GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS
Award / Funder: Intellectual Exchange Program / The Japan Foundation – Center for Global Partnership
Description: For policy-oriented projects related to traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy; global and regional economic issues; and role of civil society by an array of institutions from the United States and Japan, including non-profit organizations, universities, and think tanks as well as policymakers, scholars, and educators. Although the regular grant program cycle is closed, they have a second program for small “discretionary grants’ of up to $10,000 which are given on a rolling basis. Concept papers should be submitted for these as well (with no deadline), followed by a more fleshed-out proposal (pending acceptance of the concept paper).
Award / Funder: The United States-Indonesia Society
Description: These grants are awarded to promote academic and other exchanges between the two countries. USINDO Travel Grants are open to any person seeking to travel to Indonesia to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences. All U.S. and Indonesian citizens are welcome to apply. Student applicants must be enrolled in a degree program. The Society particularly welcomes applications from graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in the social sciences – economics, history, political economy, government, international relations and religious studies. However, USINDO will seriously consider applications in any field of study.
Deadline: March 1, June 1, Sepetember 1, and December 1.
Award / Funder: Open Meadows Foundation Grants
Description: Open Meadows Foundation makes grants for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Grants of up to $2,000 are available for projects that: are designed and implemented by women and girls; promote building community power; promote gender, racial, social, economic and/or environmental justice; reflect the diversity of the community served; and have limited financial access. Grants are made to international organizations (based outside the U.S.), as well as organizations/projects within the United States.
Award / Funder: Social Science Research Council – Abe Fellowship (for International Multidisciplinary Research on Global Concerns)
Description: The Abe Fellowship supports professional research in the social sciences or humanities on contemporary policy-relevant issues, especially those which promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between Japan and America. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Japan (or be able to demonstrate serious affiliations with research communities in the U.S. or Japan) and hold the terminal degree in their field by the start of their fellowship term. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes: (1) global issues, (2) problems common to industrial and industrializing societies, and (3) issues that pertain to US-Japan relations.
Award / Funder: National Institutes of Health – Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01, R21) — AIDS
Description: Specifically, this initiative focuses on ethnic and racial minority children and underserved populations of children such as: children from low literacy, rural and low-income populations, geographically isolated children, hearing and visually impaired children, physically or mentally disabled children, children of migrant workers, children from immigrant and refugee families, and language minority children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (physical and family environments), social (e.g., peer influences), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known illness and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the cost effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in nontraditional settings.
Award / Funder: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) – Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health
Description: Health disparities between (1) racial/ethnic populations, (2) lower socioeconomic classes, and (3) rural residents, and the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: (1) public policy, (2) health care, and (3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing health gaps among groups. Proposals that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as system science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: 2010-09-14; 2010-12-11; 2011-01-11
Award / Funder: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Description: Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Radcliffe Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.
Deadline: The deadline for applicants in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is 1 October. The deadline for applicants in natural sciences and mathematics is 15 November.
Award / Funder: Spencer Foundation Civic Learning and Civic Action Initiative
Description: Supports research studies that examine the commitments, conditions, and contexts that stimulate and sustain civic action, as well as those that constrain or discourage it (influences of civic motivations and other psychological processes; influences of learning experiences and environments; and influences of social, political, cultural, historical, and other contextual influences on individual and group action)
Award / Funder: Jacobs Research Funds – Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
Description: Grants for anthropological and linguistic research working with Native American (First Nations) peoples. Grants are given for work on problems in language, social organization, political organization, religion, mythology, music, other arts, psychology and folk science. Priority is given to research on the Pacific Northwest (the Pacific Coast from Northern California to Alaska and the Columbia Plateau in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho). However, research on other areas in Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America will be funded if possible.
