Arts, Humanities, and Humanistic Social Sciences
Upcoming Funding Opportunities March 2016

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: "Protecting our Cultural Heritage," a new NEH initiative

For a robust list of Harvard's internal funding opportunities, please see here.

Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

I want to visit an archive or library and/or fund my sabbatical leave.

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

I am an undergraduate or graduate student looking for overseas research funding.

I want to build the capacity of my home institution to support humanities activities.

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 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 am an artist or creative writer looking for project support.

I want to host a visiting scholar or artist.


On March 9, 2016, The National Endowment for the Humanities announced a new "Protecting our Cultural Heritage" initiative. The initiative encourages projects that document or digitally re-create imperiled or destroyed cultural materials.

For more information and to read the press release, visit here.


Elson Family Arts Initiativeelson
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The Elson Family Arts Initiative supports undergraduate education in the arts and humanities and the integration of the arts into the curriculum within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Committee will only consider proposals that have a curricular connection and that show the prudent use of funds. As a general rule, priority will be given to proposals for art-making in courses where art-making has not traditionally been inserted.

Examples of previous awards include a science course that allowed students to produce artistic works illustrating scientific principles, a course about German national identity where students organize performances from the German musical tradition, and a course exploring modernity in Latin America where students learn to dance the tango. 

For more information, see here

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced StudyRadcliffe_workshops
Deadline: Rolling (OSP review is not required for internal funding)
Award Amount: up to $20,000

Workshops convene Harvard faculty members, scholars, artists, and other thought leaders from around the world, and go beyond early-stage research questions. Workshops are based on innovative ideas that have already been developed to some extent but are now ready for further deep exploration. Outcomes may be intellectually based or have practical application; in the past, they have resulted in: publications, grant applications, course development, policy recommendations, the enhancement of an established research program, and conferences.

Programs consist of one- to three-day meetings hosted by the Radcliffe Institute, which provides meeting space, and logistical and administrative support prior to and throughout the workshop.

For more information, see here

Templeton FoundationTempleton_sm
Core Funding Areas: Small Grant Cycle 2
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: May 31, 2016
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2016
Award Amount: $217,400 or less

The Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry for projects that fall under their Core Funding Areas. A number of topics--including creativity, freedom, gratitude, love, and purpose--can be found under more than one Area. The Foundation welcomes proposals that bring together these overlapping elements, especially by combining the tools and approaches of different disciplines.

Templeton's Core Funding Areas are:
  • Science and the Big Questions: includes mathematical and physical sciences, life sciences, human sciences, philosophy and theology, and science in dialogue;
  • Character Virtue Development;
  • Individual Freedom and Free Markets;
  • Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and
  • Genetics.
For more information, see here.

Gladys Brooks FoundationGladys_Brooks
Grants for Libraries or Educational Institutions
Deadline: May 31, 2016
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2016
Award Amount: $50,000 to $100,000 (greater or lesser amounts in certain circumstances)

The Foundation considers major grant applications in the fields of libraries, education, hospitals and clinics.
Grants for Libraries: Applications will be considered for resource endowments (print, film, electronic database, speakers/workshops), capital construction, and innovative equipment. Projects fostering broader public access to global information sources utilizing collaborative efforts, pioneering technologies, and equipment are encouraged.
Grants for Educational Institutions: Applications will be considered for: educational endowments to fund scholarships; endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs; and erection or endowment of buildings and equipment for educational purposes.

For more information, see here.

Russkiy Mir FoundationRusskiy
Deadline: May 31, 2016
OSP Deadline: May 24, 2016
Award Amount: unspecified

The Foundation's grants support the integration of Russian language, history and culture into global society by promoting the use and teaching of Russian language abroad, by educating foreign audiences about Russia's rich heritage and culture, and by building new and stronger links between ethnic Russian communities abroad and the Russian Federation. 

For more information, see here.

Creative Capital FoundationCreative_Capital
Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Deadline: May 18, 2016
OSP Deadline: May 11, 2016
Award Amount: $15,000 to $50,000

The Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: Article, Blog, Book, New and Alternative Media, and Short-Form Writing. The Program aims to support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.

To be eligible for this grant, an arts writer must be: an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or practitioner in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts; at least 25 years old; a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or holder of an O-1 visa; and a published author.

For more information, see here.

National Endowment for the Humanitiesneh_common_heritage
Common Heritage
Deadline: May 12, 2016
OSP Deadline: May 5, 2016
Award Amount: up to $12,000 for a period of eighteen months

The Common Heritage program aims to capture the cultural heritage alive in all our homes, family histories, and life stories and preserve it for future generations. Grants support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community's history and culture.

The program supports day-long events organized by community cultural institutions, which members of the public will be invited to attend. Projects must also present public programming that would expand knowledge of the community's history. Public programs could include lectures, panels, reading and discussion, special gallery tours, screening and discussion of relevant films, presentations by a historian, special initiatives for families and children, or comments by curators about items brought in by the public.

For more information, see here.

National Endowment for the Humanitiesneh_humanities_access
Humanities Access Grants
Deadline: May 4, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 27, 2016
Award Amount: two years of match-based funding (in the amount of either $50,000 or $100,000) to be expended through a term endowment over the final three years of the five-year grant period

Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: youth, communities of color, and/or economically disadvantaged populations. Grants establish or augment term endowments (that is, endowments whose funds are entirely expended over the course of a set time period) to provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, HBCUs and tribal colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations. 

Humanities Access grants are intended to seed longer-term endowment-building efforts. Grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds. Instead, the grant should expand or enhance an existing exemplary humanities program.

For more information, see here.

National Endowment for the Humanitiesneh_preservation_training
Preservation and Access Education and Training 
Deadline: May 3, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 26, 2016
Award Amount: up to $175,000 per year for up to two years; although cost sharing is not required, this program is rarely able to cover more than 80 percent of project costs

This program awards grants to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs around efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Such collections include: books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects.

Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

For more information, see here.

National Institute of JusticeDOJ
New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 
- NEW!
Deadline: May 2, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 25, 2016
Award Amount: up to $150,000 for projects up to 24 months

The NIJ's New Investigator/Early Career Program provides support for non-tenured assistant professors to conduct applied research on topics including: justice systems, violence and victimization, and/or crime control and prevention. NIJ encourages applications from diverse social and behavior sciences, including but not limited to criminal justice, criminology, economics, law, psychology, public health, and sociology.

Applications must propose research led by a Principal Investigator (PI) who: was awarded a terminal degree no more than four (4) years ago; holds a non-tenured assistant professor position at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States; and has not previously served as PI on an NIJ research grant or fellowship.

For more information, see here.

German Academic Exchange ServiceGerman_PhD_Scholarships
PhD and Postdoc Scholarships and Grants
Deadline: May 1, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 25, 2016
Award Amount: $2,000 to $3,000

This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department or program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany.

Grants are restricted to citizens and permanent residents of the US and Canada who are enrolled full time at the university that nominates them.

For more information, see here.

Institute of Museum and Library ServicesIMLS_STEM
STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums
Deadline: May 1, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 25, 2016
Award Amount: up to $1,000,000 for up to two years

This special initiative invites proposals for research on informal educational approaches that leverage community Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professionals in the broadest sense. Funded research projects will create a foundation for reaching children and families from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds, with different levels of knowledge about STEM.

The program prioritizes design-based research projects that develop and explore models for inquiry-based STEM programs delivered by scientists, engineers, and related technical practitioners (STEM experts) to children ages 6 - 10 and their families. In particular, proposals should address the role of expert oral narratives (e.g., storytelling, personal histories, and analogies) as part of object-based science inquiry. Proposals should include information about how findings from this research will be applicable in both museum and library settings.

For more information, see here.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizationunesco
UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme
Deadline: April 30, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 22, 2016
Award Amount: the overall success of the Program depends on financial and in-kind support. UNESCO, not being a funding agency, cannot be a major donor. For this reason, UNESCO encourages institutions to mobilize financial partners at the time when they are preparing the project proposals and also offers its services in helping to mobilize resources

The UNESCO program serves as a means of building the capacities of higher education and research institutions through the exchange of knowledge and sharing, in a spirit of international solidarity. The program covers training, research and exchange of academics and offers a platform for information sharing in all fields. The majority of projects are interdisciplinary. 
Because of the nature and flexibility of the Chairs Program, universities can respond more readily and with greater autonomy to the demands for new learning and research in a world undergoing rapid economic, social and technological change.

For more information, see here.

Poetry Foundationpoetry
Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships
Deadline: April 30, 2016
OSP Deadline: OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Award Amount: $25,800

These fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. Previously published poems may be included in the application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2016.

