From: Kelley Cunningham
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 4:20 PM
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Subject: Funding Alert 12-01-08



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, 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,, as soon as possible to determine if an internal selection process is necessary.





Funding Alert – 12/01/08



1.    Research Library Program & Humanities Program

2.    Marketing Science Research and/or Working Papers

3.    The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies

4.    Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections

5.    Dubai Initiative/Women and Public Policy Program Fellowship

6.    Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards

7.    Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

8.    Kress Foundation Curatorial Fellowships

9.    The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities

10.Multi-Country Research Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences or Allied Natural Sciences

11.Nieman Fellowships for Journalists

12.Film and Media Development Grants

13.American Battlefield Protection program

14.The Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship

15.National Leadership Grants to Elevate Museum and Library Practice

16.Institutes for Advance Topics in the Digital Humanities

17.Universal Design Leadership Project-A Cooperative Agreement to Increase Understanding, Acceptance and Practice of Universal Design



1. Research Library Program & Humanities Program


DEADLINE: None-Letter of Inquiry


Award Amount: $5,000 to $40,000

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.

Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.



2. Marketing Science Research and/or Working Papers


DEADLINE: A monthly review cycle and proposals may be submitted at any time.


      Award amount: $3,000 to $20,000

The mission of Marketing Science Institute (MSI) is to provide intellectual leadership in marketing and its allied fields, with the goal of improving and influencing business thinking and practice. MSI’s core activities consist of supporting high-quality academic research and presenting the findings at conferences and in working paper and monograph form.

MSI solicits two types of submissions from academics: (1) research proposals for consideration for funding or other types of MSI support, and (2) working papers for consideration for inclusion in MSI’s Working Paper Series. (Note: MSI considers all working papers whether or not the research was supported by MSI.)



3. Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies


DEADLINE: December 12, 2008


Award Amount: $16,000


The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies are made for one academic year and are given for the final stages of completing a dissertation, typically in the fifth year of study. Applicants should be completed all doctoral requirements, except for the completion of their thesis, and must show evidence of being able to complete their thesis within the fellowship year.





4. Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections


 DEADLINE: December 15, 2008


The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and Heritage Preservation joint Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections is presented annually to an organization in North America that has been exemplary in the importance and priority it has given to conservation concerns and in the commitment it has shown to the preservation and care of its cultural property. Previous recipients include Cleveland Public Library, the Historical Society of Frederick County (Maryland), Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the Henry Ford, the National Archives, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Winterthur, Bata Shoe Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.




5. Dubai Initiative/Women and Public Policy Program Fellowship


DEADLINE: December 15, 2008


Award Amount: $34,000


The Dubai Initiative and the Women and Public Policy Program of the Kennedy School of Government are pleased to announce a postdoctoral residential fellowship in the area of gender and the Middle East. The fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding scholar conducting research with a particular focus on gender and the Middle East in any of the following areas: evolving issues of governance; U.S. foreign policy; security studies; economic policy; energy policy; innovations in governance; e-government; and government performance. This fellow must hold a Ph.D. by September 2009.




6. Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards


DEADLINE: December 31, 2008


Award Amount: $5,000 book prize and a $25,000 fellowship


Established in 1995, this award recognizes outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry through a $5,000 book prize and a $25,000 fellowship, given in alternating years. The fellowship is given to enable an American translator to travel, study, or otherwise advance a significant work-in-progress. The winner of the fellowship also receives a residency at the American Academy in Rome.




7. Harold Morton Landon Translation Award


DEADLINE: December 31, 2008


Award Amount: $1,000


This $1,000 award recognizes a published translation of poetry from any language into English. Founded in 1976, the award was originally biennial. It has been given annually since 1984. A noted translator chooses the winning book. Books must be submitted by December 31 of the year that they are published.



8. Kress Foundation Curatorial Fellowships

DEADLINE: January 15, 2009

Award Amount: $30,000

Four $30,000 Kress Curatorial Fellowships for one-year internships for curatorial training in European art at an American museum. Restrictions: Restricted to individuals who have completed a Ph.D. in the history of European art.



9. The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities

DEADLINE: January 16, 2009

      Award Amount: $5,000

The Institute of Historical Research offers fellowships funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for both pre-dissertation and dissertation research in the humanities using original sources. The purposes of this fellowship programme are to:


10. Multi-Country Research Fellowship in Humanities, Social Sciences or Allied Natural Sciences

DEADLINE: January 16, 2009

Award amount: $9,000

The Council of American Overseas Research Center’s (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.


