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The CIC’s Foreign Language Enhancement Program
The FLEP provides scholarships to help graduate students take advantage of language offerings not available at their home university, but available at another CIC member university (Big Ten plus University of Chicago). Scholarships are intended to cover living expenses incurred while attending another CIC host institution during the summer session. 2007’s recipients hailed from eight CIC institutions and they were hosted by the following 5 CIC universities: University of Chicago, Indiana University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The awardees studied languages including Arabic, Amharic, Attic Greek, Aymara, Dutch, Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, Modern Tibetan, Uzbek, Wolof, and Zulu. The deadline is usually in February. Visit the Foreign Language Enhancement Program webpage for more information.
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship Program
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 Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship Program webpage for more information.
Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace
Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace. For the third year in a row, 100 Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools, plus a stipend to assist in defraying program-related expenses. The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies, international politics and economics, peace and security studies, and/or conflict resolution. Applications are usually due in February. Visit the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace webpage for application instructions.
National Security Education Program's David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
The NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. NSEP supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are intended to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.
Fellowships enable both master’s and doctoral level students representing a broad range of academic and professional disciplines to add a significant language and international dimension to their curricula. Students already enrolled in internationally oriented programs are encouraged to intensify their study of areas, languages, and cultures through overseas study and domestic tuition support.
Applications are available in August. Go to the David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships webpage for more information.
SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
The DPDF is a strategic fellowship program designed to help graduate students formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions. The program is organized around distinct “research fields,” subdisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains with common intellectual questions and styles of research. Each year, an SSRC Field Selection Committee selects five fields proposed by pairs of research directors who are tenured professors at different doctoral degree-granting programs at U.S. universities. Research directors receive a stipend of $10,000. Graduate students in the early phase of their research, generally 2nd and 3rd years, apply to one of five research fields led by the two directors; each group is made up of twelve graduate students. Fellows participate in two workshops, one in the late spring that helps prepare them to undertake predissertation research on their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research and to draft proposals for dissertation funding. Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from SSRC to support predissertation research during the summer. Visit the SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship webpage for more information.
SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program
The SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program offers three grants designed to meet specific needs during the doctoral degree process, two for pre-dissertators and the third for dissertators. Fellows may apply for one grant during each grant cycle. The total of the GSE and PRD grants may not exceed $5,000 during the years of eligibility.
- The Pre-doctoral Research Development (PRD) grant is available to second through fifth year students. It may be used for small scale, preliminary research and other activities that support the early investigation of data sources, field sites, data sets and archival materials. The PRD is subject to a $3,000 maximum and may be received one time.
- The Graduate Studies Enhancement (GSE) grant is available to second through fifth year students. It may be used to defer the cost of conference travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, software and other necessary supplies. The GSE is subject to a $1,500 annual maximum and may be received four times.
Applications are usually accepted from May 1st to November 1st. Visit the SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program webpage for more information.
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The American Center of Oriental Research (Jordan)
The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan
One or more three-to-six-month fellowships for pre-doctoral students completing dissertation research in an art historical topic: art history, archaeology, architectural history, and in some cases classical studies. Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates and U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have matriculated at U.S. institutions. The maximum award for six months is $18,500.
Three or more two-to-six-month fellowships for MA and pre-doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $20,200.
One award for six weeks residency at ACOR and participation on an archaeological project or research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion. The fellowship includes room and board at ACOR and a stipend of $600. It is open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.
Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship
One award of $1,400 to assist a Jordanian student with the cost of their education. Eligibility is not limited to a specific field of study, but preference will be given to study related to Jordan’s cultural heritage. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Jordanian citizenship.
The deadline for all applications is usually February 1st. Visit the American Center of Oriental Research website for a full list of opportunities and more information on the ones listed above.