For more information, see here.

National Endowment for the HumanitiesNEH_digital_fellowship
NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
- NEW!
Deadline: April 28, 2016
OSP Deadline: OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for six to twelve months

These Fellowships support individual scholars pursuing research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant's plans for digital publication must be essential to the project's research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. 

Successful projects will likely incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books.

For more information, see here.

National Endowment for the HumanitiesNEH_fellowships
Deadline: April 28, 2016
OSP Deadline: OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for six to twelve months

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

Recipients may begin their awards as early as January 1, 2016, and as late as September 1, 2017. The award period must be full-time and continuous. Teaching and administrative assignments or other major activities may not be undertaken during the fellowship period.

For more information, see here.

National Endowment for the HumanitiesNEH_japan
Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
Deadline: April 28, 2016
OSP Deadline: OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for six to twelve months

The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. 

Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. 

Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any stage of development.

For more information, see here.

Harpo FoundationHarpo_New_Works
New Work Project Grants
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: April 27, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 20, 2016
Award Amount: up to $10,000

New Work Project Grants consider proposals from organizations to directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under-recognized by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.

NOTE: Presenting venues and hosting organizations may only submit one application a year; fiscal sponsors may submit proposals on behalf of more than one artist a year.

For more information, see here.

Department of EducationDEd_Fulbright
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program: Advanced Overseas Intensive Language Training Projects
Deadline: April 23, 2016 (anticipated)
OSP Deadline: April 15, 2016
Award Amount: up to $375,000 (estimated average award size is $125,000)

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. 

Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. Long-term projects support advanced overseas intensive language projects, which give advanced language students the opportunity to study languages overseas. 

For more information, see here.

John W. Kluge Centerkluge_fellowship
David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
Deadline: April 17, 2016
OSP Deadline: OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for six to twelve months

The David B. Larson Fellowship seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must possess a doctoral degree awarded by the deadline date.

For more information, see here.

Einstein ForumEinstein
Deadline: April 15, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 8, 2016
Award Amount: EUR 10,000

The Einstein Fellowship supports outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The proposed project must be significantly different in content, and preferably field and form, from the applicant's previous work. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences.

The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin.

For more information, see here.

National Endowment for the ArtsNEA_challenge
Challenge America
Deadline: April 14, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 7, 2016
Award Amount: $10,000; requires a minimum $10,000 match

The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations--those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

This category encourages and supports the following objective: 
  • Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art.

For more information, see here.

Endangered Language Fundendangered
Language Legacies Grant Program
Deadline: April 10, 2016
OSP Deadline: April 4, 2016
Award Amount: up to $4,000 (awards average $2,000)

The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and for linguistic fieldwork. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics, although projects which have immediate applicability to one group and more distant applicability to the other will also be considered. 

Support for publication is a low priority, although it will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in our funding decisions. Eligible expenses include consultant fees, equipment, travel, etc

For more information, see here.

Council on Library and Information ResourcesCLIR
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives
Deadline: April 5, 2016
OSP Deadline: March 29, 2016
Award Amount: $50,000 to $500,000 for 12 to 36 months

The purpose of this program is to digitize and provide access to non-digital collections of rare or unique content in cultural heritage institutions. Its aims are to enhance the emerging global digital research environment in ways that support new kinds of scholarship for the long term and to ensure that the full wealth of resources held by memory institutions becomes integrated with the open Web.

This program supports both single-institution and multi-institutional, collaborative grants.

For more information, see here.

National Historical Publications & Records CommissionNHPRC_access
Access to Historical Records
Draft Deadline [optional]: April 4, 2016
OSP Deadline [for draft applications]: March 28, 2016
Final Deadline: June 15, 2016
Award Amount: up to $200,000 over one to two year(s); cost sharing is required

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of historical records collections to broaden understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. This grant program is designed to support archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records.

The Commission looks to fund projects that undertake one or more of the following activities:
  • Preservation, arrangement, and online description of historical records in all formats;
  • Digital preservation of electronic records and unstable audio or moving image formats.
After completing arrangement and description activities, applicants may also propose to digitize materials to provide online access to collections.

For more information, see here.

National Historical Publications & Records CommissionNHPRC_publishing
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Draft Deadline [optional]: April 4, 2016
OSP Deadline [for draft applications]: March 28, 2016
Final Deadline: June 15, 2016
Award Amount: up to $200,000 for 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 historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project.

