September 2018
Unless otherwise noted, all proposals to funders outside of Harvard must be submitted five business days prior to the sponsor deadline. Harvard's central office, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), must review and approve all proposal submissions. We can help you navigate the routing process for your proposal.

Questions? Please contact Paige Belisle, Research Development Officer: 
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu 
or 617-496-7672




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NEWS & RESOURCES
The FEDERAL FUNDING CLIMATE & UPDATES

The Research Development team will continue to monitor news from Washington regarding Federal research funding. We will share confirmed, substantive information that affects funding for the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences. Please send questions, concerns, or news about changes to your current funding to  Jen Corby.

UPDATE: Congress voted to appropriate a $3M increase in FY18 funds for NEH and NEA and a $9M increase for IMLS over FY17 funding levels. The President's FY19 budget request has again called for the elimination of these agencies; however, they continue to have strong Congressional support. See statements from the NEH; the NEA; and the IMLS for more information.

NEW TO CAMPUS? 

Visit our  Resources for New Faculty  page to learn more about the services and support we provide to help faculty find and apply for funding. 

To request a customized funding search or one-on-one consultation, please contact Paige Belisle

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES


Match your project to a grant program:

I am looking for research support for my project.

I want to visit an archive or library and/or fund my sabbatical leave.

Fellowships or grants that are portable and tenable anywhere.

Fellowships with a residency requirement within the greater Boston area.

Fellowships with a residency requirement at an institution in the United States.

Fellowships that support or require international travel and/or residency.

I want to combine digital technology with the humanities, create a website with humanities content, or preserve a collection and/or make it easier for people to access.

I want to develop or put on an exhibition or cultural program for the public or engage in community revitalization.

I want to complete and/or publish a scholarly work.

I am an artist looking for support to create original works of art.

I am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

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I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

CChangeSolutions

The Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund supports research and policy initiatives intended to reduce the risks of climate change, hasten the transition from fossil fuel-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, to develop methods for diminishing the impact of existing fossil fuel-based energy systems on the climate, to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, and to propel scientific, technological, legal, behavioral, policy and artistic innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy, improved human health, and a greener world.

Applications should propose research that will advance solutions to climate change and its impact. Solutions may include both preparedness and mitigation and strong consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a clear pathway to application, as well as riskier proposals with the potential to be transformative over time. Proposals that demonstrate imaginative and promising collaboration among faculty and students across different parts of the University will receive special consideration, as will projects that propose using the university campus as a "living laboratory". This opportunity is open to all disciplines, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply.


DRockefellerLatin
Faculty Grants
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Award Amount: varies by award type; please see details

The Faculty Grants program provides funding to Harvard faculty in all disciplines, who are conducting research in collaboration with faculty from institutions in Latin America. Applicants must specify in writing the value of the collaboration, and its relevance to the mission of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Priority is given to proposals that clearly build on and add value to the academic research program of Harvard faculty. Letters from the collaborating schools or organizations describing the nature of the collaboration and the roles of the parties involved are also required. Proposals requesting extensive research supplies or equipment are usually not approved.

FoundationsBehavior
Deadline: last day of November, February, May, and August
Award Amount: $40,000 for ladder faculty; $5,000 for doctoral students and postdocs

The FHBI provides seed grants to support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will be those that promise to advance understanding of the social, institutional and biological mechanisms shaping human beliefs and behavior. Funds will be used to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods. The fund also supports seminars, conferences, and other research-related activities. Harvard  full time doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and ladder faculty are eligible to apply. 



CourseInnovation
Course Innovation Funds
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $2,500

This fund provides support for the improvement of existing undergraduate courses or the creation of new ones. These courses should be innovative or improved in some distinctive way (new pedagogical approaches, the development of intensive writing assignments or public speaking components, etc.). Preference is given to proposals involving courses central to the overall undergraduate program (e.g. a new course in General Education) or to concentration needs (e.g. introductory courses in a concentration or those required by closely related fields, tutorials or junior seminars, etc.). Ordinarily, one course per applicant will be supported in any given year. Successful applicants must intend to offer the course on a regular basis. OUE can also offer small sums of money for one-time special opportunities that would enhance a specific course, such as a guest lecture, performance, or short field trip.




PresInnoInternational

The President's Innovation Fund for International Experiences (PIFIE) provides seed funding to faculty members at any Harvard school, to support the development of creative and significant academic experiences abroad for Harvard College students. Funded through the generosity of David Rockefeller as part of his commitment to support international experiences for students at the College, these grants seek to foster the participation of faculty at all Harvard schools (including graduate and professional), departments, centers, and other academic units in expanding international opportunities for Harvard undergraduates. This may mean  developing experience-based courses for students overseas, including courses prior to and/or following their international experience;   involving undergraduates in an ongoing overseas project sponsored by a Harvard graduate or professional school, department, center, or other academic unit; or other innovative projects.



  ProvostInterfaculty
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Award Amount: up to $20,000

The Provost's Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration (PFIC) was developed to promote faculty collaboration across multiple Harvard Schools. This fund can be used to support a variety of projects, including but not limited to cross-School interdisciplinary course support, research working groups, and small-scale conferences.  To be eligible for support, the designated faculty leader(s) must hold primary Harvard faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor or senior non-ladder faculty appointments including Senior Lecturer, Senior Preceptor, and Professor of Practice and the project must engage faculty and/or students from at least two Harvard Schools. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received funding from the grant. Colleagues from outside Harvard may be included as well. These one-year grants should be considered seed money rather than continuing support. 



Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The FAS Tenure-Track Publication Fund  assists assistant and associate professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences with costs related to scholarly publications, broadly defined. For example, this might include expenses associated with research assistance, publication subsidies, copying, word processing, obtaining translations or illustrations, or creating footnotes or indices. 

The Tenured Publication Fund aids tenured FAS faculty members in bringing scholarly book projects to timely completion. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, to help defray eligible expenses. The Fund is meant to supplement other available means of support; faculty are expected to seek departmental, center-based, and external funds before applying to this Fund.



Deadline: October 22, 2018
Award Amount: up to $18,000 

The Academic Ventures Exploratory Seminar Program provides funding to scholars, practitioners, and artists for collaboration in an interdisciplinary exploration of early-stage ideas. The program encourages intellectual risk taking as participants gather in an intensive seminar setting to explore new fields of research and inquiry. Funding is available to support one- to two-day, by-invitation-only seminars for 12-20 attendees. The lead applicant must be either a Harvard ladder (tenured or tenure-track) faculty member from any school or a former or current Radcliffe fellow; co-applicants may apply with lead applicants who meet eligibility requirements. For seminars to be held in 2019-2020, the theme of the human body is of special interest. Applications in all disciplines are welcome, however, regardless of whether they reflect a focus on the human body.

WeatherheadCanada
Canada Program Faculty Funding
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: unspecified; budget required with application

The Canada Program invites proposals from Harvard faculty, departments, and schools across the University, for research funding, or for support in hosting short-term visiting scholars, policy practitioners, and public figures who are engaged in Canadian comparative topics. Visiting Canadianists are welcome to present at Harvard faculty workshops or conferences, or to offer guest lectures for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students. 


EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

ASloanPublicUnderstanding
Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: varies

This program aims to give people a keener appreciation for the increasingly scientific and technological world in which we live and to convey some of the challenges and rewards of the scientific and technological enterprise.   The program's primary aim is to build bridges between the two cultures of science and the humanities and to develop a common language so that they can better understand and speak to one another--and ultimately to grasp that they belong to a single common culture.   The Foundation has established a nationwide strategy that focuses on books, theater, film, television, radio, and new media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology for the lay public. 


AmAcadBerlin
Hans Arnhold Center Berlin Prize Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 5, 2018
Award Amount: R ound-trip airfare, room and partial board, and a $5,000 monthly stipend

The American Academy in Berlin seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. For 2019-20, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, questions of race in comparative perspective, and the interplay of exile and return.  For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Fellowships are restricted to U.S. residents; U.S. citizenship is not required. 


AAUWFellowships
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2018
Award Amount: $30,000

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research.  Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. This program is open to scholars in all fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


AAUWPubs
Short-Term Research Publications Grants
OSP Deadline: October 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2018
Award Amount: $6,000

Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to women scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. The grants are not for preliminary research. Activities undertaken during the grant period can include drafting, editing, or modifying manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication. Grants are awarded for an 8 week period. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 


AmAntiquarianPost
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: $35,000 twelve-month stipend

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. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible. Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society's coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher.


ACLSCompPersChinese
Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
OSP Deadline: October 31, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: November 7, 2018
Award Amount: up to $25,000 for conferences; $10,000 to $15,000 for workshops and seminars; up to $6,000 for planning meetings

These grants for collaborative work in China studies are funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.  In this cycle of competitions, ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly  cross-cultural or comparative perspective . Projects may, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and dynamic populations of China. Proposals should be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit.  The program supports collaborative work of three types:
  • Planning Meetings: Grants for one-day meetings to develop topics selected by participants. These brainstorming sessions may lead to workshops or conferences, but that is not required.
  • Workshops: Grants for workshops to promote discussion and the exchange of ideas on newly available or inadequately researched data or texts in a collegial, seminar-like setting. Workshops are not mini-conferences for presentation of formal papers describing work already completed.
  • Conferences: Grants for formal conferences for presentation of significant new research to be published in a conference volume.
The program promotes interchange among scholars who may not otherwise have the opportunity to work together. Accordingly, there will be no support for activities that include scholars from only one institution, that fall within an institution's normal range of colloquia, symposia, or seminar series, or that consist of regularly scheduled meetings, conventions, or parts thereof. Activities proposed must include at least one scholar from Taiwan.


ACLSFellowships
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 26, 2018
Award Amount: $40,000 for Assistant Professors; $50,000 for Associate Professors; $70,000 for Full Professors

ACLS invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. The ACLS Fellowship program does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. The awards are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. An ACLS Fellowship may be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants and any sabbatical pay, up to an amount equal to the candidate's current academic year salary. Tenure of the fellowship may begin no earlier than July 1, 2019 and no later than February 1, 2020. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


ACLSBurkhardt
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: September 26, 2018
Award Amount: $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000

Fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g. novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. 

The Burkhardt program offers two sets of opportunities for recently tenured humanists. The first set of Burkhardt Fellowships support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the  13 participating residential research centers,  and are open to faculty at any degree-granting academic institution in the United States. An additional set of Burkhardt Fellowships are designated specifically for liberal arts college faculty.


