Calendar of Deadlines for Humanities Fellowships 2010-11
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships (including Ryskamp and Burkhardt)
- The Ryskamp Fellowship Program is open to tenure-track assistant professors and untenured associate professors who by September 30, 2005 will have successfully completed their institution's last reappointment review before tenure review (if your institution does not have multi-year contracts, the guideline will mean having passed three annual reappointment reviews), and whose tenure review will not be complete before February 1, 2006.
- The Burkhardt Fellowship Program is open to recently tenured humanists—scholars who will have begun their first tenured contracts by the application deadline but began their first tenured contracts no earlier than the fall 2001 semester or quarter.
OCTOBER 1, 2010
Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars (2009-2010)
American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grants
Deadlines: October 1, 2010, for a January 2011 decision for work in February through December; December 1, 2010, for a March 2011 decision for work in April through December
The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received their PhDs. Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000, for use in calendar year 2008. The program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes, the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials.
OCTOBER 15, 2010
American Antiquarian Society
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship: Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher.
National Humanities Center
Most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research. These include one fellowship for a young woman in philosophy and fellowships for environmental studies; English literature; art history; Asian Studies; and theology.
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
American Academy in Rome (Postmark Deadline/Extended Deadline (extra cost) - November 15)
The Academy accepts pre-and post-doctoral applications for the Rome Prize in the following fields:
- Ancient Studies (through the sixth century)
- Medieval Studies (sixth through the 14th centuries)
- Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (14th through the 18th centuries)
- Modern Italian Studies (18th century to the present)
Residential: Long-term fellowships
Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton)
- Memberships - Memberships are in areas represented in the School of Historical Studies (Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe, the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, and modern international relations). Approximately forty Members are appointed for either one or two terms each year. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required of all candidates at the time of application.
- Mellon fellowships - To be considered, assistant professors must be working on projects in areas represented in the School of Historical Studies, and should preferably have gone beyond revising the dissertation. The School is interested in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, and modern international relations.
To be eligible, scholars must have held the title "Assistant Professor" at an institution of higher learning in the United States or Canada for at least two and not more than four years at the proposed time of arrival at the Institute and must be able to return to their institution after the fellowship. (For purposes of eligibility please note that the period as an assistant professor includes current and previous appointments carrying the title "Assistant Professor” or "Visiting Assistant Professor".) Three appointments will be made for the academic year 2009-2010.
DECEMBER 15, 2010
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, history of science, British drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library.
JANUARY 12, 2011
Residential: Long-term fellowships
The Newberry's collections concern the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late middle ages to the twentieth century. Certain collections are internationally noted, including those containing materials on the following subjects:
- European discovery, exploration, and settlement of the Americas
- The American West
- Local history, family history, and genealogy
- Literature and history of the Midwest, especially the Chicago Renaissance
- Native American histories and literatures
- The Renaissance
- French Revolutionary Era
- Portuguese and Brazilian history
- British literature and history
- History of cartography
- History and theory of music
- History of printing
- Early philology and linguistics
JANUARY 15, 2011
American Antiquarian Society
Residential: Visiting fellows
Historians and literary scholars working in the fields of cultural history, American printing and publishing history, bibliography and the history of the book, local and family history, and women's history, as well as in the more traditional branches of inquiry up to about 1876, should consider the relevance and value of AAS collections to their projects when planning their research.
American School of Classical studies at Athens
Thanks to its superb libraries - the Blegen, devoted to classical studies, and the Gennadeion, devoted to post-antique Greece - the School attracts an international array of scholars, who consider these combined libraries one of the world's great resources for the study of Hellenism.
MARCH 1, 2011
Residential: Short-term fellowships
The collections focus on British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, and social history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, with particular strength in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
MARCH 2, 2011
Residential: Short-term fellows
MAY 1, 2011
National Endowment for the Humanities
Applications may be made at any time:
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Residential (in Germany)
Age limit: 40