Arts & Humanities, Liberal Arts
Scholarships, Fellowships
Postdoctoral Awards for Students

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Interior Design, Liberal Arts, Planning, Religion

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
Open Society Foundations — Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships
Civil Society Scholar Awards
Apr 27 Civil Society Scholar Awards support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources essential to their professional development as a scholar, teacher, or public intellectual. Doctoral students of eligible fields studying at accredited universities inside or outside of their home country, and full-time faculty members (master's degree required) teaching at universities in their home country, who are citizens of the following countries, are eligible to apply: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Palestine, Serbia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

American Planning Association — Scholarships
APA Scholarships and Fellowships
Apr 30 The awards are made to students currently enrolled in degree programs in Planning or a closely related field. Awards will be made to students enrolled in a approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) college or university.

Center for Architecture Foundation — Fellowships and Grants
Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship — $7,500 per year for two years
May 1 A two-year scholarship to supplement tuition and related costs only for New York public high school students applying to NAAB-accredited schools of architecture in New York State.

Eleanor Allwork Scholarship — Up to $10,000
Mar 15 Merit-based scholarships support architecture students with demonstrated financial need.

Center for Architecture Design Scholarship — Up to $5,000
Mar 15 Merit-based scholarships that support students studying architecture or a related discipline with demonstrated financial need.

Rice University, Humanities Research Center
  Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
Sep The HRC awards up to three postdoctoral fellowships for two-year appointments. The fellowships are designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. Fellows teach two courses per academic year, and are expected to make significant progress in their research.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation — Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation
  United States and Canadian Competition
Sep 19 Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

  Latin American and Caribbean Competition
Sep 19 Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

American Council of Learned Societies — Fellowships and Grants
  Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Sep 26 These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

  ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships and ACLS/New York Public Library Residential Fellowships
Sep 26 The ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. ACLS Fellowships are portable and are tenable at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research.

  Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Oct 23 The Fellowships in American Art are designated for graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing.

  American Research in the Humanities in China Fellows
Oct 2 The Committee on Scholarly Communications with China (CSCC) Program awards grants to U.S. scholars for research in China for periods of 4-12 months.

  Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships in East European Studies
Nov 9 The American Council of Learned Societies offers support for postdoctoral research and writing in East European studies in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

  Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies
Funding is offered for two types of support: Research Fellowships for use in Eastern Europe to conduct fieldwork or archival investigations. Writing Fellowships for use outside of Eastern Europe, after all research is complete, to write the dissertation.

American Antiquarian Society — Fellowships
  Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers
Oct 5 Visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences.

  Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowships
Oct 15 The purpose of the fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible. Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Short-TermVisiting Academic Research Fellowships
Jan 15 Academic research fellowships tenable for one to three months each year. Available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research. Candidates holding a recognized terminal degree appropriate to the area of proposed research, such as the master's degree in library science or M.F.A., are also eligible to apply.

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) — Fellowships
  Graduate Student Fellowships
Oct 15 The NDIAS offers fellowships to advanced graduate students for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). The Institute also encourages graduate students to address ultimate questions and questions of value while a member of the Institute's academic community. Graduate fellowships range up to a maximum of $25,000 (gross amount) and include a $1,000 research account, office facilities in the Institute, a computer and printer, access to University libraries and other facilities, and weekly Institute seminars and events.

  Residential Fellowships
Oct 15 The NDIAS offers residential fellowships for periods ranging from three weeks to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters, August through May). Fellowships range up to a maximum of $60,000 (gross amount) per academic year (up to a maximum of $30,000 [gross amount] per semester) or pro-rated amounts for shorter periods. In addition, fellows who do not reside in the greater Michiana area are provided with subsidized visiting faculty housing located adjacent to the University during their fellowship.

  Templeton Fellowships
Oct 15 Templeton Fellowships provide the opportunity and the environment for distinguished scholars to rethink basic assumptions underlying their academic disciplines and to pursue advanced and creative research on one of the following questions: What is human creativity and how does it manifest itself? What is the place of the human mind in nature? How do the life sciences and the humanities contribute to an explanation of the unique features of humans? How can the plurality of religious traditions be integrated with a philosophical monotheism?

