August 2019
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Internal Opportunities
For a more comprehensive list of Harvard internal funding opportunities, please see  here .
External Opportunities
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Internal Funding Opportunities
ClimateChangeSolutions
Deadline: October 21, 2019
Award Amount: up to $150,000 payable over one or two years

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

Applications should propose research that will advance solutions to climate change and its impact. Solutions may include both preparedness and mitigation and strong consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to application, as well as riskier proposals with the potential to be transformative over time. Proposals that demonstrate imaginative and promising collaboration among faculty and students across different parts of the University will receive special consideration, as will projects that propose using the university campus as a "living laboratory."
DSSGFellows
Deadline: September 3, 2019 (Spring 2020 Term Courses)
Award Amount: course support (please see details below)

The Digital Teaching Fellows Program aims to facilitate the integration of digital tools and methods into FAS courses, spark innovative digital active learning projects, and foster new patterns of faculty-student interaction. Any course in the FAS that has a primarily undergraduate audience is eligible for the program. Applications must be submitted by the course instructor, and should include a description of how they plan to work with the Digital Teaching Fellows to incorporate digital methods and tools into the course. Benefits of participation include collaborative support for integrating digital methods and tools into the FAS course; support from the  Digital Scholarship Support Group ; and additional Teaching Fellow support.
fhb
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.
PIFIE
Deadline: October 25, 2019
Award Amount: $5,000 - $60,000
 
The President's Innovation Fund for International Experiences provides seed funding to faculty members at any Harvard school, to support the development of creative and significant academic experiences abroad for Harvard College students. These grants seek to foster the participation of faculty at all Harvard schools (including graduate and professional), departments, centers, and other academic units in expanding international opportunities for Harvard undergraduates. This may mean developing experience-based courses for students overseas, including courses prior to and/or following their international experience; involving undergraduates in an ongoing overseas project sponsored by a Harvard graduate or professional school, department, center, or other academic unit; or other innovative projects.
 
In the 2019-20 award cycle, the PIFIE will fund five to ten proposals. Applications will fall into three categories: 1) requests for funding to develop and implement a new international program, 2) requests for funding to make exploratory or planning site visits, or 3) requests from prior award recipients for renewal funding.
RadcliffeExploratorySeminars
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
AmAcademyBerlin
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: September 23, 2019 
Award Amount: Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Hans Arnhold Center, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. 

The American Academy in Berlin seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others. For 2020/21, the Academy will also award three specially designated fellowships: two Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities, for work that demonstrates an interest in the topics of migration and social integration, race in comparative perspective, or exile and return. In addition, in memory of its founder, the Academy will name a Richard C. Holbrooke Fellow for a project that looks at diplomatic approaches to resolving major global issues, from armed conflicts to environmental challenges to the impact of new technologies.  For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the United States, but U.S. citizenship is not required. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Academy during the entire term of the award, generally one academic semester.
ACLSFellowships
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: September 25, 2019 
Award Amount: $40,000 (Assistant Professors); $50,000 (Associate Professors); $75,000 (Full Professors)

ACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the   humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. The ACLS Fellowship program does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. The awards are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the fellowship may begin no earlier than July 1, 2020 and no later than February 1, 2021. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
ACLSBurkhardt
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: September 25, 2019 
Award Amount: $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000

These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the   humanities and related social sciences . The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Fellowships support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of  12 participating residential research centers , and are open to faculty at any degree-granting academic institution in the United States. US citizenship or permanent residency is not required, and previous supported research leaves do not affect eligibility for the Burkhardt Fellowship.
AmCouncilsInternationalEd
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
AAUWPostdoc
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.  
AmFoundPrevention
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.
Banting
Deadline to Request Harvard Institutional Endorsement: September 9, 2019 by 12:00 PM
Sponsor Deadline: September 18, 2019  
Award Amount: $70,000 per year for two years (taxable)
 
The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, offered by the Government of Canada, is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, to develop Fellows' leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career. Applications are accepted from all fields in the humanities, social sciences, health research, natural sciences and engineering.
 
This program is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and non-Canadian citizens. Candidates to be hosted by Harvard must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have obtained or will obtain their PhD or equivalent from a Canadian university. Applicants must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree between September 15, 2016 and September 30, 2020 (inclusively), and before the start date of their award. Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may apply to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution. Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a non-Canadian university may also apply to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution. The program's full eligibility criteria can be viewed  here.   
 
