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Arts, Humanities, and Humanistic Social Sciences
Upcoming Funding Opportunities October 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.
Questions? Please contact 
Caitlin McDermott-Murphy, Research Development Specialist: 


Humanities News: NEH Turns 50


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 am organizing a scholarly conference.

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 develop or refine a humanities course or curriculum or 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.


HUMANITIES NEWSneh_50

The National Endowment for the Humanities celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 29, 2015. In its five decades, NEH has made more than 63,000 grants totaling $5.3 billion to bring the best humanities research, public programs, education, and preservation projects to the American people.



INTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Milton Fundmilton
Note: Administration of the Fund recently transferred to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, which established a new deadline and will release a revised Request for Proposals. If you have interest in applying for the Milton Fund, please contact Caitlin McDermott-Murphy to receive the revised RFP when released. We will also distribute the new RFP via this newsletter.
Deadline: February 1, 2016
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.


Harvard Initiative for Learning & TeachingHILT
Spark Grants
Deadline: December 2, 2015 (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: $5,000 to $15,000 for up to one year

The HILT Spark Grants are designed to help "spark" promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality and position innovations for future success. Awardees will receive resources, feedback, and community support to help them develop their ideas into prototypes, pilots, and small-scale innovations. Funding can be used, for example, to pay for a research assistant, hire a graduate student with academic technology expertise, and convene collaborative groups.

As with previous rounds of grants, proposals that build communities of practice around teaching and learning, facilitate high quality assessment practices and educational research, experiment with and document new instructional practices, and/or provide pedagogically-driven tools for teaching and learning (multimedia and instructional technology) are encouraged. 

For more information, see here.


Foundations of Human Behavior InitiativeFHBI
Deadline: November 30, 2015 (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $40,000 for ladder faculty for up to 2 years

The Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative provides seed grants to support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. 

Successful proposals will be those that promise to advance understanding of the social, institutional and biological mechanisms shaping human beliefs and behavior. The funds will be used to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods.

The Fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities.

For more information, see here.


Belfer Center Middle East Initiativebelfer
Deadline: November 19, 2015 (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $80,000 for one-year grants; up to $120,000 per year for multi-year grants

The Middle East Initiative offers funding each year to Harvard faculty for research proposals on major policy issues affecting the region. There are two grant opportunities: one funded by the Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School, and one funded by the Emirates Leadership Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. Harvard faculty are encouraged to collaborate with academics and educational institutions in the region.

Grants support research by Harvard University faculty members on issues of critical importance to Kuwait, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab World. Grants can be applied toward research assistance, travel, summer salary, workshops, and course buy-out.

For more information, see here.


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 supported 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.

To access the online application, see here.


Harvard China Fundchina_fund
Deadline: October 30, 2015 (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $60,000 for conferences

The Harvard China Fund administers the Harvard China Faculty Grant Program to advance the research goals of Harvard faculty in collaboration with Chinese partners. Beginning in 2013, the Harvard China Fund shifted the focus of the program to support and fund academic conferences held at the Harvard Center in Shanghai.

The Fund welcomes proposals in all research fields.

For more information, 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.


Asia Centerasia_center
Deadline: October 26, 2015 (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $15,000 for junior faculty (research/travel); up to $20,000 for senior faculty (research/travel); OR up to $50,000 for faculty groups (conferences)

Research and Travel grants support research and travel on any topic related to East, South, or Southeast Asia.

Conference grants support faculty in pairs or small groups. Topics must involve more than one country or region of East, South, or Southeast Asia and must approach the topic from more than one discipline. Preference will be given to faculty who collaborate across more than one School.

For more information, see here.


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
 
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetrypoetry
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: December 31, 2015
OSP Deadline: December 24, 2015
Award Amount: $1,000 to $10,000 for up to three years

The foundation promotes poetry in American culture and encourages grant proposals that expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society. The foundation awards grants in the following categories:
  • Individual Poets;
  • Translation and the Process of Translation;
  • Developing the Poetry Audience; and
  • Uses of Poetry.

For more information, see here.

