Selected Fellowships & Funding in the Humanities : Sheet1
|Albee Foundation, Edward F.|
|4 wk (June-August) or 6 wk residencies (September-mid-October) at the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center available for visual artists and writers (fiction, plays/screenplays, poetry) closer to the start of their careers; no charge, no stipend, residents are responsible for their food, travel, and other expenses. |
Applications are not being accepted for 2022/2023. Check back in spring 2023 for updates.
|Montauk, NY||talent and need are the only requirements||Mar. 1|
|Albright Institute of Archaeological Research|
|Fellowship terms vary from one to up to six months and come with a stipend that is used in part for room/board at the Albright. Open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the twenty-first century. Fields of study include: archaeology, assyriology, anthropology, biblical studies, art history, epigraphy, historical geography, literature, and religion. Applications from scholars and graduate students in related disciplines, including museum studies, cultural heritage, and preservation, pursuing projects that focus on contemporary engagement with the pre-modern past are also welcome.||$3,000-$70,000||Jerusalem||varies||Jan.|
|American Academic Research Institute in Iraq|
|research grants for postdoctoral scholars conducting feasible research on Iraq-related topics to be conducted outside of Iraq and the US; grant may be used for any research-related expenses or supplies, including the costs of books, photocopying or microfilm copies, film, miscellaneous stationery items, and travel costs. Joint projects with Iraqi citizens in Iraq will also be considered.||up to $7,000||outside the US||U.S. citizen||May. 28|
|American Academy in Berlin|
|6 wk-1 yr residential fellowships for emerging and established scholars wishing to engage in independent study in Berlin|
For the upcoming 2022/23 academic year, the Academy plans to move forward in ways both safe and appropriate, as determined by German public health authorities. We are hopeful that in-person programming will again be possible and safe.
|$5,000/mo; also round-trip airfare, housing & partial board||Berlin||X||must be permanently based in the U.S.||Sep. 27|
|American Academy in Rome - Rome Prize|
|Rome Prize (11 mo. residency) available to scholars in ancient studies, architecture, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, musical composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, & visual arts; half-term fellowships (lasting about 5-months) are offered in design; applicants in architecture, historic preservation & conservation, and landscape architecture may choose either full- or half-term fellowships. NEH postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and/or modern Italian studies) also available.||half-term: $16,000|
|Rome, Italy||Rome Prize: U.S. citizen|
NEH Fellowship: U.S. citizen or U.S. resident of at least 3 years
|Nov. 1 or Nov.15|
|American Academy in Rome - Affiliated Fellowships|
|3-6 mo. Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship for untenured scholars at the beginning of their careers wishing to conduct research in Italy or Greece. Award location alternates annually. Projects may focus on any period of study in the humanities, although preference will be given to topics dealing with classical antiquity.|
4-6 mo. Terra Foundation Fellowship for postdoctoral or senior scholars to conduct research on American art and visual culture (not including architecture) prior to 1980. Topics dealing with Italian–American exchanges and requiring first-hand exposure to collections and archives in Rome and its vicinity will be given priority.
|Broneer: up to $30,000|
|Broneer: Rome, Italy or Athens, Greece|
Terra: Rome, Italy
|Broneer: ASCSA member||Broneer: Mar. 15|
Terra: Nov. 15
|Academy of American Poets|
|The Academy of American Poets First Book Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid 6-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members.|
The Ambroggio Prize is a $1,000 publication prize given for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation. The winning manuscript is published by Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, publisher of literary works, scholarship, and art books by or about U.S. Hispanics. Established in 2017, the Ambroggio Prize is the only annual award of its kind in the US that honors American poets whose first language is Spanish.
|Applicant must be: U.S. citizen, resident of the US for ten yrs prior to the submission deadline, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS)||First Book: Nov. 1|
Ambroggio: Feb. 15
|American Antiquarian Society|
|1 yr Hench fellowships, 4-12 mo. AAS-NEH fellowships, & 1-2 mo. short-term fellowships available to scholars who wish to use the AAS library. The AAS collection of printed materials spans from first contact through 1876 in what is now the US, the West Indies, and parts of Canada. 4 wk fellowships also available for creative and performing artists and writers whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. |
Due to the COVID pandemic, the Society has suspended the 2021 application process for all short-term fellowships. Fellowships will be tenable for 2022-23.
short-term & creative: $1,850/mth
|Worcester, MA||Hench & AAS-NEH: PhD no more than 3 years out||Hench & creative: Oct.|
AAS-NEH & short-term: Jan.
|American Association of University Women|
|1 yr postdoctoral research fellowships; summer/short-term research publication grants support preparatory research for publication for part-time and tenure-track faculty; open to scholars who identify as women in all fields of study.||Publication grant: $6,000|
Postdoctoral research fellowship: $30,000
|US citizen or permanent resident, woman, pre-tenure||Nov. 1|
|American Center for Mongolian Studies|
|field research grants available for scholars who wish to conduct short-term research projects in Mongolia between May & Oct.; 3 weeks minimum; must have an identified Mongolian institution or individual who will serve as research sponsor in Mongolia; undergrads highly encouraged to submit joint applications with faculty members; 6 weeks minimum for joint student-faculty projects. Projects in any field, including humanities, sciences and social sciences, are eligible.||individual award: up to $4,000|
joint award: up to $8,000
|Mongolia||US citizen||Feb. 15|
|American Center of Oriental Research|
|10 mo. NEH Fellowships for scholars conducting research in modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Research topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies.|
2-6 mo. ACOR-CAORC Postdoctoral Fellowships for postdoctoral scholars pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Middle East.
ACOR-CAORC: up to $32,400
|Amman, Jordan||NEH: US citizen or foreign national w/residency of 3 yrs or more|
ACOR-CAORC: US citizen
|American Council of Learned Societies|
|several fellowships available for professors of various ranks in the humanities & related social sciences; digital extension grants available for digitally based research projects||fellowships: varies, depends on faculty rank|
digital extension: up to $150,000
digital extension: Dec. 15
|American Councils for International Education|
|Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program: 3-9 mo. grants available to support faculty and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent, U.S. policy-relevant research in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe, while increasing proficiency in languages of the region||$7,000-$25,000||Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine||US citizen||Oct. 1|
|American Historical Association|
|Several research grants and two fellowships available for advancing the study and exploration of history in a diverse number of subject areas.|
4 named research grants are available for research in the history of the US, Canada, and Latin America; colonial American history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations; research in US legal history and in the general field of law and society, broadly defined; and research in the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa, respectively. Grants may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses
2-3 mo. J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History supports significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history.
6-9 mo. Fellowship in Aerospace History supports significant scholarly research projects in aerospace history. These fellowships grant the opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management.
|research grants: $1,500 max|
|Jameson: Washington, DC||aerospace: US citizen or permanent resident|
Jameson: PhD no more than 7 years out
research grants: non-tenured faculty preferred; must be AHA member
|research grants: Feb. 15|
Aerospace: Apr. 1
Jameson: Apr. 30
|American Institute for Indonesian Studies|
|AIFIS-CAORC Research Fellowships (at least 6 wks) for scholars wishing to conduct research in Indonesia; in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian studies. AIFIS encourages applications for projects that foreground collaboration with Indonesian counterparts as well as that produce open source content for public dissemination and/or curriculum development. These grants can be applied toward travel, accommodation and support of research activities in Indonesia.|
It is recommended that candidates have significant facility in Indonesian language.
|$6,000||Indonesia||U.S. citizen or permanent resident||Mar. 10|
|American Institute for Maghrib Studies|
|1-3 mo. (or longer) research grants for scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia.|
AIMS recognizes that disruptions caused by the coronavirus global pandemic may continue to affect academic endeavors, and that travel to the Maghrib might be in flux. Mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in combination with available levels of preventions and treatments for coronavirus disease, pre-existing health conditions, and travel restrictions may alter travel plans. While funds cannot be used past the funding cycle, AIMS understands that travel plans may shift. Following receipt of an award, AIMS will work with fellows to confirm their travel plans.
|1-3 mo.: up to $6,000|
over 3 mo.: up to $15,000
|Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia||U.S. citizen|
must be AIMS member
|American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies|
|2-6 mo. research fellowships for social scientists and humanities scholars with an interest in Sri Lanka or who wish to contribute to the understanding of Sri Lankan history, culture, or society||$3,700/mo.||Sri Lanka||up to $2,000||US citizen||Dec. 1|
|American Institute for Yemeni Studies|
|Up to $6,000 available for scholars in any discipline conducting research on Yemen. Collaborative or group projects are also invited.|
Although there is currently a travel ban for using AIYS fellowships for funds within Yemen, a project related to Yemen involving research outside of Yemen or the United States can be funded. For example, it would be possible access documents on Yemen in the archives of Great Britain or Yemeni manuscripts in a European library, interview members of the Yemeni diaspora, etc.
|up to $5,000||US citizen||Mar. 15|
|American Institute of Afghanistan Studies|
|John F. Richards Fellowship Program provides research fellowships & Afghanistan travel fellowships for short-term research or other scholarly projects that will advance the knowledge of Afghanistan. Research fellowships are available to scholars of all levels; scholars may not use these funds for travel to, from, or within Afghanistan and may not use these funds to conduct research within the US.|
The Afghanistan Travel Fellowships are open to senior scholars only* and supports travel to Afghanistan.