AmCouncilTitleVIII
Title VIII Research Scholar Program and Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: $7,000 - $25,000

With funds from the  U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) , American Councils administers several major grants for independent, overseas policy relevant research in the humanities and social sciences as well as language training. In recent years, American Councils scholars have conducted independent research in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Open to U.S. graduate students, Ph.D. candidates, faculty, and scholars at different professional levels for research opportunities at key academic centers in Eurasia and Eastern Europe. The competition for funding is open and merit-based. Scholars must conduct research for at least three consecutive months in the field. The maximum duration of the grant is eight consecutive months. Research scholar applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries, maximum.
  • Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program (CRLT): Serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research, require supplemental language instruction. The competition for funding is open and merit-based. Applicants must conduct research and language study for at least three consecutive months in the field. The maximum duration of the grant is eight consecutive months. Participants must have attained at least an intermediate level of language proficiency to apply. The synergistic nature of the research and language training aspects of the Combined Research and Language Training Program promises both more productive research and efficient language acquisition. Combined Research and Language Training applicants may only apply for research in a total of two countries, maximum.


AmPhiloSocFranklin
Franklin Research Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018; December 3, 2018
Award Amount: up to $6,000

This program provides small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. 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. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.


CareyLogan
Logan Nonfiction Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals 
Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2018
Award Amount: residency/professional support; stipend not included   

The Carey Institute for Global Good believes that an informed, educated, and engaged citizenry is essential to the functioning of democratic society. The Logan Nonfiction Program supports this belief by advancing deeply reported, long-form nonfiction about the most pressing issues of the day and helping to disseminate it on a variety of media platforms to the widest possible audience. The Institute also helps selected print fellows convert their work into audio, video or digital media through the expertise of partners. The Institute is eager to convene issue-oriented conferences related to fellows' projects to bring their reporting to policy-makers and other experts. Nonfiction writers, photographers, and documentarians are eligible to apply. 

The Logan Nonfiction Program accepts fellows for two classes per year. The spring class runs from January to April, the fall class from October to December. Within these periods, applicants can request a short residency (5 weeks) or a long residency (10-12 weeks). This deadline is for the Spring 2019 class. There are no citizenship requirements for this residency. 


Grants
OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 21, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 28, 2018
Award Amount: budgetary guidelines unspecified; recent grants have ranged from $30,000 - $300,000

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation accepts proposals for exhibitions, publications, symposia, lectures, and academic programs that provide promising new insights into the following fields of art: Digital & Electronic Art, Spanish Colonial, Post-War Painting & Sculpture, and Japanese Bamboo. The grant types are:
  • Exhibition Support: Support for curatorial projects and exhibitions that demonstrate new scholarly impact in the fields of art listed above, particularly those that reach out to new audiences through innovative approaches in outreach and education, including in-gallery interpretation. Exhibition support may be used for curatorial research, exhibition production, publications, public programming, conservation needs, and related overhead expenses.
  • Publication Support: Support for exhibition catalogues and publication projects that highlight new scholarship and understanding. Publication support may be used for research, translations, travel, editing and production costs.
  • Academic and Research Support: Academic support and endowments for innovative people and projects that encourage critical thinking, inventive approaches and scholarship. Academic support may be used for academic positions, research fellows, curriculum development and research travel grants.
  • Convening Support: Support for artist talks, lectures, symposia, conferences and scholarly convening that cultivate dialogue around the pressing issues in the fields of art listed above.


ChiangChingkuoFoundation
Scholar Grants
OSP Deadline: October 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: $20,000 - $35,000

Faculty may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant to help replace half of their salary while on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. If grants from other sources are also awarded to the applicant, the Foundation's grant, when added to these other grants, must not exceed the recipient's annual salary. This grant will be for one year. The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.

TheClarkFellowships
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $30,000 per semester

Fellowships are awarded to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. In addition to providing an opportunity for sustained research for fellows, outside of their usual professional obligations, the Clark encourages them to participate in a variety of collaborative and public discussions on diverse art historical topics as well as on larger questions and motivations that shape the practice of art history. Fellowships are typically one semester in length; there are also many specialized fellowships available. Fellows are expected to reside in Williamstown, MA. There are no citizenship requirements for this opportunity.

CAAMeiss
Millard Meiss Publication Fund
OSP Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.
Sponsor Deadline: September 15, 2018
Award Amount:  The grant sum is intended to be less than the total cost of production; that is, a substantial portion of production costs must be met by the publisher or be from other sources.

The Millard Meiss Publication Fund supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. 


CAATerra
College Art Association
Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant
OSP Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.
Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Intent: September 14, 2018
Award Amount: up to $15,000
The Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher. For this grant program, "American art" is defined as art (circa 1500-1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Awards of up to $15,000 will be made for the following categories: 
  • Grants to publishers for scholarly manuscripts on American art. Manuscripts from US publishers must view American art in an international context; and 
  • Grants for the translation of books on topics in American art to or from English. 


CAAWyeth
College Art Association
Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant
OSP Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the publisher of the manuscript.
Sponsor Deadline: September 14, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified; grants require a budget and cost estimate

This program supports the publication of books on American art. For this grant program, "American art" is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Eligible for the grant are book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. 
Excluded from consideration are excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), and congress proceedings. Museum exhibition or collection catalogues containing substantial scholarship are eligible. High scholarly and intellectual merit is the  sine qua non for an award; however, the jury is also attentive to the following criteria:
  • Topics with a naturally small market or unusually high expenses;
  • Works by disadvantaged scholars, including those at the earlier stages of a career, or by younger scholars or curators; or issued by smaller museums; or by or about underserved constituencies;
  • Books that break new ground, contribute new scholarship, or publish important primary-source material; and
  • Beautiful books that increase the audience for American art. 


