June 2020

A Note from the Research Development Team

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team will be working remotely. We are available to provide assistance via email, phone, or Zoom conferencing. As circumstances are evolving quickly, please also refer to our  FAS RAS website  and the  OSP website  for information about submitting proposals and managing your awards.

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.

Questions? Please contact Paige Belisle, Research Development Officer: 
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu  or 617-496-7672


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NEWS & RESOURCES
C OVID-19 Funding Opportunities Spotlight 

This section of the newsletter will highlight opportunities relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FEATURED RESOURCE: FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE
Are you interested in learning more about foundation funding to support your research and creative interests? Harvard affiliates have access to  Foundation Directory Online (FDO) , a searchable database that contains a wealth of information on foundations and the grants they support. For assistance navigating FDO,  view our guide  or contact Paige Belisle to schedule a one-on-one Zoom meeting.


National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends for 2021
Internal Deadline: July 7, 2020
NEH Deadline (if nominated): September 23, 2020
Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2021 or later. 

Read more about this opportunity here.

The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences.
UPDATE: Federal agencies remain open for proposals and inquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit agency-specific websites for further information: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). As previously reported, President Trump released his FY21 budget request in February 2020 which once again proposed eliminating funding for NEANEH and the IMLS. Congress will work over the coming months to determine FY21 budget levels, during which NEH, NEA and IMLS continue their operations. Please send any questions or concerns about federal research funding to Jen Corby at jcorby@fas.harvard.edu.

NEW TO CAMPUS? 

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

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES


Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

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

Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.

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

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

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

* Indicates an UPDATED or NEW opportunity added this month.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

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. 

AmericanAcademyReligion
Collaborative Research Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2020
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000

To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR awards grants to support projects proposed by AAR members. The research projects can be either collaborative or individual. Collaborative research grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. 

Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published. These grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research. Conferences presenting papers that report on previous research will not be considered. 
AmericanInstituteIndianFellowships
Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies by award type; information on award calculations can be found here

AIIS offers fellowships for scholars, professionals, and artists from all disciplines who wish to conduct research or carry out artistic projects in India. The following opportunities are available:
  • Junior Research Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. These grants are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Awards are available for up to 11 months.
  • Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars with a PhD or its equivalent. These grants are designed to enable scholars who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India and to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships are available both to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.
  • Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India's artistic traditions or strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.
AMSSubventionsPublications
Subventions for Publications
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $2,500

The American Musicological Society makes available 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.
AmPhiloDiversity
Diversity and Inclusiveness Funding
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Amount: The APA strongly prefers proposals totaling approximately $10,000 or $20,000, as the board anticipates funding either one $20,000 project or two $10,000 projects. The board encourages applicants who submit proposals for $20,000 projects to include an alternate project description and budget at the $10,000 level.

The American Philosophical Association, in keeping with its mission and goals and the association's longstanding commitment to addressing philosophy's serious lack of demographic diversity, will make available up to $20,000 in fiscal year 2021 to fund projects aiming to increase the presence and participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented groups at all levels of philosophy. The APA board of officers strongly prefers proposals that convincingly demonstrate their potential to decisively impact diversity and inclusion within philosophy.  As the APA operates primarily in the US and Canada, programs must have a clear application to diversity in a US/Canada context. The board wishes to express its particular interest in supporting programs that explicitly address more than one type of diversity (e.g., gender  and  race/ethnicity). All APA members are invited to submit proposals.  
AmPhiloSmallGrants
Small Grant Fund
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Amount:  Given the limited annual grant funds ($25,000), project proposals are more likely to be successful if they request $5,000 or less.

