September 2019
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Internal Opportunities
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External Opportunities
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Internal Funding Opportunities
Deadline: October 21, 2019
Award Amount: up to $150,000 payable over one or two years

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

Applications should propose research that will advance solutions to climate change and its impact. Solutions may include both preparedness and mitigation and strong consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to application, as well as riskier proposals with the potential to be transformative over time. Proposals that demonstrate imaginative and promising collaboration among faculty and students across different parts of the University will receive special consideration, as will projects that propose using the university campus as a "living laboratory."
Deadline: Last day of February, May, August and November
Award Amount: $40,000 for ladder faculty; $5,000 for doctoral students and post-docs
Eligible Applicants: Harvard University full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty.

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.
Deadline: November 1, 2019 
Award Amount: varies by award type

Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of past and present Latin America. The Center accepts proposals for faculty grants twice a year, once each semester. The program will accept only one proposal per faculty applicant per year, and will not fund multiple or repeat applications for the same project from collaborating faculty members. The committee gives priority to faculty members who have not previously received grants but will consider consecutive funding for course-based projects, on a case by case basis.
Deadline: October 9, 2019 
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000

The Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship is a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories:
  1. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research, scholarship, or creative activity that does not currently have external funding. Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.
  2. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to launch exciting new scholarship or research directions that might not yet be ready to compete in traditional funding programs.
  3. Enabling subventions, to provide small funds to purchase (or upgrade) critical equipment. Applicants for such funds must have no existing startup funds on which they could draw for this purpose.
This program is open to FAS and SEAS assistant, associate and tenured faculty; Professors in Residence and Professors of the Practice are also eligible.
Deadline: December 6, 2019
Award Amount: Up to $15,000. Exceptional proposals or those exhibiting strong potential for scale will be considered for $25,000 or more.

The Culture Lab Innovation Fund awards grants to Harvard students, staff, faculty, and academic personnel to pursue ideas that seek to strengthen Harvard's capacity to advance a culture of belonging. Proposals should aim to focus on having a direct connection to the Harvard community and influence the University's trajectory towards sustainable inclusive excellence guided by the framework recommended by the  Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging. Proposals should aim to address critical challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by identifying innovative and creative solutions that have the potential to catalyze a culture shift at Harvard.

The priority theme for the 2019-2020 funding cycle of the Culture Lab Innovation Fund is "Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging through Technology Driven Solutions." These are innovative ideas that leverage technology and data to address challenges around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Harvard. We encourage you to review  previously awarded projects  to see a range of examples and those within this theme.
Deadline: October 25, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 - $60,000
The President's Innovation Fund for International Experiences provides seed funding to faculty members at any Harvard school, to support the development of creative and significant academic experiences abroad for Harvard College students. These grants seek to foster the participation of faculty at all Harvard schools (including graduate and professional), departments, centers, and other academic units in expanding international opportunities for Harvard undergraduates. This may mean developing experience-based courses for students overseas, including courses prior to and/or following their international experience; involving undergraduates in an ongoing overseas project sponsored by a Harvard graduate or professional school, department, center, or other academic unit; or other innovative projects.
In the 2019-20 award cycle, the PIFIE will fund five to ten proposals. Applications will fall into three categories: 1) requests for funding to develop and implement a new international program, 2) requests for funding to make exploratory or planning site visits, or 3) requests from prior award recipients for renewal funding.
Deadline: November 22, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $20,000

The Provost's Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration (PFIC) was developed to promote faculty collaboration across multiple Harvard Schools. This fund can be used to support a variety of projects, including but not limited to cross-School interdisciplinary course support, research working groups, and small-scale conferences. To be eligible for support, the designated faculty leader(s) must hold primary Harvard faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor or senior non-ladder faculty appointments including Senior Lecturer, Senior Preceptor, and Professor of Practice, and the project must engage faculty and/or students from at least two Harvard Schools. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received funding from the grant. Colleagues from outside Harvard may be included as well. 
Deadline: October 21, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $18,000
The Academic Ventures Exploratory Seminar Program provides funding to scholars, practitioners, and artists for collaboration in an interdisciplinary exploration of early-stage ideas. The program encourages intellectual risk taking as participants gather in an intensive seminar setting to explore new fields of research and inquiry. We welcome proposals that:
  • Explore the viability of early-stage research ideas in any discipline or multiple disciplines
  • Invite the perspectives of diverse participants and stakeholders to the discussion
  • Integrate senior and junior scholars from institutions in the greater Boston area, across the United States, or around the world
  • Demonstrate risk taking and creativity
The lead applicant must be either a Harvard ladder (tenured or tenure-track) faculty member (from any school) or a former or current Radcliffe fellow; co-applicants may apply with lead applicants who meet eligibility requirements. An exploratory seminar accommodates roughly 12-20 participants.

