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A Room of Her Own Foundation for WomenSuspended until further noticeGift of Freedom AwardThe $50,000 Gift of Freedom competition will determine finalists from each genre (creative nonfiction, fiction, playwrighting, & poetry). One genre finalist will be awarded the $50,000 Gift of Freedom grant. The three remaining genre finalists will each be awarded a $5000 prize and eligibility to attend a future AROHO Retreat for Women Writers benefitted by a Gift of Freedom Legacy Fellowship.Creative Nonfiction
Writing Grant
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb FoundationDecember 15, 2016Individual support grantsSince 1976, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been making Individual Support Grants to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. Grants are available through an open application process and they have been distributed to artists worldwide. Painting, Sculting, PrintmakingGrant
Advertising Educational Foundation31-Jan-2017Visiting Professor Program (VPP)The VPP is a seven-day fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. It allows professors and industry to develop a mutually beneficial relationship and to share research. Fellowship dates are June 8 - 16, 2017.Visting Professor
Akademie Schloss SolitudeJune 30, 2016Digital Solitude FellowshipsThe Akademie Schloss Solitude has a Digital Solitude program which focuses on the communication of the content from the Solitude network in the fields of art and science and the support of new digital projects and talents. Through this program they offer Digital Solitude Fellowships that are for young journalists, developers/coders, designers, as well as artists and all other creatives and professionals who work on the development of new digital content and formats. Young professionals who have an interest in the content of the international artist-in-residence program Akademie Schloss Solitude and its interdisciplinary network can apply for a fellowship. The program offers fellows the space and flexibility to develop new ideas and formats, which will be published on or in connection with the online platform Schlosspost, a content focused online platform in English for the Solitude network.Journalism, Design, DigitalFellowship
Albright (W.F.) Institute of Archaeological Research Jerusalem15-Oct-2016George A. Barton FellowshipThe sponsor offers a $3,000 award for one month to pre-doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients to undertake Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period.Near Eastern StudiesAward
Alliance of Artists Communities August 18,2016Robert & Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship
The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle. The 2016 Fellowships will be awarded to visual artists, the 2017 Fellowships will be awarded to composers, and the 2018 Fellowships will be awarded to writers.
Composition, Writing, Visual ArtFellowship
American Academy in BerlinSeptember 30, 2016Berlin Prize Fellowhship Program
The 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. The Academy does not accept project proposals in mathematics and the hard sciences.
Art History, Musicology
American Academy in RomeLast known deadline was November 1, November 2-15(late fee)Rome 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. Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines:
Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Music Composition, Visual Arts , Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Modern Italian Studies
Historic Preservation
Music Composition
Visual Arts
Historical Studies
American Antiquarian SocietyOctober 5, 2016Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and WritersThe American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history.Poetry
Documentary Films
Fine Arts
Historical Novels
Nonfiction History
American Antiquarian Society15-Jan-2017Drawn to Art FellowshipThe "Drawn to Art" Fellowship supports research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources.Fellowship
American Antiquarian Society15-Jan-2017Jay and Deborah Last FellowshipsJay and Deborah Last Fellowships are for research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources.Fellowship
American Association of Advertising Agencies14-Oct-2016Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP)The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) connects aspiring diverse entry-level advertising professionals with prestigious advertising agencies.Multicultural Advertising Intern ProgramFellowship
American Composers ForumAugust 15, 2016Jerome Fund for New MusicThe American Composers Forum (ACF) champions composers and other creative musicmakers, and boosts their careers with professional opportunities. Our Jerome Fund for New Music (J)und) supports the creation, presentation, and subsequent life of a new work. About 10 grants are available: up to $7,000 for the composer or primary artist’s time to create the work, and up to $1,500 to help make it happen and further its potential. The primary artist needs to be at an “emerging” level in her/his career: neither a student nor an established professional.Music & CompositionFellowship
American Composers ForumMarch 15, 2017McKnight Composer FellowshipThe American Composers Forum is pleased to administer the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Composers. The intent of this program is to enrich and strengthen the state of Minnesota by acknowledging the accomplishments of composers and providing for their artistic growth.This program is made possible by the generous support of The McKnight Foundation. The McKnight Foundation also funds artist fellowship programs in ceramic arts, choreography, dance, literature, music performance, photography, playwriting and theater arts, screenwriting and filmmaking, and visual arts, administered respectively by the Northern Clay Center, Northrop Auditorium, The Loft, MacPhail Center for Music,, Playwrights’ Center, Independent Feature Project/North, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.Music & CompositionFellowship
