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Getty Research Institute Library Research Grants

These grants provide short-term support to scholars at all levels to pursue independent projects that will benefit from research in the collections housed in the Getty library. Projects need not relate to the theme of the scholar year. Grantees receive partial support for costs related to research, travel, and living expenses for periods ranging rom several days to a maximum of three months. Application materials are available on the Web site.

Getty Graduate Internships

Full-time internships are available to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in art museums and related fields of the visual arts, humanities, and sciences. Internships are offered by several programs of the Getty Trust, including curatorial--prepare exhibitions, as well as engage in research and writing projects; conservation--inspection, care, and treatment of objects; education and research--museum education, professional education of conservators, provenance research, or public programs; information management--museum registration, Web services, institutional archives, or library special collections; and grantmaking--select and award grants in the areas of research, conservation, and education. Each internship is full time (five day, 38-hour week. Most internships are for eight months; conservation internships last 12. The grant includes health benefits and an educational travel allowance. Housing is not provided. Applications are available online.

Germanistic Society of America Fellowships

Usually up to six fellowships are awarded annually to enable prospective specialists to study for an academic year in Germany, primarily in art history; economics and banking; German language and literature; history; international law; philosophy; political science; and public affairs. Candidates selected for these awards, administered in the United States by the IIE, will be considered for Fulbright travel grants.

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards

Individual artist awards are made annually in each of the following disciplines: choreography, fiction, media, work-in-progress, music composition, new genre, playwriting, poetry, and visual arts. Individual artist award recipients are selected solely upon the basis of artistic excellence, as demonstrated in examples of completed work. Each artistic category carries its own set of criteria and guidelines for applying; contact the program office or visit the Web site for application materials.

Getty Research Institute Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Residential Fellowships

Pre- and postdoctoral fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. The theme for the current program is Duration. Recipients are in residence at the institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center. Pre- and postdoctoral fellows are in residence for the entire academic year. Both fellowships provide an office at the institute, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits.

USC Art History Fellowships

The program is designed for people pursuing the master's of fine arts degree and pursuing experience in teaching art on a college level. The fellowships include stipend, full tuition, monthly living expenses, and a private studio on campus.

Walker Cowen Eighteenth-Century Studies Manuscript Prize

The university sponsors this biennial prize and awards it to the author of an unpublished book-length manuscript (60,000-150,000 words) dealing with scholarship in 18th-century studies in history, literature, philosophy, or the arts. The award includes publication of the manuscript by the University Press of Virginia. To be eligible, manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate. The winning author will be offered an advance publishing contract and a payment of $2,000. The other half of the prize money will be disbursed upon acceptance of a final revised manuscript for publication.

West Virginia Commission on the Arts Mini Grant Program

The mini grant program is designed for individual West Virginia schools or other sponsors that do not present a season of events. Sponsors may request funding to assist with the presentation of West Virginia artists in performances, workshops, and other projects. The program has limited funds that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications from schools that have not already received a minigrant for the fiscal year will receive funding priority.

Gunk Foundation Public Art Projects Grants

The grant program is intended to challenge the current market-dominated system of art production and to move art out of the market and into the public realm. The foundation is interested in supporting projects that make it out of the museum, gallery, and alternative spaces and into daily life, such as work that is shown in the spaces of public transportation, city streets, or work places and is seen by people outside of the art and academic worlds. Grant proposals must include completed application form; resumes of project participants; examples of previous work done, including slides, video, or short written pieces (no originals); one-page summary of the proposed project; and budget and timeline. Application forms are available on the Web site.