CornellHumanities
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: $50,000

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the  2019-20 theme of Energy . Scholars' approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one course related to their research. Courses should be related to the focal theme, and appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses. Fellowships are held for one academic year and require residency in Ithaca, New York. There is no citizenship requirement; international scholars are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.


Dumbarton
Dumbarton Oaks
Fellowship Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2018
Award Amount: $35,000 for the full academic year, plus housing and some meals

Fellowships are awarded to Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian scholars on the basis of demonstrated scholarly ability and preparation of the candidate, including knowledge of requisite languages, interest and value of the study or project, and the project's relevance to the resources of Dumbarton Oaks. The library is located in Washington, D.C. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity. The tenure of the award is for one or two terms. Support includes a stipend, housing, and lunch on weekdays. Dumbarton Oaks anticipates that sabbatical salary or funds from other sources may supplement awards. Fellows may hold other grants with the knowledge and permission of both the grantors and Dumbarton Oaks.

EU
European Commission
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required; grant is awarded to the European institution 
Sponsor Deadline: September 12, 2018
Award Amount: varies 

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.  Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond. The scheme particularly supports the return and (re)integration of European researchers from outside Europe and those who have previously worked in Europe, as well as researchers displaced by conflict outside the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. It also promotes the career restart of individual researchers who show great potential.


GeorgeHenderson
Grants
OSP Deadline: October 4, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: October 12, 2018
Award Amount: $20,000 - $40,000; all projects that fulfill the foundation's goals will be considered

Grants provide support for projects focused on the enhancement of the appearance and preservation of outdoor elements in the city of Boston. The Foundation encourages applications for projects in all neighborhoods of the city of Boston that concern parks, city streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Through past grants, the Foundation has supported capital projects such as the restoration of historic buildings; creation of new public sculpture and gardens; restoration of historic monuments; and other projects that enhance quality of life and sense of place, while demonstrating design excellence. Grants are made only for projects within Boston city limits and to projects that are accessible and visible to the public.



GerdaHenkelResearch
General Research Grants
OSP Deadline: November 14, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: November 22, 2018
Award Amount: varies by award type

Support is primarily provided for the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Historical Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History.    Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work. Grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs. For projects that are conducted by one scholar alone, a research scholarship has to be applied for.  


GettyACLSPostArt

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 24, 2018
Award Amount: $60,000 plus $5,000 for research and travel expenses

These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars from around the world for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant.  Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships may 
not   be held concurrently with other fellowships and grants, though they may be combined with sabbatical. Tenure of the award must encompass the entirety of the 2019-20 academic year. Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017. This program welcomes proposals from applicants without restriction to citizenship, country of residency, location of work proposed, or employment.


GettyScholar
Scholar Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: $65,000 (nine-month residency); $42,000 (six-month residency); $17,200 (three-month residency) 

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence in Los Angeles at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months: 
  • Three-month residency: September to December, January to March, April to June: $17,200
  • Six-month residency: September to March, January to June: $42,000
  • Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000
  • The 2019/2020 scholar-year theme at the Research Institute invites scholars to address the strategies and forms through which ecological concepts are generated, adopted, staged, and negotiated in the realm of the visual arts and architecture. The Getty Scholars Program at the Villa for the 2019/2020 term will consider the ancient culture of Thrace, in particular its relations to its southern neighbor Greece and, in a later period, Rome.

    GladysDelmas
    Humanities Program
    OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
    Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
    Award Amount: unspecified; past grants range from $2,000 to $50,000+

    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. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.


    GrahamFoundation
    Grants to Individuals
    OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 15, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $20,000 (Production and Presentation Grants); up to $10,000 (Research and Development Grants)

    The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides opportunities for individuals to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers. 
    • Production and Presentation Grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, and new media projects. 
    • Research and Development Grants assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. 


    HLuceACLSPostdoc
    Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS
    Program in China Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: November 7, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $50,000

    Postdoctoral Fellowships are for scholars who are preparing their PhD dissertation for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects. Postdoctoral fellowships support research and writing toward a scholarly product in English. Priority will be given to proposals based on the applicant's research in China. A working knowledge of Chinese is required. Stipends may be used for travel, living expenses, and research costs. Other support may be accepted (sabbatical leave or other grants) but the total received cannot exceed 125% of the fellow's academic annual salary. 

    An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2010. Applicants must hold a PhD from an institution in the United States or Canada or be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents with a PhD from any institution. Applicants who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens/permanent residents must have an affiliation, long-term regular research, or teaching appointment with a university or college in the United States or Canada.  Applicants who have obtained tenure, or whose tenure review will be complete before May 31, 2019, are not eligible.


