Thursday, July 22, 2010

NEH Collaborative Research Grants

Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years. Eligible projects include:

  • Research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities
  • Conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research
  • Archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs)
  • Research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.

Deadline: 28 October 2010
Stipend: normally ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 per year (for 1-3 years)

For more information, click here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

NEH Grants for Undergraduate Teaching - September Deadlines

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports undergraduate course development through:

  • Enduring Question Course Grants (new courses)
  • Teaching Development Fellowships (existing courses)

Enduring Questions Course Grants
Stipend: up to $25,000
Deadline: 15 September 2010

What is the good life? What is beauty? What is friendship? What is the relationship between humans and the natural world? Enduring questions such as these have long held interest to college students and allow for a special, intense dialogue across generations.

Enduring Questions course grants support up to four faculty members from any discipline with up to $25,000 to develop a new undergraduate humanities course on a question of enduring significance, to be taught at least twice during the grant period.

For more information and instructions, please see the grant guidelines here.

Teaching Development Fellowships
Stipend: up to $21,000 ($4,200 per month)
Deadline: 30 September 2010

Teaching Development Fellowships support faculty pursuing research aimed at improving an existing undergraduate course that has been taught in at least three different terms prior to the application deadline. The research undertaken may involve engaging with fundamental texts or sources, exploring related subjects or disciplines, or cultivating neglected areas of learning. Research in any area of the humanities is welcome. These fellowships cover periods lasting from three to five months.

For more information and instructions, please see the grant guidelines here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Center for Research Libraries: Latest News

The Center for Research Libraries' Summer 2010 Newsletter is now available at The issue is Africa-centered, featuring research on the sub-Saharan region that includes digitized African newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, the newsletter contains a survey of research on the impact of 19th century Christian missionaries in Africa.

Also, on June 30, CRL announced the release of the World Newspaper Archive's South Asian Newspapers (see the article at CRL libraries will have free access to these newspapers, which date from the 19th century and consist of over 400,000 searchable pages, until August 9.