Wednesday, May 30, 2012

National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works program

The National Endowment for the Arts program, "Grants for Arts: Art Works," is intended to support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.  The program allows one application per calendar year per institution.  NC State's slot has re-opened for the August 9, 2012 deadline.  NEA-defined arts categories for which the August 9, 2012 deadline applies: Design, Arts Education, Literature, Media Arts, Music, Theater and Musical Theater, and Visual Arts.
Award:  From $10,000 to $100,000 over up to two years.  All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. 

Important dates: 

Call for Papers: 2013 Community Development Research Conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve System

Colleagues, I received this today from one of the several listservs I subscribe to. This is a very interesting opportunity to present your research on community development, and goes far beyond economics to encompass a wide range of disciplines. 

Dear Colleagues, 

As you may know, the Community Development/Affairs function of the Federal Reserve System hosts a research conference every other year. We are currently preparing for the 2013 conference, which will be held on April 11-12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. At this time we'd like to share the call for papers, and encourage you and your colleagues to submit relevant work.
We're very excited about this year's theme, "Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities", and about seeking a very expansive perspective of community and economic development research to inform policy and practice. The announcement is below.
Please share this with researchers whose work addresses the themes and topics of the conference.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Baldy Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies

Baldy Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 

 The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo plans to award  several fellowships for 2012-13 to scholars pursuing important topics in law, legal institutions, and social   policy. Applications are invited from junior and senior scholars from law, the humanities, and the social  sciences.   

Fellows are expected to participate regularly in Baldy Center events, but otherwise have no obligations   beyond vigorously pursuing their research. Fellows receive standard university research privileges (library,   Internet, office space, computer, phone) and are encouraged to develop collaborative research projects  with SUNY Buffalo faculty members where appropriate. Those who wish to teach a course to aid their research or gain teaching experience will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.   

Friday, May 11, 2012

Communicating Science and Innovation Policy Through Narrative

To Think, To Write, To Publish
Communicating Science and Innovation Policy through Narrative

A rare opportunity for writers and science policy scholars to learn literary techniques and publish their work in a collection of creative nonfiction essays.

WHAT IS IT? A two-part, multi-day workshop that will bring together emerging writers and early career science and innovation policy scholars—along with creative writing and journalism professors, museum professionals, and editors of mainstream publications—to immerse themselves in the art and business of nonfiction storytelling.

Participants will attend workshops in Washington, DC and Tempe, Arizona, and will be guided for an entire year. Travel expenses to attend the workshops will be paid, along with an honorarium.


•                     WRITERS: Fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, poets, documentary filmmakers, bloggers and other writers involved in alternative media, and museum communicators at the beginning stages of their careers.

•                     SCIENCE & INNOVATION POLICY SCHOLARS:  Researchers from academic, public or private organizations who are at the beginning stages of their careers.

Workshop Dates: October 3 - 7, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) & (tentatively) May 16 – 20, 2013 (Tempe, AZ)

HOW DO I APPLY? See complete instructions and details at<> or Application is due June 15, 2012.

Sponsored by the Consortium of Science Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University and supported by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.  Co-sponsored by The Creative Nonfiction Foundation and The Writer’s Center

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NEH Summer Stipend Program - Internal Competition

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced the Summer Stipends program, which allows two nominees per institution.  The program is designed to support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.  Examples of work supported include articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archeological site reports, translations, editions or other scholarly resources.

Award:  $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.