Please Note: There are no limits to the number of applicants that may apply to the Banting Fellowship opportunity, but those who wish to be hosted by Harvard University must include with their application an Institutional Letter of Endorsement signed by the Vice Provost for Research. To request this endorsement letter, candidates must submit their contact information and a copy of their proposed supervisor's statement here.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: September 6, 2019
Sponsor Deadline:  September 13, 2019
Award Information:  Early career applicants can apply for up to £7,500 in funding and experienced researchers may request up to £30,000. Overhead is not 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.

CIMA provides grants to experienced research teams globally to undertake research into specific areas of management accounting. CIMA, through its General Charitable Trust, is making funding available to researchers from anywhere in the world to explore two specific topics of interest:
  • The business case for investment in new technologies (The term 'new technologies' includes, but is not limited to data visualization, data analytics, robotics or robotic process automation, machine learning, blockchain/ distributed ledgers, digital currency (stablecoin, bitcoin, etc.), cloud-based (ERP) systems, software-as-a-service.)
  • Costing and Cost Management in a digital world
Applications from both experienced researchers (those holding a doctorate and having previously published high quality research) and early career researchers (postdoctoral researchers) are welcome.
ChiangChingkuoFoundation
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. 
CFRInternational
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.
EuropeanCommission
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required; grant is awarded to the European institution  
Sponsor Deadline: September 11, 2019 
Award Amount: varies 

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond. The scheme particularly supports the return and (re)integration of European researchers from outside Europe and those who have previously worked here, as well as researchers displaced by conflict outside the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. It also promotes the career restart of individual researchers who show great potential.
HLuceACLSChina
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.
HLuceACLSReligion
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.
IIASFellowships
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. 
IASHistorical
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.
IASSocialScience
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. 
JFKLibraryFellowships
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.
JSGuggenheimMemorial
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Fellowships
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals  
Sponsor Deadline: September 16, 2019 
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.
MaxWeberTravel
MaxWeberFeldmanTravel
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.
MaxWeberTravel
NatGeoHumanJourney
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.  
NYPLCullman
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.
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.
PrincetonLAPA
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.
Radcliffe
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 12, 2019
Award Amount: stipend of $77,500 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses

Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. Based in Radcliffe Yard--a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University--fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. The following areas--while not exclusive--are of special interest: 
  • Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars and practitioners who connect research to law, policy, pressing social issues, and/or who seek to actively engage audiences beyond academia.
  • Reflecting Radcliffe's unique history, each year some projects focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library's rich collections. In 2020-2021, one fellow will be designated a Mellon-Schlesinger fellow, as part of the project commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment
SARScholarFellowship
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.
SSRCAbe
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2019
Award Amount: The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period.

The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving. Applications are welcome from scholars and nonacademic research professionals. The objectives of the program are to foster high quality research in the social sciences and related disciplines, to build new collaborative networks of researchers around the four thematic foci of the program, to bring new data and new data resources to the attention of those researchers, and to obtain from them a commitment to a comparative or transnational line of inquiry. Candidates should propose to spend at least one third of the fellowship tenure in residence abroad in Japan or the United States.This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.
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.
TEDAudacious
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.)
ThinkForward
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.
NotreDame
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 16, 2019
Award Amount: up to $90,000 per academic year + additional benefits 

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the formal, natural, and social sciences, especially those that transcend disciplinary boundaries. The NDIAS encourages scholars to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world. The NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May), though preference is given to candidates who are able to join the Institute for the entire academic year. There is no citizenship requirement.

In response to new and emerging opportunities, the NDIAS has added a thematic option to its call for fellowship applications for academic year 2020-2021. The NDIAS is particularly interested in fostering interdisciplinary study of the nature of trust, with a broad range of perspectives, topics, and methods. Fellowship applications are encouraged from all eligible scholars and scientists whose work engages the theme and who are interested in advancing their project through interdisciplinary reflection, discussion, and collaboration at the NDIAS. Please note that applications from scholars working on projects outside this theme are also still encouraged. 
WennerGren
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.
WoodrowKennan
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for grants awarded directly to individuals  
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2019
Award Amount: Monthly stipend of $4,000

The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. George F. Kennan Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies. Fellows will receive access to the Library of Congress, National Archives, and policy research centers in Washington, D.C., as well as the opportunity to meet with key experts and officials at the State Department, USAID, Department of Defense, and Congress. Applicants have an option to apply for the fellowship as individuals or as part of a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries. 
WoodrowWilsonInternational
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.

