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Grant Opportunities


ACLS continues to be the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

Fellows and grantees in all programs are selected by committees of scholars appointed for this purpose.

The current competition offers fellowships and grants in 14 programs (see program descriptions). With the exception of the New Faculty Fellows program and the Public Fellows program, an individual may apply to as many fellowship and grant programs as are suitable. However, not more than one ACLS or ACLS-joint award may normally be accepted in any one competition year.

Information on the current competitions is now available (see program descriptions).

For the purpose of these competitions, the humanities and related social sciences include but are not limited to American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; classics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and literatures; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology (excluding clinical or counseling psychology); religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies. Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political philosophy, history of psychology). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group.

 Consult webpage for various programs, fellowships and application deadlines.

The American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society offers the following Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships tenable for one to three months each year:

Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships are for research on any topic supported by the collections. Stipends derive from the income on an endowment provided by the late Hall J. Peterson and his wife, Kate B. Peterson.

The Legacy Fellowship, also for research on any topic supported by the collections, is funded by the gifts of former fellows and research associates.

Stephen Botein Fellowships are for research in the history of the book in American culture. Funding is derived from an endowment established by the family and friends of the late Mr. Botein.

The Joyce Tracy Fellowship is for research on newspapers and magazines or for projects using these resources as primary documentation. This award derives from an endowment established in memory of the Society’s longtime curator of newspapers and periodicals.

AAS-Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowships are for research in literary history of America and the Atlantic World in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that can be supported by the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. The award is jointly funded by the Northeast Modern Language Association and AAS.

AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowships are for research on projects related to the American eighteenth century. The award is jointly funded by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and AAS.

American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship is for research on American prints of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries or for projects using prints as primary documentation. The award is jointly funded by the American Historical Print Collectors Society and AAS.

The Reese Fellowship supports research in American bibliography and projects in the history of the book in America. Funding for this award is provided by the William Reese Company, New Haven, Connecticut.

The “Drawn to Art” Fellowship supports research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources. Funds have been provided by Diana Korzenik, a painter, author, and historian of art education.

Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships are for research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources. The awards are funded from the gift of Jay and Deborah Last.

The Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship is jointly administered by the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) and AAS. Application for this short-term fellowship is made through the DGfA. The AAS-DGfA Fellowship is open to German citizens or permanent residents at the post-graduate or postdoctoral stages of their careers. The Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project within the field of American studies in general and its German context, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society’s collections.

The application deadline for all but one of these fellowships is January 15, 2014.

American Association of University Women

2013-2014 Academic Year
Dissertation Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship: $30,000
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant: $6,000
Applications available: August 1, 2012-November 15, 2012*
Application deadline: November 15, 2012*

* Applications, supporting documents, and recommendations will be accepted on the following business day if the deadline falls on a weekend. The online application and recommendation will state the actual submission deadline.

American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; the quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

Dissertation Fellowships are available to women who will complete their dissertation writing between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received approval for their research proposals or plans by November 15, 2012. Students holding fellowships for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW fellowship year are not eligible. Open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math and researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships offer one year of funding for women in tenure-track faculty positions in support of their earning tenure and further promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research.

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide funds for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. The grants are intended for tenure-track, part-time, or temporary faculty or new and established researchers at universities. Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final writing, editing, and responding to issues raised in critical reviews.

Application deadline: November 15, 2012

Association of American Colleges and Universities

2012-2014 Funding Opportunities

Bringing Theory to Practice’s full 2012-2014 RFP can be viewed here and answers to frequently asked questions may be found here.

Proposals are requested for projects during 2012-2014 that will promote engaged learning, civic development and engagement, and psychosocial well-being of college and university students. We are especially interested in efforts that will enable students to have transformational educational experiences, and for institutions to transform and sustain their priorities and practices.

Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) seeks to support institutions that are at various stages of this work, and our three grant categories recognize the progression from small seminars to large demonstration projects. In this latter category we anticipate, but do not require, that the institution has already taken steps made possible by support from BTtoP.