American Council of Learned SocietiesSept. 28 2016FellowshipsThe 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 Council of Learned Societies02-Nov-2016African Humanities FellowshipsThe American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for: Dissertation-completion fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda Early-career postdoctoral fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa.Fellowship in AfricaFellowship
American Institute of Indian StudiesJuly 1, 2016Senior Performing and Creative Arts FellowshipsSenior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions or strengthen their links with peers in India. Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.Performing arts
Creative arts
American Musicological SocietyApril 1, 2017Travel and Research GrantsMultiple small grants for research in music - generally $1,000 to $2,000.Music Research (and travel)Research Grant
American Musicological SocietyMay 2, 2017H. Colin Slim AwardThe H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of exceptional merit, published during the previous year (2011) in any language and in any country by a scholar who is past the early stages of her or his career. The selection committee, consisting of five scholars, will choose a single winner from among all the candidates.MusicologyRecognition Award
American Musicological SocietyMay 2, October 1, January 31, 2017AwardsMultiple small awards for article publication, performance projects, etc.MusicologyRecognition Award
American Printing History Association05-Dec-2016Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing HistoryThe Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History is an award for research in any area of the history of printing in any form, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms.printingFellowship
American Research Center in Egypt, Inc.15-Jan-2017Fellowships for Research in EgyptThe American Research Center in Egypt (ACRE) administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions. ACRE is a private, nonprofit organization supporting research and conservation programs that encompass all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, from the prehistoric to modern day.EgyptFellowship
American Research Institute in Turkey01-Nov-2016National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Research in TurkeyARIT NEH Fellowships, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, provide longer term support for advanced research in all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history.TurkeyFellowship
American Society for Theatre ResearchOctober 15, 2016Co-Sponsored EventsEvents of regional, national, or international significance in the format of conferences, colloquia, symposia, summits, etc. will be considered provided that they align with ASTR's purpose, namely, to foster scholarship on theatre and performance, either historical or contemporary, with respect to the US or abroad. Although applicants may apply for funds, the co-sponsorships will normally take the form of an endorsement without funding. In exceptional cases where monetary support is awarded, such support will be capped at $500, and applicants should emphasize forms of in-kind support.TheatreEvent Award
American Society for Theatre ResearchTBAEroll Hill AwardThe American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), established in 1956, is a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical and contemporary. The Errol Hill Award is given in recognition of outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, as demonstrated in the form of a published book-length project (monograph or essay collection) or scholarly article. (MUST HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED LAST YEAR). The book or article must deal with African American theater history, dramatic literature, or performance studieS.African American TheatreRecognition Award
American Society for Theatre ResearchJuly 15, 2016Targeted Research Area GrantsThis grant of up to $3000 total per annum (which may be split among more than one award) is intended to support specific projects by scholars working in areas important to ASTR's mission that are currently under-represented in its various activities. Such areas include, but are not limited to, the following: pre-1900 research and Asian, African, Latin American, and Middle Eastern theatre, dance, and performance. Translations of important theatre documents, including plays, will also be considered. This award is not intended to support curriculum development. Recipients are encouraged to submit their resulting work, if appropriate, to TheatreSurvey and to liaise with the editors as the project develops.Theatre, Dance, PerformanceResearch Grant
American Society for Theatre ResearchJuly 15, 2016Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching LoadsRecognizing the deep disparities in available resources that distinguish institutions across our profession and that ultimately impede exchange between scholars within the broadly defined field of theatre studies, the ASTR Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads of up to $1000 promote scholarly and practical exchange among theatre researchers by providing opportunities to faculty at institutions with heavy teaching loads and limited support for scholarship. One year’s membership in ASTR and conference registration accompany the award. Generally stated, the goal of the ASTR Grant for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads is to ensure that institutional affiliation does not hinder the contributions of individual faculty to debates that concern us all and that are central to ASTR's mission of cultivating scholarship on all aspects of theatre studies.TheatreResearch Grant
