September 30, 2013

Ann Arbor International Connections Grant

The Provost's Office invites proposals from U-M Ann Arbor faculty, staff and students who have new and creative ideas for connecting international students and scholars with the broader U-M community. Preference will be given to proposals that build ties among domestic and international students and/or international scholars.

About the Ann Arbor International Connections Grant

The University of Michigan values its culturally diverse campus and is committed to fostering a
welcoming and inclusive community for all students and scholars. In addition to all 50 United
States, students from 130 other countries study here, and 65 languages are taught here. This
unique combination of intellectual, cultural and geographic diversity presents great opportunities
for learning on our Ann Arbor campus. Our domestic students come from across the country to
study, exchange ideas, conduct research and learn from one another. International students
and scholars share the same educational goals with the added components of learning a new
culture and developing the skills that come from navigating a new academic system.
This funding program is open to teams of U-M Ann Arbor faculty, staff and students who have
new and creative ideas for connecting international students and scholars with the broader U-M
community. Preference will be given to proposals that build ties among domestic and
international students and/or international scholars. The goals of this competitive program

  1. Creating structured opportunities for students and scholars to share their goals and
    challenges and to learn from these shared experiences.
  2. Developing peer support networks to facilitate the academic, cultural and social success of
    all students.
  3. Providing opportunities for all students to increase intercultural awareness and


Proposals may be for continuing activities or one-time events of significant impact. These
events or activities may be curricular or co-curricular. Each proposal must have stated learning
objectives that align with the goals outlined above. Each proposal must have a core focus on
leveraging the presence of international students and scholars on the U-M Ann Arbor campus
as a learning opportunity for both international and domestic students.
Proposals should be limited to 3 pages and must include a:

Deadline for proposals: November 14, 2013
Send proposals as PDF files to

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September 16, 2013

Funding Opportunities with the AIA

The Archaeological Institute of America offers a range of funding opportunities, including fellowships, publication grants, scholarships and travel grants—plus the Site Preservation grants and awards, and the new Cotsen Excavation Grants. Further information can be found on the AIA’s website at Several of the programs have a November 1st deadline.

For any additional questions about the AIA's funding programs please contact Laurel Nilson Sparks at

Archaeological Institute of America Fellowships, Scholarships & Publication Grants

The AIA offers its members various funding opportunities for travel, study, and publication assistance. Complete information, guidelines, and application forms can be found on the AIA’s website, at, and by contacting the Fellowship Coordinator at, (617) 358-4184.

Deadline: November 1; announced February 1
Amount: $25,000
Purpose: For travel and study in Greece, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, Southern Italy, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia. Open to all students, but preference is given to those doing research toward a Ph.D. or who are recent recipients (within 5 years of the application deadline) of a Ph.D. Not intended to support excavations.
Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.

Deadline: November 1 (applications must be sent to the American Academy in Rome, see AIA website for details)
Amount: $10,000
Purpose: A pre- or post-doctoral fellowship for study of archaeology and classical studies has been established by the Institute at the American Academy in Rome. This Fellowship, with other funds from the AAR, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship.
Requirements: The AAR receives all applications. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Deadline: November 1; announced February 1
Amount: $5,000
Purpose: Individual project of a scholarly nature related to Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology
Requirements: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S or Canada, or be actively pursuing an advanced degree at a North American college or university. Previous Pomerance Fellows are not eligible.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014, announced April 15
(offered every 2 years)
Amount: $11,000
Purpose: Support of studies at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, for no more than a year. Geographic area and cultural period not otherwise specified. Fellowship is awarded bi-annually.
Requirements: Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have recently received a Ph.D. (within 5 years of the date of the application), and must apply concurrently to the ASCSA for Associate Membership or Student Associate Membership. See AIA website for other requirements.

Deadline: November 1, 2013 (for Fellowship tenure in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015)
Purpose: Support of a DAI Research Fellow at either the Cotsen Institute (UCLA), Joukowsky Institute (Brown University), or University of Cincinnati.
Requirements: Applicants must be archaeologists employed by the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.

Deadline: January 31 (applications must be sent to the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, see AIA website for details)
Purpose: Support of an AIA Research Fellow at the DAI’s library facilities in Berlin, Germany
Requirements: Applicants must be archaeologists based in North America and members of the AIA. See the AIA and DAI websites for further details and guidelines.

Deadline: November 1; announced February 1
Amount: Typical award is $4,000, but may vary
Purpose: To support archaeological study in
or pertaining to Portugal.
Requirements: Portuguese, American, and other international scholars are invited to apply.

