St. Olaf’s Office of Government and Foundation Relations works to secure grants for the College and its faculty and staff from foundations, corporations and government agencies. We can help you to identify funding sources, prepare proposals and manage grants once funding has been received. Check our Web site for more information. http://www.stolaf.edu/offices/foundations/ The following list includes a wide variety of fellowships and grants that might be of interest to St. Olaf faculty.
The Fulbright Scholar Program, administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars at the U.S. State Department, offers several opportunities. The traditional 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 Senior Specialists Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Shorter grant lengths give specialists greater flexibility to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or professional commitments. A number of St. Olaf faculty have been named Fulbright Scholars. August 1 deadline, annually. http://www.cies.org/
National Endowment for the Humanities
• NEH Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. The application deadline is typically in early May for awards beginning the following calendar year. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months. Fellowships may not be used for: curricular or pedagogical tools, methods, theories, or surveys; preparation or revision of textbooks; projects that seek to promote a particular political, philosophical, religious, or ideological point of view; projects that advocate a particular program of social action; works in the creative and performing arts, i.e., painting, writing fiction or poetry, dance performance, etc.; or doctoral dissertations or theses.http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html
• Summer Stipends Program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. This program provides $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Deadline: usually around October 1. http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
• The Enduring Questions Program supports faculty members in the teaching and development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This question-driven course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental concern of human life addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions
• America’s Media Makers: Development Grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or a design document and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations. http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/americas-media-makers-development-grants
• America’s Media Makers: Production Grants support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public.http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/americas-media-makers-production-grants
• Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan are designed for researchers with advanced language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents in their original languages or whose research requires interviews onsite in direct one-on-one contact. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any stage of development. http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships-advanced-social-science-research-japan
• Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Grants typically support editions and translations of significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/scholarly-editions-and-translations-grants
• Summer Seminars and Institutes These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, a cultural or professional organization, or a school or school system. Colleges may apply to host, but individual faculty may also apply to attend any seminar or institute of interest across the nation. Please ask GFR for details about this.http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/summer-seminars-and-institutes
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers a variety of fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. The following site provides links to individual program descriptions for fellowships in a variety of disciplines. Various fall and winter deadlines.http://www.acls.org
The American Philosophical Society http://www.amphilsoc.org/ The Society’s program of sabbatical fellowships concluded with the applications accepted for the 2009 deadline. With the continued support of the Mellon Foundation, the APS will then make changes in its program of grants and fellowships to best serve the needs of the greatest number of scholars. Information will be posted at this website as it becomes available. Other grant programs include the following:
• The Franklin Research Grant, designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Deadlines: usually October, for a January decision for work in February through December; and December, for a March decision for work in April through December. Funding up to $6,000.
• The Library Resident Research Fellowship, short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections (The society is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.) A stipend of $2,500 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Deadline: usually March.
• The Phillips Fund provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants’ fees but not for the purchase of books or permanent equipment. Average award is $2,500. Deadline: usually March.
The Bogliasco Foundation, Inc. offers residential fellowships at the Liguria Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy, for individuals doing advanced creative or scholarly work in the arts and humanities. Fields of interest include archaeology, architecture/landscape architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater and the visual arts. Two deadlines per year in February and May. http://www.liguriastudycenter.org
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 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. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. The average amount of Fellowship grants in the 2008 United States and Canada competition was approximately $43,200. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. Fellowships are awarded to advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts. The Foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the Foundation will provide Fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors. Deadline: mid-September. http://www.gf.org/
The George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation offers fellowships in a five-year rotation of fields, as described below for the next five years. Please note that the fellowships are awarded in the spring of the award year, and the deadline for application is the fall of the preceding year. Successful candidates will be given the option of postponing receipt of their fellowship, so as to make the Howard competition accessible to those whose personal plans do not line up exactly with the year in which awards are offered in their fields.
2015-16: Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry) and Philosophy. 2016-17: Creative Non-Fiction, Literary Translation into English, Film Studies, Literary Studies. 2017-18: Photography, Anthropology, Archaeology. 2018-19: Painting, Sculpture, History of Art and Architecture. 2019-20: Music, Playwriting, History, Musicology, Theatre Studies.
The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships will be awarded per year.
