Research in Art History
Research in the Humanities
Research in the Social Sciences
Public Humanities Projects
Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center (Norman, OK). VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM -Focus is placed on research proposals centered on the U.S. Congress and its members, but given the wide-ranging subject matter of the archival holdings other topics will be considered. Scholars of history and political science pursuing postdoctoral research are especially encouraged to apply. Monographs and journal articles will receive primary emphasis for funding, and theses and dissertations will receive serious consideration. This program strives to open the archival holdings to as wide an audience as possible and no serious researcher will be excluded from consideration. Maximum Award: $1,000. Deadline: Open.
W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (Jerusalem, Israel).
Fellowships are open to pre- and post-doctoral scholars in ancient Near Eastern studies, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, history, language, literature, and religion or related disciplines from pre-history, through the early Islamic period. All Deadlines: October 15.
• Annual Professorship – For 4.5 months to post-doctoral scholars who are US citizens. Award: $15,000.
• National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships - For post-doctoral scholars who are U.S. citizens (or alien residents for at least three years). Residence at the Albright is preferred. Maximum Award: $58,800 for 4-9 months.
• Ernest S. Frerichs Fellow and Program Coordinator - Open to doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. Recipient is expected to assist the Albright’s Director in planning and implementing the Ernest S. Frerichs Program for Albright Fellows which requires a working knowledge of living and traveling in Israel. Award: $11,500 for 9 months.
• George A. Barton Fellowship - Open to all doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients for 2 months. Award: $5,000.
• Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellow (ECA) - For doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients who are U.S. citizens. Four Junior Research Fellowships are available for 4.5 - 9 months. Award: $31,000.
• Carol and Eric Mayers Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship - For doctoral students whose research involves the study of archaeology and society in the biblical or early post-biblical periods. Topics dealing with society at the household level are encouraged. Award is for two months. Award: $5,000.
• Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professorship - Open to internationally recognized senior scholars of all nationalities who have made significant contributions to their field of study. Award: $45,000 for 9 months.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (New Haven, CT). Visiting Fellowships
The Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for rare books and early manuscripts in the fields of literature, history, theology, and the natural sciences. The collections afford opportunities for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medieval, Renaissance, and 18th-century studies, German and French Literature, Tibetan studies, art history, photography, American studies and literature, the history of printing, maps, and modernism in art and literature. One month fellowships are provided for scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections. Award: $4,000. Deadline: December 6.
Bentley Historical Library (Ann Arbor, MI). Travel and Research Grants – Mark C. Stevens Fellowship & Bordin/Gillette Fellowship - Encourage research and writing based on the library's holdings and collections that document every period of Michigan's history, from the territorial era to the present day. Eligible applicants are scholars working on doctoral dissertations or conducting post-doctoral research. A researcher's topic need not be specific to the history of Michigan, but in all cases, it must require significant use of the holdings of the library. Award: $1,500. Deadline: October 15.
John Carter Brown Library (Providence, RI). Long & Short Term Fellowships
For scholars whose research is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement. Short-Term Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month. These fellowships are open to Americans and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent research. Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for five to nine months with a stipend of $4,200 per month. All Deadlines: December 15.
• The Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellowship - For research on the history of women and the family in the Americas prior to 1825, including the question of cultural influences on gender formation. Award: $2,100.
• Alexander O. Vietor Memorial Fellowship - Supports research in early maritime history. Award: $2,100.
• The Tuoro National Heritage Trust Fellowship - Support for research on some aspect of the Jewish experience in the New World before 1825. Award: $2,100.
George Bush Presidential Library (College Station, Texas). O’Donnell Grant Program - Provides grants to aid scholars doing research at the Library. Research must include, but not be limited to, holdings of the Library. Funding priority will be given to proposals that have the greatest likelihood of publication and subsequent usefulness to educators, scholars, students, and policymakers. Award: $2,500. Deadline: November 15.
Center for Afroamerican & African Studies (Ann Arbor, MI). Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Postdoctoral Fellowship - Supports scholars working on Africa or the African Diaspora. All disciplines are eligible including: the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and professional schools. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and be no more than five years beyond the completion of their degree. Award: $45,000. Deadline: December 1.
Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ). Ansel Adams Research Fellowship Supports scholars who need to use the archives, photograph collection, and/or library of the Center for two to four weeks. Fellowships are open to scholars from any discipline, as well as museum professionals, independent researchers, artists, and candidates for advanced degrees. U.S. citizenship is not required. Award: $5,000. Deadline: November 15.
NEW! Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Research Fellowship
The Centre at the University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland, offers fellowships for professional philosophers and social or political theorists on study leave from their own institutions. Fellows must engage in an area of philosophy relevant to the work of the Centre, but this requirement is broadly interpreted. Housing, an office in the Department of Moral Philosophy, and travel funds are included. Deadline: November 30.
Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University (Middletown, MA). Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Provides scholars with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty. Scholars who have received their Ph.D. after June 2011 in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences broadly conceived are eligible. Award: $40,000. Deadline: January 10.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Williamsburg , VA). Gilder Lehrman Short-Term Residential Fellowships - Support research at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library on British America, the revolutionary era, and early republic, with particular strengths in areas relating to eighteenth-century Williamsburg and Virginia, the colonial Chesapeake, African American studies, decorative arts and material culture through 1830, archaeology, architectural history, and historical preservation. Fellowships are open to doctoral candidates, scholars, and independent researchers and are available for one to three months. Awards: $2,500 per month. All Deadlines: October 1.
• Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt, Jr. Fellowship - Open to doctoral candidates and junior scholars working on topics related to the American Revolution, Early Republic, or ideas and philosophies of America's founding fathers. Fellowships are available for one to three months at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Library.
•NEW! African and African American History and Culture Fellowship - To support research on topics related to African and African American history, including the Atlantic slave trade, the development and practice of slavery, the experience of free blacks, the formation of early black institutions and economies, and the emergence of African American expressive culture. The Fellowship is available for between one and three months.
•NEW! 3D Visualization Fellowship - A two-month residential appointment to explore innovative ways in which 3D visualization technologies can enhance understanding of Early American History or a closely-related field. The Fellow will be based in the Digital History Center’s 3D Visualization Lab at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library and will work alongside staff engaged in the ongoing Virtual Williamsburg 1776 project. Successful proposals will clearly demonstrate the potential for the creative use of 3D visualization technologies for enhancing new or ongoing research. Applicants are not required to have 3D modeling experience, but preference will be given to those who have some familiarity with computer-aided drafting and/or spatial technologies.
Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities (New York, NY). Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Society seeks to enhance the role of the Humanities in the University by exploring and clarifying the interrelationships within the humanities as well as their relationship to the natural ad social sciences. The program is designed to strengthen the intellectual and academic qualifications of the Fellows by affording them time and resources to develop independent scholarship within a broadening educational and professional context. Eligible research departments at Columbia include; Art History and Archaeology; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, East Asian Languages and Culture; Film Studies; Institute for Research in African American Studies, Italian, and Sociology. Applicants must have received their Ph.D.’s between January 1, 2014 and July 1, 2016. Maximum Award: $68,500. Deadline: October 5.
