Graduate Student Funding

Here, the Center lists numerous opportunities for external funding.  Although the list is far from comprehensive, we hope that graduate students will find it helpful.  Deadlines are updated each semester.  For example, the Spring Deadlines section will be updated in December of each year. 

External Funding Calendar for Graduate Students

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  • Summer Deadlines (May - August)

    University of Pennsylvania Library Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) Visiting Research Fellowship 

    Deadline: May 15

    The SIMS Visiting Research Fellowships have been established to encourage research relating to the premodern manuscript collections at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, including the Schoenberg Collection. Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, located near other manuscript-rich research collections (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Science History Institute, and the Rosenbach Museum and Library, among many others), and linked to the local and international scholarly communities, SIMS offers fellows a network of resources and opportunities for collaboration. 

    New York Public Library LGBT Visiting Scholars Program: Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars

    Deadline: June 30

    Each year, The New York Public Library provides stipends for up to two Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars. The stipends support travel to New York City and related expenses to do research in the Library’s premier LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) history collections.

    Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies

    Deadline: July 15

    The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress announces a new Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies to examine the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations using the Library’s collections and resources. History teaches that groundbreaking technological innovations can be agents of broad and profound change.

    The Louis Owens Awards for Graduate Student Presenters at WLA Conferences  

    Deadline: August 10

    The WLA honors the great writer and scholar Louis Owens for his contributions to western American and American Indian literary studies and for his unfailing generosity as a colleague, teacher, and mentor.

    The Society of Architectural Historians H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship

    Deadline: August 31

    The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching. The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand, think about their profession deeply, and acquire knowledge useful for the recipient’s future work, contribution to their profession and contribution to society.

  • Fall Deadlines (September - December)

    Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dissertation Grants

    Deadline: September 8

    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. 

    American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Competition for Recent Ph.Ds.

    Deadline: September 9

    ACLS invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place 20 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. 

    The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Core Fellowship Program

    Deadline: September 13

    The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies was established on 1 January 2001 as an independent institute to enhance scholarly excellence in the humanities and social sciences, promote interaction between different fields of academic research and to further international cooperation.

    University of Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: September  15

    The Society of Fellows is an interdisciplinary intellectual community in which the postdoctoral Fellows are joined by Senior Fellows to share their work in progress. Fellows are expected to participate in monthly colloquia, attend dinners of the Society, and to engage in conversation with other members about their intellectual interests.

    University of Cambridge St. John's College Research Fellowships

    Deadline: September 15

    Applications are invited for Research Fellowships intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment.  Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. 

    University of Cambridge King's College Junior Research Fellowships

    Deadline: September 19

    The Governing Body of King's College invites applications for Junior Research Fellowships in the following three fields: (i) Biological Sciences; (ii) International Law and the History of Political Thought; (iii) Economics, Philosophy, and the History & Philosophy of Science. The Junior Research Fellows are members of the Governing Body, with full privileges of Fellows. In addition to pursuing research, a Junior Research Fellow is required to live in Cambridge or close by and to participate in College life and activity.

    Dartmouth College Leslie Center for the Humanities, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: September 19

    These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields. 

    Renaissance Society of America Fellowships

    Deadline: September 20

    Paul Oskar Kristeller Fellowships, the RSA-Kress Pedretti Fellowship, and the RSA-Kress Short-Term Research Fellowships in Renaissance Art History, cover expenses related to research that are not explicitly travel. RSA-Virginia Stern Fox Residential Fellowship funds one month of research utilizing the rare book and manuscript collections of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University, specifically the Women of the Book Collection. Applicants must be RSA members in good standing.

    The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

    Deadline: September 21

    The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research‑based growth.

    Harvard Academy Scholars Program

    Deadline: September 23

    The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

    Society of Architectural Historians Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Fellowship

    Deadline: September 30

    This fellowship is intended to support the research of junior scholars (usually scholars engaged in doctoral dissertation research) annually, and senior scholars (scholars who have completed their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree) every other year in even-numbered years - 2014, 2016, 2018, etc. The research to be supported must focus on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture, including colonial architecture produced by the Spaniards in the Philippines and what is today the United States. You must be a current member of SAH.

    University of Minnesota Elmer L. Andersen Research Scholars Program

    Deadline: September 30

    The program will provide support for research projects that require use of one or more of the collections. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 and provide funds for travel, housing, and other research related costs. The final research product (e.g. journal article, documentary film) must acknowledge the Libraries' support and be deposited with the University Libraries. 

    American Councils for International Education Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program

    Deadline: October 1

    Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Programserves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, require supplemental language instruction.

    American Councils for International Education Title VIII Research Scholar Program

    Deadline: October 1

    Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Research Scholar Program provides full support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars seeking to conduct in-country, independent research for three consecutive months to nine consecutive months in Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, the South Caucasus, Southeast Europe, and Ukraine.

    American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants

    Deadline: October 3 and December 1

    The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication.

    The Getty Foundation Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: October 3

    Getty Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

    Columbia University Society of Fellows for the Humanities Fellowship

    Deadline: October 3

    The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities, with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, will appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows in the humanities for the academic year.

