Grant Opportunities

  • 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. Please contact Christopher Tassava for more information.

  • ACLS Fellowships

    May 3, 2019

    The American Council of Learned Societies welcomes applications for six to twelve-month fellowships to undertake substantial humanities projects.

  • The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. A total of eight fellowships will be awarded for 2020-2021 in the fields Fiction, Poetry, and Playwriting and Theatre Studies. Proposals are due by November 1, 2019.

  • Tenure-track junior faculty in STEM and the social sciences should consider applying for a five year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program, which supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Proposals are due during the third week of July yearly. 

    Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations will be happy to talk with any prospective applicant about CAREER program. NSF Program solicitation 17-537 outlines eligibility specifics, such as being employed in a tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent title) as of October 1 after the proposal submission. 

    For more, read this FAQs page, or register for the webinar to be offered on May 9 from 2-4pm. The CAREER page has a registration link, deadline dates for specific directorates, and links to directorate and division contacts. One key note: prior to submission, applicants are encouraged to discuss their project ideas with the CAREER contact or cognizant Program Officer in the Division closest to their area of research.

  • NEH Fellowships

    February 19, 2019

    The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting applications to its flagship Fellowship program, which makes awards that support individuals pursuing advanced research 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 cover periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $5,000 per month. The maximum stipend is $60,000 for a twelve-month period. Applicants should request award periods that suit their schedules and the needs of their projects.

    Applications are due by Wednesday, April 10, 2019, for projects beginning as early as February 1, 2020, and as late as September 1, 2021. More details are available on the NEH Fellowship website and on the NEH webpage maintained by Carleton's Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations.

    Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations is available to help any prospective applicant prepare an application.

  • The Associated Colleges of the Midwest is now accepting pre-proposals for grants from the Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE) program, which furnishes funding for collaborative curricular projects.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks applications to its "Public Scholar Program" for grants to support the creation of well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. The Public Scholar Program provides a stipend of $5,000 per full-time month for continuous full- or part-time work over a period of six to twelve months, beginning as early as September 1, 2019, but not later than September 1, 2020. Interested applicants can contact Christopher Tassava in the Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations for further information about the program and about submitting applications by the deadline of Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

  • Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) seeks applications for grant awards of up to $7,000 to support multi-institutional collaborations that advance—through innovative practices, programs, policies, or research—institutional commitments to the education of the whole student, to equity and inclusion, and to the imperative for creative innovation.

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting applications to the ten Summer Seminars and Institutes that will be offered in 2019.

  • The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in Stellenbosch, South Africa, provides and maintains an independent "creative space for the mind" to advance the cause of science and scholarship across all disciplines. It is global in its reach and local in its African roots, and values original thinking and innovation in this context. No restriction is placed on the country of origin, discipline, or academic affiliation when STIAS considers a fellowship invitation. STIAS is currently accepting applications via email for one- and two-semester residencies in 2020 (January to June or July to December). STIAS fellows are expected to be resident at STIAS for the duration of a fellowship, with no academic obligations other than pursuing the proposed research project.

  • Rome Prize

    October 12, 2018

    The American Academy in Rome awards the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Fellowships are awarded in a range of humanities fields.

  • The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply.