University of Wisconsin–Madison

Europe – Ancient and Medieval

Masters Phase

  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship Program (MA)

    The FLAS program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students in foreign language and either area or international studies. Students apply students apply through the relevant area studies institute on campus. The awards covers tuition, fees, and a stipend. Application deadlines vary according to center. Visit the FLAS webpage for more information.

Research Phase

  • American Catholic Association’s John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award

    The John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award, which carries a purse of $1,200, memorializes the scholarship and teaching of Monsignor Ellis (1905-1992). Its purpose is to assist a graduate student working on some aspect of the history of the Catholic Church. The eleventh annual award will be announced at the Association’s eighty-ninth meeting, which will be held in New York City, on January 2-5, 2009. Those wishing to enter the competition for the award must be citizens or authorized residents (i.e., permanent residents or on student visas) of the United States or Canada, and must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a reception at a recognized institution of higher education. Applications are due to the Secretary of the Association in September. Visit the John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award webpage for application details.

  • CLIR-Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources (Research)

    The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future. The program recently offered about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus, the maximum award will be $25,000. Fellowships for the current cycle will begin between June 1st and September 1st, and end within 12 months of commencing. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without holding teaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Applicants may apply simultaneously for other fellowships, including Mellon awards, but fellows may not hold other fellowships simultaneously with CLIR’s. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition. Complete applications are usually due using CLIR’s online application form in November. Visit the CLIR-Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources webpage for more information.

  • Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

    This award is open to second-and-third-year graduate students in the humanities and social sciences undertaking doctoral dissertation research. The deadline to apply is usually in January. Please visit the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship webpage for more information.

  • Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

    Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The Program in Hellenic Studies also supports a limited number of Library Research Grants in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $2,500 each, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily one month. The deadline for applications is usually in January. Visit the Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants webpage for more information.

  • The Fulbright-IIE Student Program (Research)

    This money is for students entering the research phase of their dissertations. They must apply through the International Fellowships Office at UW. Erin Crawley, the Fellowships Officer, is the contact person at the International Fellowships Office. The internal UW deadline is usually September 15th. Visit the The Fulbright-IIE Student Program webpage for more information.

  • The Fulbright Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

    The Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides opportunities for graduate students to engage in full-time dissertation research overseas in modern foreign languages and area studies. Students must apply through the International Fellowships Office at UW; the internal UW deadline is usually 10 days before the national deadline. Students may propose research for 6 to 12 months. The fellowship, whose award varies depending on research and country, may not be renewed. Visit the The Fulbright Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad webpage for more information.

  • Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grants (Venice, Italy—Research)

    Grants will be awarded for historical research specifically on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including but not limited to archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater. Applicants must (i) be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, (ii) have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or equivalent, and (iii) if graduate students, have fulfilled all doctoral requirements except completion of the dissertation (but including acceptance of dissertation proposal) by December 15th. Applications will be entertained for grants up to a maximum of $19,900 for a full academic year. Grants for the maximum amount are rarely awarded, and successful applicants are frequently awarded less than the amount requested. Funds are granted primarily for research in Venice and the Veneto only, and for transportation to, from, and within the Veneto. Scholars who have already received and accepted a Delmas grant for work in Venice and the Veneto are eligible to apply for one-time grants of up to $3,000 (one month maximum), to work exclusively on Venetian materials in other European libraries or museums. The proposed research must be related to the previous Delmas grant. Applicants may not submit funding requests for both grants within the same year. Funds may also be made available for aid in the publication of studies made possible by Delmas grants. Applications are usually due in December. Visit the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grants for more information, including application instructions.

  • The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Heckman Stipends (Research)

    The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) invites applications for research stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Fund. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are awarded yearly. The stipends may be used to defray the cost of travel, room and board, microfilm reproduction, photo-duplication and other expenses associated with research at HMML. Length of residency may range from two weeks to six months. Undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholars (those who are within three years of completing a terminal master’s or doctoral degree) are eligible. The program is intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. The Committee grants awards every six months, on April 15th (for study occurring between July and December of the same year) and November 15th (for the period between January and June of the following year). Visit the The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Heckman Stipends webpage for applicant information.

  • Huntington Library Fellowships

    The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. Its areas of special strength include the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature, British Drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at The Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life. For the Huntington Fellowships, applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) or be doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage. Tenure ranges from one to five months and awards are $2500 per month. Within this category, The Huntington awards a number of specialized fellowships, including: Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowships in Renaissance England; Haynes Foundation Fellowships in Los Angeles History; Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas; Trent R. Dames Civil Engineering History Fellowship; Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowships. For more information, visit the Huntington Library Fellowships webpage.

  • Medieval Academy of America Grants and Fellowships (Research)

    Birgit Baldwin Fellowship
    This French Medieval History award provides a grant of $20,000 to support a graduate student in a North American university who is researching and writing a significant dissertation for the Ph.D. on any subject in French medieval history that can be realized only by sustained research in the archives and libraries of France. The fellowship helps defray research and living expenses for the equivalent of an academic year of study. It may be renewed for a second year upon demonstration of satisfactory progress. The fellowship recipient must devote full time to the dissertation project and may not hold any job or teaching position or work on another project during the term of the fellowship. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy. The application deadline is typically in January.

    Schallek Fellowship and Dissertation Grants
    The Medieval Academy, in collaboration with the Richard III Society-American Branch, offers a full-year fellowship and five graduate student awards in memory of William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek. The Schallek Fellowship provides a one-year grant of $30,000 to support Ph.D. dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). The annual application deadline is October th. The Schallek awards support graduate students conducting research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). The $2,000 awards help defray research expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research materials. The cost of books or equipment (e.g., computers) is not included. The annual application deadline is February 15th. Applicants to both Schallek programs must be members of the Medieval Academy. The dissertation grants are open to any students of medieval studies.

    John Leyerle – CARA Prize for Dissertation Research
    The Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA) has established an annual prize in the amount of $1,000 to support the doctoral research of a Medieval Academy member who needs to consult materials available in Toronto collections. These include the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library, the collections of the Dictionary of Old English and the Records of Early English Drama projects, and the library of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies. The annual deadline for applications is January 31st for travel in the period between May 1st and April 30th of the following year. Graduate students of the University of Toronto currently in residence are not eligible. The selection committee will be composed of the Chair of CARA and medievalists on the University of Toronto faculty.

    Visit the Medieval Academy of America Grants and Fellowships webpage for more information.

  • Society of Architectural Historians Fellowships (Research)

    Samuel H. Kress Foundation Dissertation Fellowship— In a joint program with the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to present a $15,000 dissertation fellowship to support preparation of a dissertation focusing on the history of architecture and the built environment in Europe from ancient times through 1800. The subject area can include architectural, interior and landscape design, preservation and urban planning in Europe. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation Dissertation Fellowship of the Society of Architectural Historians is designed to assist during a critical time in the career development of graduate students in architectural history. The fellowship will support travel and research and will recognize important contributions to knowledge both in uncovering new sources and/or in proffering innovative research and framing of issues. The Kress Dissertation Fellowship will be awarded to one doctoral candidate, regardless of gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, from a U.S. institution of higher learning that grants Ph.D.s in the history, theory, criticism or preservation of architecture. Restrictions: Dissertation research must focus on European architecture before 1850; applicants must be U.S. citizens or individuals matriculated at an American university; candidates must be nominated by their university department; applicants will be expected to have completed all requirements for their doctorate except for their dissertation by June 15, 2008; the award cannot be used toward university tuition and fees; candidates cannot hold another Kress Fellowship simultaneously with this fellowship; and membership in the Society of Architectural Historians is not required, but strongly recommended. Applications are usually due in mind-January.

