Sabbatical Edition, 2018
This newsletter includes notable sabbatical opportunities that support a broad array of research interests. There are, however, a wealth of sabbatical opportunities that cater to specific research topics, require residency, do not offer stipends, or allow for only brief stays. If you have interest in these additional opportunities, please contact Paige Belisle with a brief summary of your intended sabbatical and a request for a customized list or an in-person meeting.  Jimmy Matejek-Morris can also help you create a budget, organize supporting documents, and navigate the proposal submission process. Please note that deadlines often fall at least a year prior to your leave start date . Most deadlines fall between September and December.
Most of the sabbatical opportunities in this newsletter are awarded directly to the individual applicant; in this case, an  Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) review is not required. Opportunities requiring OSP review have been noted. 
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SABBATICAL OPPORTUNITIES
Please note: Fellowship opportunities marked with a primarily cater to junior faculty members. Many of the opportunities listed in this newsletter support researchers at all career stages. 

Fellowships that are portable and tenable anywhere. 

Fellowships with a Boston-area residency requirement.

Fellowships with a residency requirement within the United States.

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

FAQS


ALL SABBATICAL OPPORTUNITY SUMMARIES

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Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: varies by fellowship
Tenure: up to 24 months; varies by fellowship
Citizenship Requirement: none

Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for  postdoctoral researchers  and experienced researchers annually. Researchers reside in Germany for this fellowship. There fellowships are for applicants who completed their doctorate degrees in the last four years.

Hans Arnold Center Berlin Prize Fellowships
Deadline: October 5, 2018
Award Amount: R ound-trip airfare, room and partial board, and a $5,000 monthly stipend
Tenure: typically awarded for one academic semester
Citizenship Requirement:  Fellowships are restricted to U.S. residents; U.S. citizenship is not required. 

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. 

Deadline: November 1, 2018
Award Amount: room and board + a stipend and separate work space
Tenure: Early- or mid-September to July of the following year (Full Term); winners of half-term fellowships may request to begin in September or February.
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants for Rome Prize fellowships must be United States citizens at the time of application, except for those applying for the NEH postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities. 

Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. Prize recipients are invited to Rome to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer. Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines: Ancient Studies, Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Medieval Studies, Modern Italian Studies, Musical Composition, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Visual Arts. 


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Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Award Amount: $30,000
Tenure: one year
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

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.

Fellowships
Deadline: September 26, 2018
Award Amount: $40,000 for Assistant Professors; $50,000 for Associate Professors; $70,000 for Full Professors
Tenure: 6 to 12 months
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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.


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Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
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
Tenure: one academic year/9 months
Citizenship Requirement: None; an applicant must be employed in a tenured position at a degree-granting academic institution in the United States.

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.


ACIE
Title VIII Research Scholar Program and Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: $7,000 to $25,000
Tenure: 3 to 8 months
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

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.
  • 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.

Fellowships
Deadline: July 2019 (anticipated)
Award Amount: varies by award type
Tenure: varies by award type
Citizenship Requirement: varies by award type

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) furthers the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India. The programs of AIIS promote and advance mutual understanding between the citizens of the U.S. and India. 

Senior Research Fellowships are available to scholars with a PhD or its equivalent. These grants are designed to enable scholars who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India and to establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellowships are available both to established scholars who have not previously specialized in Indian studies and to established professionals who have not previously worked or studied in India. Senior Scholarly/Professional Development Fellows are formally affiliated with an Indian institution. Awards may be granted for periods of six to nine months.

Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships are available to accomplished practitioners of the performing arts of India and creative artists who demonstrate that study in India would enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India's artistic traditions or strengthen their links with peers in India.

Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition.


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Short-Term Library Resident Research Fellowships
Deadline: February 2019 (anticipated)
Award Amount: $3,000 per month
Tenure: 1 to 3 months
Citizenship Requirement: none 

The APS Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. The APS Library houses over 11 million manuscript items, 350,000 volumes of printed materials, thousands of maps and prints, and more than a thousand hours of audio recordings of Native American languages. Collections continue to grow and are renowned for their depth and interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields, including (but not necessarily limited to) Early American History and Culture to 1840; Atlantic History; Intellectual History; Travel, Exploration and Expeditions; History of Science; Technology and Medicine; History of Biochemistry, Physiology and Biophysics including 20th-Century Medical Research; History of Eugenics and Genetics; History of Physics, especially Quantum Physics; History of Natural History in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Anthropology, particularly Native American History, Culture and Languages; and Caribbean and Slavery Studies. The Library does not hold materials on philosophy in the modern sense.

Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship are eligible to apply.

Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 


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Fellowship Program
Fall Semester  Deadline: January 15, 2019 (for the following September)
Spring Semester Deadline: April 15, 2019 (for the following February)
Award Amount: room and board; no stipend
Tenure: 30 to 34 days (during the academic year)
Citizenship Requirement: none

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender. Although the Fellowship is not a cash prize, Fellows are provided with living quarters, separate private studios and full board for a month at the Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy.

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 ArtsApplicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience.

Fellowships
Deadline: February 1, 2019; February 15, 2019; April 15, 2019
Award Amount: varies by type
Tenure: one month
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.  

The Boston Athenæum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenæum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year's membership to the Boston Athenæum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.

The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins and Consequences Fellowship is due February 15, and New England Regional Fellowship Consortium is due February 1.
Logan Nonfiction Fellowships
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Award Amount:  residency/professional support; stipend not included  
Tenure: 5 or 10-12 weeks
Citizenship Requirement: none 

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.

Deadline: November 2, 2018
Award Amount: up to $75,000
Tenure: one academic year
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Center offers a residential fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Fellows represent the core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences. 

Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: $20,000 to $35,000
Tenure: one year
Citizenship Requirement: none

Professors may apply for a CCK Scholar Grant to help replace half of their salary while they're 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. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.


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Fellowships
Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Amount: up to $33,000 per semester
Tenure: typically one semester in length
Citizenship Requirement: none

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.

Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: $50,000
Tenure: one academic year
Citizenship Requirement: none

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 require residency in Ithaca, New York. 


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Multi-Country Research Fellowships
Deadline: January 2019 (anticipated)
Award Amount: up to $10,500
Tenure: 3 to 9 months
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research.

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. A list of the American overseas research centers can be found here


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Fellowships
Deadline: January 10, 2019
Award Amount: $40,500 for 9 months or $54,000 for 12 months
Tenure: 9 months or 12 months
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Davis Center Fellows Program offers comprehensive research, training, and professional development opportunities for scholars advancing their careers within the social sciences and humanities. This opportunity is for junior scholars who will have completed the Ph.D. or equivalent by September 2019, but no earlier than September 2014. Fellows pursue their research with support from an interdisciplinary community of experts, and with access to world-class resources. The Center welcomes research proposals on all topics related to the study of Eurasia. This year's program is not structured around an overarching theme. 


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Fellowships
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Award Amount: $35,000 for the full academic year, plus housing and some meals
Tenure: one or two terms
Citizenship Requirement: none
 
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. 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.


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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
Deadline: September 12, 2018
Award Amount:  stipend varies
Tenure: varies
Citizenship Requirement: none

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.


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Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships
Deadline: September 30, 2018 and/or March 30, 2019 (see below)
Award Amount: € 3,000 per month
Tenure: up to 10 months
Citizenship Requirement: none

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships provide a framework for established academics with an international reputation to pursue their research at the EUI in Florence, Italy. The EUI accepts applications for positions within specific departments:
  • Department of Economics: considers applications for the 30 March and the 30 September deadline.
  • Department of Law: considers applications only for the 30 March deadline.
  • Department of History and Civilization: considers applications only for the 30 September deadline for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June). 
  • Department of Political and Social Sciences: the next deadline is 30 March 2019 for fellowships during the calendar year 2020.


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Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
Deadline: October 24, 2018
Award Amount: $60,000 plus $5,000 for research and travel expenses
Tenure: 2019-20 academic year
Citizenship Requirement: none

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.

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Scholar Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Award Amount: $65,000 (nine-month residency); $42,000 (six-month residency); $17,200 (three-month residency)
Tenure: 3 to 9 months
Citizenship Requirement: none

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence 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.

    Deadline: May 2019 (anticipated) 
    Award Amount: $3,000
    Tenure: Research must be completed within a year
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. The fellowships support research at archives in New York City. 

    Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 

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    Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS
    Program in China Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowships 
    Deadline: November 7, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $50,000
    Tenure: T wo consecutive semesters released from teaching; fellowship to begin between June 2019 to September 2020. (Stipends for shorter periods-minimum one semester-will be pro-rated.)
    Citizenship Requirement: 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.

    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 who have obtained tenure, or whose tenure review will be complete before May 31, 2019, are not eligible. 


    HenryLuceACLSReligionJournal
    Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs  Fellowships for Scholars
    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.
    Tenure: one academic year
    Citizenship Requirement:  Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline.

