Grant and Fellowship Opportunities

The following list of grant and fellowship opportunities is a part of an ongoing biweekly CLA online news announcement series. This series is focused on extramural funding opportunities for social science and humanities scholars and graduate students.

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Deadlines after December 1st, 2021.

American Druze Foundation Fellowship

The Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is pleased to partner with the American Druze Foundation (ADF) to offer the ADF Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies at CCAS. The purpose of the ADF Fellowship is to promote research on the Druze and Arab minorities with a concentration in the political, economic, and social history of the Druze. The ADF Fellowship supports academic research in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and archaeology. It cannot be used to support research that relates essentially to matters theological or religious in scope and nature.

Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research young investigators prize

The Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, under its Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research, invites applications for its young investigator’s prize. This recognizes a thesis on communication and media.

Applicants must be Swiss citizens or have completed their degree at a Swiss institution. These must have been submitted in the year preceding the deadline date.

The prize is worth CHF 3,000.

North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership – doctoral awards

The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership, formed by the Universities of Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Salford, and the Royal Northern College of Music, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, invites applications for its doctoral studentships. These support doctoral study in the arts and humanities in partnership universities. The following schemes are available:

•+2 scheme provides support for up to two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study for students who are currently registered on the first year of a program leading to the award of a doctoral degree;

•+3 scheme provides support for up to three years of full-time study, or six years of part-time study, on a program leading to the award of a doctoral degree.

Awards support study in the following areas: classics; heritage; history; law; philosophy; religions; creative writing; drama; media and cultural studies; music; visual arts and design; English; linguistics; language-based area studies; modern languages and translation studies.

Candidates must have qualifications of the standard of a good honors degree at a first or upper second class level from a UK academic institution. Applicants for +2 and +3 awards should normally possess or be studying for a master’s degree. Candidates who have qualifications from outside the UK, or be able to offer a combination of qualifications or experience may also be eligible. Candidates must have a relevant connection with the UK in order to qualify for a full award. This includes candidates who have been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the three-year period preceding the date of application and resident for this three-year period for reasons other than education. Candidates from EU countries other than the UK are eligible for full awards maintenance and tuition fees if they have been resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of their program. Candidates from EU countries who have not resided in the UK for three years prior to the start of their program are eligible for a fees-only award.

Awards cover approved institution fees and a maintenance grant worth £15,609.

Swiss Association for North American Studies research award

The Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, under the Swiss Association for North American Studies (SANAS), invites applications for its research award. This supports an overseas research visit relevant to the field of North American studies. This may include conference presentation.

Applicants must be members of SANAS.

Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowships 

Financial support for research to be conducted either during a continual period of a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks; 30 hours or more per week; or an average of 4 hours per week for 12 months over a period of 1 to 2 years. The research should focus on clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or professionalism.

Fellowship Program 

This opportunity will fund the humanities research of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) scholars affiliated with Virginia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Projects of interest can range across the disciplines of human-centered social sciences, traditional humanities, public, and digital humanities. Preference will be given to research that is near completion and aligns with Virginia Humanities’ Strategic Vision or topics that explore issues around equity and social disparity.

NEH Fellowship 

The American Center of Research (ACOR) offers a maximum award of ten and a half months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed his or her professional training. In the place of a ten-and-a-half-month award, the committee may elect to offer other awards may be made for a minimum period of four months.

Fields of research include, but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply.

ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships 

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) offers two or more fellowships for masters and doctoral students. Fields of study include all areas of humanities and the natural and social sciences. Topics should contribute to scholarship in the Middle Eastern studies.