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Selected Open Funding Opportunities

RDO curates this list of open funding opportunities in the Humanities, Arts, and Interpretive Social Sciences to highlight large, collaborative, and/or strategic funding opportunities that may be of particular interest to the Stanford community. Opportunity descriptions have been compiled from funder announcements, program solicitations, and CFR. This page will be updated regularly to spotlight new opportunities. See RDO's archive (SUNet ID required) for opportunities previously featured on this list. 

Title/SponsorNext DeadlineDescriptionAmount/ Notes
NEH Media Projects (20220810-TD-TR) 1/11/23The purpose of this program is to support collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop documentary films, radio, and podcasts that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. NEH makes Media Projects awards at two levels: Development and Production. up to $75,000 for Development, up to $700,000 for Production, up to $1,000,000 for Chairman’s Special Awards
NEH Public Humanities Projects (20220810-BP-BR-GE-GG-GI)1/11/23This program supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes for a broad and diverse public audience in non-classroom settings in the United States. The program supports projects in three categories (Exhibitions, Historic Places, and Humanities Discussions) at two funding levels (Planning and Implementation). up to $75,000 for Planning, up to $400,000 for Implementation
NEH DHAG: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (20230112-HAA)1/12/23This program supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. DHAG grants also support research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society.up to $75,000 to $350,000, depending on level
NSF STS: Science and Technology Studies (22-629)2/2/23Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary field that investigates the conceptual foundations, historical developments and social contexts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including medical science. The STS program supports proposals across a broad spectrum of research that uses historical, philosophical and social scientific methods to investigate STEM theory and practice. STS research may be empirical or conceptual; specifically, it may focus on the intellectual, material or social facets of STEM including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance and policy issues.up to $750,000, depending on grant type
NEH DOT: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology (20230202-DOI-DOC)2/2/23The Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (DOT) program supports humanistic research that examines the relationship between technology and society. NEH is particularly interested in projects that examine current social and cultural issues that are significantly shaped by technology.up to $150,000
Federal (and some non-federal) opportunities are subject to the university's Facilities & Administration (F&A) cost rates. For many foundation funders, the university has approved lower rates, which can be found in the Pre-Approved IDC Exception List.

For some foundations you must request clearance to apply. Be sure to check CFR's Clearance Restricted Foundations list before submitting a letter of inquiry or proposal.

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Created: 08.31.22
Updated: 11.22.22