Greetings Barnard Faculty,
This edition of our Grant Opportunities Newsletter focuses on fellowship opportunities with fall 2014 deadlines. Some opportunities are applicable for a number of disciplines, so please be sure to check out the “General Funding” section.
We will be sending out another fellowship special edition later this year for spring 2015 deadlines, so please be on the lookout for that. Our regular bi-weekly newsletter will be sent out again next week.
For individualized grant opportunity research, please contact Kaley Hanenkrat. As always, please feel free to send any comments or suggestions directly to us here.
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Previously Announced Grant Deadlines
September 15, 2014 - Sloan Foundation Research Fellows (Sciences)
September 24, 2014 – ACLS Fellowships, including Ryskamp Research Fellowships and Digital Innovation Fellowships (Humanities)
October 15, 2014 – Fitch Mid-Career Fellow (Humanities, Arts, Design)
February 1, 2015 – Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowships (General)
February 2, 2015 – NSF Science, Technology, & Society (Social Sciences)
February 2, 2015 – Open Society Foundation Fellowships (General)
February 2, 2015 – NSF Science of Organizations (Social Sciences)
February 4, 2015 – NSF Law & Social Sciences (Social Sciences)
January 6, 2015 – William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants (Social Science)
January 15, 2015 – NSF Political Science (Social Science)
January 18, 2015 – NSF Economics (Sciences)
January 29, 2015 – NSF Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (Sciences)
May 22, 2015 – NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (Sciences)
July 2015 – John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships (General)
September 30, 2015 – NSF Chemical Catalysis (Sciences)
September 30, 2015 – NSF Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (Sciences)
September 30, 2015 – NSF Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (Sciences)
September 30, 2015 – NSF Chemical Synthesis (Sciences)
Fulbright Scholar Program
Deadline: August 1, 2014
“The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description. In addition, flexible options may be available.”
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - Research Grants
Deadline: August 1, 2014
“The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation is offering research grants to individuals of between $15,000 and $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years and “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. …Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.” New applications must be submitted by August 1, for a decision in December.
Open Society Foundations – Open Society Fellowship
Deadline: August 4, 2014
“The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.”
Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
Deadline: September 19, 2014
“Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. These grants are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts and are often considered “mid-career” awards. 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, awardees may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work. The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.”
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships
Deadline: September 24, 2014
“ACLS supports a number of fellowships that all have a September deadline. These include the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship, New York Public Library Fellowship, and the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, which Barnard faculty have received, as well as Collaborative Research Fellowships and Digital Innovation Fellowships. In 2013-14, ACLS awarded over $15 million to approximately 300 scholars who were selected from over 3,000 submitted applications. ACLS notes that, with the exception of the Public Fellows program, an individual may apply to as many fellowship and grant programs as are suitable, but not more than one ACLS or ACLS-joint award may normally be accepted in any one competition year. “For the purpose of these competitions, the humanities and related social sciences include but are not limited to American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art history and architectural history; classics; economics; ethnic studies; film; gender studies; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology; religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies.”
Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study – Research Fellowships
Deadline: October 1, 2014 (for creative arts, humanities, and social sciences) and November 1, 2014 (for natural sciences and mathematics)
“As a fellow, you will focus on your individual project while benefiting from a dynamic, multidisciplinary community at Harvard University. Only 4 percent of applicants are selected each year. Fellows—women and men—are at the forefront of the arts, journalism, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2015 through May 31, 2016. Visual artists and film, video, sound, and new media artists may apply to come for either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $37,500. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.”
James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation – Fitch Mid-Career Fellows
Deadline: October 15, 2014
“Fitch Mid-Career Fellow grants of up to $15,000 are awarded annually to one or two mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields.”
School for Advanced Research – Weatherhead Fellowship Resident Scholar
Deadline: November 1, 2014
“Fellowships are awarded competitively based on evaluations by a specially convened panel of external reviewers who represent a broad spectrum of intellectual expertise. Composition of the panel changes each year. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the overall excellence and significance of the proposed project, clarity of presentation, and the applicant’s academic accomplishments relative to subdiscipline and career stage. The program supports scholars whose work is broad, synthetic, and interdisciplinary and promises to yield significant advances in understanding human culture, behavior, evolution, or critical contemporary issues. Projects that are narrowly focused geographically and theoretically or that are primarily methodological seldom receive strong consideration. Each year the program supports a mix of scholars with scientific and humanistic orientations.”