Deadline: March 1; announced April 20
Amount: $1,000
Purpose: To support participation in an archaeological excavation or survey project.
Requirements: Open to junior & senior undergraduates, and 1st year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Applicants cannot have previously participated in archaeological excavations.

Deadline: October 31; announced December
Amount: Varies
Purpose: To assist with travel expenses for graduate students presenting papers at the AIA Annual Meeting. See AIA website for more details, or contact Jennifer Klahn at, 617-353-8709.

Deadline: March 1 and November 1
Amount: Typical award is $5,000, but may vary
Purpose: To support new book-length publications in the field of Classical Archaeology (defined as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan archaeology & art history). Particularly welcome are first-time authors and/or final reports of excavated or surveyed sites as yet unpublished.
Requirements: Nominations should be submitted by eligible non-profit publishers such as university or museum presses. See the AIA website for more requirements.

Deadline: March 1 and November 1
Amount: $3,000
Purpose: To support publication preparation, or research leading to publication, by professional members of the AIA in Classical Art and Architecture. Awards may be used for research leading to the publication of an art historical monograph or for costs associated with publication, such as image licensing.
Requirements: Applicant must have publication contract in place with non-profit or commercial publisher. See AIA website for more information.

Application Process: Applying for an AIA Site Preservation Grant is a two-step process:

•Step 1. Submit brief inquiry via the form on the AIA Site Preservation website at any time during the year. If inquiry is accepted, applicants will be provided with a full application.
•Step 2. Complete and return the full application by the next deadline date.

Full Application Deadlines: October 15 & February 15
Amount: An award of up to $25,000 will be paid over a period of one to three years. Winners will also benefit from publicity for their projects through the AIA.
Purpose: The Archaeological Institute of America’s Site Preservation Grants are awarded to innovative projects that use outreach and community development alongside direct conservation to sustainably preserve archaeological sites.
Contact: Kelly Lindberg (, 617-358-6098)

Deadline: May 1, early submission is encouraged.
Amount: $5,000 to the winner(s) to further their best practices in site preservation. Winner(s) will also benefit from publicity for their projects through the AIA.
Purpose: The AIA’s Best Practices in Site Preservation Awards are presented to groups or projects recognized by their peers for doing exemplary work in the field of site preservation and conservation.
Nomination: Nominate deserving projects on the AIA’s website at
awardnomination. Supplementary materials may be
e-mailed to the AIA's Site Preservation Program Adminstrator, Kelly Lindberg.
Contact: Kelly Lindberg (, 617-358-6098)

Deadline: November 1
Amount: Two grants per year of up to $25,000 each. One grant will be awarded to a first time project director launching a new project while the second
will be open to all professionals working in the field.
Purpose: To provide excavation support for professional AIA members working around the world.
Requirements: Applicants must be AIA members in good standing and must have a Ph.D. in archaeology or a related field. Applicants normally should be the primary permit holder for the excavation. Permit must be obtained before funds are dispersed.
Restrictions: As a policy, the AIA does not provide for grant funds to be allocated to overhead costs. Funds may not be used for survey expenses and equipment, publication, or for salaries for principal investigators.
Contact: Ben Thomas (, 617-353-8708)

Please check the AIA website or Contact the fellowship coordinator (, 617-358-4184) for updates and information on other funding opportunities.

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January 30, 2013

Research Grant Opportunities - UAE

Competitive Research Grant Programs at the Al Qasimi Foundation – March 1, 2013 deadlines

The Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is now accepting proposals for its Doctoral Research Grants, Faculty Research Grants, and Seed Grant programs. The Grants provide research support and cover expenses associated with conducting field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation’s research priority areas of education, public health (social dimensions), and urban development and planning. Eligibility criteria and grant inclusions vary based on the specific program. Please see the attached flyer and visit the Al Qasimi Foundation’s website ( for additional details. Specific queries can also be sent to

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October 12, 2012

Looking for funding for an upcoming research or academic project?

Great Grantsmanship: Finding Funding Sources for Faculty Research and Academic Projects

This hands-on workshop will present an overview of online and human resources at UM that can assist you in getting research grants. Online sources list and describe thousands of current funding opportunities. We will discuss and demonstrate the various web-based funding databases currently available, search strategies, establish email alerts, and create and use individual expertise profiles. Additionally, there will be a discussion about matching sponsor and faculty priorities. (All sessions cover identical content.)

* Friday, October 12, 9-11am (4041 Shapiro)

* Thursday, October 25, 11:30am-1:30pm (Gallery Lab, Room 100 Graduate Library)

* Friday, November 9, 9-11am (ULIC, 4059 Shapiro)

* Thursday, December 6, 2-4pm (ULIC, 4059 Shapiro)

To register for any of the workshops, please point your browser to:

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