Office For Faculty Research and Resources (OFFRR)

Funding Opportunities in the Humanities


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Humboldtian Sponsorship Programmes for Postdoctoral Scientists and Scholars

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers research fellowships and research awards for PIs to work on a research project with a host and collaborative partner in Germany.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences
Deadline: Deadlines vary depending on Research Fellowship.
For More Information: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/sponsorship.html

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American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grant

Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society has awarded 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.
Award Amount: $6000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences
Deadlines

  • October 1, 2013 - For work in February through December. Apply online. (CLOSED)
  • December 1, 2013 - For work in April through December. Apply online (CLOSED)

For More Information: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin

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Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves Family - 2013 Graves Award in the Humanities

The Graves Award is administered by Pomona College under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. These awards are intended to encourage and to reward "outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities by younger faculty members." In this context, the humanities are broadly conceived as being less about a particular subject area and more about the process by which life is interpreted and given meaning. The humanities function, in this conception, to "produce men and women of understanding as contrasted with those trained to be technically proficient." Graves Awards are made "to those for whom there can be submitted evidence of unusual skill and enthusiasm as teachers and who can show that their projects will enhance their ability in the classroom.” Each institution may make only one nomination. The nominee should be under 42 at the time of nomination or within his/her first decade of teaching, and should have taught at the institution for at least two years. Stipends will vary depending on the recipient's needs, but recent awards have averaged about $10,000. The period of any particular award varies depending on the scope of the project, and may last a summer, a semester, or, in special cases, a year. The grants are especially appropriate for summer study or sabbatical leaves.
Award Amount: $10000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: October 25, 2013 - Send 1) a project description of 2-3 pages), 2) budget (between $4,500-10,000), and 3) current CV. Please send your materials to Professor Pamela Moro (pmoro@willamette.edu), Chair of Faculty Council, by email no later than Friday, October 25, at 5 p.m. Please contact Pat Alley for more information. (CLOSED)
For More Information: Not applicable

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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University - 2014-2015 Visiting Scholars Fellowship

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections. Students enrolled in degree programs are ineligible. The fellowships pay for travel to and from New Haven and a living allowance of $4,000 per month, and are designed to provide access to the library for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area. Granted for one month, fellowships must be taken up between September 1 and December 19, 2014. Recipients are expected to be in residence during the period of their award and are encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University. Successful applicants normally explain in extensive and specific detail the relationship of the Beinecke collections to their project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern. Most of the holdings of the Beinecke Library in printed materials are described in Orbis, the online catalogue of Yale University Library. Early manuscripts and modern archives are described in detailed finding aids available via the internet. Books and manuscripts at Yale have been extensively described since 1926 in the Yale University Library Gazette, which is available in many libraries.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: December 6, 2013 - Postmark deadline for paper submissions, (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/programs-events/fellowship-program/visiting-postdoctoral-scholar-fellowships

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Council for International Exchange of Scholars - Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program

The traditional 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.
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Education
Deadline: August 1, 2014 - 2015-2016 competition and online application portal opens Feb. 1, 2014
For More Information: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/

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Council of American Overseas Research Centers - Multi-Country Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research.
Award Amount: $10500
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences
Deadline: January 13, 2014 - Online, Email and Mail submission deadlines apply (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://caorc.org/fellowships/multi/

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The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) - CRASSH Fellowships Program

The Centre offers a number of programmes to bring scholars from all over the world to CRASSH - from postdoctoral and early career researchers to more established visiting fellows - to interact at the heart of a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment. CRASSH offers a range of fellowship programmes to bring together scholars from Cambridge and beyond for a period of leave from their normal institutional commitments.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: October 31, 2013 - Deadline and program information is currently being updated. See http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/about/core-programmes/ (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/4/fellowships-.htm

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Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture - Hiett Prize in the Humanities

The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award aimed at identifying candidates who are in the early stages of careers devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. The opposite of a lifetime achievement award, the Hiett Prize seeks to encourage future leaders in the humanities by 1) recognizing their early accomplishment and their potential and 2) assisting their ongoing work through a cash award of $50,000.
Award Amount: $50000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: June 1, 2014 - For more information about applying for the Hiett Prize, please visit http://www.dallasinstitute.org (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.dallasinstitute.org/programs_hiett_prize.html

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George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation - 2014-2015 Howard Fellowships History, Music, Musicology, Playwriting, and Theatre Studies

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 in April 2014 for 2014-2015 in the fields of History, Music, Musicology, Playwriting, and Theatre Studies.
Award Amount: $30000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Deadline for receipt of hard copy materials (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/Howard_Foundation/

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Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation - Humanities Program

The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.
Award Amount: $10000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: Contact Arminda Lathrop,WU Corporate & Foundation Relations, ext. 6606 or alathrop@willamette.edu
For More Information: http://www.delmas.org/programs/humanities_d.html

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Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center - 2013-2014 Research Fellowship

