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Arts

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.
Deadline: December 15
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The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues and other organizational activities. The program also supports the creation of new work through regranting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs. The work of choreographers and performing artists occasionally is funded when the visual arts are an inherent element of a production.
Deadlines: March 1 and September 1 Annually
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Bogliasco Residential Fellowships

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to qualified persons pursuing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film or Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, Visual Arts. Approximately 50 Fellowships are awarded each year. During their stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters, separate private studios and full board. Applicants are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines and must submit descriptions of the projects that they intend to pursue in Bogliasco, Italy. Fellowships usually have a duration of one month or, in some cases, a half semester. In special circumstances residencies of other lengths may be approved.
Application deadlines: January 15, 2013, for the fall-winter semester beginning in September, 2013, and April 15, 2013, for the winter-spring semester beginning in February, 2014.
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College Art Association: Millard Meiss Publication Fund

Publication grants for book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects.
Deadline: October 1 and March 15 Annually
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Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Residencies in Woodside, CA are awarded competitively to artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts and media arts/new genres.
Deadline: February 15, Annually
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MacDowell Colony Residencies

The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, provides creative artists with time and seclusion to work and enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists. Residencies of up to two months are available for writers, composers, film/video makers, visual artists, photographers, playwrights, printmakers, architects, interdisiciplinary artists, and collaborative artists. The average length of residency is five weeks.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
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National Gallery of Art: Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, located in the East Building at the National Gallery of Art, is a research institute that fosters the study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, and urbanism, from prehistoric times to the present. Founded in 1979, the Center encourages a variety of approaches by historians, critics, and theorists of art, as well as by scholars in related disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The resident community of scholars consists of the Samuel H. Kress Professor, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor, the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, the A.W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts, and approximately twenty fellows at any one time, including senior fellows, visiting senior fellows, research associates, postdoctoral curatorial fellows, and predoctoral fellows. In addition, the Center supports approximately twelve predoctoral and visiting senior fellows who are conducting research both in the United States and abroad. The programs of the Center include fellowships, meetings, research, and publications.
Deadlines: Vary
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Grants for French Film on Campus

Tournees Grants are available to fund self-sustaining French film festivals, bringing contemporary French cinema to campus. A $460 per film award for films shown in 35 mm format (or $360 per film award for films shown in digital format) is available for a maximum of five films. Film choices must be made from the Tournees "Featured Films" or "Alternative Choice" titles. Films must be shown as part of a festival, and screenings of all films must take place within a one-month period. The five films underwritten by this grant may be presented as the complete festival or as part of a larger festival of French or international films.
Deadline: October 1, 2012
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National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships

The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.This program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose available one year and fellowships in poetry available the next.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Education

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

AERA provides small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods, including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets. Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Deadline: September 19, 2012
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Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

AIR Research Grants support the study of issues of critical importance to higher education. The program aims to foster the use of federal databases by institutional researchers for higher education decision-making (including the national sample surveys); facilitate the use of the federal databases as sources of information on institutional research; and provide professional development for institutional researchers.
Deadline: January 11, 2013
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Kellogg Foundation Youth and Education Program

Grants to forge partnerships between higher education institutions and communities to promote learning, academic performance, and workforce preparation among vulnerable young people.
Deadline: Ongoing
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National Academy of Education

Support for early-career scholars' study of important research questions about education. The Academy encourages applications from scholars in all disciplines that promise to make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education research.
Deadline: November 2, 2012
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The Spencer Foundation

Grants for research in four areas: The Relation Between Education and Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions; Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; and Purposes and Values of Education.
Deadline: Ongoing
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William T. Grant Foundation Research Program

Supports research to improve the lives of young people. The foundation pursues this goal primarily by investing in high quality research on how contexts such as families and programs affect youth, how these contexts can be improved, and how scientific evidence affects influential adults.
Deadlines: Ongoing
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Humanities, General/Multidisciplinary

3M Foundation

The 3M Foundation is committed to advancing academic excellence in science, engineering and business, as well as increasing participation and retention of underserved people in these disciplines. A letter of inquiry must be sent before an application is submitted.
Deadline: Ongoing
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The American Academy in Rome

Each year through a national juried competition, the Academy offers up to thirty Rome Prize fellowships, which range in duration from six months to two years. Fellowships are offered in the following disciplines: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, and in humanistic approaches to Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies. Rome Prize and other fellowship winners are joined at the Academy by a select group of distinguished Residents and other artists and scholars, forming a residential community of approximately 100 individuals.
Deadline: November 1
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The American Association of University Women American Fellowships

