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The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers.

Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years.

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

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. Libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country are responsible for collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art, and historical objects that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for life-long learning in the humanities.

The Sundance Documentary Fund accepts submissions in three categories and provides grants to filmmakers worldwide for projects that display: 1) Artful and innovative storytelling; 2) Global relevance; 3) Contemporary social issue; and 4) Potential for social engagement.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts.

This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.

The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.

This program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.

Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. FPIRI-funded fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them.

The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history.

The Digging into Data Challenge aims to address how "big data" changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences. Now that we have massive databases of materials available for research in the humanities and the social sciences -- ranging from digitized books, newspapers, and music to information generated by Internet-based activities and mobile communications, administrative data from public agencies, and customer databases from private sector organizations -- what new, computationally-based research methods might we apply?

NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Through these awards, many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities.

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

This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects.

The fellowship supports research in the following areas: Language studies, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to human, social, and cultural issues. The maximum award is $25,000 for junior faculty and $40,000 for senior faculty.

These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

The Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest.

Faculty Research Grants are designed to sponsor faculty conducting field research in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah over the summer months or during a sabbatical. They cover housing for a period of up to two months and return economy class airfares. In addition, the Al Qasimi Foundation provides office space, research support, and administrative assistance. Recipients are expected to produce at least one working paper and make at least one presentation to members of the local research community.

This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities.

The American Historical Association announces the availability of this grant to recognize the most deserving proposal relating to work in progress on a research project in American colonial history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations. Only members of the Association are eligible.

NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life.

NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history.

Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

The American Academy in Berlin is a private, non-profit center for German-American cultural exchange. Its fellowship program promotes advanced research in a variety of academic, cultural, and political affairs.

Call for Applications, 2015–2016 Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2015-2016 academic year for untenured scholars in the humanities who received or will receive their Ph.D. between December 2006 and December 2014. The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. Topic: SEX

The Clark offers between ten and sixteen Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from one to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture.

UC MEXUS announces a small grants competition for travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams in the areas of: 1) Mexico-Related Studies; 2) Latino Studies; 3) United States-Mexican Relations; 4) Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues; 5) Latino and Mexican Topics in the Arts; and 6) Collaborative Research Projects with Investigators at Mexican Institutions.

Long-term fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars who want to be in residence at the Newberry for periods of four to twelve months.

MRPIs are multicampus or systemwide research collaborations that go beyond individual PI-driven projects to benefit the UC research enterprise, strengthen UC’s position as a leading public research university, launch pioneering research in thematic, multidisciplinary or inter-disciplinary areas, and benefit California and its people.

The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics.

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to qualified persons doing creative or scholarly work in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

The positions are intended for outstanding post-doctoral researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of research in the social sciences and humanities.

The aim of this program is to provide funding that will support collaborations between UC faculty and cultural institutions, and to highlight the contributions that the humanities make to society and public policy discussions by facilitating dialogues between faculty, students, and public figures. The University of California President’s Advisory Committee on Research in the Humanities, which oversees the UC Humanities Network, will coordinate the project, which will be administered by the UC Humanities Research Institute.

As part of the University of California (UC) California Studies Consortium (CSC), the UCCSC Graduate Research Travel Grant is designed to assist advanced graduate students at UC campuses for travel and access to archives and collections for research in California Studies.

NEH anticipates that awards for seminars will range between $70,000 and $140,000 for a grant period of twelve months. Seminars will take place from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014. Awards for institutes range from $90,000 to $200,000 for a grant period of fifteen months. Institutes will take place from October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014.

UCHRI Working Groups awards provide financial and logistical resources for University of California faculty to support research collaboration and communication within the extended range of humanities disciplines.

Research Abstract: “Culture, Industry, Finance”

Conveners: Joshua Clover, English, UC Davis Michael Szalay, English, UC Irvine This research group seeks to understand new conjunctions between mass-produced culture and finance. We’re interested in the the changing economic logic of the culture industry in the era of finance capital, more so than the interpretable character of cultural products. Equally, we’re interested in reading the regime of finance and its political economy through the optic of industrial cultural production. That our inquiry might travel dialectically in both directions is itself an indication of mutations in the relation between culture and finance.

Engaging Humanities is a public humanities program invested in mutual engagement with publics alongside and beyond the academy–it recognizes the importance of mutually-beneficial relationships, and builds upon the strengths of these partnerships to further enhance the development of engaged humanistic scholarship. And it is engaging: original scholarship that is interested in, and interesting to, a variety of publics.

This call for proposals is to provide seed funding to teams of UC and Mexican researchers for beginning projects in basic and applied collaborative research, instructional development, and public service and education projects that apply research to public issues.

The grant is available to graduate students (MA or higher) and scholars who are U.S. citizens. Summer Research Scholars will be given access to a workspace and computer facilities in the Wilson Center library. Grants are for 2 months during the summer and include residency at the Wilson Center.

The University of California (UC) Pacific Rim Research Program (PRRP) supports collaborative research by UC faculty, graduate students, and their colleagues at other institutions. DUE TO THE CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, THE UC PACIFIC RIM RESEARCH PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SOLICITING MINI-GRANTS OF UP TO $5000 FOR ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY. NO FULL SCALE RESEARCH GRANTS AND PROGRAMMING GRANTS CAN BE OFFERED AT THIS TIME.  