*a scholar or practitioner who holds a tenure-track or tenure-equivalent position at a higher education institution, or an individual or independent scholar who can demonstrate significant experience in research or academic activity.
|research fellowship: up to $6,000|
travel fellowship: up to $3,000
|travel fellowship: Afghanistan||must be AIAS member|
research fellowship: US citizen
travel fellowship: US citizen, US permanent residents, non-US citizens with a US institutional appointment
|American Institute of Bangladesh Studies|
|2-12 mo. senior research fellowships available for scholars interested in conducting research involving Bangladesh.|
Due to potential security concerns in Bangladesh, all scholars must carry out research in a country other than Bangladesh or the US. You may include a secondary plan for research in Bangladesh, on the chance the travel advisory changes by the time you conduct your research (include the secondary plan in the narrative of your proposal).
|$1,400/mo.||up to $2,500||US citizen; must be AIBS member||Mar. 1|
|American Institute of Indian Studies|
|long-term (9 mo.) & short-term (4 mo.) fellowships for scholars specializing in South Asia to pursue further research in India & to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution||long-term: $1,054/mth|
|American Philosophical Society|
|Franklin Research Grant: supports the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.|
Phillips Fund: supports research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental US and Canada (such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees)
1-3 mo. residential fellowships at the APS Library & Museum: open to scholars in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library & Museum’s collections for their project. APS holdings include works on history of the American Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, Native American languages and culture, and the development of American anthropology
1 mo digital humanities residential fellowship for scholars, at all stages of their careers, for projects that: 1) utilize the APS’s Library holdings to advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship.
|Franklin: up to $6,000|
Phillips: up to $3,500
|fellowships: Philadelphia||Franklin & Phillips: junior scholars w/recent PhDs preferred||Franklin: Oct. 1 & Dec. 2|
Phillips: Mar. 2
fellowships: Mar. 6
|American Research Center in Egypt|
|Antiquities Endowment Fund: awards 1 yr & 3 yr grants for discrete and highly focused professional projects that serve the conservation, preservation and documentation needs of Egyptian antiquities that are more than 100 years old.|
3-6 wk research grants open to U.S. citizen postdoctoral, adjunct, community college, HBCU/MSI faculty, and visiting or independent scholars whose access to institutional funding for research travel may be limited.
3-12 mo. ARCE-CAORC Research Fellowships support postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars at museums, universities and institutions worldwide who are US citizens.
4 mo. ARCE-NEH Research Fellowship: supports postdoctoral scholars wishing to conduct research in Egypt.
Eligible fields of study for both fellowships include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, art history, comparative literature, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, ethnomusicology, gender studies, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, music, political science, & religious studies.
|AEF: up to $100,000/yr|
research grant: $2,640
|Egypt||X||member of ARCE|
research grant & ARCE-CAORC: US citizen
ARCE-NEH: US citizen or 3 yr resident of US
AEF: Feb. 20
|American Research Institute in Turkey|
|ARIT Research Postdoctoral Fellowships: supports up to 1 year of research in ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences|
NEH-ARIT Research Fellowships: supports 4 momths to 1 year of advanced research in all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. Research projects must be carried out in Turkey.
ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul: supports 8 weeks of intensive advanced study of Turkish language and culture at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul; fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.
|Turkey||NEH: US citizen or 3 yr resident of US|
summer: US citizen or permanent resident
|ARIT & NEH-ARIT: Nov. 1|
summer: Feb. 3
|research grants available for scholars to pursue 1 to 3 mounths of research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country; open to all disciplines; team projects also eligible||up to $5,000||Scandinavia||US citizen or permanent resident; some knowledge of the host country's language||Nov. 1|
|American School of Classical Studies at Athens|
|postdoctoral and senior scholar fellowships available to cover some of the costs of the ASCSA's various interdisciplinary programs on the study of Greece from antiquity to the present day||$250/wk- |
|American Society for Theatre Research|
|Several awards, grants, fellowships, and prizes available to support and recognize outstanding scholarship in theatre and performance studies||varies||varies||Feb. 15|
|Archaelogical Institute of America|
|Five named fellowships that support travel in Europe & the Mediterranean & research in several particular aspects of archaeology; DAI Fellowship for Study in Berlin supports scholarship on various aspects of archaeology and promotes contact between North American & German archaeologists; grants also available for excavation, site preservation and publication||fellowships: $2,000-$24,000; field work grants: up to $50,000|
publication grants: $3,000 or $5,000
|DAI Fellowship: Berlin||varies||varies|
|Arteles Creative Center|
|several 1-2 mo. themed residencies available for emerging and professional artists, creatives and interesting individuals including visual artists, new media artists, musicians, performing artists, designers, writers, psychologists, philosophers, and scientists, depending on the residency; residency fees: 1950€/mth; financial aid available||financial aid available for those in need pays 40% of residency fee||Hämeenkyrö, Finland||varies|
|Residencies available for architects, artists, composers, dance artists, musicians, and writers:|
Architects: 2 wk winter residency
Artists: 4 wk summer residency
Composers & Musicians: 2.5 wk summer residency
Dance Artists: 3 wk summer residency
Writers & Translators: 1 wk to 2 mth fall residency
|fully funded except for travel||Ghent, NY||Jan. 2|
|Asian Cultural Council|
|1-6 mo. fellowships for artists and humanities scholars to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Macau SAR, Philippines, and Taiwan; disciplines supported include archaeology, film/video, architecture, literature (for projects to & from Japan only), art history, arts administration, museum studies, arts criticism, music, conservation, photography, theatre, curation, visual art & dance; fellowship grants are process-oriented, not product-oriented & are intended for exploration, not exhibition; ACC funds may only be used for activities that involve travel between one or more eligible countries / regions.|
In 2023, ACC will only accept applications from individuals and non-profit organizations based in China, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
|varies, depending on destination & length of fellowship||China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Macau SAR, Philippines, Taiwan||permanent resident or citizen of US or eligible country within Asia; proposed project must take place outside of applicant's home country||Nov. 7|
|Associated Kyoto Program|
|semester-long faculty fellowships for teaching and research at the AKP Center; open to Japan specialists and scholars who wish to increase the quality and extent of the Japan component in courses they teach at their home institution; no knowledge of the Japanese language is required for non-specialists; applications from Japan specialists in such fields as anthropology, art history, economics, history, literature, media studies, political science, religion, sociology, and theatre encouraged.||$30,000||Kyoto, Japan||~$500 research funds||Jun. 14|
|Association for Asian Studies|
|several grant programs available for scholars with interests in Korea, Japan, China, or Inner Asia; grants available for conference/workshop/seminar creation, research travel, book/article translation||max: $5,000||varies, some grants require AAS membership; Japan Studies grant requires American citizenship and permanent U.S. residency||Feb.1 |
|Baecke Institute, Leo|
|1 yr Westheimer career development fellowship available for pre-tenure scholars whose proposed work deals with topics within the Leo Baecke Institute’s mission, namely historical or cultural issues of the Jewish experience in German-speaking lands||$20,000||applicant not yet tenured||Mar. 1|
|Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies|
|10-12 months of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin open to junior scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Research can be for revision of dissertation and/or new project.||Berlin Program Postdoc: €1,600/mth|
Kade Postdoc: $20,000
|Berlin||postdoc: up to €1,200||PhD no more than 2 years out|
postdoc: US & Canadian citizens, permanent & long-term residents
Kade Fellowship: US citizen
adequate German competence
|Bibliographical Society of America|
|short-term, senior, and topical fellowships supporting bibliographical inquiry & research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history; eligible projects may range chronologically from clay tablets & papyrus rolls to contemporary literary texts & born-digital materials; topics relating to books & manuscripts in any field & of any period are eligible for consideration as long as they include analysis of the physical object – that is, the handwritten, printed, or other textual artifact – as historical evidence. Projects may include establishing a text or studying the history of book or manuscript production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Fellowship awards may be used to fund travel to collections & other expenses associated with research into the topic for which the award was made.||$1,500-$6,000||for 2020: US citizens or residents||Nov. 1|
|Blue Mountain Center|
|4-wk residencies available for creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists who do not require exceptional facilities during summer & early fall; no cost. BMC is particularly interested in fine work that evinces social and ecological concern and is aimed at a general audience. Women, minorities, LGBTQ individuals, and activists are encouraged to apply.||Blue Mountain Lake, NY||$25 application fee||Feb. 1|
|~1 mo. residential fellowships for scholars and artists working in the fields of archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and visual arts. Residencies scheduled during academic year.||full room and board||Bogliasco, Italy||applicant must demonstrate significant achievement in their chosen discipline, commensurate with their age and experience.|
$30 application fee
|Brown Library, John Carter|
|short-term (2-4 mos.) and long-term (5-10 mos.) residential research fellowships available for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, & Native American engagement ; the JCB Library's collection consists of primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America, before 1825.|
short-term African Americas Fellowships available for scholars researching the history of Africans and their social, cultural, and intellectual legacies in the New World
4 mo. Hodson Trust –John Carter Brown Library Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. Fellowship is divided into 2 parts – 2 months of research at the JCB Library during the academic year and 2 months of writing at the C.V. Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown, MD during the following summer.
|Providence, RI; Chestertown, MD||Hodson: Mar. 15|
all others: Dec. 1
|Brown University Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women|
|1 yr residential postdoctoral fellowship for scholars from any field whose research relates to the center's annual theme; underrepresented minorities and international scholars are encouraged to apply.||$50,000 + $1,500 for research expenses||Providence, RI||must be untenured; PhD must be from institutions other than Brown University and no more than 5 years old||Dec. 5|
|Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts|
|3 wk no-cost residencies available for writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians and composers; Winter/Spring (January-May) and Summer/Fall (June through mid-November) sessions. Room and board provided.||room & board||Saratoga, WY||$40 application fee||Mar. 1 |
|Canadian Association for the History of Nursing|
|Research grants available for scholars conducting research on the history of outpost nursing in Canada with priority to the Canadian circumpolar regions (north of 60 degrees parallel); funds are intended to cover the actual costs of conducting & disseminating research that is primarily intended for publication.||up to $7,000 Canadian||initial email inquiry required||Mar. 15|
|Camargo Core Program: 6-11 week residential fellowships in fall and spring for arts & humanities scholars working on French and Francophone cultures, or cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region; visual artists, creative writers, film/video/new media directors, playwrights, composers, choreographers, and multidisciplinary artists encouraged to apply; collaborative projects welcome.|
EHESS at Camargo: 4-week residency for scholars and artists working on development of projects at the interface between the social sciences and all areas of the arts.
|Cassis, France||basic transpor-|
|CCP: Research should be at a stage that does not require resources unavailable in the Marseille-Cassis-Aix region or online.|
EHESS: artists must be from abroad; scholars must belong to an EHESS (French Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities) lab; application must be written in French.
