Research advancement and external funding

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External Funding Opportunities

Deadline Maximum Award

NEA Research Labs, FY2019

July 19, 2018 $150,000

Each Research Lab will define its own agenda, conduct a research program to implement that agenda, and prepare reports that will contribute s

NEH - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

July 19, 2018 $350,000

Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings a

NEH - Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

August 1, 2018 $300,000

The mission of this Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and c

Spencer - Small Research Grants

August 1, 2018 $50,000

The Small Research Grants program is intended to support education research projects with budgets of $50,000 or less.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

August 1, 2018 $40,000

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the caus

The Spencer Foundation - New Civics

August 1, 2018 $50,000

Supports research that deepens our understanding of educational and other influences on civic action, attends to social inequalities in civic educa

NEH - Media Projects Development Grants

August 8, 2018 $75,000

Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production.

NEH - Media Projects Production Grants

August 8, 2018 $650,000

Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engag

NEH - Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

August 8, 2018 $75,000

Provides support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.

NEH - Public Humanities Projects

August 8, 2018 $100,000

Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences.

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Deadline Maximum Award

The Open Society Foundations - Fellowship

July 15, 2018 $100,000

Funds innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges and supports projects that will enrich public understanding o

NEA- Art Works 2

July 12, 2018 $100,000

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program.

VolkswagenStiftung: Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future

July 5, 2018 $176,000

The funding initiative is aimed primarily at postdoctoral researchers and professors at all career levels in the social and engineering scien

William T. Grant Foundation - Research Grants LOI

July 5, 2018 $600,000

Supports research that increases our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes and the use of res

NFWF - Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists

June 21, 2018 $125,000

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in cooperation with its partners announce an innovative initiative to connect youth to the outdoor

Gerda Henkel Stiftung - Research Grants

June 13, 2018

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History,

NEH- Research and Development

June 7, 2018 $350,000

The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collecti

NEH- Digital Projects for the Public

June 6, 2018 $400,000

The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms an

NEH - Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

June 5, 2018 $325,000

This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and

NEH - Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

June 5, 2018 $75,000

Provides relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.

NEH- Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

June 5, 2018 $375,000

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through impleme

NEH - Common Heritage

May 31, 2018 $12,000

Supports the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these material

The Newberry - Long-Term Fellowships

May 21, 2018 $37,800

Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation

Arizona Humanities - Project Grants LOI

May 1, 2018 $10,000

Supports projects that use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance t

NEH - Preservation and Access Education and Training

May 1, 2018 $175,000

Supports projects that address the challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for know

The Endangered Language Fund - Language Legacies Grant Program

March 15, 2018 $4,000

Provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and linguistic fieldwork.

Charles Redd Center - Research and Programming Awards

March 1, 2018 $3,000

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from private or public organizations for its public programming a

CISAC - Fellowships

December 8, 2015 $65,000

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to producing policy-relevant

CHF - Long-Term Fellowships

December 8, 2015 $60,000

CHF offers several long-term fellowships for scholars studying the history and sociology of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and

Indiana University - Lilly Library Fellowships

November 30, 2015 $40,000

Supports research in areas including the history of the Spanish Colonial Empire; Latin American independence movements; European expansion in the A

APS – Franklin Research Grants

October 1, 2015 $6,000

Provides small grants to scholars to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge.

The John Templeton Foundation - Core Funding Areas - Online Funding Inquiries

October 1, 2015

The John Templeton Foundation will accept Online Funding Inquiries related to their Core Funding Areas between August 3, 2015 and October 1, 2015.

MacArthur Foundation - Documentary Film Fund

September 1, 2015 $200,000

Supports feature documentary films and interactive digital documentaries that combine engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism that examine u

J.M. Kaplan Fund - Furthermore Grants in Publishing

September 1, 2015 $15,000

Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues;

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation - Conferences

August 31, 2015

Supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specifi

Korea Foundation - Korean Studies Workshop for Non-Korean Educators

August 31, 2015

Provides an opportunity for teachers outside of Korea to promote understanding about Korea and broaden the scope of Korea-related education in the

Open Society - Fellowships for Innovative Approaches to Societal Challenges

August 3, 2015 $100,000

Supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.

IFK - Fellowships

July 1, 2015 $13,160

Provides funding for one academic semester for research on IFK’s current research focus, “Imaginations of Disorder,” or other projects within the r

NEH - Humanities in the Public Square

June 24, 2015 $300,000

Supports projects that address a significant humanities theme that is important to a particular community, region, or state.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission - Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

June 17, 2015 $200,000

Seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission - Access to Historical Records

June 17, 2015 $200,000

Supports archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials.

