August 9, 2010 Newsletter


    Proposal Submission Reminders:

    OURS standard procedures require approvals on final budgets and project descriptions from department chairs and college dean prior to proposal submission. Proposals for which proper approvals are not obtained may not be submitted, at the OURS discretion, or may be withdrawn if they are submitted in order to meet a deadline. Applicants can access the internal approval form at Please note that each department and college may have its own internal requirements regarding proposal review lead times; please check to be sure you are complying with your own unit’s procedures as well.

    OURS requests notification of intent to submit at least two weeks prior to the agency deadline so that OURS staff can assist with application preparation and review. All proposals will require signature on behalf of the University, which entails careful review for terms and conditions, University financial, time, and other obligations, and compliance issues. Adequate lead time allows OURS to secure necessary approvals and provide appropriate administrative support on all proposal submissions.

    When submitting proposals via, please be aware that OURS maintains registration for the campus. Like with all proposals, applicants will need to notify and work with OURS in getting proposals submitted through the standard procedures referenced above. For submission, OURS must have the final complete proposal, with all required attachments, no later than 48 hours prior to the agency deadline. Due to the higher possibility of technical difficulties with this submission engine, the OURS cannot guarantee that proposals received later than 48 hours prior to the deadline will be submitted on time.

    Please direct any questions regarding these reminders to the Office of University Research Services, 4-2236 or

    Institutional, University Wide, or Cross-Disciplinary Opportunities

    Scholarly Editions and Translations

Agency:     National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline:   October 28, 2010

Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a maximum of three years.

Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.

Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. Translation projects should also explain the approach adopted for the particular work to be translated. Editions and translations produced with NEH support contain scholarly and critical apparatus appropriate to the subject matter and format of the edition. This usually means introductions and annotations that provide essential information about the form, transmission, and historical and intellectual context of the texts and documents involved.

Proposals for editions of foreign language materials in the original language are eligible for funding, as well as proposals for editions of translated materials.

Sample narratives from successful grant applications are available under the Program Resources section of the sidebar at the link below. You may request additional samples by sending an e-mail message to

Awards are made for at least one year up to a maximum of three years and normally range from $50,000 to $100,000 per year. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant’s preference and the availability of funds. The use of federal matching funds is encouraged. Federal matching funds are released on a one-to-one basis when a grantee secures gift funds from eligible third parties. Although cost sharing is not required, NEH is rarely able to support the full costs of projects approved for funding. In most cases, NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations grants cover no more than 80 percent of project costs. The balance of the costs is to be borne by the applicant’s institution or other sources. Previously funded editions seeking further support should expect a progressively larger share of the costs to be assumed by the host institution or third parties.


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    Academic Research Applications

Agency:      Borchard Foundation
October 15, 2010

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging underwrites an Academic Research Grant Program to further scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly. Each grant recipient is required to publish an article on the subject of their research in a reputable journal.

The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that:

  • Analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to the elderly; or

  • anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs for the elderly necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elderly populations, by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments.

Scholars in the fields of health, law, medicine and sociology have been awarded grants. Topics are demonstrated by past recipients.

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging awards up to 4 grants of $20,000 each year. Selections are made on or about December 15. The award period runs from January 1 through December 30 following the selection announcements.


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