Selected Fellowships & Funding in the Social Sciences : Sheet1
|Albright Institute of Archaeological Research|
|several fellowship opportunities (1 mth or 3-6 mths) for scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic periods; fields of study include archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines.||$3,000-$58,800||Jerusalem||varies||Oct., 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 (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 mths) 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 of Religion|
|Individual and collaborative research grants for religious scholars; individual grants support aspects of research such as travel to archives and libraries and field work; collaborative grants support cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project.||$500 - $5,000||AAR member for 3 yrs prior to application yr||Aug. 2|
|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.|
Travel to and from Mongolia remains highly restricted due to COVID-19 regulations, and it is unknown when or if travel to Mongolia will resume in 2021. If travel remains restricted, researchers selected for the Field Research Fellowship will be able to defer their field research projects to 2022.
|individual award: $4,000|
joint award: $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/US 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|
|Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR) program: 3-9 mo. fellowships available to support faculty and independent scholars conducting field research on topics within the social science disciplines in Russia|
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
Title VIII Research Scholar Program: 3-9 mo. fellowships available to support faculty and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent, U.S. policy-relevant research in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.
CLRT & Title VIII: $7,000-$25,000
CLRT & Title VIII: 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||AFR: Feb. 15|
CLRT & Title VIII: 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-Luce Research fellowships (at least 6 wks) for scholars wishing to conduct research in Indonesia; grants are designed to foster new collaborations between Indonesian and American scholars and to raise existing collaborations to a new level by stimulating small cooperative projects in all fields of Indonesian studies, including the sciences, planning, agriculture, history, the arts, etc.|
In response to the global pandemic, AIFIS is following the protocols and regulations issued by the Governments of the United States and Indonesia. AIFIS will announce the next Call for Applications for its Fellowship Program when the situation allows them to do so. For further information or questions, please reach out to [email protected]
|$6,000||Indonesia||U.S. citizen or permanent resident||Aug. 30|
|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 the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic are affecting all aspects of academic endeavor. The countries of the Maghrib have been largely closed to international travelers and field research remains suspended. AIMS cannot predict when conditions may permit research to resume in the Maghrib, but funding for this cycle of Department of State-funded research grants will remain available throughout the coming academic year and perhaps beyond. Be assured that AIMS will proceed according to the best knowledge available from all sources, and most importantly, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), AIMS’ Overseas Research Center Directors, and the AIMS Board of Directors.
|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 $5,000 available for scholars in any discipline conducting research on Yemen. Collaborative or group projects are also invited.|
There presently is a ban on using State Department-funded fellowships for travel to Yemen. For US scholars, AIYS can only accept applications for research on Yemen in venues other than Yemen and the United States. For the same reason, AIYS cannot accept applications for the intensive Arabic study program normally held in Yemen.
|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
|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 Political Science Association|
|Special Projects Fund: provides grants for collaborative projects aimed at advancing the political science discipline and/or a tackling a challenge facing the discipline.|
APSA Small Research Grant Program: supports research in all fields of political science by PhD-holding faculty members at a college or university that does not award a PhD in political science, public administration, public policy, international relations, government, or politics, and whose primary appointment is in one of these departments.
Centennial Center Research Grants: 13 grants to assist APSA members with the costs of research; each grant fund has a unique set of aims, including supporting international scholarship, electoral scholarship, and scholarship on race and gender.
9 mo. Congressional fellowships for early- to mid-career political scientists to serve as full-time legislative aides in the House of Representatives and/or Senate and learn more about Congress and the legislative process through direct participation.
