Grant Opportunities

  • The American Council of Learned Societies invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences for one of three related fellowships, all of which share the goal of creating a major piece of scholarly work.

  • The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Global Flex Award provides U.S. academics and professionals with the flexibility to engage in advanced regional or trans-regional research and/or teaching. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to collaborate and engage in scholarly activities in two or three countries in one or more regions.

    Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus. Proposals should reflect topics which would benefit from a global perspective and clearly demonstrate a need to spend time in each of the proposed countries.

    The minimum length of the total grant is three months and the maximum is six months. Grant segments may be conducted within one academic year or spread over two or three consecutive years. The deadline for applications to the Global Flex program is Monday, August 3, 2015. For more details, contact Christopher Tassava (x5833) or see the program webpage.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients of the $6,000 grants spend two months of full-time work producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

    Since the College can only nominate two tenure-track or tenured faculty for Summer Stipends, all such faculty must  submit applications to the College's internal selection process by Friday, September 4, 2015. The College's two nominees will be notified by Friday, September 18.

    Non-tenure track faculty can submit applications outside of this process.

    Deadlines:

    • College: Friday, September 4, 2015 (for tenure-track or tenured applicants)
    • NEH: Thursday, October 1, 2015 (for the tenure-track or tenured faculty nominees and for any non-tenure-track applicants)

    Please contact Christopher Tassava at x5833 or ctassava for more information.

    Program webpage: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

  • NEH Enduring Questions

    June 11, 2015

    The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities. This question-driven course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries.

    The course is to be developed by one or more (up to four) faculty members at a single institution, but not team taught. Enduring Questions courses must be taught from a common syllabus and must be offered during the grant period at least twice by each faculty member involved in developing the course. The grant supports the work of faculty members in designing, preparing, and assessing the new course.

    More information: contact Christopher Tassava or review the program webpage.

    Deadline: September 10, 2015 (for projects beginning May 2016)

  • The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: Article, Blog, Book, New and Alternative Media, and Short-Form Writing. Grants range from $15,000 to $50,000.

    Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the Arts Writers Grant Program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

    Deadline: May 21, 2015.

    More information: Arts Writers Grant Program guidelines

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities' Fellowship program will accept applications until April 30, 2015, for projects that begin as early as January 1, 2016, and as late as September 1, 2017, and run for six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200 per month (up to a twelve-month maximum of $50,400).

    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.

    More information on the Fellowship program can be found in the full program guidelines, or by contacting Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations at ctassava or x5833.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities' new Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. The Public Scholar program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact.

    Full guidelines are available online, but in many ways the Public Scholar awards parallel the older Fellowship awards: awardees receive funding for a continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months at a rate of $4,200 per month, for a maximum stipend of $50,400. Recipients may begin their awards as early as October 1, 2015, but no later than September 1, 2016. Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

  • The U.S. Department of State offers the Jefferson Science Fellowship to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens each fall and closes in mid-January. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as science advisors on foreign policy issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. As part of their assignments, Jefferson Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow will return to his/her academic career, but will remain available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects. More information is available in this brochure on the program. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 program year is January 12, 2015.

  • The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities.

    The course is to be developed by one or more (up to four) faculty members at a single institution, but not team taught. Enduring Questions courses must be taught from a common syllabus and must be offered during the grant period at least twice by each faculty member involved in developing the course. The grant supports the work of faculty members in designing, preparing, and assessing the new course. It may also be used for ancillary activities that enhance faculty-student intellectual community, such as visits to museums and artistic or cultural events. An Enduring Questions course may be taught by faculty from any department or discipline in the humanities or by faculty outside the humanities (for example, astronomy, biology, economics, law, mathematics, medicine, or psychology), so long as humanities sources are central to the course.

    NEH Enduring Questions grants can provide up to $38,000 in outright funds for projects serving a single institution. The size of the maximum award depends on the number of faculty involved in developing the course. For a course developed by a single faculty member, the maximum award is $22,000; for a course developed by two faculty members, the maximum award is $33,000; for a course developed by three or four faculty members, the maximum
    award is $38,000.

    The grant period may run from 18 to 36 months, beginning as early as May 1, 2015 but no later than January 1, 2016. 

    Deadline: Thursday, September 11, 2014

    More information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions

  • The Ucross Foundation's Residency Program offers residencies to competitively selected artists working in all disciplines. The Foundation provides a respectful, comfortable and productive environment at its facility in Sheridan, Wyoming, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life.

    Selected artists are not charged for their residencies, though awardees must provide their own working materials and pay for their own travel to Sheridan, Wyoming.

    As part of the residency, Ucross provides living accommodations, individual work space (usually separate from the living quarters), and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year.  Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks.  At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence - a mix of visual artists, writers and composers.

    Ucross hosts two residency sessions each year: a fall session from August through early December (for which applications are due by March 1) and a spring session from late-February through mid-June (for which applications are due by October 1).

    For more information, contact Christopher Tassava (ctassava or x5833), or see the Foundation's webpage.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients of the $6,000 grants spend two months of full-time work producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

    Since the College can only nominate two tenure-track or tenured faculty for Summer Stipends, all such faculty must  submit applications to the College's internal selection process by Friday, September 5, 2014. The College's two nominees will be notified by Friday, September 19.

    Non-tenure track faculty can submit applications outside of this process.

    Deadlines:

    • College: Friday, September 5, 2014 (for tenure-track or tenured applicants)
    • NEH: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (for the tenure-track or tenured faculty nominees and for any non-tenure-track applicants)

    Please contact Christopher Tassava at x5833 or ctassava for more information.

    Program webpage: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

  • The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2014 through May 2015. Applicants must have doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation.

    Fellowship stipends are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center's ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and also covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents.

    The NHC requires applicants to complete an online form and to upload the following documents:

    • 1,000-word project proposal,
    • one-page tentative outline of chapters,
    • short bibliography,
    • curriculum vitae, and
    • names and contact information for three references. 

    All applications (including supporting materials) must be submitted by midnight, October 15, 2014.

    For more information, contact Christopher Tassava or check the program webpage.