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NEWS & RESOURCES
The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.

Please send questions, concerns, or news about changes to your current funding to Jen Corby.
     LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY NOTICE:
     Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2017
     The Cultural Investment Portfolio (CIP): Projects program provides project                                                  support grants to nonprofit organizations that provide public programs in the                                                arts, sciences, and humanities in Massachusetts. 
                                              Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity and Harvard may                                                      submit only one application. Please contact Erin Cromack                                                                            ( cromack@fas.harvard.edu) by Monday, March 20th if you are interested in                                              submitting an application.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
Fellowships with Boston-area residency requirement.
Fellowships with a residency requirement within the United States.
Fellowships that support or require international travel and/or residency.

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

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

I want to create a website with humanities content.

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

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Elson
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Award Amount: $5,000 maximum

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.

As a general rule, priority will be given to proposals for art-making in courses where art-making has not traditionally been inserted.


DataScience
Competitive Research Fund
Deadline: April 3, 2017
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000 for one year

The goal of the Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund is to support research that advances Data Science at Harvard in new ways.  This call invites innovative ideas whose interests span all areas of Data Science, including methodological foundations, as well as the development of quantitative methods and tools motivated by Data Science challenges.

The Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund will provide funding in the following categories:
  1. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to pursue exciting new research directions in Data Science that might not yet be ready to compete in traditional funding programs.
  2. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research in the area of Data Science 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.


HILT_Spark
Spark Grants for Collaboration, Research and Student Engagement
Deadline: April 5, 2017
Award Amount: up to $15,000 for 18-month awards
Eligible Applicants: Harvard benefits-eligible faculty and/or staff

The HILT Spark Grants are designed to help "spark" promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality and position innovations for future success. Awardees will receive resources, feedback, and community support to help them develop their ideas into prototypes, pilots, and small-scale innovations. Funding can be used, for example, to pay for a research assistant, hire a graduate student with academic technology expertise, and convene collaborative groups.

As with previous rounds of grants, proposals that build communities of practice around teaching and learning, facilitate high quality assessment practices and educational research, experiment with and document new instructional practices, and/or provide pedagogically-driven tools for teaching and learning (multimedia and instructional technology) are encouraged. 



DRCLAS
Faculty Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2017; August 1, 2017; November 1, 2017; February 1, 2018
Award Amount: varies based on the type of grant

To better serve the faculty, the program will now review Faculty Grants applications on a rolling basis, every three months. 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.



FHBI
Deadline: last day of  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.

Eligible grant recipients are Harvard University affiliates in the following categories: full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty.


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

NEHDigitalHumanities
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
OSP Deadline: May 30, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 6, 2017
Award Amount: Level 1: $5,000 - $40,000 max.; Level 2: $40,001 - $75,000 max.; Level 3: $100,000 - $325,000 max.

Grants support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. 

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve: 
  • Creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods or techniques that contribute to the humanities;
  • Pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines; or
  • Revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities.


NEHCommonHeritage
Common Heritage Grants
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: up to $12,000 over a period of 18 months

Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community's history and culture. The program supports day-long events organized by community cultural institutions, which members of the public will be invited to attend.  At these events experienced staff will digitize the community historical materials brought in by the public. Project staff will also record descriptive information-provided by community attendees-about the historical materials. 

Projects must also present public programming that would expand knowledge of the community's heritage. Public programs could include lectures, panels, reading and discussion, special gallery tours, screening and discussion of relevant films, presentations by a historian, special initiatives for families and children, or comments by curators about items brought in by the public, workshops on preserving heritage materials, or other activities that bring humanities perspectives on heritage materials to wide public audiences. 


Fromm
Fromm Commission Grant
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: $12,000

The Fromm commission is available for all types of compositions regardless of idiom, instrumentation, style, or the use of technology. Submissions in jazz, hybrid, electronic, or other idioms are welcome. To be eligible, composers must be a legal resident of the United States for a term of one year or more during the time of the application. The full application will be available online in March.


GladysBrooks
Grants for Libraries and Educational Institutions
OSP Deadline: May 23, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: $50,000 - $100,000
 
The Foundation considers major grant applications in the fields of libraries, education, hospitals and clinics.
 
Grants for Libraries: Applications will be considered for resource endowments (print, film, electronic database, speakers/workshops), capital construction, and innovative equipment. Projects fostering broader public access to global information sources utilizing collaborative efforts, pioneering technologies, and equipment are encouraged.
 
Grants for Educational Institutions: Applications will be considered for: educational endowments to fund scholarships; endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs; and erection or endowment of buildings and equipment for educational purposes.


CreativeCapitalWarhol
Arts Writers Grant Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 17, 2017
Award Amount: Not specified; each applicant must submit a budget request for a period of one year. 

