H. and T. King Grant for Precolumbian Archaeology

DEADLINE: February

ELIGIBILITY:

Applicants based in Latin American countries must have at least a Licenciado degree in archaeology or a closely related field; applicants based outside Latin America (US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand) must have a PhD in archaeology or a closely related field. Awards will be made to early career archaeologists (less than five years from PhD or Licenciado) and to senior archaeologists. Regardless of location, applicants should not be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students or seeking a higher degree for the period of time covered by the grant. Applications for thesis or dissertation research will not be considered; no tuition costs can be covered.

AWARD:

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) will fund Latin American archaeological projects that show promise for significant contributions to understanding precolumbian Latin American indigenous cultures.

The H. and T. King Grant for Precolumbian Archaeology will award up to $60,000 per year to fund at least two, but preferably more, winning proposals for archaeological research, laboratory or collections study, or fieldwork focusing on the indigenous cultures from Mesoamerica, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

James P. Danky Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline: May

The Danky Fellowships provide $1000 per individual for their expenses while conducting research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.  Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research.  If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.

Preference will be given to:

  • proposals undertaking research in print culture history
  • research likely to lead to publication
  • researchers early in their career
  • researchers from outside Madison

Malkiel Scholars Award for Junior Faculty in Humanities and Social Sciences

Deadline: December

The Malkiel Scholars Awards, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, offer support for emerging faculty leaders who not only balance research, teaching, and service but in fact give great weight to the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars.

The award (which offers a $17,500 stipend) is structured to free the time of junior faculty who are progressing toward tenure—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support for systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. The Malkiel Scholars opportunity is ideal for scholars across the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education. Please note that candidates may not apply to both this program and the Career Enhancement Fellowship, nor may they have previously held the Career Enhancement Fellowship.

DEADLINE: January

Eligibility:  U.S. citizens who are doctoral candidates having completed all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation and postdoctoral scholars at all levels. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research for a minimum of 90 days in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Purpose: The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in comparative and/or cross-regional research. Fellowships for Multi-Country Research are funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to CAORC. Please visit https://www.caorc.org/where-we-work for a list of participating overseas research centers.

Duration: Minimum of 90 days.

Terms: Fellowship stipend up to $10,500 awarded by CAORC. Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May to November. Recipients may not hold any other federally funded grant at the same time, such as a Fulbright or NEH Fellowship. School fees, travel expenses, and living expenses are to be paid out of the fellowship stipend by the recipient. A final report is due at the end of the award period.

Application: Please check the CAORC website for application and deadline details at http://www.caorc.org and https://www.caorc.org/fellowships. The fellowship program will be open for applications starting in September.

ACES Fellows Program Website

Deadline

November

Objectives

Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. ACES Fellows are afforded access to an invaluable academic and professional development experience that works to advance their career as scholars. It is possible that some ACES Fellows will be hired as tenure-track faculty at the conclusion of the fellowship. ACES Fellows will benefit from: prescriptive mentoring, access to instructional best practices, a vast array of world-class research and productivity resources, and a robust network of renowned Texas A&M scholars from across disciplines.

In recognition of Texas A&M University’s Diversity Plan, the ACES Fellows Program is aimed at promoting the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the notion that ‘diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence’ (Texas A&M, Commitment to Diversity). As a Tier 1 research and land-grant institution, Texas A&M upholds its responsibility to accountability, climate, equity, and scholarship by maintaining a campus that affirms equity and fosters inclusion and belonging. Significantly, Texas A&M holds itself accountable to improved campus climate and equity goals through clear, accessible measures. From this experience at Texas A&M, fellows should develop an understanding of the value of diversity and the power that it holds for students, faculty, and staff to enrich their lives.

Eligible fields

Applications are welcome from scholars with a strength in, and evidence of, a respect for diversity and inclusion. We invite applications from scholars whose work aligns with a field or department in the College of Liberal Arts. The College of Liberal Arts is home to over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students and approximately 450 faculty members across 12 departments and one interdisciplinary studies unit. Applicants’ doctoral degrees should be completed between January of the third year prior to application, and July of the year following the application.

Tenure

Time:
Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs.

Funding:
The stipend for Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is $56,000 per year plus benefits. Benefits including medical, dental, and vision are available. The fellowship period generally begins August 1 and ends on July 31. Start dates are negotiable but must commence between July 1 and August 10.

Benefits and Expectations:
Fellows will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $5,000), a research and travel allowance of $3,000 per year, and a private office. ACES Fellows will teach one course per academic year, thereby benefiting from dedicated research time. Fellows will hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor. A hallmark of the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is the mentoring ACES Fellows will receive, as well as its attention to community-building among ACES Fellows.

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies website

Deadline

1 December

Objectives

The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.

Information

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany’s leading research universities. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century.

Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. For details on eligibility, check our website.

Fellowships are awarded for a period between ten to twelve months and must be held for a single continuous period. Approximately fourteen fellows are selected. The number of reapplications for each fellowship category is limited to two.

Located in one of the densest and most innovative academic regions in Europe, a Berlin Program Fellowship offers extraordinary research opportunities. Each semester, our research colloquium run by distinguished scholars, serves as the central meeting point to share, discuss and support each other’s work.

The Berlin Program is administered in close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA), the largest organization of scholars, professionals, and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe from all periods of history and all relevant disciplines.

