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American Academy of Arts and Sciences. HELLMAN FELLOWSHIP IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY - For early-career professionals with training in science or engineering who are interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists and policy experts on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of science or engineering and have some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to science and technology policy. A master’s degree may be considered in the fields of engineering and computer science. Appointments are for one-year to begin in September at the American Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stipends are competitive and commensurate with experience. Deadline: January 11.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIPS - Designed to provide qualified individuals with a unique public policy learning experience and to bring technical backgrounds and external perspectives to decision-making in the U.S. government, and to facilitate science/government interaction. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in one of the social, physical or biological sciences, or engineers with a master's degree and at least three years of post-degree professional experience are eligible to apply for these one-year fellowships. Maximum Award: $75,000. Deadline: November 1.
American Association of University Women (AAUW). COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS
Provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. One-year grants provide seed money for new projects. Two-year grants provide start-up funds for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering or math. Award: $2,000-$10,000. Deadline: January 15.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (New Haven, CT). VISITING FELLOWSHIPS
The Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for rare books and early manuscripts in the fields of literature, history, theology, and the natural sciences. The collections afford opportunities for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medieval, Renaissance, and 18th-century studies, German and French Literature, Tibetan studies, art history, photography, American studies and literature, the history of printing, maps, and modernism in art and literature. One month fellowships are provided for scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections. Award: $4,000. Deadline: December 7.
Center for History of Physics. GRANTS IN AID
For research in the history of modern physics and allied sciences (such as astronomy, geophysics, and optics) and their social interactions, or to microfilm papers or to record oral history interviews. Preference will be given to those who need part of the funds for travel and subsistence to use the resources of the Center's Niels Bohr Library in College Park, Maryland. Maximum Award: $2,500. Deadline: November 15.
The Huntington Library. DIBNER HISTORY OF SCIENCE PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS
Offer historians the opportunity to study in the Burndy Library and other history of science and technology resources at the Huntington. Short-Term Awards of one to five months are for candidates holding the Ph.D. or equivalent; or doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage. Long-Term Awards are for nine to twelve months for applicants who have received their Ph.D. by June of 2010 and are conducting research or already at the writing stage and in need of reference materials only. Short-term Award: $3,000 per month; Long-term Award: $50,000. Deadline: November 15.
Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology. RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL GRANTS IN ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
For individuals who are making an exceptional contribution to the advancement of knowledge at the crossroads of art, science and technology, or to individuals whose projects are innovative. Award: $10,000 - $100,000 Canadian. Deadline: January 31.
L’Oreal USA. FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP
Recognizes and rewards five post-doctoral U.S.-based women researchers beginning careers in life and physical/material sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer science. Award: $100,000. Deadline: November 1.
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).
Offers research professorships, postdoctoral fellowships, intern awards, and general membership awards. • RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIPS - Provide partial salary support for a visit of at least three months; intended for mathematicians with Ph.D.s awarded before 2004. Maximum Award: $4,500 per month plus round trip travel. Deadline: October 1.
• POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS - Support for five or ten months for mathematicians with Ph.D.s awarded in 2009 or later. Award: $5,000 per month plus a round-trip travel subsidy and a research travel budget of $600. Deadline: December 1.
• RESEARCH MEMBERSHIPS - These awards may provide partial expenses up to $100/day, and may offer travel expense reimbursement. Deadline: December 1.
National Research Council. FORD FOUNDATION DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIPS
Seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties in traditionally under-represented fields including science and mathematics, and the humanities and social sciences. Awards for individuals who show strong promise of future achievement in academic research and teaching in higher education. Award: $20,000 - $40,000. Deadlines: Predoctoral, November 14; Dissertation, November 19; Postdoctoral, November 19.
National Science Foundation. GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
For individuals in the early stages of graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences. Award: $36,000 - $65,000. Deadline: November 15.
Rockefeller Archive Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY). SHORT-TERM RESEARCH - Open to U.S. citizens and citizens of foreign countries who are interested in utilizing the Paul Ehrlich Collection at the Archive Center. The Ehrlich Collection is the largest and most important body of original and facsimile materials documenting the life and scientific-medical research program of Nobel Laureate Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915). Award: $2,500. Deadline: Open.
