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Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records Grant Announced
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently announced a grant program to encourage public access to historical records titled, "Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records." The new grant aims to generate online tools to better engage digitized records and provide training for digital literary skills needed to access those records. Possible projects might include a "citizen archivist" element to crowdsource efforts for enhancing digitized records. NHPRC is particularly interested in new tools that other institutions can adopt free of charge. The deadline is October 8, 2015. For more information please visit the NHPRC grant announcement: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/literacy.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 24, 2015
Posted: June 4, 2015
Purdue University Archives Research Travel Grants
The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center announces its inaugural Research Travel Grants program for visiting scholars.
The purpose of this program is to support the research of scholars (faculty, students, and independent researchers) whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials onsite in the collections of the Purdue Archives. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to individual scholars studying one or more subjects represented in the Karnes Center's collections onsite between June 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Archival collecting areas include the history of flight and space exploration, the history of women affiliated with Purdue University or the state of Indiana, the history of psychedelics for medicinal and healing purposes, and the history of Purdue University.
The application deadline for researchers planning to travel between June 2015 and December 2015 is May 30, 2015.
For More Information: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/research-travel-grants
Posted: May 12, 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
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 email@example.com 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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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
Samuel and Marion Merrill Graduate Student Travel GrantsThe 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 email@example.com) 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
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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$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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