Category: Funding

The Dover Fund, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

The Dover Fund, set up in honour of Sir Kenneth Dover, is administered by the Hellenic Society. Its purposes are:

  • to further the study of the history of the Greek language in any period from the Bronze Age to the 15th century AD, and
  • to further the edition and exegesis of Greek texts, including papyri and inscriptions, from any period within those same limits.

Grants from this Fund will be made for such purposes as visits to libraries, museums and sites. For instance, support may be offered to graduate students or young scholars outside the London area to enable them to take advantage of the excellent facilities of the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies and the Institute of Classical Studies Library. The purpose of such support is to assist with travel, accommodation and subsistence costs, normally for up to a week. The sums awarded will vary according to the needs of the applicant, but most grants will be in the range £50–£400; larger grants may be made from time to time at the discretion of the committee.

Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Early Christian and Byzantine Studies, KU Leuven

Doctoral Researcher, The Transmission of Knowledge in the Macedonian Renaissance Through the Florilegium of the Coislin Anthology, Institute for Early Christian and Byzantine Studies, KU Leuven

The Institute for Early Christian and Byzantine Studies is an internationally renowned research center which is staffed by two full professors and seven post- and pre-doctoral researchers as well as some associate members. It is home to the Series Graeca of the Corpus Christianorum, which publishes critical editions of Greek patristic and Byzantine texts. For our new project on "Knowledge Transfer in the Macedonian Renaissance" we are inviting applications from MA students and scholars from non-EEA countries to carry out doctoral research on the Byzantine Coislin Anthology.

The successful applicant will enroll in the doctoral study program of Greek Studies (KU Leuven Doctoral School for Humanities) and prepare within a period of four years a doctoral dissertation in Classical Studies, which ties in with the project on "Knowledge Transfer in the Macedonian Renaissance". The thesis involves a critical edition of books Delta and Epsilon of the Coislin Anthology, which can be published in the Series Graeca of the Corpus Christianorum.


  • MA in Classics at a non-EEA university
  • Excellent knowledge of Greek philology
  • Fluent in English
  • Willing to reside in the wider Leuven area for the duration of the appointment

Heckman Stipends, HMML

Heckman Stipends, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

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. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again.

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.

Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars, HMML

Swenson Family Fellowships in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies for Junior Scholars, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

The Swenson Family Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies, established in 2012, will be awarded semi-annually. The Fellowship was established by Dr. Gregory T. and Jeannette Swenson, with their son Nicholas Swenson.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with demonstrated expertise in the languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Awardees must be undertaking research on some aspect of Eastern Christian studies requiring use of the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML. The program is specifically designed to aid new scholars in establishing themselves through research focused on manuscripts available through HMML. Postdoctoral scholars are understood to be those who at the time of application are within three years of being awarded a doctoral degree.

Awards will range from $2,500–$5,000, based on project proposal and length of residency (two to six weeks). Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Fellowship may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML fellowship. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again. At its discretion, HMML may choose to award more than one fellowship per cycle.

Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year.

Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies, HMML

Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

The Nicky B. Carpenter Fellowship in Manuscript Studies was established in 2012 by Nicky B. Carpenter of Wayzata, Minnesota, a Lifetime Member and former chair of the HMML Board of Overseers.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support residencies at HMML for research by senior scholars using the digital or microfilm manuscript collections at HMML.

The award is $5,000 in support of a residency of at least two weeks. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Fellowship may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML fellowship. Holders of the Fellowship must wait at least two years before applying again.

Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residency between July 1–June 30.

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship

The Society of Architectural Historians’ prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2014 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Professor Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.

The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to

  • see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand
  • think about their profession deeply
  • acquire knowledge useful for the recipient’s future work, contribution to their profession and contribution to society

The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.

The Award
In 2014 the Brooks Fellowship will be $50,000 and will cover expenses incurred by the Brooks Fellow for one year of travel. The award is non-renewable and award amounts may vary in future years. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is needed to cover other related expenses, that the applicants contact their respective university/college, academic advisor, department head, employer or outside foundations to investigate the financial opportunities afforded them. The Award will be paid in quarterly installments.