    NYU Abu Dhabi Research Fellowships in the Humanities

    Deadline: October 3

    The NYUAD Institute has embarked on a multi-year research fellowship program in the Humanities. This program aims to help create an energetic, multi-faceted research environment for the Humanities at NYUAD's campus. To this end, NYUAD is annually inviting applications from distinguished senior scholars as well as from promising junior scholars for residential fellowships at NYUAD’s Institute. Fellows are contributing  to NYUAD's intellectual community through research and research-related activities, including sharing their work-in-progress with NYUAD faculty and students and participating in scholarly networks engaged in ongoing research centered at the NYUAD Institute.


    National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

    Deadline: October 6

    The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education.

    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Deadline: October 11

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.

    University of Chicago Harper & Schmidt Fellowship

    Deadline: October 14

    The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary organization of both senior and junior fellows, dedicated to promoting liberal arts teaching and scholarship. Harper-Schmidt Fellows at the University of Chicago teach in the College's core courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Western Civilization. These Junior Fellows receive four year appointments as Collegiate Assistant Professors.

    The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

    Deadline: October 14

    The Women’s Studies Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women. 

    The Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Deadline: October 15

    The Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides up to six awards of $25,000 each year to support a two-year teaching experience in a theological school. Postdoctoral Fellows will constitute a peer cohort along with two experienced co-mentors (one professor and one pastor). Each cohort will meet a total of six times over two years.

    Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Fellowship Program

    Deadline: October 15

    The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its annual program of support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism. The following nine fellowships each has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research, and for postdoctoral research.

    American Antiquarian Society Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

    Deadline: October 15

    Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication.

    Stanford University A.W Mellon Postdoctoral Program

    Deadline: October 15

    The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities is a unique opportunity for the best recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Fellows teach two courses per year in one of Stanford’s 15 humanities departments, and are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

    The National Gallery of Art Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Deadline: October 15

    The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts currently offers, in alternating years, two postdoctoral fellowships for two consecutive academic years each. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and the Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellow will reside in Washington. During both years of a two-year residency, the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and the Beinecke Postdoctoral Fellow carry out research and writing for publication while in resisdence at the Center.

    Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Heckman Stipends

    Deadline: October 15

    The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML.

    Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars

    Deadline: October 15

    The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. 

    The Getty Foundation Library Research Grants

    Deadline: October 17

    Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute. A Library Research Grant is not a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Research Library.

    Villa I Tatti Fellowship

    Deadline: October 17

    Fifteen I Tatti Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available annually for post doctorate research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance. Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from Italian Renaissance scholars from all nations. The committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collegial way to the intellectual life of the Harvard Center. It pays special attention to the candidate’s curriculum vitae, the strength of the proposed project, and its potential to yield original results.

    European University Institute Max Weber Postdoctoral Program

    Deadline: October 18

    The Max Weber Programme is the largest international postdoctoral programme in the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe. It offers around 50-55 fully funded Fellowships to suitably qualified researchers from anywhere in the world who work in or across the relevant disciplines of the EUI (Economics, History, Law and Social and Political Sciences and their subfields). The working language of the Programme is English. 

    The Society for Classical Studies Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Institute in Munich Fellowship

    Deadline: October 21

    The Society for Classical Studies invites applications for a one-year Fellowship, tenable from July 2015 through June 2016, which will enable an American scholar to participate in the work of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Institute in Munich. Fellows at the TLL develop a broadened perspective of the range and complexity of the Latin language and culture from the classical period through the early Middle Ages, contribute signed articles to the Thesaurus, have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative international research project in a collegial environment, and work with senior scholars in the field of Latin lexicography.

    UPenn Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Deadline: October 24

    The fellowship program invites roughly twenty scholars each year to conduct research on a specific theme within the various fields of Judaic studies. Each fellow is given an office at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies in downtown Philadelphia, and receives research support from the Katz Center's staff and librarians. During the course of the year the fellows work on their individual projects and meet at weekly seminars to discuss their on-going research in the company of their colleagues.

    Princeton In Africa Fellowship Program

    Deadline: October 26

    Princeton in Africa helps future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. We match talented and passionate college graduates or young professionals with high-impact organizations working across Africa for paid year-long service placements. Our Fellowship program enables our Fellows, through their skills, knowledge, and technical expertise, to make significant contributions to Africa’s well-being and cultivate meaningful relationships with communities in Africa and one another. 

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Short-Term Fellowships

    Deadline: October 31

    With more than 500 fellowships awarded since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute offers short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history.

    UPenn Humanities Forum W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

    Deadline: November 1

    The Penn Humanities Forum awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (September–May) in residence at Penn.

    Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Getty Villa Scholars Program

    Deadline: November 1

    The 2023–2024 Getty Villa Scholars Program launches a two-year initiative on the interconnectivities that conditioned relations between East Greeks and their Anatolian neighbors, and the consequent impact on the wider Mediterranean. Priority will be given to research projects that explore multidisciplinary approaches to art and material culture, texts, and other sources.

