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Delmas Foundation General Program


Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000-$50,000  
 
The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.

Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.

The Humanities Program is primarily directed to institutions of higher education and humanistic enterprises such as learned societies, museums, and major editorial projects. The program may also consider, on a selective basis, projects that increase the exposure of those outside these institutions to the humanistic experience or that strengthen preparation for the humanistic disciplines in secondary education.

These programs do not fund individuals. Organizations seeking funding, within the scope of the program guidelines, should send a letter of inquiry to the Foundation, addressed to the Foundation Administrator. Letters of inquiry should not exceed two typewritten pages. Endowment contributions will be considered only in cases where the purpose and benefit of the grants are clearly focused. No grants will be made for building campaigns. As a rule the Foundation does not fund indirect costs as components in its grants.  

 


Delmas Foundation Humanities Research Library Program


Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000-$50,000  
 
The program concentrates primarily in those areas of its founders' interests and aims to be fully complementary to the foundation's other program areas (i.e., humanities scholarship, performing arts, and Venetian history and culture). The overall objective of the Research Library Program is to improve the ability of research libraries to serve the needs of scholarship in the humanities and the performing arts, and to help make their resources more widely accessible to scholars and the general public. Wherever possible, grants to libraries seek to promote cooperative cataloguing projects, with an emphasis on access to archival, manuscript, and other unique sources; some elements of interpretation and exhibition; scholarly library publications; bibliographical and publishing projects of interest to research libraries; and preservation or conservation work and research.

The geographical concentration is primarily but not exclusively directed toward European and American history and letters, broadly defined. Technological developments that support humanities research and access to humanities resources are also eligible. Conferences designed to address these issues in collaborative ways, and programs formulated to enhance or leverage similar activity by other institutions, consortia, or funding agencies will also be considered

There are no application deadlines for these programs; inquiries are reviewed on an ongoing basis. After reviewing the letter of inquiry, the Foundation may request further information or a full proposal from the applicant.  

 


Henry Luce Foundation


Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $50,000-$200,000  
 
The program supports exhibitions, publications and research that emphasize an
aesthetic approach to American art, specifically scholarly study of painting, sculpture, prints,
drawings, decorative arts, photography, and architecture. This foundation also supports higher education and programs for Asia, environmental public policy, religion and international affairs,
and special projects.  

http://www.hluce.org/highedu.aspx  


William & Flora Hewlett Foundation's Grantseekers


Deadline: Rolling  
Funding: $25,000-$50,000  
 
The Hewlett Foundation makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the Bay Area. The Foundation’s grants are awarded solely for charitable purposes. The Foundation funds organizations working in the areas identified above, based on specific goals and strategies outlined by the programs. Almost all grants are awarded to organizations identified by the Foundation.  

http://www.hewlett.org/grants/grantseekers  


William T. Grant Foundation Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Inequality Research Studies


Deadline: August 1st, 2014  
Funding: $600,000  
 
The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry from projects working to enhance understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development.

Grants of up to $600,000 will be awarded for projects that inform programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Studies may examine approaches that improve outcomes for all youth but also reduce gaps if applied to those who need them most, as well as programs, policies, and practices aimed at elevating the most disadvantaged young people. The foundation also is interested in studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.

To be eligible, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad; address issues that have compelling relevance for youth between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States; and reflect high standards of evidence and rigorous methods, commensurate with the project's goals.

Visit the Grant Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, archived informational webinars, and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP  

http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/reducing-inequality