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Arts, Humanities, and Humanistic Social Sciences
Upcoming Funding Opportunities September 2015

Unless otherwise noted, all full proposals to external sponsors must be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) five business days in advance of the sponsor deadline. 
For questions regarding any of the opportunities listed below, please contact Caitlin McDermott-Murphy, Research Development Specialist, at cmcdermottmurphy@fas.harvard.edu or 617-496-2618.


INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

 

I am looking for sabbatical funding.

 

I want to host a program for faculty, scholars, or practitioners to expand their knowledge of a topic.

 

I want to create a scholarly edition or reference volume.

 

I want to combine digital technology with the humanities or preserve a collection and/or make it easier for people to access.

 

I want to create a website with humanities content.

 

I want to develop or put on an exhibition or cultural program for the public or engage in community revitalization.

 

I want to develop or produce a radio show, or television or film documentary.

 

I want to travel to a conference or archive to perform research.

 

I want to support a new teaching position at my institution.

 

I am an artist or creative writer looking for project support.

 

I want to complete and/or publish a scholarly book.

 


INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Milton Fundmilton
Note: Administration of the Milton Fund is transitioning to the Office of the President and Provost. The Office is actively working on the transition to accommodate the new deadline in November. In the meantime, please contact Caitlin Murphy with any questions.
Deadline: mid-November
Award Amount: up to $40,000

The William F. Milton Fund, established in 1924, is one of the oldest existing bequests made to Harvard University. It funds projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history, and science.  The winning projects must either promote the physical and material welfare and prosperity of the human race, or investigate and determine the value and importance of any discovery or invention, or assist in the discovery and perfecting of any special means of alleviating or curing human disease.

To be eligible, at the time of submission, applicants must: 
  • Be tenure-track faculty at or above the Assistant Professor (or equivalent) level, or Junior Fellows of the Harvard Society of Fellows;
  • Not have more than $200,000 of direct costs in sponsored programs as PIs at the time of application. This amount excludes applicant's salary and fringe benefits.
  • Not received funding from Milton Fund within the past five years.

For more information on the fund, see hereTo access the online application, see.


Climate Change Solutions Fundclimate
Deadline: November 1, 2015 (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $150,000 for 1 to 2 years
Information Session: September 25, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00am; Barker Center, Thompson Room

The Climate Change Solutions Fund supports research and policy initiatives intended to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, to develop methods for diminishing the impact of existing carbon-based energy systems on the climate, and to propel scientific, technological, legal, policy and artistic innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy and a greener world.  

Full-time assistant, associate, or full professors in all disciplines and from any Harvard School may apply for an award. Students and postdoctoral scholars may apply for an award provided they have an identified faculty mentor who will supervise their research.

Projects funded through the Fund (2014) confronted the challenges of climate change using the lever of law, policy, and economics, as well as public health and science.

For more information on the fund, see hereTo access the online application, see here.


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studyradcliffe_seminars
Exploratory Seminars
Deadline: October 26, 2015 for one- to two-day seminars hosted by the Radcliffe Institute during the 2016-2017 academic year (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $18,000

Exploratory seminars provide funding to bring together scholars, practitioners, and artists from Harvard University and around the world to develop early-stage ideas and research across the disciplines. The seminars support risk-taking inquiry into new ideas and research. Seminars have led to new scholarly research, publications, cross-disciplinary partnerships, and successful grant applications. 

Proposals are welcome from all academic fields, and proposals advancing innovation in learning and teaching and those considering issues connected to the wider field of urban studies are welcome. All Harvard faculty and past and present Radcliffe fellows are eligible. 

For more information, see here.


Anne and Jim Rothenberg Fund for Humanities Researchrothenberg
Deadline: October 2, 2015 (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $7,500

This Fund is intended to support new and ongoing research projects--both individual and collaborative--by Harvard faculty in the humanities. Eligible projects include (but are not limited to): research for books, articles, performances, films, installations, translations, web-based projects, scholarly editions, databases, and any other form of scholarly writing or creative work. Expenses to pay research assistants are permitted, although faculty are asked to hire Harvard undergraduates or graduate students as research assistants.

