December 2017
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UPCOMING INTERNAL FUNDING DEADLINES

 

- Harvard Global Institute - December 15, 2017 

Elson Family Arts Initiative Fund January 19, 2018 March 30, 2018

Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities  February 23, 2018
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:  While the President's full FY18 budget request proposes elimination of funding for NEH, NEA, and IMLS, the three organizations are operating normally at present. See statements from the NEH; the NEA; and                                                 the IMLS for more information. 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
INTERNAL 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 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 am a recent PhD looking for a fellowship opportunity.

I NTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

InternalRothenberg
Deadline: February 23, 2018
Award Amount: up to $7,500

This fund is intended to support new and ongoing research projects by Harvard ladder faculty in the humanities, both individual and collaborative projects. Costs associated with publication or any related forms of dissemination are also eligible. Proposals might include (but are by no means limited to) research for books, articles, performances, films, installations, translations, web-based projects, scholarly editions, databases, and any other form of scholarly writing or creative work. Proposals may (but need not) be interdisciplinary or cross-cultural in character. Expenses associated with travel to collections and archives, as well as travel to conferences, symposia, seminars, film festivals, and other scholarly gatherings are eligible. Expenses to pay research assistants are permitted, although faculty are asked to hire Harvard undergraduates or graduate students as research assistants. The committee hopes that it can fund proposals across all these categories, but if forced to choose, it will give priority to funding travel to do research over travel to present findings. 


ElsonFamily
Deadline: January 19, 2018 or March 30, 2018
Award Amount: up to $5,000

The Elson Family Arts Initiative fund supports undergraduate education in the arts and humanities and the integration of the arts into the curriculum within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This initiative is one of many activities created in response to the recommendations of the Harvard Task Force on the Arts. Course proposals may (but need not) involve collaborations across departments and divisions of the FAS.  The Committee will only consider proposals that have a curricular connection and that show the prudent use of funds. As a general rule, priority will be given to proposals for art-making in courses where art-making has not traditionally been inserted. 


FoundationsBehavior
Deadline: last day of February, May, August, and November
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. 


HarvardGlobalInstitute
Grants
Letter of Intent Deadline: December 15, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline (if invited): March 30, 2018
Award Amount: $50,000 - $100,000 annually for 1-2 years (Small Grants); $500,000 - $1M annually for 1-2 years (Large Grants) 

In the 2018-19 academic year, HGI will fund research projects in China and India that have the potential for impact both locally and globally. Project activities are not limited to the Harvard campus but also include work that happens in China and/or India. Faculty conducting research in China have access to space at the  Harvard Center Shanghai , and HGI encourages project teams to make use of the Center as a convening site. Faculty from across the Schools who are already working on China and/or India-related topics, as well as those who wish to begin doing so, are invited to apply for funding by submitting preliminary expressions of interest (EOIs).
 
Funding will be provided at two levels:
  • Large grants will support multi-faculty, cross-School, cross-discipline, integrative projects on problems or issues of global relevance that build on existing research and include significant collaboration with scholars in China. The goal is to help innovative research "scale up" and "scale out." There should thus be a substantial track record of prior work upon which a more ambitious project would be developed. Ideally, such a project should represent not just quantitative enhancement of previous research, but qualitative transformation of that research through heightened collaboration with colleagues in other Schools, disciplines, and countries.
  • Small grants will support innovative, interdisciplinary projects that, like the large grants, focus on issues of global significance that would be unlikely to find funding from other sources. Funding is available at this level for projects with a focus on China and/or on India, or for comparative work. The majority of the funding, however, is available for projects that are related to China.
The principal investigator must be an active tenure-stream faculty member.  Students and postdoctoral scholars may participate in a grant under the supervisory auspices of the faculty member who applies for an award.

MBB
Faculty Awards
Deadline: January 12, 2018
Award Amount: up to $50,000

The Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative (MBB) is an interdisciplinary community of investigators whose research aims to elucidate the structure, function, evolution, development, and pathology of the nervous system in relation to human behavior and mental life. Faculty awards are intended to support faculty members who want to examine MBB-related issues through interdisciplinary research, education, or experiences. All proposals must be explicitly cross-disciplinary, involving at least two principals, each from a different discipline. 

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.


