery and perfecting of any special means of alleviating or curing human disease. Funds awarded through the Milton Fund support research to explore new ideas, to act as the catalyst between ideas and more definitive directions, and to consider new methods of approaching global solutions.  The full RFP can be found at the link above. The online application portal can be accessed  here .


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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. 

AHAJamesonHistory
J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $5,000

The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered annually by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress  and the American Historical Association to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. At the time of application, applicants must hold the PhD or equivalent  and must have received this degree within the past seven years.  The applicant's project in American history must be one for which the general and special collections of the Library of Congress offer unique research support.  The fellowship will be awarded for two to three months to spend in full-time residence at the Library of Congress. Winners will be notified in June and can take residency at their discretion any time until August of the following year
AMSPublications
Subventions for Publications
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $2,500

The American Musicological Society provides funds to help with expenses involved in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, essay collections, articles, chapters in essay collections, special issues of journals, and works in non-print media. Subventions are granted for any topics of musicological research. Individual authors or editors, or their sponsoring organization, society, or department, may apply for assistance to defray costs not normally covered by publishers. Examples include costs related to illustrations, musical examples, facsimiles, accompanying audio or video examples, and permissions. Subventions are not given to defray costs associated with indexing. Author subventions required by publishers are not eligible for reimbursement. Proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers are welcome. Projects that make use of newer technologies are also encouraged.
AmMusicTravelResearch
Travel and Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: March 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amount: varies

The American Musicological Society offers Travel and Research grants. Since the terms for these grants have overlapping areas of emphasis, applicants may request to be considered for more than one, although they must determine which are appropriate for their subject. The following grants have a deadline of April 1st:
APSDigitalHumanities
Digital Humanities Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 6, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $3,000 for one month

The American Philosophical Library welcomes applications for fellowships in the Digital Humanities. These one-month fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, including graduate students. Interested scholars may choose to submit proposals for projects that: 1) utilize the APS's Library holdings to advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library's Center for Digital Scholarship. Possible collaborative projects will focus on the Center's Open Data Initiative and would explore data sets created from either a) the Benjamin Franklin postal records kept during his tenure as Postmaster of Colonial Philadelphia, 1748-1752, or b) datasets created from a stout volume of indenture records for servants and redemptioners coming through the port of Philadelphia during the 1770s. Applicants interested in working on these project need not have special expertise in early American history.
APSPhillipsNativeAmerican
Phillips Fund for Native American Research
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 24, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $3,500

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time.
 AndyWarhol
Grants   
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: varies by project

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The foundation values the contributions of all artists, reflecting the true diversity of the contemporary art field, and encourages proposals that highlight women, artists of color, and under-represented practitioners.
BogliascoFellowships
Fellowships 
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: April 15, 2020 
Award Amount: full room and board; no stipend 

An American nonprofit with a program in Italy, the Bogliasco Foundation awards one-month Fellowships to individuals of all ages and nationalities who have made significant contributions in the arts and humanities. Fellows live and work in bucolic surroundings on the coast near Genoa, where natural beauty combines with an intimate group setting to encourage inquiry and transformative exchange across all disciplines. Twice a year, the Foundation welcomes applications from individuals doing creative or scholarly work in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and visual arts. The Foundation awards approximately 60 Fellowships each year in seven residency periods that run from September through May.
BostonAthenaeum
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 15, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $1,500 for a residency of twenty days (four weeks)

The Boston Athenæum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenaeum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year's membership to the Boston Athenaeum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.
ChamberMusicAmericaClassical
Classical Commissioning Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: March 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: April 3, 2020
Award Amount: Grants include a composer's fee of up to $20,000, a $1,000 honorarium for each ensemble member (up to ten) for rehearsing the new piece, and copying costs of up to $1,000.

Chamber Music America's Classical Commissioning Program provides grants to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music. Grants are provided for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers. The program supports works scored for 2-10 musicians performing one per part, composed in any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music.
CAAMeiss
Millard Meiss Publication Fund  
FAS/OSP Deadline: N/A; applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.  
Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2020
Award Amount: The grant sum is intended to be less than the total cost of production; that is, a substantial portion of production costs must be met by the publisher or be from other sources.

Applications for publication grants will be considered only for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Applications are judged in relation to two criteria: (1) the quality of the project; and (2) the need for financial assistance. Although the quality of the manuscript is the sine qua non for a grant, an excellent manuscript may not be funded if it is financially self-supporting.

