USC Stevens Technology Advancement Grants

Deadline: February 4, 2022 5:00 pm

Source: USC Stevens Center for Innovation

Description: Technology Advancement Grants (TAGs) support technologies invented at USC through validation or proof-of-concept development. The awards add value to unlicensed USC owned technology, aiming to increase the probability of obtaining a license in the future. These awards are not intended to fund basic research or app development. TAGs have a competitive two-step application process comprising an initial review by USC Stevens’ staff and an external advisory board, and a final review and recommendation by a second external advisory board of industry experts. The final presentations will be held via Zoom. It is anticipated that part of the award may be spent on outside organizations that will work with the principal investigator and USC Stevens to further develop the technology. Areas of Interest: Innovations created at USC in any discipline that demonstrate strong potential for commercialization and taken to the next level through additional investment on the scale of $100,000 or less. TAG prioritizes projects that are not eligible for and which have not received funding from other USC technology advancement programs.

Award: Up to $100,000 for a project duration of no more than one year. USC Stevens has a budget of $300,000 available to fund up to 6 projects in 2022.

Eligibility: The application must be based on existing Intellectual Property (IP) developed at USC with the rights assigned to USC. The IP cannot be licensed, optioned, or subject to any third-party rights at any time during the application or review process. The principal investigator must be a USC employee eligible to serve as principal investigator, other than a term employee or visiting employee. See call for full eligibility details.

Deadline: LOI: 5 pm, Feb. 4, 2022

Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Deadline: August 30, 2023 12:00 am

Source: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Description: Program will award small, early-stage grants to promote growth of new connections between scholars, practitioners, educators, and/or communicators working to understand, communicate, and mitigate the impacts of climate change on human health. Topics of interest include linking basic/early biomedical science to climate-focused thinking; sustainability in healthcare systems, healthcare delivery outside institutions, and biomedical research; health impacts and health systems impacts of extreme weather events and other crises; and outreach, communication, and education around climate and human health. The fund is interested in activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, and population-focused fields including epidemiology and public health demography, economics, and urban planning. Also of interest is work to launch new approaches or interactions toward reducing the impact of health-centered activities, for example, developing more sustainable systems for health care, care delivery, and biomedical research systems. Another area of interest is preparing for the impacts of extreme weather and other crises that can drive large scale disruptions that will immediately impact human health and delivery of health care. Public outreach, climate communication, and education efforts focused on the intersection of climate and health are also appropriate for this call. 

Award: $2500-$50,000

Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by nonprofit organizations or degree granting institutions in the United States or Canada. Applicant organizations may submit multiple proposals, but an individual may only serve as a principal investigator/project director on one application during each review period.

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 30, 2023.

Venetian Research Program

Deadline: December 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Description: The Foundation awards travel grants to individual scholars to support historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Applicants from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including, but not limited to, archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater. Other relevant research interests will be considered. Applicants and grantees are advised to plan for the added difficulties surrounding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. See website for more info.

Award: Applications will be entertained for grants up to a maximum of $20,000 for two academic years. Grants for the maximum amount are rarely awarded, and successful applicants are frequently awarded less than the amount requested. Award amounts are based on length of stay, plus travel and research costs.

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or equivalent. Ph.D. students must have completed all course work at the time of application.

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021

LACMA Art + Technology Grant Program

Deadline: February 25, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Description: The Art + Technology Lab supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. The program offers artists and artist collectives financial and in-kind support for new projects, with the help of expert partners from the fields of science, technology, and engineering. While there is a preference for projects that explore emerging technology, prior technological experience or knowledge is not required. Artists who have not used advanced technology in their practice are encouraged to consider how technology applications might build upon and expand the trajectory of their work. Recipients need not be located in or near Los Angeles. The Lab welcomes proposals for projects that are presented outside of the bounds of the museum campus, including conceptual projects and projects that unfold in virtual, online, extraterrestrial locations. See RFP for more info.

Award: Grants may provide financial support of up to $50,000 per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations, including Hyundai, Snap Inc., YouTube Learning, and SpaceX as well as independent artists and academics working in art and technology from the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

Eligibility: Open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world. 

Deadline: Feb. 25, 2021

Wheelwright Prize

Deadline: January 30, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Harvard GSD

Description: Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize is an international competition for early-career architects. Winners receive a $100,000 (USD) fellowship to foster intensive, innovative architectural research that is informed by cross-cultural engagement and can make a significant impact on architectural discourse. The winner of the Wheelwright Prize is expected to commence his/her research project within 12 months of winning the prize, and to complete it within two years of commencing research. Winners based in the United States are expected to undertake some amount of research outside the country. Winners are not required to submit a report, but they will be invited to participate in programs at Harvard GSD (lecture series, publications, exhibitions).

