Thursday, November 19, 2009

Franklin Research Grants

Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs 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.

Amount: $6,000

Date due: December 1, 2009 for work conducted April - December

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. American citizens and residents of the United States may use their Franklin awards at home or abroad.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics Small Grant Program

The American Statistical Association (ASA) Committee on Law and Justice Statistics announces a small grant program for the analysis of Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and other justice-related data. This program is designed to encourage the creative and appropriate use of these data to inform substantive and methodological issues.

Amount: $25,000 - $35,000

Date due: January 15, 2010

Young investigators are encouraged to apply. Research is to be completed within a two-year period. Data is available through multiple BJS databases including the National Crime Victimization Survey, the National Incident-Based Report System, and National Prisoner Statistics.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Black Metropolis Research Consortium Short-term Fellowship

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is an unincorporated Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions. Its mission is to make broadly accessible its members' holdings of materials that document African-American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago. With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the BMRC short-term fellowship program in African-American studies supports scholars, professional artists, and writers who wish to conduct research in BMRC member institutions' collections relating to African-American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics. The Fellowship is to conduct research in Chicago.

Amount: $3,000 per month for one or two months

Date due: January 11, 2010

The fellowship period is for one or two months during the summer of 2010. Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,000 per month to conduct research in Chicago. Qualified scholars, composers, media artists, musicians, visual artists, and writers are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a need for the collections of at least one BMRC institution, with preference given to applicants whose research will take them to at least one other member institution as well. These BMRC collections should be vital to the applicant's research.

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Mazamas Graduate Student Research Grants

The Mazamas are dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest. Mazamas activities include gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning the natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to the enjoyment and safety of outdoor recreation are all relevant research topics.

Amount: $1,500

Date due: Applications for 2010 Graduate Student Research Grants must be received by January 29, 2010 for Graduate Students with a Last Name starting with A thru M; for Graduate Students with a Last Name starting with N thru Z applications must be received by February 5, 2010.

The Mazamas Graduate Student Research Grants are intended to help graduate students cover travel, per diem, supplies, and other costs of conducting master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Interpreting America's Historic Places: Planning Grants

Interpreting America’s Historic Places grants support public humanities projects that exploit the evocative power of historic places to explore stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Interpreting America’s Historic Places projects may interpret a single historic site or house, a series of sites, an entire neighborhood, a town or community, or a larger geographical region. Grants for Interpreting America’s Historic Places should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public.

Amount: $40,000 - $75,000

Date due: January 13, 2010

Planning grants are available for those projects that may need further development before applying for implementation. This planning can include the identification and refinement of the project’s main humanities ideas and questions, consultation with scholars in order to strengthen the humanities content, preliminary audience evaluation, preliminary design of the proposed interpretive formats, beta testing of digital formats, development of complementary programming, research at archives or sites whose resources might be used, or the drafting of interpretive materials.

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NEH Challenge Grants in U.S. History and Culture

NEH invites applications for Challenge Grants in United States History and Culture. This grant opportunity is designed to help institutions and organizations strengthen their ability to explore significant themes and events in American history, so as to advance our understanding of how—since the nation’s founding—these events have shaped and been shaped by American identity and culture.

Amount: Varies, requires matching funds

Date due: February 3, 2010

NEH seeks to support a range of approaches to the American experience: for example, approaches might explore significant events in America’s history, its democratic institutions, the political principles on which the nation is founded, or the complicated mix of peoples and cultures that have formed America. Also welcome are proposals that seek support for the study of the history and culture of the United States in international contexts rather than in isolation—proposals that explore relationships with other nations and cultures that have profoundly affected the course of United States history. NEH also welcomes proposals for programming at America’s historic places (e.g., historic sites, neighborhoods, communities, or larger geographical regions).

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

National Institute of Corrections curriculum grant

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals to develop and field test a 36-hour curriculum to train a multi-disciplinary staff in state correctional agencies and prison systems. Two training pilots at sites selected by NIC will be completed ideally no later than September 30, 2010, with a final curriculum delivered to NIC no later than December 31, 2010.

Amount: Negotiable (12 months)

Date due: November 30, 2009

The training curriculum will focus on the concept of agency management and operations as a systemic and collaborative effort of all stakeholders in the system. It will include updated and contemporary elements essential for managing an agency and institution to achieve its statutory mandates and mission in an increasingly challenging and budget lean environment. It will include modules on organizational change and building a culture for collaboration. The ultimate goal of the curriculum will be to provide management teams with the tools to manage their operations and demonstrate efficient, effective, safe and secure practices for staff, inmates and the general public.

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