|Center for Chinese Studies|
|Research Grant Program to Assist Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies: 1 mo.-1 yr research grants for scholars working in Chinese studies-related departments||NT40,000-NT60,000||Taiwan||round-trip travel to Taiwan||May 31|
|Center for Creative Photography|
|small residential fellowships for scholars researching the work of Milton Rogovin, Josef Breitenbach, Edward Weston, Kenneth Botto, and Todd Walker; small residential fellowship also available for scholars wishing to promote new knowledge about photography and the history of photography; advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline encouraged to apply||up to $5,000||Tucson, AZ||Jan. 15|
|Center for Khmer Studies|
|long-term (6-11 mo.) and short-term (up to 4 mo.) senior research fellowships open to US, Cambodian, and French scholars (or EU citizens holding a French degree) in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to pursue further research focusing on Cambodia only, or Cambodia within a regional context; scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia. Fellows are given direct funding for their research, access to CKS in-country resources, and provided with logistical support and contacts while in-country.||varies, depending on scale of research topic||Cambodia, southeast Asia||Cambodian, French, or US citizen (or EU citizen w/a French degree||Nov. 15|
|Center for Philosophy of Science - University of Pittsburgh|
|visiting fellowships for scholars studying the philosophy of science: 1-2 sem. visiting fellowships, 2 sem. postdoctoral fellowships, & 2 sem. senior fellowships||senior: $65,000|
|Pittsburgh||PhD in philosophy or history and philosophy of science required for all applicants|
senior: must be tenured with a significant record of noteworthy scholarship
postdoc: PhD no more than 5 years out
|Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange|
|research grants (up to 2 yrs) and 1 yr scholar grants available to faculty conducting research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences; priority given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan; projects on Taiwan studies are especially encouraged.|
Note: Due to the continuing and serious impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel, the Foundation will not accept any Conference Grant applications and Doctoral and Master’s Students for Short-term Overseas Research Grant applications scheduled for submission in 2021.
|scholar grants: up to $20,000-$35,000|
research grants: no max given
|Clark Art Institute, Sterling and Francine|
|several 1-10 mo. residential fellowships available to scholars with projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture; scholars must hold one public lecture and/or a small individual seminar||up to $30,000/sem.||Williamstown||PhD or equivalent professional experience required||Oct. 15|
|Clements Library - University of Michigan|
|5 short-term research fellowships (ranging from 1 week to a minimum of 2 months) for scholars broadly interested in American history or specifically interested in American print culture before 1900. Also available are digital fellowships, which support research by grad. students, faculty, or independent researchers working remotely on any topic that can be supported by digitized library materials||$1,000-$10,000||Ann Arbor, MI|
(digital fellowship: nonresidential)
|Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition|
|Biennial research grant for researchers to pursue or continue feminist projects that relate to the mission of CFSHRC; activities funded include but are not limited to archival research, translation, interview transcription, and digital archivization and/or digital project development.|
NOTE: Next deadline for grants will be December 15, 2021.
|up to $700||must be CFSHRC member||Dec. 15|
|College Art Association of America|
|Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grants offer US-based scholars working on American art & visual culture prior to 1980 the opportunity to conduct research abroad. Grant funding is available for projects that require study of materials outside the US & that will enable scholars to: discover new primary source material; experience works of art first-hand in museums & private collections; make contact with artists, critics, art dealers, archivists, curators, & university scholars; consult archives & library collections outside the US; and/or establish professional networks for future research.|
Architecture and commercial film/animation not eligible.
This program is subject to change pending COVID-19 travel restrictions.
|up to $9,000||Jan. 15|
|Cornell University Society for the Humanities Fellowships|
|1 yr Society Fellowships available for scholars whose research is applicable to each year's annual theme (e.g., 2020/21: fabrication)||$52,000||Ithaca, NY||must have one or more years of teaching experience||Oct. 1|
|Council of American Overseas Research Centers - Multi-Country Fellowship Program|
|The CAORC Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates & scholars who have already earned their Ph.D.; preference given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. |
Please note that travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan (senior scholars may be permitted to travel to Lahore and Islamabad subject to approval), and Yemen.
|up to $11,000||varies||X||U.S. citizen||Jan. 23|
|Council of American Overseas Research Centers - NEH Senior Research Fellowship|
|4-6 mo. research fellowship available for scholars conducting advanced research in the humanities (any research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered); scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.||$5,000/mo.||see description for list of eligible countries||U.S. citizen or foreign nationals who have resided in the U.S. for three years||Jan. 23|
|Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers|
|9 mo. research fellowship; grants access to New York Public Library's humanities and social sciences resources||up to $75,000||New York City||Sep. 25|
|Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute|
|9 mo. postdoctoral fellowship for scholars wishing to conduct research on Cypriot prehistory (from the first visitors to the transition to the Iron Age).|
1 mo. CAARI Scholar In Residence available to scholars who would ideally come to Cyprus during the academic year, & be available in evenings and weekends to mentor younger scholars working there, in return for 50% reduction in residency rate.
scholar in residence: 50% reduction in residency rate
|Cyprus||postdoc: $1,500||postdoc: PhD no more than 5 years out|
scholar in residence: PhD in archaeology or ancillary field at least 5 years out
|postdoc: Jan. 23|
scholar in residence: Dec. 9
|Davis Center for Historical Studies, Shelby Cullom|
|1 sem.-1 yr fellowships for scholars whose research engages with the center's annual theme; fellows are expected to attend a weekly seminar--the core seminar of the history department--and present a paper from their ongoing projects at one of the seminar's sessions.|
Note: Though the Center is normally able to offer fellowship support for only a single semester, it welcomes the residence of year-long Fellows who combine Center support with funds from elsewhere.
|stipend & research fund depend on applicant's other funding||Princeton, NJ||based on economic need||Dec. 1|
|Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies - Harvard University|
|9 mo. postdoctoral fellowships in history and in literature and culture for scholars working on topics related to the study of Eurasia; scholars with outside funding may apply to become unpaid fellows.||postdoctoral: $43,500||Cambridge, MA||postdoctoral: $2,000 research funding||postdoctoral: PhD no more than 5 years out||Jan. 10|
|Deming Memorial Fund, Barbara|
|Small artist support grants for individual feminist women in the arts; projects must have been begun or are well underway; visual art, fiction and mixed genre grants awarded in even years; nonfiction and poetry grants awarded in odd years.||$500 - $1,500||Jan. 31|
|Du Bois, (W. E. B.) , Institute for African and African American Research - Harvard University|
|1 term or 1 yr fellowships for research in a wide variety of fields related to African and African American Studies|
Note: The Hutchins Center is currently operating remotely.
|avg award: $50,000||Cambridge, MA||Jan.|
|1 yr, 1 sem. or summer research fellowship: available to Byzantine, pre-Columbian, and garden and landscape scholars with a terminal degree|
9 mo. plant humanities fellowship: research and professional development opportunities for early-career scholars who wish to build their skills in the use and integration of digital tools and special collections into their future humanities research and teaching
1 sem. or summer Mellon Fellowships in Urban Landscape Studies or History Teaching: available to cross-disciplinary scholars wishing to study the history and future of urban landscapes through the lenses of democracy, race, identity, and difference or those who wish to focus on landscape history pedagogy through the development of syllabi or course materials
1 mo. research awards and project grants also available; project grants generally support archeological investigation, as well as the recovery, recording, and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost.
|Research and Plant Humanities fellowship: up to $35,000|
Mellon: up to $17,500
research awards: $3,000
project grants: $3,000-$10,000
|Washington, DC||based on need||Plant Humanities: PhD no more than 2 years out||Nov. 1|
Research Awards: Oct. 1 or Mar. 1
|European University Institute|
|1-2 yr Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in the social sciences and humanities |
1 yr Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars researching a topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (main research themes of the RSCAS are Integration, Governance and Democracy; Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and 21st Century World Politics and Europe)
3-10 mo. Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships for established academics with an international reputation to pursue their research in economics, law, history and civilization, or political science
|1st year Weber: €2,000/mth|
2nd & 3rd year Weber: €3,000/mth
|Florence, Italy||X||Max Weber: PhD no more than 5 yrs out|
Jean Monnet: PhD more than 5 yrs out; research should lead to publication
|Braudel: Mar. 30 or Sep. 30|
Weber: Oct. 18
Monnet: Oct. 25
|Europe in the Middle East--The Middle East in Europe (EUME)|
|10-mth postdoctoral fellowships available for scholars of anthropology, art history, history, literature, philology, political science, religion, sociology or Middle Eastern Studies ; research fields include urban change in the Mediterranean & adjacent regions; modern Middle Eastern thought; perspectives on the Qur'an; comparative perspectives on Near Eastern literatures; and Middle Eastern perspectives of secularism, fundamentalism, & religion.||€2,500/mth||Berlin||PhD no more than 7 years out||Jan. 4|
|Folger Shakespeare Library|
|Long-term (9 mths) & short-term (1-3 mths) residential fellowships and 1 mth virtual fellowships available to members of the performing arts community, as well as scholars whose research will benefit from focused engagement with the Folger collections. Folger fellowships support research that advances new scholarly agendas and makes use of Folger's collections of rare books, manuscripts, and art from and about the early modern period.|
UPDATE: In the fall of 2023, the Folger will begin reopening. They are confident that they can bring researchers back to the Folger in January 2024. While the reading room will be open and ready to welcome researchers, it is important to note that it remains unclear when Folger properties will become available to researchers once more.
