National Endowment for the Humanities Television Program Grant
National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, and public programs in the humanities. One way in which the Division of Public Programs supports the endowment's mission is by funding humanities television projects. They must address significant figures, events, or developments in the humanities and draw their content from humanities scholarship. Television projects must be designed for national broadcast in prime-time hours, and may be either a single program or a multi-part series. The NEH offers Planning, Scripting, and Production Grants.
Contact:Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities,
1100 Pennsylvania Ave.,
NW, Washington, DC 20506;
Deadline: November 3, 2004.
The NEH also offers Consultation grants which enable television professionals to confer with humanities scholars in the earliest stages of developing programs. Consult www.neh.gov for more information.
Deadline: March 22, 2005.
Senior Program Officer
Division of Public Programs
2005 NEH Summer Stipends Awards: $5,000 Deadline October 1, 2004
The NEH Summer Stipends program received 968 applications last fall and made 142 awards for the summer of 2004. We are now making plans for the October 1, 2004 deadline. This will be the third year in which the NEH Summer Stipends program applications will be submitted online. Individuals who are interested in obtaining access to the guidelines are invited to visit the NEH Summer Stipends website at the web address below.
The list of awards for the summer of 2004 is available on the website (Click on "Sample Projects"). Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" for additional information concerning the application process and the program. Questions about the program can be sent via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone: 202.606.8202.
Visit the website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html.
Rotary World Peace Scholarships
This is a prestigious 2-year graduate scholarship valued at over $50,000. Rotary World Peace Scholars enroll in 2-year masters programs at one of the universities which hosts the Rotary Centers for International Studies; there are only seven of these centers world-wide (Duke-UNC and Berkeley in the US, and then centers in France, UK, Argentina, Australia, and Japan); candidates may not attend a Center located in a country in which they hold citizenship with the exception of Japan. Ideal candidates are those with the equivalent of a 4-year post-secondary degree, who have at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in peace-related fields (including health care, environment, economic development, education, conflict resolution) and who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and a deep commitment to working toward a more peaceful world. Interested individuals should apply through their local Rotary club (for 2005-07, they would need to submit their application as soon as possible and in some cases, the local deadline may have already passed since it varies by local Rotary club. If applicants are located in countries where there are no Rotary clubs, they are encouraged to find a local Rotary club outside their country who would be willing to endorse them. To locate those clubs, please contact Ms. Judy Gibson at email@example.com). Applications and further details can be found at www.rotary.org (under The Rotary Foundation and then Educational Programs.) If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have served on the International Selection Committee for this scholarship for the past two years and would be happy to provide further insights into the application process.
Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for outstanding scholars in the early stages of their career allowing them the flexibility to travel and study wherever necessary to undertake their work.
Grants support interpretive research projects that make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history.
The Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2005-2006 are designed for scholars of all nationalities whose doctoral degrees in art history (or the equivalent in countries outside the United States) have been or will be officially conferred between January 1, 1999, and January 1, 2005. (Please note that having submitted or defended one's dissertation within this time frame is not sufficient to qualify for eligibility if the degree has not been officially conferred.)
Candidates who hold doctoral degrees in fields outside art history are eligible to apply if they can demonstrate that their work promises to make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history.
Applications for the development of basic research tools, such as computer databases or art-historical reference works, are not eligible in this category.
Fellowships provide a $40,000 stipend for a twelve-month period. Fellows have the flexibility to pursue their research wherever necessary to complete their projects. Although grantees are welcome to use the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute if their projects bring them to Los Angeles, the fellowships are nonresidential. During the tenure of the fellowship, fellows may not accept other awards or grants, nor may they undertake any form of employment. These awards may not be deferred and they are not renewable.
Completed application materials must be received in the Grant Program office on or before November 1, 2004. We regret that incomplete or late applications (those received after November 1, 2004, regardless of their postmark date or place of origin) cannot be accepted for consideration.Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or sent by e-mail or fax. Application material cannot be returned.
