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Grant Opportunities

National Endowment for the Humanities, Public Scholar Program

The Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. The Public Scholar program supports fellowships for continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. Upon completion of their book projects, Public Scholar fellowship recipients will be expected to participate in public events, such as serving as keynote speakers at conferences and offering public lectures at book festivals, library and museum programs, or other events aimed at reaching broad audiences. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $4,200 per month. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. The deadline is March 3, 2015.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Programs in the Humanities for College Educators

Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,900 help cover expenses for these one- to five-week programs. For more information and application instructions, please visit the websites for individual programs. Links are provided here.

J. M. Kaplan Fund, Furthermore Grants

Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. Furthermore looks for work that appeals to an informed general audience; gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; and promises a reasonable shelf life. The grants, ranging roughly from $1,500 to a maximum of $15,000, are awarded twice annually. Postmarked application deadlines are March 1 and September 1. Funds can be used for specific publication components such as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding. Book projects to which a university press or nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred.

Michigan Humanities Council, Heritage Grants

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Michigan Humanities Council is launching a new statewide grant program to share local stories about race and culture by exploring the history of all Michigan’s people. These competitive grants will be awarded to nonprofit agencies to support exhibits, digital projects, oral history programs, documentaries, community conversations and other activities that explore and share the history and experiences of local cultural identity groups. Draft proposal period (submitting a draft for feedback is optional): Dec. 1, 2014 through Jan. 30, 2015; Final application deadline: March 16, 2015.

Institute of International Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Fulbright-Hays GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. Group projects for 2015 must focus on one or more of the following geographic regions of the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Projects cannot exceed $125,000 for a single budget period of 18 months. The deadline is March 23, 2015.

Fellowship Opportunities

Ucross Foundation Residency Program

Artists, writers and composers from around the United States and the world, in all stages of their professional careers, are invited to apply to work on individual or collaborative projects. Applications are also welcome from those writing about the arts, and from individuals working in the natural sciences. Fellows are chosen by a panel of professionals in the arts and humanities in a highly competitive application process. The quality of an applicant's work is given primary consideration. Final invitations for residencies are extended at the discretion of the Ucross Foundation. Visit the foundation's website to apply. Application deadlines are March 1 for Fall Session (which runs August through the first Friday in December), and October 1 for Spring Session (which runs March through the first Friday in June). Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks.

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.