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.)