Discipline Specific Funding Calls

Improving science teacher retention

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation invite applications for their improving science teacher retention scheme. This enables testing of ideas that aim to support science teachers to remain in the profession for longer. Projects must aim to improve science teacher retention in state schools in England, and they may focus on:

  • teacher mentoring programmes;
  • continuing professional development;
  • reducing teacher workload;
  • support for teacher wellbeing;
  • flexible working opportunities.

Researchers, school leaders and teachers and individuals working in education setting, including charities, multi-academy trusts or local authorities, may apply. Applicants may be based anywhere, but the projects must take place in England.

Funding is worth between £75,000 and £750,000 over three years. Up to five projects will be funded.

Closing date: 22 Mar 18

Deadline information: Applications due by 5pm GMT.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc

Award amount max: £750,000

Award amount min: £75,000

Website: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/improving-science-teacher-retention

Application form: https://grants.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fIndex.aspx

Swedish Research Council | Vetenskapsrådet

COMING SOON: Project grants for educational sciences

Swedish Research Council | Vetenskapsrådet

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 7 March and close on 10 April 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Swedish Research Council invites applications for its project grants for educational sciences. These enable researchers to conduct a research project related to educational sciences. Grants support basic research of high scientific quality, research collaboration and exchange of knowledge between scientists.

Applicants must have obtained a Swedish or equivalent foreign PhD prior to the application deadline and be the project leader. They have to be based at a Swedish university or other Swedish public organisation, and must be active in the project equivalent to at least 20 per cent of full-time employment. Participants may be Swedish or overseas researchers with a PhD who do not have to be based at a Swedish higher education institution or public organisation.  

Grants are worth between SEK 400,000 and SEK 1.5 million per year for between one and four years. Funding can cover salary and general operating expenses.

Closing date: 10 Apr 18

Deadline information: Applications are invited between 7 March and 2pm, 10 April 2018.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Networking/collaboration

Award amount max: SEK 6,000,000

Award amount min: SEK 400,000

Website: http://www.vr.se/forskningsfinansiering/sokabidrag/vetenskapsradetsutlysningar/aktuellautlysningar/projektbidragutbildningsvetenskap.5.6b078ee51581835cea274d92.html?utm_campaign=unspecified&utm_content=unspecified&utm_medium=email&utm_source=apsis-anp-3

Grawemeyer award in education

University of Louisville

The University of Louisville invites nominations for the Grawemeyer award in education. This aims to stimulate the dissemination, public scrutiny and implementation of ideas that have potential to bring about significant improvement in educational practice and advances in educational attainment. The award is designed to recognise a specific recent achievement rather than a lifetime of accomplishment.

Professional educators, educational institutions, organisations, publishers and editors of educational books and journals worldwide may nominate individuals. Self-nominations are not considered. The competition does not limit the format in which the idea or achievement appears. Consideration is given to printed books, articles appearing in scholarly journals, technological advances, software, research reports, conference presentations or other widely and publicly disseminated forms. Edited volumes and textbooks are not eligible. Non-English entries must be translated.

The award is worth USD 100,000. The recipient is expected to come to Louisville in April to make a formal presentation based on the winning idea, to participate in informal meetings with faculty and students, and to receive the award.

Closing date: 15 Apr 18

Deadline information: Nominations due by 15 April 2018; full applications due by 15 May 2018. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Prizes, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate

Award amount max: USD 100,000

Website: http://grawemeyer.org/education/

Application form: http://grawemeyer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GA_Nomination-form-2019-Education-V2.pdf

Link to *Research Professional: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/258079

Small research grants - Spencer Foundation

The Spencer Foundation invites proposals for its small research grants. These support smaller scale or pilot projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. The following areas are suggested for project proposals:

  • field-initiated;
  • the relationship between education and social opportunity;
  • teaching, learning and instructional resources;
  • the new civics;
  • organisational leaning in schools, school systems and higher education systems;
  • purposes and values of education.

The principal investigators and co-PIs must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. They must also be affiliated with a college, university, school district, non-profit research facility or non-profit cultural institution. Proposals are accepted from the US and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in US dollars.