InternalProvostial
Deadline: February 23, 2018
Award Amount: up to $7,500

This fund is intended to support creative, innovative initiatives in the arts and humanities, for projects led by members of the faculty within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and/or other schools. Proposals might include (but are by no means limited to) performances, master classes, conferences, workshops, seminars and visits by outsiders (although not simply lectures). They may (but need not) involve collaborations across departments and divisions of the FAS and the University as well as with colleagues beyond the University. In the same spirit, they may (but need not) be interdisciplinary or cross-cultural in character. Although a direct tie-in with the curriculum is not an absolute requirement, proposals that have a clear connection to the curriculum - to existing courses, new courses, or pedagogical activities more broadly construed - will be favored. 

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.

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

AcademyFilmScholars
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy Film Scholars Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2018
Award Amount: $25,000

Academy Film Scholars grants are awarded to previously published individuals who are pursuing significant new works of film scholarship. These grants fund research as well as academic and scholarly projects that elevate both filmmaking and film scholarship. Projects must address cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures. Those examining elements of the film industry that have been underrepresented in the canon of film scholarship will be given priority.  Proposed works may be books, multimedia presentations, curatorial projects, interactive DVDs, or Internet sites. 


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. 


AASNEH
AAS-NEH Long-Term Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for four to twelve months

Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.  AAS-NEH fellows are expected to be in regular and continuous residence at the Society. They must devote full time to their study and may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities during the tenure of their award. Fellows may hold other major fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, in addition to sabbaticals and supplemental grants from their own institutions. Other NEH-funded grants may be held serially, but not concurrently. The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have been residents in the U.S. for at least three years preceding the application deadline. Mid-career scholars are encouraged to apply. 


AASShortTerm
Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: $1,850 per month for one to two months

The American Antiquarian Society offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to two months each year. Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections. The Society is located in Worcester, MA.


ACLSDigital
Digital Extension Grants
OSP Deadline: January 3, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2018
Award Amount: up to $125,000

This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research projects.

This program aims to extend the opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of humanistic inquiry to a greater number of humanities scholars. To this end, projects supported by ACLS Digital Extension Grants may:
  • Develop new systems of making existing digital resources available to broader audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions
  • Extend existing digital projects and resources with content that adds diversity or interdisciplinary reach
  • Foster new team-based collaborations between scholars at all career stages. Projects that convene, train, and empower communities of humanities faculty and/or graduate students around established digital research projects, as well as projects that allow scholars from institutions with limited digital infrastructure to exploit digital resources or to participate in existing labs or working groups, are especially welcome 
  • Create new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.

AmericanMusicologicalPubs
Subventions for Publications
OSP Deadline: February 9, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 16, 2018
Award Amount: up to $2,500

The Publications Committee of the American Musicological Society makes available funds to help with expenses involved in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, essay collections, articles, chapters in essay collections, special issues of journals, and works in non-print media. 
Subventions are granted for any topics of musicological research. Individual authors or editors, or their sponsoring organization, society, or department, may apply for assistance to defray costs not normally covered by publishers. Examples include costs related to illustrations, musical examples, facsimiles, accompanying audio or video examples, and permissions. Subventions are not given to defray costs associated with indexing. Author subventions required by publishers are not eligible for reimbursement. Proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers are welcome. Projects that make use of newer technologies are also encouraged.

BogliascoFoundationFellowships
Bogliasco Foundation
Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: room, board, and studio space for one month

The Bogliasco Foundation supports the Arts and Humanities by providing residential Fellowships at its study center in Italy's most vibrant, historic crossroads, where gifted artists and scholars of all cultures come together to connect, create and disseminate significant new work. The Bogliasco Foundation accepts applications from those doing both creative and scholarly work in the following fields: Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and Visual Arts - without regard to nationality, age, race, or gender. Applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. The tenure of the award is one month during the academic year. 


CabotFamily
Grants
OSP Deadline: January 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2018
Award Amount: $5,000 - $50,000 over one year

Grants are awarded in the areas of arts and culture, education and youth development, environment and conservation, health and human services, and for civic and public benefit. Within these fields, as appropriate, the trustees prefer programs mainly serving youth and young adults, with a special interest in programs focused on insuring the healthy growth and development of infants and young children, as a foundation for their future success.

The Trust makes grant awards twice a year to nonprofit organizations in the city of Boston and contiguous communities, as well as to organizations in which Cabot family members maintain philanthropic interest.


