The Grant Advisor
August 2009

In This Issue


             AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME             


DUE:     NOV 1
WRITE:   American Academy in Rome
         7 East 60 Street
         New York, NY 10022-1001
PHONE:   212/751-7200
FAX:     212/751-7220

     Each year, the coveted Rome Prize is awarded
to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the
early or middle stages of their careers who
represent the highest standard of excellence in
the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are
invited to Rome for six months or eleven months to
immerse themselves in the Academy community where
they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity
to expand their own professional, artistic, or
scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues'
erudition and experience and on the inestimable
resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean,
and the Academy have to offer. Rome Prize winners
are the core of the Academy's residential
community, which also includes Residents and
Visiting Artists and Scholars. Fellows are
encouraged to work collegially within and across
disciplines in pursuit of their individual
artistic and scholarly goals. ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants for all Rome Prize fellowships, except
those applying for the National Endowment for the
Humanities post-doctoral fellowship, must be
United States citizens at the time of the
application. U.S citizens and those foreign
nationals who have lived in the United States for
three years immediately proceeding the application
deadline may apply for the NEH post-doctoral
fellowships. FUNDING: Each Rome Prize winner is
provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with
private bath, and a study or studio. Those with
children under 18 live in partially subsidized
apartments nearby. Winners of 6-month and 11-month
fellowships receive stipends of $12,500 and
$25,000, respectively. Owing to the fluctuating
dollar/euro exchange rate and the high cost of
living in Rome, the stipends offered may not cover
all expenses. This is especially true for prize
winners who come to Rome with spouses, companions
and/or children. Fellowships generally begin at
the Academy in early September and end in early




DUE:     OCT 5
WRITE:   Artists & Writers Fellowships
         American Antiquarian Society
         185 Salisbury Street
         Worcester, MA 01609-1634
PHONE:   508/471-2131

     The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a
national research library and learned society of
American history and culture, is calling for
applications for visiting fellowships for
historical research by creative and performing
artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and
other persons whose goals are to produce
imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with
pre-twentieth-century American history. Successful
applicants are those whose work is for the general
public rather than for academic or educational
audiences. The Society's goal in sponsoring this
program is to multiply and improve the ways in
which an understanding of history is communicated
to the American people. The fellowships will
provide the recipients with the opportunity for a
period of uninterrupted research, reading, and
collegial discussion at the Society, located in
Worcester, Massachusetts. FUNDING: At least three
fellowships will be awarded for residence of four
weeks at the Society at any time during the period
January l through December 31. The stipend will be
$1,100 for fellows residing on campus (rent-free)
in the Society's Goddard-Daniels House, an
attractive and spacious historic mansion located
directly across the street from the AAS library.
The stipend will be $1,600 for fellows residing
off campus. Fellows will not be paid a travel




DUE:     NOV 2, nominations
WRITE:   ACE Fellows Program
         American Council on Education
         One Dupont Circle NW
         Washington, DC 20036-1193
PHONE:   202/939-9420

     Since 1965, hundreds of vice presidents,
deans, department chairs, faculty, and other
emerging leaders have participated in the ACE
Fellows Program, the nation's premier higher
education leadership development program in
preparing senior leaders to serve American
colleges and universities. The ACE Fellows Program
is unique in comparison to other leadership
development programs in higher education. ACE
Fellows spend an extended period of time on
another campus, working directly with presidents.
Fellows: (a) Observe and participate in key
meetings and events, and take on special projects
and assignments while under the mentorship of a
team of experienced administrators; (b)
Participate in three week-long national seminars,
visit other campuses, and attend national
meetings; (c) Make contact with a national network
of higher education leaders; (d) Learn by
observing and doing. The ACE Fellows Program
enables participants to immerse themselves in the
culture, policies, and decision-making processes
of another institution. FUNDING: Program costs
vary, depending on the placement option selected.
However, one stipulation applies to all
placements: The nominating institution pays the
Fellow's salary and benefits for the fellowship
year and covers all interview and placement
process expenses. 




