Humanities Scholarships

Here are some of the Humanities scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship

One-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree by November 15. Sixteen fellowships are available: four each in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, one unrestricted, and one designated for a woman from an underrepresented minority group in any field. Designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. Tenured professors are not eligible.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. Fellowships: The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. Fellows may not have held a similar national award for the final dissertation year, nor may they have previously applied for the Newcombe Fellowship. For more details, see the posted eligibility requirements and list of frequently asked questions.

Title VIII Dissertation Development Workshops

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council is currently accepting applications for its upcoming Dissertation Development Workshop, Violence in Eurasia: Historical and Contemporary Approaches. The Eurasia Program Dissertation Development Workshops bring together 10-12 doctoral students and 5-6 faculty participants for two to three days of intensive critical discussion of the students dissertation projects, as well as larger theoretical and methodological issues. Graduate students in the social sciences and related humanities, at any stage in their dissertation projects, are eligible to apply. These workshops serve as a valuable and effective way to strengthen expertise on Eurasia (especially its underrepresented topics and regions) and help shape the field by promoting a sense of community among, and fostering intellectual exchanges between, students and scholars at different levels and from different disciplines. In addition, these workshops provide guidance and support for students working on less represented topics and areas and hence help to make the field more balanced and responsive to current developments in the region. Because the students and faculty are from a variety of social science and humanities disciplines, students receive training in how to communicate their research most effectively. This multidisciplinary allows for refreshing insights into their topics and encourages a wider discussion of the region as a whole. Funding for this program is provided by the US Department of State under the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). For further information contact: Social Science Research Council 810 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 (212) 377-2700

Dudley T. Moorhead Memorial Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - History College of Arts & Humanities For any worthy student. Note: on a rotation basis every three years, if only one scholarship can be awarded, with College of Humanities and the Arts, College of Social Sciences, and Dept. of History. Graduate students must have taken their undergraduate degree from SJSU.

Angelina Aliberti Ruggie and Lawrence L. Ruggie Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be satisfactorily pursuing a course of study in the humanities, including law and the field of social work, but excluding military sciences. Scholarships are awarded on a rotational basis to all 23 campuses.

Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship

The Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program was established to increase participation of people of color in professional theater. It is an attempt to break the cycle of exclusion and disengagement that has created a severe schortage of trained minority arts administrators, artisans and technicians. Type: Undergraduate Study Internship Program Class standing Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Citizenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Submission Requirements: Transcripts Current college Letters of Recommendation 2 one academic, one professional Resume Personal Essay responses to specified questions cover letter indicating your interests, interview

Larry Matfay Cultural Heritage Scholarship

Award: $1,000; one recipient per year Deadline: June 1 Requirements: 2.5 GPA or equivalent Full-time student status Eligible Majors: Health Care Anthropology History Alaska Native/American Indian studies Rural Development Linguistics KEF eligibility requirements Applicants must be Alaska Native shareholders or descendants (may be adopted) of the Koniag Region. All applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Koniag, Inc. descendant or shareholder database must complete the descendant database form and submit the form to Shareholder Relations at Koniag, Inc. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please contact or call (800) 658-3818. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in nationally, regionally, or municipally accredited, recognized institutions of higher learning or vocational schools. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, high school or GED graduate, or have successfully completed one or more college, university or graduate school terms

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (IDRF)

Criteria: * Open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences

Bill McKnight Legacy Scholarship

For students in the queer community studying Arts and Humanities with a preference for residents of Kitsap County/Bainbridge Island, Washington. Please check the website for any changes in application deadline.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships

Assistance for students of superior ability pursuing graduate programs leading to the doctorate or the Master of Fine Arts in selected fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States. Applicants must demonstrate financial need by filling out a FAFSA form. Twenty percent of the fellowships are awarded in the social sciences (including psychology), twenty percent in the arts, and sixty percent in the humanities. A minimum of sixty percent of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits. Awards include tuition, fees, and a stipend, and may be renewed for up to four years of study. Application materials may be reviewed on the web site, but applicants must obtain a hard copy for submission because a scannable form is included.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Fellowships for Advanced Multi-country Research

Criteria: * Open to doctoral candidates and established scholars with U.S. citizenship, as individuals or as teams. Open to scholars pursuing research on broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences in countries in the Near and Middle East and South Asia. For information and application, contact; web:). Specific Application for this fellowship: For further information contact CAORC Phone: (202) 842-8636 Email:

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