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Federal Grant Programs and Deadlines


National Endowment for the Humanities

For all NEH programs, please visit the NEH Grant Programs website.

Challenge Grant Program

NEH Challenge Grant (Limited Submission, 1 per IU Campus)
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Likely award is $30K - $450K or $500K federal funds, with 3:1 matching of non-federal funds required.
This is a capacity-building grant intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Through these awards, many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities.

Digital Humanities Program

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants
Deadline: February 19, 2014
$100K-$325K for one to three years
This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities.

Digital Humanities Start Up Grants
Deadline: September 11, 2014
Level I funding is $5K-$30K; Level II is $30,001-$60K. Projects for both levels are 18 months.
The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. 

Education/Teaching Programs

Summer Seminars and Institutes
Deadline: March 4, 2014
Seminars: $70K-$140K for 12-month project. Institutes: $90K-$200K for 15-month project.
Provides funding to host either a summer seminar (16 participants) or institute (25 participants) for school teachers or college and University teachers. The website contains examples of successful proposals.

Research Programs 

Collaborative Research Grants
Deadline: January 7, 2014
$25,000 - $100,000 total costs per year for one to three years
To support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars. Archaeological projects are eligible. 

Deadline: May 1, 2014
$4,200 stipend per month for 6-12 months, $50,400 maximum
To support continuous full-time advanced research of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Summer Stipends (Limited Submission, two per IU campus)
Internal Deadline:  We expect the 2014 deadline will be mid-June.
NEH Deadline: September 30, 2014.
Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. See the IU Limited Submission website for further information.
$6,000 for 2 months ($3,000 per month)
To support work on a humanities project for 2 consecutive months of full-time advanced research on topics of value to scholars, general audiences, or both. 


National Institutes for Health (NIH)

The NIH uses a Parent Announcement for unsolicited proposals. Read the parent announcements and download electronic application packages for specific funding mechanisms, i.e., R01, etc. by clicking on the links below. The dates given below are standard deadline dates, used for parent announcements, and most PAs and RFAs.

R01 Research Project Grant, New Submission (PA-11-260)
October 5, 2013; February 5, 2014; June 5, 2014

R03 NIH Small Research Grant Program, New (PA-11-262)
R21NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program, New (PA-11-261)
New submissions for both R03 and R21 are due October 16, 2013; February 16, 2014; June 16, 2014

R01 Resubmission
November 5, 2013; March 5, 2014; July 5, 2014

R03 and R21 Resubmission
November 16, 2013; March 16, 2014; July 16, 2014

AIDS New and Resubmission
For new unsolicited proposal, use R01, R21 or R03 parent announcement
September 7, 2013; January 7, 2014; May 7, 2014


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Archaeology and Archaeometry
July 1, 2013; December 20, 2013 

July 15, 2013; January 15, 2014

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
July 24, 2013  

Cultural Anthropology 
August 15, 2013; August 16, 2013; January 15, 2014; January 16, 2014

August 18, 2013; January 18, 2014

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
July 24, 2013

Political Science
August 15, 2013; January 15, 2014

August 15, 2013; January 15, 2014

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
August 28, 2013

Science of Organizations (SoO)
September 3, 2013; February 2, 2014

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
December 3, 2013