Humanities Institute

Fellowship Opportunities

Title: Media Projects: Development Grants

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 11/30/2016

Amount: $40,000-$75,000/6–12 mos.

Description: Development Grants support film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. 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 or treatment and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist or Brook Davis (davis@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by November 30.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants


Title: Media Projects: Production Grants

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline: 11/30/2016

Amount: $100,000-$650,000/1–3 yrs

Description: Production Grants support film, television, and radio projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. 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 Liberal Arts Grants Services and return the Proposal Review Form by November 30.

More Info: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-production-grants


Title: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Sponsor: MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Deadline: 01/15/2017

Amount: $65,500

Description: Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between the humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines. To be eligible for the positions, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2014 and no later than July 1, 2017.

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

More Info: http://shass.mit.edu/graduate/mellon_postdoctoral_fellowship


Title: CEAS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies

Sponsor: Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at Stanford University

Deadline: 01/15/2017

Amount: $60,000

Description: The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies for the 2017-18 academic year. This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2017 and end August 31, 2018, with a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.

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

More Info: http://ceas.stanford.edu/ resources/chinese-studies- postdoctoral-fellowship.php


Title: South Asian Studies Fellowship

Sponsor: Harvard University South Asia Institute

Deadline: 01/15/2017

Amount: $40,000

Description: The Harvard South Asia Institute is pleased to offer the South Asian Studies Fellowship to support recent PhDs in the humanities and social sciences related to South Asia. Research topics can cover any period of South Asian history or contemporary South Asia. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of successful completion of their PhD by June of the year of appointment and may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of PhD. Scholars who have not had past opportunities to access Harvard’s resources and who have primarily been educated at institutions in South Asia will be prioritized. Fellows are expected to reside in the Cambridge vicinity during the time of their award and to actively participate in the events and intellectual life of the Institute. Fellows are expected to contribute to the greater Harvard community by teaching, mentoring, or advising students.

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

More Info: http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/south-asian- studies-fellowship/




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