Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

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External Funding

March 2014

NYPL Short-Term Research Fellowship: funds for individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts and photography.
Deadline: 3/14/14
Amount: $4,000 

FMSH: support researchers who want to renew the domain of literary studies through digital tools.
Deadline: 3/31/14
Amount: $50,000 - $100,000

April 2014

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: support private Higher Education, Religion, Secondary Education, Health Care, Public TV
Deadline: 4/1/14 and 11/1/14
Amount: $250,000

NSF Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering: The CyberSEES program aims to advance interdisciplinary research in which the science and engineering of sustainability by new advances in computing, and where computational innovation is grounded in the context of sustainability problems. 
Deadline: 4/8/14
Amount: $400,000

Spencer Foundation: Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice initiative aims to strengthen work that brings the tools and perspectives of contemporary moral and political philosophy to bear on concrete problems that arise in address ing problems of education practice and policy (e.g., efficiency and fairness in the distribution of educational resources among different socio-economic, ethnic and racial groups, student privacy, proper role of religious instruction in public education).
Deadline: 4/29/14
Amount: $50,000 to $300,000

May 2014

NEH Fellowships: 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 in the humanities
Deadline: 5/1/14
Amount: $4,200 per month for up to $50,400

NEH Challenge Grant: helps institutions secure long term support for their humanities programs and resources. Funds can be used for salaries, acquisitions for collections, staff development, research fellowships, lectures or exhibition series, visiting scholars or consultants, publishing subventions, and programs for preserving collections.
Deadline: 5/1/14 
Amount: $75,000 to $500,000.

NEH Preservatin and Access Research and Development Grants: support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing acccess to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation's cultural heritage, from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence, and to develop advanced modes of searching, discovering, and using such materials. 
Deadline: 5/1/14
Amount: Up to $350,000 for 3 years

Fulbright Specialist Program: supports faculty to present lectures, conduct consulting work, curricula, or training program, or participate seminars aboard for 2-6 weeks. Click here for a list of countries
Deadline: 5/5/14, 7/1/14, 9/8/14, 11/3/14, 1/6/15, 3/3/15 
Amount: $200 per day on top of travel, lodging and meal

William T Grant Foundation: supports research projects that address the foundation's current research interests - enhancing the understanding of how youth social settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved, and when, how , and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how the uses of that evidence can be improved.
Deadline: 5/6/14, 8/5/14
Amount: $100K - $600K for 2-3 year project

June 2014
Russell Sage FoundationThe Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences in five program areas; Behavioral Economics, Cultural Contact, Future of Work, Immigration, and Social Inequality.
Deadline: 6/2/15 (LOI) with proposal to follow by 8/1/15
Amount: $35K - $200K
The American Academy in Berlin: offers fellowships program that promotes advanced research in a variety of academic, cultural and political affairs. Berlin Prizes have been awarded to historians, economists, filmmakers, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, linquists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers.
Deadline:  9/1/14 (check in June)
Amount: Round-trip airfare, housing at the Hnas Arnhold Center, and a stipend of $5,000 per month for one academic semester
July 2014

The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust: supports Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Historic Preservation and Journalism.
Deadline: 7/1/14 (prior approval required), 9/1/14, 1/1/15 (LOI), 4/1/15
Amount: $10,000 to $40,000

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation seeks to better our understanding of the relationship between technology, information, and society, primarily through research on and the development of digital information technology for the conduct of scholarly research and public engagement with knowledge.
Deadline: 7/1/14 (waiting for RFP)

NEH Collections and Reference Resources: supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding can be used for efforts to extend the life of materials including manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, and digital objects, and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. 
Deadline: 7/17/14
Amount: Up to $350,000 for 3 years

August 2014

2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Deadline: 8/1/2014

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant: HFG welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance
Deadline: 8/1/14
Amount: $15,000 -$40,000

NSF Science, Technology, and Society: considers proposals that will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology, and society, such as those having to do with practices, assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.
Deadline: 8/1/14
Amount: $155,000

Open Society Fellowship: funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimlate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. Project themes should cut across at least two of the following areas of interest; human rights, government transparency, access to information, and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.
Deadline: 8/4/14
Amount: $80,000 to $100,000