CharlesWarrenAmHist
2018-19 Faculty Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2017
Award Amount: stipend up to $62,000

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard's research center for North American history, invites applications for a workshop on U.S. Power in the Global Arena. In recent years, the history of U.S. foreign relations, or the United States and the World, has been invigorated as a field by the integration of insights and approaches from other fields and by incorporating actors, regions, and themes that had previously been sidelined. As the daily headlines remind us, the global projections of the power of the American state remain a crucial part of the world we live in. If we want to contend with the impacts of U.S. power in the global arena, history remains an indispensable tool in our kit. The goal of this Warren Center workshop is to take stock of recent developments in the historiography of U.S. global power, including in its diplomatic, military, economic, and cultural manifestations. 


ChiangChingkuoFoundationConf
OSP Deadline: January 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $25,000 

The Foundation will consider applications from institutions for grants to hold conferences, workshops, or seminars on specific subjects related to the Foundation's goals and objectives. Applicants are urged to seek matching funds. The academic background of the participants and the significance of the meeting will be key factors in the evaluation process. In principle, the Foundation does not provide funding for annual meetings.


CAORCMulti
Multi-Country Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2018
Award Amount: up to $10,500

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
 
Important information about the fellowship competition:
  • Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.
  • The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2018 and November 2019.
  • Travel is currently restricted by the U.S. Department of State to the following AORC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen.


CAORCNEH
NEH Senior Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2018
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for four months
  
The NEH Senior Research Fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four consecutive months. Applicants must be US citizens or foreign nationals who have resided in the US for three years prior to the application deadline.

Important information about the fellowship competition:
  • Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.
  • Applicants must propose four consecutive months of research in an American Overseas Research Center in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia. 
  • Fellows may travel and carry out research for four consecutive months between the period of May 2018 to November 2019.
  • Selected fellows must work on their research full-time during their period of funding.


CLIRPostdocs
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 29, 2017
Award Amount: varies by sponsoring institution

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research. The program offers recent PhD graduates the chance to help develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. Host institutions benefit from fellows' field-specific expertise by gaining insights into their collections' potential uses and users, scholarly information behaviors, and current teaching and learning practices within particular disciplines. Fellows are placed at diverse institutions from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges in the United States and Canada. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of subject expertise or geographic preference.


DavisCenterRussian
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2018
Award Amount:  Stipend of up to $40,500 for 9 months or $54,000 for 12 months.

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is the intellectual home of Harvard scholars and students with an interest in this critical region of the world. The Center's mission is fourfold: to generate and disseminate original research and scholarship on Russian and Eurasian studies; to promote the training of graduate and undergraduate students interested in the region; to create and sustain a community of scholars at all levels of academic achievement; and to ensure that society at large benefits from the exchange of information and ideas at the Davis Center. Junior scholars whose research touches on the work of the Davis Center community are welcome to apply to the Fellows Program. The fellowships are open to junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. by September 2018, but no earlier than September 2013 (less than five years ago). Citizens of all countries may apply.


FordFellowship
Fellowship Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 7, 2017
Award Amount: $45,000

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Awards will be made for study in the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, cultural studies, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, urban planning, and women's studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 7, 2010 are eligible.

FritzThyssenFoundation
Conferences
OSP Deadline: February 21, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 28, 2018
Award Amount: unspecified; detailed budget required

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics in the following areas of support:
  • History, Language, and Culture;
  • Image and Imagery;
  • State, Economy, and Society;
  • Medicine and the Natural Sciences. 
The foundation generally does not accept any applications for projects if applications are being filed with other institutions at the same time to ease the burden on its experts assessing applications.  An application that is refused by another institution can be filed with the foundation along with a note explaining why it was refused.



FullerFoundationArts
Grants for the Arts
OSP Deadline: January 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $7,500

The Foundation expects its grants to encourage "hands-on" and participatory collaborations between established cultural institutions, artists, and communities. Specific programs of interest include art for viewing and listening; art education in school; art and performing arts festivals; art (murals and sculpture) that beautifies or inspires a community; programs that bring symphony, opera, and theatre to the community; and adult and/or children's museum education programs. Applications are accepted from organizations headquartered in the Boston area or Seacoast New Hampshire. 


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 Organizations
OSP Deadline: February 16, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 25, 2018
Award Amount: up to $30,000

The Graham Foundation fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.  The Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations.  These grants assist organizations 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, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs.


