Professor grants/awards

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  1. APS James McKeen Cattell Fund provides supplementary sabbatical awards. These awards supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters. Award - The maximum award is limited to the lesser of (1) half the recipient's salary for the academic year, (2) an amount less than half salary that will bring the total of the university allowance plus the award up to the individual's normal academic-year salary, or (3) a ceiling of $32,000. Eligibility - faculty members at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who are currently tenured. The deadline for submission is December 1 of the year preceding that in which the applicant expects to be on leave.
  2. APA Congressional Fellowship Program provides funding so that Fellows spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Award - sponsor up to five Fellows for a one-year appointment. Fellowship stipend ranges from $60,000 to $75,000 depending upon years of experience post-doctorate. Eligibility - applicant must be a psychologist, a Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of two years of experience post-doctorate preferred.
  3. APA Catherine Acuff Congressional Fellowship provides fundings so that mid-career psychologists will spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Award - sponsor one Fellow for a one-year appointment. Stipend ranges from $70,000 to $75,000, depending upon years of post-doctorate experience. Eligibility - applicant must be a psychologist, a Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of five years of experience post-doctorate.
  4. APA Science Policy Fellowship Program allows Fellows to spend one year working as a special assistant in an executive branch research funding/coordinating office. Award - one Fellow for a one-year appointment, with a stipend of $62,000. Eligibility - applicant must be a psychologist, Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of two years post-doctoral experience preferred.
  5. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants provides funds to scholars 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. Award - range from $15,000 to $30,000 a year for periods of one or two years. Eligibility - HFGF places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world as it relates to eight priority areas discussed on the website here.
  6. Psi Chi Thelam Hunt Research Grants are presented annually to enable members to complete empirical research that addresses a question directly related to Psi Chi. Award - up to three grants of up to $3,000 each. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member.
  7. Russell Sage Foundation Project Awards supports basic social science research within the announced programs areas of RFS. Award - range between $35,000 and $500,000. We mainly provide support for analyzing data and writing up results, but we occasionally consider larger awards for data acquisition projects highly relevant to the Foundation's program goals. Eligibility - All principal investigators must hold a Ph.D. Awards are not made for the support of undergraduate or graduate degree work, nor for institutional support.
  8. SPSSI James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship provides funding for a year to work at the SPSSI Central Office and the Public Policy Office of the APA in Washington D.C. to participate in supervised activities including using psychological research to analyze social policies and develop policy advocacy. Award - stipend of $55,000 a year plus health and vacation benefits. Eligibility - applicant must hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. and demonstrate interest in and knowledgeable about social issues and policies.
  9. William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants provides fundings for empirical research focused on improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. Award - Major Grants are typically between $200,000 and $500,000 and cover two to three years of support. Officers’ Discretionary Grants range between $2,000 and $25,000. Eligibility - Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.
  10. ACLS Fellowship Program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant that will take the form of a monograph or other equally substantial form of scholarship. The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. Award - The Fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank: up to $30,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent; up to $40,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $60,000 for full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or career status as of the application deadline date. Approximately 20 fellowships will be available at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels; approximately 25 fellowships will be available at the full Professor level. Eligibility – A Ph.D. and U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status as of the application deadline date.
  11. ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant that will take the form of a monograph or other equally substantial form of scholarship. Award – up to 11 Fellowships, and each fellowship carries a stipend of $64,000, a fund of $2,500 for research and travel, and an additional 2/9 of the stipend ($14,222) for one summer's support, if justified by a persuasive case. Eligibility - open to tenure-track assistant professors and untenured associate professors.
  12. ACLS Collaborative Research Awards support collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. The aim of this program is to offer teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. Collaborations need not be interdisciplinary or inter-institutional, but must involve at least two scholars; applicants at the same institution must demonstrate why local funding is insufficient to support the project. Award – Awards amounts will range from $60,000 to $140,000 in total, depending on the nature and duration of the collaboration, the kinds of expenses projected to carry out the research, and the number of collaborators. Eligibility - the project coordinator must be at a U.S.-based institution, and all project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent.