External Funding Opportunities
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019 
Award Amount: $30,000 

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equity for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Tenured professors are not eligible.  
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2019 
Award Amount: $7,000 - $25,000 

American Councils administers grants in support of research in a range of disciplines and geographies. Through the Councils' strong presence overseas and network of scholars and institutional partners, grantees are connected with the resources they need to achieve their research goals.
  • Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training (CRLT) ProgramCRLT provides full fellowship support to researchers seeking to conduct in-country, U.S. policy-relevant research for three to nine consecutive months. Additionally, researchers receive supplemental language instruction during their fellowships.
    • Location(s): Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Southeast Europe
    • Academic Focus: U.S. policy-relevant research; language immersion
    • Prerequisite: Must be a graduate student, Ph.D. candidate, faculty member, or post-doctorate/independent scholar and a U.S. citizen
  • Title VIII Research Scholar ProgramThe Research Scholar Program provides full fellowship support to researchers seeking to conduct in-country, U.S. policy-relevant research for three to nine months in the countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the Balkans.
    • Location(s): Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Southeast Europe
    • Academic Focus: U.S. policy-relevant research
    • Prerequisite: Must be a graduate student, Ph.D. candidate, faculty member, or post-doctorate/independent scholar and a U.S. citizen
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: November 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount: varies by award type; please see below

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Innovation Grants increase understanding of suicide or test treatments and other interventions that save lives. The following types of grants are available:
  • Linked Standard Research Innovation Grants: Grants are awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving two or more unique sites with each site contributing unique expertise, as well as data collection. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent by September 15 to be eligible to apply. Award Amount: up to $300,000 over 2 years. 
  • Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grants: Grants are awarded to investigators at the level of associate professor or higher with an established record of research and publication on suicide. Award Amount: up to $125,000 over 2 years. 
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Innovation Grants: Grants are awarded to investigators who have received a Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree within the preceding six years and have had no more than three years of fellowship support. Fellows receive a stipend of $46,000 per year and an institutional allowance of $6,000 per year. 
  • Standard Research Innovation Grants: Grants are awarded to individual investigators at any level. Award Amount: up to $100,000 over 2 years. 
  • Young Investigator Innovation Grants: Grants awarded to investigators at or below the level of assistant professor. These grants must allocate $10,000 ($5,000 per year) of their award for an established suicide researcher to mentor the Young Investigator. AFSP is available to assist in identifying a suitable mentor. Award Amount: up to $90,000 over 2 years. 
  • Pilot Innovation Grants: Awarded to investigators at any level, these grants provide seed funding for new projects that have the potential to lead to larger investigations. These grants typically entail feasibility studies rather than hypothesis-driven research. Examples include manual development and new biomarker development. Award Amount: up to $30,000 over one or two years.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 3, 2019
Award Amount:  $52,500, plus a small travel allowance

The American Political Science Association's Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. The program lasts nine months, beginning in November and ending in mid-August. Fellows spend the month of November in an intensive orientation where they participate in daily seminars with policy specialists, congressional staffers, scholars, and journalists. After orientation Fellows work in a personal office or committee staff within Congress. Fellows secure their own placements, with guidance from Congressional Fellowship Program staff, by interviewing with the congressional offices of their choice. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in political science completed within the last 15 years or a dissertation in political science defended by November of the fellowship year, and a scholarly interest in Congress and the policymaking process. Preference is given to those without extensive Capitol Hill experience.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: December 6, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount: up to $8,000

The goal of this program is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other important scientific research activities such as conferences. FAD awards provide scholars with "seed money" for innovative research that has the potential for challenging the discipline, stimulating new lines of research, and creating new networks of scientific collaboration. The award is intended to provide opportunities for substantive and methodological breakthroughs, broaden the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and provide leverage for acquisition of additional research funds. The ASA encourages submissions from individuals who are early in their careers, at community colleges, or based at other institutions without extensive support for research, as well as collaborations with 2-year institutions.  
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $77,000

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

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

Professors may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant to help replace half of their salary while they're on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation's grant, when added to these other grants, must not exceed the recipient's annual salary. This grant will be for one year. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged. 
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 31, 2019
Award Amount: stipend of $100,000 

The International Affairs Fellowship is the hallmark fellowship program of CFR. It aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by creating the next generation of scholar-practitioners. The program offers its fellows the unique chance to experience a new field and gain a different perspective at a pivotal moment in their careers. Academics are thus placed in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials are placed in scholarly settings. 

