From: Kelley Cunningham
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 1:16 PM
To: All Library Staff List (UF); All Satellite Library Staff
Subject: Funding Alert 11-17-08

 

 

 

FUNDING ALERTS

 

The University of Florida’s Smathers Libraries Grants Program staff is experimenting with a new electronic format for informing the university community about grants, fellowships, and award funding opportunities.  If you are not a member of the Library faculty or staff and would like to receive future Funding Alerts, please submit your email address, name and department to Kelley Cunningham, kelcunn@uflib.ufl.edu. Comments about this pilot project, and funding opportunities you would like to share with others are welcome.

 

For opportunities which limit the number of applications from single institutions, “Limited Application Programs,” please contact the Research Support Unit in the Office of Research, Mary Vallianatos, mvallian@ufl.edu, as soon as possible to determine if an internal selection process is necessary.

 

 

 

 

Funding Alert – 11/17/08

 

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  1. Global Education Projects
  2. Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Conference Travel Grants Research
  3. The Black Experience
  4. Distinguished Education and Behavioral Science Librarian Award
  5. Fellowship Support for Recent Doctorial Recipients
  6. Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings
  7. Strengthening Statewide Archives and Historical Records
  8. Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation 2009–2011
  9. Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects
  10. Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships
  11. Research on Heritage Speakers of Eastern European Languages
  12. Spencer Education Fellowship
  13. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War
  14. Harry S. Truman Dissertation Year Fellowship
  15. Professional Development
  16. We the People Challenge Grants in US History, Institutions and Culture
  17. The Big Read
  18. Garden History and Design
  19. Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
  20. Education Statistics, Research and Evaluation
  21. Philip M. Hamer-Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award
  22. Sound Recordings or Audio Preservation Research  

 

 

 

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1. Global Education Projects

 

    DEADLINE: Submit anytime

 

Average Award Amount: $50,000

 

The Coca-Cola Company and its philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, broadly support a wide variety of compelling educational initiatives, such as training, leadership development, seed funds, internships and many other types of projects (e.g. UF’s World Citizenship Program http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/wcp.htm)

 

An emphasis is placed on projects that focus on global issues and benefits that make a unique and sustainable difference.

 

 

 http://www.thecocacolacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_guidelines.html

 

 

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2. Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Conference Travel Grants

 

    DEADLINE: November 30, 2008

 

Award Amount: Grant(s) include complimentary registration for the conference and pre-conference workshop, as well as reimbursement of travel expenses up to $750.

 

The ARSC Conference Travel Grants are intended to support members who have not previously attended an ARSC conference, but desire to participate more actively in the Association. Grant(s) include complimentary registration for the conference and pre-conference workshop, as well as reimbursement of travel expenses up to $750. Applicants must be a member of ARSC and either a college or university student aspiring to work with sound recordings, a recent graduate seeking a professional position involving sound recordings, a professional within the first five years of his or her career who has demonstrated a dedication to sound recordings, or a researcher or discographer showing compelling prospects for the publication or dissemination of his or her scholarly work.

 

http://www.arsc-audio.org/grants-committee.html

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3. Researching the Black Experience

 

   DEADLINE: December 1, 2008

 

Award Amount: $60,000

 

The Scholars-in-Residence program assists scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the center's collections. Seminars, colloquia, forums, symposia, and conferences will complement the residency program. The program is designed to encourage research and writing in black history and culture, to facilitate interaction among the participants, including fellows funded by other sources, and to provide for widespread dissemination of findings. through lectures, publications, and the Schomburg Center Seminars. The Schomburg Center program encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture. Fellowships funded by the program will allow recipients to spend six months or a year in residence with access to resources at both the Schomburg Center and The New York Public Library. Fellows must devote their full time to their research projects and may not be employed or hold other major fellowships or grants during the period in residence. The Schomburg Center's Scholars-in-Residence Program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Aaron Diamond Foundation.

 

http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scholars/applicationa.html

 

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4. Distinguished Education and Behavioral Science Librarian Award

 

    DEADLINE: December 5, 2008

 

Award Amount: $1,500

 

This award honors a distinguished academic librarian who has made an outstanding contribution as an education and/or behavioral sciences librarian through accomplishments and service to the profession.

 

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/awards/acrlebssaward.cfm

 

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5. Fellowship Support for Recent Doctorial Recipients

DEADLINE: December 10, 2008

Award Amount: $30,000

ACLS invites applications for the second annual competition for the Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships. This is the second stage of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program, which provides support for young scholars. The first part of this program—the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships—makes possible a year of supported research and writing, to help students complete their dissertation. The second part of the program provides support for a year following the completion of the doctorate for scholars to advance their research. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program.

http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=514

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6. Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings

 

DEADLINE: December 15, 2008

 

Award Amount: Grant amounts generally range from $2000 to $10,000.

