GO News - March 2023

GO News – March 2023

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Calls for Proposals:

Art Omi: Writers:  Art Omi: Writers is now seeking proposals for Translation Lab 2023, a 12-day fully-funded, special residency for four collaborating writer-translator teams in the fall of 2023. All text-based projects—fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc.—are eligible.

The Translation Lab will host English language translators in New York’s Hudson Valley. These translators will be invited along with the writers whose work is being translated into English.

This intensive residency will provide an integral stage of refinement for translators to dialogue with the writers about text-specific questions. It will also serve as an essential community-builder for English-language translators who are working to increase the amount of international literature available to English-language readers.

The dates for Translation Lab 2023 are November 7-18, 2023. All residencies are fully funded including: airfare, train transportation from New York City to the Art Omi campus, and local car transportation. Deadline to Submit: July 1, 2023.

Mass Humanities:  Mass Humanities is pleased to announce two upcoming grant opportunities.

  • Expand Massachusetts Stories (Up to $20,000)—At this pivotal time, Massachusetts needs new voices and fresh narratives to meet our challenges. Mass Humanities supports organizations that embrace this historical moment as an opportunity to bring communities together to reimagine stories, revitalize traditions, and ignite new ideas for the future. Expand Massachusetts Stories (EMS) grants support projects that collect, interpret, and share narratives about the commonwealth, emphasizing the voices and experiences that have gone unrecognized or have been excluded from public conversation. As part of the EMS grant program, Mass Humanities will also offer Advancing Equity Track grants to 15 applicants whose projects are led by people from historically excluded communities, and whose organizations meet additional criteria. The Advancing Equity Track applications are open with Letter of Inquiries due on Monday, March 20. Applications for the EMS Open Track opens Monday, March 20, with applications due on Monday, May 22.
  • Read Frederick Douglass Together Grants (Up to $2,000)—Each year, Mass Humanities organizes and funds free events where communities gather to read and talk about Frederick Douglass’ influential address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” The most celebrated orator of his day, Douglass’ denunciations of slavery and forceful examination of the Constitution challenge us to think about the stories we tell and do not tell, the ideas that they teach or do not teach, and the gaps between our actions and aspirations. To quote Douglass: “We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the future.” Applications are open now and grants are made on a rolling basis each month. Monthly deadlines for this spring are April 14, May 5, and May 26.


  • Draft proposals for the Mellon Foundation’s Humanities for All Times initiative must be submitted to the grants office by this Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
  • Proposals for the National Science Foundation’s Analytics for Equity initiative are due this Friday, March 3, 2023, by 5:00 PM EST.

Did you know?

The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) offers a series of awards that honor excellence and fellowships and grants to support developing scholarship in theatre and performance studies.

ASTR is now accepting awards nominations and fellowship/grant applications in multiple categories, with some deadlines in April and some in July. Everyone is encouraged to nominate—either yourself or someone else—or apply.

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Research Corporation: Cottrell SEED Award: The Cottrell SEED award is designed to support Cottrell Scholars as they launch exceptionally creative new research or educational activities with the potential for high impact. Award size is up to $50,000 for research projects, with $45,455 for investigator direct costs and $4,545 for institutional indirect costs; award size for educational activities is up to $25,000 for direct costs only.

    Please note that for the 2023 competition, eligibility is limited to Cottrell Scholars from physics or astronomy departments who received their award in 2016 or earlier and hold faculty appointments in the United States or Canada. Applications are due March 15, 2023.

  • American Psychological Association: Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology: This grant supports the research of outstanding early-career members who have not yet received any federal funding for research as a principal investigator or co-investigator. Eligible assistant professors (pre-tenure as of Oct. 1, 2016) and postdoctoral scholars (within five years past receipt of the doctoral degree) may apply. Deadline: March 15, 2023

  • National Endowment for the Humanities: Research Fellowship: NEH Research Fellowships (six to 12 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.

  • Don’t forget! More upcoming grant application deadlines can always be found here.