NEH Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions: fund scholars with research time and access to resources.
Deadline: 8/14/14
Amount: $4,200 per month, up to $9,000

NSF Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards: support cultural anthropologists upgrade their methodological skills by learning a specific analytical technique which will improve their reserach abilities.
Deadline: 8/15/14
Amount: $50,000

September 2014

Furthermore Publishing: funds nonfiction book publishing about the city, natural and historica resources, art, architecture, and design, cultural history, and civic liberties and other public issues. Grants apply to writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding.
Deadline: 9/1/14 and 3/1/15
Amount: $15,000

The American Academy in Berlin: offers fellowships program that promotes advanced research in a variety of academic, cultural and political affairs. Berlin Prizes have been awarded to historians, economists, filmmakers, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, linquists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers.
Deadline:  9/2/14 (check in June)
Amount: Round-trip airfare, housing at the Hnas Arnhold Center, and a stipend of $5,000 per month for one academic semester

NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants: support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.
Deadline: 9/11/2014
Amount: $3,000 - $60,000

 

NEH Summer Stipends: support individual pursing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.
Deadline: 9/30/2014
Amount: $6,000

October 2014

APS Franklin Research Grants: support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge for fellowships in London or Edinburgh.
Deadline: 10/1/14 or 12/1/14
Amount: $6,000

November 2014

NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning: seeks to advance new approach to and evidence based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments, provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences, advance innovative resaerch on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments, and develop understanding of deeper learning by participants.
Deadline: 11/14/2014
Amount: $300,000

AAUW American Postdoctoral Fellowships: designed to promote equality for women in higher education and to assist candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by pursuing independent research.
Deadline: 11/15/14
Amount: $30,000

AAUW Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants: provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication.
Deadline: 11/15/2014
Amount: $6,000

December 2014

NSF Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research: promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behabioral scineces. Emphasis is placed on support for reserach that involves researchers from multiple disciplinary fields that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies and that is likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will advance basic knowledge and capabilities across fields.
Deadline: 12/2/14
Amount: $250,000 for exploratory projects, $1M for large research projects.

NEH Collaborative Research Grants: supports interpretive humanities research undertaken by a
team of two of more scholars. Funds can be used for salaries, consultants, RAs, travel, editions/translations, conferences, and technical support.
Deadline: 12/9/14
Amount: $25,000 to $100,000 per year

The James McKeen Cattell Fund: offers supplementary sabbatical awards for the science and psychology.
Deadline: 12/15/14
Amount: $40,000

Ongoing

NSF Grant Opportunities for Academic Liasion with Industry: promotes university-industry partnership by making project funds avaliable to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. 
Amount: $62,500 to $83,333

Carnegie Corporation of New York National Program: Supports creating pathways to educational and economic opportunity and pathways to citizenship and civic integration.

MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program: encourages talented individual to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, and entrepreneurs.
Amount: $625,000 over 5 years

Open Society Foundation: supports education program that help marginalized communities gain access to the skills and critical thinking that prepare them to actively engage in open societies.

Andrew Mellon Foundation: supports scholarly communications and information technology

Ford Foundation: supports policies that ensure equal access to all media platforms, promotes social justice content in media and fosters documentary films that explore the social justice issues on which the foundation focuses. In the United States, we support religious leaders and institutions that engage in public efforts to promote justice and equity as well as media-based efforts to promote informed, diverse and necessary dialogue on the public role of religion.

