• 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.

  • 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 (x5833) 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.