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COLA Grants Digest: Faculty Fellowships—Special Edition

posted: Thu, Sep 12, 2013

We frequently receive requests from faculty seeking funding for academic leave for writing or research. In response, we have prepared the following list of faculty fellowships. While the list is not comprehensive, it does include many of the opportunities most applicable to faculty in the College of Liberal Arts. 

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Title: Fellowships, United States and Canadian Competition

Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Amount: Varies

Deadline: 9/19/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Description: United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1925 as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed. Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. There is no residential requirement for this fellowship. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.gf.org/applicants/the-united-states-canadian-competition/

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Title: ACLS Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Amount: $35,000-$65,000, depending on rank

Deadline: 9/26/2013 

Description: The ACLS Fellowship program 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. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a Ph.D. conferred at least 2 years before the application deadline, and have a lapse of at least two years between the last supported research leave and September 1 of the fellowship year.  There is no residential requirement for this fellowship.  

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/acls/

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Title: Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships               

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Amount: $66,000

Deadline: 9/26/2013 

Description: These fellowships support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) and be employed in tenure-track positions at degree-granting academic institutions in the United States, remaining so for the duration of the fellowship. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is not required, and previous supported research leaves do not affect eligibility for the Ryskamp Fellowship. Applicants should have successfully completed their institution's last reappointment review before tenure review, and not be scheduled to complete tenure review before February 1 of the fellowship year. There is no residential requirement for this fellowship.  

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/ryskamp/

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Title: Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars          

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Amount: $75,000

Deadline: 9/26/2013

Description: 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. Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the 13 national residential research centers participating in the program. The Burkhardt Fellowship Program is open to recently tenured humanists. An applicant must be employed in a tenured position at a degree-granting academic institution in the United States, remaining so for the duration of the fellowship. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is not required, and previous supported research leaves do not affect eligibility for the Burkhardt Fellowship. This is a residential fellowship; scholars who are unable to commit to a nine-month residence at one of 13 participating centers should not apply. Residence at the selected national research center is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/burkhardt/

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Title: ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Amount: $140,000 (max), 2 yrs.

Deadline: 9/26/2013 

Description: The aim of this fellowship program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that aim to produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit. A collaborative project is constituted of at least two scholars who are each seeking salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve continuous months of supported research leave to pursue full-time collaborative research during the fellowship tenure. The Project Coordinator must have an appointment at a U.S.-based institution of higher education; other project members may be at institutions outside the United States or may be independent scholars. All project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience at the time of application. There is no residential requirement for this fellowship. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/collaborative/

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Title: Fellowship Program

Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Amount: $70,000, plus relocation and project expenses

Deadline: 10/1/2013 

Description: The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Fellowship Program annually supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars. Applicants may submit individually or as a multidisciplinary “cluster.” Residence at the Institute in Cambridge, MA is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program

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Title: External Faculty Fellowships

Sponsor: Stanford Humanities Center

Amount: $60,000 stipend, $20,000 moving allowance

Deadline: 10/1/2013

Description: The Humanities Center offers approximately twenty-five residential fellowships for the academic year (September - June) to Stanford and non-Stanford scholars at different career stages, giving them the opportunity to pursue their work in a supportive intellectual community. 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. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Research projects must be in the humanities; creative arts projects are not eligible. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research. All applicants must have a Ph.D. and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree at the start of the fellowship year. Residence at the Center in Stanford, CA is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/#exfac_answer_1

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Title: Foreign Policy Fellowships

Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center)

Amount: $26,000-$85,000 

Deadline: 10/1/2013

Description: Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. 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. Residence at the Center in Washington, DC is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowship-application-guidelines

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Title: Fellowships

Sponsor: National Humanities Center

Amount: Varies, min. 50% salary and travel expenses

Deadline: 10/1/2013 

Description: The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September through May. Applicants must have doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. 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. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include a fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, and theology. Residence at the Center in Research Triangle Park, NC is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/appltoc.htm

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Title: Early Career Fellowship

Sponsor: Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

Amount: $40,000 (stipend) + $5,000 (research expenses)

Deadline: 10/14/2013

Description: The Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a colleague of outstanding promise, at work on a major project in any area of the humanities or allied areas of inquiry. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of application. We especially encourage applications by scholars who are women or minorities. The fellow will be provided with an office and assisted in finding housing in Pittsburgh. The fellow will be required to reside in Pittsburgh while holding the fellowship, to present a lecture and colloquium, and to participate regularly in the activities of the center. If there is a course the fellow wishes to develop and teach, this is welcome but not required. Residence at the Humanities Center in Pittsburgh, PA is required. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.humcenter.pitt.edu/programs/early-career-fellowship.php

