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American Academy of Arts & Sciences Visiting Scholars Program

Disciplines:

All

Tenure Status:

  • Visiting

URL: https://www.amacad.org/about/fellowships

Research Topics/Keywords: 

At present, the Academy sponsors three fellowship programs: the Visiting Scholars Program for the humanities and social sciences, the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy, and the Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellowship.

 

The Visiting Scholars Program provides residential fellowships for junior faculty members and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

City: Cambridge

State: Massachussets

Phone: 6175765082

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year
  • Variable

Collaborative Reading Workshop Grant

Disciplines:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Language Studies

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://www.acls.org/Fellowship-and-Grant-Programs/Competitions-and-Deadlines

Research Topics/Keywords: 

ACLS funding opportunities include grants and fellowships in the humanities and related social science, China studies and Buddhist studies.

The coordinator must hold a PhD from a university in the United States or Canada. OR be a US or Canadian citizen/permanent resident with a PhD from any university. Workshops must be held at a location in the United States or Canada. These grants provide support for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and crosses scholarly generations.

Phone: 2126971505

Application Deadline: November

Award Notification Date: May

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year

Creative capital

Disciplines:

  • Business/Economics
  • Language Studies
  • Pre-Law

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://apply.creative-capital.org/#button

Research Topics/Keywords: 

A working artist with at least five years of professional experience

Creative Capital is one of the only national nonprofit organizations that awards grants to individual artists through an open application process. They are a premier provider of risk capital in the arts, taking chances to support ideas that are bold, innovative and genre-stretching.

 

Artist must be: at least 25 years old, a working artist with at least five years of professional experience, a U.S citizen, permanent legal resident, or an O-1 Visa Holder

City: New York

State: New York

Phone: 212.598.9900

Email: awards@creative-capital.org

Application Deadline: Februaray 1-28. 2019

Award Notification Date: July-September 2019

Award Period: December 2019- January 2020

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Disciplines:

All

Tenure Status:

All

URL: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

Research Topics/Keywords: 

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. About 18 fellowships are awarded annually.

Award Abstract: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

Application Deadline: December 6-December 13

Award Notification Date: April 2019

Fulbright Scholar Program

Disciplines:

All

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://www.cies.org/about-us/about-cies

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

Phone: 202-686-8645

Email: jcabour@iie.org

Application Deadline: Varies

Guggenheim Fellowship Program

Disciplines:

  • Art

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://www.gf.org/applicants/us-canada/

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed. The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.

 

For individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

City: New York

State: New York

Phone: 212-687-4470

Application Deadline: September, annually

Award Notification Date: April

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year

Jentel Artist Residency Program

Disciplines:

All

Tenure Status:

All

URL: http://jentelarts.org/apply/

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development.  Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process.

City: Sheridan

State: Wyoming

Contact: Jentel Foundation

Phone: 307-737-2311

Email: jentel@jentelarts.org

Application Deadline: Variable depending on Winter/Spring or Summer/Fall sessions

Timeframe:

  • Summer
  • Calendar Year
  • Variable

Millar Meiss Publication Fund

Disciplines:

  • Art History

Tenure Status:

All

URL: http://www.collegeart.org/programs/publishing-grants/meiss/

Research Topics/Keywords: 

History of Art, Visual Studies, and related subjects

 

CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy.

Funding Agency: College Art Association

Contact: Cali Buckley

Phone: 212-392-4417

Email: cbuckley@collegeart.org

Application Deadline: Annually March/September

Award Notification Date: Annually May/November

National Gallery of Art Center Senior Fellowships

Disciplines:

All

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The Smithsonian offers a wide variety of fellowships in all fields.

Applicants must propose to conduct research at the Smithsonian in one of its areas of research as outlined in the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS), for a period of three to twelve months.

City: Washington, D.C

Application Deadline: Variable based on type of Fellowship

Award Notification Date: Variable based on type of Fellowship

Timeframe:

  • Variable

Newberry Library Fellowship

Disciplines:

All

Tenure Status:

All

URL: http://www.newberry.org/fellowships

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The Newberry offers both long and short term fellowships at the Chicago library for postdoctoral-scholars. 

