AAC&U / Washington Internship Institute - This jointly-sponsored program offers faculty from all disciplines the opportunity to pursue professional, disciplinary, and personal interests in a challenging and dynamic professional environment—and to reinvigorate their work as scholars, teachers, advisers, and educational leaders. Faculty Fellows spend one full semester in the Washington, DC, area working at government agencies, non-profit organizations, national associations, museums, foundations, and other sites related to their expertise and professional interests. Fellows also have opportunities to engage with colleagues in their disciplines and with higher education experts.

ACLS Competitions - Composed of sixty-nine scholarly organizations, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) strives to advance scholarship by supporting a broad range of projects in the humanities and social sciences.

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Robert Patterson
Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships

New Music USA (formerly American Music Center) - Offers several grant competitions, including the Composer Assistance Program and the Aaron Copeland Fund for Music Performing Ensembles Program.

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation - “Promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions which transmit our cultural heritage.”

Graham Foundation Board Grant Guidelines - “The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.”

Open Society Institute: Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships - “The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform.”

The Smithsonian Institution: Office of Research Training and Services start - “The Office of Research Training and Services (ORTS) has the central management and administrative responsibility for the Institution's programs of research grants, fellowships, and other scholarly appointments. One of its primary objectives is the facilitation of the Smithsonian's scholarly interactions with students and scholars at universities, museums, and other research institutions around the world.”

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.: Grant Program - The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. considers “individuals and non-profit organizations for funding of projects related to the perpetuation of Kurt Weill’s artistic legacy.”

HFG || Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - “The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance.”

Fellows Program - MacArthur Foundation - “The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations.”

WilsonCenter: Fellows and Scholars - “The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars supports research in the social sciences and humanities.”

National Endowment for the Humanities - “NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.”

APS Grants and Fellowships: Sabbatical Research Fellowships - “An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the American Philosophical Society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.” 

Updated 6/27/18

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