A collection of news items about grants, scholarships, proposal writing, and other topics compiled by Jon Harrison, Funding Center Supervisor, MSU Libraries. For more information, visit the Grants and Related Resources web page or contact Jon Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, 2014 provides you with what you need to know about the scale of the nation’s foundation community and the grantmaking priorities of the largest foundations. This report is produced annually by the Foundation Center’s research team.
FREE PIE FRIDAY: In honor of National Pie Day on Friday, all 15 locations of Grand Traverse Pie Co. will offer a free slice of fruit pie with any purchase. Famous for its fruit pies with their signature crumb topping, the company also has officially launched a new line of gluten-free mini pies using a Bob's Red Mill baking mix product. Flavors are Michigan apple, Montmorency cherry and chocolate cream. Free Press tasters gave the pies the thumbs-up for both texture and flavor. The mini pies are $7.99 each.
Source : Susan Selasky, "Get a free slice of pie Friday", Detroit Free Press, January 22, 2015.
I also heard on the radio this morning that Sweetilicious in DeWitt will honor today's request for a free piece of pie.
Humanities and Social Sciences: Funding Your Graduate Experience
Identify funding sources to support your graduate research, fellowships, scholarships, and stipends
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
3 - 4:30pm
Reference Instruction Room, 1st Floor, Main Library
You will have an opportunity to review potential funding sources aligned with your research interests from foundation partners, United States government sources, and international organizations. You will also receive an overview of the proposal and budgeting process, as well as have an opportunity to discuss how to develop a management plan for research projects and how to approach funding prospects.
Bring your laptop.
Facilitators : Jon Harrison and Mary Anne Walker.
If registration is closed, send Jon Harrison an email at email@example.com
HARP Production deadline
The HARP (Humanities and Arts Research Program) Production program provides funds, when research is complete, to help subsidize the costs of book publication, permissions to use copyrighted materials, CD recording and production, the creation and mounting of exhibits, and other expenses associated with producing the results of a completed creative or research project.
Submissions due by 5pm on the Grant Proposal System.
Scholarly research is an important—perhaps the most important—part of the humanities infrastructure not only because it is critical to the vitality of this field in both educational settings and society at large but also because scholarship in specific humanities disciplines can have significant bearing on national and international issues. Many years ago, when scholars were focusing on the languages, the societies, and the historic tensions of the Middle East, few predicted how crucial these areas of inquiry would become in the early 21st century. Humanities research that inquires into other cultures, such as those of China, for example, is equally critical in the context of a global economy and in the creation of an educated American citizenry. Meanwhile, such research and its dissemination have also always been indispensable elements in the civic culture of the United States and to the fostering of a well-informed and participatory electorate.
For all of its importance, however, scholarly research in the humanities does not usually make the front pages of newspapers, and while research in the natural and social sciences can often have direct and immediate relevance to public policy, applications for humanities research tend to be less obvious and less specific. As a result, the humanities can be overlooked in the competition for funding. Such funding as humanities research and other humanities-related activities do receive is, in turn, difficult to quantify. Equally challenging is any attempt to arrive at a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the sources of this funding, partly because they are so varied and dispersed. Government funding for humanities research and other activities flows from myriad agencies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels, while private funding is distributed by thousands of foundations and other not-for-profit organizations that play a crucial role in sustaining important areas of humanities research and ensuring the dissemination of humanities knowledge.
This part of the Humanities Indicators begins by describing public funding for humanities agencies and higher education and then goes on to estimate the extent of private investment in the humanities. The final section seeks to give some indication of the funding and other resources dedicated to supporting scholarly research in the humanities, as well as providing some gauge of the extent of scholarly publication in this field.
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