NEH - Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics

June 10, 2015 $650,000

Supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities.

Fritz Thyssen Foundation - Conferences

May 31, 2015

Supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specifi

Volkswagen - “Original – isn’t it?”

May 12, 2015 $186,524

Encourages scholars in the humanities and cultural studies to embark on projects of groundbreaking originality.

NEH - Challenge Grants

May 5, 2015 $500,000

NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term support for their humanities pr

William T. Grant Foundation - Distinguished Fellows Program

May 5, 2015 $175,000

Creates bridges between the research, practice, and policy communities.

Patagonia - Environmental Grants & Support

April 30, 2015 $12,000

Patagonia funds projects that address the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.

U.S. Department of State - A Diplomatic Simulations Program

April 22, 2015 $198,000

Supports the coordination of a Diplomatic Simulations Program for the U.S.

NEA – Challenge America

April 16, 2015 $10,000

Grants support professional arts programming and projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

NSF - Antarctic Research

April 15, 2015 $300,000

Supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic region as well as research that relies on the unique characteristics of the A

The John Templeton Foundation - Core Funding Areas - Online Funding Inquiries

April 1, 2015

The John Templeton Foundation will accept Online Funding Inquiries related to their Core Funding Areas between February 2, 2015 and April 1, 2015.

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowships

April 1, 2015 $10,000

Provides support for scholars whose work advances the discourse on art and politics and are working on projects related to the current Curatorial F

American Cancer Society - The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services

April 1, 2015 $200,000

Supports research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention

University of Toronto - Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program

March 6, 2015 $2,358

Provides support for short-term (four to six weeks) study at the University of Toronto for scholars working in the social sciences and humanities w

Fritz Thyssen Foundation - Conferences

February 28, 2015

Supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specifi

Department of State - Interethnic and Reconciliation Youth Camps

February 20, 2015 $50,000

Supports initiatives designed to promote interaction, the development of tolerance and reconciliation between the ethnically and geographically div

NEA – Art Works

February 19, 2015 $100,000

Supports projects that address the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art

NSF - Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys

February 18, 2015

Supports individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey res

Department of State - Visual and Performing Arts Programs

February 16, 2015 $500,000

Supports projects that promote visual and performing arts as a medium for professionals and communities, from the United States and Pakistan, to en

Fritz Thyssen Foundation - Support of Projects

February 15, 2015

Support of projects by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation focuses on scholars in the humanities, social science and biomedicine fields.

EPA - Environmental Education Local Grants

February 6, 2015 $91,000

Supports locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the s

Department of State - Fostering Civil, Political, and Labor Rights in Cuba SOI

February 5, 2015 $2,000,000

The Democracy, Human Rights and Labor invites organizations to submit statements of interest for programs that promote internationally-recognized i

NSF - Law & Social Sciences

February 4, 2015

Supports projects that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules.

NEH - National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

February 2, 2015 $10,000

After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations; educational instit

NSF - Science, Technology, and Society

February 2, 2015 $400,000

Supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets o

John Templeton Foundation - Enhancing Life Project LOI

February 1, 2015 $100,000

The Enhancing Life Project explores an essential aspiration of human beings that moves persons and communities into the future.

American Association of School Librarians - Innovative Reading Grant

February 1, 2015 $2,500

The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and enco

UCLA Library Special Collections - James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships

February 1, 2015 $2,500

Supports the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students.

The Center for Retirement Research - Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

January 31, 2015 $45,000

Sponsors junior scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues.

Clements Center - Research Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America

January 23, 2015 $45,500

Clements Center Research Fellowships provide scholars with an essential element for producing successful books, and that is time.

Longview Foundation - Internationalizing Teacher Prep & Innovations LOI

January 22, 2015 $25,000

Provides funding for projects that directly support building global perspectives in teachers and students.

Department of State - Programs to Support Transparency, Accountability, Religious Diversity, and Tolerance in Burma SOI

January 21, 2015 $495,000

Supports projects that address the bureau’s policy priority of increased transparency and accountability in matters of import to a democratic and i

The Russell Sage Foundation - Program on the Future of Work LOI

January 16, 2015 $150,000

Supports research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States.