    HLuceACLSCollab
    Program in China Studies: Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants
    OSP Deadline: October 31, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: November 7, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $15,000

    Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants are awarded to scholars of different disciplines to investigate texts that constitute essential points of entry to Chinese periods, traditions, communities, or events in contemporary or historical times. Formats of workshops may vary, but each should be based on texts that illuminate a period, tradition, culture, location, or event. Awards for collaborative reading workshops may be used to support travel and lodging costs of participants, acquisition of materials, communications, and local arrangements. Applications proposing a series of individual presentations, especially to a larger audience, should consider applying to the ACLS program in Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society


    HLuceACLSRelJournal
    Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS
    Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs Fellowships for Scholars
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 24, 2018
    Award Amount: $55,000, plus up to $5,000 to support participation in workshops, trainings, and/or conferences at universities, research centers, and media organizations that encourage connections between journalism and the academy, as well as up to $3,000 for research costs and related scholarly activities

    ACLS invites applications for fellowships offered by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs, made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. The program is designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs by offering fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts. The Fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who are pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts and who desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The ultimate goal of the research should be a significant piece of scholarly work by the applicant and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences.

    Luce/ACLS fellowships are portable and are tenable at any US-based college or university, including the Fellow's home institution. All fellows are required to participate in two program-sponsored symposia during the academic year. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline.


    HowardFellowships
    Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2018
    Award Amount: $35,000

    The   Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs. Fellowships for 2019-20 will be awarded in Painting and Literary Studies. Fellowships are portable and tenable anywhere. The tenure of the award is one academic year. Regardless of citizenship, applicants should be currently living and working in the United States.


    Huntington
    Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $50,000

    The Huntington (San Marino, CA) awards fellowships to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science. The Huntington's independent research library has significant holdings in British and American history; British and American literature; art history, the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book. The collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include 7 million manuscripts, 450,000 rare books, 440,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. A remarkable collection in the history of science and technology consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. The Art Collections contain several notable British and American paintings; innumerable fine prints and photographs; and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.

    The tenure of these awards is 1 to 12 months; the Library offers a variety of fellowships, all with differing durations and award amounts.There are no citizenship requirements; exceptions include the three long-term fellowships funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which requires recipients be either U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been in the U.S. for three years preceding application. 


    IASHistorical
    School of Historical Studies Membership
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $75,000 for the full academic year or $37,500 for one term

    The School embraces a historical approach to research throughout the humanistic disciplines, from socioeconomic developments, political theory, and modern international relations, to the history of art, science, philosophy, music, and literature. The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but it is concerned principally with the following: Greek and Roman civilizations, Medieval Europe, Modern Europe, The Islamic World, Philosophy and International Relations, History of Art, and East Asian Studies. The Faculty and Members of the School do not adhere to any one point of view but practice a range of methods of inquiry and scholarly styles, both traditional and innovative. Uniquely positioned to sponsor work that crosses conventional departmental and professional boundaries, the School actively promotes interdisciplinary research and cross-fertilization of ideas. It thereby encourages the creation of new historical enterprises.

    Members are required to remain in residence in Princeton, NJ during term time. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply.


    IASSocialSci
    School of Social Science Membership
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2018
    Award Amount: Funding is individually negotiated; the School attempts to provide half of the current academic base salary for all Members, up to a maximum stipend of $75,000. 

    The School of Social Science in Princeton, NJ takes as its mission the analysis of contemporary societies and social change. It is devoted to a pluralistic and critical approach to social research from a multidisciplinary and international perspective.  Scholars are drawn from a wide range of fields, notably political theory, economics, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and literature. Members pursue their own research, and participate in collective activities, including a weekly seminar at which on-going work is presented. The theme for 2019-20 is "Economy and Society" but applications outside the theme are also welcomed. Memberships are awarded at both the junior and senior level for one academic year. There are no citizenship requirements.


    IIAS
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
    Award Amount:  stipend of   €2,000/month for a maximum of ten months plus €1000 towards international travel and the possibility of a funded stay for up to two months at the Collège d'études mondiales of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (CEM-FMSH) in Paris, France

    IIAS Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers from around the world who wish to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. Researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into a book publication are also welcome.  The   IIAS is particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters, Asian CitiesAsian Heritages, and Global Asia ; however, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Fellows are in residence in Leiden, the Netherlands.


    JapanFoundationUSSEA
    U.S. - Southeast Asia - Japan Collaboration and Exchange Initiative
    OSP Deadline: October 25, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $100,000

    This initiative is designed to connect Japan scholars from the U.S., Southeast Asia, and Japan in order to enhance their collective scholarship through collaborative projects and exchanges, as well as to advance Japanese Studies in these three regions. The Japan Foundation hopes that Japan scholars and students from all three regions and across many disciplines will benefit mutually from the creation of scholarly networks and the sharing of Japanese Studies resources, research methodology, and practical collaborative work. Projects will be based at U.S. institutions with strong existing or developing Japanese Studies programs, in order to share the wealth of Japanese Studies resources present in the U.S., and to establish and/or strengthen connections with individuals and institutions in Southeast Asia and Japan.


    Guggenheim
    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
    Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: September 17, 2018
    Award Amount: varies; see details below

    Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Fellowships are made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

    The amounts of grants vary, taking into consideration the Fellows' other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or part salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.


      MassCulturalFellowships
    Artist Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018 (Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres); January 28, 2019 (Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography) 
    Award Amount: $15,000

    Mass Cultural Council's Artist Fellowships recognize exceptional work by Massachusetts artists across a range of disciplines. They catalyze artistic advancement and pave the way for creative innovation of enduring cultural value. Artist Fellowships categories come up for review every other year. Applicants must have been legal residents of Massachusetts for the last two years and be legal residents when the grant is awarded. 


    MassHumanitiesProjects
    Project Grants
    OSP Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 10, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline for Letter of Inquiry: September 17, 2018
    Award Amount: $7,500

    Project grants support public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts, including but not limited to humanities based civic conversations; public lecture, conference, and panel discussion; reading and discussion programs; film and discussion programs; museum exhibitions and related programming; theatrical productions with post- or pre- performance discussion; oral history projects; walking tours; audio projects; film pre-production and distribution; websites; and content-based professional development workshops for teachers. In general, Mass Humanities prioritizes funding projects that engage those whose contact with humanities programming is limited, and programming that responds to the current theme, Negotiating the Social Contact. 


    MWeberGermanTravel
    Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 12, 2018
    Award Amount: Travel costs, board, and a daily stipend

    These travel grants are for early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Grantees conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to Max Weber Foundation (MWS) institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. The total term of funding will not exceed three months. Placements (up to one month per host country, though shorter stays are possible) are to be used for research, especially in libraries and archives. Academics are expected to produce transnational and transregional studies, providing research with new and original ideas. The research placements should ideally be completed within 12 months, or at most 24 months. 

    Countries and regions that have MWS Institutes include China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Turkey, and the USA. Applications for the country of the applicant's main place of residence will not be considered. Research placements in Germany are only eligible for funding if the recipient plans at least two more stays at the foreign institutes or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. 


    NationalAcadFord
    Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: December 6, 2018
    Award Amount: $45,000

    Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. 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 complete list of eligible fields of study supported at the postdoctoral level of the fellowship program is available here:  Eligible Fields of Study List Each Fellow is expected to begin tenure on June 1 (for 12 months) or September 1 (for 9 or 12 months) of the year in which the award is received. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


    NEHCollab
    Collaborative Research Grants
    OSP Deadline: November 28, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: December 5, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $50,000 (Convening Grants); up to $250,000 (Publication Grants); up to $250,000 (Archaeology Grants)

    Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods.

    Eligible projects must propose tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; and content-rich, open-access digital resources (for example, websites, databases, or tools). All project outcomes must be based on and must convey interpretive humanities research. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to scholarly audiences and/or general audiences. 


    NEHDialoguesWar
    Dialogues on the Experience of War
    OSP Deadline: November 1, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: November 8, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $100,000

    The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War program as part of its current initiative,  Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War . The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Although the program is primarily designed to reach military veterans, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate.
     
    The program awards grants that will support:
    • the convening of at least two discussion programs for no fewer than fifteen participants; and
    • the creation of a preparatory program to recruit and train program discussion leaders (NEH Discussion Leaders).
    Discussion programs may take place on college and university campuses, in veterans' centers, at public libraries and museums, and at other community venues.

    Please Note: This is a limited submission opportunity. An applicant institution may submit up to three proposals for funding. If you are interested in applying, please contact Erin Hale ( erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu ). 


    NEHNSFDocLang
    Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
    OSP Deadline: September 11, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: September 18, 2018
    Award Amount: $12,000 - $150,000 per year for one to three years (Senior Research Projects); $4,200 per month for six to twelve months (Fellowships)

    The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of the 6,000-7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Awards support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. DEL funding is available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for six to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork.

    All DEL applications are submitted to NSF for review. Upon completion of the review process, the administration of awards is conducted separately by NEH or NSF.


    NEHHumOpenBook
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    Humanities Open Book Program
    OSP Deadline: September 19, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: September 26, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $250,000

    The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost "ebook" technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print.  NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are soliciting proposals from academic presses, scholarly societies, museums, and other institutions that publish books in the humanities to participate in the Humanities Open Book Program. Applicants will provide a list of previously published humanities books along with brief descriptions of the books and their intellectual significance. NEH and Mellon anticipate that applicants may propose to digitize a total that ranges from less than fifty to more than one hundred books.

    Proposed books can be on any topic relevant to any humanities discipline. However, in recognition of two important upcoming anniversaries, NEH and Mellon encourage applicants to consider digitizing books related to the following:
    • The 250th anniversary of the United States, coming in 2020. Applicants may wish to include important books relevant to the founding of the United States.
    • The hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, coming in 2020. Applicants may wish to include important books relevant to the Nineteenth Amendment and women's suffrage.


    NEHTranslations
    Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants
    OSP Deadline: November 28, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: December 5, 2018
    Award Amount:  Awards are made for one to three years and rarely exceed $100,000 per year.

    Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or transcriptions. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Projects must be undertaken by at least one editor or translator and one other collaborating scholar. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years.


    NEHSustainCultural
    Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
    OSP Deadline: December 5, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: December 12, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $40,000 over up to 2 years (Planning Grants); up to $350,000 over up to 5 years (Implementation Projects) 

    The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to natural and man-made disasters. Effective and sustainable preservation strategies must be informed by the nature of an institution and its collections. All applicants, whether at the planning or the implementation level, should have completed the process of basic preservation planning; they should also clearly state how sustainable strategies will address priorities established in existing preservation or collection management plans. Sustainable preservation strategies can take many forms, depending on collection materials, the building envelope, and the local climate. However, interdisciplinary collaboration during planning and implementation of these strategies is essential. In SCHC projects,  such teams typically consist of consultants and members of the institution's staff and can include architects, building engineers, conservation scientists, conservators, curators, archivists, and facilities managers, among others.


