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COLA Grants Digest: August 18, 2015

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: August 18, 2015

 

Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Deadline: 09/24/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Scholars at academic institutions are eligible to apply for research grants. Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic, or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. The Foundation encourages applications with matching funds from other sources.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by September 24.

 

More Info: http://www.cckf.org/e-americaRG.htm

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Title: Scholar Grants/Junior Scholar Grants

Sponsor: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Deadline: 09/24/2015

Amount: $35,000-$40,000 (Senior) / $30,000 (Junior)

 

Description: The Foundation's Scholar and Junior Scholar grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences:

 

1) Scholar Grants: Tenured faculty, including full professors and associate professors, may apply for a Scholar Grant of up to $40,000 or $35,000, respectively, to help replace half of the salary of faculty on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation’s grant, when added to the others, should not exceed the recipient’s annual salary.

 

2) Junior Scholar Grants: The Foundation provides grants for time off for research and writing to postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors without tenure who are affiliated with an accredited U.S. university and who have taught for no more than 6 years since receiving their Ph.D. degree. These grants will be for one year. The maximum amount of each award is $30,000.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by September 24.

 

More Info: http://www.cckf.org/e-americaSS.htm

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Title: Doctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $18,000

 

Description: Doctoral candidates who are non-Republic of China citizens and who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for financial support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Grants are available only to doctoral candidates who are neither employed nor receiving grants from other sources during the grant period. Applicants should have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D. degree and must be in the last stage of their doctoral program. The maximum amount of each award is $18,000, which is given for a period extending to one year. Successful candidates are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of the grant period.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.cckf.org/e-americaDD.htm

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Title: Short-Term Visiting Fellowships

Sponsor: Omohundro Institute and the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $2,500/mo.

 

Description: The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation are pleased to announce a new Short-Term Visiting Fellowship (1–2 months) for scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars. Scholars with strong interests in colonial history, historical archaeology, Atlantic history, Native American History, African American studies, early Jamestown, the Chesapeake, and material culture, 1500–1720, are encouraged to apply. Fellows will make use of the College of William & Mary’s Swem Library and collections at Historic Jamestown as well as other resources in the Historic Triangle and Richmond region. The fellowship will also provide the opportunity to experience the Omohundro Institute’s editorial expertise and intellectual community of early Americanists.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://oieahc.wm.edu/fellowship/shortterm/index.cfm

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Title: Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

Sponsor: German Academic Exchange Service - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: €2,000-2,150/mo.

 

Description: DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at U.S. and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes, or laboratories in Germany. The aim of this particular program is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. Grants are awarded for research and working projects and cannot be used for travel only. Airfare to Germany will not be covered and lecture tours, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, or extended guest professorships are not funded.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: https://www.daad.org/researchvisit

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Title: Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)

Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: $5,000

 

Description: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students who can strengthen their proposals through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review. The fellowship is open to all students in the humanities and social sciences who are beginning to formulate proposals for their dissertation research, regardless of topic.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/

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Title: Visiting Scholars Program

Sponsor: American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Deadline: 10/23/2015

Amount: $65,000/$45,000

 

Description: The Academy’s Visiting Scholars Program provides residential fellowships for junior faculty members and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship program offers scholars a year for research and writing free from teaching and administrative duties, a collaborative work environment, and the opportunity to interact with Academy members. It also creates a national network for these scholars, assisting them in their research and professional development. The Academy seeks proposals in the humanities and social sciences relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 23. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: https://www.amacad.org/content/visitingScholars/home.aspx

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Title: Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) - European Institute University (EUI)

Deadline: 10/25/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships (renewable for one more year) to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e., September 1, 2016 for the academic year 2016/17. The Fellowship program is open to post-docs, tenure track academics, and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year. Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programs, and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are: 1) Integration, Governance and Democracy; 2) Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and 3) 21st Century World Politics and Europe.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 25. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/JeanMonnetFellowships/Index.aspx

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Title: Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme - European Institute University (EUI)

Deadline: 10/25/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Max Weber Programme is the largest international postdoctoral program in the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe. It offers around 50-55 fully funded Fellowships to suitably qualified researchers from anywhere in the world who work in or across the relevant disciplines of the EUI (Economics, History, Law, and Social and Political Sciences and their subfields). It is unique in offering a structured program covering all aspects of an academic career, including support for academic writing in English, applying for research grants, the opportunity to teach in some of Europe’s leading universities, and to develop a strategy for a successful approach to the academic labor market. The program is open to applicants who are within 5 years of the completion of their Ph.D. from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, and is not restricted to citizens of the EU. The vast majority of Max Weber Fellowships are for one year. Most applicants in the field of Economics are selected for a 2-year fellowship.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 25. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/MaxWeberFellowships/Apply.aspx

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Title: Omohundro Institute-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Deadline: 11/04/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Institute annually offers a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate’s dissertation or other manuscript has significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. A substantial portion of the work must be submitted with the application. The Omohundro Institute holds first claim on publishing the appointed fellow’s completed manuscript. Applicants may not have previously published or have under contract a scholarly monograph, and they must have met all requirements for the doctorate, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship. Those who have earned the Ph.D. and begun careers are also encouraged to apply. The Institute’s scope encompasses the history and cultures of North America’s indigenous and immigrant peoples during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods of the United States and the related histories of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa to approximately 1820.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 4. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://oieahc.wm.edu/fellowship/postdoc/index.html

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Title: Dan David Prize

Sponsor: Dan David Foundation

Deadline: 11/30/2015

Amount: $1,000,000

 

Description: The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy, and progress and to promote the scientific, technological, and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world. The Dan David Prize covers three time dimensions – Past, Present and Future – that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. For the 2016 competition, the three fields are: 1) Past: Social History - New Directions; 2) Present: Combatting Poverty; and 3) Future: Nanoscience. Three prizes of one million US dollars each are granted annually in the fields chosen for the three time dimensions. Self-nominations are not accepted.

 

How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by November 30. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.dandavidprize.org/prize-nominations

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Please contact the Office of Research grants staff with any questions you have about applying for grants as a COLA faculty member, academic unit, or graduate student, or visit our website at: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/research/grants-contracts/

 

Kathy Thatcherthatcher@austin.utexas.edu

Jason Leubnerjsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu

Vivian Smyrl vsmyrl@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

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