Awards and Fellowships

By Adam Blistein | November 19, 2015

The Journal of the History of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize for graduate students in the history of philosophy.  Made possible by the generosity of Jan’s children and their families, this annual award of up to $4000 is intended to further the research of a graduate student enrolled and resident in a North American Ph.D. program and working on a dissertation in the history of philosophy (all periods).  The prize will be given to fund either:

By Adam Blistein | November 19, 2015

Sponsored by the Journal of the History of Philosophy, these fellowships are in recognition of the scholarship and generous support that two of the founding members of the JHP Board of Directors have given to the journal: Paul Oskar Kristeller (one of the founding directors of JHP and renowned Renaissance scholar) and Richard Popkin (first editor of JHP and noted historian of skepticism).

Two awards of up to $4000 (depending upon the project budget) are offered annually to young scholars in the history of philosophy to defray expenses while travelling to do research. It is expected that the award would normally cover at least 10 days of research. Applicants must have received their Ph.Ds but may not have received them more than six years prior to applying. Applicants who do not receive awards in one year’s competition are invited to apply in successive years.

By Adam Blistein | November 4, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has a new grant program designed to inspire innovative models of doctoral education in the humanities that incorporate broader career preparation for PhD candidates.

Data collected by the Humanities Indicators project show that humanities PhDs pursue careers in many different professions, both inside and outside academia. Yet most humanities PhD programs in the United States still prepare students primarily for tenure-track positions at colleges and universities—positions that are increasingly in short supply.

By Adam Blistein | October 13, 2015

The Research Project on Theories of Causation and Human Agency in Ancient Greek Philosophy announces three (3) postdoctoral positions in the Philosophy Department, University of São Paulo, in the following areas:

  • Plato's Philosophy
  • Aristotle's Philosophy
  • Hellenistic Philosophy

The fellowships initially carry a two-year term, but they are renewable twice for one additional year, beginning in March 2016 (with start date negotiable). Each Fellow will be a Post-Doctorate member of the Department of Philosophy, and will join the research activities of the Research Project (research seminars, conferences, meetings). These fellowships correspond to a research position, with no teaching responsibilities attached. They are sponsored by FAPESP. Chosen candidates will earn R$6,143.40 (Brazilian currency) per month, tax free.

By Adam Blistein | October 13, 2015

The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and includes a $25,000 stipend, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focusing on topics in European Studies in the humanities.

Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 26, 2016.   For more information, visit:

By Adam Blistein | September 25, 2015

Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year.  The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.  Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

Applicants are asked to provide:

By Adam Blistein | September 22, 2015

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative work in the arts and humanities. Through a national juried competition, Rome Prizes are awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following disciplines:

By Adam Blistein | September 22, 2015

Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.  For more information, visit our website:

By Adam Blistein | September 22, 2015

The Stanford Humanities Center provides a collegial environment for faculty who are undertaking innovative projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.  Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Humanities Center and the broader Stanford community, sharing ideas and work in progress with a diverse cohort of scholars and benefitting from a wide variety of campus resources.  The Fellowship term is September 2016 – June 2017, and the Application deadline is October 1, 2015

Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree by the start of the fellowship term. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research.  For full eligibility requirements, see

By Adam Blistein | September 22, 2015

Dr. Maria S. Marsilio, Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, and Honors Program Director at St. Joseph's University received the University's Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at its commencement in May 2015.  The University gives this award for outstanding teaching to a single faculty member each year.


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