Funding opportunities (some closing soon)

Jacques Barzun fellowship for collections and programming in the history of biology

American Philosophical Society, US

This supports an advanced PhD candidate or recent MA or PhD recipient in improving the visibility of the library and museum’s holdings in the history of biology, and expanding relevant programmes and resources. The fellowship includes a stipend of USD $15,000 for four months.
Maximum award: USD $15,000
Closing date: 30 Apr 21 Closing soon

RL and GK Willing grant

Nature Foundation SA, AU

This supports an honours student in undertaking research focused on advancing understanding of specific themes related to South Australian fauna and flora. The grant is worth AUD 1,500 for one year.

Maximum award: AUD $1,500

Closing date: 02 May 21 (recurring)

Morris award

Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, GB

This recognises achievements in the history of modern chemistry or the history of the chemical industry. The award is worth £300.

Maximum award: £300

Closing date: 01 May 21

Student essay contest

Progressive Economics Forum, CA

This recognises student essays related to political and economic issues that reflect a critical approach to unconstrained markets. Prizes are worth up to CAD $1,000 each.

Maximum award: CAD $1,000

Closing date: 03 May 21 (recurring)

Vronwy Hankey memorial fund for Aegean studies

British School at Athens, GB

This helps with expenses relating to research in the prehistory of the Aegean and its connections with the east Mediterranean. Grants are unlikely to be worth more than £1,000.

Maximum award: £1,000

Closing date: 14 May 21 (recurring)

Combating corruption in the Northern Triangle

US Department of State, US

This supports projects that empower civil society to combat corruption and protect human rights in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. One award, worth USD $740,740, is available for a period of 18 to 36 months.

Maximum award: USD $740,740

Closing date: 28 May 21

COMING SOON: Topic specific grants

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, GB

This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on the second half of 2021. The following information is subject to change. These grants support teams globally to undertake research into specific areas of management accounting. Grants are worth up to £30,000.

Maximum award: £30,000

Closing date: 13 Nov 21 (forecast, recurring)

Indigenous pathways scholarships

Advance Queensland, AU

These support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in undertaking educational activities in Queensland across the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Eight scholarships worth AUD $5,000 each are available.

Maximum award: AUD $5,000

Closing date: 11 Jun 21 (recurring)

COMING SOON: Beth B Hess memorial scholarship

Society for the Study of Social Problems, US

This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in autumn. The following information is subject to change. This scholarship supports doctoral study in sociology. The scholarship includes USD $18,000 and travel expenses to attend the society’s annual meeting.

Maximum award: USD $18,000

Closing date: 01 Apr 22 (forecast, recurring)

Pitch it clever

Universities Australia, AU

This challenges early-career researchers to communicate their research and why it matters to non-specialist audiences via video. Two awards are available, including a cash prize of up to AUD $3,000, funded conference attendance and an internship opportunity.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 30 Apr 21 (recurring) Round closing soon

Research scholarship for honours students

Capstone Editing, AU

This supports an honours student in covering the costs associated with the research of their thesis. The scholarship is worth up to AUD $3,000.

Maximum award: AUD $3,000

Closing date: 03 May 21 (recurring)

COMING SOON: Research fellowship

Westpac Foundation, AU

This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in June 2021. The following information is subject to change. This fellowship supports early-career researchers in building their profile, developing their leadership skills and expanding their networks. Fellowships are worth at least AUD $400,000 each for up to five years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 25 Aug 21 (forecast, recurring)

COMING SOON: Phyllis Dain library history dissertation award

American Library Association, US

This opportunity will be available soon. The next award is expected to be presented in 2023. The following information is subject to change. This award recognises dissertations in the general area of library history, during any period, in any region of the world. The award is worth USD $500

Maximum award: USD $500

Closing date: Not known

National science week ACT seed grant

Australian Capital Territory Government, AU

This supports the engagement of the Australian Capital Territory community with the sciences, including through major activities and events during the national science week, taking place between 14 and 22 August 2021. Grants are worth up to AUD $3,000.