DUE:     SEP 30
WRITE:   American Council of Learned Societies
         633 Third Avenue
         8th Floor
         New York, NY 10017-6795
PHONE:   212/697-1505
FAX:     212/949-8058

     ACLS invites applications for the fifth
annual competition for the ACLS Digital Innovation
Fellowships, thanks to the generous assistance of
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program
supports digitally based research projects in all
disciplines of the humanities and
humanities-related social sciences. It is hoped
that projects of successful applicants will help
advance digital humanistic scholarship by
broadening understanding of its nature and
exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary
for creating further such works. ACLS Digital
Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an
academic year dedicated to work on a major
scholarly project that takes a digital form.
ELIGIBILITY: This program is open to scholars in
all fields of the humanities and the humanistic
social sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D.
degree conferred prior to the application
deadline. (An established scholar who can
demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D. in
publications and professional experience may also
qualify.) U.S. citizenship or permanent resident
status is required as of the application deadline.
FUNDING: ACLS will award up to six ACLS Digital
Innovation Fellowships in this competition year,
including projects on which two scholars are
collaborating. Collaborating scholars should apply
separately and indicate that their project is
collaborative. Each fellowship carries a stipend
of up to $60,000 towards an academic year's leave
and provides for project costs of up to $25,000. 




DUE:     SEP 30
WRITE:   American Council of Learned Societies
         633 Third Avenue
         8th Floor
         New York, NY 10017-6795
PHONE:   212/697-1505
FAX:     212/949-8058

     ACLS invites applications for the second
annual competition for the ACLS Collaborative
Research Fellowships for collaborative research in
the humanities and related social sciences. The
aim of this fellowship program is to offer small
teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to
collaborate intensively on a single, substantive
project. The fellowship supports projects that aim
to produce a tangible research product (such as
joint print or web publications) for which two or
more collaborators will take credit. ELIGIBILITY:
A collaborative project is constituted of at least
two scholars who are each seeking
salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve
continuous months of supported research leave to
pursue full-time collaborative research during the
fellowship tenure. (1) The Project Coordinator
must have an appointment at a U.S.-based
institution of higher education; other project
members may be at institutions outside the United
States or may be independent scholars. (2) All
project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or
its equivalent in publications and professional
experience at the time of application. FUNDING:
The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24
months, to be initiated between July 1, 2010 and
September 1, 2012, and provide salary replacement
for each collaborator (based on academic rank: up
to $35,000 for Assistant Professor; up to $40,000
for Associate Professor; and up to $60,000 for
full Professor) as well as up to $20,000 in
collaboration funds (which may be used for such
purposes as travel, materials, or research
assistance). The amount of the ACLS fellowship for
any collaborative project will vary depending on
the number of collaborators, their academic rank,
and the duration of the research leave, but will
not exceed $140,000 for any one project. 


            BARTH SYNDROME FOUNDATION             


DUE:     OCT 31
WRITE:   Matthew J. Toth, Ph.D.
         Science Director
         Barth Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
         132 Creemer Avenue
         Iselin, NJ 08830

     The Barth Syndrome Foundation, Inc. (BSF) has
announced the availability of funding for research
on the natural history, biochemical basis, gene
product function, and treatment of Barth syndrome.
Barth syndrome is a serious X-linked recessive
condition associated with cardiomyopathy,
neutropenia, skeletal muscle weakness, exercise
intolerance, growth delay, and diverse biochemical
abnormalities (including defects in mitochondrial
metabolism and phospholipid biosynthesis). Because
many clinical and biochemical abnormalities of
Barth syndrome remain poorly understood, the
Foundation is seeking proposals for research that
will advance knowledge on any aspect of the
syndrome. The Foundation is most interested in
providing "seed money" to be used by experienced
investigators for the testing of initial
hypotheses and collection of preliminary data
leading to successful long-term funding by NIH and
other major granting institutions. In addition,
the Foundation is especially interested in
attracting new investigators to the very
interesting field of Barth syndrome research.
FUNDING: The Foundation anticipates awarding
several one-year or two-year grants of up to
$40,000 each. 


