February 2020
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News and Resources
Internal Funding Opportunity: 
Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research
Deadline: February 28, 2020
The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the life, physical, and social sciences. Early-stage projects that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional grant-making agencies are encouraged. Read more about this opportunity here.

Internal Funding Opportunity: 
Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship
Deadline: March 10, 2020
This fund is a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories:
  1. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research, scholarship, or creative activity that does not currently have external funding. Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.
  2. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to launch exciting new scholarship or research directions that might not yet be ready to compete in traditional funding programs.
  3. Enabling subventions, to provide small funds to purchase (or upgrade) critical equipment.
The   Inequality in America Initiative   provides an additional increment of bridge and seed funding to support research that will advance understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality, including its implications for a range of outcomes from economic growth and political stability to crime, public health, family wellbeing, and social trust. Read more about this opportunity here

Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning 
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Internal Opportunities
For a more comprehensive list of Harvard internal funding opportunities, please see  here .
External Opportunities
Non-Federal Opportunities:

Federal Opportunities:
Internal Funding Opportunities
DRCLAS
Faculty Grants 
Deadline: March 16, 2020 
Award Amount: varies by award type

Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of past and present Latin America. The Center accepts proposals for faculty grants twice a year, once each semester. The program will accept only one proposal per faculty applicant per year, and will not fund multiple or repeat applications for the same project from collaborating faculty members. The committee gives priority to faculty members who have not previously received grants but will consider consecutive funding for course-based projects, on a case by case basis.
DeansCompetitiveFund
Deadline: March 10, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $50,000 

This fund is a targeted program that provides funding in the following categories:
  1. Bridge funding, to allow faculty to continue work on previously funded research, scholarship, or creative activity that does not currently have external funding. Faculty who apply in this category should demonstrate that efforts have been made or will be made to obtain new external funding.
  2. Seed funding, to encourage faculty to launch exciting new scholarship or research directions that might not yet be ready to compete in traditional funding programs.
  3. Enabling subventions, to provide small funds to purchase (or upgrade) critical equipment.
The  Inequality in America Initiative  provides an additional increment of bridge and seed funding to support research that will advance understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality, including its implications for a range of outcomes from economic growth and political stability to crime, public health, family wellbeing, and social trust. The Initiative is especially interested in supporting research projects that engage with the  core themes  of the initiative and that involve any of the following: interdisciplinary collaboration among departments or Harvard schools; new and early-career investigators; research opportunities for undergraduates and/or graduate students.
  
The Dean's Competitive Fund and the additional funding from the Inequality in America Initiative are open to FAS and SEAS assistant, associate and tenured faculty; Professors in Residence and Professors of the Practice are also eligible. Faculty at other Harvard schools are generally not eligible for this program, but may participate as collaborators on Inequality in America proposals. 
DivisionSocialScienceManuscript
Deadline: Proposals will be received and reviewed four times a year, with deadlines on the first business day of October, January, April, and July. Applicants will be notified, and funded if approved, within one month of the submission deadline.
Award Amount: up to $3,000

To support the career development of its tenure track faculty, the Division of Social Science is piloting a new grant program. Contingent on continued funding, the Division of Social Science will make available to eligible tenure track faculty members small grants (up to $3,000) to support travel and other expenses associated with bringing experts to Harvard to review and offer guidance on in-progress manuscripts. This funding is intended to augment the $1,000 that is provided to each tenure track faculty member by the Dean of the FAS at the time of the initial faculty appointment (and contained in the faculty member's start-up account).
ElsonFamily
Deadline: March 27, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The Elson Family Arts Initiative Fund supports undergraduate education in the arts and humanities and the integration of the arts into the curriculum within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Course proposals may (but need not) involve collaborations across departments and divisions of the FAS. The Elson Fund is intended to introduce art-making activities into parts of the curriculum where art-making has not traditionally been inserted. Artist instructors, however, may apply for Elson funds to support innovative projects that could not be pursued without additional funding.
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.
HarvardDataScienceInitiative
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