Residential fellows are expected to inform themselves about, and follow, the most up-to-date public health guidelines in both their place of origin and Washington, DC. All fellows and researchers on-site at the Folger will be required to show proof of vaccination. Please see the Folger’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols for more information. Please note that the COVID-19 policies may shift as the pandemic continues to evolve. Please check back prior to travelling to the Folger for the most recent information. Qualifying COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as details on exceptions and on applying for humanitarian waivers to this requirement, can be found on the CDC website.
|residential: Washington, DC||Dec. 1|
|Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies - University of Michigan|
|1-2 sem. residential fellowships for scholars researching advanced Jewish studies; annual themes provide general parameters guiding individual scholarship, seminars, and major programming||$45,000-$66,000||Ann Arbor, MI||Oct. 15|
|$10,000 prize for outstanding English translations of prose originally written in French; one award in fiction, one in nonfiction||$10,000||book-length submissions & US publications only||May 6|
|Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program|
|2-12 months of international study||varies||worldwide||varies||US citizen||Sep. 15|
|German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)|
|competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any accredited German institution of higher education; opportunities range from funding for conferences to visiting professorships in Germany||varies||Germany||varies||varies||varies|
|Getty Research Institute|
|3-9 mo. Getty Scholar grants; 9 mo. postdoctoral fellowships; & library research grants available to researchers working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences; projects must be related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme.|
3-6 mo. conservation guest scholarships also available for conservators, scientists, architects, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and related fields & wish to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community.
|Getty Scholar: up to $65,000|
research grant: $1,500
conservation scholar: $3,500/mth
|Los Angeles, CA||X||Getty Scholar: established scholar|
postdoctoral: PhD 4 years or younger
conversation scholar: at least 5 years experience in the field of conservation & an established record of publications and other contributions to the field
|Getty Scholar & postdoctoral: Oct. 1|
research grant: Oct. 15
conservation scholar: Nov. 15
|Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History|
|fellowships for scholars working in American history to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City including, but not limited to: Gilder Lehrman Collection, Brooklyn Historical Society, Columbia U. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Morgan Library and Museum, Museum of the City of NY, NY Public Library and NY Historical Society |
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty applying in 2020 will have two years, instead of one, to complete the terms of the award.
|$3,000||New York City||fellow must complete research within a year of award notification||May|
|1 wk named scholarships available for scholars wishing to conduct research among the holdings of the library; collection covers religious studies, arts and humanities, women's ministries, and the interaction of science and theology||depends on need||Hawarden, Wales||£25 non-refundable deposit||Nov. 1|
|Guggenheim Foundation, Harry Frank|
|1-2 yr research grants for scholars in all disciplines conducting research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world; collaborative projects are welcome; priority given to areas & methodologies not receiving adequate attention & support from other funding sources||$15,000-$40,000|
|Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John Simon|
|6-12 mo. fellowship for scholars who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship; grant provides Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.||varies||significant record of publication required||Sep. 16|
|Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences|
|2-8 wk residencies available for creative thinkers in the following disciplines: arts & culture administration, ceramics, culinary arts, dance, music, science, visual arts, and writing||program costs $250/wk; scholarships available for first time residents||Rabun Gap, GA||$30 application fee||Jan. 15, Apr. 15, Sep. 15|
|Harley Research Trust, J.B.|
|Short-term research fellowship for scholars pursuing advanced research in the history of cartography, who wish to work in London and other parts of the UK; research projects should be concerned with maps as cultural, scientific or artistic artefacts; proposals from early career applicants particularly welcome. Recipients will be expected to be working towards publication and/or other forms of dissemination &, where appropriate, to participate in activities in the history of cartography in the region of their stay.||up to £2,000||UK||Nov. 1|
|Harvard Travellers Club Permanent Fund|
|Grants to foster research and/or exploration that involves travel as part of the project. Grants are made each year to persons with projects that involve intelligent travel and exploration. The travel must be intimately involved with the research and/or exploration.||up to $10,000||Feb. 28|
|Historic New Orleans Collection|
|Woest Fellowships available for scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South; stipend helps to cover travel, housing, and living expenses associated with the fellow’s research project. Housing is not provided.||$4,000||New Orleans||Nov. 15|
|Houghton Library at Harvard University|
|several named residential fellowships (min. 4 wks-not necessarily consecutive) for scholars w/research interests in visual arts of the theatre, American history, manuscripts, printing and graphic arts, publishing, Samuel Johnson, or dance and music in the theatre; 1-12 mo. Pantzer Fellowship for research in descriptive bibliography.||various fellowships: $3,600|
Pantzer Fellowship: $3,600/mo.; up to $43,200
|Cambridge, MA||Jan. 15|
|Howard Foundation, George A. and Eliza Gardner|
|1 yr fellowships available for scholars working on independent projects in selected fields; support targeted specifically to early mid-career individuals who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Fellowships are offered in a five-year sequence of fields and are particularly intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves.||$35,000||"early mid-career;" must be living & working in the US||Nov. 1|
|Humboldt Foundation, Alexander von|
|prestigious research fellowships; varied opportunities for faculty at all levels||varies||Germany||X||varies||varies|
|several short- and long-term fellowships at this independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine; travel grants also available to scholars conducting research in a library or archive abroad in any of the fields in which Huntington collections are strong.||short-term: $4,000/mo.|
San Marino, CA
|Institute for Advanced Study - School of Historic Studies|
|1 sem. to 1 yr fellowships supporting scholarship in all fields of historic research in the humanistic disciplines, but concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, and modern international relations.||1 sem: up to $39,000|
1 yr: up to $78,000
|Princeton||PhD more than two years old; substantial publication record||Oct. 15|
|Institute for Advanced Study - School of Social Science|
|1 yr fellowships for junior & senior faculty in a wide range of fields, notably political theory, economics, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and literature||up to $75,000||Princeton||Nov. 1|
|Institute of Advanced Study - Durham University|
|up to 20, 3-mth fellowships available for scholars in any academic field wishing to address themes of global significance; annual themes||£3,000/mo.||Durham, England||X||must be nominated by a Durham academic; must have well-established/strongly emerging international reputation, have made major contributions to their field, & can provide evidence of research leadership &/or public impact||nominations: Jul. 13|
|Institute for Citizens and Scholars - Career Enhancement Fellowship|
|6 mo.-1-yr fellowship for junior faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities; eligible fields include: anthropology/archaeology; area/cultural/ethnic/gender studies; art history; classics; geography and population studies; English; film, cinema and media studies (theoretical focus); musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory; foreign languages and literatures; history; linguistics; literature; performance studies (theoretical focus); philosophy and political theory; religion and theology; sociology; and theater (theoretical focus). Program open to Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Programs alumni; minority junior faculty: African Americans, Latinos and Latinas, Native Americans, and Native Alaskan; and junior faculty with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, breaking down stereotypes, and promoting cross-racial understanding in their university communities.||up to $30,000||up to $1,500 for research, travel, or publication||Applicants must be: in the third year of the tenure-track teaching appointment when applying; teaching in one of the designated fields; able to accept the Career Enhancement Fellowship in the upcoming academic year; and U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents||Oct. 23|
|Institute for Citizens and Scholars - Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award|
|Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Awards support tenure-track humanities and social sciences faculty who have passed their midpoint review with funds for research assistance. The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. |
Preference given to those whose work echoes and elaborates themes related to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education. Examples might include changing perspectives on civil rights; legal, social, and organizational responses to social change (such as affirmative action or community organizing); women in leadership; single-gender higher education; the history of coeducation in higher education; and the evolution of social institutions and movements from 1900 to the present.
($10,000 for summer research support & $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year)
|Applicants must have passed the standard third-year review and will be in the fourth or fifth year of the tenure-track appointment; evidence of deep campus service and mentoring commitments is also required.||Dec. 2|
|International Institute for Asian Studies|
|up to 10 mo. IIAS fellowships intended for outstanding researchers from around the world to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. IIAS particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters: 'Asian cities', 'Asian Heritages' and 'Global Asia.'|
3-6 mo. Gonda Fund fellowships supports the scholarly study of Sanskrit, other Indian languages and literature, and Indian cultural history by promising young postdoctoral Indologists
|€2000/mo.||Leiden, The Netherlands||IIAS fellowship: up to €1000|
Gonda fellowship: economy class round trip
|IIAS fellowship: Mar. 1|
Gonda fellowship: Apr. 1 or Oct. 1
|International Research Center for Japanese Studies|
|3-12 mo. visiting research scholarships for faculty researching Japanese culture and Japanese studies; must join in at least one team research project, submit a report about trends in Japanese studies in scholar's country, and submit one article to either one of the two Nichibunken journals||up to ¥700,000/mo.||Kyoto, Japan||X||applicant can be no older than 65||Oct. 31|
|Short term (21-59 days) and long-term (2-12 mo.) Japanese studies fellowships for outstanding scholars conducting research related to Japan in the humanities and social sciences |
Long-term: higher priority given to relatively junior scholars and researchers, and to those with less research experience in Japan; short-term: higher priority given to relatively experienced
scholars and researchers who are expected to publish their research results shortly after the completion of their fellowship
plus settling-in and departure allowances, dependent allowance, enrollment fees
|Japan||X||must be citizen or permanent resident of country with diplomatic ties to Japan; must be proficient in either Japanese or English||Nov. 1|
|Japan Society for the Promotion of Science|
|Short-term (14-60 day) and long-term (2-10 mo.) Invitation Fellowships for Research in Japan; program designed to enable Japanese researchers to invite foreign colleagues to Japan to participate in cooperative work and other academic activities; intended to help advance overseas researchers' research activities while promoting science and internationalization in Japan; scholars in all fields of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences welcome||long-term: ¥387,600/mo. + up to ¥150,000 research support|
short-term: ¥18,000/day + up to ¥150,000 research support
|Japan||X||Japanese applicant must be a full-time researcher with a research institution in Japan; invited scholar must be citizen or permanent resident of country with diplomatic ties to Japan||long-term: Sep. 4|
short-term: May 4 or Sep. 4
|1-mth residencies available for visual artists in all media & writers in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry and playwriting||$400/wk||Banner, WY||U.S. residency or citizenship required; must be over 25 years of age; $23 application fee||Jan. 15 or Sep. 15|
|Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania|
|1-2 sem. residential fellowships available for Judaic scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at all levels; research must fit with the center's annual theme||$50,000-$60,000||Philadelphia||X||Oct. 12|
|Kluge Center, John W. (Library of Congress)|
|Several named residential fellowship opportunities available for scholars in the humanities and social sciences|
Kluge Fellowship: 4-11 mo. fellowship for scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law
Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies: up to 11 mo. fellowship for scholars from all disciplines with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century
Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship: 2 mo. fellowship for scholars wishing to conduct research in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle and the Early America collections at the Library of Congress as part of ther Georgian Papers Programme. One month will be spent at the Royal Archives and one month at the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress Article One Fellowship: 6-8 mo. fellowship for scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as law, who wish to conduct research on such topics as the separation of powers, the role of constituent voice in policymaking, diversity and representation in the legislative branch, and institutional reforms to increase congressional capacity.
