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Grant Opportunities



Vol. 6 No. 29 May - September 2015


Bryn Mawr College Deadline – Due in Grants office (electronically) by 5:00 PM on September 10, 2015

NEH Deadline October 1, 2015 for Projects Beginning May 2016

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.

Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

Applications are submitted through and applicants are advised to access that website as soon as they know they have been selected for nomination. The NEH Deadline is October 1, 2015 for Projects Beginning May 2016.

In the last five competitions the Summer Stipends program received an average of 930 applications per year. The program made an average of 81 awards per year, for a funding ratio of 9 percent.

The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from year to year, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from


                                PROPOSALS FUNDED

Assistant Professor of Physics Xuemei Cheng has been awarded an additional $100,000  by the National Science Foundation for the current year of her grant for her project "CAREER: Magnetic Bubble Dynamics in Nanodisks with Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy."

Assistant Professor of Geology Selby Cull has been awarded $115,156 from the National Air and Space Administration for her project "Spectral masking of acid-sulfate mixtures in abandoned mine drainage systems on Earth and comparison to Mars spectral data."

Professor of Biology, Tamara Davis has received notice of a new award in the amount of 319,516 from the National Science Foundation to support her project "RUI: Analysis of Chromatin-level Mechanisms Regulating Genomic Imprinting in Mouse."

Associate Professor of Russian Tom Harte has received a continuing awards for the Bryn Mawr Russian Language Flagship Grant from the National Security Education Program in the amount of 223,065.99.

Professor of Chemistry William Malachowski has been awarded current year funding in the amount of $57,000 by the National Institutes of Health to support his project IDO Inhibitors for Combinatorial Cancer Therapy."

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Djordje Milicivec has received continuing funding of $20,000 from the National Security Agency for his project "

Professor of Psychology Marc Schulz has been awarded continuing funding in the amount of $37,893 from the National Institutes of Health in support of his project entitled Mapping Socioemotional Paths from Family-of-Origina Experiences to Midlife Health"

Professor of Social Work and Social Research Thomas Vartanian has been awarded $35,000 from the Department of Agriculture RIDGE program through Purdue University for his project "Rural and Urban Comparisons of SNAP Participation, Neighborhood Effects, and Food Outlet Availability on Childhood and Adult Time with Normal and Obese Weight: Using the NLSY – Child and Young Adult Sample and the PSID."

Professor of Geology Arlo Weil has been notified that the National Science Foundation has approved an award in the amount of $30,778 to support his project "Fold Form, Strain, and Mechanics at the Whaleback Anticline: New approaches to a classic field locality.  


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