Duke University (Durham, NC). Library Research Grants
The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library of Duke University offer grants for researchers in its archival and rare printed collections. Researchers may apply for grants from more than one center. Maximum Award: $1,000. All Deadlines: January 30.
• The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture (CWHC) - Particular strengths of the CWHC are feminism and radical feminism in the U.S., women's prescriptive literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, girls' literature, artists’ books by women, and the history and culture of women in the South. Also, a number of prominent women writers have placed their personal and professional papers at Duke.
• The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African-American History and Culture- The holdings include letters, diaries, ledgers, photographs, films, and rare books documenting three centuries of African-American experience.
• The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History - The major collections available at the Center are the extensive Archives of the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), the oldest advertising agency in the U.S. and a major international agency since the 1920s; the advertisements and agency documentation from both D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) and Wells Rich Greene; and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) archives and related collections documenting billboard history. The Center holds several other smaller collections relating to 19th and 20th century advertising and marketing.
The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Washington, DC). Fellowships
Holds important research resources in the areas of Byzantine studies, the history of landscape architecture, and Pre-Columbian studies. Eligible applicants are scholars who hold a doctorate or have established themselves in their field and wish to pursue their own research, or graduate students who expect to have the Ph.D. prior to taking up residence. Awards: Junior Fellowship: $21,000; Fellowship: 35,000 plus housing and travel expenses. Deadline: November 1.
Emory University - James Weldon Johnson Institute (Atlanta, GA). Visiting Scholars Program - Fosters new research that examines the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of the modern civil rights movement as well as its impact upon other social justice movements in the U.S. and abroad. These social movements include: the Women’s Movement, the Gay and Lesbian Movement and the Human Rights Movement. For research projects in American Studies, African American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, History, Law, Music and Women’s Studies that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of the modern civil rights movement from 1905, to the present. Candidates must hold a Ph. D. at the time of application. Award: $60,000 full Professor; $40,000 Associate Professor; $30,000 Assistant Professor. Deadline: March 3.
NEW! Field Museum (Chicago, IL). Visiting Scholarships
Support scientists who wish to use the Field Museum's collections; funds are earmarked for travel and subsistence while visitors are conducting their research. Applications must be endorsed by a Field Museum curator. Individuals must identify scientists from the list of curators who are responsible for the collection they wish to study, and contact them before applying. Award: $1,500. Deadline: November 1.
Folger Library (Washington, DC). Fellowships
Pre-eminent in the world for its Shakespeare Collection, the Library supports projects in English, American, and European literature and drama, continental history, political, economic and legal history, and history of philosophy, art, religion, science, and exploration. Ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period is encouraged. Short-term postdoctoral fellowships are offered for one to three months. Long-term fellowships for senior scholars are for six to nine months. Short-term Fellowship Award: $2,500 per month; Long-term Fellowships, Maximum Award: $50,000. Long-term Deadline: November 1. Short-term Deadline: March 1.
Gerald R. Ford Foundation (Ann Arbor, MI). Research Travel Grants Program
Supports research in Federal policies, institutions, and politics of the 1970s. Selected strengths of the holdings are domestic affairs and policies, economics, media relations, the 1976 presidential campaign, White House management, congressional relations, and foreign policy. Award: $2,000. Deadline: September 15.
J. Paul Getty Trust (Los Angeles, CA).
Offers grants to institutions and individuals that promote the understanding of art and its history and the conservation of cultural heritage. The theme for 2016-17 is “Art and Anthropology”. http://www.getty.edu/foundation/apply/
• Getty Scholars - For established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. The three to nine month residency grant also includes an office at the Research Institute, research assistance, travel funds, an apartment in the Getty Scholar housing complex, and airfare. Maximum Award: $65,000. Deadline: October 1.
• Library Research Grants - Grantees will receive partial support for costs related to research, travel, and living expenses for periods ranging from several days to a maximum of three months, which must take place in 2012. Award: $500 - $2,500. Deadline: October 15.
•Conservation Guest Scholars - Supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field, for three to nine months of independent research. The grant also includes a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare, an apartment, and health benefits. Award: $3,500 per month. Deadline: November 3.
• Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships - Provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Residencies are from September to June and include workspace at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare. Awards: Predoctoral $25,000; Postdoctoral $30,000. Deadline: October 1.
Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, D.C.). Fellowships in Hellenic Studies - Support scholarship of the highest quality on various aspects of ancient Greek civilization. Appropriate fields of research include archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history, literary criticism, philology, philosophy, and interdisciplinary research. Prerequisites for the Fellowships are a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent, and professional competence in ancient Greek studies, as documented by published work. The fellowship is for 17 weeks and includes free housing for the Fellows and their families, and research and travel expenses. Award: $17,000. Deadline: October 15. http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/5400?menuId=22
NEW!! The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI). CHS/DAI Joint Fellowships - Offer two fellowships to scholars studying ancient Greece or societies that interacted with the ancient Greeks. The term of the fellowship will be 37 weeks. The fellows will reside in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD) from mid-September to mid-December, followed by a term in the U.S. through mid-May. Fellows may begin their residence at the CHS in January. Prerequisites for fellowships are a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent, and professional competence as documented by published work in the study of ancient Greece or societies that interacted with the ancient Greeks. The fellowships are NOT restricted to citizens of the US and BRD but are open to scholars of any nationality. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support scholarship of the highest quality on ancient Greek civilization. It also aims to develop and support a network of scholars, placing emphasis on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the field of Hellenic Studies. Of vital interest to the CHS and the DAI is the goal of fostering interaction among scholars from diverse backgrounds and regions of the world. Award: €22,500 and $17,000. Deadline: October 15.
Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Firenze, Italy). Villa I Tatti Fellowships - For scholars who are in the earlier stages of their career, up to fifteen postdoctoral fellowships are awarded each academic year for research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance at Villa I Tatti in Florence. Each Fellow is offered a place to study, use of the Biblioteca and Fototeca Berenson, lunches on weekdays, and various other privileges. Award$50,000, plus a supplement towards relocation expenses. Deadline: October 15. http://www.itatti.it/menu3/fellow_tatti.html
Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (Cambridge, MA). Academy Scholars Program – To train pre- and post-doctoral social scientists in area studies, focusing especially on the non-Western areas of the world. Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, and access to Harvard facilities. The award is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, and some health insurance coverage. Predoctoral Award: $28,000; Postdoctoral: $62,000. Deadline: October 1. http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/
The Historic New Orleans Collection. Woest Fellowship
Supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area. Fellows may select their period of residence within the fellowship term of April 1, 2015- March 31, 2016. Doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars are eligible. Award: $4,000 per month. Deadline: November 1. http://www.hnoc.org/programs/fellowship.html#
The Huntington Library (San Marino, CA).
Collections are from the 19th to 20th centuries in British and American history, literature, art history, the history of science, and photography. The Art Galleries contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. All Deadlines: November 15. http://w ww.huntington.org
• Huntington Fellowships - Support research-in-residence for one to five months on the literature, history, or art of Britain or America. Applicants may either have their Ph.D. or be a doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage. Award: $3,000 per month.
• Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - Applicants must have received the Ph.D. by November 15, 2015. Tenure is from nine to twelve months. Award: $50,000.
• National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships - Applicants must have received the Ph.D. by November 15, 2015. Tenure is from four to twelve months. Award: $50,400. • Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships - For non-tenured faculty members who are revising a manuscript for publication and are pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington's collections. Preference will be given to scholars who received their Ph.D. between 2011 and 2013. Tenure is from nine to twelve months. Award: $50,000.
• Short term fellowships. For one to three months for candidates with a PhD or equivalent; or doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage. Applying for one of the specialized fellowships does not disqualify you from being considered for a “Huntington Fellowship.” Award: $3,000 per month.
NOTE: The majority of Fellowships will be awarded to scholars working in the general holdings of the Library; however, there are a number of specialized fellowships:
• Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowships in Renaissance England
• Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas
• Trent R. Dames Fellowship in the History of Civil Engineering
• Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowships
• Francis J. Weber Research Fellowship in Roman Catholic History
• Cheng Fellowship in the History of the Asian American Experience in the U.S.
NEW! Institute for Advanced Study. School of Historical Studies Fellowships (Princeton, NJ) - An independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Fellowships for one or two terms support scholarship in all fields of historical research, concerned principally with the history of Western, Near Eastern and Asian civilizations. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply. Eligibility requirements include the Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of application and a substantial record of publication. Award: $70,000. Deadline: November 1. https://www.hs.ias.edu/
• Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors - Support promising young scholars who have embarked on professional careers. Scholars are expected to engage exclusively in research and writing for one year. The stipend will match the combined salary and benefits at the applicant’s home institution. Deadline: November 1.
The Institute of Historical Research (London, UK). Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities The collection encompasses the historical period from the middle of the fifth century AD to the present. It covers the history of Western Europe and its expansion overseas from the fall of the Western Roman Empire. For both pre-dissertation and dissertation research in the humanities using original source materials in the UK. Dissertation Award: $25,000; Pre-Dissertation Award: $5,000. Deadline: January 15. http://www.history.ac.uk/awards/
Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation (Austin, Texas). Grants-in-Aid of Research
For scholars conducting research using the Library’s collection of memorabilia and papers of President Johnson and his contemporaries. Award: $500 - $2,500. Deadlines: September 15, March 15. http://www.lbjlibrary.org/collections/info-for-researchers.html
• Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies - Fellows will be able to study at any Presidential library or other facility in the National Archives and Records Administration system. They will develop at least a portion of their work from original research in the collections of the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas. Post-doctoral fellows may apply, but preference will be given to doctoral candidates whose dissertation research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues. Award: $5,000. Deadlines: September 15, March 15.
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (Boston, MA). Ernest Hemingway Research Grants Support for scholars and students to help defray living, travel, and related costs incurred while conducting research in the Hemingway Collection of the Kennedy Library. Preference is given to dissertation research by Ph.D. candidates in newly opened or relatively unused portions of the Collection, but all proposals are welcome. Maximum Award: $1,000. Deadline: November 1. http://www.jfklibrary.org/
Howard V. and Edna H. Hong Kierkegaard Library (Northfield MN). Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellowships - Advanced graduate students, professors and other serious students of Kierkegaard are invited to apply for four to twelve month resident fellowships. Award: $1,500 per month. Deadline: February 1.
Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship
For research on East, Southeast, and/or South Asia (including the overseas Asian communities), using the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress. The Asian Division especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Division’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to the researchers are the outstanding multi-lingual collections of books, periodicals, microfilms, and databases, the largest Chinese and Japanese collections outside of China and Japan as well as the world’s largest law library. Extensive special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available. Graduate students, independent scholars, community college teachers, researchers without regular teaching appointments, and librarians are especially encouraged to apply. The grants are for a minimum of five business days of research. Maximum Award: $2,500. Deadline: September 30. http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/FTM.html
Lilly Library (Bloomington, IN). The Everett Helm Visiting Fellowships
The Library’s holdings support research in British, French and American Literature and History, European expansion in America, children’s literature, film, radio, television, architecture, food and drink. Short-term fellowships support visiting scholars pursuing graduate, postdoctoral, or equivalent research in the Library’s collections. Maximum Award: $1,500. Deadlines: October 15, April 15. http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
• Mendel Fellowships - Support research by scholars, ranging from doctoral students to senior scholars from around the world. Areas of particular interest include the history of the Spanish Colonial Empire; Latin American independence movements; European expansion in the Americas; voyages, travels and exploration; geography, navigation and cartography; German literature, history;
and music. Stipend amount is based on the length of stay, which may be from one week to a full academic year. Maximum Award: $40,000. Deadline: October 15.
H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies (Grand Rapids, MI). Faculty Research Fellowship - The Center has one of the largest collection of sixteenth-century imprints of the works of Calvin and other reformers. Residence periods are six to 14 weeks. Eligible applicants are faculty members from colleges, universities or institutes as well as independent scholars. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. prior to tenure of the fellowship. Award: $2,000 - $4,000. Deadline: January 1. http://www.calvin.edu/meeter/scholarships/faculty.htm
Michigan Society of Fellows (Ann Arbor, MI). Postdoctoral Fellowships
Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers in the humanities and arts, sciences, and professions. Those selected for these three-year fellowships must have completed their doctoral training within the previous three years. Award: $52,000. Deadline: October 2. http://www.rackham.umich.edu/sof/
Miller Center of Public Affairs (Charlottesville, VA) National Fellowships
For individuals completing their dissertations on American politics, foreign policy and world politics, or the impact of global affairs on the United States. Fellows are paired with an academic mentor, a leading scholar in the fellow’s own field of study. Fellows are encouraged to establish residence at the Miller Center and to complete their dissertation or book during the fellowship year. Award: $20,000. Deadline: February 1. http://millercenter.org/academic/gage/fellowship
National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Fosters the study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, and urbanism, from prehistoric times to the present. The Center encourages a variety of approaches by historians, critics, and theorists of art, as well as by scholars in related disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Awards approximately six Senior Fellowships and twelve Visiting Fellowships each year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. for five years or more or possess a record of professional accomplishment. Awards vary. Maximum Award for Senior Fellowship and Associate Appointments: $50,000. Deadline: October 15. Award for Visiting Senior Fellowships and Associate Appointments: $8,000. Deadline: September 21. http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships.html
National Humanities Center (Raleigh/Durham, NC). Fellowship Program
Areas of special interest are art history, visual culture, French history or culture, and humanistic fields involving religion. Applicants must hold the doctorate or have equivalent credentials and a record of publication. Most fellowships are unrestricted, with the following exceptions: one fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies; English literature; art history; Asian Studies; and theology. Award: $60,000 plus travel expenses. Deadline: October 15. http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us
The National Museum of American Art (Washington, DC).
Offers fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States, which support independent, dissertation, or curatorial research. Residency is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered. Awards: Predoctoral, $30,000; Postdoctoral: $49,000. Deadline: January 15. http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/SIFELL/SIFELLapp.htm
Newberry Library (Chicago, IL).