          JESSIE B. COX CHARITABLE TRUST          


DUE:     SEP 15  MAR 15, concept papers
WRITE:   Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust
         c/o GMA Foundations
         77 Summer Street, 8th Floor
         Boston, MA 02110-1006
PHONE:   617/391-3081

     The guidelines were refined in 2009 by
members of the Family Grants Committee and took
effect in July 2009. The Trust is dedicated to
improving the environment and the quality of life
for people living in New England. To achieve its
goals, the Trust pursues initiatives in three key
fields of interest: education, environment, and
health. For education, there is a special interest
in promoting early learning and quality
out-of-school time. Within the field of
environment, the Trust focuses on preservation of
fresh and marine waters through natural habitat
conservation. In the area of health, the Trust
emphasizes improving access to health care.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations and institutions within
the six New England states. FUNDING: With few
exceptions, grant requests will be considered on
the scale of $50,000 or more per year. 


               COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY                


DUE:     OCT 5
WRITE:   Columbia University
         Society of Fellows in the Humanities
         Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700
         2960 Broadway
         New York, NY 10027
PHONE:   212/854-8443
FAX:     212/662-7289

     The Columbia Society of Fellows in the
Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will
appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the
humanities for the academic year 2010-2011.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are invited from
qualified candidates who have received the Ph.D.
between 1 January 2006 and 1 July 2010. Fellows
are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate
departments at Columbia University and as
postdoctoral research fellows. The fellowship is
renewable for a second and third year. In the
first year, Fellows teach one course per semester:
at least one of these courses will be in the
undergraduate general education program of the
University. In years two and three, Fellows teach
one course per year. In addition to teaching and
research, the duties of Fellows include attendance
at the Society's lectures and events as well as
active participation in the intellectual life of
the Society and of the department with which the
Fellow is affiliated. FUNDING: The annual stipend
will be $55,000. Each Fellow will also receive a
research allowance of $5,000 per annum. 


               DEPARTMENT OF STATE                


DUE:     SEP 25
WRITE:   Karene Grad
         ECA/A/S/U, SA-5, Floor 4
         Department of State
         Washington, DC 20522-0504
FED-REG: 07/16/09

     The Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for
one or more assistance awards to administer the
Community College Initiative Program, which will
support study by international undergraduate
students at accredited U.S. community colleges.
The Program provides quality educational programs,
professional development, employment skills and a
first-hand understanding of American society to
underserved, non-elite international students,
particularly women, who already have some work
experience. The Bureau anticipates supporting
students from developing countries in every world
region in this program including (subject to
change) such countries as Brazil, Indonesia,
Pakistan, and South Africa, as well as other
countries. ELIGIBILITY: Community college
consortia and other associations of community
colleges meeting the provisions described in
Internal Revenue Code section 501(c) may submit
proposals to cooperate with the Bureau in the
administration and implementation of the 2010
Community College Initiative Program. FUNDING: For
planning purposes, the Bureau invites proposals
from eligible organizations for a program at a
total funding level of approximately $8.5 million.
In order to maximize the number of participants
under this program, it is the Bureau's expectation
that significant institutional and private sector
funding and cost sharing will be made available by
cooperating institutions. It is anticipated that
approximately 250 to 275 students will participate
in the FY 2010 program. 




DUE:     NOV 12
WRITE:   The Camille and Henry Dreyfus
            Foundation, Inc.
         555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
         New York, NY 10022
PHONE:   212/753-1760

     The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
supports emeritus faculty who maintain active
research programs with undergraduates in the
chemical sciences. ELIGIBILITY: The program is
open to all academic institutions in the States,
Districts, and Territories of the United States of
America that grant a bachelor's degree or higher
in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry,
materials chemistry, and chemical engineering.
Faculty with emeritus status on or before January
2010, and who maintain active research programs in
the chemical sciences, may apply to the program.
FUNDING: The Senior Scientist Mentor Program
provides an award of $20,000 over two years for
undergraduate stipends and modest research




DUE:     NOV 16
WRITE:   William Stelz
         National Center for Environmental Rsch.
         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
         1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20460
PHONE:   202/343-9802