The Arts Writers Grant Program issues awards for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects and aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. By "contemporary visual art," the Foundation means visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields-architecture, design, film, theater/performance, sound, etc.-will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art. Projects with a pre-WWII component will only be considered if the project's main focus is contemporary. The application opens on April 12, 2017.


HendersonFoundation
Grants
OSP Deadline: May 5, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 12, 2017
Award Amount: $20,000 - $40,000; all projects that fulfill the foundation's goals will be considered

Grants provide support for projects focused on the enhancement of the appearance and preservation of outdoor elements in the city of Boston. The Foundation encourages applications for projects in all neighborhoods of the city of Boston that concern parks, city streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Through past grants, the Foundation has supported capital projects such as the restoration of historic buildings; creation of new public sculpture and gardens; restoration of historic monuments; and other projects that enhance quality of life and sense of place, while demonstrating design excellence. Grants are made only for projects within Boston city limits and to projects that are accessible and visible to the public. 



NEHAccess
Humanities Access Grants
OSP Deadline: April 26, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 3, 2017
Award Amount:  a one-to-one matching grant of either $50,000 or $100,000 divided evenly over the first two years of the three-year grant
 
Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (defined to include those between ages 18 and 30). Humanities Access grants provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations.
Humanities Access Grants offer  two years of match-based funding. All funds must be expended by the end of the grant period . Humanities Access grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds. Instead, the grant should expand or enhance an existing exemplary humanities program.

NEHPreservation
Preservation and Access Education and Training
OSP Deadline: April 25, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: May 2, 2017
Award Amount: varies by type; see below

The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. G rants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional education and training programs that reach audiences in more than one state. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

Awards may be for up to two years. Grants for preservation field services may not exceed $175,000 per year. Preservation field service organizations may request an additional $45,000 per year to support a one-year postgraduate fellowship. For all other activities, the maximum award is $100,000 per year. 


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TAA
Academic & Textbook Writing Grants
OSP Deadline: April 24, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2017
Award Amount: up to $1,000

The TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing 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 for a contract offer for a textbook or academic monograph or other scholarly work that includes royalty arrangements.


Poetry
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2017
Award Amount: $25,800

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships are awarded to young poets in the United States. Fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.



CharltonOralHistory
Charlton Oral History Research Grant
OSP Deadline: April 21, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 28, 2017
Award Amount: up to $3,000 over one year 

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews to apply for support of up to $3,000 for one year (June through May). The Institute seeks to partner with one scholar using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome. 


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Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 26, 2017
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for 6 - 12 months of continuous, full-time work

Fellowships 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, public administration, and sociology.

Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Projects may be at any stage of development.



AJHS
Awards & Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 20, 2017
Award Amount: varies by award and fellowship

The American Jewish Historical Society offers a variety of awards and fellowships for both students and scholars. Support is available for: travel to perform research at the Society; stipends for residencies at the Society; publications costs for books that focus on the history of Jews in America; articles; and more.



Kluge_Fellowship
David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Spring Semester: April 17, 2017
Award Amount: $4,200 per month
Tenure: 6 - 12 months

This Fellowship supports scholars who examine the relationship between religiousness and spirituality and physical, mental, and social health. Fellows reside at the Center to pursue concentrated research in the collections of the Library of Congress. 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  



BostonAthenaeum
Short-Term Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 15, 2017
Award Amount: varies by type

The Boston Athenæum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenæum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. 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.

The April deadline is for the following fellowships programs:


EinsteinFellowship
Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 15, 2017
Award Amount: Stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

The Einstein Fellowship supports outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The proposed project must be significantly different in content, and preferably field and form, from the applicant's previous work. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.


Bogliasco
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Spring Semester: April 15, 2017 (for the following February)
Award Amount: room and board; no stipend
Tenure: 30 - 34 days (during the academic year)

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender. Although the Fellowship is not a cash prize, Fellows are provided with living quarters, separate private studios and full board for a month at the Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy.

The Bogliasco Foundation accepts applications from those doing both creative and scholarly work in the following fields: Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and Visual Arts. Applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience.



Harpo
OSP Deadline: April 7, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 14 - 21, 2017
Award Amount: up to $10,000

The Harpo Foundation supports emerging visual artists. Grants are made directly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new work by artists. 
  • Grants for Visual Artists: provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older; April 21st deadline.
  • New Work Project Grants: provides grants to non-profit organizations in support of new work by under recognized artists 21 years or older; April 14th deadline.
The Foundation also supports two residency fellowship programs. The Native American Residency Fellowship program provides residency opportunities at the Vermont Studio Center to support the development of artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. The Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship program supports residency opportunities at the Santa Fe Art Institute for visual artists 25 years and older who need time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.