In general, the purpose of the grant is to support presses in the publication of projects of the highest scholarly and intellectual merit that may not generate adequate financial return. The jury is particularly sympathetic to applications that propose enhancing the visual component of the study through the inclusion of color plates or an expanded component of black-and-white illustrations. Expenses generated by exceptional design requirements (maps, line drawings, charts, and tables) are also suitable for consideration. Permission and rental fees/reproduction rights, especially in cases where they are burdensome, are also appropriate.
CLIRDigitizing
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives
FAS/OSP Deadline: March 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 31, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000 - $250,000 (Single-Institution Applications); $50,000 - $500,000 (Multi-Institution Applications)

Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials is a national grant competition administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for digitizing rare and unique content in collecting institutions.  Collections proposed for digitization may be in any format or relevant to any subject. Any standards, technologies, or tools may be applied, so long as they lead to the creation of digitized content and web-accessible metadata.  All materials proposed for digitization must be owned and held by eligible institutions in the United States or Canada; the materials themselves must also be located in the United States or Canada.

Please Note: CLIR schedules several webinars for applicants during the open call for proposals. Upcoming and pre-recorded webinars can be found here
CreativeCapital
Awards
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 29, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000 in direct project funding + $50,000 in career development services

Creative Capital helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices.  Creative Capital takes chances on artists by supporting bold, challenging, and genre-stretching ideas.  Through funding, professional development, individual meetings with colleagues, and consistent engagement with Creative Capital staff, the program provides artists with the resources they need at strategic moments in their processes, including consultations with legal, financial, marketing, public relations, and web consultants; an orientation meeting; artist retreats and regional gatherings; ten meetings with a strategic planning coach; and more. A full list of supported disciplines can be found   here .
EndangeredLanguageFund
Language Legacies Grant Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: March 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2020
Award Amount: ~$2,000; typically less than $4,000

The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and for linguistic fieldwork. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics, although projects which have immediate applicability to one group and more distant applicability to the other will also be considered. Support for publication is a low priority, although it will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in funding decisions. Eligible expenses include consultant fees, equipment, travel, etc. 
EurasiaRussiaP2P
Eurasia Foundation *
U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program (P2P)
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 5, 2020
Award Amount: up to $55,000

Through this Request for Applications (RFA) and with the support of the U.S. Embassy Moscow, EF invites project applications from nonprofit organizations and institutions seeking to expand U.S.-Russian communication and cooperation. EF will fund innovative projects promoting peer-to-peer collaboration and long-term engagement between Russians and Americans on topics of mutual interest. While universities and other research institutions are eligible to apply to the P2P program, funded projects must expand beyond pure research. Specifically, all P2P projects should include or culminate in concrete deliverable or deliverables, including but not limited to offering newly-developed training sessions, lectures, conferences, video/music productions, art exhibits, performances, etc. 
FACETJFund
Thomas Jefferson Fund: Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 14, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: February 24, 2020 
Award Amount: $20,000 over two years to be split equally between the French and the American teams

The Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation launched the Thomas Jefferson Fund in 2017 to support new collaborations and the most innovative projects between promising young researchers in France and the United States. The Thomas Jefferson Fund will bring young talented researchers together to initiate or strengthen their collaborative research activities, co-organize conferences, and author joint articles for high-level publications, in order to achieve game-changing discoveries. The Fund aims to encourage cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research projects of the highest quality and especially seeks to support emerging collaborations involving a team of younger researchers. Grants will be awarded per funding cycle in each of the following fields:
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (SSH)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Sciences for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-SSH projects)
FritzThyssenFoundation
Conferences
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 28, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required
 
The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics. An application can be filed in the following areas of support:
Funding is basically reserved for projects that are related to the promotion areas of the Foundation and have a clear connection to the German research system. This connection can be established either at a personal level through German scientists working on the project, at an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes or through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.

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

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

GrahamFoundation
Grants to Organizations
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 18, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 25, 2020
Award Amount: up to $30,000

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

Applications for Publication Support: Unless the applicant is a publisher, an organization applying for publication support should have a committed publisher for the work. 
HLuceAmericanArt
American Art Exhibitions
FAS/OSP Deadline: March 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; recent awards range from $100,000 to $300,000 

The American Art Program supports scholarly loan exhibitions that significantly advance the study and understanding of art of the United States, including all facets of Native American art.
Proposals for loan exhibitions are considered once each year, and grants are awarded on a competitive basis. An external panel of advisors, including academic art historians, curators, and art journalists, participates in the final stages of the competition. They are selected for the aesthetic and historical merit of the art as well as on the intellectual rigor and originality of the exhibition's conceptual framework. Eligible projects may address any time period and/or medium, excepting performance art, film, and the work of emerging artists, and must result in substantial exhibitions and accompanying publications. 

Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity, and Harvard is limited to submitting one application to this request for proposals. Please contact Erin Hale at erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.
HistoryMakersFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 24, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2020 
Award Amount: varies by award type; please see below

The HistoryMakers is inviting applications for fellowships - Academic Research, Digital Humanities, and Creative Study - for the period of Summer 2020 (April-September 2020). Applicant's work must use content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. The following fellowships are available:
  • The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Four awards of $7,500 each will be made. Applications can be submitted online here
  • The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, as well as an active distribution plan. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Two awards of $5,000 each will be made. Applications can be submitted online here
  • The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction),performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues) and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Two awards of $5,000 each will be made. Applications can be submitted online here
IIASFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount:  stipend of €2,000/month

IIAS Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers from around the world who wish to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. The institute actively promotes innovative research and seeks the interconnection between academic disciplines. In doing so, the Institute looks for researchers focusing on the  three IIAS clusters 'Asian Cities', 'Asian Heritages' and 'Global Asia' . However, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications that link to more than one field are also welcome.  Fellows are in residence in Leiden, the Netherlands.  
JMKaplanFurthermore
Furthermore Grants in Publishing
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: $1,500 - $15,000

Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, New York City, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. Furthermore looks for work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life. Funds apply to such specific publication components as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding. Book projects to which a university press, nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred.  
MarcFitchFund
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified

The Marc Fitch Fund makes small grants towards the costs of publishing scholarly work in the fields of British and Irish national, regional and local history, archaeology, antiquarian studies, historical geography, the history of art and architecture, heraldry, genealogy and surname studies, archival research, artifact conservation and the broad fields of the heritage, conservation and the historic environment. The following grants are available:
  • Publication Grants: These are intended to help with production costs, including the costs of illustrative material.
  • Research Grants: These are intended to cover incidental expenses, such as the cost of travel and accommodation within the UK/Ireland to visit archives; they are not intended to cover time spent in research and writing. To qualify, the work must already have been provisionally accepted for publication.
  • Special Project Grants: From time to time the Fund considers applications for special projects that do not fit easily into one of the above categories, such as the conservation, cataloguing, scanning, transcription and study of significant primary sources, or the conservation and study of significant artifacts. To qualify, original research and the publication of the results has to be part of the project.
Prospective applicants should submit a brief outline of their project by e-mail. If the proposal meets the Fund's criteria, the relevant application forms will be provided.
MassHumanitiesProjects
Project Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 16, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 23, 2020
Award Amount: up to $10,000 or up to $15,000 for documentaries and projects focused on current priorities. Organizations must demonstrate a cash cost-share that equals or exceeds 10 percent of the MH funds requested, and the total cost-share (cash and in-kind) must equal or exceed the MH funds requested.

Project grants support public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts, including but not limited to humanities based civic conversations; public lecture, conference, and panel discussion; reading and discussion programs; film and discussion programs; museum exhibitions and related programming; theatrical productions with post- or pre- performance discussion; oral history projects; walking tours; audio projects; film pre-production and distribution; websites; and content-based professional development workshops for teachers. In general, Mass Humanities prioritizes funding projects that engage those whose contact with humanities programming is limited. 
MHSShortTerm
Short-Term Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $2,000 for four weeks

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than 20 short-term research fellowships in 2020. Each grant will provide a stipend of $2,000 for four weeks of research at the Society sometime between 1 July 2020, and 30 June 2021. Short-term awards are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent, with candidates who live 50 or more miles from Boston receiving preference. Applicants who do not reside in the U.S. must indicate their citizenship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or already hold the J-1 visa or equivalent documents that will allow them to accept the stipend.
MaxvanBerchem
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: March 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 31, 2020
Award Amount: detailed budget is required

The Max van Berchem Foundation, whose goal is to promote the study of Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion and literature, awards grants for research carried out in these areas by scholars who have already received their doctorate.  In recent years, the Foundation has financed archaeological excavations, research projects and studies in Islamic art and architecture in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Spain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Turkmenistan and India. It has also provided financial support for epigraphical projects in France (the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique), Spain, Italy, Palestine, China, Yemen, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Bengal. 
MellonACLSPublicPhD
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 18, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $70,000 per year, employer-based health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship 