 
Mass Humanitiesmasshum
Project Grant
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: December 15, 2015
OSP Deadline: December 8, 2015
Award Amount: up to $10,000 (awards average $5,000)

Mass Humanities project grants support public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts, including but not limited to:
  • humanities based civic conversations;
  • public lecture, conference and panel discussion;
  • reading and discussion programs;
  • film and discussion programs;
  • museum exhibitions and related programming;
  • theatrical productions with post- or pre-performance discussion;
  • oral history projects;
  • walking tours;
  • audio projects;
  • film pre-production and distribution;
  • websites; and
  • content-based professional development for teachers.

For more information, see here.

 
Terra Foundation for American Artterra_foundation
Academic Program Grants
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: December 10, 2015
OSP Deadline: December 3, 2015
Award Amount: no specific grant amount provided; recent grants range from $6,000 to $30,000 under this program area

The Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that further research of American art in an international context. These programs are intended for scholarly audiences.

Academic program funding is available for symposia, colloquia, and convenings that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500-1980) that take place:
  • In Chicago or outside the United States, or
  • In the United States and examine American art within an international context and/or include a significant number of international participants.
Public programs, travel grants, fellowship programs, research databases, programs designed for non-academic audiences, capital expenditures, and programs focused on architecture, conservation, or film are not eligible for funding through this category.

For more information, see here.

 
National Endowment for the Humanitiesneh_editions
Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants
Deadline: December 9, 2015
OSP Deadline: December 2, 2015
Award Amount: up to $100,000 per year, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years; although cost sharing is not required, Scholarly Editions grants rarely cover more than 80 percent of project costs

Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.

Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member.

For more information, see here.

 
National Endowment for the Humanitiesneh_collaborative
Collaborative Research Grants
Deadline: December 9, 2015
OSP Deadline: December 2, 2015
Award Amount: up to $100,000 per year, for one to three years; although cost sharing is not required, Collaborative Research grants rarely cover more than 80 percent of project costs

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services.

Eligible projects include:
  • research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
  • conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research;
  • archeological projects that include interpretation and communication of results; and
  • research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.
For more information, see here.

 
National Endowment for the Artsnea_translation
Translation Projects 
Deadline: December 8, 2015
OSP Deadline: December 1, 2015
Award Amount: $12,500 or $25,000 for up to two years

Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. The NEA encourages translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English translation, and all proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. 

Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English.

For more information, see here.

 
Gerda Henkel Foundationgerda_security
Special Program: Security, Society and the State
Deadline: December 4, 2015
OSP Deadline: November 27, 2015
Award Amount: 2,700 EUR per month

The "Security, Society and the State" research program reflects the contradictory trends of these areas. It targets new security-related issues that are prime examples of the post-Cold-War era but have been largely neglected in mainstream research. The program encourages junior scholars to pursue unconventional research agendas that are nonetheless crucial, while providing senior scholars the opportunity to focus intensively on work in progress for a limited period. The objective is to combine basic theoretical research with concepts that are applicable to present-day political issues of security policy.

Scholars of all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. Both research grants and research scholarships are available. Research projects should be closely related to one or more of the five fields of research:
  • Cyber Security as a Governmental Task;
  • Public Administration and Human Security;
  • Patterns of Conflict Resolution between the State and Traditional Actors;
  • Non-Governmental Actors as Partners and Contenders of the State; and
  • Security Strategies between Doctrine Formation and Implementation.

For more information, see here.

 
American Philosophical Societyaps_franklin
Franklin Grants
Deadline: December 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: November 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.

 
National Endowment for the Humanitiesneh_sustaining
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Deadline: December 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: November 24, 2015
Planning Grants: up to $40,000 for up to 2 years
Implementation Grants: up to $350,000 for up to 5 years

The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections.

Sustainable preservation strategies can take many forms, depending on the nature of an institution and its collections, its building, and the local climate. However, interdisciplinary collaboration during planning and implementation of these strategies is essential. In SCHC projects, such teams typically consist of consultants and members of the institution's staff and can include architects, building engineers, conservation scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, and facilities managers, among others.

Under this program, the NEH awards both Planning Grants and Implementation Grants.

For more information, see here.

 
Institute of Museum and Library Servicesimls_aaas
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Deadline: December 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: November 24, 2015
Award Amount: $5,000 to $150,000 for up to three years; applications requesting more than $25,000 must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the request

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums. AAHC grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs.