Criteria for Application
The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship is open to a scholar who will earn a PhD or advanced terminal degree in the first half of 2014 (by June 30,2014) or an emerging scholar who was awarded a PhD or advanced terminal degree in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 or 2009 in a field related to the built environment. Such degrees include PhDs in the history, theory or criticism of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism; historic preservation; the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning; or other fields of advanced study related to the built environment including an M.Arch, MUP, MLA or a Masters in Historic Preservation program. Priority will be given to those whose chosen profession is relevant to the interests and objectives of the Society of Architectural Historians, i.e., the history of the built environment, historic preservation, conservation, and social implications of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism.

The Fellowship is intended to be a special honor for the recipient and is to be awarded to a truly outstanding candidate, based on distinguished academic achievement, leadership potential, personal motivation and promise. This is an international fellowship so candidates from any country may apply.  All applicants must be current members of the Society of Architectural Historians. The Brooks Fellowship will be selected by the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Committee which is appointed by the President of SAH.

Fellowships, NEH Division of Research Programs

Fellowships, NEH Division of Research Programs

Fellowships support continuous full-time work for a period of six to twelve months.

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Application deadline is May 1, 2014 for projects beginning as early as January 1, 2015.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - V&A Research Institute Pilot Project

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - V&A Research Institute Pilot Project

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design. We enrich people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is seeking to appoint a fixed term, full-time postdoctoral fellow in association with the Pilot Project for a V&A Research Institute. The Project is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Project is designed to experiment with new models of collaborative, cross-disciplinary object-based research, providing a strong base for the establishment of the V&A Research Institute. The fellow will be based in the V&A Research Department and be expected to participate in the vibrant research culture across the Museum. Managed by the Director and Head of Collections, with support from the Head of Research and the Head of Postgraduate Programme, the fellow will take a leading role in the running of the Pilot Project. This will include organising a series of collaborative research workshops and the concluding forum; contributing to the research undertaken by the project team; co-editing the subsequent publication and developing digital research outputs.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a proven research interest in the interface between history, theory and practice and to show evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements. Expertise in the field of textiles history, practice or conservation and experience with the creation of digital resources will strengthen the application, but are not required.

This is a fixed term position for 15 months.

The fellow will be expected to be in post and have a PhD in hand by July 1st 2014.

Interviews to be held in early May 2014.

Digital Projects for the Public

Digital Projects for the Public, NEH Grant, Division of Public Programs

NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring humanities ideas alive for people of all ages and all walks of life. The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with humanities ideas. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history.

Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that are largely created for digital platforms. While these projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, you should apply to this program primarily to create digital projects or the digital components of a larger project. NEH is a national funding agency, so these projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. Projects can have specific targeted audiences (including K-12 students), but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience.

Application deadline is June 11, 2014 for projects beginning January 2015.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University

Joining a team of accomplished, nationally and internationally recognised researchers, as the Postdoctoral Research Fellow you will conduct research relating to the Project: Negotiation of Ecumenical Relations between East and West in the Late-Antique Church.

To be successful in the role you will have completed a PhD or equivalent in Classics, Early Christian studies, or studies in Late Antiquity or the Middle Ages within the preceding 8 years and demonstrate an emerging international standing and research reputation.

Fixed term appointment (three years).

The 2014 James J. Paxson Memorial Travel Grant for Scholars of Limited Funds

The BABEL Working Group invites applications for the 2014 James J. Paxson Memorial Grant for Scholars of Limited Funds, available for presenters at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, held each spring at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan).

This grant honors the late Prof. Paxson, an energetic and creative scholar who was particularly devoted to exploring medieval allegory, Piers Plowman, the relations between literature and science, medieval drama, and the works of Chaucer. He produced the important monograph The Poetics of Personification (Cambridge, 1994) and authored an extensive body of articles on a variety of literary and other subjects, while also helping to steer and edit the journal Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (a journal that has been vital to the development of theoretical medieval studies) through its formative and later years. His enthusiasm for research was surpassed only by his commitment to his students. He mentored countless men and women at the University of Toronto, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the University of Florida, and he regularly encouraged them to present their findings at academic conferences. Yet he often lacked the funding necessary to present his own work at the conferences he urged his students to attend, and it disheartens us to think that, had he been able to do so, we might have learned something more of the work he was conducting before his passing, and more of us might have received the gift of his encyclopedic knowledge, boundless enthusiasm, and love for teaching. Prof. Paxson was also warmly supportive of the BABEL Working Group at a time when they needed such encouragement, and he was known for his helpful encouragement of those just starting out in the field. Through the James J. Paxson Memorial Travel Grant, we hope to extend the encouragement he freely gave and the funding he deserved to scholars who wish to honor his legacy of kindness, erudition, and commitment to both expanding our knowledge of the medieval world and also embracing new ideas.