HarvardJewishStarr
Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies
Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 17, 2018
Award Amount: stipend of $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full year

The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies invites applications each academic year for the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica. Applicants may come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences associated with studies in Judaica.  The Starr fellowships for 2018-2019 will be available exclusively to recent Ph.D. recipients (defined as those who have received their Ph.D. degrees after January 2016 and before June 2018) and untenured faculty. There will be no topical focus for this year, but the Center will try to put together  a group of people whose interests overlap as much as is possible. Fellows will be welcome to spend the entire year at the Center but must minimally be in residence for the spring term.


JSLeeMemorialFellowship
Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 19, 2018
Award Amount: varies; covers airfare, accommodation, and living expenses for four to twelve months

The J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme supports curators, museum professionals and art history research academics taking part in Chinese art related Fellowships at  Participating Institutions . In order to realize the goal of promoting international cultural and intellectual exchange in the field of Chinese art, the Programme requires the applicant to be based in a museum or an institution in a place outside of his / her habitual residence. Fields of Fellowship supported include Chinese art history, curatorship, archaeology, conservation, museum management and museum education.

Selected Fellows will have the opportunities to work under leading curatorial professionals, and to participate in curatorial work and research for a period of four to twelve months. The Fellowship fund will cover international round-trip airfare, accommodation, and living expenses during the Fellowship period. 


KrocPeace
Visiting Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 11, 2017
Award Amount:  Junior (untenured) fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester; senior (tenured) fellows receive $30,000 per semester.

Each year, the Kroc Institute's Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame for a semester or a full academic year. The Institute particularly seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with ongoing Kroc research initiatives. The Kroc Institute seeks applications for Visiting Research Fellows for 2017-18 in the following areas:
  • Gender and Conflict/Peacebuilding
  • Conflict-related Migration and Diaspora Communities 
  • Peace Studies (open)


MarionJasperWhiting
Fellowships for Higher Education
OSP Deadline: January 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 12, 2018
Award Amount: $5,482 

These annual fellowships support scholars of all disciplines to study at a location or locations--either national or international--other than their home institution. The aim is to stimulate and broaden the minds of teachers so as to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction. Grants are primarily for travel and related expenses and not as salary substitutes, scholarships or grants in aid. While there is a preference toward teachers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Foundation awards fellowships across the New England area.

The Foundation does not maintain a website but application guidelines can be found  here . Applicants should submit all required materials along with the  candidate information form  to the foundation via email.   


MassArtistFellowships
Mass Cultural Council
Artist Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 29, 2018
Award Amount: $12,000 

Artist Fellowships provide direct, unrestricted support to Massachusetts artists in recognition of exceptional original work, to foster the creation of new art in the Commonwealth. Artist Fellowships in a range of disciplines are awarded to primary creators of original works of art. There are two review criteria: artistic quality and creative ability as evidenced by original artwork submitted. The January deadline is for the disciplines of choreography, fiction/creative nonfiction, and painting.  


MassCulturalYouthReach
YouthReach
OSP Deadline: January 11, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 19, 2018
Award Amount: $15,000 per year over three years

The goal of YouthReach is to promote integration of substantive out-of-school arts, humanities, and science opportunities into a collaborative response to the needs of young people and communities. The program aims to develop and deepen opportunities for young people to create a more just and equitable society through their art-making and to position creative youth development programs as key leaders in discovering and developing opportunities to improve the livability and economic vitality of their communities. To this end, YouthReach works to foster dynamic cross-sector collaborations to ensure young people's academic, professional, and personal success. This grant program requires matching funds.

Please note: This is a limited submission opportunity, and Harvard may submit only one application per year. Please contact Erin Hale ( erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu) if you are interested in applying. 


MassHumanitiesProjects
Project Grants
OSP Deadline for Letters of Intent: December 11, 2017
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent: December 18, 2017
Award Amount:  $7,500 max. (Standard); $15,000 max. ("Incentive" Grants)

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. 


MHSNEH
Massachusetts Historical Society
MHS-NEH Long-Term Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: $4,200 per month for four to twelve months

The Massachusetts Historical Society will award at least two long-term MHS-NEH fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. Proposals must state the historiographical significance of the project and indicate the specific MHS collections the applicant wishes to consult. Tenure must be continuous. MHS-NEH Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline.