    University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum Pre-Raphaelite Fellowship

    Deadline: November 1

    The University of Delaware Library, in Newark, Delaware, and the Delaware Art Museum are pleased to offer a joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite studies. This short-term, one-month Fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their friends, associates, and followers.

    University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

    Deadline: November 1

    The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

    American Research Institute in the Turkey Fellowship Program

    Deadline: November 1

    ARIT supports and administers programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey.  Programs for scholars and graduate students based in the U.S. and Canada include the ARIT, the ARIT National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship programs, and the ARIT Summer Language Program at Boğazici University in Istanbul. ARIT Fellows come from all regions of North America and represent many fields of the humanities and social sciences. 

    American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowships

    Deadline: November 1

    Fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowships year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study.

    The Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery (SAAM) Joe and Wanda Corn Fellowship

    Deadline: November 1

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. The Joe and Wanda Corn Fellowship, endowed by their former students Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, supports scholars whose research interests span American art and American history. Recipients will draw on the Smithsonian’s broad resources in both areas.

    The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History (NMAH) Lemelson Center Fellowships

    Deadline: November 1

    The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, and multimedia products. The Lemelson Center invites applications covering a broad spectrum of research topics that resonate with its mission to foster a greater understanding of invention and innovation, broadly defined.

    The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

    Deadline: November 1

    Smithsonian Institution Fellows conduct independent study and research related to SI collections, experts, or facilities in cooperation with at least one Smithsonian advisor. The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is administered through the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI). The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is open to: Graduate Students, Predoctoral Students, Postdoctoral Researchers and Senior Researchers.

    Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships and Junior Fellowships

    Deadline: November 1

    Available to Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape scholars with a terminal degree (Fellowships) or to degree candidates who have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a terminal degree (Junior Fellowships). Both categories are awarded for an academic year or semester. Fellowships and Junior Fellowships are normally awarded for the academic year. During this time, recipients are expected to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks and to devote full time to their study projects without undertaking any other major activities.

    The Henry Luce Foundation & American Council of Learned Societies Program in China Studies

    Deadline: November 2

    Predissertation-Summer Grants, for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation.  The grants are for graduate students -- with a Ph.D. prospectus in hand or developing one -- to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for their own fieldwork or archival research. 

    Indiana University Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: November 5

    These fellowships provide support to scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of fields in the social sciences and humanities, especially in the areas of education, public and environmental affairs, art and design, public health, business, law, and media. CRRES fellowships are designed to advance the careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to research, teach, and connect with mentors and other faculty in host departments or schools across campus. 


    University of Texas-Austin Harry Ransom Center Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

    Deadline: November 14

    The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2015–2016 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

    Hagley Museum & Library Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships

    Deadline: November 15

    Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships are designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. We invite applications from Ph.D. candidates whose research on important historical questions would benefit from use of Hagley's research collections.

    Huntington Library Long-Term Fellowships

    Deadline: November 15

    These short-term and long-term awards are for scholars with a PhD or equivalent; or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage. The majority of “Huntington Fellowships” will be awarded to scholars working in the general holdings of the Library; however, we do offer a number of specialized fellowships.

    The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

    Deadline: November 15

    The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.  In the current Newcombe competition, at least 20 non-renewable Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing; in addition, Fellows' graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of their fees.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

    Deadline: November 15

    As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD) is pleased to offer postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.

    Williams College Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

    Deadline: November 15

    The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams, and two scholars or artists are appointed each year.

    The Huntington Library Dibner Program in the History of Science Short-Term Awards

    Deadline: November 16

    The Dibner Program in the History of Science offers historians of science and technology the opportunity to study in the Burndy Library and to work in the other resources for the history of science and technology at the Huntington.

    The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

    Deadline: November 16

    These summer grants are designed for graduate students who wish to conduct preliminary preparations in China prior to beginning basic research for the dissertation. The grants are for graduate students—with a PhD prospectus in hand or developing one—to investigate the research currently underway in Chinese archives and field sites, to establish contact with Chinese scholars, and to secure necessary permissions for their own fieldwork or archival research. 

    Dartmouth College Neukom Institute Fellowships

    Deadline: November 17

    Neukom Fellows are interdisciplinary positions for recent Ph.D.s, DMAs, or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, but has some computational component, whether it be a framing concept for intellectual exploration or an explicit component of the work that is pursued. The successful candidate should have a history of collaborative work across disciplines, but still show good evidence of independence and initiative.

    Brown University Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: November 21

    For the 2023-24 academic year, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral research fellow positions to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of the seminar, "De-Colonial Retro-Speculation." Fellows are required to participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.

    Folger Shakespeare Library Long-term Fellowships

    Deadline: December 1

    These fellowships are designed to support full-time scholarly work on significant research projects that draw on the strengths of the Folger’s collections and programs. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field in order to be eligible for a long-term fellowship. 

    Yale University Beinecke Library Visiting Graduate Student Fellowships

    Deadline: December 1

    The Beinecke Library offers a limited number of fellowships for non-Yale graduate students (doctoral candidates) wishing to conduct primary research for their dissertations or doctoral thesis.  The fellowships pay for travel costs to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $3,000 per month.