The American Philosophical Association board of officers will consider members' requests to fund projects that benefit the field of philosophy. The board favors project proposals that ask for seed money for new projects and demonstrate the potential to obtain continuing support from other sources. Applications for the support of conferences must demonstrate some general benefit to the profession in addition to advancing philosophical discussion of the conference topic. 
AmSocietyLegalHistory
Cromwell Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000

The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation makes available a number of $5,000 fellowships to support research and writing in American legal history by early-career scholars. Early-career generally includes those researching or writing a PhD dissertation (or equivalent project) and recent recipients of a graduate degree working on their first major monograph or research project.
AmSocietyTheatreFellowships
Research Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $3,000

The purpose of the American Society for Theatre Research:  Research  Fellowships are to underwrite some of the  research expenses of scholars undertaking projects significant to the field of theatre and/or performance studies. The  fellowships can be used in conjunction with funding from other sources. Anyone holding a terminal degree and who has been a member of ASTR for at least three of the last five years is eligible to apply. 
AmericanaFoundation
American Heritage
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling; concept letters are highly encouraged
Award Amount: $10,000 - $30,000

The Americana Foundation seeks to promote knowledge, preservation, and accessibility of America's heritage through increasing educational opportunities of future conservators and curators in the field and through preservation and presentation of unique collections in alignment with the interests and collections of the Meyer family. Projects for consideration include: 
  • Preservation and/or acquisition of high style, classic, handcrafted furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as supporting their placement with charitable and educational institutions, and/or the US government.
  • Career development support for curatorial and conservation internships within major institutions and universities.
  • Restoration projects for heritage buildings and cultural landscapes that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of historic places.
AndyWarholFoundation
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 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.
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $5,000

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers , designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
Humanities Research Center: Visiting Fellows Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Amount: award covers travel and accommodation; stipend not included 

In 2021 the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Australian National University in Canberra is inviting scholars from across the world to explore the historical and contemporary significance of hopes sustained, lost, and renewed across theories, cultures, and scholarly disciplines. Through individual research projects, as well as public lectures and conferences, the HRC invites scholars from across the humanities to ask: how has hope been expressed through literature, film, music, and the visual arts? How has the principle of hope informed philosophy, theology, and social and cultural theory? How have public institutions such as museums or universities sought to exhibit or embody hope? How have technologies of the past and present sought to materialise hope? Where should we place or seek our hope today?
 
The standard period of tenure for an HRC Visiting Fellowship is from a minimum of six to a maximum of twelve weeks. The grant covers travel and accommodation. Visiting Fellows are expected to participate in the programs of the Center and the College, meet regularly with other fellows, and make public presentations of their research at one of the Centre's weekly seminar series, and are encouraged to contribute to a graduate seminar/master class and avail themselves of other opportunities for scholarly exchange. Visitors must be in residence for at least 75% of their appointment.
BBVAFoundation
Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
FAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Nomination Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Amount: 400,000 euros, a diploma, and a commemorative artwork
 
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities, and artistic creation. The name of the award is intended to denote not only research work that substantially enlarges the scope of our current knowledge-pushing forward the frontiers of the known world-but also the meeting and overlap of different disciplinary areas and the emergence of new fields. 
 
The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:
  • Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Biology and Biomedicine
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Climate Change
  • Economics, Finance and Management
  • Humanities
  • Music and Opera
Any scientific or cultural organization or institution may nominate more than one candidate, but no candidate may be nominated in more than one award category. The awards are also open to scientific or cultural organizations that can be collectively credited with exceptional contributions. Candidates may be of any nationality. Self-nomination is not permitted.
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Concept Paper: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Concept Paper: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000

The Trust makes grant awards twice a year to nonprofit organizations in the city of Boston and contiguous communities, as well as to organizations in which Cabot family members maintain philanthropic interest. Awards are put to work in the areas of arts and culture, education and youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services, and for civic and public benefit. Within these fields, as appropriate, the trustees prefer programs mainly serving youth and young adults, with a special interest in programs focused on insuring the healthy growth and development of infants and young children, as a foundation for their future success. Applications recommended for review meet the following criteria:
  • Reflect Cabot family interests and provide benefits to communities and organizations that have been supported by family philanthropy;
  • Extend important services to individuals and groups not served adequately through other programs and institutions;
  • Manage change by assessing community needs and developing programs to meet emerging needs;
  • Promote productive cooperation and full use of resources by nonprofit organizations and community groups; and
  • Test new approaches to problems or adapt solutions that have been successful elsewhere.
The Cabot Family Charitable Trust will consider grant applications for general support, support for specific programs and activities and for capital campaigns. While most grant awards are for one year, the trustees may award multi-year funding for capital campaigns and in limited circumstances, for a period of up to three years where a longer-term commitment can be shown to accelerate positive outcomes.
ClassicalAssociation
Grants 
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2020
Award Amount: up to £2,000