Award: $100,000; the Wheelwright Prize is intended for independent study and may not be applied to university tuition. However, the grant may be applied to fees for workshops and conferences.

Eligibility: Open to early-career architects based anywhere in the world. Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (For the 2022 cycle: Graduates prior to January 2007 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between January 2007 and January 2022. Applicants need not be registered or licensed. Winners of the Wheelwright Prize may not hold other fellowships concurrently. The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only; teams or firms will not be considered. For winners based in the United States, some amount of research must be undertaken outside the country.

Deadline: Jan. 30, 2022

NEH Public Scholars

Deadline: December 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers.  

Award: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

Eligibility: Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. NEH especially encourages applications to this program from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists.

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021

Telling the Full History Preservation Fund

Deadline: December 15, 2021 11:59 pm

Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation

Description: Telling the Full History Preservation Fund is a one-time grant program to interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities across states and territories of the United States. This program will provide financial support to eligible organizations to preserve and interpret historic places across the nation that illuminate narratives of underrepresented groups of people. Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, women, immigrants, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ communities. This program has two overarching goals: (1) to support the core activities of humanities-based organizations as they recover from the pandemic and (2) to support organizations or projects that use historic places as catalysts for a more just and equitable society. Grants will be awarded in four categories: Research, planning, and implementation of public interpretive programs that utilize diverse historic places to tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples; Research and documentation to enable local, state, and federal landmark designations to recognize historic places of importance to underrepresented communities; Architectural design and planning to advance preservation and activation of historic buildings and landscapes that tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples; and Implementation of training workshops to support underrepresented groups in preserving and/or interpreting historic places that tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples. See website for more info.

Award: Grants from this program will be awarded at the $25,000 and $50,000 levels.  Along with grant funding, National Trust staff will provide technical assistance to grantees. 60-80 awards anticipated.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a humanities-based organization, program, or agency or must have the humanities as a major focus of work. Historic preservation is considered humanities-based work. Additionally, applicants must be one of the following: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; accredited public or 501(c)(3) college or university; state/local governmental agency; or federally recognized Native American tribal government. See website for full eligibility info. 

Deadline: 11:59 pm, Dec. 15, 2021

Arnold W. Brunner Grant

Deadline: February 1, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Center for Architecture

Description: This grant furthers advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation.

Award: Single or multiple awards of up to $15,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens engaged in the profession of architecture or a related field. They must have received their first professional degree at least five years prior to the date of application.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2022

SSRC/NEH Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program (SHIP)

Deadline: December 7, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Social Science Research Council (SSRC); National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Description: The Social Science Research Council, with the support of NEH, invites applications from colleges, universities, and nonprofit humanities research or educational organizations (with 501(c)(3) status) located in the United States to support staffing, programming, and operations in order to—in keeping with Congress’s intention—restore, sustain, and recover from the coronavirus. Applicants should be prepared to discuss the essential role the humanities play in their organization, the impact the pandemic has had on their work, and the ways in which funding support would provide relief, sustain essential activities in response to the pandemic, or help their organization recover. 

Award: Applicants may request no more than $100,000 in support for a performance period of no more than one year (12 months). Projects may begin as early as April 1, 2022 and must begin no later than June 1, 2022. Projects must conclude no later than May 31, 2023. 

Eligibility: Eligible institutions include: accredited public and 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education and US nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. If an American organization located overseas receives an award, funding cannot be used to support non-US citizens. Foreign and for-profit entities are not eligible as subrecipients. Organizations must have a record of achievement in the humanities and the proposed projects may not engage in activities outside the humanities (e.g., the creation or performance of art).  See website for full eligibility details.

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2021

ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants

Deadline: December 7, 2021 6:00 pm

Source: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Description: These grants are designed to repair the damage done to publicly engaged humanities projects and programs by the social and economic disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. ACLS seeks proposals for grants that will support established publicly engaged humanities projects, initiatives, or programs in accredited US colleges and universities. ACLS will conduct a rigorous and inclusive peer review process to select up to 40 projects or programs for grants that will redress programming setbacks and/or reductions in internal capacity and staffing support on the part of faculty, staff, students, and community partners due to pandemic conditions. ACLS strongly encourages applications from across the diverse institutional landscape of US higher education, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), regional public institutions, and community colleges. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their programs engage with issues of urgent public interest in one or more of the program’s six key areas: racial equity; climate change; US-global relations; public health and pandemic recovery; strengthening democracy; and exploring America’s diverse history. See website for more info.

Award: $50,000-225,000

Eligibility: Project must be hosted by an accredited institute of higher education in the U.S. Project must demonstrate established relationships with partners and/or audiences beyond the academy. Project PI must be a scholar a humanities field. Project must be grounded in the publicly engaged humanities.

Deadline: 9 pm EST, Dec. 7, 2021