American Fellowships - $20,000 for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Deadline
Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for Research on Original Sources - up to $25,000 for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences using original sources
Massachusetts Historical Society offers more than forty research fellowships. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is
January 15. The Society's collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art.
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships provide one year of support to 30 individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (subjects include “literature”). The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgement of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, and show promise. *Positive factors in choosing successful candidates include “Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds“ and “Sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level.” The fellowship pays a stipend of $21,000. Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States.
Josephine DeKarman Fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. A minimum of ten (10) fellowships, $22,000 for doctoral students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year. Only doctoral students and undergraduate students about to enter their final year of study/dissertation are eligible. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities. To be competitive, graduate applicants should have outstanding letters of recommendation, significant publications, and have completed several chapters of the dissertation at the time of application.
Deadline late January.
Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship - Dissertation completion award open to members of underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities; first-generation college attendees) who are interested in teaching as well as research careers. $36,000 / salary.
Emory Visiting Fellowships for Pre-Doctoral Scholars welcomes applications from scholars in the humanities who are pursuing research projects that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines. Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory for the academic year.
Deadline late January.
CJH Graduate Research Fellows -The Center for Jewish History in New York City offers 10-month fellowships to PhD candidates supporting original research using the collections at the Center. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner. It is required that each fellow spend a minimum of 3 days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Full fellowships carry a stipend of up to $17,500 for one academic year. It is expected that applicants will have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation.
History of Science Fellowships - The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an independent research library in Philadelphia, accepts applications for short- and long-term fellowships in the history of science, technology, medicine, and industry. The center provides dissertation fellowships of $26,000 for work that is in some way tied to the history of materials and materiality, chemistry, and related sciences. Applications come from a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.
Deadline in early January.
Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine Fellowships - The Consortium offers Research Fellowships, nine-month Dissertation Fellowships, NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Fellowships-in-Residence for scholars in the history of science, technology or medicine who would like to use collections at two or more institutions in the Consortium. Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellows use offices in the Consortium’s facility in Center City Philadelphia and have ready access to events and activities throughout Philadelphia’s vibrant academic and cultural communities.
Dissertation fellowship deadline: Dec 15.
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources are for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources. Applicants may be of any nationality but must be enrolled in a U.S. doctoral program and be studying in the U.S. Proposed research may be conducted at a single or multiple sites abroad, in the U.S., or both. Fellowships are for 9-12 months and provide an annual stipend of up to $25,000. (Applications Currently Suspended)
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies 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. In each round, ten Fellows will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.
Deadline Oct 15.
International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers 9-12 months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States (regardless of citizenship) and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.
Deadline Nov. 5.
Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome invites prize recipients to Rome for six months or eleven months to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer. Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships.
Deadline Nov 1.
Getty Predoctoral 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.
Deadline Oct. 1.
ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. Students can be no more than six years into the degree program at the time of application. This includes time spent earning an MA within that program.
Deadline late Oct.
Getty Predoctoral 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.
Deadline Oct. 1
Smithsonian Fellowships - $36,000 per year with $4000 research allowance for doctoral candidates using Smithsonian resources; also $7,500 for *predoctoral* grad students conducting research during the summer. Deadline Nov 1.