    Wellesley College Newhouse Center for the Humanities Fellows

    Deadline: December 2

    The Newhouse Center for the Humanities hosts ten to twelve resident fellows each year. Resident fellows devote themselves primarily to their own research but also participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution: developing programming, meeting at weekly luncheons and salons, sharing their work in progress with one another and with the larger Wellesley community.

    Washington University at St. Louis Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities & Social Sciences

    Deadline: December 7

    Washington University announces the fifteenth year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences.

    Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

    Deadline: December 8

    This year the program will award approximately 30 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

    Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: December 8

    Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    The Council of Overseas Research Center Multi-Country Research Fellowship

    Deadline: December 8

    The Multi-Country Research Fellowship enables US scholars to carry out trans-regional and comparative research in countries across the network of Overseas Research Centers as well as other countries. The fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates, who are all but dissertation, and scholars who have earned their PhD. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or as teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which must host a participating Overseas Research Center. Approximately nine awards of $12,000 each will be awarded. 

    The Bibliographical Society of Canada Bernard Amtmann Fellowship 

    Deadline: December 12

    The Bernard Amtmann Fellowship is offered in memory of Bernard Amtmann (1907-1979), the noted bookseller and specialist in Canadiana. The Fellowship was offered for the first time in 1992 and will be offered every three years thereafter to support the work of a scholar in one of Bernard Amtmann’s principal areas of interest: Canadiana, book collecting, bookselling, and bibliography. Special consideration will be given to applicants working on some aspect of the book trade. 

    Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Venetian Research Program

    Deadline: December 15

    The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship. 

    Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships

    Deadline: December 15

    Short-Term Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals who have a specific need for the Newberry’s collection. Postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and scholars with terminal degrees who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area are eligible. Most fellowships are available for one month with a stipend of $2,500 per month.

    Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: December 15

    This year the program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    The American Philosophical Association Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh

    Deadline: December 15

    The APA sponsors one visiting research fellowship per year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. There is no funding associated with this award but the APA fellow has a private office in the Institute, is a member of the Institute's lively research community, and has full borrowing rights at Edinburgh University Library.

    British Library Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship

    Deadline: December 16

    These awards are offered to help support individuals wishing to visit London to use the British Library’s collections relating to the Americas (North America, the Caribbean, Central America, South America). 

    The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington Research Fellowships

    Deadline: December 31

    Applications are now being accepted for 2015-16 fellowships from The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Generous short- and long-term awards are available to doctoral candidates, recent PhDs, mid-career faculty, as well as advanced scholars and independent researchers with relevant topics. All fellowships are residential with housing provided on the Mount Vernon campus.

    University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries Grants to Scholars

    Deadline: December 31

    The Friends of the Library Grants to Scholars program helps to fund visiting scholars with particular research needs in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. The Friends award a number of grants-in-aid annually, each of which is generally for one month’s duration, for research in the humanities, sciences, and related fields appropriate to the libraries’ collection strengths. The purpose of this program is to foster the high-level use of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries’ rich holdings, and to make them better known and more accessible to a wider circle of scholars. Awards are up to $2000.

    Society of Architectural Historians Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    Deadline: December 31

    In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to offer an annual fellowship that will support the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online architectural resource.

    University of Chicago Provost's Postdoctoral Fellows Program

    Deadline: by invitation 

    This year, with generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Office of the Provost will award five 2-year postdoctoral scholarships to promising junior scholars in all fields. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or foreign equivalent) before the scholarship start date, and must be no more than three years beyond receiving that degree.

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Graduate Student Fellowships

    Deadline: The application for 2023-2024 Graduate fellowships will open in Spring 2023

    The NDIAS offers fellowships to advanced graduate students for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). The Institute also encourages graduate students to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute’s academic community. The Institute welcomes applications from graduate students in all disciplines, including the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the social and physical sciences with projects that are creative, innovative, or align with the intellectual orientation of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.

    Cambridge University, Early Career Research Fellowships

    Deadline: Applications will open the second week of October

    Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund’s College, Robinson College, Selwyn College & Trinity Hall: Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships. A number of Early Career Research Fellowships are offered  each year by the 7 colleges. The Fellowships are normally tenable for three years and are open to graduates of any University who have recently completed their doctorate or are close to completion. These Fellowships are intended to be early (first or second) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.

    Royal Museums Greenwich Fellowships & Internships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    The Museum is keen to encourage proposals from both maritime historians and scholars from other disciplines who are interested in exploring the cultural, social and political aspects of maritime history. Fellowships include the Sackler Short Term Fellowship, Caird Short Term Fellowship, and Caird Senior Research Fellowship.

    McNeil Center for Early American Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    The McNeil Center expects to appoint postdoctoral fellows in two distinct categories for terms beginning in 2015. Each fellow will enjoy private office space in the Center's building at the northeastern gateway to the University of Pennsylvania's historic campus; library, computer, and other privileges at the university; and access to the Philadelphia area's magnificent manuscript, rare book and museum collections. Within parameters described below, applications are welcome from scholars whose work focuses on any aspect of the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850. 