The Classical Association is a major giver of grants to classical projects, mainly but not exclusively in the UK. The applications the Association supports typically fall into one of the following categories: 
  1. Funding for Summer Schools
  2. Funding for Conferences
  3. School-teaching and Outreach
  4. Major Projects
  5. Other Initiatives
CAAMillardMeiss
Millard Meiss Publication Fund   
FAS/OSP Deadline: N/A; applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.   
Sponsor Deadline: September 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.
CAATerra
Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Intent: N/A; applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $15,000

The Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher. For this grant program, "American art" is defined as art (circa 1500-1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Awards will be made in three distinct categories:
  • Grants to US publishers for manuscripts considering American art in an international context
  • Grants to non-US publishers for manuscripts on topics in American art
  • Grants for the translation of books on topics in American art to or from English.
The grants are especially designed to cover image acquisition and translation costs, but may be used to cover any costs related to the publication's editing and production costs. 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 will be eligible for grants, as would exceptional design requirements (maps, line drawings, charts, and tables). Reimbursement for permission and reproduction rights as well as translation costs will also be appropriate.
CAAWyeth
Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant
FAS/OSP Deadline: N/A; applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript. 
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; proposals require a budget and cost estimate

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art supports the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant. For this grant program, "American art" is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Excluded from consideration are excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), and congress proceedings. Museum exhibition or collection catalogues containing substantial scholarship are eligible. High scholarly and intellectual merit is the sine qua nonfor an award; however, the jury is also attentive to the following criteria:
  • Topics with a naturally small market or unusually high expenses
  • Works by disadvantaged scholars, including those at the earlier stages of a career, or by younger scholars or curators; or issued by smaller museums; or by or about underserved constituencies
  • Books that break new ground, contribute new scholarship, or publish important primary-source material
  • Beautiful books that increase the audience for American art
CESSmallEvents
Small Event Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: $300 - $1,000

CES Small Event Grants support workshops, lectures, symposia and other small events that share research on Europe with a wider community. Grants are awarded twice a year, in January for events taking place in the Spring semester, and August for events taking place in the Fall semester. A multi-disciplinary selection committee chooses winners and awards grants based on proposed event budgets and available funds. Any institution that receives a grant must agree to brand the event as "sponsored by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University" and provide an audio-visual or other record of the event. CES also provides promotional support for events either fully or partially funded by this program.
Einstein Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: May 15, 2021
Award Amount: stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses

The Einstein Forum is offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches - following the example set by Albert Einstein. 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. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.

Please Note: The new deadline for this program is May 15, 2021. All applications that have already been submitted will be considered in the next selection round.
EurasiaFoundationFellows
U.S-Russia Social Expertise Exchange: Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: June 21, 2020
Award Amount: Applicants may request a stipend of up to $1,200 for implementation of activities connected to their proposed project. In addition to the $1,200 stipend, EF will also organize and fund travel and logistics for SEE Independent Professionals, including international and domestic transportation (economy class), visas, lodging, and health insurance. EF will also provide a per diem living allowance.

The Eurasia Foundation (EF) invites project applications from professionals in the U.S. and Russia seeking to establish collaboration with international partner(s) in joint pursuit of solutions to social issues of importance to both countries. Successful applicants will travel to their counterpart country for a period of up to 21 days. While abroad, participants will be exposed to new skills, methods, and professional networks. After travel, independent professionals will implement activities to convey or apply their new knowledge and expertise for the benefit of their colleagues and community. These activities must be credibly shown to provide a clear and measurable benefit to at least 250 individuals. Activities may include, but are not limited to, leading training sessions on newly-learned skills, presenting about activities conducted during travel, practically applying a skill learned during travel, or distributing a product developed in collaboration with overseas partners. 

