Fellowship List

American Council of Learned Societies


ACLS offers fellowships and grants in over one dozen programs for research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

American Philosophical Society


The American Philosophical Society offers a number of research programs for scholars, including Sabbatical Fellowship for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Grants are for research only. The Society makes no grants for study, travel to conferences, workshops, or to consult with other scholars, for permanent equipment, or assistance with publication or translation.

The Bogliasco Foundation Inc.


Residential fellowships at the Liguria Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy for individuals doing advanced creative or scholarly work in the arts and humanities. Fields of interest: Architecture; Dance; Film/Video; History/Archaeology; Landscaping; Language (Classical); Literature; Music; Philosophy/Ethics; Theatre; Visual Arts.

National Humanities Center


The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September through May. Applicants must hold doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation


The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts. Fellowships are not available for students.

George and Eliza Howard Foundation


The Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in fields selected on a rotational basis. Ten fellowships will be offered to support persons engaged in independent projects in the following fields: 2008-09 Music, Playwriting and Theatre Arts; 2009-10 History, History of Science and Political Science The intention of the Foundation primarily is to support people in the middle stages of their careers whose work to date is evidence of their promise and achievement. Nominees should generally have the rank of assistant or associate professor or their non-academic equivalents. Support is intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves.

American Association of University Women


One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies


Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science


Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences


Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics


Virginia Foundation for the Humanities


The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is committed to humanities research in the public interest. The VFH Fellowship program offers time, space, and resources to scholars applying the tools of history, philosophy, ethics, cultural studies, and literary criticism to matters of public concern.

Library Company of Philadelphia


The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately 30 one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections.

The Huntington Library


List of over 100 fellowships in the humanities.

Ransom Center Research Fellowships


About 40 fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities. Priority is given to proposals that concentrate on the Center's collections and that require substantial on-site use of them. Each year the fellowship program has a special topic. Fellowships range from one month to two to four months, with a stipend of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,000-$1,500 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,200 stipend. Deadline: February 1.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers young highly qualified U.S.-American scientists and scholars grants to carry out a research project of their own choice in Germany. The fellowships enable young American scientists and scholars to conduct research for nine to 18 months within a period of up to three years. Fellowship holders are expected to spend at least three consecutive months per annum in Germany. Researchers of all disciplines may apply to the AvH directly at any time. There are no quotas for individual disciplines.

Jordan Fellowship in the Humanities


The Donald L. Jordan Endowment for the Humanities invites applications for a nine-to 12-month fellowship in residence at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. For the 2008-09 academic year, the Jordan Endowment will consider applicants whose research field is the ancient world; geographic area is open, although those who specialize in literature, art history, archaeology, or anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. The Jordan Fellow is expected to devote the majority of the year to a research project that will culminate in a significant scholarly work. In addition, the Jordan Fellow will teach one undergraduate course that will complement the college's current offerings, lead an informal series of faculty discussions within his or her research area, and give one public lecture. Any publications resulting from work accomplished during this fellowship must acknowledge the support of the D. L. Jordan Endowment for the Humanities and Roanoke College in print. The fellowship award will range from $30,000-$50,000. Total compensation (institutional and external support) for the year will not exceed the fellow's salary for that academic year. The Jordan Fellow will be provided office space, a computer, and full library privileges.

The Newberry Library


Fellowships at the Newberry Library provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collections, but who cannot finance a visit on their own.

Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan


Besides supporting individual research and teaching projects, the Center is a place for sustained communication between the humanities and the social sciences. Its program each semester is organized around a focal theme, which shapes a weekly series of public lectures and smaller seminars. At these events, and in other, more informal settings, Wesleyan faculty, students, and visiting scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds carry on a wide-ranging inquiry into the social dimensions of the imagination and the imaginative dimensions of social life.

The Getty


Getty Scholar and Visiting Scholar Grants provide a unique research experience. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa in Malibu where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in weekly meetings, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study


The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute Fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply.

The William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship


The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., accepts applications from scholars in all disciplines whose lively presence will help to focus their work and stimulate discussions. Successful applicants will have completed the terminal degree in their field and will have a record of scholarly publication. Recipients will meet weekly at a faculty seminar, allowing the visiting fellow ample time to pursue a major research project. The visiting fellow is provided with a spacious office and a stipend of up to $40,000.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program


Fellowships offered to conduct research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Projects that broaden and diversify the research conducted within these disciplines are encouraged. Fellowships are offered to support research at Smithsonian facilities or field stations, and fellows are expected to spend most of their tenure in residence at the Smithsonian, except when arrangements are made for periods of field work or research travel. The Smithsonian offers Postdoctoral Fellowships to scholars who have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for less than seven years and Senior Fellowships to scholars who have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for seven years or more. Both fellowships offer a stipend of $35,000 per year plus allowances, and the term is three to 12 months. http://www.si.edu/ofg/SORScontents.htm

The Camargo Foundation


Located in Cassis, France, the Foundation is a residential center for scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures as well as for composers, writers, and visual artists pursuing creative projects. For scholarly projects, research should be at a sufficiently advanced stage so as not to require resources unavailable in the Marseille-Cassis-Aix region. The Foundation's campus includes furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an artist's studio with darkroom, a composer's studio and a studio for either an artist or a composer. Residencies are one semester (early-September to mid-December or mid-January to late May) and accompanied by a stipend of $3,500.

Hiett Prize in the Humanities


An annual award presented by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public or applied component related to cultural concerns. Its purpose is to encourage future leaders in the humanities by recognizing their achievement and their potential and assisting their work through a cash award of $50,000. Candidates should be within the early stages of a career track in which the primary work is in a field centered in or directly related to one or more of the humanities.

The Clark Fellowship Program


The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. offers between 15 and 20 fellowships each year, ranging in duration from less than a month to 10 months. They look for projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Stipends are generous and are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing and an office are also provided. The Clark combines a public art museum with a complex of research and academic programs, including a major art history library. It functions as an international center in both the academic and museum fields for research and discussion on the nature of art and its history.

The James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships


Fellowships for psychologists provide funds to supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions. The maximum award is limited to the lesser of (1) half the recipient's salary for the academic year, (2) an amount less than half salary that will bring the total of the university allowance plus the award up to the individual's normal academic-year salary, or (3) a ceiling of $35,000. Candidates must be tenured or have formal College confirmation that they will be tenured by March 1, following the December 1 submission deadline.