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

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

The Office of Undergraduate Education has Course Development Funds to "strengthen undergraduate education...through the improvement of instruction and curriculum." These funds are meant for limited experiments or one-time investments that improve individual courses or whole concentrations. Recent awards have funded the purchase of cameras for art studios, the creation of manipulables to teach concepts in calculus, and research assistants to review tutorial syllabi with the view of making them more inclusive. To apply for Discretionary Funds, please send the OUE an  email  outlining the initiatives you would like to undertake and how these funds would help you achieve them.
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

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

The Tenured Publication Fund aids tenured FAS faculty members in bringing scholarly book projects to timely completion. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, to help defray eligible expenses. The Fund is meant to supplement other available means of support; faculty are expected to seek departmental, center-based, and external funds before applying to this Fund.
ReganFund
Deadline: To be considered, proposals must be received no later than 5 pm on the second Monday in September and first Mondays in December and March.
Award Amount: Line item budget required

Established through the generous gifts of Donald T. Regan, 66th Secretary of the Treasury, the Regan Fund supports programs that invite distinguished speakers to Harvard to present views in the fields of economics, government, and social problems of the United States and the world. Eligible programs present views that might not otherwise be available to undergraduates seeking knowledge or just curious about alternate solutions to current and future problems.

The Social Science Division seeks proposals for programs that meet the goals of the Regan Fund by bringing diverse speakers to campus to lecture to undergraduates. Proposed activities may be open to other HUID holders, but the focus must be on undergraduate students. The Division is particularly interested in supporting programs tied to academic courses, and/or developed in collaboration with the College. The Division welcomes proposals from recognized student organizations, but requires commitment of active mentorship by a faculty member or departmental administrator. 
StarFriedman
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000 (individual investigators); up to $300,000 (collaborative proposals) 

The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research (formerly known as the Star Family Challenge for Promising Scientific Research)  provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the life, physical, and social sciences. Early-stage projects that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional grant-making agencies are encouraged. This competition is open to ladder faculty members in the four participating schools (HMS, HSPH, FAS and SEAS). To qualify for a collaborative award, a project must list at least two investigators who meet the eligibility criteria. Award recipients will present and discuss their projects with a range of scholars in multiple disciplines at a Challenge event on May 7, 2020, prior to receipt of funding.
WeatherheadCanada
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: unspecified; budget required with application

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

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

External Funding Opportunities
R1907
University Area Pre-Proposal Deadline: March 30, 2020 by 5:00PM
SEAS/FAS/OSP Deadline (if nominated): May 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2020
Award Amount: $100,000 for research to be spent over a two-year duration, a $20,000 prize to enhance the economic security of the scientist, and travel & expense coverage for attendance at two annual meetings
 
The 1907 Trailblazer Award was established to encourage high-impact, step-change approaches to research in the brain and mind sciences for mental health. Projects must be grounded in the study of biological mechanisms underlying brain function, cognitive processes, and/or consciousness. The sponsor supports projects for basic science in addition to near-term applications (e.g. disruptive technologies and potential clinical interventions). 
 
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicants must be within ten years of the date when PhD/MD degree was awarded (whichever came later and with exceptions for maternity leave, paternity leave and other excused absences)
  • Applicants will currently be employed by a university or public research institute in the US, the UK, or Canada, with full-time employment guaranteed for the duration of the project (tenure or tenure-track and international equivalents)
  • Applicants must already work in a supervisory role (PhD, MD, Postdoctoral supervisor primary or secondary)
  • Applicants will have demonstrated independence from senior colleagues. They must be able to initiate and direct their own research as principal investigator, have full responsibility for running their labs and full control of their research funds. Postdoctoral fellows or adjunct faculty are not eligible to apply
  • Applicants will have a strong track record of scientific publications relevant to their research program
  • Research applications may be related to but cannot be identical to any other currently funded projects 
Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity and the University Area (Cambridge Campus) may nominate two candidates for this opportunity. Applicants must be nominated by a department chair or area chair, and must submit a pre-proposal to an internal competition via the link here.
AHAJFranklinJameson
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2020 
Award Amount: stipend of $5,000