Two grants of $500 each will be awarded to help defray travel costs, registration fees, lodging and other expenses for scholars who would otherwise find it a financial hardship to present their work at the International Congress on Medieval Studies. First priority will extend to those presenting on topics dear to Prof. Paxson: medieval English literature, especially medieval allegory, and even more especially Piers Plowman; medieval drama; science and literature; critical theory; and/or Chaucer. Scholars whose careers would benefit the most from this opportunity, such as early and mid-career researchers, and also graduate students and recent doctoral graduates, will also take precedence in our selection process.

Applicants should send a brief prospectus of their accepted ICMS paper (350-500 words), a statement of financial need (briefly outlining why this award would be helpful at this time), and a brief (2-3-page) c.v. (including full contact information) -- please submit these as one document -- to Eileen Joy by MARCH 15, 2014. The recipient of the grant will be announced on APRIL 1.

Society for Architectural Historians/Mellon Author Awards

In 2013, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) a grant of $51,330 to administer the SAH/Mellon Author Awards. The award is designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications. Through this grant, SAH will provide awards to scholars to help defray the high costs of image licensing, reproduction and creation of original drawings and maps for monographs on the history of the built environment. This grant is intended as a seed grant, to assist authors to defray these costs, and to secure other applicable grants. Awards will be made once in 2014 and once in 2015 for print (hardcover, soft cover) and digital publications (eBook, DVD). Awardees will be selected on the basis of the quality and demonstrated financial need for their project.

The SAH/Mellon Author Awards jury comprises distinguished mid-career and senior scholars who are members of SAH and whose specializations cover a broad range of scholarship on the built environment. The jury has discretion over the number of awardees and the size of the grant to be awarded, but a typical grant would be $5,000-$6,000. The grants will be made directly to authors to defray the costs of image acquisitions.

Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Digital History, Washington and Lee University

Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Digital History, Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for recent Ph.D.s in history who intend to pursue careers as teacher-scholars in a liberal arts college setting. These two-year fellowships are open to candidates who earned their Ph.D.s in Spring 2012 or later. Fellows will play an active role in helping to demonstrate innovative methods of teaching, making interdisciplinary connections and teaching new courses in neglected areas of the curriculum. Fellows will have a reduced teaching load to allow time for their own scholarly development.

The Department of History seeks a specialist in digital history with a concentration in ancient or any field in pre-1800 global or non-Western history. Applicants should have experience with digital humanities pedagogies and using digital humanities tools in their scholarly research.

Two-Year Curatorial Post-Doctoral Associate, ISAW: Institute for Study of Ancient World

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, a research and graduate training institution that embraces the study of the history, archaeology and culture of the entire Old World from prehistoric to early Islamic times, is pleased to announce a two-year Curatorial Post-Doctoral Associate position in its Exhibitions Department.

The Associate will be fully integrated into the Exhibitions Department, report to the Exhibitions Director and work closely with other members of the exhibitions team. Training will be provided in curatorial aspects of an exhibition project including developing exhibition narratives, managing checklists, writing gallery didactics, and editing exhibition catalogues and accompanying texts. Depending upon the Associate's interests, he/she may also participate in public programming, gallery education, and grant-writing/fundraising activities. Associates will have the opportunity to participate in exhibition installation and graphic design meetings as well as travel internationally in order to conduct core research on ISAW's international loan exhibitions.

One curatorial Associate will be selected for the period of September 2014–August 2016. The ideal candidate should be a recent graduate of a PhD program in art history, archaeology or a related field and have a strong desire to develop a museum/curatorial career. He/she should also possess excellent research and writing skills, be intellectually flexible, and be able to work well with a wide variety of individuals including exhibition staff members, faculty, students, and independent scholars. Specialization in a field related to ISAW's mission is desirable. The annual stipend for this position is $50,000. A certain amount of time will be allotted to an independent research project, preferably one that can be developed into an exhibitions project at ISAW.