EF is accepting applications for projects that have a broad bilateral impact in the following thematic areas: Social Inclusion, Technology and Innovation for Social Good, Social Entrepreneurship, and Youth Engagement. Projects should avoid topics related to political activism or activity, public policy reform, or the influence of public opinion. Projects may focus on various topics, including but not limited to increasing involvement of youth in the social sphere and cultivating their participation in international dialogue; increasing involvement of people with disabilities in social life, employment, and sports; and creating initiatives to encourage social entrepreneurship and technological innovation.
EurasiaPartnership
U.S-Russia Social Expertise Exchange: Partnership Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline for Statement of Interest: not required at this stage
Sponsor Deadline for Statement of Interest: June 14, 2020
Award Amount: up to $43,000

Eurasia Foundation's (EF) U.S.-Russia Social Expertise Exchange invites statements of interest from U.S. organizations seeking to establish collaboration with Russian partner(s) in joint pursuit of solutions to social issues of importance to both countries. EF is accepting statements of interest for projects that have a broad bilateral impact in the following thematic areas: Social Inclusion, Technology and Innovation for Social Good, Social Entrepreneurship, and Youth Engagement. Projects should avoid topics related to political activism or activity, or public policy reform. Projects may request EF funding for projects that focus on various topics, including but not limited to increasing involvement of youth in the social sphere and cultivating their participation in international dialogue; increasing involvement of people with disabilities in social life, employment, and sports; and creating initiatives to encourage social entrepreneurship and technological innovation.
EuropeanCommissionFellowships
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants not awarded to Harvard University
Sponsor Deadline: September 9, 2020
Award Amount: The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. The grant is awarded to the host organization, usually a university, research center or a company in Europe.

The Individual Fellowships program provides experienced researchers with the opportunity to work abroad. All disciplines are eligible for funding. There are two types of Individual Fellowships: European Fellowships and Global Fellowships. 
  • European Fellowships are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world; can restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave; and can help researchers coming back to Europe find a new position. These Fellowships are held in the EU or associated countries and last for one to two years.
  • Global Fellowships fund positions outside Europe for researchers based in the EU or associated countries and last between two and three years. The researcher has to come back for one year to an organization based in the EU or associated countries.
Both types of Fellowship can also include a secondment period of up to three or six months in another organization in Europe.
FoundationContemporaryArts
Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,500

In response to the impact of COVID-19 on the arts community, FCA has created a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as the FCA board of directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the foundation will disburse one-time grants of $1,500 to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to the pandemic.

In alignment with its mission, FCA will continue to focus its support on artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. Applicants must be an individual artist or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
FrankLydiaBergen
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: $10,000 - $50,000 

The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation provides grants for musical performing arts and musical education. Preference will be given to requests for the following:
  • Aid worthy students of music to secure complete and adequate musical education
  • Aid organizations in their efforts to present fine music to the public, provided that such organizations are operated exclusively for educational purposes
GilderLehrmanHistory
Scholarly Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 31, 2020
Award Amount: $3,000

Gilder Lehrman fellowships support research at archives in New York City. The Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. This year, three of the ten awards will be granted with special attention to Cold War topics, so preference will be given to applicants in that field.

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.

Grants to Individuals
FAS/OSP Deadline for Inquiry Form: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline for Inquiry Form: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $20,000 (Production and Presentation Grants); up to $10,000 (Research and Development Grants) 

The program aims to provide opportunities for applicants to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to the applicant's creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers. The Graham Foundation offers two types of grants to individuals: Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants.