January 2015

Russell Sage Foundation: The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences in five program areas; Behavioral Economics, Cultural Contact, Future of Work, Immigration, and Social Inequality.
Deadline: 1/31/15 (LOI) with proposal to follow by 3/15/15
Amount: $35K - $200K

John Ben Snow Memorial Trust: supports Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Historic Preservation, and Journalism. 
Deadline: 1/1/2015 (LOI), 7/1/2014 and 12/1/2015 
Amount: $10K to $25K

American Council of Learned Societies:The mission of ACLS is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies." ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
Deadline: Waiting for 2014-2015 competitions (TBD in late March 2014)

Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowship: Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for more than seven years as of the application deadline. Applications for senior fellowships may be made up to eighteen months in advance. Stipends for senior fellowships are the same as for the postdoctoral program, but the Smithsonian's stipend may be matched by other sources of funding such as a sabbatical salary.
Deadline: 1/15/15
Amount: $45,000

 March 2015

NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities: supports national or regional training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Funds can be used for research or teaching.
Deadline: 3/11/15 
Amount: $50,000 to $250,000

NYU Funding

University Arts Council Visual Arts Initiatives Awards: support the development of innovative projects in the visual arts and related fields. The types of projects that are fundable include, but are not limited to, creation of artwork, research, symposia, lectures, exhibitions, and curriculum development. Collaboration among faculty from different departments or schools is encouraged.
Deadline: 4/15/14
Amount: $5,000

Full Time Faculty Professional Development Fund: provides funds for travel, research support, and special projects.
Deadline: 4/15/14
Amount: $3,500

NYU Abu Dhabi Program: supports workshop, conference, and seminars in NYU Abu Dhabi.
Deadline: 9/15/14, 12/15/14, 2/15/15

The Humanities Initiative Research Fellowships for Faculty: supports full time faculty in the humanities and art disciplines.
Deadline: 11/11/14
Amount: The teaching load will be reduced by up to 50% and up to $15,000 towards the teaching replacement costs

University Research Challenge Fund: encourages investigators to explore new areas of research that are likely to attract outside support.
Deadline: 12/12/14
Amount: $15,000

Curricular Development Challenge Fund: helps faculty create new academic programs and courses, update and expand existing courses, or undertake speical projects that will promote curricular developments.
Deadline: 12/13/14
Amount: $5,000

Wagner Vladeck Fellowships: assist junior faculty in launching or completing substantial research in social justice ,health care, labor law, labor history and individual rights. The major emphasis should be on urban issues.
Deadline: 1/20/15
Amount: $15,000

The Humanities Initiative Team-Teaching Stipends: foster creative and dynamic teaching across humanistic disciplines and departments, in the interest of generating innovative new courrses and teaching formats.
Deadline: 1/31/15
Amount: $8,000 ($4,000 for course development, $4,000 for implementation, e.g., RAs, field trips, guest speakers)
The Humanities Initiative Research Collaborative: supports bringing NYU faculty and graduate students in a carefully planned series of meetings on a focused topic in the humanities where interdisciplinary approaches are likely to be fruitful. Funds can be used for curricular development, publications, conferences, or collaborative faculty projects.
Deadline: 1/31/15
Amount: $5,000 
The Humanities Initiative Grants-In-Aid for Book Publication Subventions: provide assistance for publication costs for projects with a humanistic focus.
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $1,500
Steinhardt Faculty Challenge Grants Arts abd Culture Awards: support the development of projects which might not receive funding under traditional grant mechanisms. Projects could include critial, theoretical and/or historical studies, artistic work work related to communications and media studies or any other projects that will enhance one's scholarship or creativity.
Deadline: 2/3/15 (LOI), 3/11/15 (Full Proposal)
Amount: $5,000
Steinhardt Faculty Challenge Grants IDEAs: promote pilot or small-scale formative studies that show clear promise to yield significant knowledge or that have potential for well-defined future research.
Deadline: 2/3/15 (LOI), 3/11/15 (Full proposal)
Amount: $5,000
Steinhardt Faculty Challenge Grants Summer Grant Development Awards: provide summer stipend for grant writing program. Award recipents work during the summer months immediately following the award to develop a research proposal to be submitted to an outside funding agency.
Deadline: 2/3/15 (LOI), 3/11/15 (Full proposal)
Amount: $15,000
Steinhardt Faculty Challenge Grants Technology Award: supports research that contributes to understanding of the character and development of sience and technology in cultural, educational , human services, and gaming setting.
Deadline: 2/3/15 (LOI), 3/11/15 (Full proposal)
Amount: $15,000
Steinhardt Faculty Challenge Grants Griffiths Research Award: recognizes faculty whose research best has been published or accepted for publication.
Deadline: 3/17/14
Amount: $1,000