     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results
(STAR) program, is seeking applications for Clean
Air Research Centers. EPA is interested in
supporting research on the health effects of
exposure to particulate matter (PM), ozone, and
other air pollutants, both singly and in
multipollutant atmospheres. Priority research
areas include: explaining regional and temporal
differences in air pollution risk; determining the
origins and transformations of multipollutant
atmospheres and their constituents; defining
exposure/concentration-response relationships;
assessing susceptibility; understanding PM effects
in a multipollutant context; and developing
greater understanding of PM and ozone health
effects. EPA is seeking proposals for integrated,
multidisciplinary research centers that will
advance understanding air pollution and human
health effects. ELIGIBILITY: Public nonprofit
institutions/organizations (includes public
institutions of higher education and hospitals)
and private nonprofit institutions/organizations
(includes private institutions of higher education
and hospitals) located in the U.S., state and
local governments, Federally Recognized Indian
Tribal Governments, and U.S. territories or
possessions are eligible to apply. FUNDING: It is
anticipated that $32 million will be available for
about 4 awards, with potential funding per award
of up to a total of $8 million, including direct
and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 5
years. Cost sharing is not required. 


            FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY            


DUE:     NOV 1  MAR 1
WRITE:   Fellowship Committee
         Folger Shakespeare Library
         201 East Capitol St., SE
         Washington, DC 20003-1094
PHONE:   202/544-4600
FAX:     202/544-4623

     The Folger Shakespeare Library offers
research fellowships to encourage access to its
exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing
cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the
early modern period. Each year, scholars may
compete for a limited number of long-term (six to
nine months, application deadline NOV 1) and
short-term (one to three months, application
deadline MAR 1) fellowships. LONG-TERM
FELLOWSHIPS: Long-term fellowships are supported
by funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and
the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Long-term fellows are selected by an external
committee which considers the following criteria
in making its selections: importance of the topic;
originality and sophistication of the approach;
feasibility of the research objectives; and the
applicant's need for the Folger collections. The
Folger looks for highly talented, productive
scholars whose work will be significantly advanced
by a prolonged period of access to our collection,
and who, while in residence, will contribute to
the intellectual vitality of this institution. The
Folger is open to traditional as well as
innovative scholarly methodologies and agendas.
Two Mellon Research Fellowships will be awarded
and carry stipends of $50,000. Three National
Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships will be
awarded and carry maximum stipends of $50,400. NEH
Fellowships are restricted to US citizens or to
foreign nationals who have been living in the
United States for at least three years. Mellon
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are open to
scholars from any country. SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS:
Short-term fellowships are supported by the
Library's endowments and carry a stipend of $2,500
per month. The criteria for success in the annual
short-term fellowship competition are the same as
those for long-term fellowships. Each year the
Folger awards around 35 short-term fellowships. 


             HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE             


DUE:     NOV 2, preproposals
WRITE:   Honda Research Institute USA, Inc.
         800 California Street, Suite 300
         Mountain View, CA 94041
PHONE:   650/314-0400
FAX:     650/314-0405

     The Honda Initiation Grant was inaugurated in
1997 to reach out to the vast talent that exists
in academic-research communities. Every year,
winners are chosen from a large pool of applicants
and given one-time funding to help make their
conceptual ideas a reality. The award program
provides researchers with considerable freedom in
their respective areas of study, as well as
opportunities to interact with Honda researchers,
and the potential for further collaboration.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be made by regularly
appointed full-time faculty members at any
academic institution that confers technical or
scientific advanced degrees in the United States
or Canada. Applications from researchers seeking
to inaugurate new research areas are particularly
encouraged. There is no limit to the number of
proposals each university may submit to the
program. FUNDING: This year the program will award
at least 5 grants at $50,000 each to professors
for outstanding proposals on a variety of research
topics. All projects funded should seek breakaway
insights that are likely to make important and
valuable contributions to technology in the long
term (5-10 years). 


           INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY           


DUE:     NOV 1
WRITE:   School of Historical Studies
         Institute for Advanced Study
         Einstein Drive
         Princeton, NJ 08540
PHONE:   609/734-8300

     The Institute for Advanced Study is an
independent private institution founded in 1930 to
create a community of scholars focused on
intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other
university obligations. Each year scholars from
around the world apply to come to the Institute to
pursue their own research. Those who are chosen
are offered a membership for a set period and a
stipend. Members receive access to the extensive
resources of the Institute, including offices,
access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and
housing facilities, and some secretarial services.
The School of Historical Studies supports
scholarship in all fields of historical research,
but is concerned principally with the history of
western, near eastern and Asian civilizations,
with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman
civilization, the history of Europe (medieval,
early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East
Asian studies, the history of art, the history of
science, philosophy, and modern international
relations.  The School also offers the Edward T.
Cone Membership in Music Studies. Each year the
School welcomes approximately forty Members. Most
are working on topics in the above mentioned
fields, but each year the School also selects some
scholars working in other areas of historical
research. Members in the School are appointed for
either one term (first term Sept. 20 to Dec. 17,
second term Jan. 3 to April 1) or for two terms,
amounting to a full academic year. ELIGIBILITY:
Requirements include the Ph.D. (or equivalent) at
the time of application and a substantial record
of publication. The School takes into account the
stage of the scholar's academic career when
considering the list of publications, but in
general applicants should have at least several
articles already published in scholarly
publications in order to be considered eligible.
Qualified candidates of any nationality are
invited to apply. Scholars are not required to
have a current institutional affiliation. FUNDING:
Institute stipends will normally be offered up to
a maximum of $65,000 for the full academic year,
or $32,500 for one term. A few senior scholars
will be offered additional funding to help make up
for losses in salary. Four Assistant Professors
who meet additional eligibility requirements will
be selected for Mellon Fellowships that will
provide full year support matching their salaries
and benefits at the time of application. 




DUE:     NOV 17
WRITE:   International Research & Exchanges Board
         2121 K Street, NW
         Suite 700
         Washington, DC 20037
PHONE:   202/628-8188
FAX:     202/628-8189

     The Individual Advanced Research
Opportunities (IARO) program seeks to attract,
select, and support in-depth field research by US
students, scholars and experts in policy-relevant
subject areas related to Eastern Europe and
Eurasia, as well as to disseminate knowledge about
these regions to a wide network of constituents in
the United States and abroad. Sponsored by the US
Department of State's Title VIII Program, IARO
provides fellows with the means and support
necessary to conduct in-country research on
contemporary political, economic, historical, or
cultural developments relevant to US foreign
policy. The IARO program plays a vital role in
supporting the emergence of a dedicated and
knowledgeable cadre of US scholars and experts who
can enrich the US understanding of developments in
Eastern Europe and Eurasia. FUNDING: Awards
consist of: (1) International coach-class
roundtrip transportation; (2) A monthly allowance
for housing and living expenses; (3) Travel visa;
(4) Emergency evacuation insurance. 




DUE:     NOV 6
WRITE:   National Academy of Education
         500 Fifth Street NW
         Washington, DC 20001
PHONE:   202/334-2341
FAX:     202/334-2350

     The National Academy of Education/Spencer
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early
career scholars working in critical areas of
education research. This nonresidential
postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make
significant scholarly contributions to the field
of education. The program also develops the
careers of its recipients through professional
development activities involving National Academy
of Education members. ELIGIBILITY: The
NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is
open to all eligible applicants regardless of
race, national origin, religion, gender, age,
disability, or sexual orientation. Applicants must
have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent
research degree between January 1, 2004, and
December 31, 2009. Applicant should have a
demonstrated record of research experience in
education. FUNDING: Fellows will receive $55,000
for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for
each of two contiguous years, working half-time.
Fellowships must begin during the 2010-2011
academic year. Fellows take the equivalent of one
year's teaching leave during the fellowship term.
Fellows will be included in professional
development retreats with other fellows and NAEd
members. Up to twenty postdoctoral fellowships
will be awarded in 2010. 