Seminar Grants

Seminar Grants up to $1,000 are available for institutions to bring together diverse members of the campus community for meaningful conversations which will result in institutional actions. Matching support is not required. Proposals are accepted on quarterly deadlines between 2012-2014 (June 15, September 15, December 15, and March 15) and awards are announced 2 weeks after each deadline.

Program Development Grants

Program Development Grants up to $10,000 are available for institutions to enhance or extend a program which is consistent with our objectives. Institutional matching support is required. Grants may be renewable. Proposals are accepted on quarterly deadlines between 2012-2014 (June 15, September 15, December 15, and March 15) and awards are announced 6-8 weeks after each deadline.

Demonstration Site Grants

Grants up to $75,000, distributed over two years, are available for institutions proposing to demonstrate the outcomes of building institutional capacity for a program of work consistent with our purpose. Institutional matching support is required. In the third category, we anticipate but do not require that the institution has already taken steps made possible by support from BTtoP. Proposals are due by June 15, 2012, and awards are announced by July 15, 2012.

Proposal Submission:

The RFP is the primary source of information on proposal emphases and specifications. However, applicants should be mindful of announcements on our website as RFP content (e.g. proposal deadlines) is subject to change.

Please review the Grant Applicant FAQ if you have questions after reviewing the RFP. Project representatives can assist in answering questions not covered in these resources, but the Project cannot offer any specific recommendations regarding proposals before they are submitted.

To apply for funding after reviewing the Request for Proposals and the Grant Applicant FAQ, applicants should mail a hard copy of their proposal, optional supplementary documents and proof of online submission to Bringing Theory to Practice, c/o AAC&U, 1818 R St. NW, Washington DC, 20009 and submit an electronic copy through the feature linked below.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Penn Humanities Forum

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Call for Applications, 2013-14

Topic: Violence

Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2013-2014 academic year for untenured scholars in the humanities who received or will receive their Ph.D. between December 2004 and December 2012. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms (see Guidelines below; international scholars, please note final paragraph).

The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2013-2014 academic year, we have set Violence as the theme. Humanists and those in related fields (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are invited to submit research proposals on any aspect of this topic. Exclusions are projects in social science disciplines, educational curriculum building, and work by performing artists (n.b., scholars of performance are eligible). The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree.

Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. The fellowship stipend is $46,500. Health insurance is provided for fellows but not for family and dependents. Fellows also receive a research fund of $2500. Fellows are required to be in residence during their fellowship year (September 1-May 31).

Application Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2013

Applications will be accepted via online webform only.

Awards will be announced by the end of December 2012.

Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. 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.

Applicants applying for a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant may also chose to be considered simultaneously for the Osmundsen Initiative.

Please note that the maximum amount of the Post-Ph.D. Research Grant has been changed. Post-Ph.D. Research Grants provide a maximum of US $20,000 and the Osmundsen Initiative supplement provides up to an additional $5,000 for a maximum grant of US $25,000.

Grants are for research expenses. Under special circumstances grants can be renewed to support longer-term research projects. Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. There is no time limit on the duration of the grant and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the Foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology. The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. 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.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are nonrenewable, and provide US $40,000 of financial support for twelve months of continuous full-time writing. Applicants requesting shorter time periods will receive a pro-rated award as appropriate (e.g., a six-month project would be awarded $20,000). Applicants can apply regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean.  Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions.

The Foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications each year.  Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening:  all applications are reviewed.  Approximately 220 Fellowships are awarded each year.

During the rigorous selection process, applicants will first be pooled with others working in the same field, and examined by experts in that field: the work of artists will be reviewed by artists, that of scientists by scientists, that of historians by historians, and so on. The Foundation has a network of several hundred advisers, who either meet at the Foundation offices to look at applicants’ work, or receive application materials to read offsite.  These advisers, all of whom are themselves former Guggenheim Fellows, then submit reports critiquing and ranking the applications in their respective fields.  Their recommendations are then forwarded to and weighed by a Committee of Selection, which then determines the number of awards to be made in each area.  Occasionally, no application in a given area is considered strong enough to merit a Fellowship.

