Funding Opportunities in the Humanities and History

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

Postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and history

Program Deadline Program Summary
Academy Scholars Program Fall Supports outstanding scholars in non-Western area studies.
Africana Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Africa and African Diaspora Studies Fall One-year postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of African American or Diaspora Studies.
Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies Visit website Supports advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection of ethnographic field audio recordings, motion pictures, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, and related materials.
American Antiquarian Society Long-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships Varies Three fellowships for periods of four to twelve months.
American Council on Germany Academic Fellowships Summer Funding to support the work of promising American scholars studying important elements of the transatlantic relationship from both historical and contemporary standpoints.
American Council of Learned Societies Spring Fellows from the humanities and humanistic social sciences participate in the substantive work of partnering organizations in both government and the nonprofit sector.
American Historical Association Fellowship in Aerospace History Spring Funds projects centered on advancing research in history related to all aspects of aerospace.
American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants Fall Small grants to fund activities directly related to scholarly publication.
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Price Lab Fellowship in Digital Humanities Fall Ten-month residence at Penn.
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wesleyan University Winter Provides scholars an opportunity to work in a cross-disciplinary setting and participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities.
Ann Plato Predoctoral or Postdoctoral (or post-MFA) Fellowship Fall One-year pre- or post-doctoral fellowship to promote diversity at Trinity College.
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Spring Fellowships in the social sciences and humanities to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent in Canada.
Bard Graduate Center Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Fall Research fellowship to fun collections-based research at Bard Graduate Center or elsewhere in New York.
Brown University Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships Winter One- to two-year fellowships to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds.
Carter G. Woodson Institute Post-Doctoral Residential Research & Teaching Fellowship Fall Two-year post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship in studies centered on Africa and/or the African Diaspora.
Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship Fall One-year, renewable fellowship in the humanities.
Cornell University Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships Visit website Two-year postdoctoral fellowship to support early development of scholars who show promise of distinguished careers.
David Library of the American Revolution Fellowships Spring Month-long residential fellowships to conduct research in the David Library.
European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Summer International researcher mobility program in the humanities and social sciences that offers 10-month residencies in select locations.
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships Fall One year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study in American studies, art and theatre history, ethnomusicology, history, literature, political science, and related disciplines.
Funding Opportunities in the Digital Humanities Visit website List of available funding opportunities.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Dissertation & Postdoctoral Fellowships for the Study of American Modernism Fall Full-time academic fellowships in American Modernism awarded to historians of art, architecture and design, literature, music and photography.
Getty Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships Fall Available for emerging scholars completing work on projects related to the Getty's annual research theme.
Harvard University Society of Junior Fellows: Junior Fellowships Fall Three-year program to pursue studies in any department of the University.
Insight Collaborative Fellowship Program Winter Twelve-month fellowship with 9-month foreign placement assignment.
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowships Fall Competitive award to support the next generation of Holocaust scholars.
John Carter Brown Library (JCB) Fellowships Visit website A robust program that awards roughly 40 fellowships per year to conduct research projects using Brown University's library.
Library Company of Philadelphia National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship Fall Awards for new and senior scholars in Early American Economy and African American History.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Summer Encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select groups of promising young scholars.
Michigan Society of Fellows: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Professions Fall Three-year fellowships in the social, physical, and life sciences, the humanities, and in the professional schools.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships Spring Fellowships to support individuals pursuing advanced research of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.
National Humanities Center Fall Residential fellowships for advanced study.
New York Library Short-term Research Fellowship Winter Two to four week residencies supporting projects in the humanities.
Newberry Library Long-term Fellowships in the Humanities Winter Residencies of 4-12 months to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange.
Olivia Remie Constable Award Winter Travel award to conduct research or attend scholarly conferences related to medieval studies.
Past & Present Society Winter/Spring Co-sponsored by the Institute of Historical Research, the award supports broad interests in processes of social, economic, political, and cultural change.
Provost Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarships Fall Two-year scholarships to promising junior scholars in all fields.
Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University Winter Awarded to postdoctoral researchers engaged in work concerning the historical formations of slavery, contemporary forms of indentured servitude, philosophical and historical or theoretical questions concerning slavery, justice, and freedom.
Society for the Humanities at Cornell University Winter Six to eight fellowships for scholars working on topics related to the investigation of cultural, social, artistic, philosophical, and political implications of the annual theme.
University of California Berkeley Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Fall Awarded to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunities at the University of California.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Fall Two-year research and teaching fellowship.
University of Southern California Digital Humanities Program Visit website Two-year appointment to provide training for scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines in emerging digital technologies.
Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Winter One-year appointments to undertake sustained projects and productive scholarship on global history.
Winterthur Museum and Library Research Fellowships Winter Fellowship to pursue advanced research or revise research for publication.