The Santa Fe Institute. OMIDYAR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Seek to catalyze new collaborative, multidisciplinary projects that break down the barriers between the traditional disciplines. Research topics span the full range of natural and social sciences and often make connections with the humanities. Candidates should have a Ph.D. before September 2014, a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms. Deadline: October 25.
Sigma Xi. RESEARCH GRANTS
Grants-in-aid are offered to graduate students doing scientific investigation in any field. Funding may be used to purchase equipment necessary to undertake the proposed research project, or travel to and from a research site. Award: $1,000. Deadlines: October 15, March 15.
John Templeton Foundation. WHAT SPARKS COGNITIVE CREATIVITY?
Within this theme, the Foundation invites funding inquiries for research and programs responding directly to one or more of the following Big Questions: 1)What are the sources of innovation among non-human animals and what can this tell us about human creativity? 2)How does creativity evolve, and can we enhance it?; and 3)What are the roles of information and information processing in the generation of innovation and the process of creativity? Collaborative research is of particular interest. Requests for smaller planning grants to explore new research designs are also encouraged. Maximum Award: $400,000. Deadline: October 15.
American Association of University Women. SELECTED PROFESSIONS FELLOWSHIPS
For pursuit of a full-time course of study at accredited institutions in degree programs where women’s participation has been low (architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics/statistics). Business administration, law, and medicine fellowships are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields. Award: $5,000 - $18,000. Deadline: January 10. American Academy in Berlin. FELLOWSHIPS - See Visual Arts.
Robert Bosch Foundation. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Funding for young American professionals to participate in an intensive work and study program in Germany while providing a comprehensive overview of the political, economic, and cultural environment of Germany and Europe. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens holding graduate degrees and having professional experience in business administration, economics, journalism or mass communications. Candidates lacking a graduate degree are nevertheless encouraged to apply, provided they possess extensive professional experience. Award: EUR 2,000 plus travel. Deadline: November 1.
Cultural Vistas. ALFA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
For young professionals from the U.S. to live and work in Russia and to enable them to develop a genuine expertise in other nations’ business practices, cultures, and political traditions through individualized professional assignments. The Program includes language training in the U.S. and in Russia, an orientation seminar in Washington, DC, a Moscow seminar program, and regional excursions in Russia. Eligible applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 35, have a graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism, mass communications, international relations, government, or public policy. Award: $2,000 per month plus travel, housing and insurance. Deadline: December 1.
Duke University (Durham, NC). LIBRARY RESEARCH GRANTS
The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library of Duke University offer grants for researchers in its archival and rare printed collections. Researchers may apply for grants from more than one center. Maximum Award: $1,000. All Deadlines: January 31.
• THE JOHN W. HARTMAN CENTER FOR SALES, ADVERTISING & MARKETING HISTORY - The major collections available at the Center are the extensive Archives of the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), the oldest advertising agency in the U.S. and a major international agency since the 1920s; the advertisements and agency documentation from both D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) and Wells Rich Greene; and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) archives and related collections documenting billboard history. The Center holds several other smaller collections relating to 19th and 20th century advertising and marketing
Emerald Group Publishing. EMERALD/EFMD OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS The 12 categories for this year’s research award include: Marketing research, Operations and production management, Logistics and supply chain management, Information science, Educational leadership and strategy, Knowledge management, Management and governance, Human resource management, Leadership and organization development. To be eligible for the awards, the research must address an issue that is of importance to one of the twelve subject areas. Eligible candidates must have the examination requirements for a Doctoral award between October 1, 2010 and October 1, 2013. Award: €1,500. Deadline: October 1.
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. LEAVEY AWARDS
Rewards educators who have conceived and implemented an innovative course, program or project which develops, among students, a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American private enterprise system. Eligible nominees are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are employed full-time as teachers. Up to 20 awards of $7,500 each, and one meritorious award of $15,000. Deadline: November 1.
