American Academy of Arts & Sciences


Deadline: ~October 15 (postmark)

Submission Method: Mail

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: None ever

Competition Level: 7- 8 fellowships are awarded annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: Candidates must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current faculty members of an academic or professional organization in the U.S.; preference is given to untenured junior faculty, but qualified postdocs also may apply

Visiting Scholars at the Academy of Arts & Sciences are expected to be in residence at the American Academy in Cambridge throughout the academic year (mid-September-May). Applicants should be untenured junior faculty or postdoctoral students who can demonstrate that their work will make a substantial contribution in one or more of the Academy’s four scholarly research areas: Humanities and Culture, Social Policy and American Institutions, Science and Global Security, and Education Policy.  Proposals should take into account the Academy’s emphasis on interdisciplinary work, as well as its interest in broadening public understanding of important intellectual trends and contemporary policy choices.

Faculty can receive up to $60,000 (not to exceed one-half of current salary). Postdocs receive an annual stipend of up to $40,000. The Academy provides office space, computer services, library privileges, and assists with information on locating housing. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Academy require that you have health insurance before taking up your residency.

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