HUMANITIES FUNDING: LIST OF SOURCES

Compiled by Lucy Fischer: lfischer@pitt.edu/

1/31/ 2012

 

 

TOP FOUNDATIONS FUNDING THE HUMANITIES

OTHER FOUNDATIONS

SCHOLARLY ORGANIZATIONS AND CENTERS

US GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

OTHER GRANT-GIVING ORGANIZATIONS

RESIDENTIAL/TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES

 

 

TOP FOUNDATIONS FUNDING THE HUMANITIES (as of 2004):

 

Annenberg Foundation

The Foundation generally awards grants in the following programmatic areas: Arts, Culture & Humanities; Animal Welfare; Civic & Community; Environment; Education; Human Health & Wellness; Military Veterans


Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Bradley foundation focuses on US democratic institutions and on free enterprise.

 

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a private foundation which makes grants for projects that focused on strengthening democratic values, community and economic development, education, media, arts and culture, and human rights. 

 

J. Paul Getty Trust  (Internships and non-residential fellowships)

The Getty offers graduate internships as well as multicultural undergraduate internships at the Getty Center. In addition, the Getty supports multicultural internships at Los Angeles area museums and visual arts organizations.  The Getty provides nonresidential grants to support scholars throughout the world, as well as residential fellowships at the Getty Center

 

Kresge Foundation

Kresge Foundation seek to build strong, vibrant communities – enlivened by the presence of healthy cultural organizations and well-resourced artists, and enriched by well-integrated arts, cultural and community-building activities.  Other areas:  Community Development, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services

 

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

The Kress Foundation supports the work of individuals and institutions engaged with the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era. The foundation makes grants in defined program areas and offers professional development fellowships for historians of art and architecture, among others.

 

Lilly Endowment

The Endowment considers proposals in three program areas: community development, education and religion and are also interested in initiatives that benefit youth and that promote the causes of philanthropy and volunteerism.

 

Henry Luce Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities.

 

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a private foundation with five core areas of interest: Higher education, including the humanities, libraries, and scholarly communication; museums and art conservation; performing arts; conservation and the environment; and information technology.

 

Pew Charitable Trusts

Pew has three overarching areas of interest:  1) Improving public policy. We study and promote nonpartisan policy solutions for pressing and emerging problems affecting the American public and the global community. 2) Informing the public. The Pew Research Center, a Washington-based subsidiary, is home to most of our information initiatives. It uses impartial, fact-based public-opinion polling and other research tools to track important issues and trends.3) Stimulating civic life. We support national initiatives that encourage civic participation. In our hometown of Philadelphia, we support organizations that create a thriving arts and culture community and institutions that enhance the well-being of the region’s neediest citizens

Specific Areas:  Arts & Culture, Children and Youth, Computers & the Internet, Corrections & Public Safety, Education, Elections, Environment, Family Financial Security, Government Performance, Health, Hispanics in America, Media and Journalism, National Civil Initiative, Philadelphia Region, Public Opinion, Religion and Public Life, Science, State Policy and Performance

 

Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation is a philanthropic private foundation that sponsors a wide variety of projects. Their current areas of interest include basic survival safeguards, global health, climate and the environment, urbanization, and social and economic security.

 

 

OTHER FOUNDATIONS

 

Watson Brown Foundation

The Watson-Brown Foundation awards grants to qualifying organizations that have an abiding interest in the history and culture of the South. Grants take many forms, including book subventions, museum and archive support, preservation awards, educational programming, and research support.  

 

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
This Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by supporting the humanities, research libraries, the performing arts and
grants for organizations in support of Venetian scholarship and culture.

 

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 
The Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards Guggenheim Fellowships to professionals who have demonstrated exceptional ability by publishing a significant body of work in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts.

 

Howard Foundation
The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting specifically early mid-career individuals. Upcoming subjects of interest include painting, sculpture history of art and architecture, playwriting, music theatre studies, musicology, and history. 

