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Cultural Exchange and Travel Grants

Cultural Exchange 
Travel Grants
Institutional Grants


Cultural Exchange

French American Cultural Exchange. FRENCH AUTHORS ON TOUR
Offers financial aid to American institutions wishing to invite and host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy will pay for authors’ airfares. Universities and institutions involved usually participate by providing accommodation and/or an honorarium to the author. Deadline: Open.   

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Fulbright. OUTREACH LECTURING FUND
Allows U.S. Institutions to invite Fulbright Visiting Scholars to: Give department or campus-wide lectures to students and faculty; Hold lectures in classrooms where the scholar can make a contribution to the discipline; Meet with faculty to allow for an exchange of ideas; Have informal gatherings with students and faculty; and Meet with groups that have a special interest in international relations. Faculty can identify scholars to invite to their campuses for Outreach Lecturing Fund visits by consulting the 2014-15 Fulbright Visiting (Non-U.S.) Scholar List  which will be posted on the CIES Website during the first week of October, 2014.  You may contact the selected scholar directly through the faculty associate information on the List, or contact the Grants Office to obtain scholars' contact information. Fulbright will pay for the scholars' travel fees. Host institutions are expected to cover local transportation, lodging accommodations, and meals.

Travel Grants

American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 
Supports two to nine months of research in Sri Lanka by U.S. citizens who already hold a Ph.D. or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure. Both scholars with little or no experience in Sri Lanka as well as specialists are encouraged to apply. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and policy sciences are eligible. Applicants must complete the fellowship before December  31, 2016. The time in Sri Lanka supported by the fellowship need not be continuous. Award: $3,700 per month plus roundtrip airfare. Deadline: December 1.  
      • DISSERTATION PLANNING GRANTS - For graduate students intending to do dissertation research in Sri Lanka to make a pre-dissertation visit to investigate the feasibility of their topic, to sharpen their research design, or to make other practical arrangements for future research. Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Applicants should plan to spend at least six weeks in Sri Lanka. Applicants whose research will also require spending time in libraries or archives in a third country may request funds for an additional two weeks for this purpose. Award: $525 per week plus roundtrip airfare. Deadline: December 1.

American Philosophical Society (APS). FRANKLIN RESEARCH GRANTS
Support the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research, the purchase of microfilm and the costs associated with fieldwork by young scholars who have recently received their doctorate. Maximum Award: $6,000.  Deadlines: October 1, December 1.
     • NEW! BRITISH ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN LONDON
In collaboration with the British Academy, the APS offers an exchange postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of one and a maximum of two months’ research in the archives and libraries of London during 2015. This award includes travel expenses between the U.S. and the United Kingdom and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Deadline: October 1.
     • NEW! INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE HUMANITIES (IASH)  - FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN EDINBURGH - In collaboration with IASH at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of two to four months for research in Edinburgh in the 2015 calendar year  in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. To maximize the benefits of the fellowship, applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule their visit to overlap with one of the two main teaching semesters (January–March and September–December). This award includes travel expenses between the U.S. and the United Kingdom, a private office, library and research facilities at the IASH, and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Travel expenses and the monthly subsistence amount will not exceed a maximum of $6,000. Deadline: October 1.

American-Scandinavian Foundation. AWARDS FOR STUDY IN SCANDINAVIA 
Grants are for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts, to carry out research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for one to three months. Applicants must have a well-defined research, study or creative arts project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential. Fellowships are intended to support a yearlong stay for dissertation research or study. Grants: $5,000. Fellowships: $23,000. Deadline: November 1. 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Wiener Laboratory (Athens, Greece). TRAVEL GRANT - To conduct a research project in archaeological science in Greece for graduate or post-graduate students with a Ph.D. granted in the past five years from a North American college or university. Award: $2,000. Deadline: December 1.
          •NEW! WIENER LABORATORY FELLOWSHIPS - Awarded annually to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from any college or university worldwide with question-driven research projects involving materials from archaeological contexts in Greece. Fellows are expected to contribute to the School’s academic programs. Award range: $15,000- $27,000.

