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American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies
Fellowship Program
Eligibility:  Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Scholars at all ranks are eligible.
Abstract: AISLS fellowships support two to nine months of research in Sri Lanka. Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals in other areas that contribute to the understanding of Sri Lankan history, culture, or society are also invited. All proposals should fall into one of the following categories: 1. Proposals by scholars with an established interest in Sri Lanka, who can show that their research will contribute to the understanding of historical or contemporary connections with other parts of the world. Such connections may take the form of substantive links, or they make take the form of relating processes or events in Sri Lanka to analogous processes and events elsewhere. 2. Proposals by scholars whose primary interest is not in Sri Lanka, but who wish to include consideration of Sri Lanka as part of a wider project. 3. Proposals by scholars whose primary interest has not been in Sri Lanka, but who wish to undertake, or examine the feasibility of undertaking, a major research project there.

Delmas Foundation
Venetian Research Program
Grants for Independent Research on Venetian History and Culture
Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Abstract: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation announces its 2014-2015 program of grants for travel to and residence in Venice and the Veneto. Grants will be awarded for historical research specifically on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including (but not limited to) archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater.

McGill University
Osler Library of the History of Medicine Research Travel Grant
Abstract: The Osler Library sponsors a travel grant, designed to assist scholars who need to travel to and establish temporary residence in Montreal in order to use the resources of the Library. The grant is available to historians, physicians and to those interested in the arts and humanities of medical history.

American Institute for Yemeni Studies
Competition for U.S. Scholars
NOTE:  There is currently a ban on using State Department-funded fellowships for travel to Yemen.  AIYS can only accept applications for research on Yemen in venues other than Yemen and cannot accept applications for intensive Arabic study.
Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who are enrolled as full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs or who are postgraduate professionals.

American Research Center in Egypt
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens.
Abstract: ARCE administers research fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from 3-12 months, depending on the funding source. Eligible fields of study are Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Coptic Studies.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Gennadius Library
Cotsen Traveling Fellowship for Research in Greece
Eligibility:  Applicants must be pursuing research topics that require the use of the Gennadeion collections. School programs are generally open to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the USA or Canada. Applicants must submit an Associate Member application with their fellowship application.
Abstract: The Gennadius Library offers this travel-to-collections award for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. The recipient is expected to take part in the activities of the Library and of the School in addition to pursuing research.

Bogliasco Foundation
Bogliasco Fellowship Program
Eligibility: Applicants for Fellowships are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience.
Abstract: Located on the Italian Riviera in the small town of Bogliasco near Genoa, the Bogliasco Foundation's Liguria Study Center offers residential fellowships for artists and scholars of all nations who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities.  Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: - Archaeology - Architecture - Classics - Dance - Film/Video - History   - Landscape Architecture - Literature - Music - Philosophy - Theater - Visual Arts.  In the Arts, the Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on). With respect to Dance, Music, and Theater, however, the Center does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance.

West African Research Association
WARA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: This competition is open to U.S. citizens already holding a Ph.D. It is advisable that applicants be conversant in an African language spoken where they will be conducting research.
Abstract: Applications are being accepted for the WARA Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in West Africa during the summer of 2014. Awardees will conduct research for a 2 to 3-month period in order to (1) complete or elaborate upon an earlier project; (2) initiate a new research project; or (3) enhance their understanding of a particular topic in order to improve teaching effectiveness or broaden course offerings.

American Institute for Maghrib Studies
Grants Program for U.S. Citizens
Eligibility:  Faculty in all disciplines are eligible to apply. All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.
Abstract:  The program offers grants to US scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, or Mauritania. Funds available include Short (1-3 months) and Long Term (more than 3 months) Research Grants.

British Association for American Studies
Eccles Centre Visiting US Fellows in North American Studies
Abstract: The BAAS administers several awards to help support scholars who need to visit London to use the British Library's collections relating to North America. Awards will be made to postdoctoral scholars resident in the USA.

American Schools of Oriental Research
American Center of Oriental Research - Amman
Eligibility:  The applicant must hold the Ph.D. degree or the equivalent terminal degree in their field at the time of application and be a U.S. citizen.
Abstract:  ACOR offers these fellowships for research in Jordan. Proposed topics may be in any sub-discipline within the natural and social sciences or humanities, and may focus on antiquity, the medieval period, or the modern era. Research topics are broadly interpreted and should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. Fellows will reside at the ACOR facility in Amman while conducting their research. The holders of the fellowships are expected to participate in the scholarly and cultural activity of the ACOR community while in residence.

American Center for Mongolian Studies
Research Fellowship Program
Eligibility: All applicants must be current members of the ACMS and must be citizens of the United States or Canada.
Abstract: The program annually supports fellows conducting postdoctoral research in Mongolia on topics in the social sciences or humanities. Natural science research is not eligible, unless there are clear areas in which the research furthers social, cultural, political, or policy knowledge relevant to Mongolia or the region. The program seeks to promote research opportunities in Mongolia among scholars who have not included the country in their previous research, and to broaden the knowledge base of scholars already working in the country.  

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
Title VIII National Research Competition: Research Grants
Eligibility: The primary scholar on either a collaborative or individual project must be a U.S. citizen and hold a Ph.D. degree.
Abstract: The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research invites proposals for its National Research Competition. This competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or East-Central Europe. Research Grants support research projects conducted by individual U.S. citizens. The following countries are eligible for research: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Institute of Turkish Studies
Summer Travel Grants
Eligibility:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and currently live or work in the United States, and must hold the Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities discipline.
Abstract: The Institute of Turkish Studies is a non-profit, private educational institution devoted solely to the advancement of training, research, and teaching in the field of Ottoman and modern Turkish Studies. These grants are intended to provide partial support for travel and research to Turkey.

American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
Richards Fellowship Program
Eligibility: Applicants must be individual members of AIAS to apply. Applicants for the Research Fellowship must be U.S. Citizens.  Applicants for the Afghanistan Travel Fellowship must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, or Non-U.S. Citizens with a U.S. institutional appointment and be senior scholars. 
Abstract: The AIAS invites applications for support of short-term research or other scholarly projects that will advance the knowledge of Afghanistan. The program includes two different types of fellowships.  1. Research Fellowship, which cannot be used for travel to, from or within Afghanistan and cannot be used for work within the USA. 2. Afghanistan Travel Fellowship.