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Postdoctoral and Other Research Fellowships

On the SCS Placement Service, you will find advertised long-term (i.e. at least twelve-month) postdoctoral fellowships that are specific to Classics. However, there are many other fellowships for which PhDs in Classics, archaeology, and other ancient studies fields are eligible. Please see below the lists of long-term and short-term fellowships. Additions and corrections should be sent to info@classicalstudies.org

Long-Term Fellowships

  • ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship
  • ACLS African Humanities Program
    • Fellowships designed for scholars who received their Ph.D. within the last eight years, who are currently Sub-Saharan African citizens working at universities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda; women are especially encouraged to apply
    • Online fellowship administration system will be open on the ACLS website between August 3 and December 4, 2020
    • Includes one year of residency at an African institute and one year of funding for scholarly work
    • Link: https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/African-Humanities-Program
  • Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
  • Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships
    • Fellowship is a stipend of up to $40,000 to be spent on a proposed research project; up to 26 fellowships will be awarded
    • Open to all community college faculty in disciplines of the humanities or related social sciences; must be instructors at a two-year associates degree-granting college and must have an M.A. or Ph.D. in the humanities/related social sciences
    • Application deadline is September 30, 2020
    • Application materials include a form, project proposal, project timeline and budget estimates, bibliography, 2 reference letters, and an institutional certification
    • Link: https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/Mellon-ACLS-Community-College-Faculty-Fellowships
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
    • Awards of $60,000 ($5,000 per month) granted to individual scholars pursuing research projects
    • Open to scholars in all disciplines, including independent/junior scholars
    • Deadline is April 14, 2021
    • Downloadable application materials are available on the page linked below
    • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships
  • Getty Scholar Grants
  • Getty Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
    • For emerging scholars to complete research projects related to the annual theme of the Getty Research Institute; postdoctoral fellows are usually in residence and receive a stipend of $30,000
    • Predoctoral applicants must have advanced to candidacy before the application deadline; postdoctoral applicants should have received their degree within the last five years
    • Application deadline TBA
    • Link: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/getty_pre_postdoctoral_fellowships.html
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships
    • 24 fellowships are awarded to provide one year of support for postdoctoral study after receipt of a Ph.D. or Sc.D.; includes a one-year stipend of $50,000
    • Open to those with superior academic achievement who were awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. within the last 7 years; diversity candidates are especially encouraged to apply
    • Application materials include an academic transcript, verification of doctoral degree, dissertation abstract, plan of study, statement of research, annotated bibliography, contact information for host institution, letter of recommendation, and host letter of commitment
    • Application deadline is December 10, 2020
    • Link: https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm
  •  Harvard University, the Society of Fellows: Junior Fellowships
  • AIA-NEH Grants for Archaeological Research
    • Provides multiple grants (smaller ones are up to $15,000, and larger ones are up to $50,000) for fieldwork/post-fieldwork studies
    • Applicants must be US citizens/residents; project must relate to the Humanities
    • Application deadline is October 15, 2020
    • Application form can be found at the link below
    • Link: https://www.archaeological.org/grant/neh-archaeological-research/
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities – Wolf Humanities Center
    • 5 year-long fellowships are awarded per year to junior scholars in the humanities who received their Ph.D. five years ago or less; fellowship includes a stipend of $59,300 plus $3,000 for research and health insurance; topic for this year is migration
    • Application deadline is October 15, 2020
    • Application materials include a form, proposed course description, reference contact form, equal employment opportunity, CV, research plan, writing sample, and requests for 3 letters of recommendation
    • Link: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/fellowships/andrew-w-mellon-postdoctoral-fellowship-humanities
  • Residential Fellowship at the National Humanities Center
    • Up to $65,000 is awarded to established scholars to complete research projects
    • Applicants must have received their Ph.D. at least five years prior to applying for the fellowship
    • Application deadline is October 8, 2020
    • Application materials include a form, project proposal, short bibliography, CV, project outline, and 3 references
    • Link: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/
  • Fellowship in Humanistic Studies – Princeton Society of Fellows
  • Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences – Princeton Society of Fellows
  • LSA Collegiate Fellows Program
    • Fellowship includes a $60,000 stipend and benefits with additional research/travel funds for up to two years
    • Applicants in the humanities should have completed their Ph.D. sometime within the last three years; those who have attended/are affiliated with UM are ineligible for this fellowship
    • Application materials include a CV, research proposal, personal statement and diversity commitment, teaching statement, dissertation abstract, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation
    • Applications will open again sometime in late summer 2020 (webpage has not yet been updated)
    • Link: https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/fellowships-awards/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship.html
  • Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships. – American Association of University Women
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships – Dartmouth College
    • Two fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences will be awarded this year; these fellowships include an annual stipend of $57,528, a research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500
    • Application materials include a CV, academic transcript, an application form, 3 letters of reference, and a personal statement
    • Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by the time of application submission
    • Application deadline is September 15, 2020
    • Link: https://leslie.dartmouth.edu/opportunities/post-docs/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships
  • Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grants
    • Grants up to $15,000 and $40,000 per year for periods of 1-2 years will be given to fund research in the natural/social sciences and the humanities that explore understandings of violence
    • Application deadline is August 1, 2020
    • Application forms can be found online at the link below
    • Link: https://hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htm
  • Fellowship Program for Individuals in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts
    • Up to 27 yearlong fellowships of $75,000 and office/studio space are given to researchers in the humanities as well as creative artists
    • Applicants must have held their Ph.D. for 2+ years and must have published at least 2 articles in refereed journals/edited collections
    • Application materials include project proposals, CV, writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation
    • Application deadline is September 12, 2020
    • Link: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/become-fellow
  • Winterhead Fellowships – School for Advanced Research
    • Two fellowships are available to scholars in the humanities and social sciences; doctoral scholars receive $40,000 over 9 months as well as low-cost housing and free office space
    • Applicants must be scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books or Ph.D. candidates who plan to write their dissertation
    • Application deadline is November 2, 2020
    • Application system can be found online at the link below
    • Link: https://sarweb.org/scholars/resident/
  • Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship – School for Advanced Research
    • One fellowship is available to a Native scholar working in the humanities/social sciences; doctoral scholars receive $40,000 over 9 months as well as low-cost housing and free office space
    • Applicants must be Native scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books or Native Ph.D. candidates who plan to write their dissertation
    • Application deadline is November 2, 2020
    • Application system can be found online at the link below
    • Link: https://sarweb.org/scholars/resident/
  • Mahindra Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowships
    • Fellowships include a stipend of $65,000, medical insurance, $2,500 for research, and $1,500 for moving expenses if applicable, for one year
    • Applicants must be scholars who received their Ph.D. within the last two years; applicants’ work must engage with migration and the humanities
    • Application materials include a CV, statement of research project, writing sample, and names of contact information of three referees
    • Application deadline is November 6, 2020
    • Link: https://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/postdoctoral-fellowships
  • The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship – Phi Beta Kappa Society
    • The fellowship includes a stipend of $20,000, paid in two installments to a woman scholar to pursue research in the study of Greek culture (for the 2021 year)
    • Applicants must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all doctorate requirements aside from the dissertation, and must devote themselves to full-time research if awarded the fellowship
    • Application materials include a work proposal, transcripts from all institutions, and three letters of recommendation
    • Applications for 2021 will open in the fall
    • Link: https://www.pbk.org/Sibley
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Fellowships
