Funding Opportunity: Hiett Prize in the Humanities (Deadline 5/12/10)

Sponsored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture,

The Hiett Prize…is an annual award presented to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. Its purpose is to encourage future leaders in the humanities by 1) recognizing their achievement and their potential and 2) assisting their work through a cash award of $50,000.

The application consists of a 4-page cv, a profile of previous work and a plan for future scholarship. A letter of nomination from a senior scholar is also required.

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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: 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 Grants.gov 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.