Proposals may (but need not) be interdisciplinary or cross-cultural in character. 

For more information, see here.


Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanitiesprovost_AH
Deadline: October 2, 2015 (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $7,500

This Fund is intended to support creative, innovative initiatives in the arts and humanities, for projects within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and/or other schools. Eligible projects include (but are not limited to): performances, master classes, conferences, workshops, seminars and visits by outsiders (although not simply lectures). 

Proposals may (but need not) be interdisciplinary or cross-cultural in character. Proposals that have a clear connection to the curriculum--existing or planned courses, or pedagogical activities more broadly construed--will be favored.

For more information, see here.


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
 
American Council of Learned Societiesacls_buddhism
Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
Deadline: November 17, 2015 (OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals)
Award Amount: up to $75,000 (individuals); up to $200,000 (collaborations)
Duration: one to two years

The ACLS offers an articulated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies. Research fellowships support scholars with a PhD, and applications are welcome from scholars at any stage of their career, from any location in the world.

The Collaborative Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies will support work that may be interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary. International and multilingual projects are encouraged.

The Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies offer support for research and writing in Buddhist studies for individual scholars who hold a PhD degree, with no restrictions on time from the PhD.

The New Professorships offer seed funding for teaching positions in Buddhist studies.

For more information, see here.

 
American Association of University Womenaauw
Fellowships & Publication Grants
Deadline: November 16, 2015 (OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals)
Award Amount: $30,000 (fellowship); $6,000 (publication)
Duration: one academic year (fellowship); up to 8 weeks (publication)

The American Fellowships program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full-time, or preparing research for publication. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research. American Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study.

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication and to independent researchers to prepare research for publication. 

The grants are for tenure-track, part-time, and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities.


For more information, see here.

 
Brown University/George A. and Eliza Gardener Howard Foundation
Howard Fellowshipshoward_fellowships
Deadline: November 15, 2015 (OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals)
Award Amount: $33,000
Duration: one academic year

The Howard Foundation awards residential fellowships (Brown University) for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Fellowships support scholars in the fields of: Creative Non-Fiction; Literary Translation into English; Film Studies; and Literary Studies.  

Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs.

 
For more information, see here.

 
Ford Foundationford_foundation
2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships
Deadline: November 13, 2015 (OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals)
Award Amount: $45,000
Duration: nine to twelve months

The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
 
Eligible applicants must have received a PhD or ScD degree no earlier than November 30, 2008 and no later than November 13, 2015. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Fellowship applicants are encouraged to choose a host institution other than the institution with which they are affiliated at the time of application. 
 
Eligible fields of study include those within the arts, humanities and social science disciplines. For a full list, see here.
 
For more information, see here.

 
Qatar Foundationqatar
National Priorities Research Program
Deadline: November 10, 2015 
OSP Deadline: November 3, 2015
Award Amount: $20,000 to $300,000 over one, two, or three years

The mission of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is to advance knowledge and education by providing funding opportunities for original, competitively-selected research and development at all levels and across all disciplines with an emphasis on the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS):
  • Energy and Environment;
  • Computer Science and ICT;
  • Health; and
  • Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.
At least 50 percent of the proposed funded research days must be conducted inside Qatar.

QNRF encourages collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects involving teams from more than one institution, cross-campus collaboration, and collaboration between academic and non-academic project partners from inside and outside Qatar.

For more information, see here.

 
The Metropolitan Museum of Artmet_fellowship
Art History Fellowships
Deadline: November 6, 2015 (OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals)
Award Amount: $42,000 (junior fellows) or $52,000 (senior fellows), plus an additional $6,000 for travel expenses
Duration: one academic year

Fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum are an opportunity for a community of scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and, perhaps most importantly, the time and space to think.

PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars are eligible to apply.
 
For more information, see here.