|SPF: up to $25,000|
SRGP: up to $2,500
CCRG: up to $10,000
|fellowship: Washington, DC||X||must be APSA member|
fellowship: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; PhD no more than 15 years out
|SPF: Feb. 15|
SRGP: Apr. 15
CCRG: Jun. 15
fellowship: Dec. 15
|American Psychological Association - Congressional Fellowship Program|
|1 yr Congressional fellowships for scholars to serve as staff members of individual Members of Congress or congressional committees, contributing scientific and technical expertise while broadening their own experience through direct involvement with legislative and policy processes||$75,000-$90,000|
$3,750 stipend for professional development and relocation expenses
|Washington, DC||X||US citizen; member of APS||Jan. 5|
|American Psychological Association - Developmental Psychology|
|Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology: supports research of outstanding early-career members who have not yet received any federal funding for research as a principal investigator or co-investigator.||$1,000||PhD no more than 5-7 years out; must be APA member||Mar. 15|
|American Psychological Association - Executive Branch Science Fellowship Program|
|1 yr Executive Branch Science Fellowships for scholars to work as a special assistant in an executive branch research funding/coordinating office, including NIH, NSF, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dept of Defense, Dept of Education, Dept of Justice and the FBI Academy||$85,000||Washington, DC||X||US citizen; member of APS; minimum 2-yr postdoc experience||Jan. 5|
|American Psychological Foundation|
|Several research grants available for early- mid-, and senior-level scholars||varies||varies||varies|
|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 Environmental History|
|Samuel P. Hays Fellowship: provides a single payment of $1,000 to help fund travel to & use of an archive or manuscript repository; open to practicing historians (either academic, public, or independent) working in the field of environmental history, broadly conceived.||$1,000||Nov. 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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
|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|
|Cattell Fund, James McKeen|
|4-9 mo. sabbatical awards that supplement regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time of one to two semesters; supports the science and the application of psychology||up to $40,000||applicant must be tenure-track or tenured & eligible for sabbatical leave; has not had sabbatical leave in the past 5 years||Jan. 15|
|Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs|
|1-2 sem. pracademic fellowships available for political scientists (political science, public management, public policy, public administration, and related fields) whose research can benefit from the resources of the Centennial Center in DC. Pracademic fellows will be placed in federal government agencies in the Washington, DC area where they will be assigned to work closely with a decision-maker involved in a program of their interest to get a first-hand vantage point of a decision-making environment.|
Research grants also available to assist APSA members with the costs of research, including travel, interviews, access to archives, or costs for a research assistant; auxiliary devices or services uniquely necessary for scholars with disabilities to conduct their research; publication assistance, including holding manuscript workshops; and workshops, events, or projects that support or advance the discipline.
|research grants: $1,000 to $10,000|
fellowship: variable stipend to supplement sabbatical salary
|fellowship: Washington, DC||must be APSA member||research grant: Jun. 15|
|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|
|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. '19|
|Congressional Budget Office|
|economic policy fellowships for economists wishing to work full- or part-time at the CBO on complex budgetary issues and contribute to research and publications; specialists in macroeconomics, health economics, financial economics, and public economics especially encouraged to apply||Washington, DC||must have PhD & recognized research and publication record|
|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 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||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|
|Countway Library of Medicine, Francis A.|
|Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation Research Fellowships offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; preference given to projects that engage specifically with the history of women physicians, other health workers or medical scientists.|
Boston Medical Library Fellowships also available to support research in the history of medicine.
|$5,000||Boston, MA||Boston Medical: Feb.|
Women in Medicine: May 31
|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 Archeaological 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|
|Dirksen Congressional Center|
|research grants available for scholars researching U.S. Congressional leadership; political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, & journalists are among those eligible; grants to support work intended for publication in some form or for application in a teaching or policy-making setting||up to $3,500||U.S. citizen who resides in the U.S.||anytime; decisions made quarterly|
|Du Bois (W. E. B. ) Institute for African and African American Research - Harvard University|
|1 semester 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
|1-2 mo. POSCO Visiting Fellowships for scholars to engage in policy-relevant, contemporary research on topics focused on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia and the two Koreas||based on economic need||Honolulu||round-trip airfare to HI||Dec. 31|
|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|
|6-9 mo. fellowships & 1-3 mo. fellowships available for study of early modern period (1500-1800) resources in the library's collection; Folger fellowships support research that advances new scholarly agendas & makes use of Folger's collections of rare books, manuscripts, and art.|
UPDATE: The Folger Library is in the midst of a major renovation project which is affecting its fellowship program. The library is closed to researchers until the project is complete in 2022. In the mean time, The Folger Institute will offer research fellowships, in the amount of $3,500, to support four continuous weeks of research and writing away from the Folger.
