Externally Funded Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships: Arts and Humanities
These fellowships relate to graduate study in the arts and humanities disciplines. Click to read about a particular award or scroll down the list. Some fellowships might be cross-listed in categories besides this one.
- Getty Research Institute Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
- Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
- Huntington Dissertation Fellowships
- Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
- Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
- Mellon Fellowships For Dissertation Research
- Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies
- Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowships and Internships
- Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities
- Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
- Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships in the Humanities
- Woodrow Wilson Internships for Doctoral Students in the Humanities
Getty Research Institute Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center.
Predoctoral fellows are in residence for the entire academic year and receive a stipend of $18,000. Fellowships provide an office at the Research Institute, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits.
Application deadline is November 1.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students during the dissertation-writing year.
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. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country.
The deadline for receipt by the foundation is February 1 each year, for support to begin September 1 of that calendar year.
See http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm for more information.
Huntington Dissertation 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. The Library collections range chronologically from the ninth century to the present and include 600,000 photographs, a half-million rare books, nearly five million manuscripts, and a large ephemera collection, supported by a half-million reference works.
The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2007-2008. 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. Application deadline for all fellowships is December 15.
Awards range from one to five months, at $2,000-2,300 per month.
For application information, see http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=566.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
The program provides financial assistance to students who have demonstrated (1) superior academic ability and achievement; (2) exceptional promise; and (3) financial need to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or a master’s degree in which the master’s degree is the terminal highest degree in the selected field of study. The Department of Education awards fellowships in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
See http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html for more information.
Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
The Henry Luce/ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are meant to assist graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing relating to American art history. Ten fellowships are available for a non-renewable one-year term beginning between June and September. The grants may be carried out in residence at the Fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research.
Stipend: $25,000. The online application is due in November.
Mellon Fellowships For Dissertation Research
The program offers approximately ten competitively awarded fellowships. Each provides a stipend of $1,600 per month for up to 12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $800 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 $20,000.
Application forms and detailed information may be found under Awards and Fellowships at http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/applicants.html.
Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies
The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies support exceptionally promising students pursuing doctoral programs in the humanities.This fellowship provides winners with full graduate tuition, fees, and $17,500 to use in their first year of doctoral studies.
Application deadline is December 1.
For more information, see http://www.mellon.org/grant_programs/programs/higher-education-and-scholarship/researchuniversities.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowships and Internships
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York offers several fellowships in conservation and art history. Award amounts vary.
To apply for conservation fellowships, see http://www.metmuseum.org/education/conserve_application.html.
To apply for art history fellowships, see http://www.metmuseum.org/education/fellow_application.html.
For information on internships, paid and unpaid, see http://www.metmuseum.org/education/er_internship.asp.
Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities
Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one week to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to individuals from outside the metropolitan Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers with a need to examine specific items in the Library’s collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant’s place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the Library’s strengths.
For more information, visit http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/fellowshome.html.
Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations might consider 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.
Winners will receive $19,000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing. Approximately 30 non-renewable fellowships will be awarded from among more than 400 applications. Graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition for Newcombe Fellows.
See http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe/ for more information.
Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships in the Humanities
Rockefeller Resident Fellowships in the Humanities and the Study of Culture are offered at host institutions that are selected for their potential to promote new work in the humanities. Host institutions include academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, museums, research libraries and community cultural centers that select scholars to receive Rockefeller Fellowships. They encourage interaction between the visiting fellows and their own scholarly communities, and make libraries, special collections and other facilities available in specialized areas of research.
See http://www.rockfound.org/ for more information on specific fellowship locations.
Woodrow Wilson Internships for Doctoral Students in the Humanities
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is accepting applications for grants to support internships for doctoral students in the humanities. The internships, which aim to encourage students to apply the insight of humanities to American life, must be outside of college scholarship and teaching.
- Who is eligible: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in doctoral programs in the humanities.
- Deadline for applications: none.
- Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: an unspecified amount for about 30 awards. Amount of individual awards: up to $1,500.
View the full text of the announcement on the foundation’s website: http://www.woodrow.org/about/past.php#WF.