The AAUW "advances educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe." There is a Holland MI branch with "over 65 women who enjoy working together to advance the AAUW mission of promoting equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change."
American Council of Learned Society - $35,000-$60,000
The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
The CIEE mission is one shared by many of us in international education: "to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world." To fulfill that mission, CIEE provides both outbound international education experiences for university students, faculty, and administrators, and study, work, and internship opportunities for people coming into the U.S.
Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Horowitz Foundation - $3000-$5000
The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences, including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies, as well as newer areas such as evaluation research. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance, and to scholars in the initial stages of their career. Awards are not allocated so as to ensure a representative base of disciplines, but are approved solely on merit.
IREX promotes positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
NIMBioS supports several Sabbatical Fellows each year. These individuals come to NIMBioS for a few months to a year with the length of stay determined by the objectives of the proposed project. The Center supports approximately four Fellows/year, but also offers opportunities for shorter-term visits for a larger number of visitors. Fellows may propose to include a mixture of Working Group, Investigative Workshop and outreach activities as part of their effort while in residence, and we encourage applicants to suggest creative ways to expand their expertise while in residence. Fellows are expected to be in residence at NIMBioS in Knoxville and interact with other NIMBioS resident and visiting researchers. Confirmation of the Fellow's sabbatical arrangements with his or her home institution will occur after applicants are selected.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
has announced the 2011 Call for Applications for fellowships being offered through its Comparative Domestic Policy program. This program provides opportunities for practitioners and policy-makers working on economic and social issues at the urban and regional policy levels to meet with their counterparts across the Atlantic and discuss policies and measures that have been implemented.
Simons Foundation (for: Math/Physical Sciences)
The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for the Simons Fellows Programs in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The Fellows Programs provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. The goal of the Simons Fellows Program is to make it easier to take such leaves, or to extend sabbatical leaves by an extra half year.