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Junior Faculty Grant Opportunities

The following grant opportunities may be of interest to junior faculty. Unless otherwise stated, these would provide support during the 2019-2020 academic year. Please feel free to contact our office with additional questions about any programs listed here, or to advise us of programs and opportunities that we may have neglected to include. 

American Academy in Berlin

AAB Berlin Prize Fellowships
The academy welcomes younger as well as established scholars, artists, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin for an academic semester or, in special cases, for an entire academic year. Fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, economics, German studies, art history, musicology, anthropology, law, and linguistics, as well as to writers and poets, public policy experts, journalists, composers, and artists. Fellows are encouraged to work in association with a Berlin institution such as a museum, library, archive, university, government agency, studio, or media organization. Candidates need not work on German topics, but their project descriptions should explain how a residency in Berlin will contribute to further professional development.
Up to $60,000 for 12 months; 

American Council of Learned Societies

Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship
These fellowships support advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well-designed and carefully developed plans for new research. The fellowships are intended to provide time and resources to enable these faculty members to conduct their research under optimal conditions. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.
$64,000; additional $2,500 for research and travel, possible $14,000 additional summer support

Also, a full list of competitions sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies may be found here

American Mathematical Society

Centennial Fellowships
The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. From 1997-2001, the fellowship program was aimed at recent PhDs. Fellows are expected to spend some of the fellowship period at another institution that has a stimulating research environment suited to the candidates' research development.
$80,000 for one year; up to $8,000 additional for certain expenses; 

Bogliasco Foundation

Bogliasco Fellowship Program
Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in a variety of disciplines. In the Arts, the Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on); with respect to Music, and Theater, however, the Center does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance.

Applicants for Fellowships are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. In addition, they must submit descriptions of the projects that they intend to pursue in Bogliasco. An approved project is presumed to lead to the completion of an artistic, literary, or scholarly work, followed by publication, performance, exhibition, or other public presentation. Approximately 50 Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded each year. They are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year. The Bogliasco Foundation does not offer summer residencies. The standard residency at the Liguria Study Center in Genoa has a duration of 30 to 34 days, depending on various practical considerations: the travel arrangements of Fellows, their disciplines, studio requirements, the Foundation's scheduling limitations, and so on.

Application due:

Columbia University

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship
This program provides innovative postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute (i.e., any of the social sciences, earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences and health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development and reducing environmental degradation, poverty, hunger and disease. The program offers a unique intellectual surrounding that fosters cross-disciplinary interaction, research and education.
$48,000 per year for 2 years, additional $12,000 research allowance; 

Dreyfus Foundation

Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. Applications are accepted from principal investigators that have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. Applications most likely to be of interest should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Examples include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil or groundwater. Also of interest are chemistry-related energy research (renewable sources, sequestration, etc.), and new or green approaches to chemical synthesis and processing, with a clearly stated relation to the environment.
$120,000 over 2 years; 

Folger Shakespeare Library

Short-Term and Long-Term Fellowships
The Folger Shakespeare Library offers residential research fellowships to encourage use of its exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. Each year scholars may compete for a limited number of long-term and short-term Fellowships. Awardees are expected to be in continuous residence and to participate in the intellectual life of the Folger.
Short-term fellowships: $2,500 per month over 1-3 months; 
Long-term fellowships: Up to $50,000 over 6-9 months;

Huntington Library

Long-Term Fellowships

The deadline for all of these fellowships is 

Dibner Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology 
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2019. 
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000. 
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections in the history of science and technology.

Dana and David Dornsife Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2019.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000.
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections. Preference may be given to projects in the history of the American West in general and of California in particular.

Kemble Fellowship in Maritime History
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2019
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months
Value of award: $50,000
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections in maritime history.

Mellon Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2019.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000.
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections.

Molina Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2019.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000.
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington’s collections in the history of medicine and related sciences, including public health. 

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD by no later than Nov. 15, 2019, and must be a citizen of the United States or foreign national with a minimum of three years U.S. residence.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000 ($4,200 per month from the NEH; the balance of the stipend from Huntington funds).
Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections.

Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Institute for Human Studies)

Junior Visiting Fellowship
Each year approximately 20 Junior Visiting Fellows from East Central Europe, Western Europe and the United States are awarded stipends to pursue their studies at IWM. The program gives promising young scholars in the humanities and social sciences an opportunity to pursue their research in Vienna under the guidance of IWM's Permanent and Visiting Fellows. It is expected that the Junior Fellows will reinvest their newly acquired knowledge in their home institutions in order to further intellectual and educational activities there. Applications are especially encouraged from doctoral candidates who are in the concluding stages of their dissertations or have recently received their doctorates in philosophy, political science, modern history, economics, or international relations. Preference will be given to research projects that are thematically related to IWM's fields of research or policy-oriented projects, in particular: political philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries; gender studies; political and social transformation in central and eastern Europe; social costs of economic transformation in central Europe; transformation of national higher education and research systems of central Europe. For their six-month research stay at IWM, Junior Visiting Fellows receive the stipend to cover transportation, rent, and living expenses. Recipients of the fellowships are provided office space and access to in-house Viennese research facilities.

See program website for additional information.

International Research and Exchanges Board

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO)
Applicants to the IARO program can propose to do research in up to three countries for up to nine months. In addition to support for their research, scholars receive the opportunity to increase their understanding of critical, policy relevant issues, develop and sustain international networks, and collaborate with foreign scholars on topics vital to both the academic and policy-making communities. As part of the IARO fellowship, participants are provided with visa assistance, international roundtrip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, as well as emergency evacuation insurance. IARO fellows also have access to resources available in any of the International Research and Exchange Board's field offices. Eligible countries of research include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Award amounts vary, for up to 9 months; 

Short-Term Travel Grants Program
This is a flexible fellowship offering support to postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on issues relevant to the U.S. government. Because STG supports research for a maximum of eight weeks, fellows have the ability to conduct shorter research trips without significantly affecting their teaching and work schedules. Scholars interested in STG can apply to conduct research in up to two countries for up to eight weeks. Eligible countries of research include Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Fellowship participants are provided with visa assistance, international roundtrip transportation, a monthly allowance for housing and living expenses, and emergency evacuation insurance.
Award amounts vary, for up to 8 weeks; 

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Medical and Related Sciences Bearing on Cancer
The Fund awards fellowships to suitably qualified individuals for full time postdoctoral studies in the medical and related sciences bearing on cancer. Applicants in general should not have more than one year of postdoctoral experience. They must hold either the M.D. degree or the Ph.D. degree in the field in which they propose to study or furnish evidence of equivalent training and experience. The appointment will normally be for three years. There is no dependency allowance for a spouse, though $1000 for each dependent child will be provided. An allowance of $1,500 will also be provided to the sponsoring laboratory for the cost of the fellow's research.
$150,000 over 3 years; 

Library of Congress

David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of 6 to 12 months of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center. If necessary, special arrangements may be made with the National Library of Medicine for access to its materials as well.
$4,200 per month over 6 to 12 months; 

James S. McDonnell Foundation

Scholar Awards in Understanding Human Cognition
This program derives from and is consistent with the foundation's commitment to supporting high quality research and scholarship leading to the generation of new knowledge and its responsible application. Currently, the Awards are only available in the Brain, Mind & Behavior program area, and provide largely unrestricted funding over a sufficient time period to allow investigators to pursue and develop new directions to their research programs. The foundation's goal is to recognize and encourage serious efforts to study human cognition by supporting both basic research studies and research applying findings from cognitive neuroscience and psychology to research efforts aimed at improving education, training, and neuro-rehabilitation. The awards are intended to support research programs judged to be original and important to advancing the state of knowledge of the field.
$600,000 over 6 years; Application by invitation only

MacDowell Colony

MacDowell Colony Fellowships
The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. MacDowell Fellows are selected by our admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years.

The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply.

Applications due:

National Academy of Education

Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships
The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members. Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between

$55,000 for one academic year, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half-time

National Science Foundation

Arctic Research Opportunities
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic. Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the Arctic region. The goal of the NSF Division of Arctic Sciences is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic, terrestrial, atmospheric, biological, social, cultural, and economic systems; and the connections that define the Arctic. The Division of Arctic Sciences and other NSF programs support projects that contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers and scientific literacy for all ages through education, outreach, and broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Program representatives from OPP and other non-OPP NSF programs that support arctic research coordinate across NSF, including joint review and funding of arctic proposals and mutual support of special projects with high logistical costs.
Approximately $300,000 annually; 

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Approximately $400,000 over 5 years;

International Collaboration in Chemistry between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad
Recognizing the importance of international collaborations in promoting scientific discoveries, the National Science Foundation and its counterpart agencies abroad seek to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities in chemistry between US and foreign investigators. The proposals should establish partnerships between US researchers and researchers from one of the following countries: Austria, Brazil, France, Japan, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and the UK. Proposed projects must have clear relevance to areas supported by the Division of Chemistry at NSF and the participating programs in the partnering countries. The program seeks new and highly innovative 3-year collaborative projects that break new ground, make use of unique resources and capabilities in participating foreign countries and demonstrate a high level of synergy between the collaborating investigators.
Approximately $420,000 over 3 years; Contact for deadline information

International Research Fellowship Program
The objective of the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers abroad. These awards are available in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF.
Applicants must have been awarded a Ph.D. within two years of the application deadline or expect to receive the doctoral degree by the start of the project. The proposal must also include collaboration with a foreign host to conduct scientific and engineering research at appropriate institutions of higher education, industrial research institutions/laboratories, government research institutes/laboratories/centers, nonprofit research organizations, and foreign centers of excellence located outside of the United States.
Approximately $100,000 over 9 to 24 months; No proposals accepted at this time

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Mid-Career Research Fellowships
The MMS Program supports mid-career research fellowships in the social, behavioral, economic, and statistical sciences. The primary goal of the fellowships is to facilitate the development of innovative methods and models for understanding complex social and behavioral science phenomena. A secondary goal is to facilitate interactions across the social, behavioral, economic, statistical, and other relevant sciences.
$60,000 over 12 months; 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. The fellowships are also designed to provide active mentoring of the Fellows by the sponsoring scientists who will benefit from having these talented young scientists in their research groups. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the BIO Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship program solicitation. International and teaching options are also offered. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
Approximately $300,000 annually; 

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of the sponsoring organization or agency, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation's future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees who are most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century.
Application by invitation only

Science, Technology, and Society
STS considers proposals for scientific research into the interface between science (including engineering) or technology, and society. STS researchers use diverse methods including social science, historical, and philosophical methods. Successful proposals will be transferrable (i.e., generate results that provide insights for other scientific contexts that are suitably similar). They will produce outcomes that address pertinent problems and issues at the interface of science, technology and society, such as those having to do with practices and assumptions, ethics, values, governance, and policy.
Up to $70,000 over 9 months; 

Newberry Library

Short-Term Fellowships

The deadline for all of these fellowships is 

Frances C. Allen Fellowship
A fellowship for women of American Indian heritage; its particular goal is to encourage American Indian women in their studies of any field related to the Newberry's collections. Allen fellows are expected to spend a significant part of their tenure in residence at the Newberry's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History.
$2,000 per month over 1 to 12 months

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
A fellowship awarded to PhD candidates or post-doctoral scholars, who are members of the ASECS, wishing to use the Newberry's collections to study the period 1660-1815.
$2,000 per month

Lester J. Cappon Fellowship in Documentary Editing
A fellowship that supports historical editing projects based on Newberry sources, using residential research in the Newberry's collections in preparation of a scholarly edition.
$2,000 per month over 1 to 3 months

Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellowship in the History of Cartography
A fellowship awarded to individual postdoctoral scholars for research in the history of cartography using the Newberry's collections.
$2,000 per month

Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Fellowship
A fellowship that supports one month of support for projects focused on materials written in a modern foreign language. Preference is given to residents of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada, and to projects using materials written in French, German, Italian, or Spanish.
$2,000 for 1 month

Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowships
A fellowship awarded to postdoctoral candidates and scholars of American Indian heritage for research in any humanities field using the Newberry's collections.
$2,000 per month for 2 months

Weiss/Brown Subvention Award
This fellowship will subsidize the publication of a scholarly book, monograph, or edition on European civilization before 1700 in one of the following fields: music, theater, French or Italian literature, or cultural studies. Authors must document that their projects have been accepted for publication and must provide detailed information regarding the publication and the subvention request.
Up to $9,000

Newberry Library

Long-Term Fellowships

The deadline for all of these fellowships is 

Lloyd Lewis Fellowship in American History
This fellowship is awarded to postdoctoral scholars pursuing projects in any area of American history appropriate to the Newberry's collections.
$4,200 per month over 4 to 12 months

Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded to postdoctoral scholars who wish to use the Newberry's extensive holdings in late medieval and early modern history and literature; preference will be given to projects focusing on Romance cultures, including work that draws on sources from the colonial Americas. Topics in Portuguese, Spanish, and Latin American studies are especially welcome, as are translation projects.
$4,200 per month over 4 to 6 months

Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women
This fellowship is designed for a post-doctoral woman at an early stage of her academic career, whose work gives clear promise of scholarly productivity and who would benefit significant from research, writing, and participation in the intellectual life of the Newberry. The applicant's topic must be related to the Newberry's collections. Preference will be given to proposals particularly concerned with the study of women.
$4,200 per month over 4 to 6 months

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
This is a fellowship for postdoctoral research in any field appropriate to the Newberry's collections. Preference is given to applicants who have not held major fellowships for three years preceding the proposed period of residency.
$4,200 per month over 4 to 12 months

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1, 2013. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate's dissertation or other manuscript have significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. A substantial portion of the work must be submitted with the application. The Institute holds first claim on publishing the appointed fellow's completed manuscript. The Institute's scope encompasses the history and cultures of North America's indigenous and immigrant peoples during the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national periods of the United States and the related histories of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, the British Isles, Europe, and Africa, from the sixteenth century to approximately 1820. Fellows devote most of their time to research and writing, work closely with the editorial staff, and participate in colloquia and other scholarly activities of the Institute. Fellows hold concurrent appointment as visiting assistant professor in the appropriate department at the College of William and Mary and teach a total of six semester hours during the two-year term. The calendar year 2014 is reserved solely for research and writing.
$50,400 per year for two years;

Resources for the Future

Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship is intended for researchers who have a doctorate degree and wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment. The award is open to individuals in any discipline who have completed their doctoral requirements by the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year. Teaching and/or research experience at the postdoctoral level is preferred though not essential. Social scientists as well as natural scientists interested in policy-relevant interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Because fellows will interact closely with RFF researchers, selection criteria will include the nature of the applicant's proposed research program and how it fits with RFF work in progress. Fellows receive an annual stipend based upon their current salary and also receive research support, office facilities at RFF, and an allowance of up to $1,000 for moving or living expenses.
Award amounts vary, for up to 11 months; 

Russell Sage Foundation

Project Awards
Currently, the Foundation is pursuing five principle areas:

(1) A program of research on the Future of Work concerned principally with the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of low-wage work in the United States and other advanced economies
(2) A program of research on current U.S. Immigration aimed at discovering how well immigrants and their children are adapting socially, politically, and economically to life in the United States, particularly as they move beyond the traditional immigrant gateway cities
(3) A program on Cultural Contact concerned with understanding and improving relations between racial and ethnic groups in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and other key institutional settings
(4) A program on Social Inequality, focused on the social effects of rising economic inequality, with particular attention to the ways in which the U.S. political and educational systems have responded to growing economic disparities
(5) A program of research on Behavioral Economics which incorporates the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the study of economic behavior.
Awards range from $35,000 to $200,000

Visiting Scholars Program
The Russell Sage Foundation's Visiting Scholar Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars to pursue their writing and research while in residence at the Foundation's New York headquarters. The Foundation particularly welcomes groups of scholars, who wish to collaborate on a specific project during their fellowship period at Russell Sage. While Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the Foundation's current programs, a number of scholars whose research falls outside the Foundation's active programs also participate. The Foundation annually awards up to 19 residential fellowships to select scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences who are at least several years beyond the Ph.D.
Up to $110,000 for 10 months (1 September to 30 June); 

Smithsonian Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowships

A large variety of fellowships, sorted by units within the Smithsonian Institution, is listed here. Funding amounts, deadlines, application requirements, and other details will vary.

Society for Conservation Biology

David H. Smith Conservation Fellowship Program
This postdoctoral fellowship program identifies and supports early-career scientists who will shape the field of applied conservation biology. The fellowship also includes targeted professional development workshops and training events, as well as lifetime membership in the Society for Conservation Biology and lifetime subscriptions to Conservation Biology, Conservation Letters, and Conservation magazine.
$50,000 per year over 2 years, also $32,000 research funds and $8,000 travel allowance;

Society for the History of Technology

Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field, normally awarded within the preceding four years, or expect to have graduated by the time of the award. The proposal must be in a field related to the history of technology. Applicants should be intending either to prepare a dissertation for publication as articles or as a monograph, whether or not this involves fresh primary research, or to develop a new project based on primary research.
$10,000 over 4 to 12 months; 

NASA Fellowship
The NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology provides support for up to one academic year to undertake a research project related to the history of space technology. The fellowship may support advanced research related to all aspects of space history, leading to publications on the history of space technology broadly considered, including cultural and intellectual history, institutional history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and history of engineering and management. The NASA Fellow will also receive complimentary SHOT membership for the year of fellowship. The Fellow will be offered opportunities to present research results at SHOT's annual meeting, in its newsletter, in the electronic version of Technology and Culture, through the Society's web site, or other outlets as appropriate. Fellows will carry out their research projects using personal office space, equipment, and supplies.
$17,000 over 1 year; 

Stanford University

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences: Individual Residential Fellowship
The Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological sciences. We expect Fellows to ask challenging questions of themselves and others. We also expect Fellows to work hard on their scholarly pursuits. Individuals who have been here often describe their center experience as productive, transformative and the best year of their entire career.
Up to $60,000 for 9 months; 

UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The next application cycle for these fellowships may open in 

Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships
Theme-based fellowships that align with the Center's year-long core programs. Programs for the 2012-2013 academic year include a variety of themes- moralism, fundamentalism, the rhetoric of decline, urban discontent, and imperialism- in 17th to 19th-century Eurasia. Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to the Center's programming while in residence.
Approximately $39,000 over 9 months, medical benefits included

ASECS/Clark Fellowships
These are fellowships sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Clark Library; they are open to postdoctoral scholars and ABD graduate students whose work focuses on the eighteenth century. Applicants must be in good standing with the ASECS.
$2,500 over 1 month

Clark Short-Term Fellowships
Short-term fellowship support is available for research in the Clark Library's collections.
$2,500 per month over 1 to 3 months

Clark-Huntington Joint Bibliographic Fellowship
This is a two-month fellowship for bibliographic research in the Clark and Huntington Libraries, focusing on projects in early modern British history and literature.
$5,500 over 2 months

Kanner Fellowship in British Studies
This is a three-month fellowship that supports research on projects in British history and culture; it is open to both predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars.
$7,500 over 3 months

Washington University in St. Louis

Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry program is postdoctoral fellowship, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that is designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. Postdoctoral Fellows have an opportunity to plan and pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at Washington University, and, over the course of their two-year appointment, to teach three undergraduate courses and to collaborate in an interdisciplinary theory and methods seminar.
$45,800 per year over 2 years

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Research Fellowship
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.
$147,000 over 3 years, additional $2,500 annual research allowance; 

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Fellowships at the Wilson Center
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes outstanding and award winning scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its non-partisan dialogue. Each year, the Center hosts around 160 scholars who conduct independent research on national and/or international issues addressing key public policy challenges. Through its scholars, the Center enriches crucial policy debates and provides a platform for scholars in the tradition of President Wilson to bring the worlds of policy and ideas together. Through an international competition, the Center offers 9-month residential fellowships. Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff. The Center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key challenges of past, present and future issues confronting the United States and the world.
Up to $85,000 over 9 months; 


Yaddo Residencies
Founded in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, herself a poet, Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment. Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video.

Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. Residencies last from two weeks to two months (the average stay is five weeks) and include room, board, and studio. Artists who qualify for Yaddo residencies are working at the professional level in their fields. An abiding principal at Yaddo is that applications for residency are judged on the quality of the artist's work and professional promise. Yaddo accepts approximately 200 artists each year.

Applications due:

Yale University

Beinecke Library Resident Fellowships
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library offers short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing postdoctoral or equivalent research in its collections, which include literary papers as well as early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. The fellowships, which include travel costs and a living allowance, are designed to provide access to the library for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area. Fellowships, normally granted for one month, must be taken up between September and May. Recipients are expected to be in residence during the period of their award and are encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University. Successful applicants normally explain in extensive and specific detail the relationship of the Beinecke collections to the project and the significance of the project to its larger field of scholarly concern.
$4,000 over 1 month