The Grant Advisor
October 2009


In This Issue




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        AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION        
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CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 7
WRITE:   Congressional Fellowship Program
         Government Relations Office
         American Psychological Association
         750 First Street, NE
         Washington, DC 20002-4242
WEB:     http://www.apa.org/ppo/fellows/
E-MAIL:  mhaskell-hoehl@apa.org
PHONE:   202/336-5935

     Fellows spend one year working on the staff
of a member of Congress or congressional
committee. Activities may involve drafting
legislation, conducting oversight work, assisting
with congressional hearings and events, and
preparing briefs and speeches. Fellows also attend
a two week orientation program on congressional
and executive branch operations, which includes
guidance in the congressional placement process,
and participate in a year-long seminar series on
science and public policy issues. The American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
administers these aspects of the program for the
APA Fellows and for fellows sponsored by over two
dozen other professional societies. The purpose of
the program is to provide psychologists with an
invaluable public policy learning experience, to
contribute to the more effective use of
psychological knowledge in government and to
broaden awareness about the value of
psychology-government interaction among
psychologists and within the federal government.
ELIGIBILITY: A prospective Fellow must demonstrate
competence in scientific and/or professional
psychology. Fellows must also demonstrate
sensitivity toward policy issues and have a strong
interest in applying psychological knowledge to
the solution of societal challenges. Fellows must
be able to work quickly and communicate
effectively on a wide variety of topics and be
able to work cooperatively with individuals with
diverse viewpoints. An applicant must be a
psychologist, a member of APA (or applicant for
membership), and a U.S. citizen. They must have a
doctorate in psychology (from an APA accredited
doctoral program and internship, if in the area of
professional psychology) or related field by the
application deadline. A special exception is made
for current psychology interns who may apply with
certification from the director of training in
their doctoral program that they have met all but
the internship requirement for their doctoral
degree by the application deadline. It should be
noted that preference will be given to applicants
with two or more years of experience following
receipt of their doctorate. FUNDING: APA will
sponsor up to two Fellows for a one-year
appointment beginning September 1, 2010. Special
Fellowships are available for mid-career
clinicians and for psychologists with expertise in
health and behavior issues, including HIV/AIDS.
The Fellowship stipend ranges from $60,000 to
$75,000, depending upon years of post-doctoral
experience. In addition, APA provides $375 per
month for health insurance and funding may also be
available for professional development and
relocation expenses during the Fellowship year.
Final selection of Fellows will be made in early
spring of 2010. 

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            CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES            
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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

DUE:     JAN 29
WRITE:   Center for Chinese Studies
         2223 Fulton Street, Room 503
         Berkeley, CA 94720-2328
WEB:     http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/
         postdocs_application.html
E-MAIL:  ccs@berkeley.edu
PHONE:   510/643-6321
FAX:     510/643-7062

     The Center for Chinese Studies at the
University of California, Berkeley invites
applications for its 2010-2011 Postdoctoral
Fellowship. Holders of this fellowship are
expected to (1) be in residence from August 1,
2010 through July 31, 2011; (2) complete a
research project or revise a doctoral dissertation
in the field of Chinese Studies, which will result
in a publishable manuscript; and (3) participate
in all regular colloquia and seminar programs at
the Center. ELIGIBILITY: Recipients of the award
must have completed their degree by the
commencement date of the fellowship. Applicants
must be within five years of completing the Ph.D.
The Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral
Fellowship may be combined with other sources of
funding. FUNDING: The Center expects to make one
postdoctoral award with a stipend of approximately
$40,000. 

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            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE             
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SECONDARY EDUCATION, TWO-YEAR POSTSECONDARY
EDUCATION, AND AGRICULTURE IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
CHALLENGE [SPECA] GRANTS PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 15
WRITE:   P. Gregory Smith, Nat'l Program Leader
         Higher Education Programs
         CSREES, STOP 2251
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, DC 20250-2251
WEB:     http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/
         rfas/sec_challenge.html
E-MAIL:  SPEC@csrees.usda.gov
PHONE:   202/720-1973
FAX:     202/720-2030