Sponsor Deadline for Abstracts (strongly encouraged): September 23, 2019
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  polyplexus.com  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: September 19, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: September 26, 2019
Award Information:  $150,000-$1M per year for three to five years. 10-12 awards are anticipated.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving proposals for the  Minerva Research Initiative , a university-led defense social science program seeking fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping U.S. strategic interests globally. OSD is particularly interested in projects that align with and support the  National Defense Strategy . The Minerva Research Initiative emphasizes questions of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department's intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community. Minerva brings together universities and other research institutions around the world and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific interest areas determined by the Department of Defense. Proposals will be considered both for single-investigator awards as well as larger teams. Minerva funds basic, not applied, research.
DODMinervaDECUR
Sponsor Deadline for White Papers (strongly encouraged): September 12, 2019
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.
NHPRCAccessHistoricalRecords
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 26, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline: October 3, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $100,000 for one or two years; the Commission provides no more than 75 percent of the total project costs/cost sharing is required

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of 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 preserve and process historical records to:
  • Create new online Finding Aids to collections
  • Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online
The NHPRC encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.
NHPRCPubEngagement
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 26, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline: October 3, 2019 
Award Amount: $50,000 - $150,000; the Commission provides no more than 50 percent of the total project costs/cost sharing is required 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects that focus on innovative methods to introduce primary source materials and how to use them in multiple locations also are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons. For example, an applicant can:
  • Enlist volunteer "citizen archivists" in projects to accelerate access to historical records, especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.
  • Develop educational programs for K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project.
  • Collect primary source material from people through public gatherings and sponsor discussions or websites about the results.
  • Use historical records in artistic endeavors. This could include K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members. Examples include projects that encourage researching and writing life stories for performance; using record facsimiles in painting, sculpture, or audiovisual collages; or using text as lyrics for music or as music.
  • Develop technologies that encourage the sharing of information about historical records.
NHPRCPublishingDoc
NHPRCPublishingHistorical
FAS/OSP Deadline: September 26, 2019 
Sponsor Deadline: October 3, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $200,000 per year for one or two years; the Commission provides no more than 50 percent of the total project costs/cost sharing is required

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, such as politics, law (including the social and cultural history of the law), social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience, or may be centered on the papers of major figures from American history. Whether conceived as a thematic or a biographical edition, the historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must have definitive plans for publishing and preserving a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable collection of documents. New projects may also prepare print editions (including ebooks and searchable PDFs posted online) as part of their overall publishing plan, but the contents of those volumes must be published in a fully-searchable digital edition within a reasonable period of time following print publication. The NHPRC encourages projects to provide free access to online editions. Projects that do not have definitive plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered. 
NIH_Pioneer
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: August 29, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: September 6, 2019
Award Amount: $700,000/year for 5 years
 
The NIH Director's Pioneer Award supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative approaches to addressing major challenges in the biomedical or behavioral sciences towards the goal of enhancing human health. Applications proposing research on any topic within the broad mission of NIH are welcome. Emphases are on the qualities of the investigator and the innovativeness and potential impact of the proposed research. Preliminary data and detailed experimental plans are not requested. 
 
To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different ideas from those being pursued in the investigator's current research program or elsewhere. The Pioneer Award is not intended to expand a current research program into the area of the proposed project. While the research direction may rely on the applicant's prior work and expertise as its foundation, it cannot be an obvious extension or scale-up of a current research enterprise which may be competitive as a new or renewal R01 application. Rather, the proposed project must reflect a fundamental new insight into the potential solution of a problem, which may develop from exceptionally innovative approaches and/or radically unconventional hypotheses. 
NIH_Transformative
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: September 13, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: September 20, 2019
Award Amount: Application budgets are not limited but should reflect the needs of the proposed project.
 
The NIH Director's Transformative Research Award supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and in any topic relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. 
NSFDCHarassment
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.

NSFRDC
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: September 23, 2019
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2019
Award Amount:  Investigators may request up to $100,000 a year over a 1-3 year period to cover start-up costs for new RDCs. NSF programs collectively expect to contribute no more than $300,000 per year to new RDC awards, pending availability of appropriations.

This solicitation invites proposals for the establishment of new Research Data Centers (RDCs). RDCs are secure Census Bureau facilities within which external researchers are given access to confidential micro data in accordance with specific statutory requirements. NSF will provide start-up costs for new RDC facilities. RDCs are expected to engage researchers from across the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Potential investigators first must contact Census regarding the feasibility of sponsoring an RDC prior to submitting a proposal to NSF. Information about the current RDCs is available at  https://www.census.gov/ces/rdcresearch .  
USDHHSSecondary
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (strongly encouraged):  September 11, 2019
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.

USHUD
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.
USDeptStateFulbright
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals/external institutions  
Sponsor Deadline: September 16, 2019
Award Amount: grant benefits vary by country and type of award; generally speaking, grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs for the grantee and their accompanying dependents  

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 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 is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
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