    The Society also grants more than two dozen fellowships each year to help advanced graduate students, emerging scholars, and senior scholars participate in host of SAH activities including delivering papers at the SAH Annual Meeting and participating in the Study Tours. Many of the fellowships must be newly funded each year. The Rosann S. Berry Fellowship Fund enables an advanced graduate student who is delivering a paper at the SAH annual meeting to defray their meeting costs. The recipient receives a $500 travel stipend and complimentary meeting registration. The Fellowship was named in honor of Rosann Berry, who managed the Society for nearly two decades. The Spiro Kostof Fellowship Fund enables an advanced graduate student who is delivering a paper at the SAH annual meeting to defray their meeting costs. The recipient receives a $500 travel stipend and complimentary meeting registration. The award is named for the renowned historian of architecture and urbanism, Spiro Kostof.

    Visit the Society of Architectural Historians Fellowships webpage to learn more about all of these awards.

Write-Up Phase

  • Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Studies (Write Up)

    Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies. Junior Fellowships are for degree candidates who at the time of application have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a Ph.D. (or appropriate final degree) and will be working on a dissertation or final project at Dumbarton Oaks under the direction of a faculty member at their own university.

    Junior Fellowships
    These are normally awarded for the academic year. During this time, recipients are expected to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks and to devote full time to their study projects without undertaking any other major activities. Awards may also be made for a single term. Fellowship awards are generally equivalent to about $27,000 for an unmarried Junior Fellow. Support includes a stipend of $15,500 for a Junior Fellow for the full academic year; housing (a housing allowance may be offered instead of housing if Dumbarton Oaks is unable to provide accommodations; successful applicants from the greater Washington metropolitan area will not be offered housing); $2,100 (if needed) to assist with the cost of bringing and maintaining dependents here; a research expense allowance of $1,000 for the year; lunch on weekdays; and the health insurance contribution from Dumbarton Oaks. Travel expense reimbursement for the lowest available airfare, up to a maximum of $1,300, may be provided for Junior Fellows if support cannot be obtained from other sources (such as a Fulbright travel grant). Fellowships are prorated for appointments shorter than the full academic year. Beginning with the 2009–2010 academic year, Dumbarton Oaks is using an online application system. Usually applications must be submitted electronically by November 1st.

    Summer Fellowships
    These are for Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape scholars on any level of advancement beyond the first year of graduate (post-baccalaureate) study. Summer Fellowships are awarded for periods of six to nine weeks. The summer term begins in June and ends in August. Awards provide a maintenance allowance of $250 per week; housing in a Dumbarton Oaks apartment; lunch on weekdays; health insurance contribution from Dumbarton Oaks; and travel expense reimbursement (not to exceed the lowest available airfare, to a maximum of $1,300) if other travel support cannot be obtained. No housing allowances or dependents’ allowances for families are available in the summer.

    Visit the Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Studies webpage to apply for either junior or summer fellowships.

  • The Rome Prize (Italy—Research or Write Up)

    The American Academy in Rome accepts pre-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)

    The Academy offers 11-month and two-year pre-doctoral fellowships. Eleven-month awards are available in any of the fields listed above, and only to U.S. citizens; two-year awards are limited to projects in the history of art and architecture of any period. Pre-doctoral fellowships are meant to provide scholars with the necessary time to research and complete their doctoral dissertations. Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have fulfilled all pre-dissertation requirements by the application deadline. Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships are encouraged to consider whether their projects are at a stage and of such a nature that they would more profitably benefit from an 11-month or a two-year fellowship. Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $25,000. Fellowships generally begin at the Academy in early September and end in early August. Visit the The Rome Prize webpage for more information.

  • The Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame

    The Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship has two overall goals, to enable outstanding African American doctoral candidates at the ABD level to devote their full energies to the completion of the dissertation, and to provide opportunities for African American scholars to experience life at the University of Notre Dame, a major Catholic research institution.

    The fellowship period extends from August to May and carries a stipend of $30,000 plus a $2,000 research budget.

    The University also provides each fellow with a home department, a faculty mentor in the fellow’s specialization area, office space with use of a personal computer, health insurance, and forum discussions on professional development.

    The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

    Interested candidates for the academic year should refer to the Erskine Peters Fellowship Web site at and follow the online application instructions. Please check the Web site for application deadlines.