The program promotes the visibility and value of the humanities PhD beyond the academy by offering opportunities for PhDs to contribute to the public good while gaining career-building experience in the fields of policy, community development, conservation, arts and culture, and media. In 2020, the program is offering 21 two-year term positions at organizations in government and nonprofit sectors for recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will have opportunities for networking, mentoring, and career development programming, both in-person and virtually. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2016 and June 19, 2020. 
NEAPoetry
Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 11, 2020
Award Amount: $25,000

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the criteria for review are the artistic excellence and artistic merit of the submitted manuscript.  The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY2021, fellowships in  poetry  are available. Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) will be offered in FY2022 and guidelines will be available in January 2021. 
NEHFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 8, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Applications must clearly articulate a project's value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development. NEH invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines, and it encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars.
NEHFellowsJapan
Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: April 22, 2020 
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program aims to promote Japan studies in the United States, to encourage U.S.-Japanese scholarly exchange, and to support the next generation of Japan scholars in the U.S. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced Japanese language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents, onsite interviews, or other direct contact in Japanese. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any stage of development.
NEHInstitutesDigital
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 5, 2020
Award Amount: up to $250,000

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

Applicants may apply to create institutes that are a single opportunity or are offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days or as long as six weeks and held at a single site or at multiples sites; virtual institutes are also permissible. Training opportunities could be offered before or after regularly occurring scholarly meetings, during the summer months, or during appropriate times of the academic year. The duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic; it should also be appropriate for the intended audience.
NEHMellonDigital
NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 8, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant's plans for digital publication must be integral to the project's research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the research topics being addressed and methods applied demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Successful projects will likely incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books, as well as an active distribution plan.  All projects must be interpretive. That is, projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an explicit interpretive argument are not eligible.  
NEHSummerHigherEd
Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Education Faculty 
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 3, 2020
Award Amount: maximum award amounts vary based on type/length of program

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

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

An Institute allows twenty-five to thirty-six participants to study a humanities topic with a team of experienced scholars. Because this larger format emphasizes the range of perspectives that can be brought to a topic, an institute typically has more and longer meetings per week than a seminar. Project leaders and participants mutually explore connections between scholarship and teaching, and some time is provided for work on individual or collaborative projects.
NEHSummerSeminars
Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 3, 2020
Award Amount: maximum award amounts vary based on type/length of program

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

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

An Institute allows twenty-five to thirty-six participants to study a humanities topic with a team of experienced scholars and K-12 professionals. Because this larger format emphasizes the range of perspectives that can be brought to the topic, an institute typically has more and longer meetings per week than a seminar. The participants and scholarly team mutually explore connections between scholarship and teaching, and some time is provided for work on individual or collaborative projects.
NationalFilmBasicGrant
Basic Preservation Grants
Sponsor Deadline for Registration: March 20, 2020
FAS/OSP Deadline: April 17, 2020
Sponsor Deadline (if invited): April 24, 2020
Award Amount: $1,000 - $20,000

The National Film Preservation Foundation invites applications for the spring round of its Basic Preservation Grants. These grants are awarded to nonprofit and public institutions for laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials. The grants target orphan films (1) made in the United States or by American citizens abroad and (2) not protected by commercial interests. Materials originally created for television or video are not eligible, including works produced with funds from broadcast or cable television entities. The grant must be used to pay for new laboratory work involving the creation of:

  • New film preservation elements (which may include sound tracks) and
  • Two new public access copies, one of which must be a film print. 
  • Closed captioning for sound films destined for online or television exhibition.
NHPRCPubDocs
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Sponsor Draft Deadline (optional): April 1, 2020
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 3, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 10, 2020
Award Amount: up to $175,000 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, such as politics, law (including the social and cultural history of the law), social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience, or may be centered on the papers of major figures from American history. Whether conceived as a thematic or a biographical edition, the historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project.  The Commission is especially interested in projects to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The Commission encourages applications that use collections to examine the ideals behind the founding of the United States and the continual interpretation and debate over those ideals over the past 250 years. The Commission welcomes projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation's history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day.

All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must have definitive plans for publishing and preserving a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable, fully-transcribed and annotated collection of documents. New projects may also prepare print editions (including ebooks and searchable PDFs posted online) as part of their overall publishing plan, but the contents of those volumes must be published in a fully-searchable digital edition within a reasonable period of time following print publication. The NHPRC encourages projects to provide free public access to online editions. Projects that do not have definitive plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered.
RAiRFoundationRoswell
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2020
Award Amount: Housing plus a stipend of $800 per month along with $100 for a spouse/partner and $200 per child living with the grantee.

