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Latest Funding Opportunities in the Humanities


If you are interested in submitting a proposal to any of these opportunities, please contact Nicole Dancz-Bal [nicole.dancz@emory.edu], Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations.

 

Organization

Topic

Submission Deadline

Eligibility/Interest Area

Funding Range

OCFR team

Mellon Foundation (Limited Opportunity)

2024 Call for Concepts: Exploring Democracy, Environmental Justice, and Social Justice

11/16/23

Faculty member or dean in a program or department in the humanities or humanistic social sciences, or the institution’s provost, and should have the support of the institution’s senior academic leadership.

$500,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Contact for link to 11/06/23 Zoom Info Session

Asian Cultural Council

Fellowship

11/30/23

Aimed at providing cultural enrichment opportunities for grantees of US bound graduate students. Graduate Fellowships are  one year and renewable for an additional year.  Check the Guidelines document on the website for full list of eligible field of study and list of eligible Asian countries.

$15,000

Lorena McLaren

Asian Cultural Council

Organization Grant

11/30/23

Intended to build organizational capacity of cultural exchange activities through workshops, specialized training, etc. See guidelines for restrictions on travel. See Grant Guidelines on website. Must demonstrate five years of programming in cultural exchange.

Up to $50,000

Lorena McLaren

Terra Foundation

Convening Grants

12/08/23

Accepts proposals from institutions, not individuals. Designed to recognize current and historical inequities in understanding American art history.

Between $10,000 and $25,000

Lorena McLaren

 

 

Previously Announced Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines

Organization

Topic

Submission Deadline

Eligibility/Interest Area

Funding Range

OCFR team

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Wenner-Gren Fellowship in Anthropology and Black Experiences

11/06/2023

This opportunity is open to anthropology PhDs of all ranks. They are eager to support individuals whose research draws on Black studies, critical race studies, diasporic Africana studies, the vernacular insights of communities of color, and other sources of inspiration growing out of global Black experiences, to advance new lines of scholarship in any of anthropology’s subfields.

$50,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Russell Sage Foundation

Research Grants

11/07/2023

RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under all of its core programs and special initiatives: : Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context; Future of Work; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. It will also accept LOIs relevant to its core programs that address the effects (a) of social movements, such as drives for unionization and mass social protests, and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the U.S. and (b) of the 2023 Supreme Court decision on race-conscious affirmative action and the relative merits of different models to promote diversity and the educational attainment and economic mobility of underrepresented and lower-income students.

$50,000-$200,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

VIA Art Fund

Artistic production grants

LOI 11/09/2023

For new artistic commissions that take place outside museum or gallery walls. For contemporary art. Projects must have a confirmed artist.

between $25,000 – $100,000

Lorena McLaren

Wellcome

Mental Health Award: Understanding how anxiety- and trauma-related problems develop, persist and resolve

11/14/2023

Applications must focus on the causal mechanisms underlying the development, persistence and/or resolution of anxiety-related problems. Proposals do not need to focus on all three stages; they can focus on just one, two or three.  You can apply to this call if you are a team of researchers from any relevant discipline (we consider a broad range of disciplines to be relevant to mental health science, including but not limited to those listed in our mental health funding remit).
from an eligible organization based anywhere in the world (apart from mainland China).

Up to £4 million

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Association of University Women

Dissertation Fellowship

11/15/2023

The American Dissertation Fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all coursework, passed all preliminary exams, and had the dissertation research proposal or plan approved by November 1, 2023. The doctoral degree/dissertation must be completed between April 1 and June 30, 2025. Degree conferral must be between April 1 and September 15, 2025.

$25,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Association of University Women

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship

11/15/2023

American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship applicants must hold a Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., M.F.A., J.D., M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M., D.S.W., or M.P.H. at the time of application.
Tenured professors are not eligible.

$50,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Association of University Women

Short-Term Research Publication Grant

11/15/2023

American Short-Term Research Publication Grant applicants must hold a Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., M.F.A., J.D., M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M., D.S.W., or M.P.H. at the time of application. Tenured professors are not eligible. American Short-Term Research Publication Grants are for tenure-track, part-time, and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities. Scholars with strong publication records should seek funding elsewhere. Applicants must have time available for eight consecutive weeks of final manuscript preparation.