The Hagley Museum and Library (Greenville, DE). Houses manuscripts, photographs, books, and pamphlets that document and preserve the unfolding history of American enterprise, especially the Middle Atlantic region. Individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications are included in the collection, and illustrate the impact of the business system on society.
• GRANTS-IN-AID - Short-term scholarly research at Hagley in the imprint, manuscript, pictorial, and artifact collections. Fellowships are for two weeks to two months with low cost housing available on the museum grounds. Award: $1,600 per month. Deadline: October 31.
• HENRY BELIN DU PONT FELLOWSHIP - Supports out-of-state scholars for two to six months of study at Hagley. Award: $1,600 per month. Deadline: October 31.
• DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP - Four-month residential fellowship for dissertation research. Award: $6,500. Terms include free housing and office. Deadline: November 15.
• NEW! HAGLEY EXPLORATORY RESEARCH GRANT - Supports one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if an application is warranted. Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarship. Low-cost accommodations on Hagley's grounds are available. Award: $400. Deadline: October 31.
Harvard Business School. HARVARD-NEWCOMEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Open to scholars who, within the last 10 years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. Fellowships are awarded for 12 months of residency, study, and research at Harvard Business School. Award: $60,000. Deadline: October 15.
• THE ALFRED D. CHANDLER, JR., TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP - To facilitate library and archival research in business or institutional economic history, broadly defined. The program encourages research which relates historical reality to underlying economic theories of business development. Graduate students or nontenured faculty, whose research requires travel to the Boston-Cambridge area (to study, for example, in the collections of the Baker, Widener, McKay, Langdell, Kress, or Houghton libraries) are eligible. Maximum Award: $3,000. Deadline: November 1.
• THE THOMAS K. MCCRAW FELLOWSHIP IN U.S. BUSINESS HISTORY – For established scholars from around the world whose primary interest is the business and economic history of the U.S. Fellows reside for a minimum of two months at Harvard Business School 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. Award $7,000 Deadline: September 15.
The Hebrew University. FELLOWSHIPS FOR VISITING PROFESSORS
Provide support for full or associate professors to teach or conduct research for two to four months at the Hebrew University of Israel or three to nine months at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem comprises the following units for research: humanities; social sciences; social work; business administration; mathematics, and science. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa includes several departments of engineering. Visiting Professors Award: $2,650 per month. Deadline: November 30; Postdoctoral Researchers: NIS 5,404. Deadline: December 31; Doctoral Students: NIS 3,814. Deadline: January 30. Deadline: November 30.
NEW! Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. JUNIOR FACULTY FELLOWSHIP IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH - Recognizes junior faculty who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship. Up to seven fellowships will be awarded to junior faculty members from universities across the U.S. Each Fellow’s university will receive a grant of $40,000 over two years to support the research activities of the Fellow. Eligible applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2013 and currently researching issues of theoretical and practical importance to the domain of entrepreneurship. Award: $40,000. Nomination Deadline: January 15.
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). COURSE AND PROGRAM GRANTS - Strengthen existing curricular programs or build new courses and programs in invention, innovation, and technology entrepreneurship, with an increasing emphasis on environmental and social entrepreneurship. Seed money will also be provided for early stage group projects, and further development of advanced student teams for commercialization of their ideas. Award: $2,000 - $50,000. Deadline: November 8.
National Science Foundation. ECONOMICS PROGRAM
Supports projects in computational economics, the transformation of command economies, human resource-related issues (poverty, gender, labor productivity, etc.), and global environmental change. Research in the subfields of economics is also supported, including economic history, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, public finance, macroeconomics, and mathematical economics. Funds for conferences and interdisciplinary research that strengthens links between economics and other social sciences. Average Award: $75,000. Deadline: January 18.
Rockefeller Archive Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY). GRANTS-IN-AID
Promotes and supports periods of graduate and postdoctoral research in its archival collections of members of the Rockefeller family and of various philanthropic and educational institutions founded by members of the Rockefeller family. Major subjects at the Center include labor, politics, agriculture, the arts, African-American history, education, international relations and economic development, philanthropy, population, religion, science, social welfare and the social sciences, and women's history. Award: $4,000. Deadline: November 15.
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.
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: $300,000. Deadline: October 17.