Maximum award: AUD $3,000

Closing date: 02 May 21

Armenian studies scholarships

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, PT

These support graduate students pursuing research in the field of Armenian studies. Grants are worth between €7,000 and €25,000 per year for up to four years depending on level and location of studies.

Maximum award: €100,000

Closing date: 14 May 21

Cundill history prize

McGill University, CA

This recognises history writing in English. The prize is worth USD $75,000.

Maximum award: USD $75,000

Closing date: 30 Apr 21 (recurring) Round closing soon

Army Research Office broad agency announcement for basic and applied scientific research

US Department of Defense, US

This supports research in the mechanical sciences, mathematical sciences, electronics, computing science, physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials science, network science and environmental sciences.

Maximum award: USD $60,000

Closing date: 31 Mar 22

COMING SOON: Transnational call for proposals

ERA-Net IraSME, EU

This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to close on 29 September 2021. The following information is subject to change. This call supports international research, technology, development and innovation projects between research and technology organisations and SMEs. Projects may last for between one and three years.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 29 Sep 21 (forecast, recurring)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Research grants

Max van Berchem Foundation | Fondation Max van Berchem, CH

The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 31 March has been extended to 30 June 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. These grants promote the study of Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion and literature.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 30 Jun 21 (recurring)

Scholarships

IATSE Local 891, CA

These support students enrolled full time in post-secondary studies. A total of 20 scholarships, worth CAD $5,000 each, are available.

Maximum award: CAD $5,000

Closing date: 30 Apr 21 (recurring) Round closing soon

Scholarships for researchers

Archimedes Education Agency, EE

These enable researchers to spend between one day and 10 months at an HEI in Estonia. Scholarships cover subsistence costs at a rate of €45 per day and €660 per month respectively.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 01 May 21 (recurring)

Early-career fellowship

British School at Athens, GB

This enables scholars in their first post to spend a period of research leave in Greece to conduct an original research programme in any branch of the arts or social sciences related to Greece. The fellowship lasts for up to three months and is non-stipendiary, but covers accommodation and airfare.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 14 May 21 (recurring)

Richard Bradford McConnell fund for landscape studies

British School at Athens, GB

These support research projects related to the interaction of place and people in Greece and Cyprus at any period. The total budget is £400 per year.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 14 May 21 (recurring)

DEADLINE BROUGHT FORWARD: Talent programme Veni – science domain

Dutch Research Council | Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, NL

The closing date for this opportunity has been brought forward. The previous deadline of 2 September has been brought forward to 20 May 2021. All other call details remain unchanged. This programme enables researchers who have recently obtained their PhD in a science domain to conduct independent research and develop their ideas. Grants are worth up to €280,000 each over a three-year period.

Maximum award: €280,000

Closing date: 20 May 21 (recurring)

Research awards

Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, KE

These enable faculty members engaged in PhD training at selected African universities to advance their research and help their PhD students to generate research results with the potential for commercialisation. Awards are worth up to USD $90,000 each for two years.

Maximum award: USD $90,000

Closing date: 31 May 21 (recurring)

Study grants from the Oscar Ekmans foundation

Ekmanstiftelserna, SE

These support education about Sweden at Swedish schools abroad, Swedish language education at foreign universities and schools, as well as foreign Swedish children and young people in accessing education in Sweden.

Maximum award: Not known

Closing date: 12 May 21 (recurring)

Call for projects

Allianz Cultural Foundation | Allianz Kulturstiftung, DE

This supports translocal art and culture projects that promote an open society and create open spaces enabling critical discourse about Europe’s future, and also support exchange and networking across borders. Grants are worth between €40,000 and €80,000 to cover up to 50 per cent of project costs.

Maximum award: €80,000

Closing date: 31 Dec 21

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