Grant Opportunities

  • The Spencer Foundation seeks applications to its Midcareer Grant Program, which affords scholars who between seven and twenty years from their doctorate an opportunity to spend one year learning about a new topic or discipline that will help them advance their work on a problem or puzzle of lasting significance in their research. The Foundation plans to support up to five midcareer scholars in this round with grants of up to $150,000 each.

    Applicants will be asked to center their request around the clear articulation and exploration of an important problem, or set of problems, of education that is well-aligned with their core interests and past scholarship. Applicants will also be asked to map the outer edges of what they have come to know through their earlier research and then articulate how they will move into what they do not yet know but hope to learn through a targeted midcareer program of study. In addition, applicants will be asked to fully describe how the acquisition of new tools or perspectives enriches their understanding of that problem and to present a well-thought out plan for acquiring them.

    The deadline for proposal submissions to this program is 4:00pm CDT on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

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

  • The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation "Arts Writers Grant Program" supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, to twenty individual authors who write on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 18, 2016, for projects that begin in January 2017. For more information, contact Christopher Tassava at or x5833 or read the full application guide.

  • NEH Fellowship program

    March 5, 2016

    The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting applications for its flagship Fellowships, which support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships cover periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200 per month. Applications are due by Thursday, April 28, 2016, for projects beginning between January 1, 2017, and September 1, 2018.

  • The Roman J. Witt Residency Program supports the production of new work with assistance from the Stamps School community. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. A centerpiece of the residency is the open studio, a centrally located studio space that is part of the school’s main gallery where the resident carries out work in a public domain. This public visibility of the artist/designer’s process is intended as a teaching tool for the school as a whole. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

    The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers who value collaboration, have good social and communication skills, and are interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. There is flexibility in how the time in residence is apportioned. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 funding support for project materials.

    Applications are due online by January 15, 2016.

  • The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame seeks scholars and practitioners whose work and presence will promote interdisciplinary research on the Institute's core themes of democracy and human development.

    Kellogg visiting fellowships afford the time to move a research project forward in an intellectually stimulating environment, share findings, and collaborate with top scholar and practitioners from across the US and the globe.

    Visiting fellowships are offered for the entire academic year (August to May) or for the fall (August to December) or spring semesters (January to May), and include:

    • Stipend
    • Travel expenses
    • Medical insurance benefits
    • Partial housing subsidy for the Hesburgh Center Residences or other on-campus housing

    The deadline for academic-year applications is November 1. A complete application - submitted online - will consist of the following documents:

    • Cover letter addressing your interest in the fellowship and specifying your preferred term of stay
    • Curriculum vitae
    • A research project statement (6–10 double-spaced pages)
    • Names and email addresses for three letters of recommendation

    For further information, contact Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations at x5833 or ctassava.

  • 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.


    • 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:

  • 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.