BUILD Health Challenge

January 16, 2015 $250,000

BUILD Health Challenge is a national award program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to

Oberlin College - Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grants Program

January 15, 2015 $1,000

Intended to encourage and facilitate the publication of scholarly, humanistic studies based on archival and special collections sources at Oberlin

University of Connecticut Humanities Institute - Faculty Residential Fellowships

January 15, 2015 $40,000

Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities.

NSF - Law & Social Sciences

January 15, 2015

Supports research projects that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules.

Friends of the Princeton University Library - Short-Term Library Research Grants

January 15, 2015 $3,500

These Library Research Grants, designed to promote scholarly use of the research collections, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveli

The Kennan Institute - Summer Research Scholarships

January 15, 2015 $6,400

Summer Research Scholarships fund scholars who conduct research in the social sciences or humanities focusing on the former Soviet Union (excluding

AAUW - Community Action Grants

January 15, 2015

One-year grants provide funding for community-based projects; two-year grants provide startup funds for new projects that address the particular ne

SAR - Summer Scholar Program

January 15, 2015

Summer scholar fellowships are awarded to scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understan

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center - Research Fellowship & Travel Stipends

January 15, 2015 $10,200

Fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural

CHF - Short-Term Fellowships

January 15, 2015 $12,000

CHF offers several short-term fellowships for researchers studying the history and sociology of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies,

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and ACLS - Distinguished Visiting Professorships in Buddhist Studies

January 14, 2015 $200,000

Allows universities and colleges to host accomplished scholar-teachers in Buddhist studies as visiting professors to strengthen existing curricula

The Camargo Foundation - Core Fellowship Program

January 13, 2015

The Camargo Foundation's Core Fellowship Program offers 4-11 week residential fellowships to researchers, scholars, choreographers, writers, playwr

Harvard University - W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship Program

January 12, 2015

Fellows work in a range of fields and interests, including art and art history, Afro-Latin American research, design and the history of design, edu

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies - Fellows Program

January 8, 2015 $47,000

The Fellows Program Committee is interested in applications from scholars currently working on or interested in exploring the 2015–2016 theme, "Mob

William T. Grant Foundation - Distinguished Fellows Program

January 6, 2015 $175,000

Creates bridges between the research, practice, and policy communities.

William T. Grant Foundation - Distinguished Fellows - LOI

January 6, 2015 $175,000

Mid-career policymakers, practitioners, and researchers who are influential within their role and significantly able to affect attitudes and practi

Yale - Agrarian Studies Program Fellowships

January 2, 2015

Supports the interdisciplinary study of agrarian societies, historically and across the world.

Udemy – Social Innovation Grants

January 1, 2015 $2,500

Grants provide support for the creation of an Udemy course focused on social change that provides social value, creating benefits or reductions of

National Museum of Women in the Arts - Mellor Prize

January 1, 2015 $50,000

The Mellor Prize shall be awarded annually to the author of the best proposal for a scholarly book written in English on an individual woman artist

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine - Research Travel Grant

December 31, 2014 $1,771

This travel grant is designed to assist scholars interested in the arts and humanities of medical history who need to travel to and establish tempo

Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry - Grants - LOI

December 31, 2014 $10,000

Funding is available for projects which develop the poetry audience, through documentary film production, dramatic presentations, school poetry pro

U.S. Department of State - Celebrate the Connections U.S. Mission to India

December 24, 2014 $100,000

We propose a cultural performance and workshop series that celebrates and articulates the longstanding connection between India and the U.S.

Terra Foundation for American Art - Academic Program Grants LOI

December 15, 2014 $25,000

Supports projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that explore A

NEA - Our Town: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects - Grant Program Description

December 15, 2014 $100,000

Projects should represent the distinct character and quality of their communities and reflect a vision for enhancing the livability of the communit

D. Kim Foundation - Group Grants

December 15, 2014 $5,000

Grants available to groups that organize workshops or international meetings on the history of science and technology in East Asia from the beginni

D. Kim Foundation - Traveling/Research Grant

December 15, 2014 $2,500

Grants awarded annually to scholars who are traveling either to present papers at international conferences, workshops or annual meetings, or for s

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation - Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program

December 10, 2014 $100,000

Seeks to promote sustainable communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewa

NEC - International Fellowships Program

December 8, 2014 $12,263

The program targets young international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, and economics.

National Science Foundation - Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research

December 2, 2014 $1,000,000

Supports interdisciplinary research conducted by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences.

