Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
We would appreciate it if you could inform us of any fellowships / grants opportunities, which you hear about, or that could be of interest to our group. Lastly, when you cross upon useful websites with information on fellowships / grants opportunities, please contact the editor responsible for this section: William M. Downs.
Human Rights Program Grants
Henry M. Jackson Foundation
September 1, 2009
foundation pursues four grantmaking strategies in its human rights
1. Ensure that existing laws are understood, and raise awareness of political rights
2. Promote capacity building of emerging organizations and leaders in the human rights field
3. Educate the Russian populace to better understand the Soviet period and its repression
4. Support data collection, analysis and monitoring of current threats to human rights
The foundation's human rights program uses limited funds to make a lasting contribution to the process of democratic transition in Russia by supporting indigenous, nonprofit human rights organizations seeking to advance an accountable and civil society. The foundation primarily supports those forces within Russian society that are struggling against ethnic and religious intolerance and nationalist extremism. The foundation also convenes meetings involving other funders with interests in the human rights field, in the U.S. and in Russia, and helps to build the capacities of civil society organizations.
Human Rights Advocates Program
Disability Funders Network (DFN)
Dec 19, 2009
program is designed to prepare proven human rights leaders from the
Global South and marginalized communities in the U.S. to participate
in national and international policy debates on globalization by
building their skills, knowledge, and contacts. The program features
a four-month residency at Columbia University in New York City with a
structured curriculum of advocacy, networking, skills-building and
academic coursework. The four-month intensive capacity building
program based at Columbia University in New York focuses on the
following key issue areas:
1. Environmental injustice
2. Labor rights violations
3. Ramifications of resource extraction
4. Public health crises
5. Unsustainable development
6. Intolerance, xenophobia, and social exclusion related to globalization
Jane Bagley Lehman Awards
May 22, 2010
year the Jane Bagley Lehman Awards (JBL Awards) recognize individuals
who exhibit a deep commitment to the public interest and whose work
demonstrates innovative approaches to social change. The issues and
geographic areas in which the Tides Foundation makes awards vary from
year to year. The 2009 JBL Awards will honor grassroots advocates who
are working to achieve immigration reform and working to counter
restrictionist policies and groups. Eligible nominees are activists
who are working at both a local and national level and collaborating
with others to:
- raise awareness of the immigration debate and help educate people who are not yet aware of the issues,
- expose racist and xenophobic anti-immigrant work and inform the public of hate crimes, and
- respond to anti-immigrant attacks and protect workers and families affected by raids.
Holley Law Fellows
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has worked to eliminate
prejudice, violence, and injustice against lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender (LGBT) people at the local, state, and national level
since its inception in 1973. Law fellows and externs work in the Task
Force Public Policy and Government Affairs Department that provides
drafting and other technical assistance to states and localities
seeking to pass LGBT civil rights legislation or defeat anti-LGBT
measures; lobbies the federal government on LGBT government and
regulatory matters; advocates before the courts as an amicus curiae;
represents LGBT interests in the federal judicial nominations
process; and participates in and organizes broad-based civil rights
coalitions on issues of importance to LGBT people.
Law fellows and externs work closely with the department's state legislative director and transgender civil rights project director. Tasks include the following:
1. Drafting legislative language, letters, memos, talking points, and other materials supporting local, state, and federal civil rights legislation
2. Analyzing federal and state court decisions for their impact on civil rights for the LGBT community
3. Producing materials for, and coordinating education of, Congress on discrimination and hate crimes against transgender people
4. Tracking and analyzing legislation at the federal, state, and local level
5. Collaborating with other civil rights and progressive organizations to advocate and lobby for LGBT equality.
Research Grants for Understanding and Reducing Violence, Aggression and Dominance
Frank Guggenheim Foundation
August 1, 2009
The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Particular questions that interest the foundation concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change; the socialization of children, intergroup conflict, drug trafficking and use, and family relationships; as well as the control of aggression and violence. Research with no useful relevance to understanding and attempting to cope with problems of human violence and aggression will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.
Immigration and Integration Grants
German Marshall Fund of the United States
The fund makes grants to individuals and organizations. Institutional support is available for organizations that have significant, ongoing transatlantic programs. The Key Institutions are the cornerstone of the German Marshall Fund's Immigration and Integration Program. They provide important input for the political migration and integration debates in the United States and Europe and bring together leading experts on international migration and integration. Five Key Institutions are currently supported:
1. European Forum for Migration Studies, University of Bamberg - Founded in 1993, the EFMS is a research institute at the University of Bamberg studying migration and the integration of migrants. Apart from research, the EFMS informs policymakers, the media, and the public on migration and integration issues and carries out evaluation studies of integration measures. As part of its transatlantic approach, the EFMS initiated the conference series "Transatlantic Discourse on Integration."
2. Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University - Founded in 1998, ISIM is part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and affiliated with the Law Center at Georgetown University. ISIM focuses on all aspects of international migration, including the causes of and potential responses to population movements, immigration and refugee law and policy, comparative migration studies, the integration of immigrants into their host societies, and the effects of international migration on social, economic, demographic, foreign policy and national security concerns.
3. Migration Dialogue, University of California, Davis - Initiated by Prof. Dr. Phil Martin at the University of California in Davis, the Migration Dialogue organizes seminars for opinion leaders and researchers in North America and Europe to learn about migration issues in concrete settings. The seminars include site visits and discussions with employers and migrants.
4. Center for International Relations, Poland - Transatlantic Dialogue in Brussels for international experts to debate the relationship between migration and foreign policies in five European countries, the EU, and the United States.
5. Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum, University of Konstanz - The Center was founded in 1994 by Prof. Dr. Kay Hailbronner and is based at the University of Konstanz, Germany. It is one of the leading German think tanks on legal questions of immigration and European integration.
Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowships for Archival Research
States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
Visiting Scholars Program
November 26, 2009
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies was established to promote the growth of Holocaust studies, including the dissemination of scholarly output in the field, and to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of scholars specializing in the Holocaust. Through its fellowship program, the center fosters research in Holocaust and genocide studies, broadly defined. The fellowship program is designed for scholars at all stages of their academic careers. Fields of inquiry include, but are not limited to, historiography and documentation of the Holocaust, ethics and the Holocaust, comparative genocide studies, and the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary society and culture. Other research areas include refuge and rescue, and propaganda and mass media as they relate to genocide. The center welcomes a variety of approaches by scholars in history, political science, philosophy, religion, sociology, literature, psychology, and other disciplines. The Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research has been established with the generous support of the Charles H. Revson Foundation. Proposals that utilize new archival acquisitions of the museum (i.e. Ukraine, Croatia, France, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Spain, and the Netherlands) and proposals for research on the fate of Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), Jehovah's Witnesses, Poles, and other groups specifically targeted by the Nazis and their allies and collaborators are of particular interest.
Visiting Fellows Program
National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Forum for Democratic Studies
The International Forum for Democratic Studies hosts a small number of Visiting Fellows per year as part of its program. Visiting Fellows are scholars and practitioners who wish to conduct research and writing at the forum for a limited period of time but do not need any financial assistance. Space permitting, Visiting Fellows may be in residence at the forum for periods ranging from three to 10 months, during which time they are expected to carry out a written or other project related to democracy. Visiting Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the many events at the Endowment, and to interact with staff and other fellows in residence from around the world.
Psychology Beyond Borders
September 11, 2009
Beyond Borders (PBB) is seeking proposals for the Mission Awards. PBB
is an international nonprofit organization focusing on the
psychosocial impacts of terror attacks, armed conflicts, and natural
disasters, and is committed to combining psychosocial service
delivery and research to contribute to the body of knowledge about
the most effective psychosocial strategies for prevention,
preparedness, and response to large-scale traumatic events. PBB's
combination of research and practice is aimed at informing
psychosocial programming, public policy, and behavior about what
heals versus what harms, with the ultimate goal of alleviating
Psychology Beyond Borders' mission therefore consists of five key areas:
1. Research to contribute to the body of knowledge about what psychosocial strategies heal (or harm) in prevention, preparedness, and response to large scale disaster, armed conflict, or terror attacks
2. Psychosocial service delivery, including partnerships with response teams in communities impacted by large-scale traumatic events
3. Education programs to raise awareness about the psychosocial impacts of disaster, armed conflict, or terror attacks and build community competencies in best practice methods of preparedness and intervention
4. Public policy recommendations to assist in community preparedness, response, and recovery associated with large scale traumatic events
5. Building a network to enhance international collaboration, knowledge sharing, and systems for prevention, preparedness, and response to disaster, armed conflict, or terror attacks
PBB seeks research and action-oriented projects that contribute to at least two of the five key areas of its mission. Projects will be evaluated on the basis of how they contribute to the organization's mission and particularly key area #1, research. Preference will be given to projects that combine research with more than one other key area.
Political Science Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 15, 2009
The program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; and political psychology and political tolerance. The program also has supported research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations, in the discipline.