Grants are worth up to USD 50,000 each. Grant budgets may not include indirect cost charges.

Closing date: 01 May 18

Deadline information: Proposals due by 4pm CST.  Deadlines on: 1 February 2018, 1 May 2018, 1 August 2018, 1 November 2018.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc

Award amount max: USD 50,000

Website: http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

Russell Sage Foundation

DEADLINE BROUGHT FORWARD: Computational social science

Russell Sage Foundation

*** The closing date for this opportunity has been brought forward. The previous deadline of 31 May has been brought forward to 24 May 2018. All other call details remain unchanged. ***

The Russell Sage Foundation invites proposals for its computational social science programme. This supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in the foundation’s core programmes in behavioural economics, future of work, race, ethnicity and immigration and social inequality.

Applicants, both PIs and co-PIs, must have a PhD or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Early career scholars are encouraged to apply for presidential awards. Applicants from all nationalities may apply and do not have to reside in the US.

Project grants are worth up to USD 150,000 over a maximum period of two years. Presidential awards worth up to USD 50,000 are also available.

Closing date: 24 May 18

Deadline information: Letters of intent due by 2pm ET, 24 May 2018; full proposals due by 2pm ET on 15 August 2018. 

Award type: Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Directed grants for individual investigators

Award amount max: USD 150,000

Website: https://www.russellsage.org/call-proposals-computational-social-science

Henry Charles Chapman visiting fellowship

School of Advanced Study

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study invites applications for the Henry Charles Chapman visiting fellowship. The fellow will conduct research at the institute in the social sciences or in recent history relating to the countries of the Commonwealth but excluding Britain.

Members of academic staff of any university may apply. Where the fellowship is awarded to a member of staff at the University of London, the research may be carried out overseas, providing the fellow has been associated with and contributed to the activities of the institute.

The fellowship is worth up to £4,000 and is tenable between three and 12 months. Working space at the institute will be provided.

Closing date: 31 May 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated every 2 years.

Award type: Early-Career fellowships, Senior fellowships, Access to libraries, Mid-Career fellowships

Award amount max: £4,000

Website: https://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/fellowships/funded-fellowships/henry-charles-chapman-fellowship

Application form: https://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/Fellows/ICWS_HCC_Application(1).docx

Visegrad+ grants

International Visegrad Fund

The International Visegrad Fund invites applications for its Visegrad+ grants. These support projects which contribute to the democratisation and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries. Projects may be concerned with any of the following priority areas:

  • healthcare;
  • education;
  • rural development;
  • good governance;
  • legislation and justice;
  • communication, media and access to information;
  • development of civil society and support of human rights and minorities.

Any legal entity worldwide may apply. Projects must include at least three V4 countries and at least one entity from the Western Balkans, that is Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia, or from the Eastern Partnership countries, that is, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine.

Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the project. The average grant is worth €20,000 over up to 18 months.

Closing date: 01 Jun 18

Deadline information: Deadlines on: 1 June 2018, 1 October 2018, 1 February 2019, and repeated annually.

Award type: Travel for research purposes, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate, Networking/collaboration, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Directed grants for individual investigators

Website: http://visegradfund.org/grants/visegrad-grants/visegrad-plus/

Application form: http://my.visegradfund.org/plus

Investigator awards in humanities and social sciences

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its investigator awards in humanities and social science. These support researchers in established posts at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to health.

Applicants must be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low or middle-income country and should have an established academic post at a HEI or research institution or have a statement of commitment from a senior member of the institution and a relevant research project.

Awards range from under £250,000 to £1 million each over a maximum period between three and five years. Funding may cover research expenses, research or teaching buy-out leave and conference and meeting costs.

Closing date: 04 Jul 18

Deadline information: Preliminary applications due by 5pm GMT/BST, 4 July 2018; full applications due by 5pm GMT/BST, 18 September 2018.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Networking/collaboration, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc

Award amount max: £1,000,000

Website: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/investigator-awards-humanities-and-social-science

Application form: https://wtgrants.wellcome.ac.uk/

Collaborative awards in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its collaborative awards in humanities and social science. These support teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach. They are intended to promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery.

