Grants for Graduate Students Funding Opportunities in the Liberal Arts



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How to Apply: Submit nomination directly to sponsor by May 15. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.

Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.spsp.org/?page=MediaPrize

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Title: Fellowships for University-Based Doctoral Candidates and Faculty for Research in Child Maltreatment (HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACYF)

Deadline: 05/19/2014

Amount: $50,000-$100,000
Description: This 24-month fellowship program is designed to identify, develop, and empower a new generation of scholars who will use their research to generate new knowledge in child maltreatment and will pursue careers in child abuse and neglect research and evaluation. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will provide funds for fellowships in blocks to eligible institutions to support doctoral candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to the study of child maltreatment, and faculty who will conduct research on critical issues in child abuse prevention and treatment and provide mentorship to the emerging scholars. Each block must consist of one faculty member and up to two students. These fellowships serve to help cultivate the academic infrastructure and support the growth of university-based research capacities.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by May 19.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803

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Title: Activist Research Grant Initiative

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Social Justice Institute (SJI)

Deadline: 05/21/2014

Amount: $2,500
Description: The Social Justice Institute (SJI) of the UT Community Engagement Center seeks applicants for the Activist Research Grant Initiative. This is a summer research grant awarded to full-time UT graduate students whose research projects serve as direct political engagement. Activist Research is here defined as a scholarly project that advances social justice in collaboration with a community-based partner (organizations, coalitions or other community-based entities). For the purpose of this grant, such collaborations may be carried out locally, nationally or internationally. Applicants from all fields of study may apply, but research addressing the interest of co-sponsoring units--the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin America, the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Gender and Women’s Studies--will be given priority. Awards will be made by July 15, 2014.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by May 21. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://ddce.utexas.edu/socialjustice/projects-initiatives/activist-research-grant-initiative/

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Title: Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants (HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-YR-0785, CFDA 93.600)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Deadline: 05/26/2014

Amount: $20,000-$25,000
Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to provide funds for Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, State, or Federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education practice. Applicants should consider pursuing data collection across contexts, including child care, pre-k, home-visiting programs, Head Start, Early Head Start, and/or others. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an established partnership with their early care and education program partners that should be apparent throughout the research plan, from development and refinement of the research questions through the proposed data collection, interpretation, and dissemination.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by May 26.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/hhs_m/index.cfm?switch=grant.view&gff_grants_forecastInfoID=66462

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Title: Center for Chinese Studies Research Grant Program

Sponsor: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Deadline: 05/31/2015

Amount: Not Specified
Description: This program is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese studies. Assistance provided by the CCS includes subsidies of research expenses, research materials service, liaison with universities and research institutions, and use of CCS facilities, etc. Research tenure is three months to one year.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by May 31. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.taiwanembassy.org/US/MKC/ct.asp?xItem=84370&ctNode=2761&mp=47

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Title: Dr. Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging

Sponsor: National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA)

Deadline: 05/31/2014

Amount: $1,000
Description: The Gene D. Cohen Award, sponsored by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), recognizes and honors the seminal work of Dr. Gene Cohen, whose research in the field of creativity and aging has shifted the conceptual focus from a problem paradigm to one of promise and potential. Award nomination is open to any individual who has produced research that demonstrates the benefits of creativity in arts including but not limited to visual arts, music, dance, drama, writing and multimedia. Nominees should demonstrate leadership and contributions in the field of creativity and aging through research.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.creativeaging.org/dr-gene-d-cohen-research-award-creativity-and-aging
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Title: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program (CFDA 84.022A)

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education (DOED)

Deadline: 06/05/2014

Amount: $15,000-$60,000
Description: The U.S. Department of Education is offering dissertation fellowships for research abroad for students who are specializing in modern foreign languages and area studies. Research projects should focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Please note that applications that propose projects focused on Western Europe will not be funded.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit their applications electronically using the Department of Education's G5 e-application system (www.G5.gov) by Thursday, June 5 at 4PM (including recommendations). This internal deadline allows for required pre-review by the Office of Graduate Studies is required prior to the sponsor deadline.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

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Title: Grants for Registered Student Organizations

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)

Deadline: 06/05/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The GSA is now accepting appropriations applications for registered graduate student organizations in order to assist these groups with their projects during the summer 2014 semester. Funds will be available starting in June and must be spent by the last class day of the summer semester (Friday, August 8th, 2014). Each organization should apply for only the amount of funds needed for each event. Only registered graduate student organizations with a significant graduate student membership, and the registered graduate student organizations putting on an event with a significant graduate student attendance, may submit an application. The group must also be currently registered and in good standing with the Office of the Dean of Students.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor through link below. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. Contact GSA Finance Director Xiaosa (Jack) Xu (jackxu@utexas.edu) with questions.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: https://utexas.collegiatelink.net/form/start/46324

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Linguistics (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 06/10/2014

Amount: $12,000 (direct costs)
Description: The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. DDRIGs provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 10.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/suppdiss.jsp

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Title: Global Connections

Sponsor: Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Deadline: 06/23/2014

Amount: $5,000-$10,000
Description: The Global Connections program was designed by TCG and is funded byThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. U.S.-based theatre organizaitons and individual artists may apply to one of the two initiatives of this new program: 1) Global Connections—On the Road: This initiative will award 12 grants of up to $5,000 each to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. 2) Global Connections—In the Lab: This initiative will award six grants of $10,000 each to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the development of a piece or explore elements leading up to a full production.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 23.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/globalcon_index.cfm