The German Historical Institute - Fellowship in the History of Consumption

December 1, 2014 $38,400

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6 to 12-month fellowship in the American or European History o

The National Council on Public History - M.C. Robinson Prize for Historical Analysis

December 1, 2014 $500

The Robinson Prize recognizes historical studies that contribute to the formation of public policy.

Udemy – Social Innovation Grants

December 1, 2014 $2,500

Grants provide support for the creation of an Udemy course focused on social change that provides social value, creating benefits or reductions of

Institute of Museum and Library Services - National Leadership Grants for Museums

December 1, 2014 $500,000

National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance prac

Institute of Museum and Library Services - Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

December 1, 2014 $150,000

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC) support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of

Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities - External Newhouse Faculty Fellowships

December 1, 2014 $50,000

The Newhouse Center for the Humanities will host three to six external fellows for the academic year 2015-16.

Gerda Henkel Foundation - Research Projects

December 1, 2014

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History,

A Blade of Grass - Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art - LOI

November 24, 2014 $20,000

Provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change.

AAUW - American Publication Grant

November 17, 2014 $6,000

Provides support to scholars in all fields of study to prepare research and research manuscripts for publication.

The American Swedish Institute - Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden

November 15, 2014 $10,000

Provides funding for up to one year of study or research in the applicant’s primary area of interest, with attention to Swedish America and/or the

Quebec National Library and Archives - Research Support Program

November 15, 2014 $2,241

Intended to provide financial support for researchers from outside Québec to travel to Québec to do research in one or more Bibliothèque et Archive

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association - Madonna Marsden International Travel Grant

November 15, 2014

The Madonna Marsden award supports travel by US citizens to PCA/ACA international conferences which are held every year.

National Parks Service - Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grant Program

November 12, 2014 $3,800,000

Grants are awarded to preserve and interpret U.S. Confinement Sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges in Global Health

November 12, 2014 $100,000

Grand Challenges in Global Health is a family of grant programs focused on one unifying purpose: To overcome persistent bottlenecks in creating new

Japan Foundation - Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

November 3, 2014 $49,100

Provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by providing the opportunity for scholars and researchers in the humanities and social scienc

Princeton University Center for Human Values - Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships

November 3, 2014

Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life.

Getty Scholar Grants

November 3, 2014 $65,000

Grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields to reside at the Getty Research Institute, w

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - Digital Media + Learning Competition 5

November 3, 2014 $150,000

The Trust Challenge funds successful collaborations or “laboratories” where challenges to trust in connected learning environments can be identifie

ArtPlace America - National Grant

November 3, 2014 $500,000

Designed to invest in creative placemaking projects that involve cross-sector partners committed to strengthening the social, physical, and economi

School for Advanced Research - Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship

November 1, 2014 $40,000

Resident scholar fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts on topics important

School for Advanced Research - Weatherhead Fellowship

November 1, 2014 $40,000

One fellowship is available for either Ph.D.

Folger Shakespeare Library - Research Fellowships

November 1, 2014 $50,000

Each year, the Folger Institute offers long- and short-term residential research fellowships to encourage use of the exceptional collections of the

School for Advanced Research - Anne Ray Fellowship

November 1, 2014 $40,000

One fellowship is available for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to work on their own writing or

American Academy in Rome - Rome Prize

November 1, 2014 $28,000

The Rome Prize is awarded to emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their working lives in the following disciplines: Archi

The American-Scandinavian Foundation - Fellowships/Grants to Study in Scandinavia

November 1, 2014 $23,000

The ASF offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up

Udemy – Social Innovation Grants

November 1, 2014 $2,500

Grants provide support for the creation of an Udemy course focused on social change that provides social value, creating benefits or reductions of

The Louisville Institute - Sabbatical Grants

November 1, 2014 $40,000

Enables ecclesially-engaged academics and scholarly religious leaders to conduct a major study that can contribute to the vitality of Christianity

J. R. Smallwood Foundation - Research Grant

November 1, 2014 $5,000

Available to social science and humanities scholars, regardless of affiliation, who are working in research on Newfoundland and Labrador to help de

University of Toronto - The Lionel Gelber Prize

October 31, 2014 $13,591

Literary award for the world’s best non-fiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music - Supplemental Program

October 31, 2014

Provides funding to non-profit organizations, such as presenters, festivals and music service organizations (including education/residency, library

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies - Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

October 31, 2014

Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland fo

Open Society Foundations - Soros Justice Fellowships

October 22, 2014 $110,250

Advocacy and Media Fellowships fund lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, fil

American Council of Learned Societies - The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collaborative Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

October 22, 2014 $200,000

Provides support for research-based projects which may be interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary.