For further information on the program, the application and forms, visit our website at

http://www.fu-berlin.de/bprogram or send an email to bprogram[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de

Israel Institute Website

Deadline

16 January

Objectives

The Institute is offering funding of up to $50,000 to established faculty members aimed at helping them add Israel Studies to their teaching and research portfolios. The purpose of this program is to assist professors who have the interest and desire but not the expertise to teach Israel Studies courses in developing the necessary skills and knowledge to do so. This program is geared toward professors who already have some knowledge of Israel but not enough to teach a course in the field without additional professional development, and the grant affords the opportunity to conduct research, travel to Israel, hone language skills or pursue any other activities that would be conducive to developing and teaching Israel Studies courses.

Eligible fields

This program targets mid-career faculty with some knowledge of but insufficient expertise in Israel Studies.

Tenure

Up to $50,000.

Society for the Preservation of American Modernists Publication Grant Website

Deadline

1 April

Objectives

Through an annual series of Publication Grants, SPAM supports the authorship of articles or books by independent scholars, writers, students and professionals in the following subject areas: the artistic contributions of the American modernists, and the history of public and private support for the arts in the United States. Either of these areas may be explored in a successful application.

Eligible Fields

Publication Grants are intended to encourage non-academics to do original research, and to encourage academics to make their research accessible to the public. SPAM will include the work—published or unpublished—in all SPAM research archives and databases. While applications are welcome from all individuals, applicants with a clear and realistic publication plan will be favored by the selection committee.

Tenure

Grants average $1,200.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarly Communications Grant Website

Deadline

No Deadline

Objectives

As part of the Mellon Foundation’s support for higher education, the Scholarly Communications program focuses broadly on all stages in the life cycle of scholarly resources. The program complements fellowships and other kinds of support for research and teaching at research universities, liberal arts colleges, independent research centers, libraries, and museums by promoting the cost-effective creation, dissemination, accessibility, and preservation of high-quality scholarly resources in humanistic studies broadly defined.

Eligible Fields

Grant making occurs principally in five main categories: new methods of creating scholarly resources, innovations in scholarly publication, cataloging and other forms of access, preservation, and research and evaluation. The Foundation is especially interested in developments that:

  • Use forms of scholarly communications to stimulate collaborations among scholars and scholarly institutions in ways that substantially advance knowledge;
  • Foster the means economically to sustain forms of scholarly communication; and
  • Apply technology to forms of scholarly communications in order to improve quality, lower costs, speed up work, open new perspectives, or make work possible that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.
Tenure

Because the Foundation is rarely able to respond positively to unsolicited requests, prospective applicants for support in the Scholarly Communications program are encouraged to explore their ideas informally with program staff in a short email describing the project and budget before submitting formal proposals. Letters of inquiry regarding ideas that fall within the program described above are welcome and reviewed throughout the year.

NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Website

Deadline

20 July

Objectives

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. HCRR offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts (HCRR Foundations grants).

Applications may be submitted for projects that address one or more of the following activities:

  • arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections;
  • cataloging collections of printed works, photographs, recorded sound, moving images, art, and material culture;
  • providing conservation treatment (including deacidification) for collections, leading to enhanced access;
  • digitizing collections;
  • preserving and improving access to born-digital sources;
  • developing databases, virtual collections, or other electronic resources to codify information on a subject or to provide integrated access to selected humanities materials;
  • creating encyclopedias;
  • preparing linguistic tools, such as historical and etymological dictionaries, corpora, and reference grammars (separate funding is available for endangered language projects in partnership with the National Science Foundation);
  • developing tools for spatial analysis and representation of humanities data, such as atlases and geographic information systems (GIS); and
  • designing digital tools to facilitate use of humanities resources.

Because ensuring the longevity of humanities sources is critical to enabling their ongoing use, applicants may request support for implementing preservation measures, such as reformatting (including microfilming), rehousing, or item-level stabilization procedures, in the context of projects that also create or enhance access to humanities collections.

Eligible fields

U.S. nonprofit organizations are eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

NEH generally does not award grants to other federal entities or to applicants whose projects are so closely intertwined with a federal entity that the project takes on characteristics of the federal entity’s own authorized activities. This does not preclude applicants from using grant funds from, or sites and materials controlled by, other federal entities in their projects.

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grants may not be used for

  • acquisition of collections;
  • restoration of historic structures, the preservation of the built environment, or the stabilization of archaeological sites;
  • preservation, organization, reformatting, or enhancement of materials that are the responsibility of an agency of the federal government (see also Section III “Eligibility” below);
  • preservation, organization, or description of materials that are not regularly accessible for research, education, or public programming;
  • retrospective conversion of a library’s general card catalog or the basic inventory of a museum’s collections;
  • digitization of United States newspapers (applicants interested in such projects should consult the National Digital Newspaper Program);
  • maintenance or upgrading of institutional computer systems or technological infrastructure;
  • creation of oral histories that do not supplement proposed activities;
  • creation of tools and reference works designed exclusively for classroom instruction;
  • creation of scholarly editions (NEH supports scholarly editions through its Scholarly Editions and Translations program);
  • creation of selective compilations of primary sources in print or digital form, when such compilations are developed primarily to present interpretive research (NEH supports such compilations through its Collaborative Research program);
  • support of projects to document endangered languages (applicants interested in such projects should consult Documenting Endangered Languages);
  • GIS projects for civic planning or resource management; or
  • institutional records management.
Tenure

The maximum award is $350,000, for up to three years. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, federal matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant’s preference and the availability of NEH funds.

Although cost sharing is not required, NEH is rarely able to support the full costs of projects approved for funding. In most cases, NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grants cover no more than 50 to 67 percent of project costs. A 50 percent level is most likely to pertain in the case of projects that deal exclusively with the applicant’s own holdings.