Funding: (UT Austin Faculty) Subvention Grants for Publication of Scholarly Books

Deadline: August 31, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin Subvention Grants program is designed to assist faculty authors in the publication of scholarly books. Frequently university and other scholarly presses demand that authors provide funds to underwrite the publication of scholarly monographs and books. Subvention awards provide financial assistance to faculty members when departments and deans are unable to provide needed support.

Qualifications:

  • Requesting author must be sole or primary author and currently appointed at The University of Texas at Austin as a faculty member. Preference is given to tenured or tenure-track faculty members.
  • Excluded from eligibility are temporary faculty or staff, individuals whose contracts will not be renewed the following year, or those who plan to resign in the current or subsequent academic year, and students.
  • Individuals who will receive a cash advance from the publisher are not qualified.
  • Subvention support of more than once in a three-year period is subject to availability of funds and the applicant pool.
  • The author and publisher must agree to acknowledge the President’s Office of the University of Texas at Austin for the subvention grant in the acknowledgement section of the book.
  • Funds are only paid directly to the publisher; authors may not be reimbursed from the account.
  • Publications can be in any language and any discipline.
  • Artwork, maps, photographs, permissions and other special production elements are allowed.
  • Publication of textbooks, translations of previously published books or book reprints will not be supported.
  • Routine author activities, such as indexing, or page and reprint costs of articles in professional journals are not covered.
  • If the book is not published, the author is expected to return the subvention grant to the University.
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Fellowship: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship (National Endowment for Democracy)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. Located within NED’s INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES, a leading center for analysis of global democratic developments, the program provides a collegial environment and rich intellectual setting for educational exchange and professional development.

The program offers five-month fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and five-month fellowships for scholars to conduct original research for publication. While in residence, fellows reflect on their experiences; engage with counterparts; conduct research and writing; consider best practices and lessons learned; and develop professional relationships within a global network of democracy advocates. Fellows are expected to complete a written product relating to their proposed research project. The fellowship culminates in a formal presentation in which fellows typically focus on their research project or another topic relating to the state of democracy in their country.

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Funding: (Faculty & Grad Students) Dialogues on the Experience of War Grant (NEH)

Deadline: October 15, 2019

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues is primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate.

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Funding: (Faculty) Humanities Connections Implementation Grants (NEH)

Deadline: September 19, 2019

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Connections projects have four core features:

  1. substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  2. collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
  3. experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
  4. long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)

Humanities Connections grants are funded at two levels: Planning and Implementation. Implementation Grants support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more separate departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with the implementation of a sustainable curricular program or initiative as the outcome. Implementation grant proposals must show unambiguous evidence of prior planning and present a defined rationale with clear intellectual and logistical objectives that are supported by institutional commitment. The award gives applicants the opportunity to build on faculty/administrative or institutional partnerships and to develop and refine the project’s intellectual content, design, and scope. For example, the applicant should be able to demonstrate potential commitments of any partners or collaborators; outline preferred approaches to curriculum building/consolidation; and explain outreach strategies that will be employed to attract students to the new educational opportunity.


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Funding: (Faculty) Humanities Connections Planning Grants (NEH)

Deadline: September 19, 2019

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Connections projects have four core features:

  1. substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  2. collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
  3. experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
  4. long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)

Humanities Connections grants are funded at two levels: Planning and Implementation. Planning Grants support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more separate departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with the goal of designing a new, coherent curricular program or initiative. The award gives the institution(s) the opportunity to create a firm foundation for implementing the program. Planning goals will include identifying the members of a planning committee and organizing the planning process; defining the rationale, design, and structure that would undergird a comprehensive and institutionally sustainable effort; and establishing potential scenarios for curriculum development. Institutions may draw on current short-term initiatives or curricular programs run by individual departments in this effort. The outcome of a successful planning phase should be a project in, or ready for, the implementation stage.

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Funding: Foreign Visitors Fellowship (Japan)

Deadline: August 23, 2019

The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC) of Hokkaido University (Japan) 
is pleased to announce the 42nd round of the Foreign Visitors Fellowship 
Program for 2020-2021.


Foreign specialists in studies of the former Soviet and East European countries, who are interested in spending several months at the SRC during the academic year of 2020-2021, may submit applications for this program. 


For more details, please see: http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/fvfp/index1.html

If you have questions, please contact Daisuke Adachi (adaisuke@slav.
hokudai.ac.jp), SRC research staff specializing in Russian literature 
and culture.

Funding: Mary Zirin Prize for women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

Deadline: September 1, 2019

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to remind you of the call for nominations for the Mary Zirin Prize in recognition of an independent scholar in any field of Slavic Studies. The award of $500 is named for Mary Zirin, the founder of Women East-West.

Working as an independent scholar, Zirin produced and encouraged fundamental works in Slavic/East European Women’s Studies and has been instrumental in the development of the AWSS. 

The Committee encourages the nomination of candidates at all career stages. For the purpose of this award, an independent scholar is defined as a scholar who is not employed at an institution of higher learning, or an employee of a university or college who is not eligible to compete for institutional support for research (for example, those teaching under short-term contracts or working in administrative posts). We welcome nominations from CIS and Central and Eastern Europe.

The Zirin Prize Committee will accept nominations (including self-nominations) until September 1, 2019. Nominations must include: (1) a nomination letter, no more than two pages long, double-spaced; (2) the nominee’s current curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample publication (e.g., article or book chapter). The nomination letter should describe the scholar’s contribution to the field, as well as work in progress.

Nominations should be sent to Ellen Elias-Bursac at eliasbursac@gmail.com.

Funding: ASEEES Diversity and Inclusion Grant

Deadline: August 31, 2019

PROGRAM PURPOSE:

The purpose of this grant program is:

To promote diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies by fostering greater inclusion of underrepresented minority students in the field, and
To provide greater understanding of the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

ELIGIBILITY:

BA, MA, and PhD students from all backgrounds studying the humanities or social science fields at any college or university, who have demonstrated a commitment to the purpose outlined above through either their studies, research, teaching, or service to the profession, are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be session participants in the convention program to apply. 

GRANT AMOUNT: 

Up to $500 USD plus one-year ASEEES student membership and convention registration

DEADLINE:

August 31 (All applicants will be notified of their status by September 21)

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Funding: American Councils Title VIII Research Programs (Russia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Attention U.S. scholars and graduate students:

American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications for the next cycle of U.S. Department of State Title VIII Research Fellowships in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships are offered in two categories:

  • Title VIII Research Scholar Program
    Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
  • Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
    Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
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Prof. Dev. : International Affairs Fellowship

Deadline: October 31, 2019

https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship

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. The program awards a stipend of $100,000.

For those seeking to spend the fellowship year in the U.S. government, CFR will work with the fellow to identify a U.S. government agency willing to serve as a host. The placement is made at the discretion of the host agency and is contingent on the fellow’s successfully obtaining a security clearance, which is granted solely by the U.S. government.

For those seeking to spend the fellowship year at an international organization or an academic institution, CFR will work with the fellow to identify an organization willing to serve as a host. The placement is made at the discretion of the host organization. A security clearance may not be required.