The Committee of Selection then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval.  The successful candidates in the United States and Canada competition are announced in early April; those in the Latin America and Caribbean competition, in early June.

We guarantee our advisors and Committee of Selection members, as well as those who submit letters of reference, absolute confidentiality.  Therefore, under no circumstances will the reasons for the rejection of an application be provided.

Application deadline: September 19, 2013.

The Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation annually awards up to 15 residential fellowships to selected scholars in the social sciences, who are at least several years beyond the Ph.D. The award allows these Visiting Scholars to pursue their research and writing at the Foundation for periods of up to one year. Visiting Scholar positions begin September 1 and ordinarily run through June 30th. Each scholar is provided with an office at the Foundation, research assistance, computer and library facilities, salary support for the academic year of up to $110,000 when unavailable from other sources and, for scholars outside the greater New York City area, a subsidized apartment nearby the Foundation offices.

Application to the program can be made by completing a brief questionnaire and writing a four-to-five page letter describing the project to be undertaken while in residence at the Foundation. An up-to-date CV should accompany the letter, but papers and recommendations should not be included. All applications are reviewed by outside experts selected by the Foundation and final decisions are made by a sub-committee of the Russell Sage Board of Trustees. The deadline for applications is September 30th of the year prior to the desired year of residence. Decisions are ordinarily announced in March. Acceptances cannot be deferred to subsequent years.

NSF, Science, Technology, and Society Fellowship

NSF, Science, Technology, and Society Fellowship (August 1, Annually)

Proposals on interactions of historical, philosophical, and sociological problems with science and technology

Kluge Fellowship (July 15, Annually)

Library of Congress research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Annual Grant of United States Institute of Peace

The Annual Grant Competition:

  • Supports innovative peacebuilding projects involving research, the identification of promising models and effective practices, the development of practitioner resources and tools, the development and delivery of education, training and dialogue programs, and the production of films, radio programs, and other media.
  • Funds projects focused on preventing, managing, and resolving violent conflict and promoting post-conflict peacebuilding in settings outside the borders of the U.S. Awards support activities that apply across a broad range of relevant disciplines, skills, and approaches. USIP welcomes proposals of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary nature.

Topic areas of interest to USIP include, but are not limited to:

  • Conflict analysis and prevention;
  • Mediation and conflict resolution;
  • Postconflict peace and stability operations;
  • Religion and peacemaking;
  • Women and girls in conflict and peacebuilding;
  • Rule of law and transitional justice;
  • Economies and conflict;
  • Social, psychological, and physical impacts of war and conflict;
  • Media and conflict.

Annual Grant Competition facts:

  • The Annual Grant Competition is extremely challenging and grows harder each year. In the 2010 cycle 512 applications were submitted. The number of grant awards has remained about the same 20-25 per year.
  • The awards generally range from $50,000 to $120,000.

The deadline is October 1, 2013.

East-West Center Visiting Fellowships

Visiting Fellow Programs

The East-West Center offers several opportunities for scholars to conduct research at the Center:

  • East-West Center Visiting Fellowships enable scholars to undertake research and publication in collaboration with EWC staff on selected research themes or on an independent research project related to one of the four Research Program Study areas.
  • The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers to engage in policy relevant research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia. The annual application deadline for these fellowships is December 31.
  • The Obuchi Japan Foundation Fellowship is part of the overall EWC Obuchi Program, a joint U.S.-Japan effort to strengthen the education and research dimensions of Okinawa’s relations within the Asia-Pacific region. The Fellowship is funded by the Japan Foundation in Tokyo, and provides Japanese academic, business and media experts the opportunity to engage in cooperative projects and research on global issues with East-West Center counterparts. Projects designed to expand Okinawa’s contributions toward a more peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific region are considered. Applicants should apply through the Okinawan International Exchange and Human Resources Development Foundation (in Japanese)

East-West Center Visiting Fellowships (July 31st annually)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute Research Fellowship

The Gilder Lehrman Institute Research Fellowship

Gilder Lehrman Fellowships are open to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. The fellowship money must be used for archival research at various archives in New York City, including the Morgan Library and Museum, the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Brooklyn Historical Society, among others (see website for details). Applications must be postmarked or submitted via email by May 1, 2014. All applicants will be notified the week of June 6, 2014.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The foundation 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 and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems 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.

