General Funding Calls

Leibniz-DAAD research fellowships

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) | Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Leibniz Association invite applications for their research fellowships. These enable international postdoctoral researchers to conduct research at one of the Leibniz institutes in Germany.

Each applicant must have completed their PhD studies or equivalent no more than two years previously and should have an excellent knowledge of English. Applicants should not be German nationals, nor should they have resided in Germany for more than six months prior to applying.

Grants provide a monthly instalment of €2,000, insurance and a research allowance of €460 per year, over one year. A two-month German language course may also be funded.

Closing date: 08 Mar 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Early-Career fellowships

Award amount max: €24,460

Website: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?status=&origin=&subjectGrps=&daad=&q=leibniz-daad%20research%20fellowships&page=1&detail=54654913

Application form: https://portal.daad.de/irj/portal

 

Partnership engage grants

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada | Conseil de Recherches en Sciences Humaines

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council invites applications for its partnership engage grants. These aim to better address the short-term needs, challenges and opportunities of researchers and institutions. These partnerships allow non-academic organisations and post-secondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

Proposals should address future challenges facing Canada in the humanities and social sciences sectors. Applicants must be postdoctoral researchers affiliated with an eligible institution. Co-applicants must also be affiliated with Canadian or international post-secondary institutions.

Grants are worth between CAD 7,000 and 25,000. Co-applicants from eligible not-for-profit organisations may request a salary research allowance to release them from duties to their organisation.

Closing date: 15 Mar 18

Deadline information: Applications due by 8pm EDT on 15 September 2017, 15 December 2017, 15 March 2018 and 15 June 2018.

Award type: Grants - undirected, Academic-Industry links, Networking/collaboration

Award amount max: CAD 25,000

Award amount min: CAD 7,000

Website: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/news_room-salle_de_presse/latest_news-nouvelles_recentes/2017/partnership_engage_grants-subventions_d_engagement_partenarial-eng.aspx

 

Grants for research, development and analysis

Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation invites outline applications for its grants for research, development and analysis. These support projects that improve the design and operation of social policy, especially in domains of education, welfare and justice. A wide range of research, development and analysis projects are supported, such as reviews and synthesis, data collection and analysis, including descriptive or designed to understand causality, pre-trial development work, comparison or controlled trials or evaluations and research translation. Preference is given to projects that:

  • identify and explain the social and economic determinants of opportunity and risk across life span, focusing in particular on early childhood adversity, transitions from adolescence to young adulthood, and social and economic well-being in adulthood and later life;
  • improve well-being for society as a whole, while ameliorating negative distributional outcomes and the greatest harms;
  • support the development of workable evidence-based solutions for policy and practice over the medium term.

UK based HEIs and organisations may apply and applications may include overseas partners as co-applicants. The lead applicant must be a PI.

Grants may range from £10,000 to £500,000, but most are worth between £50,000 to up to £300,000. Projects normally have a duration between six months to three years. Grants worth over £500,000 or lasting over three years may be made in exceptional circumstances and grants under £10,000 may be also be awarded.

Closing date: 16 Mar 18

Deadline information: First round outline applications due by 5.30pm, 16 March 2018 and full applications due by 5.30pm, 6 July 2018; Second round outline applications due by 5.30pm, 24 September 2018 and full applications due January 2019.

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

Award amount max: £500,000

Award amount min: £10,000

Website: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/grants-research-and-innovation-projects

Application form: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/sites/default/files/files/OUTLINE%20Application%20Form%202018.docx

 

Sustaining excellence awards

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its sustaining excellence awards. These support organisations that the trust has already funded, to increase the impact of their public engagement projects, develop new ways of working, help them plan for the future and become more resilient. Funded activities may include:

  • enhancing an existing project;
  • researching, developing and delivering a new project;
  • developing a business model;
  • new approaches to fundraising and generating income;
  • strategic planning and organisational change;
  • advocacy and capacity building for public engagement.

Applicants must be based in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and they should usually have a track record of Wellcome funding spanning at least three awards. Applicants should be a part of an academic institution, a charitable body or another non-profit organisation which has strong relationships with biomedical scientific collaborators. Eligible organisations include arts organisations, museums and other cultural attractions, festivals, youth organisations and community groups, research institutes, science and discovery centres and schools, universities and colleges. Commercial organisations should contact the trust to discuss their eligibility.