 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit organization with interests in the areas of science and technology, standard of living, economic performance, and education and careers in science and technology.

 

Templeton Foundation

Character Development: The Foundation supports a broad range of programs, publications, and studies focused on the universal truths of character development, from childhood through young adulthood and beyond. The qualities of character emphasized by Sir John in the Foundation’s charter include awe, creativity, curiosity, diligence, entrepreneurialism, forgiveness, future-mindedness, generosity, gratitude, honesty, humility, joy, love, purpose, reliability, and thrift.

 

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is funded by the government of Germany to promote international co-operation between German institutes of higher education and leading academics from around the world. The foundation sponsors a number of competitive fellowships, ranging from postdoctoral to senior visiting professors. 

 

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is a private non-profit that administers programs supporting leadership development and build organizational capacity and quality in education.  (Fellowships in women and gender and religion and ethics).

 

 

SCHOLARLY ORGANIZATIONS AND CENTERS Note: Your individual disciplinary fields may have scholarly associations or organizations that have research funding or travel grants.

 

American Association of University Professors/ Scholar Rescue Fund

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit scholars to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities and societies ravaged by fear, conflict and repression.

 

American Association of University Women
AAUW advances educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.

 

American Council of Learned Societies
ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, offers peer-reviewed fellowships, convenes and supports scholarly conferences, sponsors reference works and innovations in scholarly communication, strengthens relations among learned societies, encourages the establishment of new societies, and representing humanistic scholarship in the U.S. and internationally.

 

 

US GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

 

National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA offers grant programs in a variety of artistic disciplines.
Subscribe to NEA’s RSS Feed: http://www.arts. gov/about/NEAFeed. html

 

National Endowment for the Humanities
Various grants and fellowships available in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.  Specific programs of interest: Fellowships for University Professors; Summer Stipends; NEH Digital Humanities Grants

Subscribe to NEH’s RSS Feed: http://www.neh.gov/ whoweare/rss.html

 

PA Council on the Arts

The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.

 

PA Council on the Humanities

Besides history and literature, humanities fields include philosophy, the history and criticism of the arts, comparative religion, the study of languages and linguistics, cultural anthropology and archaeology, jurisprudence, and studies within the social sciences concerned with humankind's search for meaning and value

 

U.S. Department of Education: Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program

This program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of modern foreign language and area studies in the U.S. by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct research abroad.

 

 

OTHER GRANT-GIVING ORGANIZATIONS

 

American Philological Association
Various awards, prizes, and fellowships for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations.

 

American Philosophical Society
Multiple research grants and the APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London offered, including the Franklin Research Grant Program, designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of research materials, fieldwork costs, or laboratory expenses ($6,000).

 

Archeological Institute of America
AIA offers six fellowships for travel and study of archeology or classical studies.

 

Association for Asian Studies - China and Inner Asia Council
Small grants ($2,000).

 

Center for Hellenic Studies
The Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University offers fellowships to scholars working on the ancient Greek world in all its varieties.  The most eligible fields of research include archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history, literary criticism, philology, philosophy, pedagogical applications, reception, and interdisciplinary studies.

 

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
Fellowships, grants for research and workshop, publication subsidies. Priority is given to collaborative projects with counterparts in Taiwan.

 

(DAAD) - German Academic Exchange Service
Various funding opportunities for faculty members to build ties with institutions in Germany and/or to complete your own research.

 

Loeb Classical Library Foundation
Grants to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies.

 

 

RESIDENTIAL/TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

 

American Academy in Berlin
The Academy welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, in some cases, for an entire academic year.

 

American Academy in Rome
Six or eleven month fellowships in Rome are offered.  Humanities includes projects in Ancient Studies (through the sixth century), Medieval Studies (sixth through 14th centuries), Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (14th through 18th centuries), Modern Italian Studies (18th century to the present).

 

American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society is a national research library of American history, literature, and culture through 1876. AAS offers three broad categories of visiting research fellowships, with tenures ranging from one to twelve months. All of the fellowships are designed to enable scholars, advanced graduate students, and others to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library on their projects and discussing their work with others.

 

The American School of Classical Studies in Athens
Various fellowships and grants for scholars to conduct research in Greece.

 

Arizona State University, The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR)

The Visiting Fellows program, is for scholars from other institutions of higher education in the US and abroad to come to ASU for the spring semester-in-residence. The combined Fellows Programs bring together groups of scholars to pursue research and writing in an environment designed to be stimulating and supportive. Fellows will be asked to contribute to the general enrichment of humanities scholarship by giving seminars and public lectures on their research topics.

 

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University
Short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing research in its collections. The Library is Yale’s principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. Deadline mid-December.

 

The Bogliasco Fellowship Program
Located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco, the Liguria Study Center provides residential fellowships for qualified persons working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities. The Study Center is one of the few residential institutions in the world dedicated exclusively to the humanistic disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and the Visual Arts.

 

Camargo Foundation Residential Fellowship, Cassis, France

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, is an interdisciplinary and multicultural 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 (painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, video artists, and new media artists) pursuing creative projects. The Foundation's campus includes thirteen 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 (either early-September to mid-December or mid-January to the end of May) and accompanied by a stipend.

 

Center for Advanced Study, Stanford University

Residential Fellows: The cornerstone of the Center is our Residential Fellows program which awards academic year residential fellowships for about 45 scholars who form a cohesive and diverse intellectual community. Fellows enjoy time and freedom to pursue their priority research, and more importantly, to expand their horizons in active engagement with their Center colleagues.

 

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)
A range of fellowship programs bring together scholars from Cambridge, U.K. and beyond for a period of leave from their normal institutional commitments.

 

Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Research fellowship for scholars addressing broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences.

 

Cornell University

The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and encourage imaginative teaching in the humanities.  It is intended to be at once a research institute, a stimulus to educational innovation, and a continuing society of scholars. In addition to promoting research on central concepts, methods or problems in the humanities, the Society for the Humanities seeks to encourage serious and sustained discussion between teachers and learners at all levels of maturity.

 

Folger LibraryResearch Fellowships
The Folger Shakespeare Library offers research fellowships to encourage access to its exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period.  Each year, scholars may compete for a limited number of long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (one to three months) fellowships.

 

Fulbright Scholar Program( Council for the International Exchange of Scholars)
The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government that currently operates in over 155 countries worldwide. It provides participants with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. This core program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year; grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

 

The Getty Foundation - Research Grants for Getty Scholars and Visiting Scholars

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Projects connect to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme.

 

The Getty Research Institute

The Getty Foundation is part of the J. Paul Getty Trust and awards grants for "advancing the understanding and preservation of the visual arts locally and throughout the world."

 

Hagley Museum and Library
Henry Belin du Pont Fellowships support access to, and use of, Hagley’s research collections. Hagley’s collections document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of our society from the late 18th century to the present.

 

Humanities Research Center, University of Windsor
Fellowships are available for visiting researchers.

 

The Huntington Library
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. Short-term and long-term fellowships are available.

 

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, at the University of Edinburgh
Visiting Research Fellowships (no stipend, but housing is provided)
Applications are invited for Visiting Research Fellowships of between two and six months. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the Humanities and Social Sciences but priority will be given to those whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute's current Research.

 

La Trobe Institute for Advanced Study, Victoria, Australia
The Institute for Advanced Study aims to bring together outstanding scholars -- individuals at the cutting edge of research and leaders in their discipline. Fostering research activities that otherwise might not take place is a high priority. Fellowships are open to senior researchers of exceptional distinction and junior postdoctoral researchers of high promise in disciplines represented at La Trobe University. Fellowships will be by invitation, nomination or applications.

 

Library Company of Philadelphia
One-month residential fellowships to support research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.

