Funding for Arts and Humanities

This list of fellowships, grants and awards is intended as a resource for faculty searching for opportunities and assistance with research relating to the arts and humanities.

The information for each entry is drawn from its respective website, which can be accessed by clicking on the entry titles. Please visit the websites for the most current program information and deadlines. Please note, this list is not comprehensive and there are other arts and humanities fellowship opportunities not listed here.

For assistance in constructing budgets to accompany applications, contact the SPS representative for your department. For assistance in preparing a required CLICK form for SPS and CAS approval of these applications, faculty in Arts and Humanities can contact the Office of Research Advancement. Maggie Shea 716-645-5376.

A current financial disclosure is required prior to submission of the application. Also, please note the CLICK form in support of the application must be submitted seven business days in advance of sponsor due date.

Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants for Arts and Humanities Faculty

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Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Film Scholars Program
Academy Film Scholars grants are awarded to previously published individuals who are pursuing significant new works of film scholarship. These grants fund research as well as academic and scholarly projects that elevate both filmmaking and film scholarship. Projects must address cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures. Applicants must have written and published at least one book of scholarship prior to applying. The application deadline is typically in January.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Freidrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award: The Foundation grants about 20 of these awards annually, to internationally renowned academics from abroad in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and their exceptional promise for the future. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. A nomination from an established academic is required; direct applications are not accepted. Eligible candidates must have received their doctoral degree within the past 18 years, and the Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female academics. The award amount totals 45,000 EUR.
Open, but review committee meets in March and October
Up to six months post submission
  German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders: This Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. The fellowships offer the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad. Fellows pursue research-based, self-developed projects that should have a long-term, publicly-visible impact and be conducive to advancing fellows' career development. Monthly stipends of between 2,170 - 2,770 EUR are provided, as well as a mobility allowance. Applicants must have a confirmed mentoring host in Germany and work in a sector such as politics, economics, the media, administration and culture. The application deadline is typically in October.
October April
  Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers: A Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows recipients to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Applicants must have completed their doctorate less than 12 years ago and have a developed research profile. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.
Open, but review committee meets in March, July and November.
Up to 4 months post submission
American Academy of Religion
Individual & Collaborative Grants: To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Jury. These projects can be either individual or collaborative. Individual grants provide support for important aspects of research such as travel to archives and libraries and field work, while Collaborative Grants provide support for networking, communication, and some conferences. Applicants must be AAR members. The application deadline is typically August 1st.
August January
  Regional Development Grants: These grants provide funds for special projects within the regions that promise to benefit the scholarly and professional life of AAR members and do the work of the AAR in the regions. Workshops, special programs, training events, and other innovative regional projects may be funded through this source. Generally, grants funded fall into two categories: seed funding to begin ongoing regional initiatives, or one-time funds for special projects. Where possible, projects should be designed so that they may be duplicated or transported to other regions. No grant shall exceed $4000.
July 1
September 1
American Academy in Berlin - Berlin Prize
The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Candidates in the visual arts, music composition and poetry are chosen by nomination only. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations. The application deadline is typically in September.
September March
American Academy in Rome - Rome Prize
Rome Prize is awarded to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Fellowships are awarded in the disciplines of ancient studies, architecture, design, historic preservation & conservation, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, musical composition, Renaissance & Early Modern Studies, and the visual arts. Rome Prize Fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and an individual work space at AAR's eleven-acre campus in Rome. Prize recipients are invited to Rome to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer. Fellowships are offered for full or half terms. The application deadline is in November. AAR offers several other fellowships/residencies. Please consult for further information.
November April
American Antiquarian Society - Long and Short Term Fellowships

Short Term Fellowships: The American Antiquarian Society offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to two months each year. The fellowships span numerous topics in American history. The stipend is $1,850 per month for short-term fellowships. The application deadline is January 15.

Long Term Fellowships: The AAS also offers long-term fellowships tenable for four to twelve months each year.

