Grants & Fellowships for the Humanities, Arts, and Education

Rice University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations hosts an open house once a month during the academic year. These events are designed to help faculty secure private funding for research, projects and programs.  Although it is certainly not a requirement, it is helpful if you bring a written summary of your work, including a budget, to share with us.  Stop by between 9-11am on the first Friday of every month at Brochstein Pavilion.

Grants (sorted by deadline)

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowships

These graduate fellowships provide funding for tuition and living expenses or research and publication costs. Funding interests include graduate studies in humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences; independent research; and Armenian studies publications. 

Deadline: January  

National Endowment for the Arts 

Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. Grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project. 

Deadline: January 6

Council of American Overseas Research Centers - Fellowship Program for Advanced Multi-Country Research 

The program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in fields in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Scholars must carry out research in at least one of the countries which host overseas research centers. 

Deadline: January 17

University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Faculty Residential Fellowships (External Fellows) 
The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) Faculty Residential Fellowships are opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tools. Fellowships support projects that can be completed during the tenure of an award or those that are part of a long-term endeavor.
Deadline: January 15

Bogliasco Foundation Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities 
The Liguria Study Center provides residential fellowships for qualified persons working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities. Bogliasco Fellowships are granted to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture/landscape architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and the visual arts.
Deadline : January 15 (fall), April 15 (winter)

Princeton University Library Research Grants 
Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research 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.
Deadline: January 15

Winterthur Fellowships 
National Endowment for the Humanities: Winterthur participates in an NEH-funded program, Fellowships at Independent Research Institutions. NEH Research Fellows may receive four- to twelve-month fellowships to pursue advanced research. This fellowship may not be used in the pursuit of a degree, although fellows with doctorate in hand may revise a dissertation for publication.
Winterthur Research Fellowships: Academic, museum, and independent scholars, including graduate students receive one- to three-month short term fellowships. Stipend: $1,500 per month. Applicants need not apply for a specific named fellowship, but we do designate certain awards as:
Faith Andrews Fellowships for the study of Shaker life and material culture
Robert Lee Gill Fellowships for research on American decorative arts, painting, architecture, or historic preservation
Neville McD. Thompson Fellowships for the study of domestic life, late 19th- and early 20th-century design and material culture
Deadline: January 15

The Sid W. Richardson Foundation 
The Foundation’s main focus is public education, but also supports programs in the arts and humanities. Restriction: Restricted to Texas.

Deadline: January 15

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy John L. Stanley Award 
The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences, including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies, as well as newer areas such as evaluation research. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance, and to scholars in the initial stages of their career. Awards are not allocated so as to ensure a representative base of disciplines, but are approved solely on merit.
Deadline: January 31

Kislak Short-Term Fellowship Opportunities in American Studies 
Short-term fellowships for independent scholars, undergraduate and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection.
Deadline: January 31

University of Texas at Austin Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowships 
The Ransom Center will award over 50 fellowships to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Applicants must demonstrate the necessity of substantial onsite use of the Center's collections. Areas of Study: American studies; architecture; art and art history; cartography; classical studies; film and television; gay studies; history; history of science; history of the book and the book arts; Jewish studies; Latin American studies; linguistics; literature; music; performing arts; philosophy; photography; publishing; religion; Texana; and women's studies.
Deadline : February 1

The American Historical Association Research Grants  
The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. There are four grants available:
The Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the Western Hemisphere is available to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere; individual grants do not exceed $1,000. 

The Michael Kraus Research Grant in colonial American history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations, offers cash awards of up to $800. 

The Littleton-Griswold Grant offers grants of up to $1,000 for research in U.S. legal history and the field of law and society. 

The Bernadotte Schmitt Grants support research in the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Individual grants will not exceed $1,000.
Deadline: February 15
Bynner (Witter) Foundation for Poetry Grants
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry makes grants in the following categories: individual poets, translation and the process of translation from languages not currently available to English readers and poetry that has not been translated or that merits a new translation; developing the poetry audience; and uses of poetry: programs that use poetry for the greater public good.
Deadline: February 15

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Start-up Grants 
The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications for Digital Humanities Start-up Grants to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. 

