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External Humanities and Creative Arts Fellowships - Fall 2022 Deadlines

June 2, 2022

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Please find below a list of external fellowships and residences for humanities scholars and creative artists with deadlines in late Summer/early Fall 2022.

For further possibilities, Scholars should also search Pivot, the most comprehensive online database of funding sources available. Access is free with a SU email account and resources are available on the Office of Resource Presentations and Trainings Page under “Developing a targeted funding search with Pivot" (2/14/2021).

I would also recommend the comprehensive lists of individual and institutional funding opportunities in the humanities and creative works available on the Hall Center for the Humanities (Kansas University) website.

Please email for additional support.

LAST UPDATED: August 10, 2022.


The Huntington Library. The Huntington is a collections-based research institute, which promotes humanities scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. The Library holds more than eleven million items that span the 11th to 21st centuries centered on fourteen intersection strengths. Short-term (5 months or less; $3,500 per month) and long-term (year-long; $50,000) fellowships and travel grants ($3,500) available.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2022

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship. The program makes grants to fifty exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in larger world. Fellows receive a stipend of $78,000, an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses. U.S. citizenship not required.

DEADLINE: September 8, 2022.

MacDowell Fellowship. MacDowell provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. MacDowell accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which MacDowell defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to six weeks. There are no residency fees.

DEADLINE: September 10, 2022 (for Spring 2023 residencies)

Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, Hodder Fellowship. This fellowship was created specifically for artists in the early stages of their careers when they have demonstrated exceptional promise but have not yet received widespread recognition. Typically, Hodder Fellows have published one highly acclaimed book and are undertaking significant new work that might not be possible without this fellowship. Typical fellows include poets, playwrights, novelists, creative nonfiction writers, and translators. Hodder Fellows spend an academic year in Princeton pursuing independent projects. Preference is given to individuals outside of academia. Stipend is $86,000. U.S. citizenship not required.

DEADLINE: September 13, 2022.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 800 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world. College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

DEADLINE: September 15, 2022

2023-24 Cornell Society for the Humanities Fellowship. SPECIAL THEME: Crossing. Applicants must be working on topics related to the theme and their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal across humanistic disciplines. Junior and senior faculty are eligible. Applicants must have at least one year of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student. Fellowships are $56,000. International scholars are welcome to apply.

DEADLINE: September 20, 2022

American Academy in Berlin Prize. Berlin Prizes have been awarded to historians, economists, filmmakers, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, musicologists, public-policy experts, former government officials, NGO leaders, and writers, among others. Academy fellows are established and emerging scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study. Emerging scholars should have a strong record of peer-reviewed work beyond the dissertation. Candidates should explain how their projects will benefit from a residency in Berlin, but they need not be working on German topics. Commitment is one semester in residence. Fellowships are restricted to candidates based permanently in the United States, but U.S. citizenship is not required.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022.

New York Public Library - Cullman Center Fellowship. Offers Fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world’s preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, sports, and urban studies. Scholars and creative writers are welcome to apply. $75K.

DEADLINE: September 30, 2022

Camargo Foundation – Core Program. The Core Program is the flagship program of the Camargo Foundation. Since 1971, the Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies (6 – 11 wks) to nearly 1,000 individuals as part of its mission to support groundbreaking research, experimentation, and interdisciplinary approaches in the Arts and Humanities. International scholars are welcome to apply.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2022 (anticipated)

Getty Scholar Grants. SPECIAL THEMES: Art and Technology (2023-24); African American Art History (2023-24). Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from work-related obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Getty Scholars may be in residence from three to nine months. International scholars are welcome to apply.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2022 (anticipated)

Stanford Humanities Center – External Fellowships. This Center provides a forum for advanced research to expand scholarly inquiry, challenge the way our community understands our world, and shape the way students learn in the classroom. Fellowships are open to junior (no less than three years and no more than ten years after the PhD) and senior faculty including digital humanities and international studies fellowships (ten years beyond receipt of the PhD). Fellowships are for one academic year are for up to $70,000 plus a moving allowance of up to $30,000. International scholars are welcome to apply.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2022

National Humanities Center Fellowship. Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty scholars from across the humanities. During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. In addition to all fields in the humanities, the Center also accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. International scholars are welcome to apply.

DEADLINE: October 6, 2022.

Institute for Advanced Study (School of Historical Studies; School of Social Science). The major consideration in the appointment process is the expectation that each Member’s period of residence at the Institute will result in work of significance and originality. The School attempts to provide half of the current academic base salary for all Members, up to a maximum stipend of $78,000 for the full academic year and $39,000 for one term.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2022

Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The IRH awards two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024 to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison working on historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions. IRH will also offer four Solmsen Fellowships to humanities scholars working on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art, music and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700, and up to two Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellowships for Spanish Iberian cultural studies with a preference for Peninsular Spanish poetry. poetry.

