Funding for Junior Faculty

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to over 100 researchers per year in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. While Fellows are expected to be at an early stage of their research careers, there should be strong evidence of independent research accomplishments. Candidates in all fields are normally below the rank of associate professor and do not hold tenure, but these are not strict requirements.

Award Amount: $50000

Source: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Discipline: Sciences

Deadline: September 16, 2013 - Postmark AND email deadline (CLOSED)

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These fellowships support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant.

Award Amount: $66500

Source: American Council of Learned Societies

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: October 1, 2013 - Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on deadline date (CLOSED)

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The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate.

Award Amount: $6000

Source: American Philosophical Society

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences

Deadlines:

  • October 1, 2013 - For a January decision for work in February through December (CLOSED)
  • December 1, 2013 - For a March decision for work in April through December (CLOSED)

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The Graves Award is administered by Pomona College under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. The awards “are intended to encourage and to reward ‘outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities’,” and are “made to those for whom there can be submitted evidence of unusual skill and enthusiasm as teachers and who can show that their projects will enhance their ability in the classroom.”

Award Amount: $10000

Source: Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Family

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: December 6, 2013 - Deadline for WU's internal nomination is October 25, 2013. Send 1) a project description of 2-3 pages), 2) budget (between $4,500-10,000), and 3) current CV. Please send your materials to Professor Pamela Moro (pmoro@willamette.edu), Chair of Faculty Council, by email no later than Friday, October 25, at 5 p.m. Please contact Pat Alley for more information. (CLOSED)

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Past Willamette Recipients:

  • Ricardo De Mambro Santos (Art History, 2011)
  • Andries Fourie (Art History, 2009)
  • Joyce Millen (Anthropology, 2007)
  • Myles Jackson (History of Science, 2005)
  • Ann Nicgorski (Art History, 2003)
  • Rebecca Dobkins (Anthropology, 2001)
  • Patricia Varas (Spanish, 1999)
  • Richard Ellis (Politics)
  • James Thompson (Studio Art)
  • Anita King (Music)
  • Carol Long (English)
  • Ken Nolley (English and Film Studies)
  • William Duvall (History)

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching. The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.

Award Amount: $60000

Source: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Discipline: Sciences

Deadline: May 20, 2014 - Online nomination form available at http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/Teacher_Scholar_Awards_Program.pdf (CLOSED)

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The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award presented to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. Its purpose is to encourage future leaders in the humanities by 1) recognizing their achievement and their potential and 2) assisting their work through a cash award of $50,000. Candidates should be within the early stages of a career track in which the primary work in in a field centered in or directly related to one or more of the humanities Award Amount: $50000

Award Amount: $50000

Source: Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Discipline: Humanities

Deadline: June 1, 2014 - For more information about applying for the Hiett Prize, please visit www.dallasinstitute.org (CLOSED)

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Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Successful applicants receive an outright award of $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.

Award Amount: $6000

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Discipline: Humanities

Deadline: September 26, 2013 - Internal nomination required. Please contact Pat Alley at ext. 6246 for more information (CLOSED)

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Past Willamette Recipients:

  • Richard Ellis (Politics, 2010)
  • Mike Chasar (English, 2011)

ROAs enable faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions, including community colleges, to pursue research as visiting scientists with NSF-supported investigators at other institutions. The goal of this activity is to enhance the research productivity and professional development of science faculty at undergraduate institutions through research activities that enable them to explore the emerging frontiers of science. Such research not only contributes to basic knowledge in science but also provides an opportunity to integrate research and undergraduate education.

Award Amount: $30000

Source: National Science Foundation

Discipline: Sciences

Deadline: Ongoing deadline. Contact Kendra Mingo, ext.. 6617 for more information

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The Single-Investigator Cottrell College Science Awards support research in astronomy, chemistry, physics and closely related fields that significantly overlap with research in these three disciplines at public and private, predominantly undergraduate colleges. The overarching goal of the SI-CCSA program is providing “seed” funding for significant research that will enhance the professional and scholarly development of beginning faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions, along with their students. The projects proposed are judged on the basis of scientific originality, significance, feasibility, overlap with the three core disciplines and the ability of the institutional environment to sustain the activity. The involvement of undergraduate students in the research is expected, and is an important factor in most awards.

Award Amount: $35000

Source: Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Discipline: Sciences

Deadline: June 15, 2014 - If applicant and institution meet program eligibility requirements, then applicant is directed to an online application packet (CLOSED)

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Past Willamette Recipients:

  • Emma Coddington (Biology, 2010)
  • David Altman (Physics, 2010)
  • Drew Duncan (Chemistry, 2006)