David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality: 6-12 mo. fellowships for scholars wishing to conduct research in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health.
Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection: up to 8 mo. fellowship for scholars wishing to conduct research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the work of Alan Lomax and the cultural traditions he documented over the course of his 70-year career
Georgian: Washington, DC and Windsor, UK
|Kluge and Larson: PhD no older than 7 yrs|
Larson: US citizen or permanent resident
Article One: Jun. 15
|Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies - University of Notre Dame|
|1-2 sem. visiting research fellowships available for scholars willing to integrate their peace studies research with ongoing Kroc research initiatives: Gender, Intersectionality, Conflict, and Peacebuilding; Sustainable Development and Climate Change; International Mediation; or Peace Studies (open).||untenured fellows: $25,000/sem.|
tenured fellows: $30,000/sem.
|Notre Dame, IN||Jan. 16|
|Landes Memorial Research Fund, Ruth|
|Research grants available for interdisciplinary research & publications on subjects that were of interest to Dr. Landes during her professional and academic career; these included, but were not limited to, aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, immigrant and minority populations, culture and education, language and identity, and religion; Landes conducted fieldwork among Afro-Brazilians, African-Americans in the US, and American Indians, including the Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Sioux.|
Publication subventions are available for work resulting from a Landes Grant.
(As of January 15, 2021, The Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund will pause ALL GRANT MAKING ACTIVITIES, effective until January 15, 2022. No new grants will be made while this program review is underway. Please check back in 2022 to see if our program activities have resumed normal operation.)
|$10,000-$60,000||X||US citizen or permanent resident||none|
|La Napoule Art Foundation|
|Three distinct 1-mo. residency opportunities available for accomplished and emerging artists: interdisciplinary group residencies, themed group residencies, and, for sculptors, the Prix Henry Clews (this last opportunity is by invitation only); lodging and most meals included.||$1,000||Château de La Napoule, France||Sep. 28|
|Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center|
|Long-term (6 mos.) & short-term (up to 3 mos.) fellowships available for scholars whose research on transatlantic slavery can benefit from extended access to the Schomburg Center’s resources; long-term fellowships open to postdoctoral scholars studying the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World; short-term fellowships open to doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, independent researchers, and artists studying the slave trade, slavery, abolition, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.||long-term: $30,000|
|NYC||US citizen, permanent resident or foreign national w/3 yrs+ US residency||Dec. 31|
|Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme, J.S.|
|4-12 mo. fellowships for curators, museum professionals, and academics conducting research, training, and collaborative projects at participating museums and art institutions; fellowship covers accommodations, living expenses, visa expense, round-trip airfare and medical insurance.||varies||participating |
|Levy Center for Biography, Leon - CUNY|
|1 yr residential fellowship for scholars working on a biography; award includes stipend, writing space & full access to research facilities; preference given to those who have not yet published a biography or received fellowships for the writing of a biography||$72,000||NYC||Jan. 4|
|Library Company of Philadelphia|
|4-9 mo. NEH postdoc fellowships; 1-2 sem. PEAES postdoc fellowships; 1 yr Mellon postdoc fellowship in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries; and various 1 mo. short-term fellowships available for scholars conducting research in colonial and US history and culture; the collection documents every aspect of American history and culture through the end of the 19th century|
Davida T. Deutsch/American Trust for the British Library/Library Company fellowship supports a research project drawing on the collections of both the British Library (in any of its departments) and the Library Company; preference given to women who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups & working in the fields of women’s history or African American history.
|Philadelphia||NEH: US citizens & permanent residents only|
Deutsch: underrepresented women
|Short-term & Deutsch: Mar. 1|
NEH & PEAES: Nov. 1
|Lilly Library - Indiana University|
|residential Helm fellowships (no set time limit) for scholars wishing to use any of the library's holdings (British, French, and American literature and history; literature of European voyages and exploration of the Americas; early printing; children's literature; music; film, radio and television; medicine and science; architecture; and food and drink)|
residential Mendel fellowships (no set time limit) for scholars researching the Spanish colonial empire; Latin American independence movements; European expansion in the Americas; voyages, travels and exploration; geography, navigation and cartography; German literature and history; and music (including sheet music).
BSI Trust Research Fellowships (up to 1 mo.) support research on various aspects of Sherlockian studies that require consultation of the BSI Archive at the Lilly Library.
|Helm: up to $2,500|
Mendel: up to $5,000
BSI: up to $2,500
|Bloomington, IN||Helm & Mendel: Oct. 10|
BSI: Sep. 15
|Loeb Classical Library Foundation - Harvard University|
|fellowships for classical studies scholars supporting publication of research, enhancement of sabbaticals, travel to libraries or collections, dramatic productions, excavation expenses, or cost of research materials; both faculty and faculty emeritus are welcome to apply||$1,000-$35,000||Nov. 1|
|Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, Amy|
|1 yr travelling scholarships for poets to advance their art; year must be spent outside of North America||$59,000||U.S. citizen by birth||Oct.|
|The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. Applications accepted from artists in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.||based on need||Peterborough, NH||based on need||$30 application fee||Jan. 15, |
Apr. 15, or Sep. 15
|Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities|
|Project grants available to support public humanities projects that benefit and engage Massachusetts residents; project can take almost any form, as long as it engages audiences with the humanities and has a meaningful impact on the communities in which it takes place.|
Discussion grants available to support projects that include face-to-face conversations about humanities topics; projects allow for the exchange of thoughts, opinions, and ideas in response to almost any kind of text or event: reading circles, films, talks, performances, tours, exhibits, lectures, and more.
|project grants: up to $15,000|
discussion grants: up to $3,500
|varies--chart of deadlines here|
|Massachusetts Historical Society|
|several residential fellowships available annually, including one $4,000 Loring fellowship for Civil War research (4 wks min.); 20 $5,000 New England Regional Fellowship Consortium fellowships (8 wks min.; no topic restrictions); 20 $2,000 4-wk fellowships in various fields, & two 4-12 mo. MHS-NEH fellowships (no topic restrictions).||Loring: $4,000|
|Boston||MHS-NEH: US citizen or 3+ yrs US residency||MHS-NEH: Jan. 15|
NERFC: Feb. 1
Loring: Feb. 15
short-term: Mar. 1
|Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Paul|
|Research Support Grants: for scholars already engaged in research involving the study of British art or architectural history to support expenses incurred in visiting collections, libraries, archives or historic sites within the United Kingdom or abroad. |
12 mo. Research Collections Fellowship for scholars wishing to use the Centre’s Archive and Library Collections to explore an aspect of the development of art history as a discipline in the UK in the 20th century. The Centre’s collections are rich in materials relevant to this topic.
9 mo. Senior Fellowships for academics, established scholars or senior museum professionals in the field of British art and architectural history either to complete a manuscript or book for publication or to undertake a sustained period of research towards a major project.
3 mo. Rome Fellowship for scholars to undertake three months of dedicated research and work on a topic of British-Italian art history while being based at the British School at Rome.
4 mo. Mid-Career Fellowships for academics and scholars at universities, museums, galleries or other institutions who seek a period of sustained research for a clearly defined major project which will lead to a publication (printed or online), article, catalogue or an exhibition; research should be in the fields of British art or architectural history, or of British visual culture understood more broadly, from the medieval period to the present day.
6 mo. Postdoctoral Fellowships for the purpose of supporting continuing postdoctoral research in the field of British art and architectural history or supporting the start of a new research project that has arisen out of a successfully submitted doctoral dissertation.
|research support: up to £2,000.|
research collections: £10,000
Rome: £3,000 + £8,000 towards replacement staff costs
|London, UK or |
|research collections: reimbursement for travel to London||senior: must be a prominent and established scholar in the field of British art or architectural history, ideally with a significant publishing record|
Rome: must be either competent in the Italian language or have a willingness to engage with it
postdoc: PHD no more than 3 yrs out
|Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|several fellowships available for postdoctoral and senior scholars researching various aspects of art history, visual culture, education and public practice, and critical theory; art conservation and scientific research; modernism; curatorial training and research; and photograph conservation||$42,000-$59,702||NYC||research & travel expenses: |
up to $6,000
|Millay Colony for the Arts|
|1-mth & 2-wk residencies available for 6 visual artists, writers and composers each month between the months of April and November; 4-day virtual & 5-day group residencies also available. No cost, meals included.||Yasmin Scholarship: $500 stipend for women of color||Austerlitz, NY||$35 application fee||Mar. 1 or |
|Modern Language Association - Humanities Innovation Grants|
|$3,000 grants awarded annually to support the development of courses and other educational programs in English, languages, and related disciplines that build enrollments and revitalize student interest in the humanities. The grant seeks to recognize interdisciplinary and collaborative projects that engage with questions of global, regional, or local significance; that have the potential to offer transformative experiences for learners; that foster lasting connections between individuals and their communities; and that draw on innovative and effective pedagogical practices.||$3,000||Aug. 17|
|Murphy Institute Center for Ethics and Public Affairs - Tulane University|
|1 yr visiting research professorships/resident faculty fellowships available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine||$65,500||New Orleans||doctorate or equivalent research degree in philosophy, political theory, or a related discipline||Dec. 30|
|National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine|
|1 yr Ford Foundation postdoctoral research fellowships for scholars conducting research in such fields as American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice.|
NOTE: Positive factors for selection as a Ford Fellow include:
• Evidence of superior academic achievement
• Degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers
• Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
• Sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level
• Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship
•Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding:
o Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo, or other Indigenous People of Alaska)
o Black/African Americans
o Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos
o Native American Indians
o Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/ Micronesian)
o Puerto Ricans
|$50,000||X||PhD no more than seven years out |
must be US citizen, national, permanent resident or DACA
|National Air and Space Museum|
|Guggenheim Fellowship: 3-12 mo. postdoctoral residential fellowship for scholars who wish to conduct research in aviation and space history|
A. Verville Fellowship: 9-12 mo. residential fellowship for scholars wanting to conduct analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in the history of aviation or space studies
Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History: 12 mo. residential fellowship for senior scholars with distinguished records of publication who are at work on, or anticipate being at work on, books in aerospace history; term begins 2 years after application deadline.
