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Grant Advisor Plus

The Grant Advisor Plus database allows you to enter your own search criteria (such as funding agency, keywords, academic division, and more). Results are displayed in a table format. The Article Search is available for keyword searching through hundreds of their program abstracts and Federal Register articles. The Grant Advisor Plus home page offers many useful links including one to electronic newsletter with funding deadlines organized by research area.

FC Search

The Foundation Center's Database on CD-ROM. This tool is not available on line, but is available in the CFR Office. Let Megan Stelzer know if you would like to stop by and use this searchable database. The FC Search features a comprehensive listing of all-known active U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities, and their grants. It includes a Grantmaker File of over 71,210 records and a Grants File with more than 339,990 grants of $10,000 or more awarded by the nation's top funders. Unique to FC Search is the ability to quickly click back and forth between descriptions of grants awarded and the profiles of the grantmakers that awarded the grants. You can also link from the grantmaker profiles to the associated grants of the largest funders. You may also link directly to the Web sites of over 2,700 of the nation's top foundations, as well as more than 1,700 corporate Web sites.

Grantmaker records on FC Search include contact information, funding interests, geographic focus, application and financial information, and much more. FC Search also allows users to link the names of close to 315,000 trustees, officers, and donors to their foundation affiliations. Grantmaker and grants data may be accessed by choosing from among 21 search criteria, including text searching. Boolean search terms (AND, OR, NOT) may be used within and between search fields to broaden or narrow your searches.

SPIN

SPIN is an online funding database with over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors that can be customized to bring back precisely the results you want, based on search criteria that you create. It offers active searching, automated opportunity matching, and daily opportunity notifications.

American Academy in Berlin
The American Academy in Berlin provides a unique bridge between Germany and America - a bridge created through the scholarship and creativity of distinguished individuals involved in cultural, academic, and public affairs.

Academy Fellows are sought from the fine arts including painting, sculpture, music, film, and drama; scholarly disciplines such as art history, history, philosophy, sociology, political science, and public policy; as well as from professional fields including architecture, law, business, economics and journalism. Fellows are encouraged to take up an association with a Berlin institution such as a museum, library, archive, university, government agency, film studio or media organization.

American Association of University Women
The AAUW Educational Foundation, the largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world, supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

American Chemical Society
Undergraduate Faculty Sabbatical Grants (PRF)

Grants are intended to help provide year-long, full-time research experiences that will inspire and rejuvenate the awardees and their research programs. It is anticipated that participation in this program will have long-term benefits not only for the participating faculty members but also for their students and home institutions.

American Council of Learned Societies
The ACLS Fellowship Program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, geography, history, languages and literatures, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology. Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political philosophy). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

They offer many, many fellowships, including but not limited to the following:

ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships

ACLS/ New York Public Library Fellowships ACLS/ New York Public Library Fellowships

ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships for Junior Faculty

Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellowships in East European Studies

American Council for International Education Research Fellowships
Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
Provides full support for research and approximately ten hours per week of advanced language instruction for three to nine consecutive months in Central Asia, Russia, the South Caucasus, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Title VIII Research Scholar Program
Provides full support for three to nine consecutive month research trips to Central Asia, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Moldova and Ukraine.

Title VIII Southeast European Language Training Program
This program provides fellowships for graduate students, faculty, and scholars to study language for a semester, academic year or summer in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia.

American Institute of Indian Studies
Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships. Available to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.

American Political Science Association
The Association brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors in order to expand awareness and understanding of political life.

American Society for Microbiology
Fellowships

ASM provides funds to students, postdoctoral fellows, and early and mid-career scientists to conduct research and participate in activities that encourage professional growth in a new area. Funds may be available for stipends, housing, travel, and membership in ASM. Check individual program for more information.

AMS Publication on Subventions
The Publications Committee of the American Musicological Society makes available funds to help with expenses involved in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, articles, special issues of journals, and works in non-print media. Individual authors or editors, or their sponsoring organization, society, or department, may apply for assistance to defray costs not covered by publishers, such as illustrations, musical examples, facsimiles, accompanying audio or video examples, and permissions. They encourage the submission of proposals from younger scholars and scholars in the early stages of their careers and welcome proposals for projects that make use of newer technologies.

Archeological Institute of America
Many awards available, including:

Publications Grant 
The Archaeological Institute of America established the Publications Grant to offer an annual stipend worth $5,000 to assist scholars in preparing, completing, and publishing results of their field research.

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship 
The award is to be used for travel and study in Greece, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, Southern Italy, Asia Minor or Mesopotamia.

Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the AIA and the American Academy in Rome 
A pre- or post-doctoral fellowship for study of archaeology and classical studies has been established by the Institute at the American Academy in Rome. This Fellowship, combined with other funds from the American Academy in Rome, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship that will be open to citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship 
One fellowship, with a stipend of $11,000, will be awarded for the academic year 2006-2007 to an applicant contingent upon his or her acceptance as an incoming Associate Member or Student Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship 
One fellowship carrying a stipend of $4,000 will be awarded for the academic year 2005-2006 to enable a person to work on an individual project of a scholarly nature related to Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology.

The Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship 
The Archaeological Institute of America announces that funding is available to support projects pertaining to the archaeology of Portugal. These include, but are not limited to, research projects, colloquia, symposia, publication, research-related travel, or travel to academic meetings for the purpose of presenting papers on the archaeology of Portugal.

Association of American Geographers
Grants and awards supporting doctoral dissertation, writing, and research in the field of geography. Other sponsors which fund projects outside of geography: East-West Center Visiting Fellowships and National Geographic Society - Committee for Research and Exploration Awards.

Association for Asian Studies
Offer grants for short-term travel to Japan and Korea. The grant is intended for use by scholars already familiar with the country but who need time there in order to complete their work.

Australian National University (ANU); Humanities Research Centre
Visiting Fellowship

The Humanities Research Centre was established by the Australian National University in 1972 to foster innovative research in the humanities and provides funds to support both scholars of demonstrated achievement and promising younger scholars to work in the centre. Each year the centre concentrates on a special theme of enquiry and applications are particularly welcomed from scholars with interest in the theme. Visiting Fellows are expected to participate in the centre's programs, meet regularly with other fellows, make public presentations of their research (Work-in-Progress seminars), and avail themselves of other opportunities for interchange. Visitors must be in residence for the duration of their appointment.

The centre offers the following: 

Visiting Fellowships (with grant)Visiting Fellowships (with partial grant)Sabbatical Fellowships (without grant): Staff from other universities and cultural institutions are encouraged to use the facilities of the centre and the ANU and contribute to its intellectual life during their outside studies program. These awards do not provide financial assistance, and are dependent on the availability of office space in the centre.Travel assistance to other Australian institutions must be applied for preferably at the same time as the application and well in advance in accepting the invitation to speak at the another Institution. If granted, it's the applicant's responsibility to make certain the Humanities Research Centre is fully acknowledged.

Cattell Fund, James McKeen
Supplemental Sabbatical Awards

The James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships is offering supplemental sabbatical awards in psychology. These awards are designed to supplement sabbatical allowances provided by colleges and universities, so that each awardee may be able to take enough time to complete the objectives of the sabbatical period. The objective of the awards is to encourage research and scholarly endeavor on the part of the psychologists at colleges and universities.

Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Visiting Senior Fellowship Program Applications will be considered for study in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, etc.) of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of physical form.

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF); American Region
Grants for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors
A one-year grant is available for assistant, associate, and full professors. The grant will provide funds to help replace half of the salary of faculty on sabbatical or for time off for research and writing.

Columbia University; Center for Study of Law and Culture
Fellowships and Visitorships

The Center for the Study of Law and Culture (CSLS) at Columbia University invites applications for residential fellowships and sabbatical visitorships for the academic year to undertake research, writing, and discussion in ways that span traditional academic disciplines. The CSLC welcomes scholars from any field who are interested in spending the academic year in residence at Columbia Law School working on scholarly projects relating to the CSLC's theme: law, culture, and citizenship. In addition, fellows will be expected to participate in CSLC activities, assist in organizing a spring conference on law, culture, and citizenship, and will present a paper at the center's colloquium series.

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
Established in 1988, the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes serves as a site for the discussion of issues germane to the fostering of cross disciplinary activity and as a network for the circulation of information and the sharing of resources. It has a membership of over one hundred and thirty centers and institutes that are remarkably diverse in size and scope and are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, and other countries.

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
Visiting Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

The sponsor offers in-residence fellowships to scientists with research interests in the areas of: advanced observing and modeling systems; climate system variability; geodynamics; planetary metabolism and regional processes.

ADVANCED OBSERVING AND MODELING SYSTEMS--includes atmospheric chemistry; atmosphere and ocean physical parameters; cryosphere; data centers and data management; ecosystem and environmental modeling; remote sensing of terrestrial properties; non-linear systems; and space weather.

CLIMATE SYSTEM VARIABILITY--includes detection of climate modes, trends, and variability; mechanisms and forcings of climate variability; stratospheric ozone depletion; prediction of climate variability; and development of extreme events and rapid climate change.