DUE:     SEP 15
WRITE:   Enduring Questions
         Division of Education Programs
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW   Room 302
         Washington, DC 20506
PHONE:   202/606-8463

     The Enduring Questions grant program supports
a faculty member's development of a new course
that will foster intellectual community through
the study of an enduring question. This course
will encourage undergraduate students and a
teacher to grapple with a fundamental question
addressed by the humanities, and to join together
in a deep and sustained program of reading in
order to encounter influential thinkers over the
centuries and into the present day. An Enduring
Questions grant supports the development of a new
undergraduate humanities course that must be
taught at least twice during the grant period. The
grant supports the work of a faculty member in
designing, preparing, and assessing the course. It
may also be used for ancillary activities that
enhance faculty-student intellectual community,
such as visits to museums and artistic or cultural
events. An Enduring Questions course may be taught
by a faculty member from any department or
discipline in the humanities or by a faculty
member outside the humanities (e.g., astronomy,
biology, economics, law, mathematics, medicine,
psychology), so long as humanities sources are
central to the course. ELIGIBILITY: Any U.S.
nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and
local governmental agencies. Individuals are not
eligible to apply. The faculty member designing
the course may be a tenured, tenure-track,
non-tenure-track, or adjunct faculty member at a
two-year or four-year college or university.
Graduate students are not eligible for this grant
program, unless they are teaching full-time at a
two-year or four-year college or university.
FUNDING: Enduring Questions grants can provide up
to $25,000 in outright funds for projects serving
a single institution. The grant period must run
between eighteen and twenty-four months. The
Enduring Questions course must be taught at least
twice within the grant period. Recipients may
begin their grant as early as June 1, 2010, but
must begin no later than January 1, 2011. 


             NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART              


DUE:     OCT 15
WRITE:   Center for Advanced Study in the
            Visual Arts
         National Gallery of Art
         2000B South Club Drive
         Landover, MD 20785
PHONE:   202/842-6482
FAX:     202/789-3026

     The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual
Arts announces its program for senior fellowships.
Fellowships are for full-time research, and
scholars are expected to reside in Washington and
to participate in the activities of the Center
throughout the fellowship period. Lectures,
colloquia, and informal discussions complement the
fellowship program. The Paul Mellon and Ailsa
Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to
support research 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, and other arts) of any
geographical area and of any period. The Samuel H.
Kress Senior Fellowships are intended primarily to
support research on European art before the early
nineteenth century. Senior fellowship applications
are also solicited from scholars in other
disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has
implications for the analysis and criticism of
form. ELIGIBILITY: Senior fellowships are intended
for those who have held the Ph.D. for five years
or more or who possess an equivalent record of
professional accomplishment at the time of
application. FUNDING: A senior fellowship award is
normally limited to one-half of the applicant's
salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on
individual circumstances. In addition, senior
fellows who relocate to Washington are provided
with housing in apartments near the Gallery,
subject to availability. Senior fellows also
receive allowances for photography and for travel
to a professional meeting. One Paul Mellon
Fellowship and four to six Ailsa Mellon Bruce and
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships will be awarded
for the academic year, early fall to spring.
Applications for a single academic term or quarter
are also possible. 


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     OCT 20
WRITE:   Dr. Barry Schneider
         NSF/DOE Partnership, Basic Plasma Sci.
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   1145 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-7383
FAX:     703/292-9078

     The Directorates for Engineering,
Geosciences, and Mathematical and Physical
Sciences of the National Science Foundation and
the Office of Science/Office of Fusion Energy
Sciences of the Department of Energy are
continuing in FY2009 the joint Partnership in
Basic Plasma Science and Engineering begun in
FY1997. The goal of this three year (FY09-FY11)
program initiative is to enhance plasma research
and education in this broad, multidisciplinary
field by coordinating efforts and combining
resources of the two agencies. The initiative will
address fundamental issues in plasma science and
engineering that can have impact in other areas or
disciplines in which improved basic understanding
of the plasma state is needed. ELIGIBILITY:
Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
(a) For-profit organizations: U.S. commercial
organizations, especially small businesses with
strong capabilities in scientific or engineering
research or education. (b) Non-profit,
non-academic organizations: Independent museums,
observatories, research labs, professional
societies and similar organizations in the U.S.
associated with educational or research
activities. (c) Universities and Colleges -
Universities and two- and four-year colleges
(including community colleges) accredited in, and
having a campus located in the US, acting on
behalf of their faculty members. (d) Unaffiliated
Individuals: Scientists, engineers or educators in
the U.S. who are U.S. citizens. FUNDING: $2
million for 10-20 awards. 


