DOCTORATE FUNDING - ARTS and HUMANITIES

The lists in the right sidebar are of external scholarship and fellowship programs available to graduate students.  The lists are organized according to the programs available at CGU, but students should check all lists and sections for any applicable fellowships or grants. Please be aware that most of the funding opportunities are highly competitive, and that application deadlines vary throughout the year.  Most of the listings include hyperlinks for more information. These are not exhaustive lists.  Please check with your respective school for funding opportunities that may be available within the department. 

ART

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art (October Deadline)

Non-renewable twelve-month fellowship provides a stipend of up to $38,000 to art history graduate students working on a dissertation related to the history of the visual arts in the United States. This fellowship is designated for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available. For more information: http://www.acls.org/programs/american-art/

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships (Check website)

AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. For more information: https://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship

The Dedalus Foundation, Dissertation Fellowships (November Deadline)

The Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is awarded annually to a Ph.D. candidate at a university in the United States who is working on a dissertation related to painting, culture and allied arts from 1940-1991, with a preference shown to Abstract Expressionism. The fellowship carries a stipend of $25,000. Candidacy for the fellowship is by nomination only. For more information: http://www.dedalusfoundation.org/programs/dissertation

MUSIC

American Musicological Society, Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship (December Deadline)

The Society makes available three dissertation-year fellowships, in the amount of $22,000 each, each year. Anyone is eligible to apply who is registered in good standing for a doctorate at a North American university and has completed all formal degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of full application. Any submission for a doctoral degree in which the emphasis is on musical scholarship will be eligible. For more information: http://www.ams-net.org/fellowships/ams50.php

American Handel Society, J. Merrill Knapp Research Fellowship (March Deadline)

Fellowship to support scholarly projects related to Handel and his world. For more information: http://www.americanhandelsociety.org/Awards.html

Chamber Music America (Varying Deadlines)

List of fellowship and residency opportunities for individual musicians, ensembles, and presenters. For more information: http://www.chamber-music.org/programs/classical/grants-awards/recipients

Early Music America, Inc. (Applications Open in January)

List of fellowship and residency opportunities for individual musicians, ensembles, and programs. For more information: https://www.earlymusicamerica.org/education/

Society for American Music, Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award (June Deadline)

The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award is designed to recognize a single dissertation on American music for its exceptional clarity, significance and overall contribution to the field. The award carries with it a monetary prize as well as a citation that will be presented at the national conference each Spring. For more information: https://www.american-music.org/page/Housewright

ENGLISH

Academy of American Poets, Walt Whitman Award (November Deadline)

The Walt Whitman Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members. For more information: https://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award

Academy of American Poets, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize (May Deadline)

Established in 1975, this $25,000 award recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year. The prize includes distribution of the winning book to hundreds of Academy of American Poets members. For more information: https://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/lenore-marshall-poetry-prize

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Awards (Varying Deadlines)

List of awards for Masters and PhD students in comparative literature. Students must be a member of ACLA ($30). For more information: http://www.acla.org/awards

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF), Translation Competition (June Deadline)

ASF Translation Competition is an international competition for literary translations into English from any Nordic language and genre. Competition recognizes outstanding translations of Scandinavian literature authored by a Scandinavian writer born after 1800. For more information: http://www.amscan.org/fellowships-grants/grants-and-awards-for-americans/

Dedalus Foundation, Inc. (Nominations Only; December Deadline)

List of fellowships and grants for authors who support critical and historical studies of modern art and modernism. For more information: http://dedalusfoundation.org/programs

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund (April Deadline)

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. The fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry. For more information: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/prizes_fellowship

The Poetry Foundation (Check website)

The foundation awards fellowships and prizes to students of poetry. For more information: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/awards

ARCHIVAL STUDIES / CONSERVATION

American Association of Museums (doing business as the American Alliance of Museums) (AAM) (Check website)

The Alliance Fellowship Program provides access to professional development, discussion of field-wide issues and networking opportunities offered at the Annual Meeting. For more information: http://annualmeeting.aam-us.org/register/fellowships/alliance-fellowship-program/

American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grants (October and December Deadlines)

The Franklin 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; the costs of associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. For more infomation: https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/franklin-research-grants

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art (October Deadline)

