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Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies.  We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective.  The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field.

Curatorship/Museum Management

J.S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme for Chinese Art

The J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme supports curators, museum professionals and Chinese art history research academics taking part in fellowships in the Programme Participating Institutions.  In order to realize the goal of promoting international exchange and cooperation in the field of Chinese art, the Programme requires applicants to be based in museums or institutions in places outside their habitual residence.  The fellowship aims to contribute to the professional enhancement of curators and academics in Chinese art through attachments and fellowships at museums and art institutions in China and overseas. 

 

Smithsonian Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections Program

This fellowship program is offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for recent graduates of masters programs in art and archaeological conservation or the equivalent or conservation scientists, including those at the postdoctoral level, who wish to conduct research and gain further training in Smithsonian conservation laboratories for conservation of objects in museum collections. Applicants must propose to conduct research in the conservation of objects in museum collections in conservation laboratories at the Smithsonian Institution. Past or current Smithsonian fellowship recipients are eligible to apply for future Smithsonian awards. Postgraduate/Postdoctoral Conservation Fellowships are usually awarded for one year, but applications for shorter periods will be considered with three months being the minimum. In accepting an appointment, the fellow is expected to be in residence at the Smithsonian except for approved absences. Applicants should consult the Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS) in advance to select a proposed advisor who can assist with accessing facilities and necessary equipment.

English/Literature

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies.  We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective.  The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. 

 

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Funded Fellowships: Funded by The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs

The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center.  Post-doctoral scholars are invited to indicate their interest in serving as the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence on the fellowship application.  In addition to conducting his/her research, s/he agrees to advise junior scholars and organize a workshop, conference, or other scholarly activity in consultation with the Director.

 

Academic Fellowships in American Modernism

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center academic fellowship program strives to provide a supportive environment for the pursuit of research and writing by sponsoring full-time fellowships in American Modernism from the late nineteenth-century to the present.  Research Center fellows have access to the archive and library collections of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum as well as collections from archival and library institutions across the Albuquerque and Santa Fe communities. 

 

Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowship

Encourages the use of exceptional collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library.  Encourages ongoing cross disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period.  Awardees are expected to be in continuous residence and participate in intellectual life of the Folger. 

 

Institute for Humanities Research Fellows Program

The IHR ASU Fellows program provides funding for either individual tenured or tenure-track faculty or research teams to engage in a year of research related to the annual theme, share their research with the academic community, and produce a strong application for a large external grant.  Faculty selected for the ASU Fellows Program are expected to collaborate and coordinate activities during the academic year, generate scholarly publications and/or presentations, and produce strong applications for external funding significantly larger than that provided by this award.  Successful proposals for the Fellows program will entail interdisciplinary collaborative scholarship from a humanistic perspective that seeks to produce transdisciplinary results, in keeping with the IHR mission. 


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars-in-Residence Program Fellowship

The program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources.  The program encourages research and writing on black history and culture, facilitates interaction among participating scholars, and provides a widespread dissemination of findings.  It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture.

 

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Houghton Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Harvard College, which documents the history of Western civilization.  Preference is given to scholars whose research is closely based on materials in Houghton collections, especially when those materials are unique.  Materials relating to American, British, and Continental history and literature comprise the bulk of its collections and include special concentrations in printing, graphic arts, and the theatre.

 

AAS-Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowships

Research in literary history of American and the Atlantic World in the 18th and 19th century. Can be supported by the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society.

 

The American Antiquarian Society Academic Research Fellowships

The library contains more than three million books, pamphlets, graphic arts, newspapers, periodicals, and manuscripts.  AAS collects not only rare or unique items, but since its founding in 1812, the American Antiquarian Society have amassed great quantities of materials that reflect the "stuff" of everyday life.   Includes works that describe all aspects of American history, literature and culture, and the ways we have lived as individuals and as communities. 

 

Fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Visiting scholars at the Center have access to more than 49 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum's extensive library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and Holocaust survivor database.  Fellows work with established Holocaust scholars from the United States and abroad, enabling them to test ideas, share research findings, debate methodological or interpretive approaches, and develop comparative frameworks for individual projects.  Fellows also have access to the digitized records of the International Tracing Service (ITS) relating to the fates of more than 17 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labor, and displacement as a result of World War II. 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Poetics

The Fellowship will highlight the ongoing critical, theoretical, and creative engagements with poetry across Emory University.  The Fellowship marks the emergence of the Robert W. Woodruff Library’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL) as a major center for research in poetry.  The purpose of the FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics Program is to stimulate and support the humanistic research of scholars in the early stages of their careers with time, space, and other resources.

 

Mellon Fellowship

The Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship is designed for scholars who do not have the benefit of sabbatical leave.  The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries.  Applications would also be welcomed from candidates working on the transmission and circulation of ideas, objects, and people during the Renaissance, into and beyond the Italian peninsula, or the historiography of the Italian Renaissance.