|Guggenheim: up to $45,000|
Verville: up to $55,000
Lindbergh: up to $100,000
|Washington, DC or Chantilly, VA||Guggenheim & Verville: limited additional funds||Guggenheim: PhD must be less than 7 yrs out|
Lindbergh: applicants must be senior scholars with distinguished publication records
|National Endowment for Democracy|
|5 mo. Reagan-Fascell Democracy fellowships for scholars to conduct original research for publication on topics on the political, social, economic, legal or cultural aspects of democratic development||varies||Washington, DC||X||proven record of publications||Nov.|
|National Endowment for the Arts|
|creative writing fellowships & grants for translation projects; fellowships operate on a 2-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. May be used to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. |
Translation project grants support the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.
translation projects: $12,500-$25,000
|must be published authors|
must be US citizens or permanent residents
|fellowship: Mar. 11|
translation: Jan. 15
|National Endowment for the Humanities|
|6-12 mo fellowships for individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars &/or general audiences. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.||$5,000/mo.||US citizen, foreign national w/3 yrs+ US residency||Apr. 14|
|National Gallery of Art - Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts|
|senior fellowships (9 mo.) and visiting senior fellowships (up to 2 mo.) for scholars researching history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, etc.)||senior fellowship: one-half salary up to $50,000|
visiting fellowship: $12,500 or $7,000-$8,000
Ph.D. held for five years or more
|senior fellowship: Oct. 15|
visiting: Mar. 21
|National Humanities Center|
|1 sem. or 1 yr residential fellowship for advanced study in the humanities; scholars from the arts, social & natural sciences engaged in humanistic projects also encouraged to apply. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply.||half salary up to $65,000 & travel expenses||Research Triangle Park, NC||X||PhD five years or older & publication record; applicants urged to seek partial support from other sources||Oct. 8|
|National Museum of Asian Art|
|2-9 mo. residential fellowships supporting research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. that will advance scholarly and public understanding of the Japanese visual arts; open to postdoctoral and senior scholars.|
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery remain temporarily closed. To view the status of the Smithsonian’s other museums and zoo visit si.edu/museums. The Freer and Sackler are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a regular and as needed basis.
|up to $37,800||Washington, DC||up to $2,500||Dec. 15|
|Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study|
|5-10 mo. individual fellowships for scholars who wish to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences|
3-5 mo. theme-group fellowships available for international scholars of different backgrounds who wish to collaborate on a particular subject or theme
|senior fellows (PhD 10+ yrs out): up to €3,800/mo.|
junior fellows (PhD 3-10 yrs out): up to €2,600/mo.
|Amsterdam, The Netherlands||X||PhD more than 3 years out|
theme-group: theme group coordinator must be with a Dutch university
|theme-group: Jan. 15|
individual: Mar. 19
|1 mo. and 4-9 mo. fellowships for scholars working in any field related to the Newberry’s collection; fellows have access to the Newberry’s wide-ranging & rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. Grant recipients are expected to advance scholarship in various fields, develop new interpretations, and expand our understandings of the past.||1 mo.: $2,500|
4-9 mos.: $5,000/mth
|Chicago||varies||4-9 mo.: |
1 mo.: Dec. 15
|New York Historical Society|
|2-4 wk fellowships available to scholars at any academic level|
10 mth Appel Fellowship for scholars exploring the impact of technology on history
10 mth Gardiner/Mellon Fellowship for scholars whose research will expand public understanding of New York State and City history
10 mth NEH Fellowship for scholars whose research will benefit from the Society's holdings with a strong record of accomplishment in their fields
|2-4 wk: ~$2,000|
Appel & Gardiner: $60,000
|NYC||Appel, Gardiner & NEH: PhD earned before 2020|
NEH: must have strong record of accomplishment
|New York Public Library|
|Short-term (2-4 wks) fellowships available for scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, postdoctoral, and independent research, who wish to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections; NYPL’s research divisions contain art, artifacts, manuscripts, multimedia, rare books, & more across a wide range of subjects.||$1,000/wk||NYC||US citizens, permanent residents & foreign nationals w/3 yrs+ residency||Feb.|
|Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study|
|1-2 sem. fellowship available for humanists, scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and artists to support their research projects that deepen the understanding of the Institute's annual theme; subsidized housing available for fellows and their families.||half salary up to $75,000||South Bend, IN||$500/sem. research allowance||Oct. 5|
|Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center|
|1-2 mo. resident scholar program for scholars who can make substantial use of the materials held in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.; grant monies can be used for any purpose while in residence.|
The Special Collections and Archives Research Center consists of more than 1,300 archival collections that have been gathered in accordance with five collection development themes: the history of science and technology in the 20th century, the history of Oregon State University, natural resources in the Pacific Northwest (including hops and brewing), multiculturalism in Oregon, and rare books. Cornerstone collections include the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, the Gerald W. Williams Collection and the Urban League of Portland Records.
The Resident Scholar Program has been suspended for the 2022-2023 academic year. More information about future offerings will be shared when it is available. Until then, please feel free to email [email protected] with any questions about the program or the collections.
|Osler Library of the History of Medicine|
Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant: 2 wk+ award for scholars conducting research in the arts and humanities of medical history.
Artist-in-residence program for visual artists who want to create works that address contemporary and/or historical subjects in medicine & the health sciences; projects should be inspired by the rich & diverse collections held by the Osler Library and/or other sources at McGill University. Possible projects can include, but are not limited to: painting; photography; performance; sculpture; and digital, video or installation art.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's call for artist-in-residence applications has been canceled. Keep an eye out in late 2020 or early 2021 for information about next year's deadline.
Osler: up to $4,000
|Montreal, Canada||May, Dec.|
|Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies|
|3-10 mo. visiting fellowships available to support research in any area of the arts, humanities, or social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world; visiting research fellowships also available for citizens of countries located in Asia or Africa--preference for these fellowships given to those studying classical Islamic sciences, although other areas in the humanities & social sciences will be considered. Thirdly, a 1-yr visiting fellowship in Islamic finance is available.||visiting fellowship: £5,000|
visiting research fellowship: £4,000
Islamic finance fellowship: £10,000
|Oxford, UK||Jan. 6|
|Palestinian American Research Center|
|U.S. Fellowships: 2 mo. to 1 yr fellowships for field research in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon contributing to Palestinian studies; individual and joint research projects eligible|
NEH/FPIRI Fellowships: 4-8 mo. fellowships for research in the humanities or research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods. Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, languages and linguistics, archaeology, and jurisprudence.
|US: up to $9,000|
|US: Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon|
NEH/FPIRI: West Bank
|US: US citizen|
NEH/FPIRI: US citizen or US resident for the last 3 years
|US: Jan. 4|
NEH/FPIRI: Jan. 11
|PEN America Literary Awards|
|PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel: Honors a debut novel of exceptional merit published by an American author who has not previously published a full-length book of fiction. Winner receives a $25,000 cash prize intended to allow significant time and resources with which to pursue a subsequent work of fiction. In addition, the winner receives a one-week residency and honorarium from the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at the University of Idaho’s MFA Creative Writing Program. All competition honorees receive Residency Fellowships at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, a retreat for artists and writers.|
PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction: This prize was created to promote fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships; awarded biennially to the author of a previously unpublished novel of high literary caliber that exemplifies the prize’s founding principles. The author of the winning manuscript is awarded a prize of $25,000 and a publishing contract with Algonquin Books.
PEN/Heim Translation Grants: Provides $2,000-$4,000 grants to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation. Preference is given to translators at the beginning of their career, and to works by underrepresented writers working in underrepresented languages.
PEN Open Book Award: For an exceptional book-length work of any genre by a writer of color. Works of fiction, literary nonfiction, biography/memoir, poetry, and other works of literary character are strongly preferred.
PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History: Recognizes a literary work of nonfiction that uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement. The winner receives a $15,000 grant meant to help maintain or complete his or her ongoing project. Oral history must be a significant component of the project and its research. Scholarly/academic writing is not eligible.
PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship: $5,000 grant to support children’s or young adult fiction writers whose work is of high literary caliber and is designed to assist a writer at a crucial moment in his or her career to complete a book-length work-in-progress.
Open Book: $10,000
|Hemingway: Idaho or Wyoming||Hemingway: US resident|
Bellwether: US citizen
|Heim: Jun. 15|
Naylor/Stein: Aug. 1
Hemingway/Open Book: Aug. 15
Bellwether: Sep. 1
|Phi Beta Kappa Society: Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship|
|The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded annually, alternating in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek culture (e.g. language, literature, history, archaeology), or the study of French language or literature. The 1-yr fellowship is intended for women in the early stages of their research careers.||$20,000|| |
2021: Greek Studies
2022: French Studies
|1 yr Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for scholars conducting research on topics involving human values in public and private life; open to all disciplines.||up to 1/2 academic year salary||Princeton, NJ||strong record of research publications; PhD at least 2 years out||Nov.|
|10 mo. Hodder Fellowship for writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise who wish to pursue independent projects; no teaching required; "the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the “studious leisure” to undertake significant new work." |
Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts”; they are selected more “for promise than for performance.”