The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered annually by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress  and the American Historical Association to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. At the time of application, applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent  and must have received this degree within the past seven years.  The applicant's project in American history must be one for which the general and special collections of the Library of Congress offer unique research support.  The fellowship will be awarded for two to three months to spend in full-time residence at the Library of Congress. Winners will be notified in June and can take residency at their discretion any time until August of the following year.
Afghanistan
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: March 9, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: up to $6,000 (Research Fellowships); up to $3,000 (Travel Fellowships)

The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) invites applications for support of short-term research or other scholarly projects that will advance the knowledge of Afghanistan. The Institute will be accepting applications for proposed projects along two tiers of the John F. Richards Fellowship Program.
  • Scholars applying for the Research Fellowship may use funds to support research on Afghanistan through utilization of resources outside of Afghanistan and the United States. The Richards Research Fellowship is funded through the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Eligiblity: U.S. Citizens only. Designed for: Pre-doctoral, Post-doctoral, Junior and Senior Scholars. Restrictions: Due to current State Department travel restrictions cannot be used for travel to, from or within Afghanistan; cannot be used for work within the U.S. Awards will be up to $6,000.
  • Scholars applying for the Afghanistan Travel fellowship may use funds to support research conducted within Afghanistan. Eligibility: U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, Non-U.S. Citizens with a U.S. Institutional Appointment. Designed for Senior Scholars. Funds may only be used for travel to and within Afghanistan. Awards will be up to $3,000.
APSDigitalHumanities
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: March 6, 2020 
Award Amount: stipend of $3,000 for one month 

The American Philosophical Library welcomes applications for fellowships in the Digital Humanities. These one-month fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, including graduate students. Interested scholars may choose to submit proposals for projects that: 1) utilize the APS's Library holdings to advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library's Center for Digital Scholarship. Possible collaborative projects will focus on the Center's Open Data Initiative and would explore data sets created from either a) the Benjamin Franklin postal records kept during his tenure as Postmaster of Colonial Philadelphia, 1748-1752, or b) datasets created from a stout volume of indenture records for servants and redemptioners coming through the port of Philadelphia during the 1770s. Applicants interested in working on these project need not have special expertise in early American history.
CKKazanjian
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: March 3, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 10, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000; average grant size is $22,000. Please note that it is the foundation's policy not to support overhead costs. This falls short of the 15% overhead required by FAS/SEAS policy. Please discuss with your grants administrator before preparing an application.

While the Kazanjian Foundation maintains a vital interest in the overall efforts to increase economic literacy, the Board of Trustees will give special attention to proposals and projects with national impact that address the following issues and audiences:
  • The Foundation has an abiding interest in elevating the nation's understanding of the need for economic education. It will support programs that raise various public's participation in economic education and/or create a demand for greater economic literacy.
  • The application of new strategies for teaching economics including on-line and web-based instruction is of interest to the Foundation.
  • Projects, policy studies, or programs that encourage measurement of economic understanding more often and/or more effectively are of specific interest.
  • The large number of students at risk of leaving school, and hence never effectively participating in the nation's economic system are of concern to the Foundation. Programs that help otherwise disenfranchised youth and/or young adults with children learn to participate in the economic system are very important to the Foundation.
  • Helping those working in social service agencies, particularly social workers, provide financial and economic understanding is a focus of the Foundation's funding. 
CLIRDigitizing
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: March 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 31, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000 - $250,000 (Single-Institution Applications); $50,000 - $500,000 (Multi-Institution Applications)

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

Please Note: CLIR schedules several webinars for applicants during the open call for proposals. Upcoming and pre-recorded webinars can be found  here
DMNoonanMemorial
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: March 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 13, 2020
Award Amount:  up to $160,000 (inclusive of 20% indirect costs)

The Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund supports improvements in the quality of life for children with disabilities with two-year grants. Recognizing that children's health services and supports are provided in a wide range of community settings as well as hospitals, the Noonan Research program welcomes research proposals from both nonprofit organizations and academic institutions that serve children with physical or developmental disabilities and associated health-related complications. Eligible organizations and target populations must be within the Fund's geographic area of interest of Greater Boston. Neither a faculty position nor an advanced degree is required.  Proposals for basic science research will not be considered, nor will applications for capital costs such as buildings, renovations, or major equipment items. The Noonan Fund does not support direct service, primary prevention projects, or primary medical conditions such as obesity or device development. Drug trials are not supported by the Noonan Research Fund.
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: review not required for awards made to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: 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.
EurasiaP2P
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: February 27, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: March 5, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $55,000

