Discipline Specific Funding Calls

(01 Oct 15)Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency - Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

Closing date: 01 Oct 15

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency’s Erasmus Plus programme invites applications for its strategic partnerships in the field of youth. These support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels. Priority will be given to partnerships that:

•promote high-quality youth work;

•promote empowerment with a special focus on access to rights, autonomy, participation and the active citizenship of young people;

•promote entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneurship education among young people.

Partnerships are open to any organisation active in any field of education, training and youth or other socio-economic sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that are transversal to different fields, such as local and regional authorities, recognition and validation centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, guidance centres and cultural organisations. Partnerships mainly target the cooperation between organisations established in programme countries. However, organisations from partner countries can be involved in a strategic partnership as partners, if their participation brings an essential added value to the project. A strategic partnership must be composed of at least three organisations from at least three programme organisations. Special types of strategic partnerships must be composed of organisations from minimum two programme countries.

Funding will cover up to 80 per cent of eligible costs.

Deadline information: Applications due by 12 noon Brussels time. Deadlines on: 30 April 2015, 1 October 2015.

Award type: Hosting conferences, Travel for research purposes, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Innovation grants, Networking/collaboration

Website: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en

(01 Oct 15)Emerald - Emerald/HETL education outstanding doctoral research award

Closing date: 01 Oct 15

Emerald and the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association invite applications for their outstanding doctoral research award in the field of education. This recognises excellence in research in the field of education. The dissertation topic must be in the areas of higher education, teaching and instruction, learning, curriculum, assessment, service, or any directly related area such as educational leadership, management, policy, development, research, technology, internationalisation, teacher preparation and counselling.

Applicants who have completed a doctorate between 1 October 2012 and 1 October 2015, may apply.

The prize is worth US$1,500 and free registration to a HETL conference where there will be the option to present the paper.

Award type: Prizes

Award amount max: $1,500

Website: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/research/awards/hetl.htm?PHPSESSID=87kut9a90b67mn2t55nee96k72

Application form: http://ww2.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/awards/hetl.htm

(05 Oct 15)European Foundation for Alcohol Research - Printing grants for PhD theses

Closing date: 05 Oct 15

The European Foundation for Alcohol Research invites applications for its printing grants for PhD theses. These support applicants with printing costs for PhD theses in the field of alcohol research.

Researchers under 35 years of age, who are based in Europe, may apply. Awards are worth up to €1,500.

Deadline information: Application must be made in advance of the defence of the thesis. Deadlines on: 7 April 2014, 6 October 2014, 13 April 2015, 5 October 2015.

Award type: Financial aid for postgraduate students, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate

Award amount max: €1,500

Website: http://www.erab.org/content.php?doc_id=475&class_id=58

(15 Oct 15)Google - Faculty research awards

Closing date: 15 Oct 15

Google invites applications for its faculty research awards programme. This supports cutting-edge academic research in computer science, engineering and related fields.

Proposals must address one of the following research interests:

•computational neuroscience;

•economics and market algorithms;

•geography and maps;

•human-computer interaction;

•information retrieval, extraction and organisation;

•machine learning and data mining;

•machine perception;

•machine translation;

•mobile;

•natural language processing;

•networking;

•online education at scale;

•physical interactions with devices;

•policy and standards;

•privacy;

•robotics;

•security;

•social networks;

•software engineering and programming languages;

•speech;

•structured data and database management;

•software and hardware systems.

Full-time faculty members from universities worldwide may apply. Awards are worth a maximum US$150,000 but the median award amount is around US$50,000 to US$60,000. Most awards are funded at the amount needed to support basic expenses for a graduate student for one year. Each funded project will be assigned a Google sponsor.

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

Award amount max: $150,000

Website: http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html

(21 Oct 15)Fyssen Foundation - Research grants

Closing date: 21 Oct 15

 

The Fyssen Foundation invites applications for its research grants. These are given to French or foreign postdoctoral researchers for the purpose of establishing research teams at host laboratories in France in the biological or human sciences (defined as: psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, ethnology, human paleontology and archaeology).

Applicants active in the biological sciences must not be older than 35 years, whereas applicants in the human sciences must not be older than 40 years. 

Grants are worth between €15,000 to €35,000 each for a period of one year and are not renewable. They may be used to cover equipment purchase, participation in colloquiums, publications expenses, and for expenses related to expert involvement.

Deadline information: Applications due by 12 noon GMT+1. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Young investigator awards, Travel to conferences, meetings etc., Directed grants for individual investigators, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate, Equipment and materials

Award amount max: €35,000

Award amount min: €15,000

Website: http://www.fondationfyssen.fr/en/research-grants/

(25 Oct 15)Max Weber fellowships - European University Institute

Closing date: 25 Oct 15

The European University Institute invites applications for the Max Weber fellowships. These offer candidates the opportunity to share their research experience with peers from different disciplines and nationalities on a daily basis, whilst enhancing professional academic skills.