Awards typically range between £90,000 and £1 million over three to five years. Funding may cover salaries and associated costs of essential staff and directly associated project costs, including training and mentoring, consultancy fees, marketing and public relations, events, evaluation costs and contingency costs.

Closing date: 23 Mar 18

Deadline information: Preliminary applications due by 5pm GMT/BST, 23 March; full applications due by 5pm GMT/BST, 8 June 2018. Applicants must contact the funder before applying to be invited to submit an application. 

Award type: Networking/collaboration, Hosting conferences, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Hosting visits, Institutional development

Award amount max: £1,000,000

Award amount min: £90,000

Website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Funding-schemes/Sustaining-Excellence-Awards/index.htm

 

Newton international fellowships

British Academy

The British Academy, under the Newton Fund programme, invites applications for its international fellowships. These enable early-career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of social sciences and the humanities to work at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. The specific aims are to:

  • support the development and training of postdoctoral researchers by providing an opportunity to work at a UK research institution for two years;
  • ensure the best postdoctoral researchers across all relevant disciplines are supported in the UK;
  • foster long-term relations between Newton international fellows and the UK research base through the establishment of an alumni programme for former fellows of this scheme.

Applications covering social sciences and humanities are welcomed from applicants from any country outside UK. Applicants must have a PhD, or be in the final stages of their PhD, provided it will be completed by the start of the fellowship. Applicants may not have more than seven years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application, they must be working outside the UK, and they must not hold UK citizenship. A clearly defined and mutually beneficial research proposal must be agreed between the applicant and the UK host researcher.

Fellowships are tenable for up to two years, and include a subsistence award of £24,000 per year, £8,000 per year for research expenses and a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses. Fellowships include a contribution to the overheads incurred at a rate of 50 per cent of the total award to the visiting researcher. Applicants may also be eligible to receive follow-on alumni funding to support networking activities.

Closing date: 27 Mar 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Early-Career fellowships, Networking/collaboration

Award amount max: £66,000

Website: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/newton_international_fellowships.cfm

Application form: https://grants.royalsociety.org/

 

Writer in residence fellowships

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, in collaboration with the Dutch Foundation for Literature, invites nominations for its writer in residence fellowships. This offers fiction and non-fiction writers from the Netherlands and abroad the opportunity to work within an international academic community. The aim is to enable writers and scholars from the humanities, social sciences and other disciplines to benefit from each other’s work.

Publishing houses are invited to nominate writers from anywhere in the world.

Two five-month fellowships are available, one for a Dutch writer and one for a writer from abroad. The non-Dutch fellowship includes access to a studio or subsidised accommodation, lunches, a personal study, research facilities, one international return ticket and a monthly stipend. The Dutch fellowship includes studio accommodation or a set commuting allowance, lunches, access to a personal study and research facilities and a stipend.

Closing date: 02 Apr 18

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

Award type: Retreats, Directed grants for individual investigators

Website: https://nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/writer-residence-fellowship/

Application form: http://www.letterenfonds.nl/nl/entry/1888/oproep-residentie-op-nias-amsterdam

 

International researchers fellowship programme

Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) | Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) invites applications for its international researchers fellowship programme. This enables PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers to pursue research in Turkey in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and technological sciences, medical sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The aim is to promote Turkey’s scientific and technological collaboration with the countries of the prospective researchers.

Each applicant must be a non-Turkish citizen, and may not hold a dual citizenship with Turkey either. They should have an invitation from a university or research institute in Turkey. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger. PhD students must certify that they will be successful in their PhD thesis examination within the deadline of the application process. Postdoctoral applicants who hold a PhD degree from Turkey must have a GPA of at least 3.5 or 4.

Fellowships are available for a maximum of 12 months. Funding includes a monthly living allowance of up to TRY 2,500, travel costs worth up to TRY 2,250 and health insurance premiums worth up to TRY 70 per month.

Closing date: 06 Apr 18

Deadline information: Applications are invited between 5 March and 6 April 2018. Deadlines on: 6 April 2018, 5 October 2018.

Award type: Postdoctoral training fellowships, Predoctoral fellowships

Award amount max: £6,300

Website: http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/funds/academy/international-researchers-fellowship-programmes/content-2216-research-fellowship-programme-for-international-researchers

Application form: http://e-bideb.tubitak.gov.tr/

 

Individual fellowships – non-Dutch

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) invites applications for its individual fellowships for non-Dutch scholars. These enable scholars to carry out a research project in the humanities and social sciences for five to 10 months at the institute.