    American Philosophical Society A.W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s first learned society, invites applications for its two-year Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship. The APS seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of history of science, art history, 18th- or 19th-century American history, or any other related humanities disciplines. The fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project, preferably one related to the collections or programs of the Society’s library and museum.

    Rice University Humanities Research Center Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rice Seminars

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    The Humanities Research Center at Rice University hosts yearlong residential postdoctoral fellowships at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitate new research communities at Rice, and prepare junior scholars for future faculty positions.

    Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program 

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern program (10 weeks) offers undergraduate and graduate students insights into the environment, culture and collections of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Through the Junior Fellows program, the Library of Congress furthers its mission to provide access to a universal record of knowledge, culture and creativity as exemplified by its collections, while supporting current and future generations of students and scholars. The fellows explore digital initiatives and inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of special, legal or copyright collections in many different formats. The stipend is $3000 and US citizenship is required to apply.

    Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program Postdoctoral Research Associates

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    Princeton University and Harvard University jointly founded the fellowship program for the advanced study of China’s international relations, the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (CWP), in 2005. The program’s co-directors are Thomas J. Christensen of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Alastair Iain Johnston of Harvard’s Government Department. The China and the World Program supports research that integrates theoretical innovations in the field of international relations with the rigorous study of China’s interactions with countries, regions, institutions, and non-state actors.

  • Spring Deadlines (January - April)

    Yale University The Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Fellowships & Travel Grants

    Deadline: Applications for the 2023-24 fellowship cycle will be accepted beginning in early November 2022; the deadline for submitting applications will be in early January 2023 

    Located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Library offers short-term residential fellowships and travel grants to support research in the Library's rich collections of eighteenth-century materials, including important holdings of prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, and paintings. Scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research, as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation are encouraged to apply.

    Harvard U.S. - Japan Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: January 7

    A few postdoctoral fellowships are offered each year by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations for the study of issues in US-Japan relations, Japan's relations with other countries, and domestic issues that bear on Japan’s international behavior.

    Harvard Environmental Fellows Program

    Deadline: January 11

    The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines. 

    The Smithsonian Libraries The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program

    Deadline: January 15 

    The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program awards stipends of $3,500.00 per month for up to six months for individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of the Dibner Library’s Special Collections. Doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars are welcome to apply.

    Folger Shakespeare Library Short-term Fellowships

    Deadline: January 15

    Short-term residential fellowships support scholars whose work would benefit from significant primary research onsite at the Folger for one, two, or three months, with a monthly stipend of $4,000. These fellowships are designed to support a concentrated period of full-time work on research projects that draw on the strengths of the Folger’s collections and programs. Additionally, these on-site fellowships provide researchers with the opportunity to engage in collections-based research within an interdisciplinary community as well as informal opportunities to discuss their research with and receive feedback from this community regularly on-site. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field in order to be eligible for a short-term residential fellowship. 

    The Smithsonian Libraries Baird Society Resident Scholar Program

    Deadline: January 15

    The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program, funded by the many annual donors to the Smithsonian Libraries, was established to support the study of some of the Smithsonian Libraries’ most unique and valuable holdings: our rare books and Special Collections. Stipends of $3,500 per month for up to six months are available for individuals working on a topic relating to these collections. 

    Winterthur Museum Dissertation Fellowships

    Deadline: January 15

    Doctoral candidates conducting research or writing a dissertation receive four- to nine-month fellowships. Fellows conduct research in a broad range of scholarly topics and academic disciplines, including: material culture studies, social and cultural history, art history. literary studies, American studies, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies covering global topics from the 17th to the 20th centuries. 

    American Antiquarian Society National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowships

    Deadline: January 15

    The National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds long-term (four to twelve months) postdoctoral fellowships at AAS, has established the guidelines for applicants. NEH fellowships are for persons who have already completed their formal professional training. Degree candidates and persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold AAS-NEH fellowships.

    Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Visiting Research Fellowships in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture

    Deadline: January 15

    The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.

    American Antiquarian Society Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships

    Deadline: January 15

    The American Antiquarian Society offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to three months each year. The following short-term fellowships are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research. Candidates holding a recognized terminal degree appropriate to the area of proposed research, such as the master's degree in library science or M.F.A., are also eligible to apply.

    The American Research Center in Egypt Fellowships

    Deadline: January 15

    Over the course of five decades, ARCE’s fellowship program has benefited more than 650 scholars, whose research interests span the diversity of Egypt’s periods and cultures. Program alumni include directors and faculty of Middle Eastern studies departments at leading universities in the United States and abroad, and curators of Egyptian and Near Eastern art at major museums and research institutions. 

    Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program 

    Deadline: January 16

    The Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program is intended to assist graduate students, independent scholars, researchers, and librarians an opportunity to pursue research in the area of Asian studies, using the unparalleled collections of the Asian Division and the Library of Congress. 

