November 2011 Grant Announcements:


Council for International Exchange of Scholars (11/15/11)

  • Fulbright International Education Administrators Program
  • Supports international education professionals and senior university administrators in two, three-week summer seminars in either Germany (2/1),  India (8/1), Japan (11/14) or Korea (11/14). Seminars introduce participants to the society, culture, and higher education systems of these countries through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and officials, attendance at cultural events, and briefings on education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have significant responsibility for international programs and activities. Doctoral degrees not required.
  • Next Deadline: February 1, 2012
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National Science Foundation (11/15/11)

  • Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21)
  • Supports efforts to design, develop, and study the effectiveness of new instructional materials and interventions; design, develop, and evaluate the impact of pre-service and in-service efforts and strategies that enhance K-14 teaching expertise in computing; and/or implement and test promising computing education interventions at scale, especially at secondary school and early undergraduate levels. Target dates for planning grant proposals are the last Tuesday in February and the last Thursday in July annually. Type I and II proposals due last Wednesday in April annually. 
  • Next Deadline: February 28, 2012


National Education Association Foundation (11/15/11)

  • NEA Foundation Grants
  • Provides grants to improve academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject areas.

    Student Achievement Grants ($5,000) support initiatives to improve academic achievement.

    Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development--$2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. Higher education faculty and staff may apply.
  • Next Deadline: February 1, 2012
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Spencer Foundation (11/15/11)

  • Research Grant Program
  • Small Research Grants up to $40,000 help scholars and teachers in a broad range of academic institutions to pursue pilot research and the initial phases of larger investigations. Major Research Grants (no deadlines) support projects up to $500,000. Foundation focuses on five areas of

    interest: Education and Social Opportunity; Organizational Learning; Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources;  Purposes and Values of Education; and Field-Initiated Proposals. Deadlines refer to required preliminary proposals for Small Research Grants; next deadline in December. 

  • Next Deadline: February 10, 2012
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Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry (11/3/11)

  • Grants for Poetry-Related Projects
  • Organizations may apply for grant support from $1,000 to $10,000 for up to three years for projects in the following areas:  individual poets (selected by the Poet Laureate); developing the poetry audience; translation of poetry from languages not currently available to English readers; and the uses of poetry (dramatic, educational, therapeutic, etc.).  Preference goes to applications for see money. 
  • Deadline: Letters of Intent due December 31, 2011; Full Proposals due February 15, 2012
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National Endowment for the Arts (11/1/11)

  • Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects Program
  • The National Edowment for the Arts is now soliciting applications for a grant program that you may be interested in.  The Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects program provides fellowships ($12.5K or $25K) to exceptionally talented, published translators, for the translation of specific works of published prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. The program encourages translations of writers and of works not well represented in English translation. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority given to projects that involve work that has not yet been translated into English.
  • Deadline: January 5, 2012
  • More information may be found here:


American Political Science Association (11/1/11)

  • Congressional Fellowship Program
  • This program supports early- to mid-career political scientists for nine-month internship assignments in Congressional offices.  Eligible applicants include political scientists who have either completed (within the last 15 years) or are nearing completion of their PhD.  Fellows will receive a stipend of $38,000, plus a small travel allowance. 
  • Deadline: December 1, 2011
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International Research & Exchanges Board (11/1/11)

  • Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)
  • This program provides grants of up to nine months for research at institutions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  U.S. scholars in policy research and development and cross-disciplinary studies are encouraged to apply. 
  • Deadline: November 16, 2011
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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (11/1/11)

  • East European Studies (EES) Grant Program
  • EES supports research on Eastern, Southeastern and Central Europe and the Baltic states.  Research Grants provide up to four months of support for new researchers or for scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed.  Summer Research Scholarships are also available. 
  • Deadline: December 1, 2011
  • See for  details.