  • Production and Presentation Grants: These grants assist individuals 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, and new media projects. Individuals applying for Production and Presentation Grants should have a Committed Producer(s) for the project, that is, an entity committed to producing and/or presenting the project with the individual, such as a publisher, exhibition venue, etc.
  • Research and Development Grants: These grants assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. 
HFGuggenheimAggression
Research Grants on Understanding Violence, Aggression, and Dominance
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 1, 2020
Award Amount: $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.
JapanUSFriendship
Institutional Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2020 
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission is a grant-making agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange with Japan. Its mission is to support reciprocal people-to-people understanding, and promote partnerships that advance common interests between Japan and the United States. The Commission also serves to maintain expertise on Japan Studies throughout U.S. academic and professional institutions. It supports academic and non-profit organizations that conceptualize and execute U.S.-Japan training, research and exchange programs. Grants are made in four areas: 
  • Arts and Culture; 
  • Education and Public Affairs; 
  • Exchanges and Scholarship; and 
  • Global Challenges.
JMKaplanFurthermore
Furthermore Grants in Publishing
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: September 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.    
JGuggenheimFellowships
Fellowships  
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals  
Sponsor Deadline: September 16, 2020
Award Amount: varies; see details below

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Fellowships are made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

The amounts of grants vary, taking into consideration the Fellows' other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or part salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.
JTempletonFoundation
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Online Funding Inquiry: August 7, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Online Funding Inquiry: August 14, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

The Foundation offers grants in support of research and public engagement in its major Funding Areas: Science & the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius; Genetics; and Voluntary Family Planning. A number of topics--including creativity, freedom, gratitude, love, and purpose--can be found under more than one funding area. The Foundation invests in bold ideas from contrarian thinkers, ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries and challenge conventional assumptions. The Foundation also funds innovative programs that engage the public with these ideas, in an effort to open minds, deepen understanding, and inspire curiosity.
LoCKlugeFellowships
Kluge Fellowships
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $5,000 per month

The Kluge Center encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library of Congress's large and varied  collections . Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program. The residential fellowship in Washington, D.C. is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to contemporary challenges. Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Fellowships are tenable for periods of four to eleven months. 
LisleInternationalSeed
Global Seed Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Request to Apply: July 24, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline for Request to Apply: August 1, 2020 
Award Amount: $500 - $3,000 

Lisle International provides Global Seed Grants to support innovative projects which advance intercultural understanding through shared experiences, with the goal of creating a more just social order. Projects may seek to bridge a variety of community divides, including ethnic, cultural, religious, racial or gender perspectives, anywhere in the world.
NEAGrantsforArts
Grants for Arts Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 1, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 9, 2020
Award Amount: $10,000 - $100,000. Please note that all grants will require a non-federal match of at least 1:1. 
 
Grants for Arts Projects (previously "ArtWorks") is the National Endowment for the Arts' principal grants program. Through project-based funding, the NEA supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. While the NEA welcomes applications for a variety of artistically excellent projects, it encourages projects that address any of the following activities below:
  • Celebrate America's creativity and/or cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
  • In the spirit of White House Executive Orders that encourage federal agencies to engage with typically underserved constituencies, the National Endowment for the Arts encourages applications from: Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, African American Serving Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities.
Please Note:  The National Endowment for the Arts conducts two cycles per year for this opportunity. Harvard University is limited to submitting one application per year. Applicants hoping to apply to either cycle must secure the internal nomination prior to applying. Please contact Erin Hale ( erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu ) if you would like more information on securing this nomination.
NEHSummerStipends
2021 Summer Stipends
Harvard Internal Deadline: July 7, 2020 by 11:30pm
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): September 23, 2020
Award Amount: $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing beginning May 2021 or later

NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development for a period of two months. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data. NEH funds may support recipients' compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

Please Note:  This is a limited submission opportunity. Harvard may put forward two nominees for this program. Please submit an application here to be considered for nomination.
NEHDigitalHumanitiesAdvancement
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Amount: up to $50,000 (Level I); up to $100,000 (Level II); up to $325,000 + $50,000 in matching funds (Level III)

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. 

