Humanities Funding Opportunities
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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
nominations accepted year-roundSponsorships/FellowshipsOffers research fellowships and research awards for PIs to work on a research project with a host and collaborative partner in Germanyhumanities, science, engineeringfellowship, research awards
American Academy in Berlin
Friday, September 27, 2017, at 12 noon EST (6 pm CET)Berlin PrizeThe American Academy offers residential fellowships to emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Around two dozen Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past Berlin Prize recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers, among others.independent study in Berlinresidential fellowship
American Academy in RomeNovember 1, annuallyRome Prize FellowshipsEach year, the Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Modern Italian Studiesprize
American Academy of Arts and SciencesFrom the webste: "We will accept applications for the next cycle starting in the Fall of 2017."Visiting Scholars ProgramOne-year research fellowships in the areas of science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, for postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty; stipends of up to $65,000science, business, public affairs, and the artspostdoctoral fellowship
American Association of University WomenNovember 15, annuallyAmerican FellowshipsAmerican Fellowships support women scholars who are planning research leave from accredited institutions or preparing research for publication. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship ($30,000) and Summer/Short-Term Publication Grant ($6,000) are for non-tenured faculty members.range; for research and writingresearch fellowship
American Council of Learned SocietiesSeptember 27, 2017FellowshipsThe ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.humanities and related social sciencesfellowship
American Historical AssoiciationApril 1, annuallyFellowship in Aerospace HistoryThe Fellowship in Aerospace History supports a significant scholarly research project in aerospace history. It will provide a fellow with an 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.aerospace historyfellowship
American Institute of Indian StudiesJuly 1, annuallyFellowshipsAssist scholars in their study of all aspects of Indian history, culture, and the contemporary life of IndiaIndian studies; anthropology, ethnomusicology, history, political science, religious studies, urban planningfellowship
American Philological AssociationvariesAwards, prizes, fellowshipsVarious awards, prizes, and fellowships for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations.ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizationsawards, fellowship
American Philosophical SocietyvariesFellowships, GrantsMultiple research grants and the APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London offered, including the Franklin Research Grant Program, designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of research materials, fieldwork costs, or laboratory expenses ($6,000).range of disciplinesfellowship, research grants
American Philosophical SocietyLast deadline was November 28, 2016Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Curatorial FellowshipThe Mellon Fellow conducts research in the APS collections in preparation for the APS Museum’s exhibitions exploring the intersections of history, art, and science. The exhibitions take place in Philosophical Hall, located within Independence National Historical Park. As the public face of the APS, the museum researches and interprets the APS’s extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who converge on Philadelphia’s historic district.Research on collection on Philadelphia's historic districtfellowship
American Philosophical SocietyOctober 1, possibly annuallyFranklin Research GrantsIn collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of between two and four months for research in Edinburgh in the calendar year 2017 in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. To maximize the benefits of the fellowship, applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule their visit to overlap with one of the two main teaching semesters (January–March and September–December). This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom, a private office, library and research facilities at the IASH, and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Travel expenses and the monthly subsistence amount will not exceed a maximum of $6,000. Candidates should specify that they are asking for the IASH Fellowship and apply by October 1Humanities and social sciencesResearch Grant
American Philosophical SocietyFebruary 1, annuallyThe Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field ResearchThe Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.archeology, anthropology, geography, linguisticsResearch Grant
American Philosophical SocietyvariesLibrary FellowshipsThe American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia offers several groups of resident fellowships.fellowship
American Philosophical SocietyMarch 1, annuallyPhillips Fund for Native American ResearchThe Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment or to pay income tax on the award.Native AmericansResearch Grant
American School of Classical Studies in AthensvariesFellowships, GrantsFunding for graduate, post-graduate, and senior scholar study and research at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. archaeology, history, literature, artfellowship, research grants
American Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesvariesEighteenth Century StudiesThe American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all aspects of the period . . . from the later seventeenth through the early nineteenth century.
