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The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria). Eligible fields include, but are not limited to, history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history. Grant applications may include support for research, publications, and web/media projects.

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    Fulbright Scholar Program

    The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 370,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.    

    Institute of International Education

    IIE offers a range of fellowships and programs for international study, teaching, and research at accredited academic institutions throughout the world. Programs include the Fulbright, the Ford Foundational International Fellowships Program, the Confucius China Studies Program, the Boren Fellowship, and the Benjamin Gilman International Studies program. IIE programs provide funding for scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students.    

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    Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship Program

    The IIPP Fellowship Program provides students with specially designed education and training experiences critical to entry and advancement in international affairs careers. Students are recruited from across the nation and apply as sophomores to participate in a multi-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study, complemented by career development services along the way.

    The National Endowment for the Humanities

    The National Endowment for the Humanities awards include projects in the social sciences that have a humanistic bent and use humanistic methods. Funding opportunities are available within divisions of research programs, education programs, public programs, preservation and access, and digital humanities. These grants include research fellowships, collaborative research grants, summer research stipends, and summer institutes for school teachers and college faculty. Organizations, colleges, and universities can also apply for a variety of grant programs aimed at strengthening humanities teaching and scholarship.    

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    The National Science Foundation

    The National Science Foundation: The NSF funds a variety of grants related to research and professional development in the social sciences. These grants include the Faculty Early Career Development Program, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Program, and the NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.    

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    The Russell Sage Foundation

    The Russell Sage Foundation dedicates itself to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences in order to better understand societal problems and develop informed responses. The foundation supports visiting scholars in residence and publishes books and a journal under its own imprint. It also funds researchers at other institutions and supports programs intended to develop new generations of social scientists.    

     Social Science Research Council

    The SSRC awards fellowships, grants and prizes to social science researchers and students in a range of disciplines. Programs engage themes ranging from global issues facing the United States and Japan to security in Africa and Latin America. Fellowships and grants include dissertation workshops, book manuscript completion grants, the Albert O. Hirschmann Prize, predoctoral research grants, and summer institutes.        

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    The Washington Center

    The Washington Center is an academic nonprofit which partners with over 500 colleges and universities across the world to bring students to DC for an internship or a topical seminar. Next year, The Washington Center will be hosting its quadrennial academic seminar series, which will focus on the road to the 2020 presidential election. The seminars combine lectures, panel discussions, and site visits, and the convention programs in particular also include a fieldwork component where students will gain hands-on experience at the convention working with political groups, media organizations, or host committee.      


    The White House Historical Association

    The David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History is the research and educational hub for the White House Historical Association. It is also the repository of the Digital Library and related digital resources. The Center offers comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible content about the history of the Executive Mansion, including those who have lived and worked there as well as its traditions and complex role as a national symbol. The goal of the Center is to promote awareness of the past, provide deeper historical appreciation and understanding, and inspire engagement for learners of all ages.

    The history team seeks to engage with and contribute to national and international scholarship on White House history, emphasizing both the Executive Mansion and the lives and experiences of the people that lived and worked there. The historians also conceptualize and implement partnerships with institutions; engage with undergraduate and graduate students through research, teaching, and collaboration; produce significant works of scholarship on American history and White House history; and interact with the public through events, multimedia, and press.

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