UCSD Center for the Humanities
SOME IMPORTANT AWARD APPLICATION DEADLINES IN 2013
3/13 UCHRI CFP: Multicampus Research Groups in the Humanities
3/15 National Archives Regional Residency Fellowships
3/28 Hellman Fellowships (for pre-tenure faculty at UCSD)
4/3 UCHRI CFP: Working Groups
4/10 UCHRI CFP: Initiative on Religions in Diaspora and Global Affairs
4/15 MacDowell Colony Residencies (deadline for Fall 2013)
5/1 NEH Fellowships
8/1 Fulbright Scholar Program
The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation deadline will be in September (last year it was Sept. 19).
ACLS Fellowships (as well as the ACLS Ryskamp, Burkhardt, Digital Innovation, and Collaborative Research fellowships) are due at the beginning of October. ACLS New Faculty and Dissertation Completion fellowships have a separate October deadline.
American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants will be due in October (last year, Oct. 1).
National Humanities Center Fellowships will be due in October (last year, Oct. 15).
UCHRI Conference Grants and Seminar Grants will be due in November.
There are many other grants, awards, and fellowships, some targeted very specifically. Feel free to come and discuss your project with us.
SEE OUR LIST OF UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
TEN ASPECTS OF GRANTWORK YOU CAN CONTROL
1) You can start early to allow time to prepare and refine an application.
2) You can (often) discuss your project idea with the agency before you submit the proposal.
3) You can read and follow instructions exactly. This is not as common as you might think!
4) You can state clearly what your research question is.
5) You can show why your question is important by connecting it to issues that non-experts understand and value.
6) You can explain why your proposed method (which the grant will fund) is well-chosen, necessary, and sufficient to answer that question.
7) You can point to your experience to show why you are well-prepared to take on this project.
8 ) You can get feedback on your applications. With appropriate lead time, we at the Center for the Humanities will be happy to read and discuss your proposal.
9) You can gradually make contacts with potential collaborators in and outside of your field.
10) You can keep applying. You will be turned down some of the time. The more often you apply, the higher the probability of success. Remember that small awards give you a track record that will help with larger awards.