Through this Request for Applications (RFA) and with the support of the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Eurasia Foundation invites project applications from nonprofit organizations and institutions seeking to expand U.S.-Russian communication and cooperation. EF will fund innovative projects promoting peer-to-peer collaboration and long-term engagement between Russians and Americans on topics of mutual interest. While universities and other research institutions are eligible to apply to the P2P program, funded projects must expand beyond pure research. Specifically, all P2P projects should include or culminate in concrete deliverable or deliverables, including but not limited to offering newly-developed training sessions, lectures, conferences, video/music productions, art exhibits, performances, etc. 
FritzThyssenConferences
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: May 21, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required
 
The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics. An application can be filed in the following areas of support:
Funding is basically reserved for projects that are related to the promotion areas of the Foundation and have a clear connection to the German research system. This connection can be established either at a personal level through German scientists working on the project, at an institutional level through non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes or through studies on topics related thematically to German research interests.
IMBCenterBusGov
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amount: stipend of $20,000

The aim of the IBM Center for The Business of Government is to tap into the best minds in academe and the nonprofit sector who can use rigorous public management research and analytic techniques to help public sector executives and managers improve the effectiveness of government. The Center is looking for very practical findings and actionable recommendations - not just theory or concepts - in order to assist executives and managers to more effectively respond to mission and management challenges. Individuals receiving a stipend should produce a 10,000- to 12,000-word report. The manuscript should be submitted no later than six months after the start of the project. Recipients will select the start and end dates. The report should be written for government leaders and public managers, providing very practical knowledge and insight.
IIASFellowships
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020 
Award Amount: stipend of €2,000/month 

IIAS Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers from around the world who wish to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. The institute actively promotes innovative research and seeks the interconnection between academic disciplines. In doing so, the Institute looks for researchers focusing on the  three IIAS clusters 'Asian Cities', 'Asian Heritages' and 'Global Asia' . However, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications that link to more than one field are also welcome. Fellows are in residence in Leiden, the Netherlands. 
JacobsFoundation
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: March 9, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: CHF 150,000 (~$150,000 USD)

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning and living conditions of children and youth. The relevant disciplines include, but are not limited, to education sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political science, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.

Fellowships are awarded to highly talented and innovative early career researchers who have received their PhD within the past 10 years. Funding from Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships is awarded directly to the fellow's institution and may be used by the fellow over a three-year period to cover a portion of the fellow's salary and for any purpose in support of the fellow's research, such as assistants' salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.  Scholars who engage in  interdisciplinary work that focuses on individual development and variability in the learning of children and youth, and who seek to combine multiple levels of analysis,  are particularly encouraged to apply.
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.
MHSShortTerm
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020 
Award Amount: stipend of $2,000 for four weeks 

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

The Max van Berchem Foundation, whose goal is to promote the study of Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion and literature, awards grants for research carried out in these areas by scholars who have already received their doctorate.  In recent years, the Foundation has financed archaeological excavations, research projects and studies in Islamic art and architecture in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Spain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco, Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Turkmenistan and India. It has also provided financial support for epigraphical projects in France (the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique), Spain, Italy, Palestine, China, Yemen, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Bengal. 
NationalFilmPreservation
Sponsor Deadline for Registration: March 20, 2020
FAS/OSP Deadline: April 17, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline (if invited): April 24, 2020 
Award Amount: $1,000 - $20,000

The National Film Preservation Foundation invites applications for the spring round of its Basic Preservation Grants. These grants are awarded to nonprofit and public institutions for laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials. The grants target orphan films (1) made in the United States or by American citizens abroad and (2) not protected by commercial interests. Materials originally created for television or video are not eligible, including works produced with funds from broadcast or cable television entities. The grant must be used to pay for new laboratory work involving the creation of:
  • New film preservation elements (which may include sound tracks) and
  • Two new public access copies, one of which must be a film print. 
  • Closed captioning for sound films destined for online or television exhibition.
NGSArcheology
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: April 15, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: April 22, 2020
Award Amount: up to $80,000

The Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability Request for Proposal focuses on the gathering and analysis of archaeological, paleoenvironmental, and paleoclimatological data for the purposes of increasing our understanding of human-environmental interactions over time, to ultimately contribute to mitigating contemporary environmental and climatic crises. Current issues like climate change, overpopulation, disruptions in food security, and loss of habitat and biodiversity are threats that were faced and sometimes overcome by societies in the past. While the challenges we face today may be unprecedented in scale and demographic impact, there is a wealth of information on how people articulated with, mediated, and in many cases impacted long-term environmental trends over millennia. This knowledge can be employed in the development of future strategies in environmental sustainability- and resilience-building, and in understanding how human actions in the past continue to affect present-day communities in their ability to tackle environmental and climatic challenges.  Ideal grant applications for this RFP would consist of research projects that are: 
  • scientifically rigorous and multidisciplinary; 
  • integrate traditional ecological knowledge systems where applicable and appropriate;
  • seek stakeholding community buy-in from the outset of the project; 
  • have a robust external capacity development component; and 
  • produce archaeological, climatological, and environmental datasets that can be used in the creation of solutions for contemporary environmental issues in collaboration with local communities and/or policymakers.
RSVPFieldDevelopment
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: March 6, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2020
Award Amount: up to $27,500

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) intends to grant one RSVP Field-Development Grant to a single researcher or a team of researchers pursuing a project that would facilitate research by other scholars. Two smaller awards may be given if the right projects present themselves. Eligible projects must articulate how the proposed resource will enhance the ability of other scholars to conduct significant research in the history of nineteenth-century British newspapers and periodicals. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
  • Collaborative projects to produce print or digital publications
  • Demonstration projects that make use of new technologies
  • Research tools such as indices and bibliographies
  • Digitization efforts
  • Workshops or seminars that address research methods for the study of periodicals
Regardless of method or type, projects supported by RSVP Field Development Grants must advance the study of the nineteenth-century British periodical press in any of its manifold forms, and may range from within Britain itself to the many countries, within and outside of the Empire, where British magazines and newspapers were bought, sold, and read during the "long nineteenth century" (ca. 1780-1914).
RetirementResearchFoundation
Sponsor Letter of Inquiry Deadline (Optional): March 15, 2020
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: April 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2020
Award Amount: unspecified/wide range; previous grants have ranged from $20,000 - $200,000+ 

The Retirement Research Foundation is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. RRF's grants program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over, in the following areas:
  • Advocacy: Achieve enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans
  • Direct Service: Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports
  • Professional Education and Training: Increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults
  • Research: Seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults through support of applied and policy research for which federal funding is not available
RussellSageFoundation
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: May 14, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: May 21, 2020
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 May 21 deadline:
  • 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.
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: Concerned with the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American.
  • 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.
  • Immigration and Immigrant Integration: The special initiative seeks to support innovative research on the effect of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. 
SearleFreedom
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: April 8, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: April 15, 2020
Award Amount: Recent grants have ranged from $20,000 to $1,000,000, with the majority of grants under $100,000. Please note that it is the foundation's policy not to support overhead costs. This falls short of the 15% overhead required by FAS/SEAS policy. Please discuss with your grants administrator before preparing an application.

The Searle Freedom Trust fosters research and education on public policy issues that affect individual freedom and economic liberty. Through its grant-making, the foundation seeks to develop solutions to the country's most important and challenging domestic policy issues. The foundation invests primarily in scholarship that results in the publication of books, journal articles, and policy papers. Funding is typically provided in the form of research grants, fellowships, and other types of targeted project support. The Searle Freedom Trust also provides funding for public interest litigation and supports outreach to the public through a variety of forums, including sponsorship of research conferences and seminars, film and journalism projects, and new media initiatives.
SHOTFellows
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award Amount: $21,250 for a six- to nine-month fellowship