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     OCT 14
WRITE:   Carter Kimsey, Program Manager
         Directorate for Biological Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   615 N
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-8470
FAX:     703/292-9063

     The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in
Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral
degree for research and training in selected areas
of biology supported by BIO and with special goals
for human resource development in biology. The
fellowships encourage independence at an early
stage of the research career to permit Fellows to
pursue their research and training goals in the
most appropriate research locations regardless of
the availability of funding for the Fellows at
that site. For FY 2010, these BIO programs are (1)
Broadening Participation in Biology and (2)
Biological Informatics. In future years, these
areas will change as new scientific and
infrastructure opportunities present themselves;
and this solicitation will be changed to reflect
the areas being funded. The fellowships are also
designed to provide active mentoring of the
Fellows by the sponsoring scientists who will
benefit from having these talented young
scientists in their research groups. The research
and training plan of each fellowship must address
important scientific questions in contemporary
biology within the scope of the BIO Directorate
and the specific guidelines in this fellowship
program solicitation. Because the fellowships are
offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in
their careers, doctoral advisors are encouraged to
discuss the availability of BIO fellowships with
their graduate students early in their doctoral
programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals,
not institutions, and are administered by the
Fellows. ELIGIBILITY: Only individuals may apply.
NSF postdoctoral fellowships are awards to
individuals, and applications are submitted
directly by applicants to NSF. However,
applications must include sponsoring scientists'
statements and the applicants must affiliate with
institutions (e.g., colleges and universities, and
privately-sponsored nonprofit institutes and
museums, government agencies and laboratories,
and, under special conditions, for-profit
organizations) anywhere in the world. FUNDING: $6
million for 15 fellowships per year in each
competition area. 


           SCHOOL OF AMERICAN RESEARCH            


DUE:     OCT 1, nominations
WRITE:   The J.I. Staley Prize
         School of American Research
         P.O. Box 2188
         Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188
PHONE:   505/954-7201

     The School of American Research (SAR)
presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author
for a book that exemplifies outstanding
scholarship and writing in anthropology. The award
recognizes innovative works that go beyond
traditional frontiers and dominant schools of
thought in anthropology and add new dimensions to
our understanding of the human species. It honors
books that cross subdisciplinary boundaries within
anthropology and reach out in new and expanded
interdisciplinary directions. By recognizing
groundbreaking books and their authors through the
J. I. Staley Prize, SAR seeks to stimulate the
best in anthropological research and writing.
ELIGIBILITY: Authors other than anthropologists
are eligible to receive the Prize if their work
has had a significant impact on scholars and
practitioners in the field of anthropology.
FUNDING: The J. I. Staley Prize, which carries a
cash award of $10,000, is presented at an award
ceremony hosted by the School of American Research
during the annual meetings of the American
Anthropological Association. 




DUE:     OCT 1
WRITE:   United States Institute of Peace
         1200 17th Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20036-3011
PHONE:   202/457-1700
FAX:     202/429-6063

     The Annual Grant Competition supports
innovative peacebuilding projects involving
research, the identification of promising models
and effective practices, the development of
practitioner resources and tools, the development
and delivery of education, training and dialogue
programs, and the production of films, radio
programs, and other media. The Annual Grant
Competition funds projects focused on preventing,
managing, and resolving violent conflict and
promoting post-conflict peacebuilding in settings
outside the borders of the U.S. Awards support
activities that apply across a broad range of
relevant disciplines, skills, and approaches. USIP
welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or
multidisciplinary nature. ELIGIBILITY: USIP may
provide grant support to nonprofit organizations
and individuals-both U.S. and foreign-including
the following: institutions of post-secondary,
community, and secondary education; public and
private education, training or research
institutions, and libraries. American and foreign
individuals and nonprofit organizations may apply.
FUNDING: The awards generally range from $50,000
to $120,000. 

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