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Support Opportunities for Humanities Scholars

Funding/Support Opportunities for Humanities Scholars

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UIC Institute for the Humanities
All full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in humanities and related disciplines are eligible to apply for Faculty Fellowships.

UIC Office of the Chancellor for Research
Internal Funding Opportunities
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ACLS Fellowships
ACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. ACLS is now accepting applications for this program via our online application system ( Applications must be submitted no later than 9:00 PM EDT, September 25, 2024.

American Academy in Berlin Prize Fellowships
Residential fellowships for the academic year 2024-25. The deadline has closed for this Fellowship. The application cycle for 2025-26 Berlin Prize Fellowships will be announced by early summer 2024.

American Academy in Rome Prize
For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. The deadline has closed for the Rome Prize Competition. The application portal for the next Rome Prize competition will open in August 2024.

American Antiquarian Society Fellowships
The American Antiquarian Society offers visiting research fellowships, designed to enable academic and independent scholars and advanced graduate students to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library. The deadline for the Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers is October 2024 for a timeline between January 1 and December 31, 2025.

American Center of Oriental Research (Amman) Fellowship
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, is a private, international, non-profit academic institution dedicated to promoting research and publication in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, ancient through modern history, art history, conservation and preservation studies, Arabic and other Near Eastern languages, Islamic studies, and many other fields related to Near Eastern studies. Deadline is February 15, 2024.

American Philosophical Society
Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society has awarded research grants to more than 15,000 scholars and encourages all eligible candidates to apply for grants and fellowships. There are many Research Grant Programs that have different deadlines starting in September, 2024.

Carmago Core Program
The Carmago Foundation, located in Cassis, France, in a residential center offering programming in the arts and humanities. The deadline has closed for the Carmago Core Program.

Chateaubriand Fellowship – Humanities and Social Science (HSS)
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Application deadline has closed for the 2024-2025 year.

Clark Library
The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies offers both short- and long-term fellowships for research stays at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Cornell University Society for the Humanities
The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars and artists whose projects reflect on the 2024-25 theme of Silence. Up to six fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one year (August through July). Each Society Fellow will receive $60,000. The deadline to apply is September 20, 2024.

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships
The deadline has closed for this Fellowship.

Humane Studies Fellowship, offered by the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University
The Humane Studies Fellowship is a non-residency, renewable award of up to $5,000 per year to assist students enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time PhD programs.

Huntington Library Fellowships
The Huntington's Library is an independent research center for the humanities that welcomes advanced researchers from all over the world.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.

Institute for Citizens & Scholars Fellowships
Citizens & Scholars fosters future generations of informed, engaged, hopeful citizens who reflect the diversity of our democracy.

Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Fellowships
The IRH awards some 40-45 stipendary and non-stipendary fellowships to internal and external applicants each year. The College of Letters & Science and generous gifts to the Institute fund these fellowships, which are open to applicants in any discipline or field whose project has clear significance for the humanities. Most IRH fellowships are not limited by theme or research area, with the exception of the external Solmsen Fellowship for projects on pre-1700 Europe, the external Kingdon Fellowship on Judeo-Christian religious traditions, the Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellowship for Iberian Spanish Literature, and the internal Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellowships. Information about Internal Fellowships at bottom of page with different deadlines for the 2024-2025 cycle.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
NEH offers a variety of grant programs to individuals and organizations that do the highest quality work to promote the humanities. See website for deadlines and details. Upcoming grant deadlines are July 10, 16, & August 6, 2024.

NEH Pathways Internship Program The Pathways Program offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree. This current application cycle is closed.

NEH: Summer Stipends Deadline: September 18, 2024

NEH Division of Education Professional Development Programs

NEH Summer Institutes and Landmarks of American History and Culture for Higher Education Faculty. The deadline has closed for the NEH Division of Education Professional Development Programs.

National Humanities Center Fellowship
The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities. The deadline has closed for this Fellowship. Applications begin being accepted for the 2025–26 academic year on July 1, 2024 with a deadline of October 3, 2024.

Newberry Library
The Newberry’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. The 2023-24 application cycle is closed.

New York Historical Society Fellowships
Leveraging its rich collections of documents, artifacts, and works of art detailing American history from the perspective of New York City, New York Historical Society Fellowships provide scholars with material resources and an intellectual community to develop new research and publications that illuminate complex issues of the pastThe three available Fellowships are due July 10, 2024.

New York Public Library Fellowships
Please see a full listing of the many Fellowships and Institutes here.

Princeton Society of Fellows
The Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts seeks to support innovative interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching in the humanities and humanities-related social and natural sciences. For the 2025-2028 fellowship competition, applications may be submitted for the following fellowship categories:

1. Two or Three Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

2. One Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

3. One Fellowship in LGBT Studies

Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowships
The Stanford Humanities Center invites applications for the external faculty fellowship program. Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded to non-Stanford scholars for academic year 2024-25. The application deadline for 2024–2025 has passed. Applications for the 2025–2026 year will be available in August 2024.

Wallenberg Academy Fellows, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
The purpose of the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program in Sweden is to give young researchers working conditions that enables them to focus on research and tackle difficult, long-term research questions. The application period begins January 7, 2026 and the deadline is February 1, 2026. There is an online application available to get more information.