• Creative Capital provides grants to artists to support the creation of groundbreaking new art via a democratic, national, open call process. Innovation is the primary selection criterion, with a focus on championing groundbreaking projects and ideas. While selecting projects that are interesting, genre-stretching, and adventurous, they welcome multidisciplinary projects as well as projects that push boundaries within a single genre. In their upcoming grant cycle, which features the theme “Wild Futures: Art Culture, Impact,” Creative Capital invites artists to propose experimental, risk-taking projects in the visual arts and film/moving image. Letters of Intent are accepted from March 1 to March 31, 2023.

  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program is designed to promote, improve, and develop modern foreign language training and area studies programs in U.S. education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and students to conduct individual or group projects overseas. Projects designed by the applicant may be short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or long-term advanced intensive language programs. Projects must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Projects focused on Canada or Western Europe will not be funded.

    Short-term projects may be up to 18 months in duration and will receive $50,000 – $180,000 in funding. Long-term projects may be up to 24 months in duration and will receive $50,000 – $300,000 in funding.

    Applications are due by Monday, March 27, 2023.

  • Humanities Initiatives strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education through the development of new or enhancement of existing humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses that explore, interpret, and preserve the diversity of human cultures, ideas, and practices, past and present. Proposed projects must address a core topic or set of themes drawn from humanities areas such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, or humanities-informed composition and writing skills.

    The maximum award amount is $150,000; projects may be one to three years in length and must start between February 1, 2024, and September 1, 2024.

  • Creative Capital has compiled a list of residencies, grants, and open calls with deadlines in October and November 2022.

  • The National Science Foundation’s IUSE: EHR initiative supports projects that seek to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to improve STEM teaching and learning for undergraduate students. NSF places high value on educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate public. In pursuit of this goal, IUSE: EHR supports projects that seek to bring recent advances in STEM knowledge into undergraduate education, that adapt, improve, and incorporate evidence-based practices into STEM teaching and learning, and that lay the groundwork for institutional improvement in STEM education.

    IUSE: EHR also seeks to support projects that have high potential for broader societal impacts, including improved diversity of students and instructors participating in STEM education, professional development for instructors to ensure adoption of new and effective pedagogical techniques that meet the changing needs of students, and projects that promote institutional partnerships for collaborative research and development.

    Applications are due Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest invites preproposals for its Institutionalizing Community-Based Pedagogies initiative, funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. This initiative aims to institutionalize community-based pedagogies at liberal arts colleges by encouraging ACM faculty and staff to develop collaborative projects that seek to enhance the place and stature of community-based learning and/or community-based research on and across ACM campuses.

    The preproposal deadline is Friday, October 14. Awards will likely range from $5,000 to $15,000; larger collaborations across multiple institutions may be funded up to $30,000. Those interested in this call should speak with the Provost and the Grants Office prior to applying.

  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites concepts for research and/or curricular projects focused on any of the following areas:

    • Civic Engagement and Voting Rights
    • Race and Racialization in the United States
    • Social Justice and the Literary Imagination

  • The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training. MRI awards support the acquisition or development of a scientific research instrument that is generally too costly or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. An MRI research instrument need not be physically located in a conventional laboratory setting, nor does it need to be physical at all. Proposals must range from $100,000 to $4 million. The next submission window is in January 2022, with a final deadline of Wednesday, January 19, 2022. For more information, or if you’re interested in applying, read the MRI program solicitation and contact Christopher Tassava in the Grants Office.

  • The Associated Colleges of the Midwest is now accepting pre-proposals for grants from the Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) program, which provides funding for collaborative curricular projects. Pre-proposals are due by midnight on Friday, October 29.

    The Grants Office can assist prospective applicants with pre-proposals, from thinking about projects and sharing sample pre-proposals to developing application materials and submitting the pre-proposal.

  • Applications for grants to support habitat restoration, ecological and social research, and educational projects in the Nerstrand-Dennison area are invited by the Engeseth-Rinde Fund Advisory Committee for the Northfield SHARES Foundation. Proposals may be presented by government agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and other similar organizations. Grants usually range from $500 to $15,000. Grant applications should be submitted by Monday, November 1, 2021. More information about the application process can be found on the website for Friends of Prairie Creek.