The fellowships are open to applicants from anywhere in the world, who have received their doctorates in economics, law, history, social and political sciences or a related field within the last five years.

The fellowships last for one or two years, with exceptional cases lasting for three years, and carry a monthly stipend of €2,000, plus €300 per month for a cohabiting partner earning less than €2,000 themselves and €200 per month for each dependent child. Fellows, but not their families, receive one return trip from their home to Florence, worth up to €1,200 for return travel. Additionally, fellows receive a personal research fund of €1,000. There are around 55-60 positions available.

Deadline information: Applications due by 12 midnight CET. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Early-Career fellowships, Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators

Website: http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/MaxWeberFellowships/Apply.aspx

Application form: http://apply.eui.eu/osiris_application_euiprd/Welkom.do

(30 Oct 15)Irish Fulbright Commission Fulbright Techimpact award

Closing date: 30 Oct 15

The Irish Fulbright Commission will soon be invites applications for the Techimpact award. This enables Irish or EU citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for the past three years to complete short-term, non-commercial projects and research in the US for a period of two weeks to three months. Proposals are welcomed from candidates across all disciplines who are exploring how technology contributes to a larger social value, but applications in education, mobile technology and digital arts, humanities, and culture are particularly encouraged.

Preference is given to early-career researchers with a PhD conferred since 2010 or a professional with three to five years’ experience in relevant fields. Applicants should not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the US. Dual US-Irish citizens, green card holders and current US residents are not eligible.

The award includes a monetary grant, accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and visa administration.

Deadline information: Applications are invited between 31 August and 4pm, 30 October 2015. 

Award type: Personal development, Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators

Website: http://www.fulbright.ie/fulbright-irish-scholar-awards/fulbright-techimpact-award

( 01 Nov 15)(Forecast)International Reading Association - Elva Knight research grant

Closing date: 01 Nov 15 (Forecast)

The International Reading Association invites applications for the Elva Knight research grant. This supports promising research that addresses significant questions for the discipline of reading or literacy research and practice. Studies may be carried out using any research method or approach as long as the focus of the project is on research in reading, writing or literacy; or on teacher preparation for reading or writing instruction.

Applicants and co-applicants must be current members of the association.

The grant provides up to US$8,000 for up to two years, although a one year extension may be considered. Funding may be used to cover costs associated with personnel, travel, materials, computers, office expenses or clerical support.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Applications due by 4pm EST. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Travel to conferences, meetings etc., Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators, Equipment and materials

Award amount max: $8,000

Website: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_knight.aspx

Application form: http://www.nimble-net.com/iraresearch/

(01 Nov 15)(Forecast)International Reading Association - Helen M Robinson grant

Closing date: 01 Nov 15 (Forecast)

The International Reading Association invites applications for the Helen M Robinson grant. This supports the early stages of doctoral dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy.

Applicants must be doctoral students and current members of the association.

The grant is worth US$1,200. Funding may be used to cover costs associated with personnel, travel, materials, computers, office expenses or clerical support.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Applications due by 4pm EST. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Financial aid for postgraduate students, Thesis/Dissertation funding, Travel for research purposes, Equipment and materials

Award amount max: $1,200

Website: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/research_robinson.aspx

Application form: http://www.nimble-net.com/iraresearch/

(01 Nov 15)Gladstone’s Library - Scholarships

Closing date: 01 Nov 15

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

•the Canon Symonds memorial scholarship is awarded to those studying 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 is awarded for those working on any aspect of religious studies;

•the Tom Jarman scholarship is for 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 is awarded for research into the liberal Catholic tradition in Anglicanism, the interaction of science and religion or European philosophical theology;

•the Drew scholarship is awarded for research into aspects of the life of William Ewart Gladstone;

•the Dr Daisy Ronco scholarship is awarded for research into 19th century studies;

•the Richard L Hills scholarship is awarded for research into theology and science or technology;

•the Ernest Walder memorial scholarship is awarded for research into any aspect of divine learning;

•the Gladstone scholarship is awarded to clergy from the Church of Wales and scholars from Bulgaria;

•the general scholarship fund supports research in the arts and humanities;

•the Canon Denys Ruddy memorial scholarship is awarded for studies in theology, liturgy, spirituality, Christianity and the arts;

•the Veronica Powles memorial scholarship is awarded to members of the Mother’s Union or for studies and research into women’s ministry and issues;

•the Marston Thorold scholarship is awarded for the study of spirituality.

Awards cover the use of the library and the cost of residence for a period of one or two weeks.

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

Website: https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/contact/about-the-library/scholarships-bursaries

(01 Nov 15)JR Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies - Conference grants

Closing date: 01 Nov 15

The JR Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies invites applications for its conference grants. These enables institutions to organise and host scholarly conferences in the humanities and social sciences.