Applications for the next round of Hodder Fellowships will open in July 2021.
|$84,000||applicant must have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own field||Sep.|
|Radcliffe Institute Fellowships|
|2-sem. residencies in the humanities, social sciences, and creative arts; individual and collaborative fellowships available||$78,000+ $5,000 to cover project expenses||Cambridge, MA||relocation, housing, and childcare funds may be available||PhD at least 2 yrs out||Oct. 1|
|Ransom Center - University of Texas at Austin|
|1-3 mo. residential fellowships for research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history; research project must require substantial on-site use of the Center's collections; $2,000 travel stipends also available for scholars needing less than 1 month on-site (not to be combined w/fellowship).||$3,500/mo.||Austin, TX||Nov.|
|Red Gate Gallery - Beijing, China|
|1-6 mo. residencies available for visual artists, curators, writers, and academics who wish to live and create work in China; participants are expected to cover the costs of living, studios, & accommodation while Red Gate will provide all necessary support to make the resident's time fruitful and enjoyable. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from relevant organizations in their own country. Once accepted, Red Gate will provide letters of support to assist with grant applications.||Beijing, China||ongoing|
|Comprehensive list of artist residencies and cultural exchange programs available worldwide. Searchable database with filters to target location, duration of residency, working language, etc.||varies|
|Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme|
|The Rijksmuseum currently runs five fellowship programs covering diverse research areas: from art and cultural history to American photography, from conservation and scientific research through to Chinese art.|
--12 mo. Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for research in art and cultural history
--12 mo. Terra Foundation Fellowship for research in American photography
--9 mo. Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research
--12 mo. Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research
|Amsterdam, Netherlands||Mellon Terra & Gerritzen: up to €5,000||Jan. 17|
|Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study and Conference Center, The|
|4 wk academic writing residencies for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline, particularly those working on socially impactful endeavors||room & board||Bellagio, Italy||based on economic need||mid- to senior-level faculty||Dec.|
|Rose Library at Emory University|
|several short-term fellowships available for scholarly use of the Rose's research collections in English-language literature, the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, African American history and culture, Southern history and culture, modern politics, LGBT collections, and the Alice Walker papers||$250-$1,250||Atlanta, GA||Feb. 28|
|Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Duke University|
|Research grants of up to $1,500 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library; topics covered in the collections include the history of medicine; women's history & culture; African & African American history & culture; sales, advertising & marketing history; German studies; Jewish studies & the Hebrew Bible; & human rights.||up to $1,500||Durham, NC||Jan.|
|Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies|
|The Morroe Berger – Edward Berger – Benny Carter Jazz Research Fund awards $1,000 research grants to scholars whose work would benefit from a visit to the Institute of Jazz Studies.||$1,000||Newark, NJ||previous Berger-Carter award recipients not eligible||Jan.|
|Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, & the Americas - University of East Anglia|
|3 mo. visiting research fellowships for scholars undertaking research for publication in the arts of Africa, Oceania or the Americas. Fellowships held during Autumn or Spring term.|
Due to Covid 19, social distancing, and the uncertainty with travel restrictions, Sainsbury has postponed the 2021 - 2022 visiting fellowship program.
|£396/wk||Norwich, UK||up to £750||Dec.|
|Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture|
|Scholars-in-Residence program: long-term (6 mo.) & short-term (1-3 mo.) fellowships available for scholars conducting top-quality research and writing on the history, politics, literature, & culture of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora; long-term fellowships open to postdoctoral scholars & independent researchers; short term fellowships open to postdoctoral scholars, independent researchers, & creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets).|
Projects in the social sciences, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are eligible if they utilize a humanistic approach and contribute to humanistic knowledge.
|NYC||US citizens, permanent residents & foreign nationals w/3 yrs+ residency||Dec. 1|
|School for Advanced Research|
|9 mo. Resident Scholar Fellowships available for humanities & social science scholars who have completed their research and need time to prepare manuscripts on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Specific fellowships for Native scholars and scholars of Latinx studies also available.||Weatherhead/Limon: $40,000|
|Santa Fe, NM||1st Mon. in Nov.|
|Sitka Center for Art & Ecology|
|Spring and fall residencies available for visual artists, writers, musicians, composers, natural scientists and individuals working with ecological or environmental studies who are looking for the solitude needed to push through creative boundaries and chase artistic pursuits. Living space and studio space is offered free-of-charge; resident is responsible for all travel and living expenses, e.g., food, art supplies and consumables; $25 application fee.||Otis, OR||Mar. 30|
|Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Robert H.|
|short-term (1+ mo.) fellowships for scholars working on Jefferson-related projects; priority given to Jefferson-related projects using the Digital Archeological Archive of Comparative Slavery or Getting Word.|
DAACS (1-4 mo.) postdoctoral fellowships for archaeologists whose work focuses on issues of slavery in the greater Chesapeake region.
Kundrun Open-Rank Fellowship (9 mo.) fellowships for scholars working on projects related to Thomas Jefferson; this fellowship is intended to support revision of a book manuscript.
|short-term/DAACS (US citizen): $2,000/mo.|
short-term/DAACS (international): $3,000/mo.
|short-term: Nov. 1 or Apr. 1|
DAACS: Nov. 1
Kundrun: Jan. 1
|Smithsonian American Art Museum / Renwick Gallery|
|several named residential fellowships available for postdoctoral researchers and senior scholars from any field who are pursuing research on American art; standard term of residency of 12 mo., but shorter terms are available with prorated stipends.||up to $55,000||Washington, DC||up to $4,000||postdoctoral: PhD no more than 7 yrs out|
senior: PhD more than 7 yrs out; distinguished publication record
|Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program|
|3-12 mo. residential fellowships offered to postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts. Applications of an interdisciplinary nature in the following fields encouraged:|
• Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science, including an emphasis on the tropics
• Anthropology, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology
• History of science and technology
• History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts
• Social and cultural history of the United States
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact staff members to help identify potential advisors, determine the feasibility of the proposed research being conducted at the Smithsonian Institution, and the availability of relevant resources such as staff, collections, archives and library materials during the proposed tenure dates.
|up to $60,000||Washington, DC||up to $5,000||postdoctoral investigator: PhD must be less than 7 years out|
senior investigator: PhD must be 7 years out or more
|Smithsonian Institution - George Burch Fellowship in Theoretical Medicine and Affiliated Theoretical Science|
|1-2 yr residential fellowship for distinguished scholars whose research interests lie within medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, and fields in the social science and humanities, as it applies to human health and medicine.|
This program is currently on hold.
|$60,000||Washington, DC||up to $4,000||Nov. 1|
|Baird Society Resident Scholar Program: up to 6 mo. fellowship supporting postdoctoral study of some of the Smithsonian Libraries’ most unique and valuable holdings: rare books and Special Collections in Washington, DC and New York City|
Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program: up to 6 mo. fellowship for postdoctoral scholars working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of the Dibner Library’s Special Collections
Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Awards: 4-12 wk summer residency providing college educators with travel funding in order to use the Smithsonian Libraries collections to develop educational materials (materials may include lesson plans, study modules, educational games, educational websites, etc.)
Due to the pandemic closure (March 2020 – June 2022), Smithsonian Libraries are currently hosting fellows deferred from 2019-2021 and not accepting applications for the 2024 academic year (September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024).
|Baird & Dibner: $3,500/mo.|
|Washington DC or New York||Baird & Dibner: Mar. 15|
Neville-Pribram: not yet announced.
|Smithsonian Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections Program|
|3-12 mo. residential fellowship for scholars wishing to conduct research and gain further training in the conservation of museum collection objects. This opportunity is open to recent graduates of masters programs in art and archaeological conservation (or the equivalent) and materials scientists (including those at the postdoctoral level).||up to $55,000||Washington, DC||up to $5,000||Nov. 1|
|Society for Classical Studies|
|Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) (1-yr) fellowship to study Latin language & culture from the classical period through the early Middle Ages; women & members of minority groups underrepresented in Classics are encouraged to apply.|
Ludwig Koenen (summer) Fellowship for Training in Papyrology support training in papyrology for postdoctoral fellows and untenured faculty
|TLL: $50,400 + $1,850 training|
|TLL: Munich||X||TLL: US citizen or permanent resident|
Koenen: SCS member
|TLL: Nov. 20|
Koenen: Mar. 25
|Stanford Humanities Center|
|1 yr residential fellowships available for scholars conducting research in the traditional and emergent disciplines of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences. Applications in the digital humanities are welcome. Especially appropriate are projects that are likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of scholars.||up to $70,000||Stanford, CA||moving & housing: up to $40,000||PhD at least 3 yrs out||Oct. 1|
|Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences|
|1 yr residential fellowships for scholars working in a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, & linguistics; individuals & groups may apply. The primary focus of the fellowship year is on reflection and writing, but the work should be informed and transformed by the fellowship experience as a result of interactions with other fellows.||up to $77,000||Stanford, CA||PhD at least 3 yrs out; applicant must have matching funds||Nov. 9|
|Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation|
|several 9-11 mo. residential fellowships focused on a variety of international security topics; may be renewable; fellows are expected to produce a finished piece of writing. Housing not provided.||commensurate with experience||Stanford, CA||Jan. 15|
|Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience|
|9 mo. Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship: for scholars with a significant book-length project (a book, film, oral history archive, podcast series, museum exhibition, or similar work) currently in progress; project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the American Revolution and the nation’s founding ideas. Work that contributes to ongoing national conversations about America’s past and present, with the potential to reach a wide public, is particularly sought. |
4 mo. Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Library Fellowship: supports work by academics, independent scholars & writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. Fellowship also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative & performing artists. Award supports 2 months of research (conducted at the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence, RI during the academic year) and 2 months of writing (at the Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, during the summer following the research term).
|Henry: Chestertown, MD|
Hodson-Brown: Providence, RI & Chestertown, MD
|Henry: first book projects discouraged||Henry: Dec. 1|
Hodson-Brown: Mar. 15
|UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies|
|Ahmanson Research Fellowships (up to 3 mo.) for scholars requiring the use of the extensive medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in the UCLA Library Special Collections; housing and office space not provided||$2,500/mo.||Los Angeles||applicant must obtain approval as Visiting Scholars or Researchers at UCLA||Mar. 1|
|UCLA Library - Special Collections Short-Term Library Research Fellowship Program|
|3 named fellowships (up to 3 mo.) for scholars researching the humanities and social sciences, medicine, life and physical sciences, visual and performing arts, and UCLA history.||$500-$5,000||Los Angeles||US citizen or permanent resident||Nov., Dec.|
|2-6 wk residencies available for writers, composers, and visual artists. No cost. Meals included. $40 application fee.|
4 wk residency also available for Native American visual artists.
|Native American residency: $2,000||Ucross, WY||spring: Sep. 1|
fall: Mar. 1
|University of Connecticut Humanities Institute|
|9-12 mo. residential fellowships for scholars to pursue advanced work in the humanities. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients are expected to produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tools.|
Currently UCHI and UConn are operating remotely due to COVID-19, and fellows are participating in all events online. When UConn re-opens the Institute, fellows will be expected to be in-residence and work at UCHI.
|$50,000||Storrs, CT||PhD at least 4 years out||Feb. 1|
|University of Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities|
|2-6 mo. American Philosophical Association Fellowship for scholars conducting research in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences; applications linked to the themes of the new Institute Project on Decoloniality (IPD'24) taking place at IASH from 2021 to 2024 are particularly welcome.|
3-6 mo. Centre for Research Collections Fellowship for scholars conducting research in any area of the arts, humanities and social sciences who wish to examine special collections held at the University of Edinburgh
2-3 mo. Combe Trust Fellowship for senior researchers in the following areas: public theology, religion and religious education, physiology and health, Scots law, peacebuilding, prison reform, psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience, moral philosophy, natural sciences or the arts (e.g. theatre, film, dance, visual arts); Fellow is also expected to deliver the annual Combe Trust Lecture.
