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Call For Papers:


Call for Papers (Deadline September 1, 2016)

38th Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference – November 3-5, 2016

Salve Regina University, Newport RI

Theme: Morality and Creativity in a Technological Age

Papers are welcome that examine any number of ethical and/or aesthetic topics in a technological age.


“Story Movements” two-day convening, September 15-16, 2016,  Washington D.C.:


Story Movements is a catalytic two-day convening that examines platforms and genres of civic media storytelling through the lens of contemporary struggles for social justice. From documentary film to investigative journalism to virtual reality to participatory storytelling to persuasive gaming to photography, the convening examines and captures the current and future-looking moment in story-led demands for social change.


Current Research Opportunities:


Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Invites Applications for Fund for Creative Communities

What: Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and individual artists and collectives interested in bringing high-quality art projects and programming to places and people in Manhattan

When: Deadline is September 13, 2016.

How much: Grants between $750- $8000. Each year, the program awards close to $500,000 to support artists and art projects in the borough.

*Please note: Nonprofit organizations and individual artists must be based in Manhattan, NYC.

ACLS Invites Applications for Collaborative Scholarly Research Fellowships

What: Grants will be awarded to small teams of two or more scholars to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project.

When: Deadline is September 28, 2016, no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

How much: Grants of up to $201,000 per project.


Getty Foundation Accepting Applications for Scholars Grant Program

What: Residencies at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa will be awarded to established writers or scholars to pursue a project free from academic obligations.

When: Deadline is October 3, 2016, 11:59 pm (PST).

How much: A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and the availability of various healthcare options.


Japan Foundation Accepting Proposals for Performing Arts Touring and Collaborative Projects

What: Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada for projects that are designed to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.

When: Deadline is October 31, 2016, 5:00 p.m. EST.

How much: Recent past grants awarded (2016/2017) ranged between $10,000-$45,000.


Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Offers Support for Early Career Scholars

What: Grants and fellowships will be awarded to projects designed to maintain the vitality of China studies in the United States by providing support to scholars prior to and just after completion of their dissertations.

When: Deadline is November 9, 2016, 9 pm Eastern Standard Time.

How much: Grants up to $15,000 and fellowships of up to $50,000.



Contact Josephine Martell at jmartell@risd.edu to schedule a meeting to discuss grant funded research interests and for general questions about research or to discuss partnering with RISD, contact Daniel Hewett via dhewett@risd.edu.

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