GEODYNAMICS--at its most basic level, the goal of geodynamics is to better understand the process of convection within the Earth's mantle, and of how that convection affects the surface of our planet.

PLANETARY METABOLISM--includes biogeochemical cycling; biosphere-atmosphere interactions; response of natural systems to perturbations; and transport and fate of chemicals in the biosphere.

REGIONAL PROCESSES--includes region-specific impacts of climate variability and extreme events; atmospheric chemical forecasting; regional air quality; intercontinental transport and chemical transformation; surface/atmosphere exchange; hydrological cycles in weather and climate; and high latitude regional processes.

INTEGRATING ACTIVITIES--the production of rigorous, cutting-edge science and technology, the sharing of such knowledge and techniques with students from kindergarten to post-graduate levels, and to developing the significance of scientific and technological discovery for a wide range of decision makers in public, private, and non-governmental settings.

Council for Christian Campuses and Universities Initiative Grants
The purpose of this program is to enable small groups of Christian scholars to network in ways that will lead to individual and collaborative scholarship on focused themes of keen interest to the larger academy. Any discipline is encouraged to submit a proposal which demonstrates potential for Christian perspectives on the theme to make an important contribution to conversations in the academy.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)Fulbright Scholar Program; Grants for U.S. Faculty and Professionals; Country Programs; Europe; Finland
For over 50 years, the Fulbright Program has offered U.S. faculty, professionals, teachers, and students the opportunity to conduct research, teach, or study abroad and to make a major contribution to global understanding. The program also brings foreign nationals to the United States to study, teach, and pursue research. The Fulbright Scholar Program, the senior scholar component of the Fulbright Program, offers grants for college and university faculty, as well as for professionals and independent scholars. Approximately one-quarter are for research and three-quarters for lecturing, combined lecturing or research, or seminar participation. Multicountry research is offered in some regions. The Council offers multiple opportunities including, but not limited to, the following:

Award 4272 is for the professional development project they wish to pursue in Finland. The grant is meant for professionals in all fields except medicine.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following broad program areas: conservation; population; science; children, families, and communities; arts; and organizational effectiveness and philanthropy. The Foundation provides national and international grants, and also has a special focus on the Northern California Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.

Department of Education (US)
Don't forget to check for federal sources for funding. There are many opportunities for a wide variety of purposes.

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which life depends. For 30 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. The agency offers multiple grants, fellowships, and research associateships in those areas.

European University Institute
Jean Monnet Fellowships

Jean Monnet Fellowships are awarded in order to allow the pursuit or continuance of post-doctoral research with no heavy teaching obligations. This research must lead to publication (articles or a monograph), either under the Institute's imprint (for instance in the form of a working paper), or in a journal or with a publisher with which the Fellow is already in contact. Work must fall within one of the following three major categories: (a) comparative research in a European perspective; (b) research on the European Communities or on a topic of interest for the development of Europe; (c) fundamental research, provided that it relates to an innovative subject of importance in one of the disciplines contributing to the development of Europe's cultural and academic heritage.

Fellows carry out their research in one of the Institute's four departments: History and Civilization, Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences, or in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies which develops interdisciplinary activities bearing on important issues, principally the construction of Europe.

Five College Women's Studies Research Center
The Five College Women's Studies Research Center, founded in 1991, supports scholarly and creative work in women's studies by providing visiting residencies for feminist scholars, teachers, artists, and activists from the United States and abroad; creating a structure for Five College faculty, local community activists, and teachers with research interests in women's studies to discuss, critique, and facilitate one another's work: sponsoring faculty seminars, community workshops, and networking events on topics of importance to women's studies; organizing national and international conferences on scholarship and teaching in women's studies encouraging the use of archival collections on women in the Five College area.

Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library offers a limited number of residential fellowships for periods of six to nine months. Successful candidates will be advanced scholars who have made substantial contributions in their fields and whose research projects are appropriate to the collections of the Folger Library.

Ford Foundation
Their mission is to improve the quality of life in the community and to enhance individual opportunity through education. They support educational programs primarily within three main areas: higher education, classroom teaching and learning, and international education.

Fulbright (see CEIS)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Special Programs
Short Term Lectureships

Canadian and U.S. colleges and universities are invited to apply for shared financial support to invite German academics in all fields, notably university faculty, to teach for a period of one to six months at the host institution. This program is designed to help fill a curricular gap or to act as a stimulus for teaching and research in the department concerned.

Getty (J. Paul) Trust
Theme-Year Scholars--Visiting Scholars

The sponsor offers a monthly stipend award to established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to pursue projects related to the sponsor's annual theme. Scholars are usually in residence three months. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their research free from academic obligations, make use of the Getty collections, join colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center. The sponsor welcomes applications from researchers in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences whose projects bear upon the problem of duration in the visual arts. Conservators who have an interest in theoretical aspects of this topic are also invited to apply; projects may entail use of a Getty conservation laboratory.