American Society for Theatre ResearchJuly 15, 2016Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Research FellowshipThe total award amount of $3000 is typically divided into three equal awards. It is intended to assist Ph.D. candidates with the expenses of travel to national and international collections to conduct research projects connected with their dissertations.dissertation, travel, researchAward
ARThinkSouthAsia15-Nov-2016Fellowship ProgramThe ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship is designed to help develop skills, knowledge, networks and experience of potential leaders in the cultural sector of South Asia, which includes museums, the visual and performing arts and digital media.South AsiaFellowship
Arts and Humanities Research CouncilEngaging with Government ProgrammeThe Arts & Humanities Research Council is offering a three day course designed to provide researchers in the arts and humanities insight into the policy making process, and enable academics to apply this to their own research. The course will be held on 24, 25, and 26 February 2015 at the Institute for Government Offices in central London.Fellowship
Arts MidwestApril 25, 2017Performing Arts FundThe Performing Arts Fund supports the interstate touring of professional performing artists specializing in the fine arts of dance, theater, music, youth and family entertainment, and other meaningful performing arts forms appropriate for communities throughout Arts Midwest's nine-state region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). Engagements must feature a professional performing artist/ensemble from outside the applicant's state.Exhibit, Production, or PerformanceProject Grant
Asian Cultural Council01-Dec-2016Philippines Fellowship ProgramThe Philippines Fellowship Program was established to provide more opportunities for cultural exchange between the Philippines and the United States by supporting a wide range of projects in all disciplines by artists and scholars that promote the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.Philippines
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library15-Dec-2016Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections.
Bogliasco FoundationJanuary 15 and April 15, annuallyStudy Center for the Arts and Humanities Bogliasco FellowshipsLocated on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco, the Liguria Study Center provides residential fellowships for qualified persons working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities. Bogliasco Fellowships are granted to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: archaeology,architecture/landscape architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and the visual arts. In the arts, the Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as art history, musicology, film criticism, and so on).
Fall and spring semester have different deadlines.
General Art (Research & project creation)Residential Fellowship
Bogliasco Foundation15-Jan-2017Bogliasco Fellowship ProgramThe Bogliasco Foundation awards approximately 50 Fellowships - or residencies - to artists and scholars in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities (Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and Visual Arts). Although the Fellowship is not a cash prize, Fellows are provided with living quarters, separate private studios and full board for a month at the Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy.Arts and Humanities (Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, HistoryFellowship
Calgary Institute for the Humanities14-Nov-2016Visiting FellowshipsThe sponsor provides support for visiting research fellowships at the University of Calgary's Institute for the Humanities. Visiting fellows will be expected to conduct their research at the Institute. They will be expected to share their research in a public lecture and in an in-house seminar, and to involve themselves in the community of scholars working at the Institute.public lecture and in an in-house seminarFellowship
Camargo Foundation24-Nov-2016Fellowship ProgramThe Camargo Foundation's core Fellowship program offers six, eight, and eleven week residential fellowships to Artists, Scholars, and Leading Thinkers. This call is for two residency periods: one in Fall 2016 (2-month period from September 13 toNovember 8, 2016) and one in Winter/Spring 2017: 6, 8 or 11 weeks starting on February 28, 2017. Applicants can choose between: 6 weeks from February 21 to April 4, 2017 or 8 weeks from February 21 to April 18, 2017 or 11 weeks from February 21 to May 9, 2017.Fellowship
CEC ArtsLinkJanuary 16, 2017 & January 15, 2018ArtsLink Projects ArtsLink Projects provides support to US artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations undertaking projects in any of the 32 eligible countries listed below (incl. Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus). Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country.Performing arts, Literature, Visual & Media artsProject Grant
Center for Hellenic StudiesOctober 15, annuallyFellowshipsThe 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
Center for the History of Collecting in America Scholars Frick Collection ProgramFebruary 15, 2017Fellowships
Through its fellowships, the Center for the History of Collecting provides support for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research.
Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University13-Jan-2017Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral FellowshipA Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities for the whole academic years, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, and will be awarded a stipend of $55,000.Fellowship
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities11-Nov-2016International Visiting Fellowships - Conversions
The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) offers funding for a term to scholars working on the topic of conversion in the Early Modern period. Conversion is to be understood in its broadest possible sense, and not merely as a religious phenomenon.
conversion in the Early Modern periodFellowship
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH)TBAHumanitas Visiting ProfessorshipsHumanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge designed to bring leading academics, practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and co-ordinated in Cambridge by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and in Oxford by the Humanities Division. Humanitas will welcome some twenty Visiting Professors, who will be appointed for a given academic year and invited to deliver a series of lectures, followed by a related symposium, workshop or masterclass for graduate students. A diverse variety of fields will be represented, which have included media, war studies, women's rights and chamber music.Arts, research, chamber music, art historyVisiting Professorship
Clark InstituteOctober 15, annuallyClark FellowshipThe Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute combines a public art museum with a complex of research and academic programs, including a major art history library. The Clark is an international center for discussion on the nature of art and its history. The Clark offers between fifteen and twenty Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from six weeks to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture.Art
Art History
Residential Fellowship
College Art Association March 15 and September 15, annuallyMillard Meiss Publication GrantThe College Art Association promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art. CAA offers a number of annual and biannual grants and fellowships to its members. The Millard Meiss Publication Fund supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy.Art History & CriticismWriting Grant
College Art Association September 15, annuallyWyeth Foundation for American Art Publication GrantThe College Art Association promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art. CAA offers a number of annual and biannual grants and fellowships to its members. The Wyeth Foundation for American Art supports the publication of books on American art, art created in the United State, Canada, and Mexico prior to 1970. Grants support books on the history of America Art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy.American Art, Art History & CriticismWriting Grant
Council on Library and Information Resources30-Dec-2016Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic LibrariesThis fellowship provides recent Ph.D. recipients a unique opportunity to develop expertise in the new forms of scholarly research and the information resources that support them, both traditional and digital, that are challenging research institutions. Fellowships are open to any specialty or domain in which the Ph.D. is the terminal degree.Fellowship
Council on Library and Information Resources02-Dec-2016Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original SourcesThe sponsor provides support to doctoral candidates for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. Original source material means primary sources such as the following: records, documents, manuscripts, and other written material; photographs, films, sound recordings, oral histories, and other audiovisual material; maps, blueprints, drawings, and other graphic material; library special collections, including books used as primary, not secondary, sources; original artwork, artifacts, and museum objects; and born-digital sources such as websites, wikis, and blogs. Fellowships must begin between June 1 and September 1, 2017 and end within 12 months of commencing.

Original source materialFellowship
Creative CapitalClosed until 2018Creative Capital FundCreative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $40,000, for a total commitment of up to $90,000 per project.Disciplines include: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts. Film/Video includes experimental, documentary and narrative film and video, animation, installations, and interdisciplinary projects.Visual Arts, Performing arts, literature, film, emerging fieldsProject Grant
DAAD - German Academic Exchange ServiceJanuary 1, annuallyArtists in Berlin ProgramThe 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 BerlinFilm, literature, music, visual artsProject Grant
Dedalus Foundationprior to September 15, annuallySenior FellowshipsThe Dedalus Foundation’s Senior Fellowship program is intended to encourage and support critical and historical studies of modern art and modernism. Under this program, fellowships are awarded to writers and scholars who have demonstrated their abilities through previous accomplishments and who are not currently matriculated for academic degrees. Applicants must be citizens of the United States. Fellowship stipends vary according to the needs of the specific project, with a maximum of $30,000.Historical studies, Modern ArtFellowship
Dedalus Foundation01-Dec-2016Individual Fellowships - Dissertation Fellowship The Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is awarded annually to a Ph.D. candidate at a university in the United States who is working on a dissertation related to painting, sculpture and allied arts from 1940-1970, with a preference shown to Abstract Expressionism. The fellowship carries a stipend of $20,000.
