Funding Opportunity: Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (Library of Congress)

Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2017

Title: Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Sponsor: Library of Congress
Amount: $4,200/mo.

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. Residents have easy access to the Library’s specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available.

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.php

Funding Opportunity: ADSEEES Grant Competition for Grad Students & Contingent Faculty (ASEEES)

Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2017

The Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) is pleased to announce a competitive grants competition aimed at subsidizing attendance of the 2017 ASEEES Convention in Chicago, IL (November 9-12th). Through its grant competition, ADSEEES seeks to foster diversity and inclusion within the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Applicants from all backgrounds who have shown a demonstrated commitment to the principles outlined in the ADSEEES Mission Statement, either through their research, teaching, or service to the profession, are encouraged to apply.

These grants have been made possible through generous funding from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES); the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) at the University of California-Berkeley; the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University; the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington; and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University.

Available Grants:
1. Graduate Convention Travel Grant (3 grants available)
  • Three grants are available in the amount of $500 each
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program at the time of the convention
  • One of these grants is earmarked for a student whose research focuses on one or more of following countries: Azerbaijan, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and/or Uzbekistan.
2. Faculty Convention Travel Grant (1 grant available):
  • Open to contingent faculty (defined as adjunct and limited-term faculty, lecturers, instructors, or independent research scholars who do not have access to institutional travel funding)
  • One grant is available in the amount of $500
Instructions for Applicants:

Please submit a short essay (500 words maximum) that explains how attending the 2017 ASEEES conference fits into your career goals, and how your research, teaching, and/or service to the profession align with the values and principles outlined in the ADSEEES mission statement (see below). Please submit your essay along with CV to adseees.diversity@gmail.com by July 31st. To be eligible for this grant, your name must appear (in any capacity) in the ASEEES convention program.

For PhDs, please note that if you are coming from outside the US, a conference fee of up to $35 will be removed from your total award.

ADSEEES Mission Statement:
The Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) is dedicated to better connecting and expanding the network of underrepresented minority students, scholars, and professionals working in the field. ADSEEES is committed to improving general understanding of the unique experiences of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, members of the LGTBQ community, people with disabilities, and trans and gender/queer individuals who study, teach, and/or conduct research in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. ADSEEES also seeks to serve as a platform for academic discussions of minoritarian cultures in the region both historically and in the present day.

To learn more about ADSEEES, please visit our website at http://www.adseees.org/.

Additional Details:
Please address any questions or concerns about the application process to adseees.diversity@gmail.com.

Funding Opportunity: Research Grants & Fellowships (JFK Library Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: August 15, 2017

Title: Research Grants & Fellowships
Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Amount: Varies

Description: 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. Candidates may apply for only one fellowship in a given year: 1) Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship; 2) Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowship; 3) Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship; and 4) Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by August 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application. 

More Info: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships.aspx

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.

Funding Opportunity: Junior Fellows (Harvard University)

Deadline for Applications: August 11, 2017

Title: Society of Fellows – Nominations for Junior Fellows
Sponsor: Harvard University
Amount: $77,000

Description: The purpose of the Society is to give men and women at an early stage of their scholarly careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements. They must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, comparable to successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. These Junior Fellows are selected by the Senior Fellows, who with the President of the University and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, ex officio, administer the Society. Those elected receive three year fellowships. Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from the candidates themselves.

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by August 11. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.socfell.fas.harvard.edu/nominations.html

Funding Opportunity: Media Projects-Production Grants (NEH)

Deadline for Applications: July 19, 2017

Title: Media Projects: Production Grants
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Amount: $100,000-$650,000/1-3 yrs.

Description: Media Projects: Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience.

How to Apply (UT): Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 19.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-production-grants

Funding Opportunity: Small Research Grants (Spencer Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: July 11, 2017

Title: Small Research Grants
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation
Amount: $50,000

Description: The Foundation currently accepts proposals for small research grants, with a budget limit of $50,000. Small grant proposals covering any topic that falls within Spencer’s mission can be submitted through our general small grants program. Historically, the work that the Foundation has funded through these grants has spanned a range of disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology.

How to Apply (UT): Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 11.

More Info: http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

Funding Opportunity: Enhancing Students’ Understanding of their Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Justice System System through Mock Trials (Dept. of State)

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2017

Title: Enhancing Students’ Understanding of their Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Justice System System through Mock Trials
Sponsor: Department of State
Amount: $125,000 max. | 1 year

Description: In an effort to strengthen the understanding and appreciation for the criminal and civil court system among the youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, INL seeks to complement existing USG and international donor efforts to advance the rule of law through an experiential education module to culminate with a mock trial competition.

How to Apply (UT): Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by June 30.

More Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293637

Prof. Devel.: Fall 2017 Data Fellowships (Insight)

Deadline for Applications: May 22, 2017 & June 26, 2017

The Insight Data Fellows Programs are tuition-free professional Fellowships for students and postdocs looking to transition to careers in data science, health data science, data engineering, or artificial intelligence.

800+ Insight alumni are now data scientists and data engineers at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Tesla, Seven Bridges Genomics, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Microsoft, and 200+ other top companies.

Insight Fellowship:

  • 7 week, full-time, post-graduate training Fellowship leading to full-time industry employment
  • Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers, and AI experts
  • Join an active community of Insight alumni
  • Self-directed, project-based learning with support from Insight throughout the whole process
  • Tuition-free with need-based scholarships available to help cover living costs

Next Insight Fellowships:

Starting July 17th (deadline May 22nd):
Artificial Intelligence in New York
Data Science in Seattle

Starting September 5th (deadline June 26th):
Artificial Intelligence in Silicon Valley
Data Engineering in New York and Silicon Valley
Data Science in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley and remote
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Funding Opportunity: Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2017

Title: Sofja Kovalevskaja Award
Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Amount: €1,650,000

Description: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is granted to young exceptionally promising researchers from abroad in recognition of outstanding academic achievements. The award is designed to enable them to embark on academic careers in Germany by establishing their own junior research groups at research institutions in Germany. The program is open to scientists and scholars from all countries and disciplines who completed their doctorates with distinction less than six years ago. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly welcomes applications from qualified, female junior researchers.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by July 31. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/kovalevskaja-award.html

Funding Opportunity: Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: July 26, 2017

Title: Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: $50,000 max.

Description: The National Science Foundation announces an opportunity for methodological training by cultural anthropologists who are active researchers. The purpose is to help cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a specific analytical technique which will improve their research abilities. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by July 26. 

More Info: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5321&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund