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Funding Opportunities in the Humanities

The KU Hall Center for the Humanities also offers a number of Funding Opportunity Lists, available for download here.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Offers research fellowships and research awards for PIs to work on a research project with a host and collaborative partner in Germany.

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. 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). $25,000,

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.

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.

American Council of Learned Societies
Various fellowship programs, and grant programs in China and East European Studies. Deadlines vary

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),

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (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. Includes support to lead students to Germany for a short stay, conference funding, or bringing a German professor to the U.S. for a visiting professorship. Various deadlines.

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.

George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation
Fellowships will provide artists and scholars with time to complete their work in the creative arts, historical and critical studies; fellowships in selected disciplines are offered in a five-year rotation of fields. Stipends are $30,000.

The Getty Research Institute
Residential grants and fellowships are available to scholars with the objective of studying the Getty’s yearly theme.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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, but is concerned principally with the history of Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern 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, and modern international relations.

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. Various fellowship deadlines.

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.

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

National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA offers grant programs in a variety of artistic disciplines. Multiple deadlines.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Various grants and fellowships available in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
Specific programs of interest:
Summer Stipends (Internal nomination required)

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.)

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. Various deadlines.

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
Fellowships are available to foster and support integrative scholarship addressing major issues and questions of value in ways that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Oregon Humanities
Oregon Humanities Grants support public programs designed to explore the humanities in participatory and dynamic ways via Public Program grants, the Conversation Project, and Humanity in Perspective.

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.

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. The fellowship pays a stipend of up to $50,000.

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.

Stanford Humanities Center
External faculty residential research fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must have held a PhD for at least three years by the start of the fellowship term.

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.

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. Institutional application.

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program
Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- 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.

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.

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.

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