|Ford Presidential Library & Museum, Gerald R.|
|Travel grants available to support research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel and living expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. Library collections focus on Federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There are earlier and later materials depending upon the topic.||up to $2,200||Ann Arbor, MI||Mar. 15 or Sep. 15|
|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. 19|
|$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)|
|awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any accredited German institution of higher education; large list of opportunities ranging 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||Jul. 31|
|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|
|Grant Foundation, William T.|
|Research grants: $100,000-$1 million multi-year grants available for research that increases understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in U.S. youth outcomes or the use of research evidence in policy and practice|
5-yr William T. Grant Scholarships for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences with interests in reducing inequality of U.S. youth or understanding the use of research evidence in policy and practice; scholars must be nominated by their institution
|Grant scholarships: up to $350,000|
research grants: $100,000-$1 million
|Grant scholarships: PhD no more than 7 years out; applicant must hold tenure-track position||scholarship: Jul. 1|
research grant LOI: Jan. 9, May 6 or Aug. 12
|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/yr||Aug. 1|
|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|
|Hastings Center, The|
|Visiting scholar positions for faculty conducting independent research on issues in or related to bioethics||Garrison, NY||residential fee: $200-$300/wk||Feb. 1 or June 1|
|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|
|History of Science Society|
|6-9 mo. Fellowships in Aerospace History are offered annually by the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) to support significant scholarly research projects in aerospace history. These fellowships grant the opportunity to engage in significant & 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 & public policy, & the history of science, engineering, and management. |
NASA provides funds to the American Historical Association, the History of Science Society, and the Society for the History of Technology to allow each association to award a fellowship. Applications will be entered into consideration for all three fellowships: AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History, AHA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology, and HSS Fellowship in Aerospace History.
|$21,250||Washington, DC||Applicants must possess a PhD in history or in a closely related field; must be US citizen or permanent resident||Apr. 20|
|Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf's College|
|1 yr Kierkegaard House Foundation fellowships for emerging and established Kierkegaard scholars; short stays also considered.|
NOTE: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the library has postponed the 2020-21 Fellowship until the 2021-22 academic year. Applications for the 2021-22 fellowship will not be accepted.
|$1,500/mo + lodging||Northfield, MN||Nov. 1|
|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 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|
|Institute for Research on Poverty|
|1 yr Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowships provide exceptional junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations with flexible funding over a one-year award period.|
1 wk Scholars-in-Residence Program available to support research by U.S.-based poverty scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, and to enhance resources and networks available to these scholars.
Extramural Research Funding Program supports timely secondary analyses of data to address emerging policy-relevant research questions and provide seed funding for work that is likely to lead to high-impact research.
Extramural Small Grant Program to support the study of economically vulnerable populations related to poverty, retirement, and disability policy.