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Title: Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Sponsor: American Antiquarian Society

Amount: $35,000

Deadline: 10/15/2012

Description: The purpose of the fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Established as the Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship in 1998, the fellowship has been renamed in honor of John B. Hench, who retired as vice president for collections and programs after thirty-three years on the staff of the American Antiquarian Society. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/hench.htm

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Title: Fellows in Residence

Sponsor: Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), University of Minnesota

Amount: None specified

Deadline: 10/18/2013

Description: Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) residential fellows are comprised of faculty, graduate students, and outside scholars who spend a semester or year in residence at the IAS.  Together they constitute a supportive interdisciplinary intellectual community in which fellows work intensively on their own research and creative projects and meet regularly to discuss their work and exchange ideas. Residence at IAS in Minneapolis, MN is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://ias.umn.edu/programs/residential-fellows/

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Title: Visiting Scholars Program

Sponsor: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)

Amount: $40,000-$60,000

Deadline: 10/22/2013

Description: The Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) offers interdisciplinary research fellowships for junior faculty members and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and social sciences who are working on projects relating to American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present. The program’s purpose is to stimulate and support promising scholars in the early stages of their careers and to foster exchange between an emerging generation of scholars and Academy members with shared interests. Visiting Scholars may participate in Academy-sponsored conferences, seminars, and informal gatherings. The Academy conducts the Visiting Scholars Program in association with the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, which provides access to the university’s research facilities and works with the Academy to plan joint lectures, seminars, and informal discussions. Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty members, but the program is also open to qualified postdoctoral fellows. Candidates who are completing scholarly manuscripts are especially welcome. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status in the U.S. as of the application deadline date and should have completed their Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent professional training within the last 10 years. Residence at the headquarters of the Academy in Cambridge, MA is required. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: https://www.amacad.org/content/about/about.aspx?d=363&t=4&s=0

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Title: Memberships

Sponsor: Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

Amount: None specified

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Description: Each year, the Institute for Advanced Study selects approximately 190 Members from an average of more than 1,500 applicants. Members are selected by the Faculty of each School, and come to the Institute for periods as short as one term or as long as several years. Young scholars and applicants from non-traditional backgrounds who have outstanding promise are considered, as are senior scholars whose reputations are already well established. The major consideration in the appointment process is the expectation that each Member’s period of residence at the Institute will result in work of significance and originality. Many Members pursue research related to the special interests of one or more of the Faculty. In other instances, the research of Members is in areas not currently represented by a member of the Faculty. Residence at IAS in Princeton, NJ is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.ias.edu/about/how-to-apply

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Title: Howard Fellowships

Sponsor: George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

Amount: $30,000

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Description: The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships will be awarded each year based on a five year rotation of fields: 2015-16—Philosophy; 2016-17—Film Studies, Literary Studies; 2017-18—Anthropology, Archeology; and 2018-19—History of Art and Architecture; 2014-15—Theatre Studies, Musicology, History. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should reside in the U.S. at the time of application. There is no residency requirement for this fellowship.  

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/Howard_Foundation/

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Title: Rome Prize

Sponsor: American Academy in Rome

Amount: $15,000-$27,000

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Description: Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months or eleven months to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Residents and Visiting Artists and Scholars. Residence in Rome is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements

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Title: Getty Scholar Grants, 2014-15 Theme: “Object, Value, Canon”

Sponsor: Getty Foundation

Amount: $65,000

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Description: Getty Scholar grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, 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 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. Residence at the Getty in Los Angeles, CA is required. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/residential/getty_scholars.html

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Title: Autrey Visiting Scholar Award

Sponsor: Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Amount: $60,000

Deadline: 11/1/2013

Description: The Humanities Research Center accepts nominations from Rice faculty who would like to recommend visiting scholars for two-week to full academic year residencies. Fellowships are awarded to support research projects in pedagogy in the humanities. This includes, but is not limited to, history, philosophy, languages, literature, linguistics, religious studies, art history and the arts. Proposals employing humanistic approaches are welcome from anthropology and other social sciences, natural sciences, music, architecture, engineering and other fields. Both junior and senior scholars are eligible, and there is no citizenship requirement. Residence at the Center is required, and longer stays may require teaching commitments.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.hrc.rice.edu/externalfaculty.aspx

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Title: American Fellowships

Sponsor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Amount: $6,000-$30,000