Offers fellowships to researchers based on financial need. The collection’s focus is on European discovery, exploration and settlement of the Americas, the American West, local history, family history, genealogy, Native American history, the Renaissance, history of the mid-west especially Chicago, French Revolutionary era, Portuguese, Brazilian, and British history. Short-term fellowships are for up to two months; Award: $2,000 per month. Deadline: January 15. Long-term fellowships are six to eleven months; Award: $4,200 per month. Deadline December 1. http://www.ne wberry.org
New York Public Library - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYC). Scholars-in-Residence Program - For scholars studying the history, literature, and culture of peoples of African descent from a humanistic perspective and to professionals in fields related to the Schomburg Center's collections and program activities. Studies in the social sciences, the arts, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are eligible if they utilize a humanistic approach and contribute to humanistic knowledge. Candidates for advanced degrees must have received the degree no later than December 1, 2011. Foreign nationals are eligible if they will have resided in the U.S. for three years immediately preceding the deadline. Awards: $30,000 for six months, and $60,000 for twelve months. Deadline: December 1. http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/138
New York State Archives Partnership Trust (Albany, NY). Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program - Supports applicants from a variety of backgrounds with awards for advanced research in New York State history, government, or public policy. Projects involving alternative uses of the Archives, such as background research for multimedia projects, exhibits, documentary films, and historical novels, are also eligible. Maximum Award: $4,500. Deadline: January 15. http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml
• Quinn Archives Research Residency - To facilitate up to one year of research on New Netherland and on the Dutch Colonial Atlantic World. Pre- or postdoctoral candidates in any discipline are eligible, and any project dealing with the Dutch experience in the new world before 1800 will be considered. Award: $2,500. Deadline: January 15.
NEW! Oregon Historical Society Research Library. Donald J. Sterling Jr. Research Fellowships in Pacific Northwest History - The Library holds strong collections in business and economic development, labor, arts, conservation and land use, migration, politics and government, and the activities of women and ethnic groups. The recipients will be in residence in the OHS Research Library and be given free access to its extensive collection of manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other resources for four weeks during the calendar year. Award: Senior Fellowship: $2,500. Graduate Research Fellowship: $2,000. Deadline: October 1. http://www.ohs.org/research/fellowship.cfm
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ). Postdoctoral Fellowships Fellows spend three years in Princeton, teaching and pursuing their own research. Fellowships offered in: Humanities and Social Sciences; Humanistic Studies; LGBT Studies; Race/Ethnicity. Candidates must have fulfilled the requirements of their Ph.D. by June 15, 2013. Award: $83,000. Deadline: October 1. http://www.princeton.edu/sf/
Princeton University Center for Human Values (Princeton, NJ). Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships - Allow scholars and teachers to spend an academic year in residence at Princeton, writing about ethics and human values. Applicants typically have a doctorate or a professional postgraduate degree and cannot be in the process of writing a dissertation. Fellows will have access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. The fellows' home institutions are expected to provide at least half of their salaries, plus all benefits. Award: Varies. Deadline: November 5. http://www.princeton.edu/~uchv/LSR_Fellowships.html
Rockefeller Archive Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY). Grants-in-Aid
Promotes and supports periods of graduate and postdoctoral research in its archival collections of members of the Rockefeller family and of various philanthropic and educational institutions founded by members of the Rockefeller family. Major subjects at the Center include labor, politics, agriculture, the arts, African-American history, education, international relations and economic development, philanthropy, population, religion, science, social welfare and the social sciences, and women's history. Award: $5,000 per month. Deadline: November 15. http://www.rockarch.org/
•NEW! Short-term Research - Open to U.S. citizens and citizens of foreign countries who are interested in utilizing the Paul Ehrlich Collection at the Archive Center. The Ehrlich Collection is the largest and most important body of original and facsimile materials documenting the life and scientific-medical research program of Nobel Laureate Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915). Award: $2,500. Deadline: Open. http://www.rockarch.org/grants/ehrlichgrant.php
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (Hyde Park, NY). Grants-in-Aid
Encourage younger scholars to expand the knowledge and understanding of the Roosevelt period. Funds are to defray living, travel, and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the Roosevelt Library. Award: $2,500. Deadline: January 30. http://www.rooseveltinstitute.org/
The Rutgers University Center for Cultural Analysis (New Brunswick, NJ). Visiting Fellowships - Invites research proposals on themed topics for one year at the interdisciplinary research center, for visiting postdoctoral fellowships. Fellows will be invited to teach one honors seminar in one semester, and will be expected to participate in all of the Center's programs. Award: $45,000. Deadline: January 2. http://cca.rutgers.edu/
Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO). Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowships For scholars wishing to conduct research in the manuscript collections in the Library. Applicants may be researchers at the postdoctoral level or graduate students formally admitted to Ph.D. candidacy and working on dissertations. Topics may include illumination, textual criticism, medieval/renaissance/religious history, classical/ancient/romantic/religious languages and/or literature. Travel expenses and a per diem are provided for a period of two to eight weeks. Award: $2,250 per month. Deadlines: October 1, March 1. http://libraries.slu.edu/special_collections/vfl_fellowships
Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (Charlottesville, VA). Gilder Lehrman Junior Research Fellowship – For scholars to devote their time to research and writing on topics directly related to Thomas Jefferson, his times and legacy. The award supports revision of the fellow's book manuscript, but consideration will be given to candidates who propose to undertake original research. Office space will be provided for nine months in the Foundation's Jefferson Library. The University of Virginia Press will consider the resulting manuscript for publication in the Jeffersonian America Series. Award: $35,000. Deadline: November 1. http://www.monticello.org/research/fellowships/index.html
• Short-term Fellowships. For doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars from any country working on Jefferson-related projects for periods of one to four monthsAward: $2,000 per month. Deadline: November 1.
Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.).
Many opportunities for internships and fellowships will be available to conduct research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian. For details, check the website in late September. Predoctoral fellowships: $30,000. Postdoctoral fellowships: $45,000. Deadline: January 15. http://www.si.edu/ofg/infotoapply.htm
• Graduate Student Fellowship - For students formally enrolled in a graduate program, who have completed at least one semester and not yet advanced to candidacy if in a Ph.D. program. Applicants must submit a proposal for research in a discipline which is pursued at the Smithsonian. The term is 10 weeks. Award: $6,500. Deadline: January 15. http://www.si.edu/ofg/infotoapply.htm
Tanner Humanities Center. Visiting Research Fellowships In-residence fellowships for one academic year are provided to faculty affiliated with colleges and universities, and independent scholars, for humanistic research and education at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Projects are supported in communication, history, religious studies, ethnic and cultural studies, history/theory/criticism of the arts, languages and linguistics, literature, gender studies, historical or philosophical issues in social and natural sciences, or the professions. Projects which are interdisciplinary are encouraged. Applicants must have their Ph.D. by August 1, 2015. Award: $45,000. Deadline: November 30. http://thc.utah.edu/fellowships/applications.php
The Harry S. Truman Library Institute (Independence, MO). Research Grants
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are particularly encouraged to apply, but applications from others engaged in advanced research will also be considered. Preference will be given to projects that have application to enduring public policy and foreign policy issues and that have a high probability of being published or publicly disseminated in some other way. Award: $2,500. Deadline: October 1. http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/
• Dissertation Year Fellowships - Supports graduate students working on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. Applicants should have substantially completed their research and be prepared to work full time on writing their dissertation. Award: $16,000. Deadline: February 1.