    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. 


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    Fellowships
    Deadline: November 1, 2018 
    Award Amount: $35,000
    Tenure: one academic year
    Citizenship Requirement: Regardless of citizenship, applicants should be currently living and working in the United States.

    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 will be awarded for 2019-20 will be awarded in Painting and Literary Studies. Fellowships are portable and tenable anywhere.

    Deadline: November 15, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $50,000
    Tenure: 1 to 12 months; the Library offers a variety of fellowships, all with differing durations and award amounts
    Citizenship Requirement: none; e xceptions 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. 

    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.


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    School of Historical Studies
    Deadline: October 15, 2018
    Award Amount: $75,000 (full year); $37,500 (one term)
    Tenure: one or two terms
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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 during term time.


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    School of Social Science
    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.
    Tenure: one academic year
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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. 

    Fellowships
    Deadline: October 1, 2018
    Award Amount:    stipend of  €2,000/month
    Tenure: up to 10 months
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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.


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    Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship
    Deadline: August 2019 (anticipated)
    Award Amount: varies by fellowship, please see below
    Tenure: varies by fellowship
    Citizenship Requirement: unspecified

    The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (in Boston, MA.)
    • Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $2,500 for research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic.
    • Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Research FellowshipOffers a stipend of up to $5,000. Preference is given to research in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration's domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources.
    • Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy.
    • Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations.

    Deadline: September 17, 2018
    Award Amount:  The amounts of grants vary, taking into consideration the Fellows' other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans.
    Tenure: 6 - 12 months
    Citizenship Requirement:  All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application.

    Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. 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.  


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    John W. Kluge Center  Fellowships
    Deadline: varies by fellowship (see below)
    Award Amount: varies by fellowship (see below) 
    Tenure: varies by fellowship (see below)
    Citizenship Requirement: varies by fellowship (see below)

    The John W. Kluge Center is the internationally renowned scholars center inside the Library of Congress. Situated within the historic Thomas Jefferson building, the Center provides unparalleled access to the Library's 160 million items and a vibrant intellectual community on Capitol Hill through long- and short-term Chair and Fellowship positions. The Kluge Center invites and welcomes more than 100 scholars to the Library each year at varying levels of funding and terms. Recipients are expected to be in continuous residence at the Center and to participate in, and contribute to, its intellectual life.

    Kluge FellowshipsResearch in the humanities and social sciences that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and multilingual research is particularly welcome. Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the July 15 deadline. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity. Award Amount and Tenure: $5,000 per month for 4 to 11 months.

    Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies: Research related to the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture and international relations. Open to scholars and practitioners worldwide. Deadline: December 6. Award Amount and  Tenure: $4,200 per month for up to 11 months.

    Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship: Allow fellows the opportunity to pursue independent research in the Royal Archives and the Library of Congress, as well as to support the related work of the Georgian Papers Programme. Open to scholars worldwide. Deadline: January 2019 (anticipated). Award Amount and Tenure: $8,000 to cover one month at the Royal Archives and one month at the Library of Congress.

    David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality: Research on the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health, funded by the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality. Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: April 17. Award Amount and Tenure: $4,200 per month for 6 to 12 months.

    Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection: Research that contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the work of Alan Lomax and the cultural traditions he documented over the course of a vigorous and highly productive seventy-year career. Open to scholars worldwide. Deadline: March 1. Award Amount and Tenure: $4,200 per month for up to 8 months.


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    MHS-NEH Long Term Fellowships
    Deadline: January 2019 (anticipated)
    Award Amount: $4,200 per month + a housing and professional expense stipend
    Tenure: 4-12 months
    Citizenship Requirement: Open to all  U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

    The Massachusetts Historical Society (in Boston, MA) offers assistance to scholars who need to use its library and archival collections. During their residence, MHS Research Fellows become part of a scholarly community that includes other current fellows, MHS staff, Boston-area scholars, and former fellows. They participate in "brown-bag" lunchtime programs, often presenting their own research, attend seminars, and join MHS staff and other fellows for collegial lunches every Thursday at a neighborhood eatery.

    Applicants must specify the number of months for which they are applying. Tenure must be continuous. Within the constraints of the NEH's guidelines, the Society will supplement each stipend with a housing allowance of up to $500 per month plus an allowance for professional expenses. MHS-NEH fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The awards committee will pay special attention both to the quality of proposed projects and to their relationship to the Society's collections. It will give preference to candidates who have not held a long-term grant during the three years prior to the proposed fellowship term.

    Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 

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    Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Deadline: December 6, 2018
    Award Amount: $45,000
    Tenure:  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. 
    Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

    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.


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    Creative Writing Fellowships
    Deadline: March 2019 (anticipated) for projects beginning as early as January 2020
    Award Amount: $25,000
    Tenure: up to 2 years
    Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

    The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. 

    The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. Fellowships in prose will be offered in FY 2020 and updated guidelines will be available in January 2019.

    Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition.

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    Documenting Endangered Languages: Fellowships
    Deadline: November 19, 2018
    Award Amount:  up to $5,000 per month for 6 to 12 months
    Tenure: 6-12 months
    Citizenship Requirement: U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have been living in the U.S. for at least three years prior to the deadline are eligible to apply for fellowships.

    This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants, fellowships from six to twelve months, and conference proposals.  

    Deadline: April 10, 2019
    Award Amount: $5,000 per month
    Tenure: 6 to 12 months
    Citizenship Requirement: U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.

    Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars,  general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

    Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 

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    Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
    Deadline: April 24, 2019
    Award Amount: $5,000 per month
    Tenure: 6 to 12 months
    Citizenship Requirement: U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.

    The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

    The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced Japanese language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents, onsite interviews, or other direct contact in Japanese. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any stage of development.

    Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 


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    NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
    Deadline: April 10, 2019
    Award Amount: $5,000 per month
    Tenure: 6-12 months
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant's plans for digital publication must be essential to the project's research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Successful projects will likely incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books, as well as an active distribution plan.


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    Senior Fellowships
    Deadline: October 15, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $50,000
    Tenure: one academic year or a single semester
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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. 

    Deadline: October 17, 2018
    Award Amount: at least half salary + travel expenses
    Tenure: one academic year
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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. 


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    Science, Technology, and Society Scholars Awards
    OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to proposal submission
    Deadline: February 2019; August 2019 (anticipated)
    Award Amount: up to $180,000 in direct costs
    Tenure: one academic year (see details below)
    Citizenship Requirement: None; grants are awarded to the U.S. institution. 

    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.  STS researchers make use of methods from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, communication studies, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology. STS studies may be empirical or conceptual. 

    Scholars Awards provide up to full-time release for an academic year and a summer to conduct research. This time can be distributed over two or more years. In exceptional circumstances, longer releases can be requested. Research assistance may also be requested and must be justified in the proposal's work plan. Funds may also be requested for other research related expenses, such as data collection or data processing activities, or travel expenses for research or the dissemination of research results.


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    Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers  Fellowships
    Deadline: September 28, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $70,000
    Tenure: one academic year
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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.  

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    Long-Term Fellowships  Deadline: November 1, 2018
    Short-Term Fellowships Deadline: December 15, 2018
    Award Amount: $4,200 per month (Long-Term Fellowships); $2,500 for one month (Short-Term Fellowships)
    Tenure: 4-9 months (Long-Term Fellowships); 1 month (Short-Term Fellowships)
    Citizenship Requirement: Details can be found here

    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
    Deadline: July 2019 (Anticipated)
    Award Amount: $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income
    Tenure: one year
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    Applicants for the Open Society Fellowship are invited to address the following proposition:   New and radical forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and financialization are needed to fight pervasive economic inequality.   This proposition is intended as a provocation-to stimulate productive controversy and debate-and does not necessarily represent the views of the Open Society Foundations. Applicants are invited to dispute, substantiate, or otherwise engage with the proposition in their submissions. Though the proposition deals with economic issues, those without an economics or business background are welcome to apply, provided they have a relevant project in mind.

    Once chosen, fellows will work on projects of their own design and passion. At the same time, they are expected to take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and contribute meaningfully to the Foundations' thinking. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate with one another as a cohort. It is hoped that the fellowship will not only nurture theoretical debate but also bring about policy change and reform.

    Please Note: These  guidelines  apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 

    Deadline: September 18, 2018
    Award Amount: $81,000
    Tenure: 10 months
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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.   


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    Fellowship Program
    Deadline : September 13, 2018 (Creative Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences); October 4, 2018 (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
    Award Amount: up to $77,500 (plus additional funds for project expenses) 
    Tenure: 9 months
    Citizenship Requirement: none
     
    The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. 


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    Bellagio Center  Residency Program
    Deadline: December 3, 2018
    Award Amount:  room and board; travel assistance and stipend amounts are determined following application submission
    Tenure: 2 to 4 weeks
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program 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  residency requirement is in Bellagio, Italy. 