In support of its efforts to advance digital infrastructures and initiatives in libraries and archives, and subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion, the  Institute of Museum and Library Services  (IMLS) anticipates providing funding through this program. These funds may support some DHAG projects that further the IMLS mission to advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations. IMLS funding will encourage innovative collaborations between library and archives professionals, humanities professionals, and relevant public communities that advance preservation of, access to, and public engagement with digital collections and services to empower community learning, foster civic cohesion, and strengthen knowledge networks. This could include collaborations with community-based archives, community-driven efforts, and institutions or initiatives representing the traditionally underserved. Interested applicants should also refer to the current  IMLS Strategic Plan  for additional context.
NEHHumanitiesCollections
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $50,000 + an additional $10,000 to support inter-institutional planning and pilot activities (Foundations Projects); up to $350,000 (Implementation Projects) 

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. The HCRR program includes two funding categories: Implementation and Foundations.
Media Projects: Development Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000

The Media Projects: Development Grants program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Awards should result in a script (for documentary film or television programs) or a detailed treatment (for radio programs or podcasts) and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection. 
NEHMediaProduction
Media Projects: Production Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2020
Award Amount: up to $1M

The Media Projects: Production Grants program supports the production and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection.

Film and television production projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs may be intended for regional or national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution. Films must be longer than thirty minutes.  Radio and podcast production projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing series. Programs receiving production grants may be either broadcast or disseminated online. They may be intended for national or regional distribution. 
NEHPublicHumanPrograms
Public Humanities Projects
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000 (Planning Grants); up to $400,000 + additional $100,000 for Positions in the Public Humanities (Implementation Grants)

The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. The program supports projects in three categories: Exhibitions (permanent, temporary, or traveling); interpretive programs at Historic Places; and Humanities Discussions related to  "A More Perfect Union": NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation's 250th Anniversary.
NEHShortDocumentaries
Short Documentaries
FAS/OSP Deadline: August 5, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2020
Award Amount: up to $250,000

The Short Documentaries program supports the production and distribution of documentary films up to 30 minutes in length that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through the medium of short documentary films. Films must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. The Short Documentaries program supports production of single films or a series of thematically-related short films addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs should be intended for regional or national distribution, via broadcast, festivals, and/or online distribution. The subject of the film(s) must be related to  "A More Perfect Union": NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation's 250th Anniversary .
NEHNSFDocLanguages
Documenting Endangered Languages/Dynamic Language Infrastructure
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 8, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020 
Award Amount: varies by award type

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages-languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documentation and analysis, and archiving of endangered language data, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants, fellowships from six to twelve months, and conference proposals.
NHPRCAccessMajor
Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives, FY2021
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 1, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 9, 2020
Award Amount: $100,000 - $350,000 over one to three years. The Commission provides no more than 50 percent of total project costs; cost sharing is required.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in collections of America's early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation's legal history. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may:
  • Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online
  • Provide access to born-digital records
  • Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions
  • Create new tools and methods for users to access records
The NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive. The NHPRC also encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.
NSFLinguistics
Linguistics
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):
  • What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
  • What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
  • How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of natural language and/or language processing?
  • What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various grammatical properties of language? 
  • How does language develop in natural learning contexts across the life-span?
  • What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?
Because NSF's mandate is to support basic research, the Linguistics Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction. The Linguistics Program accepts proposals for a variety of project types: research proposals from scholars with PhDs or equivalent degrees, proposals for  Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (LING-DDRI)  awards, and  CAREER  proposals. The Program will also consider proposals for conferences. 
NSFSTS
Science and Technology Studies
FAS/OSP Deadline: July 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: August 3, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field of research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice. It may focus on history and socio-cultural formation, philosophical underpinnings, or the impacts of science and technology on broader societal concerns including quality of life, ethics, and culture. STS researchers strive to understand the research assumptions of STEM fields, and the co-production of STEM and society, meaning the many ways in which cultural, economic, historical, social and political contexts influence developments in STEM, and how those developments reciprocally influence these contexts. The following types of funding are available:
  1. Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research: These grants support proposals for basic STS research. They also support proposals for infrastructure development that serves to enhance STS research; program support of infrastructure projects is directed towards scholarly research and data production, rather than administrative or logistical activities.
  2. Scholars Awards: Scholars Awards provide up to full-time release for an academic year and a summer to conduct research. This time can be distributed over two or more years. In exceptional circumstances, longer releases can be requested. 
  3. Professional Development Grants: The STS program supports specialized methodological training for post-PhD researchers in STS who have active research programs that would be enhanced by such training. The goal of the program is to improve STS research skills by affording researchers the opportunity to undertake training not normally available on their home campuses.
  4. Research Community Development Grants: The STS Program supports community development activities for graduate students and faculty. Such activities include field schools in the United States and abroad; summer training programs for both graduate students and faculty; software development; a program for mid-project research team meetings; and small awards for preparation of materials for archiving by retiring researchers.
  5. Conference Support: The STS program provides financial support for national and international conferences including symposia, and research workshops. The program is particularly interested in proposals that promote new research networks between researchers in STS and scientists and engineers, or between STS scholars and members of scholarly communities not normally in contact with each other. A goal of the gathering should be development of a new field of scholarship, pedagogy, or research.
  6. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs): DDRIGs provide funds for dissertation research expenses not normally available through the student's university. The dissertation director is the Principal Investigator on these proposals; the doctoral student should be listed as Co-Principal Investigator.
RWJFoundationPioneering
Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health
FAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling 
Award Amount: The average Pioneer grant in 2019 was $315,031. However, there is not an explicit range for budget requests. Grant periods are flexible, though generally range from 1 to 3 years.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. The Foundation is interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; and Future of Work. Additionally, the Foundation welcomes ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and progress toward a Culture of Health.