  13. ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. Award - each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $55,000 towards an academic year’s leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000. Eligibility - open to Ph.D. scholars in all fields of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences.
  14. ACLS Contemplative Practice Fellowships provides approximately ten fellowships to support individual or collaborative research leading to the development of courses and teaching materials that integrate contemplative practices into courses. These fellowships are intended to support scholars for developing curricula during a summer or an academic-year semester. Award - the maximum fellowship stipend of $10,000 may not be exceeded for any one project. Eligibility – full-time faculty members, and prior experience with contemplative practice is encouraged.
  15. Mellon/ACLS Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients awards 25 Fellowships to scholars who previously held ACLS Dissertation Fellowships or other national dissertation fellowships. Award - stipends of $30,000. Eligibility - only Ph.D. individuals holding a dissertation completion fellowship.
  16. ACLS American Research in the Humanities in China supports US citizens with the Ph.D. or equivalent to do in-depth research on China or the Chinese portion of a comparative study. Award - grants are offered for 4 to 12 months of continuous research in China with a monthly stipend and travel allowance. Eligibility - US citizens with the Ph.D. or equivalent.
  17. ACLS Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development supports Chinese scholars with the M.A., Ph.D., or equivalent from a Chinese institution to carry out one or two semesters of individual or collaborative research at the invitation of a US host scholar. Award – one or two semesters of living allowance, health insurance, and international airfare. Eligibility – Chinese scholars, and must be nominated by the US host.
  18. Psychology Without Borders Mission Awards offers funds for research and action-oriented projects that help further knowledge and resources that facilitates intervention, research, education, policy development and community building in areas impacted by terror or disaster, with the overarching goals of alleviating psychological suffering and enhancing knowledge that can benefit future survivors of terror or disaster. Award - Projects of $5,000 - $10,000 (USD) will be funded with an expected project duration of one year. Eligibility - Applicants must be affiliated with a university or non-profit organization. PWOB encourages applications from international organizations or individuals who represent diversity.
  19. Arete Initiative at The University of Chicago "The Wisdom Project" is a $2 million research program on the nature and benefits of Wisdom. The project supports highly original methodologically rigorous projects from a broad range of disciplines. Although individual projects will likely take root in a particular area or in two related areas, award recipients will participate in annual research meetings and quarterly conference calls with the other grantees and the Project Council, opening the door for richer conversations and enabling further collaborations. Award - up to twenty (20), two-year research grants will be awarded to scholars from institutions around the world. Eligibility - Scholars who have received their Ph.D. within the past ten years.
  20. Lawrence Fellows in the Liberal Arts and Sciences is a postdoctoral program for recent Ph.D.s who seek to develop a record of excellence in teaching and research in a liberal arts college setting. The program accepts 8 Fellows per year, with two years appointments during which they teach courses, offer individualized instruction opportunities to students, and continue their professional activities as scholars and/or performers. Award - These full-time fellowships carry a stipend of $35,000 per year, plus benefits, and a $2500 annual fund to support research, travel, and other initiatives. Eligibility - Applicants must have received the PhD within the past five years.
  21. Wisdom Research Initiative Grant Competition from the University of Chicago provides awards for research programs on the nature and benefits of wisdom. Award - up to Approximately 20 proposals averaging $100,000 each will be awarded for a period of 24 months. Eligibility - Applicants must be scholars from institutions around the world who have received their Ph.D. within the past ten years.
  22. Fetzer Institute Fund for Compassionate Love has the availability of $1 million total funding to support scientific research projects on compassionate love in a relational context (marital relationships, parent-child relationships, familial relationships, intergroup relationships, and relationships between religious and cultural groups). Award - The general range of funding requests is $50,000 to $250,000. Eligibility - Proposals may be submitted by public or private nonprofit organizations such as universities, colleges, laboratories, or research institutions. The principal investigator must have a doctoral degree and sufficient training and experience to accomplish the proposed work.




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