2/27/2015: Business/administrative affairs
The Society for College and University Planning is accepting entries for its Excellence Awards Program. The organization recognizes excellence in planning, design, and implementation. Share with other higher education planners why and how your plan, facility, addition, renovation, or landscape is worthy of recognition and how your experience can help them. Visit the SCUP's website for more details.
Web site: http://www.scup.org/2015Awards
The Textile Society of America is accepting nominations for the R. L. Shep Ethnic Textile Book Award for books published in 2014. The award consists of a cash prize, funded by an endowment established by R. L. Shep in 2000. Nominations are open to English-language books (including bilingual publications in which all essential information appears in English). For the purpose of the award, "ethnic" textiles are defined as the non-industrial textiles of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Native and Latin America, as well as those in identifiable cultural groups in Europe and North America. Books of a variety of formats, including monographs, anthologies, and exhibition catalogs may be nominated. Original, scholarly research that is clearly communicated is the principal criteria for the prize-winning book. Author-nominated works are welcome. Visit the organization's website for more details.
Web site: http://textilesocietyofamerica.org/opportunities/call-for-nominations-r-l-shep-ethnic-textile-book-award
3/1/2015: Social and behavioral sciences
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to support research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in April. The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States. The grants program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a congressional research grant. Visit the center's website for more details.
Web site: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRGs.htm