The Research Grant

Most awards fall within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Applications for larger amounts and longer durations must be very strongly justified. The foundation awards research grants to individuals (or a few principal investigators at most) for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. Individuals who receive research grants may be subject to taxation on the funds awarded.


Education and Citizenship

Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree. Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.

New applications must be received (not post-marked) by August 1, for a decision in December.



The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.

The deadline for core Fulbright awards is August 1, 2013. See website for additional grants and deadlines.

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH Summer Stipends

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Successful applicants receive an outright award of $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.

Applications for stipends must be submitted electronically at (Contact Claudia esker at for assistance with submissions.)

Applications must be submitted on or before the September 26, 2013 deadline.

NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.

The application deadline is September 26, 2013

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the federal government. As part of the NEH’s We the People program, we offer the following Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers. NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops provide the opportunity for K-12 educators to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history and culture. These one-week programs will give participants direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence. Landmarks Workshops present the best scholarship on a specific landmark or related cluster of landmarks, enabling participants to gain a sense of the importance of historical places, to make connections between what they learn in the Workshop and what they teach, and to develop enhanced teaching or research materials.

The application deadline is March 1, annually

NEH Fellowships

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

The application deadline is in May every year.

NEH America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations Grants

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations Grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. Grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. To that end, the Division of Public Programs urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public. NEH offers two categories of grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: planning and implementation grants.

The application deadline is January 8, 2014

The American Council on Germany

Hunt and Goldman Fellowships in German studies and German politics

Over the past 30 years, more than 700 American and German journalists, scholars, and other mid-level professionals in a variety of fields have been given the opportunity to travel overseas and broaden their personal and professional horizons under the auspices of the American Council on Germany’s fellowship programs. Today, roughly 40 Americans and Germans travel each year through four distinct fellowships, gaining a better understanding of how issues are approached on the other side of the Atlantic and forging lasting connections with their transatlantic counterparts and fellowship alumni alike.

The ACG also supports the work of promising American scholars who are studying important elements of the transatlantic relationship from both historical and contemporary standpoints through the Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Economic and International Affairs and the Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship for the Study of German Politics, Society, and Culture.

The application deadline is in late June every year.

Ramapo Career Development Program

Career Development Program

This process is intended to enhance the natural dedication of individual faculty members and librarians to pursue a vigorous program of continuing professional development subsequent to receiving tenure at the College. It is structured to aid employees in the development of a positive program of professional growth and career development. So that faculty, librarians and professional staff are fully cognizant of the immediate and longer range institutional, school and department goals and areas of high programmatic need and growth potential, the administration will make these known.

Note: this program is for tenured faculty members.

The first deadline for this application is usually in October every year.
Self-assessment statement submitted to Assessment Committee Chairperson.

Please Note: There are many other stages to this process over the year. For detailed information please see:

Ramapo FDF Summer Stipend for Faculty Research

FDF Summer Stipend For Faculty Research

All full-time, tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply for funding. Applications for cooperative projects including two or more faculty are also invited. Projects involving student research participation are especially encouraged. Stipends are available to faculty. All successful applicants will be required to submit a report on the results of their research by the end of the semester following the award.

Summer stipends will be awarded based on the understanding that recipients will not teach during the July and August periods of the summer in which the award is given. (Note that research allocations are subject to availability of funds.) All successful applicants will be required to submit a report on the results of their research by the end of the semester following the award.

Deadline is typically at the end of September.
For detailed information please see:

Ramapo College Foundation Grants

Ramapo College Foundation Grants

The Foundation’s mission is to provide the resources that make the difference in Ramapo College’s quest for educational excellence. One aspect of this mission is a competitive grant program which provides funds for projects that support the mission of the College in areas of interdisciplinary, international, multicultural, and experiential education.
For detailed information please see:

The Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at New York University

The Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at New York University is an award-winning professional development initiative that sponsors programs for faculty members from a consortium of over 50 colleges and universities. The Network hosts lectures, symposia, and intensive seminars, all of which are designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning at its member and affiliate institutions. Faculty Resource Network programs and events are offered year-round, and serve to provide faculty from member institutions with a broad range of faculty development opportunities ranging from intensive summer seminars, longer research residencies, lunchtime lectures, panel discussions, national symposia, and more. The FRN also sponsors a Student Exchange Program with a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-serving institutions.
For more information on programs and application deadlines, see the FRN website:

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University

Founded in 1976, with the financial support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University ranks as one of the first and most prestigious of postdoctoral fellowship programs. Over the years, it has supported the research of over 160 Fellows in a variety of humanistic disciplines-from literature, art history, and music to anthropology, history, philosophy, and political theory-whose scholarship has garnered numerous book prizes, grants, awards, and other forms of professional recognition and acclaim. Housed in the Heyman Center for the Humanities on the Morningside campus of Columbia University, the Society provides its Fellows with daily opportunities to share work and to engage in interdisciplinary discussion not only with each other, but with visiting scholars, members of the Columbia faculty, and with the many guest lecturers sponsored by the Heyman Center every semester. The Fellowship offers junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers.

Application deadline: October 7, 2013

New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Grants

New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Grants

The NJCH awards major grants (up to $20,000) twice a year and minor grants (up to $3,000) four times a year in support of public humanities projects. Registered NJ nonprofit organizations (like Ramapo) and government agencies operating within NJ are eligible to apply. NJCH has a special interest in funding projects that address the Council’s theme of Justice. A draft narrative and budget must be submitted at least one month prior to the application deadline for review. All drafts and applications must be submitted online. See the link below for deadlines

Application deadlines: Major grant applications due October 1 and May 1; minor grant applications due August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1.

New York Council for the Humanities (NYCH) Grants

Project Grants

The Council awards Project Grants to plan or implement projects that use the humanities to engage people in analyzing issues, and taking part in the meaningful exchange of ideas and opinions. Planning Grants of up to $1,500 support the preparation of humanities-based public programs, such as convening scholar-advisors, working with community members, and creating interpretive plans. Project Grants of up to $3,000 support implementation of humanities-based public programs. Special Initiative War of 1812 Project Grants of up to $3,000 support the implementation of humanities-based public programs that focus on the bicentennial of the War of 1812. 2012-13 Directors’ Project Grants of up to $10,000 support the implementation of innovative humanities-based public programs that use dialogue as an integral way to actively engage the project’s target audience(s). A very limited number of these larger grants are available.

Reading and Discussion Grants

The Council awards Reading and Discussion (R&D) Grants and Family Reading and Discussion Grants to support text-based facilitated discussion programs at sites that have previously hosted Council programs. Reading and Discussion (R&D) Grants of up to $1,000 support reading and discussion programs for general public adult audiences. Grants for R&D Programs are only available to organizations that have previously hosted Reading Between the Lines. Family Reading and Discussion (Family R&D) Grants of up to $1,000 support reading and discussion programs for parents and their 9- to 11-year-old children. Grants for Family R&D Grants are intended for libraries that have previously hosted Together-Book Talk for Kids and Parents or Unidos-Charlas de libros para niños y padres. For Planning Grants, Project Grants and Special Initiative Grants: War of 1812 Grants, applications must be submitted at least 3 months before your project starts.

There are various deadlines for these grants, for more information see: