Funding Opportunities for Social Science and Humanities Scholars – March 2021

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The Office of Research periodically collects and disseminates information about highly relevant funding opportunities for CLA scholars. The next few months offer many opportunities, listed in this news.cla.purdue.edu post. The information was collected from Pivot.

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FunderNational Institute of Justice (NIJ)Office of Justice Programs (OJP)United States Department of Justice (DOJ)Funder’s opportunity ID:O-NIJ-2021-45007    
(Re-issue of NIJ-2020-17324)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
22 Mar 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredGrants.gov deadline; 11:59 PM ET
05 Apr 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredJustGrants deadline; 11:59 PM ET

AmountUpper  $600,000USDEligibilityCity or township governments, County governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Small businesses, Special district governments, State governmentsAbstractThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), is seeking applications for funding for research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. This project furthers the Department’s mission by supporting the development of new knowledge and tools to address the challenges of crime and justice in the United States.Websitehttps://nij.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-nij-2021-45007Keywords

Human Trafficking


FunderDivision of Research ProgramsNational Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)Funder’s opportunity ID:20210428-FO    
(Re-issue of 20200422-FO)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
28 Apr 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required11:59 PM ET

AmountUpper  $60,000USD Lower  $30,000USDAnticipated Total Annual Funding: $180,000
Estimated Number and Type of Awards: Approximately 3 grants
Funding Range: $30,000 to $60,000
Cost Sharing Required: No
Period of Performance: 6 – 12 monthsEligibilityU.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible. Foreign nationals who take up permanent residence outside the United States any time between the application deadline and the end of the period of performance will forfeit their eligibility to hold an award. (Leaving the U.S. on a temporary basis is permitted.)

While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply. Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral are eligible; but such applicants must include a letter from the dean of the conferring school or their department chair attesting to the applicant’s status as of the application deadline.AbstractThe Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan – United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program aims to promote Japan studies in the United States, to encourage U.S. – Japanese scholarly exchange, and to support the next generation of Japan scholars in the United States. 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, and sociology. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

Special Encouragement for Junior Scholars
In keeping with the JUSFC’s commitment to foster the next generation of leaders in developing and maintaining the Japan-U.S. relationship, NEH encourages applications to this program from junior scholars (that is, scholars who have earned their terminal degree within the last seven years).Websitehttps://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships-advanced-social-science-research-japanKeywords

Exchange Programs

Japan

Social Sciences


FunderJohn W. Kluge CenterLibrary of Congress (LOC)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 May 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $50,400USD Lower  $25,200USD$4,200 per month for 6 to 12 monthsEligibilityOpen to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a doctoral degreeAbstractThe John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS), the fellowship is named in honor of the Center’s late founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist, who focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might help in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness.

The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson’s legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It 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. The Kluge Center is located in the splendid Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library, and it furnishes attractive work and discussion space for its scholars as well as easy access to the Library’s specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. If necessary, special arrangements may be made with the National Library of Medicine for access to its materials as well.Websitehttps://www.loc.gov/programs/john-w-kluge-center/chairs-fellowships/fellowships/larson-fellowship-in-health-and-spirituality/Keywords

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Religious Studies


FunderNational Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)Funder’s opportunity ID:20210609-MD-MN-MT    
(Re-issue of 20200610-MD-MN-MT)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
05 May 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorOther – NoOptional Draft
09 Jun 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required11:59 PM ET

AmountUpper  $400,000USDEstimated Number and Type of Award(s): Approximately 11-16

Estimated Award Amount or Funding Range:
– Discovery: up to $30,000
– Prototyping: up to $100,000
– Production: up to $400,000

Cost Sharing/Match Required: No

All projects may have a period of performance of one to three years.EligibilityEligible applicants include U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, accredited public and 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. Individuals, foreign and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.AbstractThe Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. All Digital Projects for the Public projects must:
• provide public audiences with structured analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas
• incorporate sound humanities scholarship
• involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production
• include appropriate digital media professionals
• reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution
• demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves

NEH seeks proposals that explore a range of interpretive possibilities. The most competitive projects are those which include collaboration with multiple scholars offering diverse perspectives. Projects that depend on input from a single scholar are not competitive.

NEH also welcomes applications for non-promotional digital components of a larger project. For these projects, you should explain how the digital platform will enrich the users’ learning experience and engagement. For instance, if your request is for a mobile experience that would operate within a museum or would work in conjunction with a film, you should explain how this project element will substantially add to the audience’s humanities learning experience.Websitehttps://www.neh.gov/grants/public/digital-projects-the-publicKeywords

Digital Humanities

General Humanities Topics


FunderAcademy of American PoetsUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 May 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorSubmission/Entry – required

Deadline Note

Note: A $75 entry fee and entry form signifying the publisher’s acceptance of these guidelines is required for each title submitted.

The publisher should send four copies of each book to the Academy of American Poets.Amount$25,000USDThe $25,000 prize also includes a ten-day residency at Glen Hollow in Naples, New York, and distribution of the winning book to hundreds of Academy of American Poets members.EligibilityAny poet who meets one of the below criteria on the date of the application deadline, in any given year, is eligible:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, or
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.
  • Books must be submitted in the year after their publication, which means that books published in 2021 may not be submitted for consideration until 2022.
  • Self-published books are not eligible.
  • Translations and new editions of previously published books are not eligible.
  • Publishers may submit as many titles as they wish.

AbstractThis award recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year.Websitehttps://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/lenore-marshall-poetry-prizeKeywords

American Literature

Language or Literature

Poetry


FunderEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)National Institutes of Health (NIH)United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)Funder’s opportunity ID:PAR-20-250    
(Re-issue of PAR-18-217)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
25 May 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requirednew, renewal, resubmission
25 Sep 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requirednew, renewal, resubmission
25 Jan 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requirednew, renewal, resubmission
25 May 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requirednew, renewal, resubmission

Deadline Note

Note: Optional LOIs are due 30 days before the standard due date.

5:00 PM local time of applicant organizationAmountUpper  $150,000USDThe number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Application budgets must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project, and are limited to $150,000 direct costs per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 yearsEligibilityHigher Education Institutions
– Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
– Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
– Hispanic-serving Institutions
– Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
– Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
– Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
– Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
– Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

For-Profit Organizations
– Small Businesses
– For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)

Governments
– State Governments
– County Governments
– City or Township Governments
– Special District Governments
– Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
– Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
– U.S. Territory or Possession

Other
– Independent School Districts
– Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
– Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
– Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
– Regional Organizations

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.AbstractThe NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

– Courses for Skills DevelopmentWebsitehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-250.htmlKeywords

Behavioral Biology

Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Pharmacology

Behavioral Problems or Disorders

Behavioral Science Education

Behavioral Therapy

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Research (Multidisciplinary)

Biomedical Research Resources

Biomedical Research Resources, Other

Biomedical Research Training

Cell & Developmental Biology

Child or Maternal Health

Family Medicine

Human Development

Neonatology

Public Health

Reproductive Health Services


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity IDs:17-120, PD 09-7252    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Jun 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredConference proposals
03 Aug 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredResearch proposals
01 Feb 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredResearch proposals

EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractThe PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas focused on typical human behavior. The aim is to enhance the fundamental understanding of perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken language, and motor control. The program welcomes a wide range of perspectives, such as individual differences, symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, genetics, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs both within the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate and across other directorates. Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, brain imaging, or computational modeling, or factors such as emotion and sleep, only if the work has direct impact on our understanding of basic processes underlying human perception, action, or cognition.Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686Keywords

Audiology

Balance (physical)

Cognitive Development or Processes

Ears & Hearing

Human Learning and Memory

Sensory Integration Disorders

Sensory Physiology

Sensory System

Vision


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:PD 98-1311    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
15 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractThe program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):
– What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
– What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
– How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing?
– What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities?
– How does language develop in children?
– What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

The program accepts proposals for a variety of project types: research proposals from scholars with Ph.D.s or equivalent degrees, proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, and CAREER proposals. The program will also consider proposals for workshops, conferences, and training activities.Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408Keywords

Language Acquisition

Linguistics or Philology

Phonology

Psycholinguistics

Semantics

Syntax


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:20-538    
(Re-issue of 14-551)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
15 Jan 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountUpper  $12,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 25 to 35

Anticipated Funding Amount: $300,000 to $400,000

Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. Proposal budgets cannot exceed $12,000 in direct costs for the entire duration of the award; indirect costs are in addition to this maximum direct cost limitation and are subject to the awardee’s current Federally negotiated indirect cost rate. The maximum project duration is 24 months.EligibilityInstitutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.AbstractThe Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, linguistic semantics and pragmatics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):

– What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
– What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
– How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing?
– What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities?
– How does language develop in children?
– What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

The Linguistics Program does not make awards to support clinical research projects, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20538Keywords

Cognitive Development or Processes

Linguistics or Philology

Neurobiology


FunderNational Institutes of Health (NIH)United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)Funder’s opportunity IDs:PAR-19-213, PAR-19-212    
(Re-issue of PA-18-055)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
23 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required
23 Mar 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required

Deadline Note

Note: Optional Letter of Intent due 30 days prior to application due date

Applications due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organizationAmountThe number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum period is 5 years.EligibilityHigher Education Institutions
– Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
– Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
– Hispanic-serving Institutions
– Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
– Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
– Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
– Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
– Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
– Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

For-Profit Organizations
– Small Businesses
– For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)

Governments
– State Governments
– County Governments
– City or Township Governments
– Special District Governments
– Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
– Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
– Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
– U.S. Territory or Possession

Other
– Independent School Districts
– Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
– Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
– Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
– Regional Organizations
– Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.AbstractThe purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage behavioral intervention development research. Specifically, test efficacy, conduct clinical trials, examine mechanisms of behavior change, determine dose-response, treatment optimization, and/or ascertain best sequencing of behavioral, combined, sequential, or integrated behavioral and pharmacological treatments. Research of interest includes but is not limited to Stage II and Stage III efficacy research, including: (1) drug abuse treatment interventions, including interventions for patients with comorbidities; (2) drug abuse treatment and adherence interventions; (3) drug abuse treatment and adherence interventions that utilize technologies to boost effects and increase implementability and sustainability; (4) interventions to prevent the acquisition or transmission of HIV infection among individuals in drug abuse treatment; (5) interventions to promote adherence to drug abuse treatment, HIV and addiction medications; and (6) interventions to treat substance misuse and chronic pain.

Components of Participating Organizations:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)Websitehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-212.htmlKeywords

Addictions

Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Pharmacology

Chronic Pain

Clinical Trials

Comorbidity

Drug Abuse Treatment

Health Behavior

HIV Prevention

Medical Technology

Pharmacy & Pharmacology


FunderHarry Frank Guggenheim FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Aug 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $40,000USD Lower  $15,000USDThe foundation ordinarily makes awards in the range of $15,000 to $40,000 a year for periods of one or two years.EligibilityApplicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree. Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.AbstractThe foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.Websitehttp://www.hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htmKeywords

Aggression

Child Abuse & Neglect

Domestic Violence

Drugs or Drug Abuse

Family

Violence

Violent Behavior


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:NSF 15-556    
(Re-issue of NSF 14-560)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Aug 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required
15 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountUpper  $20,000USDEstimated Number of Awards:

During a fiscal year, Cultural Anthropology expects to recommend (either on its own or jointly with one or more other NSF programs) a total of 40-50 doctoral dissertation research improvement (DDRIG) awards.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $800,000

Anticipated Funding Amount is $800,000 pending availability of funds. Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. The total direct costs for CA DDRIG awards may not exceed $20,000; applicable indirect costs are in addition to (that is, on top of) that amount.

The proposer may concurrently submit a doctoral dissertation proposal to other funding organizations. Please indicate this in the “Current and Pending Support” section of the NSF proposal, so that NSF may coordinate funding with the other organizations. The “Current and Pending Support” section of the NSF proposal should also list the proposal itself. The proposer may submit a DDRIG proposal to only one NSF Program although they may request that the proposal be co-reviewed with one or more other NSF Programs; actual co-review will be at the discretion of the relevant Program Officers.EligibilityProposals may only be submitted by the following:

Universities and Colleges – doctoral degree granting universities and colleges accredited in, and having a campus located in, the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations are also referred to as academic institutions.AbstractThe primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.

Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Because the National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.

Program research priorities include, but are not limited to, research that increases our understanding of:
– Socio-cultural drivers of critical anthropogenic processes such as deforestation, desertification, land cover change, urbanization, and poverty
– Resilience and robustness of socio-cultural systems
– Conflict, cooperation, and altruism
– Economy, culture, migration, and globalization
– Variability and change in kinship and family norms and practices
– Cultural and social contexts of health and disease
– Social regulation, governmentality, and violence
– Origins of complexity in socio-cultural systems
– Language and culture: orality and literacy, sociolinguistics, and cognition
– Human variation through empirically grounded ethnographic descriptions
– Mathematical and computational models of sociocultural systems such as social network analysis, agent-based models, multi-level models, and modes that integrate agent-based simulations and geographic information systems (GIS)

As part of its effort to encourage and support projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research, CA provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects designed and carried out by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities who are conducting scientific research that enhances basic scientific knowledge.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=505057&ods_key=nsf19560Keywords

Behavioral or Social Studies

Cognitive Development or Processes

Conflict Theory

Cultural Anthropology

Environmental Conservation

Family

Globalization

Language Acquisition

Migration

Poverty and the Poor

Social Order

Sociolinguistics

Urban Sociology

Urban Studies

Violence


FunderDivision of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:PD 98-1331    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
16 Aug 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
15 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractThe Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed. Click here for information on Strengthening Qualitative Research through Methodological Innovation and Integration. The Sociology Program also funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student’s home campus. See the Sociology Program Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Awards Solicitation for more information on this opportunity.

Please Note: Principal Investigators should select PD 98-1331 in the program announcement/solicitation block on the proposal Cover Sheet for submission of regular research projects to the Sociology Program and NSF 14-604 for submission of Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement proposals. Projects are evaluated using the two Foundation-wide criteria, intrinsic merit and broader impacts. In assessing the intrinsic merit of proposed research, four components are key to securing support from the Sociology Program: (1) the issues investigated must be theoretically grounded; (2) the research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation or illustration; (3) the research design must be appropriate to the questions asked; and (4) the proposed research must advance our understanding of social processes, structures and methods.

The NSF also offers a number of specialized funding opportunities through its crosscutting and cross-directorate activities; some of the Sociology related opportunities are listed below.