								
							

The Kennan Institute offers Short-Term Grants (up to one month's duration) to U.S. citizens whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area.

The foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. The foundation will consider applications from institutions for grants to hold conferences, workshops, or seminars on specific subjects related to the foundation's goals and objectives.

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years.

The American Philosophical Society awards small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge.

The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.

Awards will be made for study in the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning, and women's studies.

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities is a unique opportunity for the best recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Fellows enjoy substantial time to pursue research, teach two courses per year in an affiliated Stanford Department, and participate in active program of scholarly exchanges with other Fellows, Stanford faculty, and outside visitors. The Mellon Fellowship provides postdoctoral fellowships in Stanford's fifteen humanities departments.

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute. Library Research Grants are intended to provide partial support for costs relating to travel...

A MacDowell Fellowship provides time, space, and an inspiring environment for artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

This program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.

This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.

The Foundation is dedicated to the pursuit of peace and justice and the search for an equitable reallocation of the world’s resources. The Foundation believes that these objectives can be achieved only through the fullest implementation of social, economic, political, civil and cultural rights for...

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is now accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2014 Summer Stipend program. To be considered for a Summer Stipend, faculty members must submit all application materials by August 21st 2013.   This is a limited submission funding opportunity for projects beginning May 2014. Members of the IHC’s Advisory Board will recommend nominees for this award. As a campus UCSB may submit only two applications. NEH Summer Stipends support individuals working full-time on a humanities project at any stage of development by providing $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.

Grants support the following formats:

    interactive digital media;

    film and television projects; and

    radio projects.

Interactive digital media may be websites, games, mobile applications, virtual environments, streaming video, or podcasts.

This program aims to stimulate academic research projects in the areas of Archaeology and Art History as well as projects in the fields of History, History of Islam, Architecture and the Fine Arts.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that use cost-effective methods to digitize nationally significant historical record collections and make the digital versions freely available online.

Grants are considered for programs that: 1) Arrange for musical entertainment, concerts, and recitals appropriate for the education and instruction of the public in the musical arts (Paramount consideration, however, is given to traditional classical music programs); 2) Aid worthy students of music to secure complete and adequate musical education; and 3) Aid organizations in their efforts to present fine music to the public, provided that such organizations are operated exclusively for educational purposes.

NMFS solicits proposals that will serve to educate and engage the public on NOAA's marine conservation and exploration missions and how the missions may be applied to protect oceans, coasts, and marine resources for future generations.

This program supports postdoctoral researchers at the University of California or at Mexican institutions of higher education or research. The primary objective is to advance academic scholarship by emerging Mexican researchers and UC scientists and scholars in the early stages of their careers, after obtaining their Ph.D.

The American Historical Association announces the availability of this grant to recognize the most deserving proposal relating to work in progress on a research project in American colonial history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations. Preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars.

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Residential research groups (RRGs) and working groups (WGs) are both familiar structures supporting humanities research across the UC. Both convene groups of scholars to work in collaboration on interdisciplinary topics of special significance. Both are in essence teams of researchers, often from multiple campuses and for the most part unknown to each other prior to their selection, and assembled - either for a one-quarter residency or for a full academic year of occasional meetings and ongoing virtual engagement - to work on a commonly defined research agenda.

This special working group invites the perspectives of this "next generation" of humanities scholars across the University of California on the future of work in the humanities. Funded by UCHRI as part of the Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work research initiative, the working group provides an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of advanced graduate students to think in community about their own scholarship in relation to rapidly changing conceptions and conditions of work in the 21st century as well as to explore innovative strategies for framing, translating and sharing their humanities research and training.

These grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions.

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years.

The purpose is to support emerging documentary filmmakers. The term "emerging" is intended to denote a person committed to the craft of making documentaries, who has demonstrated that commitment by several years - no more than 10 - of practical film or video experience.

Awards will be made to support collaborative projects. Eligible projects include conferences at UCSB or in the Santa Barbara area; collaborative research or instructional projects by faculty in one or more departments/programs; and initiatives to bring visiting scholars and arts practitioners to campus for collaborative research or teaching (where appropriate such scholars may be appointed Visiting Fellows of the IHC). The award amounts up to $3K.

Awards will be given to ladder rank faculty to release them from teaching one quarter to concentrate on research projects. Recipients must be in residence during the fellowship term; while the award releases the recipient from teaching responsibilities, it does not exempt him or her from service and advising responsibilities. Award recipients will be designated IHC Fellows and are required to deliver a public lecture or hold a seminar on a topic related to their research during their tenure as fellows. The award does not provide a salary supplement. It will be calculated as a replacement cost of up to $5K for one course.

Recipients will reside at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) has a limited pool of Research Opportunity Funds available to support one‐time funding requests to initiate multi‐campus or system‐wide research projects.

MAP supports artists, ensembles, producers and presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and deep inquiry.

Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century.

The Foundation is dedicated to the pursuit of peace and justice and the search for an equitable reallocation of the world’s resources.

The OSI enables U.S. colleges and universities and Indian counterpart institutions to pursue objectives cooperatively through exchange visits of faculty, administrators, post graduate Indian students, and U.S. graduate students who can demonstrate the ability to work independently.

The Abe Fellowship 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.

These grants support education and research in ornamental horticulture, and is interested in pursuing the following activities: (1) The advancement of research in ornamental horticulture and the publication of the results of such research, (2) assisting in the creation, development, preservation, and maintenance of...