     The purpose of the Secondary Education,
Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture
in the K-12 Classroom Challenge (SPECA) Grants
Program is to: enhance curricula in agricultural
education; increase faculty teaching competencies;
and interest young people in pursuing higher
education in order to prepare for scientific and
professional careers in the food and agricultural
sciences. SPECA promotes the incorporation of
agriscience and agribusiness subject matter into
the general instructional program, particularly in
STEM (science, technology, engineering and
mathematics) classes, in order for society to gain
a better understanding of food, health and
environmental issues. Projects that facilitate
joint initiatives with the grant recipient and
other secondary schools, institutions of higher
education (associate's and bachelor's degrees), or
nonprofit organizations supporting agriscience and
agribusiness education, are also encouraged. All
funded projects should maximize resources, such as
faculty, facilities, and equipment, to improve
agriscience and agribusiness education; support
other initiatives designed to meet local, State,
regional, or national needs related to promoting
excellence in agriscience and agribusiness
education; and/or support current Agriculture in
the Classroom programs for grades K-12.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by: (1)
public secondary schools, (2) public or private
nonprofit junior and community colleges, (3)
institutions of higher education, or (4) nonprofit
organizations. FUNDING: CSREES anticipates
approximately $1 million will be available to fund
applications in FY 2010. 

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               DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY               
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COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATIC METHODS TO
ENABLE A SYSTEMS BIOLOGY KNOWLEDGEBASE

DUE:     NOV 5, preapplications
         JAN 29, formal applications
CONTACT: Susan Gregurick, Ph.D.
WEB:     http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/
         FOA-0000143.html
E-MAIL:  Susan.Gregurick@science.doe.gov
PHONE:   301/903-7672

     The Office of Biological and Environmental
Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) advances world-class
biological and environmental research and provides
scientific facilities to support DOE missions in
scientific discovery and innovation, energy
security, and environmental responsibility. BER
hereby announces its interest in receiving
applications for potential funding of
computational biology and bioinformatic methods
and analytics to enable the planned Systems
Biology Knowledgebase. The goal of systems biology
is to understand living systems, a simple microbe
or a complex ecosystem, so well that we can
develop predictive, computational models of the
systems that "behave" the same way as the living
system. Such predictive models would enable
scientists to accurately predict an organism's or
a more complex system's behavior. FUNDING: It is
anticipated that up to $5,000,000 will be
available for approximately 15 awards to be made
in Fiscal Year 2010. Applications may request
project support for up to three years, with
out-year support contingent on the availability of
funds, progress of the research and programmatic
needs. Annual budgets for project applications are
expected to range from $100,000 to $500,000 in
total cost. 

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                HARVARD UNIVERSITY                
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HOUGHTON LIBRARY: VISITING FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     JAN 15
WRITE:   The Fellowship Selection Committee
         Houghton Library
         Harvard University
         Cambridge, MA 02138
WEB:     http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/
         houghton/public_programs/
         visiting_fellowships.cfm
E-MAIL:  duhaime@fas.harvard.edu
PHONE:   617/495-2441
FAX:     617/495-1376

     Houghton Library is the principal rare book
and manuscript library of Harvard College. The
library's holdings are particularly strong in the
following areas: European, English, American, and
South American literature, including the country's
pre-eminent collection of American literary
manuscripts; philosophy; religion; history of
science; music; printing and graphic arts; dance;
and theatre. Fellows will also have access to
collections in Widener Library as well as to other
libraries at the University. Applicants need not
apply for a specific fellowship. Preference is
given to scholars whose research is closely based
on materials in Houghton collections (especially
when those materials are unique); fellowships are
normally not granted to scholars who live within
commuting distance of the library. FUNDING: Eight
Short-Term Fellowships are available to assist
scholars who must travel to work with library
collections. Each fellow is expected to be in
residence at Houghton for at least one month
during the period from July 2010 through June
2011. The stipend for each fellowship is $3,000.
Long-Term Fellowships are available to assist
scholarly research in descriptive bibliography at
Houghton Library. Fellowships are $3,000 per month
up to twelve months (maximum $36,000). Fellows are
expected to be in residence at Houghton Library
for the duration of the fellowship.  

