Sabbatical Funding

It’s best to contact St. Olaf staff in the Office of Government, Foundation, and Corporate Relations before contacting funders.

 

Name of FunderAmountDue DateDescriptionKeywords
The Fulbright Scholar ProgramvariesAugustThe 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. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.
National Endowment for the Humanities FellowshipsvariesAprilNEH 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
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Program$6,000 OctoberSummer 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.
National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions ProgramvariesSeptemberThe 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.
National Endowment for the Humanities America's Media Makers: Development GrantsvariesJanuaryAmerica’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.
National Endowment for the Humanities America's Media Makers: Production GrantsvariesJanuaryAmerica’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
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Advanced Social Sicence Research on JapanvariesAprilFellowships 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
National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Translations GrantsvariesDecemberScholarly 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
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and InstitutesvariesFebruarySummer 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 GFCR for details about this
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)variesvariesThe 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.
The American Philosophical SocietyvariesvariesThe 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.
The American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant$6,000 October and DecemberThe 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.
The American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship$3,000/monthMarchThe 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.)
The American Philosophical Society Phillips Fund$2,500 MarchThe 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
The Bogliasco Foundation, Inc.variesJanuary and AprilThe 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.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial FoundationvariesSeptemberThe 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.
The George A. and Eliza Howard FoundationvariesNovemberThe 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.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW)variesvariesThe 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.
The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania$2,000 MarchThe 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 2015-2016. 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.


The Library Company, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731 and located in Center City Philadelphia, holds over half a million rare books and graphics that are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The holdings include the nation’s second largest collection of pre-1801 American imprints and one of the largest collections of 18th-century British books in America. Information about the subject strengths of the collections can be found here.


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, now enriched by the holdings of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, holds more than 19 million personal, organizational, and business manuscripts, as well 500,000 printed items and 300,000 graphic images concerning national and regional political, social, and family history. The Balch collections have added rich documentation of the ethnic and immigrant experience in the United States. A catalog of its library is available at www.hsp.org.


Together the two institutions form one of the most comprehensive sources in the nation for the study of colonial and U.S. history and culture. The Historical Society’s strength in manuscripts complements the Library Company’s strength in printed materials. The Library Company’s collections reflect the whole range of early American print culture, including books, pamphlets, and magazines from all parts of the country, as well as books imported from Britain and the Continent. The Historical Society’s archives richly document the social, cultural, and economic history of a region central to many aspects of the nation’s development. The Balch Institute collections bring the HSP new strength in documenting ethnic and immigrant history, with significant holdings of ethnic newspapers, records of benevolent societies and other local and national ethnic organizations, and personal papers of prominent leaders in ethnic and immigrant communities. Both collections are strong in local newspapers and printed ephemera; the print and photograph collections of both libraries are rich in images of the Philadelphia region and graphics by local artists. The two libraries combined have extraordinary strength in the history of women and African-Americans, popular literature, business and banking, popular medicine, philanthropy and reform, education, natural sciences, technology, art, architecture, German Americana, American Judaica, and a host of other subjects.


Among the short-term fellowships are named one-month fellowships, which support research in certain areas: (Applicants will automatically be considered for all pertinent fellowships)


- Two Barra Foundation International Fellowships (which carry a special stipend of $2,500 plus travel expenses) are reserved for citizens of other countries living outside the U.S.


- The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) sponsors two fellowships that support research in American history in the Early National period.


- The William Reese Company supports a fellowship for research in American bibliography and the history of the book in the Americas.


- The William H. Helfand Fellowship for American Medicine, Science, and Society supports research in that subject area to 1900.


- Two Balch Institute Fellowships will support research in the HSP/Balch collections on the ethnic and immigrant experience in the United States and/or American cultural, social, political, or economic history post-1875.


- The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) sponsors a fellowship for research on projects related to the 18th-Century Atlantic World.


- The Library Company’s Program in Visual Culture Fellowship supports research on pictorial imagery in printed and graphic works from the colonial era to the early 20th century.



- The Library Company’s Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) offers four short-term fellowships for research in that field.


- The Library Company’s Program in African American History offers four short-term Mellon Scholar fellowships (which carry a special stipend of $2,500) to support research in that field for doctoral candidates and senior scholars. The Mellon Scholars program is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
The Huntington LibraryvariesNovember The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include seven million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books, 275,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes in the history of science and technology, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th- and 20th-century literature, British drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.



The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017. 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 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center $3,000 JanuaryThe 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.
The Newberry LibraryvariesNovember/DecemberThe Newberry Library is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities with an active educational and cultural presence in Chicago. Newberry fellowships provide support for researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs. The Newberry administers annual competitions for both Long-Term Fellowships of 4 to 12 months and Short-Term Fellowships of 1 to 2 months.