    NatGalleryArt
    National Gallery of Art
    Senior Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $50,000

    The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington, DC area. Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for five years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Fellowships can be held for an academic year or for a single semester.


    NHPRCAccessAP
    National Historical Publications & Records Commission
    Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
    OSP Deadline: September 27, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: October 4, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $100,000 over one to two years; the Commission provides no more than 75 percent of the total project costs/cost sharing is required

    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in collections of America's early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation's legal history.  

    All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may preserve and process historical records to:
    • Create new online Finding Aids to collections
    • Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online
    The NHPRC encourages organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.


    NHPRCPubHisRecords
    Public Engagement with Historical Records
    OSP Deadline: September 27, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: October 4, 2018 
    Award Amount: $50,000 - $150,000 over one to three years; 1:1 matching funds are required

    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations among archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects that focus on innovative methods to introduce primary source materials and how to use them in multiple locations also are more likely to create a competitive proposal.

    Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational, or personal reasons. For example, an applicant can:
    • Enlist volunteer "citizen archivists" in projects to accelerate access to historical records, especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.
    • Develop educational programs for K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project.
    • Collect primary source material from people through public gatherings and sponsor discussions or websites about the results.
    • Use historical records in artistic endeavors. This could include K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members. Examples include projects that encourage researching and writing life stories for performance; using record facsimiles in painting, sculpture, or audiovisual collages; or using text as lyrics for music or as music.
    • Develop technologies that encourage the sharing of information about historical records.


    NHPRCPubDocs
    Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
    OSP Deadline: September 27, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: October 4, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $200,000 over one year; 1:1 matching funds are required 

    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must publish a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable collection of all documents. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, transcribing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing documentary source materials online and in print. Because of the focus on documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project. 


    NationalHumanitiesCenter
    Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 17, 2018
    Award Amount: stipend amounts are individually determined; the Center seeks to provide half salary up to $65,000

    The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2019 through May 2020. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center affords access to the vibrant cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area's research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. The National Humanities Center welcomes scholars regardless of citizenship or national origin.

    NewYorkPublicLibrary
    The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: September 28, 2018
    Award Amount: stipend up to $70,000

    The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building-including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Visual artists at work on a book project are also welcome to apply. The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.

    NYPLSchomburg
    Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: December 1, 2018

    The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program offers long-term and short-term fellowships to support scholars and writers working on projects that would benefit from access to the Center's extensive resources for the study of African diasporic history, politics, literature, and culture. The Schomburg Center is a world-renowned repository of sources on every facet of the African diasporic experience, with extensive holdings including numerous unique manuscript and archival collections as well as a comprehensive range of publications, photographs, films, audio recordings, and visual art. Long-Term Fellowships are for six months and Short-Term Fellowships are for one to three months. Please note that only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals who have been resident in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply.

    NewberryFellowships
    Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2018 (Long-Term Fellowships); December 15, 2018 (Short-Term Fellowships)
    Award Amount: stipend of $4,200 per month for 4-9 months (Long-Term Fellowships); stipend of $2,500 for one month (Short-Term Fellowships)

    The Newberry Library (located in Chicago, IL) offers a fellowship program providing outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. Fellows have access to the Newberry's wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. The Newberry expects recipients to advance scholarship in various fields, develop new interpretations, and expand understandings of the past. The collection's strengths are described here . Please note that some of the Long-Term Fellowships have citizen and permanent residency requirements. 


    NewberryPublications
    Weiss-Brown Publication Subvention Award
    OSP Deadline: not required; award is paid directly to the publisher
    Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $8,000

    This award supports the publication of scholarly books on European civilization before 1700 in the areas of music, theater, cultural studies, or French or Italian literature. Applicants must document that their projects have been accepted for publication and provide detailed information regarding the publication and the subvention request.   The purpose of this award is to enable the publication of works of the highest quality either:
    • by making it possible to publish a work in a particularly appropriate way (with special typography plates, or appendices, for example) that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive; or
    • by significantly reducing the cover price, allowing the publication to reach a wider audience.
    Once these criteria are met, preference will be given to publications that:
    • are unique, unusual in concept or execution, or that represent a departure from the normal habits of a given publishing house or entity; or
    • bring into print previously unpublished source materials; or
    • promise to reach the broadest possible audience for the type of book envisioned.  


    PrincetonUHodder
    Hodder Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: September 18, 2018
    Award Amount: $81,000

    The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists and writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts"; they are selected more "for promise than for performance." Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. The tenure of the award is 10 months. 

    Radcliffe
    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
    Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. 


    RockefellerBellagio
    Bellagio Center Residency Program
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: December 3, 2018
    Award Amount: room and board; travel assistance and stipend amounts are determined following application submission

    The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program (in Bellagio, Italy) offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation's Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues.

    The  Academic Writing residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline. Successful applicants will demonstrate decades of significant professional contributions to their field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory for those earlier in their careers.

    The  Arts & Literary Arts residency is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists who share in the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humanity around the world and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues.

    The tenure of the residency program is for two to four weeks. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity.


    KressConservation
    Conservation
    OSP Deadline: September 24, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
    Award Amount: unspecified; recent grants range from $10,000 to $21,000

    The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.


