Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

This creative fellowship recognizes Kate Neal Kinley’s dedication to the arts. Individuals interested in seeking advanced study in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning are invited to apply.

Three major fellowships are awarded:

  1. One of up to $20,000 in any field of music
  2. One of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, dance, instrumental or vocal music, or theatre
  3. One of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations. The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their 25th birthday.

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

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American Antiquarian Society Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic scope–that is, American history and culture through 1876–is eligible.

Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society’s coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000.

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

American Folklife Center Research Awards

Application Deadline:  March 5, 2017

The American Folklife Center’s competitive awards provide support for scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics.

Opportunities open to graduate student applicants include:

The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award

The purpose of the fund is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector. Awards may be made either to individuals or to organizations in support of specific projects. In recent years the available amount has of the award has been between $3000 and $4000 and has usually been divided among more than one recipient.

The Blanton Owen Fund

This award, established in memory of folklorist Blanton Owen, supports ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians. Historically the available amount has been about $1000 and is often split between more than one recipient.

The Henry Reed Fund Award

The Henry Reed Fund was established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed. The purpose of the fund is to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Historically, Reed Awards have ranged from $1000 to $2000.

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

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

This creative fellowship recognizes Kate Neal Kinley’s dedication to the arts. Individuals interested in seeking advanced study in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning are invited to apply.

Three major fellowships are awarded:

  1. One of up to $20,000 in any field of music
  2. One of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, dance, instrumental or vocal music, or theatre
  3. One of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of architecture, art, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning. Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their 25th birthday.

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

American Folklife Center Funding Opportunities

Application deadline:   March 15, 2016

The American Folklife Center’s competitive awards provide support for scholars working with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress and for fieldworkers on folklife and related topics.

Opportunities open to graduate student applicants include:

The Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award

The purpose of the fund is to increase awareness of the ethnographic collections at the Library of Congress and to make the collections of primary ethnographic materials housed anywhere at the Library available to the needs and uses of those in the private sector. Awards may be made either to individuals or to organizations in support of specific projects. In recent years the available amount has of the award has been between $3000 and $4000 and has usually been divided among more than one recipient.

The Henry Reed Fund Award

The Henry Reed Fund was established in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed and first awarded in 2004, with an initial gift from founding AFC director and fiddler Alan Jabbour. The purpose of the fund is to provide small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the collections of the American Folklife Center. Historically, Reed Awards have ranged from $1000 to $2000.

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/grants.html

Jacobs Research Funds

Application deadline:   February 15, 2016

The Jacobs Research Funds (JRF) funds projects involving fieldwork with living peoples of North, Central and South America which result in publication or other dissemination of information about the fieldwork. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest. Projects focusing on archival research have low priority, but we welcome proposals to digitize, transcribe and translate old materials that might otherwise be lost or become inaccessible. Relevance of the project to contemporary theoretical issues in anthropology and linguistics is also a criterion used in evaluating proposals.

Funded projects typically focus on linguistic analysis, social-cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Especially appropriate are field studies that address cultural expressive systems, such as music, language, dance, mythology, world view, folk taxonomy, art, intellectual life, and religion. Also appropriate are projects focusing on cultural and linguistic forms in modern contexts, for example, traditional environmental knowledge or social organization.

Projects in archaeology, physical anthropology, applied anthropology, and applied linguistics (for example, grants exclusively for technological improvements, development of pedagogical materials, etc.) are not eligible for support.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://depts.washington.edu/jacobsf/application.html

UW Comparative Religion Eugene and Marilyn Webb Scholarship

Application deadline:   January 15, 2016

The Eugene and Marilyn D. Webb Scholarship recognizes academic merit and promise at both the undergraduate and graduate level by awarding grants to students on the basis of their academic record and writing ability. Candidates must be either a major in the Comparative Religion Program or an enrolled student in the Comparative Religion track of the International Studies Master’s degree program and have completed at least one quarter of work at the UW. (Students with at least one quarter’s work at the UW are eligible to apply.) Should no qualified Comparative Religion candidates be identified, the Comparative Religion faculty may award students majoring in an adjacent field of study (for example: anthropology, history, literature, philosophy or sociology) but with a special interest in the comparative study of religion.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://jsis.washington.edu/religion/scholarships.shtml

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Application deadline:   December 1, 2015

This creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions recognizes alumna Kate Neal Kinley’s dedication to the arts. Those interested in seeking advanced study in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning are invited to apply.

Three major fellowships are awarded:

  1. One of up to $20,000 in any field of music
  2. One of up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
  3. One of up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning

Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their 25th birthday.

Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of unusual promise in the fine arts as attested by:

  • high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
  • high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
  • the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
  • excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character

While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers, or faculty members but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the fellowship committee.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://faa.illinois.edu/alumni-friends/kate-neal-kinley-memorial-fellowship

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

Application deadline:   November 3, 2015

Webinar:   October 13, 2015

The program

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

Eligibility

The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2016 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2016, whichever comes first.

The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.

Applicants from select disciplines within the humanities (Art History, Architectural History, Classics, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Literature, Musicology, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, and Religion) are welcome to request three or more months of funding for international on-site dissertation research in combination with site-specific research in the United States, for a total of nine to twelve months of funding. All other applicants (for instance, those in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology, among others) must request nine to twelve months of on-site, site-specific dissertation research with a minimum of six months of research outside of the United States. Research within the United States must be site-specific (e.g., at a particular archive) and cannot be at the applicant’s home institution unless that institution has necessary site-specific research holdings. Please note that the IDRF program supports research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up.

Applicants who have completed significant funded dissertation research in one country by the start of their proposed IDRF research may be ineligible to apply to the IDRF to extend research time in the same country. Eligibility will be at the discretion of the IDRF program, depending on completed research time and funding. The IDRF program expects fellows to remain at their research site(s) for the full nine- to twelve-month funding period. The IDRF program will not support study at foreign universities, conference participation, or dissertation write-up. The program does not accept applications from PhD programs in law, business, medicine, nursing, or journalism, nor does it accept applications in doctoral programs that do not lead to a PhD.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/

Asian Cultural Council Grants

Application deadline:   November 2, 2015

The Asian Cultural Council supports transformative cultural exchange by awarding grants to artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals, as well as organizations and educational institutions from the United States and Asia for research, study, and creative work in the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia.

To apply, you must be an artist, an arts or humanities professional, a scholar, or a graduate/post-graduate student in a related field. Your country of permanent residence must be within Asia or the United States, and your proposed project must take place outside of your home country, also in either the United States or Asia.

Please note that our fellowship grants are process-oriented, not product-oriented. They are intended for exploration, not exhibition.

The majority of ACC’s grants are awarded after our May board meeting. Since we are unable to provide support retroactively, the project for which you are seeking funding should begin no earlier than June 1st of the year after you apply.

Disciplines Funded
ACC supports individuals working in the following disciplines:
Archaeology, Film/Video, Architecture, Literature (for projects to and from Japan only), Art History, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Arts Criticism, Music, Conservation, Photography, Crafts, Theater, Curation, Visual Art, Dance

Eligible Countries
Applicants must originate from, and be travelling to, the following countries:

Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Bhutan, Korea, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Macau, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, East Timor, Mongolia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Myanmar, United States, India, Nepal

Projects NOT Funded by the Asian Cultural Council

  • activities conducted by individuals in their home countries
  • commercial and industrial design
  • film and video production costs
  • individual artist exhibitions and performance tours
  • publications
  • undergraduate and secondary school study
  • full tuition costs — ACC can help cover living and travel expenses for graduate/post-graduate students only
  • projects retroactively

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/apply-now/individual-guidelines