National Science Foundation (NSF) - Law and Social Sciences
The Law & Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation supports social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. The Law & Social Sciences Program funds the best proposals submitted within the field broadly defined, regardless of specific subfield, and strives to support an interdisciplinary community of scholars studying relevant topics.
National Academy of Education (NAE) - Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This non-residential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.
American Councils for International Education - Title VIII Research Scholar Program
With funds from the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), American Councils administers several major grants for independent, overseas policy relevant research in the humanities and social sciences as well as language training. In recent years, American Councils scholars have conducted independent research in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce competition for the Title VIII Research Scholar Program and the Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) - American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships
The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. This fellowship is designed to assist the candidate in obtaining tenure and further promotions by enabling her to spend a year pursuing independent research. Preference will be given to projects that are not simply a revision of the doctoral dissertation.
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC) - Omohundro Institute-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate’s dissertation or other manuscript has significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. A substantial portion of the work must be submitted with the application. The Omohundro Institute holds first claim on publishing the appointed fellow’s completed manuscript.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) - Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowships
The purpose of the post-dissertation 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. Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the society's coverage.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Research Fellowships
This fellowship enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) in Germany.
Volkswagen Stiftung - Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities
These postdoctoral fellowships in the Humanities are jointly offered by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation. They aim at enabling postdoctoral researchers currently based at academic institutions in the U.S. to spend some time conducting studies at universities or research institutes in Germany. These studies can either be undertaken at a university or research institute of the candidate’s choice or at a cooperating institute (listed below). Through these fellowships, junior scholars are offered a chance to: pursue research in the Humanities in an international environment; take advantage of interdisciplinary scholarly discussion and build research networks; use local libraries, archives, and other facilities, and attend international conferences, symposia, etc.; gain experiences in a non-American university system by teaching courses, depending on the opportunities offered by the respective host institution.
German Historical Institute (GHI) - Long-term Fellowships
The German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for its long-term visiting fellow program. The fellowships will be granted for a period of 6- to 12-months in the following thematic areas: History of Family and Kinship; History of Knowledge; History of Migration; History of Race & Ethnicity; History of Religion and Religiosity; and History of the Americas. The identified thematic areas are intended to be broad in scope. Applicants are welcome to identify up two areas for which they wish to submit their application. Please be sure to make clear in the application why your research project fits within the identified area as well as why the GHI would be a good place for you to work on your research project. Additionally, the proposed research projects should clearly make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography related to the specific thematic area.
Library of Congress (LOC) - John W. Kluge Center - Kluge Fellowship
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome.