Humanities Institute

Fellowship Opportunities

Du Bois Fellowships

Sponsor: UMass Amherst

Deadline: 04/10/2017

Amount: varies

Description: The Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library offers short-term residential fellowships to assist younger scholars in conducting research in its collections. Among the approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts held by SCUA are many valuable collections for the study of social change in the United States, including the papers of the most important exponent of the politics and culture of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois. In addition, the University Library houses over three million volumes and a rich suite of electronic resources to support advanced research in the humanities. Faculty fellows will receive a stipend of $4,500 for an eight-week library residency with a housing allowance of $2,500 as well as a research allowance of $600. Five College graduate student fellows will receive a stipend of $3,000 for an eight-week library residency.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 10. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://scua.library.umass.edu/umarmot/services-at-scua/awards-and-prizes/du-bois-library-fellowships/


Fellowships (CFDA 45.160)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 04/12/2017

Amount: $50,400 

Description: NEH 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. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 12. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

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


NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 04/12/2017

Amount: $50,400 

Description: Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be essential to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Successful projects will likely incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books. Applications submitted for this special opportunity will be evaluated separately from other NEH Fellowship applications, but, like applications submitted to the NEH Fellowships program, will be held to the highest standards of scholarship. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 12. See the award announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/neh-mellon-fellowships-digital-publication


Einstein Fellowship

Sponsor: Einstein Forum

Deadline: 04/15/2017

Amount: Euro 10,000 plus travel expenses

Description: The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.einsteinforum.de/about/fellowship/?lang=en


Bogliasco Fellowships

Sponsor: Bogliasco Foundation

Deadline: 04/15/2017

Amount: Unspecified

Description: Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender. To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to those whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars and artists.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 15. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://www.bfny.org/en/apply


David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

Sponsor: John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Deadline: 04/17/2017

Amount: $4,200/mo.

Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. The fellowship is named in honor of the Center's late founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist, who focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might help in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness. The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson's legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of six to twelve months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center. 

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 17. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/larson.html


Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships

Sponsor: New York State Senate

Deadline: 04/28/2017

Amount: $33,000

Legislative Fellowships

Each Legislative Fellow is assigned to a specific Senator’s office, where they will function largely as if they were regular staff.  While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Legislative Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.

Memorial Fellowships

Memorial Fellowships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate the unique qualifications and abilities required of each position.  There are three such placements, each awarded to a single individual for the Fellowship class. 

  • Roth Fellowship: The recipient of the Roth Fellowship will be placed in the Senate Majority Press Office.  The Roth Fellowship requires extraordinary communications skills and an ability to explain policy positions quickly and concisely to the media and to the broader public.
  • Wiebe Fellowship: The recipient of the Wiebe Fellowship is placed in the Majority Counsel/Program Services Office, and works on a variety of policy areas of interest to the Senate Majority Conference.  Wiebe Fellows demonstrate broad interests in all areas of public policy in New York State.
  • Biggane Fellowship: The recipient of the Biggane Fellowship will be placed with the Senate Finance Committee.  The Biggane Fellow focuses on budget and/or fiscal matters, and will be involved in the budgetary process – one of the Senate’s primary responsibilities to the people of New York.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by April 28. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://www.nysenate.gov/sites/default/files/articles/attachments/2017-2018_info_packet.pdf


Common Heritage

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline: 05/07/2017

Amount: $12,000 maximum

Description: The Common Heritage program recognizes that members of the public—in partnership with libraries, museums, archives, and historical organizations—have much to contribute to the understanding of our cultural mosaic. Together, such institutions and the public can be effective partners in the appreciation and stewardship of our common heritage. The program supports day-long events organized by community cultural institutions, which members of the public will be invited to attend. At these events experienced staff will digitize the community historical materials brought in by the public. Project staff will also record descriptive information—provided by community attendees—about the historical materials. Contributors will be given a free digital copy of their items to take home, along with the original materials. Projects must also present public programming that would expand knowledge of the community’s heritage.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Grants Office and return Proposal Review Form by May 7.

 

More Info: https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/common-heritage


Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

Sponsor: National Archives - National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Deadline: 05/24/2017

Amount: $30,000–$200,000 

Description: NHPRC seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American history or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The NHPRC encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online. Please note: there is a draft (optional) deadline of April 4, 2017.  

 

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by May 24.

 

More Info: https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/editions.html


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