Thursday, February 25, 2010

NEH Fellowships for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced Fellowships to support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months.

Amount: $50,400 (for 12 months)

Date due: May 4, 2010

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mentorship, Collaboration & Undergraduate Research

The Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) is sponsoring a three-day workshop that will bring together teams of three to five faculty members and administrators engaged in enhancing undergraduate research opportunities at their home institutions, focusing on undergraduate research as faculty development, student-based inquiry and institutional support structure. The three days will consist of plenary lectures presented by facilitators associated with CUR interspersed with individual team meetings with CUR mentors. Faculty and administrators from disciplines throughout the social sciences and humanities will spend the weekend discussing models of undergraduate research, mentorship and collaboration; what "research" and "mentorship" mean in different disciplines in the social sciences and humanities; assessing the value of undergraduate research; and means of augmenting funding for undergraduate research internally and externally.

Teams typically consist of at least one academic administrator, one or more department chairs, and several interested faculty members. To apply for the Institute, please visit

and complete the on-line application. Questions may be addressed to the CUR National Office ( or 202-783-4810). Enrollment is limited.

The workshop runs from March 26 - 28, 2010 and is hosted at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ. Application deadline is March 1, 2010.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Linguistics Grants (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports scientific research of all types that focus on human language as an object of investigation. The Linguistic Grants Program supports research on the syntactic, semantic, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual languages and of language in general; the psychological processes involved in the use of language; the development of linguistic capacities in children; social and cultural factors in language use, variation, and change; the acoustics of speech and the physiological and psychological processes involved in the production and perception of speech; and the biological bases of language in the brain.

Amount: Varies

Date due: July 15, 2010

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

International Ibsen Scholarships

Initiated by the Norwegian government, the International Ibsen Scholarships will be awarded for a third time in 2010. The scholarships are designed to encourage critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related subject matters concerning Henrik Ibsen. Scholarship funds are available to individuals, organizations, or institutions within the artistic and cultural communities around the world.

Amount: Varies

Date due: April 15, 2010

For more information, click here.