Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

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American Academy in Rome - The Rome Prize
November

http://www.aarome.org/apply-to-the-rome-prize.php

One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years. Rome Prize fellowships are designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. Prize winners reside at the Academy's eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, and a stipend. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $12,500 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $25,000.

Fellowships are awarded in the following fields:

  • Arts:
    • Architecture
    • Design
    • Historic Preservation and Conservation
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Musical Composition
    • Visual Arts
  • Humanities:
    • Ancient Studies
    • Medieval Studies
    • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
    • Modern Italian Studies

Preference will be given to applicants for whom research time in Italy, and especially in the city of Rome, is essential, and who have not had extensive prior experience there.

arts, humanities, Rome
Asian Cultural Council Fellowships
November

http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/

The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia.

The ACC's geographic purview covers an extensive area of Asia ranging from Afghanistan to Japan. Because the Council's grant funds are limited, however, priority consideration is currently being given to applicants from that area of Southeast and East Asia extending eastward from Myanmar through Japan.

Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video.

Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program
This fellowship program focusing on the relationship between the artistic and religious traditions of Asia was established with an endowment gift from Laurance S. Rockefeller. The program enables American scholars, specialists, and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in Asia involving the interdisciplinary analysis of religion and the arts.

The Council awards up to five research fellowships or travel grants each year through this program. Asian Art and Religion Fellowships have supported research in India on the iconography of Hindu deities, in Indonesia on the relationship between tantric religious thought and masked performance, and in Thailand on Buddhist architecture of northern Thailand.

Humanities Fellowship Program
Intended primarily to support American scholars and graduate students, the Council's Humanities Fellowship Program was initiated with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and matching funds from The JDR 3rd Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program assists American scholars, doctoral students, and specialists in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asia in the following fields: archaeology; conservation; museology; and the theory, history, and criticism of architecture, art, dance, film, music, photography, and theater.

Fellowship grants range in duration from one to nine months. The program also supports American and Asian scholars participating in international conferences, exhibitions, visiting professorships, and similar projects.

Japan-United States Arts Program
The Japan-United States Arts Program of the ACC provides grants to individuals and institutions in Japan and the United States for exchange activities that encourage the study and understanding of Japanese art and culture. This program is made possible with funds contributed by the Seibu Saison Group and provided to the ACC through an endowment gift from the Japan Foundation. Since 1989, the Saison Foundation has contributed annual supplementary funding for the program, and additional support is provided through the ACC's Blanchette H. Rockefeller Fellowship Fund in Japan.

Individual fellowship grants enable Japanese artists, scholars, and specialists to travel to the United States for research, observation, and creative work and allow their American counterparts to visit Japan for similar purposes. The Council also provides limited assistance for performances, exhibitions, and other projects of unusual importance for the development of Japanese-American cultural exchange. In 2005, the program supported thirteen individuals and fourteen institutional projects.

Philippines Fellowship Program
The Philippines Fellowship Program of the Asian Cultural Council was formally inaugurated in 2000 in association with the ACC Philippines Foundation, a new foundation established in Manila to collaborate with the ACC in raising funds and making grants for Philippines-U.S. cultural exchange. Through the ACC Philippines Foundation a range of donors in both countries are contributing to the Philippines Fellowship Program, which emphasizes support for artists, scholars, and specialists from the Philippines undertaking research, study, and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in the Philippines and to institutions engaged in Philippines-U.S. or Philippines-Asia exchange projects.

Beesen Global Travel Fellowship

http://www.college.columbia.edu/students/fellowships/catalog/beesen-global-travel-fellowships

The fellowship sponsers Columbia undergraduates summering in Paris while enrolled in Columbia's Office of Global Programs' French Studies Program or its Art and Music Humanities in Paris. Grants of $5,000 fund recipients' travel, housing, and tuition costs. To apply, first seek admission to the pertinent Paris program.

Beinecke Fellowship

foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/

The Beinecke Fellowship promises to contribute $30,000 towards a students doctoral degree in the arts, humanities, or social science. Students need to show not only that -- as a college junior -- they are already an outstanding scholar-in-the-making, but also that they have a very clear idea of the problems they hope to tackle in their graduate research. Students must be nominated by the university to receive this fellowship.

Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA – Summer Humanities Institute
February

http://www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu/index.php/2012/10/summer-humanities-institute-at-ucla-program-overview/

This eight-week program is open to upper-division undergraduates (juniors or seniors), and students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in any field AND have not yet begun the first year of a graduate school program, particularly those from historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other historically underrepresented, minority students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (anthropology, art history, cultural/critical studies, ethnomusicology, history, literature, political science, and sociology). Please do not apply if you intend to go to law school, professional school, or are interested in Psychology or Math/Science.

The seminars are geared to strengthen student knowledge of current conceptual approaches to scholarship in a range of humanities disciplines. The seminars are interactive and challenge students to engage in critical thinking, while providing them with opportunities to work one-on-one with Bunche-affiliated humanities faculty and graduate student mentors. The skills workshops will focus on writing and research techniques, using new information technologies for exploring the humanities, developing a research paper, and applying to graduate programs/fellowships. All participating students are expected to work on a manageable research paper based on secondary research supported by faculty mentoring and guidance. They will also present their findings in a conference setting.

