Residential Fellowships and Grants for Humanities Faculty
American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society is a national research library of American history, literature, and culture through 1876. AAS offers three broad categories of visiting research fellowships, with tenures ranging from one to twelve months. All of the fellowships are designed to enable scholars, advanced graduate students, and others to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library on their projects and discussing their work with others.
Arizona State University, The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR)
The Visiting Fellows program, is for scholars from other institutions of higher education in the US and abroad to come to ASU for the spring semester-in-residence. The combined Fellows Programs bring together groups of scholars to pursue research and writing in an environment designed to be stimulating and supportive. Fellows will be asked to contribute to the general enrichment of humanities scholarship by giving seminars and public lectures on their research topics.
The Rockefeller Foundation
A Bellagio residency provides time for critical thinking, disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands.
Scholarly Residencies: The Center typically offers one-month residencies for no more than 12 scholars and scientists at a time. Individuals in any discipline – and from any part of the world – are welcome to apply. Space is reserved for both academic projects, as well as projects that align with the Foundation’s mission to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people and to help ensure that globalization’s benefits are shared more widely. (Details on the Foundation’s mission and philosophy can be found in the About Us section.) Alignment can reflect policy analysis, applied work, and/or basic scholarship, or any combination thereof.
Creative Arts Residencies: Bellagio creative arts residencies – for composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists – provide time for disciplined work, individual reflection, and collegial engagement, uninterrupted by the usual professional and personal demands. The Center typically offers one-month stays for no more than 3-5 creative artists at a time. Artists of significant achievement, from any country, are welcome to apply.
Camargo Foundation Residential Fellowship, Cassis, France
The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, is an interdisciplinary and multicultural residential center for scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures as well as for composers, writers, and visual artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, video artists, and new media artists) pursuing creative projects. The Foundation's campus includes thirteen furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an artist's studio with darkroom, a composer's studio, and a studio for either an artist or a composer. Residencies are one semester (either early-September to mid-December or mid-January to the end of May) and accompanied by a stipend.
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (includes scholars in humanities), Stanford University
Residential Fellows: The cornerstone of the Center is our Residential Fellows program which awards academic year residential fellowships for about 45 scholars who form a cohesive and diverse intellectual community. Fellows enjoy time and freedom to pursue their priority research, and more importantly, to expand their horizons in active engagement with their Center colleagues.
The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and encourage imaginative teaching in the humanities. It is intended to be at once a research institute, a stimulus to educational innovation, and a continuing society of scholars. In addition to promoting research on central concepts, methods or problems in the humanities, the Society for the Humanities seeks to encourage serious and sustained discussion between teachers and learners at all levels of maturity.
The Folger Shakespeare Library offers research fellowships to encourage access to its exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. Each year, scholars may compete for a limited number of long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (one to three months) fellowships.
Research Grants for Getty Scholars and Visiting Scholars
Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Projects connect to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme.
Howard Foundation, at Brown University
The Foundation makes awards in a sequence of fields in the Liberal and Fine Arts. Future awards are anticipated in the following fields, but please note that with its limited resources the Foundation has occasionally been forced to define fields more narrowly to maintain an applicant pool that can reasonably be handled by our small staff and that offers applicants some chance of success. The ratio of applications to awards has sometimes exceeded 25 to one.
2011-12: Creative Non-Fiction, Literary Translation (into English), Film Studies, Literary Studies
2012-13: Photography, Anthropology, Archaeology
2013-14: Painting, Sculpture, History of Art and Architecture
2014-15: Playwriting, Music, Theatre Studies, Musicology, History
2015-16: Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry, Philosophy
The Huntington Library
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine.
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, at the University of Edinburgh
Visiting Research Fellowships (no stipend, but housing is provided)
Applications are invited for Visiting Research Fellowships of between two and six months. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the Humanities and Social Sciences but priority will be given to those whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute's current Research.
La Trobe Institute for Advanced Study, Victoria, Australia
The Institute for Advanced Study aims to bring together outstanding scholars -- individuals at the cutting edge of research and leaders in their discipline. Fostering research activities that otherwise might not take place is a high priority. Fellowships are open to senior researchers of exceptional distinction and junior postdoctoral researchers of high promise in disciplines represented at La Trobe University. Fellowships will be by invitation, nomination or applications.
