Sabbatical Edition, 2019
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. 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


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 Fellowships
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 are fellowships available for applicants who completed their doctorate degrees in the last four years.
Hans Arnhold Center Berlin Prize Fellowships
Deadline: September 23, 2019
Award Amount: R ound-trip airfare, room and partial board, and a $5,000 monthly stipend
Tenure: typically one academic semester
Citizenship Requirement:  Fellowships are restricted to U.S. residents, but 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. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others. For 2020/21, the Academy will also award three specially designated fellowships: two Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities, for work that demonstrates an interest in the topics of migration and social integration, race in comparative perspective, or exile and return. In addition, in memory of its founder, the Academy will name a Richard C. Holbrooke Fellow for a project that looks at diplomatic approaches to resolving major global issues, from armed conflicts to environmental challenges to the impact of new technologies. 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, 2019
Award Amount: housing, meals, studio space, + a stipend of either $16,000 (half-term) or $28,000 (full-term) 
Tenure: Full-term fellowships generally run from early- or mid-September into July of the following year. Winners of half-term fellowships may request to begin in September or February.
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants for all Rome Prize Fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.

The Rome Prize supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines:
  • Ancient Studies 
  • Architecture
  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
  • Literature (includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry)
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Musical Composition 
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual-arts fields)
Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under eighteen live in partially subsidized apartments nearby.
AAS-NEH Long-Term Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award Amount: $4,200 per month
Tenure: 4-12 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 American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA offers long-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for four to twelve months each year. AAS 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.  Mid-career scholars are encouraged to apply.  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.

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Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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 equity 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. Tenured professors are not eligible. 
Fellowships
Deadline: September 25, 2019
Award Amount: $40,000 for Assistant Professors; $50,000 for Associate Professors; $75,000 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 related 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, 2020 and no later than February 1, 2021.

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Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Deadline: September 25, 2019
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: 9 months
Citizenship Requirement: None; an applicant must be employed in a tenured position at a degree-granting academic institution in the United States.

These 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. Fellowships support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of  12 participating residential research centers, and are open to faculty at any degree-granting academic institution in the United States. Previous supported research leaves do not affect eligibility for the Burkhardt Fellowship.

ACIE
Title VIII Research Scholar Program and Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2019
Award Amount: $7,000 to $25,000
Tenure: 3 to 9 months
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

American Councils administers grants in support of research in a range of disciplines and geographies. Through the Councils' strong presence overseas and network of scholars and institutional partners, grantees are connected with the resources they need to achieve their research goals.
  • Title VIII Combined Research & Language Training (CRLT) ProgramCRLT provides full fellowship support to researchers seeking to conduct in-country, U.S. policy-relevant research for three to nine consecutive months. Additionally, researchers receive supplemental language instruction during their fellowships.
    • Location(s): Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Southeast Europe
    • Academic Focus: U.S. policy-relevant research; language immersion
    • Prerequisite: Must be a graduate student, Ph.D. candidate, faculty member, or post-doctorate/independent scholar and a U.S. citizen
       
  • Title VIII Research Scholar ProgramThe Research Scholar Program provides full fellowship support to researchers seeking to conduct in-country, U.S. policy-relevant research for three to nine months in the countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the Balkans.
    • Location(s): Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Southeast Europe
    • Academic Focus: U.S. policy-relevant research
    • Prerequisite: Must be a graduate student, Ph.D. candidate, faculty member, or post-doctorate/independent scholar and a U.S. citizen
Fellowships
Deadline: July 2020 (anticipated)
Award Amount: varies by award type
Tenure: varies by award type
Citizenship Requirement: Non-U.S. citizens may apply as long as they are either graduate students or full-time faculty at colleges and universities in the United States.

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.  Awards will normally be for periods of up to four months, although proposals for periods of up to nine months can be considered.
Please Note:  These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition.
Sid and Ruth Lapidus Fellowship
Deadline: April 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: up to $6,000
Tenure: unspecified
Citizenship Requirement: unspecified

The Sid and Ruth Lapidus Fellowship supports one or more researcher(s) wishing to use the collections of the American Jewish Historical Society in New York City. Preference is given to researchers interested in 17th and 18th century American Jewish history. At the discretion of the awards committee, the fellowship funds may also be applied to subsidizing publication of a first book in the field of American Jewish history, again with preference given to works in early American Jewish history.