Applications are open to conference organisers, from any institution, who are working in research on Newfoundland and Labrador.

Grants are worth up to CA$5,000.

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Hosting conferences

Award amount max: $5,000

Website: http://www.mun.ca/smallwood/grants/conference_grant.php

Application form: http://www.mun.ca/smallwood/grants/pdf/smallwood_conference_grant.pdf

(01 Nov 15)JR Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies - Research grants

Closing date: 01 Nov 15

The JR Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies invites applications for its research grants. These support research on Newfoundland and Labrador in the areas of social science and humanities.

Applications are open to students, faculty members and non-affiliated scholars from any institution.

Grants are worth up to CA$5,000 each and help defray the costs of travel, subsistence, research assistance, and materials and supplies.

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

Award amount max: $5,000

Website: http://www.mun.ca/smallwood/grants/

Application form: http://www.mun.ca/smallwood/grants/Smllwd_Res_Grant_Appl_Jun_2014.pdf

(07 Nov 15)(Forecast)Spencer Foundation National Academy of Education/Spencer postdoctoral fellowship

Closing date: 07 Nov 15 (Forecast)

The National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation invite applications for their postdoctoral fellowship. This supports early-career scholars by funding proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.

Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD or equivalent between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2013, and should have a demonstrated record of research experience in education. They may be non-US citizens.

Up to 25 fellowships, each worth US$55,000, are available. The fellowship may be used to support one year of full-time research or two years of part-time research.

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

Award amount max: $55,000

Website: http://www.naeducation.org/NAED_080201.htm

Application form: https://www.gdg.do/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=4348801&p=4739686&g=4741168

(15 Nov 15)(Forecast)International Reading Association Constance McCullough award

Closing date: 15 Nov 15 (Forecast)

The International Reading Association invites applications for its Constance McCullough award. This encourages international professional development activities that are carried out by association members in countries outside North America. The award represents a specific means for working toward three recently articulated goals of the association, which are:

•advocacy, which the association seeks to promote through universal access to literacy and to provide leadership in support of adequate funding for literacy programmes on an international basis;

•professional development, which is promoted through the enhancement and improvement of professional development  of literacy educators on an international basis, or through professional development that supports programmes and processes in response to expressed needs and that responds quickly to identify personal needs;

•emerging global issues, which the association seeks to identify and provide leadership on such emerging globally significant literacy issues as access to primary education for all, access to current materials, and assessment of literacy levels.

One award, worth US$4,000, will be awarded to a project of up to two years duration. Funding may be used to cover items needed for the project, materials and supplies, directly related travel, books for student and teacher use or library reference, and administrative expenses.

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: Personal development, Institutional development, General operating support, Travel for research purposes, Equipment and materials, Development (Africa/Caribbean)

Award amount max: $4,000

Award budget total: $4,000

Website: http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/professional_mccullough.aspx

Application form: http://www.reading.org/Libraries/awards/2011_Constance_McCullough_Application.pdf

(27 Nov 15)University of East Anglia - Visiting research fellowships

Closing date: 27 Nov 15

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 enable fellows to conduct research for publication on to the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

Scholars of appropriate standing in such fields as anthropology, art history, archaeology, history and related disciplines, may apply. 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 are available each year, which provide a stipend of approximately £396 per week for 12 weeks, plus return travel costs from home to Norwich of up to £750. Visits normally last for three months and are tenable during the academic autumn and spring terms. Fellows are expected to give at least two presentations during the fellowship period. They 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.

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Predoctoral fellowships, Early-Career fellowships, Financial aid for postgraduate students, Access to libraries, Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators

Award amount max: £5,502

Award budget total: £11,004

Website: http://www.sru.uea.ac.uk/fellowships-application.php

(30 Nov 15)Fritz Thyssen Stiftung – Fritz Thyssen Foundation - Conference grants

Closing date: 30 Nov 15

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation invites applications for its conference grants. These support scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics. The Foundation promotes the following fields:

•history, language and culture;

•image and imagery;

•state, economy and society;

•international relations;

•medicine and natural sciences.

Applications may only be submitted by a university or other non-profit research institution. Applicants must have a doctoral degree. The number of speakers should not exceed 30.

 

 

 

Grants cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals of active participants, as well as up to €500 to defray incidental conference costs, such as printing, student helpers and assistants.

Deadline information: Applications need to be submitted at least three months before the planned date of the meeting. Deadlines on: 30 November 2015, 28 February 2016, 31 May 2016, 31 August 2016, and repeated annually.

Award type: Hosting conferences, Travel to conferences, meetings etc.

Website: http://www.fritz-thyssen-stiftung.de/funding/types-of-support/conferences/?L=1

(30 Nov 15)Siemens Stiftung - Empowering people award

Closing date: 30 Nov 15

The Siemens Stiftung invites applications for its empowering people award. This supports innovative technical solutions to tackle basic supply challenges in impoverished regions.

