Funding Hot Sheet January 25, 2019: Promoting music and health research, humanities Ph.D. careers, and more

Promoting research on music and health

To increase our understanding of how music affects the brain, body, and behavior. Then to use that knowledge to develop evidence-based music interventions to enhance health or treat specific diseases and disorders. Projects can also investigate how music is processed by or modifies the brain, or how it affects specific biological functions during childhood development and learning, adulthood, and aging. Projects can also include preliminary interventions that provide a basis for therapeutic intervention.

Sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), this is a $275,000 grant opportunity. 

Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program 

The National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP), has a mission to develop technology that changes current fishing practices and is designed to minimize the bycatch of fish. In addition BREP wants to protect and identify ways to minimize mortality and injury of bycaught species. 

Sponsored by the Department of Commerce, this grant opportunity is up to $250,000. 

What the numbers can tell us about humanities Ph.D. careers

In this article, Emma Pettit, describes the current job market offered to Ph.D. recipients in the Humanities field. The Council of Graduate Schools conducted two surveys and one found that a majority of employed humanities Ph.D.'s were teaching at a higher education institute. Survey recipients were also asked, if given the opportunity to change their education would they? A large majority said no and that they found a lot of value in their degrees. 

View the PDF: January 25, 2019 Hot Sheet