Teams from the UK, Republic of Ireland or low- and middle-income countries should normally consist of two to six principal applicants, each of whom has a strong track record in their area of research relative to career stage. Interdisciplinary research collaborations which combine the humanities and social sciences with biomedical science or product development are encouraged. Collaborations may be international and may exist across a university or spanning a number of institutions.

Awards are normally worth between £1 million and £1.5m each over a maximum period of five years. Funding may cover research expenses, including research assistance or PhDs, research or teaching buy-out leave and conference and meeting costs.

Closing date: 04 Jul 18

Deadline information: Preliminary applications due by 5pm BST, 4 July 2018; full applications due by 5pm BST, 18 September 2018. This call is repeated 2 times a year.

Award type: Networking/collaboration, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Studentship allocations, Technology innovation/development

Award amount max: £1,500,000

Award amount min: £1,000,000

Website: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/collaborative-awards-humanities-and-social-science

Application form: https://wtgrants.wellcome.ac.uk/

University awards in humanities and social science

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its university awards. These enable humanities and social science researchers to gain permanent positions at academic organisations in the UK, Republic of Ireland or in a low- or middle-income country.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent experience and have built a competitive track record in a relevant area of research. Applicants must be nominated by their prospective head of department and the head of the academic organisation must be able to guarantee a permanent academic position at the end of the award. Host institutions should be located in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country.

Up to five years' support is available, providing full salary for three years. Awards also support research expenses, materials and consumables, animals, equipment and travel and subsistence costs.

Closing date: 06 Jul 18

Deadline information: Preliminary applications due by 5pm BST, 6 July 2018; full applications due by 5pm BST, 20 September 2018.

Award type: Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Institutional development, Hosting visits

Website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk//Funding/Humanities-and-social-science/funding-schemes/university-awards/index.htm

Application form: https://wtgrants.wellcome.ac.uk/

Research grants

Society for Libyan Studies

The Society for Libyan Studies invites applications for its small and large grants. These promote research on the social and cultural interactions across North Africa. Projects must have a relation to Libya and other countries within the region – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Mali, Chad and Sudan; interactions with Malta and Crete and other regions of southern Europe are considered. Applications are considered within a broad range of humanities and social sciences and research may take place within the region or be based in the UK.

Individual investigators may apply for the small grants while the large grants are open to groups of researchers and project expanding over a period of one year. British nationals and British institutions must be involved in the projects.

Small grants are worth up to £3,000 and large grants are worth up to £7,500 each.

Closing date: 14 Aug 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated 2 times a year.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc

Award amount max: £7,500

Website: http://www.societyforlibyanstudies.org/research-activity/society-grants/

Sepmeyer research grants programme

International Education Research Foundation

The International Education Research Foundation invites applications for the Sepmeyer research grants. This supports research on world education systems and the integration of individuals educated outside of the US into the US educational environment and work force. The aims of the research must include:

  • supporting research for the evaluation of foreign academic credentials;
  • promoting the integration of students, scholars, and professionals holding non-US academic credentials into the US;
  • facilitating the publication and dissemination of the results of the research;
  • encouraging the exchange of information about educational systems.

Any individual may apply. The applicant must demonstrate experience in the field of credentials evaluation and expertise in the country they propose to research.

Grants are worth up to USD 1,000.

Closing date: 15 Aug 18

Deadline information: Deadlines on: 15 August 2018, 15 February 2019, and repeated annually.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators

Award amount max: USD 1,000

Website: http://ierf.org/index.php/institutions/research_grants/

Creative arts, humanities and social sciences fellowships

Harvard University

Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its creative arts, humanities and social sciences fellowships. These support scholars and artists who wish to be in residence at the Radcliffe Institute and pursue an independent project in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The following themes are of special interest:

  • citizenship;
  • study of women, gender, and society;
  • history of women in America which will draw on the resources of the Schlesinger Library.

Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they can devote themselves full-time to the work outlined in their proposal. Fellows are expected to reside in the Boston area during the fellowship and have their primary office at the institute. Former fellows are not eligible to apply.

Fellowships are worth up to USD 77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Visual, film, and video artists may apply for either one or two semesters and the stipend for one semester is worth USD 38,750. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University.

Closing date: 14 Sep 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Early-Career fellowships, Access to libraries, Senior fellowships, Mid-Career fellowships, Networking/collaboration

Award amount max: USD 77,500

Website: http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply.aspx

Application form: http://radcliffe.onlineapplicationportal.com/

Mid-career grant programme

Spencer Foundation

The Spencer Foundation invites applications for its mid-career grant programme. This provides support for scholars who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools.

Applicants must have received their PhD or doctorate in education or equivalent research degree between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 2010. The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, school district, non-profit research facility, or non-profit cultural institution who will serve as the fiscal agent as awards will not be granted directly to individuals. Proposals are accepted from the US and internationally.

Up to five grants worth up to USD 150,000 each are available over a one-year period.

Closing date: 14 Sep 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc

Award amount max: USD 150,000

Website: http://www.spencer.org/midcareer-grant-program

COMING SOON: Public impact award

British Educational Research Association

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in summer 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The British Educational Research Association and SAGE Publishing invite nominations for their public impact award. This recognises the impact of research and practice in the education community and celebrates significant educational research and its activities that have demonstrably engaged the public. Nominations are sought in respect of:

  • individuals or teams whose educational research work has shown demonstrable public engagement or impact;
  • practitioners or policy-makers whose activities are well grounded in educational research and have led to demonstrable public engagement or impact;
  • persons whose activities have boosted public engagement with educational research or its impact, or whose efforts have increased recognition and support for education research in public policy.

Individuals or teams may nominate themselves, or be nominated by a third party. Only members of BERA may nominate.

The award includes £500, in addition to £500 worth of SAGE texts, a featured article in BERA’s magazine Research Intelligence and the research presented as a BERA blog.

Closing date: 22 Sep 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Prizes

Website: https://www.bera.ac.uk/about/bera-awards/public-impact-awards

Senior researcher fellowship for Korean Studies

Academy of Korean Studies

The Academy of Korean Studies invites applications for its senior researcher fellowship for Korean Studies. This enables international scholars to carry out their research in Korea.

Individuals in the humanities and social sciences who are currently engaged in Korea-related teaching and research activities may apply. Applicants should have a PhD and be working at the assistant professor level or above with seven or more years of research experience. All foreign researchers, including Korean nationals with permanent resident status in another country, are eligible.

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend worth KRW 2.5 million, an economy class round trip airfare for overseas awardees, discounted accommodation and access to the academy’s facilities. Fellowships may last from one to 12 months.

Closing date: 15 Oct 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Access to libraries, Senior fellowships

Award amount max: KRW 30,000,000

Website: http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=444&sid=1eaf5ae75b690c5bfd724442b69ca673

Application form: http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/download.php?id=200

 

Junior researcher fellowship for Korean Studies

Academy of Korean Studies

The Academy of Korean Studies invites applications for its junior fellowship for Korean Studies. This enables international scholars to carry out their research in Korea.

Individuals in the humanities and social sciences who are currently engaged in Korea-related teaching and research activities may apply. Applicants should have a PhD and be working at the assistant professor level or below with less than seven years of research experience. All foreign scholars, including Korean nationals with permanent residence status in another country, are eligible.

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend worth KRW 2 million, an economy class round trip airfare for overseas awardees, discounted accommodation and access to the academy’s facilities. Fellowships may last from one to 12 months.