scholars-in-residence: transportation, lodging, and meals
extramural research: up to $25,000
small grants: up to $36,000
|scholars-in-residence: Madison, WI||X||fellowship: tenure-track but not yet tenured||extramural: Jan|
|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 theme||£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|
|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
|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|
|Kellogg Institute for International Studies - University of Notre Dame|
|4-9 mo. visiting fellowships for scholars conducting international research on Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development||varies depending on level of scholar||Notre Dame, IN||X||Oct. 1|
|Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, John F.|
|several named research fellowships for scholars wishing to make use of the library and museum's archival holdings; research topics funded vary with fellowships but include foreign intelligence and the presidency; foreign or domestic policy of the Kennedy presidency; immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy; domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations|
Research grants also available for scholars interested in researching the Ernest Hemingway Collection
|up to $5,000||Boston, MA||Sep. 30|
|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|
|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|
|research grants available for scholars conducting research relevant to human origins & evolution; postdoctoral and senior scientists both eligible to apply. Grants cover research expenses directly related and essential to the project (i.e., travel, living expenses during fieldwork, supplies, research assistance, and other relevant expenditures).|
Current specific funding priorities include: Paleoanthropology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; Primates: Evolution, behavior, morphology, ecology, endocrinology, genetics, isotope studies; and Modern hunter-gatherer groups
|up to $25,000||Jan. 10 or Jul. 15|
|Legacy Center Archives & Special Collections - Drexel University College of Medicine|
|M. Louise Carpenter Gloeckner, M.D. Summer Research Fellowship (up to 6 wks) offered annually to scholars, students and general researchers wishing to make use of the Legacy Center's collections, which include materials related to the history of the Woman's Medical College/Medical College of Pennsylvania; the history of women in medicine; nursing; medical missionaries; the American Medical Women's Association; American Women's Hospital Service; and other women in medicine organizations.|
Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center/Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowship in the History of Women and Medicine supports research on topics related to the history of women's medicine and women in medicine in both the Legacy Center and the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Drexel/Library Company: $2,000
|Philadelphia, PA||Drexel/Library Company: Mar. 1|
Gloeckner: Apr. 1
|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); 1 wk-9 mo. residential Mendel fellowships 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)|
Due to the planned renovation of the Lilly Library, fellowship applications are not being solicited for 2020 and 2021.
|Helm: up to $1,500|
Mendel: up to $40,000
|Bloomington, IN||Mendel: X||TBD|
|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 or faculty emeritus are welcome to apply||$1,000-$35,000||Nov. 1|
|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
|McDonnell Foundation, James S.|
|JSMF Opportunity Awards provide up to $250,000 in seed funds expendable over a flexible time period (between 2 and 4 years) as needed by researchers to design and carry out studies motivated by questioning, revisiting, or re-examining the current state of academic knowledge of human cognition and behavior using a dynamic, context-sensitive lens.||up to $250,000/|
|Medical Library Association|
|Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship available for research-related purposes regarding the discoverability in information science. The research may incorporate topics such as informatics, expert searching, systematic reviews, critical appraisal, scholarly communication, data science, reference management, or other areas focused on ways to improve discoverability and dissemination of information.||$5,000||must be MLA member||Dec. 1|
|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. 31|
|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 Academy of Education|
|1 yr Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for early career scholars conducting research in critical areas of education research; nonresidential fellowship can also be split half-time over 2 contiguous yrs||$70,000 - 1 academic year|
$35,000/each year for 2 years
|PhD or EdD no more than 6 yrs out||Nov. 20|
|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.
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, along with all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo, are temporarily closed. They are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on their websites and social media.
|Guggenheim: up to $45,000|
Verville: up to $55,000
Lindbergh: up to $100,000
|Washington, DC or Chantilly, VA||Guggenheim & Verville: limited 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 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 American History - Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation|
|Lemelson Center Fellowship: up to 10 wk residential fellowship for postdoctoral scholars with projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products.|
Lemelson Center Travel to Collections Awards: short-term (up to 10 days) travel awards for researchers to come to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and use the Archives Center's 20,000 feet of archival materials
Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship: for senior scholars studying the history of technology, science and technology studies, business history, museum studies, STEAM education, or allied fields; the specific arrangement of this fellowship is flexible: may be used as a sabbatical supplement; for several short-duration visits; for a single residency focused on research and writing; or for a series of lectures leading to a major publication.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lemelson Center has suspended its 2021 grant program (deadline: 11/1/2020). For more information, please contact fellowship coordinator Eric S. Hintz ([email protected]).
|10 wk: $1,100/wk|
|Washington, DC||Molella: applicant must be tenured or have emeritus status||Nov. 1|
|National Museum of American History - Travel Research in Equity Collections (TREC) Awards|
|short-term (10 day) travel awards for researchers to come to the Museum and use the Archives Center's 20,000 feet of archival materials; intended for research in NMAH collections related to one or more of the following: disability; LGBTQ, gender, sexuality; and race, ethnicity. Researchers may be at any level or rank, from any institution as well as independent scholars, writers, journalists, artists, or film-makers. |
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the National Museum of American History is temporarily closed. No reopening date has been announced; see the NMAH website and social media channels for updates.