The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Although a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects on which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens.  The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, preferably beginning in September.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for awards made to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Information: St ipend of $30,000, a work space, and access to EPIC's Library and research materials.   The typical period for the Scholar in Residence will be a single semester, though longer or shorter periods may be considered.  

The EPIC Scholar in Residence will provide a unique opportunity to pursue work at one of the leading privacy research centers in the world. EPIC, located in Washington, DC, routinely advises Congress, courts, and international organizations about emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. EPIC also litigates significant privacy cases in federal and state courts. The EPIC Library contains several thousand volumes on privacy and related fields, as well as Congressional materials on the development and enactment of US privacy law. EPIC also has an extensive collection of documents, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, concerning government surveillance, monitoring and related programs.  

EPIC encourages applications from post-graduates in law, public policy, and computer science. Terminal degree must be either a J.D. or Ph.D. Mid-career experts in the data protection field are also welcome to apply.  The EPIC Scholar in Residence will be encouraged to participate in the work of EPIC, to meet with outside experts, and to conduct research and writing at EPIC. The expectation is that the individual will produce substantial published work.
FAS /SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: November 25, 2019 
Award Amount:  3,100 euros per month + supplements to support childcare

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History. Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work. Grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs. Only full time scholarships are available. Support can be provided for a minimum of one month and a maximum of 24 months.  
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: November 6, 2019  
Award Amount: up to $50,000 

Early Career fellowships support research and writing toward a scholarly product in English. Priority will be given to proposals based on the applicant's research in China. Research in Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan is eligible. In addition, proposals based on research outside these areas will also be considered. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. Other support may be accepted (sabbatical leave or other grants) but the total received cannot exceed the 125% of the fellow's academic annual salary. There is no financial support for dependents. An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2011. Applicants who have obtained tenure, or whose tenure review will be complete before May 31, 2020, are not eligible. An applicant who is not a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident must have an affiliation, a long-term regular research or teaching appointment, with a university or college in the United States or Canada.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: October 23, 2019 
Award Amount: $55,000, plus $3,000 for project-related research and travel costs and $5,000 to support attendance at an ACLS-hosted media workshop in Fall 2020 as well as other media training and engagement activities of the fellow's choosing

The program aims to deepen public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts and equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media and to engage audiences beyond the academy. Designed for scholars in all disciplines of the  humanities and related social sciences, Luce/ACLS fellowships support research on any aspect of religion in an international context and encourage scholars to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The awards are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution or any other appropriate site for research. ACLS requires all fellows to participate in two program-sponsored events during the fellowship year: a media engagement workshop in November 2020 and a spring 2021 symposium that brings together scholars, journalists, and public policy experts. In addition to these required events, fellows receive support to pursue other media training and engagement activities at universities, research centers, and media organizations that encourage connections between journalism and the academy. Scholars may apply for a Luce/ACLS Fellowship and for other forms of support, including other ACLS fellowship programs. Please note that an applicant may accept only one ACLS fellowship in a given competition year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents as of the application deadline.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 7, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: October 15, 2019 
Award Amount: $250,000 - $750,000 for up to 5 years

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

Please Note:  This is a Limited Submission Opportunity, and Harvard University may submit only one Letter of Inquiry to this call for proposals. Please contact Erin Hale ( if you are interested in applying.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019 
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type 

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

The tenure of these awards is 1 to 12 months; the Library offers a variety of fellowships, all with differing durations and award amounts. There are no citizenship requirements; exceptions include the three long-term fellowships funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which requires recipients be either U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been in the U.S. for three years preceding application.  
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2019 
Award Amount: stipend of  €2,000/month

IIAS Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers from around the world who wish to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. Researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into a book publication are also welcome. IIAS is particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters,  Asian Cities, Asian Heritages, and Global Asia ; however, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Fellows are in residence in Leiden, the Netherlands. 
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019 
Award Amount: typically up to a maximum of $78,000 for the full academic year, or $39,000 for one term 

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

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

To facilitate scientific engagement among the visiting scholars, the School defines a theme for each year. Approximately one half of Members selected pursue work related to it and contribute to a corresponding seminar, while the other half conduct their research on other topics.   For 2020-2021 the theme will be " Science and the State ."
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: October 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline:  October 15, 2019 
Award Information: Awards up to $20,000 will be made for a maximum project period of 15 months. 12% in indirect costs  is allowed on these awards. Since this amount falls short of the 15% overhead required by FAS/SEAS policy, please discuss with your grants administrator before preparing an application.