University of Pennsylvania, Penn Humanities Forum
  Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
Oct 15 The Penn Humanities Forum awards one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year).

  Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Mar 15 These research fellowships cultivate the importance of humanistic thought across all disciplines. The competition is open to any full-time student enrolled in any Penn undergraduate school who is interested in conducting research on some aspect of the Forum's annual theme.

  Penn Faculty Mellon Research Fellowships
Mar 15 The Penn Humanities Forum awards a small number of fellowships each year to Penn faculty in the humanities and allied departments. The fellowships are for research that relates to the Forum's theme for the year in which the award is granted.

  Regional Faculty and Professional Mellon Research Fellowships
Mar 15 The Penn Humanities Forum each year offers a small number of $5000 fellowships for standing faculty in the humanities from Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and for directors and curators of Philadelphia-area cultural organizations.

Folger Institute
Research Fellowships
Nov 1
Mar 1

The Folger Shakespeare Library offers residential research Fellowships to encourage use of its exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. Each year scholars may compete for a limited number of Long-term and Short-term Fellowships.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation — Scholarships
  Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award
Nov 26 The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award recognizes and rewards America's promising up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with the nation's leading graduate scholarships in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing.

National Gallery of Art — Interns and Fellows
  Graduate Internships
Jan 13 Internships in the museum profession, graduate curatorial internships, summer internships,and unpaid internships and research assistantships.

  Curatorial Fellowships
Jan 13 A postgraduate fellowship provides curatorial training and supports scholarly research related to the collections of the National Gallery of Art. A second postgraduate fellowship encourages students to explore interpretive careers in art museums, whether as future museum educators or curators; to strengthen the profession of museum educator within the art museum community; to strengthen ties between museum educators and curators in the shared task of interpretive programming in art museums; and to expand the range of promising career options available to students of art history and related fields.

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Conservation Fellowships
Fellowships to enable graduates of conservation programs to participate in the Gallery's mission to care for the collections. The program allows novice conservators to practice and refine their skills through the examination and treatment of works of art.

Smithsonian Institution — Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
Graduate, Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Jan 15 A list of current fellowship opportunities at the Smithsonian, sorted by unit. Use this list to get a better sense about where you might like to pursue a fellowship at the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in American Art and Visual Culture
Jan 15 The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) — Fellowships
Multi-Country Research Fellowship
Jan 21 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. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship
Jan 21 Enables pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers.

Arab Regional Workshop and Fellowship
Mar 17 The purpose of this program is to build cooperative networks among scholars from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen, working in the social sciences and allied humanities (including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, anthropology/ethnology, and history).

American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) — Scholarships and Fellowships
Excavation Fellowships
Feb 15 ASOR provides grant and scholarship support for excavations. Emphasis on providing excavation grants and fellowships that allow individuals to participate in excavations in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Scholarships and Prizes for the Annual Meeting
ASOR, in cooperation with several foundations and generous donors, provides a number of different scholarships: Student Travel Grants, Foundation for Biblical Archaeology Scholarship, Aviram Prize, Sean Dever Memorial Prize.

Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Research Fellowships and Internships in Architecture and Building Technology
Mar 1 Senior Fellows must be persons who hold a terminal degree and possess a distinguished record of accomplishment. Internships for periods of up to four months are awarded to graduate students enrolled full time in an architecture or historic preservation program.

Pine Manor College
  Creative Writing Graduate Fellowships
Mar 21 Four fellowships for students starting the program during the winter residency/spring semester: the Michael Steinberg Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, the Dennis Lehane Fellowship for Fiction, the Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People's Writer of African or Caribbean Descent, and the Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection — Fellowships
  Short-Term Pre-Doctoral Residencies
Dumbarton Oaks offers a limited number of Short-Term Pre-Doctoral Residencies for advanced graduate students who are preparing for their PhD general exams, writing their doctoral dissertations, or expecting relevant final degrees in the field of Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape studies.

Fellowships, Junior Fellowships and Summer Fellowships
Residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies.

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I created this site on 1998-04-22 and revised it on 2014-03-28.
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