• The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is now accepting grant applications from both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art for both general and specialized art audiences. Applications are due by Monday, May 21, 2018.

  • The Bush Foundation invites applications to its Fellowship program, which provides individuals with a flexible grant of up to $100,000 to strengthen their leadership skills.

    The Fellowship is an investment in people who have a record of accomplishment and the potential to do even more for their community. The application requires a clear vision for what is possible in the Fellow’s community and what type of personal growth and development the Fellow will need to realize that vision.

    The Fellowship can last anywhere between 12 and 24 months. In that time, the Fellow can use the grant to seek an academic degree or another professional credential, to pursue a personal leadership development plan, or to undertake other leadership-oriented activities. (The grant itself can be used to cover a wide range of costs: living expenses, tuition, conference registration, equipment, travel and childcare.)

    The application deadline for the next round of Bush Fellowships will likely be in September 2018.

    For more information, see the program website or contact Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations at x5833 or ctassava@carleton.edu.

  • Marci Sortor and Beverly Nagel are pleased to solicit a ninth round of proposals for Broadening the Bridge grants to pursue curricular collaboration at St. Olaf and Carleton.

    This round of funding will prioritize providing additional support to projects that have already received some funding from the Broadening the Bridge grant and now seek to maintain momentum toward broader goals. Above all, the project seeks to foster proposals that investigate, propose, and implement far-reaching and sustainable changes to the colleges’ curriculum, especially at the departmental or program level. Full details are available on the “How to Apply” page, which includes a link to the proposal form.

    Proposals must be submitted online by Friday, April 13, 2018. Awards will be announced, and ‪funds made available, in early May 2018. 

    Note that since the Broadening the Bridge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will end in June 2019, newly-funded collaborative curricular projects must take place over the remainder of 2018, and must be completed by May 2019.

    Questions can be relayed to Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean at St. Olaf, to Bev Nagel, Dean of the College at Carleton, or either Helen Warren, Director of Government, Foundation, and Corporate Relations at St. Olaf (warren1@stolaf.edu507-786-3009) or Christopher Tassava, Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Carleton (ctassava@carleton.edu or 507-222-5833).

  • NEH Fellowship program

    19 February 2018

    The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting applications to its flagship Fellowship program, which makes awards that support individuals pursuing advanced research of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships cover periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $5,000 per month (up to $60,000 for one full year). Applications are due by Wednesday, April 11, 2018, for projects beginning as early as January 1, 2019, and as late as September 1, 2020.

  • The Associated Colleges of the Midwest has just released a new call for pre-proposals for Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE) funding to support faculty-centered collaborative projects which aim at curricular innovation. The due date for Pre-Proposal submissions is Friday, February 23, 2018.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications from Carleton faculty members to attend a Summer Program in the Humanities. The NEH covers the cost of program tuition for college and university faculty members and provides stipends of $1,200-$3,300 to cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs, which address a variety of humanities topics:

    • The American Maritime Commons
    • Art and Public Culture in Chicago
    • Buddhist East Asia: The Interplay of Religion, the Arts and Politics
    • Culture in the Cold War: East German Art, Music and Film
    • Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies
    • Global Histories of Disability
    • Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West
    • The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau
    • Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life
    • Self-Knowledge in Eastern and Western Philosophies
    • Slavery and the Constitution
    • Thresholds of Change: Modernity and Transformation in the Mediterranean, 1400-1700
    • Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath
    • Women’s Suffrage in the Americas

    More details about these Seminars and Institutes, including dates, locations, project directors and staff members, and application processes, can be found on the NEH website.

  • The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany’s leading research universities, to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines working on modern and contemporary Germany and Europe, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals, permanent and long-term residents, including U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.

    Located in one of the densest and most innovative academic regions in Europe, a Berlin Program Fellowship offers extraordinary research opportunities. Each semester, our colloquium serves as the central meeting point to share, discuss and support each other’s work. The Berlin Program is administered in close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA), the largest organization of scholars, professionals, and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe from all periods of history and all relevant disciplines.

    Deadline:Friday,  December 1, 2017

    For further information on the program, the application and forms, visit the program website or contact Christopher Tassava, Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, at ctassava or 507-222-5833.

  • The Associated Colleges of the Midwest seeks pre-proposals to the Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE) for joint research projects, teaching and learning collaborations, collaboratively organized events, reading groups, and other cooperative initiatives that:

    • Engage faculty either from multiple institutions or from different departments within a single institution;
    • Identify and test new approaches that have the potential to address current challenges or opportunities faced by liberal arts colleges and their faculty; and
    • Show plans to become sustainable on the campuses involved and demonstrate the potential to be replicable on other campuses through effective dissemination strategies.

    The FaCE Steering Committee hopes that projects proposed each round will include a mix of proposals related and unrelated to the thematic emphasis of the current year. What challenge or opportunity faced by liberal arts colleges affects your work as a faculty member? What collaborative innovation might you propose as a way of addressing that challenge or leveraging the opportunity? What would be new, and how could this change be sustained?

    Typical grant awards will range from $5,000 to $30,000. Projects that involve several collaborators from multiple campuses, demonstrate significant complexity in other aspects of the plan, or justify a higher grant award in other ways may be funded up to a maximum of $50,000.

    Pre-proposals must be submitted by Friday, October 13, 2017. Questions and ideas can be directed to Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations (507-222-5833 or ctassava@carleton.edu). Christopher and CFR staff can assist with all aspects of the development of pre-proposals.

  • The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars. These $95,000 fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

    The Burkhardt program offers two sets of opportunities for recently tenured humanists:

    • an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the 13 participating residential research centers by faculty members at any degree-granting academic institution in the United States.
    • an academic year of residence at a wider range of locations including campus humanities centers and university academic departments by faculty members at liberal arts colleges

    Liberal arts college faculty may apply for either of the Burkhardt awards and should select the fellowship opportunity that will best serve their project. In addition to the $95,000 fellowship, Burkhardts include funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000.

    Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system by September 27, 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit the Burkhardt program webpage or contact Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations at ctassava@carleton.edu or x5833.

  • The National Humanities Center invites applications for yearlong or one-semester residencies during the 2018-2019 academic year. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply.

    Located in the vibrant Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, and superb library services deliver all research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Applications are due by October 18, 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit the Center’s fellowship program webpage or contact Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations at ctassava@carleton.edu or x5833.

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