Humanities Opportunities, by Funding Program

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Humanities Opportunities
Funding Program Deadline
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and in Germany
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Visiting Scholars Program
One-year research fellowships in the areas of science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, for postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty; stipends of up to $65,000
American Association of University Women
American Fellowships
Postdoctoral research leave for women in all fields
American Council of Learned Societies
Fellowships in the humanities and related social sciences
American Institute of Indian Studies
Assist scholars in their study of all aspects of Indian history, culture, and the contemporary life of India
American Philosophical Society
Franklin Research Grants
Small grants to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge
October & December
Canadian Studies Grants
Faculty Grant Program
For research in the social sciences and humanities to better understand Canada, its relationship with the U.S., and its international affairs
Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Contemplative Practice Fellowships
Support development of courses and teaching materials that explore contemplative practice from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives
This program is suspended until further notice.
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
Humanities fellowships and other opportunities at CHCI member organizations
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Fellowships for Advanced Multi-Country Research
Awards of $12,000 for research overseas in the Near and Middle East and South Asia, on issues of multinational significance in the social sciences, humanities, and related natural sciences
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program
Grants for U.S. faculty and professionals to lecture and conduct research abroad in a wide variety of academic and professional fields
Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Fulbright German Studies Seminars Program
Participate in a group seminar on current German society and culture
Department of Education
International Research and Studies Program
Grants to conduct research to improve instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields
This program is suspended for 2013.
Five College Women's Studies Research Center
Research Associateships
Open to feminist scholars, teachers, artists, writers, and activists
Ford Foundation (via the National Research Council)
Ford Postdoctoral Fellowships
Fellowships to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties and to maximize the educational benefits of diversity

George A. & Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

Howard Fellowships
For mid-career faculty for independent projects in fields selected on a rotational basis. Fields for 2015-2016 are: Creative Writing, Fiction, Poetry and Philosophy

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
One- to two-year awards ($15,000 to $40,000) for research in the natural and social sciences and the humanities to increase understanding of violence and aggression
Huntington Library
Short-Term and Long-Term Awards
Fellowships for research on British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine
J. Paul Getty Grant Program
Getty Scholar Grants
Support for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships in all fields for "advanced professionals"
National Council for Eurasian & East European Research
Fellowships for research on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
National Endowment for the Arts
Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects
Supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English
National Endowment for the Arts
Literature Fellowships
Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000. This year's guidelines are for poetry fellowships.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH Fellowships at Independent Research Institutions
Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. FPIRI-funded fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them
National Endowment for the Humanities
Summer Stipends
Support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities (by nomination only)
National Gallery of Art
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Various senior fellowships (of up to $50,000 in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts; residential senior fellowships (in Washington, D.C. limited to 60 days )
National Humanities Center
Residential Fellowships
40 Fellowships in Research Triangle Park, NC, for scholars in the humanities and scholars in the arts and the natural and social sciences who are engaged in humanistic projects. A few of the fellowships are designated for particular recipients and/or areas, including one for a young woman in philosophy; and others in environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, and theology. Stipends of up to half a year's salary, plus travel expenses
Newberry Library
Long-Term Fellowships
Residential fellowships in the humanities
Newberry Library
Short-Term Fellowships
Residential fellowships in the humanities
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Fellowships for creative artists, humanists, and social scientists, in residence in Cambridge, MA
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Residential fellowships for independent research projects in association with Smithsonian staff
John Templeton Foundation
John Templeton Foundation supports bold ideas that engage the "big questions" and draw in multiple disciplines, including natural and human sciences, philosophy, and theology. The foundation’s core funding areas are: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Freedom and Free Enterprise; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.
October & April
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Residential fellowships in the humanities and social sciences, in Washington, D.C.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty
Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty and other junior faculty committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and sciences. Foundation does not maintain a website. For info, contact Swarthmore's SPIR office.