painting, sculpture and allied artsFellowship
Dedalus Foundation15-Jan-2017Master of Fine Arts Fellowships in Paintng and SculptureThe Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture is awarded annually to final-year students who are graduating from an M.F.A. degree program in the United States. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000.Native ArtGrant
Department of StateFebruary 6, 2017Creative Arts ExchangeDiscover the impact of ECA programs on a global scale. Exchange programs supported by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs have made leaps and bounds in cross-cultural diplomacy, research, leadership, and education. - See more at:, Hip-hopGrant
Elizabeth Firestone Graham FoundationLOI due March 1 & April 1; Full Proposal due April 15 & September 15, annuallyGrantsThe Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual art, primarily through the support of catalogues and other publications that document exhibitions of work by emerging or under-recognized artists. Of particular interest are projects that attempt to bring together artists and the community, support artists from marginalized populations, and provide exposure to contemporary art where it may not otherwise be seen.Visual artsProject Grant
F. R. Bigelow FoundationJuly 15, 2016GrantsThe 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.Arts, educationProgram Grant
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown01-Dec-2016Creative Writing FellowshipsThe Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown offers a unique residency program for writers in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to several Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30.writers in the crucial early stagesFellowship
Finzi Trust05-Nov-2016Finzi Scholarship AwardsThe Scholarships aim to give opportunities for broadening horizons or taking a new path: their focus is arts based in the widest sense, but proposals must have a musical foundation.Musical foudationAward
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works22-Jan-2017FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Conservation FellowshipThe FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Conservation Fellowship is designed to provide 9 to 12 month mentored professional development opportunities in a variety of settings for recent graduates of conservation programs.Fellowship
French American Cultural Exchange (FACE)Jan 27, 2017
Etant donnésThe French-American Fund for Contemporary Art offers financial support in the form of grants to American nonprofit institutions organizing exhibitions, installations, or projects by living French artists (or artists being influential for a younger generation) or to French nonprofit institutions presenting the same types of projects involving living American artists.Exhibitions
(by living French Artists)
Program Grant
French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) May 15, 2016Tournées FestivalThe Tournées Festival aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses by providing grants annually to encourage schools to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals.French FilmProgram Grant
Fulbright Core ProgramAugust 1, 2016Core 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
Getty (J. Paul) Trust15-Nov-2016Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation ScienceThe Getty Conservation Institute's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program designed to provide experience in the field of conservation science to a recent PhD recipient in chemistry or the physical sciences who has an interest in the conservation of cultural heritage.cultural heritageFellowship
Getty FoundationOctober 3, 2016Getty 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
Graham FoundationIndividuals: September 15; Organizations: February 25; Carter Manny: November 15 (all annually)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
Grammy FoundationOctober 1, 2016 (letters of inquiry)Grants in Music Research and PreservationWith funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.
Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and SciencesJanuary 15, April 15, September 15, annuallyArtist Resident FellowshipsHambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists of all disciplines to express their authentic voices. Situated in the mountains of North Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists by providing them with the setting and the solitude to create works of the highest caliber.
There are 3 residency periods, each with its own application period and deadline.
Visual arts
Resident Fellowship
Harpo FoundationOctober 1, 2016Emerging Artist Residency ProgramThe Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) provides an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.visual artFellowship
Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at AustinNovember 15, 2016, 5 p.m. CSTFellowshipsFellowships support short-term residencies for scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities.Literature, photography, flim, art, performing arts, music, cultural historyResident Fellowship
Howard FoundationNov. 1, 2016FellowshipsThe 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.SPECIFIC TO YEAR:
Creative Writing and philosophy 2015 (deadline has passed) 2016 TBA
Huntington Librarymidnight PST on Nov. 15, 2016FellowshipsThe 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.Art history, researchResident Fellowship
Institut Francais d’Amérique 15-Jan-2017Fellowship ProgramsThe Institut Français d’Amérique will provide two to four fellowships of $1500 for periods of at least one month for research in France in French studies in the areas of art, economics, history, history of science, linguistics, literature, and social sciences.Fellowship
