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Compilation of resources prepared by the African Studies Association.

A current list of foundation RFPs.

Available online to members of the AHA.

A compilation of web pages and books of funding opportunities related to arts and cultural activities.

A compilation of web pages and books of funding opportunities related to the Humanities.

Humanities and Social Sciences Funding Announcements.

Research, Award, and Study Opportunities.


Residency fellowships at the Society for research and writing on American history and culture through 1876.

Deadline: varies

Visiting scholars program to support research especially in multidisciplinary topics.

Deadline: Oct 1

Fellowships to scholars for advanced research and study in the social sciences and humanities.

Deadline: varies; usually around Oct 1

Grants to individual scholars for research, including sabbatical fellowships for mid-career faculty members in the social sciences who have been granted a year sabbatical but for whom financial support from the parent institution is available for only part of the year

Deadlines: Nov 1 and Franklin Research Grants Oct 1 and Dec 1

Support Humanistic research in Turkish prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics.

Deadline: Nov 1

Awards for Study in Scandinavia.

Deadline: Nov 1

Enables American scholars, specialists, and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in Asia involving the interdisciplinary analysis of religion and the arts.

Deadline: Aug 1

Grants for research in Chinese studies.

Deadline: Oct 5

Supports publication in art history by providing subsidies to CAA members whose book-length manuscripts have been accepted by a publisher.

Deadline: Mar 5

Fellowships for scholars for multi-country research.

Deadline: Jan 3

Support for research in the history and culture of Venice and for projects ‘which address the concerns of historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past.’

Deadline: Dec 5

Supports surveys, studies, and instructional material development to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.

Deadline: Nov 6

Support postdoctoral research in British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, and social history.

Deadline: Nov 1

Fellowships to increase the diversity of the nations colleges and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and social 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.

Deadline: Dec 5

International exchanges to support US faculty to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, collaborate with foreign colleagues on projects, pursue individual research, conduct seminars and guest lecture at non-US universities.

Deadline: Aug 1

Funding to highlight and further current artistic interactions between France and the United States.

Fellowships to published authors, exhibited artists, researchers and others in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Deadline: Oct 1

Fellowships to individuals who have held their Ph.D. for no longer than six years for research in French studies research (including economics, history, and social sciences) in France. Contact: 234 Dey Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Short-Term Travel. Supports scholarly projects focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Deadline: Feb 1

Residential fellowships support research in various fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.

Deadline: Mar 1

Residential fellowships support one month to one year of research and study in art history or conservation.

Deadlines: Jan 6 (Conservation); Nov 4 (Art History)

Residential fellowships support study in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, graphics, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period.

Deadline: Oct 1. (Visiting Senior Fellowships)

Fosters and preserves excellence in the arts and provides access to the arts for all Americans. March Deadline focuses on: public presentations and performances of artistically excellent works, new works, professional artistic development, and services that reach a broad constituency.

Deadlines: Mar 3 and Aug 4

Provides fellowships to published creative writers and translators of exceptional talent in the areas of prose and poetry. Supports time for writing, research, or travel in order to advance their careers.

Deadline: Mar 1 (Creative Writing- Poetry)

Note that the NEH definition of humanities includes archeology, history, and ‘those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.’

Deadline: May 1

Seminars designed by an expert who leads 15 participants in their research; institutes for 25-35 participants working together on topics important in the curriculum.

Deadline: Is for participants in the current year and directors for the following year.

Deadline: Deadline: Oct 1

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Fellowship program to use the NYPL's Humanities and Social Science Library.

Deadline: Sep 30

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Grants for research and writing in black history and culture.

Deadline: Dec 1

Supports studies in French and Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology for unmarried women aged 25-35; languages alternate each year between Greek and French.

Deadline: Jan 5 (2007 Greek)

Support research in medieval studies by young Ph.D.s who have completed their doctoral work, ordinarily within the previous five years, and who are starting on their professional academic careers at approximately the Assistant Professor level.

Deadline: Mar 1

Supports talented young artists in the fields of theater, dance, and film.

Deadline: Mar 1 (Theater/Playwright)

Supports creation in the performing arts; awards are made to artists and organizations ‘investigating issues of cultural pluralism...; the interface of cultures...; the character and dynamic of difference; and the negotiation of difference.’

Deadline: Feb 10

Supports curatorial programs to assist in the innovative and scholarly presentation of the visual arts; projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other related activities.

Deadline: Mar 1

Fellowships and grants in various disciplines, including Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty (minority junior faculty).

Deadline: varies with program

Established to support advanced research leading to publication that would further the conversation between theology and the natural sciences.

Deadline: Mar 5 (Letter of Inquiry)