|$1,500||Washington, DC||Jul 15|
|National Science Foundation|
|several social science research grants available through NSF's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences: anthropological sciences, geography and environmental sciences, and psychological and language sciences||depends on scope of project||varies||varies|
|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|
|Open Society Foundations|
|1 yr fellowships for scholars pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges; project themes cut across areas of human rights, government transparency, access to information, access to justice, the promotion of civil society and social inclusion; part-time fellowships also available.|
The Open Society Fellowship is no longer accepting applications. The link above will be updated with any new information on upcoming grant cycles. Inquiries can be directed to [email protected]
|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.
Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Resident Scholar Program has been suspended for the 2021-2022 academic year. More information about future offerings will be shared when it is available.
|Osler Library of the History of Medicine|
|3 travel grants available for scholars wishing to conduct research in the history of medicine and require use of the Osler Library's holdings. |
Mary Louise Nickerson Award in Neuro History: 1 mo.+ award for the utilization of the Osler's neuro-history archival and artifact collections
Dr. Dimitrije Pivnicki Award in Neuro and Psychiatric History: to support research in the fields of neuro-history and the history of psychiatry; can be used in combination w/the Nickerson Award
Dr. Edward H. Bensley Osler Library Research Travel Grant: 2 wk+ award for those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history
|Nickerson: up to $10,000|
Pivnicki & Osler: up to $4,000
|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
|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.|
Please note that due to the pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, UCHV will not be advertising a competition for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for 2021-22
|up to 1/2 academic year salary||Princeton, NJ||strong record of research publications||Nov.|
|Property and Environment Research Center|
|Julian Simon residential fellowship for scholars conducting policy-oriented research on natural resource and environmental conservation; summer residency (6 wks-3 mos.)|
Lone Mountain residential fellowship for scholars interested in the role of markets and property rights in protecting and enhancing environmental resources; usually takes place in summer (2 wks-3 mos.)
Lone Mountain: depends on length of residency
|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|
|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|
Due to COVID-19, the Bellagio Center is postponing their next open call for residency applicants to a later date that shall be communicated as soon as they have greater clarity on the situation in Italy.
|room & board||Bellagio, Italy||based on economic need||mid- to senior-level faculty||Dec.|
|Rose Library at Emory University|
|several short-term fellowships (minimum of 5 days) 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.|
|Sage Foundation, Russell|
|Visiting Scholars program: 10-mth residency for scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences who wish to pursue their research and writing at RSF's NYC headquarters.|
Visiting Researchers program: residency of up to 5 mths for scholars who are conducting research relevant to the Foundation’s priority areas; this fellowship is not compensated, but an office is provided. Preference given to RSF-sponsored grantees and scholars who are seeking to complete existing work.
|visiting scholar: up to $125,000 ||visiting scholar: PhD at least 3 yrs out|
visiting researcher: PhD several years out
|visiting scholar: Jun. 24|
visiting researcher: May 4
|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 and visual culture; standard term of residency 12 mo., but shorter terms are available with prorated stipends.|
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most internship and fellowship programs onsite at the Smithsonian have been paused until further notice. However, many programs are operating virtually and/or offsite, accepting applications currently, for 2021, and beyond.
|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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most internship and fellowship programs onsite at the Smithsonian have been paused until further notice. However, many programs are operating virtually and/or offsite, accepting applications currently, for 2021, and beyond.
|$55,000||Washington, DC||up to $4,000||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.||$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 educator 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 COVID-19 pandemic, most internship and fellowship programs onsite at the Smithsonian have been paused until further notice. However, many programs are operating virtually and/or offsite, accepting applications currently, for 2021, and beyond.
|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).|
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most internship and fellowship programs onsite at the Smithsonian have been paused until further notice. However, many programs are operating virtually and/or offsite, accepting applications currently, for 2021, and beyond.
|up to $55,000||Washington, DC||up to $4,000||Nov. 1|
|Society for Research in Child Development|
|1 yr Executive Branch and Congressional (Federal) fellowships for scholars to come to Washington, DC and use developmental science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy; open to individuals with a doctorate from any discipline relevant to child development; advanced, early- and mid-career scholars encouraged to apply,|
1 yr State Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship for early career developmental scientists who wish to work in state executive branch offices that focus on early childhood; applicants should have expertise in early childhood development, especially in the areas of early mathematics, dual language learners, or family engagement.