 

Library of Congress, The John W. Kluge Center
Various fellowship programs for post-doctoral scholars pursuing resident research for periods of six to 12 months. Kluge Fellowship (deadline July 15) supports research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual.

 

National Humanities Center - Fellowships
The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. Privately incorporated and governed by a distinguished board of trustees from academic, professional, and public life, the Center was planned under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began operation in 1978. It provides a national focus for the best work in the liberal arts, drawing attention to the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every area of humanistic investigation. By encouraging excellence in scholarship, the Center seeks to insure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.

 

New York Public Library
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, Fellowships
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library – including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.

 

The Newberry Library
Short-term (one to two months) and long-term fellowships (six to eleven months) in the humanities for scholars to use Newberry Collections, including books, manuscripts, maps, and other printed materials related to the history and culture of Western Europe and the Americas.

 

The Newberry Library, Fellowships in the Humanities
Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one week to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to individuals from outside the metropolitan Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers with a need to examine specific items in the Library's collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant's place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the Library's strengths.

 

Penn Humanities Forum, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
The Penn Humanities Forum awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year).

 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Fellowship Program
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.

 

Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Fellowships support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

 

The Rockefeller Foundation

A Bellagio residency provides time for critical thinking, disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands.  Scholarly Residencies: The Center typically offers one-month residencies for no more than 12 scholars and scientists at a time. Individuals in any discipline – and from any part of the world – are welcome to apply. Space is reserved for both academic projects, as well as projects that align with the Foundation’s mission to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people and to help ensure that globalization’s benefits are shared more widely. (Details on the Foundation’s mission and philosophy can be found in the About Us section.) Alignment can reflect policy analysis, applied work, and/or basic scholarship, or any combination thereof.  Creative Arts Residencies: Bellagio creative arts residencies – for composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists – provide time for disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands. The Center typically offers one-month stays for no more than 3-5 creative artists at a time. Artists of significant achievement, from any country, are welcome to apply.

 

Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
RCHA provides a setting to discuss issues of broad contemporary relevance in historical perspective. Organizing its annual activities around major research projects, the Center each year welcomes several visiting senior and postdoctoral fellows chosen through an open, international competition, along with about ten faculty and graduate fellows from within Rutgers University.

 

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in public life and the professions; helps meet the growing need for teachers and scholars who address questions of moral choice in practical ethics and in areas such as architecture, business, education, government, journalism, law, medicine, public health, and public policy; brings together those with competence in philosophical thought and those with experience in professional education; and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice.

 

School for Advanced Research (Santa Fe, NM)
The School for Advanced Research currently offers two residential fellowship programs for scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and Native arts: a six to nine month residential fellowship and a two month summer fellowship.

 

School of Advanced Study, University of London - Visiting Professorial Fellowships
S. T. Lee Professorial Fellowship - A generous endowment by Dr S.T. Lee, of Singapore, has made possible the creation of this Fellowship, open to applicants of professorial or equivalent status for the purpose of supporting research in London in any field relevant to the work of one or more of the School's Institutes. A second Visiting Professorial Fellowship is offered by the School on the same terms as the S.T. Lee Fellowship.

 

The School of Historical Studies at The Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, NJ
The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, philosophy, and modern international relations.  The School also offers the Edward T. Cone Membership in Music Studies.  Each year the School welcomes approximately forty Members.  Most are working on topics in the above mentioned fields, but each year the School also selects some scholars working in other areas of historical research.  Members in the School are appointed for either one term or for two terms, amounting to a full academic year.

Smithsonian Opportunity for Research and Study (SORS)
Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships
- Postdoctoral Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for more than seven years as of the application deadline.

 

Stanford Humanities Center, External Faculty Fellows

Since its inception in 1980, the Humanities Center has offered external fellowships to more than 550 faculty from nearly 100 universities in the United States and other countries. External fellows come from all ranks of the professoriate and from a wide variety of disciplinary fields, colleges and universities. The Center typically offers six to eight external fellowships each year.

 

Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah
The Tanner Humanities Center offers residential fellowships to selected scholars to conduct research that provides a significant contributions to humanistic knowledge.

 

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University
William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship; The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities promotes interdisciplinary research and study in the humanities and social sciences and, when appropriate, the natural sciences.

 

Woodrow Wilson Center
Residential fellowships are awarded to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues.

 

 

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES

 

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes

CHCI and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) have launched an expanded program designed to provide opportunities for certain ACLS fellowship recipients to spend all or part of their fellowship terms in residence at CHCI member organizations. By connecting ACLS fellows with CHCI member organizations, the program aims to provide fellows with a supportive working environment that facilitates access to unique resources, materials, and people, while at the same time enabling CHCI member organizations to diversify and further invigorate the intellectual climates of their organizations.

 

Humanities and Social Sciences on Line

 

Humanities Resource on Line

 

National Humanities Alliance - Clearing house for information re: the Humanities in the US

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES

American Academy in Rome - Rome Prize Fellowships

Awarded each year to 30 artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers, chosen from the following disciplines: Architecture Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Modern Italian Studies. Applicants, except those applying for the NEH postdoctoral fellowship, must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for the three years preceding the application deadline may apply for the NEH postdoctoral fellowships.

 

American Antiquarian Society - Short-Term Fellowships Long-Term Fellowships

Offers short-term fellowships (1-3 months) and long-term fellowships (4-12 months) to support residential research on the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

 

American Association of University Women - Fellowships and Grants

American Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication; recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International Fellowships support graduate or postgraduate study or research by women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

American Councils for International Education - Research Fellowships

Administers several major grants for independent, overseas research in the humanities and social sciences. In recent years, American Councils scholars have conducted independent research in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

 

American Council of Learned Societies - Fellowships and Grants

ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

 

American Historical Association - J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History - Fellowship in Aerospace History

Jameson Fellows spend 2-3 months at the Library of Congress for American history research. Aerospace Fellows undertake a 6-12 month research project in aerospace history.

 

American Research Center in Egypt - Fellowships

Several fellowships available for postdoctoral travel and study in Cairo and Egypt.

 

Chemical Heritage Foundation
Fellowships – Foundation offers fellowships and travel grants for in-residence research in the history and sociology of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries.

 

Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Multi-Country Research Fellowship - Supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. master's students, doctoral candidates, and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

 

Dartmouth College Leslie Center for the Humanities
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships - Two-year postdoctoral fellowships for research and teaching at Dartmouth University. Fellows are expected to teach two courses each year.

 

Folger Shakespeare Library
Research Fellowships – Research fellowships provides access to the Library's collections. Short-term (1-3 months) and long-term (6-9 months) fellowships are available.

 

Getty Research Institute
Residential Grants and Fellowships  - Institute offers several postdoctoral fellowships for scholars in residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

 

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Scholarly Fellowships - Awards short-term research fellowships to scholars working in American history at every level from doctoral candidates to senior faculty, including independent scholars. The fellowships support research within American history archives in New York City.

 

Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti - Fellowships

Center fellowships for research on the Italian Renaissance are offered.

 

Haverford College John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center
Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows - Two-year fellowships in the humanities at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

 

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Programmes for postdoctoral researchers - Several fellowships fund research stays in Germany.

 

Huntington Library
Fellowships - Short-term and long-term in-residence fellowships. The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine.

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers History Center
IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History - Supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical science and technology at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received their Ph.D. within the past three years.

 

Library of Congress, John W. Kluge Center

Fellowships, Distinguished Chairs & Endowments - Offers several postdoctoral fellowships for research at the Library of Congress.

 

National Academies
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships - Seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Only U.S. citizens or nationals are eligible to apply.