Research Associate, Cult of Saints Project - Syriac, University of Oxford

The Cult of Saints is a major five-year research project funded by a €2.3 million European Research Council Advanced Grant (2014-18), directed by Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins, and based at the University of Oxford with support from partners in Reading and Warsaw. The project will investigate the origins and development of the cult of Christian saints.

This is a four-and-a-half-year fixed-term post as a researcher on the ERC-funded project ‘The Cult of Saints’, working as part of a team of six post-doctoral researchers reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins. The postholder will have responsibility for collecting and researching all the material in Syriac, and will also produce a monograph on some major aspect of the cult of the saints among the Syriac-using churches. S/he will liaise closely with Dr David Taylor of the Oriental Studies Faculty, Oxford, who will have oversight of the collection of the Syriac evidence. The post is available from 1 April 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Research Associate, Cult of Saints Project - Greek, University of Oxford

The Cult of Saints is a major five-year research project funded by a €2.3 million European Research Council Advanced Grant (2014-18), directed by Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins, and based at the University of Oxford with support from partners in Reading and Warsaw. The project will investigate the origins and development of the cult of Christian saints.

This is a four-and-a-half-year fixed-term post as a researcher on the ERC-funded project ‘The Cult of Saints’, working as part of a team of six post-doctoral researchers reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins. The postholder will have responsibility for collecting and researching the full range of material in Greek, with the exception of the epigraphic evidence (which will be collected by another RA, starting further into the project and working over a two-year period). The postholder is also expected to produce an independent sole-authored monograph on an important aspect of the cult of saints, focused on the Greek evidence. The post is available from 1 April 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Byzantine Studies, Princeton University

The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for a one-year (12-month appointment) Post-Doctoral Research Associate appointment, starting July 1, 2014. This appointment may be renewed, subject to satisfactory performance and funding.

The postdoctoral research associate will assist in the preparation and publication of a projected five-volume set of translations of Byzantine texts on art and aesthetics. The ideal candidate must have a PhD as well as excellent knowledge of Byzantine Greek, philological and editorial experience, and some knowledge of Byzantine art history. The successful candidate will work closely with the editor (Charles Barber) in commissioning, reviewing, and preparing texts and translations for these volumes. The successful candidate will also coordinate with the contributors and with Cambridge University Press, the publisher of the volumes.

In addition to a salary, postdoctoral research associates receive reimbursement (up to $2,000 per year) for research related expenses, such as books or travel expenses when presenting papers at academic conferences during the period of their appointment. Postdoctoral research associates are responsible for their own travel and moving arrangements and expenses, as well as for finding and paying for their housing at Princeton. Candidates must have completed all the requirements for the doctoral degree by the start date of the appointment.

Ghent University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Syriac Hagiography

The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for two fully-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Syriac and Persian) attached to the European Research Council project Novel Saints. Ancient novelistic heroism in the hagiography of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. The Principal Investigator of this project is Prof Dr Koen De Temmerman, who, as a classicist, specializes in ancient fiction and its persistence in later periods.

The ERC project deals with the persistence of ancient novelistic material in (Greek, Latin, Syriac and Arabic) hagiographical narrative traditions in the Mediterranean between the 4th and the 12th centuries. It also investigates the impact of these narrative traditions on medieval fiction in the West, Byzantium and Persia.

The successful candidate for the position in Syriac Hagiography will have an excellent knowledge of Syriac and a very good working knowledge of both Latin and Greek.

(S)he will preferably have specialized in Syriac, late antique narrative literature and will have as central corpora within the project the so-called Acts of Persian martyrs, collections of Lives and hagiographical romances. Each of these three corpora invites dialogue with those examined by other team members. (S)he will be capable of producing (a) a text edition (with English translation) of a carefully-selected set of late Sasanian Acts and (b) detailed literary studies that cover the narrative qualities of the texts and analyze concepts of heroism and fictionalization.

The successful applicants will start employment on 1 June 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. In order to be eligible, candidates must have obtained their PhD degree at the time of application or demonstrate convincingly that they will have that degree in hand by 1 June 2014. 

