American Academy in Rome. ROME PRIZE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Support ranges from six months to two years to pursue independent work in: Architecture, Design (Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Set, Urban), History of Art, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Visual Arts, Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern and Modern Italian Studies. Award: $15,000 - $27,000. Deadline: November 1.
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). SITE PRESERVATION GRANT
AIA’s mission is to preserve and promote the world’s archaeological heritage for future generations. Grants support the conservation of ancient monuments and the preparation of management plans for long-term maintenance of the cultural and physical landscapes of sites. Projects should not only seek to directly preserve archaeological sites, but should also emphasize outreach, education, and/or best practices intended to create a positive impact on the local community, students, and the discipline of archaeology as a whole. Award: $25,000. Deadline: October 15.
NEW! Maine Community Foundation.Keepers Preservation Education Fund
Provides financial support to aspiring or established preservation professionals to increase or share their professional knowledge or enhance their career potential in historic preservation-related subjects. Awards may be used for tuition, professional meeting attendance, special book or other types of media purchases, or domestic and foreign study travel. Eligible individuals include: 1) Students enrolled full or part-time in institutions of higher learning with majors in historic preservation or allied fields including American studies, anthropology, archeology, architecture, landscape architecture, art history, architectural history, history, planning, economics, or building conservation; 2) Volunteer or paid staff of organizations or entities involved in historic preservation; or, 3) Practicing professionals in historic preservation-related fields. Individuals must apply through a sponsoring institution or organization. Award: Varies. Deadline: Open.
• H. Ward Jandl Fellowship supports the study of 20th century building technology and related areas. Preference is for students and young professionals.
• Rhoad Family Fellowship supports volunteer or paid staff of house museums and similar preservation organizations. House museums and allied museum-oriented organizations from throughout the U.S. are eligible.
The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Inc. MID-CAREER GRANT
Research grants for preservation-related projects by mid-career professionals who have an advanced or professional degree and at least ten years experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Award: $15,000. Deadline: September 15.
• THE RICHARD BINDER AWARD - For the best proposal exploring the preservation of an existing structure, complex of buildings or genre of building type through addition, renovation or other means for use for a cultural purpose. The subject of the submission may be a real project or a polemical exercise; in either case originality is highly valued. The proposal must demonstrate that it fosters architectural preservation in the U.S. Eligible applicant must be an architect holding a professional degree or a valid license to practice architecture. Award: $15,000. Deadline: September 15.
National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). JOHANNA FAVROT FUND
For historic preservation-related projects that help stimulate public interest in historic preservation and cultural resources, encourage fundraising programs, and assist with specific local needs of a preservation organization. Award: $2,500 - $10,000. Deadlines: February 1.
• PRESERVATION SERVICES FUND - Provides small matching grants to hire technical consultants, conduct conferences, or develop preservation education programs. Maximum Award: $5,000. Deadlines: October 1, February 1.
• CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL FUND FOR HISTORIC INTERIORS - For projects that help stimulate public interest in historic interiors, encourage fundraising programs, and assist with specific local needs of a preservation organization. Award: $2,500 - $10,000. Deadline: February 1.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). AMERICAN RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES IN CHINA
Scholarly research for post doctorates in the People's Republic of China. For U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. continuously for at least three years by the application deadline. Grants are offered for four to twelve months. Maximum Award: $50,400. Deadline: September 26.
American Research Center in Egypt. FELLOWSHIPS
Promotes a fresh and more profound knowledge of Egypt and the Near East through scholarly research, and aids in the training of American specialists in Middle Eastern studies. Fellowships are for periods between three to twelve months in the humanities, fine arts and social sciences. Senior scholars in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are offered a Scholar in Residence position for up to twelve months. Award amounts vary. Deadline: January 13.
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.
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.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers. MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
For scholars who wish to carry out research on broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences and related natural sciences. Postdoctoral scholars and doctoral candidates who have completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and carry out research in one of the countries which host overseas research centers. Award: $12,000. Deadline: January 13.
• NEW! MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL FELLOWSHIP – For three to nine months of research in the humanities and social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Postdoctoral scholars and doctoral candidates who have completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Maximum Award: $33,600. Deadline: January 13.