Archeological Institute of AmericavariesFellowships, GrantsThe AIA offers fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars and a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and AIA Societies. AIA scholarships, fellowships, and grants are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America.archaeology, classical studies, travelfellowship
ASIANetworkDecember 1, annuallyStudent-Faculty Fellows ProgramUnder the new theme of Engaging Asia, the SFF 2016 program will emphasize four interrelated activities: 1) engaging in interaction and collaboration with the people of Asia; 2) focusing on current issues in an Asian context; 3) providing opportunities for skill development and career preparation; and 4) providing strong faculty mentoring to the students. In emphasizing these activities, the primary goal of SFF 2016 is to help students become competent professionals with an experience-based understanding of Asia. Asia, current issues, skills development, career preparation. Open to all disciplines. residential fellowship
ASIANetworkDecember 8, 2017Faculty Enhancement ProgramThe ASIANetwork Faculty Enhancement Program (ANFEP) study-travel seminar will consist of structured workshops directed by a country expert held at three different times over a one-year period: prior to departure, in-country, and after returning to the United States. During these workshops, faculty will discuss their scholarly and pedagogical goals and gains for presenting the country of focus within the liberal arts and on their home campuses.Faculty enhancement, Asia, country-specific. Open to all disciplines. fellowship
Association for Asian StudiesFebruary 1, annuallySmall Grants ProgramSmall grants ($2,000) for collaborative projects, conferences & seminars, research trips.Chinese and Inner Asian studiesgrant
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary ActionAugust 31, annuallyARNOVA Doctoral Fellowship and SeminarARNOVA offers a unique fellowship opportunity for doctoral students writing a dissertation on a topic in nonprofit or philanthropic studies. Fellows will have the chance to get important feedback on their research and funding to attend the 45th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.PhilanthropyFellowship
BeinekeDecember 15, 2017Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar FellowshipsShort-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing research in its collections. The Library is Yale’s principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences.
NOTE: Due to renovations, the Beinecke Library will be closed for the 2015-2016 academic year. Visiting post-doc fellowship will not be awarded during this time; program scheduled to resume in the fall of 2016
early manuscripts and rare books on literature, theology, history, natural sciences residential fellowship
Bush FoundationvariesFellowships, GrantsThe Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. Established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, the Foundation encourages individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area. Through our grants programs we invest in organizations working on issues that are important to their community and key to advancing work in our focus innovation, leadership, education, Native Nation rebuildinggrant
Camargo FoundationvariesProgramsThe Camargo Foundation maintains a study center in Cassis, France, for the benefit of scholars who wish to pursue projects in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures. The Foundation also sponsors creative projects by writers, visual artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, media artists and composers.French and francophone culturesresidential fellowship
Canadian Studies GrantsvariesFaculty Grant ProgramFor research in the social sciences and humanities to better understand Canada, its relationship with the U.S., and its international affairsCanadagrant
Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral SciencesNovember 3, 2017FellowshipsThe Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS Fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences.

We expect Fellows to ask challenging questions of themselves and others. We also expect Fellows to work hard on their scholarly pursuits. Individuals who have been here often describe their center experience as productive, transformative and the best year of their entire career. In addition, we expect members of group projects to define metrics for "success," and periodically to evaluate their progress according to those metrics.
