The National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Sponsor:

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation

Deadline:

5 PM Eastern Time, Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Summary:

Through the dissertation fellowship, the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and Spencer seek to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The NAEd and Spencer believe scholarly insight from many different disciplines can contribute to an understanding of education as a fundamental human endeavor and advance our ability to address significant current issues in education. Therefore, the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship supports individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Although the dissertation topic must centrally concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. Fellowships have been awarded to candidates in anthropology, architecture, art history, communications, economics, education, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, religion, and sociology. Eligibility is not restricted to these academic areas. Candidates should be interested in pursuing research on education once the doctorate is attained.

Eligibility:

Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate institution within the U.S. The fellowship is not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must confirm via the online application that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2018 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.

Available Funding:

Up to 35 non-renewable fellowships will be awarded. Recipients of the fellowships will receive $27,500 to support completion of the dissertation. This amount must be expended within a time limit of up to two years and in accordance with the work plan provided by the candidate.

Link to Full RFP:

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program Guidelines

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)- NSF 17-537

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

July 19, 2017-BIO, CISE, EHR

Third Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 20, 2017-ENG

Third Thursday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 21, 2017-GEO, MPS, SBE

Third Friday in July, Annually Thereafter

Summary:

PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.

Eligibility:

A Principal Investigator (PI) may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the three-competition limit.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 450 per year

Anticipated Funding Amount: $222,000,000

This annual amount is approximate, includes new and continuing increments, and is subject to availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Sponsor:

Mellon Foundation  & MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Deadline:

Friday, January 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Online application will be available November 1, 2016.

Summary:

The Mellon Fellowship is for scholarship across boundaries

Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between the humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines.

The School of Humanities, Arts, and, Social Sciences has four departments participating in this search: Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Literature, Global Studies and Languages, Music and Theater Arts. Applicants must designate one of the four academic units in which they would like to be located. Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2017. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2018 and one per semester the following academic year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the positions, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2014 and no later than July 1, 2017. If you have not earned your degree at the time you apply for the fellowship, we require an attached Letter of Certification from your institution’s Registrar’s Office, Department of Graduate Studies, or your Department Head, to confirm that you are expected to be formally awarded your degree by July 1, 2017. Please make sure that your letter writer specifies the date of your expected conferral date. Applicants who have not been formally awarded their degree by July 1, 2017 will not be considered. Fellows may not hold other appointments throughout the duration of the Fellowship. Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than MIT. International scholars will be considered for the position, but fellowships are contingent upon eligibility to legally work within the United States. MIT will offer a J1 visa sponsorship if needed. The Mellon Selection Committee will announce the Fellows in April 2017.

Available Funding:

The salary will be $66,000 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.

Link to Full RFP:

http://shass.mit.edu/graduate/mellon_postdoctoral_fellowship

Division of Education Programs Humanities Connections Grant (CFDA Number 45.162)

Sponsor:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline:

Deadline: October 5, 2016

Summary:

Humanities Connections grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Grant projects focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students’ broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study. Through this new grant program, NEH invites proposals that reflect innovative and imaginative approaches to preparing students for their roles as engaged citizens and productive professionals in a rapidly changing and interdependent world.

Grants support the development and implementation of an integrated set of courses and student engagement activities focusing on significant humanities content. A common topic, theme, or compelling issue or question must link the courses and activities. The linked courses (a minimum of three) may fulfill general education or core curriculum requirements but could also be designed primarily for students in a particular major or course of study. The Humanities Connections program gives special encouragement to projects that foster collaboration between humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and pre-service or professional programs in business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other non-humanities fields.

Eligibility:

This program accepts applications from any U.S. two- or four-year college or university with IRS tax-exempt status, including community colleges, four-year public and private colleges and universities, liberal arts colleges, research universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Collaboration with other organizations is welcome, but the project director must be from the applicant institution.

NEH generally does not award grants to other federal entities or to applicants whose projects are so closely intertwined with a federal entity that the project takes on characteristics of the federal entity’s own authorized activities. This does not preclude applicants from using grant funds from, or sites and materials controlled by, other federal entities in their projects.