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            JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY             
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SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     JAN 10
WRITE:   John Carter Brown Library
         Box 1894
         Brown University
         Providence, RI 02912
WEB:     http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/
         John_Carter_Brown_Library/pages/
         fr_resfellow2.html
E-MAIL:  JCBL_Fellowships@brown.edu
PHONE:   401/863-2725
FAX:     401/863-3477

     The John Carter Brown Library will award
approximately thirty Research Fellowships for the
year June 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011. Sponsorship of
research at the John Carter Brown Library is
reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is
centered on the colonial history of the Americas,
North and South, including all aspects of the
European, African, and Native American
involvement. Fellowships are of two types:
Short-Term Fellowships and Long-Term Fellowships.
SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS: Regular John Carter Brown
Library Fellowships are available for periods of
two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,000
per month. These Fellowships are open to Americans
and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or
post-doctoral, or independent, research. Graduate
students must have passed their preliminary or
general examinations at the time of application.
LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS: The Library will also
receive applications for Long-Term Fellowships,
several of which are funded by the National
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent
agency of the U.S. Federal government, by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and by the Reed
Foundation which has endowed the InterAmericas
Fellowship supporting research on the history of
the British West Indies and the Caribbean basin.
The R. David Parsons Fellowship supports the study
of the history of exploration and discovery.
Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months
(with a stipend of $4,000 per month). The term for
these Fellowships will typically begin between
June 1 and July 15 or between January 15 and March
15. Applicants for NEH Long-Term Fellowships must
be American citizens or have been resident in the
United States for the three years immediately
preceding the application deadline. Graduate
students are not eligible for Long-Term
Fellowships. Recipients of all Fellowships are
expected to relocate to Providence and to be in
continuous residence at the John Carter Brown
Library for the entire term of the award. 

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                 MACDOWELL COLONY                 
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RESIDENCIES FOR WRITERS, COMPOSERS, AND ARTISTS

DUE:     JAN 15  APR 15  SEP 15
WRITE:   The MacDowell Colony Inc.
         100 High Street
         Peterborough, NH 03458
WEB:     http://www.macdowellcolony.org/
E-MAIL:  admissions@macdowellcolony.org
PHONE:   603/924-3886
FAX:     603/924-9142

     The MacDowell Colony provides time, space,
and an inspiring environment to artists of
exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or
residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio,
accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for
up to eight weeks. MacDowell Fellows are selected
by its admissions panels, which are comprised of a
revolving group of distinguished professionals in
each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for
three years. ELIGIBILITY: The Colony accepts
applications from artists working in the following
disciplines: architecture, film/video arts,
interdisciplinary arts, literature, music
composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole
criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence,
which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and
inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications
from artists representing the widest possible
range of perspectives and demographics, and
welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum
of artistic practice and investigating an
unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that
end, emerging as well as established artists are
invited to apply. FUNDING: The MacDowell Colony
believes that all talented artists should have the
opportunity a MacDowell Fellowship provides. There
is no cost for a Fellowship; in order to open the
residency experience to a wider, more diverse
community of artists, however, MacDowell offers
two financial assistance programs to those who
have been awarded a Fellowship: (1) Stipends; and
(2) Travel Grants. 

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            CEC INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS            
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ARTSLINK PROJECTS

DUE:     JAN 15
WRITE:   CEC ArtsLink, Inc.
         435 Hudson Street, 8th Floor
         New York, NY 10014
WEB:     http://www.cecartslink.org/projects.php
E-MAIL:  al@cecartslink.org
PHONE:   212/643-1985, ext. 22
FAX:     212/643-1996

     ArtsLink Projects provides support to US
artists, curators, presenters, and arts
organizations undertaking projects in Central
Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Applicants must be
working with an artist or organization in that
region and projects should be designed to benefit
participants and audiences in both the US and the
host country. In 2010, applications will be
accepted from individual artists, curators, and
non-profit arts organizations working in dance,
music, literature and theater. ELIGIBILITY:
Students, scholars, administrators, critics, and
amateur groups are not eligible to apply. In
addition, projects focusing solely on research, or
the production of an audio recording are not
elegible. Applicants must be citizens or permanent
residents of the United States. 2008 ArtsLink
Projects awardees are not eligible. 2009 ArtsLink
Projects awardees will not be eligible to apply
again until 2011. In 2010, applications in visual
and media arts are not eligible. Past ArtsLink
Projects awardees who have not submitted a final
report are not eligible. FUNDING: ArtsLink
Projects awards will generally range from $2,500
to $10,000 depending on the project budget. Awards
will seldom cover the applicant's total project
expenses. 