$8,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Psychological Foundation

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant

11/15/2023

For the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy. Funds promising young investigators in their graduate dissertation research.

$8,000

Lorena McLaren

American Council of Learned Societies

Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies – Flexible  

 

11/16/2023

Flexible research fellowships will enable recent PhDs (without tenure and within eight years of the PhD) with heavy teaching and service responsibilities to carry out research and writing towards a significant scholarly product. 

Early Career fellowships support scholarly research in all disciplines of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences. Research may be conducted on any topic related to the cultures, histories, and societies in China, and their influence and impact on communities, countries, and cultures around the world, as required by the research plan. Research on Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Tibet, and Xinjiang is eligible. The study of non-traditional sites (e.g., sites in Africa or Latin America) is also permitted, so long as there is a clearly articulated rationale for the relationship to China or Chinese-language communities and cultures. There are no restrictions regarding time period or methodological approach.

 A working knowledge of Chinese is required, or knowledge of another language used in China studies (e.g., Tibetan, Uyghur).  The fellowship period must begin between July 1, 2024, and September 30, 2025. (Flexible fellowships do not require leave from university responsibilities, and do not require the three months’ work to run consecutively.)

Stipend: $15,000 ($5,000 per month) for the equivalent of three months’ work accomplished over a twelve-month period.

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Council of Learned Societies

Luce/ACLS Early Career Fellowships in China Studies – Long-term 

 

11/16/2023

Long-term research fellowships will enable recent PhDs (without tenure and within eight years of the PhD) to take leave from university responsibilities for four to nine months to carry out research and writing towards a significant scholarly product. Early Career fellowships support scholarly research in all disciplines of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences. Research may be conducted on any topic related to cultures, histories, and societies in China, and their influence and impact on communities, countries, and cultures around the world, as required by the research plan. Research on Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Tibet, and Xinjiang is eligible. The study of non-traditional sites (e.g., sites in Africa or Latin America) is also permitted, so long as there is a clearly articulated rationale for the relationship to Chinese or Chinese-language communities and cultures. There are no restrictions regarding time period or methodological approach. Long-term fellowships emphasize the importance of research conducted in China if travel is possible. Applicants who do not propose travel should explain how they will gain access to sources.  A working knowledge of Chinese is required or knowledge of another language used in China studies (e.g., Tibetan, Uyghur). The fellowship period must begin between July 1, 2024, and September 30, 2025.

Stipend: Minimum $20,000, maximum $45,000 calculated as $5,000 per month for four to nine months’ work accomplished full time.

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Council of Learned Societies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

11/30/2023

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide stipends to PhD candidates for full time preparation of dissertations. The ten-month fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete. There are two types of support: research fellowships for fieldwork or archival investigations and writing fellowships for use after research is complete to write the dissertation. Pursuit of the PhD degree at an accredited university anywhere in the world. Confirmation of ABD (All But Dissertation) status or equivalent from a university official by April 15, 2024.

Stipend: $30,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Council of Learned Societies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Early Career Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

11/30/2023

Early Career Research Fellowships offer support for research and writing in Buddhist Studies for pre-tenure scholars holding a PhD degree, with priority given to those teaching full-time. These fellowships provide scholars time free from teaching and other responsibilities to concentrate on research and writing for the project proposed.

Up to $70,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Council of Learned Societies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Translation Grants in Buddhist Studies

11/30/2023

Individual applicants and leaders of collaborative teams must have PhD degrees conferred (officially awarded) by an accredited university. An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the PhD in publications and professional experience may also qualify. These grants support translations of important Buddhist texts for the benefit of contemporary audiences (e.g., communities of scholarship and Buddhist practice) who currently do not have access to them in their own languages. Applicants may propose the translation of works from any genre of Buddhist literature from any period and region. Priority will be given to the translation of works that have not been translated into a modern language. There are no restrictions as to the language of the final product prepared for publication.

Up to $50,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Citizens & Scholars

Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders

12/01/2023

Applicants eligible for the Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award will be assistant professors in tenure-track appointments who are pursuing tenure. They will have successfully passed the standard third-year/midpoint review or their institution’s equivalent no later than January 31, 2024.Eligible applicants are typically in the fourth or fifth year of the tenure-track appointment and are still working to complete key items for the tenure dossier, which should not be scheduled for submission prior to the end of the award year (Summer 2025).Please note that the award seeks to support progress toward tenure for scholars who are also meaningfully engaged in building campus community; therefore, applicants who are already effectively in a position to go up for tenure—for instance, those who have already submitted the dossier and/or who would be considered for tenure during the award year—will be ineligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States as of December 1, 2023 (please include a copy of your green card with your application supplemental items if a permanent resident).

