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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.

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.

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.

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.

National Research Council: Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships For Minorities

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship For Minorities is a $17,000 stipend per year for 3 years. Open to individuals who are members of the following groups: Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Native American Indians, Black/African Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, and Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian). Applicants must be registered full-time in a research-based doctoral program (Ph.D. or Sc.D.). Eligible fields include: Research-based areas of the social and behavioral sciences, education, engineering, humanities, life sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences.

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

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.

McFarffels Scholarship

For lesbian whose career goals directly target women and women’s issues.

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.

Bloomsbury Scholarships

Bloomsbury Honor International believes in rewarding its members for their academic, entrepreneurship, and leadership excellence. To do so, scholarships are granted to qualified achievers annually. Upon being accepted into the Bloomsbury Honor International, members are eligible to apply for the scholarships. A selection committee comprised of Senior Officers carefully evaluates each application. Evaluation is based upon numerous factors including academic honours and recognition, current GPA, civil service, leadership experiences, and any accomplishments pertinent to entrepreneurship. All scholarships are only available to current student members of the Bloomsbury Honor International. Categories: - Arts and Humanities - Business and Management - Education - Engineering, Mathematics and Science - Law - Medical and Health - Social Science Eligibility: As an international initiative, we welcome scholarship applications from any country. All students considered for scholarships must be members of Bloomsbury Honor International in good standing. Students must also be enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited institution. Any applications received after the application deadline will not be considered. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of: - Academic achievement relative to specific category - Leadership and entrepreneurship experience - Work experience relative to specific category - Community service - Personal statement of goals and aspirations - Letters of recommendations If selected, necessary information must be received by Bloomsbury Honor International within three weeks of notification date or scholarship will be forfeited.

Rome Prize Fellowships

In general, all applicants for the Rome Prize fellowships must be citizens of the United States at the time of application. (Permanent Residents or individuals who have been residents in the U.S. for at least three years at time of application may apply for the post-doctoral fellowships in the School of Classical Studies. Please read carefully the specific eligibility requirements provided below.) Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply. Graduate students may apply for predoctoral awards in the School of Classical Studies if they meet the other criteria provided below. Winners of the Rome Prize may hold other fellowships concurrently, as long as the requirements of such fellowships do not conflict with the Academy's fellowship rules. Applicants are required to disclose all fellowships and awards they may hold during their proposed residency in Rome. The Academy may make adjustments to the stipend awarded if substantial additional resources are made available. Rome Prize winners may not hold full-time jobs while at the Academy.

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