Ford Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Minorities
Deadline: November 14, 2014
“Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Fellowship applicants are encouraged to choose a host institution other than the institution with which they are affiliated at the time of application. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at appropriate nonprofit institutions of higher education or research, normally in the United States, including universities, museums, libraries, government or national laboratories, privately sponsored nonprofit institutes, government chartered nonprofit research organizations, and centers for advanced study. Each applicant should designate a faculty member or other scholar who will serve as host at the proposed fellowship institution. If affiliating with another institution would create personal hardship, applicants may make special arrangements to travel several times to a research site for data collection or to confer with a chosen adviser. One year stipends are $45,000 and the tenure of the fellowship is 9-12 months, beginning no earlier than June 1, 2013 and no later than September 1, 2015.”
Getty Foundation – Getty Scholar Grants
Deadline: (ANTICIPATED) November 2014
“Getty Scholar grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence 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 grants are given in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.”
Arts & Humanities Funding
Stanford Humanities Center - External Faculty Fellowships
Deadline: (ANTICIPATED) October 1, 2014
“Fellowships are for one full academic year, and require the fellow to be in residence during Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters (mid-September to mid-June). The Center does not consider applications for different amounts of time. Fellows are awarded stipends of up to $70,000 and a housing and moving allowance of up to $30,000. Applicants who require additional support are expected to seek supplementary funding in the form of external grants or sabbatical or other contributions from home institutions.
External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Awards are made from an applicant pool of approximately 250.”
National Humanities Center Fellowships
Deadline: October 15, 2014
“The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2015 through May 2016. Applicants must have doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include a fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, and theology. Fellowships are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center's ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and also covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents.”
Folger Institute – Research Fellowships
Deadline: November 1, 2014 for long-term fellowships and March 1, 2015 for short-term fellowships
“Each year, the Folger Institute offers 50 long- and short-term residential research fellowships to encourage use of the exceptional collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources. Awardees are expected to be in continuous residence and to participate in the intellectual life of the Folger.
Long-term Fellowships are selected by an external committee whose members consider the following criteria in making selections: importance of the topic, originality and sophistication of the approach; feasibility of research objectives, and the applicant’s need for the Folger collections.
Short-term Fellowships are selected by an internal committee and one external scholar. The members of the committee consider the following criteria in making selections: importance of the topic, originality and sophistication of the approach; feasibility of research objectives, and the applicant’s need for the Folger collections. The members of the selection committee may be inclined to give special weight to the applicant's need for the collections.”
The Robert Giard Fellowship in Photography
Deadline: November 15, 2014
“This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography or photo-based media. This award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, and that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.” The amount of the award is $7,500.
The Huntington – Research Fellowships
Deadline: November 15, 2014
“The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include seven million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books, 275,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes in the history of science and technology, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th- and 20th-century literature, British drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.
The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. 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.”
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/ American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Fellowships
Deadline: (ANTICIPATED) January 15, 2015
“The award amount varies. ARCE fellows receive a monthly per diem commensurate with academic status and number of accompanying dependents, plus round-trip air transportation for fellowship recipient only. Fellowships must last between four and twelve months. One or two fellowships are available. All fellowships must take place between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015.”
Harvard University Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships
Deadline: January 16, 2015
“Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College, which documents the history of Western civilization. Materials relating to American, British, and Continental history and literature comprise the bulk of its collections and include special concentrations in printing, graphic arts, and the theatre. The collections encompass diverse holdings such as ostraca, daguerreotypes, and the working papers of modern novelists and poets. Fellows will also have access to collections in Widener Library as well as to other libraries at the University. Preference is given to scholars whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library. Each fellow is expected to be in residence at Houghton for at least four weeks during the period from July 2015 through June 2016 (these do not have to be consecutive weeks), and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections. The stipend for each fellowship is $3,600. Other than the Pantzer Fellowship, applicants need not apply for specific fellowships, as the Selection Committee will determine which fellowship is best suited to his/her research.”
Social Sciences Funding
Penn Humanities Forum – Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
Deadline: October 15, 2014
“The Penn Humanities Forum awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (September–May) in residence at Penn. The Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $2500 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.” The topic for the 2015-16 fellowships is “sex.” The director explains more here.
