Funding Opportunity: Strategy and Policy Fellows Program (SRF)

Deadline for Applications: June 02, 2017

Title: Strategy and Policy Fellows Program
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF)
Amount: $60,000 

Description: The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues. Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank. Please note that the Fellowship program will only consider single-author book projects.  It will not consider collaborative projects (e.g., edited or multi-authored books, conference volumes or reports, or a collection of previously published articles, chapters or essays.)

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez ( in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 2.

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Funding Opportunity: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Scholar in Residence Fellowship (City U. of NY)

Deadline for Applications: July 01, 2017

Title: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) — Scholar in Residence Fellowship
Sponsor: City University of New York
Amount: Unspecified

Description: The CLAGS Residency Fellowship Program assists scholars and professionals whose research on the LGBTQ experience can benefit from access to CLAGS’s resources and its location in midtown Manhattan at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The CLAGS Scholar-in-Residence will be allowed to spend up to six months in residence. Beyond a CLAGS affiliation, fellows will receive office space, access to libraries and electronic databases, as well as opportunities to meet and work with leading LGBTQ scholars in New York City. No monetary stipend is available to fellows. The Fellowship Program is open to all disciplines with projects that are related to LGBTQ studies. Creative writing (works of poetry and fiction) and projects that result in a performance are not eligible. Applicants finishing dissertation topics are welcome to apply.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by July 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

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Funding Opportunity: Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy (WPI)

Deadline for Applications: June 01, 2017

Title: Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
Sponsor: Women’s Policy, Inc. (WPI)
Amount: $3,400/mo., 7 mos. plus $1,000 for health insurance

Description: Women’s Policy, Inc. has been the home for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy since 2014 (formerly the WREI Fellowships). The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August in congressional offices. Fellows receive stipends toward living expenses. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by June 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

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Funding Opportunity: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: June 29, 2017

Title: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (CFDA 45.149)
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: Unspecified

Description:  The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.  HCRR offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts (HCRR Foundations grants).

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis ( in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by June 29.

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Funding Opportunity: Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives (NHPRC/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: June 07, 2017

Title: Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives
Sponsor: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Amount: Varies 

Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invite proposals for Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives. Working together, the Cooperatives will develop technical and human infrastructures to support the digital publication of documentary and scholarly editions and to provide for their long-term preservation, discovery, and use. This initiative responds to the urgent need of scholars and documentary editors for reliable, sustainable, authoritative, and field-driven outlets for publication and discovery of digital editions. At the same time, we hope to investigate the possibility of creating a federated system or systems for publishing and sustaining digital editions.  Developing the Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives will be a two-stage process for Planning and Implementation.  Up to eight planning grants will provide funds to support the first stage of this multi-year endeavor, beginning no later than February 1, 2018. Each project team will consist of a principal investigator to spearhead the initiative, a lead representative from each of at least three participating editions and the host institution(s). During the Planning stage, each team will develop a proposal for implementing a Digital Edition Publishing Cooperative. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez ( in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 7.

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Funding Opportunity: Division of Preservation and Access – R&D (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: May 18, 2017

Title: Division of Preservation and Access – Research and Development
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $75,000

Description: The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials.  This program recognizes that finding solutions to complex problems often requires forming interdisciplinary project teams, bringing together participants with expertise in the humanities; in preservation; and in information, computer, and natural science.  All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis ( in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by May 18.

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Funding Opportunity: Bobby R. Inman Award (Clements Center for National Security)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2017

The Inman Award competition is designed to recognize outstanding research and writing by students at the undergraduate or graduate levels on topics related to intelligence and national security. There is no prescribed topic, format, or length for papers submitted. It is presumed that most papers will have been prepared to satisfy a course or degree requirement of the author’s academic program. Co-authored and “team project” papers will be accepted.

The Bobby R. Inman award recognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security.

Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited U.S. higher education institution during the 2016-17 academic year are eligible to participate. A student may submit only one paper.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Submission Requirements: Papers should be submitted electronically to Ashley Thibodeau at and include a short biographic profile of the author with current contact information, the date when the paper was completed, and a description of any course requirement that was satisfied by the paper. All papers should be appropriately attributed using footnotes or endnotes. Continue reading “Funding Opportunity: Bobby R. Inman Award (Clements Center for National Security)”

Prof. Devel.: Int’l Studies Research Lab (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Applications: May 01, 2017

Call for Applications: International Studies Research Lab (ISRL) 2017

The Center for Global Studies, International and Area Studies Library, & Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce fellowships and research honoraria to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught lanugages, library collections, or international education programs at their home institutions. Participation in the ISRL provides resources and time for research otherwise unavailable to applicants. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University Library at Illinois.


International Studies Fellowships

The Center for Global Studies provides housing for applicants coming from outside the Champaign-Urbana area. Fellows will be provided up to 7 days paid housing and up to 8 days paid parking at Presby Hall in a shared three-bedroom two-bathroom suite.

Research Honorarium

As part of the application, participants are expected to turn in a research or program plan. While in residence at Illinois, all participants are expected to build on this plan and produce a syllabus for a new or updated course, a white paper, a library collection development plan, or a plan for new international education programs. A $1,000 honorarium is available, contingent upon receipt of these new or revised materials by November 1, 2017. This honorarirum can be used to offset travel expenses and support the implementation of participant’s projects.

Collaborative Workshop

Participants will have the opportunity to share their work, discuss research progress, and establish collaborations in a day-long workshop taking place on July 21, 2017. Professors and academic professionals specialising in community college engagement will be guest speakers, offering to participants insight into the process of internationalizing curriculum, programs, and library collections.

To apply, please submit an online application by May 1, 2017

The 2017 International Studies Lab is open from July 16 until July 29. Participants may visit campus any time during these dates.

For more information on funding, eligibility, and application instructions, visit our website.

Funding Opportunity: Graduate Student Funding (U. of St Andrews)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews invites outstanding PhD Candidates to apply for:

TWO School of Modern Languages PhD Scholarships, commencing in September 2017. Each scholarship covers home fees and a stipend of £15k per annum for three years.
The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The School also invites the strongest applications to:

TWO Forum for Modern Language Studies scholarships (£7,500 each), open to students in any field of Modern Languages who have been admitted to one of the School’s MLitt programmes.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm. Continue reading “Funding Opportunity: Graduate Student Funding (U. of St Andrews)”

Language Training: Russian Studies Workshop (Indiana U.)

Deadline for Applications: April 20, 2017

The Russian Studies Workshop (RSW) at Indiana University (IU) is offering $6500 to cover tuition/mandatory fees (approximately $3000), and living costs to eligible students who enroll in a 6-credit graduate Russian course in the IU Summer Language Workshop (SLW) during the Summer 2017 session. Funding for the RSW is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered through the IU Russian and Eastern European Institute.

Eligibility: Students who: 1) are entering a PhD program in a social science discipline at a US university in Fall 2017; and 2) intend to study Russian at any level in SLW from June 5 to July 28, 2017.

Deadline for submission for all materials: April 20 or until funds are exhausted

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