Closing date: 15 Oct 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Access to libraries, Early-Career fellowships

Award amount max: KRW 24,000,000

Website: http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=444&sid=1eaf5ae75b690c5bfd724442b69ca673

Application form: http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/download.php?id=200

Scholarships

Gladstone’s Library

Gladstone’s Library invites applications for its scholarships. These enable usage of the library’s resources for periods of residential research. The following scholarships are available:

  • the Canon Symonds memorial scholarship awards students in the fields of Christian liturgy, biblical studies or church history;
  • the bishop JRH Moorman scholarship is intended primarily for those researching Francis of Assisi or the Franciscan order;
  • the reverend Dr Murray McGregor memorial scholarship supports those working on any aspect of religious studies;
  • the Canon Denys Ruddy memorial scholarship supports studies in theology, liturgy, spirituality, Christianity and the arts;
  • the Tom Jarman scholarship awards students and graduates of Bristol University, Wesley College Bristol, Bristol Baptist College and students of the Open University;
  • the reverend Canon Dr Stewart Lawton memorial scholarship supports research into the liberal Catholic tradition in Anglicanism, the interaction of science and religion or European philosophical theology;
  • the Drew scholarship supports research into aspects of the life of William Ewart Gladstone;
  • the Dr Daisy Ronco scholarship supports research into 19th century studies;
  • the Richard L Hills scholarship supports research into theology and science or technology;
  • the Ernest Walder memorial scholarship supports research into any aspect of divine learning;
  • the Gladstone scholarship awards clergy from the Church of Wales and scholars from Bulgaria;
  • the father John Thorold scholarship supports research in spirituality or liturgy;
  • the Veronica Powles memorial scholarship awards members of the Mother’s Union or studies and research into women’s ministry and issues;
  • the general scholarship fund supports research in the arts and humanities.

Awards cover the use of the library and the cost of residence for a period of one week. A non-refundable administration fee of £25 is payable on acceptance of award.

Closing date: 01 Nov 18

Deadline information: Applications are invited between 1 September and 1 November 2018. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Access to libraries, Financial aid for postgraduate students

Award budget total: -

Website: https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/accommodation/scholarships-bursaries

COMING SOON: National Academy of Education/Spencer postdoctoral fellowship programme

Spencer Foundation

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in autumn 2017 and close on 2 November 2017. The following information is subject to change. ***

The National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation invite applications for their postdoctoral fellowship programme. This supports early-career scholars by funding proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The programme also supports the careers of its recipients through professional development activities.

Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD or equivalent between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2016, and the proposed project must be a research project. This is a non-residential fellowship, and international applicants are encouraged.

Up to 30 fellowships, worth USD 70,000 each, are available. Fellowships must begin during the 2018 to 2019 academic year and may be used to support one year of full-time research or two years of part-time research. The foundation may also provide travel funds to attend obligatory meetings.

Closing date: 02 Nov 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Retreats, Early-Career fellowships, Personal development

Award amount max: USD 70,000

Website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/

COMING SOON: Lennart Aktiestinsen Israelsson’s Foundation for the individual and society

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences | Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 15 September and close on 15 November 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences invites applications for grants from the Lennart Aktiestinsen Israelsson’s Foundation for the individual and society. These support basic research that benefits the education system. The research is expected to:

  • generate scientifically-based knowledge of individual development;
  • be based upon individual’s function and development in a lifelong perspective, as an integrated psychological, biological and social being in a changing world;
  • consider how knowledge about individual development from this perspective is decisive in designing an education system that promotes society’s cultural, social, economic and technological progress, just as it respects each individual’s needs and circumstances.

There is no restriction on the nationality of the applicant, although preference is given to research linked to a Swedish scientific institution.

The total budget is SEK 1.3 million. Grants may cover the costs of salary, equipment, travel to conferences and workshops, research, hosting researchers, and publishing costs.

Closing date: 15 Nov 18

Deadline information: Applications are invited between 15 September and 15 November 2018. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Hosting visits, Equipment and materials

Award budget total: SEK 1,300,000

Website: http://www.kva.se/sv/utlysningar/stipendier-bidrag/lennart-aktiestinsen-israelssons-stiftelse-individ-och-samhalle

Visiting research fellowships

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia’s Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas invites applications for its visiting research fellowships. These support research on the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Proposals are welcomed in such arts and humanities fields as anthropology, art history, archaeology, history and related disciplines.

Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree and be undertaking research for publication on a relevant subject. Advanced doctoral candidates may be considered. Fellows must reside in Norwich for the duration of the fellowship.