Mississippi Arts Commission Arts-Based Community Development Program Grants

The arts-based community development program responds to the commission's goal to support the development of Mississippi communities through the arts by working to stimulate increased participation in the arts and access to the arts by the entire community; advance community support for arts programs and local understanding of the benefits of the arts to community life; and increase the capacity of Mississippi communities and organizations to use the arts to effect positive community change. The program offers mini-grants, project grants, and operating grants. These grants must be matched dollar for dollar in cash. In addition, as a publicly funded agency, the commission works to ensure that the public at large has access to artistic resources of the state. Services include training seminars and information services, staff consultations, facilitation of board workshops and planning discussions that strengthen the capacities of community arts organizations, and access to national, regional, and statewide information and potential partnerships. Mini-grants and operating grants are paid in two installments: 50 percent as soon as possible following receipt and approval of a properly signed contract, and 50 percent as soon as possible following receipt and approval of the final report. Project grants are also paid in two installments: 75 percent after the contract is signed, and 25 percent after the final report is received. Grantee must submit a final report, which must be postmarked no later than 60 days after the completion of the project or by the deadline date, whichever comes first. Contact program staff for deadlines.

Milagro Foundation Grants

Started by musician Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah, the foundation supports educational efforts that help youths live healthy, literate, and culturally enriched lives. Priority is helping at-risk and vulnerable populations acquire the skills to succeed in life. The foundation is especially interested in arts education. Preliminary letters of inquiry are accepted at any time. The board meets in February, June, and October.

Iowa Arts Council Artists in Schools and Communities Residency Grants and Mini Grants

Artists in Schools and Communities Residencies provide matching grants to assist communities in bringing professional artists into Iowa?s schools and communities. The Artists in Schools & Communities Residency Model is designed to provide students an in-depth experience with professional artists. AiS/C residencies give participants the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, help build confidence and self-awareness, share their ideas with others, and be involved in the creative process. Professional artists are at the core of the program. Their presence in communities is a catalyst for learning and fosters greater awareness of the role of the artist and the arts in our society. Residencies may involve one artist, an artist company, or several artists working in different disciplines.

Museum Loan Network Grants

The purpose of the network is to increase the public's access to, and appreciation and understanding of, objects that might otherwise be inaccessible by encouraging the sharing of works of art between collecting institutions for extended periods of time. Three types of grants are available. Travel grants are available for the support of travel by museum personnel to prospective lending institutions to research possible loans and initiate loan negotiations. Surveying grants will be awarded to lending institutions to enable them to identify stored and/or underutilized objects, which are both suitable and available for future long-term loans. In addition, funds may be used to consult with potential borrowers to identify the type of objects that they would be interested in borrowing. Implementation grants will be awarded to support costs associated with actual loans of objects, such as insurance, matting and framing, and transport. Intent to apply is due by February 18; full proposal is due March 18. Annual deadline dates may vary; contact program staff for exact dates.

West Virginia Commission on the Arts Challenge America State Partnership Grants

The program is an opportunity to strengthen America?s communities through the unique power of the arts. NEA has helped build a network to place art experiences at the center of American community life. Challenge America focuses new resources to expand the reach and impact of NEA activities in every Congressional District. The focus of the program is on arts education and outreach documentation and evaluation, with funds available for projects in the areas of arts education, access to the arts, positive alternatives for youth, cultural heritage/preservation, and community arts development. The listed application deadline is for letters or intent. Guidelines are available online.

History of Art Graduate Fellowships at the University of Michigan

The Department of the History of Art and the Museum of Art at the University of Michigan offer a variety of financial aid to students who have completed the first year of graduate work. The sources of aid include departmental, graduate school, and museum funds, and grants in aid from external agencies. For first-year students, Regents fellowships provide support for three years, and CIC and University Merit fellowships provide support for four years for those students who intend to continue through the doctorate. Other graduate fellowships and financial assistance include Rackham Graduate School fellowships; Charles L. Freer and Area Center fellowships in non-Western Art (China, South and Southeast Asia, Near East, Japan); Rackham Nontraditional fellowships; teaching, research, and grading assistantships; as well as assistance with photographic and library collections. Some travel stipends are available for seminar and individual research projects, including a fund for students of medieval art. Applications can be obtained from the departmental graduate secretary. In the case of both new applications and renewal applications, the student must see that letters of recommendation are sent directly to the chairperson of the department. Applicants are urged to be thorough and candid in their appraisal of their resources and needs.