The American Historical Association’s Bernadotte Schmitt Grant
These grants provide modest grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. Only members of the American Historical Association are eligible to apply. Individual grants will not exceed $1,000, and the money is intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying—a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive. Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof. Preference will also be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars. The deadline is usually in February. Mailed and faxed submissions are not accepted. Visit the American Historical Association’s Bernadotte Schmitt Grant webpage for more information.
The American Research Center in Egypt Fellowships
ARCE administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from three to twelve months, depending on the funding source. All application materials are available on-line and should be submitted electronically no later than the application date. Visit American Research Center in Egypt Fellowships webpage for more information on all the awards listed below.
The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA) funds 6-7 fellowships for pre-doctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage at the beginning of their tenure. These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. Fellows receive one round-trip ticket between the U.S. and Cairo (dependents are not granted travel). Fellowship stipends are administered on a monthly basis and are payable in a combination of Egyptian pounds and U.S. dollars, as is mutually convenient. Applications are due in early January.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Funds one Kress Fellowship in Egyptian Art and Architecture annually. It is available to a doctoral student of any nationality who is enrolled in a North American university. Term: 12 months.
The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund
Grants one $600 scholarship to a doctoral student of any nationality to encourage the study of Egyptian geo-archaeology and prehistory.
The American Research Institute in Turkey
ARIT directly supports and administers a variety of programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey. Programs for U.S. –based scholars and graduate students include the ARIT, Kress, Erim, NEH, and the ARIT-Princeton Summer Language Program at Bogazici University in Istanbul. ARIT Fellows come from all regions of the country and represent many fields of the humanities and social sciences. ARIT fellowships support individual research projects in ancient, historical, and modern times in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, that must be carried out in Turkey.
Grants for tenures up to one year will be considered, however, some preference is given to projects of shorter duration. ARIT operates hostel, research, and study facilities for researchers in Turkey at its branch centers in Istanbul and Ankara. Scholars and advanced graduate students engaged in research on ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences, are eligible. Student applicants must have fulfilled all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Pre-doctoral applicants may also qualify for ARIT’s Kress Graduate Fellowship in the History of Art and Archaeology. Visit the ARIT Fellowships webpage for more information.
Kress Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
The American Research Institute in Turkey invites applications for fellowships for doctoral research in art history and archaeology in Turkey. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Maximum award will be $17,000 for one academic year. Awards for shorter periods of time are also possible. Advanced graduate students engaged in research in Turkey are eligible to apply. Fields of study include the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the present, and archaeology. Applicants must have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation before beginning any ARIT-sponsored research. Candidacy is open to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. applicants matriculated at U.S. or Canadian institutions. Pre-doctoral applicants may also qualify for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Visit the Kress Pre-Doctoral Fellowships webpage for more information.
ARIT/ Princeton/Bogaziçi University Programs in Advanced Turkish Language
ARIT offers fellowships for participation in the intensive advanced Turkish language program at Bogaziçi University each summer. For summer, the American Research Institute in Turkey offered full travel and fellowships for up to 15 advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program served as the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships covered round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions were and will remain eligible to apply. The application deadline is usually in February. Visit the Advanced Turkish Language webpage for more information.
CLIR-Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
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 offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships for 2009. 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. Completed applications using CLIR’s online application form are usually due in November. Visit the CLIR-Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources webpage for more information.
Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship
This program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country outside of the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. CAORC member centers to which fellows may affiliate include the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman; the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco); the American Institute for Yemeni Studies; the American Institute of Iranian Studies; the American Research Center in Egypt; the American Research Institute in Turkey; the Palestinian American Research Center; and the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Given changing restrictions to many countries, applicants should contact CAORC before preparing a proposal.
It is anticipated that approximately ten awards of up to $9,000 each will be given to scholars who wish to carry out research on broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences. Fellowship tenure must be of at least 90 days duration, though that tenure need not be continuous. Fellows are required to obtain their own research permissions in countries that do not host centers. Doctoral candidates who have completed all Ph.D. requirements with the exception of the dissertation and established post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional questions requiring research in two or more countries. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. For more information, visit the Council of American Overseas Research Centers website.
Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, the Critical Language Scholarships Program was launched in 2006. In its inaugural year, the Program offered intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. In 2007, Chinese, Korean, Persian, and Russian institutes were added along with increased student capacity in the inaugural language institutes.
The Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Scholarship recipients – U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students and recent graduates – receive funding to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. Recipients are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Applications are usually due in January. Go to Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes webpage for more details.
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.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.
The Fulbright-IIE Student Program
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 Fulbright-IIE Student Program webpage for more information.
The Fulbright Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
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 Fulbright Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program webpage for more information.
Humane Studies Fellowships
The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 120 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. The deadline is January 31st; recommendation letters must be submitted earlier. Visit the Humane Studies Fellowships webpage for more information.
The Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program
The JR Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security. Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 12 months starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome, though proposals should be consistent with the Institute’s mandate and present a research agenda with clear relevance to policy issues. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single case studies will be competitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both. Peace Scholar Awards are currently set at $20,000 per year, are paid directly to the individual, and may not be deferred. They generally may not be combined with any other major award or fellowship except in special circumstances and with the written approval of the Institute. Peace Scholars carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research, are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide periodic reports to the Institute, and may be invited to give a presentation at the Institute. The deadline is usually in early January. Visit the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Program webpage for more information.
Lady Davis Trust Doctoral Fellowships (Israel)
The Lady Davis Trust offers fellowships for visiting scholars, post-doctoral researchers, and doctoral students. At the Doctoral level, fellowships are awarded only by the Trust. The purpose of a Doctoral Fellowship is to enable a student to either pursue research, or consult with a scholar, or access specific manuscripts, all or any of which (research/scholar/manuscripts) are available only at the Hebrew University and which are necessary in order to complete the dissertation. In other words, students return to their University after the year of the Fellowship for the remaining time required to write their dissertations. Applicants must have an academic sponsor. The fellowships are for 9-12 months and provide a stipend. The trust will also pay the registration fee at the University (about $1,330) which includes the issuing of a student card, access to e-mail, library privileges and health insurance. This fee will be paid only once and will cover the academic year for which the Fellowship has been awarded. The deadline is in February. Visit the Lady Davis Trust Doctoral Fellowships webpage for more information.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
For those whose research interests tends towards the social scientific end, various awards are available through the National Science Foundation. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation. The next social sciences full proposal deadline is November 6, 2008. 900 to 1,600 new awards will be offered, pending availability of funds. Visit the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program webpage for more information on registration and applications.
Visit the National Science Foundation website to search the full catalogue of funding opportunities he NSF provides.
Smith Richardson Foundation’s World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship
The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce a new annual grant competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship’s objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training. In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline. The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each. The application cycle usually ends on October 31. Visit the World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship webpage for more information, including application instructions.
SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship
The IDRF program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States. Seventy-five fellowships will be awarded in 2009 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The IDRF program is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives. Fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months of dissertation research. Individual awards will be approximately $20,000. No awards will be made for proposals requiring less than nine months of on-site research. Visit the SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship for further detail on these and other individual awards.
Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grants (Anthropological Methods)
Those whose work qualifies for NSF funds should also look into Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grants, which are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Grants are non-renewable and provide a maximum of US $25,000. Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply. Application deadlines are May 1st and November 1st. Final decisions are made six months later. Visit the Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grants webpage for more information.
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The Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships support the final year of work on Ph.D. dissertations dealing with ethical or religious values in fields across the humanities and social sciences. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. Candidates should apply only if their dissertations have ethical or religious values at their core, and if they can reasonably expect to complete their dissertations during tenure of the award. The application is usually available online beginning September 1st. Visit the Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship webpage for more information.
Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Studies
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.
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. Dumbarton Oaks uses an online application system. Applications must usually be submitted electronically by November 1st.