    CAORC - National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Research Fellowship

    Deadline: January 19

    The CAORC - National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Research Fellowship provides the opportunity for scholars to spend significant time in one country with an ORC as a research base. The fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four to six consecutive months (i.e. you can hold the fellowship for four, five, or six consecutive months). Selected fellows are awarded $5,000 per month of the award

    Harvard Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships

    Deadline: January 20

    Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College, which documents the history of Western civilization.  Materials relating to American, British, and Continental history and literature comprise the bulk of its collections and include special concentrations in printing, graphic arts, and the theatre.  The collections encompass diverse holdings such as ostraca, daguerreotypes, and the working papers of modern novelists and poets.

    W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research Fellowship

    Deadline: January 23

    The Hutchins Center community is rich in programming and opportunities to network with scholars engaged in African and African American research. We ask Fellows to reside in the Cambridge-Boston area during the term of their appointments and to take maximum advantage of their office spaces in the Du Bois Research Institute. The Fellows Program, the oldest of the Du Bois Research Institute’s activities, invites up to twenty scholars to be in residence each year, reflecting the interdisciplinary breadth of African and African American Studies.

    Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Postdoctoral Mellon Fellowships

    Deadline: February 1

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City has generously funded annual postdoctoral Fellowships at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies for nearly a decade. The grant provides for up to four Fellowships each year, to be used for research at the Institute in the medieval field of the holder’s choice. Mellon Fellows will also participate in the interdisciplinary Research Seminar.

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers History Center Fellowship in Electrical History

    Deadline: February 1

    The IEEE Life Members’ Fellowship in Electrical History supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical science and technology at a college or university of recognized standing or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received their Ph.D. within the past three years.

    UCLA ASECS/Clark Library Fellowship

    Deadline: February 1

    Fellowships jointly sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Center/Clark are available to postdoctoral scholars and to ABD graduate students with projects in the Restoration or the eighteenth century. Fellowship holders must be members in good standing of ASECS. Awards are for one month of residency. Stipend is $2500 for the month of residency. 

    UCLA Kanner Fellowship in British Studies

    Deadline: February 1

    This three-month fellowship, established through the generosity of Penny Kanner, supports research at the Clark Library in any area pertaining to British history and culture. The fellowship is open to both postdoctoral and predoctoral scholars. Stipend is $7500 for the three months. 

    UCLA Predoctoral Fellowships

    Deadline: February 1

    One-to-three month fellowships are available to doctoral candidates whose dissertation research invovles the area of seventeeth and eighteenth-century studies or one of the other areas represented in the Clark Library's collections. Stipend is $2500 per month. 

    National Science Foundation Science, Technology, and Society Awards  

    Deadline: February 2

    The NSF Science, Technology, and Society considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods.

    University of California Berkeley Bancroft Library Gunther Barth Fellowships

    Deadline: Feburary 6

    The Gunther Barth Fellowships, established in memory of Gunther Barth, Professor of History, support short-term research projects (stipend up to $1500) at The Bancroft Libraryby formally enrolled college and university students, regardless of academic degree sought. 

    The Smithsonian Institution Freer Sackler Galleries (FSGA) The Anne van Biema Fellowship

    Deadline: February 15

    The Anne van Biema Fellowship was established by bequest to promote excellence in research and publication on the Japanese visual arts. Fellowships support research at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The Galleries provide magnificent opportunities for collections-based study, and hold world-class library and archival collections related to Japanese visual arts.

    American Historical Association Research Grants

    Deadline: February 15

    Each year, the American Historical Association awards several research grants with the aim of advancing the study and exploration of history in a diverse number of subject areas. Only AHA members are eligible to apply for these grants. All grants are offered annually and are intended to further research in progress.

    The Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant

    Deadline: February 25

    The Pan Am Historical Foundation announces the eleventh annual Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant competition. Up to $1,500 will be awarded to support scholarly research using the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records held by the University of Miami Libraries’ Special Collections. The grant honors two of Pan Am’s most avid historians, Dave Abrams and Gene Banning.

    Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships

    Deadline: March 1

    The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer approximately twenty short-term research fellowships open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent, with candidates who live fifty or more miles from Boston receiving preference.

    Bard Graduate Center Fellowships

    Deadline: March 1

    The fellowship programs at Bard Graduate Center are designed to further the institution’s goal of promoting research in the areas of decorative arts, design history, and material culture—what we call the “cultural history of the material world.” We offer a number of fellowship opportunities for researchers working in these and allied areas including fellowships in Islamic Art and Museum Anthropology, for example. 

    Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Heckman Stipends

    Deadline: March 15

    The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML.

    Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars

    Deadline: March 15

    The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML.

    University of Chicago Library Platzman Memorial Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA in November, expected deadline in March, 2023

    The Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships, established by bequest of George W. Platzman (1920-2008), Professor Emeritus in Geophysical Sciences at the University, are named in memory of George’s brother Robert Platzman (1918-1973), who was Professor of Chemistry and Physics and worked at the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago in the 1940s. The program provides up to $3,000 for visiting researchers working on projects that require on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts or printed materials in the Special Collections Research Center.

    Institute of Historical Research Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History

    Deadline: April 4

    The Pearsall Fellowship is a one year postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History. Applications are encouraged for work on any aspect of Naval and Maritime History, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present day. 