 
British Libraryendangered_language
Endangered Archives Programme
Preliminary Application Deadline: November 6, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 30, 2015
Award Amount: 10,000 (for pilot projects); 50,000 (for major projects)

The Endangered Archives Programme offers a number of grants every year to individual researchers world-wide to locate vulnerable archival collections, to arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and to deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library.

The specific focus of this Programme is upon archives relating to the pre-industrial stages of a society's development, normally located in countries where resources and opportunities to preserve such material are limited.
 
For more information, see here.

 
Tribeca Film Institutetribeca_film
TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund
Deadline: November 4, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 28, 2015
Award Amount: $10,000 to $75,000

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund provides grants and professional guidance in support of innovative and compelling scripted narrative features or series that offer a fresh take on scientific, mathematic and technological themes.

In addition to financial support, grantees will receive professional guidance and mentorship through the Tribeca Film Institute, as dictated by the unique needs and status of the project and the level of experience of the filmmaking team. This ancillary support may include project notes, networking assistance, and exposure to financing and distribution executives.
 
For more information, see here.

 
Asian Cultural Councilasian_cultural
Organization Grants
Deadline: November 2, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 26, 2015
Award Amount: up to $10,000

The ACC funds arts, educational, and cultural organizations for projects of exceptional importance to the fostering of cultural dialogue between Asia and the United States or devoted to regional exchange among the countries of Asia.

ACC supports projects in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, art history, arts administrationarts criticism, conservation, crafts, curation, dance, film/video, literature (for projects to and from Japan only), museum studies, music, photography, theater, and visual art.
 
For more information, see here.

 
Asian Cultural Councilasian_cultural_ind
Individual Grants
Deadline: November 2, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 26, 2015
Award Amount: there is no specific amount provided; since grants vary in length of time (one month to one year), the amounts will vary accordingly

Whether Asian or American, whether a cutting-edge painter or a traditional dancer, whether a classical musician or a modern cultural archeologist--any gifted individual artist or scholar who seeks to grow in his or her craft or field can apply for funding to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia.

To apply, an applicant's country of permanent residence must be within Asia or the United States, and the proposed project must take place outside of the applicant's home country, also in either the United States or Asia.
 
For more information, see here.

 
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collectiondumbarton
Project Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2015 
OSP Deadline: October 26, 2015
Award Amount: $3,000 to $10,000 over one year

Dumbarton Oaks makes a limited number of grants to assist with scholarly projects in Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Support is generally for archeological investigation, as well as for the recovery, recording, and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost.

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • non-destructive investigation, excavation, and/or on-site study of a (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, Garden) site or component of one;
  • surveying or photographing monuments and objects that are at risk (e.g., architecture, gardens, paintings, mosaics, and sculptures in situ), as well as objects that have already been collected but are largely unrecorded and endangered. 
Before applying, applicants must contact the appropriate Director of Studies, no later than October 1, 2015, to determine if the project is within the purview of Dumbarton Oaks. 

For more information, see here.

 
Loeb Classical Library Foundationloeb_fellowships
Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2015
Award Amount: $1,000 to $35,000
Duration: one academic year

The Loeb Classical Library Foundation awards fellowships to qualified scholars to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies. Fellowships may be used for a wide variety of purposes. Examples include publication of research, enhancement of sabbaticals, travel to libraries or collections, dramatic productions, excavation expenses, or cost of research materials.
 
For more information, see here.

 

American Academy of Arts and Sciencesaaas
Visiting Scholar Program
Deadline: October 23, 2015 (OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals)
Award Amount: up to $65,000 (faculty); up to $45,000 (postdocs)
Duration: one academic year

The Visiting Scholar Program provides residential (Cambridge, MA) fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and untenured junior faculty who are completing manuscripts on projects relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present. Applicants must be US citizens or have permanent resident status as of the application deadline and should have completed their PhD, JD, or equivalent professional training within the last 10 years.

