Category Archives: Funding & Fellowships

ACOR and CAORC Fellowships 2011-2012 applications due 2/1/11

Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2011.

Please check http://www.acorjordan.org/ for the ACOR fellowships, including:

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship: Four awards of $3,000 (2,124 JD) each to assist Jordanian graduate students with the annual costs of their academic programs. Candidates must be Jordanian citizens and currently enrolled in either a Master’s or Doctoral program in a Jordanian university. Eligibility is limited to students in programs related to Jordan’s cultural heritage (for example: archaeology, anthropology, history, linguistics/epigraphy, conservation, museum studies, and cultural resource management related issues). Awardees who demonstrate excellent progress in their programs will be eligible to apply in consecutive years. 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship:  CAORC is pleased to announce the expansion of the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program. Starting with the 2010-11 cycle, U.S. citizens enrolled in a master’s degree granting program are eligible to apply for Multi-Country Research Fellowship.

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. master’s students, doctoral candidates, and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately ten awards of up to $12,000 each will be given in the doctoral candidate/post-doctoral scholar competition. Approximately four awards of up to $8,000 each will be given in the master’s student competition.

Please see the link below to apply:
http://www.caorc.org/programs/multi.htm

ATT New Media Winter Fellowships for Brown Students – Deadline 11/8

The Watson Institute announces AT&T New Media fellowships of up to $1,500 for the winter break during December 2010 and January 2011. The fellowships are intended for Brown University students to pursue innovative international projects during the break that address global policy issues or critical needs in society – and to document their experiences with new media on the Global Conversation website. Details are available here. The deadline is November 8, 2010.

Separately, the Institute is offering to loan Flip video cameras to Brown students who have other international winter break plans already in place, to document their experiences on the Global Conversation website. The producer of the best short video will get to keep the Flip camera he or she made it with, in a Global Conversation Video Competition judged on social value, technical merit, and creativity. To enter, students must send an email to global_conversation@brown.edu summarizing their international winter break plans in 250 words or less. Up to 25 Flip cameras will be loaned based on merit, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. To win, a video must be 6 minutes or under and be posted to the Global Conversation’s Vimeo page with a title and descriptive summary by February 1, 2011.

The AT&T New Media Fellows Winter Program and Global Conversation Video Competition are intended to focus on international issues and global social change. By using new media, students will illustrate innovative ideas and approaches to critical challenges and produce highly visible results that will, in turn, help to promote and inspire international social entrepreneurship and citizen engagement on campus and beyond.

The fellowships and competition are made possible through generous grants from the AT&T Foundation and AT&T Corp. The first round of AT&T Media Fellowships was granted for the summer of 2010 and fellows’ work is documented on the Global Conversation website and in an article on last summer’s AT&T New Media Fellows here.

Underwater Archaeology Scholarship

We wanted to inform you about the Women Divers Hall of Fame Cecelia Connelly Memorial Scholarship for Underwater Archaeology. Mary Connelly contacted us about this scholarship which was named after my mother. Cecelia Connelly had a deep and abiding fascination with history, archaeology and the ocean. She had been a diving instructor of some repute and had been inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2000. When she died of cancer in 2003, her family set up this scholarship within the Women Divers Hall of Fame, as she had been a very proud member of the organization.
The scholarship is for $2500, to be used to support a woman graduate or undergraduate student, currently enrolled and in good standing, in an accredited academic program in Underwater Archaeology.The information on the website, details not only the process for applying for the Cecelia Connelly scholarship, but also the complete list of scholarships available through the Women Divers Hall of Fame. The website is www.wdhof.org/index2.shtml and all applications are due November 15, 2008. If you or anyone you know has any questions please contact Mary Connelly at Mary_Connelly@uml.edu.
If you know of a female student who might be interested in this scholarship, please let them know about this opportunity.