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, transcribing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online. 

For more information, see here.

New Music USAnew_music
Project Grants
Deadline: April 4, 2016, 5PM
OSP Deadline: March 28, 2016
Award Amount: between $250 and $15,000

New Music USA supports a wide range of new music projects. A "project" refers to any activity that involves new music getting out into the world through live performance or recording. Projects can take place up to two years past the deadline or up to six months prior. Requests can come from individuals or organizations. The most competitive projects are those that include specified living composers and recent music.

The Fund is especially interested in supporting artists directly for their work, whether that's creating, engaging, performing, or something else. The program places special emphasis on funds towards:
  • the creation of new musical work;
  • new live music for dance;
  • recording costs; and/or
  • residency and community outreach activities.

For more information, see here.

Henry Luce Foundationluce_american_art
American Art
Letter of Inquiry Deadline [required]: April 1, 2016 (OSP review not required)
Full Proposal Deadline: June 15, 2016 
Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $20,000 to over $2M

The Henry Luce Foundation's American Art program supports scholarly special exhibitions and their related publications that contribute significantly to the study of American art.

All periods and genres of American art history are included. Intellectual merit and potential contribution to scholarship are the most important criteria for evaluating proposals. 

For more information, see here.

Samuel H. Kress Foundationkress_fellowship
Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums
Deadline: April 1, 2016
OSP Deadline: March 25, 2016
Award Amount: up to $30,000

The purpose of the Kress Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums program is to provide a new kind of mentored professional development opportunity within American art museums. The program is intended to encourage students to explore interpretive careers in art museums, whether as future museum educators or curators; to strengthen the profession of museum educator within the art museum community; to strengthen ties between museum educators and curators in the shared task of interpretive programming in art museums; and to expand the range of promising career options available to students of art history and related fields.

Interpretive Fellowships provide competitive grants to American art museums that sponsor supervised internships in art museum education. 

For more information, see here.

Samuel H. Kress Foundationkress_history
History of Art
Deadline: April 1, 2016
OSP Deadline: March 25, 2016
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.

Samuel H. Kress Foundationkress_conservation
Deadline: April 1, 2016
OSP Deadline: March 25, 2016
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_digital
Digital Resources
Deadline: April 1, 2016
OSP Deadline: March 25, 2016
Award Amount:  unspecified; recent grants range from $25,000 to $100,000

The Digital Resources program supports efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history and the creation of important online resources in art history, including both textual and visual resources.

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. 

Please note that this grant program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.

For more information, see here.

UMass AmherstUMass_fellowships
Du Bois Library Fellowships
Deadline: March 31, 2016
OSP Deadline: OSP review is not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Award Amount: $2,500 for four consecutive weeks in residence

Fellows may come from any field and any perspective, and they may work on any topic, but their research should explore the major themes that characterize Du Bois's scholarship and activism. These themes include: the history and meaning of racial, social, and economic justice; the problems of democracy and political inclusion; the role of capitalism in world affairs; and the global influence of African cultures. 

All full time graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars are eligible to apply; and, the competition especially encourages applications from early career scholars. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

For more information, see here.

Max van Berchem Foundationmax_van_berchem
Deadline: March 31, 2016
OSP Deadline: March 24, 2016
Award Amount: unspecified grant amount

The Max van Berchem Foundation supports research projects in Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion and literature.

For more information, see here.

German Academic Exchange ServiceDAAD
North American Universities Host German Guest Lecturers
Deadline: March 30, 2016
OSP Deadline: March 23, 2016
Award Amount: stipend of €98-€143 per day; the host institution must commit a monetary honorarium of $2,200 per month for the guest lecturer
Duration: four to six weeks

This program supports North American universities that want to host German professors and lecturers for short-term teaching engagements. The program aims to promote activity in specialized fields, help fill curricular gaps, and/or act as a stimulus for teaching and research

The program is open to all disciplines. 

For more information, see here.

American Council of Learned SocietiesACLS_public
Public Fellows
Deadline: March 24, 2016
OSP Deadline: OSP review is not required for awards granted directly to individuals
Award Amount: $65,000 per year, plus up to $3,000 in professional development
Tenure: two years; the award start date may be either August 1 or September 1

ACLS invites applications for the sixth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Applicants must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

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 or 617-496-2618.