Mississippi Arts Commission Arts in Education Program Grants

The goal of the arts in education program is to strengthen education in and through the arts with a focus on promoting sequential, comprehensive arts education in grades K-12 for all students throughout the state. The program offers minigrants, project grants, large-scale project grants, and operating grants, all requiring a dollar-to-dollar match. Mini-grants have quarterly deadlines and are paid in two installments: 50 percent of the grant award as soon as possible following receipt and approval of a properly signed contract, and 50 percent as soon as possible following receipt and approval of the final report. Grantees must submit a final report, which must be postmarked no later than 60 days after the completion of the project or by the deadline date, whichever comes first.

Iowa Arts Council Arts Education Professional Development Assistance Grants

Grants are available in Iowa for individual artists, arts organizations, and arts educators to attend professional development opportunities such as conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. There are no restrictions on location of event or length of event. Individuals or arts organizations may submit only one request per year for professional development assistance. In the case of organizations, only one person per organization may be subsidized to attend a professional development opportunity. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Iowa Arts Council Mini-Grants to Individuals and Organizations

Mini-grants provide cash-matching funds to eligible individuals and organizations to support new or exemplary arts projects. Examples of eligible projects include the creation or completion of significant work by artists; event planning and presentations of art exhibitions, performances, readings and concerts to the public; sponsoring arts related workshops and conferences; commissioning artists to create public art or other significant new works; arts education projects by artists, arts educators, schools, area education agencies or organizations; marketing and promotional activities for artists and organizations; and artist apprenticeships. Applicants who have not been previously funded receive a higher funding priority; arts education residencies of less than five days receive a lower funding priority. Applications are due the first working day of the month before the month the activity begins. For example, if the activity begins anytime in March, the application must be received the first working day in February.

West Virginia Commission on the Arts Travel Fund

The program provides funding support for artists, arts administrators, and arts educators of all-volunteer or professionally staffed nonprofit arts organizations to attend seminars, conferences, workshops, and showcases of national significance or importance to their field of expertise outside of the state of West Virginia. Events of a national scope that are scheduled within the state of West Virginia will be considered for funding. The grants provide support for professional development travel costs. The program encourages artistic exposure to new works, especially experimental or avant-garde works, and work by rural and culturally diverse artists. The program encourages networking through such exposure. Individual applicants may receive one travel grant per fiscal year. No more than three staff members from any one organization may receive travel grants during a fiscal year.

Montreal Urban Community Arts Council General Financial Assistance Program

The objectives of this program are to provide organizations in the developing stages with the necessary tools for their growth and development, such as administrative and financial consolidation, a recovery plan, support for international exposure, new audience development, etc.; to promote the production of development projects or services having an impact on a discipline as a whole, by sharing resources and developing partnerships; and to develop new presentation and touring strategies, such as international hosting, setting up programming and artistic seasons, developing and enhancing venues, and touring networks on the Island of Montreal.


This program is designed to provide a unique collaboration among visual artists and craftspersons, building planners and architects, state employees, and private citizens to guarantee future generations access to the creative products of the finest visual artists. This program is designated to provide new and substantially renovated state buildings with original artwork; one-half of one percent of the cost of state construction projects is reserved for the acquisition of fine art for state buildings. The program provides building designers and planners, artists, state agencies. state employees, arts professionals, and the citizens of Iowa the opportunity to collaborate in planning and implementing public art projects for a specific public site or place for the public and employees to experience. Application procedures for individual projects vary and are announced by IAC and/or coordinating Iowa state agency. Artists are encouraged to be on the IAC mailing list to receive information for upcoming projects.

