• 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 (ctassava) 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.

  • The NEH Humanities Connections program invites applications for innovative curricular projects that seek to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education by fostering partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in other disciplines. Projects must purposefully and substantively integrate subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches, with at least one discipline in and one outside of the humanities.

    The Humanities Connections program provides up to $35,000 for 12-month planning grants and up to $150,000 for 18-36-month implementation grants. Projects may begin as early as June 1, 2022, but no later than September 1, 2022. Applications are due Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks applications to its Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research program, which supports individuals or teams of scholars who are conducting empirical field research to answer significant questions in the humanities. While the ultimate expectation of these awards is the dissemination of results, the program supports costs related to fieldwork and data processing, as well as compensation for project participants.

    This program provides up to $150,000 for projects lasting up to 3 years and beginning between June 1, 2022 and May 1, 2023.

    Applications are due Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Contact Charlotte Whited at x5833 or cwhited for more information.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients of the $6,000 grants spend two months of full-time work producing articles, books, digital materials, archaeological reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development; projects can begin as early as May 1, 2022.

    Since the college can only nominate two tenure-track or tenured faculty for Summer Stipends, all such faculty must submit applications to the college’s internal selection process by Friday, August 27, 2021. The college’s two nominees will be notified by Friday, September 10.

    Non-tenure track faculty can submit applications outside of this process.


    • College: Friday, August 27, 2021 (for tenure-track or tenured applicants)
    • NEH: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (for the college’s tenure-track or tenured faculty nominees and for any non-tenure-track applicants)

    Please contact Charlotte Whited at x5833 or cwhited for more information.

  • The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books, and short-form writing—the grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The grant program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods and experiments with literary styles. The due date for this opportunity is May 19, 2021.

  • The Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant of $40,000 will be awarded to as many as eight writers in the process of completing a book-length work of deeply researched and imaginatively composed nonfiction for a general readership. This grant is intended for multiyear book projects requiring large amounts of deep and focused research, thinking, and writing at a crucial point misprocess, after significant work has been accomplished but when an extra infusion of support can make a difference in the ultimate shape and quality of the work. Applications are due April 26.

  • The University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is piloting two short-term fellowships and seeking wide disciplinary participation from STEM, humanities, social sciences, and creative arts fields. Fellows will meet virtually and receive a $2,000 stipend for their participation. Applications are due by Friday, April 2, at noon. To learn more and to apply, visit the linked pages: “Water, Equity, and Justice” with the Water Council will take place from May 17–June 18. “The Mission of the Land Grant/Land Grab University” will take place from May 17–June 4.

  • NEH’s Humanities Initiatives grant program seeks to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at colleges and universities through the development of new humanities programs, resources, or courses, or through the enhancement of existing ones. Projects may be one to three years in length and must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from areas of study in the humanities, such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills. Projects may start as early as February 1, 2022, and no later than September 1, 2022. Applications are due Thursday, May 20, 2021.