Effective and simple low-tech innovations in one of the following eight categories are sought:

•water and waster water;

•food and agriculture;

•waste management;

•healthcare;

•sheltering;

•education;

•information and communication.

Each proposed product or solution has to be already implemented in a project or tested as a prototype. All intellectual properties will remain with the developer or developing team.

Individuals, teams, organisations and enterprises from any region in the world may apply. Enterprises should have a strong focus on job creation and they should follow values such as fairness, social responsibility and self-sustainability.

Applications should be submitted in English, but submissions in German or Spanish will also be accepted. Prizes range from €3,000 to €50,000 each.

Deadline information: Applications due by 12 noon EST.

Award type: Technology innovation/development, Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Development (Africa/Caribbean)

Award amount max: €50,000

Award amount min: €3,000

Award budget total: €193,000

Website: http://www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org/en/award/

Application form: http://www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org/en/award/award-20/

(30 Nov 15)Siemens Stiftung - Empowering people award

Closing date: 30 Nov 15

The Siemens Stiftung invites applications for its empowering people award. This supports innovative technical solutions to tackle basic supply challenges in impoverished regions.

Effective and simple low-tech innovations in one of the following eight categories are sought:

•water and waster water;

•food and agriculture;

•waste management;

•healthcare;

•sheltering;

•education;

•information and communication.

Each proposed product or solution has to be already implemented in a project or tested as a prototype. All intellectual properties will remain with the developer or developing team.

Individuals, teams, organisations and enterprises from any region in the world may apply. Enterprises should have a strong focus on job creation and they should follow values such as fairness, social responsibility and self-sustainability.

Applications should be submitted in English, but submissions in German or Spanish will also be accepted. Prizes range from €3,000 to €50,000 each.

Deadline information: Applications due by 12 noon EST.

Award type: Technology innovation/development, Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Development (Africa/Caribbean)

Award amount max: €50,000

Award amount min: €3,000

Award budget total: €193,000

Website: http://www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org/en/award/

Application form: http://www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org/en/award/award-20/

(01 Dec 15)International Visegrad Fund - Small grants

Closing date: 01 Dec 15

The International Visegrad Fund invites applications for its small grants.

These support projects in cultural cooperation, scientific exchange and research, education, youth exchange, cross-border cooperation and promotion of tourism. There are no preferences for the specific contents of a project.

Any organisation or natural person in the world may apply, though projects must include entities from at least three, and preferably four, V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). Cross-border projects may involve a minimum of two different V4 countries. Most recipients are non-governmental organisations, municipalities, schools or other public institutions.

The annual budget is €640,000. Funding is worth up to €6,000 per grant and will cover a maximum of 80 per cent of eligible costs. Projects may last for up to six months.

Deadline information: Applications due by 12 noon CET. Deadlines on: 1 December 2015, 1 March 2016, 1 June 2016, 1 September 2016, and repeated annually.

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

Award amount max: €6,000

Award budget total: €640,000

Website: http://visegradfund.org/grants/small-grants/

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

(31 Dec 15)(Forecast)Allen Foundation - Human nutrition research grants

Closing date: 31 Dec 15 (Forecast)

The Allen Foundation invites applications for its human nutrition research grants. These fund relevant nutritional research or support projects that benefit programmes for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training and research. Proposals may develop and advance the following aims:

•the inclusion of mandatory courses in nutrition to medical schools;

•bringing the promise of nutrigenomics or nutritional genomics to realisation;

•the promotion of environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsive and sustainable food and agricultural systems.

Applications are accepted from non-profit organisations throughout the world. Preference may be given to proposals that include matching funds from the institution or other partners, including in-kind contribution.

Research projects that are preclinical or translational in nature are eligible for funding. Academic research must be conducted under the leadership of a principal investigator, who is a full-time regular faculty member with tenure or tenure track.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Application due by 12 midnight EST. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc

Website: https://www.allenfoundation.org/commoninfo/aboutus.asp

(01 Jan 16)(Forecast)Educational Testing Service - Postdoctoral fellowship programme

Closing date: 01 Jan 16 (Forecast)

The Educational Testing Service invites applications under its postdoctoral fellowship award program. The program goal is to provide research opportunities to individuals who hold a doctorate in the fields indicated below and to increase the number of women and minority professionals conducting research in educational measurement and related fields. Up to three fellows will be selected to conduct independent research in Princeton, NJ, in one of the following areas: measurement theory, validity, natural language processing and computational linguistics, cognitive psychology, learning theory, linguistics, speech recognition and processing, teaching and classroom research, statistics.

The award duration is two years, renewable after the first year and consists of a competitive salary and a one-time US$5,000 relocation incentive. Applicants must hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline and provide evidence of prior research.