Deadline: September 25

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Grants (IREX) 
Applications are invited for Visiting Research Fellowships of between two and six months, tenable in the period: June 2011-September 2013. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the Humanities and Social Sciences but priority is given to those whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute's current Research Themes: Dialogues of Enlightenment, Theory in Practice, Practice in Theory, The Academic and the Civic, Atmospheres and Atmospherics
Deadline: February 25

The UTMB Institute for the Medical Humanities Visiting Scholars
Visiting scholars are to carry out projects in humanities disciplines that will deepen understanding of and develop pedagogical approaches to the program's annual theme. Visitors are expected to carry out their proposed project at the Institute and to participate in its multidisciplinary work (colloquia, symposia). Periods of residency may range from two months to nine months.

Deadline: March

Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Visiting Research Fellowships in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture 
The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five one-month fellowships for research in residence in either or both collections during the academic year 2011-2012. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.
Deadline: March 1

Creative Capital Foundation 
Grants for Emerging Fields, Performing Arts and Innovative Literature
Creative Capital Foundation, a New York City-based nonprofit organization, acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields. The Foundation supports work with the potential for significant artistic and cultural impact, and seeks to act as a catalyst
for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas.
Deadline : March 1

Folger Shakespeare Library 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.
Deadline : Short term: March 1 / Long term: November 1

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships 

Program offers $25,000 grants 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. Operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2013, fellowships in poetry will be available. Guidelines for the poetry fellowships will be available in January 2012.
Deadline: March 31

Council on Library Resources (CLIR)
Cataloging Hidden Special Collection and Archives: Building a New Research environment: A joint grant program with the Andrew W. Mellon foundation that funds the identification and cataloging of special collections and archives.
Deadlines: March 11 for pre-proposals; July 22 for final proposals

Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History
Sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history.
Deadline: March 15

Humanities Texas, formally the Texas Council for the Humanities (TCH) 
Humanities Texas funds projects in the humanities. Scholars must be involved in the project seeking funding. Major grants fund comprehensive public programs such as lectures, seminars, conferences, book and film discussions, exhibits, civic discussions, and teacher workshops.

Deadlines: Letter of intent: February 15, August 15
Application: March 15, September 15

Truman (Harry S.) Library Institute for National & International Affairs Research Grants 
The Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs is the private, nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library. The Institute's purpose is to foster the Truman Library as a center for research and as a provider of educational and public programs. Grants are intended to enable graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other researchers to come to the Library for one to three weeks to use its collections.
Deadline: April 1

School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Program (SAR) 
As part of its mission to promote excellent scholarship and effective communication in the social sciences and humanities, SAR offers two competitive awards. The J.I. Staley Prize is an annual $10,000 award given for a book that represents the best writing and scholarship in anthropology. The Arroyo Hondo Grant Program awards funds to scholars who wish to work with this important archaeological collection, which was assembled during an interdisciplinary investigation conducted by SAR in the early 1970s. Please consult the School of Advanced Research's Web site for comprehensive eligibility requirements and application information.
Deadline: April 1 and October 1

Boston Athenaeum Research Library Mooney Research Fellowships 
A Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship, courtesy of a long-time teacher in the Boston Public School system, offers a stipend of $1,500 for a residency of twenty days and includes a year’s membership to the Boston Athenæum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible.
Deadline: April 15

David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS).

Deadline: April 17

Illinois Arts Council Program Grants 
Grants are available to not-for-profit Illinois organizations conducting arts programming of high artistic merit. Applications may be submitted for General Operating Support or Project Support. The Program Grant Areas are arts-in-education, dance, ethnic and folk arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts, multi-disciplinary, music, presenters development, theater, and visual arts.
Deadline: March 15

Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America Research Support Grants 
The Schlesinger Library sponsors research grants for those using the library's holdings. Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships support Harvard undergraduate study. Research Support Grants are open to faculty from any college or university and to independent scholars. Dissertation Grants are open to scholars who are enrolled in a doctoral program in a relevant field, have completed their course work toward the doctoral degree, and have an approved dissertation topic by the time the application is submitted. Application cover sheets are available in January of each year.
Deadline: March 16

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Cultures : Hiett Prize in the Humanities 
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to enrich and deepen the practical life of the city with the wisdom and imagination of the humanities. The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award presented to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture.
Deadline: June 1

Righteous Persons Foundation
The Foundation’s focus is on the Jewish community. It offers grants in the areas of: arts, culture, media, education, spirituality, Holocaust awareness, literacy, etc. as well as Israel Crisis grants.
Deadlines: June 1 and December 1 - check back in february 2012

Kluge Fellowships 
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months.

