External Funding Sources
Awards to Individuals
A. The American Council of Learned Societies
The ACLS "advances humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the related social sciences." The ACLS awards peer-reviewed fellowships.
Deadlines: Usually September; check by program
B. The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
The Foundation makes several awards to faculty, mostly in chemistry and related fields.
Deadlines: Multiple; check site
C. The Fulbright Program
Fulbright grants are made for educational activities conducted in foreign countries — primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Fulbright recipients lecture or conduct research in fields ranging from journalism and urban planning to music, philosophy and zoology.
Deadline: Varies; check site.
D. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
The Foundation offers Fellowships that allow scholars and artists to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, including the performing arts, "under the freest possible conditions."
Deadline: October 1 for following year
E. NEH: Fellowships
The NEH Offers two faculty fellowships. General fellowships support research in the humanities and are for full-time work for six to 12 months. FPIRI fellowships (Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions) provide research funds to pursue research at one of the approved centers. Most are four to 12 months.
Deadlines: General - May 1, for following January 1
FPIRI - September 1, for next academic year
F. NEH: Summer Stipends
Summer stipends fund humanities projects that can either be completed during the term of the stipend or are part of a long-term endeavor.
Deadline: October 1 for following summer.
G. National Humanities Center: Fellowships
Academic year, residential fellowships in a variety of humanities fields, including religion, art, languages, literature and history.
Deadline: October 15 for following academic year
H. Social Science Research Council
The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across many different career stages. Most support goes to predissertation, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships, offered through annual competitions. Some programs support summer institutes and advanced research grants. Although most programs target the social sciences, many are also open to applicants from the humanities, the natural sciences and relevant professional and practitioner communities.
I. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Fellowships
Approximately 35 fellowships awarded each year to spend an academic year in Washington, D.C. to conduct research in the social sciences or humanities.
Deadline: October 1 for following academic year