Monday, October 26, 2009

Whatcom Museum of History and Art - Jacobs Research Funds

Jacobs Research Funds is a grant program supporting anthropological research on the indigenous peoples of Canada, Mexico, mainland United States, including Alaska, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Grants are given for work on problems in: language, social organization, political organization, religion, mythology, music, other arts, psychology and folk science. There are three categories of Jacobs Funds grants. Individual Grants support research projects administered by a single investigator on a focused problem (maximum award is $3000). Group Grants support work by two or more researchers who will be cooperating on the same or similar projects (maximum award is $6000). Kinkade Grants support projects requiring an intense period of fieldwork, such as research leading to a major work such as a dictionary, collection of texts, etc. (maximum award is $9000).

Due February 15, 2009

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Latin American Program Seeks Interns for Spring 2010

The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues. The Wilson Center, headquartered in Washington, D.C., provides a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy and fosters research, study, discussion, and collaboration among a full spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as conference organization, library and Internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments in support of Center activities. The Latin American Program is hiring graduate or undergraduate interns for the spring. Students who have graduated within the past year may also apply. This is a paid internship.

Due November 15, 2009

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NSEP Boren Awards

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program, which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their project, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.

Due January 28, 2010

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American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grants (for Travel for Research Purposes)

The Franklin Research Grants program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus. Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000 for use in calendar year 2010. Grants are not retroactive.

Due December 1, 2009.

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2009-2010 Fellowships for Scholars of British and American History and Culture

The Huntington will award over one hundred fellowships with differing terms for the academic year 2010-2011. 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. Huntington Fellowships last for one to five months and provide $2,500 per month. The majority of these will be awarded to scholars working in the general holdings of the Library; however, there are a number of specialized fellowships. Huntington-British Academy Fellowships for Study in Great Britain last for one month. Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships last from nine to twelve months and provide $50,000. Mellon Fellowship and the Dana and David Dornsife Fellowship each also last nine to twelve months with an award of $50,000. The Dibner History of Science Program is designed to further study in the Burndy Library and the other history of science and technology resources at The Huntington. Short-Term awards last from one to five months and provide $2,500 per month. The Long-Term awards last nine to twelve months with an award of $50,000

Due December 15, 2009

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Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities provides support to independent centers for advanced study and international research organizations for fellowship programs for humanities scholars through its Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions. NEH fellowships last from four to twelve months and provide scholars with stipends, a collegial environment, and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States, or American overseas research centers or other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. The centers and organizations establish their own peer review procedures for the selection of NEH grant recipients and administer the awards. For further information and application materials, contact the appropriate center or organization. No application materials are available from NEH.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Fulbright-Hays 2010

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. An estimated 142 fellowships will be awarded ranging from $15,000-$60,000 with the average size estimated at $40,000. The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities to faculty of institutions of higher education to engage in research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. An estimated 20 fellowships will be awarded ranging from $25,000-$115,000 with the average size estimated at $70,000.

Due December 1, 2009

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Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The Council on Library and Information Resources is pleased to offer fellowships for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to: help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources, enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources, and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year carrying stipends of up to $25,000 to support dissertation research forperiods of 9 to 12 months.

Due November 13, 2009

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

NEH Launches New Online Database

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) unveiled a new Funded Projects Query Form that allows visitors to search online for information on all projects funded by NEH since 1980. The form is accessible from the NEH homepage. The database will be updated quarterly after new awards are made. The form has been made available as a part of NEH’s transparency efforts. Visitors can explore the database using a variety of search terms including project director name, key words, organization, state, and award date range. Searches can also be narrowed by grant program, division, and several other fields. Search results provide project title, recipient, and award amount information. A document with answers to frequently asked questions is also available.

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