Guggenheim (John Simon) Memorial Foundation
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation

The sponsor provides fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts.

Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
The Center offers multiple fellowships, including:

Villa I Tatti in Florence offers up to fifteen fellowships each academic year for advanced research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance. Each Fellow is offered a place to study, use of the Biblioteca and Fototeca Berenson, lunches on weekdays, and various other privileges, the most important of which is the opportunity to meet scholars from a variety of countries working in related fields

Thanks to the generous assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the availability of a small number of new Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, geography, history, languages and literatures, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology.

Howard (George & Eliza Gardner) Foundation
Fellowships

Ten one-year fellowships of $20,000 each are available for independent projects in the fields of creative writing in English, including novels, short stories, poetry, playwriting, essays and creative non-fiction. Eligible nominees are mid-career individuals with the rank of assistant or associate professor, who are professionally based in the U.S. either by affiliation with an institution or by residence. The sponsor awards fellowships to support persons engaged in independent projects in the following fields for 2011-2012: creative non-fiction, literary translation (into English), film studies and literary studies.

Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
Research grants are provided for teams of scientists from different countries who wish to combine their expertise to approach questions that could not be answered by individual laboratories. Emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientist from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life sciences. The research teams must be international.

Two types of Research Grant are available: Young Investigators' Grants are awarded to teams of researchers, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer or equivalent).

Long-term Fellowships provide young scientists with up to three years of postdoctoral research training in an outstanding laboratory in another country.

Short-term Fellowships enable researchers to move into new areas by learning state-of-the-art techniques in use abroad or by establishing new research collaborations. These fellowships can last from two weeks to three months in a foreign country.

Humanities Research Group
Visiting Humanities Fellowships

Scholars with research projects in traditional humanities disciplines or in theoretical, historical or philosophical aspects of the sciences, social sciences, arts and professional studies are invited to apply.

Institute for Advanced Study

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
For over 30 years IREX has supported the highest quality research in the social sciences and humanities. IREX research programs provide individuals and teams of researchers with the support and resources they need to achieve their personal and professional goals. IREX offers multiple fellowships; see their website for details.

Japan Foundation
The purpose of the Japan Foundation is "to contribute to a better international environment, and to the maintenance and development of harmonious foreign relationships with Japan, through deepening other nations'understanding of Japan, promoting better mutual understanding among nations, encouraging friendship and goodwill among the peoples of the world, and contributing to the world in culture and other fields through the efficient and comprehensive implementation of international cultural exchange activities." (Independent Administrative Institution Japan Foundation Law, Article 3)

The Japan Foundation carries out its programs and activities in the following three major categories: 1) Art and Cultural Exchange, 2) Japanese Language Education Overseas, and 3) Japanese Studies Overseas and Intellectual Exchange. In addition, the Japan Foundation Information Center (JFIC) was established in May 2004 to encourage and provide information on international exchange.

Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
Awards Senior Fellowships and Peace 
Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to enable outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals to conduct research on important issues concerning international conflict and peace.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
This prestigious opportunity provides a professor the resources and freedom to conduct cutting edge research in fields of their choice. Candidates are invited to conduct original research on one or more aspects of science relevant to the mission and goals of LLNL, which include: Physics, Computational Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Geological Sciences, Energy, Laser Science and Biological Science. Successful candidates may participate in experimental or theoretical work at LLNL and will have access to the Laboratory's extensive computing facilities, specialized laboratory facilities and field equipment.

Library of Congress
Library of Congress offers fellowships for Humanistic and Social Science Research through the Kluge Center, which especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multilingual research is particularly welcome.

Lilly Library Research Fellowships, Indiana U
The Lilly Library, the principal rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University, invites applications for visiting fellowships for research in residence in its collections. Its holdings support research in British, French, and American literature and history; the literature of voyages and exploration, specifically the European expansion in the Americas; early printing, and the Church, children's literature, music; film, radio and television; medicine, science, and architecture; and food and drink.

MacArthur Fellows Program
Provides unrestricted fellowships to exceptionally talented and promising individuals who have shown evidence of originality, dedication to creative pursuits, and capacity for self-direction. The MacArthur Fellows Program accepts nominations only from the more than 100 designated nominators across the country in a range of academic and professional fields.

Maclellan Foundation
The purpose of the Maclellan Foundation is to serve strategic international and national organizations committed to furthering the Kingdom of Christ and select local organizations that foster the spiritual welfare of the community.