Support for women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Fellowships are available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Deadline: Applications Available Aug. 1, 2006
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American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

ACLS is best known as a funder of humanities research through fellowships and grants awarded to individuals and, on occasion, to groups and institutions. The centerpiece of this work is the ACLS Fellowship Program. ACLS Fellowships are designed to permit scholars holding the Ph.D. or equivalent to devote a full year to research and write in such fields as Literature, Languages, History, Anthropology, Political Theory, Philosophy, Classics, Religion, Art History, Linguistics, Musicology, and the study of diverse world civilizations and cultures. Additional programs target faculty at specific stages: the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship Program, supporting recently tenured faculty; the Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship Program, supporting untenured faculty; and the ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships for Junior Faculty, supporting untenured scholars earlier in their careers.
Deadlines: Vary
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American Council of Learned Societies Digital Innovation Fellowships

This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and 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 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: Address a consequential scholarly question through new research methods, new ways of representing the knowledge produced by research, or both; create new digital research resources; increase the scholarly utility of existing digital resources by developing new means of aggregating, navigating, searching, or analyzing those resources; propose to analyze and reflect upon the new forms of knowledge creation and representation made possible by the digital transformation of scholarship. ACLS will award up to six Digital Innovation Fellowships in this competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000 toward an academic year’s leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000. ACLS does not support creative works (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translations, or purely pedagogical projects.
Deadline: October 2
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American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants

Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin 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. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution. 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 2013.
Deadline: October 1 and December 3
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The John Carter Brown Library

The John Carter Brown Library fellowship program was created to give scholars from this country and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately thirty-five fellowships are awarded each year for periods of time usually ranging from two to ten months. Fellowships are available for any qualified researcher, the main criteria for appointment being the merit and significance of the candidate’s proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance of the project to the holdings of the Library. The fellowship selection committees look closely at the potential shown by the candidate for creative utilization of the Library’s resources.
Deadline: December 15
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The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers International fellowship

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building – including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library. Each fellow receives a stipend of $50,000 to $55,000, an office, a computer, and full access to the Library's resources. Fellows work at the Center from September through May and give a talk on current work-in-progress to the other fellows and guests. Fellows may also take part in other programs at The New York Public Library. A Cullman Center Fellow receives a stipend of up to $65,000, an office, a computer, and full access to the Library's physical and electronic resources.
Submission deadline: September 28
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Duke University Research Funding Opportunities

A searchable database of funding sources for research and other scholarly projects, including extensive information on funding sources for postdoctoral fellows.
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Folger Shakespeare Library: Short-Term Fellowships

The Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. has played a leading role in advancing humanities research and teaching since 1970. Various short-term fellowships throughout the year support post-doctoral research in British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, and social history.
Deadline: January 13, 2013
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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. 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, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work. Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions.
Submission deadline: Sept 19 (U.S. and Canada)
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The Howard Foundation

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately 10 fellowships will be awarded in April 2013 for 2013-2014 in the fields of Painting, Sculpture and the History of Art and Architecture. Stipends of $30,000 will be awarded to support individuals working on projects for the academic year 2013-2014. Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists and scholars with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, equipment purchase, preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs. There are no residency requirements for individuals who receive awards. The Foundation is aware that leave patterns and individual career plans do not necessarily correspond to the Howard Foundation cycle of awards for individuals, and fellowship recipients in a given year may accordingly postpone receipt of their fellowship funds, if that is more convenient for them.
Submission deadline: November 1
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Institute for Humane Studies: Hayek Fund for Faculty

The Hayek Fund awards grants to aspiring and established academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula. The two-fold aim is to help scholars advance their careers, and to innovatively connect students with the ideas of liberty. The fund provides Student educational enhancement grants up to $5,000 for full-time faculty (including tenured) and teaching fellows working to share the ideas of liberty with undergraduate and master's students. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to: reading groups; class trips; guest lectures; research fellowships; seminars/colloquia; debates; movie viewings and discussions and course development.
Deadline: Ongoing
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Fellowships at the Huntington Library

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 from the eleventh century to the present and include a half-million rare books, nearly six million manuscripts, 600,000 photographs, and a large ephemera collection, supported by a half-million reference works. The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2013-2014. 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. Long-term awards: $50,000. Short-term awards: $3,000 per month.
Application deadline: November 30
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Library of Congress Kluge Center Fellowships

Stipends allow qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of up to 11 months. Encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual research is particularly welcome.
Deadline: July 15, Annually
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National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

FPIRI grants support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities, providing scholars with research time and access to resources that might be unavailable at their home institutions. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures.
Deadline: To be announced
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National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes

These faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. The duration of a program should 1) allow for a rigorous treatment of its topic to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities 2) contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants 3) build a community of inquiry and provide models of civility and excellent scholarship and teaching and 4) promote effective links between teaching and research in the humanities. Host sites may be a college, university, school system, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, or a cultural or professional organization, and must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction.
Deadline: To be announced
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National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2013 through May 2014. 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, including a fellowship for a young woman in philosophy as well as 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 covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents.
Application Deadline: October 15
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Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study and Conference Center Program

The Bellagio Residency program offers academic writing, arts along with literary arts, and practitioner residencies a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. The residency community generates new knowledge to solve some of the most complex issues facing our world and creates art that inspires reflection, understanding, and imagination.
Deadlines: May 1 for two of the programs; ongoing for the practitioner residencies
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Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources. Fellowships funded by the Center will allow recipients to spend six months or a year in residence with access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other centers of The New York Public Library. The program encourages research and writing on black history and culture, facilitates interaction among participating scholars, and provides widespread dissemination of findings through lectures, publications, and colloquia and seminars. It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture. The Scholars-in-Residence Program is designed to (1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature, and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, (2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources, and (3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researchers' findings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center Colloquium and Seminar Series. Applicants must indicate in their proposal how they plan to use the resources of the SchomburgCenter as well as those of other research units of The New York Public Library to further their research. The Fellowship Program is open to scholars studying the history, literature, and culture of peoples of African descent from a humanistic perspective and to professionals in fields related to the Schomburg Center's collections and program activities. Projects in the social sciences, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are eligible if they utilize a humanistic approach and contribute to humanistic knowledge. Creative writing (works of poetry and fiction) and projects that result in a performance are not eligible. Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of six or twelve months at the Schomburg Center with maximum stipends of $30,000 for six months and $60,000 for twelve months.
Submission deadline: November 1
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The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellowship

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. They seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities. The maximum fellowship stipend is $15,000 per semester. Fellowships are awarded for one semester or a full academic year.
Submission deadline: December 1
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International Studies

Abe Fellowship

The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It 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. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the three themes below. The themes are: 1) Traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy: Appropriate research topics include transnational terrorism, internal ethnic and religious strife, infectious diseases, food safety, climate change, and non-proliferation, as well as the role of cultural initiatives in peace building; 2) Global and regional economic issues: Suitable topics include regional and bilateral trade arrangements, international financial stability, globalization and the mitigation of its adverse consequences, sustainable urbanization, and environmental degradation; and 3) Social and cultural issues: Appropriate topics include demographic change, immigration, the role of civil society and media as champions of the public interest, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility, and revitalization of multi-cultural urban areas. Terms of the Fellowship are flexible and are designed to meet the needs of researchers at different stages in their careers. The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24 month period. Fellowship tenure must begin between April 1 and December 31 of a given year. Fellowship tenure need not be continuous, but must be concluded within 24 months of initial activation of the Fellowship.
Submission deadline: September 1 annually.
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Asian Cultural Council

Support for individuals in the visual and performing arts seeking grant assistance to conduct research, study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue creative activity in Asia.
Deadline: November 1, annually
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. They fund various fellowship programs.
Deadlines: Vary
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American Councils for International Education Research Scholar Program

With funds from the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright Hays), American Councils administers several major grants for independent, overseas research in the humanities and social sciences as well as language training. In recent years, American Councils scholars have conducted independent research in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.
Deadline: Vary
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Association For Asian Studies NEAC Japan Studies and Korean Studies Grants

Supports a variety of grant programs in both Japanese and Korean studies designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about these countries on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan or Korea into the major academic disciplines. Provides funding for research travel, seminars, and instructional material. Membership is required in order to apply for some of the programs.
Deadline: October 1 and February 1 Annually
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The Blakemore Foundation Language Grants

Grants to fund a full academic year of advanced study of an Asian language in Asia. Available to American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and plan to use an Asian language in their career.
Deadline: December 30, 2012
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The Center for Global Partnership Intellectual Exchange Program

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is dedicated to strengthening the global U.S.-Japan partnership and cultivating the next generation of public intellectuals necessary to sustain this partnership. Bearing this in mind, the CGP Grant Program supports U.S.-Japan collaborative projects conducted by universities, think-tanks, and other non-profit organizations which incorporate one or both of the following formats: 1) fostering dialogue among diverse stakeholders to formulate solutions for a more peaceful, stable, and equitable global order and 2) promoting partnerships amongst a broad variety of societal actors, both domestic and international, with the aim to overcome the challenges of globalization for communities worldwide. Awards are up to $100,000 per year and maximum award length is three years.
Deadline: October 1
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The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