Applicants must have affiliation with a research institute, at least three years of postdoctoral academic experience and they should already have made a contribution to their field.

Monthly stipends are worth up to €2,600 for junior fellows and up to €3,800 for senior fellows. Fellows receive an office at the institute and a studio or family apartment at a subsidised rate. Travel costs for relocating to the NIAS may be reimbursed.

Closing date: 15 Apr 18

Deadline information: Applications due by 11.59pm, 15 April 2018. This call is repeated once a year.

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

Website: https://nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/individual-fellowship-applicants-dutch-affiliation/

Application form: https://nias.knaw.nl/what-we-offer/apply-for-fellowship/

 

COMING SOON: European Cooperation in Science and Technology – action call

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

 

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open shortly and close on 20 April 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology invites proposals for its action call. This supports networking activities such as meetings, short-term scientific missions, training schools and dissemination activities in the areas of science and technology. The aim is to foster the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. COST encourages multi- and interdisciplinary approaches that are in the fields of interest of at least five COST countries.

Projects must include a network of proposers from at least seven COST member countries or cooperating states. A minimum of three of these countries must be inclusiveness target countries that are Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Turkey. Applicants may be researchers, engineers and scholars from different fields and horizons such as universities, research centres and companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as other relevant actors.

Funding is worth approximately €130,000 per year per project over four years.

Closing date: 20 Apr 18

Deadline information: Proposals due by 12 noon CET, 20 April 2018.

Award type: Hosting conferences, Hosting visits, Travel to conferences, meetings etc., Travel for research purposes, Networking/collaboration, Academic-Industry links

Award amount max: €520,000

Website: http://www.cost.eu/participate/open_call

 

Postdoctoral fellowships and bursaries

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh, via the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowships and bursaries. These enable fellows to conduct research visits at the University of Edinburgh under a university mentor supervision from an area relevant to the fellow’s research interests. Candidates may be studying any areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Applications are accepted from both within and beyond the University of Edinburgh. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application, and normally within the last three years. They should not have held a permanent position at a university, or a previous fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Those who have held temporary or short-term appointments may apply.

Visits have a duration between three and 10 months. Bursaries are worth up to £12,500 and may be used to top up an existing postdoctoral fellowship, or as a contribution towards living expenses. Fellows have access to an office space, university e-mail and library access, weekly fellows’ lunch to build community, and collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas. They also have the opportunity to engage in events at the institute and college, and participate in and design funded workshops and colloquia.

Closing date: 30 Apr 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Early-Career fellowships, Travel for research purposes

Award amount max: £12,500

Website: http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/fellowships/fellowships-at-iash/postdoctoral-bursaries-2016-17/

Application form: http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/application-form

 

Digital scholarship, postdoctoral fellowships, and bursaries

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh, via the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, invites applications for its digital scholarship, postdoctoral fellowships, and bursaries. These enable fellows to conduct research visits at the University of Edinburgh under a university mentor supervision from an area relevant to the fellow’s research interests.

Applications are accepted from both within and beyond the University of Edinburgh. Candidates in digital arts, digital humanities, digital education, digital design and digital social sciences, may apply. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application, and normally within the last three years. They should not have held a permanent position at a university, or a previous fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Those who have held temporary or short-term appointments may apply.

Visits have a duration between three and six months. Bursaries are worth up to £7,500 and may be used to top up an existing postdoctoral fellowship, or as a contribution towards living expenses. Fellows have access to an office space, university e-mail and library access, weekly fellows’ lunch to build community, and collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas. They also have the opportunity to engage in events at the institute and college, and participate in and design funded workshops and colloquia.

Closing date: 30 Apr 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Travel for research purposes, Postdoctoral training fellowships

Award amount max: £7,500

Website: http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/digital-scholarship-postdoctoral-fellowships-and-bursaries-2018-19

Application form: http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/application-form

 

Connection grants for events and outreach activities

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada | Conseil de Recherches en Sciences Humaines

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada invites applications for its connection grants for events and outreach activities. These support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilisation initiatives. The events and activities must provide knowledge exchange opportunities, and may serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities. Grants support workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • disciplinary or interdisciplinary exchanges in the humanities and social sciences;
  • scholarly exchanges between those working in the social sciences and humanities and those working in other research fields;
  • intersectoral exchanges between academic researchers in the humanities and social sciences and researchers and practitioners from the public, private or not-for-profit sectors;
  • international research collaboration and scholarly exchanges with researchers, students and non-academic partners from other countries.

