The Grant Advisor
September 2009

In This Issue




DUE:     DEC 15
WRITE:   AAAS Fellowship Programs
         1200 New York Ave, NW
         Washington, DC 20005
PHONE:   202/326-6700
FAX:     202/289-4950

     The American Association for the Advancement
of Science manages and administers Science &
Technology Policy Fellowships in six areas to
provide the opportunity for accomplished
scientists and engineers to participate in and
contribute to the federal policymaking process
while learning firsthand about the intersection of
science and policy. The fellowships in
congressional offices are funded by approximately
30 partner scientific and engineering societies.
The fellowships in executive branch agencies are
funded by the hosting offices. ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must have a PhD or an equivalent
doctoral-level degree at the time of application.
Individuals with a master's degree in engineering
and at least three years of post-degree
professional experience also may apply. Some
programs require additional experience. Applicants
must be U.S. citizens. 




DUE:     DEC 15
WRITE:   Research Grants
         American Federation for Aging Research
         55 West 39th Street, 16th Floor
         New York, NY 10018
PHONE:   212/703-9977
FAX:     212/997-0330

     The major goal of this program is to assist
in the development of the careers of junior
investigators committed to pursuing careers in the
field of aging research. ELIGIBILITY: The
applicant must be an independent investigator with
assigned independent space and must be within the
first four years of a junior faculty appointment
(instructor, assistant professor or equivalent) by
July 1, 2010. FUNDING: It is anticipated that
approximately 15 grants of up to $75,000 each will
be awarded in 2010. Applicants may propose to use
the award over the course of one or two years as
justified by the proposed research. Funds may not
be requested for overhead or indirect costs.
Funding will begin July 1, 2010. 


                HUNTINGTON LIBRARY                


DUE:     DEC 15
WRITE:   Fellowships
         The Huntington
         1151 Oxford Road
         San Marino, CA 91108
PHONE:   626/405-2194
FAX:     626/449-5703

     The Huntington is an independent research
center with holdings in British and American
history, literature, art history, and the history
of science and medicine. The Library collections
range chronologically from the eleventh century to
the present and include a half-million rare books,
nearly six million manuscripts, 800,000
photographs, and a large ephemera collection,
supported by a half-million reference works. The
Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books
and reference volumes in the history of science
and technology, as well as an important collection
of scientific instruments. Within the general
fields listed above there are many areas of
special strength, including: Middle Ages,
Renaissance, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth- and
Twentieth-Century Literature, British Drama,
Colonial America, American Civil War, Western
America, and California. The Art Collections
contain notable British and American paintings,
fine prints, photographs, and an art reference
library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens
is a broad collection of reference works in
botany, horticulture, and gardening. SHORT-TERM
AWARDS: Eligibility - PhD or equivalent; or
doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage.
Tenure - One to five months. Award - $2,500 per
month. LONG-TERM AWARDS: Eligibility - Non-tenured
faculty, Ph.D. or equivalent. Tenure - 4-12
months. Award - $50,000. 


                 JAPAN FOUNDATION                 


DUE:     DEC 1
WRITE:   The Japan Foundation
         Center for Global Partnership
         Carnegie Hall Tower
         152 W. 57th Street, 17th Floor
         New York, NY 10019
PHONE:   212/489-1255
FAX:     212/489-1344

     The rapid acceleration of globalization has
deepened interdependence among nations, expanded
economic transactions, and enhanced collaborative
undertakings in diverse fields. It has also given
rise to a multiplicity of actors on the
international scene; not only sovereign
governments but also a host of non-state actors
including the business sector, academia,
non-profit organizations, and other segments of
civil society. CGP intends to fulfill its mission
by creating new networks and providing
opportunities for advancing research and candid
discussion of issues arising from this profound
transformation of societies. To this end, CGP's
Grant Program supports Japan-U.S. collaborative
policy-oriented projects in the target areas
listed below. In addition, CGP recognizes the
value of including a multinational dimension
within projects, and therefore gives priority to
those that incorporate Asia into its agenda. (1)
Traditional & non-traditional approaches to
security and diplomacy - Issues include
transnational terrorism, internal ethnic and
religious strife, infectious diseases,
environmental degradation, and climate change. (2)
Global and regional economic issues - Issues
include regional and bilateral trade arrangements,
globalization and the mitigation of its adverse
consequences with the active participation of the
business sector, and sustainable urbanization. (3)
Role of civil society - Issues include immigration
and achieving balance in increasingly diverse
societies as well as capacity building of civil
society actors through various networking
opportunities. ELIGIBILITY: For the annual open
competition, proposals from US organizations with
501(c) (3) status only will be accepted by CGP New
York. Appropriate Japan-based institutional
collaboration must be demonstrated and secured
throughout the course of the project. 




