Humanities Scholarships

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

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.

Institute for Humane Studies (HIS)-Humane Studies Fellowship

Award Amount: Up to $12,000 Requirements: Available for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Open to students interested in the classical liberal tradition.

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)

Promotes international academic relations and cooperation through a broad program of grants for research and graduate study in Germany. Certain grants in this program are affiliated with the Fulbright Program and administered by IIE. A variety of short-term and long-term awards is offered in humanities and social sciences, German language, German studies, natural sciences, and engineering. Students are expected to possess a good command of German. Stipends and benefits vary, as do application deadlines.

Federal Chancellor Scholarship

The Federal Chancellor Scholarship is a part of the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. This foundation grants research fellowships to foreign scholars who hold doctorates and have not yet reached the age of 40. The Foundation also offers research awards to internationally-recognized foreign scholars of any age, enabling them to spend a lengthy period of research in Germany. Subjects for study include Arts and humanities, business administration and management, fine and applied arts, mass communication and information science, medicine, recreation, welfare, protective services, religion and theology, social, behavioral sciences or law. The purpose of the scholarship is to maintain and foster a close relationship between the United States of America and Germany by sponsoring individuals who demonstrate the potential of playing a pivotal role in the future development of this relationship. For more information, contact: Federal Chancellor Scholarship c/o Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Jean-Paul Strasse 12, Bonn, Bad Bodesberg, D-53173, Germany

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:

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

The Woodrow Wilson Practicum Grants: Humanities at Work

Mission: The humanities provide what every community and organization requires: values, ideals, and ideas all learned from the vast wealth of human experiences. In 1999 the Woodrow Wilson Foundation launched its Humanities at Work Practicum Grants to achieve two purposes. First, by bringing the broad perspectives and flexible skills of humanist scholars to civic, cultural, and corporate settings, the Foundation helped demonstrate the far-reaching applicability of doctoral training in the humanities. Second, Woodrow Wilson sought, through the program, to challenge Ph.D. students in the humanities to explore career opportunities beyond the academy by engaging more fully in their communities. More than 100 students have received Practicum Grants

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

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships (IDRF)

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

Turkish Fellowship Program

This program provides support for Turkish scholars and advanced graduate students affiliated with Turkish institutions who are conducting research in any field of the humanities or social sciences in Turkey. Administered by the Turk Amerikan Ilmi Arastirmalar Dernegi in Istanbul. For more information, contact: Turkish Fellowship Program

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations. AIA scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Deanna Baker, Membership and Societies Administrator. The Waldbaum Scholarship will be awarded to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students only. All applicants must complete the following: Complete online application form Provide names and emails of two references. Your references will receive an email with instructions for submitting their recommendations online. You are responsible for ensuring that both referees have submitted their letters of recommendation online by the application deadline. Send transcripts: Transcripts must be official and include at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters or 6 quarters), not counting AP credits. If you are a transfer student and have attended your current school for less than two years, please submit transcripts from your previous school(s) in order to provide a record of at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters/6 quarters), not counting AP credits. Post-Baccalaureate and first year graduate students must submit both undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts.

The Sono Osato Scholarship Fund for Graduate Studies

We will be offering a limited number of competitive scholarships based on academic merit and financial need for current and former dancers who have received the maximum amount from the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Fund and are pursuing graduate degrees in fields other than performance dance. The Osato Scholarship will be limited to a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to any one individual, paying for tuition and fees only. It is anticipated that the endowment will generate funds sufficient to award a grant to a minimum of two applicants annually. Award checks will be made out to the institution. Awards will not be granted retroactively (e.g. not be used to reimburse dancers for tuition already paid, for loans or other credit debt.) To be eligible to apply for a Sono Osato Scholarship applicants must: Have received the maximum allowed amount from the Newhouse Scholarship Fund. Have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA for an undergraduate or graduate degree, or recent pre-requisite coursework. Be studying or planning to study at the graduate level for a degree in one of the approved areas, such as professional degrees (law and medicine), the medical arts (nursing, physicians assistant, physical therapy, etc.), the helping professions (social work, counseling, psychology, creative arts therapies, etc.), physical and social sciences, education, business and the humanities. Previous recipients of a Gasparinetti Scholarship award are not eligible to apply for an Osato Scholarship.

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