    University of Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Postdoctoral Bursaries

    Deadline: April 28

    Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries from candidates in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences (for information about the scope of work undertaken at the University of Edinburgh. There are opportunities to participate in and to design seminars, workshops, and colloquia at the Institute, and to collaborate with colleagues working in similar areas of research.


    The Council on Library and Information Resources Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

    Deadline: Information will be available for the 2024 cohort in Winter 2022-2023 

    The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources. The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months.

    Rutgers University Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Cultural Analysis

    Deadline: Applications will be available Fall 2022.

    The CCA sponsors a few external Postdoctoral Associates associated with their yearly seminar. Per 2-19-20 guidelines, the Postdoctoral Associates will receive a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and a private office in the Rutgers Academic Building on the College Avenue campus. During the course of the academic year, Postdoctoral Associates will attend the seminar, present their own work, organize a symposium, and teach one undergraduate course in a relevant department within the School of Arts and Sciences, which is arranged through the CCA.

    The Henry Moore Foundation Visiting Research Fellowships

    Deadline: Applications will open in Spring 2023

    The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture. We host a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences and lectures, as well as developing research and publications, to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture. Each year we offer a number of Fellowships to enable researchers of different backgrounds and disciplines to develop their work. 

    Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

    Deadline: The application process for 2023-24 will open in the fall

    Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $3,500 each, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily up to one month. 

    Tufts University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Program

    Deadline: Details to be posted in December 2022

    Fellows will be given office space for two years at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) and affiliated with the department or interdisciplinary program most germane to their field of research. Fellows will teach one course in the spring semester of their first year and two in the second year of their residency through their home department or program. 

    New York Public Library Short-Term Research Fellowships

    Deadline: Applications for 2023-2024 will be made available in October 2022 

    The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.  Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts and photography are welcome to apply.

    Duke University Rubenstein Rare Books Library Grants and Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library provides travel grants of up to $1,500 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the collections held at Duke. Currently, travel grants are available for several research centers and collections.

    Princeton University Mudd Manuscript Library Dulles Archival Fellowship

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    The Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, offers the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year. The ten- to twelve-week fellowship program, which may be started as early as May, provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, travel, registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting will be reimbursed.

    University of Oxford Wolfson College Junior Research Fellowship

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    The Governing Bodies of the three colleges propose to elect in co-operation eleven Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Science, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges. Fellows must engage in original research, and may, with the permission of the appropriate governing body, undertake a limited amount of teaching.  Wolfson funds up to 3 stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships at any one time in the Humanities.  When available, they are normally advertised in the Spring to commence in October of that year.  Non-stipendiary Research and Junior Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences are also available.

    Institute of Historical Research Past & Present Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    The Past & Present Society and the Institute of Historical Research offers up to four one-year postdoctoral Fellowships in History, tenable at the Institute. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a broad interest in processes of social, economic, political and cultural change, as manifested in their particular field of study.

    University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance to doctoral students who wish to use the research resources available in the University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) in support of dissertation research. The goal of the Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, American, Latin, Hemispheric, and International studies. The Graduate Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowship offers $1500 for one month between June 1 and August 31 of 2017 while the Graduate Research Fellowship offers $3,000 per month will be granted for periods of one to three months between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

    American Philosophical Society Library Short-Term Resident Research Fellowship

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. They are a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture. A stipend of $3,000 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months, paid after arriving in the Library to work on their fellowship.

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Velde Visiting Scholar Program

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    The program is open to all scholars, from students to retired professors and independent researchers, and regardless of nationality. The program provides a $3,000 stipend to facilitate a period of extended individual study (usually one month or more) in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

    Michigan Humanities Emerging Scholars Research Program

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    The University of Michigan invites outstanding individuals to apply for the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS). This program is designed to encourage rising seniors, recent B.A.s and terminal master’s students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds to consider pursuing a doctoral degree in the humanities at the University of Michigan. The program's goal is to attract diverse scholars with unique experiences who foster innovation and push the humanities to meet today’s challenges. 

    National Maritime Museum Caird Short Term Research Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    The Caird Short Term Research Fellowship provides fellows with £1,600 a month for a period of up to 3 months. Fellows will gain access to the Maritime Museum's Caird Library and Archive, offering a large source of rare books and archival sources on maritime subjects.

    University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies Library Travel Grants

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-24

    The purpose is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries. Seven or more travel grants of up to $1000 each will be made to cover travel and lodging expenses. US citizens and permanent residents only.

    New-York Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    A variety of Short-Term Fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level working in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society. Research is to be conducted for two to four weeks for a stipend of between $1,500-2,000.

    University of Michigan Clements Library Price Visiting Research Fellowships

    Deadline: TBD for 2023-2024

    Price Fellowships offer support for short-term research at the Clements Library by graduate students and junior faculty on any topic of American history that is supported by the collections. Grants are for $1,000 and require a minimum visit of one week.