The Harry Ransom Center at the University at Texas at Austin Fellowship Program

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.  One- to three-month fellowships are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive work with the Ransom Center's collections.  The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

 

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections.  Successful applicants normally explain in extensive and specific detail the relationship of the Beinecke collections to their project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern.  Most of the holdings of the Beinecke Library in printed materials are described in Orbis, the online catalogue of Yale University Library.

 

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines.  The School of Humanities, Arts, and, Social Sciences has four departments participating in this search: Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Literature, Global Studies and Languages, Music and Theater Arts.  Fellows will teach one course in spring 2016 and one per semester the following academic year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time.

 

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

The college offers opportunities for faculty development through intimate interdisciplinary exchange and innovative pedagogy and provides an ideal setting for cultivating the creative energies of young scholars.  We seek scholars interested in the study of cultural practices surrounding the care, disposal, and memorialization of the dead.  Candidates should have broad historical and interdisciplinary interests.

Ethnic Studies

Native American Awards Program-Community Scholars

The Native American Awards Community Scholar falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports Native Americans, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe.  Scholars must visit the Institution to undertake projects on a Native American subject and utilize the Native American resources of the Institution.  One of the goals of the program is for the Community Scholars to take the knowledge they gain through their research and share it with their community. 

 

The Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship

The Fellowship is for three months and is for research in ‘Contemporary History’ – which covers a broad field including political activism, journalism, historiography, historical anthropology and research addressing cultural, social and economic change in South Asia in recent decades.  The CWIT Fellow has a private office in the Institute, with all the usual research facilities, and is a member of IASH’s lively research community.  S/He is expected to play a full part in the activities of the Institute, as well as working closely with colleagues in the Centre for South Asian Studies, and to give one seminar at IASH and one at the Centre on his/her current research work during their tenure. 

 

Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences

Fellowship topics vary from year to year.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Urbanism

The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in any discipline for a scholar working on Asian Urbanism to begin July 1, 2015.  Applicants must have completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment and possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching.  The successful candidate will be housed in the department appropriate to their training, teaching three courses a year. 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Inter-Asia Program

The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post- doctoral position at Yale University.  Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences.  The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in each of two terms related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of the South Asian Studies Council. 

 

Asian American Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks postdoctoral research associates for the academic year.  They must demonstrate promise for a tenure-track appointment at a research college or university and their primary research focus must be Asian American, and/or transnational Asian populations in the U.S. and across the Asian Diaspora.  During their stay at Illinois, postdoctoral research associates will be expected to participate in research and teaching. 

 

Research Fellow

The Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce the establishment of the LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellowships to support research in the study of China. This opportunity is open to scholars in the humanities or social sciences conducting well-designed research and writing projects.  Research topics can cover any historical period of China - including contemporary China - and involve any academic discipline in the humanities and social sciences.

 

Center for Jewish History NEH Fellowship for Senior Scholars

The awards support original research at CJH in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history.  Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted, and actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center.  The fellow must acknowledge the Center and NEH in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.

 

Center for Jewish History Prins Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Emigrating Scholars

The Center for Jewish History is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating postdoctoral and early career scholars through a grant from the Vivian G. Prins Foundation.  Must conduct original research in the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.  Fellows must actively participate in the scholar community, acknowledge the Center for Jewish History and Prins Foundation in all publications and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship. 

 

Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program

Fellows coordinate the scanning of thousands of Yiddish volumes in partnership with the National Library of Israel and support the development of new technology that enables scholars to search millions of pages of Yiddish literature online.  Fellows are integral to the Center’s expanding efforts to facilitate the translation of the 98% of Yiddish titles currently inaccessible to English readers.  Fellows work with the project director to conduct and record hour-long videotaped interviews with children and grandchildren of Yiddish writers, artists, and activists. 

 

Henderson Fellowship Program

In cooperation with academic departments, the program sponsors pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who will help advance the university's research and teaching goals and assist UVM in reaching its diversity goals, especially with respect to the academic curriculum.  Fellows pursue their own publication, research agenda, and teach or co-teach one course per semester.  Henderson Fellows are supported for up to two years (fellowships are renewable after the first year) and are offered either as a two-year pre-doc/post-doc fellowship. 

 

The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture

The Smithsonian Institution’s Gardens invites applications for research fellowships in the field of horticulture.  The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture aims to advance the knowledge and understanding of the roles and significance of horticulture in society, and to contribute to the ongoing dialog in the field.   In addition to supporting research in all aspects of American history, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History Library includes thousands of historic horticulture trade catalogs in its collections. 

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars-in-Residence Program Fellowship

The program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources.  The program encourages research and writing on black history and culture, facilitates interaction among participating scholars, and provides a widespread dissemination of findings.  It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture. 

 

Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies

The Conversions project will develop an historical understanding that will enlighten modern debates about corporeal, sexual, psychological, political and spiritual kinds of transformation.  The project is partnering with eighteen research centers in Canada, USA, England, and Australia. The partners will work together toward a rethinking of early modern Europe as an “age of conversion.”  The project will involve younger scholars, other scholars, artists, and members of the public. 

