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Oct
30
Tue
2019 Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research 
Oct 30 all-day

Scope

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Eligibility

Grants will be available to doctoral students who wish to participate in field studies for their dissertations or for other purposes. Master’s candidates, undergraduates, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible.

Award

Grants will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars to about $5,000.

Deadline

November 1 (letters of support due October 30); notification by early April.

The application may be accessed at https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewis-and-clark-fund-exploration-and-field-research. Questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at [email protected] or 215-440-3429.

Nov
1
Thu
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Nov 1 all-day
Deadline:  November 01, 2018

Application: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY 2019 (PDF 384KB) is now available.
Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000
Grant Period: Up to two years

Cost Share Requirement: No cost sharing is required for Inspire! Grants for Small Museums.

Program Overview: 
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. This special initiative is designed to inspire small museums to apply for and implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories:

Lifelong Learning
Community Anchors and Catalysts
Collections Stewardship and Public Access

Eligibility: Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply.

Program Contacts:
If you have questions, please contact the staff member listed under the category that best fits your project:

Lifelong Learning

Community Anchors and Catalysts

Collections Stewardship and Public Access

Reagan Moore
Museum Program Officer
[email protected]
202-653-4637
Jill Connors-Joyner
Museum Program Officer
[email protected]
202-653-4791
Mark Feitl
Museum Program Officer
[email protected]
202-653-4635
Dec
1
Sat
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Research Grant in the Social Sciences
Dec 1 all-day

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy was established in 1997 to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences, which include psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, urban affairs, area studies, and political science.

Through its grants program, the foundation awards grants of $7,500 — $5,000 at the start of the project and $2,500 at its completion — to Ph.D. candidates in support of dissertations that address contemporary issues in the social sciences. Special Awards are offered to grant recipients for the most outstanding research project in specific subject-matter areas. Recipients of these awards receive an additional $1,500 – $5,000.

Applicants are not required to be a citizen or resident of the United States; however, grants are limited to aspiring PhD students at the dissertation level whose project has received approval from their appropriate department head/university

Request for Proposals: The Self, Virtue, and Public Life
Dec 1 all-day

RFP: “The Self, Virtue, and Public Life”

OVERVIEW

The University of Oklahoma, with a generous grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) on the topics of “The Self, Virtue, and Public Life.” The full RFP is available at: https://selfvirtueandpubliclife.com/initiatives/grants/.

Approximately ten research proposals at approximately $190,000 each will be funded through this initiative. This international grant competition has three primary aims:

  1. To support innovative research on the self, virtue, and public life.
  2. To encourage methodological innovation in the study of the self, virtue, and public life.
  3. To encourage interdisciplinary teamwork, specifically between social sciences and humanities, though scientists from other areas, such as neuroscience and the health sciences, are also welcome to apply with collaborators from the humanities.

A subsidiary aim is to support scholars who are new to the investigation of these topics or have not received funding elsewhere. Research collaborations between younger and more established scholars are especially encouraged. The central research themes we seek to explore through this RFP can be framed at the level of the civic virtues of individuals, as well as at the level of institutions. For a list of possible research questions, please see the full RFP.

 

DEEP INTEGRATION

Research into character and virtue is often conducted by scholars within a single disciplinary perspective – philosophers research by themselves, psychologists team up with each other, historians and anthropologists proceed from their own disciplinary perspectives. This disciplinary isolationism is not maximally productive of new knowledge about virtue. To ensure that research funded by this proposal closes the disciplinary gap, funded research teams must meet the requirement of “deep integration,” as explained in the full RFP (https://selfvirtueandpubliclife.com/initiatives/grants/).

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Awards are intended to support research from August 1, 2019, through May 31, 2021. Letters of intent are due no later than December 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM, and must be submitted via an online portal linked to the project website. Full proposals are by invitation only and are due no later than March 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM. Further information is available in the full RFP, on our project website, and by contacting us by e-mail.

 

Project Website: http://www.selfvirtueandpubliclife.com

Full Request for Proposals: https://selfvirtueandpubliclife.com/initiatives/grants/

Contact Email: [email protected]

Dec
3
Mon
2019 Franklin Research Grants
Dec 3 all-day

Scope

This program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Eligibility

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Award

From $1,000 to $6,000.