January 15 Late Spring
  The Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship provides the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope -American history and culture through 1876 - is eligible, and the stipend is $35,000. The application deadline is typically October 15.
October 15 Late Spring
  The AAS-NEH Long-Term Fellowships are for postdoctoral scholars who have already completed their formal professional training. AAS-NEH fellows are expected to be in regular and continuous residence at the Society. Fellows may hold other major fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, in addition to sabbaticals and supplemental grants from their own institutions. Mid- career scholars are encouraged to apply. The stipend for the AAS-NEH fellowship is $4,200 per month and the application deadline is typically January 15.
January 15 Late Spring
American Association of University Women
Short Term Research Publication Grants: These grants provide support for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. The grants are intended for tenure-track, part-time, or temporary faculty or new or established scholars and researchers at universities. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final manuscript preparation. Funds cannot be used for undertaking preliminary research.
November 1  April 15
  Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships: These fellowships are designed to assist women scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. Applications are open from August 1 - November 1 and the stipend is $30,000.
November 1  April 15
American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Together with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), ACOR offers fellowships for terms of two to six months for scholars pursuing research or publication projects in Jordan, in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Middle East. The award is $32,400, including required residential room and board as well as airfare. The application deadline is typically February 1.
February 1 April  
  NEH Research Fellowship at ACORThrough the National Endowment for the Humanities, this fellowship supports research in the humanities and disciplines of the social sciences. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. The award is for a ten-month stay at the ACOR Institute in Amman, Jordan (shorter award periods are prorated). The maximum stipend is $32,000 plus air transportation and local accommodations
February 1
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
ACLS Fellowships: The ACLS fellowship program includes several awards in the areas of classical studies, English and American literature, Chinese history and studies, American history, and music studies. The ACLS invites research applications from scholars 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. Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. The awards are portable and stipends are based on academic rank, ranging from $40,000 - $75,000. The application deadline is typically in September.
September March
  Digital Extension GrantsThese grants are designed to advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research. ACLS Digital Extension Grants support projects that have advanced beyond the start-up phase of development that are pursuing new systems to make digital resources more broadly available, extending established projects with content that adds diversity, fostering new team-based collaborations between scholars of all career levels, and/or creating new websites and forms for scholarly engagement with digital humanities. Each grant carries a maximum possible award of $150,000. The funds support a range of project costs, including, where necessary, salary replacement for faculty or staff, software, equipment, travel, lodging, and meeting costs, and consultant fees.
October March
  Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art: These fellowships are intended to provide early career scholars from around the world with time to undertake research and/or writing for projects that will make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Stipend is $60,000 with $5000 for research and travel. Awards also include a special one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles following the fellowship period.
November 1   May
  Luce/ACLS Program in China StudiesThis program seeks to maintain the vitality of China Studies in North America through fellowships and grants designed primarily for scholars early in their careers. The program offers Collaborative Reading-Workshop grants for scholars of different disciplines to investigate texts that illuminate aspects of the study of Chinese cultures, histories, and societies. The collaborative grants offer up to $15,000 for seminar-style workshops on the translation and interpretation of Chinese texts. The program also offers Early Career Fellowships with stipends of $50,000 towards the research and writing of a scholarly product in English (a working knowledge of Chinese is required). The application deadline is typically in November.
November 15 March
  Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs - Collaborative Programming Grants: Project’s principal investigator must be a scholar in a field of the humanities or social sciences or journalism. Proposed grant activities must connect humanities and social science programs with journalism departments, schools, or initiatives on the same campus, or with the work of an external media organization. Projects must be hosted by a US-based accredited institution of higher education. Award amounts are up to $45,000. The application deadline is typically in November. November or January depending on opportunity
  Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies: This program, provided through the ACLS and funded by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, offers fellowships and grants for work that expands the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society. These competitions are global, with no restrictions on work location, citizenship, or language of the final research products. The Postdoctoral Fellowships offer support to revise a dissertation into a publishable work or start the first new project after receiving a PhD; the fellowships lasts two academic years with an annual stipend of $55,000. The Research Fellowships offer support for research and writing in Buddhist studies and can last up to nine months with a stipend of $70,000 to provide release from other duties. The Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations support a broad range of translation efforts for up to twelve months with a stipend of up to $80,000. The application deadline is typically in November, although January deadlines also exist in some cases.
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies
AISLS fellowships: These fellowships support two to six months of research in Sri Lanka by US citizens who already hold a PhD or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure. Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals in other areas that contribute to the understanding of Sri Lankan history, culture, or society are also invited. Applicants need not have prior research experience in Sri Lanka. The Fellowship includes a monthly stipend for a period of two to six months, reimbursement for round-trip airfare, and a limited budget for research expenses. Applicants should apply for whatever length of tenure between two and six months best suits their research needs and personal schedules. The application deadline is typically December 1.
December 1 March
American Philosophical Society
Franklin Research Grants: The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. These grants can fund certain special programs, such as the APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London and the APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh. Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000.
October 1 or December 1
January or March depending on submission date
  Library & Museum Resident Research Fellowships: The APS Library offers short-term residential fellowships for scholars of all fields conducting research in its collections. The society is a leading institution for research in early American history and culture and Native American languages. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Library for four to twelve consecutive weeks, depending upon the length of the award. The stipend is $3,000.
March April
  Phillips Fund for Native American Research: The 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. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees. The average award is about $3,000, and junior scholars are preferred.
March May
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) - Fellowships
ARCE offers funded fellowships for a wide range of scholars looking to conduct research in Egypt. Eligible fields of study include archaeology, anthropology, architecture, fine art, art history, Coptic studies, humanistic social sciences, literature, and more. Award amounts and lengths vary. ARCE offers the ARCE-CAORC Research Fellowships, the ARCE-NEH Fellowship, the Coptic Icons Postdoctoral Fellowship (for the assessment and documentation of the Coptic Icons Database), and the Theodore N. Romanoff Prize (for doctoral candidates and recent PhD recipients conducting research on the language or historical texts of Ancient Egypt). The application deadline for all fellowships is typically January 20
American-Scandinavian Foundation - Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) for up to one year. The application deadline is typically November 1.
November 1 April 15
American Schools of Oriental Research - Mesopotamian Fellowship
The Mesopotamian Fellowship provides support in the amount of $9,000 for a period of research lasting three months to a year. $1,000 of this Fellowship amount will be allocated for registration and travel support to the 2018 or 2019 ASOR Annual Meeting, where the successful applicant will be expected to present a paper on his or her research. This Fellowship is primarily intended to support field/research on ancient Mesopotamian civilization carried out in the Middle East, but other projects such as travel to work on museum collections or archives related to ancient Mesopotamia will also be considered. The application deadline is typically in November or December.
November/December March
Amy Clampitt Residency Program - Poetry
The Amy Clampitt Fund seeks to benefit poetry and the literary arts by converting Amy Clampitt's prior residence into a facility which would provide for a place to foster the study and promotion of poetry and/or a poet in residence through six to twelve month residencies at the Amy Clampitt House near Lenox, MA. Applications are accepted by nomination only.
By nomination only  
Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
An annual scholarship to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets. The candidate must submit a poetry sample for consideration. The recipient must agree to spend one year outside of continental North America in whatever place the recipient deems best suited to advance the art of poetry as practiced by him/her. At the end of the year abroad, the poet must submit at least three poems for consideration by the scholarship committee, and may be considered for a second annual scholarship. The stipend is $50,000.
October 15
Archaeological Institute of America
Colburn Fellowships The AIA offers the Anna C. and Oliver C. Fellowships every even year to support studies undertaken at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece for no more than a year. Applicants must be members of the AIA in good standing and must apply concurrently to the ASCSA. Each year offers two fellowships for $5,500 and the application deadline is January 15.
January 15; Even years only
April 15
  Site Preservation GrantThe grant is intended to fund projects that preserve and promote the world's archaeological heritage. The goal of the grant, which carries a maximum stipend of $15,000, is to enhance global preservation efforts and promote awareness of the need to protect threatened archaeological sites. The AIA seeks to support projects that not only directly preserve archaeological sites, but those that also include public outreach and education components. The deadline is typically November 1.
November 1
Asian Cultural Council - Grants
The ACC offers fellowships and grants to support cultural exchange in the arts for the practicing arts, scholars, and arts professionals. Priority is given to process-driven activities (research, training, study, exploration) that enable cultural immersion, relationship-building, collaboration, or the exchange of knowledge among peers. ACC funds may be used for costs associated with research and travel only. The ACC offers individual, travel, organization/project, and New York-based fellowships and grants.
Aurora Foundation - Japanese Language Scholarship
The primary goal of the JLSF scholarships are to assist United States citizens, who are Japanese language teachers or graduate students of Japanese language education, to experience living in Japan and further their understanding of the Japanese language, improve their teaching abilities, and enrich their appreciation of Japanese culture. These awards will enable the awardees to carry out a project of their choice in Japan. The project can be anything that would enhance the quality of the awardee's educational goal. The scholarship is $5,000 and the application deadline is typically in August.