Crosscutting Research & Training Opportunities:

– ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science
and Engineering Careers
– Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
– Graduate Research Fellowship Program
– Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
– SBE Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MPRF)
– Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
– Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
– Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) ProgramWebsitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369Keywords

Cultural Anthropology

Organizational Theory and Behavior

Population Sciences

Social Change

Social Movements

Social Order

Social Stratification or Mobility

Sociology

Sociology of Sex and Gender

Sociology of the Family


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:20-547    
(Re-issue of 17-566)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
17 Aug 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required5 p.m. submitter’s local time
18 Jan 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required5 p.m. submitter’s local time

AmountUpper  $500,000USD Lower  $20,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 30 to 40
Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,000,000 to $6,000,000

Anticipated Funding Amount is approximately $5,000,000 – $6,000,000, for all new and continuing awards combined, not including DDRIG awards, pending availability of funds. Regular research awards supported by HEGS range from $40,000 to $400,000; CAREER awards between $400,000 and $500,000; conferences, group travel, or other community-development activities awards between $20,000 and $50,000; research coordination network (RCN) awards between $300,000 and $400,000; RAPID awards between $20,000 and $60,000. All figures in the preceding sentences are totals that include both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of the award. Somewhat larger funding amounts may be possible under limited circumstances, such as the receipt of funding support from other NSF programs to support a project with HEGS.EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E. Unaffiliated individuals are not eligible to submit proposals in response to this solicitation.AbstractThe objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes, and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they enhance fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated geographical research. National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic scientific research. Support is provided for projects that are most effective in grounding research in relevant theoretical frameworks relevant to HEGS, that focus on questions that emanate from the theoretical discussions, and that use scientific methods to answer those questions. HEGS supported projects are expected to yield results that will enhance, expand, and transform fundamental geographical theory and methods, and that will have positive broader impacts that benefit society.

The HEGS Program recognizes that geography is a broad discipline that includes the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. However, HEGS does not fund research that is solely humanistic, non-science. A proposal to the HEGS Program must explain how the research will contribute to geographic and spatial scientific theory and/or methods development, and how the results are generalizable beyond the case study. It should be noted that HEGS is situated in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate at NSF. Therefore, it is critical that research projects submitted to the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program illustrate how the proposed research is relevant and important to people and societies.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20547Keywords

Cultural Geography

Geography

Spatial Data or Analysis


FunderDivision of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:17-120    
(Re-issue of PD 98-1321)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
18 Jan 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
18 Aug 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
18 Aug 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountThe award amount is unspecified. DRMS DDRIG awards have a recommended maximum duration of 12 months. DDRIG awards are designed to cover expenses such as travel, special equipment, and participation fees. DRMS does not provide general stipends or cost-of-living support for DDRIG awards.EligibilityExcept where a program solicitation establishes more restrictive eligibility criteria, individuals and organizations in the following categories may submit proposals:

– Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs): Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.
– Non-profit, Non-academic Organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations located in the US that are directly associated with educational or research activities.
– For-profit Organizations: US commercial organizations, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education.
– State and Local Governments: State educational offices or organizations and local school districts may submit proposals intended to broaden the impact, accelerate the pace, and increase the effectiveness of improvements in science, mathematics and engineering education in both K-12 and post-secondary levels.

The following are normally not eligible:

– Unaffiliated Individuals: Unaffiliated individuals in the US and US citizens rarely receive direct funding support from NSF.
– Foreign organizations: NSF rarely provides funding support to foreign organizations.
– Other Federal Agencies: NSF does not normally support research or education activities by scientists, engineers or educators employed by Federal agencies or FFRDCs.AbstractThe Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. The program also supports small grants that are time-critical (Rapid Response Research – RAPID) and small grants that are high-risk and of a potentially transformative nature (EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research – EAGER). For detailed information concerning these two types of grants, please review Chapter II.E of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

Funded research must be grounded in theory and generalizable. Purely algorithmic management science proposals should be submitted to the Operations Engineering (OE) Program rather than to DRMS.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423Keywords

Decision Sciences

Management Science

Risk Factor Analysis


FunderDivision of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:19-575    
(Re-issue of 19-520)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
26 Aug 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required5 p.m. submitter’s local time
27 Jan 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required5 p.m. submitter’s local time

AmountEstimated Number of Awards: 15 to 35

Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,760,000

Approximately $3.76 million will be awarded annually, contingent upon the availability of funds. Additional funds may be available from participating federal statistical agencies for competitive research proposals of interest to those agencies. Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted.EligibilityInstitutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.AbstractThe Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the production and use of official statistics.

The MMS Program provides support through a number of different funding mechanisms. The following mechanisms are addressed in this solicitation:

– Regular Research Awards
– Awards for conferences and community-development activities
– Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants
– Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements

MMS also supports Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards. Please see the CAREER Program Web Site for more information about this activity.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19575Keywords

Behavioral or Social Studies

Data Acquisition

Polls & Surveys

Research Methodology

Statistics


FunderSamuel H. Kress FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Mar 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorLetter of Inquiry – requiredSpring
01 Apr 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredSpring
01 Sep 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorLetter of Inquiry – requiredFall
01 Oct 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredFall
15 Dec 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorLetter of Inquiry – requiredWinter
15 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – requiredWinter

Deadline Note

Note: All deadlines are at 5:00 PM EST.EligibilityGrants are awarded to non-profit institutions that have 501(c)3 status in the United States, which includes supporting foundations of European institutions and foreign institutions that have obtained recognition of exemption from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The project being pursued can be the work of a single individual or a team affiliated with the organization applying for support, but the Foundation does not pay grants directly to individuals.AbstractThe Conservation Grants program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European works of art from antiquity to the early 19th century. 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 through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.Websitehttp://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/conservation/Keywords

Art Preservation

History and Appreciation of Art


FunderPresser FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

Amount$4,000USDThe Award is approximately $4,000 payable at the end of a student’s junior year. The exact amount of the award varies from year to year on the basis of the availability of funds and the number of awards that the Committee approves.EligibilityUndergraduate schools of music at accredited colleges, universities and independent institutions of higher education are invited to apply for the opportunity to present the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award to an outstanding music major whom they select.

The Award is to be presented and paid in full to an outstanding undergraduate music major at the end of their junior year.

Schools of Music selected for participation in the Undergraduate Scholar Award Program must maintain a minimum enrollment of 60 undergraduate music majors, offer a curriculum of study that includes at least one-third non-music academic subjects, and show evidence of meeting high professional standards for faculty, curriculum and facilities.

Please note that Institutions are invited to submit a Re-Evaluation Application every 5 years.AbstractThe student is to be selected by the music faculty guided solely by consideration of excellence and merit. This award is an honor award and the student, in his/her senior year, is to be known as a Presser Scholar.Websitehttp://www.presserfoundation.org/?page_id=113Keywords

Music

Music Education


FunderFulbright Scholar ProgramCouncil for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)Institute of International Education (IIE)Funder’s opportunity ID:11129-AU    
(Re-issue of 10129-AU)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  €18,000EUR Lower  €15,000EUROne grant is available. The length of the grant is 5 to 6 months. Grant should begin on January 1, 2022.

Benefits include:
1. Stipend:
– €3,000 per month (approx. $3,600, exchange rates may fluctuate).
– Housing in a one-bedroom apartment and access to an on-site meal plan, valued at approximately €18,960 (approx. $21,000, exchange rates may fluctuate).
– Office space equipped with a computer, phone and printer, access to IT services, and office supplies, valued at approximately €6,000 (approx. $6,600, exchange rates may fluctuate).

2. Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance: All grantees receive a Fulbright travel grant of €1,000 (approx. $1,100 exchange rates may fluctuate).

3. Special Award Benefits
Housing and meals provided by the host institution on-site (approximate value: €18,960). The host institution also provides office space equipped with a computer, phone and printer, as well as access to IT services and office supplies (approximate value: €6,000).EligibilityThe award is open to faculty of all academic ranks with a Ph.D., appropriate teaching experience and relevant expertise.

A letter of invitation is optional.

All teaching will be in English; additional language proficiency is not required.

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements at the time of application unless specific exemptions apply.
– U.S. citizenship – permanent residence is not sufficient.
– Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar grant are eligible to apply for another Fulbright Scholar grant two years after the date of completion of the previous grant. (For serial or Flex grants, the two-year period begins at the end of the final grant in the series.)
– Candidates who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application are ineligible. In this case, a period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.
– Recent college graduates with limited professional experience are ineligible for consideration under the Fulbright Scholar Program.
– Graduate or doctoral students seeking funding to complete their degrees are ineligible for consideration under the Fulbright Scholar Program.
– Sound physical and mental health: selected candidates are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.
– Employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development and of public or private organizations under contract to the U.S. Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright grant until one year after termination of such employment.

Candidates who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States will be given preference, provided their qualifications are approximately equivalent to those of other candidates.

Candidates who previously held a Fulbright Scholar grant should be aware that, as a general matter, preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Scholar grant. Therefore, previous Fulbright Scholar grantees are expected to make a strong justification in their application for a repeat Fulbright grant.AbstractThis award supports a flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails teaching two classes (a total of nine sessions, 90 minutes for each class) in the graduate programs of the Diplomatic Academy. Content and level of courses are to be negotiated with the Diplomatic Academy contingent upon the grantee’s fields of interest and expertise and the host institution’s curricular needs.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.

The award is tenable at Diplomatische Akademie Wien (Vienna School of International Studies).

Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered:
– Area Studies, non- U.S.
– Economics
– History, American
– History, non- U.S.
– Law
– Political Science
– Public Administration

The Diplomatic Academy has chairs in Economics, History, International Relations, and Law, and seeks applications from scholars with established research records in international studies broadly defined. Applications from all relevant disciplines with multidisciplinary interests are welcome.Websitehttps://awards.cies.org/content/fulbright-diplomatic-academy-visiting-professor-international-studies-2Keywords

Agriculture and Food Sciences

Area Studies

Arts and Humanities

Business, Management and Commerce

Education

Engineering

Law

Social Sciences


FunderNational Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:20-603    
(Re-issue of 19-606)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Sep 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
15 Feb 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required

Deadline Note

Note: Proposals due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local timeAmountUpper  $450,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 20 to 25

Senior Research and Conference Projects: Approximately 20-25 Standard or Continuing Grants of up to $450,000 for up to three years. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants, in addition to conference proposals. Collaborative Senior Research projects should not exceed the $450,000 limit.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,800,000Eligibility- Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.
– Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
– Tribal organizations and other American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian serving organizations.AbstractThis funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages–languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in human-language technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documentation and analysis, and archiving of endangered language data, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants and conference proposals. Fellowship support will remain available but will be administered by NEH.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20603Keywords

Classical or Ancient Language or Literature

Linguistics or Philology


FunderCollege Art Association (CAA)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorLetter of Intent – required

AmountUpper  $15,000USDAwards are up to $15,000.EligibilityGrants are available to nonprofit or commercial publishers.

Translation Grant:
The grant is open to applicants from all nations for translation of a book, published or unpublished, on a topic in American art to English, or from English to another language. For this grant, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500-1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Applications can be submitted by the publisher or author/translator.

A book that wins one CAA publishing grant may not receive a second grant. A project that has been rejected for a grant may not be resubmitted to the same grant.AbstractThe Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher. For this grant program, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500-1980) of what is now the geographic United States.

Categories:

– Grants to US publishers for manuscripts considering American art in an international context
– Grants to non-US publishers for manuscripts on topics in American art
– Grants for the translation of books on topics in American art to or from English.Websitehttp://www.collegeart.org/programs/publishing-grants/terra-foundationKeywords

American Art

Editorial Projects

History and Appreciation of Art

Language and or Literature, Translation

Literary Design or Production

Print Media & Publishing

Translation


FunderAmerican Academy in BerlinUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
25 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – requiredby 6 p.m. EST

AmountUpper  $20,000USDFellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, housing at the Hans Arnhold Center, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Academy during the entire term of the award, generally one academic semester.EligibilityAcademy fellows are comprised of established and emerging scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study.

Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the United States. US citizenship is not required. American expatriates are not eligible.

Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. Applicants working in most other fields–such as journalism, filmmaking, or public policy–must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers must have published at least one book at the time of application.

The Academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics or the natural sciences. Candidates in the visual arts, music composition and poetry are chosen by nomination only.AbstractThe American Academy in Berlin seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others.

For 2020/21, the Academy will also award a Richard C. Holbrooke Fellow for a project that looks at diplomatic approaches to resolving major global issues, from armed conflicts to environmental challenges to the impact of new technologies.Websitehttp://www.americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship/Keywords

Creative Writing

Economics

Film or Cinema or Video

History

History and Appreciation of Art

Journalism

Legal Procedure

Migration

Music

Public Policy

Racism or Race Relation


FunderEast European Politics & Societies and Cultures (EEPS)American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Oct 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorSubmission/Entry – required

Amount$500USD$500 and Publication in EEPS.AbstractThis prize is awarded for exemplary translations of journal articles from East European languages into English. Prize winners are announced at the annual conventions of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, usually held in November. The prize is sponsored by East European Politics & Societies and Cultures (EEPS), which will publish the winning article.

A translation by a colleague from a relevant discipline, rather than by a professional translator outside the author’s field.

– The translation cannot have been published previously.
– The translation must be from an East European language as defined by the georaphic ambit of EEPS. Translations from German, Turkish, and Russian are not eligible.
– Articles should fall within the social sciences and the humanities.
– The subject matter and approach should be suitable for publication as an EEPS article.
– Translations of journalism, blogs, or other brief pieces do not qualify.Websitehttps://journals.sagepub.com/home/eepKeywords

Eurasia

European Languages or Literature

Europe, Eastern

Language and or Literature, Translation

Slavic Language or Literature

Translation


FunderSmithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)Smithsonian Institution (SI)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $60,000USD Lower  $40,000USDThe stipend for a one-year fellowship is $40,000 for predoctoral scholars and $55,000 for postdoctoral and senior scholars, with an allowance of up to $4,000 available for short research trips. Additional allowances may be provided to help with temporary relocation to the Smithsonian and the cost of health insurance. Senior-level recipients of the Terra Foundation Fellowships are eligible for an augmented stipend of $60,000 for the full year. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but terms as short as three months are available with prorated stipends. All fellowships must take place between June 1, 2021, and August 31, 2022.EligibilityPhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars are eligible to apply. Predoctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for their doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research. Postdoctoral fellowships are available to support specific research projects by scholars who have earned a PhD or equivalent. Senior fellowships are intended for scholars with a distinguished publication record who have held their doctoral degree for more than seven years or who possess a commensurate record of professional accomplishment.AbstractThe Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. Recipients will be part of the the oldest, largest, and premier residential fellowship program in American art.Websitehttp://americanart.si.edu/research/opportunity/fellows/Keywords

American Art

Culture

Visual Arts


FunderJohn F. Kennedy Presidential Library and MuseumUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $5,000USDStipend Amount: up to $5,000.EligibilityApplicants are strongly encouraged to contact an archivist at the JFK Library for information about relevant archival holdings before applying.AbstractThe John F. Kennedy Library Foundation provides funds to scholars and students interested in researching the Ernest Hemingway Collection.