Support is intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. Please note that application deadline will in each case occur during November of the year preceding the award year. The specific date will be announced in May of that year.http://www.brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/howard/
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers several types of American Fellowships to support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Deadlines vary. Check web site. http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards
The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during the academic year 2013-2014. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present. March 1 deadline.http://www.librarycompany.org/fellowships/american.htm
The Huntington Library is an independent research center in San Marino, Cal., with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history and the history of science and medicine. In any given year, the Huntington has awarded more than 100 fellowships to scholars. 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. The following Web site includes a list of fellowships in the humanities. http://www.huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/content.aspx?id=566#fellowships
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center annually awards over 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. February 1 deadline, typically, but check web site. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/
The Newberry Library is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities with an active educational and cultural presence in Chicago. Fellowships at the Newberry Library provide assistance to researchers who wish to use the collections, but who cannot finance a visit on their own. Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/fellowshome.html
The New York Public Library Research Fellowships supports scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply. Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library. Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the library for the duration of their fellowship, during the period from June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2016, and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks. http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/short-term-research-fellowships
The Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Ct., supports individual research and teaching projects and provides a place for sustained communication between the humanities and the social sciences. The Fellowship is primarily designed for graduate students with stipends or for scholars with paid sabbaticals or with fellowship grants from a source outside Wesleyan (such as the Guggenheim Foundation or the National Endowment for the Humanities). Its program each semester is organized around a focal theme, which shapes a weekly series of public lectures and smaller seminars. At these events, and in other, more informal settings, Wesleyan faculty, students, and visiting scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds carry on a wide-ranging inquiry into the social dimensions of the imagination and the imaginative dimensions of social life. Research Fellows are given the use of an office at the Center, together with the services and resources which the Center provides. The duties of Research Fellows include attendance at all lectures sponsored by the Center and participation in the colloquia that follow the lectures. Research Fellows are also expected to work in their Center offices while the university is in session. Each Fellow may be asked to deliver one public lecture. http://www.wesleyan.edu/humanities
Getty Scholar and Visiting Scholar Grants These grants are for established scholars, artists, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of three periods ranging from three to nine months, beginning in September and concluding in June of the following year. A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and airfare to and from Los Angeles. Getty Scholar grants provide a unique research experience. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, 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 theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. These terms have applied since November 2009 and are subject to future changes. Grant deadlines are typically in November. http://www.getty.edu/grants/research/scholars/research_grischolars.html
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study offers residential fellowships to humanists, social scientists, creative artists, natural scientists and mathematicians who receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year. Stipends are funded up to $60,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Fellows are expected to reside in the Boston area and to have their primary office at the institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community. http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowship_program.aspx
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Resident Fellowship Program, which is not just for Virginians, offers time, space, and resources to scholars applying the tools of history, philosophy, ethics, cultural studies, and literary criticism to matters of public concern. This year, they are accepting proposals on subjects with strong public interest in any field of the humanities. They also encourage projects on violence and its intergenerational effects, the South Atlantic United States, Revolutionary War history, folklife, and African American and Virginia history. http://www.virginiafoundation.org/research/fellowships/
The William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship from the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., accepts applications from scholars in all disciplines whose lively presence will help to focus their work and stimulate discussions. The Center annually hosts a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar. The 2010-2011 theme is “Representation and Social Change,” through which faculty will explore the complex and multidirectional relationship between representation and social change while they also pursue a major research project. The seminar will include participants who study a broad range of representation, including verbal, visual, and other material means. These categories could stretch from literature to music to images, both moving and still (including technological representations such as magnetic resonance imaging, sonograms, etc., as well as digital media), and also to material culture (sculpture, pottery, grave goods, and the like). We invite applications from scholars in all disciplines whose lively presence will help to focus our work and stimulate discussions. We anticipate that the successful applicant will have completed the terminal degree in her/his field at the time of application and will have a record of scholarly publication. The seminar meets weekly and will allow the visiting fellow ample time to pursue a major research project. The combined interests of the visiting fellow and the Vanderbilt faculty fellows will determine the form and content of seminar discussions. The visiting fellow is provided with a spacious office within the Center’s own building. The fellowship pays a stipend of up to $45,000 and provides $2,000 in moving expenses. Deadline: usually January. www.vanderbilt.edu/rpw_center/
The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers fellowships to recipients to conduct research in a discipline pursued at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Projects that broaden and diversify the research conducted within these disciplines are encouraged. Fellowships are offered to support research at Smithsonian facilities or field stations, and fellows are expected to spend most of their tenure in residence at the Smithsonian, except when arrangements are made for periods of field work or research travel. http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm
The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award presented by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public or applied component related to cultural concerns. Its purpose is to encourage future leaders in the humanities by recognizing their achievement and their potential and assisting their work through a cash award of $50,000. Candidates should be within the early stages of a career track in which the primary work is in a field centered in or directly related to one or more of the humanities.http://www.dallasinstitute.org/programs_hiett_prize.html
The Clark Fellowship Program, offered by The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., offers between 15 and 20 fellowships each year, ranging in duration from less than a month to 10 months. They look for projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. Stipends are generous and are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing and an office are also provided. The Clark combines a public art museum with a complex of research and academic programs, including a major art history library. It functions as an international center in both the academic and museum fields for research and discussion on the nature of art and its history.http://www.clarkart.edu/research/content.cfm?ID=42
The James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships for psychologists provide funds to supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients’ home institutions. The maximum award is limited to the lesser of (1) half the recipient’s salary for the academic year, (2) an amount less than half salary that will bring the total of the university allowance plus the award up to the individual’s normal academic-year salary, or (3) a ceiling of $35,000. Applicants must explain what they plan to do during the fellowship period in terms of study, research, writing, or other activity that will contribute to psychology or improve their effectiveness as psychologists. They must also indicate where they plan to spend the fellowship period, and explain what an additional semester will permit them to undertake that could not be done in a one-semester sabbatical. Candidates must be tenured or have formal College confirmation that they will be tenured by March 1, following the December 1 submission deadline.http://www.cattell.duke.edu/index.html
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. Located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, the Center provides an environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas among scholars. Fellowships up to $50,000 are individually determined, the amount depending upon the needs of the Fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them. http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/fellowships/appltoc.htm
The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, is a residential center for scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures as well as for composers, writers and visual artists pursuing creative projects. For scholarly projects, research should be at a sufficiently advanced stage so as not to require resources unavailable in the Marseille-Cassis-Aix region. The Foundation’s campus includes furnished apartments, a reference library, a music/conference room, an artist’s studio with darkroom, a composer’s studio and a studio for either an artist or a composer. Residencies are one semester (early-September to mid-December or mid-January to late May) and accompanied by a stipend of $3,500.http://www.camargofoundation.org/toapply.asp