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NEH “Dialogues on the Experience of War” Grant Program Announced
A new grant program aimed at bringing a "humanities perspective and context to the experience of war" is being offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The "Dialogues on the Experience of War" grant program plans to "expand and deepen the understanding of military service [through] humanities text and community discussions." It falls under NEH's Stand Together initiative, which is the institution's commitment to engagement with military veterans and their communities through the humanities.
Grant applicants might propose the recruitment and training of discussion leaders, including active military, military families, and the public. The discussion programs must pull sources from varied disciplines such as history, literature, visual arts, and more, and cover themes like heroism or suffering. These discussion programs may take place at veterans' centers, public libraries, museums and other community spaces. The deadline is September 15, 2015. For more information please visit NEH's announcement: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2015-07-06
Posted: July 10, 2015
NEH Grant Opportunity for Community Colleges
NEH Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges
The National Endowment for the Humanities will award grants of up to $100,000 for projects that strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at community colleges in subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature.
These grants may be used to enhance existing humanities programs, resources, or courses, or to develop new ones.
Humanities Initiatives projects may:
• create opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities;
• support new humanities programs (which may include but are not limited to new humanities minors, first-year seminars, and capstone courses), and enhance existing ones;
• support humanities contributions to professional training (in such fields as business, law, economics, technology, and nursing and medicine);
• develop bridge programs for at-risk and nontraditional students;
• help institutions take advantage of humanities resources, especially in digital humanities; and
• support collaborative projects in the humanities between the applicant institution and another institution, such as a college or university, a school or school system, a museum or library, or a historical or cultural society.
Application guidelines and resources are available at www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-initiatives-community-colleges.
NEH offers assistance to prospective applicants in formulating and preparing proposals. For more information, contact us at 202-606-8471 or email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 24, 2015
Posted: June 4, 2015
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Offers 2015 Research Grants
The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole's extensive collections that document his 36-year career in the House and Senate. Established in 2010, our funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections, which encompass a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.
The 2015 Research Fellowship is a $2,500 award and the fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archives for a period of 1-3 weeks between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2015.
The Travel Grant program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute and offers reimbursements of up to $750. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
For more information on how to apply, please see http://dolearchives.ku.edu/grants.
Posted: January 23, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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