• Scholars Award - For postdoctoral scholars engaged in work on some aspect of the life and career of Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. An applicant's work should be based in part on extensive research at the Library and result in the publication of a book-length manuscript. Award: $30,000. Deadline: December 15.
UCLA Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies (Los Angeles, CA).
A rare books and manuscripts collection, with particular strengths in English literature and history (1641-1800), Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. All Deadlines: February 1. http://www.1718.ucla.edu/research/postdoctoral/
• Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships - Scholars who have received their Ph.D. in the last six years and are engaged in research pertaining to the current theme are eligible to apply. Award: $39,264 for the academic year.
• Clark Short-Term Fellowships - For postdoctoral scholars with research projects that require work in any area of the Clark's collections, for periods of one to three months in residence. Award: $2,500 per month.
• American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies /Clark Fellowships - One-month residencies are available to postdoctoral scholars with projects in the Restoration or the eighteenth century. Fellowship holders must be members of ASECS. Award: $2,500.
• Kanner Fellowship in British Studies - Supports pre- and postdoctoral research pertaining to British history and culture. Award: $7,500 for 3 months.
• Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliographical Fellowship - For bibliographical research in early modern British literature and history as well as other areas where the two libraries have common strengths. Award: $5,500 for 2 months.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Fellowship
Supports significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Proposals from scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, and anthropology are welcome. Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa. Award: $3,500 per month.
United States Institute of Peace (Washington, D.C). Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program - Supports practitioners and scholars working on research projects concerning the sources and nature of international conflict and ways of preventing, managing, or resolving conflict. Fellowships are awarded annually to individuals from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty. Award: $100,000, travel to Washington, D.C. for the fellow and dependents, health insurance, an office and a part-time research assistant. Deadline: December 11. http://www.usip.org/
The University of Cincinnati Burnam Classics Library (Cincinnati, OH). Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program. - The Library is one of the world's premier collections in the field of Classical Studies covering all aspects of the Classics: the languages and literatures, history, civilization, art, and archaeology. Long Term Fellows stay for a minimum of one academic quarter and a maximum of three during the regular academic year. Short Term Fellows will receive housing and a transportation allowance for one to two months. All Fellows receive office space and enjoy the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries and will be free to pursue their own research. Award: $1,500 per month, plus housing & transportation. Deadline: January 15. http://classics.uc.edu/index.php/tytus/tytusmaininfo
University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). Visiting Research Fellowships
For the study of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas for an academic year. Applications are welcomed from scholars in such fields of the humanities and social sciences as Anthropology, Art History, Archaeology, History and related disciplines. Applicants must be holders of a doctorate (or appropriate final degree) who are undertaking research for publication. The fellow is provided with an office in the Sainsbury Centre, and will have full access to the Robert Sainsbury Library (a specialized anthropology/art history/archaeology research library of over 20,000 volumes), as well as other University facilities. Award: £396 sterling per week, plus return travel costs. Deadline: November 27. http://www.sru.uea.ac.uk/fellowships-application.php
University of Rochester - Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies (Rochester, NY). Postdoctoral Fellowship - Annual residential fellowship awarded to support a scholar in the completion of his/her research project. Applicant must hold a Ph.D. in a field related to the African and African-American experience, and teach one course per semester. Award: $40,000. Deadline: December 31. http://www.rochester.edu/College/AAS/fellowships/
•Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – Awarded to a graduate student of any university who studies aspects of the African and African-American experience. Intended to expedite the completion of the Fellow’s dissertation. Requires the recipient to work with the Institute’s Director in organizing colloquium, lectures, and other events. Award: $26,000. Deadline: December 20.
University of Virginia Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. (Charlottesville, VA). Residential Research Fellowship - For scholars in the humanities and social sciences whose work on a wide array of topics in African-American and African studies and related fields for a two-year post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship. Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application and no earlier than 2011. Predoctoral Award: $20,000. Postdoctoral Award: $45,000. Deadline: December 1. http://www.woodson.virginia.edu/fellowship/postdoc
University of Wisconsin at Madison - Institute for Research in the Humanities (Madison, Wisconsin). Solmsen Postdoctoral Fellowship - Eligible fields of study are literary and historical studies of the European Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods up to about the year 1700. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. Award: $51,000. Deadline: November 1. http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.php
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA). Fellow in Residence Program - Provides funding to make the humanities more visible to the public by applying the tools of history, philosophy, ethics, cultural studies, and literary criticism to matters of public concern. This year proposals on subjects with strong public interest in any field of the humanities are being accepted. Projects on violence and its intergenerational effects, the South Atlantic U.S., Revolutionary War history, folklife, and African American and Virginia history are also encouraged. Award: $15,000 per semester. Deadline: December 1. http://www.virginiafoundation.org/research/fellowships/
American Oriental Society. LOUISE WALLACE HACKNEY FELLOWSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF CHINESE ART - For the study of Chinese art with special relation to painting and its reflection of Chinese culture. Permits the translation into English of related works for the purpose of furthering a better understanding of Chinese painting in the U.S. Post-doctoral, or doctoral students who are U.S. citizens and have completed three years study of the Chinese language or its equivalent are eligible. Award: $8,000. Deadline: March 1.
The Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, TX). DAVIDSON FAMILY FELLOWSHIP
For scholars working at the pre or postdoctoral level who initiate new research or continue work on an existing topic in American art. Proposals are sought from candidates knowledgeable about the history of American art and culture in periods represented by the Museum’s collections: paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books from 1835 to 1950, and photography from its beginning to the present. Award: $3,000 per month for one to four months of full time research. Deadline: April 15.
Folger Shakespeare Library. SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS
Support postdoctoral scholars’ projects that draw significantly from the Library’s collections of English, American, and European literature and drama, continental history, history of philosophy, art, religion, science, and exploration. Maximum Award: $2,500 per month. Deadline: March 1.
Fulbright Scholars Abroad Program. UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND LECTURING
For research, university lecturing, or a combination of the two. Opportunities range from two months to an academic year in almost every area of the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, the arts, and applied fields such as business, journalism, and law. Scholars at all academic levels may apply. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a Ph.D. or comparable professional qualifications. Round-trip travel, maintenance, and housing (in certain countries) is provided. Applications will be available in April. Deadline: August 1.
Kress Foundation. DIGITAL RESOURCES
Support the creation of important online resources in art history, including both textual and visual resources. Key interests include digitization of core art history photographic archives and primary textual sources. The program further supports efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history, including classroom applications and online publishing. Maximum Award: $100,000. Deadline: April 15.
Lemmermann Foundation. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
For pre-doctoral students who need to study in Rome to carry out research and prepare their theses concerning Rome and Roman culture from the Pre-Roman period to present day in classical studies. Award: 750 Euro. Deadline: March 15.