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Contact: Fellowship Opportunities

Phone: (312)255-3524

Email: research@newberry.org

Application Deadline: November/December Annually

Award Notification Date: February/March Annually

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year

Radcliff Institute

Disciplines:

All

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program annually selects and supports 50 leading artists and scholars in all fields who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments.Stipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Applicants may apply for either one or two semesters. Single-semester Radcliffe fellows receive a $38,750 stipend plus an additional $2,500 to cover project expenses.

City: Cambridge

State: Massachusetts

Phone: 6174961324

Email: fellowships@radcliff.harvard.edu

Application Deadline: September (Humanities) October (Sciences)

Award Notification Date: March

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year

Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Art

Tenure Status:

All

URL: http://www.kressfoundation.org/

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The Foundation funds grants in the history of art, conservation and digital resources, and funds fellowships in the history of art, conservation and interpretative fellowships at art museums. This grant will provide funding for projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century.

City: New York

State: New York

Phone: 2128614993

Application Deadline: March 1 - April 1 (variable)

Award Notification Date: 2 months after applicable deadline

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year

The Berlin Prize Application

Disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Business/Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Feminist Studies
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://www.americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship/#1473262212852-91395b05-b900

Research Topics/Keywords: 

Transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy.

Academic fellows are comprised of established and emerging scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study. 

Candidates in academic disciplines are expected to have completed a doctorate at the time of application. 

City: Berlin, Germany

Contact: Carol Scherer

Phone: 49-30-80483106

Email: cs@americanacademy.de

Application Deadline: Late May 2019

Timeframe:

  • Academic Year

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

Disciplines:

  • Art History
  • Language Studies
  • Theatre

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://www.brown.edu/howard-foundation/

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation is an independent foundation administered at Brown University. It awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Our support is particularly intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. In the case of independent artists or scholars, or those without paid leaves, we would expect that a Howard Fellowship would enable them to devote a substantial block of time to the proposed project.

City: Providence

State: Rhode Island

Contact: Joseph Meisel

Phone: 4018632429

Email: howard_foundation@brown.edu

Application Deadline: July 1-November 1, 2019

Award Notification Date: April 2020

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year

The Getty Foundation

Disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • History

Tenure Status:

All

URL: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/index.html

Research Topics/Keywords: 

 Provides a range of residential and non-residential opportunities focused on art and art conservation.

 

Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Contact: Getty Scholar Grants

Phone: 310-440-7374

Email: researchgrants@getty.edu

Application Deadline: October, annually

Award Notification Date: April. annually

The Getty Foundation

Disciplines:

  • Art History

Tenure Status:

  • Full

URL: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/getty_pre_postdoctoral_fellowships.html

Research Topics/Keywords: 

Getty Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute’s annual research theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue research projects, complete their dissertations, or expand dissertation 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.

Contact: Pre-nd Postdoctoral Fellowships

Phone: (310)-440-7374

Email: researchgrants@getty.edu

Application Deadline: October

Award Notification Date: April

The Getty Foundation

Disciplines:

All

Tenure Status:

All

URL: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/library_research_grants.html

Research Topics/Keywords: 

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for researchers requiring the use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute (GRI). The GRI’s grant budget has been generously supplemented by donations from Getty Research Institute Council members and the Getty Conservation Institute. 

Contact: Library Research Grants

Phone: (310) 440-7374

Email: researchgrants@getty.edu

Application Deadline: October

Award Notification Date: April

Timeframe:

  • Calendar Year

The MacDowell Colony

Disciplines:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Language Studies
  • Music
  • Theatre

Tenure Status:

All

URL: https://www.macdowellcolony.org/application-guidelines

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The MacDowall Colony offers residencies for writers, artists and composers. The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. 

The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.

City: Peterborough

State: New Hampshire

Email: admissions@macdowellcolony.org

Application Deadline: Summer: March 15, Fall: June 15th, WInter/Spring: November 15th

Award Notification Date: 2 months after applicable deadline

Award Period: Artists must apply once every 24 months.

Writing Fellowship

Disciplines:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Language Studies

Tenure Status:

All

URL: http://web.fawc.org/program

Research Topics/Keywords: 

The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend.

Funding Agency: The Fine Arts Work Center

City: Provincetown

State: Massachusetts

Phone: 508.487.9960

Application Deadline: December 2 (writing)-February 1(visual arts)

Award Notification Date: May 2019

Award Period: October 1- April 30th