Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadlines: March, 2013-June-2013
FELLOWSHIPS (STIPEND ONLY)
NOTE: Many deadlines are anticipated deadlines, based on prior application cycles. Please confirm deadlines with funding sources.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Invitation Fellowship Programs for Research in Japan
Provides short and long-term opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral foreign researchers to, under the guidance of their hosts, conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program. Researchers of all countries having diplomatic relations with Japan are eligible. Applications are submitted by the inviting researchers who wish to host foreign researchers in Japan.
American Philosophical Society
Library Resident Research Fellowships
Supports residential fellowships for research in the library's collections. Subject areas include: early American history and culture; American Indian Language; 18th and 19th-century natural history; anthropology, biochemistry, physiology, and biophysics; 20th-century medical research; genetics and eugenics; and modern physics. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the equivalent, be Ph.D. students at the dissertation stage, or independent scholars. Awards provide $2,500/month for up to three months.
David Library of the American Revolution
Resident Research Fellowships
Offers short-term Resident Research Fellowships for conducting research in its collections. DLAR has rich resources in microfilm and print on virtually every aspect of the era of the American Revolution (1750-1800).
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
One-Month Research Stipends
Support scholars engaged in advanced research in one of Dumbarton Oaks' three subject specialties - Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies - or in related areas for which use of books, objects, or other materials in the collections of its library or museum is necessary.
Folger Shakespeare Library
Short-Term Research Fellowships
Short-Term Fellowships of $2,500/month for up to three months are available for postdoctoral scholars. The collection's two great strengths are materials related to the early modern age in the West, from about 1450 to the mid-1700s, and materials related to William Shakespeare and the theater, up to the present day. The Folger's collection of Shakespeare materials is the largest and finest in the world.
Japan-United States Friendship Commission
U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program
Supports leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend three months in Japan. Program accepts applications in all disciplines including, but not limited to, architecture or design, choreography, music composition, writing, visual art, filmmaking/media art, folk/traditional art, playwright/theater art, multidisciplinary, and other disciplines. Awards up to $20,000 and $2,000 for round-trip transportation for each artist.
Leo Baeck Institute
Career Development Fellowship
A personal grant to a scholar or professional in an early career stage, e.g. before gaining tenure in an academic institution or its equivalent, whose proposed work would deal with topics within the Leo Baeck Institute's mission, namely historical or cultural issues of the Jewish experience in German-speaking lands.
Library Company of Philadelphia
Research Fellowships in Early American Economy and Society
Library offers three fellowships in residence to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s. Will award four short-term fellowships with stipends of $2,000 each for scholars at all levels. Topics may include the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, and political economy.
Massachusetts Historical Society
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Offers approximately 20 short-term research fellowships annually. Except where otherwise noted, each grant will provide a stipend of $1,500 for four weeks of research at the Society sometime between 1 July 2013, and 30 June 2014.
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
Program: Fellowship Programs
Deadline: 3/1/2013 (Tentative)
Supports prominent Ph.D. researchers and senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Fellowships are residential and can last for a full academic year. Support includes travel reimbursement, free or subsidized housing, and a monthly stipend, calculated at a rate of 50 percent of gross annual salary for a Netherlands university professor of the same rank and seniority as the applicant. Citizenship requirements vary according to program. http://www.nias.knaw.nl/Pages/NIA/12/489.bGFuZz1FTkc.html
Russell Sage Foundation
Research and Scholar Programs
Supports research exclusively in the social sciences. Project Awards of $35,000-$500,000 support basic social science research to improve social policies. Letters of intent are required four weeks prior to full proposal deadlines. Research Programs include: Social Inequality, Immigration, Future of Work, Behavioral Economics and Cultural Contact. Mainly supports analyzing existing data, not data collection.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
East European Studies
Deadline: 3/1/2013, 4/15/2013
Supports postdoctoral research in the fields of social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. Junior Scholars' Training Seminar Program supports junior scholars to attend a seminar in Washington (4/15). Summer Research Scholarships (3/1) and Short-term Research Scholarship (3/1) are also available.
Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Deadline: 3/1/2013 (Tentative)
Seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present and especially welcomes proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Institute of Turkish Studies
ITS offers grants for both individuals (citizens and permanent residents) and institutions (U.S. only) across a wide variety of grant categories, including conference support, research, publications, dissertation support, language acquisition support, matching grants for library acquisitions and undergraduate exchange program support. Award amounts are up to $35,000, depending on the program.
Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Supports short-term research at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, which houses the papers of LBJ's career. Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies offers $5000 to support scholarly work in presidential studies and to honor Mr. Middleton’s contributions to the Presidential library system. Moody Research Grants offer $2500 for the sole purpose of helping to defray living, travel and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the LBJ Library during the grant period.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Resident Scholar Program
Deadline: 3/15/2013 for residencies during 2014.
Supports the study of some of SIL's most unique and valuable holdings: its Special Collections. Stipends are available for individuals working on a topic relating to these collections. Scholars must be in residence at the Smithsonian during the award period. While the Libraries' extensive general collections may be used to support scholars' research, the focus of their projects must center around Special Collections.
Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
Summer Research Fellowship
Available to predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars. There are no residency requirements or requirement that applicants use Temple archives. The Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University offers this annual summer fellowship to support research in the American Jewish experience.
University of Alabama
Summersell Center for the Study of the South
Short-Term Fellowship Program
Deadline: 3/15/2013 (Tentative)
Supports the study of southern history and the use of the collections housed at the University of Alabama. The Summersell Center will offer fellowships for researchers whose projects entail work to be conducted in southern history or southern studies at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection, or in other University of Alabama collections.
University of Kansas
Dole Institute Research Fellowship
Supports substantial contributions to the study of Congress, politics or policy issues. The fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archive for a period of one to three weeks.
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women
Research, Grants and Fellowships
Deadline: 3/16/2013 (Tentative)
Sponsors grants for those using the library's holdings. Research Support Grants are open to researchers from any college or university and to independent scholars. Oral history grants are open to scholars who are conducting oral history interviews. Awards are up to $3,000.
National Gallery of Art
Visiting Senior Research Fellowships
Fellows have access to the collections of the National Gallery, its library and the Library of Congress to support research on the visual arts from a variety of approaches. The Center awards up to 12 short-term (up to 60 days) Visiting Senior Fellowships annually. Stipends for two-month fellowships range from $6,000 to $8,000, depending on relocation requirements.
Hagley Museum and Library
Deadline: 3/31/2013, 6/30/2013
Provides fellowships to utilize Hagley's collections in American economic, business, industrial, and technological history. Hagley Exploratory Research Grants ($400) support one-week visits by scholars who need a cursory review of the collection. Henry Belin du Pont Fellowships support access to and use of Hagley's research collections for up to six months with a stipend of up to $400/week provided for up to the first eight weeks.
New York Public Library
Short-Term Research Fellowships
Support visiting scholars conducting research in the Library's unique research and special collections. Fellowships will support research in the humanities including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts, and photography. Fellowships will be held in the following areas of the NYPL: Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle; Dorot Jewish Division and Slavic, Baltic, and Eastern European Collections; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature; Manuscripts and Archives Division; the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
Grants and Fellowships for Eurasian and East European Research
Supports humanities and social science policy research on Russian, Eurasian and East European social, political, economic, and historical development. Short-term Travel Grants ($3,000) and other awards also available. Eligibility is for U.S. citizens holding a Ph.D., or U.S. citizens with comparable professional experience, who are not current NCEEER grant-holders.
Grant (William T.) Foundation
Distinguished Scholars Fellowships
Supports mid-career scholars’ research that enhances understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development and how they can be improved; and when, how and under what conditions research evidence is used.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Supports individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools are supported. Fellowships support full-time work for 6-12 months. Award is up to $50,400 over 12 months.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
A joint activity of NEH and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, supports research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. Fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents in their original languages or whose research requires interviews onsite in direct on-on-one contact.