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, Senior fellowships

Website: http://www.ets.org/research/fellowships/postdoctoral

Application form: http://naeptba.ets.org/application/?program=fellowship

(15 Jan 16)(Forecast)Cognitive Science Society - Robert J Glushko dissertation prizes

Closing date: 15 Jan 16 (Forecast)

The Cognitive Science Society invites nominations for the Robert J Glushko dissertation prizes. These are awarded for the best PhD theses that transcend any of the individual fields comprising cognitive science. Theses should address issues of interest to multiple fields including psychology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, neuroscience and education.

Nominees must have received a PhD degree no more than two years before the deadline.

Up to five prizes, worth US$10,000 each, are available.

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, Student awards

Award amount max: $10,000

Website: http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/about_awards_glushko.html

Application form: http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/about_awards_glushko_nominations.html

(26 Jan 16)(Forecast)Global Health Corps - Global health fellowships

Closing date: 26 Jan 16 (Forecast)

The Global Health Corps invites applications for its fellowship programme. This supports young people in fields that help to build health systems and improve health services without requiring clinical training. Current fellowships range from monitoring and evaluation to supply chain management, communications to human resources.

Applicants must be under the age of 30 at the start of the fellowship, have an undergraduate university degree by July 2014, and be proficient in English. Fellows will work in teams of two, consisting of one American fellow and one international fellow, and will be placed in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US or Zambia.

Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance, a living stipend and an award of US$1,500 upon completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are also included.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Applications are invited between 6 November 2013 until 11.59pm EST on 26 January 2014.  This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Young investigator awards, Travel to conferences, meetings etc., Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators, Development (Africa/Caribbean)

Website: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/

Application form: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/application/

(31 Jan 16)(Forecast)Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy - Research grants

Closing date: 31 Jan 16 (Forecast)

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy invites applications for its research grants. Grants are awarded 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. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance.

In addition to the research grants, six special awards are offered which carry an additional stipend. They are:

•the Joshua Feigenbaum award. This award is for empirical research on policy aspects of the arts and popular culture, with special reference to mass communication;

•the Eli Ginzberg award. This award is made for a project involving solutions to major health and welfare problems in urban settings;

•the Harold D Lasswell award. This award is for policy related projects in international relations and foreign affairs;

•the Martinus Nijhoff award. This is awarded for studies of policy implications of scientific, technological and medical research;

•the Robert K Merton award. This award is for studies in the relation between social theory and public policy;

•the John L Stanley award. This is awarded for work that seeks to expand understanding of the political and ethical foundations of policy research.

Preference will be given to advanced graduate students and untenured assistant professors and instructors. Grants are made for a one year period and range from $2,500 to $5,000 each.

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

Award amount max: $5,000

Website: http://www.horowitz-foundation.org/grant-info.html

Application form: http://www.horowitz-foundation.org/assets/files/2007%20HFSP%20Application%20Form1-1.doc

(31 Jan 16)(Forecast)American Musicological Society - Claude V Palisca award

Closing date: 31 Jan 16 (Forecast)

The American Musicological Society invites nominations for the Claude V Palisca award. This honours a scholarly edition or translation in the field of musicology published during the previous year in any language and in any country. The work should be deemed to best exemplify the highest qualities of originality, interpretation, logic and clarity of thought and communication. Three categories of musicological works are eligible for the award:

•translations into English of musicologically significant texts;

•editions of music;

•editions of musicologically significant texts.

Each nominee should be an AMS member or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the United States.

The award consists of a monetary prize.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect.

Website: http://www.ams-net.org/awards/palisca.php

Application form: http://www.ams-net.org/awards/award_nom_2014.php

(31 Jan 16)(Forecast)Boston College - African dissertation fellowship

Closing date: 31 Jan 16 (Forecast)

Boston College, under its African and African Diaspora Studies programme, invites applications for its dissertation fellowship. Scholars working in any discipline in the social sciences or humanities with projects focusing on any topic within African or African diaspora studies are eligible to apply. The successful applicant will have full access to the college's libraries as well as several rare book and manuscript collections. The fellow must remain in residence for the academic year, deliver one public lecture and teach one seminar course.

The fellowship includes a US$30,000 stipend, health insurance, a US$1,500 research budget and use of an office.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Applications due by 11.59pm EST.  This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Personal development, Thesis/Dissertation funding, Access to libraries, Directed grants for individual investigators

Website: http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/aads/resources/dissfellowship.html

(31 Jan 16)Klassik Stiftung Weimar - Postdoctoral awards

Closing date: 31 Jan 16

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar invites applications for its postdoctoral awards. Applicants may be young science and humanities graduates who have already completed their doctoral thesis and published in relevant journals.

Funding is worth €1,500 per month for a maximum of six months. 

Deadline information: Deadlines on: 31 January 2016, 31 July 2016, and repeated annually.