The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program provides gifted studio based visual artists with the unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for a whole year. This "gift of time" allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. In residence grants are offered to all professional visual artists 21 years of age or older, involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.
RSVPGrant
Field Development Grant
FAS/OSP Deadline: March 6, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $27,500

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) intends to grant one RSVP Field-Development Grant to a single researcher or a team of researchers pursuing a project that would facilitate research by other scholars. Two smaller awards may be given if the right projects present themselves. Eligible projects must articulate how the proposed resource will enhance the ability of other scholars to conduct significant research in the history of nineteenth-century British newspapers and periodicals. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
  • Collaborative projects to produce print or digital publications
  • Demonstration projects that make use of new technologies
  • Research tools such as indices and bibliographies
  • Digitization efforts
  • Workshops or seminars that address research methods for the study of periodicals
Regardless of method or type, projects supported by RSVP Field Development Grants must advance the study of the nineteenth-century British periodical press in any of its manifold forms, and may range from within Britain itself to the many countries, within and outside of the Empire, where British magazines and newspapers were bought, sold, and read during the "long nineteenth century" (ca. 1780-1914).
SHKressConservation
Conservation
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 1, 2020
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.  
SKressDigitial
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Digital Art History
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $11,000 - $70,000

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. 
SHKressHistoryArt
History of Art Grants   
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 1, 2020
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.
SmithLibraryGrants
Grants for Researchers
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 17, 2020
Award Amount: $2,500 to support research visits of a minimum of four weeks

Smith College Special Collections offers a research support program of fellowships. Researchers should apply if they live more than 50 miles from Northampton, MA, and if their research interests and objectives would be significantly advanced by extended work in the holdings of Special Collections. Fellowships support research in any or all of Special Collections' three repositories: College Archives, the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, and the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History. These grants do not cover research-related costs, e.g., reproduction fees. 

Sundance
Documentary Fund
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days before submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling; submissions are accepted year-round, and the Institute indicates three deadlines per year that correspond to its three grant cycles. The next Fund deadline is February 17.
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
TerraFoundationAcademicWorkshop
Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 9, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 16, 2020
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.
TerraExhibition
Exhibition Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: February 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: March 2, 2020
Award Amount: varies by project 

Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art firsthand, the Terra Foundation supports exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500-1980). The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that travel outside the United States or to Chicago, where the Foundation is headquartered. For exhibitions that travel outside the United States, the Foundation encourages:
  • A focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art
  • International curatorial involvement
  • Inclusion of international catalogue essayists
  • A presentation that is meaningful to international audiences
Visual arts that are eligible for Terra Foundation Exhibition Grants include painting; sculpture; works on paper (prints, drawings, watercolors, photographs); decorative arts (typically handmade functional objects of high aesthetic quality); design (objects of high aesthetic quality; excludes industrial design); performance art; video art; and conceptual art. Excluded are architecture and commercial film/animation.
TextbookGrants
Academic & Textbook Writing Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: April 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2020
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.
UCLARenaissance
Ahmanson Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020 
Award Amount: $2,500 per month for up to three months

Ahmanson Research Fellowships support the use of any of the UCLA Library Special Collections' extensive holdings in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and printed books. Some of these holdings include: the Ahmanson-Murphy Aldine and Early Italian Printing Collections; the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana; the Orsini Family Papers; the Bourbon del Monte de San Faustino Family Papers; the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection; the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Early Printed Books; and the Medieval and Renaissance Arabic and Persian Medical Manuscripts. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who need to use these collections for graduate-level or postdoctoral independent research. 
UCrossFoundation
Residency Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: Room, board, and studio space for 2 to 6 weeks

The Ucross Foundation Residency Program in Sheridan, Wyoming offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines. The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life. The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year. Typical residencies are one month in length but can vary from two to six weeks.
UWashingtonJacobs
The Jacobs Research Funds
FAS/OSP Deadline: February 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $9,000

The JRF supports projects involving fieldwork with living aboriginal peoples of North and South America. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest (the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and the Columbia Plateau in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho). The JRF does not support research on non-aboriginal peoples, nor on peoples outside the Americas. Projects that produce new data are the highest priority, including proposals to digitize, transcribe and translate old materials that might otherwise become lost or inaccessible. Most funded projects fall within linguistics (including ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and world view) or anthropology (including social-cultural anthropology, social organization, political organization, and folk taxonomy). Projects in religion, mythology, music, dance, and other arts are also eligible. Allowed expenses include consultants, research assistants, travel, accommodation, equipment.
WhitingFellowships
Harvard Internal Deadline: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000

The Public Engagement Programs are intended to celebrate and empower early-career faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. A nominee can propose to use the funds for nearly any ambitious public-facing project, new or ongoing, drawing on the humanities. Projects should be designed primarily to engage one or more specific publics beyond the academy, and they should benefit in a distinctive way from the involvement of a scholar. 