 

The ARSC Program for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings was founded in 2004 (to begin in 2006) by Al Schlachtmeyer and the Board of Directors of ARSC to encourage and support the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals and organizations. (This program is separate from the ARSC Research Grants program, which supports historical research and publication of studies by individuals in the field of sound recordings or audio preservation). http://www.cies.org/NCS/

 

http://www.arsc-audio.org/preservationgrants.html

 

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7. Strengthening Statewide Archives and Historical Records

 

DEADLINE: Draft due: January 2, 2009(Optional) Final due: March 2, 2009

 

Award Amount: Between $5,000 and $20,000 for 18 month projects.

 

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seek proposals to strengthen archives and historical records programs in each of the states and build a national archival network.

 

http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/partnership.html

 

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8. Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation 2009–2011

 

      DEADLINE: January 2, 2009

 

Award Amount: The stipend amount is $40,000 per year, plus a $3,000 travel allowance and a $2,000 contribution to health insurance.

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Scholar in photograph conservation. The Research Scholar will have a two-year term with the possibility of renewal for a third year and will work on site in the photograph conservation lab of the Metropolitan's Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation. The Research Scholar will report to the Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, who in turn reports to the Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs.

 

http://www.metmuseum.org/education/photograph_conservation.html

 

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9. Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects

 

DEADLINE: January 9, 2009

Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.

Application materials are available online only. The deadline is January 9, 2009. Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

If you have questions concerning the Literature Fellowships please call the Literature Fellowship Hotline at 202/682-5034 or email davisg@arts.gov.

http://arts.endow.gov/grants/apply/LitTranslation/index.html

 

 

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10. Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships

 

   DEADLINES: January 12, 2009

 

Award Amount: $70,000

 

The Newberry Library is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities. It houses a non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, and manuscripts. The library's holdings span the history and culture of Western Europe from the middle Ages to the mid-twentieth century and the Americas from the time of first contact between Europeans and Native Americans. Its strengths include European discovery, exploration, and settlement of the Americas; the American West; local history, familyy history, and genealogy; literature and history of the Midwest, especially the Chicago Renaissance; Native American history and literature; the Renaissance; the French Revolution; Portuguese and Brazilian history; British literature and history; the history of cartography; the history and theory of music; the history of printing; and early philology and linguistics. The collections number 1,500,000 printed titles, five million manuscript pages, and 300,000 historic maps.


The National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships are for established scholars to support projects in any field appropriate to the library's collections. history, and genealogy; literature and history of the Midwest, especially the Chicago Renaissance; Native American history and literature; the Renaissance; the French Revolution; Portuguese and Brazilian history; British literature and history; the history of cartography; the history and theory of music; the history of printing; and early philology and linguistics. The collections number 1,500,000 printed titles, five million manuscript pages, and 300,000 historic maps.

 

http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/long-term.html

 

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11. Research on Heritage Speakers of Eastern European Languages

 

    DEADLINE: January 16, 2009

A grant of $20,000 will be made to an individual or collaborative team for a research project on heritage speakers of an East European language in the United States. Heritage speakers constitute an untapped national resource for academic and policy research, but there has been little study of their special needs for bringing their linguistic skills up to a professional level. The project receiving the grant must report preliminary results by January 15, 2010 and must be completed before December 31, 2010. The project should culminate in 1) an analytical paper and 2) a proposal for an advanced-mastery course for community of heritage speakers that was studied.

There is no formal application form. For further information and application instructions, please contact Olga Bukhina, Coordinator of International Programs, at obukhina@acls.org.

http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=3152

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12. Spencer Education Fellowship

DEADLINE: January 30, 2009

Award amount: Three Fellowships will be awarded with stipends of $75,000 each.

The Fellowships are open to journalists, educators, and education policy researchers who interested in creating significant works of long-form education journalism.

The fellowship combines course work in residence at Columbia University with intense individual help with each fellow’s project on some aspect of education in the United States.

Applicants must demonstrate their reporting and writing abilities through newspaper and magazine clips, books, monographs, academic reports, or other writing samples. The chief criterion for selection is the potential for research and writing excellence, and impact on the national discourse, in the field of education. An outline of a proposed project in education reporting--projects that are already underway are eligible--must accompany all applications. Preference will be given to those who can show the likelihood of publication for their idea, either through a letter of commitment from a news organization or a book contract.

http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/cs/ContentServer/jrn/1175372796716/page/1175372798491/simplepage.htm

 

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13. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War

 

    DEADLINE: January 30, 2009

 

Award Amount: $2,500

 

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Constitution Center (NCC) and the American Library Association (ALA). The exhibition is based upon an original NCC-developed interactive exhibition of the same name, which will be reformatted into a traveling exhibition for libraries.