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                 NEWBERRY LIBRARY                 
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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     JAN 11
WRITE:   Committee on Awards
         The Newberry Library
         60 West Walton Street
         Chicago, IL 60610
WEB:     http://www.newberry.org/research/
         felshp/long-term.html
E-MAIL:  research@newberry.org
PHONE:   312/255-3666

     These Fellowships are for post-doctoral
scholars to support projects in any field
appropriate to the Library's collections. These
grants support individual research and promote
serious intellectual exchange through active
participation in the Library's scholarly
activities, including a biweekly fellows' seminar.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for post-doctoral awards
must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application.
Applicants must be United States citizens or
foreign nationals with three years' residence.
Preference is given to applicants who have not
held major fellowships for three years preceding
the proposed period of residency. FUNDING:
Long-term fellowships are available to
post-doctoral scholars for periods of six to
eleven months. The fellowship carries an
academic-year stipend of $50,400. Applicants may
combine these fellowship awards with sabbatical or
other stipendiary support. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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CHE-DMR-DMS SOLAR ENERGY INITIATIVE [SOLAR]

DUE:     DEC 8, preliminary proposals
         MAR 10, full proposals
WRITE:   Carol A. Bessel
         Mathematical Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   1055 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503298
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09604
E-MAIL:  cbessel@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4945

     The purpose of the CHE-DMR-DMS Solar Energy
Initiative is to support interdisciplinary efforts
by groups of researchers to address the scientific
challenges of highly efficient harvesting,
conversion, and storage of solar energy. Groups
must include three or more co-Principal
Investigators of whom one must be a researcher in
chemistry, a second in materials, and a third in
mathematical sciences in areas supported by the
Divisions of Chemistry, Materials Research, and
Mathematical Sciences, respectively. The intent is
to encourage new collaborations in which the
mathematical sciences are linked in a synergistic
way with the chemical and materials sciences to
develop novel, potentially transformative
approaches in an area of much activity but largely
incremental advances. Successful proposals will
offer potentially transformative projects, new
concepts, and interdisciplinary education through
research involvement based on the integrated
expertise and synergy from the three disciplinary
communities. ELIGIBILITY: Universities and
Colleges: Universities and two- and four-year
colleges (including community colleges) located
and accredited in the US, acting on behalf of
their faculty members. FUNDING: $7 million for
3-10 awards, with funding durations of up to three
years. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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BUILDING ENGINEERED COMPLEX SYSTEMS [BECS]

DUE:     JAN 19
WRITE:   Eduardo A. Misawa, Program Director
         Civil, Mechanical & Manufac. Innovation
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.   Room 527 S
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503431
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09610
E-MAIL:  emisawa@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-5353
FAX:     703/292-9053

     The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the
Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in the
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
(MPS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) are
collaborating in this solicitation to provide
"seed funding" for small teams of innovative
engineers and mathematical scientists
(mathematicians or statisticians) to seek and
develop a theoretical basis of complex systems,
with the aim of developing formal methods for the
design of engineered complex systems. A complex
system is characterized by its display of patterns
of structure or behavior at one level of
organization of the system that are diagnostic of
interactions among parts of the system at other
levels; the emergent behaviors or structures are
not evident from considering only the system's
separate components. This solicitation has been
motivated by the observation that many natural,
social, and engineered systems have been
recognized to be complex systems, in which the
traditional reductionist approach to science and
engineering fails to predict and explain the
patterns and behaviors that emerge from the
functioning of these systems. Many engineered
systems fall into this category and unexpected
failures and other consequences have been
experienced as these systems function near the
edge of their expected performance capacity, for
example in power grids, traffic systems, critical
civil infrastructures, materials, chemical
industrial systems, manufacturing and service
enterprises, and environmental systems.  Although
these unexpected behaviors can be undesirable, it
has also been recognized that complex systems with
their ability to display emergent behaviors can be
designed to be resilient and robust, features that
are desirable in engineered systems. FUNDING: $4
million for 12-20 awards. 

