College of Liberal Arts

COLA Grants Digest: July 14, 2015

Tue, Jul 14, 2015

COLA Grants Digest: July 14, 2015

 

Funding Opportunities

 

Title: Small Research Grants

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Deadline: 07/30/2015

Amount: $50,000

 

Description: The Foundation currently accepts proposals for small research grants. Small grant proposals covering any topic that falls within Spencer’s mission (to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world) can be submitted through our general small grants program. Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, both across and within studies, a range of disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by July 30.

 

More Info: http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

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Title: Midcareer Grants

Sponsor: Spencer Foundation

Deadline: 08/20/2015

Amount: $150,000

 

Description: The Spencer Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of its grant program to enrich the work of academic midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate. This targeted program provides support for those who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives, or methodological tools. It is not intended to encourage researchers to abandon their existing area of expertise, but rather to build on, enrich, and extend that training with the acquisition of new methodological tools and/or perspectives about a subject to which they have been deeply committed throughout their academic career. Applicants will be asked to center their request around the clear articulation and exploration of an important problem, or set of problems, of education that is well-aligned with their core interests and past scholarship.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Kathy Thatcher (thatcher@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by August 20.

 

More Info: http://www.spencer.org/midcareer-grant-program

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Title: APA Dissertation Research Award

Sponsor: American Psychological Association (APA)

Deadline: 08/25/2015

Amount: $5,000

 

Description: The Science Directorate of the APA sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of the Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. The current program includes 30-40 grants of $1,000 each, along with several larger grants of up to $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Jason Leubner (jsn.leubner@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by August 25.

 

More Info: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-dissertre.aspx?tab=1

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Title: Abe Fellowship (for International Multidisciplinary Research on Global Concerns)

Sponsor: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 09/01/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the four themes below. The themes are: 1) Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security; 2) Growth and Sustainable Development; 3) Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations; and 4) Governance, Empowerment, and Participation.

 

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

 

More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship/

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Title: Hodder Fellowship

Sponsor: Lewis Center - Princeton University

Deadline: 09/14/2015

Amount: $79,000

 

Description: The Hodder Fellowship will be given to writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, performance artists, or other kinds of artists or humanists who have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts”; they are selected more “for promise than for performance.” Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the “studious leisure” to undertake significant new work.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by September 14. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/hodder-fellowship/

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Title: Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship in U.S. Business History

Sponsor: Harvard Business School (HBS)

Deadline: 09/15/2015

Amount: $7,000

 

Description: The McCraw Fellowship enables established scholars from around the world whose primary interest is the business and economic history of the United States to spend time in residence at Harvard Business School. The main activities of the Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will be to conduct research in the archives of Baker Library or in other Boston-area libraries, present his or her work at a seminar, and interact with HBS faculty. The Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will receive a stipend of $7,000 to cover travel and living expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence for a minimum of two months.

 

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: http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

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Title: Research Travel Grants

Sponsor: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum

Deadline: 09/15/2015

Amount: $2,000

 

Description: The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel and living expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. The grants only cover travel within North America. Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There are earlier and later materials depending upon your topic.

 

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: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/foundationgrants.asp

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Title: Senior Fellowships

Sponsor: Dedalus Foundation

Deadline: 09/15/2015

Amount: $30,000

 

Description: The Dedalus Foundation’s Senior Fellowship program is intended to encourage and support critical and historical studies of modern art and modernism. Under this program, fellowships are awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Fellowship stipends vary according to the needs of the specific project, with a maximum of $30,000.

 

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: http://dedalusfoundation.org/programs/senior

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Title: Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation – U.S. and Canada Competition

Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Deadline: 09/19/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields - including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, the fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a time period between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by September 19. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://www.gf.org/applicants

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Title: Fellowship

Sponsor: Society of Fellows - University of Michigan

Deadline: 09/29/2015

Amount: $55,000

 

Description: The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was established in 1970 with endowment grants from the Ford Foundation and the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds. Each year the Society selects outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, the humanities, and in the professional schools. Each Fellow has a three-year appointment as Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University and a three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows. This appointment is not tenure-track. Each fellow is expected to teach the equivalent of one academic year, i.e., a total of two terms during the period of the fellowship. Any subsequent appointment of a Fellow to a position at the University of Michigan would be subject to the rules governing new appointments. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor for the academic years of appointment (September to May) and to participate in the activities of the Society of Fellows.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by September 29. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

 

More Info: http://societyoffellows.umich.edu/

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Title: Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History

Sponsor: Harvard Business School (HBS)

Deadline: 10/15/2015

Amount: Unspecified

 

Description: The fellowship is to be awarded for twelve months’ residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. The fellowship has two purposes: The first is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of HBS and the larger Boston scholarly community. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided. The second purpose is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. The fellow is required to research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses. Finally, the fellow is encouraged to submit an article to Business History Review during his or her year at the School.

 

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.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

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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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