Thursday, September 24, 2009

Woodrow Wilson Faculty Fellowships

The Woodrow Wilson Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.

Amount: $85,000

Date due: October 1, 2009

The Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are:
  1. governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation;
  2. the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership—military, political, and economic dimensions; and
  3. key long-term future challenges confronting the United States and the world.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Sabbatical Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Sabbatical Fellowships program is open to mid-career faculty of universities and 4-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research leave, but for whom financial support from the home institution is available for only part of the year. Candidates must not have had financially supported leave at any time subsequent to September 1, 2007. The total of institutional and external support should not exceed the academic year salary for the year in which the fellowship is held.

Amount: $30,000 - $40,000

Date due: October 15, 2009

Applications and letters must be received by October 15. This is a submission/receipt deadline. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all materials arrived on time.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

History of Art Grants Program

Funded through the Samul H. Kress Foundation, the History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Amount: $100,000

Date due: October 15, 2009

Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

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Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

This program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area stuidies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects are short-term and include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study.

Amount: $$90,000 for 12 months

Due: October 6, 2009

Projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic regions of the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East.

There are two competitive preferences and one invitational priority. Competitive Preference 1 is for projects focusing on any of the 78 languages deemed critical on the U.S. Department of Education's list of Less Commonly Taught Languages (list within RFP). Competitive Preference 2 is for projects that develop and improve foreign language and/or area studies at elementary and secondary schools. Invitational Priority is for collaborative efforts between colleges and/or departments that provide pre-service traning for K-12 teachers in foreign languages and international area studies in teacher education programs.

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