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

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This program provides small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. Applicants who have previously received a Franklin grant may reapply after an interval of two years.

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Short-Term Library Resident Research Fellowships
Deadline: March 2020 (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. 
Individual Fellowship Program
Deadline: November 2019 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: individually determined
Tenure: 1-6 months
Citizenship Requirement:  Individual applicants must be either residents or citizens of one of the following countries, and their proposed program must involve travel between one or more countries on the list.

The Individual Fellowship Program is open to individuals (or up to two collaborators) undertaking trips ranging from one to six months for research, study, or exploration. Toward the mission of advancing understanding through cultural exchange, ACC's first priority is to support activities that involve cultural immersion; meaningful cross-cultural engagement; and relationship building, collaboration, or exchange of best practices among peers.  

These fellowships support professional artists, arts administrators, scholars, and graduate/post-graduate students working in the following fields: archaeology; architecture; art history; arts administration; arts criticism; conservation; crafts, curation; dance; ethnomusicology; film/video/photography; literature (for travel to and from Japan only); museum studies; music; theater; and visual art. 

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

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Fellowship Program
Fall Semester  Deadline: January 15, 2020 (for the following September)
Spring Semester Deadline: April 15, 2020 (for the following February)
Award Amount: room and board; no stipend
Tenure: one month 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, 2020; February 15, 2020; April 15, 2020
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.

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John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowships
Deadline: December 2019/January 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type
Tenure: varies by fellowship type
Citizenship Requirement: varies by fellowship type

Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of European, African, and Native American engagements in global and comparative contexts. 
  • Short-term fellowships are open to individuals who are engaged in pre- and post-doctoral, or independent research, regardless of nationality. Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months. Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month.
  • Long-term fellowships are available for periods of five to ten months and carry a monthly stipend of $4,200. Some of the long-term fellowships have citizenship requirements. 
  • Collaborative Clusters: As part of an effort to expand the disciplinary scope of research at the Library, and to emphasize the role of the JCB as a laboratory for new research methods, the fellowship committee encourages applications from small groups of between two to four scholars who would be in simultaneous residence for periods of up to one month to work in collaboration on a particular theme, object, or scholarly project. The fellowship carries a weekly stipend of $500 per person.
Additional specialized fellowships are detailed on the library's website

Please Note: These guidelines refer to the previous year's fellowship competition.
Logan Nonfiction Fellowships
Deadline: October 15, 2019
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 May, 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 2020 class.
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: up to $77,000
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. CASBS is a collaborative environment that fosters the serendipity arising from unexpected intellectual encounters. The Center believes that cross-disciplinary interactions lead to beneficial transformations in thinking and research. The Center seeks fellows who will be influential with, and open to influence by, their colleagues in the diverse multidisciplinary cohort we assemble for a given year.
Deadline: December 13, 2019
Award Amount: up to $66,500; $50,000 on average
Tenure: one academic year
Citizenship Requirement: unspecified

The 2020-21 Warren Center Faculty Fellowship will be on the theme of Religion and Public Life in Colonial North America and the United States. This Warren Center workshop will examine the long historical relationship between religion and American public life. The workshop is especially interested in tracing the role of religion in shaping conversations about religious freedom, war, democracy, social reform, capitalism, and the common good. Since the workshop will pay particular attention to change and development over time, especially in regard to the two key terms-"religion" and "public"- the workshop welcomes proposals from historians working on all periods of American history. The Center encourages applications consistent with the Workshop theme and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the community.
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: $20,000 to $35,000
Tenure: one year
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Foundation's grants provide support for research on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. 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. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged.

Please Note: This opportunity requires OSP review. Full proposals must be sent to OSP for review no later than October 7, 2019. 

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Fellowships
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: Stipends are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Clark's Scholars' Residence, located across the street from the campus, is also provided.
Tenure: one to ten months, the majority awarded for one academic semester
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Clark in Williamstown, MA offers between eleven and sixteen fellowships each year. National and international scholars, critics, curators, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Scholars may propose topics that relate to the visual arts, their history, practice, theory, or interpretation. Any proposal that contributes to understanding the nature of artistic activity and the intellectual, social, and cultural worlds with which it is connected is welcome.   
Deadline: October 1, 2019 
Award Amount: $52,000
Tenure: one academic year
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the   2020-21 theme of FABRICATION . Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities are "residential," and will collaborate with one another and the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other's projects and participating in lively discussions on readings based on the yearly theme. Fellows teach one small seminar during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. 

