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Calendar of Deadlines for Humanities Fellowships

American Antiquarian Society Long-Term Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship applications October 15
each year
Provides the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship January 15
each year
For research on projects related to the American eighteenth century.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: AAS-Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowship January 15
each year
For research in literary history of America and the Atlantic World in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that can be supported by the collections of the American Antiquarian Society.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship January 15
each year
For research on American prints of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries or for projects using prints as primary documentation.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Stephen Botein Fellowships January 15
each year
For research in the history of the book in American culture.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: The "Drawn to Art" Fellowship January 15
each year
Supports research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship January 21
each year
Jointly administered by the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) and AAS. Application for this short-term fellowship is made through the DGfA. The AAS-DGfA Fellowship is open to German citizens or permanent residents at the post-graduate or postdoctoral stages of their careers. The Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project within the field of American studies in general and its German context, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.
American Antiquarian Society: Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers October 5
each year
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships 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. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The Society's goal in sponsoring this program is to multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Linda F. & Julian L. Lapides Fellowship January 15
each year
Supports research on printed and manuscript material produced in America through 1865 for (or by) children and youth. The Lapides Fellowship will support projects examining the creative, artistic, cultural, technological, or commercial aspects of American juvenile literature and ephemera produced between the Puritan Era and the Civil War. It is open to both postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at work on doctoral dissertations.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships January 15
each year
For research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Legacy Fellowship January 15
each year
For research on any topic supported by the collections,funded by the gifts of former fellows and research associates.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Barbara L. Packer Fellowship January 15
each year
Established by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society to honor the memory of Barbara Packer, is awarded to individuals engaged in scholarly research and writing related to the Transcendentalists in general, and most especially to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Henry David Thoreau. It is open to both postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at work on doctoral dissertations.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships January 15
each year
For research on any topic supported by the collections. Stipends derive from the income on an endowment provided by the late Hall J. Peterson.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: The Reese Fellowship January 15
each year
Supports research in American bibliography and projects in the history of the book in America.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Justin G. Schiller Fellowship January 15
each year
Supports research by both doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars from any disciplinary perspective on the production, distribution, literary content, or historical context of American children's books to 1876.
American Antiquarian Society Short-Term: Joyce Tracy Fellowship January 15
each year
For research on newspapers and magazines or for projects using these resources as primary documentation.
American Association of University Women, Fellowships and Grants varies AAUW is one of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.
American Center of Oriental Research February 1
each year
Pre and Post doctorate fellowships - US citizen/Humanites related to the Near East offered.
American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowships and Grants varies 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 Councils for International Education, Research Fellowships varies American Councils administers several major grants for independent, overseas research in the humanities and social sciences as well as language training. 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 Historical Association, J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History, NASA Fellowship in Aerospace History varies Jameson Fellows spend 2-3 months at the Library of Congress for American history research. Applicants must be no more than 7 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. Aerospace Fellows undertake a 6-12 month research project in aerospace history.
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship February 28
each year
Offers fellowships funded by a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) grant to specials working on Germany, Europe and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS in Washington, DC.
American Philsophical Society
Fellowships, grants and prizes
varies Offers  fellowships, prizes and grants in several programs for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
American Research Center in Egypt, Fellowships January
each year
Several fellowships available for postdoctoral travel and study in Cairo and Egypt.
Boston University – Archaeological Institute of America January 15 and
April 15
each year
Offers fellowships for travel and study to scholars, as well as scholarships and grants for students, publications and AIA Societies.
Cambridge University Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities varies The Centre offers a number of programs to bring scholars from all over the world to CRASSH - from postdoctoral and early career researchers to more established visiting fellows.
Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Harvard University (Villa I Tatti), Fellowships varies Offers fellowships for research on the Italian Renaissance.
Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, UCLA, Fellowships February 1
each year
The Center administers a number of fellowship programs for senior and postdoctoral scholars.
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange October 15
each year
Offers Distinguished Fellowships, scholar junior scholar and research grants.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Multi-Country Research Fellowship January
each year
The program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Open to U.S. citizens.
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service varies Provides information and financial support to qualified students and faculty for international research.
Dartmouth College, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships October
each year
With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth offers an in-residence postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections November 1
each year
Fellowship opportunities offerend in Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Studies.
Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowships March 1
each year
for short-term
Research fellowships providing access to the Library's collections. Short-term (1-3 months) and long-term (6-9 months) fellowships are available.
Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowships November 1
each year
for long-term
Research fellowships providing access to the Library's collections. Short-term (1-3 months) and long-term (6-9 months) fellowships are available.

Fulbright Program

varies Offers  various fellowships and awards in a number of programs, for graduate students, faculty, et al.
George Mason University - Institute for the Humane Studies rolling Offers Hayek Fund for Scholars.
Getty Foundation November 3
each year
Awards Getty residential grants and fellowships.
Getty Research Institute, Residential Grants and Fellowships varies Offers several postdoctoral fellowships for scholars in residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation August 1 and February 1
each year
Provides research grants to established scholars (8/1 deadline) and dissertation fellowships to graduate students (2/1 deadline).
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation September 19
each year
Awards fellowships to assist research and artistic creation.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Fellowships May 1
each year
Offers short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history, to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City.
Harvard Divinity School - Women's Studies in Religion October 15 Research Associateship - Women's Studies research projects involving the relationship between women and religion/Residency.
Harvard University - Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program October 1
each year
Fellowships in Study of Women, Gender & Society (generally) / 2 publ. articles.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Lady Davis Fellowship Trust varies Visiting Professorships for full or associate professors, also postdoctoral researchers program.
George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation Fellowships November
each year
Supports independent projects in selected fields in the arts and social sciences (fields vary by year). The Foundation targets its support to early mid-career individuals who have achieved recognition for at least one major project.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation varies Various fellowships fund research stays in Germany.
Huntington Library, Fellowships November
each year
Offers 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.
John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, Mellon Post-Doctoral Program January
each year
Haverford College, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, offers an endowed fellowship program designed to nurture the professional potential of an emerging generation of young humanists. The fellowships is for two years.
Institute for Advanced Study School of Historical Studies, Mellon Fellowships and ACLS Fellowships varies Offers one and two-year  Mellon fellowships for Assistant Professors and ACLS programs for recently tenured scholars.
John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, Fellowships, Distinguished Chairs & Endowments varies The Kluge Center welcomes scholars worldwide to research in the Library's collections and engage in dialogue with leaders in Washington, and the public. The Center accommodates post-doctoral Fellows pursuing resident research, usually for periods from six to twelve months.
National Academies - Ford Foundation  Fellowships varies Postdoctoral, Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Achieving  Excellence in College and University Teaching.
National Endowment for the Humanities varies Offers a  variety of grants and fellowships.
National Humanities Center October 15
each year
Several fellowships designated for particular areas of research including: philosophy, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, Theology.
New York Public Library - Dorothy & Lewis Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers September 30
each year
Offers fellowships for projects that draw upon the research collections at the NYPL's Humanities & Social Sciences library.
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships in the Humanities December 15
each year
Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to post-doctoral scholars, PhD candidates, or holders of other terminal degrees from outside of the Chicago area who have a specific need for Newberry collections.
Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships in the Humanities November 15
each year
Long-term fellowships are available to post-doctoral scholars for periods of four to 12 months. Applicants for post-doctoral awards must hold a PhD at the time of application (unless otherwise noted). These grants support individual research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry's scholarly activities, including a biweekly fellows' seminar.
Oxford University, Junior Research Fellowships November
each year
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, Fellowships October 1
each year
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.
Rockefeller Foundation TBA Residency programs for writing and creativity.
Royal Museums Greenwich, Fellowships and Internships October
each year
The Museum encourages proposals from both maritime historians and scholars from other disciplines who are interested in exploring the cultural, social and political aspects of maritime history.
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Fellowships November 15
each year
Short-term and long-term funded residential research fellowships will be awarded to applicants whose research focuses on the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington and early American history. The Library is located at Mount Vernon, 16 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships varies The Institution offers in-residence appointments for research and study. These appointments enable qualified persons to make use of Smithsonian resources in pursuing studies related to the programs and collections of the Institution and its staff. Appointments vary in duration, and many carry financial support.
Society for the History of Technology, Hindle Fellowship April
each year
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 January
each year
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
February 1
each year
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has provided Tufts University with funding to bring two postdoctoral fellows to campus each year to pursue new research projects in the Humanities.
University of Pennsylvania Penn Humanities Forum, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities October 15
each year
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.
Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Program January
each year
Scholars in any field of inquiry in the humanities or humanistic social sciences - broadly conceived - are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Wesleyan University.

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