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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.

JCB Long-Term Fellowships

The Library also offers long-term fellowships, several of which are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent agency of the U.S. Federal government. Additional long-term fellowships have been made possible by Donald L. Saunders; R. David Parsons (for the study of the history of exploration and discovery); and the Reed Foundation, which has endowed the InterAmericas Fellowship (for research on the history of the British West Indies and the Caribbean basin). Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. These include NEH Fellowships, for which an applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America or have lived in the U.S. for the three years preceding the application deadline. For other long-term fellowships, all nationalities are eligible. Graduate students may not hold JCB Long-Term Fellowships. PhD candidates are welcome to apply for long-term fellowships if all degree requirements, including the successful defense of their dissertation, have been met by the December 15 deadline. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to relocate to Providence and to be in continuous residence at the John Carter Brown Library for the entire term of the award. Those living within commuting distance of the Library (approximately 45 miles distant) are ordinarily not eligible for JCB Fellowships.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Applicants for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have completed all academic requirements for the doctoral degree except the dissertation. Applicants should demonstrate course work in Jewish Studies on the graduate level and must give evidence of proficiency in a Jewish language adequate for pursuing an academic career in their chosen field. Preference is given to individuals preparing for academic careers in Jewish Studies, although occasional grants are awarded to students in other fields of the humanities or social sciences who demonstrate a career commitment to Jewish scholarship. The amount of the grants is between $7 - $10,000. Fellowships are granted for one academic year and are normally given for the final stages of completing the dissertation.

Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies

Eligibility:Applicants should: * Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; * Have completed all academic requirements for the Ph.D., except dissertation, by the date of application; * Demonstrate significant course work in Jewish studies at the graduate level; * Provide evidence of proficiency in a Jewish language (i.e. Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Aramaic, etc.); * Be in a reasonable position to complete the work of their thesis during their fellowship year ; * Have a proposal or prospectus that has been approved by a thesis committee; * Complete online application in full. Partially completed applications cannot accepted. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that applications are complete by the deadline. A strong preference is given to individuals preparing for academic careers in Jewish studies, and to those who indicate that they will pursue a career in the United States Although occasional grants are awarded to students in other fields of the humanities or social sciences who demonstrate a career commitment to Jewish scholarship. To enable recipients to devote themselves fully to completing the dissertation, it is expected that they will not hold a full-time job or equivalent academic workload during the fellowship year. We request that grantees inform us of any other fellowships or grants they may receive during their fellowship year.Fellowships cannot be postponed or deferred to another year. Grantees who defer their awards will not receive special consideration upon reapplication.For re-applicants only: Because we are transitioning to online application system, you will be required to resubmit a full and completed application online. This will include transcripts and references, as well as a 2-page statement outlining how the project has developed or changed from a previous submission.Previous grantees of the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Fund for the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships in Jewish Studies may not reapply.

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

Offer one-year support for women who will have earned a doctoral degree. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Limited additional funds may be available when matched by the fellow's institution.

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.

Fellowships in the Humanities

Newberry Library Fellowships are available to graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral students in the humanities show research would benefit from time spent in the Library

Jewell L. Taylor National Scholarship

Eligibility Before completing a scholarship application, a potential applicant should consider the following eligibility requirements: • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. • Applicant is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program that will continue into the coming academic year, has been admitted to an undergraduate program for the coming academic year, or has applied for admission to begin undergraduate study. • Applicant is currently pursuing or will pursue a degree in family and consumer sciences or related specialized programs at the undergraduate level and is (or will be) enrolled for the academic year and is making satisfactory progress. • Applicant does meet or is willing to meet the specific requirements of the scholarship. A $5,000 scholarship and up to $1,000 of support for one year of AAFCS membership and participation in the AAFCS Annual Conference will be awarded to no more than one (1) qualified undergraduate student pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences.

Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

The American Council of Learned Societies offers support for writing dissertations in East European studies in all disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences.Funding is offered for two types of support: * Research Fellowships for use in Eastern Europe to conduct fieldwork or archival investigations. * Writing Fellowships for use outside of Eastern Europe, after all research is complete, to write the dissertation.Applications should be for work on Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Applicants may propose comparative work considering more than one country of Eastern Europe or relating East European societies of those of other parts of the world.Fellowships will be granted on the basis of the scholarly potential of the applicant, the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, and its importance to the development of scholarship on Eastern Europe. ACLS selection committees consider language competence essential to research. Therefore, applicants will be asked to describe their command of the language(s) required for their proposed projects.The stipend will be up to $18,000. As a condition of the award, the applicant's home university will be required (consistent with its policies and regulations) to provide or to waive normal academic year tuition payments or to provide alternative cost-sharing support.Title VIII/ACLS awards support scholars at key points early in career: acquisition of an East European language as a basic research tool, dissertation research, dissertation writing, postdoctoral work before tenure to turn the dissertation into a book or to embark on the first serious research project after the dissertation, travel to conferences to present results of research in progress, and organization of planning workshops and formal conferences. Applicants are encouraged to consider applying for these funding opportunities in sequence. Accordingly, the record of success in completing work under terms of one Title VIII/ACLS grant or fellowship should be mentioned in the essay of any subsequent application.Specification of Research or Writing FellowshipsApplicants must apply for one of these two categories of support and in the application essay clearly state how much work on the dissertation has already been accomplished and in what specific ways progress would be advanced by an ACLS award. The selection committee will consider the intrinsic intellectual merit of the project, the workplan proposed, and evidence of progress made toward completion.Applications for research fellowships should state the questions or hypotheses driving research, the methods to be used for gathering relevant evidence, and preliminary versions of the dissertation’s main argument.Applications for writing fellowships should state what materials have been collected, how research questions may have been answered or modified, and the direction that analysis will take once writing has begun. ACLS selection committees understand the problem posed by timing – often, applications for writing are written in the midst of fieldwork or archival research, which means that all relevant materials have not yet been collected and the dissertation’s argument may be still inchoate. Applicants should address this problem directly in the application essay, describing as accurately as possible what they have managed to accomplish as of the application deadline and how they envision the dissertation taking shape during the period of the writing fellowship.An individual may apply to all fellowship and grant programs for which he or she is eligible, such as the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. However, not more than one ACLS or ACLS-joint award may normally be accepted in any one competition year.Eligibility: Applicants * Applicants must be U.S. citizens. * Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABD) by June. * Applicants may apply for one-year research and writing fellowships in sequence, but may not apply for a second year of funding in either category.

Williams Law Group Opportunity to Grow Scholarship

Are you a New Jersey student who will be enrolled in a New Jersey two-year to five-year institution in 2018-2019? Do you need help paying for schooling or supplies? You are not alone. College is not cheap, but we don’t want that to stop you from pursuing this irreplaceable experience. At Williams Law Group, we have experienced the benefits of higher education. That is why we are offering a $1500 scholarship to help one New Jersey student go to college, law school, or other institute of higher education. To apply for this scholarship, you must be a New Jersey high school or college student and are enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution in New Jersey in 2018-2019. Additionally, the student must want to pursue their Juris Doctor, a degree in Social Work or a closely related field. The student must be well-rounded and demonstrate a commitment to their school and community. A minimum GPA is not required. Read the Instructions and Terms and Conditions for more eligibility information. To apply, create a short (30–120 second) video and essay, telling us the following things: 1. What does your community mean to you? 2. How have you demonstrated a commitment to both your school and larger community? Upload your video to YouTube. Fill out the application, and include a link to your video on YouTube. Applications are due May 11, 2018

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