DUE:     DEC 15  JUN 15, letters of intent
         JAN 15  JUL 15, applications
WRITE:   Grants Manager - Research Department
         Muscular Dystrophy Association
         3300 E. Sunrise Drive
         Tucson, AZ 85718
PHONE:   520/529-2000
FAX:     520/529-5454

     MDA supports research aimed at developing
treatments for the muscular dystrophies and
related diseases of the neuromuscular system.
These are the muscular dystrophies (among which
are Duchenne and Becker); motor neuron diseases
(including ALS and SMA); the peripheral nerve
disorders (CMT and Friedreich's ataxia);
inflammatory myopathies; disorders of the
neuromuscular junction; metabolic diseases of
muscle as well as other myopathies. ELIGIBILITY:
To be eligible to apply for an MDA research grant,
an applicant must: (1) Hold a Doctor of Medicine
(M.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of
Science (D.Sc.) or equivalent degree (i.e. D.O.);
(2) Be a professional or faculty member
(Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant
Professor) at an appropriate educational, medical
or research institution; (3) Be qualified to
conduct and mentor a program of original research
within their own laboratory; (4) Assume both
administrative and financial responsibility for
the grant; and (5) Have access to institutional
resources necessary to conduct the proposed
research project. FUNDING: Funding levels for
primary Research Grants are unlimited. Development
grants are a maximum of $60,000 per year. Overhead
is limited to a maximum of 10% percent of direct
costs to be included in the total amount of the
grant request. 




DUE:     OCT 29
WRITE:   National Endowment for the Humanities
         Division of Research Programs
         1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Room 318
         Washington, DC 20506
PHONE:   202/606-8200

     Collaborative Research Grants support
original research undertaken by a team of two or
more scholars or research coordinated by an
individual scholar that, because of its scope or
complexity, requires additional staff and
resources beyond the individual's salary. Eligible
projects include: (a) research that significantly
adds to knowledge and understanding in the
humanities; (b) conferences on topics of major
importance in the humanities that will benefit
ongoing research; (c) archaeological projects that
include the interpretation and communication of
results (projects may encompass excavation,
materials analysis, laboratory work, field
reports, and preparation of interpretive
monographs); and (d) research that uses the
knowledge, methods, and perspectives of the
humanities to enhance understanding of science,
technology, medicine, and the social sciences.
FUNDING: Awards are made for one to three years
and normally range from $25,000 to $100,000 per
year. The use of federal matching funds is
encouraged. Federal matching funds are released on
a 1:1 basis when a grantee secures gift funds from
eligible third parties. 




DUE:     DEC 8
WRITE:   Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
         Division of Preservation and Access
         National Endowment for the Humanities
         1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW   Room 411
         Washington, DC 20506
PHONE:   202/606-8570

     Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
helps cultural institutions meet the complex
challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings
of humanities materials for future generations by
supporting preventive conservation measures that
mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life
of collections. Libraries, archives, museums, and
historical organizations across the country are
responsible for collections of books and
manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and
moving images, archaeological and ethnographic
artifacts, art, and historical objects that
facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and
provide opportunities for life-long learning in
the humanities. To preserve and ensure continued
access to such collections, institutions must
implement preventive conservation measures, which
encompass managing relative humidity, temperature,
light, and pollutants in collection spaces,
providing protective storage enclosures and
systems for collections, and safeguarding
collections from theft and from natural and
man-made disasters. ELIGIBILITY: Any U.S.
nonprofit organization is eligible, as are state
and local governmental agencies and tribal
governments. Grants are not awarded to
individuals. FUNDING: The program offers two kinds
of awards: (1) Grants for Planning and Evaluation
- To help an institution develop and assess
preventive conservation strategies, grants of up
to $40,000 will support planning and evaluation
projects, which may encompass such activities as
site visits, planning sessions, monitoring,
testing, project-specific research, and
preliminary designs for implementation projects.
(2) Grants for Implementation - To help an
institution implement a preventive conservation
project, grants of up to $400,000 are available.
Implementation projects should be based on
planning that has been specific to the needs of
the institution and its collections within the
context of its local environment. 


           NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY            


DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Committee for Research and Exploration
         National Geographic Society
         1145 17th Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20090-8249

     The National Geographic Society awards grants
for scientific field research and exploration
through its Committee for Research and
Exploration. All proposed projects must have both
a geographical dimension and relevance to other
scientific fields and be of broad scientific
interest. Applications are generally limited to
the following disciplines: anthropology,
archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany,
geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology,
and zoology. In addition the committee is
emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that
address environmental issues (e.g., loss of
biodiversity and habitat, effects of
human-population pressures). ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees
(Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an
educational organization or institution.
Independent researchers or those pursuing a
Ph.D.-level degree may apply, but awards to
non-Ph.D. applicants are rare. As a general rule,
all applicants are expected to have published a
minimum of three articles in peer-reviewed
scientific journals. FUNDING: While grant amounts
vary greatly, most range from U.S. $15,000 to
$20,000. There is no set quantity of grants
awarded, but budget constraints keep the number to
approximately 250 per year. As National Geographic
Society funds are intended to function as
complementary support, the committee strongly
encourages applicants to seek additional,
concurrent funding from other funding agencies.
Committee grants tend to act as seed money and are
given for one year's research. 




DUE:     DEC 16, letter of intent
         JAN 16, applications
WRITE:   Barbara Sina, Ph.D.
         Fogarty International Center
         Building 31, Room B2C39
         31 Center Drive MSC 2220
         Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
PHONE:   301/402-9467
FAX:     301/402-0779

     The purpose of the award is to provide junior
U.S. scientists with an opportunity to pursue
careers in research on global health, and to
prepare them for independent research careers.
This award is similar to other NIH K01 career
development awards, but requires grantees to spend
50% of the grant period conducting research in
developing countries. Two mentors are required,
one in the U.S. and the other in the developing
country where research is being conducted.
ELIGIBILITY: Only U.S. citizens and permanent U.S.
residents (green card holders) are eligible to
apply for the IRSDA. FUNDING: The IRSDA supports
salary and some research expenses, including
international travel. The award is initially for
four years and can be renewed for three additional
years if the grantee obtains a faculty position. 


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     OCT 9, letters of intent
         NOV 13, preliminary proposals
         MAR 31, final proposals
WRITE:   Sohi Rastegar, Director
         Emerging Frontiers in Rsch. & Innovation
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 505
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-8305

     The Directorate for Engineering at the
National Science Foundation has established the
Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and
Innovation (EFRI) to serve a critical role in
focusing on important emerging areas in a timely
manner. The EFRI Office is launching a new funding
opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of
researchers to embark on rapidly advancing
frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For
this solicitation, proposals will be considered
that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the
following two specific research areas: (1)
Renewable Energy Storage (RESTOR), and (2) Science
in Energy and Environmental Design (SEED):
Engineering Sustainable Buildings. This
solicitation will be coordinated with NSF
Directorates listed above, the Department of
Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). EFRI seeks proposals with
transformative ideas that represent an opportunity
for a significant shift in fundamental engineering
knowledge with a strong potential for long term
impact on national needs or a grand challenge.
INFORMATION WEBCAST: The EFRI Office plans to hold
an information workshop on September17, 2009, to
answer any questions about the EFRI Office and
this solicitation. Details will be posted on the
EFRI website ( as they become
available. ELIGIBILITY: EFRI proposals may be
submitted by a single organization or a group of
organizations consisting of a lead organization in
partnership with one or more partner
organizations. Only U.S. academic institutions
which perform research and with degree-granting
education programs in disciplines normally
supported by NSF are eligible to be the lead
organization. FUNDING: $29 million for about 14
four-year awards. 


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     NOV 2
WRITE:   Director's Office
         National Radio Astronomy Observatory
         520 Edgemont Road
         Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475
PHONE:   434/296-0221
FAX:     434/296-0278