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection Library Research Fellowship Program, 2014-2015

The University Library-California State Univeristy, Sacramento is pleased to announce the third of a three-year Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $500 to $4,000 in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 150 mile radius of Sacramento. Only researchers on unpaid leave or with partial funding from their home institution or other sources are eligible for fellowship funding under this Program.

Research Fellow in Roman Mediterranean Port Studies, University of Southampton

Research Fellow in Roman Mediterranean Port Studies, University of Southampton

We are looking for a specialist in Roman and/or Maritime archaeology of the Roman Mediterranean at the post-doctoral level to form part of the ERC funded Roman Mediterranean Ports (RoMP) team for a period of four years from February 2014.

You will be researching, recovering and integrating a range of published and unpublished data to compile a web-based port resource. Working with the project team, you will study the layouts of Roman ports, and their efficacy, the organization of commercial activity at Roman ports, and the evidence for hierarchies within the various Mediterranean port systems.

You will have experience of some or all of the following: basic geomorphology, satellite imagery, the archaeology of Roman ports, archaeological fieldwork, proficiency with standard computing tools; you will also have some familiarity with foreign languages.

Center for the History of Collecting Fellowships, The Frick Collection

The Center for the History of Collecting encourages and supports the awareness and study of the formation of fine and decorative arts collections in the United States from Colonial times to the present, as well as in Europe from the Renaissance onward, while asserting the relevance of this subject to art and cultural history.

The Center offers short-term Junior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for graduate and pre-doctoral students and Senior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In addition the Center offers long-term (4–5 months) Leon Levy Fellowships for senior scholars. In all cases preference is given to researchers whose projects are particularly appropriate to the resources available in the Frick Art Reference Library.

Fellowship proposals may address wide-ranging aspects of the history of collecting, and may focus on individual collectors, dealers, developments or trends in the art market.

Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2014-16, The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library.

The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow will have an opportunity to work with curatorial and educational staff on research for special exhibitions and on the permanent collection. Other curatorial training responsibilities include participation in the organization of the annual Symposium on the History of Art, a two-day event co-sponsored with the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; the preparation, in coordination with a curator, of a focus exhibition around a work of art in the Collection; and participation in the daily administrative routines of a small museum. The Fellow will have a place of study, access to the collections and library, as well as introductions to New York City museums and libraries. Frick curators and conservation staff will be available for consultation on the dissertation. The Fellow will be expected to give a public lecture on his or her topic. The Fellow will divide his or her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the curatorial department.

Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertations. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $36,250 per year and a travel allowance. The term will begin in September 2014 and conclude in August 2016.

DiXiT Marie Curie Fellowships

Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) is offering 12 Marie Curie fellowships to early stage researchers (ESRs) for a period of 3 years and 5 Marie Curie fellowships to experienced researchers (ERs) for a period of 12 to 20 months.

Early-Stage Researchers must (at the time of recruitment by the host organisation) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

Experienced Researchers must (at the time of recruitment by the host organisation) be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation an experienced researcher must also have less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience.

Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship, Archaeological Institute of America

Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship, Archaeological Institute of America

To support studies undertaken at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece for no more than a year. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. To be eligible, applicants must be members of the AIA at the time of application and until the end of the fellowship term. Applicant must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have received a Ph.D within five years of application.

Travel Grants, The Medieval Academy of America

The Medieval Academy provides a limited number of travel grants to help independent scholars (including those employed at non-academic institutions with no travel funds) and currently unaffiliated faculty present their work at professional meetings.

Awards to support travel in North America are $500; for overseas travel the awards are $750.

Applications due November 1 for meetings to be held between 1 March 1 and August 31.

Short-Term Graduate Fellowships, Medici Archive Project (MAP)

the Media Archive Project logoThe Medici Archive Project (MAP) wishes to provide graduate and doctoral students from diverse disciplines with the opportunity to have exposure to original source materials and training in their use. For this reason MAP is offering five short-term fellowships sponsored by the SAMUEL FREEMAN CHARITABLE TRUST (SFCF) for graduate students in any field of the humanities or social sciences who are in the early stages of their dissertation work. The SFCF fellowships have been developed to enable students working on their dissertations to conduct primary research using the Mediceo del Principato and other collections housed in the Archivio di Stato in Florence.

