Funding Opportunities in the Humanities and History

An overview of available funding opportunities for students in History, Humanities, and Cultural Studies.

Dissertation research and writing

Program Deadline Program Summary
American Fellowships Program Dissertation Fellowships Fall Fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations.
American Philosophical Society Library Long-tern Pre-doctoral Fellowships Winter Twelve-month fellowship to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research.
American School of Classical Studies at Athens Winter Funding for American scholars conducting advanced research on Greece and the Greek world from pre-Hellenic times to the present.
Asian Arts Council Winter Funds doctoral students in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asia.
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Winter Offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universitat Berlin.
Birgit Baldwin Fellowship Fall Established to support graduate students researching and writing on subjects in French medieval history that can only be realized by sustained archival and library research in France. 
Center for Engaged Scholarship Winter Available to Ph.D. students in history and related disciplines who have completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. except writing and defense.
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) Research and Travel Grants Spring Dissertation, residential, and travel fellowships to support completion of the dissertation project.
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies Predoctoral Fellowship Fall Awarded to dissertating students whose work contributes to the scholarship in the field of African and African-American studies.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program Spring Fellowship to support full-time research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships Winter Dissertation completion grant.
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship Fall Supports research and revision of dissertations on American history and culture through 1876.
Institute of Historical Research Winter Supports dissertation research in the humanities using original sources.
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships Fall Support for social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research around the world.
John Leyerle-CARA Prize for Dissertation Research Winter Travel funding to support medieval studies research requiring the use of collections in Toronto, Canada.
Library Company of Philadelphia Spring Three fellowships to support dissertation research and promote research in residence.
Medieval Academy of America Fall Funding to defray the costs associated with research expenses.
Shallek Fellowship and Awards Fall Supports dissertation research centered on late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500)
U.S. Census Bureau Dissertation Fellowship Program Winter One-year fellowship to support research in general fields related to statistics, economics, and demography.
Winterthur Museum and Library Research Fellowships Visit website Four- to nine-month fellowships for doctoral candidates conducting research or writing a dissertation.
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies Fall Dissertation completion fellowship for students engaged in issues related to women, gender, women's studies, or feminist, gender, and LGBTQ theory.