Grants for Graduate Students Funding Opportunities in the Liberal Arts



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Amount: $5,600
Description: The fellowship program aims to serve academics in relatively early stages of their careers (including individuals enrolled in Ph.D. programs who are finishing their dissertation). This fellowship is open to scholars with an academic affiliation and to those who are independent or have other professional associations. All applicants must hold United States citizenship. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in German political, social, and cultural affairs; however, no prior experience in Germany is required. While helpful, knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite. Fellows are required to develop research itineraries in consultation with the American Council on Germany. The fellowship award covers the costs of pre-approved international and domestic travel and a per diem of $200 for up to 28 days in Germany. Following the completion of the trip, fellows submit a report summarizing their findings.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by July 1. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.acgusa.org/index.php?section=hunt-fellowships

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Title: Emerging Artist Fellowship

Sponsor: Harpo Foundation

Deadline: 07/05/2014

Amount: $500 travel stipend, plus room and studio
Description: The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a handsomely appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by July 5. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.harpofoundation.org/emerging-artist-fellowship/

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) in Biological Anthropology (NSF 14-561)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/07/2014

Amount: $20,000 (plus indirect costs)
Description: The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research which advances scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms which have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates, addressing time scales ranging from the short-term to evolutionary, encompassing multiple levels of organization and analysis (molecular and organismal, to the population and ecosystem scales), and conducted in field, laboratory, and captive research environments.
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 July 7.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/phys/suppdiss.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Science, Technology, and Statistics (STS) (NSF 12-509)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/10/2015

Amount: $18,000 (including indirect costs)
Description: STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.
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 July 10.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324

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Title: Medical Education Research Training Fellowship

Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI)

Deadline: 07/11/2014

Amount: $75,000
Description: Through the Medical Education Research Training Fellowship program, AANI will award one-year grants in support of education and research activities at the applicant’s institution or elsewhere. Supplementation of the stipend with other grants or by the fellowship institution is permissible, but fellows may not accept other fellowships, similar awards, or have another source of support for more than 50 percent of their research salary while holding an AANI Medical Education Research Training Fellowship. Only direct costs will be funded by this fellowship. To be eligible, applicants must be AAN members (Active or Junior) embarking on a career in medical education research, and must have completed a neurology, child neurology, or neuro-developmental disabilities residency or neurology fellowship within the past five years.
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 July 11.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=89

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Cultural Anthropology (NSF 14-560)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/18/2014

Amount: $20,000 (plus added indirect costs)
Description: The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology.
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 July 18.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505057&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fundpims_id=505057&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fund

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) (PA-14-147)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 07/18/2014

Amount: $22,476/yr. stipend, $4,200 institutional allowance, tuition
Description: The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) award is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training must reflect the applicants dissertation research project and is expected to clearly enhance the individuals potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
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 July 18.

Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-147.html

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Title: William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowships for Minority Students

Sponsor: Aspen Institute

Deadline: 07/18/2014

Amount: $8,000
Description: Based on academic excellence and need, the fellowship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. Through the fellowship program, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, and logistical and administrative support for PSI's leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by July 18. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: N
More Info: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/21/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The MMS Program supports supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Research is funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.
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 July 21.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/drms/ddrip1.jsp

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

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/21/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.
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 July 21.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/econ/ddrip1.jsp

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) in Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MSS) (NSF 11-547)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/21/2014

Amount: $16,000 (including indirect costs)
Description: The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.
How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Liberal Arts Grants Services (lagrants@austin.utexas.edu) in the Liberal Arts Grants Services and return Proposal Review Form by July 21.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/mms/diss1.jsp

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Title: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity) (PA-14-148)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline: 07/23/2014

Amount: $22,476/ yr. stipend; $4,200 institutional allowance; tuition
Description: The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship (F31) award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Such individuals include those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The proposed mentored research training is expected to clearly enhance the individuals potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
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 July 23.


Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-148.html

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Title: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Fellowship

Sponsor: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Deadline: 07/25/2014

Amount: $5,000
Description: Schlesinger Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $5,000, which may be awarded to a single individual or divided between two recipients. They are intended to support scholars in the production of substantial works on the foreign policy of the Kennedy years, especially with regard to the western hemisphere, or on Kennedy domestic policy, especially with regard to racial justice and to the conservation of natural resources. Successful candidates will develop at least a portion of their work from original research in archival materials from the collections of the Kennedy Library and related materials. Proposals are invited from all sources, but preference will be given to those from applicants specializing in the areas indicated above. Preference is also given to projects not supported by large grants from other institutions.
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 July 25.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/How-to-do-Research-at-the-Kennedy-Library/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships/Arthur-Schlesinger.aspx

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Title: Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) (PD 98-1321)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 07/27/2014

Amount: Unspecified
Description: The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, research, and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.
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 July 27.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423

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Title: International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC)

Deadline: 08/11/2014

Amount: $20,000
Description: The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences -- regardless of citizenship -- enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2014 IDRF competition must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2014, whichever comes first.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor beginning August 11. Closing date for applications has not been posted. See grant announcement for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

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Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG), Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) (NSF 14-538)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline: 08/14/2014

Amount: $16,000 (including indirect costs)
Description: The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.
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 August 14.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Y
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503621&org=SBE&sel_org=SBE&from=fund

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Title: Grants

Sponsor: Southern Jewish Historical Society

Deadline: 08/15/2014

Amount: $2,000
Description: The Southern Jewish Historical Society allocates $9,000 among grant recipients in the following categories each year: (1) The Project Completion Grant is intended to facilitate the completion of projects relevant to Jewish history in the Southern United States. Such projects might include the publication of books or exhibit catalogs or the preparation of exhibit modules. Grants may not be used to fund research or travel. (2) The Research/Travel Grant assists individuals with travel and other expenses related to conducting research in Southern Jewish history. Applicants must present a plan of research, indicating the libraries and/or archives where they intend to work, and their goal, as well as a budget of expenses and other sources of funding and contact information. (3) The Scott and Donna Langston Archival Grant encourages the preservation of archival materials related to Southern Jewish history.
How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by August 15. See solicitation for complete list of materials to be submitted with application.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.jewishsouth.org/sjhs-grants-applications

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Title: Grants Program

Sponsor: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation

Deadline: 08/25/2014

Amount: Varies
Description: Regular research and start-up grants support U.S.-Israeli collaborations in fields including psychology, economics, and sociology, among other disciplines in the physical and life sciences.
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 August 25.
Disciplines: Social Sciences; International Students: Unknown
More Info: http://www.bsf.org.il/bsfpublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=25&innerTextID=25

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Title: DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship

Sponsor: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Deadline: 08/31/2014

Amount: $4,725/mo.
Description: The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas: 1) Business and Economics, 2) Foreign and Domestic Policy, and 3) Society, Culture & Politics. Applicants must be German or American citizens and should have completed or currently be working on a Ph.D..

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