The following chart is a listing of current federal and private funding opportunities in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Please click through to the sponsor’s website for more accurate deadlines and requirements as the guidelines for an award may have been updated since the opportunity was posted.

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Berlin Prize Fellowships
American Academy in BerlinDeadine: September
The American Academy in Berlin is a private, independent, non-profit center for advanced study in the humanities, public policy, social sciences, and the arts. About twenty-six Berlin Prize Fellowships are conferred each year by an independent selection committee, which aims to shape a present-day republic of letters diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and interest.
Fellowships and Grants ACLS is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Fellowships and grants are offered through multiple programs.
Visiting Scholars Program
American Academy of Arts and SciencesAmount up to: $60,000

Deadine: October

An interdisciplinary research fellowship, housed at the headquarters of the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to stimulate and support scholarly work by promising scholars and practitioners in the early stages of their careers. Preference is given to untenured junior faculty.
Abe Fellowship for Journalists
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)Amount up to: $25,600

Deadine: September

Designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Open to citizens of the United States and Japan with at least five years of professional journalistic experience with newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, and on-line news organizations. Provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States.
Abe Fellowship
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)Deadline: September
To encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern and promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving. Provides a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24 month period. Fellowship tenure need not be continuous, but at least one third should be in residence abroad in Japan.
Eurasia Program Post-Dissertation Research Awards
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)Amount up to: $33,000 over 2 years

Deadine: November

Provides research funds to early-career scholars who have been awarded their PhD within the last five years to support the furthering of the work initiated in their dissertations or the launching of their first post-dissertation research project. Applicants should be within five years of the completion of their Ph.D., and gainfully employed in teaching and or research.
Guggenheim Fellowships
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationOpens in July
For advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts), except the performing arts, to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts.
Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics
Russell Sage FoundationAmount up to: $7,500Deadine: Open
The Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Roundtable supports a small grants research program to support high quality research in behavioral economics and to encourage young investigators to enter this developing field. There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any economic topic. Interdisciplinary efforts are welcome. Applicants must be advanced doctoral students or junior (non-tenured) faculty members who have been out of graduate school for two or fewer years.
Project Awards
Russell Sage Foundation$35,000 – 500,000