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           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION            
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PLANT GENOME RESEARCH PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 26
WRITE:   Plant Genome Research Program
         Directorate for Biological Sciences
         National Science Foundation
         4201 Wilson Blvd.
         Arlington, VA 22230
WEB:     http://www.nsf.gov/funding/
         pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5338
NSF-DOC: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/
         pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09611
E-MAIL:  dbipgr@nsf.gov
PHONE:   703/292-4400

     In the past twelve years of this program,
there has been a tremendous increase in the tools
available for genomics in key crop plants and
their models, including but not limited to,
collections of expressed sequence resources,
genome survey sequences, mutant collections,
expression profiling resources, and tools for
studying gene expression in situ. High quality
whole genome sequences and downstream tools are
available for a number of key crops as well as
widely-used model systems. This wealth of genomic
resources makes it possible for researchers to
begin to address some of the major unanswered
questions in plant biology that have been
intractable using traditional approaches as well
as transfer findings from model systems into
plants of economic importance. At the same time,
there is a continued need for novel and creative
tools to allow development of new experimental
approaches or new ways of analyzing genomic data.
Proposals that present conceptually new and
different ideas are encouraged, especially from
investigators and institutions that have not
participated in the PGRP before. In addition,
proposals that provide strong and novel training
opportunities integral to the research plan, and
particularly across disciplines are especially
encouraged. Four kinds of activity will be
supported in FY 2010: (1) Genome-Enabled Plant
Research (GEPR) awards to tackle major unanswered
questions in plant biology on a genome-wide scale;
(2) Transferring Research from Model Systems
(TRMS) awards to apply basic biological findings
made using model systems to studying the basic
biology of plants of economic importance; (3)
Tools and Resources for Plant Genome Research
(TRPGR) awards to support development of novel
technologies and analysis tools to enable
discovery in plant genomics; and (4) Comparative
Plant Genome Sequencing (CPGS) awards to support
development of sequence resources to enable
research in economically important crop plants and
plant processes of potential economic value.
Proposals addressing these opportunities are
welcomed at all scales, from single-investigator
projects through multi-investigator,
multi-institution projects, commensurate with the
scope of the work proposed. ELIGIBILITY: Proposals
may only be submitted by U.S. academic
institutions, U.S. non-profit research
organizations including museums, research
laboratories, professional societies and similar
organizations in the U.S. that are directly
associated with educational or research
activities, and consortia of only the eligible
organizations listed here. When a consortium of
eligible organizations submits a proposal, it must
be submitted as a single proposal with one
organization serving as the lead and all other
organizations as subawardees. FUNDING: $20 million
for 15-25 awards. 

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             NEW YORK STATE ARCHIVES              
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LARRY J. HACKMAN RESEARCH RESIDENCY PROGRAM

DUE:     JAN 15
WRITE:   Archives Partnership Trust
         Cultural Education Center, Room 9C49
         Albany, NY 12230
WEB:     http://www.archives.nysed.gov/apt/
         grants/hackman_guideline.shtml
E-MAIL:  hackmanres@mail.nysed.gov
PHONE:   518/473-7091
FAX:     518/473-7058

     The New York State Archives and the Archives
Partnership Trust announce the availability of
awards for qualified applicants to pursue research
using historical records in the New York State
Archives. The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency
Program is intended to support advanced work in
New York State history, government or public
policy by covering research expenses. It also
encourages public dissemination of research
products. The program honors the New York State
Archivist who managed the dramatic development of
the State Archives between 1981 and 1995.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must conduct original
research at the New York State Archives. Previous
residents have included academic and public
historians, graduate students, independent
researchers and writers, and primary and secondary
school teachers. Projects involving alternative
uses of the Archives, such as research for
multimedia projects, exhibits, documentary films,
and historical novels, are welcomed. The topic or
area of study must draw on government records in
the New York State Archives. Preference will be
given to projects that: (1) have application to
enduring public policy issues, particularly in New
York State, (2) rely on holdings that have been
little used and are not available electronically
or on microfilm, and (3) have a high probability
of publication or other public dissemination.
FUNDING: Awards are intended to defray costs of
travel, lodging, meals, photo duplication, and
other research-related expenses. Award amounts
range from $100 to $4,500 depending on the length
of stay at the State Archives and research
expenses. Research visits range from a few days to
several weeks depending upon the nature of the
research. Awards will not supplement salary or
honoraria. 