Check website for program status



Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Banff Centre - International Literary Translation Centre
The primary focus of the residency program is to afford literary translators a period of uninterrupted work on a current project within an international community of translators. The Banff International Literary Translation Centre is open to people from the Americas translating literature from anywhere in the world, and to international translators working on literature from the Americas. Eligible projects include translations of works of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, children's literature, oral tradition, and drama. Applicants can be students, emerging translators, or professional translators. Full financial aid is available for program costs, as well as a travel award if necessary.
January Prior to May
Bellagio Center Residency Programs
The Bellagio offers two types of residencies for academics and artists seeking a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work. The Academic Writing Residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline. The Bellagio offers two types of residencies for academics and artists seeking a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work. The Art and Literary Arts Residency is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, and more who seek time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement with a diverse community. The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation's efforts to promote the well-being of humanity, particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. Residents are housed in two main buildings and each resident is given a private room with bath and a study/studio, either adjoining the bedroom or on the grounds. Room and board are provided to all residents and their spouses/partners, but residents are responsible for their airfare and local transportation to and from Bellagio. Open application periods are held in the fall and spring.
Check website for program status
Bogliasco Fellowship Program
Approximately 60 Fellowships - or residencies - are awarded to artists and scholars in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities who are doing creative or scholarly work. Disciplines include archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film, history, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and the visual arts. Applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Fellows are provided with living quarters, separate private studios and full board for a month at the Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy. The application deadlines are typically in January or April.
January 15 for fall semester or April 15 for following spring semester
April 1 for fall fellowships or July 1 for spring fellowships
Boston Athenaeum - Fellowships
The Boston Athenaeum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenaeum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year's membership to the Boston Athenaeum. Most applications are due in April.
April 15 June
Brown University - George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation
The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals. Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. Stipends are $35,000 and are intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. The application deadline is typically November 1.
November 1


