Monday, May 19, 2008

Grant: Gerda Henkel Foundation

The Gerda Henkel Foundation supports projects in the historical humanities, especially History, Archaeology, Art History and other historical disciplines. The most important criteria when deciding if a grant should be awarded are the academic significance and the quality of the research project. Also statements regarding the costs and the schedule of the proposed project are absolutely essential.

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Grant: National Humanities Center Fellowships 2009-2010

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2009 through May 2010. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. 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.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2008

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Grant: SSRC Emergency Grants

The Social Science Research Council recognizes that urgent research needs can sometimes fall outside their collaborative grants schedule. To accommodate such needs, SSRC program staff will accept requests for emergency grants via email to . Such requests should be made initially in short form (1-2 pages), following the general criteria of the collaborative grants regarding purpose and conditions. The request for support should explain, in particular, the reason for the urgency of the request and the needed outcome.

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Grant: Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Economic and International Affairs

The American Council on Germany is accepting applications for the Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Economic and International Affairs. The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship is intended to foster the study of European economic and international affairs. Fellows are required to develop research itineraries in consultation with the American Council on Germany. The award covers the cost of pre-approved international and domestic travel and a per diem of $150 for up to 28 days in Germany and elsewhere in Europe relevant to the research being conducted

Due July 7, 2008

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Grant: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields except the performing arts. Fellowships are not available for students and the Foundation only supports individuals. The Foundation selects its Fellows on the basis of two separate competitions, one for the United States and Canada, the other for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Fellowships are awarded to individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. In 2008 the Foundation awarded 190 United States and Canadian Fellowships for a total of $8,200,000. There were more than 2,600 applicants

Due September 15, 2008

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Grant: JR Peace Scholar Dissertation Program

The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security. Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 12 months starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

Due January 5, 2008

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Grant: Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace

The United States Institute of Peace is accepting applications for the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards approximately ten residential Senior Fellowships each year so that outstanding scholars, practitioners, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals can conduct research on peace and conflict. Fellowships usually last for ten months starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

Due September 8, 2008

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Grant: Greek Teacher Professional Development Project

The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for the Greek Teacher Professional Development Project. U.S. public and private universities with schools of education may submit proposals to administer an eight-week professional development program to start in August 2009, for approximately twenty teachers in the humanities from Greece at an early point in their careers as educators. The program will focus on teaching methodology as well as the use of technology in the classroom and should include both an academic component of seminars at a U.S. university's school of education and a practical component of practice teaching with guidance from experienced mentor teachers in local schools.

Due June 6, 2008

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Grant: NEH Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Resources

The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Resources. Grants support projects that preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture. Awards also support the creation of reference works and research tools of major importance to the humanities.

Due July 31, 2008

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2008-2009 Evans/Glasscock Digital Humanities Project Fellowship

2008-2009 Evans/Glasscock Digital Humanities Project Fellowship
Recipients Named

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and the Texas A&M University Libraries’ Sterling C. Evans Chair are pleased to announce Dr. B. Stephen Carpenter, II and Dr. Trina Davis as joint recipients of the 2008-2009 Evans/Glasscock Digital Humanities Project Fellowship. This fellowship provides $10,000 to support a project in digital humanities by faculty in any department in the university. The award aims to assist faculty projects that depend on or are fundamentally inflected by information technology, digitization, and computer-aided research.

Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Davis, both in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, received this year’s fellowship for their project “Establishing a TAMU Digital Humanities and Visual Culture Education and Research Island in Second Life.” The team will create an official presence for Texas A&M University in “Second Life,” a 3-D virtual world in which approximately 100 colleges and universities maintain a virtual campus. When completed, The Island will provide four types of spaces – for instruction, research-based exhibitions and symposia, office hours and meetings that support instruction, and public social life to sustain networking.

The Glasscock Center will make another call for this award in spring 2009. For further information contact James Rosenheim, Director, at 979-845-8328 or, visit the Glasscock Center’s website.

Monday, May 5, 2008

American Council of Learned Societies - Digital Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Humanities Scholars

Due Oct. 3
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The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the second annual competition for the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating further such works. ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Projects may involve development of new digital tools that further humanistic research (such as digital research archives or innovative databases), research that depends on or is greatly enhanced by the use of such tools, the representation of research that depends on or is greatly enhanced by the use of such tools, or some combination of these features.

Canadian Embassy - Canadian Studies Grant Program - Research Grants

Due Spet 15
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The Research Grant Program promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs. The grant is designed to assist individual scholars, or a team of scholars, in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality and reporting their findings in a scholarly publication and at scholarly conferences, thus contributing to the development of Canadian Studies in the United States. Grant proposals are welcome from all fields in the social sciences and humanities.

Tinker Foundation, Inc. - Institutional Grants (Latin America)

Due Spet. 1
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The Tinker Foundation awards Institutional Grants to organizations and institutions that promote the interchange and exchange of information within the community of those concerned with the affairs of Spain, Portugal, Ibero-America, and Antarctica. (For the foundation's purposes, Ibero-America is defined as the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere.). Programmatically, the foundation funds projects addressing environmental policy, economic policy, or governance issues. Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to, research projects and conferences related to the foundation's areas of interest. The foundation encourages collaboration between organizations in the United States and Iberia or Latin America and among institutions in those regions.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)

Due Oct. 3
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The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is a strategic fellowship program designed to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions.

Abe Fellowship Program in the Social Sciences or Humanities

Due Spetember 1.
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The Abe Fellowship supports professional research in the social sciences or humanities on contemporary policy-relevant issues, especially those which promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between Japan and America. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Japan (or be able to demonstrate serious affiliations with research communities in the U.S. or Japan) and hold the terminal degree in their field by the start of their fellowship term.