    SamuelKressDigital
    Digital Resources 
    OSP Deadline: September 24, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
    Award Amount: unspecified; recent awards range from $12,000 to $90,000

    The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. Support will also be offered for the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history; of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. Please note that this grant program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.


    SamuelKressHistoryArt
    Samuel H. Kress Foundation 
    History of Art Grants
    OSP Deadline: September 24, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
    Award Amount: unspecified;  recent grants range from $6,000 to $20,000

    The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.


    SchoolAdvancedResearch

    Resident scholar fellowships are awarded annually by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

    Resident scholars are provided with an office, low-cost housing, a stipend (amount varies according to award), library assistance, and other benefits. Books written by scholars may be considered for publication by SAR Press in its Resident Scholar Series. Fellowships involve a nine-month tenure, from September 1 through May 31.


    Sundance
    Documentary Fund
    OSP Deadline: 5 business days before submission
    Sponsor Deadline: Rolling
    Award Amount: varies by award type; see details below

    The Sundance Documentary Fund provides grants to filmmakers worldwide for projects that display: artful film language, effective storytelling, originality and feasibility, contemporary cultural relevance, and potential to reach and connect with its intended audience. Preference is given to projects that convey clear story structure, higher stakes and contemporary relevance, forward going action or questions, demonstrated access to subjects, and quality use of film craft.

    Funding is available in the following categories:
    • Development (up to $15,000)
    • Production/Post-Production (up to $40,000)
    • Audience Engagement (up to $20,000)
    • Additional opportunities by nomination

    Academic Workshop & Symposium Grants
    OSP Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: 
    Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: December 7, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $25,000

    The Terra Foundation for American Art actively supports projects that encourage international scholarship on American art topics, as well as scholarly projects with focused theses that further research of American art in an international context. Academic program funding is available for in-person exchanges such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that advance scholarship in the field of American art (circa 1500-1980) that take place:
    • In Chicago or outside the United States, or
    • In the United States and examine American art within an international context and include a significant number of international participants.
    Additionally, the foundation welcomes applications for international research groups. Such groups should involve 2 to 4 faculty members from two or more academic institutions, at least one of which must be located outside the United States. Groups should pursue specific research questions that will advance scholarship and meet in person two or more times.


    TA3Writing
    Academic & Textbook Writing Grants 
    OSP Deadline: October 24, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: October 31, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $1,000

    TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing their academic works and textbooks.
    • Publication Grants provide reimbursement for eligible expenses directly related to bringing an academic book, textbook, or journal article to publication.
    • Contract Review Grants reimburse eligible expenses for legal review when you have a contract offer for a textbook or academic monograph or other scholarly work that includes royalty arrangements.


    UTAustinRansom
    Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowships in the Humanities
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2018
    Award Amount: $3,500 per month

    The Harry Ransom Center annually awards more than 50 fellowships to support short-term residencies for research 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. Scholars are in residence for one to three months. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity. 


    VillaITatti
    Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018 (Long-Term); November 15, 2018 (Short-Term)
    Award Amount: $50,000 plus a supplement towards relocation expenses (Long-Term); $4,000 per month plus a supplement towards relocation expenses (Short-Term)

    Villa I Tatti (in Florence, Italy) offers fifteen full-year post-doctoral fellowships and several shorter fellowships annually. The  Berenson Library, with holdings of nearly 185,000 volumes and subscriptions to over 600 scholarly journals, includes an extensive and historically important photograph collection, an archive that documents the lives and work of Bernard and Mary Berenson, and the  Morrill Music Library, considered one of the finest in the world for medieval and Renaissance music.

    Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from scholars from all nations. The tenure of long term awards is twelve months, and the tenure of short term awards is four to six months. 


    WFAlbrightFellows

    W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
    Fellowships
    OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
    Sponsor Deadline: October 15, 2018
    Award Amount: varies by fellowship type

    Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic periods, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. Both long and short term fellowships are available for junior and senior scholars, including graduate students and recent PhDs. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright in Jerusalem, Israel is required. The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright. Please note that citizenship requirements and award amounts vary by individual fellowship.


    Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington, DC and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key policy challenges facing the United States and the world. Citizens or permanent residents from any country may apply (applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States). Award tenure is typically for one academic year, though occasionally fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months. 
     

    YaleUniversityBritishArt
    Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Grants
    OSP Deadline: September 21, 2018
    Sponsor Deadline: September 30, 2018
    Award Amount: varies by award type; see details below

    The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year in a strictly timetabled schedule. The program supports scholarship, academic research and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of British art and architectural history from the medieval period to the present, although all supported topics must have an historical perspective.
    • Curatorial Research Grants help institutions undertaking curatorial research towards an exhibition, display or an online project on British art and architectural history. Award amount: up to £40,000. 
    • Digital Projects Grants help support a curator or research scholar undertaking a digital research project or research which will lead to a digital or online project. Award amount: up to £40,000.
    • Research Support Grants contribute towards travel and subsistence expenses for scholars engaged in research on the history of British art or architecture. Award amount: up to £2,000.
    • Educational Programme Grants support lectures, seminars or conferences on British art and architecture. Award amount: up to £3,000.
    • Publication Grants contribute toward the costs incurred by publishers, authors or editors in producing publications on British art and architectural history. Award amount: up to £7,000 (for publishers) and/or up to £3,000 (for authors). 




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    Paige Belisle
    Research Development Officer
    pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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