     The National Radio Astronomy Observatory
(NRAO) announces the 2010 Jansky Fellowship
Program which provides outstanding postdoctoral
opportunities for research in astronomy. Jansky
Fellows formulate and carry out investigations
either independently or in collaboration with
others within the wide framework of interests of
the Observatory. Prior radio experience is not
required and multi-wavelength projects leading to
a synergy with NRAO instruments are encouraged.
The NRAO also encourages applications from
candidates with interest in radio astronomy
instrumentation, computation, and theory.
Appointments may be made for positions at any of
these NRAO sites: Socorro, NM; Green Bank, WV; and
Charlottesville, VA. As ALMA commissioning
activities get underway, it is anticipated that
there will also be appointments available in
Chile. Jansky Fellows are encouraged to spend time
at universities working with collaborators during
the course of their Fellowship. In addition to
appointments at NRAO sites, non-resident Jansky
Fellowships may be offered for appointments that
are hosted at a U.S. university. Frequent and/or
long term visits to NRAO sites are encouraged.
Split Fellowships with time spent at NRAO and a
U.S. university are permitted. FUNDING: The
starting salary will be $60,000 per year with an
appointment duration of two years, and possible
renewal for a third. A research budget of up to
$10,000 per year is provided for travel and
computing requirements. Fellows are eligible for
page charge support, vacation accrual, health
insurance coverage, and a moving allowance. In
addition, up to $3,000 per year is provided to
non-NRAO institutions hosting Jansky Fellows to
defray local institutional costs. 


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     DEC 11
WRITE:   Neil R. Swanberg
         Office of Polar Programs
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-8029

     This solicitation seeks proposals for
activities to foster and sustain collaboration
among projects funded by NSF that contribute to
the US arctic environmental change research
effort. Many of these projects began during the
International Polar Year (IPY) and are currently
affiliated with the US Study of Environmental
Arctic Change (SEARCH) and the Arctic Observation
Network. Others are supported outside of the
auspices of SEARCH and IPY. The project or
projects supported through this solicitation will
provide resources to the scientific leadership
that are needed to implement SEARCH's broad
science agenda. The scope covers SEARCH generally
and its component parts, observing, understanding
and responding. One key additional effort, which
has gained prominence during the IPY, is needed to
tie all these together: a robust and modern
approach to managing and enabling discovery of
Arctic scientific data. 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. FUNDING: $10-15 million for 1-4
awards. Awards of up to 5 years may be considered.


           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            


DUE:     OCT 5, letters of intent
         NOV 20, proposals
WRITE:   Carol F. Stoel
         EHR/Division of Graduate Education
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
PHONE:   703/292-8630

     The Science Master's Program prepares
graduate students for careers in business,
industry, nonprofit organizations, and government
agencies by providing them not only with a strong
foundation in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but also with
research experiences, internship experiences, and
the skills to succeed in those careers. The
program is intended to catalyze the creation of
institution-based efforts that can be sustained
without additional federal funding. This program
is also intended to encourage diversity in student
participation so as to contribute to a broadly
inclusive, well-trained science and engineering
workforce. ELIGIBILITY: U.S. academic institutions
in the United States, its territories or
possessions that grant the Master's degree in one
or more STEM disciplines and have the capacity to
provide education in additional skill areas, for
example, by creating specially tailored courses in
business, management, or public administration,
may submit proposals. FUNDING: $14.7 million for
about 21 new awards, of up to $700,000 per award. 


               PRINCETON UNIVERSITY               


DUE:     NOV 9
WRITE:   Rockefeller Fellowships
         University Center for Human Values
         304 Louis Marx Hall
         Princeton University
         Princeton, NJ 08544
PHONE:   609/258-4798

     The University Center for Human Values
invites applications from all disciplines for
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships.
These fellowships will be awarded for the academic
year 2010-2011 to outstanding scholars and
teachers interested in devoting a year in
residence at Princeton writing about ethics and
human values. A central activity for the fellows
is participation with center faculty members in a
Fellows Seminar to discuss work in progress.
Fellows are also invited to participate in other
activities, including seminars, colloquia, and
public lectures. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone
Library and to a wide range of activities
throughout the University. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants
typically have a doctorate and cannot be in the
process of writing a dissertation. FUNDING:
Fellows normally receive stipends of up to
one-half their academic year salaries (not
exceeding a maximum stipend set each fall) for the
fellowship period, which extends from September 1
to July 1. The fellows' home institutions are
expected to provide at least half of their
salaries in addition to all benefits. 




DUE:     DEC 1
WRITE:   Scholars-in-Residence Program
         Schomburg Center for Research in
            Black Culture, NY Public Library
         515 Malcolm X Boulevard
         New York, NY 10037-1801
PHONE:   212/491-2200