Applicants may be individuals, teams or institutions. All applicants should be affiliated with an eligible Canadian postsecondary institution while applying or, in the case of postdoctoral fellows and researchers, should establish an affiliation within three months of the grant start date.

Co-applicants may be included from Canadian postsecondary institutions, non-profit organisations, philanthropic foundations, think tanks, and municipal, territorial or provincial governments, as well as international postsecondary institutions.

Grants for supporting events are worth between CAD 7,000 and CAD 25,000 over one year. Grants higher than CAD 50,000 will be considered for outreach activities, as long as the award can be managed within one year timeframe. Additional support in the form of cash or in-kind contributions equivalent to a minimum of 50 per cent of the amount requested must come from sponsoring organisations.

Closing date: 01 May 18

Deadline information: Applications due by 8pm Eastern time. Deadlines on: 1 May 2018, 1 August 2018, 1 November 2018, 1 February 2019, and repeated annually.

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

Award amount max: CAD 50,000

Award amount min: CAD 7,000

Website: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/connection_grants-subventions_connexion-eng.aspx

Application form: https://webapps.nserc.ca/SSHRC/faces/logon.jsp?lang=en_CA

 

Hendrik Muller prize for behavioural and social sciences

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) | Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) invites nominations for the Hendrik Muller prize for behavioural and social sciences. This prize is awarded to a researcher or a group of researchers who has made a significant contribution to the behavioural and social sciences.

Nominees must be either Dutch or working in the Netherlands, or foreign researchers whose work focuses on the Netherlands.

The prize is worth €25,000.

Closing date: 15 May 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.

Posted date: 20 Mar 17

Award type: Prizes

Award amount max: €25,000

Award budget total: €25,000

Website: https://www.knaw.nl/en/prijzen/prijzen/hendrikmullerprijsvoordegedrags

Application form: https://www.knaw.nl/shared/resources/prijzen/bestanden/HendrikMullerPrijs2017nominatieformulier.doc

 

 

UKRI innovation fellowships – AHRC leadership fellows highlight notice

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research Councils UK, under the UK Research and Innovation and through the National Productivity Investment Fund, invites applications for its innovation fellowships through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s leadership fellows scheme highlight notice. These enable early-career researchers to carry out research in relevant focus topics, in order to support the research leaders of the future and enable them to undertake major new innovation orientated, intellectual endeavours. Fellowships support the delivery of the government’s industrial strategy by allowing early-career researchers to explore interdisciplinary solutions, which address focused sectoral needs, to the economic benefit of the UK. Applications must fall into one of the following focus areas:

  • creative and digital economy innovation leadership fellows for research programme and leadership activities in partnership with creative or digital economy organisations;
  • interdisciplinary interface innovation leadership fellows for innovative research and research leadership development activities combining arts and humanities with other fields of study;
  • Rutherford Fund fellows for non-UK nationals carrying out activities related to one of the categories above.

Postdoctoral researchers, who are within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent or within six years of their fist academic appointment, may apply. Applicants must hold a contract at an eligible UK research organisation for the duration of the fellowship. Non-UK nationals are particularly encouraged to apply for the Rutherford Fund fellowships and they need not to be based in the UK at the time of the application. Collaborations between academia and non-academic organisations are encouraged.

Fellowships are worth between £50,000 and £250,000 each at full economic costing over six to 24 months, or over one to two years if taken part-time. Fellows will be eligible to apply for a further fellowship of up to two years in duration.

Closing date: 31 May 18

Deadline information: Applications due by 4pm, 31 May 2018.

Award type: Networking/collaboration, Early-Career fellowships, Academic-Industry links

Award amount max: £250,000

Award amount min: £50,000

Website: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/ecr-highlight-notice-in-the-ahrc-leadership-fellowships-scheme/

Application form: https://jes.rcuk.ac.uk/

 

British Academy/Leverhulme small research grants

British Academy

The British Academy, in association with the Leverhulme Trust, invites applications for its small research grants. These support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Grants may be used to facilitate initial project planning and development, to support the direct costs of research and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants can also apply to the British Academy special funds through this scheme.

