Top 15 Funding Opportunities for Humanists

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Top 15 Funding Opportunities for Humanists

  1. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships
    Dissertation Fellowships
    http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/
    International Fellowships
    http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/international-fellowships/
    Selected Fields Fellowships
    http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/ 
  2. Boren Fellowships
    Provides U.S. graduate students the opportunity to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.  Applicants must explain how their language and study relate to issues of National Security, broadly defined. Boren Fellows also incur a service requirement, wherein they must agree to work for the federal government for a period commensurate with the length of their fellowship, or one year, whichever is longer.http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
  3. CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships funds two months of travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a dissertation work in the social sciences or humanities that requires a stay in Europe. The 2014-15 application deadline is in January. http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research
  4. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers U.S. undergraduate and graduate students fully-funded intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. http://www.clscholarship.org/
  5. Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Awards offers an annual stipend of $20,000, an award to the institution of $2000 in lieu of tuition and fees, and expenses paid to at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. For U.S. citizens, nationals, green card holders or undocumented students. Deadline in November http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958#eligibility
  6. Fulbright-Hays Fellowships for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad provides grants to US colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries. Apply through the USC Graduate School. The deadline is in late summer. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html
  7. Josephine de Kármán Fellowship is open to students in any discipline. The deadline is in early January http://www.dekarman.org/
  8. Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. The deadline is in late October. http://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/
  9. Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focusing on topics in European Studies. The deadline is usually in January.  http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/dissertation-completion
  10. Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields to gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources. The application deadline is in November. http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon
  11. The Rome Prize includes room, board, studio/study and stipend. Supported fields are: Architecture, design, historic preservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts and ancient, medieval, renaissance, early modern studies & modern Italian studies. The deadline is in November. http://aarome.org/
  12. SSRC’s Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Student Competition is for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences developing research proposals through exploratory research and exchanges with other scholars within interdisciplinary areas of study. The deadline is in February. http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/
  13. SSRC’s Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowships support graduate students in the humanities and social sciences — regardless of citizenship — enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/
  14. Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides support for 2 years of graduate study. The deadline is November 1. http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/
  15. Woodrow Wilson Foundation provides a number of opportunities, including the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, which supports the final year of work on Ph.D. dissertations dealing with ethical or religious values in fields across the humanities and social sciences. http://woodrow.org/

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