Category Archives: Funding

Funding: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: May 01, 2018 & November 01, 2018

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

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.

The maximum amount of the Post-Ph.D. Research Grant is US $20,000. Please note: the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement.

Grants are for research expenses.  Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. There is no time limit on the duration of the grant and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 andNovember 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Applicants must submit their applications using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.

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Funding: Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund (AMS)

Deadline for Applications: April 02, 2018

Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund for European Research

The Eugene K. Wolf Travel Fund is intended to encourage and assist Ph.D. candidates in all fields of musical scholarship to travel to Europe to carry out the necessary work for their dissertation on a topic in European music. The fund will award one or more travel/research grants each year to students attending North American universities who have completed all requirements except the dissertation for the Ph.D. in any field of musical scholarship and who need to undertake research in Europe toward the dissertation.

Applications for the following AMS travel and research grants will be reviewed by a single committee. Since the terms for these grants have overlapping areas of emphasis, applicants may request to be considered for more than one, if appropriate. A place to indicate which travel/research grant(s) you wish to be considered for is given on the web form. Although applicants may request to be considered for several grants, one only may be awarded to successful applicants. No individual may receive a travel/research grant more than once in a three-year period. Continue reading

Funding: Best Student Paper and Field Research-Travel Award (Eurasian Specialty Group of the AAG)

Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2018

Student Paper Award
The Eurasian Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers invites submissions from all students who will have presented their work at a geography conference between May 2017 and April 2018, or who intend to present their work at the AAG, New Orleans.
An award of $150 will be made to the best undergraduate or graduate student paper submitted to the Eurasian SG Student Paper Award Committee (c/o Jeremy Tasch, JTasch@towson.edu).  Deadline: April 1, 2018.
Guidelines:
1.     The competition is open to all student members of the AAG (in rare cases the Committee may consider non-members)
2.     Papers will be judged on their overall quality, creativity and contribution to furthering the geographical understanding of Eurasia, broadly conceptualized. Work that is regionally well informed and demonstrates familiarity with the appropriate scholarly literature is particularly encouraged.
3.     Papers should be single-authored, double-spaced, 12-point font, and no more than 20 pages in length (i.e., 3,000 to 8,000 words), excluding references, tables, maps and figures, and a required abstract.
4.     In the electronic submission, authors should indicate their name, institution, and level of study (BA, MA, PhD), as well as when / which conference the paper was / will be presented.
5.     To be considered for this award, electronic submissions are due April 1 (c/o JTasch@towson.edu)
Please direct any questions you may have about the Student Paper Competition to Jeremy Tasch, JTasch@towson.edu).
Field Research Travel Award
The Eurasian-SG Field Research Travel Award supports student field research or research-related language study. The amount for this year’s award is $250.00.
Interested graduate or undergraduate students should submit a research proposal by April 1 to the Awards Committee (c/o JTasch@towson.edu).
Guidelines for the awards:
1.   The competition is open to all student members of the AAG (in rare cases the Committee may consider non-members).
2.   AAG encourages proposals for exploratory and pre-dissertation field research, as well as projects that combine research and area studies (i.e., courses taken in the region) if a compelling case is made. Such proposals should clearly indicate research questions or research themes, significance and goals of the proposed travel, and a brief budget narrative that describes how the monetary award will be used.
3.   Dissertation-related proposals should be approximately 8-10 pages in length, 12 point, and double spaced.  The proposal should clearly include research questions, a brief literature review, methodology, significance and goals of the proposed work (and again, a brief budget narrative that describes how the monetary award will be used).
4.   If a student has already incurred expenses listed in the budget by the time of the award announcement, the student may use the award to cover those expenses.
5.   To be considered for this award, electronic submissions are due April 1 (c/o JTasch@towson.edu)
Please direct any questions you may have about either/both competitions to Jeremy Tasch (JTasch@towson.edu).

Funding: Dissertation Fieldwork Grants (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2018

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. 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.

The maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant is US $20,000.  Please note that the Foundation has suspended the Osmundsen Initiative supplement  Grants are non-renewable.

Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.  There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Applicants must submit application materials using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.

For more detailed information on program requirements, application procedures, and review criteria, please refer to the links below:

Funding: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships (Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: April 10, 2018

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are nonrenewable, and provide US $40,000 of financial support for twelve months of continuous full-time writing. Applicants requesting shorter time periods will receive a pro-rated award as appropriate (e.g., a six-month project would be awarded $20,000). It is Foundation policy that Institutional Overhead or Institutional Support is not covered under this fellowship. Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. Final decisions are made six months after the application deadline.

