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Featured Funding Opportunities

Supports Cost of Research and Salary

NEH Documenting Endangered Languages

The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages by supporting activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages which includes the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.  Project support is available for one to three years.

Proposal deadline: November 19, 2018​


Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants

Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or transcriptions.  Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.  Projects must be undertaken by at least one editor or translator as well as another collaborating scholar.  Full or part time support is available for one to three years.

Proposal deadline: December 5, 2018

NEH Public Scholar Program

The Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. These books should seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems. The program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship.                                                                                                                     Proposal deadline: February 6, 2019

​Furthermore Grants in Publishing​

The Furthermore program is concerned with nonfiction book publishing about the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues of the day. Our grants apply to writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding, Book proposals to which a university press or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred. 
Proposal deadline: March 1, 2019 and September 1, 2019

NEH Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. Recognizing that at times scholars need to work away from their homes and institutions, the FPIRI program sponsors fellowships that provide scholars with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them.

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Supports Cost of Research

Werner-Gren Foundation: Post-Ph.D. Resea​rch Grants

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants are awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.                                                                                             

Proposal deadlines:  November 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019​​

Franklin Research Grant

The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. 

Proposal deadline: December 03, 2018​


Special Programs within the Franklin Research Grants

APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London

In collaboration with the British Academy, the APS offers an exchange postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of one and a maximum of two months' research in the archives and libraries of London during 2019. Candidates should specify that they are asking for the British Academy Fellowship.

Proposal deadline: December 03, 2018​

APS/Institute​ for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh

In collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, the APS offers a visiting fellowship of between two and four months for research in Edinburgh in the calendar year 2019 in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. 

Proposal deadline: December 03, 2018​​