Research grants of up to $7,500 available for early career scholars studying child development.
|Federal: $66,000-$86,000 + up to $2,800 for professional development|
State: $66,000 + up to $2,800 for professional development
Research: up to $7,500
|Federal: Washington, DC|
State: any state capitol
|Federal: up to $1,300||Federal and State: US citizen|
Doctoral level degree relevant to child development
State: PhD no more than 2 yrs out
Research: PhD no more than 5 yrs out; SRCD member
|Federal & State: Jan. 4|
|Sociological Initiatives Foundation|
|2 yr research grants available for projects in the areas of civic participation, community organizing, crime and law, education, health, housing, immigration, labor organizing, & language/literacy; priority given to projects that seek to address racism, xenophobia, classism, gender bias, exploitation, or the violation of human rights & freedoms. Grants also support research that furthers language learning and behavior & its intersection with social and policy questions. Projects should involve academic-community partnerships, advocacy or community groups that conduct research that can withstand challenge in academic and policy arenas, or academics who organize or link to a constituency through their research.||$10,000-$20,000||Geographic focus is limited to the US and its territories.||Oct. 15|
|Spencer Foundation - Racial Equity Special Research Grants|
|research grants that support education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education; projects may range from 1 to 5 yrs and span the life course (i.e., from early childhood to adult learning) as well as those that focus on contexts outside of school.||up to $75,000||PhD 7 to 20 years out||LOI: Dec. 15|
Proposal: Jan. 12
|Spencer Foundation - Lyle Spencer Research Awards|
|Lyle Spencer Research Awards (up to $1 million) available to support challenging, original, and constructive education scholarship and research; research projects can range from early childhood to adult learning; PIs and co-PIs may only hold 1 active Spencer research grant at a time.|
No call will be issued for the 2021 review cycle. We anticipate providing an update in late 2021; please check back at that time for further information.
|Spencer Foundation - Large Research Grants|
|large research grant program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.||Funding Tiers: |
$125,000 to 250,000
$250,001 to $375,000
$375,001 to $500,000
|Intent to apply: Jan. 15|
Proposal: Feb. 5
|Spencer Foundation - Small Research Grants|
|small research grant program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. Applications accepted 3 times a yr.||up to $50,000||Mar. 1, Jun. 1, Oct. 1|
|Spencer Foundation - Research-Practice Partnerships|
|The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years.|
Spencer anticipates that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, schools, universities, families, and communities.
|up to $400,000||Intent to apply: Nov. 24|
Proposal: Dec. 17
|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 anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology; individuals and 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
|Truman Library Institute|
|1-3 wk research grants for postdoctoral scholars wishing to conduct research at the Truman Library; research should concern "enduring public policy and foreign policy issues;" John K. Hulston Scholarships also available for scholars wishing to conduct research at multiple research facilities in spring|
Truman Scholar's Award available for established senior scholars engaged in work on some aspect of Harry S. Truman's life and career or of public and foreign policy issues prominent during the Truman years; extensive research at the Truman Library required; publication of book-length manuscript expected. Award is intended to free the scholar from teaching or other employment for a substantial period of time.
|research grants & Hulston: $2,500|
Scholar's Award: $30,000
|Independence, MO||research grants & Hulston Scholarship: up to $2,500||research grants: Jul. 1 & Oct. 1|
Hulston: Jul. 1
Scholar's Award: Dec. 15 of odd-numbered yrs
|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.|
All UCLA Library buildings are closed until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this closure, Library Special Collections staff are working remotely and all collections are unavailable for research. Library Research Fellowships are on hiatus and applications for 2021 research fellowships in UCLA Library Special Collections are not being accepted. The Library will announce a Call for Applications once it is known when the Library may reopen for research visits.
