Sabbatical Fellowships

The ACLS Fellowship Program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-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.

Award Amount: $45000

Source: American Council of Learned Societies

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: September 26, 2013 - Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on date of deadline (CLOSED)

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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 (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the national residential research centers participating in the program.

Award Amount: $75000

Source: American Council of Learned Societies

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: September 26, 2013 - Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on date of deadline (CLOSED)

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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. The fellowships are for a total period of up to 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2012 and September 1, 2014, and provide salary replacement for each collaborator (based on academic rank: up to $35,000 for Assistant Professor; up to $40,000 for Associate Professor; and up to $60,000 for full Professor) as well as up to $20,000 in collaboration funds (which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance).

Award Amount: $140000

Source: American Council of Learned Societies

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: September 26, 2013 - Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on date of deadline (CLOSED)

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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. The 2012-13 catalog of awards lists more than 800 awards in over 125 countries. Find out more: (1) Fulbright Program website, http://www.cies.org/; (2)What's New for Fulbright in 2012? http://www.cies.org/Podcast/Webinar/2011/012611_CampusReps/.

Award Amount: varies

Source: Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Education

Deadline: August 1, 2014 - 2015-2016 competition and online system opens Feb. 1, 2014 (CLOSED)

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Past Willamette Recipients:

  • Warren Binford (College of Law, South Africa, 2012-13)
  • David Gutterman (Politics, Czech Republic, 2011-12)
  • Gary Vaughn Raspberry (American Literature, Germany, 2008-09)
  • M. H. Sam Jacobsen (Law, Bulgaria, 2005-06)
  • Bill Smaldone (History, Germany, 2003-04)
  • Michael Metcalf Rooke-Ley (Law, Croatia, 2000-01)
  • Michael Wise (Law, Namibia, 1998-99)
  • Todd Silverstein (Chemistry, Norway, 1992-93)
  • Susan Smith (Law, Australia, 1992-93)
  • Michael Marks (Politics, Spain, 1990-91)
  • Ron Loftus (Japanese History, Japan)
  • David McCreery (Religious Studies, Jordan)
  • Douglas McGaughey (Religious Studies, Germany)
  • James Nafziger (Law, Mexico)
  • Michael Strelow (English, Spain)
  • Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship: Steve Rhine (Education, Ukraine, 2007-08); Pamela Moro (Anthropology, Thailand, 2007-08)
  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad: Jordan (Joe Bowersox, Jeanne Clark, David McCreery, Don Negri, Ann Nicgorski); Silk Road (Bobby Brewer-Wallin, Miho Fujiwara, David Goodney, Heidi Preuss Grew Ron Loftus, Michael Strewlow, Xijuan Zhou)
  • Fulbright Grants for Graduate Students (now WU faculty): Greg Felker (Politics, Malaysia, 1994-95); Ann Nicgorski (Art History, Greece, 1992-93); Scott Pike (Archeology, Greece, 1993-94); Francoise Goeury-Richardson (American literature & civilization); Nicole Melius (International education); Joyce Millen (anthropology); Pamela Moro (anthropology)

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 2013 for 2013-2014 in the fields of Painting, Sculpture, and the History of Art.

Award Amount: $30000

Source: George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Deadline for receipt of hard copy materials (CLOSED)

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The Schools of Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences each year invites as Members up to twenty scholars from a large applicant pool. Visiting Members are expected to pursue their own research, but the School organizes a seminar on the year’s focus and a weekly lunch at which Members as well as invited guests present their on-going work.

Award Amount: varies

Source: Institute for Advanced Study

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences

Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system (https://applications.ias.edu) (CLOSED)

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James McKeen Cattell Fund awards are available to psychologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and are eligible, according to the regulations of their own institutions, for a sabbatical leave or its equivalent. Eligible candidates must be either tenured faculty members or nontenured associate professors in a tenure-track position. Ordinarily awards are made to persons who have been continuously employed in an academic teaching or administrative position for the previous five years and have not had a leave with outside support during that period.

Award Amount: $35000

Source: James McKeen Cattell Fund

Discipline: Social Sciences

Deadline: December 15, 2013 - Receipt deadline for hard copy application materials (CLOSED)

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The Loeb Classical Library Foundation awards fellowships to qualified scholars to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies. Fellowships will normally range from $1,000 to $35,000 and may occasionally exceed that limit in the case of unusually interesting and promising projects. Applicants must have faculty or faculty emeritus status at a college or university at the time of application and during the entire time covered by the fellowship. Fellowships may be used for a wide variety of purposes. Examples include publication of research, enhancement of sabbaticals, travel to libraries or collections, dramatic productions, excavation expenses, or cost of research materials.

Award Amount: $35000

Source: Loeb Classical Library Foundation

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities

Deadline: November 1, 2013 - Completed applications must be submitted online (including recommendations) (CLOSED)

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Past Willamette Recipients: Ortwin Knorr (Classics, 2006)

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.

Award Amount: $50400

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Discipline: Humanities

Deadline: May 1, 2014 - Applicants must submit their proposals through Grants.gov (CLOSED)

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The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.

Award Amount: $70000

Source: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences

Deadlines:

  • October 1, 2013 - For cluster applicants using radcliffe online application portal (CLOSED)
  • November 1, 2013 - For individual applicants using radcliffe online application portal (CLOSED)

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The Clark offers between fifteen and twenty Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from six weeks to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, 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 will be welcome.

Award Amount: $65000

Source: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities

Deadline: October 15, 2013 - Receipt deadline of electronic application (CLOSED)

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This program funds fellowships through institutions of higher education (IHEs) to faculty members who propose to conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies to improve their skill in languages and their knowledge of the culture of the people of these countries. Funds support: travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research, a maintenance stipend for the fellow related to his or her academic year salary, and an allowance for research-related expenses overseas such as books and photocopying, tuition, affiliation fees, local travel, and other incidental expenses.

Award Amount: varies

Source: The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Education

Deadline: December 2, 2013 - FRA Program will not have a grant competition for FY 2013. (CLOSED)

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Past Willamette Recipients:

  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad to Jordan (McCreery, Nicgorski, Clark, Bowersox, Negri, Sutliff, McGaughey)
  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad - Retracing the Silk Road (Zhou, Howard, Grew, Lewis, Fujiwara, Loftus, Loers, Iltis, Strelow, Goodney, Hansen, Brewer-Wallin)