11. Nieman Fellowships for Journalists


Deadline: January 18 for U.S. journalists and Global Health reporting applicants, December 15 for international journalists.


Award Amount: The U.S. Fellowships include tuition, a $60,000 stipend and housing and childcare support. Special funding arrangements apply to international fellows.


Nieman Fellowships provide a mid-career opportunity for journalists to spend a year of learning and reflection at Harvard. Fellowships are awarded to 12 U.S. journalists and 12 from other countries. The Foundation also awards 2 fellowships in Global Health reporting Fellows design an individual course of study and participate in Nieman seminars.


The Nieman Fellowship program is the oldest and best-known mid-career program for journalists in the world. More than 1,300 journalists from the U.S. and 88 other countries have come to Harvard for a year of learning, exploration and fellowship.

Nieman Fellows are provided the opportunity to step back from deadlines, renew their intellectual curiosity and enrich their understanding of the topics they cover.





12. Film and Media Development Grants


DEADLINE: January 21, 2009


Award Amount: $40,000 to $75,000


American Media Makers Program, administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will support producers who wish to collaborate with scholars on developing content for a digital-media, radio, or television project that explores, in a new and creative way, significant events or figures in the humanities.




13.  American Battlefield Protection program

DEADLINE: January 23, 2009

      Award amount: $5,000 to $80,000

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments, and other private sector organizations to submit applications for grants. The purpose of this grant program is to provide seed money for projects that lead directly to the identification, preservation and interpretation of battlefield land and/or historic sites associated with battlefields.



14. The Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship

DEADLINE: January 31, 2009

      Award Amount: $1,000

The Filby Award is named for the late P. William Filby, formerly the Director of the Maryland Historical Society and the author of many of the core genealogical reference tools that genealogists have relied on for decades. The Award was created and first presented at the annual 1999 NGS Conference in the States by the publisher Scholarly Resources of Wilmington, Delaware. In 2004 and 2005 it was sponsored by the Godfrey Memorial Library and is currently being sponsored by ProQuest.


15. National Leadership Grants to Elevate Museum and Library Practice

DEADLINE: February 1, 2009

Award Amount: $50,000–$1,000,000; up to $100,000 for planning grants

National Leadership Grants (NLG) support projects that have the potential to elevate museum and library practice. The Institute seeks to advance the ability of museums and libraries to preserve culture, heritage and knowledge while enhancing learning.

Successful proposals will have national impact and generate results—new tools, research, models, services, practices, or alliances—that can be widely adapted or replicated to extend the benefit of federal investment. The Institute seeks to fund projects that have the following characteristics:

Strategic Impact—Proposals should address key needs and challenges that face libraries and museums. They should expand the boundaries within which libraries and museums operate, show the potential for far-reaching impact, and influence practice throughout the museum and/or library communities.

Innovation—Proposals should demonstrate a thorough understanding of current practice and knowledge about the project area, and show how the project will advance the state of the art of museum and library service.

Collaboration—while partners are not required in all NLG categories, the Institute has found that involving carefully chosen partners with complementary competencies and resources can create powerful synergies that extend project impact. Proposals should show understanding of the challenges of collaboration and propose means for addressing them.

Applications may be submitted in the following categories: Advancing Digital Resources, Research, Demonstration, and Library and Museum Collaboration Grants.


16. Institutes for Advance Topics in the Digital Humanities

DEADLINE: February 18, 2009

Award Amount: Awards normally range from one to three years and from $50,000 to a maximum of $250,000.

As part of the Endowment-wide Digital Humanities Initiative, these grants support national or regional (multi-state) training programs on approaches in humanities computing. Through these programs, the NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology applications relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences, although the duration of a program should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic.


17. Universal Design Leadership Project-A Cooperative Agreement to Increase Understanding, Acceptance and Practice of Universal Design

DEADLINE: February 19, 2009

Award Amount: up to $65,000

The Arts Endowment seeks to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with an organization that will carry out a project to increase understanding, acceptance, and practice of universal design within the design profession, by design educators, and by the American public. Proposed projects should focus on extending the appeal of universal design from the disability community into the mainstream of American design and American society. The project should educate designers and others including developers, city planners, and consumers on this important issue.






Kelley Cunningham

Sr. Grants Specialist

Smathers Library West