The Foundation wants to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, and community leaders--anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes the Foundation seeks require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization, or sector. 

Please Note: While this call for proposals is focused on broader and longer-term societal trends and shifts that were evolving prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Foundation recognizes that the unique circumstances and learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic may inform your response. It is at your discretion whether you propose a project related to the pandemic directly or indirectly.
RHChenvenFoundation
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: July 15, 2020
Award Amount: $1,500

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new fine craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art, or music submissions. An independent jury of artists and/or art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. In 2020, six grants will be awarded. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.
SKressConservation
Conservation
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 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. 
SKressDigitalArtHistory
Digital Art History
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 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. 
SKressArtHistory
History of Art Grants    
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 25, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 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.

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 June 15.
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
Exhibition Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: July 27, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: August 3, 2020
Award Amount: varies/wide range

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. 
Core Fulbright Scholar Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals/external institutions
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2020
Award Amount: Grant benefits vary by country and type of award. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright offers flexible awards including multi-country opportunities. Awards are held for two to twelve months. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
USDeptStateGambia
U.S. Mission to the Gambia: Public Diplomacy Grants Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $25,000

The U.S. Embassy Banjul Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS in Banjul, The Gambia invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and The Gambia through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.  Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited
  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; 
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; 
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; 
  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs; 
  • Academic clubs focusing on extracurricular activities and student achievement; 
  • Professional training for journalists; and
  • Programs to support political transparency 
USDeptStatePanama
U.S. Mission to Panama: Public Diplomacy Grants Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000

The U.S. Embassy Panama Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS Panama invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Panama through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation . All programs must include an American cultural element , or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to: 
  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; 
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; 
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; 
  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs; 
  • Community engagement or student programs on entrepreneurship and STEM education
USDeptStateRussia
U.S. Mission to Russia: Public Diplomacy Grants Program
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $75,000

Public Affairs Section (PAS) Moscow invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Russia through concrete demonstrations of cooperation between the two countries. All grant proposals must convey an element of  American history, culture, or shared values. Competitive proposals should support a priority program area. Competitive proposals should also include a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased cooperation between the people of the United States and Russia even after the program has finished. Priority program areas include:  
  • Concrete demonstrations of cooperation between American and Russian people in the area of space exploration, science and technology;
  • Collaborative artistic and cultural programs that result in joint deliverables or performances; 
  • Grassroots expression and fiction and nonfiction storytelling through writing, art, and new media; 
  • City-to-city partnerships; 
  • American business values, including innovation, entrepreneurship, and the role of fair labor and judicial practices as a key to economic stability;
  • Programs that support women and minority rights and programs that provide skills and tools for people with disabilities;
  • University-to-university partnerships for Russian and American students to approach and solve problems of mutual interest to both countries, project based learning, and long-term student-to-student interaction. 
WyethFoundation
Grants
FAS/OSP Deadline: June 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 - $25,000

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

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