The Public Engagement Fellowship is for projects far enough into development or execution to present specific, compelling evidence that they will successfully engage the intended public. For the strongest Fellowship proposals, both the overall strategy and the practical plan to implement the project will be deeply developed, relationships with key collaborators will be in place, and connections with the intended public will have been cultivated. In some cases, the nominee and collaborators may have tested the idea in a pilot, or the project itself may already be underway. 

To be eligible, nominees must be full-time faculty in a humanities field at an accredited US institution of higher learning as of September 2020; they must be early-career, which the Foundation defines as pre-tenure, untenured, or having received tenure in the last five years. Please note, while the Whiting Foundation lists adjunct faculty as eligible candidates, Harvard nominees must have principal investigator rights, thus in most cases adjunct faculty would not be eligible.

Please Note:  This is a limited submission opportunity. Harvard may nominate one faculty member for the Fellowship program and one faculty member for the Seed Grant program. Applicants must submit their internal applications for the Fellowship program  here
WhitingSeedGrant
Harvard Internal Deadline: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $10,000

The Public Engagement Programs are intended to celebrate and empower early-career faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of their scholarly vocation. A nominee can propose to use the funds for nearly any ambitious public-facing project, new or ongoing, drawing on the humanities. Projects should be designed primarily to engage one or more specific publics beyond the academy, and they should benefit in a distinctive way from the involvement of a scholar. 

The   Public Engagement Seed Grant   supports projects at a somewhat early stage of  development, before the nominee has been able to establish a specifi  c track record   of success for the proposed public  facing work. It is not, however, designed for projects starting entirely  from scratch: nominees should have fleshed out a compelling vision, including a clear sense of whose   collaboration will be required a  nd the ultimate scope and outcomes. They should also have articulated   specific short  term next steps required to advance the project and understand the resources required to   complete them. The Foundation anticipates that a recipient might use the grant, for example, to   test the project on a   smaller scale or to engage deeply   in planning  with collaborators or the intended public. 

To be eligible, nominees must be full-time faculty in a humanities field at an accredited US institution of higher learning as of September 2020; they must be early-career, which the Foundation defines as pre-tenure, untenured, or having received tenure in the last five years. Please note, while the Whiting Foundation lists adjunct faculty as eligible candidates, Harvard nominees must have principal investigator rights, thus in most cases adjunct faculty would not be eligible.

Please Note:  This is a limited submission opportunity. Harvard may nominate one faculty member for the Fellowship program and one faculty member for the Seed Grant program. Applicants must submit their internal applications for the Seed Grant program  here
WomensTravelClub
2020 Travel Scholarships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000

The Women's Travel Club (WTC) is an organization that five Boston women established in 1934 "to promote intelligent travel and exploration by women" and "to provide help to other women travelers." Every other year the Club awards Travel Scholarships to two women for whom travel is critical for their interests and professional goals. The Club selects candidates on the basis of the compelling nature of their projects in all the arts and sciences.  There are no restrictions with regard to the destination or the age of the applicant. Recent Travel Scholars have included a violinist intending to travel to Russia to study Tuvan music, a PhD candidate traveling to Chile to study the efficacy of recently enacted legislation protecting domestic workers and a nurse-midwife creating monitoring and evaluation practices for midwives in Lesotho.
YaleLehrmanFellowship
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $4,500 (one month fellowships); stipend of $18,000 (four month fellowships)

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for its 2020-2021 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. The Center especially welcomes proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  
 
Applicants MUST have received the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of their appointment. Both established and younger scholars are invited to apply. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in residence at Yale, to be active participants in the intellectual life of the GLC and the larger Yale community, and to acknowledge the support of the GLC and the MacMillan Center in publications and lectures that stem from research conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer one public presentation during their tenure at Yale and to record an audio interview for a podcast. Fellowships are for one or four months in length.
For assistance, please contact:
Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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