Deadline: July 15

National Endowment for the Humanities - Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics

Supports projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship.

Deadline: June 29

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Deadline: August 1

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

Comprises approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Deadline: August 1

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships are awarded to advanced scholars. The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed. 

Deadline: September 15

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships
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.

Deadline: September 28

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships
This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening
understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works.

Deadline: September 28

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants 
The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.
Deadline: August 1

NEH Summer Stipends
Description: Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools.
Deadline: September 27

Stanford University Stanford Humanities Center External Faculty Fellowships 
External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: October 1

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

The center offers residential fellowships in the social sciences and humanities on national and international topics related to key public policy and challenges or provide historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.
Deadline: October 1

Harvard University Radcliffe Institute Fellowships 
Radcliffe Institute Fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue independent work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Applicants must have received their doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment, or have achieved comparable professional achievement. Fellows are provided with office space, auditing privileges, and access to libraries and other resources at Radcliffe and Harvard. Stipends are funded up to $60,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses.
Deadline: October 1

National Humanities Center Fellowship Program 
Grants are offered to scholars (both US and international) for advanced study in the humanities. Applicants must have a record of publication and hold a Ph.D.
Deadlines: October 15

University of Pennsylvania Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities 
The Penn Humanities Forum awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). The broad interdisciplinary nature of the program allows fellows to become fully integrated into the life of the university. Fellows conduct research that relates to the Forum's topic of study for the year in residence, participate in the Forum's weekly faculty research seminar where they present their research, and teach one
undergraduate course on a subject that relates to the annual theme.
Deadline : October 15

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program
The purpose of the Visiting Scholars Program is to support the work of younger public policy analysts, humanists, and social scientists who show promise of becoming leaders in their field, especially those who work on multidisciplinary topics. The Program offers opportunities for them to carry out their individual research as well as to collaborate with Academy Fellows on shared scholarly or policy-related interests.
Deadline: October 15

National Humanities Center Fellowships in the Humanities 
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2012 through May 2013. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication, and new Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation.
Deadline: October 15

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Collaborative Research Grants
NEH funds research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities.

Deadline: December

Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

Deadline: July 1

American Academy in Rome Prize Fellowships
Supports up to thirty individuals working in archaeology, architecture, classical studies, design arts, historic preservation and conservation, history of art, landscape architecture, literature, modern Italian studies, musical composition, post-classical humanistic studies and visual arts. 

Deadline: November 1

The Getty Foundation

The Foundation's funds are awarded through special initiatives and competitions:
Getty Scholar Grants
Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Los Angeles Architecture 1940–1990 Residential Grants
Library Research Grants
Conservation Guest Scholars
Deadlines for all Getty funding: November 1

Howard (George A. and Eliza Gardner) Foundation Fellowships for Independent Projects Creative Non-Fiction, Literary Translation (into English), Film Studies, Literary Studies 
The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in fields selected on a rotating basis. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project.
Deadline: November 1

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program 

The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars program helps international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. 

Deadlines: February 1, 2013 (Germany); August 1, 2012 (India)

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program 
Funds individuals (pre-doctoral, dissertation, or postdoctoral fellowships available), seeks to increase ethnic and racial diversity.