Research Focus: Grant applications are evaluated on the basis of expected utilization of the Collection, the proposed project’s contributions to Hemingway and/or related studies, and the applicant’s qualifications.Websitehttps://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships/Ernest-Hemingway-Research-Grants.aspxKeywords

American Literature

Arts and Humanities

English Language or Literature


FunderAmerican Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
02 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required9:00PM EST

AmountUpper  $50,000USDAmount: up to $50,000
Funds are provided for a maxiumum of two consecutive semesters released from teaching (a minimum of one semester), during which the Fellow must devote full time to the project. The stipend will be prorated if the fellowship is undertaken for less than nine months. The fellowship period must begin between June 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022.Eligibility- An applicant must hold a PhD from an institution in the United States or Canada, OR be a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident with a PhD from any institution. The PhD degree must be completed by November 2, 2020 (including defense and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2021. (If the date of conferral is after the application deadline, the application must include an institutional statement attesting that all requirements for the PhD have been fulfilled. Successful applicants will be asked to submit proof of conferral.)
– An applicant who is not a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident must have an affiliation, or a long-term regular research or teaching appointment, with a university or college in the United States or Canada.
– An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2012.
– Applicants who have obtained tenure, or whose tenure review will be complete before May 31, 2021, are not eligible.

A working knowledge of Chinese is required.
Research in Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan is eligible.AbstractEarly Career Fellowships support pre-tenure scholars in the humanities and the humanities-related social sciences who are preparing their PhD dissertations for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects.

Early Career fellowships support research and writing with a priority given to proposals based on the applicant’s research in China. Proposals must reflect an understanding of the contemporary Chinese academic and research environment.Websitehttp://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/Keywords

Arts and Humanities

Asian Art

Asian History

Asian Languages or Literature

Asian Religions

Asian Studies

China

Chinese Language or Literature

General Humanities Topics

Social Sciences


FunderJapan Foundation, New York (JFNY)Japan FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
02 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountThe proposed project must take place between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The project may continue after July 2022 as long as the major part or core of the project is completed by June 30, 2022.EligibilityThe proposed project must be undertaken by professional artists.

Grants are awarded only to U.S.-based or Canada-based non-profit organizations and are subject to the relevant laws and regulations of the Japan Foundation. Applicants should have 501(c)(3) status in the United States or have charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency.AbstractThe PAJ program was started by the Japan Foundation in 1994 with the mission to establish a system for promoting Japanese performing arts in North America. The PAJ program supports initiatives of non-profit organizations in the United States and Canada to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts. PAJ also encourages collaborations between Japanese and American/Canadian artists, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.

The primary objectives of PAJ are:
1) To increase access to Japanese performing arts in the United States and Canada, especially outside major metropolitan areas.
2) To foster an understanding of Japanese performing arts by providing educational programs for audiences in each touring location apart from public performances; and
3) To support collaborative projects between Japanese and American/Canadian performing artists.

To realize the above objectives, the PAJ program offers two types of support:
1) The Touring Grant assists with the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and/or Canada, with emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas where there is little exposure to Japanese performing arts.
2) The Collaboration Grant facilitates the collaboration of Japanese and American/Canadian artists so that they may create a new work through research, residencies, artists’ discussions etc. with the potential to develop into a touring project and further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.

For tours, the proposed project must tour to at least two locations outside New York and Los Angeles. Multiple venues in the same city are considered to be one location.

For collaborations, the proposed project must be a new work jointly explored and created by Japanese artists and American/Canadian artists.Websitehttps://www.jfny.org/grants/grants/paj/Keywords

Asian Art

Cultural Activities

Exchange Programs

Performing Arts


FunderBard Graduate Center (BGC)Bard CollegeUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $14,000USD Lower  $3,500USDThe stipend rate is $3,500 per month. Fellowships will be awarded for one semester (4 months in the fall or spring). Fellows will be given a workspace in our Research CenterEligibilityBGC invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply for these funded research fellowships. Doctoral students of exceptional promise are also encouraged to apply. The fellowships are intended to fund collections-based research at Bard Graduate Center or elsewhere in New York City, as well as writing or reading projects in which being part of our dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable.AbstractBard Graduate Center (BGC) is pleased to announce its annual Fields of the Future fellowship and mentorship program, which aims to help promote diversity and inclusion in the advanced study of the material world. It reflects our commitment to explore and expand the sources, techniques, voices, perspectives, and questions of interdisciplinary humanities scholarship. BGC studies the past in its own terms in order to better understand where the future has come from. We invite applicants to submit projects that they think map the fields of the future. In an effort to promote that necessary diversity and inclusion in the fields of decorative arts, design history, and material culture, we particularly wish to encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups and/or projects of related thematic focus.Websitehttp://www.bgc.bard.edu/research/fellowships/bgc-research-fellowship.htmlKeywords

Anthropology

Archaeology

Architectural Design

Architecture

Architecture History

Cultural History

Decorative Arts & Jewelry

Design Arts

Economic History

Fashion & Textiles Design

History and Appreciation of Art

History of Science and Technology

Intellectual History

Material Culture

Museums

Philosophy


FunderJack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS)United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountThe specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to eight consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective.

The Mandel Center is able to provide visa assistance to fellows and their dependents, if necessary. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and health insurance. We do not provide support allowances for accompanying family members.EligibilityMandel Center Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic or research institution. Immediate postdocs and faculty between appointments will also be considered. Applicants who have received a fellowship award from the Mandel Center in previous cycles may not re-apply unless seven years have passed since the end date of their previous residency.AbstractThe Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to award fellowships-in-residence to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Annual Fellowships are designed for candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars.

A principal focus of the fellowship program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars. Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are also especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; America and the Holocaust; projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union; and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.

The Mandel Center welcomes all proposals from scholars in relevant academic disciplines, though, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, film studies, Jewish studies, law, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, comparative genocide studies, and others.Websitehttps://www.ushmm.org/research/opportunities-for-academics/fellowships/annualKeywords

Holocaust Studies

Jewish History

Jewish Studies


FunderAcademy of American PoetsUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
16 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorSubmission/Entry – requiredThe entry fee is $35.

Amount$5,000USDThe award is for $5,000. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members, and promotion in American Poets magazine.EligibilityAny poet who meets one of the below criteria on the date of the application deadline, in any given year, is eligible to apply:

– U.S. Citizen
– Resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, or
– Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.

– Applicants must be living poets who have neither published, nor committed to publish a book-length collection of poems (48 pages of poems or more) with a registered ISBN, either in the United States or abroad.
– Only one manuscript may be submitted per applicant.AbstractThe Academy of American Poets First Book Award is given to honor a poet’s first book. This award was established in 1975 to encourage the work of emerging poets and to enable the publication of a poet’s first book.

Manuscripts must be of original poetry, in English, by one poet. There are no restrictions on the style of poetry or subject matter. Translations are not eligible.Websitehttps://poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/first-book-awardKeywords

American Literature

Arts and Humanities

Creative Writing

Language or Literature

Poetry


FunderAmerican Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Dec 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorLetter of Intent – required5:00 p.m. EST

AmountUpper  $100,000USDIt is anticipated that approximately 10 grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded in 2021. Applicants may propose to use the award over the course of one or two years as justified by the proposed research. Up to 8% of funds may be budgeted for overhead or indirect costs (not to exceed $7,407). Funding will begin July 1, 2021.EligibilityThe applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond the start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2021. Exceptions to the ten year rule may be requested by emailing an NIH-style biosketch to AFAR at least one week prior to the deadline date. Due to challenges related to the COVID pandemic, we will allow one additional year – 11 years total – for the 2021 award cycle.AbstractThe major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. GFMR and AFAR support research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging rather than disease-specific research. Projects investigating age-related diseases are supported if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.

Examples of potentially fundable areas of research include, but are not limited to:

– Aging and immune function
– Stem cell aging
– Inflammation
– Genetic control of longevity
– Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging
– Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
– Cardiovascular aging
– Aging and cellular stress response
– Metabolic and endocrine changes

Projects investigating mechanisms of, or putative therapies for, Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, are not eligible for this award.Websitehttp://www.afar.org/research/funding/afar-research-grants/Keywords

Aging

Animal Models

Cardiovascular Disease

Genetics

Geriatrics & Gerontology

Hormones & Endocrinology

Immunology

Inflammation

Metabolic Disorders

Neurobiology

Neuropathology

Stem Cells


FunderNational Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:15-521    
(Re-issue of 12-545)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Jan 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountEstimated Number of Awards: 7 to 12

Anticipated Funding Amount: $750,000EligibilityProposals may only be submitted by the following:

Standard research proposals: The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter 1, Section E. Doctoral Dissertation

Research Improvement Grant proposals: Doctoral Degree granting universities and colleges accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.AbstractThe National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the thirteen principal federal statistical agencies within the United States. It is responsible for the collection, acquisition, analysis, reporting and dissemination of objective, statistical data related to the science and engineering enterprise in the United States and other nations that is relevant and useful to practitioners, researchers, policymakers and the public. NCSES uses this information to prepare a number of statistical data reports as well as analytical reports including the National Science Board’s biennial report, Science and Engineering (S&E) Indicators, and Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering.

The Center would like to enhance its efforts to support analytic and methodological research in support of its surveys, and to engage in the education and training of researchers in the use of large-scale nationally representative datasets. NCSES welcomes efforts by the research community to use NCSES data for research on the science and technology enterprise, to develop improved survey methodologies for NCSES surveys, to create and improve indicators of S&T activities and resources, and strengthen methodologies to analyze and disseminate S&T statistical data. To that end, NCSES invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection and dissemination projects under its program for Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys.Websitehttps://nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5265&ods_key=nsf15521Keywords

Engineering Planning or Policy

Polls & Surveys

Science Planning or Policy

Statistics


FunderBard Graduate Center (BGC)Bard CollegeUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Mar 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountWe do not reimburse fellows for travel, relocation, housing, or visa-related costs in connection with this fellowship award.EligibilityBard Graduate Center invites scholars from university, museum, and independent backgrounds with a PhD or equivalent professional experience to apply.AbstractBard Graduate Center (BGC) invites scholars to apply for non-stipendiary visiting fellowships, to be held during the 2021–22 academic year. BGC Visiting Fellowships, which are intended for scholars who have already secured means of funding, provide scholars with workspace in the BGC Research Center and enable them to join our dynamic intellectual and scholarly community in New York City. Visiting Fellowships represent our commitment to conversation and scholarly communication. We are happy to welcome scholars who similarly seek a serious but informal intellectual environment in which to pursue their work in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Visiting Fellowships may be awarded for anywhere from one month to the full academic year.

Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute devoted to the study of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. Our MA and PhD degree programs, Gallery exhibitions, research initiatives, and public programs explore new ways of thinking about the cultural history of the material world. We possess a specialized library of 60,000 volumes exclusive of serials and publish the journals West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture and Source: Notes in the History of Art, the book series Cultural Histories of the Material World (all with the University of Chicago Press), and the catalogues that accompany the exhibitions presented every year in our Gallery (with Yale University Press). Over 50 research seminars, lectures, and symposia are scheduled annually and are livestreamed around the world on Bard Graduate Center’s YouTube channel.Websitehttp://www.bgc.bard.edu/research/fellowships/bgc-visiting-fellowship.htmlKeywords

Anthropology

Archaeology

Decorative Arts & Jewelry

Design Arts

History and Appreciation of Art

History of Science and Technology

Material Culture

Philosophy


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FunderDirectorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:20-544    
(Re-issue of 18-528)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
16 Jun 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorPreliminary Proposal – required
16 Feb 2023 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredExpeditions

Deadline Note

Note: Proposals for InTrans Accepted anytimeAmountEstimated Number of Awards: 2 to 4 awards in each competition.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $60,000,000

Up to $60,000,000 total for each competition, subject to the availability of funds. Expeditions projects with total budgets of up to $15,000,000 for a duration of seven years will be supported.EligibilityInstitutions of Higher Education (IHEs) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., with undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in computer and information science and engineering fields may submit proposals as lead or collaborative institutions. Subawardees may include two-and four-year U.S. IHEs, non-profit non-academic organizations such as independent museums, institutes, observatories, professional societies and similar organizations located in the U.S. that are directly associated with education or research activities in the computer and information science and engineering fields. Other organizations such as national laboratories, for-profit organizations and organizations in other countries may participate in the proposed activities if they have independent sources of support; they will not be supported by NSF.AbstractThe far-reaching impact and rate of innovation in the computer and information science and engineering fields has been remarkable, generating economic prosperity and enhancing the quality of life for people throughout the world.

More than a decade ago, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) established the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program to build on past successes and provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information.

In planning Expeditions projects, investigators are strongly encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that look ahead by at least a decade and promise disruptive innovations in computer and information science and engineering for many years to come.

Additionally, CISE offers Innovation Transition (InTrans) awards for teams nearing the end of their Expeditions as well as Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Frontier projects. The goal of InTrans is to continue the long-term vision and objectives of CISE’s center-scale projects. Through InTrans awards, CISE will provide limited funds to match industry support.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20544Keywords

Computer Engineering & Hardware

Computer Science

Information Technology


FunderNational Geographic SocietyAmountUpper  $30,000USD Lower  $10,000USDGrant projects last one calendar year or less. If you apply for more than one year of funding, your proposal will be sent back to you to revise and resubmit for the next deadline. Projects are typically funded for between US $10,000 and US $30,000.EligibilityAll applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time they submit an application.

We encourage applications from around the world. If you are planning to work outside of your home country or community, you must include the name and contact information for at least one local collaborator as a project team member in the application.

At this time, National Geographic can not fund work in North Korea, Iran, Syria, and Crimea due to U.S. legal restrictions concerning projects in these countries. For additional information about these restrictions please refer to the U.S Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) website.

Cuba: All applicants must specify which type of OFAC general license applies to the proposed project and how they will comply with the general license requirements.

You are prohibited from engaging in any grant-funded work with any individual or organization who is on the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Treasury.AbstractAn Exploration Grant application is a request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. The applicant and his or her team members are expected to demonstrate successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results. If you have received a grant from National Geographic in the past, you may submit a new proposal after you have closed your previous grant record.Websitehttps://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/Keywords

Creativity

Environmental Conservation

Environmental Education

Environmental Technology

Human Population and Genetics

Migration

Planetary Environments

Wildlife


FunderDirectorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:21-500    
(Re-issue of 19-603)AmountEstimated Number of Awards: 78

NSF anticipates approximately 15 EDU awards, 35 Small awards, 25 Medium awards, and 3 Large awards.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $69,000,000 per year, dependent on the availability of funds.Eligibility- Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.
– Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.AbstractIn today’s increasingly networked, distributed, and asynchronous world, cybersecurity involves hardware, software, networks, data, people, and integration with the physical world. Society’s overwhelming reliance on this complex cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities that defy existing cyber-defense measures; corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals continue to suffer cyber-attacks. Achieving a truly secure cyberspace requires addressing both challenging scientific and engineering problems involving many components of a system, and vulnerabilities that stem from human behaviors and choices. Examining the fundamentals of security and privacy as a multidisciplinary subject can lead to fundamentally new ways to design, build and operate cyber systems, protect existing infrastructure, and motivate and educate individuals about cybersecurity.