Award / Funder: Wayne F. Placek Grants
Description: These grants support scientific research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations. Two $15,000 grants are available in research support. The grants support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, or bisexual issues. Proposals are especially encouraged for empirical studies that address the following topics: *Heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbians and gay men, including prejudice, discrimination, and violence, *Family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men, * Subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: The Arts Council of the African Studies Association
Description: The Arts Council of the African Studies Association is seeking papers proposals for a various panels for the upcoming Triennial Symposium to be held in Los Angeles March 23 to 26, 2011. Please respond the the individual panel organizers if you have a paper to propose. 1. Marketing African Contemporary Art: The role of commercial galleries in the shaping of artistic careers and discourse. This panel will explore the influence of commercial galleries on the identification and shaping of the careers of African artists. Pamela Allara, Associate Professor emerita, contemporary art and visual culture Brandeis University Allara@brandeis.edu; 2. Documentary/Archive? The panel seeks to explore the extent to which contemporary South African documentary practices might be trapped in a social-realist mode in which the archive plays a central mediating role. We are seeking papers that examine the different ‘documentary’ or ‘factual’ modes in post-apartheid South African photography, as well as how archival and other factors have ameliorated stasis and change within the genre. Rory.Bester@wits.ac.za; 3. Africa and Its Diasporas in the Market Place: Cultural Resources and the Global Economy This panel encourages the submission of papers that explore how the public and private sectors value traditional and contemporary African art, and how value is justified by both tangible and intangible properties
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: ‘Women of the world’: women’s international activism in national contexts from 1945 until now’
Description: CECILLE research laboratory at Lille 3 in partnership with CRIDAF at University of Paris 13 are organising a second workshop on ‘Women of the world’: women’s international activism in national contexts which will take place at University Paris 13 on November 18, 2011. This second workshop seeks to deepen reflection on the process of the internationalization of women’s movements and on the articulation between women’s international mobilizations and their national and local contexts. This workshop seeks to understand to what extent women’s mobilizations at international conferences (either informal or institutional ones) since 1945 and in particular after the 1970s have helped to consolidate collective consciousness-raising, reinforced interaction and the comparison of their respective situations and claims. For questions, contact Philippe Vervaecke email@example.com
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: National Council for Black Studies
Description: NCBS is accepting abstracts for individual paper, poster, panel, session, roundtable discussion, workshop, town hall meeting that explore the Black experience locally, nationally, and/or globally from a variety perspective. Of particular interest are presentations that comparatively explore these experiences, as well as those that examine the discipline of Africana/Black Studies using multi-layered frameworks and methodologies. Papers that incorporate various combinations of race/nationality, class, gender, and sexuality, through the lens of but not limited to Afrocentric, cross and multicultural, diasporic, feminist, postcolonial, postmodernist or transnational interpretative schemes are welcomed. Send a 150-400 word abstract for a panel (one for the panel subject and one for each panelist), and/or individual paper and poster presentations. For roundtable discussions submit a 500 word abstract that explores the discussion topic. For town hall meetings submit a 500 word abstract specifying the roles of the facilitator(s) and recorder(s).
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Third Annual Open Enterprise Solutions to Poverty Request for Proposals – SEVEN Fund
Description: The SEVEN Fund is a virtual nonprofit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of enterprise-based solutions to poverty. SEVEN believes that such solutions already exist but are not sufficiently studied, analyzed, and exhibited as examples. The SEVEN Fund has published its annual open “Enterprise-based Solutions to Poverty” Request for Proposals. The competition will award up to two research grants of up to $100,000 each to support innovative original research in enterprise solutions to poverty. The RFP has four goals: 1) to expand scientific inquiry to include disciplines fundamental to a deep understanding of entrepreneurship and economic development currently unsupported by conventional grant sources; 2) to forge and maintain useful collaborations between researchers and on-the-ground actors of enterprise-based solutions to poverty; 3) to provide the public with a deeper understanding of this area and its potential implications; and 4) to find, research, and analyze role-model entrepreneurs and companies whose lesson may inspire others.
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Joint National Conferences – National Association of African American Studies, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, National Association of Native American Studies, International Association of Asian Studies
Description: February 14-19, 2011 Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Joint National Conferences. Papers that relate to any aspect of the African and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American or Asian experience should be submitted. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences, business and many other subjects.
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Western Social Science Association
Description: The Western Social Science Association invites papers and panels on American Studies topics for its 53rd annual conference, April 13-16, 2011, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The WSSA’s annual meeting presents panels in 30 different academic fields, offering an extensive, interdisciplinary range of subjects for scholars to explore. Individual paper — or panel — proposals on American Studies topics could be submitted. The subjects may range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Send a 150-word abstract and c.v. by 1 December 2010 to: firstname.lastname@example.org — or to Prof. Daniel J. McInerney, WSSA-American Studies Program Chair, Department of History, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0710. Scholars willing to serve as moderators/discussants should indicate their research specialties.
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Civil Society, Social Movements and Transitional Justice – 2011 IJTJ Special Issue
Description: The International Journal of Transitional Justice invites submissions for its 2011 special issue titled ‘Civil Society, Social Movements and Transitional Justice,’ to be guest edited by Moses Chrispus Okello, Project Coordinator, Beyond Juba Project and Senior Research Advisor, Refugee Law Project, Uganda and Lucy Hovil, Senior Researcher, Citizenship and Displacement in the Great Lakes region, International Refugee Rights Initiative. The International Journal of Transitional Justice publishes high quality, refereed articles in the rapidly growing field of transitional justice; that is the study of those strategies employed by states and international institutions to deal with a legacy of human rights abuses and to effect social reconstruction in the wake of widespread violence.
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Annual Student Essay Competition – National Council for Black Studies
Description: Essays should focus on any aspect of the Africana experience, i.e., art, education, history, literature, politics, psychology, social and policy issues.