Announcement: 2009 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The Embassy of the United States is now accepting project proposals
for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2009
competition.
The deadline for submitting proposals is December 01, 2008. The
program is being administered by the Cultural Heritage Center of the
Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State.
Since FY 2001, Congress has directed the Department of State to support
and implement the AFCP. Congress has noted that “Cultural preservation
offers an opportunity to show a different American face to other
countries. By taking a leading role in efforts to preserve cultural
heritage, we show our respect for other cultures.” U.S. Ambassadors in
eligible developing countries may submit proposals for projects that
help countries preserve their cultural heritage.
1. PROJECT CATEGORIES: AFCP supports preservation projects in
the following three categories:
(A) CULTURAL OBJECTS AND COLLECTIONS from a museum, site, or
similar institution;
(B) CULTURAL SITES;
(C) FORMS OF TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION.
The CULTURAL OBJECTS AND COLLECTIONS category (A) includes
archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture,
manuscripts, photographic and film collections, and general museum
conservation activities. Proposals in this
category may involve, for example, conservation treatment for an object
or collection of objects; needs assessment of a collection with respect
to its condition and strategies for
improving its state of conservation; inventory of a collection for
conservation purposes; the creation of safe environments for storage or
display of collections; or
specialized training in the care and preservation of collections.
The CULTURAL SITES category (B) includes (but is not limited
to) historic buildings and sites, sacred places, monuments,
and archaeological sites. Proposals in this category may
involve, for example, restoration of an historic building, an
archaeological survey as a component of a preservation plan,
preservation management planning for a site, or documentation
of sites in a region for preservation purposes.
The FORMS OF TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION category (C)
includes traditional music, rituals, knowledge, languages,
dance, drama, and crafts. Proposals in this category may
involve documenting and audiovisual recording of traditional
music and dance forms as part of a traditional expression and
making the information and recordings available, or support
for training in the preservation of traditional arts or
crafts that are threatened by extinction.
PHASED AND PILOT PROJECTS: The Cultural Heritage Center
invites submissions of proposals for phased and pilot cultural
preservation projects whose methods and outcomes will advance long-term
cultural preservation
objectives, lay the groundwork for subsequent AFCP-supported
activities, or encourage the continued or expanded application of proven
methods at the project site or elsewhere.
2. EXCLUSIONS: AFCP does not support the following:
(A) Preservation or purchase of privately or commercially
owned cultural objects, collections, or real property
(B) Conservation of natural heritage (physical, biological,
and geological formations, paleontological collections,
habitats of threatened species of animals and plants,
fossils, etc.)
(C) Preservation of news media (newspaper, newsreels, etc.)
(D) Archaeological excavations or surveys for research
purposes
(E) Historical research, except in cases where historical
research is justifiable and integral to the success of the
proposed project
(F) Construction of new buildings
(G) Commissions of new works of art or performances for
commemorative or economic development purposes
(H) Acquisition or creation of new collections for new or
existing museums
(I) Creation of replicas or re-creation of cultural objects
or sites that no longer exist
(J) Relocation of cultural sites from one physical location
to another
(K) Digitization of cultural objects or collections, unless
part of a larger, clearly defined conservation effort
(L) Removal of cultural objects or elements of cultural sites
from the country for any reason
(M) Cash reserves, endowments or revolving funds; funds must
be expended within the award period and may not be used to
create an endowment or revolving fund or otherwise spent over
many years
(N) Costs of fund-raising campaigns for preservation
(O) Costs for administrative time or materials not directly
related to performing project work
(P) Costs of work performed prior to announcement of the award
(Q) Contingency or miscellaneous fees
(R) Administrative staff or administrative fees greater than
5% of the overall project costs
(S) International travel, except in cases where travel for
outside specialists is justifiable and integral to the
success of the proposed project (international travel will be
considered on a case-by-case basis)
(T) Projects totaling less than US $10,000
(U) Awards to individuals.
As a general rule, AFCP does not support independent U.S.
projects abroad.
3. PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: As in previous years, project
proposals must include or address the following:
(A) Purpose and summary;
(B) Description;
(C) Timeframe;
(D) Statement of significance;
(E) Statement of urgency;
(F) Rationale for U.S. support;
(G) Detailed project budget;
(H) Recipient information;
(I) Resumes of the project director and professional staff;
(J) Official permission to undertake the project;
(K) Other funding sources, if any;
(L) At least three digital images (JPEGs) or audiovisual
files of the site, object, or form of expression to be
addressed in the proposed project.
Recipients (grantees) must be non-governmental organizations,
museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions.
The Center strongly encourages proposals that include local
non-U.S. government cost-sharing (including in-kind) from
sources such as governments, international organizations, and
the private sector.
4. SUBMISSIONS: The deadline for submitting Turkey project proposals is
December 01, 2008. Note that this date is earlier than in previous
years. Full implementation of the program is pending the availability
of FY 2009 funds. Proposal must be submitted to the Embassy of the
United States in Ankara in electronic format to the following addresses:
mckayme@state.gov and taskins@state.gov.