The Fellowships in Aerospace History are offered annually by the National Aeronautics Space Administration to support significant scholarly research projects in aerospace history. These fellowships grant the opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management.  Three fellowships will be offered for the 2020-21 term;  applications will be entered into consideration for all three fellowships:
  • AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History
  • AHA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology
  • HSS Fellowship in Aerospace History
Applicants must possess a PhD in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program. Preference will be given to scholars at early stages in their careers. Stipends may be awarded only to US citizens or permanent residents. The fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than nine months, and should commence no later than January of the fellowship term. The fellow will be expected to devote the term largely to the proposed research project. Residency is not required, but office space may be provided by the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress upon request for a minimum of three months. 
TAAAWriting
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: April 23, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $1,000

TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing their academic works and textbooks.
  • Publication Grants provide reimbursement for eligible expenses directly related to bringing an academic book, textbook, or journal article to publication.
  • Contract Review Grants reimburse eligible expenses for legal review when you have a contract offer for a textbook or academic monograph or other scholarly work that includes royalty arrangements.
UCLAMedievalAhmanson
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award Amount: $2,500 per month for up to three months

Ahmanson Research Fellowships support the use of any of the UCLA Library Special Collections' extensive holdings in medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and printed books. Some of these holdings include: the Ahmanson-Murphy Aldine and Early Italian Printing Collections; the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana; the Orsini Family Papers; the Bourbon del Monte de San Faustino Family Papers; the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection; the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Early Printed Books; and the Medieval and Renaissance Arabic and Persian Medical Manuscripts. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who need to use these collections for graduate-level or postdoctoral independent research. 
WennerGren WennerGren
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: April 24, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2020
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.
WhitingCreativeNonfiction
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 20, 2020
Award Amount: $40,000

The Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant is awarded to writers in the process of completing a book of deeply researched and imaginatively composed nonfiction. The Whiting Foundation recognizes that these works are essential to our culture, but come into being at great cost to writers in time and resources. The grant is intended to encourage original and ambitious projects by giving recipients the additional means to do exacting research and devote time to composition. 
WhitingFoundationFellows
Harvard Internal Deadline: March 16, 2020
Award Amount: $50,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. Harvard may nominate one faculty member for the Fellowship program and one faculty member for the Seed Grant program. Applicants must submit their internal applications for the Seed Grant program here
WTGrantResearch
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: April 29, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: May 6, 2020
Award Amount: $100,000 - $1M over 2-4 years

The Foundation's mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. 
  • The "Reducing Inequality" program seeks studies to build, test, and increase understanding of responses to inequality in youth outcomes. The Foundation seeks studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. The program prioritizes studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.
  • The "Improving the Use of Research Evidence" program seeks studies about how to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The Foundation is particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.
WTGrantScholars
FAS Expression of Interest Deadline: March 16, 2020
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): July 1, 2020 by 3:00 PM
Award Amount: $350,000 distributed over five years
Target Applicants: Tenure-track faculty who received their terminal degree in 2013 or later

The W.T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases understanding in one of two focus areas:
  • Programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and
  • Strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers' expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. Scholars Program applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. Proposed research plans must address questions of policy and practice that are relevant to the Foundation's focus areas.
 
Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity and Harvard may put forward only one nominee from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. To determine if an internal competition is required, FAS faculty who wish to apply for this opportunity should send a brief expression of interest via email to Erin Hale at  erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu  no later than March 16, 2020.
YaleGilderLehrman
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2020 
Award Amount: stipend of $4,500 (one month fellowships); stipend of $18,000 (four month fellowships) 

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

Federal Funding Opportunities
ACFEarlyChildhoodData
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (strongly encouraged): March 2, 2020
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: March 23, 2020
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: March 30, 2020
Award Amount: $80,000-$105,000 for an 18-month project period

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is soliciting applications for Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education grants. Analyzing existing data sets may provide researchers an efficient and cost-effective method for answering critical research questions. This funding opportunity aims to support researchers conducting secondary analyses of data to address key questions of relevance to the goals and outcomes of programs administered by ACF, in particular the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS). Reseachers may conduct secondary analyses of survey, program evaluation, or administrative data. Data sets from primary research and evaluation may also be candidates for secondary analyses. A data set may be used by itself or may be linked to another data set or database to best address the research questions proposed.
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.