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Title: Research Grants

Sponsor: Leakey Foundation

Deadline: 06/24/2015

Amount: $15,000 (doctoral); $25,000 (post-doc/senior researchers)
Description: The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Other areas of study are generally not funded. Human origins research projects from Ph.D.s and Ph.D. candidates (ABD) are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) and return Proposal Review Form by June 24.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/research-grants/

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Title: Women of Worth Awards

Sponsor: L'Oreal Paris, Points of Light

Deadline: 06/25/2014

Amount: $10,000-$25,000
Description: L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth awards, an annual program that honors women who are making a beautiful difference in the world through voluntarism. Since 2006, the program, in partnership with Points of Light, has recognized eighty inspiring women who have selflessly devoted themselves to causes at the local and national level and have motivated others to do likewise. Past honorees have been involved in a range of important causes, from advocating for victims of childhood abuse and mentoring homeless youth, to helping break the cycle of poverty and empowering teens with disabilities. Nominees must be at least 18 years old and legal residents of the United States. Ten women will be awarded $10,000 and one woman will be named the national honoree and awarded an additional $25,000 to further her charitable efforts.
How to Apply: Nominate directly to sponsor by June 25. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with nomination.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/women-of-worth

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Title: Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Sponsor: Australian Government, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Deadline: 06/30/2014

Amount: $18,500-$272,500
Description: The Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship awards are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides funding for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. The program builds Australia’s reputation for excellence in education, supports the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors, and offers high-achieving individuals opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field. Funding is available in the following categories: 1) Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships for Australian master's or doctoral studies, 2) Endeavor Research Fellowships for short-term master's or doctoral research in pursuit of a non-Australian degree, 3) Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship for an Australian diploma, advanced diploma, or associate's degree, and 4) Endeavour Executive Fellowship for professional development.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://orau.org/endeavourscholarships/

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Title: Mario Savio Young Activist Award

Sponsor: Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Fund

Deadline: 06/30/2014

Amount: $6,000
Description: The award is presented each year to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The recipients should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity, and integrity. Preference will be given to candidates who have not been widely recognized and do not have personal privilege or a strong institutional base of support. To be eligible, nominees must be between the ages of 16 and 26; engaged in activism for social change related to peace, human rights, economic or social justice, or freedom of expression; working within the context of an organization, social movement, or larger community effort; and considered by others within that context as an inspirational leader or motivating force. The nominees' work must be based in the United States. Anyone may nominate a candidate, including members of the general public.
How to Apply: Submit nominations directly to sponsor by June 30. See announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.savio.org/young_activist_award.html

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Title: Taiwan Fellowships

Sponsor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan

Deadline: 06/30/2014

Amount: NT$50,000-NT$60,000, + travel
Description: The Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region, and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Recipients shall be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 30. See solicitation for complete list of materials to be submitted with application. Copy Edward Chen (yfchen@mofa.gov.tw), Director, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston on submission.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/eng/index.aspx

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Title: Women's Initiative Grant

Sponsor: Alexia Foundation

Deadline: 06/30/2014

Amount: $25,000
Description: The Alexia Foundation, which encourages photojournalists to create stories that drive change, is accepting proposals for its 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant. One $25,000 grant will be awarded for a documentary photographic or multimedia project on a significant issue involving and affecting women. Suggested issues and themes include femininity and the culture of abuse; women making a difference, leading, and changing things for the better; gender inequality; the direct connection between women, education, and birth rates, children’s health, and household income; gender discrimination; women in the military; and mental health issues. The grant recipient will have six months, or until March 1, 2015, to complete the project.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by June 30. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.alexiafoundation.org/blog/2014/04/01/call-for-proposals-announcing-the-2014-womens-initiative-grant/

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Title: Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights

Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Deadline: 07/01/2014

Amount: $1,000
Description: The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas School of Law extends a call for papers for the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights. The prize is made possible by a donation from University of Texas linguistics professor Robert King in honor of the work of Audre Rapoport, who has spent many hours dedicated to the advancement of women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health. It is also meant to further the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center's mission to serve as a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice. To be eligible, an author must either be an enrolled student or have graduated from a university within the past year. Papers should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words and must be in English.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by July 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: https://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/humanrights/get_involved/writing-prize.php

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Title: California Historical Society Book Award

Sponsor: California Historical Society

Deadline: 07/01/2014

Amount: $5,000
Description: A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to a book-length manuscript that makes an important contribution to California historical scholarship and adheres to high scholarly standards while being lively and engaging to general readers. In addition to conventional works of historical scholarship, other works eligible for consideration include biographies, collections of letters or essays, photographic or artistic studies, creative nonfiction, and other ways of informing the mind and engaging the imagination in an understanding of California’s past. The winning manuscript will be published in both print and e-book format, and the society will pay for an awards ceremony, promotion, and an author’s tour. To be eligible, manuscripts should be at least 40,000 words. Preference will be given to manuscripts of fewer than 75,000 words. In addition, the topic should be broad enough to be of interest to the general reader.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by July 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/publications/book_award.html

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Title: Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship

Sponsor: American Council on Germany

Deadline: 07/01/2014


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