 

MTI Fellowship

Caltech and The Huntington have established a collaborative interdisciplinary research program, formally titled “Materialities, Texts and Images."  Its aim is to investigate the historical relations between the material world and different forms of cultural representation; and to examine the strategies by which knowledge and taste have been and are constituted.  There is a focus on the dynamics between material and other (ideational, calculative, inductive) forms of instantiation. 

 

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe.  The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century.  The program offers a stimulating academic environment that combines excellent research opportunities at one of Germany’s most distinguished research universities with intellectual and cultural interaction. 

 

Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program Postdoctoral Fellowship

Princeton University and Harvard University jointly founded the fellowship program for the advanced study of China’s international relations, the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program (CWP).  The China and the World Program supports research that integrates theoretical innovations in the field of international relations with the rigorous study of China’s interactions with countries, regions, institutions, and non-state actors.  Fellows are expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution of residence. 

 

Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies

This postdoctoral fellowship is in memory of Professor Carlos E. Castañeda (1896-1958), one of the first scholars and activists in Mexican American studies, and a UT Austin alumnus and faculty member.  The Castañeda Fellow is obligated to be in residence in Austin, Texas during the entire 2015-2016 fellowship year and to make a contribution to CMAS' research program in the form of a major research or writing project.  The Castañeda Fellow is asked to teach one undergraduate course during her/his residency and to deliver a public lecture in the spring semester.

 

Postdoctoral Program

The Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associates.  Each associate will be expected to give a presentation on his/her research project and to teach one of the department’s regularly offered undergraduate courses.  The associates will be housed in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies, but will also be provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the associates from African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Asian American Studies. 

Gender Studies

GRID Postdoctoral Fellow

The Gender Research Institute is Dartmouth College's flagship center for interdisciplinary gender-based research.  The Institute's mission is to promote and support gender-based research by providing a productive meeting ground where academics, teachers, community leaders, and scholar-activists from across the globe come together with the Dartmouth community at large to address issues of profound social relevance.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focus on the Institute's theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century."  Postdoctoral Scholars will participate in our community of Stanford Faculty Research Fellows, Faculty Affiliates, and Graduate Dissertation Fellows through their own research and contributions to our goal of reinvigorating gender equality.  The Postdoctoral Scholars will play a critical role in our Gender News service, which is the public outreach component of the Clayman Institute and our affiliated scholars. 

 

Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies

The Conversions project will develop an historical understanding that will enlighten modern debates about corporeal, sexual, psychological, political and spiritual kinds of transformation.  The project is partnering with eighteen research centers in Canada, USA, England, and Australia. The partners will work together toward a rethinking of early modern Europe as an “age of conversion.”  The project will involve younger scholars, other scholars, artists, and members of the public. 

History

Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History

Open to senior scholars with distinguished records of publication who are at work on, or anticipate being at work on, books in aerospace history.  Tenure is typically for an academic year (September through August). 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies.  We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective.  The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field.

 

The Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship

The Fellowship is for three months and is for research in ‘Contemporary History’ – which covers a broad field including political activism, journalism, historiography, historical anthropology and research addressing cultural, social and economic change in South Asia in recent decades.  The CWIT Fellow has a private office in the Institute, with all the usual research facilities, and is a member of IASH’s lively research community.  S/He is expected to play a full part in the activities of the Institute, as well as working closely with colleagues in the Centre for South Asian Studies, and to give one seminar at IASH and one at the Centre on his/her current research work during their tenure.

 

Andrew W. Mellon "Cultures of Conservation" Fellowship

This fellowship is designed to help bridge the gap between the ways objects are studied by conservators and the ways they are approached by academics in the human sciences.  These fellowships are available to individuals with a PhD or equivalent professional experience, and each of the appointed humanities-trained fellows will join a conservation team at a New York-area museum and work together on a joint project.  The participating institutions are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Division, and The Museum of Modern Art.

 

The "Drawn to Art" Fellowship

Research on American art, visual culture and other projects.  Must make substantial use of the graphic materials as primary sources. 

 

Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences

Fellowship topics vary from year to year. 

 

GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Participants are in residence at Getty's Research Institute, where they pursue research to expand their dissertation for publication.  Fellows make use of the Getty's collection, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in intellectual life at Getty's.

 

American research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Funded Fellowships: Funded by The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs

The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center.  The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center.  Post-doctoral scholars are invited to indicate their interest in serving as the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence on the fellowship application.

 

 IAS Fellowship

The Institute of Advanced Study is Durham University’s leading interdisciplinary research institute. Its major aim is to foster transformational exchanges of ideas and to enable creative collaborations across the entire disciplinary spectrum.  The Institute seeks to catalyze new thinking on major annual themes by bringing together leading international academics as well as writers, artists and practitioners. Fellows will engage and forge strong links with at least one department at Durham, and be given the opportunity to deliver papers at events organized to coincide with the annual theme. 