NEHDigital
National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
OSP Deadline: January 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 16, 2018
Award Amount: $5,000 to $40,000 over up to 18 months (Level 1); $40,001 to $75,000 over up to 18 months (Level 2); $100,000 to $325,000 over up to 3 years (Level 3) 

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. Grants may involve:
  • creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods or techniques that contribute to the humanities;
  • pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines; or
  • revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities.


NEHMediaDev
National Endowment for the Humanities
Media Projects: Development Grants
OSP Deadline: January 3, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2018
Award Amount: $40,000 to $75,000 over six to twelve months

The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects that we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience.

Development grants  enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script (for a film or television project) or a detailed treatment (for a radio or podcast project) and may also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.


NEHMediaProd
National Endowment for the Humanities
Media Projects: Production Grants
OSP Deadline: January 3, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2018
Award Amount: $100,000 to $650,000 over one to three years

The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects that we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad general audience.

Production grants  support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs or podcasts that promise to engage a broad public audience.


NEHPublicHumanitesProjects
Public Humanities Projects
OSP Deadline: January 3, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2018
Award Amount: up to $40,000 (Planning Grants); $50,000 to $400,000 (Implementation Grants) 

Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.  NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming. Applications should follow the parameters set out below for one of the following three formats:
  • Community Conversations: This format supports one- to two-year-long series of community-wide public discussions that bring together a diverse group of residents to address important topics relevant to their town or city, guided by the perspectives of the humanities. Applicants must demonstrate prior experience conducting public and nonpartisan dialogues about important topics.
  • Exhibitions: This format supports permanent exhibitions that will be on view for at least three years, or traveling exhibitions that will be available to public audiences in at least two venues in the United States (including the originating location).
  • Historic Places: This format supports the interpretation of historic sites, houses, neighborhoods, and regions, which might include living history presentations, guided tours, exhibitions, and public programs.

NEHPublicScholar
Public Scholar Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 7, 2018
Award Amount: stipend of $4,200 per full-time month (max. $50,400)

The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. They seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems. The Public Scholar Program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship. They must address significant humanities themes likely to be of broad interest and must be written in a readily accessible style. Making use of primary and/or secondary sources, they should open up important and appealing subjects for a wide audience. The challenge is to make sense of a significant topic in a way that will appeal to general readers. Applications to write books directed primarily to scholars are not appropriate for this program.


NEHSummerSeminars
National Endowment for the Humanities
Summer Seminars and Institutes
OSP Deadline: February 14, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 22, 2018
Award Amount: $50,000 - $135,000 (Seminars); $60,000 - $225,000 (Institutes)

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes grants support professional development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university faculty. Seminars and institutes may be as short as one week or as long as four weeks. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes provide models of excellent teaching; provide models of excellent scholarship; broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities; focus on the study and teaching of significant topics, texts, and other sources; contribute to the intellectual vitality of participants; and build communities of inquiry.


NIH
National Institutes of Health
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomic Research (R01)
OSP Deadline: January 29, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 5, 2018
Award Amount: Varies; maximum project period is 5 years

This program invites applications that propose to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. Proposed methods may include, but are not limited to, data-generating qualitative or quantitative approaches, legal, economic or normative analyses, or other analytical or conceptual research methodologies.  To address the broad scope and reach of genomics in society, applications are invited from investigators representing a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to the social, behavioral and communication sciences, ethics, philosophy, history, economics, and epidemiology as well as the basic, clinical and computational sciences.  Applications may propose well-integrated single or multi-disciplinary studies using either single or mixed methods.

NSFSTS
Science, Technology, and Society
OSP Deadline: January 26, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 2, 2018
Award Amount: Varies

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science. The STS program draws from a variety of disciplines: anthropology, communication studies, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology to address the broad spectrum of STS research areas, topics, and approaches. Within this tradition, the STS program supports the NSF mission by welcoming proposals that provide an STS approach to NSF research-focused Big Ideas:
  • Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering
  • Navigating the New Arctic
  • The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution
  • Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future
  • Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype
  • Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics


NewAmericaFellows
National Fellows Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2018
Award Amount: award range varies; stipend is generally between $15,000 - $30,000

New America's Fellows Program invests in thinkers-journalists, scholars, filmmakers, and public policy analysts who offer inventive perspectives on the major challenges facing our society. Fellows advance big ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and storytelling. The big idea can be a sweeping reframing of a familiar subject through new research or a new combination of existing research; a masterful presentation of a case study that advances our understanding of a timeless American theme or stress fracture; an innovative new media or academic project to disseminate knowledge about a shared challenge; or a bold policy prescription for moving domestic and international issues forward. Our goal in the Fellows Program is to find bold, impactful thinkers and to fund them for a year, long enough so that they can make progress in writing a book, develop a series of articles, work on a documentary, or work on another project that would be accessible to a broad audience and long enough to be able to build a real community among the fellows.