The Roberto Longhi Foundation for the Study of the History of Art (Florence, Italy). FELLOWSHIPS
Designed for those who seriously want to dedicate themselves to research in the history of art. Fellows may use the holdings of the Institute for study, which mainly concern Italian painting from the 13th to the 18th century. Eligible applicants must be under the age of thirty-two and have fulfilled the preliminary requirements for a doctoral degree in the history of art. Award: Eur 5,400 per month. Deadline: May 15.
Massachusetts Historical Society. SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS
Support researchers’ use of the collections to complete a major project. Scholars, advanced graduate students, and college and university faculty in all disciplines are eligible. Some fellowships target specific topics such as African American studies, art history, documentary editing, the life and times of Paul Revere, and colonial New England. Of particular interest to art historians is the ANDREW OLIVER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, which supports research in the Society's collection of portraits, engravings, silhouettes, and other graphic materials. Each fellowship includes a stipend of $2,000 for four weeks of research, which must be conducted between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. All Deadlines: March 1.
National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. AILSA MELLON BRUCE AND PAUL MELLON VISITING SENIOR FELLOWSHIPS
For full-time research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any geographical area and of any period. Scholars are expected to reside in Washington and participate in the Center’s activities of lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions. Eligible applicants are those who have held the Ph.D. for five years or more or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Award: $6,000-$8,000. Deadlines: March 21, September 21.
• ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS - For individuals conducting full-time research who want to be affiliated with the Center. Appointments to associate status will be considered for up to 60 days. Study space provided. Deadlines: March 21, September 21.
• PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR HISTORIANS OF AMERICAN ART TO TRAVEL ABROAD
For doctoral students who study aspects of art and architecture of the United States before 1980, including native and pre Revolutionary America. For two to three months of travel to museums, exhibitions, collections, monuments, and historic sites. It is not intended for advancement of a dissertation. Maximum Award: $4,500. Deadline: February 15.
Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada). VERONIKA GERVERS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
RESEARCH AND TEXTILE HISTORY - Annual fellowship available to Ph.D. candidates and senior
scholars worldwide, whose research can make direct use of any part of the Museum’s textile and
costume collections. Maximum Award: CD$ 9,000. Deadline: March 31. https://www.rom.on.ca/en/node/8508
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. FELLOWSHIPS
For scholars who have either received a Ph.D. from a North American university, or who are currently employed by a North American academic institution or museum. Any area of Japanese culture is eligible, though preference will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, archaeology or architecture, or research with a strong visual component. Award: $40,000. Deadline: March 1.
Academia Sinica (Taiwan). POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
A national research institution in Taiwan that provides a well-developed research environment for about 600postdoctoral fellows for full-time research positions for two years. Fields of study include mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences. Applicants should have a Ph.D. obtained within the last four years; an outstanding record of publications; and evidence of excellence in independent research. Maximum Award: $34,350. Deadlines: March 2.
NEW! Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS). GRANTS
For projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the U.S. and Austria in the fields of history, politics, economics and law. Grant proposals that further the Institute’s mission will also be accepted in the fields of literature, poetry, music and translations. Grants may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, and documentaries. Award: $25,000. Deadline: March 31.
Community College Humanities Association. NEH SUMMER SEMINARS AND INSTITUTES
This year’s theme “Pictorial Histories and Myth-Histories: ‘Graphic Novels’ of the Mixtecs and Aztecs” is a fellowship opportunity for twenty-four select faculty participants from two-year community and four-year colleges and universities to enhance their teaching and research by engaging with scholars in archaeology, iconography, ethnography, anthropology, art history and ancient writing systems. This year’s institute will be held in Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City from June 29 - July 26. Maximum Award: $3,300. Deadline: March 1.
NEW! Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA). RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
EGA seeks to promote cooperation and the exchange of ideas among those who are engaged in needlework throughout the world by encouraging a high standard of design and technique in embroidery. Fellowships will be awarded for in-depth research in all areas of embroidery and allied textile arts, and to create a basis for dialogue between EGA and other grant and research institutions. Award: $1,000. Deadline: June 1 .
NEW! Marcus Garvey Foundation. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Supports doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply. Award: $500. Deadline: February 20.
•JEAN HARVEY SLAPPY FELLOWSHIP - Supports doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities, and who wish to use the recently deposited Thomas W. Harvey/U.N.I.A. collection located at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Award: $500. Deadline: March 16.
German Historical Institute(GHI). FRITZ STERN DISSERTATION PRIZE
For the two best doctoral dissertations submitted in German history, German-American relations, or the history of Germans in North America. The winners are invited to the GHI to present their research at the annual symposium in November. Candidates are nominated by their dissertation advisers. Award: $2,000 and travel fare to Washington D.C. Deadline: May 31.
•DOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS - Short-term fellowships for American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the U.S. in international relations.Doctoral Award: $1,900; Postdoctoral Award: $3,200. Deadline: April 1.
NEW! Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna, Austria). PAUL CELAN FELLOWSHIPS FOR TRANSLATORS - Support translations from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars. The program was established to contribute to filling gaps in the relevant literature on both sides as well as improving mutual understanding between formerly isolated cultures. Fellows will pursue their translation projects for three to six months between July 2015 and June 2016. Award: €2,050 per month. Deadline: February 28.
Anna Sobol Levy Foundation. FELLOWSHIPS
Provide future U.S. leaders considering military or government service an opportunity to learn first-hand about the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel, to master regional politics, culture, and security affairs, and to study foreign languages. Candidates must be U.S. citizens under age thirty at the time of application and should have studied in the fields of military studies, economic geography, international relations, political science, or history. Fellows spend one or two years of study at The Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Award: $10,000. Deadline: March 1.
Modern Greek Studies Association. JOHN O. IATRIDES BEST DISSERTATION PRIZE
For the best English-language dissertation on a Greek subject and the post-Byzantine Greek world including the Greek diasporas as a primary subject. Award: $1,000. Deadline: April 1.
National Endowment for the Humanities. FELLOWSHIPS
Support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges or universities, or independent scholars or writers. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Fellowships provide for study for a period of six to twelve months to take place between January 1, 2016 and September 1, 2016. Award: $50,400. Deadline: April 30.
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. JOHN TOPHAM AND SUSAN REDD BUTLER FACULTY AWARD - The Center’s mission is to promote the study of the Intermountain West by sponsoring research, publication, teaching, and public programs in a variety of academic disciplines including history, geography, sociology, anthropology, politics, economics, literature, art, folklore, and popular culture. Applicants’ research should illuminate some aspect of the American experience in the Mountain West (defined as including the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). Maximum Award: $3,000. All Deadlines: March 15.
•PUBLIC PROGRAMMING AWARD - For any private or public organization planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program focusing on the Mountain West. Maximum Award: $3,000.
•ANNALEY NAEGLE REDD STUDENT AWARD IN WOMEN’S HISTORY - Presented each year to a graduate student doing research on women in the American West (west of the Mississippi River). Award: $1,500.
Temple University, The Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - Supports research by pre- and post-doctoral scholars in the American Jewish experience. There are no residency requirements or requirement that applicants use Temple archives. Award: $3,000. Deadline: March 16.