Center for Hellenic StudiesLast deadline was October 16, 2016FellowshipsThe Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University offers fellowships to scholars working on the ancient Greek world in all its varieties, including the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history, literary criticism, philology, philosophy, pedagogical applications, reception, and interdisciplinary studies.Ancient Greek studies, art, art historyfellowship
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH)variesFellowshipsThe Centre offers a number of programmes to bring scholars from all over the world to CRASSH - from postdoctoral and early career researchers to more established visiting fellows - to interact at the heart of a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment. As the fellowship group grows, it becomes clearer than ever not only what our visitors gain from access to Cambridge research resources, but also how much they bring to Cambridge: the lively intellectual traffic that energises an international university. arts, social sciences, humanitiesvisiting professorship
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly ExchangevariesFellowships, GrantsFellowships, grants for research and workshop, publication subsidies. Priority is given to collaborative projects with counterparts in, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwanfellowship, research grants
Columbia University Society of Fellows in the HumanitiesOctober 2, 2017Postdoctoral FellowshipsThe Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year 2017-2018. Fellows newly appointed for 2017-2018 must have received their PhD between 1 January 2015 and 1 July 2017. The Fellowship Stipend for 2017-2018 is $62,000. Medical benefits are provided, and subsidized housing is available. There is a $6,500 research allowance per annum.humanitiesfellowship
Consortium of Humanities Centers and InstitutesvariesFellowshipsHumanities fellowships and other opportunities at CHCI member organizationshumanitiesresidential fellowship
Council of American Overseas Research CentersvariesFellowshipsThe Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is a private not-for-profit federation of independent overseas research centers that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with focus on the conservation and recording of cultural heritage and the understanding and interpretation of modern societies. Research fellowships for scholars addressing broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sicences and humanitiesfellowship
Cullman Center for Scholars and WritersSeptember 39th, 2017 at 5pm ESTFellowshipsThe Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world's preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sportsresidential fellowship
DAAD - German Academic Exchange ServiceJanuary 1 annuallyFellowship and GrantsThe Berliner Künstlerprogramm – Artists-in-Berlin Program – is one of the most renowned international programs offering grants to artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, music and film. Since 1963, some 20 grants are awarded to international artists for an approximately one year stay in Berlin. The names of over 1.000 former guests impressively underscore the quality of the program. In its almost 50 years of existence, it has made a significant contribution to the international representation of contemporary arts in Berlinresidential artist fellowships in Berlinresidential fellowship
Department of EducationLast deadline was August 4, 2016GrantsThe American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or operate an AORC that promotes
postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.
Department of EducationLast deadline was August 1, 2016Fulbright -Hays Group Projects Abroad-Develop Modern Foreign Languages, area Studies. Short-Term and Long-Term ProjectsThe purpose of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program is to promote, improve, and develop modern foreign languages and area studies at varying levels of
education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies.
Department of StateNo new deadlineProgram for Research and Training on Eastern Europe & the Independent States of the Former Soviet UnionThe U.S. State Department, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Outreach, invites organizations with substantial and wide-reaching experience in administration of research and training programs to apply for funding to conduct nationwide competitive programs supporting U.S. scholars, students, and institutions in advanced research and language training on the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. U.S.-based nonprofit organizations and educational institutions may submit proposals for the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) that: 1) support and sustain American expertise on the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia; 2) bring American expertise to the service of the U.S. government; and 3) further U.S. foreign assistance and policy goals. All proposals must make an explicit connection to U.S. foreign or national security policy, and demonstrate how the proposed program will contribute to U.S. knowledge, expertise, and national capability. The program also aims to support outreach and build relationships with the academic and nonprofit communities. Intelligence Community analysts and State Department policy makers benefit from engagement with outside elements to explore new ideas and perspectives and create new knowledge and sciences and humanitiesgrant
Department of StateLast deadline was August 26, 2016Department of State Internet Freedom Core Support for Anti-Censorship TechnologyThe U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for long-term, core support for proven anti-censorship technologies. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, our goal is to promote fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online by supporting civil society actors to achieve open, reliable, secure access to the global Internet through support for anti-censorship technologies. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit proposals outlining program concepts that reflect this goal.human rights, cyberspaceGrant
Dr. Scholl FoundationMarch 1, annuallyProjects in Education, Social Science, Healthcare, Civic and Cultural, EnvironmentThe Dr. Scholl Foundation was established by William M. Scholl, M.D., in 1947. It is a private, independent, grantmaking foundation created from the success of the business he founded, the Scholl Manufacturing Company. The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world.

Applications for grants are considered in the following areas:
Social Service
Civic and cultural
social sciences and humanities, educationGrant
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and CollectionApplications for Project Grants, Regular, Junior, Tyler, and Summer Fellowships are due November 1. Applications for Mellon Fellowships are due February 1.FellowshipsDumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies. Fellowships and Junior Fellowships are normally awarded for the academic year (September 7, 2015 – May 13, 2016). During this time, recipients are expected to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks and to devote full time to their study projects without undertaking any other major activities. Awards may also be made for a single term (either September 7, 2015 – January 2, 2016 or January 18 – May 13, 2016).Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, Garden and landscape studiesresidential fellowship
Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian AssistanceDecember 31, 2017Research for Health in Humanitarian CrisesElrha’s R2HC programme aims to increase the quality and quantity of collaborative research on recognised public health challenges in humanitarian crises, leading to improved health outcomes through cost effective humanitarian interventions.