The Foundation offers several programs that provide support for research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences.
Deadlines: Vary
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Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

The Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must conduct research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
Deadline: January 17, 2012
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DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program

This program is designed to bring scholars working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to the AICGS, in Washington, DC, for two months. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, economy class round trip airfare to and from Washington (for a maximum of $770), and office space at the Institute.
Deadlines: February 28 and August 31
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Fulbright Scholar Programs

Fulbright Scholar Programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, do research or participate in seminars, often abroad or involving to international exchange.
Deadlines: Vary
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Institute of Current World Affairs

Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of two years for individuals under the age of 36 to assist in developing a deep understanding of an issue, country or region outside the US and to share that understanding with interested segments of the English-speaking public.
Deadline: September 1, 2012 (Letter of Interest)
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The Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC)

The Japan-US Friendship Commission is an independent federal agency established by Congress in 1975 to strengthen the US-Japan relationship through educational, cultural, and intellectual exchange. Its mission is to support reciprocal people-to-people understanding, and promote partnerships that advance common interests between Japan and the United States. JUSFC aims to: 1) engage the next generation of US-Japan managers; 2) support innovation; 3) promote partnerships and collaboration; and 4) demonstrate the importance of the US-Japan relationship. Funding priorities include: 1) Exchanges and Scholarship; 2) Global Challenges; 3) Arts and Culture; and 4) Education and Public Affairs.
Deadlines: July 1
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Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

The MFJC's International Fellowship in Jewish Studies and Jewish Culture assists well-qualified individuals in producing an independent scholarly, literary or art projects in a field of Jewish specialization that makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation, enhancement or transmission of Jewish culture.
Deadlines: July 15 - October 1 (Requests for Applications); October 31 (Submissions)
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Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study and Conference Center Program

The Bellagio Residency program offers academic writing, arts along with literary arts, and practitioner residencies a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. The residency community generates new knowledge to solve some of the most complex issues facing our world and creates art that inspires reflection, understanding, and imagination.
Deadlines: May 1 for two of the programs; ongoing for the practitioner residencies
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W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Offers a variety of fellowships to those in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines from prehistory, through the early Islamic period.
Deadlines: Vary
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Library

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. IMLS provides leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. Eligibility requirements differ for each library grant program. Visit the site for criteria.
Deadlines: Vary
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Mathematics and Technology

American Mathematical Society (AMS) Centennial Fellowships

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award. Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure-track, postdoctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America.
Deadline: December 1
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Simons Foundation Fellows Program

Funds for faculty in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences for up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. The goal of the Simons Fellows Program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year.
Deadline: September 26, 2012
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Natural Sciences

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, economic performance, and to improve the quality of American life. The Sloan Research Fellowship Program seeks to recognize the achievements of outstanding young scholars in science, mathematics, economics and computer science.
Deadline: Ongoing
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American Astronomical Society

Grants to cover costs associated with astronomical research. AAS manages several programs.
Deadlines: Vary
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American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics

The AIP Center for History of Physics has a program of grants-in-aid for research in the history of modern physics and allied sciences (such as astronomy, geophysics, and optics) and their social interactions.Grants can be up to $2,500 each. They can be used only to reimburse direct expenses connected with the work.
Deadlines: April 15 and November 15 Annually
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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the Richard Gilder Graduate School (RGGS) are leaders in the education and training of young scientists in the natural history disciplines. Their fellowships and research grants programs provide training across disciplines, including comparative biology and the fields of anthropology, invertebrate zoology, paleontology, physical sciences (astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences), and vertebrate zoology.
Deadlines: Vary
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American Physiological Society

The American Physiological Society Awards program demonstrates the Society's dedication to its members and biomedical research by recognizing the research efforts of outstanding APS members. In 2012, the Society will make nearly 400 awards valued at $1,250,000. Awards are offered by the Society and the various Society Sections.
Deadlines: Vary
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The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

The purpose of the foundation is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances around the world. In broad terms, programs support young faculty of exciting potential or early accomplishment, develop leadership in environmental chemistry, support undergraduate research with emeritus faculty, and openly solicit for projects that advance the chemical sciences at all levels. Several opportunities are listed on the website.
Deadlines: Vary
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The Gloeckner Foundation

The Gloeckner Foundation awards grants for research and educational projects in floriculture and in the supporting and allied fields, such as agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, entomology, molecular biology, plant breeding, plant pathology, and plant physiology related to floriculture.
Deadline: April 1 annually
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The Leakey Foundation

