Funding Opportunity: APS Sabbatical Fellowships (Deadline 10/15)

The American Philosophical Society offers stipends of stipend of $30,000 to $40,000 to mid-career faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences who have been granted a sabbatical/research leave, but for whom financial support from the home institution is available for only part of the year.  This year marks the last time this fellowship will be offered by APS.

Opportunity for student publishing in the humanities

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2010 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 1 of each year. All submissions received outside of these dates will be returned unread. All submissions should adhere to the Chicago style in formatting, footnoting and bibliography. Essays should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length, be free of errors and have an original title. Submissions may be sent to

Opportunity: NEH Teaching Development Fellowships (deadline 10/1/2009)

Faculty interested in applying for this National Endowment for the Humanities opportunity should note the October 1, 2009 deadline.  Applications must be submitted through and interested individuals are encouraged to allow a few days for delays and other technical difficulties associated with that system.

Teaching Development Fellowships (TDF) support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at improving their undergraduate teaching. The program has three broad goals: 1) to improve the quality of humanities education in the United States; 2) to strengthen the link between research and teaching in the humanities; and 3) to foster excellence in undergraduate instruction… Teaching Development Fellowships cover periods lasting from three to five months and carry stipends of $4,200 per month. Thus the maximum stipend is $21,000 for a five-month award period… Recipients may begin their award as early as June 1, 2010, and as late as March 1, 2011.

Garrison & colleagues receive NEH grant

Dr. Mark Garrison and collaborators at the University of Chicago were awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to establish a digital archive of clay tablets and fragments from the Persepolis excavation. Since the legal custody of the tablets is in dispute, the rapid and effective archiving and dissemination to be carried out with this funding will assure continued availability of these artifacts to researchers.