NSF - Arctic Research Opportunities

October 21, 2014

The goal of the NSF Section for Arctic Sciences, Division of Polar Programs (PLR), is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biol

The Institute for New Economic Thinking – 6th Grant Round

October 20, 2014 $250,000

Aims to foster open discourse and to advance new thinking on economic issues and theory and to support research that transforms our understanding o

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - American Region Scholar Grants

October 15, 2014 $40,000

Grants will be given to help replace half of the salary of faculty on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship -- International Award for Research in Germany

October 15, 2014

Academics of all disciplines who are internationally recognized as leaders in their field and who are expected to contribute to enhancing Germany's

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - Research Grants

October 15, 2014 $120,000

Provides support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences, especially projects focusing on the political, social, econ

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - American Region Research Grants

October 15, 2014

Grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences; priority given to projects focusing on the social, cu

Indiana University - Lilly Library Fellowships

October 15, 2014 $40,000

Supports research in areas including the history of the Spanish Colonial Empire; Latin American independence movements; European expansion in the A

Qatar Foundation - National Priorities Research Program LOI

October 14, 2014 $900,000

Supports basic and applied research projects that strive to build bridges between businesses, government, academia, and other stakeholders in Qatar

National Science Foundation - Documenting Endangered Languages

October 6, 2014 $150,000

Supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.

Royal Geographical Society - Expeditions, Fieldwork and Independent Travel Grants: Journey of a Lifetime Award

October 4, 2014 $8,250

For those with a genuine curiosity about the world around them, the award is a grant for an original and inspiring journey anywhere in the world.

International Institute for Asian Studies - Fellowships

October 1, 2014 $26,649

Supports research by outstanding researchers from around the world in Asia-focused humanities and social sciences, particularly those focusing on 1

The Recording Academy - GRAMMY Foundation Grants LOI

October 1, 2014 $20,000

Supports efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America for future generations, and

Udemy – Social Innovation Grants

October 1, 2014 $2,500

Grants provide support for the creation of an Udemy course focused on social change that provides social value, creating benefits or reductions of

The John Templeton Foundation - Core Funding Areas - Online Funding Inquiries

October 1, 2014

The John Templeton Foundation is accepting Online Funding Inquiries related to their Core Funding Areas.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation - History of Art Grants Program

October 1, 2014

Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

American Council of Learned Societies - Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants in China Studies

October 1, 2014 $15,000

Provides support for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations.

American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grants

October 1, 2014 $6,000

Provides support to cover the costs associated with research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge, in particular the costs of travel to

ACLS - Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society

October 1, 2014 $25,000

Provides support for collaborative work in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspe

Academy Film Scholars Program - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

October 1, 2014 $25,000

Grants are awarded to established scholars, writers and historians to research topics including cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or s

National Endowment for the Humanities - Summer Stipends

September 30, 2014 $6,000

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

The Journalists and Writers Foundation - Peace Projects

September 30, 2014 $50,000

Supports innovative conflict resolution and peace building projects focused on preventing, managing and/or resolving violent conflict and promoting

ASU Foundation - Women & Philanthropy

September 26, 2014 $100,000

Categories for grant submission: (A) Funding for one grant that has a direct impact on ASU’s mission and emphasizes one or more of the guiding prin

American Council of Learned Societies - ACLS Fellowships

September 24, 2014 $70,000

Intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing in all disciplines of the

American Council of Learned Societies - Collaborative Research Fellowships

September 24, 2014 $200,000

Provides support to small teams of two or more scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project in the humanities or related so

ACLS - Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

September 24, 2014 $75,000

Supports long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences; the ultimate goal of the project should be a major

ACLS - Digital Innovation Fellowships

September 24, 2014 $85,000

Supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences to help advance digital humanistic scho

ACLS - Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships

September 24, 2014 $66,500

Supports advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributio

Yale University - Research Support Grants

September 15, 2014 $3,387

Offered to scholars already engaged in research involving the study of British art or architectural history to assist with research travel costs in

Yale University - The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Research Support Grant

September 15, 2014 $3,387

One grant is awarded annually to a scholar or researcher in the field of twentieth-century British painting to assist with travel, subsistence and

Yale University - Curatorial Research Grants

September 15, 2014 $101,614

Awarded to help towards the costs of appointing a Research Curator (or to assist with replacement costs to temporarily cover a curatorial staff mem

University of Saskatchewan - Linking Fellowships

September 15, 2014 $5,000

Fellowships support a term of two to ten days for research networking and exchange, and participation in the broader humanities and fine arts schol

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies - Visiting Fellowships in Indonesia Studies

September 15, 2014

Fellowships support the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and ec

National Endowment for the Humanities - Enduring Questions

September 11, 2014 $38,000

Supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring q

National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

September 11, 2014 $60,000

Supports the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.