The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Specific priorities include: 1) paleoanthropology of the Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene; 2) primates (old and new world); 3) evolution, behavior, morphology, ecology, endocrinology, genetics and isotope studies; and 4) modern hunter-gatherer groups.
Deadline: January, February and July, Annually (depending on the program)
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The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archelology, anthropology, astrobiology, and space science, biology, ecology, geography, geology, and palentology, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.
Deadlines: January 28 (Letter of Support), February 1 (Application), Annually
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A wide range of grant opportunities that aim to advance biomedical research.
Deadlines: Vary
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National Academies

Offer a variety fellowships in science, engineering, and medicine.
Deadlines: Vary
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National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in science and engineering. Special programs include support for junior faculty members; research on learning and intelligent systems; curriculum and instructional materials development; awards for excellence in science and mathematics teaching, and more.
Deadlines: Vary
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Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Awards

Cottrell College Science Awards aim to jump-start the research work of early career scientists at primarily undergraduate Institutions, helping them achieve lifelong, productive roles as scientist-educators. Criteria for funding include the potential to add to fundamental scientific knowledge, the potential to develop future support from other agencies, and the involvement of undergraduates in this research. At the time of application, the applicant must be within the first three years of his/her first tenure-track appointment, and within 12 years of receiving his/her doctoral degree.
Deadline: March 15 Annually
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Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. Postdoctoral Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for more than seven years as of the application deadline. Applications for senior fellowships may be made up to eighteen months in advance. Stipends for senior fellowships are the same as for the postdoctoral program, but the Smithsonian's stipend may be matched by other sources of funding such as a sabbatical salary. Stipend amounts are as follows: 1) Senior and Postdoctoral - $45,000 per year 2) Earth and Planetary Sciences Senior and Postdoctoral - $50,000 per year 3) Predoctoral - $30,000 per year and 4) Graduate Students - $6,500
Deadline: January 15th for awards to begin on or after June 1st
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Social Sciences

American Psychological Foundation

Provides a variety of scholarships, grants, and awards in order to seed innovation that use psychology to solve social problems. APF grants align with their mission to enhance psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential.
Deadlines: Vary
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American Tax Policy Institute

ATPI´s primary purpose is to promote and facilitate non-partisan scholarly research analysis and discussion of U.S. federal, state and local tax policy issues. It supports cutting-edge scholarship in law, accounting or economics that will aid policy makers and administrators and improve our tax system. ATPI makes grants and provides other support for roundtable discussions and conferences to further its mission and bring attention to important and timely tax policy issues.
Deadline: Ongoing
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American Sociological Association

The Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) is supported by the American Sociological Association through a matching grant from the National Science Foundation. The goal of the program is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other important scientific research activities such as conferences. FAD awards provide scholars with “seed money" for innovative research that has the potential for challenging the discipline, stimulating new lines of research, and creating new networks of scientific collaboration. The award is intended to provide opportunities for substantive and methodological breakthroughs, broaden the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and provide leverage for acquisition of additional research funds.
Deadlines: June 15 and Dec 15, Annually
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The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

The Fund's primary goal is to support research that contributes to a greater understanding of and solutions for problems affecting individuals, families and communities. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to help support the research of faculty members or post-doctoral researchers affiliated with non-profit human service organizations in the United States and Canada. Areas of interest: studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.
Deadlines: April 15 and November 1, Annually
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The Russell Sage Foundation

Russell Sage Foundation offers awards, grants, and positions in its Visiting Scholars Program for research that falls under their areas of interest. The Foundation currently pursues five principal programs: 1) Research on the Future of Work concerned with the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of low-wage work in the United States and other advanced economies; 2) Research on Current U.S. Immigration aimed at discovering how well immigrants and their children are adapting socially, politically, and economically to life in the United States, particularly as they move beyond the traditional immigrant gateway cities; 3) Cultural Contact concerned with understanding and improving relations between racial and ethnic groups in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and other key institutional settings; 4) Social Inequality, focused on the social effects of rising economic inequality, with particular attention to the ways in which the U.S. political and educational systems have responded to growing economic disparities; 5) Research on Behavioral Economics that incorporates the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the study of economic behavior.
Deadline: September and April, Annually
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William T. Grant Foundation

The William T. Grant Foundation supports work to improve the settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States and funds research, fellowships, and service improvements that fit the Foundation's current research Interests.
Deadlines: Vary
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The Wenner-Gren Foundation

The Wenner-Gren Foundation has a variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence.
Deadlines: Vary
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