Applicants will be notified of the Grant Program's decision in March 2005.
A maximum of fifteen fellowships will be awarded through an open competition administered by the Getty Grant Program. Eligible applications are reviewed by scholars in relevant fields and are judged on the basis of the following: the quality and originality of the proposed project; the project's methodology; the contribution of the project to its specialized field and its broader contribution; and the qualifications of the candidate to undertake the project.
How To Apply
Application forms for Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for viewing and printing in Portable Document Format (PDF) or by contacting the address below.
InquiriesAttn: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Please address inquiries and requests for application forms to:
The Getty Grant Program
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Fax (inquiries only): 310.440.7703
Deadline: November 1, 2004
The Margaret B. Sevcenko Prize in Islamic Art and Culture
The Historians of Islamic Art is pleased to announce the award of the Margaret B. Sevcenko prize for the best article written by a young scholar (pre-dissertation to three years after the Ph.D. degree) on any aspect of Islamic visual culture. The award will be made at the HIA Majlis which will held in conjunction with the annual College Art Association conference in Atlanta, February 16-19, 2005. The recipient will receive an award of $500 and the winning paper will be considered for publication in Muqarnas, a journal on the visual culture of the Islamic world.
Submission must include: Six copies of the paper and the author' s contact information (address, telephone number, email address), A letter of recommendation for the paper should be sent separately by an advisor or referee. All materials should be sent to the address below.
Submission deadline: September 1, 2004.
Please mail all materials to:Eva R. Hoffman
Department of Art and Art History
11 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL POLICY FELLOWSHIPS, 2005-2006
All applications must be submitted online by September 15, 2004 from www.soros.org/initiatives/ipf
The Central European University Center for Policy Studies (CPS) is calling for proposals for its year 2005-2006 International Policy Fellowships (IPF) program, which is affiliated with the CPS and the Open Society Institute-Budapest. Launched in 1999, the CPS works with a broadening circle of policy analysts and institutions to promote the development of policy center networks throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia, as well as countries in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Center undertakes policy research and advocacy that furthers the open society mission and disseminates quality analyses in accessible formats.
The CPS International Policy Fellowships are intended to support the analytical policy research of open society leaders and connect these Fellows with professional policy networks and opportunities. The program aims to improve the quality of analysis in countries where the Soros foundations network by ensuring that these leaders are able to conduct research in their home region while maintaining local affiliations and a high degree of mobility and intellectual freedom.
Applicants are encouraged to submit individual, practical and policy-oriented research proposals in the following subject areas. The product of each fellowship will be a detailed analysis of a major issue to be published in English and translated into other languages.
2005 Fellowship Issue Areas: General Framework:
• New Frontiers of Democratic Politics
Note: Innovative proposals related to open society issues are welcome, even if they do not correspond exactly with the topic descriptions listed below.
• The Challenge of Wider Europe
• Open Society Promotion in Islamic States
• Russia: Combating Open Society Threats
• Combating Organized Crime
• Democratic Governance, Transparency, and Accountability
• Developing Socially Responsible Elites and the Challenges of Higher Education
• Public Health and the Roma
• Policymaking in Transition Contexts: The Leslie Carol Eliason Memorial Fellowship
Terms of the International Policy Fellowship Award
Fellows will be provided with a one-year stipend, research-related expenses including travel, needed communications equipment, publication costs, etc. to work full-time on research of their design in one of the above areas. The amount of the award will vary depending on standards in the Fellow's country of residence and the budgetary needs of the proposal.
To Apply: Application Requirements and Procedures
All application submissions must be entered online directly into the IPF application database found at www.soros.org/initiatives/ipf. Those who have no possibility to access the Internet (including from public libraries, Internet centers, or national Soros foundations) should send an e-mail to email@example.com or call the IPF offices at (36 1) 327-3863 to discuss the best alternate application solution (we can call you back immediately to reduce your long-distance telephone charge).
Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless you received prior approval from IPF staff to use an alternative method of application.