The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) seeks to fund researchers who will use the IRIS UMETRICS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. IRIS seeks to enable fundamental research on the results of public and private investments that support discovery, innovation, and education on the campuses of U.S. universities. IRIS accomplishes that goal by: (1) collecting and curating data from universities around the country; (2) cleaning, integrating and protecting that data in its capacity as an IRB approved data repository; (3) partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to link university data to restricted federal micro-data; and, (4) making the resulting datasets as broadly available to research users as the law and responsible research practice allow. The IRIS UMETRICS dataset is available to researchers within the secure IRIS Virtual Data Enclave (VDE) environment. This dataset is comprised of three collections: (i) core files in which researchers find university financial and personnel administrative data pertaining to sponsored project expenditures at IRIS member universities during a given year; (ii) auxiliary files which provide researchers with look-up and contextual information on institutions, awards, vendors and subaward recipients, and (iii) linkage files in which researchers find crosswalks between IRIS data and external datasets (e.g., publications, patents, and federal award data) at the individual and award level.

Beyond the financial award, IRIS provides a community for researchers as well as training and ongoing support. IRIS will also provide the opportunity for structured mentoring with an experienced researcher. Awarded researchers will receive access to the current IRIS de-identified research data release files. 
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2019 
Award Amount: varies by fellowship; see details below

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $5,000 for research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic.
  • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Research FellowshipOffers a stipend of up to $5,000. Preference is given to research in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration's domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources.
  • Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy.
  • Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline:  Rolling 
Award Information: Unspecified

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation seeks to support fundamental research that addresses issues of rules, norms and governance of the internet and digital platforms. Recent research, policy debates and public controversies have highlighted the absence of uniform consensus on the norms, rights and responsibilities that should govern digital services, in particular social media. The Foundation wishes to fund scholarly inquiry and novel approaches that will strengthen our democracy as the digital age progresses.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 6, 2019
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for up to 11 months

The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies provides an opportunity for scholars to utilize digital methods, the Library's large and varied digital collections and resources, curatorial expertise, and an emerging community of digital scholarship practitioners. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Digital Studies program. The fellowship is open to scholars from all disciplines with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. The Digital Studies Fellowship supports a wide array of academic work that encompasses digital scholarship, digital humanities, data science, data analysis, data visualization, and digital publishing that utilize digital collections, tools, and methods. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with various digital departments in the Library of Congress while pursing and sharing their research.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: October 4, 2019 
Award Amount: travel, lodging, and € 27.00 - € 62.00 per day depending on the host country 

These travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. The total term of funding shall not exceed three months. Placements (at most one month per host country, shorter stays are possible) are to be used for research, especially in libraries and archives. Academics are expected to produce transnational and transregional studies, providing research with new and original ideas. The research placements should ideally be completed within 12 months, or at most 24.  

Eligible host countries include China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Turkey, and the USA. Applications for the country of the applicant's main place of residence will not be considered. Research placements in Germany are only eligible for funding if the recipient plans at least two more stays at the foreign institutes or the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: October 23, 2019   
Award Amount:   $75,000 stipend for the fellow, plus $6,000 during the fellowship year for research, travel, and project costs, and $10,000 in support for the selected partner organization. The award also provides up to $15,000 in funding in the post-fellowship year for programming at the fellow's home institution and/or partner site. 

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

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

The goal of the fellowship year should be to conduct a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue or grand challenge in society, such as democratic governance, technological change, racism, climate change, economic inequality, or migration and immigration, to name a few possibilities. The program supports projects at all stages of development, and welcomes applications that propose to deepen or expand existing research projects as well as those that propose new projects. While projects should be informed by present-day issues in the public sphere, they need not be contemporary in focus. Indeed, it is assumed that the insights yielded by humanities research focused on earlier time periods can inform work on contemporary challenges. 
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 10, 2019
Award Amount: $45,000

Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.   
Awards will be made for study in research-based programs. Examples include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women's studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice. Each Fellow is expected to begin tenure on June 1 (for 12 months) or September 1 (for 9 or 12 months) of the year in which the award is received.    
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: October 2, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: October 9, 2019
Award Amount: $10,000 - $30,000

Human Journey focuses on learning more about who we are and what our future will be on this planet. It supports projects in a range of fields that are helping us understand the origins and development of our species; how we modified and adapted to diverse landscapes across the globe; the evolution of cultures and societies; and the current status of and trends in our cultural, linguistic, and genetic diversity. Recognizing that human society is currently out of balance with the natural world, we also seek projects that propose solutions to mitigate this imbalance.  
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 27, 2019
Award Amount: Stipend of up to $75,000, an office, a computer, and full access to the Library's physical and electronic resources. 