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Camargo Foundation - Core Program
The Camargo Core Program launches an international call each year to select 18 scholars, thinkers, and artists for time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. The program supports work in the Arts and Humanities that fosters connections between research and creation. Scholarly applicants should be working on French and Francophone cultures, including but not limited to cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region. The area of inquiry should be specific and represent exploration and investigation in the Fellow's field. The Foundation offers residency periods in the fall and spring for an average of 8 weeks and provides a weekly stipend as well as basic transportation to the residence.
October 1
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
Postdoctoral Research Awards: These awards support promising new scholars and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers. Awardees perform research at the University of Northern British Columbia on topics including environmental studies, community development, social and economic development in the North, and First nations and indigenous studies. Current awards are being offered for one academic year (9 months) with a stipend of $30,000. The deadline is typically in September.
September 15
February - June
  Distinguished Chairs Program: This program allows extraordinary American scholars to spend one academic year (9 months) as a visiting research scholar at Carleton University, working in a targeted area of academic inquiry. The Distinguished Chair in Arts and Social Sciences will be an accomplished scholar with expertise that aligns with research institutions at the institution and will contribute to ongoing research, lead research seminars, mentor students and enhance networks to facilitate research collaborations. The stipend is $50,000 for one academic year. The deadline is typically in September.
September 15 February - June
  Visiting Research Chairs: The Canada-U.S. Fulbright program offers several research chairs in the arts and humanities at Canadian universities. Scholars from disciplines such as cultural studies, American literature, African-American literature, refugee and diaspora studies, history, classics, East Asian studies, modern languages, religious studies, philosophy, music, and more are invited to apply for the appropriate research chairs. The award provides a stipend of $25,000 for a 4-month term. The deadline is typically in September.
September 15 February - June
  American Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award: This award invites scholars of all disciplines, especially those related to Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. The grant can be held at any university or research institution across Canada. The award offers a stipend of $12,500 for a 4-month term. The deadline is typically in September.
September 15 February - June
Center for Italian Modern Art - Fellowship Program
The Center for Italian Modern Art awards a number of fellowships each year to support the study of Italian modern and contemporary art by scholars at the master's, doctoral, and post-doctoral level. The program's intention is to bring together emerging scholars from diverse academic backgrounds in an interactive and collaborative environment at CIMA's New York location. Fellows pursue their own research, but also participate in the annual installation and the Center's activities. CIMA also offers a Travel Fellowship for scholars interested in studying in Italy, and an Affiliated Fellowship with the Civitella Ranieri to support an art historian's stay for six weeks at the residence in Italy. Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
April May
Chiang Ching-Kuo (CCK) Scholar Grants
The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange provides scholar grants ranging from $20,000 to $35,000 to help replace half of a professor's salary while on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences. The grant is for one year and the application deadline is typically in October.
August 15
Civitella Ranieri Foundation
The Foundation is an artist residency program that hosts Fellows at a 15th century castle in Umbria for six-week residency sessions of self-directed studio and work time. Each residency community brings together accomplished international artists, writers, and composers. Fellowships include round-trip travel, room, board, and studio or work space. Nominations are required before applying.
Applications by nomination/invitation only  
Clark Art Institute - Clark Fellowships
The Clark offers between ten and sixteen Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from one 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. Stipends are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Clark's Scholars' Residence, located across the street from the campus, is provided. A number of special fellowships are also offered. The application deadline is typically October 15.
October 15  
Cornell University - Society for the Humanities Fellowships
The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and teaching in the humanities. The Society calls for applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on shifting yearly themes. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. The fellowships are held for one academic year and each Society Fellow receives $50,000. Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one seminar related to their research. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses. The application deadline is typically October 1.
September December
CRASSH - Visiting Fellowships
These fellowships, offered by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities of Cambridge University, are designed to support the Centre's research interests, projects, and activities. Visiting Fellowships can be awarded for periods of time during one Cambridge term, during which Fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge. Visiting Fellows take regular part in and contribute to the Centre's programme of events, which consists of weekly work-in-progress seminars and a reading group.
Varies by fellowship type  


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
DAAD - Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists (Germany)
DAAD grants provide foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. The aim of this particular programme is to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. Research stays can be funded at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany and last one to three months, providing monthly payments as well as travel allowances.
Mid October for April-September Start/Mid May for October-March Start  
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture - Hiett Prize
The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award of $50,000 aimed at identifying candidates who are in the early stages of careers devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise to have a significant impact on contemporary culture. Applicants must have a history of accomplished work and a plan for future projects in the humanities.
May November


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Emory University - Visiting Scholars
The James Weldon Johnson Institute offers a Visiting Fellows Program that seeks to support research projects across the spectrum of those disciplines that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. The expectation is that Visiting Fellows will complete a major work that will assume the form of a monograph or other equally substantial forms of scholarship. The residency lasts one year and provides benefits and varying stipends for full, associate, and assistant professors. The application deadline is typically in February.
European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) - Fellowship Program
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in participating Institutes across Europe: Aarhus, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars. EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. EURIAS offers upwards of 50 fellowships, divided into junior and senior positions, which both include a living allowance, accommodations and relocation support, travel expenses, and a research budget.
Check website for program status  
European Research Council
Advanced Investigators GrantThe ERC offers long-term funding for established, leading principal investigators who wish to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects. Applicants for the ERC Advanced Grants - called Principal Investigators (PI) - are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years. The Principal Investigators should be exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions. Applications can be made in any field of research and research must be conducted in a public or private host institution.
April December/March
  Consolidator GrantThese grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applications can be made in any field of research. The application deadline is typically in February.
March September/February


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Frederick B. Artz Summer Research Grants Program
This program is intended to encourage and facilitate the publication of scholarly, humanistic studies based on archival and special collections sources at Oberlin College, with special emphasis on the history of the institution, Oberlin community and liberal arts education. Award winners are required to make use of the collections at Oberlin during the summer (June 1 - August 30) for at least three days. Awards are a maximum of $1,000. The deadline is typically January 15
January 15 April 1
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The Fulbright program offers more than 400 different opportunities to teach, research and conduct professional projects in over 135 countries. Opportunities are available for higher education faculty and administrators as well as for professionals outside of academia, artists, journalists, scientists, and independent scholars. faculty, professionals and independent scholars the opportunity to lecture and conduct research in countries around the globe. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Award stipends and benefits vary by country and type of award, but are intended to cover a stipend and travel and living costs in-country.
September December- Applicants are notified if their application has been moved to host country review. Final review/notification occurs January-June


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Gerda Henkel Prize
The Gerda Henkel Prize was set up in 2006 and is awarded every two years to excellent and internationally acclaimed researchers who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement in the disciplines and funding areas supported by the Foundation. Areas funded by the Foundation include archaeology, art history, historical Islamic Studies, and history. The Gerda Henkel Prize is worth 100,000 euros. The prize money may be used at the winner's discretion. Awards by nomination only; nomination materials are due in January.
Fall – Every Two years Within 6 months of deadline
Gladstone's Library, Wales - Residential Scholarships
The Gladstone Library offers residential scholarships and bursaries designed to support anyone working on a project that would benefit from a stay at Gladstone's Library. These scholarships are primarily to enable those who would find the cost of staying at Gladstone's Library difficult or prohibitive. They support research of varying topics in the Arts and the Humanities. Scholarships will only be awarded for a maximum of 1 week. The application deadline is typically in the fall.
Guggenheim Foundation - Fellowships
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage freely in research in any field of knowledge. The amounts of the grants vary according to the needs of the fellows and the purpose and scope of their plans. Grants are made for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.
September 17 April