Deadline: 11/15/2012

Description: American Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication. Recipients must be United States citizens or permanent residents. Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships offer one year of funding for women in tenure-track faculty positions in support of their earning tenure and further promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide funds for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. The grants are intended for tenure-track, part-time, or temporary faculty or new and established researchers at universities. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews. There is no residential requirement for this fellowship. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellows_directory/american.cfm

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Title: Kingdon Fellowships

Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amount: $45,000

Deadline: 11/15/2013

Description: Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, generously donated funds for one to two external Kingdon Fellowships per year to scholars outside UW-Madison for scholarly research in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition and its role in society from antiquity to the present. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, and creativity. Fellows must be in residence in Madison, WI throughout the academic year (except for short research trips) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.php?menu=4

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Title: Solmsen Fellowships

Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Amount: $45,000

Deadline: 11/15/2013

Description: Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute offers four to five external Solmsen Fellowships each year to scholars outside UW-Madison working on literary and historical studies of the European Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods up to about 1700. Fellows must be in residence in Madison, WI throughout the academic year (except for short research trips) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships.php?menu=5

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Title: IMF Fellowship Program

Sponsor: International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Amount: None specified

Deadline: 11/30/2012 (2013 date not announced)

Description: IMF Fellows will spend the year working on mutually agreed topics that are relevant to the work of the IMF. While hosted by the Research Department, Fellows will also be expected to interact with staff in other departments of the IMF. The work produced over the year can be disseminated through IMF Working Papers and other channels. The IMF provides a unique environment for researchers interested in working on macroeconomic and financial issues given its close monitoring of economic developments around the world, its access to information, and the presence of a large, knowledgeable, professional staff with whom to interact. Salary and other benefits are competitive, and include allowances for relocation and conference travel. Residence at IMF headquarters in Washington, DC is required. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: http://www.imf.org/external/np/res/fellowship/index.htm

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Title: Residential Fellowships

Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Amount: $15,000/semester (1-2 semesters)

Deadline: 12/1/2013

Description: The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities. Residence at the Foundation in Charlottesville, VA is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://virginiahumanities.org/fellowships/

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Title: Visiting Research Scholar

Sponsor: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), New York University

Amount: $65,000

Deadline: 12/2/2013

Description: ISAW's scope embraces research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World from late prehistoric times to the eighth century AD, including Asia and Africa. Projects of a theoretical or comparative nature relevant to this domain are also welcome. Academic visitors at ISAW should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. They will be expected to be in residence at the Institute during the period for which they are appointed and to take part in the intellectual life of the community. Visiting Research Scholars at ISAW have access to the Institute's own library, as well as to a wide range of other libraries at NYU, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (located a block away), and other institutions in New York City including Columbia University and the New York Public Library. Scholars are provided with their own carrel workspace. Applications from non-U.S. citizens accepted. Residence at the ISAW in New York, NY is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://isaw.nyu.edu/academics/visiting-scholars

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Title: Residential Research Group Fellowships

Sponsor: University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI)

Amount: Salary replacement

Deadline: 12/16/2012 (2013 deadline not posted)

Description: Residential research groups (RRGs) are at the heart of UCHRI’s activities, convening key scholars to work in collaboration on interdisciplinary topics of special significance. UCHRI promotes new scholarship in the humanities by fostering collaborative inquiry outside institutional and disciplinary structures. RRGs are in essence teams of researchers, often unknown to each other before residency, and assembled to work on a commonly defined research agenda. They are composed of a range of UC faculty, visiting scholars (including UC postdoctoral scholars), UC doctoral students, and non-UC faculty as resources allow. Residence at UCHRI in Irvine, CA is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: http://uchri.org/funding/cfps/residential-research-group-fellowships/

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Title: AAS National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Long-Term Fellowships

Sponsor: American Antiquarian Society (AAS)

Amount: $4,200/mo.

Deadline:  1/15/2014

Description: NEH fellowships are four to twelve months in length, and are for persons who have already completed their formal professional training. Mid-career scholars are encouraged to apply. Foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship are eligible. Preference will be given to individuals who have not held long-term fellowships during the three years preceding the period for which the application is being made. 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. Residence at AAS in Worcester, MA is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/nehfellowship.htm  

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Title: FRIAS Fellowships, Research Groups