Preliminary letter of inquiry required

The Foundation’s awards are restricted to support for basic social science research within the foundation’s announced programs. Support is mainly provided for analyzing data and writing up results. Applications for external awards should be preceded by a brief letter of inquiry to determine whether the Foundation’s present interests and funds permit consideration of a proposal for research.
Visiting Scholars
Russell Sage FoundationSeptember
Each year, the Russell Sage Foundation invites a number of scholars to its New York headquarters to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences. The Foundation particularly welcomes groups of scholars who wish to collaborate on a specific project during their residence at Russell Sage. Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the Foundation’s current programs.
Fellowships and Grants
American Philosophical SocietyVaries by program
An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.
Grants and Fellowships
Open Society FoundationsVaries by program
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.
Grants and Project Funding
FINRA Investigator Education FoundationVaries by program
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, formerly known as the NASD Investor Education Foundation, supports innovative research and educational projects that give investors the tools and information they need to better understand the markets and the basic principles of saving and investing.
Research Grants
Horowitz Foundation for Social PolicyAmount up to: $3,000 to $5,000
The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences, including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies, as well as newer areas such as evaluation research. Research grants are open to scholars in all social science disciplines for projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences, particularly issues of policy relevance. Preference is given to scholars in the early stages of their careers.
Bellagio Center Residency
Rockefeller Foundation
The Bellagio Residency program offers scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work and establish new connections with fellow residents, across a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. Of particular interest are innovative projects that address one or more of the Rockefeller Foundation’s five interconnected issue areas: basic survival safeguards, global health, climate and environment, urbanization, social and economic security.
Grants and Fellowships
Meet the Composer
Varies by program
Meet The Composer offers a wide array of on-going programs and other initiatives that aim to benefit composers and the new music field.
Collaborative Research Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)$25,000 to $100,000 per year for up to 3 yearsDecember
Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years.
John W. Kluge Center Fellowships
Library of Congress
To conduct research in the in the humanities and social sciences in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources , especially research that is interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual. Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible.
Digital Humanities Start-up Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)$5,000 to $50,000 for up to 18 monthsSeptember
To encourage innovations in the digital humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.
Digital Humanities Implementation Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)$100,000 to $325,000 for 1 to 3 yearsJanuary
Designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Although cost sharing is not required in this program, NEH is rarely able to support the full costs of projects approved for funding. In most cases, Digital Humanities Implementation Grants are expected to cover no more than 80 percent of project costs.
Enduring Questions (course development)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)Amount up to: $25,000 for 18 to 36 monthsDeadine: September
Supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question, questions to which no discipline, field, or profession can lay an exclusive claim. The course is to be developed by one or more (up to four) faculty members, but not team taught.
Summer Stipends National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)Amount up to: $6,000September Supports full-time continuous work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers
American Antiquarian Society
Visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history.
AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships
American Antiquarian Society
Long-term (four to twelve months) postdoctoral fellowships at AAS, designed to enable scholars to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library on their projects and discussing their work with others. Mid-career scholars are encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
American Association of University Women
One year of support for women in tenure-track faculty positions in support of their earning tenure and further promotions. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Limited additional funds may be available when matched by the fellow’s institution.
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants
American Association of University Women
Intended for tenure-track, part-time, or temporary faculty or new or established scholars and researchers at universities to prepare research for publication.. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews. Funds cannot be used for undertaking research. Scholars with strong publishing records should seek other funding.
Title VIII Research Scholar Program
American Councils for International Education
Amount up to: $25,000
Deadine: October
Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), provides full support for faculty seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine.
Research Grants
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
$20,000 – $35,000
Supports quantitative research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. Available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.
Visiting Research Fellowship (summer)
American Institute for Economic Research
Visiting summer research fellowships for professionals in the economics field or in related disciplines, especially applicants who are interested in money, banking and credit; public and personal finance; economic and monetary history; the role of government in society; the methodology of economics; and the role of individual freedom, private property, and free enterprise in economic progress. Provides cash stipend, office, and housing at the Institute’s Great Barrington, MA campus.
Congressional Fellowship Program for Political Scientists
American Political Science Association
For early- to mid-career political scientists to learn more about Congress and the legislative process through direct participation as full-time legislative aides in the House of Representatives and/or Senate from December to August.
Congressional Fellowship Program for Communications Scholars and Journalists
American Political Science Association
For early- to mid-career scholars and journalists to learn more about Congress and the legislative process through direct participation as full-time legislative aides in the House of Representatives and/or Senate from December to August. Ideal candidates should have an analytical interest in politics, communications, and public policy, and show promise of making a significant contribution to the public’s understanding of the political process.
Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program
Office of Naval Research
Summer Research -December Sabbatical- Open
To provide an opportunity for faculty members to engage in scholarly, creative, professional, research, or other academic activities that will enhance the faculty member’s further contributions to their institution. The Summer Faculty Research Program is a 10-week program. The Sabbatical Leave Program Fellowship appointments are for a minimum of one semester to a maximum of one year in length, Participants receive a monthly stipend making up the difference between salary and sabbatical leave pay from their home institution. This program is residential and all work must be completed on site at the sponsoring U.S. Navy Laboratory. Applications should be submitted six months prior to the start of the proposed sabbatical.
Carla B. Howrey Teaching Enhancement Grants
American Sociological Association
Can support an individual, a program, a department, or a committee of a state/regional association.  Funds can be used for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to: summer salary, equipment, software, travel, meetings, transcription of interviews and survey implementation.  Principal criteria for the award are: the project advances the teaching and learning of sociology.
ASA Congressional Fellowship – Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy
American Sociological Association
The Fellowship brings a PhD-level sociologist to Washington, DC, to work as a staff member on a congressional committee or in a congressional office, or as a member of a congressional agency (e.g., the General Accounting Office). This intensive eleven month experience reveals the intricacies of the policy making process to the sociological fellow, and shows the usefulness of sociological data and concepts to policy issues.
Community Action Research Initiative (CARI) Grant
American Sociological Association
$1,000 – $3,000
To encourage sociologists to undertake community action projects that bring social science knowledge, methods, and expertise to bear in addressing community-identified issues and concerns. Grant applications are encouraged from sociologists seeking to work with community organizations, local public interest groups, or community action projects. Appointments will run for the duration of the project, whether the activity is to be undertaken during the year, in the summer, or for other time-spans. Funding may not be used for the Principal Investigator’s salary or for travel beyond the local area.
Bogliasco Fellowships
Bogliasco Foundation
September and January
The Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work in the arts (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on). With respect to Dance, Music, and Theater, however, the Center does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance. An approved project is presumed to lead to the completion of an artistic, literary, or scholarly work, followed by publication, performance, exhibition, or other public presentation. Fellowships typically have a duration of 30/31 to 33/34 days depending on the geographic origin of the Fellow, his/her discipline, and various scheduling requirements of the Foundation. Residential Scholarship. No stipend
Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation
$3,500 – $150,000 (av. $22,000)
The foundation maintains a vital interest in the overall efforts to increase economic literacy, including the application of new strategies for teaching economics including on-line and web-based instruction, projects, policy studies, or programs that encourage measurement of economic understanding, and programs that help otherwise disenfranchised youth and/or young adults with children learn to participate in the economic system. The Foundation will look most favorably at programs that match grants of support with funds from other organizations, learned institutions, universities, colleges, and government sources.
Research Grants
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
Grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences , especially those focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years.
Scholar Grants (Non-Residential Sabbatical)Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
$35,000 – $40,000
Grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Tenured faculty may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant to help replace half of the salary of faculty on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation’s grant, when added to the others, should not exceed the recipient’s annual salary. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with counterparts in Taiwan.
Fulbright Programs for US Scholars
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Varies by program
Fulbright Scholar Programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, do research or participate in seminars. The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
Faculty Research Visit Grant & Art Study
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2,240 Euros (max)
October and May
DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only.
Research Grants
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
$15,000 – $40,000 per year
The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.
Research Grants
Institute for New Economic Thinking
$25,000 – $250,000
Awards individual research grants for original work that can’t get sponsored elsewhere. The process is open to anyone with a big idea that could help move the field of economics, though most awards will go to those working in academia
Title VIII National Research Competition
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
$40,000 – $70,000
No opportunities at this time
Provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or East-Central Europe.
Senior Visiting Fellows
National Gallery of Art – Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
$6,000 – $8,000
September and March
Stipends for two-month residential fellowships for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis, interpretation, and criticism of visual form.
Senior Fellows
National Gallery of Art – Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Amount up to: $50,000
Deadine: October
Residential fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program.
National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program
National Geographic Society
$5,000 – $15,000
Funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. NGS/Waitt grants are able to fund “proof of concept” research for applicants at an earlier stage in their careers than other NGS grant programs. Applications seeking support solely for laboratory work or archival research will not be considered. Grant recipients are expected to provide National Geographic with rights of first refusal for popular publication of their findings.
Interfaces between Computer Scieince and Economics & Social Sciences (ICES)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
November through December
Funds interdisciplinary research and education projects that develop new knowledge at the interfaces between these disciplines. Projects that advance only one field are not of interest.
Metadata for Long-standing Large-Scale Social Science Surveys  (META-SSS)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Seeks proposals that will develop tools to bridge data collection and dissemination by first, collecting and coding metadata associated with future waves of the ANES, GSS, and PSID surveys as collection and processing techniques evolve; and second, migrating (or “retrofitting”) metadata associated with earlier (i.e., legacy) waves of these surveys into formats and schema that are compatible with current and future collection efforts. The goal is to fund projects that will help make the many years of legacy data available to researchers who seek to answer current scientific questions.
Cultural Anthropology – Senior Research Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount up to: $100,000 per year<Deadine: January 15th and August 15th
Supports individual, team, or collaborative research. The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Because the National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.
Cultural Anthropology – Faculty Scholars Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount up to: $50,000
Deadine: January 15th and August 15th
Supports methodological training for cultural anthropologists who wish to learn new skills that are needed as part of an ongoing research program. The Cultural Anthropology Program supports basic scientific research about the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Because the National Science Foundation’s mandate is to support basic research, the NSF Cultural Anthropology Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy.
Decision, Risk Management Sciences
National Science Foundation (NSF)
January 18th and August 18th
Supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research, and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. The program also supports small grants that are time-critical and small grants that are high-risk and of a potentially transformative nature. Funded research must be grounded in theory and generalizable.
Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
$100,000 per year
January and July
DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children’s and adolescents’ development and learning. The program is accepting proposals for individual investigator projects (average total budget of approximately $100,000 per year) and workshops/ small conferences (average total one-time budget of approximately $15,000).
Economics Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
January and August
Supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part, and supports research in almost every area of economics. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research. The program also funds conferences and interdisciplinary research that strengthens links among economics and the other social and behavioral sciences as well as mathematics and statistics.
Law and Social Science Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
January and August
Supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes, and behaviors. Proposals are welcome that advance fundamental knowledge about legal interactions, processes, relations, and diffusions that extend beyond any single nation as well as about how local and national legal institutions, systems, and cultures affect or are affected by transnational or international phenomena. Supports research within a single nation or between or across legal systems or regimes.
Political Science Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
January and August
Supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.
Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
August and February
STS considers proposals that examine historical, philosophical, and sociological questions that arise in connection with science, engineering, and technology, and their respective interactions with society. Modes of support include Scholars Awards, Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research, Small Grants for Training and Research, and Conference and Workshop Awards
Sociology Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
January, February, and August
Supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change, and encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. Supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools.
Fellowships for Creative Artists, Humanists, and Social Scientists
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
$32,500 – $65,000
Several in Fall
Residential fellowship support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. The Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society, however applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Visual artists and film, video, sound, and new media artists may apply to come for either one or two semesters.
Scientific Research Projects Grant Program GRAMMY Foundation
Amount up to: $20,000
Deadine: October
Grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question.
Archiving and Preservation Projects
GRAMMY Foundation
$5,000 – $20,000
Grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories: Preservation Implementation; Planning, Assessment and/or Consultation.
International Security and Foreign Policy Program – Junior Faculty Research Grant Program
Smith Richardson Foundation
Supports junior faculty research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. Grants support tenure-track junior faculty engaged in the research and writing of a scholarly book on an issue or topic of interest to the policy community, to buy-out up to one year of teaching time and to underwrite research costs (including research assistance and travel). Projects in military and diplomatic history are especially encouraged.
Annual Grant Competition
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
$50,000 – $120,000
Supports peacebuilding projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, and civil society organizations involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs, and other media.
Priority Grant Competition
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
$45,000 – $140,000
Funds activities that enhance mechanisms for advancing the knowledge and practice of conflict prevention, conflict management, and post-conflict peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan,  and on the theme of communication and peacebuilding in identified priority areas. Applicants from outside a priority country must partner with a nonprofit organization located within the priority country and the project must be based in the priority country.
Early Career Research Awards (ECRAs, formerly Mini-Grant Program)
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
February (anticipated)
Reserved for untenured junior faculty within six years of earning their PhD degree, awards provide flexibility to meet special funding needs that, without support, would impede researchers from pursuing the project. Recipients are expected to write a research paper that would be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal, to prepare a synopsis of the research for consideration as an article in the Institute’s newsletter Employment Research, and to enter the paper in the Institute’s Working Paper series. Any proposal related to employment issues will be considered, but the Institute encourages research relevant to labor market issues of the recent recession and current recovery.
Policy Research Grants
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Deadline: February (anticipated)
Grantees under this program should produce two distinct products: 1) a Research Paper and 2) a Policy Brief. The Research Paper should be suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and will be included in the upjohn Institute Working Paper series. The Policy Brief focuses on the policy implications of the analysis presented in the Research Paper and is intended to be accessible to practitioners and policymakers. Any proposal related to employment issues will be considered, but the Institute encourages research relevant to labor market issues of the recent recession and current recovery.
Project Grants
Wabash Center
Amount up to: $20,000
Deadine: October 1 and March 1
Funds projects that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religion or theology and that promote a sustained conversation about pedagogy through the improvement of practical applications of teaching and learning methods, the encouragement of research and study of pedagogical issues, and the creation of a supportive environment for teaching. All proposals should maintain a reference to specific classroom practices and challenges. Proposals for Small Project Grants (up to $2,500) can be submitted at any time during the year.
Research Fellowships
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships
Amount up to: $5,000Deadine: August 15
The fellowships are intended to support scholars in the production of substantial works in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration’s domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources. The successful candidate(s) will develop at least a portion of their original research using archival materials from the Kennedy Library.