Non-renewable twelve-month fellowship provides a stipend of up to $38,000 to art history graduate students working on a dissertation related to the history of the visual arts in the United States. This fellowship is designated for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available. For more information: http://www.acls.org/programs/american-art/

The Getty Foundation / J. Paul Getty Trust (Varying Deadlines)

List of fellowships intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. For more information: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/apply/

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (December Deadline)

List of art history and conservation fellowships for study/research at the Met and other locations. For more information: http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/fellowships

The National Gallery of Art (October Deadline)

List of fellowships for doctoral students in fine arts and research, interested in museum careers. For more information: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships.html

Pittsburgh Foundation, Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund (March Deadline)

Scholarships for graduate students enrolled full-time specializing in Art History or a related field such as museum work, conservation, or restoration. For more information: http://pittsburghfoundation.org/node/1730

Samuel H. Kress Foundation (January Deadline)

List of fellowships and grants for students interested in the history and conservation of art. For more information: http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/main/

HISTORY

American Antiquarian Society ( AAS ) (October Deadline)

List of fellowships through the AAS. Fellowships are available for doctoral candidates and post-docs working on American history and culture before 1876. For more information: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art (October Deadline)

Non-renewable twelve-month fellowship provides a stipend of up to $38,000 to art history graduate students working on a dissertation related to the history of the visual arts in the United States. This fellowship is designated for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available. For more information: http://www.acls.org/programs/american-art/

Archaeological Institute of America, Olivia James Traveling Fellowship (November Deadline)

The award is to be used for travel and study in Greece (the modern state), Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy (that is, the Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria), Asia Minor (Turkey) or Mesopotamia (that is, the territory between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, that is modern Iraq and parts of northern Syria and eastern Turkey. Travel and study may be used to study classics, sculpture, or history and is to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. For more information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/700

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies (October Deadline)

The Program offers up to one year of doctoral and postdoctoral research support at the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin and is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. For more information: http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/bprogram/

Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant (Varying Deadlines)

Charles G. Koch has supported research and educational programs focused on improving human well-being, especially for the least fortunate, for more than 50 years. The Charles Koch Foundation has continued this missing since its founding in 1980 by supporting the study of free societies, and the ideas, institutions, and values that maximize well-being. Eligible applicants must provide a superior record of publication and commitment to the study of freedom and well-being, show a commitment to a career in academia, and be pursuing a Ph.D. in history, political science or philosophy. For more information: https://www.charleskochfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/graduate-student-grants/dissertation-grants/

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (March Deadline)

The fellowship is open to doctoral candidates and junior scholars working on topics related to the American Revolution, Early Republic, African American History, or ideas and philosophies of America's founding fathers. Recipients are expected to be in continuous residence at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library and to participate in the intellectual life of the foundation's research and education campus. Fellowships are available for between one and three months and carry a stipend of $2,000 per month. For more information: http://research.history.org/Fellowships.cfm

The Conference on Latin American History, The Lydia Cabrera Awards (June Deadline)

Up to $5,000 is given to support original research, re-editions of important work, and publications of source materials for pre-1868 Cuban History. Applicants must be trained in Latin American history and possess knowledge of Spanish. For more information: http://clah.h-net.org/?page_id%3D147

The Dirksen Center, Congressional Research Grants (April Deadline)

The Dirksen Center funds research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to PhD candidates with a serious interest in studying Congress. For more information: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_programs_overview.htm

Gerda Henkel Foundation (Rolling Applications)

Applications for PhD scholarships are considered year-round. The aim of this scholarship program is to support highly qualified young scholars. The Foundation will only consider applicants who have proven their exceptional talents by means of their achievements in their studies and the results of their examinations and whose dissertations are expected to be well above average. The duration and course of the studies, final grade, age and any special qualifications will play a significant role in the selection process. For more information: https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/phd-scholarships

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Venetian Program Grants (December Deadline)

The Foundation awards grants for travel to and residence in Venice and the Veneto. These grants are made to individuals to support historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, as well as the study of contemporary Venice.For more information: http://delmas.org/grants/venetian-program-grants/

Medieval Academy of America (Varying Deadlines)

Grants for advanced graduate students who are writing dissertations on medieval topics. For more information: http://www.medievalacademy.org/?page%3DAwards

Medieval Academy of America, Schallek Fellowship and Awards (February and October Deadlines)

The Medieval Academy of America, 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 PhD dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). For more information: https://www.medievalacademy.org/page/Schallek