|$500-$5,000||Los Angeles||US citizen or permanent resident||Nov., Dec.|
|United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation|
|Open to all scientists from Israel & the US who would like to conduct joint research in a variety of scientific research; health & life sciences & psychology funded in odd years; physical & social sciences funded in even years||up to $250,000/|
over 4 yrs
|University of California, Berkeley - College of Natural Resources|
|1 yr S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup postdoctoral or visiting research fellowships open to scholars from any social science discipline, and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics.|
Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals whose primary emphasis is on advancing statistical or econometric theory are not eligible for consideration.
|$61,800||Berkeley, CA||$2,000||Postdoctoral: recent PhD award|
Visiting: PhD no more than 10 years out
|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.|
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Barry Fellowship will not be awarded in 2020.
|up to $20,000||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.|
Given the pandemic, the Grants to Scholars program has been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. New applications will be solicited in late 2021 for early 2022 decisions and travel in 2022.
|up to $2,000||Madison, WI||Dec. 31|
|Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, W.E.|
|Research grants for junior faculty to carry out policy-related research on labor market issues; the Institute encourages research proposals on all issues related to labor markets and public workforce policy.||$5,000||must be untenured and within six years of having earned a PhD||Jan. 24|
|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
|Warren Center for the Humanities, Robert Penn - Vanderbilt University|
|1 yr Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships for young scholars in all disciplines whose lively presence will help to focus the center's work and stimulate discussions; annual theme.|
The Warren Center will not be hosting a Faculty Fellows Program in 2019/2020.
|$50,000 + $2,000 moving expenses||Nashville, TN||X||PhD no more than 5 years out||Jan.|
|Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research|
|1 yr Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships to support the completion of an ethnographic film that is based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant.|
1 yr Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships to support the writing-up of already completed research by anthropology scholars in the earlier stages of their careers; priority given to those applicants that at the time of application have a book contract in hand, have been in contact with publishers, or have detailed writing plans (e.g., developed book, monograph, or article outlines), and show evidence of these in their application.
Post-PhD Research Grants for anthropology scholars conducting research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates; proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields are especially welcome.
Engaged Research Grants support research partnerships that empower those who have historically been among those researched in anthropology, rather than researchers themselves. Designed in alliance with individuals who have born the impact of various kinds of marginalization, these partnerships bring together scholars and their interlocutors in the mutual production of anthropological knowledge aimed at combatting inequality and promoting the flourishing of human and more than human worlds. The program supports projects that promise to make a significant contribution to anthropological conversations through collaborations in which engagement is a central feature of a project from the very start.
|Fejos/Hunt: up to $40,000|
Post-PhD/Engaged: up to $20,000
|Fejos: PhD no more than 10 years out||Fejos/Hunt: May 1|
Post-PhD: May 1, Nov. 1
Engaged: Aug. 1
|Wilson International Center for Scholars, Woodrow|
|9 mo. fellowship for scholars conducting research on global issues addressing key public policy challenges; applicants should think in terms of what they have to say to policymakers in Washington and how they can inform policy decisions through their work.|
As the situation around COVID-19 develops, the Wilson Center will continue to process fellowship applications. As deadlines approach, we will assess whether extensions are appropriate.
|$90,000||Washington, DC||must have published a book or monograph beyond the PhD dissertation||Oct. 5|
|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 |
Please note: The Wolfsonian's fellowship program will be on hiatus during the 2021–22 academic year as the museum accommodates a backlog of awardees who have been unable to visit due to COVID–19. The next application deadline is December 31, 2021, for fellowships in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.
|X||Miami Beach, FL||X||Dec. 31, 2021|
|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||up to $1,500||New Haven, CT||must be resident of U.S. or Canada||May 1|