External Funding Opportunities
Library of Congress
Kluge Center Fellowship offers $4,200/month for 6-11 months for residential research in the collections of the Library of Congress. Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, the social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. Exceptions may be made for individuals without continuous academic careers. Applicants may be US citizens or foreign nationals. Rolling deadline. Contact: Kluge Fellowships, Office of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress, LJ 120, 101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4860. Tel: 202-707-3302; Fax: 202-707-3595; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/.
Sociological Initiatives Foundation
Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $10,000 to $20,000 for research in areas of interest such as social welfare, human rights, literacy, language learning and use, dialect use and curricular issues in teaching second languages and non-native languages. The Foundation is also interested in supporting research by sociologists and linguists whose work may provide practical documentation of initiatives that may be useful to communities. Deadline: August 15, 2010. Check the website for additional deadlines. Contact: Prentice Zinn, Sociological Initiatives Foundation, c/o Grants Management Associates, 77 Summer St Ste 800, Boston, MA 02110-1006; Tel: (617) 391-3091; Fax: (617) 426-7087; email@example.com; http://comm-org.wisc.edu/sif/.
Historical Archives Program grants (maximum $15,000) are offered primarily to assist senior scholars at the end of their careers (or their heirs) with the expense of preparing and transferring their unpublished research materials (of value to the history of anthropology) for archival deposit. Applicants must show evidence that arrangements have been made with an appropriate archival repository. Funds are not provided for curation of materials already in repositories. Rolling Deadline. Contact: 470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor New York, NY 10016; Tel: 212.683.5000; Fax: 212.683.9151; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.wennergren.org/programs/.
Institute of International Education
USAID’s Democracy Fellows Program was initiated in 1995 to promote democratic practices in emerging and transitional democracies by placing experienced DRG professionals within USAID. The program is designed to develop a pool of committed professionals at the junior, mid-, and senior-levels; to strengthen relations between USAID and academic, think-tank, and research organizations; and to promote research and innovative solutions to democracy, human rights, and governance programs. The Democracy Fellows engage in a variety of activities, such as measuring the impact and effectiveness of various approaches to democratic development; developing and advising on projects utilizing information and communication technologies and social networking tools; and providing technical support to USAID on designing and implementing programs to promote the rights of disabled persons. Future fellowships are likely to specialize in counter-trafficking in persons, transitional justice, the use of social media in democracy promotion, and atrocities prevention, among others. Rolling deadline. Contact: Democracy Fellows and Grants Program, Institute of International Education, 1400 K Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; Tel: 202-326-5579; email@example.com; http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/USAID-Democracy-Fellows-and-Grants-Program/Fellowship.