Winterthur Research Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded from one to six months to encourage research in America's artistic, cultural, intellectual, and social history. Applicants need not apply for a specific named fellowship, but designated awards include: Faith Andrews Fellowships--for the study of Shaker life and material culture; Robert Lee Gill Fellowships--for research on American decorative arts, painting, architecture, or historic preservation; and Dwight P. Lanmon Fellowships--for the study of glass and ceramics. Grants are available to academic, museum, and independent scholars, and to support dissertation research. Resources include a library of approximately one-half million imprints, manuscripts, visual materials, and printed ephemera supporting interdisciplinary study of American life into the early 20th century. Furnished rental housing is available on the grounds. Fellows are provided with a library carrel, 24-hour access to the library's circulating collections, and circulation privileges at the nearby Morris Library of the University of Delaware. Applications are available on the Web site.

University of Oslo International Summer School (ISS) Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available, mainly to applicants from developing countries, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Applications must be made on a special scholarship application form that may be obtained from the ISS Head Office in Oslo. Students from Europe may apply for scholarships offered under the bilateral Cultural Agreements between Norway and their home country. Scholarship application procedures vary from country to country; inquire about them and request an application form at the Norwegian Embassy or Consulate General, Ministry of Education, or Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the home country. There are also some scholarships available to US and Canadian students through several different private organizations, including Sons of Norway. Contact the ISS North American Branch Office for further details.

Wisconsin Arts Board Percent for Art Program

The program offers two-tenths of 1 percent of construction costs associated with selected state-owned buildings for commissions and purchase opportunities for visual artists. Processes by which the program acquires artworks include commissions--awarded through competitions that are accessible to state, regional, and national artists; art and architecture design team pilot projects--opportunities to collaborate with architects, open to selected artists in Wisconsin and surrounding states; and direct purchase by agencies, to acquire artwork (Wisconsin artists) that already exists. Deadline dates are usually in the spring and fall of each year.

NEH Humanities Fellowships at Winterthur

Supported by NEH, Winterthur awards long-term fellowships for four to 12 months of continuous advanced research. The program encourages the exchange of ideas among the research fellows, the Winterthur staff, and graduate students through colloquia, conferences, discussions, and informal gatherings. Rental housing is available on the Winterthur grounds in the research fellowship residence. Winterthur is a research center for American studies; American cultural, social, and intellectual history; art and design history; and material culture. Application materials are available on the Web site or from the office.

Ittleson Predoctoral Fellowship

The fellowship is awarded for research in fields other than Western art to be held partly in residence at the National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and partly elsewhere in the United States or abroad. The Ittleson fellow is expected to spend the second year of the fellowship at the center to complete the dissertation. Application must be made through the chair of the graduate department of art history or other appropriate department. Departments should limit nomination to one candidate. Fellowships begin September 1 and are not renewable.

Kress/ARIT Predoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and Archaeology

The fellowship supports doctoral research in Turkey in art history and archeology for one academic year. Applicants should be engaged in advanced dissertation research that necessitates a period of study in Turkey. Eligible fields include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archeology. Awards are made for tenure of one academic year; awards for shorter periods of time also are possible. Turkish law requires all foreign scholars, prior to entering the country, to obtain formal permission for any research to be carried out in Turkey. Forms should be obtained from the Turkish Embassy, 2525 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. Applicants are urged to apply well in advance of the time they expect to carry out their research.

Kentucky Arts Council Folk Arts Project Grants

The Folk Arts program, a collaborative program between the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Historical Society, is designed to honor, strengthen, and make visible the stylistic and cultural variety of the folk and traditional arts that occur in the commonwealth. Funding supports organizations to identify, document, conserve, and/or present folk and traditional culture. Project support is a flexible category of funding assistance designed to respond to the changing needs of the arts in Kentucky and to meet specific public arts objectives. Project grants provide opportunities for Kentucky nonprofit organizations to enhance their arts programs. Folk arts grants can support a wide range of activities including surveys, festivals, concerts, tours, conferences, exhibits, school and community residencies, teacher training programs, workshops, narrative stages, radio programs, audio and video recordings, etc. Project grant awards will not exceed 50 percent of the total project cost (one-to-one match).