    • Fellowships are available to Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape scholars with a terminal degree (fellows) or degree candidates who have fulfilled all preliminary degree requirements (junior fellows); fellows receive $35,000 and junior fellows receive $21,000 for the academic year, with bonuses for travel expenses
    • Application deadline is November 1, 2020
    • More information will be available at a later date regarding the fellowship and application
    • Link: https://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-awards/research-fellowships
  • Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors – Institute for Advanced Studies
    • Around 3 scholars will receive a fellowship for the upcoming academic year; includes a stipend and research funding
    • Applicants must be scholars who hold the title “Assistant Professor” at a college/university in the US or Canada and must have received their Ph.D. within the last 6 years; field of research must focus on the history of Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern civilizations
    • Application materials include an application form, research proposal, research bibliography, CV, and up to 3 sample articles/book chapters
    • Application deadline is October 15
    • Link: https://www.hs.ias.edu/mellon
  • Institute for Advanced Studies Membership Funding
    • Includes a stipend of $78,000 for the full academic term, with potential extra funding for research; members must remain in Princeton to carry out research
    • Applicants must have a record of publication, and a Ph.D. awarded by the end of the year
    • Application materials include an application form, research proposal, research bibliography, CV, and up to 3 sample articles/book chapters
    • Application deadline will be announced soon; check back for updates
    • Link: https://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement
  • The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
    • UNC Chapel Hill funds 4-5 postdoctoral researchers per year from underrepresented groups for two years to research and teach on campus; fellowship includes a stipend of $47,476 per year plus $2,000 for research funding
    • Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years; preference is given to those lawfully eligible to work in the US
    • Application materials include a cover letter, CV, statement of research plans, contribution to diversity statement, writing samples, and two references for letters of recommendation
    • Application deadline is November 15, 2020
    • Link: https://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/applicants/
  • University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    • The fellowship provides around 25 postdoctoral fellows with research funding on a UC campus; stipend is around $53,460 with an extra $5,000 for research and professional development
    • Applicants must have an academic sponsor, thesis abstract, research proposal, education/background statement, CV, and writing sample
    • Application deadline is November 1, 2020; application form can be found online at the link below
    • Link: https://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/how-to-apply/index.html
  • University of Maryland’s President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    • Provides fellowships to postdoctoral applicants who are historically underrepresented; the fellowship is a yearlong appointment
    • Application materials include letters of support from two references (including thesis/dissertation advisor), a UMD faculty member, (optionally) a second UMD faculty member, and the department chair of the applicant’s primary unit
    • Application deadline is November 1, 2020; application can be found at the link below
    • Link: https://faculty.umd.edu/presidentspostdoc/about.html
  • University of Minnesota’s President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    • Fellowships are granted to applicants who contribute to the university’s diversity/inclusion/equal opportunity initiative; fellowship appointments are yearlong with the opportunity for one year of renewal
    • Applicants must have an academic sponsor, thesis abstract, research proposal, education/background statement, CV, and writing sample
    • Application deadline is November 1, 2020; application can be found at the link below
    • Link: http://ppfp.umn.edu/
  • New York University’s Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • ACLS Fellowships
    • Awards of up to $60,000 are granted for a 6-12 month research period
    • Applicants must be scholars who have recently earned a Ph.D. in the humanities/social sciences (any time after October 1, 2012); must be a US citizen/permanent resident
    • Application materials include a form, proposal, supporting non-text materials, bibliography, publications list, writing sample, and 2 reference letters
    • Application deadline is September 30, 2020
    • Link: https://www.acls.org/Competitions-and-Deadlines/ACLS-Fellowships

  • NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication
    • Maximum award of $5,000 per month for researchers who pursue a research project for a six- to twelve-month full-time period
    • Projects must use digital means and tools and be prepared with intent of digital publication
    • Open to individual scholars who wish to pursue interpretive digital research projects
    • Application will become available on February 26, 2021 and the deadline is April 28, 2021
    • Downloadable application materials are available on the page linked below
    • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/neh-mellon-fellowships-digital-publication

Short-Term Fellowships (includes some fellowships with longer-term options)

    Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Award

    • Grant goes towards fieldwork and other activities relevant to the research on and preservation of endangered languages
    • Deadline is September 15, 2020
    • Open to both individuals and organizations; grants provided to undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral fellows
    • Application information is available on the National Science Foundation’s website
    • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/documenting-endangered-languages
  • National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends
    • Small awards of up to $6,000 granted to individual researchers to pursue research projects that support 2 months of full-time work
    • Open to all disciplines in the humanities, to students as well as faculty
    • Deadline is September 23, 2020
    • Downloadable application materials are available on the page linked below
    • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends
  • Public Scholars Grant
    • Offers up to $5,000 per month to authors who are expected to put out a nonfiction book after a research period of 6-12 months
    • Open to writers with and without academic affiliation
    • Application opens on October 16, 2020 and is due on December 16, 2020
    • Downloadable application materials are available on the page linked below
    • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program
  • Career Enhancement Fellowship
    • Provides a six-month to one-year long sabbatical grant, a stipend for research/travel or publication, and participation in an annual conference/retreat
    • 30 fellows are granted this award each year
    • Open to Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program alumni, minority junior faculty, and/or junior faculty who have participated in diversity initiatives who are in the third year of their tenure-track teaching appointment
    • Application deadline is October 23, 2020
    • Link: https://woodrow.org/fellowships/mellon/career-enhancement/
  • Kluge Fellowships
    • Fellowships for between 4-11 months with a $5,000 stipend per month is available to scholars in the humanities/social sciences whose projects show relevance to contemporary challenges
    • Applicants must have received their advanced degree within the past 7 years
    • Application deadline is July 15, 2020
    • Application materials include an application form, CV, abstract, relevance of Library of Congress to research, project proposal, bibliography of works consulted, and 3 references
    • Link: https://www.loc.gov/programs/john-w-kluge-center/chairs-fellowships/fellowships/kluge-fellowships/
  • Short-Term Research Publication Grants – American Association of University Women
  • Dumbarton Oaks One-Month Research Awards
    • Grants of $3,000 for scholars holding a Ph.D. or terminal degree who are working on research projects in Byzantine studies, Pre-Columbian studies, Garden and Landscape studies, or related fields
    • Application forms are available online; materials include a proposal and two letters of reference
    • Application deadlines are, respectively, October 1 and March 1 annually
    • Link: https://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-awards/one-month-research-awards
  • The Ellen and Charles Steinmetz Endowment Fund
    • Awards of up to $5,500 are made to support the use of technology in archaeological research
    • Applicants must have been AIA members in good standing for at least 2 consecutive years; must have a Ph.D. in archaeology or a related field, and are expected to have academic affiliation
    • Application deadline is November 2, 2020
    • Application materials include a project budget, CV, project description, permits (where required for the project), and a form, available at the link below
    • Link: https://www.archaeological.org/grant/the-ellen-and-charles-steinmetz-endowment-fund-for-archaeology/
  • The Kathleen and David Boochever Endowment Fund for Fieldwork and Scientific Analyses
    • Awards of up to $4,000 are made to support both fieldwork and laboratory research through use of technology
    • Applicants must have been AIA members in good standing for at least 2 consecutive years; must have a Ph.D. in archaeology or a related field, and are expected to have academic affiliation
    • Application deadline is November 2, 2020
    • Application materials include a project budget, CV, project description, permits (where required for the project), and a form, available at the link below
    • Link: https://www.archaeological.org/grant/boochever-endowment/
  • Samuel H. Kress Grants for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture
    • Grants of $3,000 each are available, with larger amounts available at the discretion of the AIA review committee; grants are to be used to fund publication preparation or research for publication
    • Applicants must have been AIA members in good standing for at least 2 consecutive years (1 year for graduate students); applicants in the research stage for their project must have a publication contract with a nonprofit/commercial publisher
    • Application deadline is November 1, 2020
    • Application materials include a project proposal and a form, which can be found at the link below
    • Link: https://www.archaeological.org/grant/kress-grants/