 

Postdoctoral Guggenheim Fellowship

The Museum's archival collection contains photographs, motion picture film, a major collection of technical manuals and engineering drawings, and other documentary materials.  Candidates are encouraged to pursue programs of research and writing that support publication of works that are scholarly in tone.  The department emphasizes both U.S. and international aspects of aviation history.

 

A. Verville Fellowship

Intended for the analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in the history of aviation or space studies.  Open to interested candidates with demonstrated skills in research and writing.  Excellent archival and library staff and facilities are available.

 

Countway Fellowships

The Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine will offer annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine.  The mission of the Boston Medical Library (BML) is “to be a Library for the dissemination of medical knowledge, the promotion of medical education and scholarship, and the preservation and celebration of medical history, and thereby to advance the quality of health and healthcare of the people.”  The Countway Library serves Harvard’s academic needs and the constituency of the BML which includes the other three medical schools in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and practicing physicians.

 

Center for Jewish History NEH Fellowship for Senior Scholars

The awards support original research at CJH in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history.  Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted, and actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center.  The fellow must acknowledge the Center and NEH in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience.

 

J. Robert Beyster Visiting Professor

This postdoctoral fellowship of $25,000 supports a scholar who holds an academic appointment at another university and visits Rutgers in order to collaborate with researchers at the university. 

 

Institute for Humanities Research Fellows Program

The IHR ASU Fellows program provides funding for either individual tenured or tenure-track faculty or research teams to engage in a year of research related to the annual theme, share their research with the academic community, and produce a strong application for a large external grant.  Faculty selected for the ASU Fellows Program are expected to collaborate and coordinate activities during the 2015-2016 academic year, generate scholarly publications and/or presentations, and produce strong applications for external funding significantly larger than that provided by this award.  Successful proposals for the Fellows program will entail interdisciplinary collaborative scholarship from a humanistic perspective that seeks to produce transdisciplinary results, in keeping with the IHR mission. 

 

The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture

The Smithsonian Institution’s Gardens invites applications for research fellowships in the field of horticulture.  The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture aims to advance the knowledge and understanding of the roles and significance of horticulture in society, and to contribute to the ongoing dialog in the field.   In addition to supporting research in all aspects of American history, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History Library includes thousands of historic horticulture trade catalogs in its collections. 

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars-in-Residence Program Fellowship

The program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources.  The program encourages research and writing on black history and culture, facilitates interaction among participating scholars, and provides a widespread dissemination of findings.  It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture. 

 

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships

Fellows will teach one course each semester at Eugene Lang College and will also carry on research projects in residence at the New-York Historical Society.  Post-doctoral fellows are invited to help build this connection through research, teaching, and public history programming.  Fellows are expected to develop a major research project with the resources of the Historical Society, to teach two undergraduate courses at Eugene Lang College, and to share in both institutions’ commitments to public history. 

 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships

Research projects may include the conversion of a dissertation into a publishable manuscript or the initiation of new research, based on the resources of the New-York Historical Society.  Two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships will be awarded to candidates who have held the Ph.D. for three to five years.  The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field.  One academic year fellowship supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities will be offered for research at the New-York Historical Society.  There is no restriction relating to age or academic status.

 

Patricia and John Klingenstein Short Term Fellowships

Two Patricia and John Klingenstein Fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level working in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society. 

 

Baird Society Resident Scholar Program

The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program, funded by the many annual donors to the Smithsonian Libraries, was established to support the study of some of the Smithsonian Libraries’ most unique and valuable holdings.  While the Libraries' extensive general collections may be used to support scholars' research, the proposed project must center on use of our Special Collections.  Scholars are expected to be in residence at the Smithsonian full-time during their award tenures, to devote full-time effort to the research proposed, and to be regular users of Smithsonian Libraries special collections. 

 

The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program

The program is for individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of the Dibner Library’s Special Collections.  The core of the holdings of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology consists of approximately 10,000 rare books and manuscripts that were generously donated to the nation by the Burndy Library.  While the Libraries' extensive general collections may be used to support scholars' research, the proposed project must center on use of the Dibner Library's Special Collections. 

 

Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program

This research supports scholarly research into the legacy of Patrick Henry and his political circle, the early political history of Virginia, the history of the American Revolution, founding era ideas and policy-making, as well as science, technology, and culture in colonial America and the Early National Period.  Fellows are expected to give at least one public lecture during the tenure of their fellowship, as well as to submit a research report and to show definite progress toward a publishable manuscript by the end of the fellowship period.  Multiple libraries provide guidance and contact information to relevant historical collections in the Washington DC area, especially regarding the holdings of Patrick Henry materials and resources of the American Revolutionary and colonial eras. 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis invite applications from all disciplines for post-doctoral resident fellowships to be held during the academic year from individuals working on topics related to Ethical Subjects: Moralities, Laws, and Histories.  We hope to explore an overlapping terrain, between the study of lives, subjects and practices, on the one hand; and legal, ethical, political, and religious frameworks, on the other.  Fellows will teach one course per semester during the one-year appointment, pursue research, and participate in seminars and other activities at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. 