Short-Term Fellowships are primarily intended to assist researchers who need to examine specific items in the Newberry’s collection and are mostly restricted to individuals who live outside the Chicago area. Long-Term Fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant’s place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the strengths of the Newberry’s collection.
The New York Public Library Research Fellowships$1,000/weekJanuaryThe New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support 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.

Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the Library for the duration of their fellowship and each fellow will be expected to produce a written summary of his/her experience working with the collections.
The Center for the Humanities variesvariesThe 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.
Getty Scholar and Visiting Scholar GrantsvariesOctoberGetty 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. 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.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study offers$75,000 AprilRadcliffe 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. 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.
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Resident Fellowship Program$15,000 DecemberThe 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.
The William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship$50,000 JanuaryThe 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 Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary seminar on the theme "Working for Equality and Justice: Theorizing from and with Lived Resistance to Economic Inequality and Injustice" during the 2016/2017 academic year.

One of the key challenges to the moral and political legitimacy of nation-states, international orders, corporations, organizations, families, and communities is economic inequality and injustice. Economic inequality is a timeless topic recently invigorated by social scientific scholarly work such as Thomas Piketty’s Capital and Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman’s analysis of U.S. tax records. Qualitative and quantitative social sciences continually bring new data to bear on the problems of economic inequality, spawn myriad discussions on the nature and dynamics of varied political economies, and raise pressing issues for ethics and politics.
The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship ProgramvariesvariesThe 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.
The Hiett Prize in the Humanities$50,000 JuneThe 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.
The Clark Fellowship ProgramvariesvariesThe Clark offers between ten and sixteen Clark Fellowships each year, ranging in duration from one to ten months. National and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals are welcome to propose projects that extend and enhance the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture.

Stipends are dependent on salary and sabbatical replacement needs. Housing in the Institute's Scholars' Residence, located across the street from the Clark, is also provided.

Fellows are furnished with offices in the library, which contains a collection of 200,000 books and 700 periodicals. The Institute's collections, its library, visual resources collection, and the Fellows program are housed together with the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. The Clark is within walking distance of Williams College, its libraries, and its art museum. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is a ten-minute drive away. - See more at: http://www.clarkart.edu/rap/fellowship/About-Clark-Fellowships#sthash.juQ7V68c.dpuf
The James McKeen Cattell Fund FellowshipsvariesJanuaryThe 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.
The National Humanities CentervariesOctoberThe 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.
The Camargo Foundation$800/monthDecemberThe Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France and founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the humanities and the arts. It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. The Foundation encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists, and leading thinkers in the arts and humanities.

Established more than 40 years ago, the Camargo Foundation welcomes artists, scholars, and leading thinkers from all countries, nationalities, and career levels to work on specific projects or areas of inquiry.

Located in a small town of the South of France, facing the Mediterranean Sea, the Foundation offers an exceptional environment to think and create. The quiet campus and the surrounding landscape, Cap Canaille, and the Calanques national park enhance the residency experience. At the same time, Camargo is only a 45-minute drive from Marseille, and near Aix-en-Provence and Arles, which are major centers for arts, culture, and research.

The core Fellowship program offers six, eight, and eleven week residential fellowships to Artists, Scholars, and Leading Thinkers:

- Scholars and thinkers in arts and humanities should be working in French and Francophone cultures, including cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region. Thinkers include professionals such as curators, artistic and executive directors of cultural organizations, cultural critics, and academic deans

- Artists, in all disciplines, who are the primary creators of new work

The residency time is dedicated primarily to each Fellow’s work on site. Regular project discussions are organized in which each Fellow’s work is presented and discussed. Applicants must be fluent in English. Fellows may work individually or with a collaborator.

Fellows are housed in private apartments with kitchens on the Foundation’s campus, all with views of the Mediterranean and the Port of Cassis. A stipend of $800 US per month is available, as is coverage of basic travel expenses for the Fellow to and from Cassis. Spouses, partners, and children age six and older are welcome. Children must be enrolled in and attending school or off-campus activities.

This call is for two residency periods: one in Fall 2016 (2-month period from September 13 to November 8, 2016) and one in Winter/Spring 2017 (applicants may choose six, eight or eleven weeks beginning February 21, 2017).
Institute of Sacred Music FellowshipvariesNovemberThe ISM Fellows are scholars, religious leaders, and artists at all career stages whose work is in or is moving to the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts. Scholars in the humanities or the social or natural sciences, whose work is directly related to these areas, are also encouraged to apply. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their scholarly or artistic projects within a vibrant, interdisciplinary community, and they may have the option to teach.

