Grants Office

Fellowship Opportunities 

To help you get started in your search for funding, here is a table of links to some of the most common fellowship programs. For quick reference, we have sorted these opportunities by discipline, beginning with those competitions that are open to all disciplines. At the bottom of this page, you will also find links to a number of residential and other very specialized fellowships that you may want to consider.

circle Humanities       Square Social Sciences       TriangleSciences
Program Eligible Fields Type of Support Amount/
Guggenheim Foundation
circle Square Triangle All disciplines Advanced research in all disciplines Average of $36,000/ 6-12 months Sept. 15/April
Ford Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
circle Square Triangle All disciplines Research by new faculty in fields where they are historically underrepresented $40,000 stipend, travel and research allowance/1 year Nov./April
circle Humanities Advanced study and research $4,200/month, max. $50,400/12 months Apr. 30/ Dec.
American Philosophical Society
Sabbatical Fellowships
circle Square Humanities and Social Sciences Supplement a sabbatical leave $30,000 - $40,000/year Oct./spring
ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies)
circle Square Humanities and related Social Sciences Advanced research, including Junior Faculty and Area Studies Fellowships $35,000-$60,000/
6-12 months
late Sept./mid-March
Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships
circle Square Humanities and related Social Sciences Advanced research support for Assistant Professors $64,000, plus $2,500 for research and travel/9 months late Sept./February
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Square Social Sciences Interdisciplinary and collaborative research on specified topics Range up to $50,000/
2 years

Quick Links to Residential Fellowships

Fellowships in Specific Fields