Humanities Institute

Fellowship Opportunities


Kluge Center Fellowships for Residential Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Sponsor: Library of Congress

Deadline: 07/15/2017

Amount: $4,200/mo.

Description

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for postdoctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available.

How to Apply

Apply directly to the sponsor by July 15. 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/kluge.php


Public Humanities Projects (CFDA Number: 45.164)

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 07/19/2017

Amount: Varies

Description

Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to illuminate significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.  NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming. his grant program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement. Applications should follow the parameters set out below for one of the following three formats: 1) Community Conversations; 2) Exhibitions; and 3) Historic Places.

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 July 19.

More Info

http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/public-humanities-projects


Media Projects: Development Grants

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline: 07/19/2017

Amount: $40,000–$75,000 | 6–12 months

Description

Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script and may also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.

How to Apply: 

Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 19.

More Info:

https://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants


Media Projects: Production Grants

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Deadline: 07/19/2017

Amount: $100,000–$650,000 | 1–3 years

Description

Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience.

How to Apply:

Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in the COLA Office of Research and return Proposal Review Form by July 19.

More Info:

https://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-production-grants


Society of Fellows - Nominations for Junior Fellows

Sponsor: Harvard University

Deadline: 08/11/2017

Amount: $77,000

Description

The purpose of the Society is to give men and women at an early stage of their scholarly careers an opportunity to pursue their studies in any department of the University, free from formal requirements. They must be persons of exceptional ability, originality, and resourcefulness, and should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, comparable to successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. These Junior Fellows are selected by the Senior Fellows, who with the President of the University and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, ex officio, administer the Society. Those elected receive three year fellowships. Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from the candidates themselves.

How to Apply

Submit nominations directly to the sponsor by August 11. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info

http://www.socfell.fas.harvard.edu/nominations.html


Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Sponsor: The Wolf Humanities Center

Deadline: 10/15/2017

Amount: $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance and $3,000 research fund

Description

The Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (late August–May) in residence at Penn.

For the 2018-19 academic year, our topic will be Stuff (see Call for Applications below). The Fellowship carries a stipend of $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $3000 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in either the fall or the spring semester in addition to conducting their research.

The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible).

The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.

Visa eligibility: International scholars outside of North America are appointed under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status). Scholars seeking to hold an H-1B visa during the fellowship year at Penn are ineligible (no exceptions can be made). The Wolf Humanities Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship.

How to Apply

NOTE: Applications must be submitted online through the Center's secure webform only. Postal and email submissions will not be accepted. Decisions will be announced in late December 2017, when applicants will be notified by email.

The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2018–2019 academic year, we have set Stuff as the topic.

Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between December 2009 and December 2017 are eligible to apply. You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than December 2017 to be eligible. Your application will not be considered unless this condition is met (i.e., you are ineligible to apply if you will defend or otherwise submit your dissertation anytime in 2018).

During their year in residence, Fellows pursue their proposed research, are required to teach one undergraduate seminar during the year, and must also participate in the Forum's weekly Mellon Research Seminar (Tuesdays, 12:00–1:50), presenting their research at one of those seminars.



In selecting fellows, the Wolf Humanities Center aims for a balanced mix of recent Ph.D.s and more seasoned tenure-track faculty who do not yet have tenure. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn's intellectual life.

More Info

https://www.phf.upenn.edu/fellowships/andrew-w-mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship-humanities



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