The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation
The primary purpose of the Foundation is to award fellowships to present and prospective teachers, with an emphasis on present teachers at the college or university level, to enable them to study abroad or at some location or locations other than that with which they are most closely associated. The aim is to stimulate and broaden the minds of teachers so as to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction. Most grants are primarily for travel and related expenses and not as salary substitutes, scholarships, or grants in aid. According to Mr. Whiting's will, the benefits under the Foundation are to be conferred at the sole discretion of the trustees but shall not at any time be denied for reasons of race, color, nationality, religion, or sex.

Merrill Lynch Innovation Grants Competition
Will award a total of $180,000 to eligible PhDs who most effectively present the potential commercial applications of their dissertation topics. The program seeks to stimulate inventiveness by challenging PhDs in the sciences, liberal arts, and engineering disciplines to examine their research in light of real world applications.

National Council for Eurasian and East European
NCEEER was created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term, high quality programs of post-doctoral research about the social, political, economic and historical development of Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Among national research organizations, NCEEER is the largest provider of resources to U.S. scholars for postdoctoral research in these fields. Its support for research on the region has produced direct benefits for U.S. policymakers, the academic community, nonprofit organizations and American business. The projects it has funded have helped people from all of these fields gain a better understanding of current developments and future prospects in the post-communist countries of Europe and Eurasia. NCEEER has also been involved in bringing to the attention of Congress and the executive branch the national interest served by the exchange of ideas among professionals in academia and government.

National Education Association
Visiting Senior Fellowship Program Applications will be considered for study in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, etc.) of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of physical form.

National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, and public programs in the humanities.

National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center is the country's only independent institute for advanced study in the humanities. A private, nonprofit institution, the Center exists to encourage excellent scholarship and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American society. Leaders from higher education, the corporate world, and public life founded the Center in 1976, convinced that we must study history, language and literature, philosophy, the arts, religion, law, and all other humanities fields if we want to understand the human experience. Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted.

National Institutes of Health
Summer internship program, post baccalaureate research opportunities, graduate education program, clinical and research training programs for medical and dental students.

National Research Council
The National Academies administers Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards through its Associateship Programs, part of the Policy and Global Affairs Division. The Research Associateship Programs are sponsored by federal laboratories and NASA Research Centers at over one hundred locations in the United States and overseas. 

Awards are made to doctoral level scientists and engineers who can apply their special knowledge and research talents to research areas that are of interest to them and to the host laboratories and centers. Awards are made to Postdoctoral Associates (within 5 years of the doctorate) and Senior Associates (normally 5 years or more beyond the doctorate). Each awardee works in collaboration with a Research Adviser, who is a staff member of the federal laboratory. In addition to traditional Postdoctoral and Senior awards, the Associateship Programs offer Summer Faculty Awards, combined teaching and research awards, opportunities in the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and the international opportunities at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Naval Medical Research Center overseas laboratories.

National Security Agency

Mathematical Sabbatical Program

The sabbaticals primarily involve cryptanalysis, a discipline highly dependent on superior math ability. Other sabbatical work involves algebra, probability, statistics, number theory, and discrete mathematics.

Newberry Library
The Newberry Library is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities with an active educational and cultural presence in Chicago. Free and open to the public, it houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, and manuscripts. Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one week to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to individuals from outside the metropolitan Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers with a need to examine specific items in the Library's collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant's place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the Library's strengths. Fellowships include, but are not limited to, the following:

Rockefeller Foundation--Long Term Fellowships in the Humanities

Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women

Lloyd Lewis Fellowships in American History

Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship

Leadership in Professional Development Grants

NSF Directorate for Social, Behavorial and Economic Sciences/NSF
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics--Mid-Career Research Fellowships

The sponsor supports research fellowships in the social, behavioral, economic, and statistical sciences to facilitate the development of innovative methods and models for understanding complex social and behavioral science phenomena.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Higher Education Research Experiences
Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Faculty

The sponsor provides opportunities to participate in ongoing energy research. Eligible disciplines include physical and natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Research may take place at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Savannah River Site
Savannah River Site Faculty Research Participation Program
The sponsor provides opportunities to participate in ongoing energy research. Appointments are at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC. Related disciplines include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical and natural sciences.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Air Force Research Laboratory
Faculty Research Participation at the Air Force Research Laboratory

Awards support college or university faculty to take part in activities in the biological sciences, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, physical sciences and related scientific disciplines. activities are to be carried out at the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Faculty Research Participation at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

Awards provide opportunities to participate in research and development in support of military missions. Appointments are held at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Areas of interest include biological sciences, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, physical sciences, and related scientific disciplines.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Environmental Management
Faculty Environmental Management Participation at the U.S. Army

