The Caltech Archives offers grant-in-aid opportunities through both the Maurice A. Biot Fund and the Victor Wouk Fund. Both funds offer awards up to $2,000 biannually to assist graduate students and scholars in using the collections in the Caltech Archives. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2012.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2012 Sacknoff Prize for Space History. The prize is designed to encourage students to perform original research and submit papers with history of spaceflight themes. The annual award, consisting of a $300 cash prize, a trophy, and possible publication in the journal, Quest: The History of Spaceflight, is open to undergraduate and graduate level students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Submissions must be postmarked by June 10, 2012, with the winners announced in August.
The deadline for nominations (including self-nominations) to the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize has been extended to May 15. The Prize this year will recognize groups who demonstrate excellence and innovation in K-12 history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. The prize carries a cash award plus $250 in travel expenses to the 127th AHA annual meeting in New Orleans. To be eligible, the group must be composed of a majority of K-12 teachers. Each letter of nomination must include the name and address of an individual in the group that can be contacted.
The American Historical Association invites applications for its Fellowship in Aerospace History, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Fellows are awarded funds for one academic year to undertake a research project related to aerospace history. This is an opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management.
The endowment for the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women’s History, established in 1983 with contributions from members of AHA affiliate the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH), has fallen below the level required to sustain an annual $1,000 award.
The award is administered by the AHA and given annually for a book in women’s history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work of Joan Kelly (1928–82). The CCWH has set a goal of raising $15,000 over the next three years to restore the endowment.
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose research requires use of the library’s collections to apply for research support. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project’s potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library’s holdings. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis to cover travel expenses, living expenses (up to $125 per diem), photocopying, and other incidental research expenses, but not the purchase of durable equipment.
The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program for 2012, part of the larger Fulbright-Hays Programs, is accepting applications until April 23, 2012. This program “provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor.”
The estimated available funds for this program are $2,990,000. The estimated range of awards is $50,000–$125,000 for short-term projects and $50,000–$375,000 for long-term projects. Read the full program announcement here.
The European Studies program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has two scholarship opportunities for graduate students: Summer Research Scholarships (application deadline March 1) and a Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar (application deadline April 15). Graduate students working towards an advanced degree in the fields of the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology, with a regional emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe, are invited to apply.