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February 2023 Deadlines

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Collaborative Programming Grants aims to deepen public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts, equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media, and engaging audiences beyond the academy. Project’s PI must be a scholar in a field of the humanities or social sciences or journalism. Projects must be hosted by a US-based accredited institution of higher education. Funding: up to $45,000 over 12-18 months, applications due February 15, 2023. Visit here for more information.

IPUMS Research Awards These awards honor the best research using IPUMS data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes. They are looking for papers that use innovative approaches, comparative analyses, and showcase the power of the IPUMS data collections. Cash prizes will be awarded for best published work and best graduate student work (published or unpublished) in eight categories. The deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023. For more information, visit here.

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) Information Controls Fellowship Program supports examination into how governments in countries, regions, or areas of OTF’s core focus are restricting the free flow of information, cutting access to the open Internet, and implementing censorship mechanisms, thereby threatening the ability of global citizens to exercise basic human rights and democracy; work focused on mitigation of such threats is also supported. The 2023 application window will be open until February 20, 2023. For more information visit here

The LACMA Art + Technology Lab is accepting proposals for artist projects with awards of up to $50,000 as well as in-kind support from the museum and private partners in technology and science. The program supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. Preference is given to: (i) projects that explore emerging technologies; (ii) proposals that include some aspect of public demonstration and engagement with the museum’s audience; (iii) exploratory ideas that leave room for refinement in collaboration with technologists and the museum; and (iv) projects that are publicly accessible, consistent with LACMA’s mission, and produce models, prototypes, data, code, or other material that can be shared broadly. Applications are due Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Click here for more information.

Princeton University Press Book Proposal Development Grants. Prospective grantees are welcome to submit projects in the social sciences in the fields of anthropology, economics, politics and international relations, and sociology. Princeton University Press is particularly interested in projects that aim to reach a wider audience of non-academic readers. They welcome applications from scholars around the world and the opportunity is open to previously published authors and first-time authors alike. Applications for the fifth cycle of the Supporting Diverse Voices will be accepted from February 1-February 22, 12:00 PM EDT, and decisions will be shared by the end of April. Eligible authors will be able to learn more and apply directly here.

National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s Healthy Longevity Global Competition aims to accelerate research, innovation, and entrepreneurism by seeking innovative ideas from any discipline or sector. The NAM Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award offers $50,000 USD to individuals or teams with bold, new, and potentially transformative ideas that aim to improve the physical, mental, or social well-being and health of people as they age, in a measurable and equitable way.  This is a unique opportunity that only requires a 2-page narrative submission. In 2023, up to 20 awardees will receive a $50,000 award, unlock exclusive access to future funding opportunities, and become part of a global interdisciplinary network.  The application period opens January 23, 2023 and closes February 27, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST. Individuals and teams may learn more and apply here.

The JHC is accepting applications for the 2023 Genevieve Geller Wyner Research Fellowship. The application deadline is February 28, 2023. The Fellowship provides financial support for a scholar to conduct research in the JHC’s collections in Summer 2023. Past Fellows have used the JHC’s archives for such research topics as Jewish women’s travel in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the history of Passover in America. Visit the JHC’s website to learn more and apply!