The sponsor provides opportunities for college or university faculty members to participate in research in environmental programs involving cultural and natural resources restoration, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, validation, demonstration, technology transfer, quality assurance and quality control, training, information management and reporting, and related issues. Activities are to be carried out at the U.S. Army Environmental Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The sponsor provides opportunities for college or university faculty members to participate in research in environmental programs involving cultural and natural resources restoration, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, validation, demonstration, technology transfer, quality assurance and quality control, training, information management and reporting, and related issues. Activities are to be carried out at the U.S. Army Environmental Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, U.S. Army
Faculty Research Participation at the U.S. Army

The sponsor provides college and university faculty members with an opportunity to participate in research and technology development in engineering, mechanics, chemistry, computational modeling, science, and materials research related to enhancing the lethality and survivability of America's ground forces. The appointment takes place at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Related discipline include the physical, biological and medical sciences, and computer/information science and technology.

Office of Naval Research
Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program
The Summer Faculty Research Program is a 10-week program, beginning in May 2004. There are three levels of appointment: Summer Faculty Fellow, Senior Summer Faculty Fellow, and Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellow. Stipends range from $1,400 to $1,900 per week for the summer program. Each Fellow will be reimbursed for expenses incurred on an optional pre- program visit to the sponsoring laboratory and one round-trip encompassing travel to the sponsoring laboratory at the beginning of the program and travel back to their home residence at the end of the program. Relocation assistance is provided to qualifying participants. At the discretion of the Navy lab, Fellows may be allowed to bring a student to the lab to assist with the summer research.

The Sabbatical Leave Program provides fellowship appointments for a minimum of one semester to a maximum of one year in length. Participants in the Sabbatical Leave Program receive a monthly stipend making up the difference between salary and sabbatical leave pay from their home institution. Relocation and travel assistance are provided to qualifying participants.

Both programs are residential and all work must be completed on site at the sponsoring U.S. Navy laboratory.

Princeton University; Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Center for the Study of Democratic Politics

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics seeks up to five visitors for the academic year. The center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions, primarily, but not exclusively in the contemporary American setting, with a particular focus on the relationship between democratic theory and democratic practice. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage from graduate students to senior faculty. Each visitor will pursue his or her own research and contribute to the intellectual life of the center, the department of politics, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to those who can provide partial self-support in the form of sabbatical funding, external grants, or concurrent fellowships.

Radcliffe Institute Fellows
The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, a multidisciplinary residential research center, offers fellowships for women scholars, scientists, artists, and writers.

Reuters Foundation

Digital Vision Fellowship Program at Stanford University - Developing World Fellowship

The Digital Vision Fellowship Program is a sabbatical program that offers technology professionals the opportunity to use their vision and talent in developing solutions to the challenges facing the developing world, through a six- to nine-month sabbatical at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), at Stanford University.

The program also holds regular seminars with world-class speakers from the technology, academic, and nonprofit sectors. Fellows may also audit any course at Stanford during the year and sign up for extra classes and seminars.

Rhodes University ; Department of Economics and Economic History
Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship

The Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship is intended to promote work of scientific value, relevant to the economic problems of the Eastern Cape that could contribute to the upliftment of the people of the region. The criterion of relevance to the Eastern Cape is to be interpreted broadly. It may in some cases involve fieldwork within the province, as for instance in a study of rural households or unemployment. In other cases, as perhaps for some problems of industrialization in the region, the key to understanding might lie largely in developments at the national and international levels. In all cases the aim is fundamental research, yielding results that are of more than local or regional interest, rather than description of particular provincial problems. The basic requirement thus is simply that the research deal with significant issues that are directly or indirectly relevant to the Eastern Cape.

Robert W. Woodruff Library, Fellowship Program, Special Collections Dept
The Robert W. Woodruff Library of Emory University offers short-term fellowships to support scholarly use of the Library's research collections in the areas of modern literature and African-American studies.

Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based global foundation with a commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded people throughout the world. It offers fellowships and/or programs in the areas of Creativity and Culture, Food Security, Health Equity, Working Communities, Global Inclusions, Assets and Capacities, and Regional Programs.

Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.

Royal Society - United Kingdom ; Research Appointments in the United Kingdom
Royal Society USA Research Fellowships

The Royal Society USA Research Fellowships have been established by the Royal Society to increase scientific collaboration between centers of excellence in the United Kingdom and the USA. The fellowships are offered to encourage active and innovative American postdoctoral scientists to undertake the highest quality research in U.K. laboratories for extended periods (between one and three years). Grants may be awarded for research in all branches of the natural sciences. Awards are not available in the areas of the social sciences or clinical medical research.