United States Capitol Historical Society. FELLOWSHIP
Supports research and publication on the history of the art and architecture of the U.S. Capitol and related buildings. Graduate students enrolled in a degree program in art or architectural history, American history, American studies, museum studies, or decorative arts, and scholars with a proven record of research and publication may apply for periods ranging from one month to one year. Award: $2,500 per month. Deadline: March 15.
Williams College, John William Miller Fellowship Fund. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Supports research on Miller's philosophy with attention to his published and unpublished works looking to book-length publication. Award: $45,000. Deadline: Open.
Edith Wharton Society. EDITH WHARTON COLLECTION RESEARCH AWARD
To enable a scholar to conduct research on the Edith Wharton Collection of materials at the Beinecke Library at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Award: $500. Deadline: April 1.
• NEW! Mount Research Award - To enable a scholar to conduct research on Edith Wharton’s library at the Mount in Lenox, MA. Award: $500. Deadline: April 20.
Academia Sinica (Taiwan). POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
A national research institution in Taiwan that provides a well-developed research environment for about 600postdoctoral fellows for full-time research positions for two years. Fields of study include mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences. Applicants should have a Ph.D. obtained within the last four years; an outstanding record of publications; and evidence of excellence in independent research. Maximum Award: $34,350. Deadlines: March 1.
The African American Success Foundation. TUTT JONES MEMORIAL RESEARCH GRANT
Supports research that identifies attitudinal and behavioral contributors to African American academic success. Award: $3,000. Deadline: June 8.
American Studies Association. RALPH HENRY GABRIEL DISSERTATION PRIZE
For the best doctoral dissertation completed between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 in American Studies, American Ethnic Studies or American Women's Studies. The Director of each of these graduate programs will be eligible to choose up to two dissertations for this award. Award: $500. Deadline: May 20.
American Psychological Foundation. WAYNE F. PLACEK LARGE RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM
For empirical research consistent with the Foundation’s goal of increasing the general public's understanding of homosexuality and alleviating the stress that gay men and lesbians experience. Proposals are invited from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences, and may deal with any topics related to lesbian, gay, or bisexual issues. Award: $15,000. Deadline: March 1.
NEW! Association for Jewish Studies. BERMAN DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS
Support the development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study of Jewish Americans and the contemporary Jewish-American experience; enhance funding opportunities for up-and-coming scholars; and encourage graduate students in sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, demography, contemporary history, social work, political science, geography and education to expand their research to include the study of North American Jewry. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates at accredited institutions of higher education. Award: $16,000. Deadline: March 14.
NEW! Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Provides Research Fellowships and non-stipend Guest Scholar affiliations at the postdoctoral level and at the advanced (ABD) graduate student level. Each year the program brings together scholars from the social sciences, history and related fields. Awards support research on any aspect of contemporary Mexico, Mexican history and U.S.-Mexican relations. Comparative studies with a substantial Mexico component are especially encouraged and priority will be given to proposals on social policy, public health, discrimination and poverty, although the Center will consider supporting research in other more general studies. Additional funding may be available to groups for workshops or short-term visits by other scholars relevant to the project area. Senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants may apply for stays of between four and nine month. Award: $22,500. Deadline: January 15.
The Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH). CATHERINE PRELINGER AWARD SCHOLARSHIP –To educate men and women on the status of women in the historical profession and to promote research and interpretation in areas of women's history. The applicant must be a member of CCWH, and hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. Preference is given to a scholar whose career has not followed a traditional path through secondary and higher education and whose work has contributed to women in the historical profession. Award: $20,000. All Deadlines: September 15.
•BERKSHIRE AWARD - For a female graduate student completing her dissertation in a history department at a U.S. institution. Applicant must have A.B.D. status by the time of the application. Award: $1,000.
•IDA B. WELLS AWARD – For a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing. Award: $1,000.
Crane-Rogers Foundation. INSTITUTE OF CURRENT WORLD AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIPS
Provide talented individuals an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of an issue, country or region outside the U.S. Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of two years to women and men under 36 years of age. Full financial support for fellows and their immediate families is provided. Write to: Steven Butler, Executive Director, by February 1 for introductory purposes. All Deadlines: August 1.
•JOHN O. CRANE MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP - Supports on-site study of East-Central Europe or the Middle East for two years, exploring an appropriate topic of her/his own design.
•TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY FELLOWSHIPS - For the study of issues or areas of the candidate's own choice, or for study in the following areas: Burma, Baltic States, Brazil, Cuba, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, North Africa, Poland, or Russia. Applicants must have completed the current phase of their formal education before they apply.
Filson Historical Society (Louisville, KY). BALLARD BREAUX VISITING FELLOWSHIPS
Encourage research in all aspects of the history of Kentucky and the regions of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South. The collections are especially strong for the frontier, antebellum, and Civil War eras of Kentucky history. Full support for postdoctoral scholars for a one-month residence. Eligible applicants must have the Ph.D. or equivalent. Award: $2,000. Deadline: February 15.
NEW! Marcus Garvey Foundation. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Supports doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply. Award: $500. Deadline: March 16.
NEW! Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna, Austria). PAUL CELAN FELLOWSHIPS FOR TRANSLATORS - Support translations from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars. The program was established to contribute to filling gaps in the relevant literature on both sides as well as improving mutual understanding between formerly isolated cultures. Fellows will pursue their translation projects for three to six months between July 2014 and June 2015. Award: €2,250 per month. Deadline: March 1.
New York Public Library. THE DOROTHY AND LEWIS B. CULLMAN CENTER FOR SCHOLARS AND WRITERS FELLOWSHIPS- For those whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library) a resource for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports. Eligible applicants are outstanding scholars and writers – academics, independent scholars, journalists, and creative writers. Fifteen fellowships are awarded for nine-month terms from September through May. Award: $65,000. Deadline: September 23.
Resources for the Future. JOSEPH L. FISHER DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP
Supports doctoral dissertation students in the final year of their dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. Award: $18,000. Deadline: February 21.
Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada).VERONIKA GERVERS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Annual fellowship available to Ph.D. candidates and senior scholars worldwide, whose research can make direct use of any part of the Museum’s textile and costume collections. Maximum Award: CD$ 9,000. Deadline: March 31.
Russell Sage Foundation. RESEARCH GRANTS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
For research on the future of work, immigration, cultural contact, social inequality, and behavioral economics. Award: $35,000 - $500,000. Deadlines: March 15 , August 1.
•SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS –Supports high quality research in behavioral economics and encourages young investigators to enter this developing field. There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any economic topic. Award: $7,500. Deadline: Open.
• NEW! BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND CONSUMER FINANCE – Supports exploration in the ways in which the regulation of consumer finance can be informed by behavioral research. For young investigators interested in undertaking research on the financial decisions posed to consumers by increasingly complex retail financial products. The proposed research must address a topic in consumer finance using the theory and/or methods of behavioral economics. Award: $7,500. Deadline: Open.
Social Science Research Council. FELLOWSHIPS
Support pre- and post-doctoral research in Eastern Europe, Japan, Near and Middle East, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union and its successor states. Provides travel, language, research, and conference awards. Awards and deadlines vary among programs.