     The Schomburg Center residency program
assists scholars and professionals whose research
on the black experience can benefit from extended
access to the Center's resources. Fellowships
funded by the Center will allow recipients to
spend six months or a year in residence with
access to resources at the Schomburg Center and
other research units of The New York Public
Library. The Scholars-in-Residence Program is
designed to (1) encourage research and writing on
the history, literature, and cultures of the
peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, (2) to
promote and facilitate interaction among the
participants including fellows funded by other
sources, and (3) to facilitate the dissemination
of the researchers' findings through lectures,
publications, and the ongoing Schomburg Center
Colloquium and Seminar Series. ELIGIBILITY: The
Fellowship Program is open to scholars studying
the history, literature, and culture of peoples of
African descent from a humanistic perspective and
to professionals in fields related to the
Schomburg Center's collections and program
activities. Projects in the social sciences,
science and technology, psychology, education, and
religion are eligible if they utilize a humanistic
approach and contribute to humanistic knowledge.
FUNDING: Fellowships are awarded for continuous
periods of six or twelve months at the Schomburg
Center with maximum stipends of $30,000 for six
months and $60,000 for twelve months. Fellows must
devote full time to their research projects. 




DUE:     OCT 1
WRITE:   Scholar Administration Office
         Woodrow Wilson Center
         One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
         1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
         Washington, DC 20004-3027
PHONE:   202/691-4170

     The Center awards approximately 20-25
residential fellowships annually to individuals
with outstanding project proposals in a broad
range of the social sciences and humanities on
national and/or international issues. Topics and
scholarship should relate to key public policy
challenges or provide the historical and/or
cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of
contemporary importance. ELIGIBILITY: Citizens or
permanent residents from any country; Men and
women with outstanding capabilities and experience
from a wide variety of -backgrounds (including
government, the corporate world, professions, and
academia); Academic candidates holding a Ph.D.
(Ph.D. must be received by the application
deadline of October 1); Academic candidates
demonstrating scholarly achievement by
publications beyond their doctoral dissertations;
Practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent
level of professional achievement; English
proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage
the exchange of ideas among its fellows. FUNDING:
The Center tries to ensure that the stipend
provided under the fellowship, together with the
fellow's other sources of funding (e.g., grants
secured by the applicant and sabbatical
allowances), approximate a fellow's regular
salary. Stipends provided in recent years have
ranged from $26,000 to $85,000 (the maximum
possible). Stipends include round trip travel for




DUE:     DEC 15
WRITE:   Policy Fellowships
         SRCD Office for Policy & Communications
         1313 L Street, NW
         Suite 140
         Washington, DC 20005
PHONE:   202/289-7905
FAX:     202/289-4203

     SRCD is seeking applications for the upcoming
Policy Fellowships for the 2010-2011 term. There
are currently two types of Fellowships:
Congressional and Executive Branch. Both
Fellowships provide exciting opportunities for
researchers to come to Washington, DC and use
developmental science outside of the academic
setting to inform public policy. These Fellowships
are open to doctoral scientists from any
discipline relevant to child development, and both
early and mid-career professionals are encouraged
to apply. The goals of the Fellowships are: (1) to
contribute to the effective use of scientific
knowledge about child development in the formation
of public policy ; (2) to educate the scientific
community about the development of public policy;
and (3) to establish a more effective liaison
between developmental scientists and the Federal
policy-making mechanisms. ELIGIBILITY: Both SRCD
Fellowships are designed for scholars from a
variety of backgrounds and scientific disciplines.
Applicants must demonstrate exceptional competence
in an area of child development research and have
a doctoral-level degree in any discipline (e.g.,
Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D., J.D., DSW) no later than June
preceding the fellowship. However, the Fellowship
Programs are a training opportunity suited for
individuals throughout their career development.
Both early- and mid-career applicants are
encouraged to apply. FUNDING: Fellowship Stipends
for Fellows fall into a three-tier system using
the federal government pay-scale, taking into
consideration previous experience and salary.
Stipends for 2009-10 began at $73,100. 


              THRASHER RESEARCH FUND              


DUE:     anytime
WRITE:   Megan Duncan, MSPH, Research Manager
         Thrasher Research Fund
         15 W. South Temple Street
         Suite 1650
         Salt Lake City, UT 84101
PHONE:   801/240-4720
FAX:     801/240-1625

     The Thrasher Research Fund remains open to a
variety of pediatric medical research topics.
Research projects with the potential to impact a
large number of children as well as research
projects that address severe problems affecting
relatively few children will be considered. The
Fund seeks to maintain a portfolio of grants with
a balance of both domestic and international
research. The Fund supports clinical/translational
pediatric research. Emphasis is placed on projects
with potential findings that would be clinically
applicable in a relatively short period of time
for the prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment of
pediatric medical problems. ELIGIBILITY: The
Principal Investigator is expected to be qualified
in terms of education and experience, maintain an
active role in the project, and take full
responsibility for its successful completion.
Students may be employed as technical support
personnel but may not apply as Principal
Investigators. There are no citizenship or visa
restrictions. FUNDING: Amounts awarded and time
periods vary depending on the specific needs of
each proposal. Over the last several years awards
from the Fund have ranged from a few thousand
dollars to approximately $400,000. The Fund's
median award is $230,000, with the majority
between $150,000-$300,000. Projects are supported
for up to 3 years. 




