Fellowship Opportunities 

This table features some of the most common fellowship programs.They are sorted by discipline, beginning with those that are open to scholars and artists from all fields. Scroll down for links to a number of residential and other specialized fellowships.

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. 12/ 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
Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
circle Square Humanities and related Social Sciences Advanced research support for Assistant Professors $95,000, plus $7,500 for related scholarly opportunities and up to $3,000 for relocation costs 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

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Fellowships in Specific Fields