Institute for Humane Studies Fellowships

Application deadline:   March 1, 2018

The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 per year to support current or future students in PhD programs. Intended for graduate students with an interest in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences. As a Fellowship recipient, you will receive individual academic advising as well as guidance, resources, and access to a passionate and supportive community of scholars dedicated to the advancement of classical liberal ideas.

To be eligible to apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a PhD program for the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a research interest that contributes to liberty-advancing scholarship.
  • Applicants should have a strong record of academic excellence as well as a demonstrated research interest that is rooted in the tradition of individual and economic freedoms.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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Library Company of Philadelphia Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Library Company of Philadelphia offers a variety of fellowships supporting dissertation research relating to its collections:

  • The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports dissertation research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, with a stipend of $20,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
  • The Program in Early American Economy and Society dissertation-level fellowship, carrying a stipend of $20,000, is tenable for the period September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018. It may be divided between two scholars, who would each receive $10,000 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
  • The Program in African American History Mellon Scholar Dissertation Fellowship is designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900. The fellowships promote research in residence in the collections of the Library Company and enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Fellows are expected to conduct the majority of their research in the Library Company’s collections but may also use the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be in the later stages of research or writing. The term of the fellowship is from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 with a stipend of $25,000. The award may be divided between two applicants, each of whom would receive $12,500 for the period September 1, 2018 to January 15, 2019 or January 15, 2019 to May 31, 2020

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

Kobe College Corporation – Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified PhD graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded.

KCC Japan Education Exchange will award the graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of effectively supporting education and awareness about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. There are no restrictions as to place of study in Japan, discipline of study, or age of the applicant. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which includes (but is not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, business or science. Preference will be given to applicants who provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan. Applicants must have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy; they must also demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

 

Phillips Fund for Native American Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time.

The average award is about $3,000; grants do not exceed $3,500. Grants are given for one year following the date of the award.  The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students for research on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Psychological Foundation Rosen Fund Grants for Gifted Children Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”

Rosen Fund grants:

  • Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents.
  • Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.

Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:

  • Research.
  • Pilot projects.
  • Research-based programs.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $50,000.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Psychological Foundation Placek Grants for LGBTQ+ Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research by graduate students or early career researchers that addresses the following topics:

  • Heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence.
  • Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people.
  • Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Library Company of Philadelphia Short-Term Residential Fellowships

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

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 2018-2019. 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. The short-term fellowships may be used to support dissertation, post-doctoral, or advanced research.

Short-term fellowships provide a stipend of $2,000, as well as access to a fellows’ residence that offers accommodation at reasonable rates. Fellowships are tenable for any one-month period between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

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James Madison Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. The Fellowship supports graduate study leading to a master’s degree at any accredited institution in the US.

Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, and in no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, and books (as well as room and board if required to live away from your principal residence), and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or any other social studies class where you will teach topics on the Constitution at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

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Seattle Foundation Meyer-White Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Seattle Foundation’s Walter H. Meyer-Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship supports returning adult students who are either attending or prepared to attend a 2- or 4-year public or private university, at the graduate or undergraduate level. If attending at the undergraduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 24. If attending at the graduate level, the applicant must be over the age of 30. 8 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 each.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.