 

http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/SGL_Lincoln.html#awardinfo

 

 

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14. Harry S. Truman Dissertation Year Fellowship

 

    DEADLINE: February 1, 2009

 

Award Amount: $16,000

 

Grants will be given to support graduate students working on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. One or two dissertation year fellowships will normally be awarded each year. Preference will be given to projects based on extensive research at the Truman Library.

 

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/#diss

 

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15. Professional Development

 

    DEADLINE: February 1, 2009

 

The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.

Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:

http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/Learning&Leadership_Guidelines.htm

 

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16. We the People Challenge Grants in US History, Institutions and Culture

 

DEADLINE: February 3, 2009-Draft proposals: Program staff recommends that draft   proposals be submitted six weeks before the deadline. Time constraints may prevent staff from reviewing draft proposals submitted after that date.

 

Award Amount: up to $300,000

 

NEH invites applications for We the People Challenge Grants in United States History, Institutions, and Culture. This grant opportunity, part of NEH’s We the People program, is designed to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for humanities activities that examine American history through the lens of the nation’s founding principles. Proposals must demonstrate how the challenge grant would strengthen the institution’s ability to explore significant themes and events in American history, so as to advance knowledge of how the founding principles of the United States have shaped, and been shaped by, American history and culture for more than two hundred years. NEH welcomes proposals for programs that not only articulate the theories of governance and assertions of human rights that have embodied the founding principles, but also lead to deeper exploration of how these principles have been tested and interpreted since the Founding Era.

 

http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/wtpchallenge.html

 

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17. The Big Read

 

DEADLINE: February 3, 2009

 

Award Amounts:  $2,500 to $20,000

 

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of its citizens. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment.

 

http://www.neabigread.org/guidelines.php

 

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18. Garden History and Design

 

    DEADLINE: February 22, 2009

 

Award Amount: $2,000

 

The internship was established to encourage the study of garden history and design, and if possible, aid in the cataloging of the club's slides in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institution. Preference is given to an undergraduate or graduate student wishing to work and pursue independent research at the archives, but is available to a student at any facility approved by the scholarship committee providing adequate supervision and structure.

 

http://www.gcamerica.org/scholarship/ghdinternscholar_05.html

 

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19. Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): February 26, 2009

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): August 04, 2009 BY INVITATION ONLY

The Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community by supporting innovative, international research and education collaborations. The program will enable U.S. scientists and engineers to establish collaborative relationships with international colleagues in order to advance new knowledge and discoveries at the frontiers of science and engineering and to promote the development of a diverse, globally-engaged U.S. scientific and engineering workforce. International partnerships are, and will be, increasingly indispensable in addressing many critical sciences and engineering problems.

 

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12819

 

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20. Education Statistics, Research and Evaluation

 

DEADLINE: February 27, 2009

 

Award Amount: From $75,000 up to $200,000

 

The Institute of Education Sciences announces its interest in considering unsolicited applications for research, evaluation, statistics, and dissemination projects that would make significant contributions to the mission of the Institute. The Institute's mission is to conduct and support rigorous education statistics, research, and evaluation in order to provide reliable information about the condition of education, education practices that improve academic achievement, and the effectiveness of federal and other education programs. Unsolicited applications are defined as those that are not eligible for funding under the Institute's current grant competitions. You may be eligible to apply for a NCER or NCSER research program grant, so please check our Funding Opportunities page before submitting a research application to the unsolicited grants competition.

 

http://ies.ed.gov/funding/unsolicited.asp

 

 

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21. Philip M. Hamer-Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award

 

    DEADLINE: February 28, 2009

 

Award amount: A certificate and a cash prize consisting of the income of the prize fund for that year.

Established in 1973 and modified in 1987 and 1991, this award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, laser disk, or other circulating medium. The college will be used to fund this program.

 http://www.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-hamer.asp

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22. Sound Recordings or Audio Preservation Research  

 

 DEADLINE: February 28, 2009

 

Award Amount: Both ARSC members and non-members are eligible for grants in amounts up to $1000.

 

The ARSC Research Grants Program is designed to encourage and support scholarship and publication by individuals in the field of sound recordings or audio preservation. Specific projects eligible for support include discography, bibliography, historical studies of the sound recording industry and its products, and any other subject likely to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the lasting importance of recorded sound. ARSC encourages applications from individuals whose research forms part of an academic program at the master's or doctoral level.

 

http://www.arsc-audio.org/grants-committee.html

 

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Kelley Cunningham

Sr. Grants Specialist

Smathers Library West

Kelcunn@uflib.ufl.edu

352-273-2513

 

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