DUE:     DEC 31, letter of intent
WRITE:   Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry
         P.O. Box 10169
         Santa Fe, NM 87504
PHONE:   505/988-3251
FAX:     505/986-8222

     Through a bequest from Witter Bynner in 1972,
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry
perpetuates the art of poetry. The foundation
promotes poetry in American culture and encourages
grant proposals that expand awareness of the
positive effects of poetry on society.
ELIGIBILITY: Grant support is provided to
non-profit, tax exempt organizations. Foundation
staff reviews applications before they are
submitted to independent reviewers for additional
evaluation. Reviewers rotate each year and are
selected from professionals in the field,
including former grant recipients. The Board of
Directors review selected applications and make
the final determination of annual programming.
Reviewers' comments are not available to
applicants. FUNDING: Organizations may apply for
grant support from $1,000 to $10,000 for a maximum
of three years. The Foundation does not support
indirect costs for grant administration, endowment
funds, capital improvements, or general operating


               AND AFRICAN STUDIES


DUE:     DEC 1
WRITE:   Carter G. Woodson Institute for
            Afro-American and African Studies
         University of Virginia
         P.O. Box 400162
         Charlottesville, VA 22904-4162
PHONE:   434/924-3109
FAX:     434/924-8820

     Since its inception in 1981, the Woodson
Institute's Residential Fellowship Program has
attracted outstanding scholars in the humanities
and social sciences who work on a wide array of
topics in African-American and African Studies, as
well as related fields. These two-year
fellowships-offered at the pre-doctoral and
post-doctoral levels-are designed to facilitate
the writing of dissertations or manuscripts and
provide successful applicants the opportunity to
discuss and exchange works-in-progress both with
each other and the larger intellectual community
of the University. Preference is given to
applicants whose research is substantially
completed, thus providing them maximum amount of
time to finish their manuscripts within the
fellowship term. ELIGIBILITY: The competition for
the Woodson Institute fellowship is open to
qualified candidates without restriction as to
citizenship or current residence. Applicants for
the predoctoral fellowships must have completed
all requirements for the Ph.D. except the
dissertation prior to August 1, 2010. Applicants
for the postdoctoral fellowship must have been
awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or
furnish proof that it will have been received
prior to June 30, 2010. FUNDING: Predoctoral
fellowships cover two years, beginning August 25,
2010, and carry an annual stipend of $20,000, plus
health insurance. Postdoctoral fellowships cover
two years, beginning August 25, and carry a
stipend of $45,000 per year, plus benefits. 




DUE:     NOV 15
WRITE:   Newcombe Doctoral Disser. Fellowships
         Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
         P.O. Box 5281
         Princeton, NJ 08543-5281
PHONE:   609/452-7007, ext. 310
FAX:     609/452-0066

     The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral
Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage
original and significant study of ethical or
religious values in all fields of the humanities
and social sciences, and particularly to help
Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their
dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition
to topics in religious studies or in ethics
(philosophical or religious), dissertations
appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition
might explore the ethical implications of foreign
policy, the values influencing political
decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and
religious or ethical issues reflected in history
or literature. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must: (a)
be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in
doctoral programs at graduate schools in the
United States. Candidates working on D. Min., law,
and other professional degrees are not eligible;
(b) be able to fulfill all pre-dissertation
requirements by the application deadline,
including approval of the dissertation proposal,
and expect to submit completed dissertations by
summer 2011; (c) be in the writing stage of the
dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork
or other research is complete and writing has
begun by the time of the award; (d) have never
held a similar national award for the final year
of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won
such awards as the ACLS, AAUW, Ford, MacArthur,
Mellon, Pew, Spencer, or Whiting fellowship are
not eligible; (e) plan to write on topics where
ethical or religious values are a central concern;
(f) have never applied for the Fellowship before.
Previous applicants may not apply. FUNDING: In the
2010 Newcombe competition, 20 non-renewable
fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12
months of full-time dissertation writing; in
addition, Fellows' graduate schools will be asked
to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of
their fees. 

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