The American Philosophical Society began assisting research by individual scholars in 1933. In recent years, since 1989, the Society has awarded grants totaling over $8 million to more than 2,000 scholars. Today the Society continues to promote useful knowledge by maintaining five major grant or fellowship programs in a wide range of fields. The Franklin, Phillips, and Library Fellowship programs award small grants ($1000 to $6000) for modest research purposes. The Daland and Sabbatical Fellowship programs award much larger grants ($40,000 to $50,000) in highly selective competitions.
The American Research Institute in Turkey is a non-profit academic organization founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting research and promoting scholarly exchange in Turkey. ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey, one in Istanbul and one in Ankara. Both branches offer library and hostel facilities and administrative offices for the support of American or Canadian based scholars conducting research in Turkey. ARIT administers a number of fellowship programs to support research and exchange in Turkey as described in the attached release.
Cambridge Archaeological Society
The Cambridge Archaeological Society has limited funding available to support research into the archaeology and history of the Canterbury area. For more information contact the Honorary Secretary of the Grants Committee: Mrs. Cynthia M. Short, 3 Little Meadow, Upper Harbledown, Canterbury CT2 9BC.
The Committee on Centers and Regional Associates (CARA) of the Medieval Academy of America provides full tuition scholarships for two students taking Medieval Latin or Latin Paleography at the Medieval Institute. Deadline for applications: May 1. For information regarding the summer offerings, students should write to the Summer Session Office, Univ. of Notre Dame, 510 Main Bldg., Notre Dame, IN 46556-5602; web http://www.nd.edu/~sumsess. Students wishing to apply for these scholarships should not write the Medieval Academy; instead, they should write the Director of the Medieval Institute, 715 Hesburgh Library, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
American Overseas Research Centers foster international scholarly exchange, primarily through sponsorship of fellowship programs which allow pre-doctoral and senior scholars to pursue independent research important to the increase of knowledge and to our understanding of foreign cultures. These non-government institutions are seen by their host countries as the official arm of American higher learning. The privatge structure of the centers and the unbiased research they promote make them respected foci of American academia in the countries in which they operate.
CAORC Affiliated Centers
- Senegal: West Africa Research Association
- Tunisia and Morocco: American Institute for Maghrib Studies
- Italy: American Academy in Rome
- Greece: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
- Egypt: American Research Center in Egypt
- Turkey: American Research Institute in Turkey
- Cyprus: Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute
- West Bank: Palestinian American Research Center
- Israel: W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
- Jordan: American Center of Oriental Research
- Yemen: American Institute for Yemeni Studies
- Iran: American Institute of Iranian Studies
- Pakistan: American Institute of Pakistan Studies
- India: American Institute of Indian Studies
- Bangladesh: American Institute of Bangladesh Studies
- Sri Lanka: American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies
CAARI offers an active fellowship program. Fellowship opportunities include both CAARI-sponsored fellowships and fellowships sponsored by others, such as Fulbright research fellowships, CAORC multi-country fellowships, and Kress Foundation fellowships in Art History. The CAARI Director provides guidance to fellows on matters related to their research and on facilities available at CAARI and in Cyprus, and facilitates contacts with relevant local authorities and scholars. In addition to their research work, fellows are asked to give a lecture on their work and participate in roundtable discussions, and may be featured speakers at CAARI symposia.
For over 50 years, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) has helped administer the Fulbright Scholar Program, the U.S. government’s flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Founded in 1947, CIES is a private organization. It is a division of the Institute of International Education (IIE). CIES annually recruits and sends nearly 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to 140 countries on its traditional program and brings 800 foreign faculty and professionals to the U.S.
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study. Applicants must hold doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Both senior and younger scholars are eligible for fellowships, but the latter should be engaged in research other than the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Fellowships are for the academic year (September through May). Scholars from any nation and humanistically inclined individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life, as well as from all fields of the humanities, are eligible.
The program supports two months of full-time research on a project in the humanities. The award is $5000 and this nationwide competition has an October 1 deadline. Regular faculty members of colleges and universities must be nominated by their institutions, and each institution may nominate a maximum of two applicants. Independent scholars and adjunct or part-time faculty may apply for these grants without nomination. Applications for NEH Summer Stipends will be submitted electronically through the NEH website. All the details about the program may be found at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html. Questions about the program can be sent via e-amil to email@example.com or via telephone: 202-606-8200.
Fellowships at the Newberry provide support for researchers who wish to use our collection. The Newberry administers annual competitions for both Short-Term Fellowships of one to two months and Long-Term Fellowships of four to twelve months. Most short-term fellowships are restricted to individuals who live outside the Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers who need to examine specific items in the Newberry’s collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant’s place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the strengths of the Newberry’s collection.
The University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies
The Medieval Institute offers a fellowship for a junior faculty scholar in Medieval Studies. The fellowship permits an outstanding young scholar in any field of medieval studies to continue his or her research while in residence at Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute during a full academic year.
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies awards NEH Research Fellowships of five-week or ten-week duration to scholars who can make use of the rich and varied resources available at Saint Louis University. These include the Vatican Film Library as well as the manuscript, rare book, and general collections of Pius XII Library.
Research fellowships are available for periods between two and eight weeks in length for projects utilizing the collections of the Vatican Film Library. Applications must demonstrate need to consult the manuscript resources of the library. Topics may include history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, science, etc., in addition to paleography, codicology, illumination, text editing, library history, and other subjects. Fellowships are open (regardless of nationality) to post-doctoral scholars and to doctoral candidates formally admitted to a Ph.D. program working on their dissertations. The fellowship provides the cost of air travel within the continental United States and a living allowance of $2250 per month.
The SSRC sponsors fellowship and grant programs on a wide range of topics, and across many different career stages. Most support goes to predissertation, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships, offered through annual competitions. Some programs support summer institutes and advanced research grants. Although most programs target the social sciences, many are also open to applicants from the humanities, the natural sciences, and relevant professional and practitioner communities.