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          ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION          
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ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON HEALTH POLICY FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     NOV 13
WRITE:   RWJ Health Policy Fellowships Program
         Institute of Medicine
         The National Academies
         500 Fifth Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
WEB:     http://www.healthpolicyfellows.org/
         fellowship_info.php
E-MAIL:  info@healthpolicyfellows.org
PHONE:   202/334-1506

     The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health
Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most
comprehensive experience at the nexus of health
science, policy and politics in Washington D.C.
The fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for
exceptional midcareer health professionals and
behavioral and social scientists with an interest
in health and health care policy. Fellows
experience and participate in the policy process
at the federal level and use that leadership
experience to improve health, health care and
health policy. The fellowship is a residential
experience in Washington, DC, with additional
support for continued health policy leadership
development activities. ELIGIBILITY: Exceptional
midcareer professionals from academic faculties
and nonprofit health care organizations who are
interested in experiencing the health policy
process at the federal level are encouraged to
apply. Applicants must have earned an advanced
degree in one of the following disciplines: allied
health professions; biomedical sciences;
dentistry; economics or other social sciences;
health services organization and administration;
medicine; nursing; public health; or social and
behavioral health. Applicants must be citizens or
permanent residents of the United States or its
territories at the time of application. FUNDING:
Up to six grants of up to $165,000 each will be
made in 2010. 

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             SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION              
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PREDOCTORAL, POSTDOCTORAL, AND SENIOR FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     JAN 15
WRITE:   Office of Research Training & Services
         Smithsonian Institution
         470 L'Enfant SW   Suite 7102
         PO Box 37012 MRC 902
         Washington, DC 20013-7012
WEB:     http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm#fofg
E-MAIL:  siofg@si.edu
PHONE:   202/633-7070
FAX:     202/633-7069

     Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution
provide students and scholars with opportunities
to pursue independent research projects in
association with members of the Smithsonian
professional research staff. PREDOCTORAL
FELLOWSHIPS - These fellowships allow students to
conduct research for periods of three to twelve
months. Applicants must have completed coursework
and preliminary examinations for the doctoral
degree, and must be engaged in dissertation
research. In addition, candidates must have the
approval of their universities to conduct their
doctoral research at the Smithsonian. POSTDOCTORAL
AND SENIOR FELLOWSHIPS - Postdoctoral Fellowships
of three to twelve months are available for
scholars who have held the doctoral degree or
equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the
application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three
to twelve months are available for scholars who
have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for
more than seven years as of the application
deadline. Applications for senior fellowships may
be made up to eighteen months in advance. Stipends
for senior fellowships are the same as for the
postdoctoral program, but the Smithsonian's
stipend may be matched by other sources of funding
such as a sabbatical salary. FUNDING: Predoctoral
- $27,000 per year. Senior and Postdoctoral -
$42,000 per year. Earth and Planetary Sciences
Senior and Postdoctoral - $47,000 per year. 

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 WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS 
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KENNAN INSTITUTE: TITLE VIII RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
(PH.D.)

DUE:     DEC 1
WRITE:   Title VIII Research Scholarship
         Kennan Institute
         One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
         1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
         Washington, DC 20004-3027
WEB:     http://tinyurl.com/kdjek
E-MAIL:  lidiya.zubytska@wilsoncenter.org
PHONE:   202/691-4100
FAX:     202/691-4247

     Title VIII Research Scholarships lasting
three to nine months are available to academic
participants in the early stages of their career
(before tenure) or scholars whose careers have
been interrupted or delayed. For non-academics, an
equivalent degree of professional achievement is
expected. Eligibility is limited to the
postdoctoral level for academic participants,
although doctoral candidates in the process of
completing a dissertation may apply (the
dissertation must be successfully defended before
taking residence at the Kennan Institute).
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent
residents. Research proposals examining the
countries of Central Eurasia are eligible. Those
proposals related to regional Russia, Ukraine,
Central Asia, Belarus, the Caucuses, and
contemporary issues are particularly welcome.
FUNDING: The Title VIII Research Scholar grant
offers a stipend of $3,300 per month, research
facilities, computer support, and some research
assistance. Grant recipients are required to be in
residence at the Institute in Washington, D.C. for
the duration of their grant. 