Advanced researchers, at postdoctoral or equivalent level, resident in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, or currently employed by a recognised UK overseas research organisation may apply. Applications for individual and collaborative projects are equally welcome. International groups of scholars may apply, provided the lead applicant is a UK-based scholar.

Grants are tenable for up to two years and are worth between £500 and £10,000. Funding may cover project planning, development costs, travel, maintenance, research assistance, workshops, conferences, consumables, specialist software and costs of interpreters in the field.

Closing date: 06 Jun 18

Deadline information: Applications are invited between 6 September and 5pm UK time , 1 November 2017; and between 11 April and 5pm UK time, 6 June 2018. Deadlines on: 1 November 2017, 6 June 2018.

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

Award amount max: £10,000

Award amount min: £500

Website: http://www.britac.ac.uk/baleverhulme-small-research-grants-0

Application form: https://britishacademy.flexigrant.com/

 

Fellowships

European Institutes for Advanced Study

The European Institutes for Advanced Study invites applications for its fellowships. These enable researchers to undertake 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating institutes: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna or Zürich. Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree plus two years of full-time research experience after the degree. Exception is made for law scholars who are eligible with a master’s degree plus six years of full-time research experience after the degree. Researchers from all countries are eligible to apply. Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the selected host institute for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to their application.

Fellowships include a living allowance of approximately €26,000 for a junior fellowship and approximately €38,000 for a senior fellowship as well as accommodation, a research budget and coverage of travel expenses.

Closing date: 07 Jun 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, Senior fellowships, Young investigator awards, Retreats

Award amount max: €38,000

Award amount min: €26,000

Website: http://www.2018-2019.eurias-fp.eu/about-us

 

Holberg prize

Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund | Ludvig Holbergs Minnefond

The Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund invites nominations for the Holberg prize. This recognises contributions to research in humanities, social science, law or theology, either within these fields or through interdisciplinary work.

Scholars holding positions at universities and other research institutions, including academies, may submit nominations.

The prize is worth NOK 6 million.

Closing date: 15 Jun 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Prizes

Award amount max: NOK 6,000,000

Website: http://www.holbergprisen.no/en/about-holberg-prize

 

Senior fellowships

International Research Center for Cultural Studies | Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften

The International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) invites applications for its senior fellowships. These support senior scholars, who are well advanced in their careers, to conduct research on the IFK premises at the University of Arts and Design Linz, in Vienna, and aims to foster cooperation between the fellows and other Austrian colleagues.

Qualified scholars of all nationalities may apply regardless of institutional and departmental affiliations. Preference is given to applicants of international repute whose track record in academic publications establishes them as a leading expert in their field.

Fellowships are granted for one academic semester of four months and include a stipend worth up €2,325 per month, contribution for travel costs of a return trip to Vienna, accommodation and office facilities. Fellowships are available from 1 October to 31 January, or from 1 March to 30 June.

Closing date: 01 Jul 18

Deadline information: Applications are invited between May and 1 July 2018.

Award type: Senior fellowships, Travel for research purposes

Award amount max: €9,300

Award budget total: -

Website: http://www.ifk.ac.at/calls-detail-en/ifk_senior-fellowship.html

 

Research fellowships

International Research Center for Cultural Studies | Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften

The International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) invites applications for its research fellowships. These enable postdoctoral scholars early in their scientific careers to conduct research at the University of Art and Design Linz.

Qualified scholars of all nationalities may apply regardless of institutional and departmental affiliations. Preference is given to qualified Austrian applicants.

Fellowships are granted for one academic semester and include a stipend worth up to €2,325 per month, contribution for travel costs of a return trip to Vienna, accommodation and office facilities. Fellowships are tenable either from 1 October to 31 January or 1 March to 30 June.

Closing date: 01 Jul 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Travel for research purposes, Early-Career fellowships, Postdoctoral training fellowships

Award amount max: €9,300

Website: http://www.ifk.ac.at/calls-detail-en/ifk_research-fellowship.html

 

Fellowship programme

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study invites applications for its fellowship programme. This enables scholars to concentrate on their own research interests, without teaching and administrative obligations, while staying at the collegium in Uppsala, Sweden.