F. R. Bigelow FoundationvariesGrantsThe F. R. Bigelow Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and opportunities for all in the Saint Paul area. Primary geographic focus: the Greater Saint Paul area, which includes Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, with a particular emphasis on serving people who live or work in the City of Saint Paul. Primary areas of interest include: human services, community and economic development, education, health care, and arts.human services, community and economic development, education, health care, and artsgrant
Folger Shakespeare Library Long term fellowship last deadline was November 1, 2016, Short term fellowship last deadline was March 1, 2017Research FellowshipsEach year, the Folger Institute offers 50 long- and short-term residential research fellowships to encourage use of the exceptional collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources. Awardees are expected to be in continuous residence and to participate in the intellectual life of the Folger.humanities - early modern periodresidential fellowship
Ford FoundationLast deadline was November 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM ESTPostdoctoral FellowshipsFellowships to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties and to maximize the educational benefits of diversity. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.rangefellowship
French American Cultural Exchange (FACE)Deadline for the first 2017 session is February 17, 2017.French Voices AwardUp to ten contemporary French or Francophone works will be honored every year. A committee of independent professional experts will continue to select the works to be translated epitomizing the many facets of a vibrant French literary scene. Awards will go to books representing new trends in fiction, or graphic novels and underrepresented perspectives or points of view in non-fiction.French literature, translationaward
Fulbright Core ProgramAugust 1, 2017Core Program for U.S. ScholarsThe Fubright Core Program of U.S. Scholars offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Search the awards (opportunities) catalog by region, country, and/or discipline.All disciplinesTeaching and/or Research Grants
Fulbright SpecialistsSix deadlines per year during odd-numbered monthsFulbright Specialist ProgramThe Specialist program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. All disciplinesShort-term visiting appointments
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary EducationLast known deadling June 30, 2015First in the WorldThe FITW program is designed to support the development, replication, and dissemination of innovative solutions and evidence for what works in addressing persistent and widespread challenges in postsecondary education for students who are at risk for not persisting in and completing postsecondary programs, including, but not limited to, adult learners, working students, part-time students, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students with disabilities, and first-generation students.Educationgrant
Getty FoundationOctober 2, 2017Getty Scholar GrantsGetty Scholar grants provide a unique research experience. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. These grants are 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.General ArtResidency Grant
Gladys Krieble Delmas FoundationContinuousProgram GrantsThe foundation supports the humanities, research libraries, and New York City performing arts organizations, and has a particular interest in encouraging Venetian scholarship.humanities, performing arts, library research, Venetian scholarshipgrant
Graham FoundationOrganizations:
Feb 25, 2017
Sep 15, 2017
Carter Manny:
Nov 15, 2017
Grants in Architecture and Related ArtsArchitecture and related spatial practices engage a wide range of cultural, social, political, technological, environmental, and aesthetic issues. We are interested in projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and the designed environment.

We support innovative, thought-provoking investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Our interest also extends to work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space. In an effort to bridge communities and different fields of knowledge, we support a wide range of practitioners (such as architects, scholars, critics, writers, artists, curators, and educators) and organizations (such as non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, publishers, and museums).
architecture, history, theory, design, urban planning/studies, visual artsgrant
Hagley Museum and LibraryvariesHenry Belin du Pont FellowshipsHenry Belin du Pont Fellowships support access to, and use of, Hagley’s research collections. Hagley’s collections document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of our society from the late 18th century to the present. Grant lengths range from 1-8 weeks to 4 months.interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of our society from late-18th century to presentfellowship
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation August 1, annuallyResearch GrantsThe foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.research on understanding violence and aggressiongrant
Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at AustinNovember 15, annuallyFellowshipsFellowships support short-term residencies for scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities.humanitiesfellowship, residential fellowship
Howard FoundationInformation on completing an application will be available here by July 1, 2017.FellowshipsThe Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships of $33,000 will be awarded in April 2015 for 2015-2016 in the fields of Creative Writing (Fiction), Creative Writing (Poetry), and Philosophy.