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Harvard University - Loeb Classical Library Fellowship
The Loeb Classical Library Foundation awards fellowships to qualified scholars to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies. Fellowships will normally range from $1,000 to $35,000 and can be used for a variety of purposes, including research publication, enhancement of sabbaticals, travel to libraries or collections, dramatic productions, excavation expenses, or cost of research materials. Applicants must have faculty or faculty emeritus status at a college or university at the time of application and during the entire time covered by the fellowship. The application deadline is on November 1.
November 1 February
Harvard University - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies
This program is 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. Fellows focus on an individual project while benefiting from a dynamic, multidisciplinary community at Harvard University. Stipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year.
September March
Harvard University - Women's Studies in Religion
Each year, the Women's Studies in Religion Program at the Harvard Divinity School hosts five full-time research associate/visiting faculty positions. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. The projects may address women and religion in any time, place or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences. Associates meet together regularly for collective discussion of research in progress; each Associate teaches a one-semester course related to the research project; and the Associates present their research in a public lecture series and an annual conference. Full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School is required for the ten month term. The application deadline is typically in October.
October March
Huntington Library - Fellowships
The Huntington Library awards over 150 fellowships annually to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science. The Library offers a number of long-term and short-term fellowships that support high-quality research that advances scholarship in the humanities and makes use of The Huntington's extensive archival and rare book collections. Long-term fellowships last from 9 - 12 months and offer approximately $50,000; short-term fellowships last between 1 - 5 months and offer approximately $3,000 - $5,500. The application deadline is typically in November.
November 15  


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Independent Research Fund Denmark - Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grants
Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grants are targeted at excellent, younger researchers who intend to gather a group of researchers in order to carry out a research project at a high international level. The objective of the grant is to give talented researchers who have earned their PhD within the last eight years an opportunity to develop and strengthen their research ideas. In all cases, a general assessment criterion will be the extent to which the project will benefit Danish research. The application deadline is typically in April.
April 1  


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
JFK Library in Boston - Ernest Hemingway Research Grants
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation provides funds to scholars and students interested in researching the Ernest Hemingway Collection. The grants (up to $5,000) are intended to help defray travel, living, and other research expenses. Grant applications are evaluated on the basis of expected utilization of the Collection, the proposed project's contributions to Hemingway and/or related studies, and the applicant's qualifications. The application deadline is typically in November.
Fall January


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
King's College London - Georgian Papers Programme
King's College London offers the award of a bursary to support original research on the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle for up to a month during the summer. These bursaries are open to all researchers. The Programme is promoting and developing a research programme in support of the digitization of some 350,000 pages of original archives. Fellows will undertake their own research and also be invited by staff of the Georgian Papers Programme to share their insights into the collection and join with fellows from other schemes at a number of events as part of a growing academic cohort.
Kluge Center Fellowships (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. The stipend amount is $5,000 per month for four to eleven residential months. The application deadline is typically in July.
July 15  


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) - Scholar-in-Residence Programme
The Scholar-in-Residence Programme was initiated to enhance cooperation among scholars with research interest in East-West studies. Scholars-in-residence normally work with faculty members of Hong Kong Baptist University and/or other scholars at other tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, and are expected to participate in the activities of the academic community in Hong Kong. The length of the residence varies according to the research plans of the scholars concerned.
Deadline not specified, may be rolling  
Loeb Classical Library Fellowship
See Harvard University -  Loeb Classical Library Fellowship
November February