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    Fellowships for External Faculty
    Deadline: October 1, 2018
    Award Amount: up to $70,000 + housing and moving allowance of up to $30,000
    Tenure: one academic year
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    The Humanities Center offers approximately twenty-five residential fellowships for the academic year to Stanford and non-Stanford scholars at different career stages, giving them the opportunity to pursue their work in a supportive intellectual community. External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  Research projects must be in the humanities ( view definition of the humanities in FAQ ); creative arts projects are not eligible. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research.


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    Research Fellowships in the Humanities
    Deadline: November 15, 2018
    Award Amount: $3,500 per month
    Tenure: 1 to 3 months
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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.


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    Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
    Deadline:  August 2019 (anticipated) 
    Award Amount:  grant benefits vary by country and type of award; generally speaking, grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs for the grantee and their accompanying dependents
    Tenure: varies
    Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

    The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

    Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition.

    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) 
    Tenure: 12 months (Long-Term); 4-6 months (Short-Term)
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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.



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    Deadline: January 2019 (anticipated) 
    Award Amount: funded (amount unspecified)
    Tenure: one or two semesters
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    The Fellows Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University.  Fellows work in a range of fields and interests, including art and art history, Afro-Latin American research, design and the history of design, education, hiphop, African studies, the African diaspora, African American studies, literature, and creative writing. Fellows are expected to participate in a number of activities, including Fellows' Workshops and, importantly, the weekly colloquium.

    Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition.

    Deadline: December 2018 (anticipated)
    Award Amount: up to $50,000
    Tenure: one year; one-semester residencies can also be considered
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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.

    Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 

    Fellowships
    Deadline: October 15, 2018
    Award Amount: varies by fellowship type
    Tenure: varies by fellowship type
    Citizenship Requirement: 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.

    Deadline: October 1, 2018
    Tenure: Award tenure is typically for one academic year, though occasionally fellowships are awarded for shorter periods, with a minimum of four months.  
    Citizenship Requirement: none

    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.


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    FAQs
    A
    Apart from the opportunities included in this list, are there other awards available to fund my sabbatical leave? 

    Yes. This newsletter includes notable opportunities that support a broad range of research interests.  There are, however, a wealth of sabbati cal opportunities that cater to specific research topics, require residency, do not offer stipends, or allow for only brief stays. If you have interest in these additional opportunities, please contact Paige Belisle with a brief summary of your intended sabbatical and a request for a customized list or an in-person consul t.
    B
    When should I start looking and applying for sabbatical funding?

    Deadlines often fall at least a year prior to your leave start date. For example, if your sabbatical leave is scheduled for the academic year 2019/20, you will need to select your possible fellowship opportunities in the Spring or Summer the year before your scheduled leave. Most deadlines fall between August and November. 

    Some sponsors run competitions even earlier; the National Endowment for the Humanities has an April deadline for projects beginning as early as January the following year and as late as the following September.
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    What support services does Research Development offer to faculty looking for sabbatical funding?

    We perform customized funding searches to locate opportunities that best complement your sabbatical plans. We offer advice on strategies for submitting competitive proposals and will review your proposal against sponsor requirements. For more information on Research Development support services, please see our website .
    D
    Can I find sabbatical funding for one semester or less?

    Yes. Some sabbatical funders will only support faculty for an entire academic year leave; however, some give faculty the option of receiving funding for six months or less while still others will fund faculty for less than one semester. Be sure to read the sponsor's award information or contact Research Development for a tailored funding search based on your needs.
    E
    I have obligations that require that I remain in the Cambridge area during my sabbatical. Are non-residential or Cambridge-based opportunities available?

    Yes. The most notable "flexible" sabbatical funders are the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. Alternatively, another major Cambridge-based residential option is the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Please see the curated list above for additional opportunities.
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    I am a Junior Faculty member: am I eligible to apply for sabbatical funding?

    Yes. Although some programs are directed toward mid- to senior-level faculty, most sponsors open competitions to all tenured and tenure-track faculty. And, some programs cater to junior faculty. Please keep in mind that competitions open to all faculty are highly competitive but are certainly not out of reach for new faculty.
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    If I receive two or more sabbatical awards, what are my options?

    This highly depends upon the awards you receive. In all cases, we strongly recommend consulting with your Department Chair and your Divisional Dean, who can best advise you on the optimal strategy for approaching this important decision. For clarification on what specific sponsors will allow, please contact Paige Belisle .

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

    To see previous Arts and Humanities Funding Newsletters, please visit our  email archive .

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