For every field of study within the arts and humanities, there are a variety of fellowships to help you pursue your scholarly work. Fellowships are short-term awards, sponsored by federal or private organizations, that support scholars and their academic pursuits; these can span from summer workshops to full-year funding for scholarly research and creative work on campus or elsewhere. Note that CLAS supports fellowship seeking by providing a stipend supplement to the recipient if the fellowship does not cover their full salary, as it typically does not. A selection of fellowship opportunities is included below, but there are many more opportunities out there that may suit your specific interests! Please contact Ann Knudson for assistance in finding opportunities, developing fellowship applications, and ensuring internal routing procedures are completed at the time of application.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program The Scholar Program offers diverse opportunities for U.S. academics, administrators and professionals to teach, research, conduct professional projects, and attend seminars abroad. The program offers over 800 awards annually to 135+ countries. Russell Sage Visiting Scholars Program The Visiting Scholar Program is a residential program in New York City to support research and writing in the social sciences. This program constitutes an important part of the Russell Sage Foundation’s ongoing effort to analyze the shifting nature of social and economic life in the United States. Harvard University’s Radcliffe Fellowships Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, practitioners, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present. Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships The Humanities Center offers approximately twenty-five residential fellowships for the academic year to Stanford and non-Stanford scholars at different career stages. Fellows work on individual projects and the center aims to provide a supportive community. Many CLAS Faculty have been successful in seeking fellowship support recently. For example, Melissa Febos received a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship to work on a book project that examines the history of celibacy as a route to women’s liberation and bodily sovereignty, from the lives of medieval female saints to contemporary movements and personal experience. Colin Gordon received a Russell Sage fellowship to complete a book manuscript on the origins, diffusion, and impact of racial restrictions on property in St. Louis and St. Louis County. Also please see the recent IowaNow article featuring four CLAS faculty members who received funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities. We’re here to help you be successful too!

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Program

NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Individuals

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers awards in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Program ACLS accepts applications from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Fellowships support scholars so that they can dedicate time to a major piece of scholarly work. ACLS funds fellowships in a variety of fields, such as Buddhist Studies and the History of Art. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship The Guggenheim fellowship offers a year of funding for advanced professionals with a significant record of publication and scholarship to pursue independent projects.

Kristi Fitzpatrick Director, Grant Support Office


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