Huntington Library Dibner Program in the History of Science

Deadline: November 30, 2012
Length: both short-term awards (1-5 months) and long-term awards (9-12 months) are available.

Comments: Applicants for long-term awards must have received PhD by June 2012; applicants for short-term awards either should have PhD or should be doctoral candidates at the dissertation writing stage or have PhD; “Dibner Program in the History of Science offers historians of science and technology the opportunity to study in the Burndy Library and to work in the other resources for the history of science and technology at The Huntington.”

Huntington Library Mellon Fellowship

Deadline: November 30, 2012
Length: 9-12 months
Comments: must have received PhD by June 2012;  must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to the Huntington’s collections.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-graduate Fellowship: “Cultures of Conservation” at the Bard Graduate Center

Length: 2 years
Deadline: January 5th, 2013  for 2013-15
Notes: “The Bard Graduate Center invites applications for one two-year post-graduate
fellowship  “designed to help bridge the gap between objects as studied by conservators and objects as
studied by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History, Archaeology,
Anthropology);” will be awarded to a scholar to work on a project with a conservator or conservation scientist in the New York area.

Carnegie Mellon Residential Fellowship at Humanities Center

Deadline: January 15, 2013
Length: one year
Notes: searching for a junior and a senior residential fellow to be in residence at Humanities Center in 2013-14; applicants from any field in Humanities may apply; junior fellow must have Ph.D. in hand by application deadline; fellow must have a focused research project on one of central themes of topic of series of lectures and workshops at the center in 2013-14, “The Humanities and the Global University”; responsibilities include giving a public lecture, participating in Humanities Center’s Faculty Research Colloquium, and contributing to intellectual life of center.

Penn State Africana Center Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: November 11, 2012

Length: 1 year

“In the fall of 2005, the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) initiated a postdoctoral Fellowship program for scholars conducting research on Africa and the African Diaspora. Housed in the Africana Research Center (ARC), this initiative is intended to foster a world-class community of early-career scholars. Scholars selected as Fellows have opportunities to showcase their research and scholarship as well as to engage with noted scholars in their respective fields. Both contribute to the academic and cultural environments at PSU.”


Smithsonian Institution predoctoral research fellowships

Deadline: November 15, 2012 at 5p.m. ET

Online Application:

Application Instructions: Submit directly to the Smithsonian through the online application.  A University of Chicago faculty committee then receives the applications and nominates one student.

Smithsonian Contact:

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution invite applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. ABD (by start of fellowship) doctoral candidates in all fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible. The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with University policy. Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian.

The publication Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study outlines Smithsonian research activities and lists research staff. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact staff members to help identify potential advisors, determine the feasibility of the proposed research being conducted at the Smithsonian Institution, and the availability of relevant resources such as staff, collections, archives and library materials during the proposed tenure dates.



ARIT/ NEH Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey

American Research Institute in Turkey / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2013-2014.

Deadline: November 1, 2012

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens or three year residents of the U.S.

Notes: ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training.



Henry Luce Foundation/ ACLS Program in China Studies Fellowships

Deadline: November 15, 2012

Length: Maximum of one year and minimum of one semester

Eligibility: An applicant must hold a Ph.D. from an institution in the United States or be a U.S. citizen with a Ph.D. from any institution; The Ph.D. degree must be completed by November 15, 2012 (including defense and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2013; the Ph.D degree must have been conferred no more than eight years before the application deadline.

Notes: Pre-dissertation Grants for Research in China, and Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants are also available; applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome.


Zuckerman Prize in American Studies

Deadline: December 15, 2012

“The Zuckerman prize offers $2,000 for the best dissertation connecting American history (in any period) with literature and/or art.”

Eligibility: Only unpublished dissertations formally accepted between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012 qualify for the prize.


Tikvah Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Thought

Deadline: December 4, 2012.

Length: one year

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their doctoral dissertations by July 1, 2013 on a topic related to Jewish philosophy, political theory, or religious thought.

Comments: Fellows will reside at the University of Toronto in 2013-2014, where they will continue their research, deliver a public lecture, teach one course in each of two terms, and contribute to the intellectual life of the Jewish Studies Centre.