National Humanities Center
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/ (National Humanities Center)
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/index.htm (NHC Fellowships)
The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. Privately incorporated and governed by a distinguished board of trustees from academic, professional, and public life, the Center was planned under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began operation in 1978. It provides a national focus for the best work in the liberal arts, drawing attention to the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every area of humanistic investigation. By encouraging excellence in scholarship, the Center seeks to insure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.
National Science Foundation, Science and Society grants
NSF has many awards for which artists and humanists are eligible. Opportunities abound at CU for partnering with scientists/engineers in connection with the “social impacts” aspects of NSF grants.
Newberry Library, Fellowships in the Humanities
Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one week to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to individuals from outside the metropolitan Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers with a need to examine specific items in the Library's collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant's place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the Library's strengths.
New York Public Library
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, Fellowships
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library – including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.
Penn Humanities Forum, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
The Penn Humanities Forum awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year).
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Fellowship Program
Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.
Rome Prize. Eligible for A&S Dean’s salary subvention
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.
Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
RCHA provides a setting to discuss issues of broad contemporary relevance in historical perspective. Organizing its annual activities around major research projects, the Center each year welcomes several visiting senior and postdoctoral fellows chosen through an open, international competition, along with about ten faculty and graduate fellows from within Rutgers University.
Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics encourages teaching and research about ethical issues in public life and the professions; helps meet the growing need for teachers and scholars who address questions of moral choice in practical ethics and in areas such as architecture, business, education, government, journalism, law, medicine, public health, and public policy; brings together those with competence in philosophical thought and those with experience in professional education; and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice.
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Visiting Professorial Fellowships
The S.T. Lee Professorial Fellowship
A generous endowment by Dr S.T. Lee, of Singapore, has made possible the creation of this Fellowship, open to applicants of professorial or equivalent status for the purpose of supporting research in London in any field relevant to the work of one or more of the School's Institutes. The Fellowship may be held for a period of up to 6 consecutive months between September and June of any academic year. (A longer tenure may be possible, but will not attract any financial support beyond that available for the first 6 months. Applications for periods significantly shorter than 6 months are unlikely to be successful). The endowment also provides for the delivery of the annual S.T. Lee lecture on a theme of the Fellow's choice.
A second Visiting Professorial Fellowship is offered by the School on the same terms as the S.T. Lee Fellowship. The aim is to ensure that in any given year the work of the S.T. Lee Fellow and the School of Advanced Study Fellow together covers a wide range of intellectual concerns. Holders of the Fellowship will be ready to pursue their work in the context of an active and vigorous relationship with the multi-disciplinary scholarly community within the School, and to play a leading intellectual role in cross-School seminars or other programmes. Applicants must be able to show that their research can benefit from the resources of one or more of the Institutes in the School, and that it can contribute productively to the range of activities across the School.
The School of Historical Studies at The Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, NJ
The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, philosophy, and modern international relations. The School also offers the Edward T. Cone Membership in Music Studies. Each year the School welcomes approximately forty Members. Most are working on topics in the above mentioned fields, but each year the School also selects some scholars working in other areas of historical research. Members in the School are appointed for either one term or for two terms, amounting to a full academic year.
Smithsonian Opportunity for Research and Study (SORS)
Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships
Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships -- Postdoctoral Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for fewer than seven years as of the application deadline. Senior Fellowships of three to twelve months are available for scholars who have held the doctoral degree or equivalent for more than seven years as of the application deadline. Applications for senior fellowships may be made up to eighteen months in advance. Stipends for senior fellowships are the same as for the postdoctoral program, but the Smithsonian's stipend may be matched by other sources of funding such as a sabbatical salary.
Stanford Humanities Center, External Faculty Fellows
Since its inception in 1980, the Humanities Center has offered external fellowships to more than 550 faculty from nearly 100 universities in the United States and other countries. External fellows come from all ranks of the professoriate and from a wide variety of disciplinary fields, colleges and universities. The Center typically offers six to eight external fellowships each year.