NEH will not review applications that are late, incomplete, or ineligible.

Available Funding:

Successful applicants to the Humanities Connections program will receive grants of up to $100,000. The grant period is between eighteen and thirty-six months and must start no later than September 2017.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/humanities-connections-edit.pdf

The Berlin Prize 2017-2018

Sponsor:

The American Academy in Berlin

Deadline:

Applications due by September 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM Eastern

Summary:

The American Academy offers residential fellowships to emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others. The Academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics and the hard sciences.

In addition to placing a high priority on the independent work of its fellows, the Academy is in a unique position to aid fellows in establishing professional and general networks both in Berlin and beyond. The Academy’s public outreach, which facilitates the introduction of a fellow’s work to a wider audience, serves its mission of fostering transatlantic ties through cultural exchange.

Candidates should explain how their projects will benefit from a residency in Berlin, but they do not need to be working on German topics.

Eligibility:

Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the US. US citizenship is not required, and American expatriates are not eligible.

Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. Applicants working in most other fields – such as journalism, law, filmmaking, or public policy – must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers must have published at least one book at the time of application.

Available Funding:

Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in some cases, for an entire academic year.

Fellowship benefits include round-trip airfare, Academy accommodations, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows/applications

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) CFDA Number 84.374A

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Education

Deadline:

Deadline for Notice of Intent To Apply: June 30, 2016

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 15, 2016

Summary:

The purpose of the TIF program is to support, develop, and implement sustainable Performance-based Compensation Systems for teachers, principals, and other personnel in High-Need Schools, within the context of a local educational agency’s (LEA’s) overall Human Capital Management System, in order to increase Educator effectiveness and student achievement in those schools.

The TIF program is based on the premise, supported by 20 years of research, that effective teachers are the most critical in-school factor in improving student outcomes. Recent research suggests that principals and principal quality are also key, but often overlooked, in-school factors for improving student outcomes. Given the importance of ensuring that Educators are as effective as possible—especially for high-need students—the TIF program uses performance-based compensation and related supports for Educators to catalyze improvements in a district’s human capital management and in student outcomes

Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: (a) LEAs, including charter schools that are LEAs. (b) States that apply with one or more LEAs. (c) Nonprofit organizations that apply in partnership with one or more LEAs or an LEA and State.

Available Funding:

Estimated Available Funds: $50,000,000–$70,000,000

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $10,000,000 for the first year of the project period

Estimated Number of Awards: 5–10

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-31/pdf/2016-12733.pdf

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (AAW)- NSF 16-542

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

June 01, 2016

June 1, Annually Thereafter

Summary:

The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program furnishes U.S. Antarctic Program operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. The Program does not provide any funding to participants, including for such items as salaries, materials, completion of the envisioned works, or any other purpose.

U.S. Antarctic Program infrastructure consists of three year-round stations and numerous austral-summer research camps in Antarctica, research ships in the Southern Ocean, and surface and air transportation. These assets support the projects undertaken by the artists and writers.

The main purpose of the U.S. Antarctic Program is scientific research and education. The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program supports writing and artistic projects specifically designed to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Antarctic and human endeavors on the southernmost continent. Priority will be given to projects that focus on interpreting and representing the scientific activities being conducted in and/or about the unique Antarctic region. Resulting projects must target audiences in the U.S. and be distributed/exhibited in the U.S.

The program does not support site installations or performances in Antarctica.

The program also does not support short-term projects that are essentially journalistic in nature. See Section IX (Other NSF Programs).

Potential proposers are encouraged to contact the Program Officer prior to submitting a proposal. Note: if the Polar Program determines, prior to the panel review, that the logistic needs for a project cannot be met in the upcoming field season, the proposal will be Returned Without Review.

Eligibility:

Not specified

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 2 to 4

Anticipated Funding Amount: $0

(Travel and field support only; refer to the text for additional information.)