NHC Fellowships

Up to 40 fellowships are available to scholars from all fields of the humanities and humanistically inclined individuals from the arts, the natural and social sciences, and other professions for advanced study at the center. Most of the center's fellowships are intended for any humanistic research, but several will be specifically available to scholars whose work concerns religion; art history or visual culture; Asian studies; French history or culture; and American art history. Scholars from all nations may apply. Stipends are determined individually, depending on the needs of fellows and the center's ability to meet them. Round-trip travel for fellows and their immediate families is also provided. Application and guidelines are available online.

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council ArtSmarts Grants

The objectives of the program are to build long-term, local partnerships that link young people, artists or arts organizations, schools, and the broader community; to enable schools to explore ways to integrate arts-related activities throughout the school curriculum; to encourage students to develop their intellectual and communication skills through active participation in the arts; and to enhance appreciation of the importance of culture and the arts in children.

Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants nationally for projects in the arts and the environment. The foundation supports programs and projects in decorative, performing and visual arts; arts and crafts education; arts preservation; and environmental conservation. Applications are accepted throughout the year; the board meets semiannually.

mithsonian James Renwick Fellowships in American Crafts

This program awards fellowships for scholarly research in the modern American craft movement. The fellowships are intended for beginning and advanced scholars knowledgeable in the history of 20th-century American art, craft, or design. Proposals on post-1930 craft developments are especially encouraged. Preference will be given to proposals dependent upon the Smithsonian resources. Fellowships are available for three to 12 months of study and research. Award includes allowances.

Smithsonian National Museum of American Art Fellowships

Fellowships support independent research, dissertation research, or a combination of dissertation and curatorial research at the National Museum of American Art. Only one application is necessary; applicants for fellowships in American art will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories. Applicants are evaluated on their academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experience, and the quality of the research project or study proposed and its suitability to the museum's collections, facilities, and programs. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship and the Sheila W. and Richard J. Schwartz Fellowship are offered to pursue research in American art and visual culture. Topics that match the interests of the museum and its research staff are supported. The Sara Roby Fellowship in Twentieth Century American Realism is awarded to a scholar whose research topic matches the Sara Roby Foundation's interest in American realism. Stipends include research and travel allowances. Fellowships begin on or after June 1.

Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation Traveling Fellowship

The purpose of the program is to enable scholars to pursue research projects related to the work of Sir John Soane, 19th-century British architect and collector, or Sir John Soane's Museum and its collections. The foundation was formed for the purpose of promoting art and architecture in the United States and abroad. Application and guidelines are available online.

Chester County Community Foundation Grants

The foundation awards technical assistance grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in its areas of interest, including urban revitalization, equal access to arts education, literacy, job creation and training, and environmental protection. The foundation provides technical assistance, such as offering to give organizational advice, review proposals, identify prospects, and develop materials. Submit a brief letter describing the organization and program.


COMPAS helps support the creation of art in communities across Minnesota through its granting programs through support of arts organizations' work in schools and communities. Grant programs include 3M Award for Innovation in the Arts--honors creative approaches to arts education and outreach; American Express Audience Development Fund--helps Minnesota arts organizations outside of the seven-county metropolitan area reach new audiences; Community Art Program--through the McKnight Foundation, provides grants for neighborhood arts projects; General Fund--provides resources for established arts organizations striving to reach new audiences; Medtronic Arts Access Program--promotes cross-cultural understanding and offers increased accessibility to the arts; and School Arts Fund--supports partnerships between schools and community arts organizations. Application and guidelines are available online.

Stocker Foundation Grants

The foundation supports creative initiatives that can be catalysts for constructive change. Preference is given to programs that have the promise of solution, with emphasis on education, the arts, women's issues, youth leadership, the disadvantaged, the physically challenged, and community needs. Specific areas of interest are arts education; community/grassroots partnerships; leadership; primary and secondary education enrichment programs; health care for the underserved; community involvement; and social services. Grants are awarded for general support, building funds, curriculum development, publications, equipment, endowments, projects, challenge/matching, and seed money. This award is considered three times throughout the year.