Two fellowships worth up to £5,502 each are available. Funding covers a weekly stipend of £396 and travel costs worth up to £750 for up to three months. Fellows are provided with an office in the Sainsbury Centre, equipped with a university networked PC and printing facilities, and have access to the Robert Sainsbury library.

Closing date: 01 Dec 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Predoctoral fellowships, Access to libraries, Early-Career fellowships, Mid-Career fellowships

Award amount max: £5,502

Award budget total: £11,004

Website: http://www.sru.uea.ac.uk/research/fellowships/fellows-application-procedure

Japanese studies fellowship programme

Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation Sydney invites applications for its Japanese studies fellowship programme. This enables scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences in the field of Japanese studies to conduct research in Japan. Fellowships are available in the following categories:

  • long-term fellowship for scholars and researchers for a duration of two to 12 months;
  • short-term fellowship for scholars and researchers for a duration of 21 to 59 days;
  • fellowship for PhD candidates who have completed, or will have completed by the beginning of the fellowship, the necessary coursework and find it necessary to visit Japan to complete their dissertations for a duration of four to 12 months.

Applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan and must have advanced proficiency in either Japanese or English.

Applicants who have been in Japan continuously for more than a year dating back from 1 April 2018 may not apply.  Applications from mid-career or younger researchers are encouraged.

Fellowships include round-trip airfares, a stipend and other allowances.

Closing date: 01 Dec 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Applications from US candidates are due 1 November 2017. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Senior fellowships, Predoctoral fellowships, Mid-Career fellowships, Early-Career fellowships

Website: https://jpf.org.au/japanese-studies/grants/major/#jsgrant-fellowship

Application form: https://jpf.org.au/jpf/jpfmedia/2018-19_RJS-FW_Fellowship-Application-Form.doc

Mpala postdoctoral fellowship

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution invites applications for the Mpala postdoctoral fellowship. This promotes the study of biology, anthropology, geology, hydrology, material science, social science, soil science or related areas. Proposed projects must be tenable in residence at the Smithsonian Institution facilities and the Mpala research centre. Candidates are expected to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff and to make use of the resources of the institution.

Applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship must have completed or be near completion of their PhD at the time of application. The degree must be completed by the time the fellowship begins. Applicants for a senior fellowship must have had their PhD for a minimum of seven years. 

The fellowship provides a stipend of USD 47,500 per year for a period of one to two years and a research allowance of up to USD 4,000 for research-related expenses. Temporary relocation costs to the Smithsonian may also be provided.

 

 

Closing date: 01 Dec 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Mid-Career fellowships, Networking/collaboration, Senior fellowships, Early-Career fellowships, Postdoctoral training fellowships, Access to libraries

Award amount max: USD 99,500

Website: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/mpala-postdoctoral-fellowship/

Application form: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html

Academic fellowships

Columbia University

Columbia University and the Italian Academy For Advanced Studies In America invite applications for their academic fellowships. These support projects in the humanities, sciences and social sciences with regards to Italy. They may be related to all aspects of cultural memory; to research at the intersection of history, ethnography, and anthropology; to the relationship between contemporary and historical cultures; and to the histories of art, music, literature and philosophy. In the fields of science, technology and engineering, applications that relate to Columbia’s strengths are welcomed. Proposals relevant to the Academy’s ongoing initiatives, especially the International Observatory for Cultural Heritage and the Humanities and Neuroscience Project are prioritised.

Individuals at the postdoctoral and faculty level worldwide may apply. Former fellows may re-apply no earlier than four years after the completion of their residencies. Candidates may not hold concurrent fellowships. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of their stay at the academy over one or two academic semesters.

Fellows receive a stipend, health benefits, travel allowance and an office in the academy. Approximately 20 fellowships are available.

Closing date: 05 Dec 18  (Forecast)

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Senior fellowships, Early-Career fellowships, Postdoctoral training fellowships, Mid-Career fellowships

Website: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/applications

Application form: https://italianacademycolumbiauniversity.submittable.com/submit/

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