Featured funding opportunities for December 7, 2021

The CHSS Research team seeks to augment faculty searches for funding opportunities by highlighting upcoming opportunities which may be of interest. An Excel file with all identified opportunities, including those featured in the CHSS Digest, can be found in CHSS Research Resources on SharePoint. Please note that this list is not comprehensive. It is our hope that this list may give you ideas of where to seek funding.

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December 7th CHSS Digest Featured Funding Opportunities

Social Science Research Council

Just Tech Fellowship

The Just Tech Fellowship supports and mobilizes diverse and cross-sector cohorts of researchers and practitioners to imagine and create more just, equitable, and representative technological futures. Fellows will identify and challenge injustices emerging from new technologies, and identify solutions that advance social, political, and economic rights.

Fellows receive two-year awards of $100,000 per year, robust supplementary funding packages to subsidize additional expenses, and seed funding to work on collaborative projects with other Just Tech Fellows. The fellowship will provide the space and time necessary for deep reflection, as well as an engaged community and opportunities to facilitate ambitious co-creation.

Deadlines: Expression of Interest (required) due 1/2/2022; Full application due 1/30/2022

National Endowment for the Humanities

Media Projects

The Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio programs, podcasts, long-form documentary films, and documentary film series that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. Media Projects offers two levels of funding: Development and Production.

Deadline: January 12, 2022

National Science Foundation

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

Deadline: January 18, 2022

National Science Foundation

Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)

The MCA offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new but related problems previously inaccessible without new methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged.

Deadline: February 7, 2022