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Multi-Country Research Fellowships
Deadline: January 2020 (anticipated)
Award Amount: up to $11,000
Tenure: The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2020 and November 2021. The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.
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. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center

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NEH Senior Research Fellowship
Deadline: January 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: $5,000 per month
Tenure: 4-6 consecutive months
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have resided in the U.S. for three years prior to the application deadline.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Research Fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four to six consecutive months. 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, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka, or Tunisia. 

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Fellowships
Deadline: January 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: $40,500 for 9 months or $54,000 for 12 months
Tenure: 9 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 have completed a PhD. 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. 

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

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Fellowships
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship
Tenure: varies by fellowship
Citizenship Requirement: none
 
Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC offers multiple residential fellowship opportunities for scholars. 
  • Research Fellowships in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies are for scholars who hold a doctorate or appropriate final degree or have established themselves in the field and wish to pursue their own research. Junior Research Fellowships are also awarded in these fields for degree candidates who at the time of application have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD or appropriate final degree and will be working on a dissertation or final project at Dumbarton Oaks under the direction of a faculty member at their own university. Fellowships are awarded for either an academic year, fall, spring, or (for Byzantine and Pre-Columbian scholars) summer term. Please note: Fellowship applicants in Garden and Landscape Studies should see here for additional information.
  • Plant Humanities Fellowships provide nine months of research and professional development opportunities for advanced graduate students (post-generals or third-year MLA), recent PhD graduates (PhD conferred on or after June 30, 2017), and recent Master of Landscape Architecture graduates (MLA conferred on or after June 30, 2017). Fellows will receive structured training in the digital humanities; undertake research in the Dumbarton Oaks special collections; contribute to the identification of priorities for digitization and bibliographic description; and develop content for the digital tool in close collaboration with JSTOR Labs. Learn more about the Plant Humanities Initiative.
  • Mellon Fellowships in Urban Landscape Studies are intended for cross-disciplinary scholars in the field of urban landscape studies; preference will be given to candidates with final degrees such as a PhD or MLA. Fellowships are awarded for a single fall, spring, or summer term. A part of the "Democracy and Urban Landscape" Mellon program, fellows conduct their own research projects and may apply for an additional field research fund. Learn more about the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies.
  • Mellon History Teaching Fellowships in Landscape Studies are available to current faculty position holders in universities or other secondary educational institutions for a single fall, spring, or summer term. Also a part of the "Democracy and Urban Landscape" Mellon program, fellows conduct their own teaching/pedagogy projects and may apply for an additional field research fund. Learn more about the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies.
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Einstein Fellowships
Deadline: May 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: EUR 10,000 + housing and travel reimbursements
Tenure: 5-6 months
Citizenship Requirement: none
 
The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches - following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences.

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

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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
Deadline: September 11, 2019
Award Amount:  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 here, 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, 2019 and/or March 30, 2020 (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 for fellowships during the following academic year (September to June).
  • 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 September 2019 for fellowships during the calendar year 2020.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Award Amount: €3,400 per month
Tenure: 6-12 months
Citizenship Requirement: Open to scholars based in North America and Europe.

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC is now accepting applications for its long-term visiting fellows program. Fellowships will be granted for a period of 6- to 12-months in the following thematic areas:
  • History of Family and Kinship
  • History of Knowledge
  • History of Migration
  • History of Race & Ethnicity
  • History of Religion and Religiosity
  • History of the Americas
The identified thematic areas are intended to be broad in scope. Applicants are welcome to identify up two areas for which they wish to submit their application. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing their own research. Travel within the U.S. to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
Deadline: October 23, 2019
Award Amount: $60,000 plus $5,000 for research and travel expenses
Tenure: 2020-21 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. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. The fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the work proposed. Awards also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Research Institute following the fellowship period.  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 2020-21 academic year, during which fellows must devote themselves to full-time research and writing. 

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Scholar Grants
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Award Amount: Stipends of $17,200 (three-month residency); $42,000 (six-month residency); $65,000 (nine-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 in Los Angeles, 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 April, April to June: $17,200
  • Six-month residency: September to April, January to June: $42,000
  • Nine-month residency: September to June: $65,000
The 2020/2021 academic year at the Getty Research Institute will be devoted to the fragment. The Getty Scholars Program at the Villa for the 2020/2021 term will focus on the ancient cultures of the Levant and their relations with the classical world. The 2020/21 themes are detailed here
Deadline: May 11, 2020
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. 
Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica
Deadline: December 2019 (anticipated) 
Award Amount:  $40,000 for the spring semester or $60,000 for the full year
Tenure: one semester or the academic year
Citizenship Requirement: none

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; junior faculty  are  especially encouraged to apply. Proposals may address any geographic region or period, but preference will be given to projects focusing on the eighteenth through twentieth centuries.
 
Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition.

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Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS
Program in China Studies: Early Career Fellowships 
Deadline: November 6, 2019
Award Amount: up to $50,000
Tenure: two consecutive semesters released from teaching; fellowship to begin between June 2020 - September 2021
Citizenship Requirement:  An applicant who is not a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident must have an affiliation, a long-term regular research or teaching appointment, with a university or college in the United States or Canada.

Early Career 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. Research in Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan is eligible. In addition, proposals based on research outside these areas will also be considered. 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 the 125% of the fellow's academic annual salary. There is no financial support for dependents. An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2011. Applicants who have obtained tenure, or whose tenure review will be complete before May 31, 2020, are not eligible. 

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Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs  Fellowships for Scholars
Deadline: October 23, 2019
Award Amount: $55,000, plus $3,000 for project-related research and travel costs and $5,000 to support attendance at an ACLS-hosted media workshop in Fall 2020 as well as other media training and engagement activities of the fellow's choosing
Tenure: one academic year
Citizenship Requirement:  Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline.

The program aims to deepen public understanding of religion by advancing innovative scholarship on religion in international contexts and equipping individual scholars and institutions of higher education with the capacities to connect their work to journalism and the media and to engage audiences beyond the academy. Designed for scholars in all disciplines of the  humanities and related social sciences , Luce/ACLS fellowships support research on any aspect of religion in an international context and encourage scholars to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The awards are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution or any other appropriate site for research. ACLS requires all fellows to participate in two program-sponsored events during the fellowship year: a media engagement workshop in November 2020 and a spring 2021 symposium that brings together scholars, journalists, and public policy experts. In addition to these required events, fellows receive support to pursue other media training and engagement activities at universities, research centers, and media organizations that encourage connections between journalism and the academy. Scholars may apply for a Luce/ACLS Fellowship and for other forms of support, including other ACLS fellowship programs. Please note that an applicant may accept only one ACLS fellowship in a given competition year.
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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, those 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. A total of eight fellowships will be awarded for 2020-2021 in the fields  Fiction, Poetry, and Playwriting a nd Theatre Studies.  Fellowships are offered in a five-year  sequence of fields . Successful candidates are given the option of postponing receipt of their fellowship, so as to make the Howard competition accessible to those whose personal plans do not line up exactly with the year in which awards are offered in their fields.

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Fellowships
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type
Tenure: 1 to 12 months
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 is a collections-based research institute, which promotes scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. Although the   library collections  are particularly strong in British and American history; British and American literature; art history; the history of science, technology and medicine; and the history of the book, the holdings of rare books and manuscripts are much more diverse than might be expected, ranging chronologically from the 11th century to the present. The  art collections  features European and American art spanning more than 500 years, with particular strengths in paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs.

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School of Historical Studies Membership
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: $78,000 (full year); $39,000 (one term)
Tenure: one or two terms
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution in Princeton, New Jersey focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. The School of Historical Studies 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. In geographical terms, the School concentrates primarily on the history of Western, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern civilizations, with emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, and East Asia. Support has been extended to the history of other regions, including Central Asia, India, and Africa.

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School of Social Science Membership
Deadline: November 1, 2019
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 Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution in Princeton, New Jersey focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. The School of Social Science 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.

To facilitate scientific engagement among the visiting scholars, the School defines a theme for each year. Approximately one half of Members selected pursue work related to it and contribute to a corresponding seminar, while the other half conduct their research on other topics.  For 2020-2021 the theme will be " Science and the State."
Fellowships
Deadline: October 1, 2019
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. IIAS is particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters,  Asian Cities, Asian 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. 
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Award Amount: varies by fellowship
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.
  • Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship: Offers a stipend of up to $5,000 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 16, 2019
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.
Deadline: January 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount:  varies; covers airfare, accommodation, and living expenses
Tenure: 4-12 months
Citizenship Requirement: none

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 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. 
Visiting Research Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2020 
Award Amount:  Junior (untenured) fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester; senior (tenured) fellows receive $30,000 per semester, plus housing
Tenure: one semester or one academic year
Citizenship Requirement: unspecified

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. For 2020-21, the following types of proposals are of interest:
  • Gender and Conflict/Peacebuilding
  • Nuclear Disarmament, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • International Mediation
  • Peace Studies (open)

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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 Fellowships: Supports research 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:  Supports 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: Allows fellows the opportunity to pursue independent research in the Royal Archives and at the Library of Congress. Open to scholars worldwide. Deadline: November 1. 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: Supports research on the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: May 1. 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 2020 (anticipated)
Award Amount: $4,200 per month + a housing and professional expense stipend
Tenure: 4-12 months
Citizenship Requirement: 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 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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MetFellowships
Art History Fellowships 
Deadline: November 1, 2019 
Award Amount: $52,000 for senior fellows, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks)
Tenure: 12 months (September 1 - August 31) 
Citizenship Requirement: none

Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City are an opportunity for scholars from around the world to use the Museum as a place for exchange, research, and professional advancement. Fellows are fully integrated into the life of the Museum and are given unique access to the inner workings of The Met through a rich program of tours, roundtable discussions, and workshops. Fellows are given a workspace and access to libraries, collections, research facilities, labs, and the time and space to think. In the past, Fellows have had a background in fields including, but not limited to:
  • Art History/Architectural History
  • Archaeology/Anthropology
  • Linguistics/Philology
  • Literature
  • Religion Studies
  • Musicology

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Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: December 10, 2019
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.

Through its program of Fellowships, 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. Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) 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. 

Awards will be made for study in research-based programs. Examples include 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. 

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Creative Writing Fellowships
Deadline: March 2020 (anticipated) for projects beginning as early as January 2021
Award Amount: $25,000
Tenure: up to 2 years
Citizenship Requirement: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

This NEA program offers grants 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. To review the applications, the NEA assembles a different advisory panel every year, each diverse with regard to geography, race and ethnicity, and artistic points of view.

The program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. Fellowships in poetry will be offered in FY 2021 and updated guidelines will be available in January 2020.

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

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Documenting Endangered Languages: Fellowships
Deadline: September 16, 2019
Award Amount:  up to $5,000 per month for 6 to 12 months
Tenure: 6-12 months
Citizenship Requirement:  U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for fellowships. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the proposal deadline are also 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 8, 2020
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. Fellowships cover periods lasting from six to twelve months. 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.

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 22, 2020
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.

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. 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.

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

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NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
Deadline: April 8, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month
Tenure: 6-12 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. 

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.

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

NEHPublicScholar
Deadline: February 5, 2020
Award Amount: $5,000 per month
Tenure: 6-12 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 Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Some humanities scholarship is necessarily specialized, but the humanities can also engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. 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, making appropriate use of primary and/or secondary sources. They must also be written in a readily accessible style, addressing significant humanities themes in a way that will appeal to a large audience of general readers. Applications to write books directed primarily to scholars are not appropriate for this program.

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

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Senior Fellowships
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Award Amount: A senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to one-half of the applicant's salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for travel to a scholarly conference, in addition to housing, as available.
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. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. 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 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 10, 2019
Award Amount: The Center seeks to provide half salary up to $65,000 with the expectation that a Fellow's home institution will cover the remaining salary. 
Tenure: one academic year
Citizenship Requirement: none

The National Humanities Center in North Carolina will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2020 through May 2021. 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. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.

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Science, Technology, and Society Scholars Awards
Deadline: February 3, 2020; August 3, 2020
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.

Please Note:  This opportunity requires OSP review. Full proposals must be sent to OSP for review at least 5 business day prior to the sponsor deadline.

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National Fellows Program
Deadline: February 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: $15,000 - $30,000
Tenure: one year
Citizenship Requirement: none

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. The 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. Fellows typically remain in their jobs and home city, but come together for three cohort gatherings, each lasting ~3 days and held in Washington, DC or NYC.

Please Note:  These  guidelines  apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 
Deadline: February 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: $5,000
Tenure: a minimum of 8 weeks, with at least 2 weeks at each cultural agency
Citizenship Requirement: Open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who hold the necessary U.S. government documents.

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium is a collaboration of 27   major cultural agencies NERFC grants support work in a broad array of fields, including but not limited to: history, literature, art history, African American studies, American studies, women's and gender studies, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, environmental studies, oceanography, and the histories of law, medicine, and technology. Each NERFC 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. 

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

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Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers  Fellowships
Deadline:  September 27, 2019
Award Amount: Stipend of up to $75,000, an office, a computer, and full access to the Library's physical and electronic resources. 
Tenure: 9 months
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world's preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports. The Cullman Center's Selection Committee awards up to 15 fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers-academics, independent scholars, journalists, and creative writers. The Cullman Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. It aims to promote dynamic communication about literature and scholarship at the very highest level-within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows' published work. 

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The Scholars-in-Residence Program is intended for scholars and writers requiring extensive, on-site research with collections at the Schomburg Center, the pre-eminent repository for documentation on the history and cultures of peoples of African descent around the globe. Fellows are expected to be in full-time residency at the Center during the award period and to participate in scheduled seminars and colloquia. The Program is intended to support research in African diasporic studies undertaken from a humanistic perspective; projects in the social sciences, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are eligible if they utilize a humanistic approach and contribute to humanistic knowledge. 

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

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Long-Term Fellowships  Deadline: November 1, 2019
Short-Term Fellowships Deadline: December 15, 2019
Award Amount: $4,200 per month (Long-Term Fellowships); $2,500 for one month (Short-Term Fellowships)
Tenure: 4-9 months (Long-Term Fellowships); 1-2 months (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: February 2020 (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: April 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: Housing +  €1000 per month
Tenure: 5 or 10 months
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study is launching calls for applications for 5- or 10-month research fellowships during the academic year. Each of these calls is for high-level international researchers who have held a doctorate for at least two years and who do not work in France. It is not possible to apply for more than one call with a single project. 
  • The Blue Sky program is open to all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and to all research themes. 
  • The Dark Clouds program is aimed at supporting research in the humanities and social sciences on important and urgent threats to the future of our societies.
  • The Brain, Culture and Society program's objective is to bring together the humanities and social sciences, psychology and the neurosciences. 
Please Note: These  guidelines  apply to the previous year's fellowship competition. 
Deadline: September 17, 2019
Award Amount: $83,000
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 12, 2019 (Creative Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences); October 3, 2019 (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
Award Amount: stipend of $77,500 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses 
Tenure: 9 months
Citizenship Requirement: none
 
Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. Based in Radcliffe Yard--a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University--fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. The following areas--while not exclusive--are of special interest: 
  • Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars and practitioners who connect research to law, policy, pressing social issues, and/or who seek to actively engage audiences beyond academia.
  • Reflecting Radcliffe's unique history, each year some projects focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library's rich collections. In 2020-2021, one fellow will be designated a Mellon-Schlesinger fellow, as part of the project commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

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Bellagio Center  Residency Program
Deadline: November 15, 2019
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 in Italy offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation's Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues.

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

The Arts & Literary Arts residency is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists who share in the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humanity around the world and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues.
Resident Scholar Fellowships
Deadline: November 4, 2019
Award Amount: $40,000 or $50,000, plus housing
Tenure: 9 months
Citizenship Requirement: unspecified

The School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers fellowships to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts or dissertations on topics important to the understanding of humankind.  Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. The resident scholar selection process is guided by the School's longstanding commitment to support research that advances knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. 

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Fellowships for External Faculty
Deadline: October 1, 2019
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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Institute for Advanced Study: Residential Fellowships
Deadline: September 16, 2019 
Award Amount: up to $90,000 per academic year + additional benefits
Tenure: The NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May), though preference is given to candidates who are able to join the Institute for the entire academic year. 
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is dedicated to fostering and supporting integrative scholarship addressing ultimate questions at the intersection of the arts, engineering, the humanities, law, and the formal, natural, and social sciences, especially those that transcend disciplinary boundaries. The NDIAS encourages scholars to include questions of values in their analyses, to integrate diverse disciplines, and to ask how their findings advance civilization. The Institute offers its fellows the opportunity to engage not only in analysis but also in evaluating what should be done, to analyze the world in substantive and collaborative ways, and to think through the implications of present behavior for the future of the world.

In response to new and emerging opportunities, the NDIAS has added a thematic option to its call for fellowship applications for academic year 2020-2021. The NDIAS is particularly interested in fostering interdisciplinary study of the nature of trust, with a broad range of perspectives, topics, and methods. Fellowship applications are encouraged from all eligible scholars and scientists whose work engages the theme and who are interested in advancing their project through interdisciplinary reflection, discussion, and collaboration at the NDIAS. Please note that applications from scholars working on projects outside this theme are also still encouraged. 

Deadline: November 11, 2019
Award Amount: $3,500 per month
Tenure: 1 to 3 months
Citizenship Requirement: none

For its 2020-2021 fellowship program, the Ransom Center in Austin, TX will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. One- to three-month fellowships are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive use of the Ransom Center's collections.

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Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Deadline: September 16, 2019
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 470 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. 
Deadline:  October 15, 2019
Award Amount: $60,000, plus a supplement towards relocation expenses
Tenure: 12 months
Citizenship Requirement: none

Fifteen I Tatti Residential Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available annually for post-doctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.). Each year, a number of activities such as exploratory seminars, workshops, and tours of exhibitions and cultural institutions are organized for the Fellows. In addition, the center hosts conferences, lectures, and concerts and attendance is expected of all Appointees. Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from scholars from all nations. They must be conversant in either English or Italian and able to understand both languages. They should be in the early stages of their career, having received a PhD between 2009-2018 and have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies.  


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Deadline: January 27, 2020
Award Amount: funded (amount unspecified)
Tenure: one or two semesters
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Fellowship Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, the Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct research for an academic year or for one semester in a range of fields related to African and African American Studies. With a record of supporting more than 300 Fellows since its founding, the Institute has arguably done more in its short existence to ensure the scholarly development of African and African American Studies than any other pre-doctoral or post-doctoral program in the United States. Fellows work in such areas as 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, journalism, and creative writing.

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Newhouse Fellowships
Deadline: January 2020 (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 2019 (anticipated) 
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.

Please Note: These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Award Amount: $90,000 stipend
Tenure: 9 months 
Citizenship Requirement: none

The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The Center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the  world. 

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Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment. Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in  Literature, Visual Art, Music Composition, Performance, and Film & Video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and a studio.
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Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Fellowships
Deadline: March 2020 (anticipated) 
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type
Tenure: varies by fellowship type 
Citizenship Requirement: unspecified

The Gilder Lehrman Center offers two types of postdoctoral and faculty fellowships that advance the study of slavery, its role in the creation of the modern world, and its legacies. They are the one-month and fourth-month Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships and the year-long Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellowship. The Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships and the Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellowship are in-residence positions. During their time in New Haven, fellows have access to Yale University libraries and resources, office space at the Gilder Lehrman Center, give a public lecture, and participate in the intellectual life at the Center. 

Please Note:  These guidelines apply to the previous year's fellowship competition.  
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Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Award Amount: varies by fellowship type
Tenure: varies by fellowship type
Citizenship Requirement: unspecified

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. 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 only. All supported topics must have a historical perspective and all applications must demonstrate that there is a substantial element of British art and/or architectural history to their project. 
  • Senior Fellowships are offered annually to academics, established scholars or senior museum professionals in the field of British art and architectural history either to complete a manuscript or book for publication or to undertake a sustained period of research towards a major project. They offer £40,000 to cover a period of nine months.
  • Mid-Career Fellowships are awarded annually to academics and scholars at universities, museums, galleries or other institutions who are established in their careers and who were awarded their doctorates over six years previously. The Fellowship is an award of £15,000 to cover a period of four months.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered annually for the purpose of supporting continuing doctoral research in the field of British art and architectural history or supporting the start of a new research project that has arisen out of a successfully submitted doctoral dissertation.They are designed for applicants who have had their doctoral theses successfully examined within the three years prior to January 2020. The Fellowship is an award of £10,000 to cover a period of six months.
FAQs

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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.

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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 2020/21, 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 .


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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.


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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

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