Applicants must submit their applications using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.

Funding: Division of Research Programs Fellowships (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: April 11, 2018

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities.

Applicants interested in research projects that require digital expression and digital publication are encouraged to apply for NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication.

NEH has increased the Fellowships monthly stipend from $4,200 to $5,000. As a result, the minimum award is now $30,000 (for six months of full-time work). The maximum award is now $60,000 (for twelve months of full-time work).

For more information contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 or fellowships@neh.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact NEH via Federal Relay (TTY users) at 800-877-8399.

Funding: Fellowships for Digital Publication (NEH-Mellon)

Deadline for Applications: April 11, 2018

Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be essential to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Successful projects will likely incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books, as well as an active distribution plan.

All projects must be interpretive. That is, projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible.

Applications submitted for this special opportunity will be evaluated separately from other NEH Fellowships applications, but, like applications submitted to the NEH Fellowships program, will be held to the highest standards of scholarship.

Applicants interested in conducting research and writing leading to traditional print or e-reader publications should apply to the NEH Fellowships program.

NEH has increased the Fellowships monthly stipend from $4,200 to $5,000. As a result, the minimum award is now $30,000 (for six months of full-time work). The maximum award is now $60,000 (for twelve months of full-time work).

For more information contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 or fellowships@neh.gov.

Funding: Essay Contest (PACT)

Deadline for Submissions: April 03, 2018

Polish American Council of Texas Essay Contest—THREE $1000 Scholarships!

Essay Topic: “A Polish Texan’s Story”

Eligible Participants: Students of any ethnicity, any faith, enrolled in a Texas:
a. High school—in Grade 12 only
b. University—Undergraduate
c. University—Graduate

Awards: One $1,000 college scholarship to EACH category above

Email entry with your complete name, address, email, phone number, and name of school you attend on a separate page to: PACofTexas@yahoo.com

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Funding: Project GO (Defense Language and National Security Education Office)

Deadline for Applications on Domestic Programs: February 20, 2018

Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a Department of Defense initiative aimed at improving the language skills, regional expertise, and intercultural communication skills of future military officers. Sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education, Project GO provides institutional grants to U.S institutions of higher education with large ROTC student enrollments, to include the Senior Military Colleges. In turn, these institutions provide language and culture training to ROTC students from across the nation, funding domestic and overseas ROTC language programs and scholarships.  Working in support of Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC Headquarters, Project GO facilitates collaborative efforts both among universities and ROTC leadership.

In order to be eligible, at the time of application, an applicant must be:
  1. A U.S. citizen.
  2. An undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through the Army, Naval, or Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), contracted or non-contracted, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

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Study Abroad: Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

American Councils is now accepting applications for their Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training (OPIT) Program!

Through OPIT’s six-week English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including democracy-building, human rights, business, innovation, STEM, education, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in one of 17 countries throughout Eastern Europe and Eurasia:

Armenia*                                            Kazakhstan                                          Moldova

Azerbaijan                                           Kosovo                                                 Montenegro

 Bosnia & Herzegovina                        Kyrgyzstan                                           Russia*

 Bulgaria                                              Latvia                                                  Serbia

 Estonia                                                Lithuania                                             Ukraine

 Georgia                                               Macedonia                                          *Indicates special scholarship available

Program dates for Summer 2018: June 13 – July 29

All internship placements are facilitated by local American Councils field offices that are actively engaged in the host country’s civil society and maintain regular contact with U.S. Embassy officials and the American Councils DC office. Full-time in-country staff members oversee the professional and intercultural program, assist participants with administrative and personal matters, and work closely with the host organization to ensure that participants are engaged in meaningful projects.

With funding from the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Study Abroad Grant, American Councils is pleased to offer special scholarships for OPIT participants in Armenia! Awards range from $1,000 – $2,000. 

They are also pleased to offer a special Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarship for OPIT participants in Moscow, Russia! Awards range from $3,000 – $5,000. 

Knowledge of foreign language is not required. Participants earn 4-5 U.S. academic credits in intercultural communication issued through Bryn Mawr College.

Applications are due by February 15, 2018, and can be found online.

Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the AC Study Abroad Team at American Councils for International Education (Phone: 202-833-7522; email: outbound@americancouncils.org).

For more information regarding the Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program, please visit our website. Financial aid is available on all programs.