Through its competitive grants competitions, the Political Science Program of the U.S. National Science Foundation seeks to advance basic understanding and methods in Political Science and related fields to enhance fundamental knowledge and practice.
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This grant encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies are invited, but applicants from all fields may apply.
Theodore Rousseau Fellowships are awarded for the training of students whose goal is to enter museums as curators of painting. Applicants must be enrolled for at least one year in an advanced degree program in the field of art history.
This award supports science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. The program funds grants of $1,000 each, along with several larger grants of up to $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.
These $500 grants support feminist research conducted by doctoral psychology students. Because the purpose of this award is to facilitate research that otherwise might not be possible, projects that are beyond the data analysis stage are not eligible.
Fellowships for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals whose fields of study are related to the fine arts of the Western world and who are preferably United States citizens under the age of forty. Awards support 3-12 months of research at the Metropolitan Museum.
Modest short-term awards for research in ornithology are available to advanced graduate students (and occasionally to post-graduate researchers) for expenses associated with their research. Priority is given to research investigating evolutionary ornithological science.
A grant program in Korean studies designed to assist the research of individual scholars based in North America, to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and pre-college levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines.
The Fellowships are intended as writing-up awards. They will be awarded to doctoral students who are engaged in the completion of a doctorate in history (broadly defined).
Earthwatch’s goal is to support field-based research projects that produce rigorous, relevant, and impactful science, address global change, and actively involve citizen-scientist participants. Funding is provided for three years, subject to passing an annual performance review.