NEW! Society for the History of Technology. MELVIN KRANZBERG DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP - Supports a doctoral student engaged in the preparation of a dissertation on the history of technology, broadly defined. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate except for the dissertation by September 1 of the year the award is made. Award: $4,000. Deadline: April 15.
NEW! Sociologists for Women in Society. BARBARA ROSENBLUM CANCER DISSERTATION SCHOLARSHIP - To encourage doctoral research on women's experience of breast cancer and other reproductive cancers and their prevention, and to encourage scholars to make this type of research accessible to the public through speaking and publishing for lay audiences. The candidate will be a woman: with a feminist orientation who is sensitive to studying breast cancer and its impact on women of color as well as white women, on lesbians as well as heterosexuals, and women from diverse social classes and cultural backgrounds; with approval of prospectus for doctoral research on breast cancer that will be useful not only academically but which will have pragmatic and practical applications. Award: $1,500. Deadline: April 1.
•BETH B. HESS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - For an advanced sociology Ph.D. student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school. Award: $3,500. Deadline: April 1.
•CHERYL ALLYN MILLER AWARD - Recognizes a sociology graduate student or a recent doctorate whose research or activism constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work. This contribution may take the form of scholarly or policy research or activism. Applicants must be graduate students or have received their Ph.D. in 2009 or 2010. Award: $500. Deadline: April 1.
•FEMINIST ACTIVISM AWARD - To recognize a member of the organization who has made notable contributions to improving the lives of women in society, especially through activism. Award: $2,500. Deadline: March 1.
•FEMINIST LECTURER AWARD. A key goal of the program is to provide a feminist voice on campuses where a feminist perspective is unusual and/or unwelcome. The award encourages lecturers to visits campuses that are isolated, rural, located away from major metropolitan areas, bereft of the resources needed to invite guest speakers, and/or are characterized by hostility to feminist scholarship. Award: $1,000. Deadline: March 1.
•ESTHER NGAN-LING CHOW AND MAREY JOYCE GREEN SCHOLARSHIP - Supports female scholars who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally. Dissertations must be sociologically relevant scholarship that addresses the concerns of Women of Color, domestically and/or internationally. Applicants must be in the early stages of writing a dissertation. Award: $15,500. Deadline: April 1.
University of Minnesota - Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and U.S. Universities. MATCHING GRANTS - Promote closer ties between scholarly Hispanicism in the U.S. in the areas of humanities, social sciences, and the cultural and academic developments of Spain. U.S. institutions are expected to provide part of the funding for their projects. The matching grant categories are Research; Publications; Visiting Professorships; Symposium and Seminars; and Dissemination of Spanish Culture through the Arts. Award: Varies. Deadline: April 1.
Department of State. ENGLISH LANGUAGE FELLOW PROGRAM
Assists with the improvement of English teaching capability in selected institutions around the world in order to contribute to mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people abroad. The fellowship period is September 2014 through June 2015. All candidates must be U.S. citizens, have earned a Master’s degree or higher in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or Applied Linguistics. Award: $30,000, international round-trip transportation, and a living allowance that covers housing, food, utilities, and local transportation. Deadline: March 1.
Fulbright Scholars Abroad Program. UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND LECTURING
For research, university lecturing, or a combination of the two. Opportunities range from two months to an academic year in almost every area of the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, the arts, and applied fields such as business, journalism, and law. Scholars at all academic levels may apply. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a Ph.D. or comparable professional qualifications. Round-trip travel, maintenance, and housing (in certain countries) is provided. Applications will be available in April. Deadline: August 1.
•FULBRIGHT SENIOR SPECIALISTS PROGRAM - Provides short-term grants of two to six weeks. Grantees are able to undertake research and lecture activities, as well as curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning, and a variety of other activities. Grants awarded will include travel and per diem plus a $200 per day honorarium. Deadline: Open.
Institute of Turkish Studies, Inc. POSTDOCTORAL SUMMER TRAVEL RESEARCH GRANTS
Support postdoctoral scholars in social science or humanities disciplines to conduct research in Turkey, in the field of Ottoman and modern Turkish studies. Recipients must spend a minimum of four weeks in Turkey. The maximum award is round-trip airfare to Turkey. All Deadlines: March 7.
•SUMMER LANGUAGE STUDY GRANTS - For graduate students in the social sciences or humanities for a minimum of two months summer travel to Turkey in preparation for graduate research at an established Ottoman or Turkish language facility. Maximum Award: $2,000.
•SUMMER RESEARCH GRANTS - For graduate students in the social sciences and humanities for a minimum of two months of summer travel to Turkey to carry out research projects. They are not intended for students who are currently engaged in dissertation writing. Maximum Award: $3,000.
•NEW! SABBATICAL RESEARCH GRANTS – For faculty members in the social sciences and humanities conducting research in the field of Turkish Studies during the course of their sabbaticals. Award: $25,000.
International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA). SARA DOUGLAS FELLOWSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDY - Supports a faculty project that will develop international linkages and collaborative cross-cultural research and/or teaching in textiles and apparel. For example, support is provided for visiting scholars or travel to work on specific collaborative projects. This award may not be used to support travel to international meetings. Applicant must be an ITAA member. Award: $2,000. Deadline: April 1.
Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. SHORT-TERM VISITING GRANTS
Awarded to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, or other specialized resources of the Washington, DC area. Applicants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academic applicants, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Award: $3,200 for 31 days. Deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1.
Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation. TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Enables students in graduate degree programs in the history of art, architecture and the decorative arts to travel to England to pursue research projects related to any aspect of the work of the Museum and its collections. Areas of interest include Egyptian antiquities, classical antiquities, casts, sculpture galleries, the history of museums, authentic restoration, architecture and architectural drawings c. 1650-1850. Award: $5,000. Deadline: March 1.
Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU).GRANTS
Support the international travel component of cultural and environmental exchanges conducted in partnership with institutions and individuals in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe. Priority consideration is given to projects in which direct, professional interaction plays a major role. Eligible activities include, advanced training programs, workshops, conferences, joint research projects, and exchanges intended to aid organizations in the region seeking to achieve greater institutional stability. International travel costs associated with creative artistic collaborations, curatorial research projects, arts management programs, performances given in conjunction with lectures, demonstrations and/or workshops, conservation and historic preservation projects, and cultural documentation activities are also funded. Submit a Letter of Inquiry three months prior to deadline. Award: $1,000 - $100,000. Deadline: August 1.
University of Minnesota. RESEARCH
For scholars in the U.S. who wish to undertake or complete research projects in Spain for up to three months. These academic investigations are evaluated on the basis of scholarly quality as well as relevance to the dissemination of Spanish culture in the U.S. Award: $3,000 per month plus airfare. Deadline: April 1.
New York Council for the Humanities.
The Council is dedicated to ensuring the presence of the humanities in the state’s cultural and intellectual life. •MINI-GRANTS - Support projects which interpret history and culture for the adult, out-of-school public. Programs are supported in all disciplines of the humanities; projects that display a critical, analytical approach to the humanities, and include significant involvement by humanities scholars, are preferred. Examples of projects funded are lectures, small exhibits, or walking tours. Award: $300 - $3000. Deadline: Open.