2016-2017 field: Creative Non-Fiction, Literary Translation into English, Film Studies, Literary Studies
2015-2016: creative writing, philosophy
2016-2017 field: Creative Non-Fiction, Literary Translation into English, Film Studies, Literary Studies
Humanities Research Center, University of WindsorMarch 15, annuallyFellowshipsScholars with research projects in traditional humanities disciplines or in theoretical, historical or philosophical aspects of the sciences, social sciences, arts and professional studies are invited to apply.humanities and related disciplinesfellowship
Huntington LibraryLast deadline was Nov. 15, 2016 at midnight PSTFellowshipsThe Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicineresidential fellowship
Institute for Advanced StudyNovember 1, annuallySchool of Historical Studies MembershipSelected scholars are offered a membership for a set period. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but it is concerned principally with the following: Greek and Roman civilizations, Medieval Europe, Modern Europe, The Islamic World, Philosophy and International Relations, History of Art, East Asian Studies.historical studies, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciencesmembership
Institute for Advanced StudyNovember 1, annuallyMellon Fellowships for Assistant ProfessorsTHE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES at the Institute for Advanced Study, with the support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, established a program of one year memberships for assistant professors at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada to support promising young scholars who have embarked on professional careers. While at the Institute they will be expected to engage exclusively in scholarly research and writing.Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, and modern international relations.fellowship
Institute for Turkish StudiesLast deadline was March 3, 2017GrantsThe principal purpose of the grant program is to support and encourage the development of research, scholarship, and learning in the field of Turkish Studies in the U.S. Turkish studiesgrant
Institute of Current World AffairsLOI due March 1, 2017Fellowship ProgramAn ICWA Fellowship represents a generous investment in the future of a Fellow. The ultimate aim of the ICWA Fellowship program is to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. We achieve this is by supporting a Fellow over a two year period, during which she or he carries out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study studiesfellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationSeptember 19, annuallyFellowships to Assist Research and Artistic CreationOften characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for those who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.rangefellowship
Kellogg Institute for International StudiesOctober 1, annuallyVisiting Fellowship ProgramSince 1983, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has offered visiting fellowships to promote interdisciplinary international research in a supportive community of scholars. This widely respected residential program offers you time to pursue scholarly inquiry where it takes you, advance your personal research, and collaborate with other scholars and practitioners from across the US and around the globe. As a visiting fellow, you pursue research related to Kellogg Institute themes of democracy and human development, share your research with the Notre Dame scholarly community, and have the opportunity to publish in Kellogg’s peer-reviewed Working Paper Series.democracy and human developmentresidential fellowship
Leo Beck InstituteanytimeLBI/DAAD FellowshipsLeo Baeck Institute supports new research on German-Jewish culture and history through the following fellowships. Ph.D. candidates and academics working on topics related to the German-Jewish community in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. history, jewish-germanfellowship
Library Company of PhiladelphiavariesFellowshipsOne-month residential fellowships to support research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.history of America and Atlantic world 17th through 19th centuriesresidential fellowship
Library of Congress, The John W. Kluge CenterJuly 15, annuallyKluge FellowshipVarious fellowship programs for post-doctoral scholars pursuing resident research for periods of six to 12 months. Kluge Fellowship (deadline July 15) supports research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual.humanities, social sciencesresidential fellowship
Lilly Library, Indiana UniversitySeptember 30, annuallyEverett Helm Visiting FellowshipsThe Lilly Library invites applications for visiting fellowships for research in residence in its collections. The Lilly Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University. Its holdings support research in British, French, and American literature and history; the literature of voyages and exploration, specifically the European expansion in the Americas; early printing, and the Church, children's literature, music; film, radio and television; medicine, science, and architecture; and food and drink.humanities, british, french, and american literature and history, music, film, radio and television, medicine, science, architectureresidential fellowship
Lilly Library, Indiana UniversitySeptember 30, annuallyMendel FellowshipsEstablished through a bequest by the estate of Johanna Lenz Mendel in 1998, the Mendel Fellowships are intended to support research by scholars from around the world in areas of particular interest to the Mendels, including: 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 and history; and music, including sheet music. The amount of the stipend is based on the length of stay, which may range from one week to a full academic year. The fellowship is intended to cover travel to the Lilly Library and living expenses while in residence.humanities, latin america, european history, german literature and history, musicresidential fellowship