Department of State - Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan

August 29, 2014 $500,000

Supports work in the following areas: 1) Expanding Media Engagement; 2) Strengthening People-to-People Ties; 3) Increasing Community Engagement

National Endowment for the Humanities - Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

August 13, 2014 $75,000

Supports the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, testin

National Endowment for the Humanities - Media Projects: Production Grants

August 13, 2014 $650,000

Supports the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to enga

National Endowment for the Humanities - Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

August 13, 2014 $460,000

Supports final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Media Projects: Development Grants

August 13, 2014 $75,000

Enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production.

Department of Health and Human Services - Bridging the Word Gap Research Network

July 7, 2014 $300,000

Supports the creation of an interdisciplinary research network designed to reduce the 'word gap', the gap in exposure to language among children fr

American Institute of Indian Studies - Fellowships

July 1, 2014

A range of fellowships are available for researchers to conduct research in India for up to nine months: 1) Senior Research Fellowships, for South

National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Projects for the Public

June 11, 2014 $100,000

Supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement w

National Endowment for the Humanities - Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics

June 11, 2014 $650,000

Supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities.

Department of Justice - Comprehensive School Safety Initiative

May 20, 2014 $1,000,000

Funds a research-focused initiative to increase the safety of schools nationwide.

University of California, Berkeley - John A. Sproul Research Fellowship in Canadian Studies

May 19, 2014 $8,000

This fellowship is intended as a supplement to other support the scholar may have.

Foundation for Improvement of Justice - Honoring Exemplary Justice Programs

May 15, 2014 $10,000

The Foundation works to enhance local, state, and federal systems of justice by rewarding the accomplishments of innovative programs throughout the

Organic Farming Research Foundation - Organic Farming and Food Systems Research

May 14, 2014 $15,000

Research projects related to agricultural production or other social, economic, or policy-related topics of concern to organic farmers and/or ranch

National Institutes of Health - NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03): AIDS

May 7, 2014 $100,000

Supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.

Department of State - Indonesia Cooperation and Awareness for Citizen Rights

May 2, 2014 $400,000

Funds will support programs that aim to promote awareness of citizen rights and enhance participation of marginalized populations in Eastern Indone

National Endowment for the Humanities - Fellowships

May 1, 2014 $50,400

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

National Science Foundation - Antarctic Artists and Writers Program

May 1, 2014

The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program furnishes U.S.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants

May 1, 2014 $400,000

Supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.

Association for the Sociology of Religion - Fichter Research Grants

May 1, 2014 $24,000

Supports promising sociological research on women in religion or on the intersection between religion and gender or religion and sexualities.

Rockefeller Foundation - Bellagio Academic Writing Residency

May 1, 2014

Residencies are open to university or think tank-based academics in all disciplines whose project focuses on improving the well-being of humankind

Target Brands, Inc. - Target Store Education Grants

April 30, 2014 $2,000

Supports programs that enhance students’ classroom curriculum by bringing the arts and cultural experiences to schools, such as in-school performan

Presbyterian Mission Agency - Presbyterian Hunger Program

April 30, 2014 $20,000

Provides grants addressing hunger and its causes in the United States.

Environmental Protection Agency - Wetland Program Development Grants

April 28, 2014 $300,000

This fund promotes the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relat

American Jewish Historical Society - Sid and Ruth Lapidus Fellowship

April 25, 2014 $6,000

Supports researchers wishing to use the collections of the American Jewish Historical Society.

Department of State - Global Transitional Justice Initiative

April 25, 2014 $750,000

Organizations are invited to submit proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects related to the Global Transitional Justice

Department of Justice - Research on Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals

April 25, 2014 $1,000,000

Supports research and evaluation related to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly individuals.

Department of Justice - Research on Gangs and Violence

April 25, 2014 $1,000,000

Funds multiple criminal justice research projects involving research and/or evaluations of programs to improve our understanding and/or reduce gang

Endangered Language Fund - Language Legacies

April 22, 2014 $4,000

Supports language maintenance and linguistic field work.

