GO News – April 2023
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Calls for Proposals:
Mass Humanities is seeking qualified candidates for two $4,000 fellowship opportunities to conduct and synthesize research on the origins of the shared reading tradition of Frederick Douglass’ influential address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”, both nationally and in Massachusetts, as well as to research the life of Douglass in the Commonwealth.
This research will be used by Mass Humanities to support the forthcoming launch of a website and national resource for Frederick Douglass readings.
- The Mass Humanities Reading Frederick Douglass Together Summer Fellowship—The Shared Reading Tradition will create an account of the tradition of community readings of Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July address, and their place within African American public memory traditions both nationally and in the Commonwealth.
- The Mass Humanities Reading Frederick Douglass Together Summer Fellowship—Frederick Douglass in Massachusetts will synthesize existing research and potentially discover additional information to create a comprehensive account of the historical presence of Frederick Douglass in Massachusetts; places he lived and visited, individuals and organizations that he supported, his work throughout the Commonwealth, and the impact of his time in the state on his work and life.
Applications for these fellowships are open with proposals and interviews to occur on a rolling basis from now through April 21, 2023.
What’s This About Workshops?
The grants office is excited to be hosting a faculty workshop in May that will introduce professors to the National Science Foundation!
- An Introduction to NSF – Friday, May 12, 2023 from noon to 1pm at the Faculty Club. Join us for lunch, hear from NSF Program Officer Allen Pope as he shares an overview of NSF, and learn from fellow Williams faculty members: Matt Carter – Biology; Sarah Goh – Chemistry; Tiku Majumder – Physics, who will talk about their experiences as NSF reviewers. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Please RSVP by May 5, 2023.
Did you know?
- The LEF/CIFF Fellowship is an opportunity for five New England-based filmmaking teams to attend the 2023 Camden International Film Festival and connect with other filmmakers and industry leaders through a series of mentor-led project development workshops, networking events, and curated 1:1 meetings taking place both in-person during the festival and virtually in the weeks following.The Fellowship workshops and Festival, including in-person industry meetings, will take place from September 11-17. Virtual industry meetings will take place after the festival on September 26-27.Developed in partnership with LEF New England, this program supports career sustainability for regional filmmakers by providing a unique point of access to potential industry supporters, peer mentorship opportunities with fellow filmmakers, and connections to the broader documentary community.
Fellows will receive a $500 stipend per project to support travel to Camden, two All Access passes to the Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum, and six nights of accommodations for two during the festival. Applications must be submitted by May 19, 2023.
- National Endowment for the Humanities: Research Fellowship: NEH Research Fellowships (six to twelve months; $5,000/mth) provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development. Application Deadline April 12, 2023.
- National Geographic Society: Level I and Level II Grants: National Geographic funds individuals working on projects in science, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology that align with one or more of its focus areas.Level I Grants (up to $20,000) are designed for individuals who may be earlier in their career, those looking to establish themselves better in their field, those seeking mentorship from others in their field and beyond, or those who want to grow their network and enhance their impact by joining a global community of National Geographic Explorers.If you are more established in your field, have previously received a National Geographic Society grant, or are seeking a higher level of funding, you may apply for a Level II Grant (up to $100,000). These grants are highly competitive and reserved for select projects that push boundaries to achieve significant and tangible impact in your field.
Level I Grant pre-applications and Level II full proposals are both due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 12, 2023.
- Whiting Foundation: Creative Nonfiction Grant: The 2023 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant of $40,000 will be awarded to as many as ten writers in the process of completing a book-length work of deeply researched and imaginatively composed nonfiction for a general readership. It is intended for multiyear book projects requiring large amounts of deep and focused research, thinking, and writing at a crucial point mid-process, after significant work has been accomplished but when an extra infusion of support can make a difference in the ultimate shape and quality of the work. Applications are due April 25, 2023.
- National Endowment for the Humanities: Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan: Six-to-twelve month NEH Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan support research and writing on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts, is comparative and contemporary in nature, and contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding. The monthly stipend awarded to this fellowship is $5,000, with a maximum of $60,000 awarded.NEH especially encourages applications to this program from junior scholars (that is, scholars who have earned their terminal degree within the last seven years). Application deadline: April 26, 2023.
- The Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges: Faculty Workshops: The AALAC provides funds to support workshops that enable faculty members from AALAC institutions to gather and work together on a subject of mutual interest. For the upcoming application cycle, it is anticipated that approximately 10 workshops will be funded. Proposals must be submitted to the Dean of Faculty’s office by May 5, 2023.
- National Institutes for Health: R15 AIDS-related Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA): R15 grants support individual research projects in the biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty located in undergraduate-focused institutions, health professional schools, and graduate schools that have not been major recipients of NIH research grant funds. Unlike other funding mechanisms, AREA awards require a plan for involving undergraduates in the proposed research. Application deadline is June 25, 2023.
- Don’t forget! More upcoming grant application deadlines can always be found here.