Eligible applicants include museums whose primary purpose is African American life, art, history, and/or culture, encompassing: the period of slavery; the era of Reconstruction; the Harlem renaissance; the civil rights movement; and other periods of the African American diaspora.

For more information, see here.

 
Institute of Museum and Library Servicesimls_america
Museums for America
This is a Limited Submission Opportunity; institutions may submit only one application at the $5,000 to $25,000 level. There is no limit on proposals at the $25,001 to $150,000 level. If you are interested in applying for an award between $5,000 and $25,000, please contact Erin Cromack before October 26, 2015 
Deadline: December 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: November 24, 2015
Award Amount: $5,000 to $150,000 for up to three years; applications requesting more than $25,000 must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the request

The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA has three project categories:
  • Learning Experiences: supports high-quality, inclusive educational opportunities that address particular audience needs;
  • Community Anchors: supports projects that create a better quality of life within communities; and
  • Collections Stewardship: supports the exemplary management, care, and conservation of museum collections.

For more information, see here.

 
Institute of Museum and Library Servicesimls_sparks
Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums
Deadline: December 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: November 24, 2015
Award Amount: $10,000 to $25,000 for up to one year

The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums program is a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Museums program. These small grants encourage museums to prototype and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. 

Project results should offer valuable information to the museum field and the potential for improvement in the ways museums serve their communities.

For more information, see here.

 
Institute of Museum and Library Servicesimls_leadership
National Leadership Grants for Museums
Deadline: December 1, 2015
OSP Deadline: November 24, 2015
Award Amount: $50,000 to $500,000 for up to three years; cost sharing is required

National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. National Leadership Grants for Museums has three project categories:
  • Learning Experiences: supports high-quality, inclusive educational opportunities that address particular audience needs;
  • Community Anchors: supports projects that create a better quality of life within communities; and
  • Collections Stewardship: supports the exemplary management, care, and conservation of museum collections.

For more information, see here.

 
National Science Foundationnsf_cultivating
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM 2016
This is a Limited Submission Opportunity; organizations may submit only one application. Applicants should submit a proposal for the internal competition and may contact Erin Cromack with questions.  
Internal Competition Deadline: November 30, 2015
Sponsor Deadline: February 16, 2016
Award Amount: up to $400,000 for 3 years, or up to $600,000 for 5 years 

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. 

CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: "What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?" 

Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

For NSF's Request for Proposals, see here.
For more information on the internal competition, see here.

 
Gerda Henkel Foundationgerda_general
Research Scholarships & Grants
Deadline: November 30, 2015
OSP Deadline: November 23, 2015
Award Amount: up to 2,700 EUR per month
Duration: one to twenty-four months

The Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Scholarship provides support for individual scholars, either at the postdoctoral or tenure-track level. Research Grants can support either individual scholars or collaborative efforts. Scholarships are primarily used for visiting scholars; whereas, grants support general research costs.

Eligible projects should pertain to the historical humanities, in particular the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History of Law, History of Science, and/or Prehistory and Early History. Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work. 

For more information, see here.

 
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 15, 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 Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundationdreyfus
Deadline: November 10, 2015 
OSP Deadline: November 3, 2015
Award Amount: $1,000 to $20,000

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation awards grants to organizations for whom a small amount of money can make a big difference.

The Foundation supports museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.

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.

 
VentureWellventurewell
Faculty Grants
Deadline: November 4, 2015
OSP Deadline: October 28, 2015
Award Amount: up to $30,000

Faculty grants support the creation of new courses and programs in which students develop ideas and gain the skills to bring them to market.

VentureWell challenges faculty to pioneer new ways to engage their students in the entrepreneurial process. The grants:
  • Support new (or help modify existing) courses and programs that lead to the formation of E-teams--multidisciplinary groups of students, faculty, and mentors working together to bring inventions to market;
  • Help students learn by doing--gaining the entrepreneurial skills they need by actually forming a team and trying to make both the technology and business model work.
  • Have a strong likelihood of continuing beyond the grant period and becoming part of a campus culture of innovation. To date, 92% of funded courses and programs report that they are ongoing.
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.

 
Center for Lesbian and Gay StudiesCLAGS
Scholar in Residence Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2015 (for a January 2016 start date)
Award Amount: $6,250
Duration: up to 6 months

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 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.

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.

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.