The goals of the SaTC program are aligned with the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan (RDSP) and National Privacy Research Strategy (NPRS) to protect and preserve the growing social and economic benefits of cyber systems while ensuring security and privacy. The RDSP identified six areas critical to successful cybersecurity research and development: (1) scientific foundations; (2) risk management; (3) human aspects; (4) transitioning successful research into practice; (5) workforce development; and (6) enhancing the research infrastructure. The NPRS, which complements the RDSP, identifies a framework for privacy research, anchored in characterizing privacy expectations, understanding privacy violations, engineering privacy-protecting systems, and recovering from privacy violations. In alignment with the objectives in both strategic plans, the SaTC program takes an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and holistic approach to cybersecurity research, development, and education, and encourages the transition of promising research ideas into practice.

The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; education; mathematics; statistics; and social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Proposals that advance the field of cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both welcome.

Proposals must be submitted pursuant to one of the following designations, each of which may have additional restrictions and administrative obligations as specified in this program solicitation.

– CORE: This designation is the main focus of the SaTC research program, spanning the interests of NSF’s Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE).
– EDU: The Education (EDU) designation will be used to label proposals focusing entirely on cybersecurity education.
– TTP: The Transition to Practice (TTP) designation will be used to label proposals that are focused exclusively on transitioning existing research results to practice.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf21500Keywords

Cybersecurity


FunderDivision of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:19-610    
(Re-issue of 15-506)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
03 Aug 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredStandard and Collaborative Research, Scholars, Professional Development, Research Community Development, Conference and DDRIG Proposals
02 Feb 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredStandard and Collaborative Research, Scholars, Professional Development, Research Community Development, and Conference Proposals

AmountUpper  $400,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 40

Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,200,000

Approximately $6,200,000 will be made available in FY 2020 to support an estimated 40 awards.EligibilityOrganization limit varies by the type of proposal:

– Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research: U.S. Institutions of Higher Education and U.S. Non-profit, Non-academic Organizations.
– Scholars Awards: U.S. Institutions of Higher Education and U.S. Non-profit, Non-academic Organizations.
– Professional Development Grants: U.S. Institutions of Higher Education and U.S. Non-profit, Non-academic Organizations.
– Research Community Development Grants: U.S. Institutions of Higher Education and U.S. Non-profit, Non-academic Organizations.
– Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants: U.S. Institutions of Higher Education.
– Conference Support: No limitations. See NSF’s PAPPG, Chapter I, Section E for categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to NSF.AbstractThe Science and Technology Studies (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19610Keywords

Ethics in Science and Technology

General Science and Technology Topics


FunderCenter for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA)National Gallery of Art (NGA)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
21 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required
21 Mar 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $12,500USDRecipients of Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships are eligible for an augmented stipend of $12,500 for a two-month residency, which includes a supplement of $2,500 to support future research and publication expenses.

Recipients of Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fellowships will receive a basic stipend of $7,000 or $8,000, depending upon relocation requirements. In addition, fellows receive housing, as available.EligibilityVisiting senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the visiting senior fellowship program. Visiting senior fellowships are awarded without regard to the age or nationality of applicants.AbstractThe Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for visiting senior fellowships. All of the fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each visiting senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.

Leonard A. Lauder Visiting Senior Fellowships for 2021‒2022 support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any period or culture. The Center encourages applications in underrepresented fields.

Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. Visiting senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of visual form.Websitehttp://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships/visiting-senior-fellowships.htmlKeywords

History and Appreciation of Art

Visual Arts


FunderAcademy of American PoetsUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 May 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorSubmission/Entry – required

Amount$5,000USDThe winning poet receives a prize of $5,000, an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, and distribution of the winning book to approximately one thousand Academy of American Poets members.EligibilityAny poet who meets one of the below criteria on the date of the application deadline, in any given year, is eligible to apply:

  • U.S. Citizen;
  • resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, or;
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.
  • To be eligible, a book must be under contract with a U.S. publisher and scheduled to be published between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. Winning books must be published by December 31, 2022.
  • To be eligible, an author must have published one book of poetry in a standard edition (48 pages or more). The publication of chapbooks (less than 48 pages) does not disqualify an author.

AbstractThe James Laughlin Award is given to honor a second full-length print book of original poetry, in English, by a living poet, forthcoming in the next calendar year.Websitehttps://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/james-laughlin-awardKeywords

Language or Literature

Poetry


FunderRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Jul 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorConcept Paper – required

AmountUpper  $50,000USDHER has up to $230,000 (total) available to support these rapid-response research projects.

1. Issue Briefs/Commentaries and Papers/Research Reviews: A total of $30,000 will be available.
– Issue Briefs or Commentaries: Each award will be for up to $3,000 and for a maximum of 6 months.
– Papers or Research Reviews: Each award will be for $5,000-$8,000 and for a maximum of 6 months.

2. Small Studies: A total of $200,000 will be available. Each award will be for up to $50,000 and for a maximum of 9 months.EligibilityPreference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Organizations that are not classified as 501(c)(3) organizations may be required to submit additional documentation, or complete additional reporting requirements if a grant is awarded.

Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy. Governmental entities such as USDA, NIH, the Indian Health Service, and local public health departments may apply, although additional documentation may be required.AbstractHealthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has a limited amount of rapid-response research funds available to commission: 1) issue briefs/commentaries or papers/research reviews and; 2) small studies to explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nutrition and diet quality, food security, and related health consequences for children and families.

This funding opportunity is focused on USDA Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs serving children and families. The goal is to inform decision-making regarding innovative policies and/or programs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. A brief description of topics of interest, as well as study parameters are below.Websitehttps://healthyeatingresearch.org/funding/Keywords

Health Behavior

Health Promotion

Nutrition or Dietetics

Viral Infections


FunderDirectorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:18-584    
(Re-issue of 17-588)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Nov 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required5 p.m. submitter’s local time

AmountUpper  $69,000USD Lower  $54,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 15 to 20

Between 15 to 20 total Fellowship awards will be made each year contingent upon the quality of the applications and availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,000,000

The maximum anticipated funding amount is approximately $3,000,000 per year contingent upon the quality of applications and availability of funds.

The annual Fellowship amount of $69,000 consists of two types of payments, a stipend and a research and training allowance:

An annual stipend of $54,000, paid directly to the Fellow in monthly installments of $4,500.

An annual research and training allowance of $15,000, paid directly to the Fellow and intended to cover the costs of the Fellowship, including:

Expenses directly related to the conduct of the proposed research and education activities, including but not limited to materials and supplies, equipment, computing resources, access to databases, travel, publication charges, and subscription fees

Expenses in support of the Fellow, such as office space, general purpose supplies and use of equipment, facilities, and other institutional resources.

Expenses in support of fringe benefits, including but not limited to individual or family health insurance provided through a group or individual plan, dental and/ or vision insurance, retirement savings, dependent care, and moving expenses.EligibilityProposals may only be submitted by the following:

NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are awards to individuals; proposals are submitted directly by the Fellowship candidate to NSF. Each Fellowship candidate must identify one sponsoring scientist and host institution (with whom the sponsoring scientist is affiliated) at the time of proposal submission. Fellowship candidates may propose to hold the Fellowship at:
–Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the U.S. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
–Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

Fellowship candidates must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
– be a U.S. citizen, national, or legally admitted permanent resident alien of the United States as of the application deadline
– obtained a doctoral degree in the SBE sciences within 36 months before the application deadline or will obtain the doctoral degree within 10 months after the application deadline
– not already in a full-time tenure-track faculty position
– not have submitted the same research to another NSF postdoctoral research program

Note: It is anticipated that the research will be conducted at an institution other than the Fellowship candidate’s doctoral-granting institution. However, if the Fellowship candidate chooses to remain at their current institution, the Project Description should include an explanation on how this choice benefits their research and career development.

Each candidate may submit only one Fellowship proposal per year.AbstractThe Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow’s career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each Fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks.

Track 1: Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR)
Track 2: Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP)Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18584Keywords

Behavioral or Social Studies

Economics

Social Sciences


FunderU.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI)Department of the ArmyUnited States Department of Defense (DOD)Funder’s opportunity ID:W911NF-18-S-0005    
(Re-issue of W911NF-13-R-0001)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
29 Apr 2023 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredThis BAA is a continuously open five-year announcement valid throughout the period beginning 30 April 2018 and ending 29 April 2023.

Deadline Note

Note: Prospective Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit White Papers prior to the submission of a complete proposal.EligibilityProposals are sought from institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and forprofit organizations, domestic or foreign.AbstractThe U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) announces the ARI FY18-23 Broad Agency Announcement for Basic, Applied, and Advanced Scientific Research. This Broad Agency Announcement, which sets forth research areas of interest to the United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, is issued under the provisions of paragraph 6.102(d)(2) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides for the competitive selection of proposals. Proposals submitted in response to this BAA and selected for award are considered to be the result of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provisions of Public Law 98-369 (The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984) and subsequent amendments. The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences is the Army’s lead agency for the conduct of research, development, and analyses for the improvement of Army readiness and performance via research advances and applications of the behavioral and social sciences that address personnel, organization, training, and leader development issues. Programs funded under this BAA include basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development that can improve human performance and Army readiness.Websitehttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304462Keywords

Human Performance (Military)

Instructional Materials and Practices

Leadership Development

Military Personnel Equipment

Military Personnel Selection and Training

Military Training Technology

Social Sciences

Technology


FunderAmerican Ethnological Society (AES)American Anthropological Association (AAA)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 May 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorNomination – required

Amount$1,000USDEligibilityLetters of nomination must come from scholars; self-nominations are not invited.AbstractThe Senior Book Prize is awarded bi-annually for a book by a senior scholar. The prize goes to a work that speaks to contemporary social issues with relevance beyond the discipline and beyond the academy.

Ethnographies and critical works in contemporary theory-single-authored or multi-authored but not edited collections-are eligible. The book should have been published in 2018 or 2019, and may not have been previously submitted for this prize.

Criteria may include: originality, rigor, and maturity of research; an innovative approach to ethnography; theoretical sophistication and depth; thematic prescience; and an enduring contribution to Anthropology and beyond.Websitehttps://americanethnologist.org/awards/senior-book-prize#moreKeywords

Anthropology

Ethnography


FunderSocial Science Research Council (SSRC) – USAUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

Deadline Note

Note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Abe Fellowship Program is temporarily suspending the 2020 Abe Fellowship and Abe Fellowship for Journalists competitions.AmountTerms of the fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of researchers at different stages in their careers. The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period. Fellowship tenure must begin between April 1 and December 31 of a given year. Fellowship tenure need not be continuous, but must be concluded within 24 months of initial activation of the fellowship.EligibilityThis competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.

Applicants must hold a PhD or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience at the time of application.

Previous language training is not a prerequisite for this Fellowship. However, if the research project requires language ability, the applicant should provide evidence of adequate proficiency to complete the project.

Applications from researchers in professions other than academia are encouraged with the expectation that the product of the fellowship will contribute to the wider body of knowledge on the topic specified.

Past recipients of the Abe Fellowship are ineligible. An individual may hold only one fellowship sponsored by the Japan Foundation, which includes the Abe Fellowship, during any one Japanese fiscal year, which runs from April 1 through March 31.AbstractThe Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the four themes below.

1) Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security
2) Growth and Sustainable Development
3) Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations
4) Governance, Empowerment, and ParticipationWebsitehttp://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/abe-fellowship/Keywords

Cross Cultural Studies

Government Studies

International or Global Development

International Security

Social Development

Social Sciences

Sustainable Development


FunderSamuel H. Kress FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Mar 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorLetter of Inquiry – required5:00pm EST
01 Apr 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required5:00pm EST
01 Sep 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorLetter of Inquiry – required5:00pm EST
01 Oct 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required5:00pm EST

EligibilityThe Foundation can only award grants to organizations that are registered as non-profits with the United States’ Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

International applicants that are not registered with the IRS must identify a U.S. non-profit as the fiscal sponsor for their proposal prior to beginning the application process. Applicants must provide a copy of the fiscal sponsor organization’s IRS Determination Letter, to confirm its 501(c)3 status, as well as a letter from the fiscal sponsor confirming they have independently vetted the project, approved it as appropriate to their mission and are willing to accept and administer full or partial funding, if awarded, without taking overhead or indirect expenses.

The Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals.AbstractThe Digital Art History Grants program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support may also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially essential 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.Websitehttp://www.kressfoundation.org/Programs/Grants/Digital-Art-HistoryKeywords

Art Education

Digital Libraries

European Studies

History and Appreciation of Art


FunderAmerican Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
06 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required9:00PM EST

AmountUpper  $15,000USDAmount: up to $15,000
Tenure: Workshops must be held between June 1, 2020 and September 2021.

Awards for collaborative reading workshops may be used to support travel and lodging costs of participants, acquisition of materials, communications, and local arrangements. Funds may not be used for salary replacement, honoraria, or institutional indirect costs. Funding will not be provided for events that constitute elements of a regularly scheduled series or colloquium, or that otherwise form part of the annual cycle of a university programEligibility- The coordinator must hold a PhD from a university in the United States or Canada, OR be a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident with a PhD from any university.
– Workshops must be held at a location in the United States or Canada.
– No formal eligibility requirements for other participants. Graduate students are welcome to participate.AbstractThese grants provide support for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations. A wealth of often complex and challenging texts is a distinctive feature of the Chinese cultural record, making close reading by a group of scholars especially fruitful, because they can bring to bear a diversity of research, experience, and expertise.

Collaboration refers primarily to the sustained, collective examination of texts. But it may also characterize the conceptualization of the workshop by several scholars. If there is more than one organizer, the applicant should make this clear in the application essay. However, the applicant, if awarded, will be responsible on behalf of the group for corresponding with ACLS, for signing the grant letter and receiving funds, and for signing the final report. Workshop participants should be drawn from several different institutions.

Formats of workshops may vary, but each should be based on texts that illuminate a period, tradition, culture, location, or event. At the workshop, each text may be introduced by one or two participants, with others being asked to read and explicate a portion thereof. Close reading and careful translation are thus the basis for workshop discussion. Sufficient time should be provided for sustained collaborative reading–one day would seem too brief; three days much more productive.Websitehttps://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/#collabKeywords

Arts and Humanities

Asian Art

Asian History

Asian Languages or Literature

Asian Religions

Asian Studies

China

Chinese Language or Literature

General Humanities Topics

Social Sciences


FunderAmerican Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
16 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required9 pm Eastern Standard Time

Amount$110,000USDAnnual stipend: $55,000 (In addition, if required, a relocation and health-insurance allowance of $6,000)

Tenure: Fellowship period must begin between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022, and must last for two academic years, subject to the regulations of the host institution. No other employment is permitted during the fellowship tenure.