 

NEH Research Fellowships

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies awards NEH Research Fellowships of five, ten, or fifteen-week duration to scholars who can make use of the rich and varied resources available at Saint Louis University.  Since fellows are expected to devote themselves to their research, the only requirement of the fellowship is one public lecture on the topic of that research.  Fellows are welcome to attend conferences or deliver lectures at other institutions during the tenure of their fellowship. 

 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship

The fellowship, based in the APS Museum, will provide hands-on experience in curatorial work and the opportunity to pursue an independent research project.  As the public face of the APS, the museum researches and interprets the APS’s extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who converge on Philadelphia’s historic district.  Twenty percent of the Fellow’s time will be reserved for his or her own independent research, ideally using resources at the APS or kindred regional institutions. 

 

MTI Fellowship

Caltech and The Huntington have established a collaborative interdisciplinary research program, formally titled “Materialities, Texts and Images."  Its aim is to investigate the historical relations between the material world and different forms of cultural representation; and to examine the strategies by which knowledge and taste have been and are constituted.  There is a focus on the dynamics between material and other (ideational, calculative, inductive) forms of instantiation. 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The History of American Capitalism, Harvard University

The 2015-16 Warren Center Workshop will be devoted to the theme of “The History of American Capitalism.”  The goal of our project is to encourage and further advance the project of rewriting the history of the American economy.  Our goal is to encourage scholars to transcend such traditional categories in order to begin building the foundations of a new synthesis for understanding the workings of capital and its historical transformation into capitalism. 

 

Newberry Research Library Long-Term Residential Fellowships

The Newberry’s Core Collection concerns the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. Intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange.  Expected to engage in active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including fellows’ seminars and a weekly colloquium.

 

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF)

This unique residency offers creative collaboration in a dynamic environment.  It brings together Smithsonian scholars and distinguished visual artists from a variety of disciplines throughout the United States and abroad to explore cross-disciplinary connections.  It strengthens the arts community within the Smithsonian and broadens public interest in and understanding of contemporary art. SARF fellowships support research and do not require recipients to create or exhibit artwork.

 

The American Antiquarian Society Short-Term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships

The library contains more than three million books, pamphlets, graphic arts, newspapers, periodicals, and manuscripts.  AAS collects not only rare or unique items, but since its founding in 1812, the American Antiquarian Society have amassed great quantities of materials that reflect the "stuff" of everyday life.  Includes works that describe all aspects of American history, literature and culture, and the ways we have lived as individuals and as communities. 

 

Fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Visiting scholars at the Center have access to more than 49 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum's extensive library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and Holocaust survivor database.  Fellows work with established Holocaust scholars from the United States and abroad, enabling them to test ideas, share research findings, debate methodological or interpretive approaches, and develop comparative frameworks for individual projects.  Fellows also have access to the digitized records of the International Tracing Service (ITS) relating to the fates of more than 17 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labor, and displacement as a result of World War II. 

 

Mellon Fellowship

The Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship is designed for scholars who do not have the benefit of sabbatical leave.  The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries.  Applications would also be welcomed from candidates working on the transmission and circulation of ideas, objects, and people during the Renaissance, into and beyond the Italian peninsula, or the historiography of the Italian Renaissance. 

 

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives Research Fellowships

Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.  The JDC Archives documents the relief, rescue and rehabilitation activities of the organization, from its inception in 1914 to the present.  Comprising the organizational records of JDC, the overseas rescue, relief, and rehabilitation arm of the American Jewish community, the archives includes over 3 miles of text documents, 100,000 photographs, 1100 audio recordings, 1300 video recordings, 95 oral histories, and 157 recorded historic speeches and broadcasts. 

 

The Harry Ransom Center at the University at Texas at Austin Fellowship Program

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.  One- to three-month fellowships are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive work with the Ransom Center's collections.  The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. 

 

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections.  Successful applicants normally explain in extensive and specific detail the relationship of the Beinecke collections to their project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern.  Most of the holdings of the Beinecke Library in printed materials are described in Orbis, the online catalogue of Yale University Library. 

 

Library Resident Research Fellowship

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections.  We are 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.  Collections are renowned for their depth and interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields. 

 

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

The college offers opportunities for faculty development through intimate interdisciplinary exchange and innovative pedagogy and provides an ideal setting for cultivating the creative energies of young scholars.  We seek scholars interested in the study of cultural practices surrounding the care, disposal, and memorialization of the dead.  Candidates should have broad historical and interdisciplinary interests. 

 

Visiting Faculty Fellowship

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on varying themes.  Fellows will receive individual research funds for participation in the program. Funds will also be available to the seminar to host an array of visiting speakers during the year that the seminar is meeting as well as a follow up program that will be planned by members of the seminar for the next academic year. 

 

Stephen Botein Fellowship

Research in History of American Culture. 

 

The Joyce Tracy Fellowship

Research on Newspapers and Magazines using these resources as primary documentation. 

