Opportunities for Funding
There is no worse feeling than gearing up to apply for external funding to support a project near and dear to your heart only to learn that the deadline for the best opportunity just passed. The best antidote is to become aware of your funding landscape!
Funding for Research and Scholarly Efforts
It's wise to develop an understanding of the kinds of funding opportunities that are available to you. In an effort make this easier for Colorado College faculty, I have developed about 40 "curated lists" in the Pivot Grants Database. While these are (and will always be) a work in progress, they attempt to capture the key funding opportunities that are available to particular disciplines and particular audiences.
I encourage faculty to review these opportunities throughout their career and to contact me 10 to 12 months BEFORE before you will be applying internally for your sabbatical. This gives us the time we need to identify (and apply to) the best funder for your sabbatical project.
Funding for Academic Initiatives
There are numerous funding opportunities to support the academic mission of the College, for which many CC faculty are eligible to apply.
Many of these opportunities are part of long-standing funding programs, but we will also strive to keep this page updated with newer opportunities as they become available.
Prior to preparing a proposal requiring collaboration or articulating a long-term strategy, faculty members should discuss their proposed project with one of the College’s grants professionals (Ina Remus, Laura Hines or Tess Powers) in order to coordinate a discussion with the dean of the faculty and/or provost.
Here we highlight research funding opportunities (and tips particular to these opportunities) for which many CC faculty are eligible.
- Franklin Research Grant - support for research expenses (two deadlines in October and December)
- Core Fulbright Scholar Program - support for research and/or teaching abroad (annual deadline in mid-September)
- American Council of Learned Societies - non-residential sabbatical support (most deadlines in September)
- NEH Fellowship - non-residential sabbatical support (annual deadline in April)
- NEH Summer Stipend - annual internal deadline in late summer
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers two opportunities to bring international scholars to campus: one for long-term visitors and one for visitors of just a few days.
- Scholar in Residence Program (S-I-R) - annual deadline in mid-October
- Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) - rolling deadline, application should be submitted at least a month before the proposed visit
Here we highlight opportunities to engage in collaboration (pedagogical and otherwise) with colleagues across the college and at other colleges. In particular:
- ACM FaCE Grant - two deadlines per year
- Teagle Foundation's Education for American Civic Life - rolling deadline
- Teagle Foundation's Pathways to the Liberal Arts - rolling deadline
- NEH Humanities Connections - annual deadline in October