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University Women Invites Applications for American Fellowships

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Since 1881, the American Association of University Women has worked as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

To that end, it is inviting applications for its American Fellowships program, which will provide grants in support of women scholars who are working to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. American Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study and three categories of awards are supported through the program.
American Dissertation Fellowships: Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to offset a scholar's living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary exams, and had the dissertation research proposal or plan approved by November 1, 2021. The doctoral degree/dissertation must be completed between April 1 and June 30, 2023. Degree conferral must be between April 1 and September 15, 2023. While open to applicants in all fields of study, scholars interested in science, technology, engineering, and math or researching gender issues are encouraged to apply.
American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships: Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to help scholars obtain tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. Tenured professors are not eligible. American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship applicants must hold a doctorate classified as a research degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DBA, DM) or an MFA at the time of application.

American Short-Term Research Publication Grants: Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to scholars to prepare research for publication. Grants may be awarded to tenure-track and part-time faculty and new as well as established researchers and are designed to help the candidate obtain tenure and other promotions. Tenured professors are not eligible. The grants are not for preliminary research. Activities undertaken during the grant period may include drafting, editing, or modifying manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication. Applicants must hold a PhD, EdD, DBA, MFA, JD, MD, DMD, DVM, DSW, or MPH at the time of application.

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous awardees, see the American Association of University Women website.
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National Parks Arts Foundation Invites Applications for Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence

Deadline: October 29, 2021

The National Parks Arts Foundation is inviting applications for its Fort Union National Monument Artist in Residence Program.

The program, located at Fort Union National Monument in Mora County near Watrous, New Mexico, was the hub of commerce, national defense, and migration at the final stretch of the Santa Fe Trail. It became a National Monument in 1954 under the Eisenhower administration and is close to the high plains and grasslands of eastern New Mexico, the Capulin Volcano, the Victorian town of Las Vegas, and the Santa Fe Trail outpost of Wagon Mound.

One artist-in-residence term will be open to all, in addition to one veterans residence term. Artists working in media/genre may apply for one of the 2022 residencies at the monument, which offers a venue for a workshop or public lecture in nearby Las Vegas, New Mexico, about the artwork or process when public events resume. There is no stipend and no fee to apply. (Note: there is no or limited wi-fi at the location.)

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the National Parks Arts Foundation.

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Florida Humanities Council Invites Applications for Community Project Grants

Deadline: October 12, 2021

The Florida Humanities Council is accepting applications from Florida nonprofit organizations for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to local communities. 

At their core, the council's Community Project Grants seek to strengthen vibrant communities and cultures, promote civic engagement and community dialogue, and provide communities with the opportunity to reflect on the future of the Sunshine State. To that end, mini-grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of humanities-rich projects that are bold, innovative, and potentially transformative for local communities. Projects supported by the program include but are not limited to interpretive exhibitions, outdoor heritage signage, community conversations, panel discussions following a performance or film screening, and oral history projects.

While remaining open to funding locally-driven public humanities projects, Florida Humanities may give special consideration to applications that focus on one or more of five programmatic priorities which include racial injustice; civics and democracy; water, public health; and immigrant and refugee stories. 

To be eligible, organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be a local municipality, or be a cultural, civic, or educational entity and be based in Florida and serve Floridians.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as a list of previously funded projects, see the Florida Humanities Council website.

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Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design Invites Applications for Artist Fellowship

Deadline: October 4, 2021

The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design Artist Fellowship is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, which was created to encourage, expand, and support scholarly craft research in the United States.

To advance this mission, the center is inviting applications for its Artist Fellows program, which will award two grants of up to $20,000 to advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. Proposals are welcome from mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptors, and others who identify their practice within the field of craft. The center, and by extension this grant, recognizes craft to be a particular approach to making with a strong connection to materials, skill, and process.

Examples of craft research identified by the center include but are not limited to archive and museum-based research, material innovations and experimentation, process-oriented research/innovation, historical research, collaborations among artists and/or with other disciplines and/or institutions, and other projects that have the potential to transform questions that are being asked in an academic context.

To be eligible, applicants must be 21 or older, eligible to receive taxable income in the United States, and have been living and working in the U.S. for the last two years and will do so for the duration of the fellowship period.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design website.

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Getty Foundation Invites Applications for Scholars Grant Program

Deadline: October 1, 2021

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and across the world. It aims to strengthen art history as a global discipline, promote interdisciplinary conservation practice, increase access to the museum and archival collections, and develop current and future leaders in the visual arts.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for the Getty Scholar Grants program through which residencies at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa will be awarded to established scholars or writers to pursue their projects free from work-related obligations. Scholars may be in residence for three to nine months and will be awarded $21,500 for a three-month residency (September to December, January to April, April to June); $43,000 for a six-month residency (September to April, January to June); and $65,000 for a nine-month residency (September to June). The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and an available healthcare option. Scholars will have the opportunity to use Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Getty Foundation website.

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Lighthouse Works Invites Applications for Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 1, 2021

The Lighthouse Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization devoted to encouraging the development of artists and the enrichment of the year-round cultural and economic vitality of Fishers Island, New York.

To that end, it has issued an open call for applications to its Fellowship Program. Fellowships are six weeks long, are offered year-round, and provide fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance, and a $1,500 stipend. Each fellow has a private bedroom with a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living space. Studios are located adjacent to Silver Eel Cove where a ferry arrives and departs the island. The studios are private, flooded with light, and face the ocean. In addition, Lighthouse Works maintains a wood and metal shop, a Paragon kiln, a black-and-white darkroom, and a letterpress print shop, all of which are available to fellows. While in residence, fellows' primary obligation is to the solitary pursuit of their work, but every fellow is asked to participate in an artist talk on the first weekend of the fellowship and to open their studio for an afternoon at the session's conclusion. Artists at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. 

The October 1 deadline is for sessions to be held March 15 to April 26, 2022, May 10 to June 21, 2022, July 5 to August 16, 2022, August 30 to October 11, 2022, and October 25 to December 6th, 2022.

Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow. The program accepts artists working in a wide range of disciplines but is best able to accommodate visual artists and writers.

There is a $25 application fee. 

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous fellows, see the Lighthouse Works website.

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