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. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. Proposals are due 1 May 2013.
NIH Kirschstein National Research Service Award
The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support to promising fellowship applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Proposals are due 8 August 2013 or 8 December 2013.
Fulbright Scholar Program
The 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. Proposals are due 1 August 2013.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science supports 30 to 40 fellowships for improved programs, policies, planning, risk analysis, regulation, monitoring, and evaluation for a broad range of initiatives. Proposals are due 5 December 2013.
American Councils Research Fellowships
With funds from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Education, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Councils administers several major grants for independent, overseas research in the humanities and social sciences. Both Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply for research support. Applicants should plan to spend at least two to three months in the field, preferably longer. Deadlines for each fellowship vary.
Fulbright International Education Administrators
The seminars are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of these countries through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, attendance at cultural events, and briefings on education. Deadlines for each fellowship vary.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and universities by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Proposals are due 19 November 2012.
IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities
The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program seeks to attract, select, and support in-depth field research by U.S. students, scholars, and experts in policy-relevant subject areas related to Eastern Europe and Eurasia, as well as to disseminate knowledge about these regions to a wide network of constituents in the United States and abroad. Proposals are due 14 November 2012.
Schools of American Research Summer Scholars
Summer Scholar Fellowships are awarded to five or six scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society, and the history of anthropology. Both humanistically- and scientifically-oriented scholars are encouraged to apply. Proposals are due 15 December 2012.
Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing
The Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing offers up to seven year-long fellowships. Typically, there are three fiction fellowships, two poetry fellowships, and one playwriting fellowship. Applications are due 1 April 2013 (playwriting).
National Humanities Center Fellowships
The sponsor offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study. Most of the sponsor’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designed for particular areas of research. These include environmental studies and history; English literature; art history; French history, literature, or culture; Asian Studies; and theology. Proposals are due 15 October 2012.
NEA Literature Fellowships
Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) or poetry are available to published creative writers. Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. This program operates on a two-year cycle. Proposals for prose are due 28 February 2013.
Denise Ehlen, Director
Ron Fleischmann, Grants Manager
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