Grant Opportunities: Humanities

 

Funding Agency

Deadline [Annual]

Department of Education: International Research and Studies Program

This program supports surveys, studies, and development of instructional materials to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. 

March 

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research.

 January

Newberry Library

Long-term fellowships are available to post-doctoral scholars who want to be in residence at the Newberry for periods of four to twelve months.

January 

National Endowment for the Arts

Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.

January 

Smithsonian Institution

Fellowships are offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff, and to utilize the resources of the Institution.

 January

Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Each year, ten to twelve scholars, teachers, artists, writers, and activists from the United States and abroad are provided with offices in our spacious facility, library privileges, and participation in a faculty seminar with a diverse community of colleagues in gender studies.

March  

National Endowment for the Arts

The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $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 NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2013, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in poetry are available.

March 

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, a database, or other scholarly tools.  The award is $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.  Summer Stipends require institutional nomination.  If you are are interested in Summer Stipends please contact the Grants Office.

September

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities.  Support is provided for projects that can be completed during the tenure of the award as well as for work that is part of a long-term endeavor.  Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, a database, or other scholarly tools. Awards are $4,200 per month for awards of six to twelve months in duration. 

May

National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions Course Grants

Enduring Question grants support the development by up to four faculty members of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.  Grant amounts can be up to $25,000. 

 September

American Institute of of Indian Studies

Provides funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India.

 July

 

Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program.  The core Fulbright Scholar 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. 

August 

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Most awards fall within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years.

 August

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Fellowships to assist research and artistic creation.   

September 

American Philosophical Society

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.

APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London
In collaboration with the British Academy, the APS offers an exchange postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of one and a maximum of two months' research in the archives and libraries of London during 2013.

APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of between two and four months for research in Edinburgh in the calendar year 2013 in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences.

 October & December

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

The Radcliffe Institute has supported the work of 50 fellows annually in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

 October

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Each year, the Center hosts around 160 scholars who conduct independent research on national and/or international issues addressing key public policy challenges.

 October

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) is an interdisciplinary research fellowship housed at the headquarters of the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its purpose is to stimulate and support scholarly work by promising scholars and practitioners in the early stages of their careers and to foster exchange between an emerging generation of scholars and Academy members with shared interests.

 October

National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year.  Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include a fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, and theology.

 October

Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Participants in this seminar gain a firsthand look into how Germany's political, economic and cultural systems deal with contemporary issues. For U.S. scholars, the engagement in substantive dialogue with political, academic, scientific, journalistic and cultural leaders in Germany can strengthen research and teaching.  Check website for most up-to-date topic.  

 October

The Getty Foundation

For established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields.

 November

American Association of University Women

American Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication. Recipients must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

 November

George A. & Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields (selected on a rotational basis). The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project.  Fields for 2012-2013 are: Photography, Anthropology, and Archeology.  

 November

Huntington Library

Fellowships for research on British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine.  

December 

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Provide fellowships that promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and in Germany.  

 Rolling

John Templeton Foundation

Each year, the Foundation designs funding opportunities that ask researchers and other project leaders to focus their attention on a group of particularly compelling topics. These Funding Competitions challenge grant-seekers to develop proposals that specifically address one or more of the Big Questions.

 Rolling

American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS continues to be the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. In 2012, the Council gave over $15 million in fellowship stipends and other awards to more than 320 scholars in the United States and abroad.

 Various

National Council for Eurasian & East European Research

Established in January 2001 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program brings Russian and former Soviet scholars to the United States for short-term, non-degree research at American universities and research institutions. 

 Various

National Gallery of Art

Senior fellowships (up to $50,000) in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts; residential senior fellowships (in D.C. limited to 60 days)

 Various

Rotary International

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation have identified six areas of focus for the new grant structure. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. Areas of focus include:  1. Peace and conflict prevent/resolution 2. Disease prevention and treatment 3. Water and sanitation 4. Maternal and child health 5. Basic education and literacy 6. Economic and community development.  

Various 

Business Language Research and Teaching Grants

Providing incentives for foreign language faculty to teach and do research in a business context.  

December

Grants Advisor Plus - Humanities 

The  Grant Advisor Plus  provides an exciting new way to quickly and easily conduct exhaustive searches of external funding opportunities in YOUR field! Listings are presented in a table format and dedicated to funding in the Humanities and include links directly to the following (all where applicable): (a) web pages of the funding agency or organization; (b) complete program reviews from "The Grant Advisor" newsletter; (c) complete text from all current Federal Register grant listings; (d) complete text of National Science Foundation documents; and (e) e-mail addresses.

 

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