Category Archives: Funding

Funding: Documenting Endangered Languages (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: September 17, 2018

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants as well as fellowships from six to twelve months.

For more information click here.

Funding: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (Fulbright-Hays)

Deadline for Applications: June 25, 2018

See message below for information:

“The U.S. Department of Education is offering dissertation fellowships for research abroad for students who are specializing in modern foreign languages and area studies.    A research project that focuses on one or more of the following areas:  Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).  Please note that applications that propose projects focused on Western Europe will not be funded.

The notice of the Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Award is posted on the Department of Education’s Web site – https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Applications for grants under the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program, CFDA number 84.022A, must be submitted electronically using the G5 e-Application system, accessible through the Department’s G5 site: http://www.g5.gov/.

The Graduate School’s hard deadline for students to submit their applications online is Monday, June 25th at 5:00 p.m.   Washington’s deadline is July 2. I have set an earlier deadline so that we may review the applications and conduct our process.   If you wish to give your students an earlier deadline in order to review their projects that is completely up to you.

Please bring this announcement to the attention of your students who will advance to candidacy by next fall and who would benefit from subsidized research abroad.  I encourage you to post this information where your graduate students can see it.

THIS DEADLINE IS ABSOLUTE.  Please tell your students who plan to apply to let their recommenders know that their letters must be included in the student’s packet on this date (June 25th).”

Funding: Albanian, Armenian, or Hebrew Summer Study (ASU)

Deadline for Applications: May 24, 2018

Partial funding and scholarships are still available for graduate students and undergraduates for Albanian, Armenian and Hebrew summer study this summer at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Deadline May 24th for classes starting May 29th.

For course information:

https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/albanian
https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/armenian
https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/hebrew

For application instructions and links:

https://melikian.asu.edu/cli/application-instructions

Funding: Research Grants (JFK Library)

Deadlines for Applications: Varies

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year 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.

Factors to keep in mind when applying for our research fellowships:

  • Candidates may apply for only one fellowship in a given year.
  • The review committee will assess each application with the most relevant fellowship opportunity in mind.
  • Only complete applications will be considered; those received after the deadline will be considered for the next funding cycle.

Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $2,500. Preference is given to research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Research Fellowship

  • Up to two per year. Stipend of up to $5,000 (total). 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.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations.
  • Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

Ernest Hemingway Research Grants 

  • Grant(s) of up to $5,000. Preference is given to dissertation research.
  • Application deadline: November 1. Awards announced by mail in January.

For further information, please contact:

Fellowship & Grant Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
Telephone: 617.514.1629
Fax: 617.514.1625
Email: Kennedy.Fellowships@nara.gov
© The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Funding: Small Research Grants Program (The Spencer Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: July 11, 2018

The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less. In keeping with the Spencer Foundation’s mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods. The following examples of recently funded small grants illustrate the diversity of what we support:

  • an experimental study of how college students use visual representations in solving math problems
  • a study exploring the process of racial and rural identity formation among African American high-school students who attend de facto segregated schools in the rural South
  • a mixed-methods study focusing on the different types of knowledge novice and experienced teachers draw on in teaching for reading comprehension

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Funding: The Berggruen Prize (The Berggruen Institute)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2018

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“The Berggruen Institute seeks to identify and nurture new ideas that have the potential to shape a better human future.  We are committed to science as a source of knowledge and innovation and to philosophy as a source of critical perspective and deeper understanding of the place and role of humanity in the world.

Each year we offer the Berggruen Prize, a $1 million award that recognizes humanistic thinkers whose ideas have helped us find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by profound social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change.

While modernity has produced a dramatic expansion of knowledge, it has not delivered a commensurate increase in our understanding of our shared human condition. We believe that philosophy, broadly understood as the disciplined intellectual pursuit of wisdom, has a key role to play in making our complex reality more comprehensible and to prepare us to make wiser choices about our future.

Onora Sylvia O’Neill, Baroness of O’Neill of Bengarve is the winner of the 2017 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture. Her work has elevated the quality of public life and improved the very vocabulary of public discourse. I am pleased that this important citizen philosopher has been awarded this year’s Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture,” stated Institute Founder and Chairman Nicolas Berggruen.

Last year’s inaugural recipient of the Berggruen Prize was the distinguished Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, whose work urges us to see humans as constituted not only by their biology or their personal intentions, but also by their existence within language and webs of meaningful relationships.

The Berggruen Institute welcomes nominations of thinkers whose ideas have both intellectual depth and long-term social and practical value across nations and cultures.”

For more information, and to submit a nomination, click here.

Funding: Summer Language Workshop (Indiana Uni.)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

Title VII Fellowships are still available for graduate students who want to attend an intensive language training at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop.

Languages offered

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Estonian
  • Georgian
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian (Years 3-6)
  • Ukrainian

Fellowships are available for tuition and expenses and are up to $5,500.

For more information and to apply, visit http://languageworkshop.indiana.edu

Funding: Core (Fulbright Scholar Program)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 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.

Find an Award:
The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is now open. Explore open opportunities in the Catalog of Awards.
2019-2020 Catalog of Awards

Grant/Program Dates or Duration:

Two to 12 months

Deadline:
August 1, 2018

Contact: 
scholars@iie.org

Funding: Distinguished Chair Awards (Fulbright)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards comprise approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Find an Award:
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for academic year 2019-2020 are now open. Please register  interest at My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates and announcements.

For information on other Fulbright Scholar Programs, visit the Programs page.

Grant/Program Dates or Duration:
Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of three to 12 months, as specified in the award description.

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Funding: Collaborative Research Grants (AAR)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2018

To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the American Academy of Religion each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Jury. The research projects can be either collaborative or individual.

Collaborative research grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published.

Grant awards range from $500 to $5000. These grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research. Conferences presenting papers that report on previous research will not be considered.

Examples of previously funded collaborative research projects include:

  • Symposium to comment on and critique chapters for an edited book
  • Developing a typology of religious board games and toys
  • Research, interviews, and observations of reconciliation programs in Ireland
  • Conference to discuss approaches to translating, and writing interpretive chapters for, a book

Funds are not provided for research assistance, supplemental salary, stipends, or released time, publication and/or subvention costs, transcription costs, or travel to attend the AAR Annual Meetings.

Please view the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

2018–2019 Research Grant Application Cycle: May 1 to August 1, 2018

Deadline: Proposals must be uploaded to the AAR website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on August 1, 2018.
Submissions should be sent through this portal

For more information see the AAR website