NewEnglandRegional
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 1, 2018
Award Amount: $5,000 for a minimum of 8 weeks of research at participating institutions

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, a collaboration of 25 major cultural agencies, provides grants designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several agencies. Each itinerary must be a minimum of eight weeks; include at least three different member institutions; and include at least two weeks at each of these institutions. T he Consortium may also favor applications that draw on institutions from more than one metropolitan area. A list of participating member institutions can be found here


NewYorkPublicLibrary
Short-Term Research Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2018
Award Amount: stipend of $1,000 per week for 2-4 weeks

The New York Public Library offers  Short-Term Research Fellowships  to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections are welcome to apply. Preference is given to applications making a strong case for accessing special collections materials.  


Newberry
Short-Term Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2017
Award Amount: $2,500 per month

Newberry Fellowships provide support for researchers who wish to use the collections.  Short-Term Fellowships (with a tenure of one to two months) are primarily intended to assist researchers who need to examine specific items in the Newberry's collection and are mostly restricted to individuals who live outside the Chicago area. The strengths of the collection are: American History and Culture; American Indian and Indigenous Studies; Chicago and the Midwest; Genealogy and Local History; History of the Book; Manuscripts and Archives; Maps, Travel, and Exploration; Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies; Music; and Religion. 

Preference is given to applicants who have not held major fellowships within the three years prior to their proposed period of residency. Full citizenship requirements can be viewed here


NewberryPublication
The Newberry Library
Weiss-Brown Publication Subvention Award
OSP Deadline: December 8, 2017
Sponsor Deadline: December 15, 2017
Award Amount: up to $9,000

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.  


PhiBetaKappaSibley
The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: stipend of $20,000 

The annual Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded alternately in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature.  The 2018 Sibley Fellowship will be for French studies.

Candidates must be unmarried women 25 to 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original research. They must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. The award is not restricted to members of Phi Beta Kappa or to U.S. citizens. 


RadcliffeSchLib
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Schlesinger Library Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 5, 2018
Award Amount: up to $3,000

The Schlesinger Library invites  scholars  and other serious researchers at any career stage beyond graduate school to apply for support for their work in our collections. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent research and writing experience. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated research productivity and whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.


SamuelKressHistoryArt
History of Art Grants
OSP Deadline: January 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 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.

  SmithCollegeLibraries
Smith College Libraries
Funds for Research
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $2,500 for visits 4-6 weeks in length

Grants are awarded to  faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students who live at least 50 miles from Northampton, Massachusetts, and whose research interests and objectives would be significantly advanced by extended research in the holdings of either the Sophia Smith Collection, the Smith College Archives, or the Mortimer Rare Book Collection. These grants do not cover research-related costs, e.g., reproduction fees.   

StanfordUHoover
Hoover Institution National Fellows Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2018
Award Amount: stipend amounts vary

The Hoover Institution National Fellows Program allows outstanding scholars from colleges, universities and institutions around the world to be freed from academic and professional responsibilities to devote one year to unrestricted, creative research and publication. National Fellows Program fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to complete an original significant research project with the expectation of generating a publishable manuscript while in residence at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, California.  Research topics vary widely, are often policy focused and span a variety of fields including, but not limited to, economics, international relations, diplomacy, history, law, political philosophy, security, privacy and political science.  Participation in the program begins September 1 and ends August 31 of the following year. 


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

TerraConvene

Convening Grants for Internationally Collaborative Exhibitions
OSP Deadline: January 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: $10,000 - $25,000

Grants are for pre-exhibition convenings and available only when the exhibition topic (which may be about any aspect of historical American art except architecture, conservation, or film) and the organizing and presenting institutions have been identified and confirmed (and must represent at least two countries). The grants allow for an international team of at least four people (curators, professors, or advising scholars) to convene in person. Objectives must relate to: the refinement of ideas for an exhibition and its catalogue; and also possibly development of programming related to the exhibition; participants should seek ways to bring new perspectives and innovative thinking to their topic that result in new scholarship, and address how to make the exhibition more meaningful for international audiences. Convenings should not be primarily for logistical planning, exhibition design, or archival/collection research.