 

Research trips, interviews, attendance at scholarly meetings or speaking engagements should be limited to no more than one weekday per week during the fellowship term.

 

For more information, see here.

 

 
Open Society Foundationsopen_society
Soros Justice Fellowships
Deadline: October 21, 2015 (OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals)
Award Amount: between $58,700 and $110,250
Duration: advocacy fellowships (18 months); media fellowships (12 months)

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the US criminal justice system. Fellows receive funding through the following two categories:

Advocacy Fellowships fund lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Projects may range from litigation to public education to coalition-building to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research.

Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, and catalyze change on important US criminal justice issues.
 
For more information, see here.

 

National Institutes of Healthnih_ethics
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomic Research: Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Deadline: October 16, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 9, 2015
Award Amount: up to $50,000 in direct costs per year, for up to 2 years

Continuing advances in genomic technology are transforming the way genomic research is conducted. This ongoing evolution of genomic research and health care requires a continuing analysis of the normative underpinnings of beliefs, practices and policies regarding research, health and disease. In addition, as personal genomic information permeates many aspects of society, it has profound implications for how we understand ourselves as individuals and as members of families, communities, and society--and even for how we understand what it means to be human. 

 

To ensure that genomic research and health care are built on a solid foundation, focused conceptual and analytical studies are needed that will address these basic issues. Applications are invited from investigators representing a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to those from the social and behavioral sciences, ethics, philosophy, history and economics, as well as the basic, clinical and computational sciences. 

 

Small research grant (R03) applications may propose projects using a variety of approaches, including legal, economic and normative analyses, or other analytical or conceptual research methodologies.
 

For more information, see here.

 

 

Fitch Foundationfitch
Fellowships
Deadline: October 15, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 8, 2015
Award Amount: up to $15,000

The Fitch Foundation supports mid-career professionals working in preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, archaeology, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design, and architectural history. The Foundation offers funding through the following programs:

  • The James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship: supports research and preservation-related projects in any of the Foundations fields of interest; and
  • The Samuel H. Kress Fellowship: supports research projects that relate to the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art, architecture, and related disciplines from antiquity to the early 19th century.
Applicants for both programs must be mid-career professionals with at least 10 years experience in historic preservation or related fields.

 

For more information, see here.

 

 

Googlegoogle
Faculty Research Awards
Deadline: October 15, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 8, 2015
Award Amount: up to $150,000 for one year

Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world. Full-time faculty members from universities worldwide are eligible to apply.

 

The intent of the Google Research Awards is to support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. Eligible fields include: computational neuroscience; geo-maps; human-computer interaction; information retrieval, extraction, and organization; machine learning and data mining; machine perception; machine translation; mobile; natural language processing; networking; physical interfaces and immersive experiences; privacy; security; software engineering and programming languages; speech; structured data and database management; systems (hardware and software).
 

For more information, see here.

 

 

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchangechiang
Scholar Grants
Deadline: October 15, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 8, 2015
Award Amount: up to $40,000 for full Professor; $35,000 for Associate; and $30,000 for Assistant

 

The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences. 

 

Scholar Grants support tenured faculty, including full and Associate professors, to take sabbatical for research and writing. 

 

Junior Scholar Grants provide grants for time off for research and writing to postdoctoral scholars and Assistant professors without tenure who are affiliated with an accredited US university and who have taught for no more than 6 years since receiving their PhD degree.

 

For more information, see here.

 

 

National Archives and Records Administrationnara_literacy
Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records
Deadline: October 8, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 1, 2015
Award Amount: $50,000 to $150,000 (cost sharing is required)

 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage citizen engagement with historical records, especially those available online, and/or projects that train people on how to enhance digital literacy skills for using historical records. The development of new online tools for literacy and engagement is highly encouraged.

 

The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can adopt without cost. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal.

 

For more information, see here.

