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.

ACLS Grants: Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society

GrantsCFP ACLS Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society. Deadline: November 7, 2018.

ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective. Projects may, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and dynamic populations of China. Proposals should be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit.

The program supports collaborative work of three types: Continue reading “ACLS Grants: Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society”

Musser Fund Grants 2018

GrantsThrough 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 17 – October 17, 2018. The geographic areas for these initiatives are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in Texas.

Musser Fund Grants

GrantsThrough the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund provides grants up to $25,000 to projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 19 – October 19, 2017.

The geographic area for this initiative is Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas (Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties only), and Wyoming.  

New Grants Site: Fund┋It

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fund┋it collects and presents on a single site all research grants and fellowships (post-PhD) available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Want to come to France? Find a residential fellowship somewhere in the world? Or simply seek funding for your research project? fund┋it is there to support you in finding valuable information. We find it, you fund┋it!

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• Postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students from outside France wishing to come to France

• French postdocs, senior scholars and advanced graduate students wishing to go abroad or to find funding opportunities

Nota : All international fellowships and funding opportunities listed on fund┋it are guaranteed to be open to French scholars or scholars affiliated with a French institution. However, in most cases other nationalities are also eligible.

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BCFN Foundation Young Earth Solutions YES! Grant Competition

The BCFN Foundation is a private non-profit apolitical institution, with the objective to produce valuable scientific content that can be used to inform and help people to make conscious choices every day about food and nutrition, health and sustainability.

Issues such as the irresponsible use of resources, food waste, and the prevalence of malnutrition need concrete interventions along the food chain. The BCFN Foundation supports the active role of young researchers, who can contribute to healthier food system.

The 2016 edition of the Young Earth Solutions YES! contest has just been launched. The YES! Research Grant Competition is open to PhD and postdoctoral researchers under 35, from any country and background. The first prize is a 20 000 € research grant, in favour of a one-year project to promote the environmental, economic and/or social sustainability of the agri-food system. Research proposals may be submitted by July 27th, 2016.

Finalists, who can participate as individuals or as a team, will be invited to present their project in front of a panel of experts at the Seventh International Forum on Food and Nutrition in Milan, at the Bocconi University, on November 30th and December 1st. On this occasion, the winner will be selected and awarded. For details regarding registration and application please visit BCFN.

All finalists become part of BCFN Alumni, global network to share resources and experiences, and continue the dialogue on these issues.

CFP Creative Europe Refugee Integration

Call for proposals EACEA 12/2016 – “Support for refugee integration
Deadline: 28 April 2016

One of the main objectives of the Creative Europe programme is to foster, safeguard and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity. At a time when Europe is receiving an extraordinary number of refugees, supporting European Union Member States in tackling this situation is a key priority of the EU. In November 2015, the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council of Ministers have reaffirmed that intercultural dialogue through culture and the arts plays an important role to integrate refugees. Culture and cinema can bridge gaps and improve mutual understanding between the population of the host country and the refugees. In this context, the European Commission has revised its work programme for 2016 to include specific measures supporting the integration of refugees and encouraging mutual understanding between refugees and host populations in Europe. For the purposes of this call for proposals, the key protagonists will be creative and cultural operators.

The general objective of this call for proposals is to support cultural, audio-visual and cross-sectorial projects aiming at facilitating the integration of refugees in the European environment, enhancing mutual cultural understanding and fostering intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, tolerance and respect for other cultures. The specific objectives of this call are to establish transnational cultural and audiovisual projects that can:
• help refugees socialise and express themselves without necessarily speaking immediately the host country language.
• be learning platforms in a wider sense, fostering respect and understanding for diversity, intercultural and civic competencies, democratic values and citizenship.
• give EU citizens the opportunity to discover, learn from and understand the values and cultures of refugees and – in the process rediscover and enrich their own.
• support the showcasing and co-creation of cultural and/or audiovisual works across Europe.
• offer the possibility of collaboration with organisations in other sectors in order to stimulate a more comprehensive, rapid, effective and long-term response to this global challenge

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 1,6 million. Each grant will amount to between EUR 100.000 and EUR 200.000 representing maximum 80% of the eligible budget. The remaining amount of at least 20% of eligible costs must be secured by the applicants (partnership). The Agency expects to fund around 8 to 12 projects. The Agency reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

CFP Minerva Research Initiative Grants (US, DoD)

Just as the Cold War gave rise to new ideas and fields of study such as game theory and Kremlinology, the challenges facing the world today call for a broader conception and application of national power that goes beyond military capability. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving proposals for the Minerva Research Initiative, a university-led defense social science program seeking fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping U.S. strategic interests globally. The Minerva Research Initiative (Minerva) emphasizes questions of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department’s intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community. Minerva brings together universities and other research institutions around the world and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by the Department of Defense. The Minerva program aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the social science academic community. The Minerva Research Initiative competition is for research related to the five (5) topics and associated subtopics listed below. Innovative white papers and proposals related to these research topics are highly encouraged. Detailed descriptions of the topics can be found in Section IX, “Specific Minerva Research Initiative Topics.” I. Identity, Influence, and Mobilization Culture, identity, and security Influence and mobilization for change II. Contributors to Societal Resilience and Change Governance and rule of law Migration and urbanization Populations and demographics Environment and natural resources Economics III. Power and Deterrence Global order Power projection and diffusion Beyond conventional deterrence Area studies IV. Analytical methods and metrics for security research V. Innovations in National Security, Conflict, and Cooperation Proposals will be considered both for single-investigator awards as well as larger teams. A team of university investigators may be warranted because the necessary expertise in addressing the multiple facets of the topics may reside in different universities, or in different departments of the same university. The research questions addressed should extend across a fairly broad range of linked issues where there is clear potential synergy among the contributions of the distinct disciplines represented on the team. Team proposals must name one Principal Investigator as the responsible technical point of contact. Similarly, one institution will be the primary recipient for the purpose of award execution. The relationship among participating institutions and their respective roles, as well as the apportionment of funds including sub-awards, if any, must be described in both the proposal text and the budget. The Minerva Research Initiative is a multi-service effort. Ultimately, however, funding decisions will be made by OSD personnel, with technical inputs from the Services.

Program Objectives
The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative launched by the Secretary of Defense in 2008 focusing on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy.

The goal of the Minerva Initiative is to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S. The research program will:
• Leverage and focus the resources of the Nation’s top universities.
• Seek to define and develop foundational knowledge about sources of present and future conflict with an eye toward better understanding of the political trajectories of key regions of the world.
• Improve the ability of DoD to develop cutting-edge social science research, foreign area and interdisciplinary studies, that is developed and vetted by the best scholars in these fields.

The Minerva Initiative brings together universities, research institutions, and individual scholars and supports interdisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by the Secretary of Defense.

University Research Grants
The Minerva Research Initiative primarily funds social science basic research by university-led research teams.

R-DEF: Research for Defense Education Faculty
The R-DEF Mission is to increase DoD social science expertise by investing in the defense experts who teach our future military and national security leaders at PME institutions and military service academies. R-DEF awards range from $1,000 to $80,000 to offer existing PME teaching faculty the resources and time (e.g., via course buyouts) to conduct scholarly research in topics of Minerva interest.