  • The AIA Publication Subvention Program
    • Grants of around $5,000 are made to support new book-length publications in the field of Classical Archaeology (Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art history/archaeology)
    • Nominations must be made by eligible nonprofit publishers; authors and editors must be AIA members in good standing for two consecutive years (one year for graduate students)
    • Application deadline is November 1, 2020
    • Application materials can be found at the link below
    • Link: https://www.archaeological.org/grant/publication-subvention-program/
  • Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship
    • An award of $5,000 is made to support an individual project relating to Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology
    • Open to US/Canadian residents or students studying at a higher-level North American institution; must be AIA members in good standing for two consecutive years (one year for graduate students)
    • Application form can be found at the link below
    • Deadline is November 1, 2020
    • Link: https://www.archaeological.org/grant/pomerance-fellowship/
  • Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the AIA and the American Academy in Rome
    • An award of $10,000 is made to support a Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome and provide for pre/postdoctoral studies of archaeology and classical studies
    • Open to US citizens/permanent residents
    • For information and application forms, candidates must write to the American Academy in Rome (address available in link below)
    • Application deadline is November 1, 2020
    • Link: https://www.archaeological.org/grant/woodruff-fellowship/
  • GRI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • Two fellowships are offered in which the NEH stipend contributes $5,000 per month for 8 months and the GRI stipend contributes $5,000 for one month
    • Applicants must have completed degree requirements prior to the application deadline
    • Application materials include an online form, a project proposal, bibliography, dissertation plan, CV, writing sample, confirmation letter, documentation required for an NEH fellowship, and 2 letters of recommendation
    • Application deadline TBA
    • Link: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/getty_pre_postdoctoral_fellowships.html
  • Midwest Modern Language Association Short-Term Fellowship
    • An annual short-term grant for Ph.D. candidates or postdoctoral scholars which usually provides one month in residence at Newberry and a $2,500 stipend
    • Applicants must be members of the MMLA
    • Application deadline is December 15
    • Link: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/mmlashort-termfellowship/
  • Bibliographical Society of America Short-Term Fellowships
    • A $3,000 grant that supports bibliographical research on books/manuscripts
    • Application deadline is November 5
    • Application materials include a CV, project proposal, project budget, project timeline, and 2 letters of recommendation
    • Application can be found through Kaleidoscope
    • Link: https://bibsocamer.org/awards/fellowships/
  • Bibliographical Society of America Major Grants
    • Provides a maximum of $2,000 per award, which is for scholars to engage in bibliographical research
    • Application materials include a form, CV, relevant publications, any other grants received, and a project proposal
    • Application deadline is January 11, 2021
    • Link: http://www.bibsoc.org.uk/fellowships/application-procedure
  • Awards for Faculty at Tribal Colleges and Universities
    • Maximum award of $5,000 per month for researchers who pursue a research project for a two- to twelve-month full-time period
    • Project must have a focus on the humanities
    • Open to all faculty and staff and retired faculty and staff at Tribal Colleges and Universities
    • Application will become available on February 12, 2021 and the deadline is April 14, 2021
    • Downloadable application materials are available on the page linked below
    • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/awards-faculty-tribal-colleges-and-universities
  • Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
    • Maximum award of $5,000 per month for researchers who pursue a research project for a two- to twelve-month full-time period
    • Project must have a focus on the humanities
    • Open to all faculty and staff and retired faculty and staff at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
    • Application will become available on February 12, 2021 and the deadline is April 14, 2021
    • Downloadable application materials are available on the page linked below
    • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/awards-faculty-hispanic-serving-institutions
  • Awards for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • Maximum award of $5,000 per month for researchers who pursue a research project for a two- to twelve-month full-time period
    • Project must have a focus on the humanities
    • Open to all faculty and staff and retired faculty and staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • Application will become available on February 12, 2021 and the deadline is April 14, 2021
    • Downloadable application materials are available on the page linked below
    • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/awards-faculty-historically-black-colleges-and-universities

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