Deadlines

October 1, December 3; notification in January and March.

Application

The application may be accessed at https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin-research-grants. Questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at [email protected] or 215-440-3429.

Dec
28
Fri
Call for Proposals: Understanding the Rules of life: Building a Synthetic Cell
Dec 28 all-day

Understanding the Rules of life: Building a Synthetic Cell (NSF 18-599) invites researchers to apply to participate in an interdisciplinary Ideas Lab focused on facilitating innovative research projects for designing, fabricating, and validating synthetic cells that express specified phenotypes. Up to $10,000,000 of funding is available for successful project proposals resulting from the Ideas Lab.

Building a synthetic cell is a grand challenge at the interface between biological, mathematical, computer and physical sciences and engineering.  Meeting this challenge requires simultaneous careful exploration of the social and ethical dimensions of such research as well as educating today’s students to engage in the activities and technologies required to develop and use synthetic cells.

To apply to this program, researchers should:

  • submit preliminary proposals due December 28, 2018,
  • participate, if selected, in the Ideas Lab workshop to be held February 25 – March 1, 2019, and
  • if invited to do so, submit, as part of a team, a full proposal due May 13, 2019.

Full details regarding the specifics of the research ideas, proposal limitations, and the application process can be found in the full solicitation.

Jan
16
Wed
2018-19 ACLS Digital Extension Grant Program
Jan 16 all-day

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded ACLS a grant of $3 million in renewed support of the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program. The Foundation’s award enables ACLS to offer three additional annual competitions for the grants.

Launched in 2015, the Digital Extension Grant program supports digitally-based research in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences with grants of up to $150,000. The program aims to advance established digital research projects by extending their reach to new communities of users and encouraging more scholars from a broader range of institutions in higher education to participate in digital humanities work.

“ACLS developed the Digital Extension Grant program to promote broader access to the resources and scholarly networks that make high-quality digital humanities scholarship possible and sustainable,” said John Paul Christy, director of public programs at ACLS. “We are grateful for the Mellon Foundation’s continued partnership with ACLS as we seek to amplify digital projects that combine pragmatism, innovation, and a commitment to inclusive academic excellence.”

In addition to renewing the program for three competitions, the Foundation’s award provides funding to convene ACLS grantees and other humanities scholars to participate in workshops and discuss issues of shared concern in the digital arena.

The 2018-19 ACLS Digital Extension Grant competition is now open and we are accepting applications through our online fellowship and grant administration system (ofa.acls.org). All applications must be submitted online by January 16, 2019, 9 PM ET.

More information about the program is available at: www.acls.org/programs/digitalextension/

Contact: fellowshi[email protected].

Feb
1
Fri
Call for Proposals: Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics
Feb 1 all-day

Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics (NSF 18-600) invites proposals which investigate heritable biological or chemical mechanisms that produce a phenotypic effect without alteration of the DNA sequence.  Projects must integrate education perspectives and research approaches from more than one research discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, social and behavioral sciences) to understand epigenetic mechanisms associated with environmental change, the resultant phenotypic characteristics of organisms, and the resultant robustness and adaptability of organisms and populations. Studies that cross multiple levels of organizational complexity (molecular, cellular, physiological, organismal, population) and temporal (including evolutionary) scales, and taxa within the tree of life – both unicellular and multicellular organisms, including humans — are particularly encouraged.

Full proposals are due February 1, 2019, and can be submitted in one of two submission tracks:

(1) award duration of up to 3 years and a total budget of $500,000 or

(2) award duration of up to 5 years and a total budget of $3,000,000.

The specifics of the program priorities and areas of emphasis, as well as additional limitations and guidelines, can be found in the full solicitation.

Mar
1
Fri
2019 Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
Mar 1 all-day

Scope

For research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory, focusing on the continental United States and Canada. Given for a maximum of one year from date of award to cover travel, tapes, and consultants’ fees.

Eligibility

Applicants may be graduate students pursuing either a master’s or a doctoral degree; postdoctoral applicants are also eligible.

Award

From $1,000 to $3,500.

Deadline

March 1; notification in May.

Application

The application may be accessed at https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips-fund-native-american-research. Questions should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at [email protected] or 215-440-3429.