New Funding Opportunities

It has been a long, long time since I’ve gotten the chance to post these (sorry everyone!) I’ve run across some good stuff this week though, so I thought I would share them. Since the international opportunities are across many disciplines, I’ve decided I’m going to start organizing those items by field rather than lumping them all together, but other than that these are organized the same as my earlier posts. Enjoy!

Arts
The Women’s Initiative: For a photojournalistic project dealing with violence against women.
Artist Enrichment funding: Through the Kentucky Foundation for Women.
Berlin Prize in Music Composition: American Academy in Berlin.
Manhattan Community Arts Fund: For arts projects serving the lower Manhattan area.
Young People and the Arts: To support professional development (Australia).

Humanities and Social Sciences
Marshall/Baruch Fellowship: For those studying U.S. military or diplomatic history.
University College Cork: Accepting applications for a PhD in digital arts and humanities (Ireland).

Library & Information Science
 
AAHSL Leadership Program: For those seeking leadership positions in health sciences librarianship.

Sciences
Theodore Dunham, Jr. Grants: For research in Astronomy.
Stony Wold-Herbert Fund: For people in the New York City area researching pulmonary disease.

Other Opportunities
The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund: To allow a working visit to Sweden.
North Carolina Scholarship: Through the Swedish Women’s Educational Association.
Mott Foundation: Funding for projects related to civil society, the environment, Flint, MI, and to the elimination of poverty.

Halloween Week Funding Opportunities

Hello all!
It’s my favorite holiday, and I’ve found some pretty great funding sources that I hope will be helpful for readers. A pretty good start to the day! As always, let me know of any funding opportunities I’ve missed!

Dissertation Awards
American Political Science Association: For work on human rights.
Institute for Supply Management: For research on purchasing or related subjects.
American Political Science Association: Presidents and executive politics.
Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science: short-term dissertation research funding.

Paper Awards, Internships, etc. for Graduate Students
American Sociological Association: Best student paper award. Also a dissertation award.
Middle East Program of Wilson Center (unpaid): Internships in Washington, D.C.
Brazil Institute Internships (paid and unpaid): Must have strong writing and language skills in English and Portuguese.
Mexico Institute Internship (paid): Must have strong skills in English and Spanish.
North Korea Documentation Project (unpaid): Internships doing research, library work.
Internships (unpaid): Cold War International History Project.
Young Explorers Grant Program: Through National Geographic. Foreign nationals and American citizens eligible to apply.
Student Research Grants: North Carolina Academy of Science.
Whitehall Prize: For essays on early American history.

Library and Information Studies/Computer Science
Medical Library Association: Grants and scholarships.
UNCF Undergraduate Scholarship: For Computing and Information Technology.
UNCF GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship: For graduate students in the biological sciences.
Digital Media Learning Competition:  Call for proposals for research; dissertation funding.
Filby Award: For genealogical librarianship.
WGSS Award: For Women’s Studies librarianship.
CLS ProQuest Awards: For innovative academic librarians.
Engineering Libraries Division: Awards.
Kilgour Research Award: Development of information technologies relevant to storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information.

Interdisciplinary
Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism: For work that evaluates news coverage of significant events.
Mary Lily Research Grants: Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.
Big Questions in Free Will Project:  Funding for graduate students and new PhDs to attend seminars.
Colorado Humanities:  For Humanities projects focusing on Colorado.

Social and Natural/Biological Sciences
American Sociological Association: Awards for publications and other activities. Also a dissertation award.
Early Career Faculty Award: American Society for Microbiology.
Comparative and Veterinary Special Section: Student travel award.
School of Advanced Research (Anthropology and Archaeology): Summer fellowships.
Postdoctoral Fellowships: High Altitude Observatory at NCAR.

International Opportunities
NSF Graduate Research Fellows: For collaboration with researchers in Nordic countries.
Innovative Research Incentives Scheme: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research; open to foreign applicants.
Travel Grants: For Australian and French students enrolled in a Cotutelle program.
British Society of Animal Science: Murray Black Award.
DeGruyter Study Grant: For the study of European librarianship by American librarians.
Cross Aegean Exchange Program: For Turkish students to study in Greece.
Henry Moore Institute awards: For those studying historic and contemporary sculpture.
Australian Institute of Criminology: Internships.
Rowntree Foundation: For research on employer behavior and poverty.
American School of Classical Study at Athens: A variety of positions open, including one for a librarian.
The British School at Rome: Fellowships and awards.
Churchill Memorial Trust: For Australian scholars.
Eurasian Fellowships: For US citizens in pre-dissertation, dissertation, and postdoc stages to do research.
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: For postdocs to conduct research in Japan.

Staying Informed, One Listserv at a Time

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything besides funding updates (grad school will do that to you!) but I have been wanting to post something on listservs for a while. I’m of the opinion that listservs are a stellar way to stay informed about the field, learn about funding and conferences, and more. In fact, several of the publications I’ve been involved in were ones I learned about through listservs. This is especially great for students and new professionals, who are still feeling out their place in the field and want to learn from others. They are also great for anyone who wants to keep up to date on funding opportunities and calls for papers (two of my big focuses right now!)
Below is my “list of lists”–websites that you can go to and sign up for listservs that interest you. Since my focus is in LIS, Social Sciences, and the Humanities, that’s where I have focused my attention–if you know of a similar site I haven’t included, feel free to add it!

ALA Mailing List Service: All the listservs run through the American Library Association. I am an ALA member, but it looks like non-members can sign up too. Just follow the instructions when you hit ‘subscribe.’ After you complete the steps the first time, your e-mail address will be subscribed to other lists with one click.

H-Net Discussion Networks: H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences online) is an awesome resource. They have calls for participation, conference alerts, and a heaping helping of listservs spanning just about every interest. By adding yourself to the lists you are most interested in, you’ll get updates from H-Net (which is very extensive and daunting to browse through) that are relevant to your chosen topics.

Conference Alerts: Most people I know haven’t heard of this one, which makes me feel like I am sharing some great secret with them. This site is incredible–it lists conferences from all over the world and across disciplines. You can search by country or topic. You can also sign up for e-mail alerts that you can customize to include whatever topics you want and whatever countries you want (I have mine set to tell me about conferences in all countries.) Then you’ll get occasional e-mails with a list of upcoming conferences that meet your criteria. I like to browse the list not only to find what conferences I might attend, but also to see if any of my current projects might fit into a call for papers.

WikiCFP: A resource for calls for papers in science and technology. You can sign up for an account, and create your own list of topics you want CFPs for. They also alert followers to new CFPs on Twitter (@WikiCFP.)

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.

 

Funding and Internship Opportunities

I’m going to try something new on the blog where I create posts with current funding opportunities that stick out to me. Hopefully it will be a way to help my fellow students and new professionals find the funding they need! If you know of any great opportunities that aren’t listed here, please leave them in the comments!

Doctoral Students

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship: For doctoral students writing their dissertation.

Birgit Baldwin Fellowship: For students writing dissertations in Scandinavian studies.

Librarians and LIS Students

Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship: For a qualified children’s librarian to study at the Smathers library in Gainesville, FL.

Gale Cengage Travel Award: Helps a student attend the 2012 ALA annual conference.

W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship: To assist someone currently working with government documents in pursuing an MLS.

Creative Artist Residencies: For one month of work through the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center.

Post-Doctoral

Volkswagen Fellowships in the Humanities: for post-docs looking to study at one of several institutions.

Harvard Fellowships: For doctoral degree holders studying American history.

Cambridge Fellowships: For up to four years of intensive work/study.

Research Associateships: Through the National Academies.

Clare Hall Fellowships: For those seeking to do research without teaching duties at Cambridge; non-stipendiary.

Research

Library Research Grants: Offered by the Getty Foundation.

American Geographical Society Library: Short-term fellowships.

Internships/Fellowships

Mote Marine Center Internships: for college and graduate students in marine biology. These are unpaid.

Museum Administration Internships: at the Chicago History Museum.

NOW Internships: for the National Organization of Women. These are unpaid, but can be used for college credit.

Met Museum Fellowships: Fellowships for graduate students at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Folk Arts Apprenticeships: Allows the apprentice to study under a master folk artist in New Mexico for one year.

Jeanne Suave Scholars Program: Supports residence in Quebec and study at McGill University for one year.