Deadlines: November 14 (pre-doctoral fellowship application)

November 19 (dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship application)

Dan David Prize
The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.
Deadline: March 15

Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College Faculty Fellowships

Offers eight to ten resident Fellowships each year. The Fellowships are open to both junior and senior faculty members at other institutions.
Deadline: December 1

Truman-Kauffman Research Fellowship
Thanks to the generosity of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Truman Library Institute has created a major new research initiative and public lecture series featuring senior scholars researching, presenting, and publishing on the role of foreign aid on development, modernization, and societal reconstruction, especially in the wake of war, colonialism, and rising globalization.  Of course, research projects that incorporatethe Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and/or the Point Four program, are especially encouraged.
Deadline: December 1

Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
The Alexander Bodini Fellowship in culture and religion will be offered to the candidate whose work most closely reflects the investigation of the relation between culture and religion in both modern and historical societies. The Alexander Bodini Fellowship in global development and finance reflects the Academy’s attention to issues of contemporary urgency; historical approaches of particular relevance are also welcomed.

Deadline: December 3

Huntington Library Research Fellowships 
The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2012-2013. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.
Deadline: November 30

Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
Provides support for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational organizations and programs serving the people of the State of Texas. 

Deadlines: No deadlines

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
The ACLS offers grants and fellowships in the humanities at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
See website for more information.

American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellows (ACLS) 
The ACLS New Faculty Fellows program allows fifty recent PhDs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to take up two-year positions at universities and colleges, where their particular research and teaching expertise will benefit the receiving institution. Awardees will commit to teaching three semester-length courses each year and receive an annual stipend, an annual research and travel allowance, health insurance, and a one-time moving allowance. Applicants for this program must be nominated by the university that awarded their doctorate. Nominations are limited to the sixty U.S. members of the Association of American Universities, each of which has designated a liaison for the ACLS New Faculty Fellows program. Possible applicants at participating institutions are encouraged to contact their advisor or department or program chair for further information on the program.

American Philosophical Society

Awards are made for non-commercial research only. The Society makes no grants for academic study or classroom presentation, for travel to conferences, for non-scholarly projects, for assistance with translation, or for the preparation of materials for use by students. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution or costs of publication.

Deadlines: Various deadlines, see website

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Foundation supports five defined program areas:
Research Universities and Humanistic Scholarship
Scholarly Communications and Information Technology
Museums and Art Conservation
Performing Arts
Conservation and the Environment

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mellon American Literatures Initiative 
The American Literatures Initiative is a new collaborative book publishing program, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to create new opportunities for publication in under-served and emerging areas of the humanities. This new five-press publishing collaboration will confront the publishing crisis in literature and literary studies, where the annual number of university press books has declined steeply in recent years, placing younger scholars at a disadvantage when writing their first books. Each press will continue to acquire and develop titles according to its own needs and editorial criteria looking for high-quality first books by promising scholars, seeking out the best scholarly work about English-language literatures of Central and North America and the Caribbean.

Charles H. Revson Foundation
Jewish Philanthropy and Education: Supports projects that seek to enhance the awareness of Jewish history and culture and build bridges between people of diverse backgrounds through media, policy research, and leadership training.
It does not fund individuals.

Deadlines: No deadlines

Christopher Isherwood Foundation Grants for Fiction Writers 

Grants will be awarded to writers who have published at least one book of fiction, either a novel or a collection of stories. The grants are intended to enable writers to set aside time for writing. The novel or story collection must have been published at the time of application. Young adult novels do not satisfy the publication requirement for Christopher Isherwood Foundation grants.

Cullen Foundation
Focus on education and cultural arts.

Deadline: No fixed deadlines (submit 4-6 months before project start date)

Folger Shakespeare Library - Folger Institute Consortium Grants-in-Aid
The Folger Institute is a center for advanced study in the humanities sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library and a consortium of forty-one colleges and universities. Institute programs gather graduate students and faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions. Folger Institute programs are offered in several formats, including yearlong colloquia, semester-length seminars and skills courses, and weekend seminars and symposia.

Fondren Foundation 

Ford Foundation
Supports innovative thinkers, leaders and organizations that are working to reduce poverty and injustice and to promote democratic values, free expression and human achievement. 

Deadlines: No deadlines

Fulbright German Studies Seminar
Participants in this seminar gain a firsthand look into how Germany’s political, economic and cultural systems deal with contemporary issues. For U.S. scholars, the engagement in substantive dialogue with political, academic, scientific, journalistic and cultural leaders in Germany can strengthen research and teaching.