The fellowship will also provide the host institution with funds for overhead costs, up to 20% of the fellowship stipend.Eligibility- Applicants must have the PhD officially conferred by an accredited university no earlier than January 1, 2017.
– The PhD degree must be completed by April 15, 2021 (including defense/deposit and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2021. (If the date of completion or conferral is after the application deadline, the application must include an institutional statement attesting that all requirements for the PhD will be fulfilled by the dates specified). Before being named a Fellow, a successful applicant must submit proof from a university official that the PhD was completed by April 15, 2021 and conferred by May 31, 2021.
– A scholarly product must be proposed, to be written in any language.
– The application must be written in English by the applicant.
– There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed or the citizenship/residence of applicants.
– The fellowship-in-residence may be proposed at any university or college EXCEPT at the institution granting the applicant’s PhD or the institution of current temporary or full time employment. The proposed host university must submit via the online reference system a letter confirming willingness to host the applicant for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship-in residence.AbstractThe Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree. The teaching of one course per year is encouraged. Priority is given to residence at universities or colleges providing a collegial atmosphere and working conditions enabling the postdoctoral Fellow’s entry into a career that will make full use of Buddhist studies expertise.Websitehttps://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/The-Robert-H-N-Ho-Family-Foundation-Program-in-Buddhist-Studies#postdocKeywords

Asian Religions

Buddhism

Religious Studies


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:NSF 15-554    
(Re-issue of NSF 14-566)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
– Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountUpper  $20,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 45 to 50

During a fiscal year, the Archaeology Program expects to recommend a total of 45 to 50 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) awards. DDRI awards may not exceed $20,000 in allowable direct costs for the entire duration of the award.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $1,000,000 to $1,200,000EligibilityProposals may only be submitted by doctoral degree granting universities and colleges accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

DDRI proposals must be submitted with a principal investigator (PI) and a co-principal investigator (Co-PI) who is the dissertation student. The PI must be the advisor of the doctoral student or another faculty member at the U.S. university where the doctoral student is enrolled.

There are no limitations on the number of DDRI proposals that may be submitted by an organization on behalf of a single faculty member during a specific competition or over the course of her/his career. But an organization may submit only two proposals (an original submission and if necessary a resubmission) over a student’s career, barring special dispensation from the Archaeology Program for a second resubmission. Such dispensations are rare; they are exclusively at the discretion of the Archaeology Program Officer.AbstractThe Archaeology Program supports anthropologically relevant archaeological research. This means that the value of the proposed research can be justified within an anthropological context. The Program sets no priorities by either geographic region or time period. It also has no priorities in regard to theoretical orientation or question and it is the responsibility of the applicant to explain convincingly why these are significant and have the potential to contribute to anthropological knowledge. While the Program, in order to encourage innovative research, neither limits nor defines specific categories of research type, most applications either request funds for field research and/or the analysis of archaeological material through multiple approaches. The Program also supports methodological projects which develop analytic techniques of potential archaeological value.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=505076&ods_key=nsf15554Keywords

Archaeology


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:20-583    
(Re-issue of 17-567)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
– Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountUpper  $20,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 20 to 30

Anticipated Funding Amount: $400,000 to $600,000
Pending availability of funds. Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. DDRI awards supported by HEGS may not exceed $20,000 in direct costs; indirect costs are in addition to this maximum direct cost limitation and are subject to the awardee’s current Federally negotiated indirect cost rate.EligibilityInstitutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.AbstractThe objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes, and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they enhance fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated geographical research. National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic scientific research. Support is provided for projects that are most effective in grounding research in relevant theoretical frameworks relevant to HEGS, that focus on questions that emanate from the theoretical discussions, and that use scientific methods to answer those questions. HEGS supported projects are expected to yield results that will enhance, expand, and transform fundamental geographical theory and methods, and that will have positive broader impacts that benefit society.

The HEGS Program recognizes that geography is a broad discipline that includes the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. However, HEGS does not fund research that is solely humanistic, non-science. A proposal to the HEGS Program must explain how the research will contribute to geographic and spatial scientific theory and/or methods development, and how the results are generalizable beyond the case study. It should be noted that HEGS is situated in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate at NSF. Therefore, it is critical that research projects submitted to the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program illustrate how the proposed research is relevant and important to people and societies. A proposal that fails to be responsive to these program expectations will be returned without review.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20583Keywords

Cultural Geography

Geography

Spatial Data or Analysis


FunderDivision of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity IDs:17-120, PD 98-1320    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
18 Jan 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
18 Aug 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
18 Aug 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.

The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, other underrepresented minorities, Research Undergraduate Institutions, and EPSCoR states.AbstractThe program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research. Investigators are encouraged to submit proposals of joint interest to the Economics Program and other NSF programs and NSF initiative areas. The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, other underrepresented minorities, Research Undergraduate Institutions, and EPSCoR states.

The program also funds conferences and interdisciplinary research that strengthens links among economics and the other social and behavioral sciences as well as mathematics and statistics.

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student’s university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus. DDRIGs do not provide cost-of-living or other stipends or tuition. Outstanding DDRIG proposals specify how the knowledge to be created advances economics science.

Proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGS) in Economics should follow the directions for submissions in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG).Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437Keywords

Applied Economics

Econometrics

Economic Competitiveness

Economic History

Economics

Economics of Consumption

Economics of Research and Development

Environmental Economics

Finance

Industrial Organization

International Economics

Labor Economics

Public Finance


FunderNational Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:20-525    
(Re-issue of 17-537)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
26 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required5 p.m. submitter’s local time

AmountEstimated Number of Awards: 500 per year

Anticipated Funding Amount: $250,000,000Eligibility- Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.
– Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.AbstractCAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20525Keywords

Engineering

Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology


FunderWilliam P. Clements Center for Southwest StudiesSouthern Methodist University (SMU)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
04 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

Amount$48,000USDFellowships are for a full academic year. Each fellow will receive the support of the Center and access to the extraordinary holdings of the DeGolyer Library. Full-year fellowships carry a stipend of $45,000, benefits where appropriate, a $3,000 allowance for research and travel expenses, and a publication subvention.EligibilityCompetition is open to individuals in any field in the humanities or social sciences conducting research on Texas, the American Southwest (including California in all periods), or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.AbstractThe William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies welcomes applications for its four residential research fellowships, which provide junior and senior scholars with an essential element for producing successful books: time. As Pauline Yu, former President of the American Council of Learned Societies, once explained: “Scholars need time to write. In the humanities the expression of the idea is the source of its power, and crafting that expression is essential to the process of research.”

The fellowships are expressly designed to provide time for junior and senior scholars to bring their book-length projects to completion, and as such do not include any teaching responsibilities or obligations. Please note that our fellowships cannot be used to finish a dissertation or to begin a new book project.

Available fellowships:

– The Bill & Rita Clements Senior Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by an anonymous donor in memory of Bill & Rita Clements, supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by an established scholar developing a second (or third &c.) book.

– The David J. Weber Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as an anonymous donor in memory of David J. Weber, supports work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by a scholar developing a first book.

– The Bill & Rita Clements Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America, funded by the late Bill & Rita Clements as well as the late Louis Beecherl, support work on Texas, the Southwest, or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by two scholars developing first books.Websitehttps://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/InstitutesCenters/swcenter/FellowshipsKeywords

American History

American Studies

General Humanities Topics

Mexico

Military History

Social Sciences

USA, Southwest


FunderDirectorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:19-611    
(Re-issue of PD 09-7626, 15-583)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
09 Sep 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
10 Feb 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountUpper  $100,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 3 to 5

During a fiscal year, Science of Science and Innovation Policy expects to recommend up to 5 doctoral dissertation research improvement (DDRIG) awards. This estimate reflects the recent history of applications for DDRIG awards and the overall level of funding for the program.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $100,000EligibilityInstitutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Ph.D granting IHEs accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S. acting on behalf of their faculty members.AbstractThe Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SOS:DCI) program is designed to understand the scientific research enterprise and increase the public value of scientific activity. The program pursues this goal by supporting basic research in three fundamental areas:

– How to increase the rate of socially beneficial discovery;
– How to improve science communication outcomes; and
– How to expand the societal benefits of scientific activity.

The SOS:DCI program, which builds upon the former SciSIP program, funds research that builds theoretical and empirical understandings of these three areas. With this goal in mind, proposals should:

– Develop data, models, indicators, and associated analytical tools that constitute and enable transformative advances rather than incremental change.
– Identify ethical challenges and mitigate potential risks to people and institutions.
– Provide credible metrics and rigorous assessments of their proposed project’s impact.
– Include robust data management plans, preregistration plans where appropriate, and related commitments that increase the usability, validity, and reliability of scientific materials.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs):

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student’s university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus. DDRIGs do not provide cost-of-living or other stipends or tuition. Outstanding DDRIG proposals specify how the knowledge to be created advances science of science.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf19611Keywords

Data Analysis

Science and Society

Science Communication


FunderCenter for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA)National Gallery of Art (NGA)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Oct 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $50,000USDA senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to one-half of the applicant’s salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for travel to a scholarly conference, in addition to housing, as available.EligibilitySenior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the senior fellowship program. Senior fellowships are awarded without regard to the age or nationality of applicants.AbstractThe Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.

The Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships are intended to support research on European art before the early nineteenth century. The William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship is primarily intended to support research on modern and contemporary art. Senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of form.Websitehttp://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships/senior-fellowships.htmlKeywords

Arts Criticism

Decorative Arts & Jewelry

Drawing

Film or Cinema or Video

History and Appreciation of Art

Landscape Architecture

Museums

Painting

Photography

Printmaking

Sculpture

Visual Arts


FunderJack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS)United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountThe specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to eight consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective. Fellows may not hold a Mandel Center fellowship concurrently with other funded fellowships.

Mandel Center Fellows also have access to the Museum’s extensive resources, including approximately 102 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; library resources in over 60 languages; hundreds of thousands of oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; a Holocaust survivors and victims database; plus over 200 million images from the ITS Digital Archive.EligibilityMandel Center Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic or research institution. Immediate postdocs and faculty between appointments will also be considered. Applicants who have received a fellowship award from the Mandel Center in previous cycles may not re-apply unless seven years have passed since the end date of their previous residency.AbstractThe Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to award fellowships-in-residence to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Annual Fellowships are designed for candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars.

A principal focus of the fellowship program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars. To this end, scholars early in their careers are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are also especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; America and the Holocaust; projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union; and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.

The Mandel Center welcomes all proposals from scholars in relevant academic disciplines, though, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, film studies, Jewish studies, law, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, comparative genocide studies, and others.Websitehttps://www.ushmm.org/research/opportunities-for-academics/fellowships/annualKeywords

European History

Genocide

Holocaust Studies

Jewish History

Jewish Studies

Twentieth Century History

World War II


FunderDivision of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:PD 11-8031    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
03 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required
02 Feb 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractOrganizations – private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit – are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The SoO program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds.

SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.

SoO welcomes any and all rigorous, scientific approaches that illuminate aspects of organizations as systems of coordination, management and governance.

In considering whether a particular project might be a candidate for consideration by SoO, applicants should note the following:
– Intellectual perspectives may involve (but are not limited to) organizational theory, behavior, sociology or economics, business policy and strategy, communication sciences, entrepreneurship, human resource management, information sciences, managerial and organizational cognition, operations management, public administration, social or industrial psychology, and technology and innovation management.
– Phenomena studied may include (but are not limited to) structures, routines, effectiveness, competitiveness, innovation, dynamics, change and evolution.
– Levels of analysis may include (but are not limited to) organizational, cross-organizational collaborations or relationships, and institutional and can address individuals, groups or teams.
– Research methods may be qualitative and quantitative and may include (but are not limited to) archival analyses, surveys, simulation studies, experiments, comparative case studies, and network analyses.

Consistent with NSF merit review criteria, each SoO proposal should discuss both the intellectual merit and the potential broader impacts of the proposed research. SoO values basic research that has the potential to provide broader societal benefits. However, the majority of space in any proposal will need to be dedicated to the explication of theory, methods, and specific contribution to the evidence base about organizational effectiveness.

Projects that aim to implement and subsequently evaluate particular organizational training, effectiveness or change programs, rather than to advance fundamental, generalizable knowledge, are not appropriate for SoO.Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504696Keywords

Organizational Theory and Behavior


FunderDivision of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:18-577    
(Re-issue of 14-604)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Oct 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredDDRI Full Proposal
28 Feb 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredInvited Resubmission

AmountUpper  $12,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 30 to 35

During a fiscal year, the Sociology Program expects to recommend a total of 30-35 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) awards.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $560,000

The Sociology Program anticipates spending up to $560,000, pending the availability of funds. Proposal budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. DDRI awards may not exceed $16,000. The amount includes both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of the award.EligibilityPh.D. granting Institutions of Higher Education accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.AbstractThe Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender, race and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both the collection of original data and secondary data analysis and is open to the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

As part of its effort to encourage and support projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research, the Sociology Program provides support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) when the dissertation research is conducted in a scientifically sound manner and it offers strong potential for enhancing more general scientific knowledge. The Sociology Program funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student’s home campus. Projects are evaluated using the two Foundation-wide criteria, intellectual merit and broader impacts. In assessing the intellectual merit of proposed research, four components are key to securing support from the Sociology Program: (1) the issues investigated must be theoretically grounded; (2) the research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation or illustration; (3) the research design must be appropriate to the questions asked; and (4) the proposed research must advance understanding of social processes, structures and methods.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=505118&ods_key=nsf18577Keywords

Demography

Labor Economics

Organizational Theory and Behavior

Social Movements

Social Order

Social Sciences Education

Social Stratification or Mobility

Sociology


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity IDs:17-506, PD 98-1392    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
20 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required
21 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractThe Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human and nonhuman primate ecology and adaptability, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often by a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Proposals may also have a biocultural or bioarchaeological orientation. The program frequently serves as a bridge within NSF between the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and physical sciences, and proposals commonly are jointly reviewed and funded with other programs.Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5407Keywords

Anatomy

Evolution

Evolutionary Biology

Genetics

Human Genome

Osteology or Osteopathy

Paleontology

Physical Anthropology

Primatology


FunderAmerican Academy in Rome (AAR)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – requiredFee: $40 if submitting one application, $50 if submitting two or more applications
15 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – requiredFee: $70 if submitting one application, $80 if submitting two or more applications

AmountUpper  $28,000USD Lower  $16,000USDEach Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a private workspace. Those with children under eighteen live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half- and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively.EligibilityApplicants for all Rome Prize Fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.

Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for predoctoral fellowships only if they are all but dissertation (ABD).

Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize Fellowships.

Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to reapply.AbstractFor over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers.

Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines:

– Ancient studies
– Architecture
– Design: includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields
– Historic preservation and conservation
– Landscape architecture: includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography
– Literature: includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry
– Medieval studies
– Modern Italian studies
– Musical composition
– Renaissance and early modern studies
– Visual arts: includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film and video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual-arts fieldsWebsitehttps://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prizeKeywords

Ancient History

Architecture

Design Arts

Historic Preservation

Italy

Language or Literature

Medieval Studies

Music Composition

Renaissance Studies

Visual Arts


FunderNational Maritime Museum (NMM)Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
05 Oct 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  £19,200GBP Lower  £4,800GBP– Duration of proposed fellowships will be determined by the candidate and can run for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.
– The Fellowship award is £1,600 per calendar month. The award can be paid direct to the Fellow’s Institution or to the Fellow, in which case UK tax and National Insurance will be deducted at source.EligibilityThe fellowship programme mainly supports study at a post-doctoral or equivalent level. We encourage applications from scholars of all nationalities and career stages who have been awarded a PhD, or who expect this to occur before the start of the fellowship.AbstractRoyal Museums Greenwich has a well-established fellowship programme supporting high-quality research that provides new perspectives on our collections. We welcome applications that engage with our thematic priorities which, for this call, comprise the following:

– The migration of people, objects and ideas
– British identities in imperial, post-colonial and global contexts
– Human perspectives on the modern maritime world
– Understandings of nation, community and identity in museum practice
– Developments in citizen heritage, public engagement and heritage science
– Female patronage, art, architecture and performance in the Stuart court
– Naval/military uniform and concerns regarding status, display and identity

Engagement with our collections is essential, and applicants unfamiliar with these resources should consult the Museum’s Library and Archive online catalogues before submitting an application.Websitehttps://www.rmg.co.uk/research-collections/research-fellowshipsKeywords

Anthropology

Architecture History

Area Studies

British History

Cultural Geography

History

History and Appreciation of Art

History of Science and Technology

International

Language or Literature

Literary History

Maritime History

Material Culture

Military History

Museums

Restoration and Preservation

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity IDs:08-523, PD-98-1391    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredSenior Archaeology
01 Dec 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredArchaeometry
20 Dec 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredSenior Archaeology

Deadline Note

Note: Doctoral Dissertation Research and High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (HRRBAA) full proposals accepted year round.AmountDoctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (DDRI)
-The DDRI competition provides up to $20,000 (+ university indirect/overhead costs).

Senior Archaeological Research
The average award (including both direct and indirect costs) was approximately $161,000 with individual grants ranging from $20,000 to $340,000 in size.

Archaeometry Research Awards
wards (including indirect costs) are normally two to three years in duration and in FY15 ranged from $116,000 to $277,000 in size. The average award was $222,000.

High Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and/or Archaeology (HRRBAA)
Maximum awards are limited to $35,000 in total cost.EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractThe goal of the Archaeology Program is to fund research which furthers anthropologically relevant archaeological knowledge. In accordance with the National Science Foundation’s mission such research has the potential to provide fundamental scientific insight. While within the broad range of “archaeology” the focus is on projects judged to be significant from an anthropological perspective, the Program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic. The Program administers four competitions each of which is described below. It also supports projects submitted under NSF-wide competition guidelines. These include CAREER, EAGER, RAPID and Research Experiences for Undergraduates Supplement requests.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (DDRI)

For a detailed description of the Archaeology Program DDRI competition, see Solicitation NSF 14-566 which can be accessed via the Archaeology DDRI web site. It contains additional rules not presented in this synopsis. The DDRI competition provides funds to permit graduate students enrolled in US universities to conduct dissertation research. The student need not be a US citizen or national. While the student writes the proposal and conducts/supervises the research, the dissertation advisor serves as the Principal Investigator and the student is listed as the co-PI. Both field and non-field projects are funded.

Senior Archaeological Research

The Archaeology Program holds a twice yearly competition to provide support for senior investigator archaeological research.

Archaeometry Research Awards

The Archaeology Program administers an annual “archaeometry” competition with a target date of December 1. The goal is to fund projects either to develop/refine anthropologically relevant archaeometric techniques and/or support laboratories which provide relevant services. Examples of the former include the development of methods to identify specific types of organic residues on ceramics and sample pre-treatment techniques for radiocarbon analysis. Service laboratories which, for example provide trace element, isotopic and dendrochronological analyses illustrate the latter. Projects which apply standard archaeometic techniques with the goal to answer specific archaeological questions should be submitted to the “senior” archaeology competition.

High Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and/or Archaeology (HRRBAA) (See Solicitation NSF 08-523 which can be accessed via the HRRBAA program web site.)

This competition is designed to permit the submission of high-risk, exploratory proposals that can lead to significant new anthropological knowledge. Because of a highly competitive environment, proposals that have both a high risk of failure and the potential for significant payoffs are less able to compete with standard research proposals. This program is designed to provide a mechanism whereby risky proposals with a great potential for advancement of the discipline can compete for funding. The risk involved in such endeavors must significantly exceed that associated with regular archaeology research projects. “Risk” in this context refers to risk of project failure and not risk of site destruction. The competition is also not intended to provide “start-up” grants.Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11690Keywords

Anthropology

Archaeology

Archaeometry


FunderAmerican Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
25 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorLetter of Intent – requiredby 5:00 p.m. ET

AmountUpper  $60,000USDIt is anticipated that up to 10 one-year grants will be awarded in 2021. The grant is $60,000, of which $52,000 (*see note below) is to be used for salary and the remainder to be used for allowable expenses (research supplies, equipment, health insurance, travel to scientific meetings where the Fellow is presenting his/her biology of aging research, and relevant research and educational training).

* The applicant’s salary/stipend must equal or exceed NIH pay scale for postdoctoral fellowships, appropriate to the level of training. Thus, if the NIH stipend minimum for the corresponding level of experience exceeds $52,000, additional award funds may be taken as salary to meet the NIH standard.Eligibility- The applicant must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent) at the start date of the award (July 1, 2021).
– The proposed research must be conducted at a qualified not-for-profit setting in the United States.
– Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible.
– Postdoctoral fellows in laboratories that receive support as part of a Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research are not eligible to apply.
– Applicants who will have received more than 5 years of postdoctoral training at the time of the start of the award must provide a justification for the additional training period. Because of COVID pandemic related challenges, we will allow one additional year of training – 6 years total – for the 2021 award cycle.
– Fellows may not hold any concurrent not-for-profit or government funding for the same research project.

Former Glenn postdoctoral fellowship awardees may apply if the criteria above are met.

Applicants from underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.AbstractThe Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are conducting research in the basic biology of aging, as well as translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.

The Glenn Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship program supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging as well as projects that have direct relevance to human aging if they show the potential to lead to clinically relevant strategies that address human aging and healthspan. Projects investigating age-related diseases will be considered, but only if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders such as frailty will also be considered. Projects that are strictly clinical in nature such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.Websitehttps://www.afar.org/research/funding/glenn-postdoc/Keywords

Biomedical Research (Multidisciplinary)

Geriatrics & Gerontology


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity IDs:17-120, PD 08-1698    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
15 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountUpper  $200,000USD Lower  $35,000USDThe budgets and durations of supported projects vary widely and are greatly influenced by the nature of the project. Investigators should focus on innovative, potentially transformative research plans and then develop a budget to support those activities, rather than starting with a budget number and working up to that value.

While there are no specific rules about budget limitations, a typical project funded through the DLS program is approximately 3 years in duration with a total cost budget, including both direct and indirect costs, between $100,000 and $200,000 per year. Interested applicants are urged to explore the NSF awards database for the DLS program to review examples of awards that have been made.

Proposals for workshops and small conferences typically have total cost budgets, including direct and indirect costs, of approximately $35,000.EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractDLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children’s and adolescents’ development and learning. Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, social functioning, and productive lives as members of society.

DLS supports research that addresses developmental processes within the domains of cognitive, social, emotional, and motor development using any appropriate populations for the topics of interest including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and non-human animals. The program also supports research investigating factors that impact development change including family, peers, school, community, culture, media, physical, genetic, and epigenetic influences. Additional priorities include research that: incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-method, microgenetic, and longitudinal approaches; develops new methods, models, and theories for studying learning and development; includes participants from a range of ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and cultures; and integrates different processes (e.g., learning, memory, emotion), levels of analysis (e.g., behavioral, social, neural), and time scales (e.g. infancy, middle childhood, adolescence).

The DLS program also accepts proposals for workshops and small conferences.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671Keywords

Health and Medicine

Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology

Social Sciences


FunderLumina FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
– Confirmed / sponsorLetter of Inquiry – requiredLumina Foundation welcomes LOIs year-round. Generally we review unsolicited inquiries through the end of September.

Deadline Note

Note: Assuming potential grantees’ timely responses to requests for information, the entire review and approval process typically takes approximately six months.EligibilityLumina Foundation makes grants within the United States and its territories, occasionally initiating a grant to an entity outside the United States in order to inform its work to expand access and success in postsecondary education in the United States.

The Foundation only funds organizations that are classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities under section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) of the Code or to public organizations that are designated under section 170(c) of the Code, not individuals.

Organizations may submit more than one inquiry at any one time.AbstractLumina Foundation believes that education provides the basis for individual opportunity, economic vitality, and social stability. With its partners, Lumina strives to meet workforce demands and close gaps in attainment for groups not historically well-served by higher education. Lumina’s overarching goal is to increase the higher education attainment rate of the United States to 60 percent by 2025. This will represent an increase of 23 million graduates above current levels of production. While our mission focuses on both student access and success in higher education, our emphasis is on attainment, defined as completing post-secondary certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees and credentials.

Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an equitable, accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve the goal of 60 percent of Americans with a college degree, workforce certificate, or other high-quality credential beyond high school by 2025.Websitehttps://www.luminafoundation.org/grantsKeywords

Educational Improvement

Educational Planning or Policy

Educational Research

Education Finance

Equal Educational Opportunity

Higher Education

Minority Education


FunderHarvard Academy for International and Area StudiesWeatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA)Faculty of Arts and SciencesHarvard UniversityUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Oct 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $140,000USD Lower  $62,000USDEach year, four to six Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes or unless Harvard University’s coronavirus pandemic response necessitates a switch to a virtual campus.

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $70,000. If selected before earning the PhD, the Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until awarded the PhD. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.EligibilityThe competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates in the social sciences or law.

Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars. If you have completed a PhD program, the PhD completion date must be within three years of the October 1 application deadline. For applicants applying for the October 1, 2020 deadline, you must have completed your PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2017.AbstractThe Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences or law with a command of the language and history or culture of countries or regions outside of the United States or Canada. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in cultures or regions outside of the US or Canada shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed for a two-year, in-residence, postdoctoral fellowship at The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.Websitehttp://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/programs/academy_scholarKeywords

Africa

African Studies

Area Studies

Asia

Asian Studies

Cultural or Population Studies

International

International Affairs

Language or Literature

Latin America

Latin American Studies

Oceania (Including Australia)

Social Sciences


FunderAmerican Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
30 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required9:00PM EDT

AmountUpper  $60,000USD Lower  $30,000USDIn 2020-21, the program will award up to 50 fellowships.

The fellowship stipend is set at $60,000 for a 12-month fellowship. Awards of shorter duration will be prorated at $5,000 per month, with the minimum award set at $30,000. Independent scholars, adjunct faculty, and faculty with teaching-intensive appointments will receive an award supplement of $3,000 for research support, access to manuscript development workshops, or learned society conference attendance.EligibilityApplicants must:

– be a US citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient.
– have a PhD officially conferred between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2020.
– not hold a tenured faculty position.

Starting with the 2020-2021 competition and continuing through the 2021-2022 round, the ACLS Fellowship will limit eligibility to non-tenured scholars who have earned their PhD within the past eight years (October 2012 onward). This includes faculty on the tenure track and scholars without faculty appointments, as well as scholars serving as adjuncts, contingent faculty, and in other non-tenured roles.AbstractACLS invites research proposals from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

ACLS invites applications from scholars pursuing research on topics grounded in any time period, world region, or humanistic methodology. ACLS aims to select fellows who are broadly representative of the variety of humanistic scholarship across all fields of study. We also believe that diversity enhances scholarship and seek to recognize academic excellence from all sectors of higher education and beyond. In ACLS’s peer review, funding packages, and engagement with fellows, we aspire to enact our values of equity and inclusion.

The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. The ACLS Fellowship program does not fund works of fiction (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.Websitehttps://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/ACLS-FellowshipsKeywords

Arts and Humanities

General Humanities Topics

International

Social Sciences


FunderDirectorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:20-593    
(Re-issue of 19-579)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
20 Sep 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required5 p.m. submitter’s local time

AmountUpper  $175,000USDEstimated Number of Awards: 55 to 60

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000

Each award will be up to $175,000 for a period of 24 months.Eligibility- Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.
– Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.AbstractThe NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) seeks to award grants intended to support research independence among early-career academicians who specifically lack access to adequate organizational or other resources. It is expected that funds obtained through this program will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than five years after completion of their PhD. Applicants for this program may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the PI role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions as noted below. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule.

Importantly, the CRII program seeks to provide essential resources to enable early-career PIs to launch their research careers. For the purposes of this program, CISE defines “essential resources” as sufficient funds for 48 months of graduate student support. Faculty at undergraduate and two-year institutions may use funds to support undergraduate students, and may optionally use the additional RUI designation (which requires inclusion of a RUI Impact Statement) — see https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5518 for additional information. In addition, submissions from all institutions may use funds for PI salary, postdoctoral scholars, travel, and/or research equipment. Importantly, the CRII program seeks to provide essential resources to enable early-career PIs to launch their research careers. For the purposes of this program, CISE defines “essential resources” as those that (a) the PI does not otherwise have, including through organizational or other funding and (b) are critical for the PI to conduct early-career research that will enable research independence. In particular, this program is not appropriate for PIs who already have access to resources to conduct any early-career research. It is expected that these funds will allow the new CRII PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years. Faculty at undergraduate and two-year institutions may use funds to support undergraduate students, and may use the additional RUI designation (which requires inclusion of a RUI Impact Statement). In addition, submissions from all institutions may use funds for postdoctoral scholars, travel, and/or research equipment.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20593Keywords

Computer Science

Engineering


FunderJohn W. Kluge CenterLibrary of Congress (LOC)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Jul 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $55,000USD Lower  $20,000USDFellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $5,000 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the 18-month window after the fellowship letter is received. Stipends will be paid monthly by the Library of Congress by means of electronic transfer to a U.S. bank account.

Up to 12 Kluge Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Library of Congress.EligibilityScholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa.AbstractThe Kluge Center encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century.Websitehttps://www.loc.gov/programs/john-w-kluge-center/chairs-fellowships/fellowships/kluge-fellowships/Keywords

Arts and Humanities

Cross Cultural Studies

Law

Social Sciences


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity IDs:17-120, PD 15-1699    
(Re-issue of 14-514)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
13 Aug 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required
11 Feb 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountUpper  $175,000USDCurrently, the average award size is ~$175K per year (including both direct and indirect costs) and the average duration is 3 years. See the Listing of Active Cognitive Neuroscience Awards for additional award information.EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractThe National Science Foundation announces the area of Cognitive Neuroscience within the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.

Cognitive neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of research to understand the neural basis of human cognition. The cognitive neuroscience program therefore seeks to fund highly innovative proposals that employ brain-based measurements in order to advance our understanding of the neural systems that mediate cognitive processes. Human cognitive science encompasses a wide range of topics, including attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions. Proposals will be considered that investigate a particular cognitive process using human brain data.