Fulbright Programs. PRE DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS and DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD FELLOWSHIPS - Designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, masters’ and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of these. Deadline: October 17.
• TEACHER EXCHANGE - Promotes mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. Teachers and administrators exchange positions with educators from similar institutions in over twenty countries for six weeks, a semester, or a full academic year. Awards vary between countries. Deadline: December 15.
International Research and Exchanges Board. INDIVIDUAL ADVANCED RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES - Promote in-depth field research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments in Southeast Europe and Eurasia. Awards grants of two to nine months to pre- and post- doctoral scholars. American scholars in policy research and development, and cross disciplinary studies are strongly urged to apply. Awards cover travel; housing allowance, stipend; and visa costs. Deadline: November 14.
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.
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS IN JEWISH STUDIES Enables individuals to pursue an independent scholarly, literary or art project in a field of Jewish specialization which makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation, enhancement or transmission of Jewish culture. Award: $10,000. Deadline: October 15.
• INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDIES SPECIALIZING IN JEWISH FIELDS. To help train qualified individuals for careers in Jewish scholarship and research, and to help Jewish educational, religious, and communal workers obtain advanced training for leadership positions. Award: $10,000. Deadline: October 31.
National Academy of Education. SPENCER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Support the educational research of early career scholars who make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education and advance the careers of the recipients. Applicants must have received their Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2012. International applicants are encouraged to apply. Award: $55,000. Deadline: November 1.
National Art Education Association (NAEA). RUTH HALVORSEN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Promotes efforts to initiate and encourage the understanding and implementation of the goals for student learning disseminated through the National Visual Arts Standards. Applicants must be professional arts educators. Award: $2,500. All Deadlines: October 1.
• MARY MCMULLAN GRANTS - For projects that promote art education as an integral part of the curriculum. Areas considered for funding, 1. Curriculum Models: Development of model in-school art education programs targeting selected participants as ongoing components of the curriculum; Teacher development of models that focus on student-centered solutions to art education curriculum; and Development of curriculum models that focus on global perspectives of art resources. 2. Pilot Projects: Development of projects focusing on teacher training and student learning emphasizing the approved goals of NAEA. 3. Policy Models: Development of models that promote quality art education to educators, business leaders, and policymakers; people in positions to effect lasting improvements in the status of art education. Award: $2,500.
• RESEARCH GRANTS - Support research in art education that advances knowledge in the field and that promotes the goals outlined in Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century. Award: $10,000.
• TEACHER INCENTIVE GRANTS - For projects that promote the teaching of art including: the instructional process; curriculum; student learning; student assessment; classroom behavior, management, or discipline; or other practices relating to instructional interaction and the achievement of student learning. Award: $2,500.
National Education Association. LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP GRANTS
Fund high quality professional development for public school teachers, public education support personnel, and public higher education faculty and staff, enabling them to lead their colleagues in efforts to improve teaching and learning, or implementing innovative ideas that raise student
achievement. Preference given to NEA members. Individual Award: $2,000. Group Award: $5,000. Deadlines: October 15, February 1.
• STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GRANTS – To improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area. The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepens their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, or professional development necessary to implement the innovative idea. Award: $5,000. Deadlines: October 15, February 1.
American Association of University Women (AAUW). DISSERTATION AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN
Support doctoral candidates writing their dissertations and scholars seeking postdoctoral research. Dissertation Fellowships are available to women who will complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships offer one year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by Nov. 15, 2013 in the arts and humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. Award: $20,000 - $30,000. Deadline: November 15.
• CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS - For women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration for AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Award: $2,000-$12,000. Deadline: December 15.
• 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.
• SUMMER/SHORT TERM RESEARCH PUBLICATION GRANTS - Fund women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Funds cannot be used for research. Applicants may be tenure track, part time, temporary faculty, or independent scholars and researchers, either new or established. Award: $6,000. Deadline: November 15.
• 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.
John Carter Brown Library (Providence, RI). THE RUTH AND LINCOLN EKSTROM FELLOWSHIP
For research on the history of women and the family in the Americas prior to 1825, including the question of cultural influences on gender formation. Award: $2,100. Deadline: December 15.
Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Supports women of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue independent work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University and are expected to present their works in progress at a public colloquium, performance or exhibition, and to take part in the Institute community. Women scholars in any field with a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree received at least two years prior to appointment may apply. Creative writers and visual artists must meet specific eligibility criteria. Award: $70,000. Deadline: October 1.
Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. PRIZE FOR RESEARCH
Encourages and rewards scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. Award: $1,000. Deadline: November 29.
Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. JOAN HELLER-DIANE BERNARD FELLOWSHIP
Supports research by a junior scholar (graduate student, untenured university professor or independent researcher) and a senior scholar (tenured university professor or advanced independent scholar) into the impact of lesbians and/or gay men on U.S. society and culture. Scholars conducting research on lesbians are especially encouraged to apply. Award: $6,250. Deadline: November 15.
• NEW! MARTIN DUBERMAN FELLOWSHIP - For a senior scholar (tenured university professor or advanced independent scholar) from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) experience. All applicants must be able to show a prior contribution to the field of LGBTQ studies. The winner of the fellowship may be asked to participate in CLAGS's Colloquium Series the following academic year to present her/his research project. Award: $7,500. Deadline: November 15.
Duke University. 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 SALLIE BINGHAM CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY AND CULTURE (CWHC)
Particular strengths of the CWHC are feminism and radical feminism in the U.S., women's prescriptive literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, girls' literature, artists’ books by women, and the history and culture of women in the South. Also, a number of prominent women writers have placed their personal and professional papers at Duke.
Harvard Divinity School - Women's Studies in Religion Program. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Supports significant Women's Studies research projects on topics related to the history and function of gender in religious traditions, the institutionalization of gender roles in religious communities, and the interaction between religion and the personal, social, and cultural situations of women. Research Associate positions are open to candidates with doctorates in the fields of religion and to those with primary competence in other humanities, social science, and public policy fields who demonstrate a serious interest in religion. Award: $55,000. Deadline: October 1.
Indian Federation of University Women's Associations. AMY RUSTOMJEE INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP - Accommodations and a small stipend provided to women with post-graduate degrees and proof of ability to carry out research in Bombay, India. The award does not cover travel or any other incidental expenses. Deadline: Open.
Organization of American Historians. LERNER-SCOTT DISSERTATION PRIZE
Annual prize for the best doctoral dissertation on U.S. women's history. The dissertation must have been completed during the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Award: $500. Deadline: October 1.
• DARLENE CLARK HINE AWARD - For the best book on African American women's and gender history published in 2013. Award: $1,000.
Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women (Providence, RI). POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - Residential postdoctoral research fellowships support scholars working in all disciplines and fields, including History of Art, Philosophy, Cinema and Media Studies, Music, Literary Studies, Classics, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Religious Studies, and across all historical periods and traditions. For the 2014-2015 Fellowships, the topic will be “Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty.” Candidates who do work that is qualitative and humanistic in nature are drawn from the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences. Fellows may not hold a tenured position. Award: $50,000. Deadline: December 5.
Phi Beta Kappa Society. MARY ISABEL SIBLEY FELLOWSHIP
For the study of French language or literature and in alternate years Greek language or literature. Candidates must be unmarried women between the ages of 25 and 35 and hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation. Fellows must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. The award is not restricted to members of Phi Beta Kappa or to U.S. citizens. Award: $20,000. Deadline: January 15.
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.
Smack Mellon Gallery. ARTISTS’ STUDIO PROGRAM
Supports emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work. Provides artists working in all visual arts a free private studio space and access to shared facilities that include a fabrication shop. Artists must actively use their studio a minimum of 50 hours a month. Award: $5,000. Deadline: November 4.
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. MYRNA F. BERNATH BOOK AWARD
This award is given to encourage scholarship by women in U.S. foreign relations history. Awarded to the author of the best book written by a woman in the field and published during the preceding two calendar years. Books will be judged primarily for their contribution to scholarship, and the topic should be U.S. foreign relations, transnational history, international history, peace studies, cultural interchange, and defense or strategic studies. Award: 2,500. Deadline: December 1.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. DISSERTATION GRANTS IN WOMEN’S STUDIES - Encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Candidates must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal, and expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. Award: $5,000. Deadline: October 15.