Russell Sage Foundation
The Russell Sage Foundation has established a center where Visiting Scholars can pursue their writing and research and to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences. Of particular interest to the foundation are groups of scholars who wish to collaborate on a specific project during their residence at Russell Sage. The foundation is committed to an ongoing effort to analyze the shifting nature of social and economic life in the U.S.

Sabbatical Homes
A web site that lets scholars who are planning sabbaticals or other trips search for apartments and house-sitting opportunities around the world.

School of American Research
In-residence fellowships support writing projects, or Ph.D. dissertations about topics in the understanding of humankind. Topics may be humanistic or scientific, from the perspective of anthropology or from anthropologically informed perspectives in fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. The award provides a stipend of $30,000 for nine-month tenure.

Smithsonian Institute
Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. They offer 50+ fellowships in many areas. See their website for details.

Social Science Research Council
SSRC fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have longer-term impact on society and scholarship. These programs often target the spaces between disciplines, where new perspectives emerge and struggle for acceptance, thus ensuring the production of knowledge and expertise on key topics, regions, and social challenges. They promote the diversification of knowledge production, strengthening research by ensuring that it remains open to (and challenged by) a range of perspectives, backgrounds, and nationalities.

Spencer Foundation
The Spencer Foundation was established in 1962 by Lyle M. Spencer. The Foundation received its major endowment upon Spencer's death in 1968 and began formal grant making in 1971. Since that time, the Foundation has made grants totaling approximately $250 million. The Foundation is intended, by Spencer's direction, to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. From the first, the Foundation has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement of education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

St Louis University, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Vatican Film Library   -   St. Louis Room's Rare Book Collection

  *  Six 5-week long Fellowships 
  *  Stipend - $1610.00 for 5 weeks 
  *  Studio apartment with full bath and kitchen provided 
  *  Travel Subsidy: up to $500.00 domestic; up to $800.00 international

Stanford Humanities Center
One of the oldest campus-based humanities research institutes in the United States, the Stanford Humanities Center forms a crossroads where the intellectual and the social merge to provide a supportive environment. Historians, philosophers, literary critics, anthropologists, and other humanists of diverse ages, academic ranks, and departmental and institutional affiliations contribute to and learn from one another's work while widening the role of the humanities in our society.

Each year the Stanford Humanities Center offers residential fellowships to as many as thirty fellows, who meet regularly in formal and informal sessions while pursuing their individual study, research, and writing. The Center constitutes an intellectual and social community in which historians, philosophers, scholars of literature and the arts, anthropologists, and other humanists of diverse ages, academic ranks, and departmental and institutional affiliations contribute to and learn from one another's work.

Swiss National Science Foundation
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is Switzerland's leading provider of scientific research funding. The SNSF annually supports some 7200 researchers, almost 80 percent of whom are aged 35 years or younger. With its federal mandate, it supports basic research in all disciplines, from philosophy and biology to the nanosciences and medicine, from researchers from all over the world. It also invests in applied research in various scientific fields.

University of Calgary; Calgary Institute for the Humanities
Visiting Research Fellowships: The Calgary Institute for the Humanities supports work in the traditional humanities disciplines such as languages and literatures, philosophy, and history, as well as in the philosophical and historical aspects of the social sciences, arts, sciences, and professional studies. The humanities are thus not conceived as a specific group of academic disciplines, but as forms of study that explore human reality and experience, guided by literature, by history, and by philosophical analysis and reflection.

Visiting Research Fellowships are primarily intended for scholars on sabbatical or release-time leaves to provide the opportunity for a research visit to the institute, at the University of Calgary. Preference will be given to candidates whose work could be well supported at the University of Calgary and is of value to more than one academic area. Any scholarly work in the traditional humanities disciplines or that falls under the broader definition of the humanities will be eligible. It is expected that fellows will offer a public lecture, and possibly one or two seminars within the institute.

University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA offers a wide variety of visiting faculty opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Ethnic Studies--African American Studies

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Ethnic Studies--Chicano Studies

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Ethnic Studies--Asian American Studies

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Ethnic Studies--American Indian Studies

University of Cambridge; Corpus Christi College
Visiting Fellowships

Corpus Christi College has an annual programme under which scholars from either Great Britain or overseas may spend the year (at least one term) in Cambridge as visiting fellows. The Visiting Fellowships provide scholars with the opportunity of carrying out their research in the environment of a college with a tradition for scholarship and research. Visiting fellows become members of the University of Cambridge during their stay and enjoy many of the benefits of working in an international centre for research and cultural activities. The fellowships are ideally suited to faculty members on sabbatical leave from their permanent positions.

