Social science funding, training, & employment
- Governmental granting agencies.
- Non-governmental granting agencies.
- Residential Fellowships.
- Guides and lists for grant applications.
- Jobs in Social Sciences & Slavic Studies.
- Also check out my list of funding sources for Central & Eastern European studies
- National Research Council.
- National Institutes of Health.
- National Institute of Mental Health.
- National Science Foundation.
- National Science Foundation and shortcut to NSF Cultural Anthropology Program.
- Institute of International Education and the Fulbright Foundation. (These two organizations are linked.)
- U.S. Department of Education Grants and Contracts.
- National Endowment for the Humanities.
Social Science Research Council.
- The Wenner-Gren Foundation
for anthropological research.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.
220 Fifth Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001-7708
Phone: (212) 683-5000
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundationå (RWJF) is the nation's largest health care philanthropy. They offer grants for research or actions related to health and health policy, and specifically aim
"to assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost; to improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions; and to promote health and prevent disease by reducing the harm caused by substance abuse -- tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs."
- The Robert J. Stoller Foundation supports research of relevance to psychoanalysis. They offer two essay prize (one pre-doctoral and on post-doctoral) for the best unpublished essay on psychoanalytically informed research in the biobehavioral sciences, social sciences, or humanities. They also offer small grants for doctoral-level individuals who wish to pursue psychoanalytically informed research.
- IREX International Research and Exchange, supports predoctoral and postdoctoral
research on Europe, Central Asia, and the former Soviet Union.
- The Hayman Fellowship was endowed by Max Hayman, M.D., and is administered by the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA. The fellowship provides two $5,000 annual fellowships to aid psychoanalytically informed research on the literary, cultural and humanistic expressions of genocide, racism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, inter-ethnic violence, and the Holocaust. The Endowment supports studies in the psychodynamics of personal, group, and international crisis management, de-escalation, conflict resolution, and peace processes. The fellowships are intended to provide for dissertation research in scholarly resources, archives, libraries, academic contacts, and to provide support for the final writing for publication of a project whose major research has been completed. Applicants should be advanced to candidacy for the doctorate in their graduate studies or be in a psychiatric residency or fellowship program.
There is no application form. Applicants should send five duplicate copies of:
- A current Curriculum Vita including a bibliography.
- A proposal describing their project and its aims, when and where it would be undertaken.
- Two letters of reference by faculty sponsors familiar with their work.
Send applications in five copies by 1 April 2003 to:
Sharon Chavez, Hayman Administrator
Director's Office, NPI&H, B8-248
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA. 90095-1759
- National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in the US and abroad on matters relevant to the improvement of education in all its forms.
National Academy of Education
New York University
School of Education
726 Broadway, Room 509
New York, NY 10003-9580
- Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies: Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The purpose of the Academy Scholars Program is to identify bright scholars who are at the start of their careers and whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences with an in-depth grounding in particular countries or regions outside the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.
The Academy Scholars are a select group of individuals who show promise of becoming leading scholars at major universities. Predoctoral applicants must have completed all course work and general examinations by the beginning of the first year for which they plan to apply and are expected to have made some significant progress on their dissertations. Scholars are appointed and supported by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies to provide opportunities for advanced work while in residence at Harvard University, although travel for research is allowed. Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, access to Harvard facilities, and substantial financial assistance as they work for two years conducting either dissertation or post-doctoral research in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.
The Academy Scholars Program
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
In addition to the Scholars Program, the Academy sponsors a Global Cultures Program involving research and conferences on the interactions, similarities, and differences among the world's major cultures. The Academy is an autonomous institution within Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. A research institution within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the WCFIA houses scholars and practitioners of international affairs conducting independent research on current issues in international relations. The Center sponsors numerous seminars and academic workshops on a broad variety of topics in international relations, as well as supporting the publication of scholarly works generated by resident researchers. Program details and application guidelines are now available from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at the WCFIA for the academic year 2002-2003. For additional information contact:
James Clem, Executive Officer
Phone: (617) 495-2137 Fax: (617) 495-1384
Web Address: www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy
- Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ School of Social Science, Visiting Member Awards
The School of Social Science each year invites as Members some fifteen to eighteen scholars from a large applicant pool. The group is interdisciplinary and international. A completed doctoral or equivalent is required of all applicants; memberships are awarded at junior and senior levels. Visiting Members are expected to pursue their own research, but the School organizes a seminar on the yearâs focus and a weekly lunch at which Members as well as invited guests present their on-going work. The School is not wedded to any particular intellectual or disciplinary approach. it welcomes applications from economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature, and linguistics.
- For Information and Application Materials, write to the
Administrative Officer, School of Social Science
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ 08540
UCSD Office of Graduate Studies & Research Fellowships
- Cornell University comprehensive list of Fellowships and Grants.
- University of Florida has another comprehensive list of Fellowships and Grants.
- Scholarships, Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards for College, Graduate School & Postdoctoral Study.
- UBC ORS Program Query A useful site for online queries of research granting agencies (a comprehensive list including Canadian agencies).
American Anthropological Association a listing of grant
opportunities as listed in Anthropology News.
- European Funders Online
is an initiative of the European Foundation Centre Orpheus Programme. The mission of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) is to promote and underpin the work of foundations and corporate funders in the New Europe. Orpheus, the information and communications programme of the EFC, provides a public record and a public information service on foundations and corporate funders active in Europe. Funders Online is also part of ARIES, the electronic information service of the social economy in Europe.
- Community of Science is a compiler of funding and research expertise information.
AATSEEL Job Listings
American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European
- H-NET Job Guide for academic jobs in history and the social sciences.
- American Anthropological Association open positions listings.
- LINGUIST Job Guide
- The Chronicle of Higher Education weekly listings.
American Council for International Education
Send resume, cover letter with salary & position sought to:
Human Resources, American Council for International Education
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
- Context-Based Research a qualitative research firm which hires anthropologists for short-term research.