Award type: Young investigator awards, Access to libraries, Directed grants for individual investigators

Award amount max: €9,000

Website: http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/index.php?id=451

Application form: http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/uploads/tx_lombkswmargcontent/Antragsformular_Weimar-Stipendium.pdf

(31 Jan 16)Klassik Stiftung Weimar - Residential awards

Closing date: 31 Jan 16

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar invites applications for its residential awards. These offer graduates, scientists who have completed their doctoral thesis and habilitated scientists whose monthly net income exceeds €1,500 the opportunity to conduct research in Weimar.

Applicants must have a monthly net income of €1,500 or more. 

Funding is worth €500 per month for a maximum of six months. The award winners also benefit from a generous book allowance and a variety of concessions.

Deadline information: Deadlines on: 31 January 2016, 31 July 2016, and repeated annually.

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

Website: http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/index.php?id=451

Application form: http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/uploads/tx_lombkswmargcontent/Antragsformular_Weimar-Stipendium.pdf

(01 Feb 16)(Forecast)Alzheimer's Association - Everyday technologies for Alzheimer care research grants

Closing date: 01 Feb 16 (Forecast)

The Alzheimer's Association, in partnership with Intel Corporation, invites applications for its everyday technologies for Alzheimer care research grants. These support proposals on personalised diagnostics, preventive tools and interventions for adults coping with the spectrum of cognitive ageing and neurodegenerative disease, particularly Alzheimer‘s disease. The association is interested in groundbreaking studies on emerging information and communication technologies as well as their clinical and social implications. Possible research topics include:

•behavioural assessment for early detection;

•prevention;

•safety monitoring and support for caregivers;

•supporting independent function in daily life;

•social support through face or audio recognition;

•detecting moments and patterns of lucidity;

•privacy and security concerns of Alzheimer’s families.

Investigators who hold full-time staff or faculty appointments may apply. Applications are accepted from public, private, domestic and foreign research laboratories, medical centres, hospitals and universities, with the exception of state and federal government-appropriated laboratories and for-profit organisations. State and federal government-appropriated laboratories in the US and abroad, and for-profit organisations, may participate as collaborating scientists with eligible applicant institutions.

Up to two awards, limited to US$200,000 each for up to three years, are available. Requests in any given year may not exceed US$90,000.

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: $200,000

Award budget total: $400,000

Website: http://www.alz.org/research/alzheimers_grants/types_of_grants.asp

Application form: http://proposalcentral.altum.com/

(15 Feb 16)(Forecast)Council for Advancement and Support of Education - HS Warwick research award in alumni relations for educational advancement

Closing date: 15 Feb 16 (Forecast)

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education invites applications for the HS Warwick research award in alumni relations for educational advancement. The award encourages research in alumni relations, including areas such as volunteerism, alumni programming, alumni giving, advocacy, student alumni membership and marketing. Awards are presented in two program areas:

•outstanding master's thesis or doctoral dissertation;

•outstanding published scholarship.

Theses, dissertations and published scholarship must be helpful to educational advancement practitioners in devising strategies and tactics for accomplishing their work in alumni relations.

The winner receives a cash prize.

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: http://www.case.org/Award_Programs/Research_Awards_in_Educational_Advancement/HS_Warwick_Research_Awards_in_Alumni_Relations_for_Educational_Advancement.html

(15 Feb 16)International Education Research Foundation - Sepmeyer research grants programme

Closing date: 15 Feb 16

The International Education Research Foundation invites applications for the Sepmeyer research grants. The aim of this programme is to fund research on world education systems and the integration of individuals educated outside of the US into the US educational environment and work force. Projects which address the following criteria are encouraged to apply under this programme:

•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.

Grants are worth up to US$1,000.

Deadline information: Deadlines on: 15 February 2016, 15 August 2016, and repeated annually.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate

Award amount max: $1,000

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

(15 Feb 16)(Forecast)European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes - Lilly research fellowships

Closing date: 15 Feb 16 (Forecast)

The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes invites applications for the Lilly research fellowships. These aim to encourage innovative research in the fields of diabetes and its complications, and to promote excellence in medical education.

Applicants must be members of EASD under the age of 38 years on 1 January in the year of the award. Fellowships must be held at a non-profit institution. Fellowships are worth €50,000.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Applications due by 12 noon CET.  This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Early-Career fellowships, Young investigator awards, Directed grants for individual investigators

Award amount max: €50,000

Website: http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5/14-sample-data-articles/149-lilly-reseach-fellowship-programme2014

Application form: http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/programmes/Lilly/Fellowships/EFSD-Lilly%20FS%20Application%20Form%202015.doc

(15 Feb 16)European Consortium for Political Research - Stein Rokkan prize in comparative social science research

Closing date: 15 Feb 16

The European Consortium for Political Research, in collaboration with the International Social Science Council and the University of Bergen, invites submissions for the Stein Rokkan prize in comparative social science research. This recognises the best work deemed to be a substantial and original contribution to comparative social science research.

Candidates from all social science disciplines may submit. Submissions may either be unpublished manuscripts of book length, printed books or collected works published no more than two years before the award ceremony takes place. Edited volumes are not eligible. Submissions must be supported by the head of a research institution, university department or research centre.

The award is worth US$5,000.

Deadline information: Submissions are invited between 15 October 2015 and 15 February 2016. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Prizes

Award amount max: $5,000

Website: http://ecprnet.eu/Prizes/PrizeDetails.aspx?PrizeID=6

(15 Feb 16)American Musicological Society - AMS 75 PAYS subventions

Closing date: 15 Feb 16

The American Musicological Society, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation and the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, invites applications for its 75 PAYS subventions for publishers.

Funding facilitates the publication of first books by musicology scholars in the early stages of their careers. Applications should come from publishers, in consultation with the author, and books receiving subventions should appear in print no more than 24 months after applications. The author must have received their PhD within the last 10 years.

Approximately nine to 18 subventions are awarded annually.

Deadline information: Deadlines on: 15 February 2016, 15 August 2016, and repeated annually.

Award type: Publish, edit, translate, disseminate

Website: http://www.ams-net.org/pubs/AMS75PAYS.php

(17 Feb 16)(Forecast)Council for Advancement and Support of Education - John Grenzebach awards for outstanding research in philanthropy for educational advancement

Closing date: 17 Feb 16 (Forecast)

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education invites applications for the John Grenzebach awards for outstanding research in philanthropy for educational advancement. These awards recognise the work of established researchers and encourage young scholars to continue their work in advancement. Awards are presented in two program areas:

•outstanding doctoral dissertation;

•outstanding published scholarship.

Each thesis, dissertation, article, monograph or book must have been accepted or published during the 2010-11 academic year. The winner receives a cash prize and recognition at CASE's annual assembly.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect.

Posted date: 27 Oct 11

Award type: Prizes

Website: http://www.case.org/Award_Programs/Research_Awards_in_Educational_Advancement/The_John_Grenzebach_Awards_for_Outstanding_Research_in_Philanthropy_for_Educational_Advancement.html

(28 Feb 16)Engineering Information Foundation - Project grants

Closing date: 28 Feb 16

The Engineering Information Foundation invites applicants for its research grant program. The program supports developmental projects, instructional projects, and training programs in engineering education and research that fit its fields of interest. These currently include the availability and use of published information, women in engineering, and information access in developing countries. Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Deadline information: Deadlines on: 28 February 2016, 31 August 2016, and repeated annually.

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

Award amount max: $25,000

Award amount min: $5,000

Website: http://www.eifgrants.org/info/

(28 Feb 16)(Forecast)United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Studies of Sustainability - JSPS-UNU postdoctoral fellowships

Closing date: 28 Feb 16 (Forecast)

The Institute of Advanced Study of Sustainability at the United Nations University, in collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, invites applications for the JSPS-UNU postdoctoral fellowships. These provide opportunities for promising young researchers to conduct cooperative research with colleagues from Japanese universities and research institutions. Proposals for research at UNU-IAS and UNU-CPR in Tokyo should relate to the thematic research areas of the institutes.

Applications are welcomed from citizens of countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan. Japanese nationals are not eligible. Applicants must have received a doctoral degree on or after 2 April 2009, or be scheduled to receive one before the start of the fellowship. Applicants with at least 10 months of research or professional experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellowships are awarded for a period of 24 months starting 1 September 2015.

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, Directed grants for individual investigators, Networking/collaboration

Website: http://ias.unu.edu/en/about/fellowships

(01 Mar 16)(Forecast)Dr Scholl Foundation - Grant program

Closing date: 01 Mar 16 (Forecast)

The Dr Scholl Foundation invites applications for its grants program. Grants support research in the fields of education, social service, health care, the environment, and civic and cultural issues.

The foundation awards grants on an annual basis to valid Internal Revenue Service 501(C)3 organizations. Non-US applicants without a 501(C) 3 must complete a notarized affidavit. Individuals are not eligible for funding.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Deadline: applications are accepted from November 1 until March 1 annually.

Award type: Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc

Website: http://www.drschollfoundation.com/

Application form: http://www.drschollfoundation.com/procedures.html

(01 Mar 16)(Forecast)University of Alberta - Research grants

Closing date: 01 Mar 16 (Forecast)

The University of Alberta’s Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies invites applications for its research grants. These support publishable projects in Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian studies in the humanities and social sciences. The grants may also support the development or preparation of specialised material for teaching purposes at the postsecondary level of education, such as textbooks, anthologies, readers, instruction manuals, bibliographies, collections of documentary or primary source materials and inventories of archival materials intended for use in postsecondary education.