 

AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship

Research on projects related to American 18th century. 

 

Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships

Research in any field of American History and culture through 1876. 

 

The Legacy Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to an individual engaged in scholarly research and writing - - including doctoral dissertations - - in any field of American history and culture through 1876. 

 

Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships

Research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources. 

 

Justin G. Schiller Fellowship in Pre-1865 Juvenile Literature and Ephemera

Supports research by both doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars from any disciplinary perspective on the production, distribution, literary content, or historical context of American children's books to 1876. 

 

Lapides Fellowship in Pre-1865 Juvenile Literature and Ephemera

Research on printed manuscript materials produced in America through 1865 by (or for) children and youth.  Supports projects examining the creative artistic, cultural, technological or commercial aspects of American juvenile literature and ephemera.  Particularly between the Puritan Era and the Civil War. 

 

Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon Fellowships

Fellowships will be awarded to applicants whose research focuses on the life, leadership and legacy of George Washington and his place in the development of American civic life and culture.  Applicants will be evaluated on their relevance to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association’s mission, which is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about his life, legacies, character, and leadership.  The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington offers fellowships to support the growing community of scholars whose research focuses on George Washington, Colonial America, the Revolutionary Era, and Early Republic. 

Humanities

Duke University Provost's Postdoctoral Program

Duke recognizes that we need to continue our efforts to enhance diversity in our student and faculty populations, as well as in leadership positions.  The goal of the program is to increase the diversity of scholars who have potential for becoming tenure track faculty at Duke University or peer institutions, particularly in fields where there are fewer women and/or underrepresented minorities.  Postdoctoral awardees are expected to devote their full efforts to research, and may teach a maximum of one course per year. 

 

AAUW American Postdoctoral Fellowships

The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education.  Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research.  The program provides fellowships for women writing their dissertations and those pursuing postdoctoral research. Research publication grants are also available to enable scholars to complete manuscripts for publication. 

 

Lynette S. Autrey Visiting Scholars in the Rice Seminars Call

The Humanities Research Center hosts yearlong residential faculty fellowships at Rice University for outstanding external scholars.  By engaging in new research, symposia, and works-in-progress discussions, the fellows play an active scholarly role in the Center.  Fellows participate in the Rice Seminars, yearlong research seminars designed to study a broad topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. The topic changes each year. 

 

Fellowship Program

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public.  There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities.  In addition to the Fellowship Program, the VFH is home to numerous arts and cultural programs, including the Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book, Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Folklife, With Good Reason, and BackStory with the American History Guys. 

 

Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of violence and non-violence.  The Mellon seminar, in which the postdoctoral fellows play a central role, explores a different dimension of the interrelationship between violence and non-violence—as disciplinary formation, historical event, ideological or ethical discourse—each year. 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellows Program

The purpose of the FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is to stimulate and support humanistic research by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time, space, and other resources necessary to advance their work.  An essential feature of the Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is the expectation that Fellows make intellectual contributions not only within the Center, but, more widely, to humanistic studies at Emory.  Fellows must conduct research in residence full-time at the FCHI for the academic year; take full responsibility for contributing to and maintaining an environment conducive to academic research while at the Center. 

 

Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences.  Over the course of their two-year appointment, they will also teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.  Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor appointed by the Steering Committee at Washington University. 

 

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to both scholarship and teaching in area(s) that will contribute to the innovative, inter-institutional Collaborative.  Two foundational themes are of particular interest—(a) community-based participatory research and (b) communications research—on enduring social issues such as poverty, rural health, and rural communities and culture.  The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies, with the ability bring new ideas and approaches to the Collaborative and to contribute to other institutional programs a plus. 

 

Short Term Research Fellowships

The 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.  Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the library for the duration of their fellowship.  Each fellow is required to write a brief statement about his or her project and work completed at the Library by the end of the award period. 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics

The Fellowship will highlight the ongoing critical, theoretical, and creative engagements with poetry across Emory University.  The Fellowship marks the emergence of the Robert W. Woodruff Library’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Library (MARBL) as a major center for research in poetry.  The purpose of the FCHI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics Program is to stimulate and support the humanistic research of scholars in the early stages of their careers with time, space, and other resources. 

 

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide scholars who have recently completed their Ph.D.'s with free time to further their own work in a cross-disciplinary setting, and to associate them with a distinguished faculty.  He or she will teach a one-semester undergraduate course; participate in the collegial life of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia; and give one public lecture.  The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Center for the Humanities, and will be expected to work there on weekdays while the university is in session, and to reside in Middletown. 

 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D.  Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.  Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. 

 

Radcliff Fellowship

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. The Radcliffe Institute encourages applications in all disciplines and on any topic In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. We seek to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way. Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute (2000 to present) are not eligible to apply.

 

James Smithson Fellowship

The James Smithson Fellowship Program was created to offer early career opportunities for scholars interested in gaining a better understanding about the interplay between research and public policy & discourse.  The program is designed for a new generation of leaders, who seek an experience that leverages both scholarly and practical expertise in an environment of innovation like no other.  Fellows must conduct scholarly research at the Smithsonian, strengthen their understanding of the interplay between research and public policy & discourse, and gain skills at leveraging research to inform conversation about public policy & discourse. 

