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Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA)

Awards for Faculty

Winthrop faculty who have questions about national awards, need help finding awards not listed here, or require assistance preparing an application, are welcome to contact ONCA to ask questions or request an appointment with Dr. Leslie Bickford, ONCA Director. 

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Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars

Description: The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars. The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. 

Eligibility: Varies by program
More information
: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars
ONCA Deadlines: Vary by program

Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowships

Description: The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers several art-related fellowships for scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met collection. The number of fellowships awarded depends upon the funds available; the stipend amount for one year is $40,000 for senior fellows and $30,000 for pre-doctoral fellows, with up to an additional $5,000 for travel.

Eligibility: Senior fellowships are intended for those who hold a PhD on the date of application and for well-established scholars. Others fellowship applicants should hold a PhD or be enrolled in an advanced degree program in art or an art-related field. Specific requirements/preferences vary by award.
Information: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/fellowships
ONCA Deadline: October 15

Phi Kappa Phi Awards and Grants for Professionals

Description: Professionals may be eligible for four of the Society’s award programs: The Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award, Literacy Grants, Love of Learning Awards to help fund post-baccalaureate professional development for members, and the Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award and Artist Award to honor individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their activities, achievements, and scholarship.

Eligibility: Varies by award
Information:
 https://www.phikappaphi.org/grants-awards/professionals#.W-WqkpNKi70
ONCA Deadline:
February 15
Contact: Dr. Leslie Bickford, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University College, Winthrop University, onca@winthrop.edu

 

Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Description: With a deep appreciation for the impact of significant teachers in his life, Robert Foster Cherry, a Baylor University alumnus, made an exceptional estate bequest to establish the Cherry Award program to recognize excellent teachers and bring them in contact with Baylor students. The award recipient will receive a prize of $200,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the fall or spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. To further Baylor University's commitment to great teaching, the winner's home department will receive $25,000. In addition, each of the three finalists chosen in the spring of 2007 will receive $15,000 and will present a series of lectures at Baylor in the fall, as well as a Cherry Award Lecture on his/her home campus. The home department of the finalists will receive $10,000 to foster faculty development.

Eligibility: Open to all outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished for their ability to communicate as classroom teachers.
Application:  www.baylor.edu/cherry_awards.
Approximate ONCA Deadline: November 1

 

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships, Grants, and Internships

Description: Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of support for research and study at a variety of levels in fields actively pursued by its museums, research institutes, and research offices, including Latino and Native American Community Fellowships. Fellowship opportunities include: Senior and Postdoctoral - $35,000 per year; Earth and Planetary Sciences Senior and Postdoctoral - $40,000 per year.

Eligibility: Varies by program
Information: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/ - see "Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study" and "Fellowships"
Approximate ONCA Deadline: January 15


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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