Deadline: Oct. 15

Fulbright Scholar Program
International exchange program that provides an opportunity for scholars and students to study, teach, and conduct research abroad.

Deadlines: Various, depending on program. See website for more information. 

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Humanities Program: The Foundation supports projects dealing with humanistic education rooted in great historical traditions; the influence of historical, cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideas on people; and how such ideals can be conceived and realized. The Foundation accepts interdisciplinary projects. 

Deadline: No deadline

Houston Endowment Inc.
Three areas of support:
Arts- sustaining and improving art organizations, cultivating audiences, supporting vibrant arts community, proving arts experiences for young people
Education- increasing student success at community and open-admission colleges; recruiting, preparing, and retaining public school leaders/highly qualifies teachers; increasing access to preschool programs; increasing postsecondary matriculation by preparing students for college.
Other Community Enhancement Programs- promoting historic preservation (especially related to Texas history), providing educational resources, improving literacy, workforce training
Deadlines: No deadlines (review process takes 6 months)

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Digital Media & Learning: Supports programs that investigate how digital media affect the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civil life.

Deadlines: No fixed deadlines

Kresge Foundation
Three areas:
Community Development, Arts and Culture, Education: Supports programs that seek to overcome systematic inequities in early childhood and higher education and to provide life-changing educational opportunities to those excluded.
Deadlines: No deadlines

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
NEH funds a variety of grants in the humanities.

Deadlines: Various, depending on program. See website for more information.

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) 

Deadlines: various depending on program

Northwood University Creativity Fellowships 
The Alden B. Dow Creativity Center offers four fellowships each summer to individuals in any field or profession who wish to pursue an innovative project or creative idea. The resident fellowship program is for ten weeks on the Northwood University campus. All fields of study are welcome, including the arts, humanities, and sciences. Please consult the Dow Creativity Center's Web site for comprehensive eligibility requirements and application information.

Organization of American Historians (OAH) 
The Organization of American Historians sponsors or cosponsors awards, prizes, fellowships and grants given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history.
There are several awards.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Howard and Donna Stone Summer Theory Institute 
The Stone Summer Theory Institute is week-long school in contemporary art theory. It is held in Chicago each July at the School of the Art Institute. Each year brings together an unprecedented gathering of international scholars to discuss an unresolved question in contemporary art theory. Fifteen fellows will be admitted on a competitive basis; full tuition remission, travel, and accommodation grants are available. Faculty and advanced graduate students are invited to apply. Please consult the Summer Theory Institute's Web page for comprehensive eligibility requirements and application information.

Wortham Foundation

No website, but info found here 
Supports cultural organizations, with an emphasis on the performing arts and museums, and in community improvement through civic beautification projects, disease research, contact or sponsored scientific research, and other school-related projects and activities.

Abell-Hanger Foundation  

Restricted to Texas; focus on Midland and West Texas.
Gives in the areas of: Arts, Culture, Humanities, Education, Human Services, Health, Public/Society Benefit. Applicants must seek funding from various sources because the Foundation rarely undertakes projects as a sole supporter. Educational grants are usually limited to institutions of higher learning.

Deadline: No Deadline

Kronkosky Charitable Foundation

Restriction: Funds must be spent on and benefit residents of Bandera, Comal, and Kendal counties.
The Foundation supports cultural programs that increase cultural activities and participation in the community, the study of arts (music, dance, theater, visual arts) and cultural activities for under privileged youth, encourage interaction between cultural interaction and public schools to expose children to cultural arts, projects that attract national and international cultural/artistic exhibits and events.

Deadlines: No deadlines


Meadows Foundation, Inc.

***currently only funding emergency operating support, due to economic situation; check back later ***

Restriction: Does not grant money to individuals. Arts and Culture- fine arts, theater, music, dance, literature connecting to heritage
Education- targeted at preparing children to learn, improving curricula, increasing number of qualifies teachers in our schools.

Deadlines: No deadline – ask to postpone applying until late this year or 2012