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
National Endowment for the Arts - Creative Writing Fellowships
These fellowships offer $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. The application deadline is typically in March.
March December
National Endowment for the Arts - Research Grants in the Arts
Research Grants in the Arts support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or other domains of American life. These grants fund projects that identify and examine arts participation and arts/cultural assets across a multitude of fields. Award amounts are based on the level of artistic excellence and merit demonstrated in the proposal, though most will range from $10,000 - $30,000 with higher amounts possible. Grants generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years.
March November
National Endowment for the Arts - Translation Projects
Through fellowships to published translators, the NEA supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English. Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000. Award amounts are determined by the National Endowment for the Arts. The application deadline is typically in January.
January December
National Endowment for the Humanities - Collaborative Research Grants
The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge and foster rich scholarship through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. The program allows projects that propose research in a single field of study as well as interdisciplinary work, though all partnerships must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods. Proposed projects must lead to tangible outcomes such as co-authored books, born-digital publications, themed issues of peer-reviewed journals or a series of peer-reviewed journal articles, or open-access digital resources. Convening Grants have a maximum award amount of $50,000 over 1 year, and Publication Grants have a maximum award amount of $250,000 for 1-3 years. The application deadline is typically in December.
December August/September
National Endowment for the Humanities - Media Projects: Development Grants
The Media Projects: Development Grants program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Awards should result in a script (for documentary film or television programs) or a detailed treatment (for radio programs or podcasts) and may also yield a plan for outreach and public engagement. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical. The maximum award amount is $75,000 for a performance period of six to twelve months. The application deadline is typically in August.
January August
National Endowment for the Humanities - Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Program
The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Awards support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. DEL funding is available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for six to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork. The application deadline is typically in September.
National Endowment for the Humanities - Fellowships
NEH fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Project applications must clearly articulate their value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development. Research applications are accepted from scholars in all disciplines, and submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars are encouraged. The maximum award amount is $60,000 over the course of six to twelve months, and the application deadline is typically in April.
April December
National Endowment for the Humanities - Humanities Collections & Reference Resources
The HCRR program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of materials held by libraries, archives, and museums and to make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials. The HCRR program includes two funding categories: Implementation and Foundations. Implementation projects are awarded $350,000 for a period of three years; Foundations projects are awarded $50,000 for a period of two years. Applications are typically due in July.
July April/May
National Endowment for the Humanities - Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants
Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Projects must be undertaken by at least two scholars working collaboratively. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. The maximum award amount is $300,000, and the application deadline is typically in December.
December August
National Endowment for the Humanities - Summer Stipends
The NEH Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publications by providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars and/or general audiences, supporting projects at any stage of development (especially early and late-stage writing), and encouraging applications from independent and URM scholars. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work by individuals on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Funds may support recipients' compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research. The maximum award amount is $6,000, and applications are typically due in September.
September April
National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. Each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center. Typically, the fellowships are for the academic year (September through May). Fellowships are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center's ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and also covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents.
October March
National Library of Australia - Fellowships
The National Library of Australia offers researchers an opportunity to undertake a twelve-week residency at the library to work in any field or discipline where the Library's collections have appropriate depth and breadth to support the desired outcomes. Fellowships are available to researchers who require onsite access to the Library's collections to advance research at any stage towards publication or other public outcomes. Up to eight types of fellowship are available. Funded fellowships include a weekly stipend, accommodation support, and reimbursement of travel expenses. The application deadline is typically in April.
April October
National University of Singapore - Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship
The Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for academics specializing in any area of arts and social sciences to visit and spend time at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, conducting research and giving lectures and seminars. Fellows are expected to engage in collaborative research with faculty members. The typical duration of IMMF is one month or less. The IMMF is open to scholars in any area of the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to those who can contribute to the strategic areas of research of the Faculty with collaborative projects or projects leading to a major grant proposal. The application deadline is in January.
February April
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study -  Fellowships
NIAS offers individual fellowships to scholars who wish to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. For five or ten months, scholars are offered the time and space to work on a topic of their own choice. Scholars must have at least 3 years of post-PhD degree academic experience and have already made a considerable contribution to their field. Fellows can apply for a stipend or a replacement subsidy, commuting travel expenses, or subsidized accommodation in Amsterdam. The application deadline is typically in April.

May - Initial review

December - Final review

New York Public Library Fellowships
Cullman Center Fellowships: The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers awards 15 Fellowships a year to outstanding scholars, journalists, creative writers, translators, and visual artists whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. A Cullman Center Fellow receives a stipend of up to $75,000, an office, a computer, and full access to the Library's physical and electronic resources. Fellows work at the Center for the duration of the fellowship term, which runs from September through May.
  Scholars-in-Residence Program: The Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support and encourage top-quality research and writing on the history, politics, literature, and culture of the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora, as well as promote interdisciplinary exchange among scholars. Long-term Fellowships provide a $35,000 stipend to support postdoctoral scholars and independent researchers who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of six months. Fellows are provided with individual office space and a computer, research assistance, and full access to the unparalleled resources of the Schomburg Center. Short-term Fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars, independent researchers, and creative writers who work in residence at the Center for a continuous period of one to three months and receive a stipend of $3,000 per month. Fellows are expected to devote their full time to their research and writing and to participate in the intellectual life of the Program.
December Late March
  Lapidus Center Fellowships: The Lapidus Center offers long-term and short-term fellowships to assist scholars whose research on transatlantic slavery can benefit from extended access to the Schomburg Center's resources. Long-term fellowships will allow recipients to spend six months in residence with an office, a computer, and full access to physical and electronic resources at the Schomburg Center and other research units of the NYPL. The fellowship is open to post-doctoral scholars studying the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World. Long-term fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and are expected to be in continuous residence at the Center. Short-term fellows receive a stipend of $2,000 per month for a period of up to three months to gain access to the resources of the Schomburg Center. Short-term fellowships are open to doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, independent researchers, and artists studying the slave trade, slavery, abolition, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World. The application deadline is typically in December.
January Prior to September
  Fordham-NYPL Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies: Fordham University's Jewish Studies Program and the NYPL offer joint short-term and mid-term research fellowships in Jewish studies that are open to scholars in all fields of Jewish Studies outside the New York City Metropolitan area who are seeking to conduct on-site research in the NYPL. The short-term fellowship consists of a $1,250 weekly stipend for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of four weeks to cover reimbursable expenses. Mid-term fellowships offer a stipend of $20,000 for a semester. Successful fellows will give one public presentation and a faculty seminar. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal.
  Dance Research Fellowship: The Jerome Robbins Dance Division offers Research Fellowships to support scholars and practitioners engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research on the themes related to dance. Fellowship stipends are $7,500 and the research period typically lasts from July - December. Fellows are not expected to be in continuous residence, but must check in regularly and participate in a symposium to deliver a presentation on the outcome of their research. The application deadline is typically in May.
May June
  Martin Duberman Visiting Fellowship: The Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar program at the NYPL fosters excellence in LGBT studies by providing funds for scholars to do research in the Library's preeminent LGBT historical collections. The fellowship is open to both academic faculty and independent scholars who have made a significant contribution to the field. The recipient of the award will receive $25,000 to fund their research at the Library. The awardee will be expected to spend a minimum of three months researching at the Library and at other archives relevant to their topic in the New York City area, to give a public talk on their work, and to write a short piece about their project for the Library's website. The application deadline is typically in July.
June August
  Short-Term Research Fellowships: These short-term fellowships are intended to support visiting scholars from outside the New York Metropolitan area who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Preference is given to applications making a strong case for accessing special collections materials. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks. The application deadline is typically in February.
Late January/Early February
Early May
New York University Abu Dhabi Institute - Humanities Research Fellowships
This program aims to help create an energetic, multi-faceted research environment for the Humanities at NYUAD's campus. To this end, NYUAD will annually invite applications from distinguished and promising scholars for residential fellowships at NYUAD's Institute for one to two semesters. Fellows will contribute to NYUAD's intellectual community through research and research-related activities. While open to scholars working in all areas of the Humanities, the program aims in particular to build a center of outstanding research capacity in areas of the Humanities that are relevant for the study of the Arabic world. Scholars are offered work/office space at the Institute, full use of NYUAD's library facilities (which are substantial, closely connected as they are to NYU's Main Library in New York), administrative support, housing at NYUAD's campus on Saadiyat Island (or comparable facilities), a fellowship stipend commensurate with experience, a personal research allowance, and funds for intermittent home travel.
Newberry Library - Fellowships in the Humanities
The Newberry's fellowship program provides access to the Newberry's wide-ranging and rare archival materials through a variety of long-term and short-term fellowships. Long-term fellowships last from 4 to 9 months and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the strengths of the Newberry's collection, regardless of the applicant's location. Short-term fellowships last from 1 to 2 months and are intended to assist researchers who need to examine specific items in the Newberry's collection in order to advance a significant scholarly project; they are mainly restricted to individuals who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. The application deadline is in November (long-term) or December (short-term).
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study - Faculty Fellowships
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) offers ten to fifteen Faculty Fellowships annually to researchers whose work addresses the Institute's yearly research theme. The Fellowships are open to scholars, scientists, social scientists, and artists in all disciplines. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments and have their primary office at the Institute so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their research proposal. Faculty Fellows typically receive up to half their salary per academic year (up to $75,000), subsidized housing, a research allowance, and a private office at the NDIAS. The application deadline is typically in October.
September/October End of January