Candidates with PhD degrees not older than three years are eligible to apply. Early career candidates must have a promising track record of independent achievements beyond the post-doctoral level. Senior candidates, who have held a PhD for at least ten years, must have demonstrated a track record of significant and original research achievements over a sequence of years and be active at the international forefront of their research fields. Fellows are expected to be at the collegium during the time period stipulated in their agreements and be active participants in the intellectual life of the collegium.

The fellowship includes monthly salary, the size of which is decided after a consultation, and accommodation for fellows who do not live in the Stockholm and Uppsala region.

Applicants are encouraged to seek additional financial support from other sources.

Closing date: 02 Jul 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

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

Website: http://www.swedishcollegium.se/subfolders/Fellowships/generalfellowships.html

Application form: http://www.swedishcollegium.se/test/PDF/general/application_form_110819.pdf

 

Kluge fellowships

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress invites applications for the Kluge fellowships. These enable scholars to conduct research at the John W Kluge Center using the Library of Congress’ collections and resources. Research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual is encouraged.

Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences or in a professional field such as architecture or law may apply. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers.

Up to 12 fellowships, each worth USD 4,200 per month over four to 11 months, are available. Fellows should give one public presentation of their research.

Closing date: 15 Jul 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Access to libraries

Award amount max: USD 46,200

Award amount min: USD 16,800

Website: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.html

Application form: https://klugefellowships.fluidreview.com/

 

Early-career award for public engagement with science

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for its early-career award for public engagement with science. This recognises early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. Types of activities might include informal science education, public outreach, public policy, and science communication activities such as mass media, public dialogue, radio, TV and film, science cafés, science fairs, and social and online media.

Nominees must be early-career scientists or engineers in academia, government or industry who actively conduct research in any scientific discipline, including social sciences and medicine. Nominees must be within seven years of receiving their PhD.

The award comprises USD 5,000, and a complimentary registration and reimbursement for reasonable hotel and travel expenses to attend the association’s annual meeting. 

Closing date: 15 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 once a year.

Award type: Prizes, Young investigator awards, Travel to conferences, meetings etc.

Award amount max: USD 5,750

Website: http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/public_engagement/

Application form: https://earlycareeraward.aaas.org/

 

President's international fellowship initiative for visiting scientists

Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Chinese Academy of Sciences invites applications for its president's international fellowship initiative for visiting scientists. This enables leading international scientists to carry out cooperative projects at CAS-affiliated institutions for one to 12 months. The aim is to create or strengthen partnerships between CAS host institutions and the recipients’ home institutions.

Applicants must have:

  • an academic title of at least assistant professor or equivalent;
  • a record of outstanding scientific accomplishment;  
  • five years’ work experience in a well-known university, research institution or multinational corporation;  
  • a collaborative research proposal prepared in cooperation with the CAS host institution.

The fellowship provides a monthly stipend to cover living expenses, health insurance in China, and economy-class round-trip international travel. Monthly stipends are worth CNY 40,000 for full professors or equivalent title, CNY 30,000 for associate professors or equivalent title, CNY 20,000 for assistant professors or equivalent title.

Closing date: 01 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: Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators

Website: http://english.cas.cn/cooperation/fellowships/201503/t20150313_145274.shtml

Application form: http://english.bic.cas.cn/AF/Fe/201507/P020150723556104375165.xls

 

 

COMING SOON: Grants for academic and artistic work

Kone Foundation | Koneen Säätiö

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 1 September and close on 15 September 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Kone Foundation invites applications for its grants for academic and artistic work. These support academic and artistic work and projects combining the two in the field of humanities, social sciences, arts and environmental studies, covering also multidisciplinary approaches. Work can include:

  • academic or artistic work;
  • academic or artistic development and dissemination;
  • academic research or work based on artistic body of work, including publishing and dissemination of art;
  • cultural work.

Applications are invited from individuals, groups or societies with a VAT identification number. Grants are intended for Finnish nationals working in Finland or abroad or foreign nationals working in Finland. Foreign nationals working abroad may apply if the applicants or the subject matter have a connection to Finland.

Funding is allocated as monthly grant allowances rather than salaries for a period between one month and four years. Early-career or PhD level applicants may receive up to €2,400 a month, mid-career and postdoctoral level applicants may receive up to €2,800 a month and senior or adjunct professor level applicant may receive up to €3,500 a month.

Closing date: 15 Sep 18

Deadline information: Applications are invited between 1 September and 15 September 2018. This call is repeated once a year.