Program participants will receive a stipend, as well as room and a meal allowance (half at the beginning of the program and half at the end upon successful completion of all program requirements). All program participants are required to reside in assigned University housing. Students will be reimbursed up to approximately $450 for round-trip travel (e.g., airfare, taxi) from home to UCLA. Travel reimbursement does not include meals/drinks while traveling.

DAAD - Study Scholarship (Fields other than Music, Visual Arts, Performing Arts)
November

http://www.daad.org/?p=47209

Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors. Those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full Master's degree program at a German university. Columbia University nominates 2-5 candidates each year. Fulbright applicants wishing to go to Germany will be considered for the DAAD fellowship but must fill out the DAAD application as well. Over the past five years 10 Columbia students have received this award.

  • Applicants are requested to have a well-defined study project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.
  • Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.
DAAD - Study Scholarship (Music, Visual Arts, Performing Arts)
November

http://www.daad.org/?p=47209

Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors. Those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full Master's degree program at a German university. Columbia University nominates 2-5 candidates each year. Fulbright applicants wishing to go to Germany will be considered for the DAAD fellowship but must fill out the DAAD application as well. Over the past five years 10 Columbia students have received this award.

  • Applicants are requested to have a well-defined study project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.
  • Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.
Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Program in the Humanities

http://www.ertegun.ox.ac.uk/

The Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Program in the Humanities funds top-level graduate students in the humanities as they pursue their studies at the University of Oxford. In addition to a generous stipend, the Scholarship includes extra mentoring opportunities and a private study space at Ertegun House, a renovated Georgian mansion in the heart of town.

German Chancellor Scholarships for Prospective Leaders
October

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

A German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a German host you have selected. The program is under the patronage of the German Chancellor and also incorporates an intensive language course in Germany, a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, a study trip around Germany and a final meeting in Berlin. These activities provide additional insights into the social, cultural, economic and political life of Germany. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are eligible to apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 10 German Chancellor Fellowships annually for prospective leaders from the United States, China, and Russia, respectively (10 from each country, for a total of 30).

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship
January

http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=491

The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 120 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Applications will be considered from those who will be full-time graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors in the 2011-12 academic year and have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Previous award winners have come from fields as diverse as economics, philosophy, and literature, and have conducted research on a variety of issues such as:

  • impediments to economic growth in developing countries,
  • market-based approaches to environmental policy,
  • the role of patient autonomy in bioethics,
  • the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England, and
  • the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
September

http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability-selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise-to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. A fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2007, the institutional payment was $12,627 and the maximum stipend was $30,000. For fiscal year 2008, the maximum stipend will be $30,000, and the institutional payment will be $12,891.

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust
January

http://www.dekarman.org/

The Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by Dr. Theodore von Kármán, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first Director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Kármán's high standards. These fellowships are available to students entering their senior undergraduate year and graduate students entering the terminal year of a PhD program who have manifested exceptional ability and serious purpose in any discipline. Special consideration will be given to applications in the humanities.

A minimum of ten fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

De Kármán fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.

Northwestern University–Summer Research Opportunity Program
February

http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/diversity/summer-research/srop/index.html

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) provides sophomores and juniors majoring in most disciplines with an opportunity for direct involvement in research. Throughout its 23-year history, the mission of the SROP has been to increase diversity among students pursuing graduate education and provide a valuable academic research experience for many students who might not otherwise have access to such opportunities. The program is eight weeks in duration, from June 17 through August 11, 2012, and includes faculty supervised research, enrichment activities that prepare undergraduates for graduate school (i.e. a graduate school application workshop, writing workshops, etc.), and a research conference.

Each student selected to participate in the program will work with a faculty member in the student's area of interest. The faculty member will: 1) help design and monitor an appropriate full-time research project for the student or incorporate the student into ongoing research; 2) work with the student on an outline, rough draft, and final paper which summarize the research; and 3) supervise the student's presentation of the research at the research forum that takes place at the end of the program.

A conference for SROP participants and supervising faculty members from all the CIC institutions (the "Big Ten" universities plus The University of Chicago) will be held in July on the campus of one of the Big Ten schools. This conference, provided at no cost to SROP participants, offers an opportunity for students and faculty to learn from and network with students and faculty from other universities.

It is expected that SROP participants are prepared to make a full-time commitment to their research, work energetically on their projects, and develop a professional attitude toward their research, their faculty supervisors, the SROP administrators and their fellow researchers. During the eight-week period of the SROP, each participant is expected to work at least 30-40 hours per week on their project.

Benefits and Conditions
Each student chosen to participate in the SROP will receive:

  • a $4000 stipend
  • access to $500 for research supplies
  • complimentary round-trip travel to the Northwestern campus.
  • complimentary University housing (single rooms)
  • a campus meal subsidy of $450 (not intended to cover all meals)
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
November

(University nomination required)

http://www.pdsoros.org/

The Soros Fellowship is a fellowship available to immigrants or children of immigrants and provides half of the tuition cost for graduate study at any institution of higher education in the United States. Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of the graduate education to their long-term career goals, and must give evidence of creativity and originality, accomplishment in activity that has required drive and sustained effort, and commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Eligible fields of study include any professional study (such as medicine, law, social work) or scholarly discipline in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.