$20,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Conference and Workshop Grant

12/01/2023

This grant program supports meetings and events that promote the development of inclusive communities of anthropologists and advance significant and innovative research. Conferences that we support are public events directed at large audiences of anthropologists.

$20,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

ACLS

AVDF/ACLS Fellowships for Research on the Liberal Arts

12/15/2023

Proposals from empirical social scientists, humanists, researchers working outside the arts and sciences, and researchers working outside the academy are welcome. The PI must have a PhD or other research-appropriate terminal degree officially conferred before September 28, 2022, and have an appointment that is eligible to be a principal investigator at an institution. Fellows will need to be able to participate in CBII’s data use training, to be hosted in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at ICPSR in summer 2024.

$45,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants

12/15/2023

Project’s principal investigator must be a scholar in the humanities and/or the interpretative social sciences. Project must be within the start-up or prototyping phase of development. Projects must be made as widely available as intellectual property constraints allow, ideally with the most liberal open-source and Creative Commons license that is appropriate for the underlying content. An institution of higher education in the United States must administer awarded grant funds.

$10,000 - $25,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants

12/15/2023

Project’s principal investigator must be a scholar in the humanities and/or the interpretative social sciences. Projects must demonstrate evidence of significant preliminary work as well as a record of engagement and impact with scholarly and/or public audiences. Projects must be made as widely available as intellectual property constraints allow, ideally with the most liberal open-source and Creative Commons license that is appropriate for the underlying content. An institution of higher education in the United States must administer any awarded grant funds.

$50,000 - $100,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Delmas Foundation, Gladys Krieble

Humanities; Performing Arts; Research Libraries; Venetian Programs

12/15/2023

The Foundation supports institutions dedicated to humanist scholarship and artistic excellence through its Humanities, Performing Arts, Research Libraries, and Venetian Programs.

Varies

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Sloan Foundation

Interdisciplinary Social and Natural Science Research Projects on Critical Minerals and Metals in the United States

12/18/2023

Grants  are for interdisciplinary social and natural science research projects on critical minerals and metals in the U.S., led by early- and mid-career scholars. Lead principal investigator must be Assistant or Associate Professors, or in equivalent positions, based at United States universities or colleges.

$500,000 - $750,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Council of Learned Societies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies

01/18/2024

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies offer multi-year grants to colleges and universities wishing to establish or expand teaching in Buddhist Studies. Institutions must include a multi-year plan for matching at least one-third of Foundation funding over the grant period, and the matching ratio need not be the same each year.

Up to $300,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

American Council of Learned Societies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars

01/18/2024

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars Fellowships in Buddhist Studies places recent recipients of the PhD in professional positions at host institutions (museums, libraries, and publications) that present and interpret knowledge of Buddhist traditions. The selected Buddhism Public Scholars will use their academic knowledge and professional expertise to bolster the capacity of host institutions in the area of Buddhist art and thought in any tradition and location where Buddhism is practiced. An applicant must hold a PhD in the humanities or interpretive social sciences.

An applicant must hold a PhD conferred no earlier than September 1, 2019.

Compensation equivalent to $70,000 plus health insurance.

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Wenner-Gren Foundation

Historical Archives Program

Rolling

The Historical Archives Program encourages the preservation of unpublished personal research materials considered of value to the history of anthropology. Grants are offered to assist senior scholars (or their heirs) with the expense of preparing and transferring these materials for archival deposit.

$15,000

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Carnegie Corporation of New York

various RFPs in Education, Democracy, International Peace & Security, and Higher Ed in Africa

Rolling

Project must align with the Carnegie Corporation’s funding priorities

Varies

Nicole Dancz-Bal

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

EVIDENCE FOR ACTION: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH TO ADVANCE RACIAL EQUITY

Rolling

Evidence for Action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. Applicant organizations must be based in the US or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.

Varies

Nicole Dancz-Bal