Fellowship and Grant Announcements


This page includes postings of fellowship and grant notices that are sent to the School and that may be of special interest to Historians.

À l’École française de Rome (EFR)
Appel à candidatures Chercheurs résidents 2019-2020. Dossiers à envoyer au plus tard le 30 octobre 2018 pour les dossiers sollicitant une aide financière ou au fil de l’eau pour les autres dossiers. Les Écoles françaises à l’étranger ont mis en place depuis la rentrée 2012 le statut de chercheur résident dans leurs établissements. À l’École française de Rome (EFR), ce titre est accordé à des enseignants-chercheurs, des chercheurs statutaires ou des post-doctorants sous contrat qui sont accueillis pour une durée d’un semestre éventuellement renouvelable pour mener à Rome leur activité de recherche, dans le cadre de l’un des quatre axes thématiques de recherche définis par le Conseil scientifique. Une attention particulière sera portée aux candidatures venant en soutien d’un des programmes scientifiques soutenus par l’EFR (consultables ici : http://www.efrome.it/la-recherche/programmes.html).

The Berlin Prize Application
The application period for the Berlin Prize is now open. Deadline is October 5, 2018. The American Academy in Berlin seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogue in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. For 2019-20, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, questions of race in comparative perspective, and the interplay of exile and return. For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work. Approximately 24 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included anthropologists, art historians, historians, musicologists, journalists, writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin’s Wannsee district. Fellowships are restricted to US residents. US citizenship is not required. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, film, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application. Please note that artists, composers, and poets are invitation-only competitions. Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. Recipients of 2019-20 Berlin Prizes will be notified in early March 2019.

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
The W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem is the oldest American research center for ancient Near Eastern studies in the Middle East. The Albright annually provides up to $330,000 in fellowships and awards to 32 recipients. In addition, 32 Associate Fellows including Senior, Post-Doctoral, and Research Fellows receive funding from other sources. Fellowships are open to students and scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the Islamic periods, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, literature, philology and religion and related disciplines. All nationalities and students and scholars at all levels are eligible for at least some of our fellowships. Please note that any fellowships open to European citizens will continue to include those of the United Kingdom. The research period should be continuous, without frequent trips outside the country. Residence at the Albright is required. The option to accommodate dependents is subject to space available at the Albright. Each year, Albright Fellows, primarily from the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Israel, and Palestine exchange ideas with hundreds of other local and foreign researchers as well as with students and the public both in the US and locally. The Albright provides a wide range of programs and resources for doctoral and post-doctoral research. Programming includes an annual series of lectures, workshops, symposia, field trips, and social events. Resources include an extensive research library, access to physical and digital resources both on campus and at neighboring institutions, laboratories, storage facilities, community spaces, and living accommodations. Since William Foxwell Albright himself took scholars out on exploratory adventures to unmarked sites in no man's land, the field trip program has been an invaluable supplement to fellows' research. Each year, fellows visit a range of of sites all over the country with the experts who specialize in and excavate them. For a full list of available fellowships and to apply: http://www.aiar.org/available-fellowships

The Getty and Rothschild Foundation Announce Inaugural Getty Rothschild Fellowship
The Getty and Rothschild Foundation announce the creation of the Getty Rothschild Fellowship, which will support innovative scholarsihp in the history of art, collecting, and conservation, using the collection and resources of both institutions. The fellowship offers art historians, museum professionals, or conservators the opportunity to reserach and study at both the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England.

ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS available. Membership application to the School must be made online at www.ascsa.edu.gr at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School. Please see website for deadlines.

National Gallery of Art
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its programs for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships, Senior Fellowship Program, and A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each visiting senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, visiting senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability. Visiting senior fellows have access to the notable resources represented by the art collections, the library, and the image collections of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area. Additional information at: https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships.html

Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies  seeks outstanding scholars who are at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence with a command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions.  Each yer the Academy makes 4 two-year appointments for such individuals.  For further information visit http://wcfia.harvard.edu/funding.

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Wasimi Foundation for Policy Research
The Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research seeks to conduct and promote high quality research to help inform policy makers in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and broader Gulf region. To this end, the Foundation welcomes proposals from scholars in a wide range of disciplines and professional fields that address issues related to its research priority areas of education, public health (social dimensions), and urban development and planning. Grants include: Doctoral Research Grants, Faculty Research Grants and Seed Grants.  For additional information and to apply visit the Al Qasimi Foundation website: http://www.alqasimifoundation.com/en/what-we-do-l2/37/research-overview.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
For details on all fellowships and grants available click here.  Multiple deadlines.

Kennan Institute
For details on all grant opportunities and internships available click here.  Multiple deadlines.

Gerda Henkel Foundation
In cooperation with the European Commission the Gerda Henkel Foundation launches the second round of its M4HUMAN (Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities and Islamic studies) programme. The funding initiative gives outstanding researchers the opportunity to spend a longer period of time at a foreign research institution of their choice.  For additional information click here.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art annually welcomes a vibrant group of graduate students, museum professionals, and senior scholars to undertake independent study and research related to the Museum's collections. Fellows become immersed in the life of the Museum through behind-the-scenes tours, weekly gatherings with members of the Museum staff, and tours of the collections and exhibitions. For additional information click here.