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies - Abdul Aziz Al-Mutawa and Bin-Ladin Visiting Fellowships
These Fellowships are offered to support research in any area of the arts, humanities, or the social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world. Each Fellowship carries a grant of $5,000 and membership of the Common Room. The grant is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries. Fellowships are tenable from 1 October for an academic year, though shorter periods will be considered. The application deadline is typically May 31.


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Paris Institute for Advanced Study - Fellowships
The Paris Institute for Advanced Study offers internationally renowned academics five - ten month stays in Paris during which, freed from the obligations of academic life, they conduct the project of their choice in an interdisciplinary environment. Shorter stays are also offered within the framework of dedicated invitation schemes. The Paris IAS offers themed fellowships to scientists and scholars in the humanities and social science fields. The Paris IAS provides its fellows with housing, a monthly remuneration, and a round-trip flight. The application deadline is typically in April.
July January
Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts - The Hodder Fellowship
The Hodder Fellowship, offered through the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, will be given to artists and writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists. Recipients are selected more "for promise than for performance." Most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields. The application deadline is typically in September.
September February
Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts - Princeton Arts Fellowship
These fellowships are awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career composers, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, and playwrights, among others, who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community. Formal teaching is expected and fellows will teach one course each semester (or may take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class). The stipend is $83,000 per year for two consecutive academic years. The application deadline is typically in September.
September End of November
Princeton University Library - Research Grants
Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. Library Research Grants are offered in a number of programs, including the study of Hellenic cultures, children's books, Portuguese-speaking cultures, and the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World. These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $4,000 plus transportation costs, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant's research proposal, but is ordinarily up to one month. The application deadline is typically January 31.
January April


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Rice University - Humanities Research Center
The Humanities Research Center at Rice University fosters connections among diverse disciplines while promoting the research goals of the humanities. The HRC supports scholarly work and research within Rice University and by partnering with other foundations and institutions. The HRC holds independent initiatives, hosts visiting scholars and fellows, and provides seminars, conferences, and workshops. Fellowship calls and deadlines vary.
Dates vary


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
School of Advanced Research - Resident Scholar Fellowships
Resident scholar fellowships are awarded annually to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Applicants should make a convincing case for the intellectual significance of their projects and their potential contribution to a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Fellowships involve a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31. The application deadline is typically in November.
First Monday in November
Smithsonian Office of Fellowships
Smithsonian fellowships are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals for independent study or collaborative research in fields pursued by and of interest to Smithsonian staff. The Smithsonian offers a number of fellowships at the postdoctoral and senior levels in the fields of history, art history, historic preservation, and more.