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

Award amount max: €168,000

Website: http://www.koneensaatio.fi/apurahat/apurahan-hakijalle/

 

Banting postdoctoral fellowships

Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

The Government of Canada, via the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, invites applications for the Banting postdoctoral fellowships. These support postdoctoral applicants who will contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth. The specific objectives are:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent both nationally and internationally;
  • develop fellows’ leadership potential;
  • position them for success as research leaders.

The areas of research supported are health, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities.

Candidates may be of any nationality and must hold a PhD, a PhD-equivalent or health professional degree. Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have obtained their degree from a Canadian university may hold their fellowship at a Canadian or foreign institution. Non-Canadian applicants or Canadian citizens and permanent residents who obtained their qualifications from a foreign university must hold their fellowship at a Canadian institution. Applicants must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, nor can they be on leave from such a position. Eligible host institutions are universities, affiliated research hospitals, and colleges or non-profit organisations with a strong research mandate and capacity.

Fellowships are worth CAD 70,000 each per year for two years and approximately 70 awards are available every year.

Closing date: 20 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, Postdoctoral training fellowships

Award amount max: CAD 140,000

Award budget total: CAD 9,800,000

Website: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=2661&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=true

 

Research group grants

Bielefeld University

Bielefeld University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) invites proposals for its research group grants. These support the establishment of interdisciplinary research groups in the natural sciences, humanities or social sciences. Fellows reside at the ZiF and work together on a broader research theme.

 

 

 

Interdisciplinary teams consisting of two to three scholars who have obtained their PhD may submit a project proposal. Research projects should be of high academic quality and include international and interdisciplinary cooperation. Scholars of any nationality may submit a proposal.

Projects with a duration of five months may receive up to €250,000 and projects with a duration of 10 months may receive up to €500,000. ZiF also provides a research assistant, accommodation and conference facilities.

Closing date: 01 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: Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc, Networking/collaboration, Hosting conferences

Award amount max: €500,000

Website: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/ZIF/Foerderung/fg.html

 

Harvard Academy for international and area studies scholars programme

Harvard University

The Harvard University invites applications for its Harvard Academy for international and areas studies scholars programme. This supports scholars at the start of their careers, whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences, including history and law, with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries and regions. The aim is to appoint scholars for two years and provide them with time guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. Senior scholars act as mentors to the scholars.

All Harvard and non-Harvard recent PhD, or comparable professional school degree, recipients and doctoral candidates may apply.  Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses. Those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.

Scholars receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas.

Postdoctoral scholars receive a stipend of USD 67,000 per year, and predoctoral scholars receive a stipend of USD 31,000 per year. This is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.

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

Award amount max: USD 134,000

Closing date: 01 Oct 18  (Forecast)

 

 

COMING SOON: Fulbright Irish scholar awards

Irish Fulbright Commission

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

The Irish Fulbright Commission invites applications for its Irish scholar awards. These enable Irish or EU citizens resident in Ireland for the past three years to complete up to one year of postdoctoral or professional research or lecturing in the US. The following awards are available:

  • Fulbright general awards, open to all disciplines except clinical medical studies;
  • Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland award in innovation, including new technologies that will lead to job creation and increased exports;
  • Fulbright-Environmental Protection Agency award in the areas of water, climate and sustainability;
  • Fulbright-Geological Survey of Ireland award in geoscience;
  • Fulbrigh-Health Research Board Health Impact award, for research and professional development in any area of health;
  • Fulbright-Marine Institute award in the areas of marine science or business;
  • Fulbrigh-National University of Ireland visiting researcher award for NUI graduates.

Applicants should have a PhD or at least five years of relevant professional experience. Dual US-Irish citizens, green card holders, current US residents and candidates with extensive experience of studying or living in the US are not eligible. Preference will be given to visiting researcher applicants.

Each award provides a monetary grant plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming and J-1 visa administration. Grants are tenable for a minimum of three months and a maximum of one year.

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, Personal development

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

 

Research stipend programme

Rockefeller Archive Center

The Rockefeller Archive Center invites applications for its research stipend programme. This reimburses receipted expenses for travel and accommodation in conjunction with research conducted at the RAC.

US and foreign researchers may apply. Institutions are not eligible to apply. Stipends do not support research at other institutions, and do not provide general tuition support. Stipend recipients must commence their research after 1 April of their award year, and must complete their research by 31 March of the following year.

