Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
for Graduate Students
Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadlines: March, 2013-June, 2013
NOTE: Many deadlines are anticipated deadlines, based on prior application cycles. Please check deadlines with the funding sources.
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF AWARDS BY FUNDING SOURCE
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.
American Philosophical Society
Phillips Fund for Native American Research
Provides up to $3,500 over one year for research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory in the continental U.S. and Canada. Program will not support work in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or the preparation of pedagogical materials. Covers travel, tapes, and informants' fees, but not general maintenance or equipment purchase. Preference will be given to young Ph.D. scholars, but applications are also accepted for support of master's theses or doctoral dissertations.
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Fichter Research Grants (Research on Women and Religion)
Supports scholars involved in the area of women and religion; this includes religion and gender issues and feminist perspectives on religion. Dissertation research qualifies for funding, and travel assistance is also available. Scholars at the beginning of their careers are particularly encouraged to apply. Membership is required for consideration.
Association of Centers for the Study of Congress
Graduate Student Travel Grant
Deadline: 3/1/2013 (tentative)
Supports graduate-level research conducted at member repositories of the ACSC. Primary consideration will be given to projects involving the substantive study of issues related to the Congress. Each proposal should be aimed at a discrete end product such as a book, dissertation, thesis, article, documentary, film, exhibit, website, or social networking site.
Brigham Young University
Charles Redd Fellowship Award in Western American History
Awards will be made on an annual basis to students and scholars interested in pursuing research on the Mountain West in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Manuscript collections number more than 9,000; almost 1 million photographic images are held by the L. Tom Perry Collections, and more than 300,000 rare books are available for use. Special Collections holds extensive manuscript materials documenting 19th and 20th century western American history.
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy
History department seeks scholar in the social sciences and/or humanities doing history-related research in African American urban studies. Fellow will pursue his/her own research project, collaborate on current center projects, and interact with faculty and students.
Case Western University
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Historical Research in African American Studies
One year appointment. The Fellow is expected to teach one history course (cross-listed with Ethnic Studies) in the spring semester.
David Library of the American Revolution
Resident Research Fellowships
Abstract: To promote advanced scholarship, the David Library of the American Revolution 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).
Dirksen Congressional Center
Congressional Research Awards
Provides up to $3,500 for original research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Supports political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists. Research teams are eligible.
Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Aging
A program for Ph.D.s and M.D.s that combines research in the trainee's field of interest with multidisciplinary training in gerontology. Each trainee is matched with one of the center's senior researchers, who supervises his or her research and provides a career model. Didactic training is based on a series of readings and group seminars.
Duke University Libraries
Research Center Travel Grants Program
Any scholar with a research project requiring use of the materials held by any of the three research centers (Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture; Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture; Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History) is eligible to apply. Grants may be used to cover transportation expenses, accommodations, meals, photocopying, and similar expenses.
Early American Industries Association
Research Grants Program (Graduate Students and Scholars)
Supports research or publication projects relating to the study and better understanding of early American industries in homes, shops, farms, or on the sea. Eligibility is limited to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Funding may be used for publications, exhibitions, or audio-visual materials. Awards are up to $2,000 each.
German Academic Exchange Service
German Studies Research Grant
Provides grants to promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. Candidates must be nominated by department and/or program chairs. Master's level candidates are eligible. Grants are restricted to citizens of the United States who are enrolled full time at the university that nominates them. Awards range from $1,500 - $2,500.
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.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections to apply for research support. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library's holdings. The Schlesinger Library is a noncirculating research library that documents the history of American women in the United States and abroad in the 19th and 20th centuries.
South Asia Institute
Fellows will have the option to teach or co-teach one course, are expected to participate in seminar series, and must be in residence.
Hoover Presidential Library Association
Program: Travel Grant Program
Provides grants up to $1,500 to defray the costs of travel to West Branch, Iowa to conduct research in the archives of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. Requests for extended periods will also be considered. Goal is to promote the study of subjects of interest and concern to Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, their associates, and other public figures as reflected in the library's collections.
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.
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.
Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Support 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. Preference is given to dissertation students whose work highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues. 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.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Studies
Program creates a one-year teaching fellowship in the humanities or humanistic social sciences for members of under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds whose research focus is in international fields of study, including comparative or cross-cultural scholarship. Fellow will teach three courses, including one that incorporates the teaching of writing.
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
Will offer approximately 20 short-term research fellowships in 2013. Except where otherwise noted, each grant will provide a stipend of $1,500 for four weeks of research at the Society sometime between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Studies in Early Modern Europe
University seeks two postdoctoral fellows in Studies in Early Modern Europe, one with research interest in the public life of arts and ideas, and one with research interest in digital humanities. Fellows will join a large, multidisciplinary, international research team.
New York Public Library
Short-Term Research Fellowships
Short-term fellowships are intended to 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. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal.
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Applied Social Issues Internship Program
Provides awards ranging from $300 to $2,500 to graduate students and first-year postdoctoral researchers in psychology, applied social science, and related areas, for social issues research in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group, or other not-for-profit organization that will benefit from the project. Eligibility is limited to SPSSI members. http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=637
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Supports research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI, particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources. Awards are up to $1,000 for graduate research. Graduate research requires match. Applicants must be SPSSI members.
Moore Library Research Fellowship
Provides a stipend to promote research during the academic year or summer months using the resources of the Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, one of the outstanding research facilities for the study of Quaker history; it also houses the archives of Swarthmore College. The Peace Collection holds the papers of many individuals and the records of numerous organizations, reflecting the spread of the peace movement, in the United States and around the world. Also holds material on subjects such as pacifism, women and peace, conscientious objection, and other reform movements.
Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
Summer Research Fellowship
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. Available to predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars. No residency requirements or requirement that applicants use Temple archives.
Truman Presidential Library Institute for National and International Affairs
Research Grants (applications due 4/1 and 10/1 annually) provide up to $2,500 to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to enable travel to Truman Library and use of its collections over one to three weeks.
University of Alabama
Center for the Study of the South
Short-Term Fellowship Program
To support the study of southern history and promote the use of the collections housed at the University of Alabama, the 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 Connecticut
Predoctoral In-Residence Fellowship
Program will support fellows from other universities while they complete their dissertation. Fellows will have access to outstanding resources, faculty expertise, mentoring, and other professional development opportunities. Appointments available in Women’s and Gender Studies; Asian American Studies Institute; Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies; and Institute for African American Studies.
University of Kansas
Dole Institute of Politics
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.
University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Travel and Research Grants
Designed to encourage research and writing based on the holdings of the Bentley Historical Library. The Bentley Historical Library houses the Michigan Historical Collections and the University of Michigan Archives. The Michigan Historical Collections is a broadly conceived archival collection that documents the history of the state of Michigan. The library's holdings number over 8,000 collections and document every period of Michigan's history, from the territorial era to the present day. The extensive University of Michigan archives document the history of the institution from 1817 to the present.
University of New Mexico
Latin American and Iberian Institute
Visiting Library Scholar Program
Award provides three individuals the opportunity to work as visiting researchers with the University of New Mexico's Latin American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin American collections in the country. The LAII's Operations Committee will award the grants based on the relevance of the proposal to the unique holdings of UNM University Libraries, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant's scholarly qualifications. Special consideration will be given to projects that utilize the research materials available through the Colonial Latin American or New Mexican and Southwest documentary collections at Zimmerman Library's Center for Southwest Research.
University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asia or Africa
Position involves undertaking research, coordinating teams of student researchers, and teaching a semester-long seminar. Open to scholars in any social science discipline with an empirical research focus on either East Asia (preferably China or Japan) or Africa.
University of Pennsylvania
Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism
A one-year fellowship for a scholar in any discipline whose research is relevant to the program’s 2013-2014 theme: Citizenship and Social Rights. Both empirical and normative scholarship is welcome, focused comparatively or on particular regions, or communities, that explores the various ways that social policies concerned with health, education, housing, the unemployed, children, the disabled, women, ethnic minorities and others have structured capacities for achieving and exercising full and equal citizenship in different contexts.
U.S. Department of Education
Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Provides grants to universities to award six to 12 month fellowships for doctoral students in modern foreign languages or related area studies to conduct dissertation research abroad. Proposals focusing on Western Europe and the U.S. are not eligible.
U.S. Department of Justice
National Institute of Justice
Graduate Research Fellowship
Deadline: 5/1/2013 (tentative)
Provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues in the criminal justice field. Special interest in projects relating to the long-range goals of NIJ's research, evaluation, and science and technology programs. Outstanding doctoral students, from any discipline, who have completed all course work are eligible for an award.
Washington University in St. Louis
University Libraries Special Collections
Travel Grants Program
Deadline: 3/15/2013 (tentative)
Offers travel reimbursement grants to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use the collections for research. The Department of Special Collections is a multifaceted research institution that contains materials related to a wide variety of academic disciplines: Film and Media Archive, Manuscripts, Modern Graphic History Library, and Rare Books.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Grant Programs (Doctoral and Postdoctoral)
Deadline: 5/1/2013, 6/1/2013
Supports anthropological research and writing. Opportunities for doctoral students are dissertation fieldwork support ($20,000 plus possible $5,000 supplement, due 5/1 and 11/1) and international fellowships ($17,500, due 3/1). Postdoctoral opportunities are research grant support ($20,000 plus possible $5,000 supplement, due 5/1 and 11/1), fellowships ($40,000, due 5/1 and 11/1), international collaborative research ($30,000, due 6/1 and 12/1), and conferences and workshops ($20,000, due 6/1 and 12/1). All nationalities eligible.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
East European Studies
Deadline: 3/1/2013, 4/15/2013
Supports scholarships for Ph.D. and post-doctoral research in the fields of social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. Research Grants provide support for new researchers or for scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed (12/1). 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 (9/1 and 12/1) are also available.