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Science and Business

Research in Science
Research in Business
Institutional Grants

Research in Science

Brookhaven Women in Science. RENATE W. CHASMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must be women returning to school after a break in their education, and pursuing formal education in the natural sciences, engineering or mathematics, at the first-year graduate level at any accredited institution, and be residents of New York. Award: $2,000. Deadline: April 30.

Center for History of Physics of the American Institute 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. Applicants should either be working toward a graduate degree in the history of science or show a record of publication in the field. Funding is for travel and subsistence in order to use the resources of the Center's library, to microfilm papers, or to tape record oral history interviews. Award: $2,500. Deadlines: April 15, November 15.
     •GRANTS TO ARCHIVES - To make accessible to researchers, records, papers, and other primary sources that document the history of modern physics and allied fields. Grants cover direct expenses for preserving, inventorying, arranging, describing, or cataloging appropriate collections. Maximum Award: $10,000. Deadline: August 15.

For scientists and engineers to perform research on problems compatible with the research interests of 30 federal laboratories and NASA Research Centers at over 100 locations in the U.S. and overseas. Awards are made to Postdoctoral Associates (within 5 years of the doctorate) and Senior Associates (5 years or more beyond the doctorate). Disciplines are: chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, applied sciences and computer science, math, space and planetary sciences, and physics. Award: $30,000 - $50,000. Deadlines:  February 1, May 1, August 1.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. VISITING FELLOWSHIPS IN CANADIAN GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES - For promising young scientists and engineers to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions in the disciplines of natural sciences and engineering. Fellowships are for one to three years.  Applicants must hold a doctorate in the natural sciences or engineering, for not more than five years, or expect to complete one within six months prior to taking up the fellowship. Departments include: Canadian Conservation Institute; Environment Canada; Fisheries and Oceans; Industry Canada-Communications; National Research Council of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; and Parks Canada. Award: $49,513. Deadline: Open.

Northwestern University. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR SCIENCE TEACHERS (RET) PROGRAM Offers an innovative 7-week summer program for K-12 science teachers and community college faculty to learn about nanotechnology and engage in hands-on nanotechnology-related research. Weekly group meetings, laboratory tours, and seminars further broaden the experience. Participants also work with their mentors and the program director to develop innovative curricular projects, along with assessment tools, that introduce nanotechnology concepts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a bachelor's degree in the physical sciences or engineering and be currently employed as a K-12 science teacher or community college faculty. Award: $8,500. Deadline: March 1.

For researchers who have a doctorate degree and wish to devote a year of scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment. Social scientists as well as natural scientists interested in policy-relevant interdisciplinary research are encouraged toapply. Fellows receive an annual stipend based upon their current salary, research support, office facilities, and up to $1,000 for expenses. Deadline: February 21.
       •JOHN V. KRUTILLA RESEARCH STIPEND - For young scholars who have been awarded a doctoral degree in the past five years. The focus of the award is research related to environmental and resource economics. Award: $5,500. Deadline: February 21.

For students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Funds pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. Maximum Award: $1,000.  Deadlines: March 15, October 15.

Encourages study and use of the collections of the Dibner Library in Washington, D.C., which specializes in the physical sciences and technology, and contains books and manuscripts from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries. Eligible applicants are historians, librarians, doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars. Award: $3,500 per month for up to six months. Deadline: March 15.
       •NEW! THE MARGARET HENRY DABNEY PENICK RESIDENT SCHOLAR PROGRAM - Supports scholarly research into the legacy of Patrick Henry and his political circle, the early political history of Virginia, the history of the American Revolution, founding era ideas and policy-making, as well as science, technology, and culture in colonial America and the Early National Period. Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply, however, applicants in their post-doctoral phase will be considered. Award: $45,000 for nine months.

Research in Business

Early American Industries Association. RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM
Provides support for research projects for the study of early American industries in homes, shops, farms or at sea, and to discover, identify, classify, preserve and exhibit obsolete tools, implements, and mechanical devices which were used in early America. Award: $2,000. Deadline: March 15.

Preference is given to fellows whose projects fit into the GHI's research foci on transatlantic relations and the history of consumption. Comparative work is also strongly encouraged. Fellows will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his/her own research agenda. Award: $1,900 per month. Deadline: December 1.

The Hagley Museum and Library (Greenville, Delaware).
Houses a collection that documents the history of American business and technology and their impact on society. Hagley’s main strength is in the Middle Atlantic regions but it has broadened its collections to a national scale. All Deadlines: March 31, June 30.
      •NEW! HAGLEY EXPLORATORY RESEARCH GRANT -Support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from the collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a grant application is warranted. Priority 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. 
      •GRANTS-IN-AID - Provide short-term support for research in the imprint, manuscript, pictorial, and artifact collections for up to two months. Award: $1,600 per month.
      •HENRY BELIN DU PONT FELLOWSHIP - Supports out-of-state scholars for two to six months of study at Hagley. Award: $1,600 per month. 

Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA).PROGRAM IN EARLY AMERICAN ECONOMY AND SOCIETY (PEAES) - Fellowships promote scholarship in early American economy and society from its colonial beginnings to roughly the 1850's. Applicants for long-term awards may submit proposals based on the extensive collections of the Library Company, and on materials of other Philadelphia area institutions. One-month fellowships, Award: $2,000. Dissertation Research fellowship for nine consecutive months of residency. Award: $40,000. Post Doctoral fellowship, for nine consecutive months of residency. Award: $40,000. It may also be divided between two scholars for two half-year residencies of $20,000 each. Post-Doc Deadline: November 1. All other Deadlines: March 1.

Marketing Science Institute (MSI). ALDEN G. CLAYTON DOCTORAL DISSERTATION PROPOSAL COMPETITION - A nonprofit learning organization dedicated to bridging the gap between marketing science theory and business practice, MSI supports academic research for the development, and practical translation of leading-edge marketing knowledge on topics of importance to business. Up to five awards are given for the best doctoral dissertation proposals on important marketing subjects. To be eligible, students must be working toward a doctorate in marketing or a related field (e.g., organizational behavior, psychology, economics, strategy, management, finance etc.) Award: $5,000. Deadline: July 31.

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. 

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.

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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