Funding Opportunities

New College encourages its faculty to seek funding from many different sources outside of the school itself.

2018-2019 Call for Seed Grant proposals:

The Provost’s Office and the Office of Research Programs & Services (ORPS) announces the 2018-2019 call for seed grant proposals on Collaborative Teaching and Research. This year’s fund seeks to support teaching and/or research within or across academic disciplines. One-time funding will be granted to teams of faculty members to develop innovative teaching models, curricula, research or a combination of any of these for academic year 2019-2020.

Faculty members, including librarians and others with instructional responsibilities are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted electronically at by Oct. 31, 2018 and all applicants will be notified of funding decisions by Dec. 3, 2018.

Provost Feldman and I look forward to receiving your proposals. For more information, please refer to the attached full announcement, proposal format template and budget template. Feel free to address your questions to Lee Ann Rodriguez at or 941-487-4649.

New College encourages its faculty to seek funding from many different sources outside of the school itself, and we think that these tools and organizations might be helpful in doing so. Here are a few helpful tools to do so:

American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Visiting Scholars Program

Cornell University, Society for the Humanities

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, Postdoctoral Awards
(Administered by the National Academies of Science)

Mellon: Center for the Humanities at Tufts

Mellon: Columbia University, Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Mellon: Cornell Society for the Humanities

Mellon: Folger Shakespeare Library

Mellon: Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies

Mellon: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Mellon: Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Mellon: Penn Humanities Forum

Mellon: Rhodes University

Mellon: Rice University, Humanities Reseach Center

Mellon: Stanford Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities

Mellon: The Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University

Mellon: The John Carter Brown Library

Mellon: The Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth

Mellon: The Massachusetts Historical Society

Mellon: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mellon: The Newberry Library

Mellon: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Mellon: University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute

Mellon: Washington University, Program in Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Mellon: Wesleyan University, Center for the Americas

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art – UK

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (affiliated with University of Toronto)

Princeton University, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

The Michigan Society of Fellows

The University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

Yale University, Library Fellowship Programs

NSF – National Science Foundation

NIH – The National Institutes of Health

AAA – The American Anthropological Association

AHA – American Historical Association

APA – American Psychological Association

APSA – American Political Science Association


NYFA – New York Foundation for the Arts

PND – Philanthropy News Digest


Update: PIVOT subscription will end on November 30, 2017. For users that found PIVOT useful and relied on PIVOT information, please reach out to ORPS Director Lee Ann Rodriguez at, who will identify alternate ways to provide the resources you require for your grant seeking efforts. 


Now Available: Pivot–funding and collaboration connected like never before!

We’re excited to let you know that our organization now has Pivot.

Log on at using your New College email to start taking advantage of all that Pivot offers.

Pivot focuses on the ability to identify and connect with funding opportunities and with other researchers—locally and globally. It combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities  with a unique database of millions of scholar profiles.

There are two ways for you to access PIVOT. The first is simple, if you’re using a computer that’s connected to the NCF wifi you just have to go to The webpage should look like this if you do.

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The other way isn’t much harder, you just have to make an account using your New College email, and then you can log in to that PIVOT account from anywhere. To do so, just click the “sign up” button in the upper right hand corner of the screen and then fill out the form.

The other advantage of having an account with PIVOT is that you are able to make a profile for yourself. On your profile you’re able to specify from which areas of study you wish to receive funding opportunities. After doing this, PIVOT will create a list of possible opportunities for you that you can access any time when you log into your account.

When searching PIVOT, it’s a good idea to use the advanced search options to get results as customized as possible.  Here’s a guide to help you get acquainted with the advanced search and related tools.

For more information on PIVOT, check out this helpful guide, which can be found at this link, or can be downloaded here for offline viewing.

Happy searching! Please reach out to for any assistance you might require.

Lee Ann Rodriguez, Director Office of Research Programs & Services