New frontiers in cognitive neuroscience research have emerged from investigations that integrate data at different spatial and temporal scales. A wide range of neuroimaging techniques are employed by cognitive neuroscientists for measuring or inferring neural activity, as well as techniques for determining neuroanatomical structure-function relationships (e.g., fMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS). Electrocorticography (ECoG) and experimental interventions in human neural function, including stimulation and manipulation techniques combined with neuroimaging, have advanced the field. Additional recent methodological advances include machine-learning and multivariate analysis methods, resting-state and task-based connectomics and large-scale data analysis used to investigate and infer functional mechanisms, as well as multimodal neuroimaging and model-based approaches, wherein computational cognitive models may directly inform neuroimaging results.

The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the program include attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions. Proposals with animal models are appropriate only if they include a comparative element with human subjects.

Proposals focused on behavioral, clinical or molecular mechanisms will not be considered for this program. Additionally, proposals directed at understanding low-level sensorimotor processes or restricted to model-based simulations of neural data will not be considered, unless they are embedded in a cognitive question related to one of the central research topics listed above.Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5316Keywords

Biological Sciences

Brain Development

Cognitive Development or Processes

Cognitive or Behavioral Models

Cognitive Science

Emotions

Human Development

Human Learning and Memory

Interdisciplinary Aspects

Medical Technology

Neuroimaging

Neuroscience


FunderJohn Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
17 Sep 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountApproximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year. Grants for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.

The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.Eligibility- All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.
– Persons who have already received a Guggenheim Fellowship are not eligible to apply for another.
– Our awards are intended for individuals only; they are not available to organizations, institutions, or groups.
– Guggenheim Fellowships are not open to students (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate).AbstractGuggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

The Foundation understands advanced professionals to be those who as writers, scholars, or scientists have a significant record of publication, or as artists, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, composers, or the like, have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work.

The Foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the Foundation will provide Fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.Websitehttp://www.gf.org/applicants/apply/Keywords

Choreography

Creative Arts

Creative Writing

Film or Cinema or Video

General Humanities Topics

Music Composition

Photography

Playwriting or Screenwriting

Visual Arts


FunderRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
09 Nov 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorPre-Application – required3:00 PM ET
08 Feb 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required3:00 PM ET

AmountUpper  $165,000USDUp to six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2021.

During the first 12 months of the fellowship, a stipend of up to $104,000 (not to exceed the fellow’s salary prior to entering the program) in fellowship funds may be requested.Eligibility- Exceptional midcareer professionals from academic faculties; government (including military; U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; and state offices who are not considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code); and nonprofit organizations, who are interested in experiencing the health policy process at the federal level, are encouraged to apply.
– Applicants must have earned an advanced degree in one of the following disciplines: medicine; nursing; public health; allied health professions; biomedical sciences; dentistry; economics or other social sciences; health services organization and administration; social and behavioral health; or health law.
– Applicants whose official job description or responsibilities are primarily government relations or advocacy are not eligible to apply.
– Individual candidates for receipt of award funds must be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents at the time of application. Because the RWJF Health Policy Fellows are placed in assignments in the federal government, changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that RWJF consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms, as well as placements in the program.AbstractFellows will attain and use leadership experience to improve health, health care, health policy, and health equity. The fellowship requires a full-time commitment with a minimum 12-month residence in Washington, D.C., which prepares individuals to influence the future of health and health care in the nation.

The fellowship begins with an intensive three-and-a-half-month orientation in September arranged by the NAM, during which time the fellows meet with national leaders well versed in health and health care policy; think tanks and interest groups; key executive branch officials; and members of Congress and their staffs. Fellows also participate in seminars on health economics; the congressional budget process; current priority issues in federal health policy; and the process for federal decision-making. The concentrated orientation is designed to prepare the fellows for immediate success in federal legislative and executive branch positions.

Fellowship placements generally begin no later than January 31. After the Washington residential experience, fellows become part of a nationwide alumni network and typically return to Washington each year to attend the program’s annual meeting, and to be briefed on issues and trends in health and health care policy. The resulting skilled leadership formed during the Health Policy Fellows program is critical in helping to further RWJF’s policy agenda to promote health, well-being, and equity in America.Websitehttps://www.rwjf.org/content/rwjf/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-health-policy-fellows-2021-2022.html?rid=0034400001zl9ngAAA&et_cid=2220668Keywords

Health Care

Health Care Management

Health Care Planning or Policy

Health Economics

Health Services Delivery


FunderNational Institutes of Health (NIH)United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)Funder’s opportunity IDs:PAR-19-212, PAR-19-213    
(Re-issue of PA-18-073)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
23 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required
23 Mar 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required

Deadline Note

Note: Option Letter of Intent due 30 days prior to application due date

Applications due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organizationAmountUpper  $450,000USDThe number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Direct costs are limited to $450,000 over a 3-year project period, with no more than $225,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

The maximum project period is 3 years.EligibilityHigher Education Institutions
– Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
– Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
– Hispanic-serving Institutions
– Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
– Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
– Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
– Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
– Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

For-Profit Organizations
– Small Businesses
– For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)

Governments
– State Governments
– County Governments
– City or Township Governments
– Special District Governments
– Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
– Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
– Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
– U.S. Territory or Possession

Other
– Independent School Districts
– Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
– Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
– Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
– Regional Organizations
– Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.AbstractThe purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage behavioral intervention development research. Specifically, test efficacy, conduct clinical trials, examine mechanisms of behavior change, determine dose-response, treatment optimization, and/or ascertain best sequencing of behavioral, combined, sequential, or integrated behavioral and pharmacological treatments. Research of interest includes but is not limited to Stage I research, including: (1) drug abuse treatment interventions, including interventions for patients with comorbidities; (2) drug abuse treatment and adherence interventions; (3) drug abuse treatment and adherence interventions that utilize technologies to boost effects and increase implementability and sustainability; (4) interventions to prevent the acquisition or transmission of HIV infection among individuals in drug abuse treatment; (5) interventions to promote adherence to drug abuse treatment, HIV and addiction medications; and (6) interventions to treat substance misuse and chronic pain.

Components of Participating Organizations:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)Websitehttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-213.htmlKeywords

Addictions

Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Pharmacology

Chronic Pain

Clinical Trials

Comorbidity

Drug Abuse Treatment

Health Behavior

HIV Prevention

Medical Technology

Pharmacy & Pharmacology


FunderUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
14 Feb 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $600USDFor non-local participants, the Mandel Center will (1) reimburse the cost of direct travel to and from the participant’s home institution and Washington, DC, up to but not exceeding the amount of $600; and (2) cover the cost of lodging for the duration of the course. Incidental, meal, and book expenses must be covered by the candidates or their respective institutions.EligibilityFaculty and qualified doctoral students from all academic disciplines are invited to apply, as are clergy and non-clergy professionally engaged in interreligious work.AbstractThis annual seminar, held in the summer, is designed for professors, doctoral students, scholars, and clergy interested in historical topics related to issues of ethics, religious leadership, and the role of different religious communities during the Holocaust and the implications of this history after 1945.

2020 seminar:
Confronting Difficult Issues around Religion and the Holocaust

This seminar will consider the complex roles of religion (specifically Judaism and Christianity) in the Holocaust by addressing five key themes: everyday religious life under persecution; religion and violence; rescue, conversion, and coercion; religious/ethnic/national identities; and religious freedom in authoritarian societies. We will examine each topic through primary sources and secondary literature related to the Holocaust as well as consider how similar issues play out in other cases of genocide or mass atrocity in order to explore how Genocide Studies might deepen our understanding of religion and the Holocaust. The seminar will emphasize practical approaches to integrating these topics in university and seminary courses, including syllabus development and discussing sensitive material in the classroom.Websitehttps://www.ushmm.org/research/opportunities-for-academics/faculty-seminars/ethics-religion-holocaustKeywords

Christianity

Ethics

European History

Genocide

Holocaust Studies

Jewish Studies

Religious History

Religious Studies

Twentieth Century History


FunderNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA)Funder’s opportunity ID:2021NEA01CA    
(Re-issue of 2020NEA01CA)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
22 Apr 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredSubmit to Grants.gov; 11:59 PM ET
04 May 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredSubmit to Applicant Portal; 11:59 PM ET

Amount$10,000USDAll grants are for $10,000. Our grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal cost share/match of at least 1 to 1. Grants awarded under these guidelines generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years.EligibilityNonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the National Endowment for the Arts.

To be eligible, the applicant organization must:

  • Be a first-time applicant to the Arts Endowment OR be a previous Arts Endowment applicant that was not recommended for funding in any of the three most recent Fiscal Years (FYs 2019, 2020, or 2021) in any of the following grant programs:
    • Grants for Arts Projects, formerly known as Art Works (application deadlines in February and July 2018, 2019, and 2020);
    • Research Grants in the Arts (application deadlines in October 2018, October 2019, and April 2020); or
    • Our Town (application deadlines in August 2018, 2019, and 2020).

AbstractChallenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. The program is rooted in principles that include, but are not limited to, our recognition that:

  • Some populations and some geographic areas have limited grant funding opportunities, and/or have been historically underserved by national arts funding;
  • Some small organizations may face barriers to accessing grant funding; and
  • Some applicants to the Arts Endowment may benefit from enhanced technical assistance resources.

Challenge America supports arts projects in all artistic disciplines. Projects must extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. Possible projects include, but are not limited to: arts programming, including commissioning or presentation of artists or artwork; marketing and promotional activities; and organizational planning. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities, and should not cover an entire season of programming. We do not support seasonal or general operating support.Websitehttps://www.arts.gov/grants/challenge-america/program-descriptionKeywords

Arts Funding

Arts Planning or Policy


FunderNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
30 Oct 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorNomination – required11:59 PM ET

AmountUpper  $25,000USDAwards will be up to $25,000.Eligibility- Nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
– Nominations of deceased individuals will not be considered.
– Individuals who have previously received a NEA lifetime honor award (National Heritage Fellowship, or an Opera Honor) are not eligible for an NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship.
– Individuals who have previously received the National Medal of Arts are eligible for an NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship.AbstractThe NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows upon jazz musicians. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.

The Arts Endowment will honor musicians who represent a range of styles and instruments. In addition, one fellowship — the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy — will be given to an individual who has made major contributions to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the American jazz art form. In 2006, this award was designated in honor of A. B. Spellman, a jazz writer, accomplished poet, innovative arts administrator, and former NEA Deputy Chairman, who has dedicated much of his life to bringing the joy and artistry of jazz to all Americans.

The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships are awarded to living individuals on the basis of nominations from the public including members of the jazz community. The NEA encourages nominations of a broad range of men and women who have been significant to the field of jazz through vocal and instrumental performance, creative leadership, and education. Successful nominees will demonstrate significant contribution to the art form through their body of work in the field of jazz.Websitehttp://arts.gov/honors/jazz/nominationKeywords

Instrumental Music

Jazz Music


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:19-570    
(Re-issue of 08-523)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
– Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required

Amount- Estimated Number of Awards: 2 to 5 per year.
– Anticipated Funding Amount: $100,000 to $150,000EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractAnthropological research may be conducted under unusual circumstances, often in distant locations. As a result the ability to conduct potentially important research may hinge on factors that are impossible to assess from a distance and some projects with potentially great payoffs may face difficulties in securing funding. This program gives small awards that provide investigators with the opportunity to assess the feasibility of an anthropological research project. It is required that the proposed activity be clearly high risk in nature. The information gathered may then be used as the basis for preparing a more fully developed research program.

Investigators must contact the cognizant NSF Program Director before submitting an HRRBAA proposal. This will facilitate determining whether the proposed work is appropriate for HRRBAA support.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=5319&ods_key=nsf19570Keywords

Anthropology

Archaeology

Cultural Anthropology

Physical Anthropology


FunderSamuel H. Kress FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Mar 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorLetter of Intent – requiredSpring
01 Apr 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredSpring
01 Sep 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorLetter of Intent – requiredFall
01 Oct 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredFall
15 Dec 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorLetter of Intent – requiredWinter
15 Jan 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – requiredWinter

Deadline Note

Note: Effective immediately, all grant applications must be submitted online via the Foundation’s grantmaking portal. All deadlines are 5:00PM EST.AmountThe award amount is unspecified. The Foundation requires its funding be allocated toward direct costs only.EligibilityGrants are awarded to non-profit institutions that have 501(c)3 status in the United States, which includes supporting foundations of European institutions and foreign institutions that have obtained recognition of exemption from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The project being pursued can be the work of a single individual or a team affiliated with the organization applying for support, but the Foundation does not pay grants directly to individuals.

International applicants must identify a U.S. non-profit as the fiscal sponsor for their proposal, and provide a copy of that organization’s IRS Determination Letter to confirm its 501(c) 3 status.AbstractThe History of Art Grants program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. 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.Websitehttp://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/history_of_art/Keywords

Architecture

European Architecture

European Studies

History and Appreciation of Art


FunderJohn Templeton FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
14 Aug 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorInitial Inquiry – requiredSmall Grants
15 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – requiredLarge Grants

Deadline Note

Note: The Full Proposal stage for small grants is not governed by any specific calendar. Instead, staff will invite Full Proposals with customized due dates that are influenced by the project’s anticipated start date, the internal workload of staff, and budget considerations.AmountIndividual grants range greatly in amount, from several thousand dollars to several million.
– Small Grants: $234,800 (USD) or less.
– Large Grants: more than $234,800 (USD).

The grant duration is often up to three years.EligibilityCharitable entities based worldwide may apply. On rare occasions the foundation may support individuals and for-profit companies doing charitable work.AbstractThe Foundation offers grants in support of research and public engagement in our major Funding Areas. We invest in bold ideas from contrarian thinkers — ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries and challenge conventional assumptions. And we fund innovative programs that engage the public with these ideas, in an effort to open minds, deepen understanding, and inspire curiosity.

Core Funding Areas:
– Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius
– Genetics
– Individual Freedom and Free Markets
– Math and Physical Sciences
– Programs in Islam
– Programs in Latin AmericaWebsitehttp://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/our-grantmaking-processKeywords

Academic Achievement

Civil or Human Rights

Cognitive Science

Contraceptives

Family Health Services

Free Enterprise

Genetics

Human Development

Human Ethology

Human Physiology

Mathematics

Philosophy

Physical Sciences

Public Affairs

Religious Studies


FunderNational Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)Funder’s opportunity ID:20210114-PF    
(Re-issue of 20200130-PF)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
09 Dec 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorOther – NoDraft
13 Jan 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required11:59 PM ET

AmountUpper  $350,000USDAnticipated Total Annual Available FY Funding: Approximately $1,800,000 per deadline
Estimated Number and Type of Awards: Approximately 15 grants per deadline

Funding Range:

  • Planning: up to $50,000
  • Implementation: up to $350,000

Period of Performance:

  • Planning: up to two years
  • Implementation: up to three years

EligibilityEligible applicants include U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, public and 501(c)(3) accredited institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. Individuals, foreign and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.AbstractThe National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program. The purpose of this program is to help 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, prolong the useful life of collections, and strengthen institutional resilience (i.e., the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity.)Websitehttps://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/sustaining-cultural-heritage-collectionsKeywords

Archival Preservation

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Resources

Museum Funding


FunderNational Gallery of Art (NGA)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
30 Oct 2021 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountUpper  $58,000USDThe fellow will receive an annual salary of $54,000, plus research and travel expenses up to a maximum of $4,000.