Sponsor: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

Amount: None specified

Deadline:  2/28/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Description: Applicants may apply for fellowships of 5 to 10 months. Fellowships will be awarded to individuals and research groups of up to three people with challenging and innovative project proposals of high academic quality. External researchers from Germany and abroad are most welcome to apply; we would like to particularly encourage the submission of projects in cooperation with partner universities from the European Confederation of Upper Rhine Universities / EUCOR (Strasbourg, Basel, etc.). As a general rule, Internal Senior Fellows are granted part-time fellowships (50% leave); however, in particular cases and where the Fellow is present at FRIAS full-time for the duration of the project, full leave of absence may also be granted. The competition is open to both “start-up” projects (e.g. developing new fields of investigation and/or in preparation for an application for independent external funding) and “completion” projects (e.g. aiming for the successful conclusion of an ongoing research project). The determining selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the project proposal. Residence at FRIAS in Freiburg, Germany is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/institute/pressreleases/fellowships-2013-14

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Title: Fellowships for Visiting Scholars

Sponsor: United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

Amount: AUD $ 20,000-$40,000

Deadline:  4/5/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Description: Stipends are available for academics taking leaves from their home institutions and wishing to spend 1-12 months at the U.S. Studies Centre; the funds are meant to supplement sabbatical or other salary. Our criteria for selection include demonstrated evidence of first-rate scholarship on any aspect of American or U.S. studies; potential synergies with academic staff affiliated with the Centre; and willingness to interact with the larger Australian academic community. Residence at the U.S. Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://ussc.edu.au/ussc-people/visitors

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Title: NEH Fellowships

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Amount: $50,400 max; $4,200/mo., 6-12 mos.

Deadline: 5/1/2014

Description: 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. There is no residential requirement for this fellowship. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor through Grants.gov

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships

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Title: New Directions Fellowships

Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Amount: $175,000-$250,000 ($300,000 max)

Deadline: 6/12/2013 (2014 deadline TBD)

Description: New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities, broadly understood to include the arts, history, languages, area studies, and zones of such fields as anthropology and geography that bridge the humanities and social sciences, who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest. The university and the recipient's department should understand that New Directions Fellowships are primarily for advanced training in pursuit of a specific research agenda.  Unlike other fellowship awards, this program does not aim to facilitate short-term outcomes, such as completion of a book.  Rather, New Directions Fellowships are meant to be viewed as longer-term investments in scholars' intellectual range and productivity.  There is no residential requirement for this fellowship.

How to Apply: This is a Limited Submission opportunity. Watch for Limited Submission guidelines from the Office of Research in summer 2014.

More Info: http://www.mellon.org/grant_programs/programs/higher-education-and-scholarship/new-directions-fellowships/#ProgramDescription

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Title: Fulbright Scholar Program

Sponsor: Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Amount: Varies by country and type of award

Deadline: 8/1/2013 (2014 deadline TBA)

Description: The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residence is not sufficient; and candidates who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in a six-year period preceding the date of the application are ineligible. Consult awards catalogue for details on specific placements, residence at the chosen institution is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor. 

More Info: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

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Title: ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

Sponsor: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Amount: $85,000 ($60,000 stipend, $25,000 project costs)

Deadline: 9/5/2013

Description: This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works. ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships are intended to support an academic year dedicated to work on a major scholarly project that takes a digital form. This program is open to scholars in all fields of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline. (An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify.) U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required as of the application deadline. There is no residential requirement for this fellowship. 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by September 5.

More Info: http://www.acls.org/programs/digital/

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Title: Research Associateship Programs

Sponsor: National Academies

Amount: Varies by program/sponsor

Deadline: Varies by program/sponsor

Description: The mission of the National Research Council’s (NRC) Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they are applying. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions, and some do not. Residence at the selected research facility is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/index.htm

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Title: Fellowship Research Grants

Sponsor: Earhart Foundation

Amount: $20,000

Deadline:  Open 

Description: The Earhart Foundation concentrates on educational matters, with emphasis on such disciplines from the social sciences and humanities as economics, philosophy, international affairs, and government. Experimental proposals in related areas are occasionally approved. The foundation accepts applications for Fellowship Research Grants. Fellowship Research Grants are awarded to individuals who have established themselves professionally, who are associated with or affiliated with educational or research institutions in such a way as to support the advancement of knowledge through teaching, lecturing, and publication. There is no residential requirement for this fellowship. 

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: Contact the foundation directly for the RFP. Inquiries may be addressed to Program Officer, Earhart Foundation, 2200 Green Road, Suite H, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Tel.: (319) 761-8592.

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Title: Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program

Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Amount: $100,000

Deadline:  2014-15 competition suspended

Description: The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship Program provides scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges. Senior Fellowships generally last for nine to ten months, starting in October. Shorter-term fellowships are also available. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Residence at USIP in Washington, DC is required.

How to Apply: Submit directly to sponsor.

More Info: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-senior-fellowship-program

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