National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend Applications

The NEH Summer Stipend is a limited submission opportunity; as such, faculty members wishing to apply for the program must submit a Notification of Interest to the Office of Research Administration. Notification must be received by ORA no later than 5pm on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Materials can be sent directly to the Office of Research Administration or via email at

Please refer to the NEH website for full program details.

For further details on the Limited Submission process please visit our webpage.

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August NSF Due Dates

Law & Social Sciences

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior.

Perception, Action & Cognition

Deadline: August 1, 2017

The PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas focused on typical human behavior. The aim is to enhance the fundamental understanding of perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken language, motor control, categorization, and spatial cognition.

Science, Technology, and Society

Deadline: August 3, 2017

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative  (CRII)

Deadline: August 9, 2017

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one’s first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will award grants to initiate the course of one’s independent research. Understanding the critical role of establishing that independence early in one’s career, it is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers  (ITEST)

Deadline: August 9, 2017

ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future.

To view the full list of August funding opportunities visit the NSF Webpage!