Loeb Classical Library FoundationNovember 1, annuallyGrantsGrants to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studiesClassical studiesgrant
Mardag FoundationJuly 15, annuallyGrantsThe Mardag Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in Minnesota for children, seniors and other at-risk populations, and for programs in education and arts. Our primary geographic focus is the East Metro, which includes Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as Greater Minnesota. arts and humanities (local)grant
McKnight FoundationVariesGrantsMcKnight assists nonprofit organizations and public agencies to improve the quality of life for all people, particularly those in need. Through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform, we aim to build and maintain vibrant communities; enrich people's lives through the arts; encourage protection of the natural environment; and promote research in selected fields.arts, education, midwest climate and energy, neursciences, communitiesgrant
McKnight FoundationApril 1, 2016Fellowships for Visual ArtistsThe goal of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. Beginning in 2014, the McKnight Visual Arts Fellowships will include the medium of photography and there will be a total of eight $25,000 fellowships awarded. In lieu of a group show and catalog, the focus will be on connecting fellows to more visiting critics, establishing a McKnight Discussion Series that features fellows and invited critics, and creating individual artist books and an online publication to further disseminate the fellows' work.artsfellowship
Minnesota Historical SocietyVariesGrants and Financial IncentivesFinancial assistance is available in the form of grants for historic preservation and interpretation or tax incentives for the rehabilitation of historic properties. The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Program provides grants to projects in the state of Minnesota focused on preserving Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. The Heritage Partnership Program supports the creation and development of sustainable, history-based partnerships throughout the state.grant
National Council for Eurasian and East European ResearchVariesFellowships, GrantsFellowships for research on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Unionarts, education, midwest climate and energy, neursciences, communitiesfellowship
National Endowment for the HumanitiesVariesGrantsOne of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. NEH grants: strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges; facilitate research and original scholarship; provide opportunities for lifelong learning; preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources; and strengthen the institutional base of the humanities.humanities and related social sciencesgrant
National Endowment for the HumanitiesMay 2, 2017Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH’s efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing.
National Endowment for the HumanitiesMay 2, 2017Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.
National Endowment for the HumanitiesMay 11, 2017Common HeritageAmerica’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture.
National Endowment for the HumanitiesDiscontinued?Bridging Cultures through Film: International TopicsNEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States.

The Division of Public Programs encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. At the center of every NEH-funded film is a core set of humanities ideas developed with the input of scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring the humanities alive for people of all ages and all walks of life. The proposed film must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. It may be as short as thirty minutes or as long as a feature-length film.
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National Endowment for the HumanitiesJanuary 16, 2018Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanitiesgrant
National Endowment for the HumanitiesJune 6, 2018Digital Projects for the PublicDigital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities.

Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.
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National Endowment for the HumanitiesMarch 13, 2018Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesThese NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.humanities, digital projectstraining grant
National Endowment for the HumanitiesNo longer availableEnduring QuestionsThe NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities. This question-driven course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries.

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National Endowment for the HumanitiesAugust 9, 2017Media ProjectsNEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience.humanities, history, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art historygrant
National Endowment for the HumanitiesApril 11, 2018NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital PublicationThrough NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be essential to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Successful projects will likely incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published humanitiesfellowship
National Endowment for the HumanitiesApril 11, 2018FellowshipsFellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

National Endowment for the HumanitiesAugust 9, 2017Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutesGrants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. Recognizing that at times scholars need to work away from their homes and institutions, the FPIRI program sponsors fellowships that provide scholars with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them.variesfellowship
National Endowment for the HumanitiesJanuary 11, 2017Museums, Libraries, and Cultural OrganizationsMuseums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.

