Intercultural Harmony Grants (USA)

Intercultural Harmony Initiative, Laura Jane Musser Fund. Deadline: October 15, 2020.

Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 15 – October 15, 2020. The geographic areas for this initiative are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in New York and Texas. 

Lisle International: Global Seed Grant Program

GrantsGlobal Seed Grants, Lisle International, Leander, TX, USA. Deadlines: Request to apply: August 20, 2020; Completed application: September 1, 2020.

Do you have a project idea that will bring people of diverse backgrounds together for shared learning? Lisle International provides Global Seed Grants to support innovative projects which advance intercultural understanding through shared experiences, with the goal of creating a more just social order. Projects may seek to bridge a variety of community divides, including ethnic, cultural, religious, racial or gender perspectives, anywhere in the world.

Lisle International was an early pioneer in intercultural education programming, beginning with US projects in 1936 and expanding internationally in 1952. Since 2004, Lisle has focused on providing small “seed grants” to support programs fostering intercultural understanding.

Grants of $500 to $3,000 are available to innovative projects that match the mission of Lisle. Lisle awards between three and eight grants each year to projects in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Emergent Ventures: Grants and Fellowships (USA)

GrantsEmergent Ventures funding for COVID-19 and general projects, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Arlington, VA. Deadline: Ongoing (posted April 20,2020).

Emergent Ventures wants to jumpstart high-reward ideas – ‘Moonshots’ in many cases – that advance prosperity, opportunity, liberty, and well-being. They welcome the unusual and the unorthodox. Their goal is positive social change, but they do not mind if you make a profit from your project. (Indeed, a quick path to revenue self-sufficiency is a feature not a bug!)

Projects will either be fellowships or grants: fellowships involve time in residence at the Mercatus Center in Northern Virginia; grants are one-time or slightly staggered payments to support a project. Applicants are encouraged to think big, but very small grants or short fellowships will also be considered if they might change the trajectory of the applicant’s life. Applications from all ages and all parts of the world are encouraged.

NOTE: This support is not intended for scientific or biomedical research, although Emergent Ventures is also distributing funding for that. These grants/fellowships are for social projects which may be about the response to COVID-19, or may be about other social issues.

U Oulu GenZ Visiting Scholar Grants (Finland)

International GenZ visiting scholar programme, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. Deadline: 2 December 2019.

The GenZ profiling project introduces a new visitor programme that funds two forms of research mobility. First, its aim is to invite international and established scholars to spend a research period at the University of Oulu and take part in the activities of the GenZ project and the visitor’s host unit. Second, it offers Oulu-based researchers a possibility to visit universities and research institutes abroad.

The applicants’ research profile needs to be based on social sciences and humanities and integrally connected to the core themes in the GenZ project.

The length of the visit – for both incoming and outgoing visits – can be between two weeks and six months. The grants cover travel expenses and accommodation costs, excluding salary.

NOTE: Next deadline is May 31, 2020.

ACLS Fellowships and Grants

2019-20 ACLS Fellowship and Grant Competitions now open. Deadlines: various, by program, starting September 25, 2019.

ACLS has announced the opening of their 2019-20 fellowship and grant competitions. Information about this year’s programs is available online, and the online application system is now accepting applications for many of these fellowship and grant opportunities.

ACLS offers programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social science research and that support scholars from the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career.

Musser Fund Grants: Intercultural Harmony 2019

Intercultural Harmony Initiative, Laura Jane Musser Fund. Deadline: October 16, 2019.

 

Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 16 – October 16, 2019. The geographic areas for this initiative are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in Texas. 

Lisle Global Seed Grant Program 2019-20

GrantsGlobal Seed Grant Program, Lisle International. Deadline for request to apply for projects in 2020: July 1, 2019.

Lisle International offers a Global Seed Grant Program to support innovative projects which further the mission and goals of Lisle — improving intercultural understanding by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to share, work together, and learn from one another.  Grants of $500 to $3,000 are available to innovative projects that match their mission.

These are quite competitive, but seem potentially appropriate for many projects of interest to followers of CID.

GESIS/EUROLAB Research Grants (Germany)

EUROLAB Grants to visit GESIS for an onsite research visit, Cologne or Mannheim, Germany. Deadline: May 26, 2019.

GESIS Leibnitz Institute for the Social Sciences offers two grant programs to the academic community: GESIS Grants and EUROLAB (European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research) Grants, for which applications are accepted twice a year. Applications for self-funded stays are accepted all year round. The Call for EUROLAB Grants is now open.

For further information on the application process, please see the Call for Applications. Individual researchers who want to work on data available at GESIS may apply for support for a period of one month from September to December 2019.

Cole Foundation Grants: ICD Through Theatre (Canada)

Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles programme, Cole Foundation, Montreal, Canada. Deadline: Sept. 27, 2019.

Now in its 11th year encouraging theatrical dialogue between the various cultures in Montreal. Cole Foundation is pleased to announce the latest grant winners for the Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) programme, initiated to encourage greater understanding of Montreal’s cultural mosaic by having audiences enjoy professional plays that present stories and issues of diversity on stage. For the past ten years the Foundation has focused on intercultural and racialized theatrical conversations for their community initiatives. This has created an award-winning catalogue incorporating themes of inclusion and cultural dialogue. Adding to those, the programme has now expanded to include stories with and about other marginalized communities such as LGBTQ and people with a disability. This year$490,400 was granted, the highest amount of award money since the IC-CI programme’s launch.

Heading into the 11th year of this invaluable program, commissioning grants are more sought after than ever. “We are buoyed with the rising interest of companies creating their own Quebec narrative, one that encompasses our diverse reality,” said Cole. The plays, stronger and stronger from year to year, encompass a widespread range of cultures and the varied communities within them. Works include themes and ideas about questioning one’s community connection without knowing the language or following traditions; reconnecting with lost roots; exploring what it’s like to come from two different cultures and races; falling in love with the ‘enemy’ from another religion; the stigma of disabilities; women suffering the consequences of war; the stress of immigrant children; our accepted history of the settlement and occupation of the Canadian West; shame amongst members of marginalized communities; the current crisis in Venezuela; notions of sovereignty and nationalism; intergenerational impacts of the residential school system; and Muslim women on the path to self-determination. Performance styles include comedy, drama, multimedia, dance, spoken-word, musicals, storytelling, mask work, cabarets, staged readings and using virtual reality devices.

Grants for the next competition relate to shows starting March 1, 2020 and for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 theatre seasons. The deadline for the next competition of the award is Sept. 27, 2019. Theatre companies interested in applying for a grant will be able to download the necessary application forms and information from the Cole Foundation’s web site at: www.colefoundation.ca/community/competition-forms.

EUROLAB Grants (Germany)

GrantsCall for Applications: EUROLAB Grants, Mannheim, Germany. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

EUROLAB – Gateway to Research Stays at GESIS is pleased to invite applications for one-month research stays. Individual researchers who want to work on data available at GESIS may apply for support to access EUROLAB for a period of one month from April to June 2019.

Successful applicants will receive a travel grant that covers travel costs (economy class, up to 500 euros for short-haul flights and up to 900 euros for long-haul ones) and accommodation.

During their stay, visiting researchers will profit from a wide range of services including an individual workspace, access to data and to GESIS library with various online databases, as well as direct contact to GESIS experts.