The Harry Ransom Center annually awards over 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.
Award Amount: $10000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: January 31, 2014 - Applications for 2014–2015 fellowships must be submitted electronically through an online fellowship account on the Ransom Center's website. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/

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National Endowment for the Humanities - Collaborative Research Grants

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Eligible projects include: (1) research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities; (2)conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; (3) archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and (4) research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.
Award Amount: $100000
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: December 5, 2013 - for projects beginning October 2014 (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/Collaborative.html

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National Endowment for the Humanities - Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants

The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.
Award Amount: $25000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: September 12, 2013 - for projects beginning May 2014 (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html
Past Willamette Recipients: Jennifer Jopp (History, 2009)

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National Endowment for the Humanities - Fellowships

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly tools. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months with a stipend of $4,200 per month ($50,400 max. for 12 mos.).
Award Amount: $50400
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: May 1, 2014 - (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html

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National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.
Award Amount: $50000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: September 12, 2013 - Receipt Deadline September 12, 2013 for Projects Beginning May 2014. Applications for this program must be submitted via Grants.gov. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/digitalhumanitiesstartup.html#awardinfo
Past Willamette Recipients: Mike Spalti, et al. (Hatfield Library and Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 2008)

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National Endowment for the Humanities - Fellowship Programs 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. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.
Award Amount: $50400
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: See link above for FPIRI offerings and deadlines for 2014-2015
For More Information: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/research/fpiri-supported-fellowships

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National Endowment for the Humanities - Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants

Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.
Award Amount: $50000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadline: December 5, 2013 - For projects Beginning October 2014. Applications for this program must be submitted via Grants.gov. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/editions.html

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National Endowment for the Humanities - Summer Stipend

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.
Award Amount: $6000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: September 26, 2013 - Internal nomination required. Contact Patricia Alley at ext. 6246 for more information. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
Past Willamette Recipients: Richard Ellis (Politics, 2010), Mike Chasar (English, 2011)

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National Endowment for the Humanities - NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators

The Division of Education Programs works to strengthen humanities education through programs aimed at pre-collegiate and post-secondary levels of study. Through intensive summer programs of reading and discussion with recognized scholars, individual teachers have opportunities to strengthen their mastery of the subjects they teach in history, philosophy, literature and languages, world cultures, art history, and political science, among others.
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: March 3, 2014 - See NEH Summer Program website for a list of summer seminars and institutes and 2014 deadlines (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs

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National Humanities Center - National Humanities Center Fellowships 2013-2014

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2012 through May 2013. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. 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.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: October 1, 2014 - postmark deadline
For More Information: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/instruct.htm

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Newberry Library - Long-Term Fellowships in the Humanities

Fellowships at the Newberry Library provide assistance to researchers who wish to use the collections, but who cannot finance a visit on their own. Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one week to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to individuals from outside the metropolitan Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers with a need to examine specific items in the Library's collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant's place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the Library's strengths.
Award Amount: $40000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: December 1, 2013 - Receipt deadline for electronic materials (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/long-term.html

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Oregon Humanities - FY 2012 Public Program Grants

Once a year, Oregon Humanities awards Public Program Grants between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit organizations in Oregon to support programs that make use of one or more of the disciplines of the humanities to connect Oregonians with timely and relevant ideas and insights that shape our daily lives. Oregon Humanities welcomes proposals for programs that use the humanities in the public sphere to meet our core mission of connecting Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. Programs must begin after April 1, 2013. Letters of Interest must be postmarked by October 31, 2012.
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: October 31, 2013 - Letters of inquiry to apply for Public Program Grants must be postmarked by October 31. Full proposals, if invited, will be due by December 15. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/section/grants/#id22
Past Willamette Recipients: Ann Nicgorski (Art (History, 2006)

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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study - Fellowship Program

Through the Fellowship Program, women and men at the forefront of the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts, and professions—all of whom have exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments—convene at the Radcliffe Institute for a full year. As fellows, they focus on individual projects and research while benefiting from a multidisciplinary community in the enriching University setting. The Institute is now accepting applications in Natural Sciences and Mathematics for the 2013–2014 fellowship year.
Award Amount: $65000
Disciplines: Arts, Humanities
Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Online application portal at http://radcliffe.onlineapplicationportal.com/register/ (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply.aspx

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Stanford Humanities Center - External Faculty Fellowships (Residential)

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. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Awards are made from an applicant pool of approximately 250.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
Deadline: October 1, 2014 -
For More Information: http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty

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University of Connecticut - Humanities Institute Fellowship Opportunities

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) invites outstanding university and college professors, independent scholars, writers, museum and library professionals to apply for a residential fellowship that comes with a stipend of $40,000. Successful candidates will devote an academic year at the Storrs campus to research and writing, scholarly collaboration with other UCHI fellows, and present a public lecture in his or her area of expertise.
Award Amount: $40000
Discipline: Humanities
Deadline: January 15, 2014 - Application materials, including three letters of recommendation, must be received by deadline. (CLOSED)
For More Information: http://www.humanities.uconn.edu/

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