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.
FELLOWSHIPS (STIPEND ONLY)
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.