Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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American Folklife Center Research Awards

Application Deadline:  March 12, 2018

The American Folklife Center’s competitive awards provide support for scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics.

Opportunities open to graduate student and postdoctoral applicants include:

The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award

The purpose of the fund is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector. Awards may be made either to individuals or to organizations in support of specific projects. In recent years the available amount has of the award has been between $3000 and $4000 and has usually been divided among more than one recipient.

The Blanton Owen Fund

This award, established in memory of folklorist Blanton Owen, supports ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians. Historically the available amount has been about $1000 and is often split between more than one recipient.

The Henry Reed Fund Award

The Henry Reed Fund was established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed. The purpose of the fund is to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Historically, Reed Awards have ranged from $1000 to $2000.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

UW EU Center Graduate Research Grants

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2018

The European Union Center at the University of Washington fosters the development of new academic talent by providing research grants to UW graduate students working on EU topics. This year the center will provide up to two UW graduate students travel and research grants of approximately $1,900 each to conduct EU-related research in Europe in the spring and summer of 2018.

Applications are welcome from UW graduate students at all levels of research, as long as the research proposal focuses on issues related to the European Union. The center seeks to fund graduate research that will lead to theses or dissertations that are focused on – or include a significant discussion of – the institutions and policies of the European Union and/or impact of these policies and European integration on European nations and societies.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

ARDRAW Small Grant Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability.

Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions of SSA beneficiaries
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-competitive employment for SSA beneficiaries
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-SSA assistance provided to SSA beneficiaries

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2018) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, awardees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Library Company of Philadelphia Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Library Company of Philadelphia offers a variety of fellowships supporting dissertation research relating to its collections:

  • The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, with a stipend of $20,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
  • The Program in Early American Economy and Society dissertation-level fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, is tenable for the period September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018. It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
  • The Program in African American History Mellon Scholar Dissertation Fellowship is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. The fellowships promote research in residence in the collections of the Library Company and enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 with a stipend of $25,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

Kobe College Corporation – Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified PhD graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded.

KCC Japan Education Exchange will award the graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of effectively supporting education and awareness about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. There are no restrictions as to place of study in Japan, discipline of study, or age of the applicant. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which includes (but is not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, business or science. Preference will be given to applicants who provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan. Applicants must have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy; they must also demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

 

Phillips Fund for Native American Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time.

The average award is about $3,000; grants do not exceed $3,500. Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.  The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Psychological Foundation Rosen Fund Grants for Gifted Children Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”

Rosen Fund grants:

  • Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents.
  • Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.

Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:

  • Research.
  • Pilot projects.
  • Research-based programs.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $50,000.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Psychological Foundation Placek Grants for LGBTQ+ Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research by graduate students or early career researchers that addresses the following topics:

  • Heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence.
  • Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people.
  • Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Library Company of Philadelphia Short-Term Residential Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during the academic year 2018-2019. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present. The short-term fellowships may be used to support dissertation, post-doctoral, or advanced research.

Short-term fellowships provide a stipend of $2,000, as well as access to a fellows’ residence that offers accommodation at reasonable rates. Fellowships are tenable for any one-month period between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.