This scholarly residence will be of considerable benefit in helping students to gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence to continue independent academic research in the later stages of their graduate trajectory. While undertaking primary research for their dissertation in the Florentine state archives, the Fellows will benefit from the supervision of the MAP Staff, academics drawn from a variety of disciplines who are experts in archival research, paleography and the digital humanities. The Fellows will also have the opportunity to expand their academic networks through contact with the many international scholars who regularly visit and collaborate with MAP. Finally, Fellows will be enrolled in the annual MAP Archival Studies Seminar.

The fellowships last for an uninterrupted period of two-and-a-half months, taking place at any point between 1 January 2014 and 15 July 2014. The SFCT Fellows will undertake their dissertation research on-site in the Archivio di Stato.

The candidates will have the following qualifications: a completed M.Phil (or equivalent) in any field of early modern humanities and fluency in English and Italian. Preference will be given to those applicants whose dissertation topic is immediately relevant to the content of these archives.

The stipend is $5,000 plus an allowance for travel expenses.

Questions and application materials should be directed to Elena Brizio, Vice Director - The Medici Archive Project

USC Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities

The Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program in the Humanities is a key element in USC’s distinctive contribution to scholarship and academic excellence in the realm of the humanities.  Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars will play a pivotal part in fostering the strengths of the humanities at USC, and they will link the expertise of USC faculty and doctoral students with the knowledge and insights gained from their own research and scholarship.

The program has two overarching goals.  First, to further the professional development of scholars in the humanities by providing time for research and writing, an opportunity to establish an independent teaching portfolio, and faculty mentoring to help scholars prepare for careers as tenure-track faculty.  Second, to add new voices from other institutions to conversations within and across disciplines in the humanities at USC, as well as to conversations about the value and place of the humanities within the university and in society at large.

These appointments are for two years, and begin in August of the academic year to which candidates are appointed.  Provost’s scholars will teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester free for full-time research.  They are expected to reside in the Los Angeles area during the academic year and to participate in the scholarly life of the host department and the university through seminars and other scholarly activities.  The salary for Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholars is $50,000 per year plus fringe benefits, with a research and travel account of $6,000 per year.

2014 Bibliographical Society of America Fellowships

The BSA invites applications for its seventh annual Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short-term fellowship program, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence. Such topics may include establishing a text or studying the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Thanks to the generosity of donors, certain special fellowships support research in particular areas of study. Applicants should therefore read the fellowship titles and guidelines here to determine project eligibility and fit. Please note: these fellowships do not support enumerative bibliography (i.e. the preparation of lists). Individuals who have not received support in the previous five years will be given preference. All fellowships require a project report within one year of receipt of the award, and a copy of any subsequent publications resulting from the project, to be sent to the BSA.

Research Fellowships in the Humanities, NYU Abu Dhabi

The NYUAD Institute has embarked on a multi-year research fellowship program in the Humanities. This program aims to help create an energetic, multi-faceted research environment for the Humanities at NYUAD's campus. To this end, NYUAD will annually invite applications from distinguished senior scholars as well as from promising junior scholars for residential fellowships at NYUAD’s Institute. Fellows will contribute to NYUAD's intellectual community through research and research-related activities, including sharing their work-in-progress with NYUAD faculty and students and participating in scholarly networks engaged in ongoing research centered at the NYUAD Institute.

While open to scholars working in all areas of the Humanities, the program aims in particular to build a center of outstanding research capacity in areas of the Humanities that are relevant for the study of the Arabic world, its rich intellectual, religious, and scientific history, its cultural and artistic heritage as expressed in traditional and new media, and its interaction with other cultures in the past and present. Scholars of Arabic culture and history will find it enriching to work alongside fellows who conduct research in related and adjacent fields. Scholarship furthered by this program will be closely connected to the research profile of NYUAD's faculty in the Arts & Humanities; its Liberal Arts curriculum, with concentrations on History, Literature, Philosophy, the Arab Crossroads program, and Museum Studies; related departments and research centers at NYU New York; and NYUAD's outreach program in the UAE.

The Institute will host up to two senior fellows and up to four junior fellows.

