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Grant Opportunities

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipends

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Proposals are due September 29, 2016 for projects beginning in May 2017.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund

Since 2005, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Craft Research Fund grant program has advanced and expanded research about craft in the United States. The program supports innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history, explores the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture, and fosters new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field. Information for applying can be found on their website for two types of grants:

  • October 21, 2016, 11:59 pm EST || Project and Exhibition Research Grant Application Deadline
  • October 31, 2016, 11:59 pm EST || Travel Grant Application Deadline

Russell Sage Foundation, Small Grants in Behavioral Economics

Applications for the small grants program in behavioral economics are accepted on a rolling basis. Grants are awarded for high-quality research. There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any topic in behavioral economics. However, projects must contribute to the foundation's mission to improve the social and living conditions in the U.S. Appropriate projects will demonstrate explicit use of psychological concepts in the motivation of the research design and the preparation of the results. Experimental projects which do not have substantial behavioral content (such as market experiments testing neoclassical ideas) or substantial economic content (such as psychology experiments with no economic choices or strategic or market implications) will not be funded. There is a $7,500 lifetime limit for these small grants. Applicants must be advanced doctoral students or postdoctoral/junior (non-tenured) faculty members who have been out of graduate school for two or fewer years. Visit the foundation's website for more details.

The NEA Foundation, Learning and Leadership Grants

The NEA Foundation provides grants to support public school teachers, public education support professionals and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2016.

Fellowship Opportunities

Vermont Studio Center Fellowships for Artists and Writers

Applications are accepted for fellowships and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. To be considered for a fellowship, applicants must submit their applications by one of the three annual fellowship deadlines: February 15, June 15, or October 1. It's advised that applicants should apply at least six months in advance of their preferred start date. Visit the website for more details.

Calls for Papers

Submissions accepted for possible publication in The Community College Enterprise: A Journal of Research and Practice. The journal accepts work primarily from community college educators and administrators and is published in the Fall and Spring. It accepts papers on topics such as: alternative learning strategies, learning, student success, retention, developmental education, leadership, teaching and learning strategies and interactive learning. Visit the journal's website for more details.

Manuscripts welcome for possible publication in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. The journal accepts papers on college and university teaching in the following categories: research, integration, innovation and inspiration. Papers may be interdisciplinary or specific to one or a group of disciplines and may address a general or specific audience. For more details, visit the journal's website.

The Journal of College Reading and Learning welcomes submissions for possible publication. The journal publishes investigations on the reading, writing, thinking and studying of college learners. Visit the journal's website for more details.

Article submissions invited for possible publication in American Music, a quarterly journal devoted to all aspects of American music and music in America. The journal also accepts books, recordings and multimedia items for review. Visit the journal's website for more details.