 

 

National Archives and Records Administrationnara_dissem
Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections
Deadline: October 8, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 1, 2015
Award Amount: $20,000 to $150,000 for 1 to 2 years (cost sharing is required)

 

The Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program aims to make historical records of national significance to the United States broadly available through dissemination of digital surrogates on the internet. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

 

Applicants may digitize a single collection or sets of collections. Collaborations among repositories are encouraged. In addition, applicants may undertake more complex descriptive work, such as document transcription, tagging, or geo-referencing, if these additional access points are justified by the value of the material and its expected users. 

 

For more information, see here.

 

 

National Archives and Records Administrationnara_pub
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Deadline: October 8, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 1, 2015
Award Amount: $30,000 to $200,000 over one year (cost sharing is required)

 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

 

The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication.

 

Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online.

 

For more information, see here.

 

 
Institute of Museum and Library Servicesimls_national
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Deadline: October 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2015
Award Amount: $10,000 to $2,000,000 (Planning: up to $50,000; National Forum: up to $100,000) for up to 3 years

National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will generate results such as: new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

IMLS is particularly interested in proposals that explore the following issues:
  • What will move the library and archival services in the United States forward?
  • What will help libraries and archives make decisions about their own investments?
  • What knowledge, capacity, functions, or infrastructure can libraries and archives share?
For more information, see here.

 
The Getty Foundationgetty
Getty Scholar Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2015 (OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals)
Award Amount: up to $65,000
Duration: three to nine months

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
 
For more information, see here.

 

American Philosophical Societyaps_franklin
Franklin Research Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2015
Award Amount: up to $6,000

The Franklin program funds travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials, the costs associated with fieldwork, or laboratory research expenses. 

 

Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.

 

The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad.
 

For more information, see here.

 

 

Samuel H. Kress Foundationkress_digital
Digital Resources Program
Deadline: October 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2015
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $25,000 to $100,000

The Digital Resources Program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration and new approaches to teaching and learning. Support will also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.

 

This grant program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.

 

For more information, see here.

 

 

Samuel H. Kress Foundationkress_conservation
Conservation Program
Deadline: October 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2015
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $10,000 to $21,000

The Conservation Program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. 

 

Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience.
 

Support for conservation treatments is generally limited to works from the distributed Kress Collection, and is coordinated through the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation at the Conservation Center of the New York University Institute of Fine Arts.

 

For more information, see here.

 

 

Samuel H. Kress Foundationkress_history
History of Art Grants Program
Deadline: October 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2015
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $6,000 to $20,000

The History of Art Grants Program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the understanding and appreciation of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.

 

Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

 

For more information, see here.

 

 
GRAMMY Foundationgrammy_research
Scientific Research Projects
Letter of Inquiry Deadline [required]: October 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2015
Award Amount: up to $20,000

Scientific Research Projects support both organizations and individuals performing research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. 

Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well as those addressing an important research question.

For more information, see here.

 
GRAMMY Foundationgrammy_archive
Archiving and Preservation Projects
Letter of Inquiry Deadline [required]: October 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: September 24, 2015
Award Amount: up to $20,000

Archiving and Preservation Projects support both organizations and individuals in their efforts to advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. Under this program, the Foundation awards grants in two categories: Preservation Assistance and Preservation Implementation.

For more information, see here.

 

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art - U.K.UK_art
Educational Programme Grants
Deadline: September 30, 2015
OSP Deadline: September 23, 2015
Award Amount: up to 3,000

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year. The programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present. All supported topics must have an historical perspective.  

 

Eligible programmes include lectures, conferences, symposia and seminars for scholars or provided at a scholarly level for the general public. An institution may apply for costs such as: 

  • Venue hire;
  • Travel and accommodation costs for speakers;
  • Catering costs;
  • Printing and publicity; and
  • Allocation of free or reduced-fee places for students.

For more information, see here.

 

The Research Development (RD) team provides resources and support to FAS faculty seeking funding. This support includes: finding funding; proposal development; programs and workshops; and grantsmanship advice and strategy. To learn more, please visit our website or contact Caitlin McDermott-Murphy at cmcdermottmurphy@fas.harvard.edu or 617-496-2618.