College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: August 25, 2015

Tue, Aug 25, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: August 25, 2015

 

Workshops

 

Submitting Grants at UT Austin: How to get a grant application from your desk to the sponsor, and what happens after you receive a notice of award

 

Friday, September 25, 2015 ⋅ 10-11 AM ⋅ GEB 3.312

 

Presenters:  Kathy Thatcher and Vivian Smyrl

 

Description/Eligibility: Learn how Liberal Arts Grants Services works with you to prepare your grant application for submission, the basics about UT’s Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and other research units involved with grants, how fellowships and backdoor awards are handled, and more. This workshop will last approximately one hour. It is intended for faculty who are unfamiliar with the process of submitting grants at UT Austin (or for those who would like a refresher), departmental research administrators, and any other departmental personnel who work with grant accounts.

 

RSVP: Please RSVP to Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) by September 23.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Research Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC)

Deadline: 09/15/2015

Amount: $51,000

 

Description: In 2010, SQCC established its Research Fellowship Program, which aims to promote and cultivate scholarly research about Oman across several academic disciplines. The fellowship funds one pre- and/or post-doctorate scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.

 

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

 

More Info: https://sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/Research-Fellowship-Program.aspx

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Title: Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Getty Foundation

Deadline: 10/01/2015

Amount: $25,000 (predoctoral) / $30,000 (postdoctoral)

 

Description: Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual research theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue research projects, complete their dissertations, or expand dissertations for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. In 2016-17, the themes are: 1) Art and Anthropology (Research Institute); and 2) The Classical World in Context: Egypt (Villa). Getty Predoctoral Fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/getty_pre_postdoctoral_fellowships.html

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Title: Getty Scholar Grants

Sponsor: Getty Foundation

Deadline: 10/01/2015

Amount: $65,000

 

Description: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. In 2016-17, the themes are: 1) Art and Anthropology (Research Institute); and 2) The Classical World in Context: Egypt (Villa). Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of six periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December; January to March; April to June; September to March; January to June; or September to June.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/getty_scholars.html

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Title: Residency Experience

Sponsor: Millay Colony for the Arts

Deadline: 10/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers, and composers each month between the months of April and November. Nurturing the work of artists of all ages, from a range of cultures and communities, and in all stages of their artistic career, the Colony offers comfortable private rooms, private studio spaces, and ample time to work in a quiet, pastoral atmosphere.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.millaycolony.org/residencies

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Title: Fellowships 2016-2017 for Graduate Study or Research in Belgium

Sponsor: Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF)

Deadline: 10/31/2015

Amount: $27,000 / $30,000

 

Description: BAEF encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning. BAEF will award up to ten fellowships as outright non-renewable grants carrying a stipend of $27,000 for Master's or Ph.D. students and $31,000 for Postdoctoral Fellows. BAEF fellowships can start between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and Fellows are expected to stay for a period of 12 months in Belgium. If the Fellow chooses to remain less than the full 12 months in Belgium, the stipend will be prorated accordingly. The minimum fellowship period is 6 months. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by October 31. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.baef.be/documents/fellowships-for-us-citizens/study-res-fellow.-for-us-citizen-.xml?lang=en

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Title: Fellowships

Sponsor: Loeb Classical Library Foundation

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: $1,000-$35,000

 

Description: The Loeb Classical Library Foundation awards fellowships to qualified scholars to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies. Fellowships will normally range from $1,000 to $35,000, and may occasionally exceed that limit in the case of unusually interesting and promising projects. Applicants must have faculty or faculty emeritus status at a college or university at the time of application and during the entire time covered by the fellowship. Fellowships may be used for a wide variety of purposes. Examples include publication of research, enhancement of sabbaticals, travel to libraries or collections, dramatic productions, excavation expenses, or cost of research materials.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.lclf.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do

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Title: 2016-17 Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies - University of Pennsylvania

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: $60,000

 

Description: The Katz Center seeks applications from scholars working in fields from ancient to contemporary, welcoming projects that enlist philosophy and theory to unsettle regnant paradigms of power and statehood, that draw on archival research to challenge established understandings of Jewish political history, or that make use of other less expected sources for political thought. Research themes may include but are not limited to: 1) Intersections with Religion and Culture; 2) Comparative Study; 3) Law as Politics; and 4) Finding the Political in the Local and the Everyday. The Katz Center invites applications from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts at all levels, as well as outstanding graduate students in the final stages of writing their dissertations. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/next-year