TerraInternationalTravels
International Research Travel Grants
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $9,000

Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grants offer US-based scholars working on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 the opportunity to conduct research abroad. Grant funding is available for projects that require study of materials outside the United States and that will enable scholars to:
  • Discover new primary source material;
  • Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections;
  • Make contact with artists, critics, art dealers, archivists, curators, and university scholars;
  • Consult archives and library collections outside the US;
  • Establish professional networks for future research.


ULondonLanguageGrants
Endangered Languages Documentation Program Grants
OSP Deadline: January 5, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 15, 2018
Award Amount:  £10,000 (Small Grants and Legacy Materials Grants); £130,000 (Major Documentation Projects) 

The key objectives of the Endangered Languages Documentation Program are to  support  the documentation of as many languages as possible; to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by scholars at an early stage in their academic career with skills in language documentation; and to create a repository of language resources for linguistic, social sciences, and the language communities. In evaluating applications, the program looks at the degree of language endangerment and the urgency of documentation, the available documentary and scientific material, and the qualifications of the applicant/team. Projects that document the social and cultural contexts as well as formal aspects of language are favored.  Projects that are likely to enhance expertise in field linguists for researchers and members of language communities are also welcomed. Interdisciplinary projects which entail the collaboration of researchers from different fields are strongly encouraged. 


UMichiganResidency
Roman J. Witt Residency Program
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: January 14, 2018
Award Amount:  $20,000 for up to 12 weeks in residence served over an academic year, plus housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 for project materials

The mission of the Roman J. Witt Residency Program is to support the production of new work with assistance from the Stamps School of Art & Design community. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. For the Stamps School community to witness and partake in the creation of a defined work from idea to realization is the centerpiece of the residency. This visibility of the artist's process is intended as an exemplary teaching tool for the school as a whole. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

UWashJacobs
University of Washington
The Jacobs Research Funds
OSP Deadline: February 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $3,000 (Individual Grants); up to $6,000 (Group Grants); up to $9,000 (Kinkade Grants)

The Jacobs Research Funds (JRF) supports projects involving fieldwork with living aboriginal peoples of North and South America. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest. The JRF does not support research on non-aboriginal peoples, nor on peoples outside the Americas. Projects that produce new data are the highest priority, including proposals to digitize, transcribe and translate old materials that might otherwise become lost or inaccessible. Projects that only process, analyze, present, or publish previously gathered data, whether in an archive or personal collection, are of lower priority. Most funded projects fall within linguistics (including ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and world view) or anthropology (including social-cultural anthropology, social organization, political organization, and folk taxonomy). Projects in religion, mythology, music, dance, and other arts are also eligible. 


WellesleyCollege
Suzy Newhouse Faculty Fellowships
OSP Deadline: not required for grants awarded directly to individuals
Sponsor Deadline: December 17, 2017
Award Amount: stipend of up to $50,000

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


YaleUBritishArt
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art  
Grant and Fellowship Opportunities
OSP Deadline: January 24, 2018
Sponsor Deadline: January 31, 2018
Award Amount: varies by award type

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.   

Senior Fellowships are offered annually to academics, established scholars or senior museum professionals either to complete a manuscript or book for publication or to undertake a sustained period of research towards a major project. The fellowships are for senior scholars only and are for nine months each.

Mid-Career Fellowships offer a four-month period of research to applicants who already have a significant publishing record and are working on a subsequent research, publishing or curatorial project. The four-month period may be used to undertake research for an article, book, exhibition or catalogue.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are designated for applicants who have had their doctoral theses successfully examined within the four years prior to January 2018. They are offered to enable the Fellow to transform doctoral research into publishable form, such as a book, series of articles or exhibition catalogue. Alternatively, the fellowship may support new research arising out of a successfully submitted doctoral dissertation where that research may lead readily to publication.

Research Support Grants assist with travel costs. 

Educational Program Grants  support lectures, seminars or conferences on British art and architecture. 




For assistance, please contact:
Paige Belisle
Research Development Officer
pbelisle@fas.harvard.edu | 617-496-7672

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