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Arts, Humanities, International

Program: Grants for Nonresidential Scholars

Agency: Getty (J. Paul) Trust

Nonresidential grants allow scholars in art history, or directly allied fields the flexibility to pursue their research wherever necessary, not necessarily at the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

Program: Asian Art, Fellowships for Adv. Asian Language Study, and Refresher Grants 

Agency: Blakemore Foundation

Asian Art Grants support programs, exhibits, or publications to improve understanding of Asian fine arts in the US. Limited to China, Japan, Korea, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Tibet, Philippines, and Mongolia. Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study are for those pursuing academic, professional, or business careers that involve a modern East or SE Asia language.

Program: ArtsLink Exchange Programs 

Agency: CEC ArtsLink

Supports exchanges between artists and arts organizations in the U.S. and in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia through three programs.

Program: Research Fellowships at the Folger Library 

Agency: Folger Shakespeare Library

Provides long-term (six- to nine-month) residential fellowships for research in fields appropriate to the Folger’s collection (British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, and social history of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries).

Program: Grants for Residential Scholars

Agency: Getty (J. Paul) Trust

Support established researchers of all nationalities who are working on projects related to a specific theme in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

Program: Fellowships Abroad 

Agency: Lady Davis Fellowship Trust

Awards made from Israel’s two leading academic institutions, Hebrew University (all academic areas) and Technion (in the areas of engineering, architecture and town planning, the sciences, and medicine).

Program: Art History and Conservation Fellowships 

Agency: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Provides up to $30,000 for one-year residential fellowships in art history and conservation to predoctoral students and senior scholars. Fellowships supporting short-term research by senior museum curators are also considered.

Program: International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship Program

Agency: Social Science Research Council

Supports social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Applicants, regardless of citizenship, must be enrolled in a U.S. doctoral program and must have completed all coursework but the dissertation before the start of the fellowship.

Program: Visiting Scholar Fellowships on the Holocaust and Genocide 

Agency: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Supports up to thirty visiting scholars for research on the Holocaust and genocide. Fields may include historiography and documentation, comparative genocide studies, and the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary society and culture. Disciplines may include history, political science, literature, philosophy, religion, sociology, psychology, and others.

Program: Grants Program 

Agency: Weill (Kurt) Foundation for Music

Promotes public understanding and appreciation of musical works by Kurt Weill. Funding will be provided for research and travel grants; publication assistance; dissertation fellowships; college/university performance and production grants, including stage and concert works; recording projects; broadcasts; and symposia.

Program: Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships 

Agency: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Provides approximately twenty-eight fellowships of $18,000 each for one year of study on the ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Program: Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies 

Agency: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Provides $3,000 for dissertation research in women’s studies, including the evolution of women’s role in society, women in history, psychology of women, and women as portrayed in literature.

Program: The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 

Supports fellows for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere within the United States. Candidates for these fellowships must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents. This fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition.

Program: A.R. Zipf Fellowship 

Agency: Council on Library and Information Resources

The fellowship is awarded annually to a student who is enrolled in graduate school, in the early stages of study, and who shows exceptional promise for leadership and technical achievement in information management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. The amount of the award in 2005 was $10,000.

Program: Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship 

Agency: TIAA-CREF Institute

This one-year fellowship will be award for graduate-level research related to the study of the African Diaspora by graduate students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Program: Graduate and Post Graduate Fellowships for Research and Study in Yemen

Agency: American Institute for Yemeni Studies

Awards pre- and post-doctoral fellowships (up to $10,000). No disciplinary restrictions exist, but funds must support research costs incurred in Yemen. Emphasis on feasibility studies and/or research projects for individual or collaborative group projects. Fellowships for U.S-based scholars restricted to U.S. citizens. Applications for ten weeks of Arabic language study in Yemen must be related to a research interest in Yemen.

Program: Fellowships in the Humanities 

Agency: The Newberry Library

Provides assistance to researchers who wish to use the library’s collections, but who cannot finance a visit on their own. Most fellowships are restricted to doctoral candidates or post-doctoral researchers in the humanities.

Program: Dissertation-Level Fellowship 

Agency: The Library Company of Philadelphia

A fellowship designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, from its colonial beginnings to roughly the 1850s. Carries a stipend of $18,000 tenable for nine consecutive months of residency.

Program: One-Month Fellowships 

Agency: The Library Company of Philadelphia

A fellowship designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, from its colonial beginnings to roughly the 1850s. Carries a stipend of $1,800 tenable for a month of research.

Program: The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program 

Agency: New York Public Library

Supports research on black history, literature, and culture with access to resources at both the Schomburg Center as well as other New York Public Library research units. Projects must focus on the history, literature, and culture of peoples of African descent from a humanistic perspective, or on other fields related to the center’s collections and program activities. Studies in the social sciences, arts, science and technology, psychology, education, and religion are also eligible. Stipends are $25,000 for six months or $50,000 for a year.

Program: Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation 

Agency: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Provides over two hundred fellowships averaging over $35,000 each to further the development of scholars and professionals in all fields (natural and social sciences, humanities, and creative arts), except the performing arts. Students are ineligible.

Program: Grants for Poetry-Related Projects 

Agency: The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry

Organizations may apply for grant support from $1,000 to $10,000 for a maximum of three years for projects in the following areas: individual poets (selected by the poet laureate), developing the poetry audience, translation of poetry from languages not currently available to English readers, and the uses of poetry (dramatic, educational, therapeutic, etc.).

Program: Japan Program 

Agency: Social Science Research Council

Supports: JSPS Fellowship, which offers postdoctoral fellowships in social sciences and humanities for long-term (twelve to twenty-four months) or short-term (fifteen days to eleven months) research in Japan (ddln 12/1/05); Japan Studies Dissertation Workshop supports an annual workshop to provide critical feedback on dissertations in progress (10/1/05).

Program: Academic Fellowships and Short-Term Grants 

Agency: American-Scandinavian Foundation

Support research in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland. Grants (normally $4,000) are considered especially suitable for postgraduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out one to three months of research. Fellowships (up to $20,000) support a year-long stay, with priority to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research. Awards are made in all fields.

Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship Program 

Offers substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise pursuing careers in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Brown University Fellowships 

The John Carter Brown Library offers graduate fellowships for advanced research in history and the humanities.

Cross Cultural Institute 

Offers future American educators graduate fellowships for one year of research and study in Japan.

German Academic Exchange Service 

Offers fellowships to assist doctoral students and recent Ph.D.s in their research on the cultural, social, communal, and intellectual history of German-speaking Jewry.

Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens 

Offers several different short-term and long-term graduate and postdoctoral fellowships.

U. S.-Ireland Alliance 

Offers George J. Michell Scholarships to graduate students who want to study or conduct research at an Ireland university of their choice.

Program: Fellowships / Grants / Award Information

This list encompasses funding opportunities for graduate students of Chinese and Japanese art history.

Agency: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Offers both graduate students and scholars the opportunity to study Greek civilization first-hand in Greece.

Program: Africa: South of the Sahara

This site presents funding for students concerned with African Studies.

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