US-Japan Foundation: Communication & Public Opinion Grants 2022

Grants

Communication and Public Opinion grants, United States – Japan Foundation for 2022. Deadlines: Letter of interest by January 15, 2022; Full application by March 1, 2022.

The United States – Japan Foundation’s grant program supports projects that seek to enhance communication and mutual understanding between the American and Japanese people. Technology has evolved, and the institutions and topics of conversation keep changing, but the high value of greater awareness and communication among average citizens, as well as leaders in a variety of fields from our two countries is a constant.

The Foundation will consider communication and public opinion projects that not only raise awareness about Japan in the US and/or US in Japan, but also deal with concrete issues that affect the bilateral relationship (or are faced by the two nations). As foreign policy increasingly is subject to public opinion (and is often influenced by non-governmental actors), there is a need in both countries for increased and more diversified coverage of international news and current events, as well as strong links between certain non-government organizations (NGOs) to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

In addition, since mutual understanding between American and Japanese society requires deeper cultural knowledge, the Foundation occasionally supports documentary films, performances, exhibitions, and lectures that focus on Japanese/American culture. The Foundation also maintains grants in US-Japan Policy Studies.

Musser Fund Grants for Intercultural Harmony 2021 (USA)

Intercultural Harmony Initiative, Laura Jane Musser Fund. Deadline:  October 15, 2021.

 

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.

Priority is placed on projects that include members of various cultural communities working together on projects with common goals; build positive relationships across cultural lines; engender intercultural harmony, tolerance, understanding, and respect; and enhance intercultural communication, rather than cultural isolation, while at the same time honoring the unique qualities of each culture.

NOTE: The geographic areas for this initiative are only Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in New York and Texas

Lisle International: Global Seed Grant Program 2021

GrantsGlobal Seed Grants, Lisle International, Leander, TX, USA. Deadlines: Request to apply: August 1, 2021; Completed application: October 1, 2021.

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 $5,000 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.

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.

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.

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