Applications are now available for the 2010-2011 Collaborative Research
Grants in the Humanities.
Application deadline: February 15, 2010.
The Collaborative Research Grants in the Humanities program provides support
of up to $50,400 for U.S. scholars conducting humanities research in any
country of Eurasia and Eastern Europe. (See list of eligible countries
below.) This is a program of American Councils for International Education:
ACTR/ACCELS in cooperation with The National Council for Eurasian and East
European Research (NCEEER) supported by the National Endowment for the
Countries Eligible for Research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia &
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova,
Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan,
A wide range of humanities topics are eligible for support; however, all
projects must involve at least one collaborator from the region and
field-based research in the region itself. In addition, applicants must hold
a Ph.D. or other terminal degree and have a working knowledge of one or more
of the languages of East-Central Europe or Eurasia, or be able to
demonstrate that such language proficiency is not critical for the
successful completion of their particular projects. Applications with a
strong regional focus and the potential to strengthen academic linkages
beyond the traditional centers are particularly encouraged.
Eligible Fields of Research:
The 1965 National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act states: “The
term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study of the
following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature;
history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion;
ethics; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; aspects of social
sciences which have a humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and
the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with
particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and
history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of
national life.” Scholars conducting research that falls under this
definition are eligible for support from the Collaborative Research Grants
in the Humanities program.
The NEH does not fund any creative or performing arts such as the writing of
fiction or poetry, painting, sculpting, composing or performing music,
acting, directing, and dance. Critical, historical, and theoretical studies
of the arts, however, are eligible for NEH support.
February 15th, 2010: Programs must begin between June 2010 and May 2011 and
be completed by August 31st, 2011. Applicants must plan to spend a minimum
of four consecutive months carrying out their research (maximum of twelve
consecutive months), of which at least two consecutive months must be spent
conducting research in the field.
For more information and an application, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522