NEA’s Guidelines for Research projects are now posted on the NEA’s website at http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/Research/index.html
Grants are available in this new category for research projects to analyze the value and impact of the arts in the United States. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $30,000 and while they do not require matching funds, applicants are expected to provide some cash or in-kind services in support of the project. The deadline is November 8, 2011.
A press release announcing the opportunity may be found here: http://www.nea.gov/news/news11/Research-Art-Works.html