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Liberal Arts Funding Digest


 

Funding Digest Archive: 2017, 2018

 


Funding Digest 08/09/2018

 

Please contact Liberal Arts Research Coordinator Jessica Schneider (jk36@txstate.edu) if you wish to pursue any of the following.

 

Title: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomics Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Funding: Up to $100,000
Duration: Up to 2 Years
Deadline: September 5, 2018
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Small Research Grant (R03) applications to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. These applications should be for small, self-contained research projects, such as those that involve single investigators. Of particular interest are projects that propose normative or conceptual analyses, including focused legal, economic, philosophical, anthropological, or historical analyses of new or emerging issues. This mechanism can also be used for the collection of preliminary data and the secondary analysis of existing data.
Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-445.html

 

 

Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences Program
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Funding: Up to $550,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: September 6, 2018
Description: The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program supports basic research about the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they offer promise of enhancing fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.
Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17566/nsf17566.pdf

 

 

Title: Strengthening Labor and Criminal Law Enforcement to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking 
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Labor
Funding: Up to $10M
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: September 24, 2018
Description: The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $10,000,000 total costs (subject to the availability of Federal funds) for one cooperative agreement to fund a technical assistance project in a minimum of five countries to strengthen the capacity of governments to address child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes: (1) strengthened labor and/or criminal legal frameworks concerning child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking; (2) improved enforcement of the labor and/or criminal legal framework, specifically related to child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking; and (3) increased coordination among law enforcement and social protection entities to address child labor, forced labor, and/or human trafficking.
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307224

 

 

Title: NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Funding: $87,000/Year
Duration: Up to 2 Years
Deadline: September 19, 2018
Description: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to obtain training beyond their graduate education. The postdoctoral fellowship program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Fellows must affiliate with appropriate research institutions and are expected to devote themselves full time to the fellowship activities during its term.
Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18565/nsf18565.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 

Title: DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State
Funding: Up to $3M
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: September 14, 2018
Description: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL's goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs.
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307008

 

 

Title: David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
Funding: Up to $7,500
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: September 15, 2018
Description: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for its annual David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant program for innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders.
Link: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/barlow.aspx?tab=1

 

 

Title: Documenting Endangered Languages
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities
Funding: Up to $150,000/Year
Duration: 1-3 Years
Deadline: September 15, 2018
Description: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) is a joint funding program of the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop and advance scientific and scholarly knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used human languages, DEL seeks not only to acquire scientific data that will soon be unobtainable, but to integrate, systematize, and make the resulting linguistic findings widely available by exploiting advances in information technology.
Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16576/nsf16576.pdf

 

 

Title: SVRI and World Band Development Marketplace for Innovation on GBV Prevention
Sponsor: Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Funding: Up to $100,000
Duration: Up to 24 MonthsUP to 
Deadline: September 5, 2018
Description: The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group (WBG) are seeking applications for innovative research and interventions or related activities that will contribute to the prevention and response of GBV in low and middle-income countries.
Link: http://www.svri.org/what-we-do/research-support/svri-grants/svri-and-world-bank-development-marketplace-for-innovation-on-gbv-prevention-response-2019

 

 

Title: Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies
Funding: Up to $105,500
Duration: 1 Year
Deadline: September 26, 2018
Description: These fellowships support ambitious, long-term 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.
Link: http://www.acls.org/programs/burkhardt/

 

 

Title: Getty Scholar Grants
Sponsor: J. Paul Getty Trust
Funding: Up to $65,000
Duration: 3-9 Months
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Description: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. 
Link: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/getty_scholars.html

 

 

Title: Franklin Research Grants
Sponsor: American Philosophical Society 
Funding: Up to $6,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Description: The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
Link: https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin-research-grants

 

 

Title: Wildland Urban Interface Community Fire Assistance
Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior
Funding: UP to $400,000
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: August 26, 2018
Description: BLM has an opportunity to work with a partner organization to assist with Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Community Fire Assistance established by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Act to allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enter into financial assistance agreements with local communities to reduce the risk and impact of catastrophic wildfires. This program is in support of protecting the American family, putting America back to work, and creating a conservation stewardship legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt by providing an opportunity to support planning and implementation of hazardous fuels reduction projects in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas and education and outreach programs that help create fire adapted communities and resilient landscapes.
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307587

 

 

Title: Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund
Sponsor: International Documentary Association
Funding: Up to $25,000
Duration: 1 Year
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Description: The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund will provide annual production and post production grants totaling $95,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States. Each year the fund will focus on select issue areas that were hallmarks of Pare Lorentz's films. In 2018 our focus is land or water.  Projects must focus on one of these areas and on one of Pare Lorentz's central concerns—the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all or the illumination of pressing social problems.
Link: https://www.documentary.org/pare-lorentz-guidelines

 

 

Title: Smith Conservation Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Society for Conservation Fellowship
Funding: $150,000
Duration: 2 Years
Deadline: September 7, 2018
Description: The purpose of the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship is: To create opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences; so that they may: 1. Build productive partnerships with conservation practitioners; and 2. Contribute and communicate scientific knowledge to problems of critical importance in conservation.
Link: https://conbio.org/mini-sites/smith-fellows/apply/proposal-guidelines

 

 

Title: Science of Organizations
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Funding: Not Specified
Duration: Not Specified
Deadline: September 4, 2018
Description: Organizations -- private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit -- are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds.
Link: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504696