GO News – December 2023

GO News – December 2023

Happy Holidays, Everyone!!

Calls for Proposals:

National Endowment for the Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a new research initiative, Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence, that will support research projects that seek to understand and address the ethical, legal, and societal implications of artificial intelligence (AI). NEH is particularly interested in projects that explore the impacts of AI-related technologies on truth, trust, and democracy; safety and security; and privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

NEH’s Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence initiative will support numerous AI-related humanities projects through the following funding opportunities:

  • Humanities Research Centers on Artificial Intelligence: offers up to $750,000 to institutions to support the creation of humanities research centers focusing on the ethical, legal, or societal implications of artificial intelligence (optional draft due January 10, 2024; proposal deadline: February 14, 2024)
  • Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities: supports research by individual scholars (up to $75,000) or scholarly teams (up to $150,000) that examines technology and its relationship to society through the lens of the humanities, with a focus on the dangers and/or opportunities presented by technology (deadline September 12, 2024)
  • Collaborative teams interested in planning for an international AI research project or hosting a scholarly convening about AI may also consider the NEH’s Collaborative Research program (deadline: late November 2024).
  • Institutions interested in hosting professional development programs on the latest research related to humanistic AI should consider the NEH’s Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (optional draft due December 15, 2023; proposal deadline: February 15, 2024).

The Arctic Circle: The Arctic Circle seeks applications from international contemporary artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, educators and innovators alike for its annual expeditionary residency program.

Established in 2009, The Arctic Circle brings together international artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, and educators who collectively explore the high-Arctic Svalbard Archipelago and Arctic Ocean aboard a specially outfitted expedition vessel.

The Arctic Circle provides a shared experience for its participants to engage in the myriad issues relevant to our time and to develop professionally through fieldwork and research, interdisciplinary collaborations, exhibit opportunities, and public and classroom engagement.

The Arctic Circle program supports the creation and exhibition of new and pioneering work, and aims to empower the creative individual while fostering the collaborative.

Application guidelines for The Arctic Circle 2024 program are now available for download from the organization’s website. Please visit: https://thearcticcircle.org/ and click on Apply.

The application submission deadline is January 15, 2024.


The deadline for applying for the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowships is January 5, 2024—the first Friday after the college returns from winter break.

The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowships are awarded to faculty in all disciplines with the aim to stimulate and broaden the awardees’ minds so as to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction. Grants are primarily for travel and related expenses and not as salary substitutes, scholarships, or grants in aid.

All applications will be submitted by the grants office on January 5. Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be applying. Application materials can be found here.

Did you know?

Grants.gov has a community blog, which includes articles and resources that equip current and prospective members of the federal grant community with information, answers, and tools to make your job easier. Readers can take advantage of the blog’s #LearnGrants series (your humble GO News correspondent is a big fan of their advice to enlist content proofreaders early in the process), grants.gov training tips, and even download the grants.gov mobile app.

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Ford Foundation Fellowships: Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Faculty who earned their Ph.D. no earlier than 12/12/2016 are eligible to apply for a $50,000 postdoctoral fellowship. Deadline is December 12, 2023, 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)

  • LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund: Production and Post-Production Grants: LEF’s Moving Image Fund is now accepting letters of inquiry for projects in Production and Post-production. A maximum of seven grants of $15,000 each will be awarded to projects in the Production phase, and a maximum of four grants of $25,000 each will be awarded to projects in the Post-Production phase during LEF’s major grants review. All letters of inquiry are due on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11:59pm ET.

  • Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation: Whiting Foundation Fellowships: See above for details. Please contact the grants office, if you are interested in applying. Applications are due January 5, 2024.

  • James McKeen Cattell Fund: James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship: The Cattell Fund Fellowship supplements the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients’ home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters. Eligible applicants are psychologists who are tenured faculty members at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, and are eligible, according to the regulations of their own institutions, for a sabbatical leave or its equivalent. The maximum award is $40,000. Applications are due January 15.

  • Hutchins Center for African & African American Research: Du Bois Research Institute Fellowship: This opportunity is for a residential fellowship at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University. Scholars who conduct research in a range of fields related to African and African American Studies are eligible to apply. Terms are available for the fall semester, spring semester, or full academic year. Stipend amounts vary but average about $65,000. Applications are due by January 22, 2024. 
  • Don’t forget! More upcoming grant application deadlines can always be found here.
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