NEHJapan
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: April 22, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

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

The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced Japanese language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents, onsite interviews, or other direct contact in Japanese. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any stage of development.
NHPRCPubs
Sponsor Draft Deadline (optional): April 1, 2020
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: June 3, 2020 
Sponsor Deadline: June 10, 2020 
Award Amount: up to $175,000 

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

All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must have definitive plans for publishing and preserving a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable, fully-transcribed and annotated collection of documents. New projects may also prepare print editions (including ebooks and searchable PDFs posted online) as part of their overall publishing plan, but the contents of those volumes must be published in a fully-searchable digital edition within a reasonable period of time following print publication. The NHPRC encourages projects to provide free public access to online editions. Projects that do not have definitive plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered.
NSFDCIdeaMachine
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission of a full proposal
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2020 (EAGER Research Concept Outlines); March 15, 2020 (Conference Proposals) 
Award Amount: up to $100,000 over up to 1 year (Conference Proposals); up to $300,000 over up to 2 years (EAGER Proposals) 
 
NSF seeks to further explore the pool of ideas submitted to the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, for the purpose of framing new potential areas for NSF investment. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) invites the submission of proposals for Conferences, and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs), following the themes that emerged in  the top group of Idea Machine entriesThe submitted Idea Machine entries were in the form of short concept outlines and videos rather than full-length research proposals. To develop these conceptual descriptions into actionable research agendas that include sets of specific research questions, NSF seeks proposals for catalytic activities in the form of: 
  • Conferences that bring together those interested in shaping any or a group of these top 33 broad ideas into actionable research themes, or new long-term research programs.
  • EAGER projects to extend, develop and test concepts from among the top 33 ideas that are ripe for early stage, transformative research.
Opportunities for participation by undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, K-12 students, industry representatives, and others are encouraged. NSF welcomes proposals that include efforts to broaden participation of underrepresented groups (women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) in the development of the research agendas. Reflecting the Idea Machine concept, NSF seeks proposals on topics that cross disciplinary boundaries. Each proposal submitted in response to this DCL should be grounded in a compelling, cross-disciplinary research challenge in line with one or more of the top-ranked Idea Machine entries. The proposal should address the current state of the research challenge and describe an integrated strategy for addressing the challenge. Proposals must identify which concepts from among the  33 entries  the activity proposes to enrich or extend.
NSFFutureWorkCore
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline: March 2, 2020
Sponsor Deadline: March 9, 2020
Award Amount: up to $150,000 for a period of 1 year (Planning Grants); up to $1.5M over up to 3 years (Medium Research Grants); up to $3M over up to 4 years (Large Research Grants)

The specific objectives of the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program are to (1) facilitate convergent research that employs the joint perspectives, methods, and knowledge of computer science, design, engineering, learning sciences, research on education and workforce training, and social, behavioral, and economic sciences; (2) encourage the development of a research community dedicated to designing intelligent technologies and work organization and modes inspired by their positive impact on individual workers, the work at hand, the way people learn and adapt to technological change, creative and supportive workplaces (including remote locations, homes, classrooms, or virtual spaces), and benefits for social, economic, educational, and environmental systems at different scales; (3) promote deeper basic understanding of the interdependent human-technology partnership to advance societal needs by advancing design of intelligent work technologies that operate in harmony with human workers, including consideration of how adults learn the new skills needed to interact with these technologies in the workplace, and by enabling broad workforce participation, including improving accessibility for those challenged by physical or cognitive impairment; and (4) understand, anticipate, and explore ways of mitigating potential risks arising from future work at the human-technology frontier. 

Ultimately, this research will advance understanding of how technology and people interact, distribute tasks, cooperate, and complement each other in different specific work contexts of significant societal importance. It will advance the knowledge base related to worker education and training and formal and informal learning to enable all potential workers to adapt to changing work environments. It will advance our understanding of the links between the future of work at the human-technology frontier and the surrounding society, including the intended potential of new technologies and the unintended consequences for workers and the well-being of society.

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.
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National Institute of Justice
National Institutes of Health

National Endowment for the Humanities
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