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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Fellowships

Amount Note:

Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of 6 to 12 months for a maximum award of $60,000.

Eligibility Note:

Fellowship period must be full-time and continuous. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are eligible.  Applicants need not have an institutional affiliation to apply. Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral in 2018 are eligible for NEH Fellowships.

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Applicants interested in research projects that require mainly digital expression and digital publication are encouraged to apply instead for NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication.

NEH encourages submission of Fellowships applications from independent scholars and faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Fellowships may NOT be used for: promotion of a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view; advocacy of a particular program of social or political action; support of specific public policies or legislation; projects that fall outside of the humanities (including the creation or performance of art; creative writing, autobiographies, memoirs, and creative nonfiction; and empirically based social science research or policy studies); research by students enrolled in a degree program, including research for doctoral dissertations or theses; the preparation or revision of textbooks; curriculum development; the development of teaching methods or theories; educational impact, language impact, or technical impact assessments; empirical social science research, unless part of a larger humanities project; inventories of collections; or the writing of guide books, how-to books, and self-help books.

Last Updated On: 2017-08-07

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