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American Academy in Rome
Six or eleven month Arts fellowships in Rome, includes Architecture, Design, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Musical Composition, and Visual Arts. $25,000, Deadline is in mid November, annually.

American Antiquarian Society
Visiting fellowships are available for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Deadline is in early October, annually.

American Association of University Women
American Fellowships include Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship ($30,000) and Summer/Short-Term Publication Grant ($6,000) - for non tenured faculty members ONLY. Deadline is November 15, annually.

Association for Asian Studies - China and Inner Asia CouncilSmall grants ($2,000) Deadline February 1.

The Bellagio Center
The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners who share in the Foundation’s pioneering mission to “promote the well-being of humanity.” Deadline December 1.

The Blakemore Foundation
The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. Language Refresher Grants are short-term grants available to former Blakemore Freeman Fellows and other post-graduate professionals. Deadline December 30.

The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)
A range of fellowship programs bring together scholars from Cambridge and beyond for a period of  leave from their normal institutional commitments. Deadline for Visiting Fellowship applications is November 1.

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. Deadline September 15.

The Clark Institute- Clark Fellowship
The Clark offers between fifteen and twenty Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from six weeks 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. Deadline November 1.

The Ford Family Foundation announced a new Visual Arts Program in February 2010. Seven different program elements, including Individual Fellowships and other grants to arts institutions.

Fulbright Scholar Program (Council for the International Exchange of Scholars)
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. Deadline August 1, annually.

George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation
Fellowships will provide artists and scholars with time to complete their work in the creative arts, historical arts, and critical studies. painting, sculpture, and the history of art and architecture. Stipends are $30,000. Deadline is in early November, annually.

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Letter of inquiry required. Humanities program, performing arts program, research library program, grants for organizations in support of Venetian scholarship and culture.

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Deadlines September 15 and February 25

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships
Fellowships spanning six to twelve months are available for research in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts. Deadline is in mid September, annually.

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. Deadline February 1.

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

Institute for Advanced Study
The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study offers Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors, a one year appointment.The School is interested in all fields of historical research, including the history of art. Deadline is in early November, annually.

The MAP Fund
Primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the MAP Fund awards $1 million annually to support up to 40 projects in live performance music, dance, theater, and opera. The MAP Fund is especially interested in work that brings insight to the issue of cultural differences or other aspects of diversity.

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

National Gallery of Art
Fellowships are for full-time research. Scholars are expected to reside in Washington, D.C. and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Deadline is in mid October, annually.

National Humanities Center
Residential fellowships in North Carolina for advanced study in the humanities; most fellowships are unrestricted, although several are designated for particular areas of research (including environmental studies and history; English literature; art history; French history, literature, or culture; Asian Studies; and theology.) Deadline is in mid October, annually.

The Oregon Arts Commission
Funding opportunities to support the Arts in the State of Oregon.

Regional Arts & Culture Council
RACC Grants support a diverse range of organizations and individual artists in the Portland metropolitan region, including Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. Various deadlines.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
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. Deadline is in early October, annually.

School for Advanced Research
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.

Smithsonian Fellowships
Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. 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. Deadline is in mid January, annually.

Villa I Tatti Fellowship
Villa I Tatti in Florence offers up to fifteen post-doctoral fellowships each academic year for advanced research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.The Fellowship is meant for scholars who are still in the earlier stages of their career.Deadline October 15.

Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
WESTAF, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, provides TourWest grants for the presentation of out-of-state performing artists and performing arts groups. Grants of up to $2,500 awarded through this program are designated by the NEA for “underserved communities.”

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program
Winterthur offers an extensive program of short-term and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history. Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1–2 month short-term fellowships. Deadline is January 15.

Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Scholars and practitioners whose work is in sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies or religion and the arts are invited to apply. The fellowship carries a stipend of up to $52,000 and housing is provided. Deadline is in mid October, annually. 

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