Funding Opportunities, Week of 1/29

It’s been a while since I’ve posted these, but I found a few this week that made me think of some of my readers: there is one for art, some for librarianship, and some international opportunities, along with other things (I didn’t put them into their usual categories because there are fewer of them than usual). Happy applying!

Women’s Studio Workshop: Fellowships for artists.

International Reporting Project: Fellowships for journalists.

Grant for Foreign Law Librarians: To attend the AALL annual meeting in Boston.

Historic Archives Program: To encourage anthropologists to preserve their unpublished work.

Prixars: Competition for digital music.

Summer (Paid) Internship: Maryland State Archives.

Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust: For Pakistani researchers to come to the UK.

Visiting Researcher Stipend: UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Funding Opportunities, Week of November 27

So I took a break last week (and I might take a few more in the weeks to come) thanks to crazy school/personal life shenanigans, but I did find a few things this week to share! Enjoy!

Post-docs
Churchill College: Junior Fellowships (England).
Killam Postdoc: In science and engineering (Canada).
Sultan Postdoc: Islamic art and architecture (Berkeley).
US-Japan Relations Postdoc: Weatherhead Center, Harvard.

International Opportunities
Vittore Branca Center: For those wishing to study Italian culture.
International Tropical Timber Organization: Fellowships.

Science and Technology
Science and Technology Fellows: Millennium Challenge Foundation.
ACM History Fellowship: Association for Computing Machinery.

Arts
Internships: Museum of Fine Art; Boston.
Susman Curatorial Fellowship: Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago.
Visual Arts Awards: The British School at Rome.

Other Opportunities
Sertoma Scholarships: For deaf and hard of hearing students.
Emergency Grants: For female students in the UK and elsewhere faced with unexpected financial difficulties.
Contemplative Studies Fellowship: Mind and Life Institute.

 

Funding Opportunities, Week of 11/13

Travel Grants for Research
Massachusetts Historical Society: Short term research fellowships, including one in African-American studies.
John H. Daniels Fellowship: For those studying sport and conservation.

Social & Political Sciences
Fellowships: Belfer Center for International Affairs.
Post-Doc at Case Western: African-American Studies.
Fellowships: For researchers working in Palestinian Studies.

Arts & Humanities
Visiting Researchers: Religion and Religious History.
Individual Artist Program: To fund artists living in Indiana.
Iowa Arts Scholarship: For undergraduates.

Library & Information Studies, Museum Studies, etc.
E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize: For a student in music librarianship (UK).
Minnesota Historical Society: Internships

International Opportunities
Smuts Visiting Fellowship: Cambridge University.
Fulbright Grants: For EU citizens.
New Generation Thinkers: To produce work featured on the BBC.
Grants: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Includes a postdoc and funding for journalists.
Short-term Research Grants: For UK & Irish scholars and students to do research in Germany.
Research Associateships: For international scholars to teach women’s studies at the Five Colleges.

Science and Medicine
Feinberg International Summer Science School: For math, physics, chemistry, and life sciences.
Fellowships: International Society for Infectious Disease.
Villers Fellowship: For healthcare justice.
Scholarships: Garden Club of America.
Research Awards: For Marine Biology.
Association for Women in Science: career development funding.
FAMU/FSU funding: Department of Engineering.
Research Grants: American Orchid Society.

Other Opportunities
Bread & Roses Community Fund: Scholarship for gay men from the 5 county Philadelphia area.
Scholarship Program: For members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Funding: Week Of October 2nd

Another installment in this series of funding opportunities! I’ve organized them by field and tacked miscellaneous ones at the end. There are a lot of great funding opportunities I’ve found this week and, as always, if you know of one I didn’t include make sure to add it!

Library & Information Science/Museum Studies:
National Museum of the American Indian: 10 week internships.
Volunteer Internships and Research Assistantships (unpaid): National Gallery of Art
Gerd Muehsam Award: For graduate student papers/projects on art librarianship
YALSA/Frances Henne/VOYA ¬†Grant: For small scale projects that promote research that responds to YALSA’s research agenda.

Art and Art History:
Wolfsonian Fellowships: For those with a Master’s or PhD who wish to study visual art & material culture, particularly from the Netherlands.
Yaddo Fellowships: For artists’ residency in Yaddo community. Deadline January 1st.
Infuse: For building collaborations in the arts in Australia.
Visiting Scholars: at the Yale Center for British Art; predoctoral and postdoc opportunities available

History:
Twentieth Century Japan Research Award: For those researching recent Japanese history.
John W. Hartman Center: Travel grants for using the collection of sales, marketing, and advertising history items.
Center for Jewish History: Fellowships
University of Kansas Medical Center: Fellowship for study of medical history.
Predoctoral Residencies: For those in Byzantine, pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape Studies
International Committee for the History of Technology: prize for a book or dissertation. Also have an article prize.
Marshall Foundation: Awards for 20th century military and diplomatic history.
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals: Curran Fellowship for research; also a book prize
American Antiquarian Society: short-term fellowships
Humanities and Social Sciences:
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships in the Humanities: Mostly for PhD candidates and post-doctoral scholars.
John Carter Brown Library Short-Term Fellowships: For a variety of research topics that utilize the library’s collections.
American Research Institute in Turkey: For those wishing to conduct Humanities and Social Science research in Turkey.
Summer Institute for Israel Studies: For faculty designing courses on Israel studies.
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Program: Fellowships for humanities and social sciences–this year’s theme is “Media: Cuneiform to Digital and Beyond”
Associate Fellowship (non-stipendiary): University of Victoria Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
Artz Summer Program: For use of Oberlin’s special collections

Women’s/Gender Studies:
Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies: Visiting faculty opportunities

Publication Awards and Miscellaneous Other Awards:
Working Class Studies Association: Awards for publications and dissertations.
Hagley Prize: For a book on business history.
Samsung Ho-Am Prize: For achievement in science, engineering, medicine, arts, and community service; for people of Korean descent.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: For graduate and undergraduate students
Five Colleges Fellowship: For students from underrepresented groups who are working on their dissertations.
American Association of University Women: Career development grants

Teaching Awards:
Bernath Lecture Prize: For exceptional teaching of foreign relations.
Jose Vasconcelos Award: For educators.

 

>What Makes an Artist’s Book?

>I recently had a discussion with a friend (the wonderful Amanda Langdon) about artists’ books when she was trying to describe them for a paper. Talking with her gave me the opportunity to think about how I define an artist’s book (especially since the published literature and the content of library collections gives such broad, and sometimes conflicting, definitions.)

The big thing that I think separates an artist’s book from a commercially-produced book is the interplay between form and content. Broadly defined they’re books created primarily to be ‘art’ rather than to be a book in the traditional sense. They are still functional (ie you should be able to interact with them as books) but they were not created by a publishing house with the sole purpose of showcasing an author’s content-they were created by an artist to showcase both their binding work and the interaction between content and form.

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