Princeton University – LAPA Fellowships
Deadline: (ANTICIPATED) November 4, 2014
“Each year, through its fellows program, LAPA brings to Princeton world-class experts on the law. Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at Princeton engaging in their own research and in the intellectual life of the campus. Under exceptional circumstances, applications for only one semester in residence may be considered. LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance. In addition, LAPA Fellows are expected to participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly faculty-graduate seminar and a weekly discussion group, as well as some public events and conferences. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Princeton at least four days a week during the academic term. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other activities and intellectual resources throughout the University. Some fellows may be invited to teach a course in one of Princeton's graduate or undergraduate programs, subject to the needs of the University, sufficient enrollment, approval of the Dean of the Faculty, and the cooperation of the sponsoring academic department.”
Princeton University – Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship
Deadline: (ANTICIPATED) December 1, 2014
“During the academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Analysis will take as its theme “In the aftermath of catastrophe.” What happens in the wake of cataclysmic experiences: war, civil war, genocide, imperial collapse, natural disaster? The aim in part is to understand processes of reconstruction but not only that. How was the experience of catastrophe remembered and memorialized; how was trauma conceived and dealt with; how was the post-catastrophic present understood in relation to the pre-disaster past? As always, we hope to address these questions from a wide variety of periods and places, from prehistory to the present and from all parts of the world.”
Louis O. Kelso Fellowships
Deadline: (ANTICIPATED) December 31, 2014 for 2015-2016
“The Louis O. Kelso Fellowships are awarded to outstanding scholars studying the topic of broadened ownership of capital in a democratic society in the United States. The general theme of the fellowship includes the study of the idea and practice and public policy of broadening the ownership of capital assets in society such as the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which broadens the ownership of corporations, as well as approaches whereby consumers may have capital ownership of enterprises and individual citizens may have access to opportunities for capital acquisition. The relevance of these and other related ideas to the concept of economic democracy and democratic capitalism can also be pursued.
Fellows may be supported at their home institution or may be in residence at Rutgers University with the period and length of residency varying between July 1 and June 30 of the academic year. The fellows will receive stipends of $12,500 that can be used for research, travel, or living expenses.”
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Funding
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Individual Fellowships
Deadline: August 8, 2014; December 8, 2014; April 8, 2015
NIEHS has fellowships available for both individual postdoctoral researchers and senior level individual researchers.
For postdoctoral fellows, the NIEHS explains, “The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of the many institutes in the National Institutes of Health that participate in the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships, also known as the F32. Through these fellowships, NIEHS supports training opportunities for scientists working in the environmental health sciences. NRSA F32 fellowships provide up to three years of support for promising postdoctoral researchers who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators within the broad scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.”
For senior fellows, the NIEHS explains, “The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows (F33) provides up to two years of support for experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities. These awards are targeted to individuals with at least seven years of research experience beyond the doctorate, and who have progressed to the stage of independent investigator. In most cases, this award is used to support sabbatical experiences.”
Sloan Foundation - Research Fellowships
Deadline: September 15, 2014
“The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. While Fellows are expected to be at an early stage of their research careers, there should be strong evidence of independent research accomplishments. Candidates in all fields are normally below the rank of associate professor and do not hold tenure, but these are not strict requirements. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation welcomes nominations of all candidates who meet the traditional high standards of this program, and strongly encourages the participation of women and members of underrepresented minority groups.”
Simons Foundation – Fellowships in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Deadline: September 30, 2014 (for both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics)
“Research leaves from classroom teaching and administrative obligations can provide strong intellectual stimulation and lead to increased creativity and productivity in research. The Simons Fellows program is intended to make leaves more productive by enabling the extension of sabbatical leaves from one academic term to a full academic year. Eligibility for this year’s program is restricted to sabbatical-eligible faculty who wish to use the grant for the purpose of extending a single-term sabbatical leave to a full academic year. For applicants at universities on the semester system, the Simons Fellowship will fund up to one semester in the 2015–2016 academic year, either fall 2015 or spring 2016. For those on the quarter system, the Fellowship will fund up to one quarter, during the 2015–2016 academic year, extending the sabbatical leave to three quarters.”