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American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants

Franklin Research Grants
The American Philosophical Society invites scholars holding the Ph.D. to apply to its program of small grants that 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.
Awards range from $1,000 to $6,000, and the 2014 deadlines, for work to take place between February 2015 and January 2016, are October 1 and December 1.
For further details and application instructions, please visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin or contact Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.

Posted: August 20, 2014
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American Philosophical Society Phillips Fund for Native American Research

The Phillips Fund for Native American Research
The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment.
The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on masters theses or doctoral dissertations. The average award is about $2,500; grants do not exceed $3,500. Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.
The application deadline is March 2, 2015.
For further details and application instructions, please visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips or contact Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.

Posted: August 20, 2014
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NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Grant Program

NEH invites proposals for projects that advance the role of the humanities at a community college through curriculum and faculty development on the theme of Bridging Cultures. NEH expects to award five to seven grants of up to $120,000 each. NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges projects create opportunities for community college faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanities; enhance or develop areas of need in an institution's humanities programs; and give community college faculty access to humanities resources through partnerships with other educational or cultural institutions.

Bridging Cultures is an agency-wide initiative that encourages exploration of the ways in which cultures from around the globe, as well as the myriad subcultures within America's borders, have influenced American society. NEH welcomes proposals that enhance understanding of diverse countries, peoples, and cultural and intellectual traditions worldwide. Applications might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest. In connection with a focus on civic discourse, projects might explore the role of women in America's civic life as well as the civic role of women in other cultures and regions of the world.

We welcome proposals that—in addition to exploring the required Bridging Cultures theme—also examine war and its aftermath and promote discussion of the experience of military service, as outlined in NEH's Standing Together initiative. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NEH at (202) 606-8380 or bccc@neh.gov to consult with a program officer about their proposals.

Guidelines are available at www.neh.gov/grants/education/bridging-cultures-community-colleges.

The deadline is August 21, 2014.

Posted: June 17, 2014
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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2014 Travel Grants

The Dole Archive and Special Collections is now accepting applications for 2014 Travel Grants. Scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues on a national or international scale will be interested. The program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute, and offers reimbursements of up to $750 to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. For more information, visit: http://dolearchives.ku.edu/grants

Posted: January 13, 2014
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NEH Bridging Cultures Grant Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants for projects that advance the role of the humanities at a community college through curriculum and faculty development on the theme of Bridging Cultures. Funded projects will draw on sound humanities scholarship, engage participating faculty in shared readings of important humanities texts, involve humanities scholars with appropriate expertise, result in improvements in the quality of humanities instruction, and disseminate widely the results of their work. Projects must involve a partnership in the planning and implementation of the project between a community college or system and another educational or cultural institution, such as a college or university, museum, research library, or professional association. NEH expects to award seven to nine grants of up to $120,000 each. Interested applicants are encouraged to consult with a program officer about their proposals (bccc@neh.gov, 202-606-8380). Guidelines will be available in early May. The application deadline is August 27, 2013.

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Posted: April 23, 2013
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NEH Summer Programs for School and College Educators

Each year, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports tuition-free summer programs for school and college educators. Participants receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses. These one-to-five week study opportunities focus on important topics, texts, and questions in the humanities; enhance the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build a community of inquiry and provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; and promote connections between teaching and research in the humanities. The application deadline is March 4, 2013

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grants

The Organization of American Historians is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel Grants. These grants, supported by a bequest from the Merrill Trust, will help sponsor the travel-related costs of graduate students who are confirmed as participants on the OAH conference program and who incur expenses traveling to the annual meeting. Five awards of $500 each will be awarded each year. Graduate students who are Ph.D. candidates and who are presenting a paper or serving as a commentator on a session or panel are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to dissertation-stage doctoral candidates with decreasing priority given to students based on the year of matriculation in their respective Ph.D. programs. Please email (to prizes@oah.org) your paper title or panel title, with an abstract and a CV (indicating your anticipated year of completion of the Ph.D.) to the Merrill Travel Grant Selection Committee c/o of the OAH. The first travel grants will be awarded for the 2013 annual meeting in San Francisco.

Deadline extended to January 18, 2012.

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Posted: July 6, 2012
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Enduring Questions

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $25,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. Courses may be developed by up to four faculty members from any department or discipline in the humanities or outside the humanities, provided humanities sources are central to the course.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions

Posted: June 1, 2012
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NEH Invites Proposals on Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites proposals for projects that advance the role of the humanities at community colleges through curriculum and faculty development on a theme of “bridging cultures.” Proposals should provide support for community college faculty and administrators to create new courses on “bridging cultures” themes or topics; design new course sequences, concentrations, and core curricula; or conduct scholarly research that will improve faculty preparation and enrich teaching. Deadline for applications is August 14, 2012.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/BridgingCulturesCCRFP.html

Posted: March 26, 2012
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NEH Enduring Questions Course Development Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) offers grants of up to $25,000 to support the development of an undergraduate course on an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. The application deadline is September 15, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions

Posted: August 5, 2011
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State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grants

The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant program for the 2011-2012 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Grant recipients will be expected to produce an annotated manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, SHSI’s scholarly journal. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2011. For more information, visit:

More information is available at: http://www.iowahistory.org/publications/the-annals-of-iowa/research-grants-for-authors.html

Posted: January 26, 2011
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Congressional Research Awards

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Deadline for proposals is March 1, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm

Posted: December 6, 2010
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Grants available for Photographic Research

The Humboldt Area Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research. The Fund supports the study of under-researched women photographers internationally, past and present, and under-researched Western American photographers before 1900. Individuals researching Western American photography before 1900 or women in photograph as well as nonprofit institutions conducting research in these fields, are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 1, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.hafoundation.org/haf/grants/haf-grants.html

Posted: September 27, 2010
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NEH Grant Opportunity Deadline September 15

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering grants of up to $25,000 for faculty to develop a new undergraduate course that fosters intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. The application deadline is September 15, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html

Posted: June 28, 2010
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Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants for African American Historic Places

Partnership-in-Scholarship grants of up to $5000 for collaboration between scholars and African American historic places

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Posted: April 2, 2010
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$2,500 research grant in U.S. naval history

The Naval History and Heritage Command is offering two research grants (of up to $2,500) for research in U. S. naval history. The grants are intended to help defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research or writing processes for books or articles. Application deadline is March 31, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
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European Union-United States Atlantis Program Grant Competition

Grants to support higher education and vocational training available through the European Union-United States Atlantis Program.

More information is available at: http://www.ed.gov/fipse

Posted: January 11, 2010
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Funding for collaborative research available through TransCoop Program

Funding for collaborative research in the humanities, social sciences, economics, and the law available through the Transatlantic Cooperation in Research Program. Application deadlines are April 30, 2010 and October 31, 2010.

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Posted: December 3, 2009
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