Archaeological Institute of America.  OLIVIA JAMES TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
For travel and study in Greece, Aegean Islands, Sicily, Southern Italy, Asia Minor, and Mesopotamia, to be conducted between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Supports long-term projects in the classics, sculpture, architecture, archaeology, and history. Preference is given to doctoral candidates and recent recipients of the Ph.D. Award: $25,000. Deadline: November 1.
       • NEW! HARRIET AND LEON POMERANCE FELLOWSHIP - Supports individual projects of a scholarly nature related to Aegean Bronze Age archaeology. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada, or be actively pursuing an advanced degree at a North American college or university. Preference is given to candidates whose projects require travel to the Mediterranean. Award: $5,000. Deadline: November 1.

Leo Baeck Institute LBI/DAAD.  FELLOWSHIP
For doctoral students doing research for their dissertation and for academics in the preparation of a scholarly essay or book that requires a period of research in libraries, archives or research institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany. The research must be in the field of study served by the LBI, i.e., the social, communal and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry. The tenure of the fellowship must be for 3 or 6 months and fall within the period July through January. Maximum Award: $3,000. Deadline: November 1.

Citizens Exchange Council. ARTSLINK PROJECTS
Support U.S. artists, curators, presenters, and non profit arts organizations to engage in visual and media arts projects with their colleagues in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Projects should be designed to benefit participants or audiences in both countries. Maximum Award: $10,000. Deadline: January 15.
       • INDEPENDENT PARTNERSHIP GRANTS - For artists and arts managers in Russia, Eurasia and Central/Eastern Europe to come to the U.S. to pursue projects with their colleagues here. Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a U.S. non-profit organization in order to apply. Award: $5,000 to host institution. Deadline: December 1.

Clements Center for Southwest Studies DeGolyer Library. RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS
For one to four weeks of research in Dallas, Texas. The Library’s major focus includes the European exploration and discovery of America, the development of the Spanish and Mexican borderlands, and the history of the Trans-Mississippi West. Maximum Award: $2,800. Deadline: Open.
         • NEW! BUSINESS HISTORY TRAVEL GRANTS - For scholars who are working on business related projects. The Library has numerous notable collections in this field including the archives of Texas Instruments, J. Erick Jonsson, J.C. Penny, Stanley Marcus, Belo Corporation (archives of the Dallas Morning News and other media outlets), and the Baldwin Locomotive works, as well as extensive collections of trade catalogs and photographs. Award: $700 per week. Deadline: Open.

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.  GRANTS FOR VENETIAN RESEARCH
Support travel to and residence in Venice for pre- and postdoctoral research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture through the humanities and social sciences. Maximum Award: $19,900. Deadline: December 15

Dumbarton Oaks. PROJECT GRANTS
For scholarly projects in Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Support is generally for archeological research, as well as for the recovery, recording, and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to the following: non-destructive investigation and/or excavation of a site or a (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, Garden) component of a site; materials analyses; surveying or photographing monuments and objects that are at risk e.g. architecture, gardens, paintings, mosaics, and sculptures in situ, as well as objects that have already been collected but are largely unrecorded and endangered. Project grants are limited to applicants holding a doctorate or the equivalent. Funding is typically awarded for transportation, meals, housing, vehicle rental, workmen's wages, costs of technical analyses, etc. Award: $3,000–$10,000. Deadline: October 1.

International Research and Exchanges Board.  SHORT-TERM TRAVEL GRANTS
For up to eight weeks to U.S. postdoctoral scholars and holders of other professional terminal graduate degrees for independent or collaborative research projects in the humanities or social sciences at institutions in Europe and Eurasia. For U.S. scholars who have been formally invited to lecture, consult, or present a paper at a conference. Maximum Award: $5,000. Deadline: February 1

Jerome Foundation. TRAVEL  AND STUDY GRANT
Awards grants to emerging artists who create new work. Funds support periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth. The eligible disciplines for 2015 are music, theater, and visual arts, including composers, sound artists, playwrights, creators of performance art and experimental theater, and visual artists. Maximum Award: $5,000. Deadline: February 24.