Corporation for National & Community Service - Social Innovation Fund Grant

April 22, 2014 $10,000,000

Supports evidence-based solutions to challenges facing low-income communities nationwide.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation - US Artists International Grants

April 18, 2014

Grants are available to American dance, music and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festival

Department of State - Global Transitional Justice Initiative

April 18, 2014 $750,000

Invites proposals outlining program concepts and capacity to manage projects related to the Global Transitional Justice Initiative.

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Science - Regular Fellowships

April 15, 2014

NIAS Fellows are selected from prominent researchers and senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have already made a contribution

DHHS: Social & Economic Development Strategies

April 15, 2014 $400,000

Supports community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native Amer

DHHS: Native American Language Preservation & Maintenance

April 15, 2014 $300,000

Funds projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, and im

Department of Commerce - Coastal Resilience Network

April 11, 2014 $100,000

The purpose of this notice is to implement activities that enhance resilience of coastal communities to natural hazard and climate risks through a

Department of State - Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs: FY 2014 National Security Language Initiative for Youth NSLI-Y

April 1, 2014 $9,000,000

Provides overseas foreign language instruction for American high school students and those recently graduated.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship -- International Award for Research in Germany

April 1, 2014

Academics of all disciplines from abroad, who are internationally recognized as leaders in their field and who are expected to contribute to enhanc

Society for Ethnomusicology - Ida Halpern Fellowship and Award

April 1, 2014 $5,000

Supports research on Native American Music of the United States and Canada. Preference will be given to work based on Dr.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation - History of Art Grants Program

April 1, 2014

Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Sparkplug Foundation - Support for Music, Education, and Grassroots Organizing Initiatives

April 1, 2014

Supports work in the fields of music, education, and grassroots organizing.

Western States Arts Federation - TourWest (Performing and Literary Arts Presentations in Western States)

April 1, 2014 $2,500

Supports the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists in communities within the WESTAF region.

John Templeton Foundation - Core Funding Areas - Funding Inquiry Submissions

April 1, 2014

Funding inquiries may be submitted for work in the following areas of interest: 1) Science and the Big Questions, 2) Character Development, 3) Free

USAID - Good Governance Initiative Fund

March 31, 2014 $8,000,000

The primary goal of this initiative is to identify and support the creativity and innovation inherent in civil society organizations and communitie

Jim Henson Foundation - Grants

March 31, 2014 $5,000

Supports the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater. Funding levels include Project, Seed, and Family grants.

Department of State - Community Solutions Program

March 31, 2014 $1,500,000

Supports and encourages initiatives organized by young civic and community leaders, ages 25-38, working to address the economic, environmental, pol

USAID - Saving Lives at Birth

March 27, 2014

Funds groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of chil

National Science Foundation - Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies

March 24, 2014 $2,500,000

The purpose of this program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to

Department of State - Ngwang Choephel Fellows Program

March 21, 2014 $265,000

Promotes activities that preserve cultural traditions, enhance sustainable development, expand economic opportunities, and support environmental co

Harvard University - Schlesinger Library: Oral History Grants

March 21, 2014 $3,000

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevan

Harvard University - Schlesinger Library: Research Support Grants

March 21, 2014 $3,000

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose research requires use of the library's colle

Einstein Forum - The Einstein Fellowship

March 15, 2014

Supports outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research.

Department of State - US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program

March 12, 2014 $100,000

Supports unique projects centered on Russian-American, peer-to-peer collaboration, including an exchange of best practices on a topic of mutual int

Environmental Protection Agency - Efforts to Reduce Source Pollution

March 11, 2014 $147,000

Supports new or innovative techniques for education or training that promote pollution prevention and source reduction efforts.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

March 11, 2014 $250,000

Supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of d

Library of Congress/American Folklife Center - Archie Green Fellowships

March 10, 2014 $45,000

Supports new, original, independent field research into the culture and traditions of American workers and/or occupational groups found within the

Institute of Turkish Studies - Grants Program

March 7, 2014

Funding opportunities include Library Grants, Sabbatical Research Grants, Subventions for Publications, Teaching Aids Grants, and Turkish Studies A

National Endowment for the Humanities - Summer Seminars and Institutes

March 4, 2014 $200,000

Supports faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers.

National Dance Project - Dance Production Grants

March 3, 2014 $40,000

Aids the growing discipline of contemporary dance by supporting the production and presentation of dance throughout the United States.