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world's preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports. The Cullman Center's Selection Committee awards up to 15 fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers-academics, independent scholars, journalists, and creative writers. The Cullman Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. It aims to promote dynamic communication about literature and scholarship at the very highest level-within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows' published work. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount: $35,000 (Long-Term Fellowships); $3,000 per month (Short-Term Fellowships)

The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers working on projects that would benefit from access to the Center's extensive resources for the study of African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture. The Schomburg Center is a world-renowned repository of sources on every facet of the African diasporic experience, with extensive holdings including numerous unique manuscript and archival collections as well as a comprehensive range of publications, photographs, films, audio recordings, and visual art. Long-term fellowships provide a $35,000 stipend to support postdoctoral scholars and independent researchers who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of six months. Short-term fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars, independent researchers, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets) who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of one to three months. Short-term fellows receive a stipend of $3000 per month. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Long-Term Fellowships Sponsor  Deadline: November 1, 2019
Short-Term Fellowships Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount:   $4,200 per month for 4-9 months (Long-Term Fellowships); $2,500 per month for 1-2 months (Short-Term Fellowships)

The Newberry Library (located in Chicago, IL) offers a fellowship program providing outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. Fellows have access to the Newberry's wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. The Newberry expects recipients to advance scholarship in various fields, develop new interpretations, and expand understandings of the past. The collection's strengths are described   here . Citizenship requirements can be found here
OSP review not required for awards made directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount:  PAI is able to provide compensation starting at $6,600/month for Postgraduate and Junior Research Fellows, and compensation starting at $10,000/month for established mid-to-late career Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows.   Fellowships can last from 6 months to 2 years.

The Partnership on AI (PAI) was jointly created by leading technology companies, civil society organizations, and academic institutions to maximize the benefits and confront the challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The Partnership seeks to study and formulate best practices on AI, advance the public's understanding of AI, and serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society. Researchers at PAI's member organizations and in the wider AI community are invited to submit applications for residential fellowships based at the Partnership on AI's San Francisco offices. Three classes of Fellowships are available:
  • Postgraduate Research Fellowships are suitable for candidates who are nearing the end of a PhD or equivalent research degree;
  • Research Fellowships are suitable for early to mid-career candidates, who have a PhD and a demonstrated track record of research and/or technology policy work; or who have more than a PhD equivalent level research, technical or policy experience and output in non-academic settings; and
  • Senior Research Fellowships are suitable for well-established, senior researchers who have led successful labs or research teams or have an extensive track record of research and/or policy work.
Princeton University: Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) Fellows Program
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 13, 2019
Award Amount: Fellows receive a research salary of one-half their ten month salary at their home institution, up to a maximum set each year before selection is made. 

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton invites outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for residential fellowships for 2020-2021. LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance. In addition, LAPA Fellows are expected to be in residence for 10 months and participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly seminar, a weekly luncheon discussion group, as well as some public events and conferences. The program does not support, as a primary activity, off-site fieldwork or work in remote archives, development of course materials, work in legal practice, or residence elsewhere.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: October 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount:  $150,000-$350,000 over 12-36 months

The goal of this funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first as we design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible. Project ideas are encouraged to:
  • Challenge assumptions or long-held cultural practices.
  • Take an existing idea and give it a new spin-or a novel application.
  • Offer a new take or perspective on a long-running, perplexing problem.
  • Apply cutting-edge ideas from other fields to health.
  • Explore the potential for emerging trends to impact our ability to build a Culture of Health.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount:  room and board; travel assistance and stipend amounts are determined following application submission

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program in Italy offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation's Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues. Residencies are for 2 to 4 weeks. There is no citizenship requirement for these opportunities. 

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

The  Arts & Literary Arts residency  is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists who share in the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humanity around the world and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for Letter of Inquiry
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: November 21, 2019
Award Amount: up to $175,000 

The Russell Sage Foundation is devoted exclusively to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of improving social policies. Applicants may send Letters of Inquiry to the following programs for the November 21 deadline:
  • Social, Political and Economic Inequality: Focuses on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions in the U.S., and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage.
  • Future of Work: This program is concerned primarily with examining the causes and consequences of the declining quality of jobs for less- and moderately-educated workers in the U.S. economy and the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of American workers. 
  • Behavioral Economics: Supports research that uses insights and methods from psychology, economics, sociology, political science and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the United States.
  • Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context: Supports innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 4, 2019
Award Amount: $40,000 or $50,000, plus housing

The School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers fellowships to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. The resident scholar selection process is guided by the School's longstanding commitment to support research that advances knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. Fellowships are for nine months. There is no citizenship requirement.
Sponsor Deadline:  Rolling
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Award Information:  Grantees will receive r esearch funding up to $50,000 via the SSRC, access to Facebook data via  Social Science One , and peer pre-review services from Social Science One. The first dataset is a database of Facebook URL shares; details about these data, including the codebook, can be found at the Social Science One  Dataverse repository . Awards provide support for up to 12 months.