 

National Maritime Museum (UK)
Caird Senior Research Fellowships - Up to £20,000 for one year for research on the Museum's collections or in any field of British naval and maritime history.

 

National Science Foundation
Science, Technology, and Society (STS) - STS considers proposals that examine historical, philosophical, and sociological questions that arise in connection with science, engineering, and technology, and their respective interactions with society.

 

Newberry Library
Fellowships in the Humanities - Fellowships provide assistance to researchers to use the collections in Chicago. Short-term fellowships for one week to two months and long-term fellowships for six to eleven months are available.

 

Oxford University
Junior Research Fellowships - The Governing Bodies of three Colleges (Christ Church, Merton College and St John's College) elect in co-operation Junior Research Fellows in Arts and Science. The Fellowships are normally awarded to those who are approaching the end of their doctoral research or who have begun postdoctoral study.

 

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Postdoctoral Fellowship - The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for in-residence postdoctoral fellowships.

 

Smithsonian Institution
Fellowship Programs - Fellowships, internships, and other programs are available for scholars interested in working with the Smithsonian.

 

Society for the History of Technology
Hindle Fellowship - The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology offers $10,000 for research or writing in the history of technology for a period of at least four months.

 

Stanford University Center for East Asian Studies
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies - Offers up to two postdoctoral fellowships in Chinese Studies each year. These awards are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period.

 

Tufts University Center for the Humanities
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows - Two-year postdoctoral fellowships for research and teaching at Tufts University. Fellows are expected to teach two courses each year. Fellows will teach one course in the spring semester of their first year and two in the second year of their residency through their home department or program.

 

UC Humanities Research Institute
Residential Research Fellows - UC faculty, postdocs, graduate students and non-UC faculty are invited to apply for residential fellowships in the residential group.

 

UC MEXUS
UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - Supports postdoctoral researchers participating in a research project or training program at the University of California or at Mexican institutions of higher education or research.

 

UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Fellowships - The Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies oversees a number of fellowships at the Clark Library. Fellowships are offered from the undergraduate to the postdoctoral levels, for both long and short terms.

 

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - Encourages outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The current program offers fellowships to scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

 

University of Cambridge Cambridge University Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Mellon/Newton Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

Applications are invited for two 2-year interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellowships aimed at researchers working in any field of the arts, social sciences or humanities. The fellowships will enable post-doctoral fellows to consolidate their research and publication record while developing a related project or initiative at CRASSH during their two-year fellowship. Applicants must have completed the PhD and should normally have been awarded it not more than three years prior to taking up their fellowship.

 

University of Cambridge - Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, and Trinity Hall: Junior Research Fellowships

Funds three-year fellowships for recent postdocs in various subjects

 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of African American Studies
Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - One postdoctoral fellowship is available with the Department for scholars who study African Americans and transnational Black populations in the U.S. An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

 

University of Michigan Society of Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Each year the Society selects four outstanding applicants for appointment to three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professional schools; and four Mellon Fellows in the humanities.

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina Postdoc Program for Faculty Diversity - The purpose is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Appointments are for two years. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South
Postdoctoral Fellowship - The fellowships will support outstanding junior scholars as they revise book-length manuscripts on topics related to the South, and intended for publication by the University of North Carolina Press.

 

University of Pennsylvania
PHF Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
McNeil Center for Early American Studies Fellowships Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship - The Penn Humanities Forum awards five one-year in-residence Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured. The McNeil Center will appoint a recent recipient of the PhD Fellow for a two-year term in residence at the Center.

 

Vatican Film Library, Saint Louis University
Mellon Fellowship
NEH Research Fellowship - Supports research by scholars using the VFL's collections. Mellon Fellowships are for two to eight weeks duration. The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies annually awards six five-week NEH Fellowships to scholars to use the Vatican Film Library and Pius XII Library and other resources.

 

Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Program - Postdoctoral fellow will conduct research in any field of the humanities or humanistic social sciences and teach a one-semester undergraduate course.