Institute for Advanced StudyNovember 1, 2016School of Historical Studies MembershipThe Institute for Advanced Study is 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. Those who are chosen 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.History of art and architecture, music history, musicologyResearch Grant
International House of Japan, Inc.22-Dec-2016Asia Leadership Fellow ProgramIn 1996, the International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation jointly created the ALFP to create a close, personal and professional network of public intellectuals in Asia, deeply rooted in and committed to civil society. The ALFP provides selected leaders (public intellectuals) in the Asian region with an opportunity to reside for two months at the International House of Japan in Tokyo and engage in collaborative and individual research/exchange activities.Fellowship in Japan and AsiaFellowship
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University05-Dec-2016Fellowship ProgramApplications are invited for Fellowships in these areas, particularly – but not exclusively – with regard to Italy. Theoretical, monographic, and positivist approaches will be equally welcomed. Applications dealing with the scientific, sociological and technological aspects of culture and memory are encouraged. Approximately 15-20 Fellowships are be awarded every year. Fellows are chosen by a jury of experts in the relevant fields. Smithsonian Institution 31-Oct-2016 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program - Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) program was launched in 2007 to provide outstanding visual artists from across the world a unique opportunity to work with Smithsonian museums, research sites, collections, and scholars, so they may conduct research that inspires new artwork. With museum Fellowship ItalyFellowship
Japan Foundation New York3 months prior to beginning date of projectJFNY Arts & Culture GrantThe Japan Foundation New York office (JFNY) accepts applications from nonprofit organizations from the 37 states east of Rocky Mountains listed below for the JFNY Grant throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Successful projects may be granted up to $5,000. Priority will be given to those projects that have secured additional funding from sources other than the Japan Foundation.Japanese Art and CultureProject Grant
Jerome FoundationVariesGrantsThe Jerome Foundation offers grants to not-for-profit arts organizations and to fiscal sponsors applying on behalf of artists for the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in New York City and Minnesota.Film, video, digital production, travel and study, and emerging creative artistsProgram Grant
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationTBA July 2016FellowshipsOften 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."Midcareer"
specific for those who have already demonstrated art capabilities
Joyce FoundationAugust 10, 2016Culture GrantsThe Culture Program works to improve communities through the arts, support art that reflects and challenges the community, and make art accessible to diverse audiences.Art, CommunityGrant
Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education15-Jan-2017Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career TeachersDedicated to affirming beginning teachers and encouraging their continued growth, the Klingenstein Summer Institute gathers 75 teachers from around the world for an exploration of teaching styles, educational philosophies, educational issues, and personal development.Seminar
Knight Foundationaccepted on a rolling basisKnight Arts ChallengeThe Knight Arts Challenge is an initiative to draw the best and most innovative ideas out of local organizations and individuals that seek to transform our community through the arts. If you have a great idea in the arts, let us know. Take part in a community rising to new levels of artistic achievement and global recognition. Knight Foundation is seeking innovative ideas in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals. We want to know how YOU hope to inspire our local arts community. The challenge has three simple rules:The idea is about arts; the project takes place in or benefits the community in which the Challenge is based (St. Paul); you find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.General ArtsProject Grant
Kress (Samuel H.) Foundation 30-Nov-2016History of Art: Institutional Fellowships
Six pre-doctoral Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art will be awarded each year. Each fellowship provides for a two-year research appointment hosted by one of the following European art history research centers:
Florence Kunsthistorisches Institut / Institute for Art History
Leiden Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)
London Courtauld Institute of Art & Warburg Institute of Art (jointly administered)
Munich Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte / Central Institute for Art History
Paris Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) / National Institute for the History of Art
Rome Bibliotheca Hertziana
History of European ArtFellowship
Kunstlerhaus Schloss BalmoralJune 30, 2016Residential FellowshipsDas 1995 gegründete Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems ist ein Ort der Reflexion, der künstlerischen Produktion, der Diskussion und der Begegnung. Es fördert Bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler aus allen Ländern durch die Vergabe von Stipendien. Schloss Balmoral fungiert als Vermittler zwischen den ehemaligen und den derzeitigen Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten. Es will eine Brücke schlagen zwischen dem Jetzt und der Zukunft der Künstlerinnen und Künstler.

Das Künstlerhaus wirkt durch Vorträge, Konzerte und Ausstellungen in die Öffentlichkeit. Regelmäßig werden Werke der Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten im »Made in Balmoral«, dem Ausstellungsraum des Künstlerhauses in der Innenstadt von Bad Ems, präsentiert.