Proposals for the Social Media and Democracy Research Grants should examine the impact of social media and related digital technologies on democracy and elections, generate insights to inform policy at the intersection of media, technology, and democracy, and advance new avenues for future research. This initiative seeks to study these processes in an independent, transparent, and ethical way according to the highest standards of data privacy and academic research, to improve the lives of all. Applicants must demonstrate the technical and methodological skill base to effectively work with large, complex data sets and a commitment to data privacy.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: October 25, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $50,000 over 1-5 years

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. This program is "field-initiated" in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. The Foundation's goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days before submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling via initial survey submission 
Award Amount: Unlimited

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

Ideas that inspire:
  • Capture a bold, breakthrough vision that promises significant, enduring impact on a meaningful and urgent topic facing our world 
  • Present a solution that challenges "business as usual" or changes the narrative in a provocative or surprising way
  • Are designed and led by brave and visionary leader(s) with proximate and relevant experience and who bring a distinct voice to our global community
  • Tap into fundamental human emotions like wonder, curiosity, outrage and joy
Ideas that convince:
  • Show evidence that the idea will have impact, including a track record of past success and confidence that results can be sustained in the future
  • Convey a believable pathway to scale or to a breakthrough discovery, with demand for the solution from those most affected and clarity about the resources required to get there
  • Are managed by a capable and confident team, ready to deliver on an ambitious plan amidst dynamic conditions 
  • Have a clear understanding of potential risks and unintended consequences - and have plans for how to mitigate them 
  • Are housed at a nonprofit, NGO or institution (or collaboration between them) that can receive philanthropic funds and has the core infrastructure necessary to support the work. (Note: Past projects have had an annual operating budget of $1 million USD or more.)
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: September 27, 2019
Sponsor Deadline:  October 6, 2019
Award Information:  Short-term research projects may request up to EUR 10,000 for up to six  months. Long-term research projects may request up to EUR 100,000 for a maximum project period of two years.

The Think Forward Initiative (TFI) is a multidisciplinary and open initiative that promotes research and practical solutions with the ambitious goal of empowering more than 100 million people to make better financial decisions. The TFI is supported by a purpose-driven partnership between ING, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Deloitte, Amazon Web Services, and Dell Technologies.

In 2019, the TFI will award funding to short-term and long-term research projects that provide relevant impact-driven insights in the domains of people's (financial) decision-making, financial health, and financial well-being. TFI particularly encourages empirical (interdisciplinary) research at the individual or household level that provides new insights into economic, social, technical or behavioural factors that could inspire effective interventions/solutions to the 1) day-to-day money stress problems and 2) financial future challenges faced by the not financially empowered population in developed countries. Research proposals could request the use of ING anonymised customers' data from the Netherlands, subject to the approval of the ING Data Protection Board. Survey data from the  ING International Survey  can be also made available for research projects.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: December 6, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: December 15, 2019
Award Amount:  Not specified. Recent grants have ranged from $5,000-$150,000.

The United States-Japan Foundation supports US-Japan policy-related studies, initiatives and exchanges that help address issues of significant mutual concern to the United States and Japan. The Foundation seeks to respond to policy-relevant needs as identified by experts and practitioners in US-Japan policy studies field and we are therefore open to innovative projects. Projects emphasize research over dialogue, have lasting impact and practical relevance to US-Japan policymakers, encourage growth, education and interaction of younger scholars and policymakers in both countries, and disseminate results widely. Areas of current interest can be found here
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: October 25, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $20,000

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2019
Award Amount: The Center tries to ensure that the fellowship award, when combined with the recipient's other sources of income (e.g. other grants and sabbatical allowances), approximates an individual's current level of income.

The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world.  Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity.

Federal Funding Opportunities
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling through April 29, 2023
Award Amount: Research grants and conference grants are available. 

The ARI is the Army's lead agency for the conduct of research, development, and analyses for the improvement of Army readiness and performance via research advances and applications of the behavioral and social sciences that address personnel, organization, and Soldier and leader development issues. Programs funded under this BAA include basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development that can improve human performance and Army readiness.

FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: November 12, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: November 19, 2019
Award Amount: Up to $400,000 distributed evenly over 2 years
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving proposals for the   Minerva Research Initiative's   (Minerva) Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership. The DECUR Partnership aims to develop collaborative basic research partnerships between Professional Military Education (PME) Institutions and Civilian Research Universities by supporting fundamental scientific research that improves the capacity of security-related basic social science research and education. Building upon the success of Minerva's university research awards, the DECUR Partnership aims to pair civilian university researchers with PME faculty to facilitate collaborative research in the fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping U.S. strategic interests globally. Proposals must include a civilian university Principal Investigator (PI) and a PME co-PI. Outside of the civilian university PI and the PME co-PI, the size of research teams is not limited. The research questions addressed should extend beyond standard disciplinary approaches to include innovative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary methodological approaches.
The Minerva Research Initiative competition is for research related to the following nine topics:
  • Topic 1:            Peer/Near-peer Statecraft, Influence, and Regional Balance of Power
  • Topic 2:            Power, Deterrence, and Escalation Management
  • Topic 3:            Alliances and Burden Sharing
  • Topic 4:            Economic Interdependence and Security
  • Topic 5:            Economic Viability, Resilience, and Sustainability of Logistics Infrastructure
  • Topic 6:            Multi-Domain Behavioral Complexity and Computational Social Modeling
  • Topic 7:            Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Ethics, and Social Interactions
  • Topic 8:            Models and Methods for Understanding Covert Online Influence
  • Topic 9:            Automated Cyber Vulnerability Analysis
   5-6 awards are anticipated.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: October 28, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: November 4, 2019
Award Amount: Up to $100,000 for 1 year.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) invites participation in Polyplexus, which is an online, professional, technical conversation between the research community and DARPA Program Managers that will lead to the opportunity to submit abstracts and full proposals for a research and development project. The shared task of this group is to rigorously explore the trends and possible applications of emerging science and technology in a specific technical area defined by a participating Program Manager. The initial technical area under consideration in this announcement is cognitive dissonance detection. The topic will be refined as the incubator conversation evolves. The updated topic can be found in the "Cognitive Dissonance Detection (Topic 16)" incubator located on the  website.
The process, evaluation criteria, abstract submission instructions, and proposal submission instructions are described in the most recent amendment of BAA for  Polyplexus Pilot 3 (HR001119S0075) .
At least one award is anticipated. In addition, the information gathered in the incubator may serve as the basis for a future program.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: November 12, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: November 19, 2019
Award Amount: Each award will include a 24-month base period (maximum of $500,000) and a possible 12-month option period called the "Director's Fellowship" (maximum of $500,000).
DARPA's Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. Once awards are made, each YFA performer will be assigned a DARPA Program Manager with interests closely related to their research topic. The Program Manager will act as project manager and mentor to the YFA award recipients. As part of the program, a number of visits/exercises at a variety of DoD sites and facilities will be scheduled.
Participation in the YFA program is limited to any current tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors and to tenured Assistant or Associate Professors within three years of their tenure appointment at a U.S. institution of higher education or equivalent at a U.S. non-profit science and technology research institution. Previous YFA recipients are not eligible to apply to this or any future YFA program, though recipients of non-YFA DARPA awards are eligible to propose.
This Research Announcement (RA) solicits single principal investigator (PI) proposals for research and development in the following specific Technical Areas (TAs) of interest:
  1. Unlocking the Secrets of Roman Concrete
  2. In Vivo Biosensors
  3. Decision Making Algorithm for Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Development
  4. Microbial Community Modeling
  5. Biological Systems for Sensing, Reporting, and Mitigating Air Contamination
  6. Distributed Intelligence in Flexible Robots
  7. Bioinspired Soft-Matter Electrical Circuits
  8. Room-temperature Chip-scale Quantum Opto-mechanical Sensors
  9. AI System Engineering
  10. Advanced Corrosion Control
  11. Economics-driven Secure Multiparty Computation
  12. Cross-Cultural Extrapolation of Privacy-Oriented Human-Technology Interactions
  13. Scientific Model Aware Computing
  14. Push Science
  15. Visualization Innovations for Cyber Terrain Operations Representation (VICTOR)
  16. Reducing Errors in Quantum Systems
  17. Dielectrics for High-Temperature CMOS FETs
  18. A Physics-Based Re-exploration of Spectrum Allocation
  19. Detecting Cognitive Dissonance & Belief Shift Over Time
  20. Chip-scale Blind Sampled Wideband Periodogram and Time Transfer by Machine Learning
  21. Practical Antineutrino Detectors
  22. RF Power Harvesting for Remote Sensing
  23. Low Loop Latency Distributed Time Transfer
  24. High-Entropy Alloys Study
  25. Ocean Object Identification via Distributed Sensors
  26. Flame Stability and Ignition in Partially-Premixed High-Speed Flows
  27. On-Orbit Servicing Architectures for Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Constellations
At the executive summary phase, proposing PIs are limited to one executive summary per TA. At the full proposal phase, proposing PIs are limited to submitting only one full proposal to only one topic under this RA.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: November 25, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: December 4, 2019
Award Amount: up to $50,000 (Convening Grants); up to $250,000 (Publication Grants; no more than $100,000 per year)

Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage projects in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods. Collaborators may be drawn from a single institution or several institutions across the United States; up to half of the collaborators may be based outside of the U.S. Partnerships among different sorts of institutions are welcome: for example, research universities might partner with teaching colleges, libraries, museums, or independent research institutions.

Eligible projects must propose tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; and open-access digital resources. All project outcomes must be based on and must convey interpretive humanities research. All award recipients are expected to disseminate the results of their work to scholarly audiences and/or general audiences. 
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission of a full proposal
Sponsor Deadline: varies by program; please see details below
Award Amount: varies by program; please see details below

This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is intended to highlight for the research community that NSF, as a primary federal funder of basic science and engineering research in the United States, continues to welcome and support competitive, peer-reviewed research that advances fundamental knowledge about the nature and underlying dynamics of sexual and other forms of harassment, and mechanisms for evaluating harassment prevalence, prevention, and responses, in a range of STEM education, research, and workplace settings. A number of programs across the Foundation may be appropriate for proposals that have clear, theoretically-driven research orientations and advance generalizable knowledge about sexual or other forms of harassment in STEM contexts. Examples of potential research foci include: the nature and dynamics of harassment, including underlying social and behavioral processes; mechanisms for assessing and evaluating harassment prevalence, prevention, and responses across a range of organizational levels; and harassment dynamics with respect to ethics, diversity, and inclusivity in science. Additionally, NSF programs in any research area may elect to support basic research or conferences about sexual or other forms of harassment in a specific research field, group, or context. Proposals involving international collaboration, in which NSF supports the U.S. component of the collaborative activities, may also be considered.

To determine whether a research idea is within the scope of this DCL and appropriate for a particular program, prospective principal investigators are strongly encouraged to contact, prior to submitting proposals, the directorate/office Liaison(s) for Harassment Research  most closely aligned with the research activities to be proposed.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: October 4, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: October 11, 2019
Award Information: $40,000-$75,000/year for up to 2 years.  Up to 10 cooperative agreements are anticipated.

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) will  fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of archived data, specifically the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Parents and Children Together (PACT) datasets. These datasets are from large-scale federal evaluation impact studies, which addressed questions related to healthy marriage and/or responsible fatherhood.  Successful applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with the proposed data for their analysis and an adequate understanding of the variables, sampling, methodology, etc. used to construct the dataset necessary for completion of the work proposed in the application. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents, as well as promote economic stability. Topics of interest include, but may not be limited to the following: mediators of healthy marriage, relationship education, and/or fatherhood programs; measurement issues related to healthy marriage, relationship education, and/or fatherhood programs with low-income families; or father involvement in low-income families.

FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline:  Rolling through December 31, 2020
Award Information: There are no minimum or maximum award amounts, and the period of performance will be determined by the applicant's proposal and subject to negotiation by HUD. HUD is making approximately $1M available for Research Partnerships. Applicants must provide cost sharing for at least 50 percent of the total project cost from philanthropic entities or Federal, state or local government agencies. The number of awards will be based on the number of proposals HUD reviews, approves, and funds.
HUD developed the Research Partnerships vehicle to allow greater flexibility in addressing important policy questions and to better utilize external expertise in evaluating the local innovations and effectiveness of programs affecting residents of urban, suburban, rural and tribal areas. Through this notice, HUD can accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities and allow innovative research projects that could inform HUD's policies and programs. The documents that establish a framework for HUD's research priorities are the  HUD Strategic Plan 2018-2022, which specifies the Department's mission and strategic goals for program activities; and the  HUD Research Roadmap: 2017 Update , which is the most recent integration of diverse stakeholder viewpoints into a five-year research and learning agenda. In considering potential research partnerships, PD&R urges organizations to consider ways to take advantage of key research assets, HUD's data infrastructure, that the Roadmap Update identifies as part of HUD's comparative advantage.
Other Federal Funding Opportunities:

Agency for International Development (USAID)

Department of State

National Institute of Justice
National Institutes of Health

National Endowment for the Humanities
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Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer | 617-496-7672
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