Office of Grants and Research Services

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunities

NEH Summer Stipends provide faculty with an opportunity to pursue research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities.  These prestigious awards offer faculty $6,000 for two months of consecutive, full-time research and writing in the humanities.  Recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a 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.

Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges and universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Applications should be submitted on-line by faculty only after they have been nominated.  Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members. Applicants who hold the rank of instructor or assistant professor or who are at comparably early stages of their careers will be considered junior nominees. Those holding the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered senior nominees.

Interested faculty must send in a two-page project abstract to the Office of Grants & Research Services, 3rd floor of Presidents Hall no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 6th.  The abstract must be sent in via e-mail to in MSWord or PDF format.   If there are greater than the allowable two applicants, the University Research Council (URC) will make the final recommendations. Nomination instructions will be shared with the two applicants in order to complete their applications for the NEH's September 26 deadline.  Please see the important note below: adjunct faculty and university staff do not need to be nominated and may apply on their own.

2009-2010 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Resident fellowships for research on national and/or international issues.
Deadline: October 1
Contact: Scholar Selection and Services Office,
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,
1 Woodrow Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
Phone: (202) 691-4170,
The Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Stipends usually range from $26,000 to $85,000.

The National Humanities Center Resident Research Fellowships
Deadline: October
Contact: Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center,
P.O. Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709-2256;
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. Fellowships up to $50,000 are individually determined.

American Philosophical Society - Sabbatical Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadline: October
Contact: Linda Musumeci
Phone: (215) 440-3429
The Sabbatical Fellowship carries a stipend of $30,000 to $40,000. The Sabbatical Fellowships program is open to mid-career faculty of universities and 4-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research leave but for whom financial support from the home institution is available for only part of the year.

George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation Fellowships
For independent projects in the fields of visual arts, media studies, and the history of art and architecture.
Deadline: October
Contact: Susan M. Clifford, the Howard Foundation, Brown University, Box 1867,
Providence, R.I. 02912
Phone: (401) 863-2640
Fax: (401) 863-7341,
Stipends for one year (normally) are $25,000 . There are no residency requirements.

American Council on Education Fellows Program

Deadline: November
Contact: ACE Fellows Program, ACE, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 939-9420
The ACE Fellows spend an extended period of time on another campus, working directly with presidents, observe and participate in key meetings and events, and take on special projects and assignments while under the mentorship of a team of experienced administrators.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships
for advanced study or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden.
Deadline: November
Contact: American-Scandinavian Foundation, 58 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016
Phone: (212) 879-9779
Fellowships of up to $20,000 are awarded.

Harvard University Faculty Fellowships in Ethics

Deadline: November
Contact: Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Harvard University,
79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02138
Phone: (617) 495-1336
Fax: (617) 496-6104
Faculty Fellowships support outstanding teachers and scholars who wish to develop their ability to address questions of moral choice in architecture, business, education, engineering, government, journalism, law, medicine, public health, public policy and other professions. Faculty normally receive stipends of up to one half of their academic year salary. Their home institution is expected to provide at least half of their salary, plus all benefits. The Center normally provides the other half up to a maximum of $40,000.

Fellowships from the National Research Council
for independent postdoctoral and senior scientific research, to be conducted at participating laboratories of the U.S. government.
Deadline: August
Contact: National Research Council
Phone: (202) 334-2760
The Resident Research Associateship Programs provide postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers with opportunities to conduct research on projects, largely of their own choice, which are compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratories, thereby contributing to the overall research efforts of the federal government.

National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: November
Contact: National Academy of Education, 500 Fifth Street N.W., #1049, Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 334-2341
Fax: (212) 995-4435
The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. Fellows will receive $55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half-time.

The National Research Council of the National Academies

Offers Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships.
Deadline: November
Contact: Fellowships Office, GR 346A, National Research Council,
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-334-2872
The Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships seek 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.
Fellowships are $40,000 for one year; $1,500 for the employing institution. Predoctoral and dissertation fellowships are also offered for a total of 115 awards.

Scholars-in-Residence Program at the Schomburg Center
for Research in Black Culture.
Deadline: December
Contact: Scholars-in-Residence Program, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, N.Y. 10037-1801
Phone: (212) 491-2228
Fellowships funded by the Center will allow recipients to spend six months or a year in residence with access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other centers of The New York Public Library. The program encourages research and writing on black history and culture, facilitates interaction among participating scholars, and provides wide-spread dissemination of findings through lectures, publications, and colloquia and seminars. It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
Fellowships for resident research by natural scientists and mathematicians at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge, Mass.
Deadline: December
Contact: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships Office, Radcliffe Institute for
Advanced Study, 34 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. 02138
Phone: (617) 496-3048
Fax: (617) 495-8136

Alfa Fellowship Program
Deadline: December
Contact: Justin Gibbons, Alfa Fellowship Program, CDS International,
871 United Nations Plaza, 15th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10017
Phone: (212) 497-3510
Fax: (212) 497-3535
CDS International is currently accepting applications for the Alfa Fellowship Program, a year-long program beginning in March 2007, including seven-months of language training (three-month tutor program in the U.S. and four-month intensive course in Moscow). A competitive selection process will review qualified candidates with Russian language skills, as well as a graduate degree and professional experience in business, economics, journalism/mass communications, international relations, political science, government, or public policy.

Fellowships at the American Academy in Berlin

Deadline: Open
Each year, the American Academy in Berlin welcomes about 22 scholars, artists, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin for an academic semester or, in very rare cases, for an entire academic year. The highly competitive Berlin Prizes have been awarded to scholars working in a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, literature, economics, German studies, art history, musicology, anthropology, law, and linguistics, as well as to writers, composers, and visual artists. Benefits include a stipend ranging from $3,500 to $5,000 per month of residency, round-trip airfare, and housing with partial board in Berlin.

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