November March
Society for Classical Studies - Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Fellowship
The Society for Classical Studies invites applications for a one-year Fellowship which will enable an American scholar to participate in the work of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Institute in Munich. Fellows at the TLL develop a broadened perspective of the range and complexity of the Latin language and culture from the classical period through the early Middle Ages, contribute signed articles to the Thesaurus, have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative international research project in a collegial environment, and work with senior scholars in the field of Latin lexicography.  The Fellowship is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The application deadline is typically in November.
November January/February
Stanford Humanities Center - External Fellowships
The Fellowships of the Humanities Center are intended to provide the opportunity to pursue scholars' work in a supportive intellectual community. External faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Research projects must be in the humanities; creative arts projects are not eligible. Fellowships are for one full academic year. Fellows must reside in the Stanford area and participate in Center activities. They are awarded stipends of up to $70,000 and a housing and moving allowance. The application deadline is typically in October.
October March


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
United States Institute of Peace - Grants & Fellowships
USIP's Grant Program has supported and furthered the work of individuals and institutions in the United States and around the world to advance the conflict resolution and peacebuilding fields - and to promote peace. In recent years, USIP has increasingly funded work on more defined themes and activities, and in high priority conflict zones. The USIP offers a number of grants supporting international research, and each grant offers different stipends, scopes, and areas of study designed to advance peace-making efforts. The USIP also offers a Senior Fellowship program for mid- to senior-career level experts in fields related to peace and conflict. The program supports targeted research, analysis and writing closely integrated with the work of the Institute. Calls and fellowships are offered throughout the year.
Dates vary  
University of Connecticut: Humanities Institute - Visiting Scholar Fellowship
UConn offers two Visiting Humanities Fellowships for external applicants to pursue advanced work in the humanities. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients are expected to produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tools. Fellows are expected to participate in Institute activities including bi-weekly teas, colloquia, and related scholarly events, and they receive a stipend of $50,000. Ordinarily, fellowships run from late August through May. The application deadline is typically in February.
February April
University of Durham - Visiting Fellowships
A number of Durham colleges offer their own Visiting College Fellowships in various disciplines, most of which are offered for one term with the College providing free board and lodging but typically no stipend. These fellowships make it possible for a small number of visiting scholars to spend usually one term in Durham during the course of the academic year. Fellowships are generally not available during the summer.
Dates vary  
University of London, School of Advanced Study - Institute/Consortium Fellowships
The nine institutes within the School of Advanced Study offer a number of visiting research fellowships in their specialist subject areas. The Institutes offer a number of visiting and research fellowships in legal studies, classical studies, Commonwealth studies, English studies, historical research, Latin American studies, modern languages, philosophy, and the classical tradition of Europe. The fellowships vary in length and in the stipend amounts. The application deadlines vary between the Institutes.
Dates vary  
University of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria - Redmond Barry Fellowship
The fellowship is awarded to scholars and writers to facilitate research and the production of works of literature that utilize the collections of the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. Up to $20,000 shall be awarded to assist with travel, living and research expenses for three to six months. Fellows will be based at the State Library of Victoria. During the fellowship period, fellows will be expected to pursue their own project, present a lecture or short seminar series open to the public, library and university communities, and submit a brief report at the conclusion of their fellowship. The fellow's project may be in any discipline or area in which the library and the university have strong collections, including East Asian Studies, Engineering, Architecture, history, music, visual arts, and more.
University of Sydney - Visiting Research Fellowship Scheme
The School of Letters, Art, and Media (SLAM) at the University of Sydney is offering fellowships for research consisting of a stay of anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. Successful applicants would be provided with office space, computers, and access to libraries and University facilities. There is no stipend associated with the fellowship and no financial support offered for travel or residential accommodations. Applications are welcomed from researchers at every career stage from emergent to senior scholars. Applicants must secure the active support of one or more colleagues in SLAM, who will stand as sponsors for the application.
April and August
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Grants to Scholars Program
The Friends' Grants to Scholars program helps to fund visiting scholars with particular research needs in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. These grants bring scholars to Madison campus libraries to conduct research in the humanities, sciences, and related fields appropriate to the libraries' collection strengths. Awards are made up to $2,000 for recipients from North America and $3,000 for those from elsewhere in the world. The application deadline is typically December 31.
December February
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Institute for Research in the Humanities
The Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW-Madison awards 40-45 stipendiary and non-stipendiary fellowships to internal and external applicants each year. Institute fellowships are open to applicants in any discipline or field whose project has clear significance for the humanities. Most Institute fellowships are not limited by theme or research area, with some exceptions. Fellowships are awarded at all ranks. Institute fellows are expected to attend the weekly Monday seminars; conferences, lectures, and workshops are also available to applicants, as well as access to libraries and office space at the Institute. The application deadline varies between fellowships.
Dates vary  


Sponsor/Title Description of Fellowship/Grant Approximate Annual Application Due Date Approximate Annual Application Notification Date
Vanderbilt University - William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship 
The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University hosts year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminars centered around annual themes and invite a visiting fellow to participate for the length of an academic year. The successful applicant will have completed the terminal degree in her/his field at the time of application and will have a record of scholarly publications, research, or creative expression. The seminar will meet regularly and will also allow the Visiting Fellow ample time to pursue a major research project. The Visiting Fellow is provided with an office, a $50,000 stipend, and moving expenses. The application deadline is typically in January.


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Institute for Citizens and Scholars - Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award
The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, supports junior faculty in any field of the humanities or social sciences, with preference given to research focused on contemporary American history, politics, culture, and society. The award offers a $17,500 stipend-$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. Eligible applicants must be assistant professors in tenure track positions with a record of service that prioritizes the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars. The application deadline is typically December 1.
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Yale Center for British Art - Visiting Scholar Awards
The Yale Center for British Art offers short-term residential awards to scholars undertaking research related to British art. The Visiting Scholar awards provide academics, museum professionals, artists, and doctoral students working in any field related to British visual and material culture an opportunity to study the Center's collection. Awards may be held between one to three consecutive months. Awards cover cost of travel to and from New Haven, and provide accommodation as well as a living allowance. The application deadline is typically in January.
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