Missouri Arts Council Community Arts Program Grants

The council assists community arts councils and other local arts coordinating agencies that sponsor programs in more than one art form to provide high-quality arts programs and services to nonmetropolitan areas of the state. To help local arts agencies upgrade their management and sponsorship capabilities, financial assistance is available for projects assistance up to a maximum of 50 percent of the costs of providing programs in the visual arts, music, dance, theater, media, architecture, folk art, arts education, literature, and technical assistance; and salary support for the cost of arts agency administration (funding for part- or full-time salary support is not limited to a specific dollar amount). Assistance is also available to help cover the expenses of an official arts council office. Contact the council for annual deadline dates.

Francis Families Foundation Grants

In carrying out its mission, the foundation awards grants to educational and art and cultural institutions in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Areas of interest under education include child and youth development and higher education. Under arts and culture, priority consideration is given to programs that benefit major arts institutions, provide stability, enhance programming, or assist the artistic or fiscal growth of such organizations; and educational arts programming that has children as its focus. Support may be ongoing or a one-time contribution and may include capital campaigns, pledges, general operations, fellowships, or special projects. Interested persons should call or write to determine whether their organization/project falls within foundation guidelines. Eligibility varies between programs; contact program staff for eligibility.

Florida Humanities Council Grants

The council awards grants to Florida community and education organizations and their humanities-based programs, including the following disciplines: archaeology, art criticism/art history, comparative religions, cultural anthropology, ethics, folklore/folklife, history, jurisprudence, languages, linguistics, literature, and philosophy. Major grants support public programs on any humanities topic. Mini-grants support efforts resulting in a public humanities program, such as a workshop or a mini-exhibit. For major grants, preliminary drafts of the application should be submitted four weeks before the formal application deadlines listed. Mini-grant requests are reviewed four times each year.

Kansas Arts Commission Operational Support for Arts and Cultural Organizations

In operational support grant applications, arts organizations may apply for support of general operating, program, and administrative expenses; and on attached application components, arts organizations may apply for support of arts in education activities, and for support of Kansas touring program events. The purpose of the operational support grants is to strengthen the administrative and programming capability of arts organizations; enable arts organizations to provide high-quality, accessible arts activities, programs, and services to their constituencies; support arts organizations in planning and development of long-term goals; and augment, not supplant, local support for arts organizations. The purpose of the Arts in Education component is to provide an opportunity for children through the 12th grade to learn about and experience the arts as integral to growth and education and to provide access to education in the arts for every Kansas citizen. The purpose of the Kansas touring program component is to provide access by Kansas audiences to quality arts events; provide opportunities for professional Kansas performing artists to perform in communities throughout the state; and encourage Kansas presenters to share the resources of Kansas' accomplished performing artists.

Kansas Arts Commission Arts in Education Projects

The goal of this project is to emphasize the importance of arts in the development of Kansas children. AIE project grants provide opportunities for children to experience the arts through hands on involvement. There are two AIE project categories: community AIE projects and AIE projects for at-risk students. Funds must be matched one to one.

Louisiana State Arts Council General Operating Support Program

The program provides support for organizations whose programming has major impact on their communities and on the state's cultural environment. There are two funding levels. Level One provides support for organizations whose annual budget is $500,000 or more and who have paid, professional staff responsible for the administrative and artistic functions of the organization. Level Two provides support for organizations whose budget is at least $250,000 but less than $500,000. Organizations intending to use grant money for the hiring of a director or supplementing a director's salary should contact the division staff for special technical assistance before making application. First-time applicants should also contact the staff for special technical assistance before applying.

