Friday, June 24, 2011

NSF: Documenting Endangered Languages

This just in from the folks at the Research Development Office. The next closest deadlines are September 20, 2011, September 15, 2012, and then September 15 annually thereafter. Of course, please contact the CHASS research office with any questions, or if you need assistance with preparing a proposal.

The full solicitation is available in these formats:

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) 
Data, Infrastructure and Computational Methods


Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Opportunities in Humanities and Social Sciences (Mostly Fulbrights)

This post contains links to some opportunities in the social sciences and humanities. Please circulate broadly among your colleagues, or, better yet, invite your colleagues to subscribe to the blog using the box to the right on this page.

HUD Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program--Deadline July 14, 2011

From the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of University Programs (

Are you a doctoral student pursuing a degree in a housing- or urban development-related field?

The Office of University Partnerships (OUP), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD), would like you to know about funding we offer through our
Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) program.

The American Panel Survey (TAPS)

This announcement will be of interest to those working in public opinion and survey research.

The Weidenbaum Center of Washington University in St. Louis announces the creation of The American Panel Survey (TAPS).
TAPS is a panel survey in which a national probability sample of about 2000 panelists will be reinterviewed online each month, beginning in the fall of 2011. Initial plans for TAPS extend surveys for five years. Among the many virtues of the TAPS survey is the accumulation of substantial amounts of information on each respondent, the ability to analyze individual-level change, the possibility of conducting randomized experiments within the survey, including using audio and video interventions - all within the context of a state-of-art, nationally representative sample. A wide variety of social science research - not just limited to law and politics - can be conducted using TAPS.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Funding Opportunity: Advancing HIV Prevention through Transformative Behavioral and Social Science Research (R01)

The NIH has issued this funding opportunity announcement (FOA). It appears to be quite broadly based in the social and behavioral sciences, as suggested in its FOA description:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that will advance generalizable knowledge about HIV prevention through transformative behavioral and social science research. An underlying assumption for this funding opportunity is that methods of and findings from social and behavioral studies can make essential contributions to research that utilizes biomedical modalities. In addition, biomedical perspectives are essential for the advancement of social and behavioral HIV research on HIV prevention. Therefore, this FOA invites studies that are comprehensive in the sense that the reciprocal influences of relevant variables, whether social, behavioral, or biomedical are included in study design and interpretation. This FOA is intended to address the goals of the National HIV AIDS Strategy, and therefore studies should address issues that are highly relevant to the domestic (i.e., United States) HIV problem.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Here's a conference that may of interest to CHASS faculty. There are options for virtual attendance as well as in-person presentations.

Kursaal Congress Palace, San Sebastian, Spain
26-27 September 2011

The Image Conference is a forum at which participants will interrogate the nature and functions of image-making and images. The conference has a cross-disciplinary focus, bringing together researchers, teachers and practitioners from areas of interest including: architecture, art, cognitive science, communications, computer science, cultural studies, design, education, film studies, history, linguistics, management, marketing, media studies, museum studies, philosophy, photography, psychology, religious studies, semiotics, and more.

Funding Opportunities--June 20, 2011

Some new funding opportunities recently received, with a particular emphasis on humanities. Please contact the CHASS research office if you wish to apply for any of these opportunities, or if you know more about them than what is revealed in public announcements. We hope you are enjoying the summer!