The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow is a full-time term employee of the National Gallery of Art and is eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program. The fellow, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward monthly transit costs.EligibilityConsideration is given to candidates working in fields represented by the Gallery’s permanent collection of European and American art. Placements are available in the departments of old master prints, sculpture and decorative arts, American paintings, modern and contemporary art, and photographs. The doctoral degree in art history (or the equivalent in countries outside the United States) must be or have been officially conferred within five years (preferably three years) of the start date of the fellowship. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.AbstractThis is a two-year fellowship with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The fellowship provides curatorial training and supports scholarly research related to the collection of the National Gallery of Art. The fellow is fully integrated into a specific curatorial department with duties, privileges, and status equivalent to those of an assistant curator. Time is divided between specific projects and general curatorial work within the department, including research on the collection and new acquisitions, work on the presentation of the collection, participation in aspects of special exhibition projects, and opportunities to give public lectures. The fellow will plan and complete a project in consultation with the supervising curator.

Through weekly gatherings and discussions, the fellow takes part in research sharing and sessions that explore the inner workings of the Gallery.Websitehttps://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/curatorial.htmlKeywords

Curatorship

History and Appreciation of Art

Museum Exhibit Design

Museums


FunderAmerican Academy of Religion (AAR)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
10 Feb 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorNomination – requiredThe next award cycle will open in December 2020.

Amount$1,000USDThe winner receives $1,000 and recognition in a variety of AAR publications.EligibilityNominations may be submitted by any person, publisher, or institution with the exception of the competition chair and jurors. AAR especially encourages letters of nominations from colleagues and self-nominations.AbstractThe AAR History of Religions Jury presents this award to honor the best first book by an individual author in the field of “History of Religions” (in the broad sense that it raises historical and/or comparative methodological questions in the field of religion).

The book must have a publication date within the calendar year preceding the award year.

The nominated book must be written by a single author.Websitehttps://aarweb.org/AARMBR/Who-We-Are-/Award-Programs-/Awards/Book-Awards-/Best-First-Book-in-History-of-Religions.aspxKeywords

Religious History

Religious Studies


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity IDs:17-120, PD 98-1332    Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
15 Jan 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorFull Proposal – required

EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.AbstractThe Social Psychology Program at NSF supports research and research infrastructure to advance basic knowledge in social psychology. Projects funded by the Social Psychology Program support the NSF mission to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. Proposals considered by the Social Psychology Program must communicate both the intellectual merit of the science and its broader societal impacts.

Proposed research should carry strong potential for creating transformative advances in the basic understanding of human social behavior. Among the many research topics supported are: social cognition, attitudes, social and cultural influence, stereotypes, motivation, decision making, group dynamics, aggression, close relationships, social and affective neuroscience, social psychophysiology, emotions, prosocial behavior, health-related behavior, and personality and individual differences. Proposals that develop new theories or methods for understanding social behavior are highly encouraged. Research samples should represent substantial ranges of ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and other dimensions of human populations.Websitehttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712Keywords

Cognitive Development or Processes

Cognitive Psychology

Emotions

Social Development

Social Psychology


FunderJack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS)United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Mar 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountThis Seminar will occur entirely online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions over the course of two weeks. Participants can expect to attend no more than three hours of synchronous sessions in the virtual classroom per day. Additional daily asynchronous activities will include independent readings, pre-recorded lectures, and syllabus design work in small groups. All assigned readings and course materials will be made available to participants in advance of the program through the Seminar’s digital platform.EligibilitySeminar applicants can be at any career stage but must be teaching or anticipate teaching relevant courses at accredited institutions in North America, including colleges, universities, and community colleges.AbstractThe 2021 Curt C. and Else Silberman Online Seminar for Faculty will bring the study of the Holocaust into conversation with studies of genocide and international justice for the purposes of opening an informed dialogue among scholars across disciplines, who utilize a range of approaches and methodologies in their classrooms. As a starting point, the Seminar will introduce pedagogical tools for teaching the history of the development of the concept of genocide with a critical look at Raphael Lemkin’s much-discussed coining of the term, the proceedings of the Nuremberg Trials, and the approval of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in 1948. Seminar leaders will facilitate discussions across disciplinary boundaries on how to address common themes relating to Holocaust and Genocide Studies, such as “othering,” violence, atrocity, justice, and restitution. The Seminar will also offer a range of pedagogical methods, course design approaches, and assignment development tools intended to help participants think through how to introduce these complex topics into their classrooms. At the same time, the Seminar leaders will problematize the various approaches to teaching this history within the separate—yet interconnected—fields of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

The 2021 Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar is designed to help faculty, instructors, and advanced PhD candidates who are currently teaching or preparing to teach courses that focus on or have a curricular component relating to Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Applications are welcome from instructors across academic disciplines including but not limited to: language studies, film studies, war studies, displaced people and refugee studies, human rights, genocide studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, literature, and international law. We also particularly welcome scholars who teach courses with a global, comparative, or transnational approach.Websitehttps://www.ushmm.org/research/opportunities-for-academics/faculty-seminars/silberman/2020-curt-c.-and-else-silberman-faculty-seminarKeywords

European History

History Education

Holocaust Studies

Jewish Studies

Knowledge Sharing

Racial Issues

Racism or Race Relation

Twentieth Century History


FunderDivision of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity IDs:PD 98-1392, 18-504    
(Re-issue of 17-506)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
20 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required
20 Jan 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required

AmountEstimated Number of Awards: 25 to 40

It is anticipated that 25 to 40 DDRIG awards will be made per fiscal year.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $600,000 to $800,000

The anticipated funding amount is $600,000 to $800,000 per fiscal year (1 October through 30 September), pending availability of funds.

Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. Proposal budgets cannot exceed $20,000 in direct costs for the entire duration of the award; indirect costs are in addition to this maximum direct cost limitation and are subject to the awardee’s current Federally negotiated indirect cost rate. The maximum project duration is 24 months.EligibilityUniversities and Colleges – Ph.D. granting universities and colleges accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.AbstractThe Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research to advance scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms that have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates, addressing time scales ranging from the short-term to evolutionary, encompassing multiple levels of analysis (e.g., molecular, organismal, population, ecosystem), conducted in field, laboratory, captive, and computational research environments, and often incorporating interactions between human biology and culture.

Areas of inquiry that promote understanding of the evolution, biology, and adaptability of our diverse species include, but are not limited to: genetic/epigenetic/genomic variation and relationship to phenotype; ecology and socioecology; functional anatomy and skeletal biology; and paleoanthropology and primate paleontology. Multidisciplinary research that integrates biological anthropology with related anthropological fields, such as archaeology, cultural anthropology, and forensic anthropology, also may receive support through the Program.

The Program contributes to the integration of education and basic research through support of dissertation projects conducted by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities. This solicitation specifically addresses the preparation and evaluation of proposals for such Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants. Dissertation research projects in all of the subareas of biological anthropology are eligible for support through these grants. These awards are intended to enhance and improve the conduct of dissertation research by doctoral students who are pursuing research in biological anthropology that enhances basic scientific knowledge.Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18504Keywords

Anatomy

Archaeology

Ecology

Evolution

Evolutionary Biology

Genetics

Human Genome

Paleontology

Physical Anthropology

Primatology


FunderDirectorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)National Science Foundation (NSF)Funder’s opportunity ID:21-514    
(Re-issue of 19-608)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
03 Feb 2022 – Confirmed / sponsorFull Proposal – required5 p.m. submitter’s local time

AmountEstimated Number of Awards: 5 to 25

The HNDS-I track anticipates funding approximately 4 infrastructure projects; HNDS-R anticipates co-funding from 5 to 20 core research projects. HNDS-R proposals will be co-reviewed with other SBE programs.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $8,000,000EligibilityThe categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E. Unaffiliated individuals are not eligible to submit proposals in response to this solicitation.AbstractThe Human Networks and Data Science program (HNDS) supports research that enhances understanding of human behavior and how humans interact with and are influenced by their environments by leveraging data science and network science research across a broad range of topics. HNDS research will identify ways in which dynamic, distributed, and heterogeneous data can provide novel answers to fundamental questions about individual and group behavior. HNDS is especially interested in proposals that provide data-rich insights about human networks to support improved health, prosperity, and security.
HNDS has two tracks:

  1. Human Networks and Data Science – Infrastructure (HNDS-I). Infrastructure proposals will address the development of data resources and relevant analytic techniques that support fundamental Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) research. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques and produce a finished product that will enable new types of data-intensive research. The databases or techniques should have significant impacts, either across multiple fields or within broad disciplinary areas, by enabling new types of data-intensive research in the SBE sciences.
  2. Human Networks and Data Science – Core Research (HNDS-R). Core research proposals will address theoretically motivated questions about the nature, causes, and/or consequences of human behavior (broadly defined) that occurs within contexts defined by the networks that determine the human experience, from the biological networks in the human body to the sociocultural, economic and geospatial networks that comprise human societies. HNDS-R proposals should be submitted through any primary disciplinary program within SBE and not to this solicitation. HNDS-R is interested in leveraging multi-scale, multi-level network data and techniques of network analysis to further theory development across the social sciences. Proposals that address human behavior within complex hierarchical network structures and/or that address problems involving nonlinear dynamics and network heterogeneity are particularly encouraged. Supported projects are expected to yield results that will enhance, expand, and transform theory and methods, and that generate novel understandings of human networks – particularly understandings that can improve the outcomes of significant societal opportunities and challenges. HNDS-R encourages core research proposals that make innovative use of NSF-supported data networks, data bases, centers, and other forms of scientific infrastructure including those developed by HNDS-I (formerly RIDIR) projects.

Websitehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf21514Keywords

Behavioral Biology

Behavioral or Social Studies

Data Analysis

Data Systems

Information or Data Centers


FunderCenter for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA)National Gallery of Art (NGA)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Oct 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required

Amount$100,000USDThe A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $50,000 per year. The fellow also receives allowances for travel, in addition to housing, as available.EligibilityApplicants for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have received the PhD degree within the five years preceding the next application deadline. Applicants for 2022-2024 must have received the PhD degree between October 1, 2016, and October 1, 2021. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by an external selection committee composed of scholars in the history of art. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship program.AbstractThe Center currently offers one postdoctoral fellowship biennially for two consecutive academic years. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will reside in Washington. During both years of a two-year residency the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow carries out research and writing for publication and designs and directs an intensive weeklong seminar for the seven predoctoral fellows in residence at the Center. In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the fellow is expected to teach one course (advanced undergraduate or graduate) by arrangement at a neighboring university in addition to directing a weeklong seminar for the predoctoral fellows at the Center, which may repeat the one designed and directed in the first academic year.

The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship supports research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any period or culture. For appointment to the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2022-2024, the Center encourages applications in the fields of the visual arts and culture of African Americans, Africa, and the African diaspora.Websitehttp://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships.htmlKeywords

History and Appreciation of Art

Museums

Visual Arts


FunderSpencer FoundationUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
01 Jun 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorProposals – required
01 Oct 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorProposals – required
01 Mar 2022 – Anticipated / sponsorProposals – required

Deadline Note

Note: Proposals due by 12:00pm Noon central time on the deadline dateAmountUpper  $50,000USDBudgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.EligibilityPrincipal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Small Research Grant on Education must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.

The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals.

Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally.AbstractThe Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research. We recognize that learning occurs across the life course as well as across settings–from the classroom to the workplace, to family and community contexts and even onto the playing field–any of which may, in the right circumstance, provide the basis for rewarding study that makes significant contributions to the field. We value work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry, and examines robust questions related to education. To this end, this program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career. We anticipate that proposals will span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education, including for example education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, history, or neuroscience, amongst others.Websitehttp://www.spencer.org/small-research-grantsKeywords

Anthropology

Economics

Education

History

Neuroscience

Philosophy

Psychology

Sociology


FunderSupreme Court of the United StatesUpcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
– Anticipated / sponsorApplication – required

AmountThe Supreme Court fellowship is a one-year appointment that begins in late August or early September. Exact start and end dates are subject to mutual agreement between each Fellow and the Program.

Fellows become employees of the federal courts and receive salaries equivalent to GS-13/1 of the government pay scale at the applicable locality rate — currently $99,172. Fellows are eligible for health insurance, life insurance, and other benefits offered to federal employees.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program is a residential fellowship, in that fellows are required to be in residence full time in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.EligibilityOnly applicants who are U.S. citizens and hold a J.D. or other post-graduate degree will be considered.

The Commission is especially interested in candidates who are completing or have recently completed at least one judicial clerkship and anticipate pursuing careers in the academy or in public service.AbstractThe Supreme Court Fellows Program offers mid-career professionals, recent law school graduates, and doctoral degree holders from the law and political science fields an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the judicial system through exposure to federal court administration.

The Supreme Court Fellows Commission selects four talented individuals to work for one of four federal judiciary agencies for a year-long appointment in Washington, D.C.:

– Supreme Court of the United States
– Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
– Federal Judicial Center
– U.S. Sentencing Commission

All Fellows gain practical experience in judicial administration, policy development, and education. They also benefit from time to study and write, and a vantage point from which to develop an academic research agenda.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program is a residential fellowship, in that fellows are required to be in residence full time in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.Websitehttp://www.supremecourt.gov/fellows/Default.aspxKeywords

Judicial or Law Administration

Law

Legal Systems

Planning or Policy Studies

Political Science


FunderNational Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)Funder’s opportunity ID:20210315-DR    
(Re-issue of 20200316-DR)Upcoming deadlines

DateWhat’s dueNotes
15 Mar 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required
15 Jul 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required
15 Nov 2021 – Confirmed / sponsorApplication – required

Amount$5,500USDAnticipated Total Available Funding: Approximately $75,000 per deadline
Estimated Number and Type of Awards: Approximately 10-15 fixed amount grants per deadline
Award Amount: $5,500
Cost Sharing/Match Required: No
Period of Performance: Up to 18 monthsEligibilityEligibility is limited to publishers who have published during or after 2018 (or will publish within the period of performance) a book whose research was supported by an NEH fellowship. Publishers must be U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, or accredited public or 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education.AbstractThe National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities, in partnership with the NEH Division of Research Programs, is accepting applications for the Fellowships Open Book Program. This limited competition aims to award publishers a grant to release open access digital editions of
books whose underlying research was funded by one of the following six NEH programs: Fellowships; Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions; Awards for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Awards for Faculty at Tribal Colleges and University; Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan; or Public Scholars. Each ebook shall be released under a Creative Commons license, making those books free for anyone to download. The book could be a forthcoming title (to be open access upon first release) or it could be a book that was first released at any time during or after calendar year 2018.Websitehttps://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/FOBPKeywords

Electronic Media

Electronic Publishing

General Humanities Topics

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