NEA_Challenge
Challenge America
OSP Deadline: April 6, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 13, 2017
Award Amount: $10,000; requires a minimum $10,000 match

The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations--those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

This category encourages and supports the following objective: 
  • Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art.


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Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 12, 2017
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for 6 - 12 months of continuous, full-time work

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities.  This deadline is for projects beginning as early as January 1, 2018 and as late as September 1, 2019. 



NEH_mellon
NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 12, 2017
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for 6 - 12 months of continuous, full-time work

This Fellowship supports  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 essential to the project's research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed 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.  This deadline is for projects beginning as early as January 1, 2018 and as late as September 1, 2019.



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Language Legacies Grant Program
OSP Deadline: April 3, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 10, 2017
Award Amount: $4,000 maximum; $2,000 on average

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 our funding decisions. Eligible expenses include consultant fees, equipment, travel, etc.



UMass
Du Bois Library Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 10, 2017
Award Amount: $2,500 for 4 consecutive weeks in residence at the UMass Amherst Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Fellows may come from any field and any perspective, and they may work on any topic, but their research should explore the major themes that characterize Du Bois's scholarship and activism. These themes include: the history and meaning of racial, social, and economic justice; the problems of democracy and political inclusion; the role of capitalism in world affairs; and the global influence of African cultures. T he competition especially encourages applications from early career scholars. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.


JeffersonFund
Thomas Jefferson Fund
OSP Deadline: April 3, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 9, 2017
Award Amount: $20,000 over two years to be split equally between the American and French research teams

The Thomas Jefferson Fund will provide a unique framework to enable promising and innovative projects to reach their full potential and enrich French-American research collaborations.  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. These funds will support transatlantic mobility of researchers, collaborative research activities, the organization of international workshops or conferences, and the publication of joint articles.

Grants will be awarded in each of the following fields:

    * Humanities and Social Sciences (SSH)  
    * Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
    * Sciences for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-SSH projects)


NHPRC_publishing
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Draft Deadline (optional): April 7, 2017
OSP Deadline: June 7, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline: June 14, 2017
Award Amount: up to $200,000 for one year; cost sharing is required

The NHPRC seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project.

The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication.

Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, transcribing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online. 



CLIR_hidden
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives
OSP Deadline for Initial Proposal: March 27, 2017
Sponsor Initial Proposal Deadline: April 3, 2017
OSP Deadline for Full Proposal: September 20, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposal: September 27, 2017
Award Amount: $50,000 - $250,000 (Single-institution applications); $50,000 - $500,000 (Collaborative, multi-institution applications)

The purpose of this program is to digitize and provide access to non-digital collections of rare or unique content in cultural heritage institutions. Its aims are to enhance the emerging global digital research environment in ways that support new kinds of scholarship for the long term and to ensure that the full wealth of resources held by memory institutions becomes integrated with the open Web.
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern time: CLIR will host an office hours session for prospective applicants in Adobe Connect via chat.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern time: CLIR will host an office hours session for prospective applicants in Adobe Connect via chat.


IMLS_Activating
Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets
OSP Deadline: March 27, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 3, 2017
Award Amount: up to $150,000 for up to 2 years; a 1:1 cost share is required

This program supports projects that address challenges faced by the library and museum fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful projects will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

This joint Libraries and Museums special call for proposals invites projects that will help LAMs and their communities learn together how to build upon the unique abilities of LAMs to achieve positive change.



Luce
OSP Deadline: March 27, 2017 (Exhibition Projects) or 5 days in advance of proposal submission (for rolling deadlines)
Special Exhibition Projects Deadline: April 1, 2017; Rolling deadline for all other program areas
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $25,000 - $900,000

Letters of Inquiry may be submitted at any time for the Foundation's following program areas:
  • Asia
  • Higher Education
  • Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Theology
In addition, the Foundation offers Responsive Grants under its American Art category. These grants support projects that address the prevailing needs of the American art field. Successful projects include, but are not limited to, permanent collection reinstallations, digitization, and archives of American art material. Luce also offers funding for special exhibition projects.



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History of Art
OSP Deadline: March 27, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2017
Award Amount:  unspecified; recent grants range from $6,000 - $20,000

The History of Art Grants Program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the understanding and appreciation 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.



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Conservation
OSP Deadline: March 27, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2017
Award Amount:  unspecified; recent grants range from $10,000 - $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.
 
Support for conservation treatments is generally limited to works from the distributed Kress Collection, and is coordinated through the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation at the Conservation Center of the New York University Institute of Fine Arts.



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Digital Resources
OSP Deadline: March 27, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2017
Award Amount:  unspecified; recent grants range from $25,000 - $100,000

The Digital Resources program supports efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history and the creation of important online resources in art history, including both textual and visual resources.

Support will also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. 

Please note that this grant program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.


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

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