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AWARDS FOR JUNIOR FACULTY ONLY OR THAT GIVE PRIORITY TO JUNIOR FACULTY

 

American Historical Association
Jameson Fellowship
Eligibility:  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the past seven years and must not have published or had accepted for publication a book-length historical work.
Abstract:  The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history.
http://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/grants-and-fellowships

Religious Research Association
Jacquet Research Awards
Eligibility: The committee especially encourages proposal submissions from scholars who are in the early stages of their careers, as well as proposals from students. Applicants are required to be members of the RRA. Full-time students may join the association at the time of their application.
Abstract: The RRA gives small research grant awards to support religious research. Applied, client-centered projects are given priority, but basic research is also regularly funded.
http://rra.hartsem.edu/constant.htm

Society for the History of Technology
Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field, normally awarded within the preceding four years, or expect to have graduated by the time of the award. Those who graduated earlier and can demonstrate good reason why they should be considered as being at an early stage in their postdoctoral career (e.g., because of family commitments) may apply at the discretion of the committee chair.
Abstract: The fellowship may be used for any purpose connected with research or writing in the history of technology. The proposal must be in a field related to the history of technology. Applicants should be intending either to prepare a dissertation for publication as articles or as a monograph, whether or not this involves fresh primary research, or to develop a new project based on primary research.
http://www.historyoftechnology.org/awards/hindle.html

University of New Mexico
Latin American and Iberian Institute
Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar
Eligibility: Scholars (U.S. and international), junior faculty (U.S.) and graduate students (U.S.) who specialize in Latin America are invited to apply.
Abstract:  Each year, this award provides the opportunity to work as visiting researchers with the University of New Mexico's Latin American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin American collections in the country.  Special consideration will be given to projects that utilize the research materials available through the Colonial Latin American or New Mexican and Southwest documentary collections at Zimmerman Library's Center for Southwest Research.
http://laii.unm.edu/funding/visitor.php

Hill Monastic Manuscript Library
Heckman Stipends
Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholars (those who are within three years of completing a terminal master's or doctoral degree) are eligible.
Abstract: The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library invites applications for research stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Fund, from scholars seeking to consult materials found in the collections. The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the HMML.
http://www.hmml.org/research2010/heckman10.htm

Association for the Sociology of Religion
Fichter Research Grants
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the ASR and also have been members at least during the year prior to that in which they submit their application. Scholars at the beginning of their careers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Abstract: Applications are invited from scholars involved in promising research the area of women and religion; this includes religion and gender issues, and feminist perspectives on religion.
http://www.sociologyofreligion.com/lectures-papers/fichter-research-grant-competition/

Harvard University
Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World
Short-Term Grants for Research in Atlantic History
Eligibility: The grants are open to both advanced doctoral and postdoctoral scholars, with the emphasis on individuals at the beginning of the academic career.
Abstract:  The International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World at Harvard University announces the availability of short-term grants to support archival research in Atlantic history, 1500-1825. The awards are designed to support archival research focused on the common, comparative, and interactive aspects of the lives of the peoples of the Atlantic world in the early modern period. Grants are primarily intended for travel to enable scholars to reach sources not otherwise accessible rather than to support research in more easily available archives.
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~atlantic/Grants/grantsabout.html

Wenner-Gren Foundation
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent within 10 years of the application deadline.  Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation, although preference is given to applicants who are untenured or do not yet have a permanent academic position.
Abstract:  Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology. The foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
http://www.wennergren.org/programs/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships

University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center and Archives
Grants In Aid
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are postdoctoral scholars, faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars, in the USA or internationally, who live more than a day's drive from the Twin Cities and who need to do research in the IHRC collections. Selection criteria are (1) demonstrated connection between research needs and specific collections at the IHRC; and (2) language proficiency (for projects requiring sources in languages other than English). Preference will be given to newer scholars (and graduate students), international scholars, and the use of the following collections: Czech/Slovak, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Polish, and Refugee-Related Materials.
Abstract:  Grant in Aid Awards are intended to help defray expenses of visiting  researchers and  are made on a competitive basis and for research specific to the IHRC's collections. IHRC holdings to be consulted must be indicated in the application. The IHRC is an internationally known migration studies center with expansive archives documenting immigration to the United States, from the latter 19th century to current refugee migrations. Key areas of coverage include European and Near Eastern immigrants (1880-1930) and 20th-century refugees, such as Displaced Persons after World War II and Southeast Asian, African, and other forced migrations. The Center has exceptional collections of fraternal organization records, personal files, and immigrant and refugee assistance organization materials, as well as ethnic print collections.
http://ihrc.umn.edu/educators/grantsinaid.php

Smith Richardson Foundation
Strategy and Policy Fellows Program
Eligibility:  An applicant must have a Ph.D. by the time of the deadline, preferably in Political Science, Public Policy, Policy Analysis, International Political Economy, or History. The recipients are likely to be under the age of 40. There is, however, no formal age requirement.
Abstract: The program is an annual grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. The Foundation will award grants to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.
http://www.srf.org/grants/international_strategy_and_policy_fellows.php

Hagley Museum and Library
Exploratory Research Grants
Eligibility: Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarship.
Abstract: These grants support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont research grant application is warranted. Proposals must demonstrate which Hagley collections might be pertinent to the project.
http://www.hagley.org/library/center/grantsinaid.html