Leverhulme Trust02-Feb-2017Emeritus FellowshipsEmeritus Fellowships provide research expenses of up to £22,000 over up to two years to enable senior researchers who have retired from an academic post to complete a research project and prepare the results for publication.Grant
MacDowell ColonyJanuary 15, April 15, September 15, annuallyResidencies for Writers, Composers, and ArtistsThe MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. There are 3 residency periods (Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall), each with its own application period and deadline.General ArtResidency Grant
Mardag Foundation July 15, 2016GrantsThe 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, educationProgram Grant
Massachusetts Cultural Council03-Oct-2016Artist FellowshipsThe Artist Fellowships provide direct, unrestricted support to Massachusetts artists in recognition of exceptional original work, to foster the creation of new art in the Commonwealth. Artist Fellowships in a range of disciplines are awarded to primary creators of original works of art.Massachusetts artistFellowship
McKnight FoundationLast known deadline was April 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
McKnight FoundationJanuary 15, April 15, July 15, October 15, annuallyArts GrantsMcKnight’s arts grantees are organizations that prioritize compensation to artists; enable unique artistic opportunities; facilitate meaningful relationships between artists and communities; demonstrate a deep understanding of their field; and are responsive to broad trends and changing demographics. As appropriate to their fields and markets in which they work, the organizations provide resources, relationships, and organizing structures to advance the work of Minnesota’s artists and to recognize their essential contributions. General ArtProgram Grant
Mellon Centre for Studies in British ArtSeptember 30, 2016Publication Grants
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year in a strictly timetabled schedule. The programme supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present, although all supported topics must have an historical perspective.
British art, architectural history, medievalFellowship and Grant
Mellon Centre for Studies in British ArtSeptember 30, 2016Curratorial Research Grant
Curatorial Research Grants are offered annually. They are awarded to institutions, galleries or museums to help towards the costs of appointing a Research Curator to undertake research for a specific project.
Mellon Centre for Studies in British ArtSeptember 30, 2016Educational Programme Grants
Educational Programme Grants are offered in Spring and Autumn each year to help support educational programmes in the field of British art or architectural history. Educational programmes eligible for awards include lectures, conferences, symposia and seminars for scholars or provided at a scholarly level for the general public. An institution may apply for costs such as: venue hire; travel and accommodation costs for speakers; catering costs; printing and publicity; and allocation of free or reduced-fee places for students.
British art, architectural history, medievalGrant
Mellon Centre for Studies in British ArtSeptember 30, 2016Research Support Grant
Research Support Grants are offered in Spring and Autumn each year to assist with research travel costs. They are offered to scholars already engaged in research involving the study of British art or architectural history. Grants may be used towards the expenses incurred in visiting collections, libraries, archives or historic sites with the United Kingdom or abroad for research purposes.
British art, architectural history, medievalGrant
Mellon Centre for Studies in British ArtSeptember 30, 2016Publication Grants-Author
Publication Grants (Author) are offered annually. They are awarded to authors or editors for expenditure they incur personally for illustrations/images for their publication.
British art, architectural history, medievalGrant
Metropolitan Museum of Art04-Nov-2016Douglass Foundation Fellowship in American Art Art History Fellowships at The Met are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. The Fellows are fully integrated into the life of The Met and, through weekly gatherings and discussions, take part in research sharing and workshops that explore the inner workings of The Met. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think.
art historyFellowship
Metropolitan Museum of Art02-Dec-2016Polaire Weissman Fund Fellowship in ConservationArt History Fellowships at The Met are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. The Fellows are fully integrated into the life of The Met and, through weekly gatherings and discussions, take part in research sharing and workshops that explore the inner workings of The Met. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think.museumFellowship
Metropolitan Museum of Art04-Nov-2016Hanns Swarzenski and Brigitte Horney Swarzenski FellowshipArt History Fellowships at The Met are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. The Fellows are fully integrated into the life of The Met and, through weekly gatherings and discussions, take part in research sharing and workshops that explore the inner workings of The Met. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think.
Metropolitan Museum of Art04-Nov-2016Theodore Rousseau FellowshipsArt History Fellowships at The Met are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. The Fellows are fully integrated into the life of The Met and, through weekly gatherings and discussions, take part in research sharing and workshops that explore the inner workings of The Met. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think.museumFellowship
Metropolitan Museum of Art04-Nov-2016Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary FellowshipArt History Fellowships at The Met are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. The Fellows are fully integrated into the life of The Met and, through weekly gatherings and discussions, take part in research sharing and workshops that explore the inner workings of The Met. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think.museumFellowship
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