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Title: Visiting Fellowships

Sponsor: Kellogg Institute for International Studies - University of Notre Dame

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: Since 1983, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars. This widely respected residential program offers you time to pursue scholarly inquiry where it takes you, advance your personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the U.S. and around the globe. As a visiting fellow, you pursue research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development, share your research with the Notre Dame scholarly community, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://kellogg.nd.edu/vfellowships/index.shtml

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Title: Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors

Sponsor: Institute of Advanced Study: School of Historical Studies

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study established a program of one-year memberships for assistant professors at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada to support promising young scholars who have embarked on professional careers. While at the Institute they will be expected to engage exclusively in scholarly research and writing. To be considered, assistant professors must be working on projects in areas represented in the School of Historical Studies, and should preferably have gone beyond revising the dissertation. The School is interested in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of Western, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, and modern international relations. To be eligible, scholars must currently hold the title “Assistant Professor” (not including the title “Visiting Assistant Professor”) at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada and as of the application deadline the scholar must be no more than 6 years beyond the date of the Ph.D.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: https://www.hs.ias.edu/mellon

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Title: Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship

Sponsor: C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: $45,000

 

Description: The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for its full-time residential writing fellowship, which supports outstanding writing on American history and culture by both scholars and nonacademic authors. Applicants should have a significant book-length project currently in progress. The project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the American Revolution and the nation’s founding ideas. It might focus on the founding era itself, or on the myriad ways the questions that preoccupied the nation’s founders have shaped America’s later history. Work that contributes to ongoing national conversations about America’s past and present, with the potential to reach a wide public, is particularly sought. 

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/fellowships/patrick-henry-writing-fellowship/index.php

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Title: Walt Whitman Award

Sponsor: Academy of American Poets

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: $5,000

 

Description: The Walt Whitman Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award

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Title: 2016 Fellowship Competition

Sponsor: Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: $45,000/yr., 2 yrs.

 

Description: Every year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/

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Title: Fellowships and Grants

Sponsor: American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)

Deadline: 11/01/2015

Amount: $23,000 / $5,000

 

Description: ASF offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields. Applicants must have a well-defined research, study, or creative arts project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.amscan.org/study_scandinavia_details.html

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Title: Resident Scholars

Sponsor: School for Advanced Research (SAR)

Deadline: 11/02/2015

Amount: $40,000 plus housing

 

Description: Resident scholar fellowships are awarded annually by SAR to four or five scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by November 2. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://sarweb.org/index.php?resident_scholars

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Title: Michael J. Hogan Foreign Language Fellowship

Sponsor: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

Deadline: 11/15/2015

Amount: $4,000

 

Description: The Michael J. Hogan Foreign Language Fellowship was established to honor Michael J. Hogan, long-time editor of Diplomatic History. The Hogan Fellowship of up to $4,000 is intended to promote research in foreign language sources by graduate students. The fellowship is intended to defray the costs of studying foreign languages needed for research. The award is announced formally at the SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. Applicants must be graduate students researching some aspect of U.S. foreign relations history. Membership in SHAFR is required.

 

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

 

More Info: https://shafr.org/members/fellowships-grants/michael-j-hogan-foreign-language-fellowship

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Title: Collaborative Research Grants

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 11/18/2015

Amount: $25,000-$100,000/yr., 1-3 yrs.

 

Description: Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Eligible projects include: 1) Research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities; 2) Conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; 3) Archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and 4) Research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.

 

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 November 18.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/collaborative-research-grants

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Title: Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 11/18/2015

Amount: $50,000-$100,000/yr., 1-3 yrs.

 

Description: Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Proposals for editions of foreign language materials in the original language are eligible for funding, as well as proposals for editions of translated materials.

 

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 November 18.

 

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/scholarly-editions-and-translations-grants

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If you received this message as a forward and would like to be added to our list, log in to UT Lists at https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/ and subscribe to the “cola_grants_alert” list. A note on deadlines: Many grants listed in this digest require 3-week lead time before the sponsor deadline for COLA and OSP approval. Please see “How to Apply” under each grant for the appropriate procedure. Deadlines for grants marked “submit to sponsor” are not adjusted for internal review.

 

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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