- Fall 2018 Grantsmanship Events
- Internal Funding Opportunities
- External Funding Opportunities
Below please find external funding opportunities in the humanities, education and social sciences that occur on an annual basis, contingent on funding. A selection of current funding opportunities will be distributed via email.
Please contact the Office of Research to determine eligibility at firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to pursue any of these opportunities.
*Due dates are subject to change. Please follow the links below to access the most current information.
AAUW (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN)
American Fellowships, deadline: November 1 (application available Aug. 1)
ACLS (AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES)
ACLS Fellowships, first deadline: September 26, 2018
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
deadline: September 26, 2018
ACLS / Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
deadline: November 15, 2018
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Franklin Research Grant, deadlines: October 1 & December 3
Traditional Fulbright Scholars Program, deadline: August 1
JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Guggenheim Fellowship, deadline: September 19, 2018
NEH (NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES) *May be limited contact email@example.com immediately if you wish to pursue any of the opportunities below.
Documenting Endangered Languages, deadline: September 18, 2018
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, deadline: June 5, 2018
Summer Stipends, nominated proposals submit electronically by September 26, 2018
Collaborative Research Grants, deadline: December 5, 2018
Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants, deadline: December 5, 2018
Digital Humanities Implementation Grants, deadline: June 5, 2018
Summer Seminars and Institutes, deadline: February 2019
NEH Fellowships, deadline: 2019
Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan, deadline: April 25, 2018
Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics, deadline: June
Digital Projects for the Public, deadline: June 6, 2018
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, deadline: July 19, 2018
Humanities Access Grants, deadline: May 2018
Humanities Connections, deadline: September 18, 2018
Media Projects: Development Grants, deadline: August 8, 2018
Media Projects: Production Grants, deadline: August 8, 2018
Public Humanities Projects: Community Conversations, Exhibitions, Historic Places, deadline: August 8, 2018
LEO BAECK INSTITUTE
Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship, deadline: March 1
MARION AND JASPER WHITING FOUNDATION
NSF RECURRING SOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES OPPORTUNITIES
- Linguistics Program Deadlines: January 15, 2019; January 15, Annually Thereafter; July 15, 2019; July 15, Annually Thereafter
- Social Psychology Program Deadlines: January 15, 2019; January 15, Annually Thereafter; July 15, 2019; July 15, Annually Thereafter
- Developmental Sciences (DS) Deadlines: January 15, 2019; January 15, Annually Thereafter; July 15, 2019; July 15, Annually Thereafter
- Law & Social Sciences (LSS) Deadlines: January 15, 2019; January 15, Annually Thereafter – Dissertation Research, Standard and Collaborative Research and Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships; August 1, 2019; August 1, Annually Thereafter – Standard and Collaborative Research and Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships
- CAREER Proposals – CAREER proposals must conform to the annually announced NSF-wide CAREER proposal deadline.
- EAGER, RAPID, and Conference Proposals – EAGER, RAPID, small workshop, and small conference proposals may be submitted at any time, with prior permission of the Program Officer. Proposals for Large Workshops and Conferences should be submitted in cycle with standard research proposals.
- REU Supplement Proposal – REU supplement proposals may be submitted at any time, with prior permission of the Program Officer.
- Political Science Program Deadlines: August 15, 2018; August 15, Annually Thereafter; January 15, 2019; January 15, Annually Thereafter
- Sociology Program Regular Research Deadlines: August 15, 2018; August 15, Annually Thereafter; January 15, 2019; January 15, Annually Thereafter
- Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards Deadline: August 16, 2018; August 16, Annually Thereafter; January 16, 2019; January 16, Annually Thereafter
- Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS) Deadlines: August 20, 2018; August 18, Annually Thereafter; January 18, 2019, January 18, Annually Thereafter
- Economics Program Deadlines: August 20, 2018, August 18, Annually Thereafter; January 18, 2019, January 18, Annually Thereafter
- Biological Anthropology Program Deadlines: January 22, 2019, January 20, Annually Thereafter; July 22, 2019, July 20, Annually Thereafter
THE REED FOUNDATION
Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant [topics: aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, immigrant and minority populations, culture and education, language and identity, and religion], deadline: No deadlines
Small Research Grants, deadlines: Small Research Grant proposals are accepted 4 times per year. The next deadline is at 4:00pm CDT, August 1, 2018. The following deadlines will fall on November 1, 2018, February 1, 2019, and May 1, 2019.
Library of Congress Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies provides an opportunity for scholars to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture, and international relations using the Library’s collections and resources. The Library’s John W. Kluge Center seeks proposals from scholars worldwide that will generate deep, empirically-grounded understanding of the consequences of the digital revolution on how people think, how society functions, and how international relations shift. Proposals may also explore and analyze emerging trends and new phenomena that may generate consequential changes in the future. All proposals must state the importance of the research to fundamental thinking about the human condition. Deadline: December 6
NEH Collaborative Research Grants Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods. Deadlines: October 5 – Preliminary proposal; December 5 – Proposal
NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or transcriptions. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Deadline: December 5
NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000. Deadline: December 5
Russell Sage Foundation Social Inequality Research The program seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequality. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Deadline: November 30
Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Opportunities The Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of fellowship opportunities for researchers, students, fellows, interns, partnership-builders, and anybody else who is interested better navigate research and study opportunities at the Smithsonian. OFI is interested in facilitating scholarly interactions between SI experts and students/scholars at universities, museums, cultural organizations, and other research institutions around the world. OFI administers Institution-wide research support programs, and encourages and assists other Smithsonian museums, research institutes, and research offices in the development of additional fellowship, internship, and research associate appointments. Deadline: varies by opportunity