Awards are worth up to USD 4,000.

Closing date: 01 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: Travel for research purposes

Award amount max: USD 4,000

Website: http://www.rockarch.org/grants/generalgia.php

Application form: http://www.rockarch.org/grants/giaapplication.php

 

 

Conference grants

JR Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

The JR Smallwood Foundation invites applications for its conference grants. These enable institutions to organise and host scholarly conferences within the foundation’s mandate.

Applications are open to conference organisers who may be affiliated with Memorial university or other institutions.

Grants are worth up to CAD 5,000 each.

Closing date: 01 Nov 18

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Hosting conferences

Award amount max: CAD 5,000

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

 

 

Social science fellowships

Institute for Advanced Study

The School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its fellowships. These enable visiting fellows to pursue their own research and participate in seminars. The theme is the social sciences in a changing world, however applications outside the theme are also welcomed.

Scholars across the social sciences, whether or not their research corresponds to the theme, may apply. Applicants must hold a completed doctorate or equivalent by the application deadline.

The school aims to provide half of the current academic base salary for all fellows, up to a maximum of USD 70,000 for one full academic year.

Closing date: 01 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: Early-Career fellowships, Senior fellowships, Retreats, Mid-Career fellowships

Award amount max: USD 70,000

Website: http://www.sss.ias.edu/applications

 

Research fellowships

University of Texas at Austin

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for its research fellowships. These support research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music and cultural history. Priority is given to proposals that concentrate on the Center's collections and that require substantial onsite use of them. The following fellowships are available:

  • one to three month fellowships, worth up to USD 4,000 per month – for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive use of the Ransom Center’s collections;
  • travel stipends, worth up to USD 2,500 – for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month’s use of the Center's collections;
  • dissertation fellowships, worth up to USD 2,500 – for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the Center's collections.

The fellowships are open to scholars of any nationality. One to three month fellowships are open to scholars with a PhD or with a substantial record of professional achievement. If the PhD is in-progress at the time of application, it must be completed by 1 June 2018. Dissertation fellowships are open to doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research. Previous recipients of Ransom Center fellowships are eligible to reapply after two cycles have passed.

A total of 10 dissertation fellowships and 50 postdoctoral fellowships are to be awarded.

Closing date: 15 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: Thesis/Dissertation funding, Access to libraries, Early-Career fellowships, Travel for research purposes, Predoctoral fellowships

Award amount max: USD 12,000

Website: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/

Application form: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/submit/

 

International fellowships programme

American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women invites applications for its international fellowships programme. This supports women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the US who are not US citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the US, excluding the applicant’s home country, to women who are members of Graduate Women International. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Up to five fellowships for master’s will be renewable for a second year.

Eligible applicants must not have received a grant from the AAUW before. Applicants must have citizenship in a country other than the US. Women with a dual citizenship in the US and another country are not eligible. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. They must intend to study full-time during the full fellowship year and intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career.

Master’s fellows are awarded USD 18,000. Doctoral fellows are awarded USD 20,000 and postdoctoral fellows are awarded USD 30,000.

Closing date: 01 Dec 18  (Forecast)

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

Award type: Early-Career fellowships, Predoctoral fellowships

Award amount max: USD 30,000

Award amount min: USD 18,000

Website: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/if-application/

Application form: https://aim.applyists.net/AAUW

 

 

International fellowships

New Europe College Institute for Advanced Study

The New Europe College Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its international fellowships. These enable young international researchers and academics working in the fields of humanities, social studies, law and economics to spend one term or a full academic year at NEC.

Applicants must hold a PhD. Preference is given to candidates under 40 and those who have not received a fellowship from NEC before.

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of €750, accommodation and international transport costs to and from the home country at the beginning and end of the fellowship and for certain holidays. Fellows staying for the whole academic year are offered €1,500 towards a one-month research trip to an institution of their choice, or towards field research.

Closing date: 07 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: Directed grants for individual investigators, Travel for research purposes

Award amount max: €6,550

Website: http://www.nec.ro/Fellowships-submenu/necInternational-submenu/necInternational-CallForApp.html

Application form: http://www.nec.ro/data/docs/fellowships/nec-international/call-for-applications/Application_Form_NEC_2018-2019.doc

Link to *Research Professional: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/981160

 

 

 

 

 

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