The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including

Anthropology ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Languages ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology ~ World Religions

among many more.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Research Associateship ProgramvariesFebruary, May, August and NovemberHistory and Objectives

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Fellowships Office has conducted the NRC Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal laboratories and other research organizations approved for participation since 1954. Through a national competitions, the Fellowships Office recommends and makes NRC Research Associateship awards to outstanding scientists and engineers, at the postdoctoral and senior levels, for tenure as guest researchers at the participating laboratories. A limited number of opportunities are available for support of graduate students in select fields.

The objectives of the NRC Research Associateship Programs are (1) to provide postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability opportunities for research on problems, largely of their own choice that are compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratories and (2) to, thereby, contribute to the overall efforts of the laboratories. For recent doctoral graduates, the NRC Research Associateship Programs provide an opportunity for concentrated research in association with selected members of the permanent professional laboratory staff. For established scientists and engineers, the NRC Research Associateship Programs afford an opportunity for research without the interruptions and distracting assignments of permanent career positions.

Participating laboratories receive a stimulus to their programs by the presence of bright, highly motivated, recent doctoral graduates and by senior investigators with established records of research productivity. New ideas, techniques, and approaches to problems contribute to the overall research climate of the laboratories. Indirectly, the awards also make available to the broader scientific and engineering communities the excellent and often unique research facilities that exist in the sponsoring laboratories.

General Eligibility Criteria

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, or national origin.

Education and Experience - Applicants to the NRC Research Associateship Programs must have earned a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or academically equivalent research doctorate before beginning tenure. If you have not received the degree, the graduate dean, registrar, or recorder (not the department chairman or major professor) must certify in writing--directly to the Fellowships Office--that you have met all requirements for the degree. The National Energy Technology Laboratory Methane Hydrates Fellowship Program (NETL/MHFP) supports highly qualified postgraduate students in the advancement of Methane Hydrate science by making awards to M.S., Ph.D., and Postdoctoral level candidates.

Citizenship and Immigration Status - Citizenship requirements for the NRC Research Associateship Programs vary depending on the sponsoring federal laboratory. For details on visa options please click here. Applicants should also refer to specific detail of citizenship requirements for the laboratory to which they are applying.

Level – The Fellowships Office makes NRC Research Associateship awards at the Postdoctoral and Senior researcher level and Fellowship awards at the Masters, Doctorate and Postdoctoral levels.

Postdoctoral Associateships are awarded to persons who have held the doctorate for less than five years at the time of application and are made initially for one or two years with a possibility for renewal for one or two additional years. Applicants should refer to specific detail of tenure length for the laboratory to which they are applying.

Senior Associateships are awarded to applicants who have held the doctorate five years or more at the time of application or to persons who hold a permanent appointment in academia, government, or industry and have research experience that has resulted in significant contributions and recognition as established investigators in their specialized fields. Although awards to Senior Research Associates are usually for one year, awards for periods of three months or longer may be considered. Since not all Research Associateship sponsors accept applications for Senior awards, applicants should check the detail of the particular program to which they are applying.

Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship awards are made to carefully selected Master’s level, PhD level, and Postdoctoral level scientists and engineers in national competitions held two times each year. These awards provide opportunities that enable these scientists and engineers to increase their proficiency in conducting research on the subject of methane hydrates and advance the research program of NETL. The research may be pursued at NETL labs, at other national or federal government labs, or at accredited universities.
Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program variesvariesThe Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors the Summer Faculty Research Program and the Sabbatical Leave Program for U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. These programs provide an opportunity for faculty members to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories.

The Summer Faculty Research Program is a 10-week program, beginning in May 2016. There are three levels of appointment: Summer Faculty Fellow, Senior Summer Faculty Fellow, and Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellow. Stipends range from $1,400 to $1,900 per week for the summer program. Each fellow will be reimbursed for expenses incurred on an optional pre-program visit to the sponsoring laboratory and one round-trip encompassing travel to the sponsoring laboratory at the beginning of the program and travel back to their home residence at the end of the program. Relocation assistance is also provided to qualifying participants. At the discretion of the Navy lab, fellows may be allowed to bring a student (undergraduate or graduate) to the lab to assist with the summer research.

The Sabbatical Leave Program provides fellowship appointments for a minimum of one semester to a maximum of one year in length. Participants in the Sabbatical Leave Program receive a monthly stipend making up the difference between salary and sabbatical leave pay from their home institution. Relocation and travel assistance are provided to qualifying participants.

Both programs are residential and all work must be completed on site at the sponsoring U.S. Navy Laboratory.