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16542/nsf16542.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Visiting Humanities Fellow Position for 2016-2017

Sponsor:

DePaul University Humanities Center (DHC)

Deadline:

Applications are due by January 29, 2016

Summary:

The DHC serves as a site for discussion and research in the arts and humanities at DePaul University and in Chicago at large, engaging these communities in the most recent and impressive scholarship in the humanities, with special attention paid to the exchange of ideas across disciplines. Recent guests of the Center have included George Saunders, Sally Mann, Crispin Glover, and the Brothers Quay. Recent domestic and international Visiting Fellows have come from the University of San Diego (medieval and renaissance studies), Rutgers University (law), and Macquarie University, Australia (cultural theory).

The DHC Visiting Fellow program is generally a sabbatical/leave-based position as there is no large stipend associated with this position. However, apart from the mutual benefits of being engaged with our vibrant local intellectual community in the heart of Lincoln Park in Chicago, Visiting Fellows will be given an office in the Center (with computer), staff support, library privileges, and an honorarium of up to $1,000 per quarter to support the public presentation of Fellows’ work (with at least one public lecture supported and expected of all Visiting Fellows) and for participation in other DHC programming. Fellowships may run from 9/16 to 6/17 or from 1/17 to 6/17. During their tenure, Visiting Fellows are required to make an intellectual contribution to the DePaul community and participate in the programming and activities of the DHC and the university.

Applications will be judged on the project’s potential interest to scholars in different fields of the humanities; the promise of the specific research project being proposed; the originality and intellectual distinction of the applicant’s previous work; and the applicant’s ability to engage in collegial interaction and to contribute to the intellectual life of the DHC. A goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Fellows will be announced by April 1, 2016.

Eligibility:

All applicants must have a Ph.D., and research projects must be in the humanities. International applications will be considered.

Available Funding:

Visiting Fellows will receive an honorarium of up to $1,000 per quarter.

Link to Full RFP:

http://las.depaul.edu/centers-and-institutes/depaul-humanities-center/faculty-fellowships/Pages/program-and-application.aspx#external

Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program

Sponsor:

Office on Violence Against Women

Deadline:

Letter of Intent (Optional): January 19, 2016

Application: February 2, 2016

Summary:

The Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program (SASP) awards funding to nonprofit organizations that offer culturally specific sexual assault services. Applicants should demonstrate how they would overcome cultural and linguistic barriers facing survivors of sexual assault in underserved populations.

Programs that will increase support for underserved communities of color, in a culturally appropriate manner, with a special emphasis on Black/African-American communities. Other priority racial and ethnic minority groups include American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); Asian Americans; Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; and Hispanics.

Eligibility:

Private nonprofit organizations that focus primarily on culturally specific communities are eligible to apply. Applicants should have experience in the area of sexual assault or partner with an organization having such expertise.

Available Funding:

Total Funding Available: $2,700,000

Award Ceiling: $300,000

 Link to Full RFP:

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/2531?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update121615

Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program

Sponsor:

Office on Violence Against Women

Deadline:

Letter of Intent (Optional): January 19, 2016

Application: February 1, 2016

Summary:

This program supports projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions.

Funds may be used to:

  • Identify, assess, and appropriately respond to child, youth, and adult victims and work with a network of partners within a rural community to provide legal services, health services, and basic provisions to victims.
  • Establish and expand nonprofit, nongovernmental, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local government victim services in rural areas or rural communities to child, youth, and adult victims
  • Create and implement strategies to increase awareness and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking

Eligibility:

Applications will be accepted from:

  • States
  • Indian Tribes
  • Territories
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit (public or private) entities, including tribal nonprofit organizations.

Applicants must demonstrate that the targeted area to be served is a rural area or community, as defined by Statute. Applicants can use HRSA’s rural eligibility tool to check eligibility.

Eligible applications must include a sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking victim service provider as the lead applicant and/or a formal project partner.

Available Funding:

Total Funding Available: $33,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Number of Awards: Up to 50

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/1413?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update121615