    Chemical Heritage Foundation Beckman Center Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    The Beckman Center offers fellowships on an annual cycle for scholars doing research in the history and social studies of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries. Fellows are expected to participate in biweekly informal writing groups and give at least one lunchtime lecture. They also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of outreach activities while in residence at the Institute. About 20 fellowships are given out annually, making the Beckman Center the largest private fellowship program in the history of science in the United States.

    Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection

    Deadline: TBD for 2023-24

    The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection. The Lomax Collection is a major collection of ethnographic field audio recordings, motion pictures, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence and other materials that represent Lomax’s lifetime of work to document and analyze traditional music, dance, storytelling and other expressive genres that arise from cultural groups in many parts of the world, particularly the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean. Lomax (1915-2002) was one of the greatest documenters of traditional culture during the twentieth century.

  • TBD and Rolling Deadlines

    Newton International Fellowships

    The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK. The Newton International Fellowships scheme is run by The British Academy and the Royal Society. The Fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities.

    Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships & Grants

    Deadlines: Various

    The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service is a private, publicly funded, self-governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD promotes international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility programs primarily for students and faculty, but also for administrators and others in the higher education realm.

    The Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History (NMAH) Fellowships

    Deadline: TBA for 2023-2024

    Each year dozens of fellows, working on a variety of research topics, find a home at the National Museum of American History. They are selected by the Smithsonian's central Office of Fellowships which issues announcements, asks the appropriate curator to review the incoming proposals, and then refers the proposal to a special committee to make the final determination about awards.

    Center for Jewish History Graduate Research Fellowship

    Deadline: Call for applications will open in Fall 2023

    Undergraduate and graduate emerging filmmakers working on their own original projects on topics related to modern Jewish history are encouraged to apply for this fellowship, which supports research in the archives housed at the Center. The award is designed to help further existing projects, or to start new projects, whose subject matter is in line with the collections housed at the Center. Recipients are eligible for awards of up to $5,000 and are provided with access to the resources at the Center.

    Alexander von Humboldt University Research Fellowships

    Deadline: Varies (March, July, and November application cycles)

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly qualified, early-stage researchers from abroad, who hold doctorates, to carry out research projects of their own choice in Germany. Applications may be submitted for long-term research stays of at least 6 and at most 12 months; an extension of up to 24 months is possible. Research fellowships are offered world-wide on a competitive basis. Researchers of all nationalities and disciplines may apply. Applicants choose their own research projects and their own German hosts. Details of the research project and the time-schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance.

    The Smithsonian Institution James Smithson Fellowship Program

    Deadline: Offered every even numbered year; TBA for 2024

    The James Smithson Fellowship Program was created to offer early career opportunities for scholars interested in gaining experience in both scholarship and practice through a Smithsonian lens.  While this fellowship provides an immersion experience working with Smithsonian scholars and relevant collections, it also affords fellows a hands-on opportunity to see how scholarship informs practice, and practice informs scholarship, through direct interaction with Smithsonian leaders, and with leaders throughout the Washington, DC network. 

    Valparaiso University Lilly Fellows Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program

    Deadline: Offered in two year intervals; not currently accepting applications

    The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning in the twenty-first century.  The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts consists of three distinct yet integrated initiatives.

    European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme

    Deadline: No call for applications in 2023-24

    The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich.

    University of Utah Marriott Library Friends of the Library Research Grant

    Deadline: No call for applications in 2023-24

    The goal of the Annual Friends of the Library Research Grant is to promote scholarly research utilizing the outstanding resources of the Special Collections Department at the J. Willard Marriott Library. The $3,500 fellowship grant will be awarded by the Friends of the Library to a qualified applicant desiring to use the resources of the Marriott Library's Special Collections Department to research topics suitable and relevant to the collections.

    The National Gallery of Art A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Deadline: No call for applications in 2023-24

    The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. One fellowship is awarded each year for two consecutive academic years. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will reside in Washington. During the first year the fellow will carry out research and writing for publication.

    McGill University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

    Deadline: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships will not be offered this year

    Three Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 2015-2016 to promising young scholars. The stipend for each fellow is $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), in addition to a research allowance of $8,500. The Fellowship is renewable once. Each fellow will teach an undergraduate course in both fall and winter terms and may be asked to give a public presentation on his or her research.

    Institute of Historical Research Mellon Dissertation Fellowships

    Deadline: CLIR is not currently accepting applications for this program. Pending funding, information about future cycles will be posted on their website when available

    Five Dissertation Fellowships in the humanities are offered to candidates, who wish to spend time in the UK carrying out archival research for their dissertations. These Fellowships are open to candidates registered for a doctoral degree in a graduate school in the United States or Canada. Candidates for these awards must be working on a dissertation which has already been formally approved.

    Yale Center for British Art Visiting Scholar Award

    Deadline: TBA for future application cycles

     Visiting Scholar Awards provide academic, museum, and independent scholars, as well as doctoral students, working in any field related to British art an opportunity to study the Center’s collection. Predoctoral awards may be held from one to two months. A living allowance will be provided with paird living and travel expenses.

    Smithsonian Institution Fellowships 

    Deadline: Various

    Smithsonian fellowships are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals to conduct independent research.