 

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Spatial Humanities

The Humanities Research Center at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a one-year appointment in spatial humanities.  The fellow will consult and collaborate on spatial humanities projects underway at Rice, offering technical and intellectual expertise.  The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial humanities, give a presentation on this research to colleagues at Rice, and lead a workshop on spatial humanities methods at Rice.

Language Study

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies.  We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective.  The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. 

 

David and Julie Tobey Fellowship

One David and Julie Tobey Fellowship, for three months, is available each academic year to support research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance.  Projects should represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries, and deal with drawings, prints, or illustrated manuscripts.  Projects must also represent the role that these works may have played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, or questions of connoisseurship. 

 

Mellon Fellowship

The Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship is designed for scholars who do not have the benefit of sabbatical leave.  The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries.  Applications would also be welcomed from candidates working on the transmission and circulation of ideas, objects, and people during the Renaissance, into and beyond the Italian peninsula, or the historiography of the Italian Renaissance. 

Philosophy

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies.  We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective.  The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. 

 

Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences

Fellowship topics vary from year to year.

 

IAS Fellowship

The Institute of Advanced Study is Durham University’s leading interdisciplinary research institute. Its major aim is to foster transformational exchanges of ideas and to enable creative collaborations across the entire disciplinary spectrum.  The Institute seeks to catalyze new thinking on major annual themes by bringing together leading international academics as well as writers, artists and practitioners.  Fellows will engage and forge strong links with at least one department at Durham, and be given the opportunity to deliver papers at events organized to coincide with the annual theme. 

 

Murphy Institute Faculty Fellowships in Ethics and Public Affairs

Encourages teaching and research on ethics, moral and political philosophy, and ethical issues in public life and the professions.  Resident Fellowships support outstanding teachers and scholars who wish to develop their ability to address pressing questions in these fields.  Faculty Fellows are normally appointed as Visiting Research Professors. 

 

J. Robert Beyster Visiting Professor

This postdoctoral fellowship of $25,000 supports a scholar who holds an academic appointment at another university and visits Rutgers in order to collaborate with researchers at the university. 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The History of American Capitalism, Harvard University

The 2015-16 Warren Center Workshop will be devoted to the theme of “The History of American Capitalism.”  The goal of our project is to encourage and further advance the project of rewriting the history of the American economy.  Our goal is to encourage scholars to transcend such traditional categories in order to begin building the foundations of a new synthesis for understanding the workings of capital and its historical transformation into capitalism. 

 

Fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Visiting scholars at the Center have access to more than 49 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum's extensive library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and Holocaust survivor database.  Fellows work with established Holocaust scholars from the United States and abroad, enabling them to test ideas, share research findings, debate methodological or interpretive approaches, and develop comparative frameworks for individual projects.  Fellows also have access to the digitized records of the International Tracing Service (ITS) relating to the fates of more than 17 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labor, and displacement as a result of World War II. 

 

Mellon Fellowship

The Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship is designed for scholars who do not have the benefit of sabbatical leave.  The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries.  Applications would also be welcomed from candidates working on the transmission and circulation of ideas, objects, and people during the Renaissance, into and beyond the Italian peninsula, or the historiography of the Italian Renaissance. 

 

Library Resident Research Fellowship

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections.  We are 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. Collections are renowned for their depth and interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields. 

Religious Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Applications are welcome from scholars who bring to research and teaching the theoretical, methodological, creative, and/or technical practice of digital technologies.  We welcome applications from scholars who engage with emerging digital cultures from a humanities perspective.  The Fellow must be prepared to teach courses that reflect expertise in the digital humanities as well as in another substantive field. 

 

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Funded Fellowships: Funded by The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs

The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center.  Post-doctoral scholars are invited to indicate their interest in serving as the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence on the fellowship application.  In addition to conducting his/her research, s/he agrees to advise junior scholars and organize a workshop, conference, or other scholarly activity in consultation with the Director. 

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars-in-Residence Program Fellowship

The program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources.  The program encourages research and writing on black history and culture, facilitates interaction among participating scholars, and provides a widespread dissemination of findings.  It encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture. 

 

Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies

The Conversions project will develop an historical understanding that will enlighten modern debates about corporeal, sexual, psychological, political and spiritual kinds of transformation.  The project is partnering with eighteen research centers in Canada, USA, England, and Australia. The partners will work together toward a rethinking of early modern Europe as an “age of conversion.”  The project will involve younger scholars, other scholars, artists, and members of the public. 

 

Newberry Research Library Long-Term Residential Fellowships

The Newberry’s Core Collection concerns the civilizations of Western Europe and the Americas from the late Middle Ages to the twenty-first century.  Intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange.  Expected to engage in active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including fellows’ seminars and a weekly colloquium. 

 

Fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Visiting scholars at the Center have access to more than 49 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum's extensive library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and Holocaust survivor database.  Fellows work with established Holocaust scholars from the United States and abroad, enabling them to test ideas, share research findings, debate methodological or interpretive approaches, and develop comparative frameworks for individual projects.  Fellows also have access to the digitized records of the International Tracing Service (ITS) relating to the fates of more than 17 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labor, and displacement as a result of World War II. 

 

Mellon Fellowship

The Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship is designed for scholars who do not have the benefit of sabbatical leave.  The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries.  Applications would also be welcomed from candidates working on the transmission and circulation of ideas, objects, and people during the Renaissance, into and beyond the Italian peninsula, or the historiography of the Italian Renaissance. 

 

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives Research Fellowships

Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.  The JDC Archives documents the relief, rescue and rehabilitation activities of the organization, from its inception in 1914 to the present.  Comprising the organizational records of JDC, the overseas rescue, relief, and rehabilitation arm of the American Jewish community, the archives includes over 3 miles of text documents, 100,000 photographs, 1100 audio recordings, 1300 video recordings, 95 oral histories, and 157 recorded historic speeches and broadcasts. 

 

Post-Doctoral Associate in Medieval Jewish History

The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University is offering a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2015.  The Program seeks a specialist in Medieval Jewish History who will work closely with appropriate members of Yale’s faculty.  The Judaic Studies Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Yale’s library and archival collections, to participate actively in the intellectual life of the university, and to teach two semester courses over two years. 

 

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections.  Successful applicants normally explain in extensive and specific detail the relationship of the Beinecke collections to their project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern.  Most of the holdings of the Beinecke Library in printed materials are described in Orbis, the online catalogue of Yale University Library. 

 

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professorships in Buddhist Studies

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professorships in Buddhist Studies will allow universities and colleges to host accomplished scholar-teachers in Buddhist studies as visiting professors for one semester or one academic year.  Institutions with existing programs of Buddhist studies may strengthen their curricula and research capacity.  Universities and colleges seeking to host visiting professors will apply to ACLS, specifying the scholar to be invited. 

 

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

The college offers opportunities for faculty development through intimate interdisciplinary exchange and innovative pedagogy and provides an ideal setting for cultivating the creative energies of young scholars.  We seek scholars interested in the study of cultural practices surrounding the care, disposal, and memorialization of the dead.  Candidates should have broad historical and interdisciplinary interests. 

 

Visiting Faculty Fellowship

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on the theme "When the Fringe Dwarfs the Center: Vernacular Islam beyond the Arab World" during the academic year.  We argue that as most Muslims live in the "fringes," we need to problematize the notions of center and periphery, the relationship of the symbolic core to its ever-expanding outlying majority, and the latter's creative adaptations of Islam.  Fellows will receive individual research funds for participation in the program. Funds will also be available to the seminar to host an array of visiting speakers during the year that the seminar is meeting as well as a follow up program that will be planned by members of the seminar for the next academic year. 

Various Categories

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Brown University Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research.  Topics vary year to year. 

 

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (for Postdoc researchers, and Senior Researchers)

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program supports independent research and study related to Smithsonian facilities, experts, or collection for the increase and diffusion of knowledge. Postdoctoral Student Fellowships and Senior Research Fellowships are typically 3 to 12 months in length. Both are open to US citizens and non-US citizens. Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS).

 

The George Burch Fellowship

The purpose of the George E. Burch Fellowship is to support a distinguished scholar in residence at the Smithsonian. The fellow may work in any discipline, but the creative effort should, in accordance with the wishes of the donor, be related to medicine. Dr. Burch’s goal is to permit the fellowship recipient time to think with freedom and creativity, and thereby stimulate new medically related theories in his or her discipline. The fellowship is eligible for post-doctoral scholars, whose research interests lie within medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, and fields in the social science and humanities, as it applies to health and medicine. For this fellowship Dr. George E. Burch envisioned awardees who not only possess a strong interest in health or medicine, but have been confined by their usual responsibilities and overlooked by traditional funding sources. Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS). Applicants should contact staff members to help identify potential advisors, determine the feasibility of the proposed research being conducted at the Smithsonian Institution, and the availability of relevant resources such as staff, collections, archives and library materials during the proposed tenure dates. Current Smithsonian research staff members can be found here.

 

Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship. This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. The fellowship provides an award of $4,000, which is intended to pay for travel to and from New Haven and act as a living allowance. The recipient is expected to be in residence for a minimum of twenty days during the period of their award and is encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University. A brief research proposal must include specific details about the relationship of the resources at Yale University to the project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern. For details of the resources available at Yale, see the fellowship page linked above.

 

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.The Ford Foundation offers four fellowship programs including postdoctoral and senior researcher. The senior researcher fellowships aim to bring excellence and diversity to the academic community by supporting the career development of outstanding scholars. The Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship award is open to individuals who have previously held a Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, or Postdoctoral Fellowship and currently hold a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. academic institution.

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