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The Humanities Research Group – Visiting Humanities Fellowship
Scholars with research projects in traditional humanities disciplines or in theoretical, historical or philosophical aspects of the sciences, social sciences, arts and professional studies are invited to apply.
Individuals engaged in interdisciplinary research are particularly encouraged to apply. The Fellowship will appeal to sabbaticants and those holding research grants, including Post-doctoral awards.
Applicants must hold a doctorate or the equivalent in experience, research and publications. International applications are encouraged. Visa documents, if required, are the responsibility of the applicant.
The Fellowship is tenable at the University of Windsor for a period of four months to one year. No stipend is attached to the Fellowship. The Humanities Research Group will provide office space, university affiliation, library privileges and assist Fellows in establishing contacts with individuals, groups, libraries and institutions in the Southwestern Ontario/Michigan region. Fellows are expected to work in residence at the HRG for the duration of the award and to deliver a public presentation on their research.
For more information, see the University of Windsor.
The Russell Sage Foundation
The Russell Sage Foundation offers awards for basic social science research, mainly to support analysis of data and writing up results. Awards are between $35,000 and $500,000, though some larger grants for major projects are also given.
Unless otherwise specified in the request for proposals in a particular research competition, the deadline for submissions to the November funding round is mid-August, and to the June round is mid-March.
The Foundation also offers Visiting Fellowships to social scientists.
For more information, go to the Russell Sage Foundation.
The Traditional Fulbright Grants Competition
If you are interested in a Fulbright Scholar grant during the 2012-2013 academic year, you may submit your qualifications beginning in February. 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.
For more information, go to the Council for International Exchange of Scholar.
National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Stipends
For more information, go to neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
National Endowment for the Humanities:
Teaching Development Fellowships
For more information, go to neh.gov/grants/guidelines/TD_Fellowships.html
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
For more information, go to acls.org/programs/acls
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
Humboldt Research Fellowships for experienced researchers are the instrument with which the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago to spend extended periods of research (six to eighteen months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. This means they should usually be working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or be able to document independent research work over a number of years. Scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries may apply.
Research projects are carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Candidates choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their own research plan. Details of the research project and the time schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance. The duration of the research fellowship (6–18 months) may be divided up into a maximum of three visits lasting a minimum of three months each. No more than 36 months may elapse between the beginning of the first stay and the end of the last stay. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship.
Applicants must hold a Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than twelve years prior to the date of application. If it is not possible or customary to take a doctorate in the candidate’s subject or country, an application may be submitted up to 16 years after completing a Master's or Diploma degree, provided that the publication record is commensurate with the candidate’s career stage. Scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the project successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English is required. Scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.
The fellowship is worth 2,450 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance.
Additional benefits include: an allowance for research costs amounting to 800 EUR per month (for research projects in the natural sciences and engineering) and 500 EUR (for research projects in the humanities and social sciences); language fellowship for an intensive language course for the fellow and his/her marital partner lasting two to four months at selected language institutes in Germany immediately prior to the actual period of research; lump sum for the fellow’s return travel expenses if the costs are not borne by a third party; family allowances for visits by family members lasting at least three months (up to 326 EUR for the marital partner and up to 204 EUR per month for each child); Europe allowance for a research stay at a research institute in another European country (though not the research fellow’s own country); for a designated period in the course of the fellowship if necessary to ensure the success of the research project; extensive alumni sponsorship once a successful research stay has come to an end, especially for maintaining contact with collaborative partners in Germany during the Humboldtian’s entire academic career.
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.
Public Humanities Fellows—Brown University
These fellowships are intended to encourage writing on issues of the public humanities. Available for periods of up to three months, and open to academics, staff at cultural organizations, and independent scholars, the Public Humanities Fellows will provide a place to work; access to Brown University libraries; participation in a community of interested faculty, students and public humanists; and a stipend of $1,500 per month.
JNBC Public Humanities Fellows are expected to make a presentation on their work to the JNBC Public Humanities Colloquium, and to write, for publication on the JNBC website, a short essay on the subject of their fellowship.
Community Fellows – Brown University
These short-term fellowships for staff at Southern New England cultural institutions are intended to encourage thoughtful reflection on the recipient’s ongoing work, as well as to provide a chance to discuss that work with Brown students, faculty and other public humanists.
Community Fellowsare expected to make a presentation on their work to the JNBC Public Humanities Colloquium, and to write, for publication on the JNBC website, a short essay on the practical, philosophical and community issues they deal with in their ongoing public humanities work. Individuals whose recent work includes exhibitions, the connections of cultural and educational institutions, or community outreach are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications are particularly encouraged from those who have recently completed a project and are interested in writing about it.
From one week to one month in length, these fellowships provide a place to work, access to Brown University libraries and a stipend of $1,500 per month.