Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
for Graduate Students
Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadlines: November 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014
NOTE: Many deadlines are anticipated deadlines, based on prior application cycles. Please check deadlines with the funding sources.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (STIPEND ONLY)
German Academic Exchange Service / Deutscher Academischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
Leo Baeck Institute/DAAD Fellowship - Research in the Federal Republic of Germany
November 1, 2013
Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, and Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.'s who have received their degrees within the preceding two years.
Abstract: The fellowship is to provide financial assistance to doctoral students doing research for their dissertation and to academics in the preparation of a scholarly essay or book that requires a period of research in libraries, archives or research institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany. The research must be in the field of study served by the LBI, i.e. the social, communal and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
Visiting Scholars/Fellowship Program
November 30, 2013
Eligibility: The Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, the Center especially encourages scholars early in their careers to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. The Center will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments.
Abstract: The CAHS awards fellowships-in-residence on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. The Center welcomes proposals from scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others.
University of Notre Dame
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Visiting Research Fellowships
November 30, 2013 –ANTICIPATED DEADLINE
Eligibility: Candidates currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs must have completed their doctoral degree before the beginning of the fellowship.
Abstract: The Kroc Institute's Visiting Research Fellows Program seeks to bring outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame during each academic year. Fellows conduct research related to an existing institute emphasis while participating fully in the life of the institute. Areas of emphasis for 2014-2015 have not yet been announced.
Institut Francais d'Amerique
Gilbert Chinard Fellowship
January 15, 2014
Eligibility: Candidates must be in the final stage of the Ph.D. dissertation, or have held the Ph.D. no longer than three years prior to the application deadline.
Abstract: Awards for maintenance during research in France will be given. Appropriate fields of French study are art, economics, history, history of science, linguistics, literature, and social sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
January 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2011, and no later than July 1, 2014.
Abstract: The Mellon Fellowship is for scholarship across boundaries. Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT awards these fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between humanities and other disciplines. This fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities to science, technology, or architecture. Applicants must designate the academic unit in which they would like to be located. Units at MIT include Anthropology, History, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Writing and Humanistic Studies, Comparative Media Studies, Music and Theater Arts, and the Program in Science, Technology and Society. Fellows will teach one course in spring 2015 and one per semester the following year, and must be in residence at MIT during this time.
January 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicants must propose to conduct research at the Smithsonian in one of its areas of research as outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study, for a period of three to twelve months, or ten weeks for the Graduate Student Fellowship.
Abstract: Fellowships are offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff, and to utilize the resources of the Institution. These fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and are contingent upon the availability of funds.
American Jewish Archives
Jacob Rader Marcus Center Fellowship Program
February 7, 2014
Eligibility: Applicants for these month-long fellowships for research and writing must be conducting research in some area relating to the history of North American Jewry. Typically, fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral candidates, Ph.D. candidates who are completing dissertations, and senior or independent scholars.
Abstract: The Marcus Center's Fellowship Program was founded with the intent of creating a forum where students and scholars of the American Jewish experience could gather together to research, discuss, and study their chosen topics. The program provides fellows with an opportunity not only to pursue their own research, but also to interact and exchange ideas with research peers.
New York University
Center for the United States and the Cold War
February 15, 2014
Eligibility: Applicants for dissertation fellowships must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years. The postdoctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2014.
Abstract: New York University's Tamiment Library announces the Center for the United States and the Cold War Fellowships and travel grants for 2014-2015. The Center for the United States and the Cold War supports research on the Cold War at home and the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society, and will be offering a dissertation fellowship and a post-doctoral fellowship.