Society for the History of Technology, The Kranzberg Fellowship (April Deadline)

The Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship is presented annually to a doctoral student engaged in the preparation of a dissertation on the history of technology, broadly defined. This award is in memory of the co-founder of the Society and honors Melvin Kranzberg's many contributions to developing the history of technology as a field of scholarly endeavor. The $4,000 award is unrestricted and may be used in any way that the winner chooses to advance the research and writing of of his or her dissertation. For more information: https://www.historyoftechnology.org/about-us/awards-prizes-and-grants/the-kranzberg-fellowship/

The National Gallery of Art (October Deadline)

List of fellowships for doctoral students in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism, and photographic media. For more information: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships.html

Organization of American Historians (January Deadline)

List of awards, grants, and residencies for students of history. For more information: http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/

U.S. Army Center of Military History (January Deadline)

The center offers two dissertation fellowships each academic year for the production of dissertations about military history. For more information: http://www.history.army.mil/html/about/fellowship.html

RELIGION

Acton Institute, Calihan Fellowship and Novak Award (March Deadline)

Awards for outstanding scholarly research concerning the relationship between religion, economic freedom, and the free and virtuous society. This award recognizes those scholars early in their academic career who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of theology's connection to human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life. For more information: http://www.acton.org/program/student_awards/novak-award

Association for the Sociology of Religion, Fichter Research Grants (May Deadline)

Fichter Research Grants are awarded annually by ASR to members of the Association involved in promising sociological research on women in religion or on the intersection between religion and gender or religion and sexualities. Although these grants are open to scholars who are pursuing or currently have a Ph.D. in a range of disciplines, the proposed research must be sociological in nature. For more information: https://www.sociologyofreligion.com/lectures-papers/fichter-research-grant-competition/

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships / Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (March Deadline)

The Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. For more information: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/newcombe/

Fund for Theological Education, Doctoral Fellowships for Students of Color (February Deadline)

FTE offers fellowships to sustain current Ph.D. and Th.D. students of color through graduate school and into a vocation of teaching and scholarship. In doing so, FTE is working toward improving the quality of theological education and scholarship by diversifying the faculties of theological schools. FTE offers two fellowships for doctoral students: fellowships for doctoral students of African Descent and fellowships for Latino/a, Asian and First Nations doctoral students. For more information: https://fteleaders.org/grants-fellowships/c/doctoral-fellowships-for-students-of-color

Louisville Institute, Dissertation Fellowships for American Religion Research (February Deadline)

The Dissertation Fellowship program supports the final year Ph.D. or Th.D. dissertation writing for students engaged in research pertaining to North American Christianity, especially projects with the potential to strengthen the religious life of North American Christians and their institutions. For more information: https://louisville-institute.org/programs-grants-and-fellowships/fellowships/dissertation-fellowship/

Medieval Academy of America (Varying Deadlines)

Grants for advanced graduate students who are writing dissertations on medieval topics, including religion. For more information: http://www.medievalacademy.org/?page%3DAwards

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Scholarship and Fellowship Programs (Check website)

Programs to assist highly qualified individuals carry out independent scholarly, literary, or art project in a field of Jewish specialization, which makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation, enhancement or transmission of Jewish culture. For more information: http://mfjc.org/doctoral/

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies (November Deadline)

The Foundation will provide a one-year stipend of $30,000 for PhD candidates to devote full to preparing dissertations. The fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete. For more information: https://www.acls.org/programs/buddhist-studies/%23diss

University of Pennsylvania, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Fellowship (October Deadline)

The Herbert D. Katz Center at the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year on the these of "The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In." The Katz Center will devote the 2019-2020 fellowship year to the home- to what happens inside Jewish homes and what connects those homes to life outside. We invite applications from scholars in any academic field who are seeking to advance research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of context for Jewish life, including the very definition of home. For more information: http://katz.sas.upenn.edu/fellowship-program/next-year

WOMEN'S STUDIES

International Center for Research on Women, Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, (January Deadline)

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is accepting nominations for the annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research, which honors the legacy of a visionary leader whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements are evident across the world. In the spirit of Paula's legacy of supporting applied research to advance the economic and social well-being of women in low-income and otherwise marginalized communities worldwide, this annual award is given to a young professional female researcher going field research related to ICRW's mission, along with a $2,500 award. For more information: https://www.icrw.org/news/accepting-nominations-2019-paula-kantor-award/

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship (Applications Open October)

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a unique two-year international fellowship administered by the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC). Its mission is to develop leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide through both direct programming and good policies. Leland Fellows are given the opportunity to develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty. During each two-year fellowship cycle, 12-15 Leland Fellows are placed with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies and multilateral organizations. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues, such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development and women's empowerment. For more information: http://www.lelandapplication.org/

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) (November Deadline)

SMFS offers a Graduate Student Essay Contest, including graduate students who will complete their degree in the current year. The essay should engage in interesting ways with questions of gender and/or sexuality in the Middle Ages. The prize will be 5 years' membership of SMFS and publication of the winning paper in the journal Medieval Feminist Forum. For more information: http://smfsweb.org/graduate-student-essay-contest/

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women's Studies (October Deadline)

The WW Women's Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways. For more information: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/womens-studies/info/womens-studies-fellowship-eligibility/

CULTURAL STUDIES

ACOR-CAORC, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (February Deadline)

Fellowships for MA and pre-doctoral students in any sub-discipline within the natural and social sciences or humanities, and may focus on antiquity, the medieval period, or the modern era. Research topics are broadly interpreted and should contribute to scholarship in Near Eastern studies. For more information: http://www.acorjordan.org/index.php/en/caorc-pre-doc-14-15r

African American Success Foundation, Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Fellowship (June Deadline)

This grant provides financial support to students and professionals who conduct research to study African American success, particularly in the area of education. It is offered to encourage the building of the science of African American success by studying those attitudes and behaviors that cause people to attain academic success. Graduate students must be recommended by a faculty mentor who agrees to oversee the project and the submission of a publishable caliber paper upon completion. For more information: https://blacksuccessfoundation.org/the-grant/

American Institute for Maghrib Studies (January Deadline)

The program offers grants to U.S. scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, or Tunisia. AIMS sponsors three Overseas Research Centers in the region in Oran, Tunis and Tangier and has other institutional affiliations that support AIMS scholars. AIMS only funds primary research conducted in the Maghrib. For more information: http://aimsnorthafrica.org/long-and-short-term-grants/

American Philosophical Society, Phillips Fund for Native American Research (March Deadline)

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time. For more information: https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips-fund-native-american-research

Archaeological Institute of America, Olivia James Traveling Fellowship (November Deadline)

The award is to be used for travel and study in Greece (the modern state), Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy (that is, the Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria), Asia Minor (Turkey) or Mesopotamia (that is, the territory between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, that is modern Iraq and parts of northern Syria and eastern Turkey. Travel and study may be used to study classics, sculpture, or history and is to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. For more information: http://www.archaeological.org/grants/700

Boren Awards for International Study (January Deadline)

Fellowship allows for an international language and cultural component to graduate education through specialization in an area of language study or increased language proficiency. For more information: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/basics.html

Boston College, African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship (January Deadline)

Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply. The program seeks applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field. The fellowship includes $30,000 stipend, plus other benefits. For more information: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/sites/aads/special-programs/resources---opportunities/dissertation-fellowship.html

Critical Language Scholarship (Applications Open in Fall)

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. Must be a U.S. citizen. For more information: http://www.clscholarship.org/

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (Check website)

Conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and in area studies. For more information: http://www2.ed.gov/notclamped/programs/iegpsddrap/brochure-ddra.pdf

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (IDRF) (Check website)

The IDRF program supports the next generation of scholars, regardless of citizenship, in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies. For more information: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages (November Deadline)

These fellowships cover the full cost of summer language study at the Middlebury College summer Language Schools (Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, or Russian) for " exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated 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." For more information: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize Competition (June Deadline)

The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) offers this award for a scholarly anthropological paper, written by a student, on 1) a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered topic, or 2) a critical interrogation of sexualities and genders more broadly defined. For more information: http://queeranthro.org/awards/

The Conference on Latin American History, The Lydia Cabrera Awards (June Deadline)

Up to $5,000 is given to support original research, re-editions of important work, and publications of source materials for pre-1868 Cuban History. Applicants must be trained in Latin American history and possess knowledge of Spanish. For more information: http://clah.h-net.org/?page_id%3D147

 

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