DEADLINE: October 27, 2022

American Academy in Rome Prize. Supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Winners of half- and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. U.S. citizenship required.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022

Newberry Library Fellowships. Provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. Fellows have access to the Newberry’s wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. Long-term fellowships (4-9 months; $5K stipend per month) must be submitted by the November deadline. Short-term fellowships (1-2 months; $3K stipend per month) are due by December 15, 2022. International scholars are welcome to apply.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022.

Princeton University Center for Human Values Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship. The University Center for Human Values at Princeton University invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships. Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. This full-time visiting program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics and law, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022 (anticipated)

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP). Offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff in the following humanities/humanistic social science fields: Anthropology, Folklife, History of science and technology, History of Art, Social and cultural history of the United States. Fellows receive $55,000 stipends per year and up to $4,000 in research allowances. Terms are 3 to 12 months.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022 (anticipated)

School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar. Awarded annually to up to six scholars who have completed their research and who need time to prepare manuscripts on topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from the perspective of anthropology or from related fields such as history and sociology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply, and special fellowships will be awarded to Native Scholars working in the humanities or social sciences and underrepresented scholars in Latino Studies at the assistant level.

DEADLINE: November 7, 2021

Beinecke Library Short-term Research Fellowship (Yale University). Supports academic and independent scholars, locally and globally, who would like to apply for funding to pursue research projects that require one to four months of onsite research with the Yale Library special Collections. Up to $5,000 per month plus travel costs may be awarded.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022 (anticipated)


The Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholars. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation supports work in the social and natural sciences and aligned disciplines to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations and control of violence in the contemporary world. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Awards (formerly the Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grants) recognize leading researchers who propose to make a substantive contribution illuminating an important issue of violence. International scholars are welcome to apply.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

Guggenheim Fellowship.Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work. Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The Foundation understands advanced professionals to be those who as writers, scholars, or scientists have a significant record of publication, or as artists, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, composers, or the like, have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application. DEADLINE: September 17, 2022 (anticipated)

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship. ELIGIBILITY: Untenured scholars who have earned the PhD in humanities or humanistic social sciences within 8 years of the application deadline. Six to twelve months devoted to full-time research and/or writing. The following named awards are offered to selected applicants: ACLS Barrington Foundation Centennial Fellowships in Classical Studies, ACLS Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Fellowships in English and American Literature, ACLS Centennial Fellowships in the Dynamics of Place, ACLS Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. Fellowships in Chinese History, ACLS H. and T. King Fellowships in Ancient American Art and Culture, ACLS Oscar Handlin Fellowships in American History, ACLS Pauline Yu Fellowships in Chinese or Comparative Literature, ACLS Susan McClary and Robert Walser Fellowships in Music Studies, ACLS Yvette and William Kirby Centennial Fellowships in Chinese Studies. ACLS offers optional residencies through the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI). All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents.

DEADLINE: September 29, 2022 (anticipated)

American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant

Designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. $6,000.

DEADLINE: October 1, 2022 (anticipated)

American Association of University Women – Short-term Research Publication Grants (AAUW). The AAUW Educational Foundation supports women at early stages of their careers through its American Fellowships, which provide an academic year fellowship and publication funding. $6,000. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022

Howard Foundation Fellowship at Brown University. SPECIAL FIELDS: Music for Performance and Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Sound Studies. (See here for future fields). The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation is an independent foundation administered at Brown University. It awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Our support is particularly intended to augment paid sabbatical leaves. In the case of independent artists or scholars, or those without paid leaves, we would expect that a Howard Fellowship would enable them to devote a substantial block of time to the proposed project. A total of nine fellowships of $35,000 will be awarded in April 2022.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2022.

NEH Public Scholar Fellowship. This fellowship is offered to junior and senior faculty in all disciplines of the humanities and humanistic social sciences disciplines for six to twelve months of research and writing on cultures internationally or within the US. The Public Scholar program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. The challenge is to make sense of a significant topic in a way that will appeal to general readers. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship. They must address significant humanities themes likely to be of broad interest and must be written in an accessible style. Making use of primary and/or secondary sources, they should open up important and appealing subjects for wider audiences. Open to U.S. citizens and Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least the three years prior to the application deadline.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award. Supports tenure-track faculty who have passed their midpoint review. The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. Eligible applicants must have passed their third-year review or their institution’s equivalent. Offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2022 (anticipated)