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 Humanities.
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, Turkmenistan, Ukraine.
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