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              VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY               
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ROBERT PENN WARREN CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES -
WILLIAM S. VAUGHN VISITING FELLOWSHIP

DUE:     JAN 15
WRITE:   Fellowship Program
         Robert Penn Warren Center for Humanities
         Vanderbilt University
         VU Station B #351534
         Nashville, TN 37235-1534
WEB:     http://www.vanderbilt.edu/rpw_center/
         VF_Fellowship_2010_2011.htm
E-MAIL:  rpw.center@vanderbilt.edu
PHONE:   615/343-6060

     The 2010/2011 Fellowship Program is entitled
"Representation and Social Change." The Warren
Center will host a year-long interdisciplinary
faculty seminar to explore the complex and
multidirectional relationship between
representation and social change. In our current
globalized and mediated culture, experiences of
social change are commonly communicated through a
variety of representational means, and the reach
and influence of mass communication increases the
possibility that representations can be used to
create social change as well as to reflect it. Yet
today's conditions are not unique--historical
examples abound of instances in which
representations of circumstances and events, once
disseminated, have both communicated and
facilitated social change. ELIGIBILITY:
Applications are invited from scholars in all
disciplines whose lively presence will help to
focus the Center's work and stimulate discussions.
It is anticipated that the successful applicant
will have completed the terminal degree in her/his
field and will have a record of scholarly
publication. FUNDING: The visiting fellow is
provided with a spacious office within the
Center's own building. The fellowship pays a
stipend of up to $45,000 and provides $2,000 in
moving expenses. 

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            WHITEHALL FOUNDATION, INC.            
__________________________________________________


GRANT PROGRAMS

DUE:     JAN 15  APR 15  OCT 1, letter of intent
WRITE:   Grant Programs
         Whitehall Foundation, Inc.
         P.O. Box 3423
         Palm Beach, FL 33480
WEB:     http://www.whitehall.org/
E-MAIL:  email@whitehall.org
PHONE:   561/655-4474
FAX:     561/655-1296

     The Foundation offers Research Grants and
Grants-in-Aid. Research grants in neurobiology are
available to established scientists of all ages
working at accredited institutions in the United
States. Applications will be judged on the
scientific merit and the innovative aspects of the
proposal as well as the competence of the
applicant. Research grants of up to three years
will be provided. A renewal grant with a maximum
of two years is possible, but it will be awarded
on a competitive basis. Research grants will not
be awarded to investigators who have already
received, or expect to receive, substantial
support from other sources, even if it is for an
unrelated purpose. The Grants-in-Aid program is
designed for researchers at the assistant
professor level who experience difficulty in
competing for research funds because they have not
yet become firmly established. Grants-in-Aid can
also be made to senior scientists. All
applications will be judged on the scientific
merit and innovative aspects of the proposal, as
well as on past performance and evidence of the
applicant's continued productivity. FUNDING:
Research grants normally range from $30,000 to
$75,000 per year. Grants-in-Aid are awarded for a
one-year period and do not exceed $30,000. 

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                 YALE UNIVERSITY                  
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AGRARIAN STUDIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

DUE:     JAN 4
WRITE:   Program in Agrarian Studies
         Yale University
         Box 208209
         New Haven, CT 06520-8209
WEB:     http://www.yale.edu/agrarianstudies/
         real/fellprog.html
E-MAIL:  agrarian.studies@yale.edu
PHONE:   203/432-9833
FAX:     203/432-5036

     The Agrarian Studies Program appoints fellows
annually who are in residence for the year,
present a paper, and attend the colloquia. This
year the Program has four Fellows whose diversity
reflects the breadth of the program, and a
Research Affiliate who has already made an
important contribution to agrarian studies.
Applications are encouraged from knowledgeable
"activists" and "public intellectuals" whose work
on rural life transcends the academy. The broad
theme for the colloquium series of the Program in
Agrarian Studies, will be "Hinterlands, Frontiers,
Cities, and States: Transactions and Identities."
ELIGIBILITY: The Program will offer a limited
number of fellowships, normally for one academic
year. Younger scholars as well as established
scholars are encouraged to apply. Research
interests in line with the theme are desirable but
not required. Graduate students who are working on
their Ph.D.s may apply, but fellowship recipients
must have completed their Ph.D. dissertations and
present proof that they have received their Ph.D.
degrees. Fellows are expected to be in residence
in New Haven to take an active part in the
intellectual exchange with other members of the
Program. They are not permitted to teach during
the fellowship year.  





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