2-3 mo. Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship in 18th-Century Scottish Studies for scholars researching 18th century Scotland; proposals linked to themes such as Scotland’s role in the British Empire, Scotland’s colonial legacy, the role of Scotland’s universities and other institutions in facilitating the slave trade, the place of colonialism and anti-colonialism in Scottish literature, scientific and medical ideas of race, and the histories of people of colour in Scotland are especially welcome.
2-4 mo. Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships intended to encourage outstanding, digitally-focused, interdisciplinary research on the topic of decoloniality
3-6 mo. Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars interested in becoming involved in UoE's Digital Scholarship program
2-4 mo. Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships for scholars who wish to collaborate with academic staff in the Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network.
2-4 mo. IASH-Alwaleed Research Fellowship for scholars who wish to collaborate with academic staff in the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World; This project invites scholars from around the world to visit Edinburgh and conduct research on the theme of decoloniality, broadly understood. Projects dealing with other themes in relation to the Muslim world are also welcome.
2-4 mo. IASH-SSPS Visiting Research Fellowships for scholars who wish to collaborate with academics of the School of Social and Political Science at UoE
3-10 mo. postdoctoral research fellowships for scholars in any field of the arts, humanities or social sciences
Combe: up to £3,900
Digital: up to £1,000
Digital Postdoc: up to £7,800
Envi: up to £1,000
postdoc: up to £13,000
|Edinburgh, Scotland||CRC: up to £500||APA: must be APA member; must be US resident or US citizen living abroad|
CRC: PhD no more than 5 yrs out
Diasches: must be member of ASECS and ECSSS
Postdocs: PhD no more than 3 yrs out
|APA: Feb. 1|
IASH-SSPS: Feb. 26
CRC/Postdocs: April 30
|University of Melbourne|
|3-6 mo. Redmond Barry Fellowships for scholars wishing to use the cultural collections of the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne in Australia for research or the production of works of literature; fields include engineering, architecture, cartography, health sciences, history and law, music, sciences, visual arts, archaeology and Australiana.||$15,000||Melbourne, Australia||Apr.|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries|
|UW Grants to Scholars program supports visiting scholars with particular research needs in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Scholars may conduct research at the Madison campus libraries in the humanities, sciences, and related fields appropriate to the libraries’ collection strengths. The purpose of this program is to foster the high-level use of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries’ rich holdings, and to make them better known and more accessible to a wider circle of scholars.||up to $2,000||Madison, WI||Dec. 31|
|Vermont Studio Center|
|2-4 wk residencies available for visual artists and writers; cost of residencies vary depending on length of stay; $25 application fee; fellowships available||Johnson, VT||Feb. 15, Jun. 15, Oct. 1|
|Villa I Tatti - Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies|
|1 yr I Tatti Fellowship: for scholars with solid background in Italian Renaissance studies conducting advanced research in the Italian Renaissance.|
4-6 mo. Berenson Fellowship: for early and mid-career scholars working in all the fields supported by I Tatti—architecture and the arts, history, philosophy, literature, music and history of science who are researching the transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian, etc.) during the Renaissance.
4-6 mo. Digital Humanities Fellowship: for early and mid-career scholars in the humanities or social sciences, librarians, archivists, and data science professionals whose research interests or practice cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and actively employ technology in their work; projects can address any aspect of the Italian Renaissance and should apply digital technologies such as mapping, textual analysis, visualization, or the semantic web to topics in fields such as art and architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and the history of science.
4-6 mo. David and Julie Tobey Fellowship: for early and mid-career scholars conducting research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, and especially the role that these works played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, and questions of connoisseurship.
4-6 mo. Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship: for early and mid-career curators and conservators pursuing advanced research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.
2-term Warburg/I Tatti Joint Fellowship: designed for early and mid-career scholars in the field of history; preference given to advanced research projects that address the history of science and knowledge related to early modern Italy, including transnational connections between Italy and other cultures. Fellows spend the fall term at the Warburg Institute School of Advanced Study at the University of London and the spring term at I Tatti in Florence.
2-term I Tatti/Museo Nacional del Prado Joint Fellowship: designed for early and mid-career scholars in the field of art history, with preference given to advanced research projects that address the relationship between Spain and Italy (including transnational connections and dialogues with Latin America) during the Renaissance. Fellows spend the fall term in Madrid, with the support of the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH) and the spring term at I Tatti in Florence.
10 mo. I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for African Studies: designed for scholars in fields related to the study of precolonial and colonial African history c. 1250-1750, including art history, the history of expressive cultures, musicology, economic history, intellectual, political, and religious history, as well as literature and languages. Preference given to advanced research projects that address the relationship between the African continent and the Mediterranean world during the early modern period; special consideration given to scholars from the African continent. Fellows spend five months in Rome at the DHI and five months in Florence at I Tatti.
|I Tatti: $60,000|
4-6 mo.: $4,200/mo
Warburg: £1500/mo + $4,000/mo
Museo: 3,000€/mo + $4,000/mo
DHI: 3,500€/mo + $4,200/mo
|Warburg: London, UK & Florence, Italy|
DHI: Rome & Florence, Italy
All others: Florence, Italy
|relocation supplement||must be able to read and understand Italian|
I Tatti: PhD no more than 10 yrs out
|I Tatti: Oct. 15|
All others: Nov. 16
|Virginia Center for the Creative Arts|
|1-6 wk residencies available for poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists; fellows are asked to contribute according to their ability, up to VCCA's actual residency cost of $150 per day. Artists are accepted to VCCA based on the quality of their work and not on their ability to pay. Fellows have access to certain facilities on the Sweet Briar campus as well as various walking trails.||need-based financial aid available||Amherst, VA||$30 application fee||Jan. 15|
|Virginia Foundation for the Humanities|
|1 semester or 1 yr fellowships for humanities faculty whose research engages the public in intellectual and artistic discovery; fellows have visiting faculty status at the University of Virginia.|
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected access to the physical space and budget resources for VFH's Fellowship program. As a result, the fellowship review cycle for fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters and the application deadline (December 1, 2020) have been cancelled.
The next application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year will be December 1, 2021. The fellowship application system will accept applications beginning January 1, 2021.
|$15,000/sem.||Charlottesville, VA||Dec. 1|
|Willapa Bay AiR|
|1-mth, self-directed residencies available for emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers; residency provides lodging, meals, and work space at no cost, to six residents each month from April 1 through October 28.||Oysterville, WA||$30 application fee||Aug.|
|Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library|
|4 mo. postdoctoral fellowship for scholars at any rank or level to pursue advanced research or revise research for publication|
2-6 wk short-term fellowship for scholars conducting research on Shaker life and material culture; American decorative arts, painting, architecture, or historic preservation; or American domestic life and material culture
2-6 wk maker-creator fellowship for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur’s vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works
4 mo. NEH postdoctoral fellowship for junior or senior scholars whose projects make use of Winterthur’s collections.
A limited number of remote fellowships will be offered each year.
NEH postdoc: $5,000
|Winterthur, DE||NEH postdoc: must have resided in the US for 3 yrs or be a US citizen||Jan. 15|
|Wolfsonian, The - Florida International University|
|3-4 wk research fellowships for scholars wishing to explore the museum/library's collections of approximately 120,000 objects that illustrate the persuasive power of art and design; collections cover 1885 to 1945.||stipend,|
|Miami Beach, FL||round-trip travel||Dec.|
|Women's Studio Workshop|
|Several residency opportunities available for artists wishing to make use of the WSW's facilities, which include etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. Residencies range from 4 to 10 weeks; stipends and deadlines vary.||parent residency: $1,450|
studio & book residencies: $350/wk + funds for materials
Schneider grant: $1,500
|Rosendale, NY or Malmö, Sweden||parent, studio, & book residencies: up to $250||parent residency: must have at least 1 dependent child under 18 yrs old|
Schneider: must be resident of Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, or Orange counties of NY
|parent residency: Jan. 15|
Chili Bowl & studio residencies: Jun. 1
Malmö residency: Jun. 30
studio residency: Sep. 1
Schneider & Chili Bowl residencies: Oct. 15
book residencies: Nov. 15
|Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York offering 2-8 wk artistic residencies to professional creative artists working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video; $30 application fee.||limited financial aid available based on need||Saratoga Springs, NY||Jan., Aug.|
|Yale Institute of Sacred Music|
|long-term (1-2 sem.) senior fellowships for scholars in a variety of academic and artistic disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology, architecture, art history, composition, creative writing, ethnomusicology, film studies, languages and literatures, liturgical studies, musicology, religion and literature, religious studies, ritual studies, sociology, theatre studies, and theology; collaborative applications welcome.|
short-term (1-3 mo.) collections-based fellowships for research on the aural, material, visual, ritual, and textual cultures of religions. These fellowships are restricted to work in Yale’s non-circulating collections, particularly at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Collection of Musical Instruments, the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Yale University Art Gallery.
|long-term: up to $52,000|
|New Haven, CT||long-term: reasonable moving expenses reimbursed|
short-term: round-trip travel
|long-term: Nov. 15|
short-term: Oct. 15
|Yale University Medical Historical Library|
|1 wk Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant available to historians, medical practitioners, & other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, which holds one of the US’s largest collections of rare medical books, journals, prints, photographs, and pamphlets||$1,500||New Haven, CT||must be resident of U.S. or Canada||Apr.|
|Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies - Elizabethtown College|
|12 wk residential fellowships for scholars wishing to pursue research on the faith, history, or culture related to Anabaptism and/or Pietism; includes modest stipend toward housing and travel expenses; 4-6 wk fellowships are occasionally available.||Elizabethtown, PA||rolling|
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