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. 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 Dumbarton Oaks to apply for either Junior or Summer fellowships.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowships
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will complete the writing of the dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $15,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner, and it is only appropriate to apply for support for the final year of Ph.D. work. Applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research proposals. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country.
Particular questions that interest the foundation concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, the socialization of children, intergroup conflict, interstate warfare, crime, family relationships, and investigations of the control of aggression and violence. Research with no useful relevance to understanding and attempting to cope with problems of human violence and aggression will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources. Applications for dissertation fellowships must be received by February 1st for a decision in June. Visit the webpage Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowships for more information.
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Pre-doctoral Fellowships
The Harvard Academy Scholars Program was established to identify and support outstanding scholars who are at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present. The Academy Scholars are a select group of individuals who show promise of becoming leading scholars at major universities or international institutions. They are appointed and supported by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided opportunities for advanced work at Harvard University. Those selected as Academy Scholars are given time, guidance, access to Harvard facilities, and substantial financial assistance as they work for two years conducting either post-doctoral or final-stage dissertation research in their chosen fields or areas. Some teaching is permitted but not required. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.
The competition for these awards is open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Candidates for advanced degrees must have completed all course work and general examinations by the time of application as well as reached the final stages of the dissertation research and writing. Those with Ph.D.s may not have received it more than 3 years before the application deadline. Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approved research purposes. Post-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $48,000, and pre-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, and health insurance coverage. Applications are welcome from any qualified person without regard to nationality, gender, or race. Applications are usually due in October. Visit the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies webpage for application guidelines, as there is no application form.
The Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (Jewish History)
These fellowships encourage scholarly research, publication and teaching in the various disciplines of Jewish studies. Established in 1960, they have been awarded to nearly 600 scholars, including many leaders in the field. The fellowships apply to one academic year and are toward the completion of a dissertation, typically in the fifth year of study. Applicants are expected to have finished all doctoral requirements, except for the thesis, and should show evidence of being able to complete their thesis within the fellowship year. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. International students cannot be granted fellowships at this time. A strong preference is given to individuals preparing for academic careers in Jewish studies, and to those who indicate that they will pursue a career in the United States. Applications will be available online in the early fall. Visit the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships webpage for more information.
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
These fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter. ACLS will award 65 Fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September. The Fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the Fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The total award of up to $33,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. These Fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant. The application deadline is usually in Novembe; notifications will be sent in late March. Visit the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships webpage for more information.
The Resident Scholars Program (Anthropological Methods)
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) awards approximately six Resident Scholar Fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from anthropologically informed perspectives in such fields as history, sociology, art, law, and philosophy. Both humanistically and scientifically oriented scholars are encouraged to apply. SAR provides Resident Scholars with low-cost housing and office space on campus, a stipend up to $40,000, library assistance, and other benefits during a nine-month tenure, from September 1st through May 31st. SAR Press may consider books written by resident scholars for publication in its Resident Scholar Series. Four types of fellowships are available:
- Weatherhead Fellowships – Two fellowships are available for either Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is either humanistic or scientific in nature.
- SAR Fellowships – Up to two fellowships are available for either Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is either humanistic or scientific in nature.
- Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship – One fellowship is available for a Native American scholar, either pre- or post-doctoral, working in either the humanities or the sciences.
- Anne Ray Fellowship – One fellowship is available for an established Native American scholar, working in the humanities, arts, or the sciences, who has a commitment to providing mentorship to recent Native graduates or graduate students. In addition to working on their own research, the Anne Ray Resident Scholar serves as a mentor to two Native interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center.
In addition, SAR is interested in hosting exceptional scholars who have received funding through the following programs: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar fellowships. Applicants to these non-SAR fellowship programs whose research is consistent with SAR’s mission may be able to join the School’s dynamic intellectual community for the duration of their fellowship. Visit the Resident Scholars Program 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 http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/ and follow the online application instructions. Please check the Web site for application deadlines.