Visiting Fellows also have the opportunity of interacting with postgraduate students in their own discipline and over a wide range of subjects researched by postgraduates resident at Leckhampton. Two college societies hold meetings at Leckhampton: the Stephen Hales Society, at which lectures are given by scholars connected with Corpus, and the Leckhampton Society, at which students speak informally about their own work. Visiting Fellows are encouraged to participate in these meetings, and spouses or partners are also made welcome.

University of London; School of Advanced Study; Institute of United States Studies
John Adams Fellowships

The Institute of United States Studies was founded to promote and coordinate American studies in the University of London and to assist liaison between teachers of subjects relating to the United States in other institutions of higher education. The primary scholarly role of the institute is to provide a forum for distinguished visiting scholars and public figures from around the world.

John Adams Fellowships will be given in support of any scholarly work in the traditional humanities or social science disciplines with a focus on American studies. The fellowships are tenable at the University of London. It is expected that fellows will offer a public lecture and present one or two seminars within the institute.

University of Melbourne
Univ. of Melbourne Visiting Research Scholars Grants

The University of Melbourne offers the Visiting Research Scholars Awards to assist researchers at leading universities and research institutions in Australia and overseas to visit the University of Melbourne for periods of three to twelve months for collaborative research. The objectives of the program are: to facilitate the development and strengthening of links between researchers at the University of Melbourne and researchers in leading Australian and overseas universities, other research institutions and industry; to promote research activities within the framework of exchange agreements with overseas universities and research institutions; and to increase the competitiveness of University of Melbourne researchers when bidding for external collaborative research funding.

University of Michigan
Center for the Education of Women--Visiting Scholar Program

The sponsor provides support to scholars whose interests lie in the following areas: women in higher education; women's work; women of color in the academy; gender and education; career development; women in non-traditional fields; leadership; gender equity in education and employment; and gender and poverty.

University of Utah; Tanner Humanities Center, Obert C. and Grace A.
Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Visiting Fellowship

Tanner Humanities Center's mission is to promote humanistic research and education at the University of Utah, in the state, and in the nation. Faculty affiliated with colleges and universities, as well as independent scholars, interested in humanistic issues are eligible to apply. Projects in any of the following fields are eligible for support: anthropology and archaeology, communication, history, philosophy, religious studies, ethnic and cultural studies, jurisprudence, history/theory/criticism of the arts, languages and linguistics, literature, gender studies, historical or philosophical issues in the social and natural sciences, or the professions. The center encourages projects that are interdisciplinary and that are likely to contribute to substantive intellectual exchange among a diverse group of scholars.

Visiting fellows may hold other support (sabbatical or other funding) during their fellowship but should note in their proposal if that is the case. Fellows are required to remain in residence for the nine-month academic fellowship year (August through April), to participate in center activities, and to contribute to the intellectual life of the university community. The nature of this contribution will depend on fellows' own interests and will be determined in consultation with the center director prior to the fellows' arrival in August.

Fellows may direct a faculty research reading group or seminar or teach one course; each fellow will present an academic talk on his or her work in progress. The center's fellows will meet regularly with center's director in informal weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Finally, by June 30, 2005 fellows will submit a written report summarizing their progress, findings, and fellowship experience.

US Institute of Peace
Awards Senior Fellowships and Peace 
Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to enable outstanding scholars, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals to conduct research on important issues concerning international conflict and peace.

W.K.Kellogg Foundation
A non-profit that focuses on improving communities' quality of life in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Southern Africa through the practical application of knowledge and resources. Funding is focused toward food systems and rural development; youth and education and higher education; and philanthropy and volunteerism. Within these focal areas, funding is also provided for leadership; information systems/ technology; efforts to capitalize on diversity; and family, neighborhood, and community development programming.

Wm T Grant Foundation
The goal of the William T. Grant Foundation is to create a society that values young people and enables them to reach their full potential. The Foundation supports basic and applied research on youth development, program evaluations, policy analyses, research syntheses, and communications research. Priority areas for research are youth development; programs, policies, and institutions affecting young people; and adults' attitudes about and perceptions of young people, focusing on young people age 8 - 25.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (see also Princeton University )

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Current areas of research concentration include measurement and conservation of biological diversity; valuation of improved weather and climate forecasting; fish ecology and fish stock dynamics; fisheries management and bycatch policy; aquaculture development and policy; marine transportation technology, safety, and liability; ocean exploration technology and historic shipwrecks management; sources of productivity change in the marine sector; and local, national, and international efforts to control land-based marine pollution.

The fields of economics, law, statistics, public policy, natural resources management, and international relations are preferred, but strong applications from other relevant fields are welcome.