Implementation grants support the following formats:

exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues;
interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions;
book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and
interpretive websites, mobile applications, games, and other digital formats.
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National Endowment for the HumanitiesFebruary 7, 2018Public Scholar ProgramThe Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. The Public Scholar program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. humanities, book supportfellowship
National Endowment for the HumanitiesLast known deadline was August 10, 2016Humanities in the Public SquareThe Humanities in the Public Square program supports scholarly forums, public discussions, and educational resources related to the themes of a new NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Designed to demonstrate the vital role that humanities ideas can play in our civic life, the Humanities in the Public Square program invites projects that draw on humanities scholarship to engage the public in understanding some of today’s most challenging issues and pressing concerns. As NEH launches a year-long celebration of its fiftieth anniversary in September 2015, the Common Good initiative seeks to demonstrate the vital role that the humanities can play in our public life. NEH’s enabling legislation speaks eloquently of the need to attend to “the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.” Today, as our country grapples with both remarkable opportunities and extraordinary challenges, the “conditions of our national life” suggest that this need is greater than ever.
National Humanities CenterOctober 18, annuallyFellowshipsResidential fellowships in North Carolina for advanced study in the humanities; most fellowships are unrestricted, although several are designated for particular areas of research (including environmental studies and history; English literature; art history; French history, literature, or culture; Asian Studies; and theology).humanities, art historyresidential fellowship
National Science Foundation/National Endowment for the HumanitiesSeptember 15, annuallyDocumenting Endangered LanguagesThis funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants for up to 24 months.endangered human languagesgrant
New York Public LibraryDecember 1, annuallySchomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence ProgramFellowships funded by the Center will allow recipients to spend six months in residence with access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other centers of The New York Public Library. The program encourages research and writing on black history and culture, facilitates interaction among participating scholars, and provides widespread dissemination of findings through lectures, publications, and colloquia and seminars. It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture.Black history and cultureresidential fellowship
Newberry LibraryNovember 15 and December 15 annuallyFellowshipsShort-term (one to two months) and long-term fellowships (six to eleven months) in the humanities for scholars to use Newberry Collections, including books, manuscripts, maps, and other printed materials related to the history and culture of Western Europe and the Americas.history and culture of Western Europe and the Americasresidential fellowship
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced StudyOctober 16, 2017FellowshipsFellowships are available to foster and support integrative scholarship addressing major issues and questions of value in ways that transcend disciplinary boundaries, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition.interdisciplinaryfellowship
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and CultureOctober 30, 2017NEH Postdoctoral FellowshipThe Institute annually offers a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate’s dissertation or other manuscript has significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. A substantial portion of the work must be submitted with the application. The Institute holds first claim on publishing the appointed fellow’s completed manuscript. Applicants may not have previously published or have under contract a scholarly monograph, and they must have met all requirements for the doctorate, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship. Those who have earned the Ph.D. and begun careers are also encouraged to apply. The Institute’s scope encompasses the history and cultures of North America’s indigenous and immigrant peoples during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods of the United States and the related histories of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa to approximately 1820.early American studiesresidential fellowship
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced StudyThe deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences is September 14, 2017.
For applications in the natural sciences and mathematics, the deadline is October 5, 2017.
Fellowships Through the Fellowship Program, women and men at the forefront of the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts, and professions—all of whom have exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments—convene at the Radcliffe Institute for a full year. Fellows focus on individual projects and research while benefiting from a multidisciplinary community in the enriching University setting.sciences, humanities, social sciences, artsresidential fellowship
Retirement Research FoundationFebruary 1, May 1, August 1, annuallyResponsive GrantsThe Retirement Research Foundation is one of the first private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues. RRF’s Responsive Grants program supports projects in the following four major areas: Advocacy, Direct Service, Research, and Professional Education and Trainingadvocacy, humanitiesgrant