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Support Opportunities for Humanities Scholars

Funding/Support Opportunities for Humanities Scholars

Please note: this is not a complete or comprehensive list.  Please also search sites, such as this one, for additional listings


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
External Funding Search Tools

ACLS Fellowships
ACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

American Academy in Berlin
Residential fellowships for the academic year 2020/21.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships
Upcoming 2020 United States and Canada competition information will be available on this page.

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 $15,000 per year to assist students enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time PhD programs.

Huntington Library Fellowship
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.

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.

National Humanities Center Fellowship
The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities.

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.

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 past.

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.

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.
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships
See Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation page listing fellowships, including dissertation fellowships.