For the period of their fellowships, scholars are offered work/office space at the Institute, full use of NYUAD's library facilities (which are substantial, closely connected as they are to NYU's Main Library in New York), administrative support, housing at NYUAD's campus on Saadiyat Island (or comparable facilities), a fellowship stipend commensurate with experience, a personal research allowance, and funds for intermittent home travel. Fellowship recipients will be responsible for conforming to tax requirements of their home countries.

Eligible candidates for the senior fellowships have substantial research experience and internationally recognized publication records. Eligible candidates for the junior fellowships, which are intended especially for young scholars who wish to turn their doctoral dissertations into book manuscripts publishable with major academic presses, have received their dissertations within the previous three years.

Academic Fellowships, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

The Fellowship Program at The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, focuses on issues relating to cultural identity, cultural transmission, and cultural memory. It has a twofold aim: to sustain the vitality of the many aspects of culture that are endangered by globalization, and to forge genuinely new links between the arts, the sciences and the social sciences.

Applications are invited for Fellowships in these areas, particularly – but not exclusively – with regard to Italy. Theoretical, monographic, and positivist approaches will be equally welcomed. Applications dealing with the scientific, sociological and technological aspects of culture and memory are encouraged. Approximately 15 Fellowships will be awarded every year. Fellows are chosen by a jury of experts in the relevant fields.

Preference will be given to candidates who plan to work with scholars at Columbia, but other candidates will also be considered. Where appropriate,fFellows will be encouraged to work with departments and faculty members here.

Cotsen Traveling Fellowship, The Gennadius Library

The Gennadius Library offers the Cotsen Traveling Fellowship for Research in Greece, a short-term grant awarded once a year for scholars and graduate students pursuing research topics that require the use of the Gennadeion collections. The grant was established by the Gennadius Library's Board to honor Lloyd E. Cotsen, Chairman emeritus of the Board and gracious benefactor to the Library.

The grant amount is $2,000. School fees are to be paid out of the grant by the recipient. The fellowship does not include costs for School trips, housing or board, and requires residency in Athens of at least one month during the academic year. The recipient is expected to take part in the activities of the Library and of the School in addition to pursuing research. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library of the School.

M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, The Gennadius Library

The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly know as the Gennadeion Fellow in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of photographer and archaeologist, M. Alison Frantz (1903–1995) whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture. This fellowship supports research in the fields of Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, post-Byzantine Studies, or Modern Greek Studies for Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.‘s from a U.S. or Canadian institution, who must demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.

A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full term of the Fellowship. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library of the School.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Silk Road Studies, Georgetown University

Applications are invited for a one-year,non-teaching postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University beginning Fall 2014. The postdoctoral fellow will play an active role in the year-long John E. Sawyer Seminar titled “Critical ‘Silk Road’ Studies,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and organized by Georgetown faculty members James Millward (Department of History, School of Foreign Service) and Michelle C. Wang (Department of Art and Art History). Applicants whose scholarly work addresses any of the geographical regions covered by the Silk Road, from ancient to contemporary, and represents any discipline in the humanities or social sciences are encouraged to apply. The fellow will be expected to attend all sessions of the Sawyer Seminar and to be an active participant in the Sawyer Seminar and University community. Additionally, the fellow is expected to pursue an active research agenda by making use of the resources of Georgetown University and the greater Washington, DC area.

The goals of the seminar are to provide an interdisciplinary and interregional platform in order to investigate the invention and development of the concept of the Silk Road as well as its on-going impact, its potential and limitations for framing fields of academic inquiry, and even its role in policy-making. Further information about the seminar can be found here.  

Junior faculty and recent Ph.D. recipients are eligible to apply for the fellowship.  Advanced graduate students with the Ph.D. in hand at the beginning of the fellowship will also be considered. The position offers an annual salary of $50,000 with benefits and office space. 

Short-term Library Research Grants, Princeton University

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Fund also supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. In addition, awards will be made from the Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World. This award covers work using materials pertinent to this topic donated by Mr. Lapidus as well as other also relevant materials in the collections.

These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $3,500 each, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily up to one month. Library Research Grants awarded in this academic year are tenable from May 2014 to April 2015.

Proposals should address specifically the relevance to the proposed research of unique resources found in the Princeton University Library collections. Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program, CAORC

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The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each are given each year.



for Byzantine Arts and Culture

Founded in 2010 through a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of knowledge about the rich heritage of Byzantine art and culture.