Applications are open to scholars on the faculty of a university or other postsecondary institution in Canada or elsewhere, or by a private scholar.

Grants support direct costs and may not be used for overhead costs or salaries.

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, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate

Website: http://www.ualberta.ca/CIUS/cius-grants.htm

Application form: http://www.ualberta.ca/CIUS/grants/ResearchGrantGuide_eng.pdf

(01 Mar 16)(Forecast)University of Winnipeg - German-Canadian studies research grant

Closing date: 01 Mar 16 (Forecast)

The University of Winnipeg invites applications for the German-Canadian studies research grant. This supports the best project proposal on any aspect in the field of German-Canadian studies. The aim is to foster research into the past and present experiences of German-speaking immigrants and their descendents in Canada, as well as into history and nature of relations and exchanges between Germany and Canada.

Applications are open to academic researchers at the faculty or student level, private researchers, and collaborative projects, including projects at K-12 school levels. There are no citizenship or residency requirements.

The grant is worth CA$2,500 and is non-renewable.

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: Financial aid for postgraduate students, Directed grants for individual investigators

Award amount max: $2,500

Website: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/german-cdn-research-grant

Application form: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/cms-filesystem-action/pdfs/german-cdn/research-grant-app.pdf

(03 Mar 16)(Forecast)American Musicological Society - Janet Levy fund

Closing date: 03 Mar 16 (Forecast)

The American Musicological Society invites applications from members for the Janet Levy fund. Awards cover travel and research costs for independent scholars who hold a PhD or demonstrate equivalency in their scholarly record, and who are not employed as a full-time faculty member in an institution of higher learning. Awards may support: travel to conferences, archives and libraries; research expenses; costs related to the reproduction of manuscripts and archival documents; specialised research materials.

Each award is worth between US$500 and US$2,000.

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: Travel to conferences, meetings etc., Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators, Equipment and materials

Award amount max: $2,000

Award amount min: $500

Website: http://www.ams-net.org/grants/levy.php

(15 Mar 16)American Philosophical Association Joseph B Gittler award

Closing date: 15 Mar 16

The American Philosophical Association invites nominations for the Joseph B Gittler award. This recognises outstanding scholarly contribution in the field of the philosophy of one or more of the social sciences. The range of the social sciences will be construed broadly so as to include: •anthropology;

•economics;

•education;

•government;

•history;

•psychology;

•sociology.

All other fields normally located within the social science divisions of universities are also included.

Nominated authors must be current members of APA. A contribution may be a book, a single article or a connected set of articles. All nominated contributions must have been published within five years before the deadline. Each nomination must be made by an APA member other than the author.

The award is worth US$4,000.

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Posted date: 14 Aug 15

Award type: Prizes

Award amount max: $4,000

Website: http://www.apaonline.org/?gittler

Application form: http://www.apaonline.org/?page=gittler_nom

(31 Mar 16)(Forecast)Library of Congress - David M Rubenstein prize

Closing date: 31 Mar 16 (Forecast)

The Library of Congress, administered by the Library’s Center for the Book, invites nominations for the David M Rubenstein prize. This is awarded for a groundbreaking contribution to the sustained advancement of literacy worldwide. Any organisation may be nominated. The prize is worth US$150,000.

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

Award amount max: $150,000

Website: http://www.read.gov/literacyawards/

Application form: http://www.read.gov/documents/2014-literacy-awards-application.pdf

(24 Nov 15)(Forecast)Graduate student scholarships

International Council for Canadian Studies – Conseil International d’Études Canadiennes

The International Council for Canadian Studies invites applications for its graduate student scholarships programme.

These enable master’s or PhD students to spend four to six weeks at a Canadian university or research site other than their own, conducting research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian studies.

The scholarships are open to students of the social sciences or humanities who are in the process of preparing a graduate thesis or doctoral dissertation on Canada.

The stipend is worth up to CA$4,000. 12 awards are available per year.

Closing date: 24 Nov 15 (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: Student awards, Young investigator awards, Thesis/Dissertation funding, Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators

Award amount max: $4,000

Award budget total: $48,000

Website: http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/graduate-student-scholarships.php

Application form: http://iccs-ciec.ca/pdf/ICCSGSSForm2007.pdf

 

 

(31 Mar 16)(Forecast)European Society for Translation Studies - Book purchase grant

Closing date: 31 Mar 16 (Forecast)

The European Society for Translation Studies invites applications for its book purchase grant. This enables an academic institution to purchase translation studies publications. The aim is to enhance translation research in new contexts. All universities, faculties, departments and research centres may apply if at least one of their teaching staff, researchers or graduate students is a paid-up EST member. Funding is worth approximately €1,000.

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: Institutional development, Equipment and materials

Website: http://www.est-translationstudies.org/committees/literature_grant/literature_grant.html

Application form: http://www.est-translationstudies.org/committees/literature_grant/literature_grant_form.doc

 

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