William Penn Foundation Grants

The principal mission of the foundation is to help improve the quality of life in the Delaware Valley. Grants are made in the categories of children, youth, and families; arts and culture; and environment and communities. Under the category of children, youth, and families, grants are made to promote the full development of children and youth to become capable adults and productive citizens, with special emphasis on key transitions in their lives. Preference is given to programs that promote healthy birth outcomes and early childhood health; school readiness--facilitating a successful transition to school, and K-12 arts education; youth development--making an effective transition to higher education or work; and violence reduction--concern for vulnerable youth. In the area of environment and communities, grants are awarded to promote vital communities within a healthy regional ecosystem. Funding priorities include watersheds and ecosystems--protecting lands, enhancing stewardship; revitalize communities--strengthening of core urban centers; and smart growth--enhancing prosperity and livability of the region. In the area of arts and culture, preference will be given to projects that enable the creation and presentation of high-quality artistic work; provide support for artists in advancing their careers; encourage active participation in the cultural life of the region; preserve and promote the region's cultural assets; create new cultural opportunities in and for a particular neighborhood or community; and strengthen arts and cultural organizations in their core programs and administration. Written requests are accepted throughout the year; there are no formal deadlines.

Thomas H. White No. 1 Trust Grants

Grants are given to organizations located in Cuyahoga County, OH, to benefit education projects; precollegiate education with special emphasis on early childhood education; social services; families with special emphasis on promoting job opportunities; care for the aged, disabled, and disadvantaged; and building and equipment grants. Types of support include capital grants, challenge/matching grants, demonstration grants, project grants, and seed funds. The distribution committee meets three times a year in January, May, and September; proposals must be received six weeks prior to the meeting.

Judith Rothschild Foundation Grants

The foundation awards grants to stimulate interest in recently deceased American painters, sculptors, and photographers whose work lacks wide recognition, and to increase public understanding of lesser known artists. Examples of possible projects include organization of exhibits, acquisition of art works for display in museums and public galleries, development of accompanying films or videos, publication preparations, and the conservation, cataloging, and safe-keeping of art. Preference will be given to nonprofits that can demonstrate a strong commitment to the field and that try to match some of their proposed budget with other resources or services. Proposals may be submitted between April 15 and the listed application deadline.

Mutual of Omaha Community Support Grants

The program awards grants to eligible nonprofit organizations in its areas of interest, including education--institutions, capital projects, and matching support for associate donations; community betterment--community revitalization, and programs that address the challenges facing children, families, minority groups, and the disadvantaged; health and wellness--prevention and health education activities, and expanding access to quality health care; and arts and culture--performances, exhibits and youth education programs of established organizations. Requests for funding must be submitted through the online form. Guidelines are available online.

Peninsula Community Foundation Grants

The foundation was founded to support local cultural, education, social service, and health programs. Established priorities and grant allocation targets include, in order of priority: children and youth; adult services; programs serving homeless families and children, prevention of homelessness, and development of affordable housing; and civic and public benefit grants. Types of support include continuing support, emergency funds, program development, conferences and seminars, seed money, curriculum development, internships, scholarship funds, consulting services, employee matching gifts, matching funds, and scholarships to individuals. The foundation usually makes contributions on a one-year basis, though multiyear grants will be considered, depending on the goals of the project and the results. The foundation's distribution committee meets six times a year, in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Generally, a final decision takes place three to four months from the date of submission. Letters of inquiry should be addressed to the office.

AIAR Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellowships

Junior Research Fellowships are open to those in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion or related disciplines from Pre-history, through the early Islamic period. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Fellowships support 10 months of research. Residence at the Albright is required. Guidelines are available online.

AIAR Samuel H. Kress Traveling Fellowship

The program awards a doctoral dissertation research fellowship for students specializing in architecture, art history, archaeology and classical studies. The fellowship supports travel for 10 months of research, including five months at the Albright, and five months at the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman, the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Nicosia, or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Applicants must demonstrate the necessity of being resident at the Albright and at one of the other three institutions mentioned above in order to complete their research. Guidelines are available online.

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