(Most recently listed funding opportunities are at the top.)
The 2013 James P. Danky Fellowship
Deadline: due May 1
In honor of James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship, the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual short-term research fellowship.
The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society (please see details of the collections at here). Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture (http://www.slis.wisc.edu/chpchome.htm).
Preference will be given to:
- proposals undertaking research in print culture history
- research likely to lead to publication
- researchers early in their career
- researchers from outside Madison
Prior to applying it is strongly suggested that applicants contact the Wisconsin Historical Society Reference Archivist (phone: 608-264-6460; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the relevancy of WHS collections to their projects. Wisconsin Historical Society and CHPDC staff may be able to identify potential collections of which you may not otherwise be aware.
There is no application form. Applicants must submit the following:
- A cover sheet with name, telephone, permanent address and e-mail, current employer/affiliation, title of project, and proposed dates of residency.
- A letter of two single-spaced pages maximum describing the project and its relation to specifically cited collections at the society and to previous work on the same theme, and describing the projected outcome of the work, including publication plans. If residents of the Madison area are applying, they must explain their financial need for the stipend.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Two confidential letters of reference. Graduate students must include their thesis adviser.
- Applications are due by May 1st. The recipient will be notified by May 31st.
Read about previous award winners here.
Please email materials to:
Coordinator, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
Research Fellowships at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Deadline: April 8, 2013.
The New York Public Library is pleased to announce 2013-2014 Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for up to four weeks and fellows must be in residence at the any of the Library's research divisions, including the Library for the Performing Arts, for a minimum of two weeks between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s unique special collections to support projects in the humanities, including the performing arts, are welcome to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents with the legal right to work in the U.S. Successful applications will include an in-depth explanation of how collections existing only at the New York Public Library are essential to the progress and completion of the research project.
For more information and application guidelines go to www.nypl.org/short-term. For specific questions about using the special collections at the Library for the Performing Arts, please contact email@example.com.
ACLS Public Fellows
Deadline: March 27, 2013
ACLS invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences (for a description of what qualifies see the website) in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.
This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the reach of doctoral education in the U.S. by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. Now in its third year, this innovative initiative allows talented humanities Ph.D.s to gain valuable, career-launching experience in areas such as arts management, development, communications, public administration, and digital media.
ACLS seeks applications from Ph.D.s who have received their degrees in the last three years and who aspire to careers in nonprofit administration and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.
For more information, see the website.
UW Rome Center Student Internship 2013/2014
Deadline: February 28, 2013
In 2001 the University of Washington established a Rome Center Student Internship position. This position is designed to provide University of Washington students with practical experience working in an office environment, and especially affording them the opportunity for contact with a cultural environment other than their own. This single Internship position is especially suited to a student enrolled at the University of Washington while working on Italian language studies or on other independent study topic which would be enriched by study in Italy.
For more information about the program, visit the UW Rome Center website.
John Carter Brown Library
Deadline: December 15, 2012
The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately forty fellowships in 2013-2014 for short-term (2 to 4 months; $2100 per month) and long-term (5 to 10 months; $4200) residencies. Projects must suit the holdings of the library, which is exceptionally strong in European and American printed materials related to the discovery, exploration, settlement, and development of North and South America before 1830. For complete information, eligibility, and application instructions, visit the library’s website. The deadline is 15 December. (Posted November 2012)
American Theatre and Drama Society Research Award
Deadline: April 13, 2013
Purpose: To provide support for graduate student research in the field of United States theatre and drama (recognizing that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of
peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another). Funds may be requested to support travel related to archival or ethnographic research.
Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in a graduate program in theatre/performance studies is eligible, as well as those in ancillary programs. Students need not be members of ATDS to apply. Please note that the applicant must still be in graduate school during the proposed time of use for the award.
Award: $400.00 + a one year membership to ATDS. The deadline is April 13, 2013, application information is available here (PDF). (Posted November 2012)
American Antiquarian Society
Deadline: January 15, 2013
The American Antiquarian Society offers both short-term and long-term research fellowships, tenable for periods of one to twelve months during the period June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. Short-term research fellowships are tenable for periods of one to two months’ residence at the Society, with a monthly stipend of $1850. Long-term fellowships, supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, support periods of four to twelve months’ residence at the Society. The application deadline for these fellowships is January 15, 2013. Further information about the Society’s fellowship programs, along with application materials, is available on the AAS website. (Posted November 2012)
Mellon Dance Studies Seminar, Summer 2013
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Applications from advanced graduate students, recent Ph.D.s, and junior faculty are invited for an intensive summer seminar on interdisciplinary research and teaching in dance studies. Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the seminar will be held June 16-22, 2013 at Brown University. Participants will engage with each other’s work as well as with the work of invited senior scholars. Accepted applicants will have their costs covered for tuition, room and board and, in addition, receive up to $500 to cover travel expenses. International applicants are welcome, as are applicants from all fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that border dance studies. Deadline: January 15, 2013. More information is on their web site.
Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University
Deadline: March 1, 2013
The Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our third annual summer session, to be held June 3 - 14th 2013. The School offers faculty and advanced graduate students the opportunity to learn from leading scholars in theater and performance research in an intensive two-week summer program. The topic for the 2013 session will be "World Theater." Participants will work with an international faculty of distinguished scholars. Due to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, tuition will be free for all accepted participants. Applications are due March 1, 2013. More information. (Posted November 2012)
Omohundro Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013–2015
Deadline: November 1, 2012
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1, 2013. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate's dissertation or other manuscript have significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. Fellows devote most of their time to research and writing, work closely with the editorial staff, and participate in colloquia and other scholarly activities of the Institute. In addition to a beginning stipend of $50,400, the fellowship provides office, research, and computer facilities as well as some travel funds for conferences and research.Application must be postmarked by November 1, 2012. More information on their web site. (Posted September 2012)
Hench Post-dissertation Fellowship
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication. Deadline is October 15, 2012. More information on their web site. (Posted September 2012)
Graduate Student Opportunities at the Simpson Center: Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Intellectual Community, Professional Development
The Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington offers varied opportunities for intellectual community, professional development, and financial support that advance crossdisciplinary understanding, collaboration, and research. Center activities connect graduate students across departments with peers, faculty, staff, regional communities, and cultural organizations. More information. (PDF)