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Humanities Opportunities, by Date

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Funding Program Deadline
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Fellowships for Advanced Multi-Country Research
Awards of up to $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
January
Newberry Library
Short-Term Fellowships
Residential fellowships in the humanities
January
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Schlesinger Library Grants 
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America offers a variety of research grants to support new scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality.
January
Five College Women's Studies Research Center
Research Associateships
Open to feminist scholars, teachers, artists, writers, and activists
February
National Endowment for the Arts
Literature Fellowship
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
February
Japan-United States Friendship Commission 
U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program
Fellowships for professional contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend three to five months in Japan.
March
Max van Berchem Foundation
Research grants in the areas of Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion, and literature
March
J. M. Kaplan Fund
Furthermore publishing grants
Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation.
March & September
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.
April & October
National Endowment for the Humanities
Fellowships
Support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
May
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Project Stream grants
Grants for innovative, community-based arts projects. Projects can include performances, exhibitions, readings or other arts projects in any genre, and must be open to the public.
June
American Institute of Indian Studies
Fellowships
Assist scholars in their study of all aspects of Indian history, culture, and the contemporary life of India
July
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
August
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
August
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
August
National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities in the Public Square
Supports programs designed to demonstrate the vital role that humanities ideas can play in civic life. Projects should draw on humanities scholarship to engage the public in understanding some of today’s most challenging issues and pressing concerns
August
American Council of Learned Societies
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships
Offers small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications).
September
American Council of Learned Societies
ACLS Fellowships
Invites research applications 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.
September
American Council of Learned Societies
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Supports 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.
The Burkhardt Fellowship Program includes a special competition for faculty members at liberal arts colleges.
September
Graham Foundation
Research grants for architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and work being done in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space
September
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships in all fields for "advanced professionals"
September
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)
September
American Philosophical Society
Franklin Research Grants
Small grants to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge
October & December
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
October
National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Connections
Seeks to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate
October
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
October
Novo Nordisk Foundation
Supports art history research conducted at a Danish host institution within all time periods from prehistoric to modern times in a Danish or international context. 
October
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Fellowships
Fellowships for creative artists, humanists, and social scientists, in residence in Cambridge, MA
October
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Residential fellowships in the humanities and social sciences, in Washington, D.C.
October
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 website does not list this particular program. For more information, contact Swarthmore's Sponsored Programs office.
October
W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological  Research
Fellowships in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, biblical studies, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology, religion, and related disciplines.
October
Asian Cultural Council
Fellowships and grants
Long-term, immersive fellowships and shorter-term grants for artists, scholars, and arts professionals who wish to pursue specialized training, creative projects, or targeted research projects aligned with ACC's mission of advancing international understanding
November
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
November
American Association of University Women
American Fellowships
Postdoctoral research leave for women in all fields
November
George A. & Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation
Howard Fellowships
For mid-career faculty for independent projects in fields selected on a rotational basis. Fellowships will be awarded for 2017-2018 in Photography, Anthropology, and Archaeology
November
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
November
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
November
Loeb Classical Library Foundation 
Grants to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies.
November
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Senior Fellowship
Fellowships for research illuminating the Museum's collection of artworks in the fields of history of art and architecture, critical theory, media studies, anthropology and archaeology, linguistics and philology, English literature, linguistics, religious studies, and musicology.
November
National Endowment for the Arts
Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects
Prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English
December
Newberry Library
Long-Term Fellowships
Residential fellowships in the humanities
December
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Fellowships
Promote academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and in Germany
Rolling
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
Various
Institute of Classical Studies 
Fellowships awarded to established scholars based outside the UK who are able to take leave from their positions to spend a short time in London.
Various
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Grant Programs
Supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century.
Various
Library of Congress
John W. Kluge Center Chairs & Fellowships
The Kluge Center welcomes scholars and practitioners at the height of their fields for residencies as chair holders or as distinguished visiting scholars. Fellowships are awarded to promising post-graduate scholars for research in an array of subjects that can be supported by the Library’s collections and digital resources.
Various
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program
Residential fellowships for independent research projects in association with Smithsonian staff
Various
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
Humanities fellowships and other opportunities at CHCI member organizations
Various
National Council for Eurasian & East European Research
Fellowships for research on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
Suspended
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 )
Various
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
Suspended