National Gallery of Art. PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR HISTORIANS OF AMERICAN ART  TO TRAVEL ABROAD - For doctoral students in art history studying aspects of art and architecture of the U.S. including native and pre-Revolutionary America. The fellowship period is for six to eight weeks of travel abroad in areas such as Africa, Asia, Europe, or South America to museums, exhibitions, collections, monuments, and historic sites. This fellowship is intended to encourage a breadth of art-historical experience beyond the candidate's major field. Maximum Award: $6,000. All Deadlines: November 15.
           • DAVID E. FINLEY  FELLOWSHIP  - Predoctoral fellowship for travel and research for two years in Europe to advance work on a dissertation in Western Art and an additional year in residence at the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study of the Visual Arts. Candidates should have a significant interest in curatorial work, which could be furthered during travel. Award: $20,000.
         • PAUL MELLON FELLOWSHIP - For the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in Western Art and to enable a candidate to reside abroad for two years and develop expertise in a specific city, locality, or region related to the dissertation. Award: $20,000.
         • THE ITTLESON FELLOWSHIP - For the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in the visual arts in a field other than European or American art. Fellows are expected to spend one year on dissertation research abroad, and one year at the Center to complete the dissertation. Award: $20,000.

Organization of American Historians (OAH).  JAPAN RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Provides support to send two American scholars in the spring of 2015 to Japanese universities for two-week residencies. The historians give lectures and seminars in English in their specialty and provide individual consultation to Japanese scholars, graduate students and sometimes undergraduates studying American history and culture. Applicants must be members of the OAH, have a Ph.D., and be scholars of American history. Award: Round-trip airfare to Japan, housing, and modest daily expenses are covered. Deadline: December 1.
           •NEW! CHINA RESIDENCY PROGRAM - For OAH members with strong records of research and teaching excellence who are interested in leading an advanced seminar focused on one of the following three topics: the role of religion in American society; American environmental history; and the structure and content of U.S. graduate programs in U.S./American history, including discussion of curricula, program requirements, recent historiographical trends, teaching methods, research skills, and dissertation advising. Proposed seminars on the history of food/food safety in the U.S. and on Asian-American literature from nationalism to transnationalism, will also be considered. Award: Round-trip airfare to Japan, housing, and modest daily expenses are covered. Deadline: November 1.
           •NEW! Germany Residency Program -For OAH members who are established scholars interested in leading an advanced undergraduate/graduate student seminar focusing on one aspect of U.S. History; all fields and methodologies are welcome. The language of instruction for the seminar is English, and a graduate assistant and office space will be provided. The University of Tübingen is located in southwestern Germany, 25 miles south of Stuttgart. It is one of Germany’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education and has a vibrant community engaged in the study of the U.S. Award: $1,500, Round-trip airfare, housing for 30 days. Deadline: October 1.

Phi Beta Kappa Society. WALTER J. JENSEN FELLOWSHIP FOR FRENCH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE - For at least six months of study in France to help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature, and culture and in the study of standard French in the U.S. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens under the age of 40 who can demonstrate superior competence in French and that their career does or will involve active use of the French language. Award: $15,500 plus round-trip travel to France. Deadline: January 15.
       • MARY ISABEL SIBLEY FELLOWSHIP - For the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature. Candidates must be unmarried women 25 to 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original research. They must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. Award: $20,000. Deadline: January 15.

Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (Charlottesville, VA). TRAVEL GRANTS - For scholars and teachers to make short-term visits to Monticello to pursue research or educational projects related to Jefferson. Award; $2,000 per month plus travel. Deadline: November 1.

Swedish Institute. THE BICENTENNIAL SWEDISH-AMERICAN EXCHANGE FUND
For professional enrichment within the fields to which the Fund gives priority, i.e., politics, public administration, working life, human environment, mass media, business and industry, education and culture. For visits of two to four weeks between March 1- December 31. Award: SEK 30,000. Deadline: November 15.

University Association for Contemporary European Studies. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Awarded to Association members to undertake research in another country. Funds must be used for field work that occurs between February and July 2015. The proposed research project must be in the Contemporary European Studies subject area, post WW2, and European Studies, as an aspect of European Integration or related areas. Award: £1,500. Deadline: October 10.

Institutional Grants

NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc. GRANTS PROGRAM
Supports the understanding of capital formation, financial markets and entrepreneurship through innovative educational programs, including: academic study or research; curriculum development; and educational projects at the high school, college and university level; teacher training; and professional development for adults. Award: Varies. Deadline: April 15.
    •PH.D. DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP - Awarded to colleges or universities on behalf of their candidate. Award: $15,000. Deadlines: April 15, October 15.

National Science Foundation. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION(ATE) 
Promotes improvement in technological education at the undergraduate and secondary school levels by supporting curriculum development; the preparation and professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; internships and field experiences for faculty, teachers, and students; and other activities. Maximum Award: $700,000 for three years. Deadline: October 17. 

   


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