National Science Foundation - Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research

March 3, 2014 $6,000,000

Supports research communities in developing visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources

Emory University - James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference: Visiting Scholars Program

March 1, 2014 $60,000

Supports research projects in American Studies, African American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, History, Law, Music and

Righteous Persons Foundation - Jewish Identity and Social Justice Nationally

March 1, 2014

Supports efforts that build a vibrant, just, and inclusive Jewish community in the United States: specifically, work that revitalizes Jewish arts,

Department of State - Supporting Civic Activism and Advocacy Efforts in Ir

February 28, 2014 $2,000,000

Supports projects strengthening the capacity of activists and civil society groups in Iraq to advocate for more democratic and inclusive political

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - National Performing Arts Project

February 28, 2014 $200,000

Supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theatre fields.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

February 19, 2014 $325,000

Funds the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value t

Department of State - Promoting Freedom of Expression in the Arabian Peninsula

February 18, 2014 $500,000

DRL seeks proposals that protect and expand the space for freedom of expression in the Arabian Peninsula.

National Arts and Humanities - National Arts and Humanities Youth Program

February 10, 2014 $10,000

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards recognize excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for under

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures - Grants for Latino Arts and Art Organizations

February 6, 2014 $10,000

Supports Latino working artists, ensembles, and Latino arts organizations that demonstrate artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through

EPA: Environmental Education Model Grants

February 4, 2014 $200,000

Supports environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers,

Vodafone Americas Foundation: Wireless Innovation Project

February 3, 2014 $600,000

Supports exemplary wireless-related technology innovations that address critical social issues around the world.

Harvard University - Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research

February 1, 2014 $40,000

Supports advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to

National Science Foundation - Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

February 1, 2014 $500,000

STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society.

Local Sustainability Matching Fund - Livable Communities

January 18, 2014 $150,000

Supports partnerships between local government (city or county) sustainability directors and local, place-based foundations in the U.S.

National Science Foundation - Cultural Anthropology Scholars

January 16, 2014 $50,000

Supports methodological training for cultural anthropologists who wish to learn new skills that are needed as part of an ongoing research program.

National Science Foundation - Cultural Anthropology Senior Research Grants

January 15, 2014 $100,000

The Cultural Anthropology Program accepts proposals for Senior Research proposals (proposals from scholars with PhDs or equivalent degree).

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate - Research Fellowship Program

January 15, 2014 $37,800

Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design,

American Association of University Women - Educational and Professional Equity for Women

January 15, 2014 $10,000

Supports individuals, AAUW organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the country for innovative programs or non-d

CECArtsLink: Visual and Performing Arts Exchange

January 15, 2014 $10,000

Promotes international communication and understanding through collaborative, innovative arts projects that encourage the exchange of visual and pe

Children’s Theater Foundation of America - Aurand Harris Grants Program

January 15, 2014 $5,000

Supports small and mid-sized nonprofit theatres for premieres of promising new plays for children and youth; the establishment of special productio

National Endowment for the Humanities - National Digital Newspaper Program

January 15, 2014 $350,000

The National Digital Newspaper Program is creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 19

National Science Foundation - Cultural Anthropology Workshops

January 15, 2014

Workshops are sometimes needed to allow researchers to work together.

USAID - Transformational Leadership (Kosovo)

January 10, 2014 $28,200,000

The purpose of this program is to develop a cadre of leaders to drive significant change in Kosovo in priority economic, political, and social deve

National Endowment for the Humanities - America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

January 8, 2014 $400,000

Grants will support the final stages of the preparation of a museum or library exhibition, interpretive Web site, a reading or discussion group, or

National Endowment for the Humanities - Media Projects: Development Grants

January 8, 2014 $75,000

Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Media Projects: Production Grants

January 8, 2014 $1,000,000

Production grants support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs tha

National Endowment for the Humanities - Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations

January 8, 2014 $1,000,000

Supports museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.

William T. Grant Foundation - Social Environments Research

January 8, 2014 $600,000

Supports research on social environments that affect the daily lives of youths ages 8 to 25 and how those settings can be improved, and the use of

National Endowment for the Humanities - America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

January 8, 2014 $75,000

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produc

National Endowment for the Humanities - Collaborative Research Grants

January 7, 2014 $300,000

Supports interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars for full-time or part-time activities for 1-3 years.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants

January 7, 2014 $300,000

Supports the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessibl

Arizona Humanities- Storying Arizona

August 29, 2012 $10,000