Shakespeare Association of America
 

Fellowships

Apply for an NEH Public Scholars Grant (November 30, 2022 Deadline)

 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for the Public Scholars program. The program offers grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to the creation and publication of well researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public.

 

The program welcomes projects in all areas of the humanities, regardless of geographic or chronological focus. The resulting books might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be written in a readily accessible style, must clearly explain specialized terms and concepts, and must frame their topics to have wide appeal.

 

The Public Scholars program is open to independent writers as well as applicants with an institutional affiliation. It offers a stipend of $5,000 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The maximum stipend is $60,000 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or residency in the U.S. for the three years preceding the application deadline. In addition, they must have previously published a book with a university or trade press or at least three articles or essays in general-interest publications reaching a large audience.

 

More information (including a full statement of the eligibility requirements) is available on the NEH’s website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program.  The application deadline for this cycle is November 30, 2022. Recipients may begin the term of the grant as early as September 1, 2023 or as late as September 1, 2024.

 

An informational video, a list of previously funded projects, and nine examples of successful applications are also available on the webpage linked above. Questions may be directed to publicscholars@neh.gov.

 

FOLGER INSTITUTE SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL AND VIRTUAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024

 

https://www.folger.edu/institute/fellowships/apply

 

Each year the Folger Institute awards research fellowships to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of inquiry. This community of researchers may come from different fields, and their projects may find different kinds of expression. But our researchers share cognate interests in the history and literature, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics of the early modern world. 

 

Short-term Residential Fellowships

 

Please note, for the 2023-24 fellowship year, short-term residential fellowships may only be taken between January 2024 and June 2024.

Short-term residential fellowships support scholars and artists whose work would benefit from significant primary research onsite at the Folger for one, two, or three months, with a monthly stipend of $4,000. These fellowships are designed to support a concentrated period of full-time work on research projects that draw on the strengths of the Folger’s collections and programs.

 

Short-term Virtual Fellowships

 

Please note, virtual fellows must take their month-long fellowship between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.

Virtual, or non-residential, research fellowships are available to support both scholarly and artistic projects for a period of one month, with a stipend of $4,000. Virtual fellowships are designed for individuals who cannot, for a variety of reasons, travel or commit to a residential research period at this time, but whose projects will be significantly advanced by the funding of access to primary sources online, dedicated time to work, and the validations of a fellowship award.  

 

The deadline for Short-term Residential and Virtual Fellowship applications is 15 January 2023.

FOLGER INSTITUTE LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2023-2024

 

www.folger.edu/institute/fellowships/long-term

 

Each year the Folger Institute awards research fellowships to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of inquiry. This community of researchers may come from different fields, and their projects may find different kinds of expression. But our researchers share cognate interests in the history and literature, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics of the early modern world. 

 

The Folger Institute will offer five, semi-residential long-term fellowships at $70,000 for the 2023-2024 academic year (approximately $7,777 per month, for a standard period of 9 months). These fellowships are designed to support full-time scholarly work on significant research projects that draw on the strengths of the Folger’s collections and programs. Applications are due 1 December 2022.

 

Please note, for the 2023-24 fellowship year, long-term fellowships will be off-site for fall 2023 and onsite only in the spring of 2024. In their applications, scholars must describe how they will use the offsite portion of their fellowship in the fall of 2023 as well as what they plan to research in the spring semester in residence. Scholars may choose to visit other archives and libraries or use the fall semester to engage in any combination of the following full-time: research with online collections, as well as writing and editing as it relates to their proposed project. 

 

The deadline for Long-term fellowship applications is 1 December 2022. Details of Short-term virtual and in-person fellowships coming soon!

Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program 2022-2023
**Contingent on continued on-campus operations during 2022-2023 academic year**

Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, and the Tarbell Family Foundation, the University Library is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 10th year. The name change is intended to better convey and reflect the focus of the program. The Program supports the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA.

The HRFP provides a limited number of fellowships (5-8 this year) ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred in connection with the awards. Since the Program’s inception in 2012, twenty-eight fellows in Hellenic studies from 11 countries, including seven independent scholars and 14 women, have benefitted from sustained access to the collection in support of original scholarly research. Thus far these research stays have directly contributed to the fruition of at least 10 conference papers, five journal articles, four book chapters, two completed doctoral dissertations, and one monograph.

The Program is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the graduate through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023. Please note that due to the uncertainty of the pandemic going forward, the HRFP is contingent on continued on-campus operations beginning fall 2022. Should this not be possible due to the pandemic, fellowship offers will be deferred until such time as awardees can opt to accept or decline them.

The fellowship application deadline is May 13, 2022. No late applications will be considered.

Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 78,000 volumes and over 450 linear feet of archives. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora worldwide. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos-hellenic-collection.

For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: https://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos-hellenic-collection/hrfp. Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (paganelis@csus.edu).

FOLGER INSTITUTE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2022-2023 The Folger Shakespeare Library has embarked on a major renovation project. While this work is underway and Folger collections are unavailable for in-person consultation, the Folger Institute is committed to continuing its support of collections-based research, and to providing scholars with the resources they need to pursue and advance their work. The renovation offers the Institute the opportunity to create new kinds of awards and to make fellowships more adaptable. Effects of the global pandemic, ongoing at the time of this announcement, require that adaptability. In 2022–2023, Folger research fellowships will place value on many different forms and phases of scholarly enterprise as well as places to pursue it.

The Folger Institute will offer non-residential research fellowships, in the amount of $3,500, to support four continuous weeks of research and writing. All applications are due by 11:59pm ET on 18 January 2022. Fellowships may be undertaken between July 2022 and June 2023.

In their applications, scholars should make a strong case for their proposed topic’s importance, its relevance to a field of study broadly supported by or contiguous to the Folger’s collections and programs, and the originality and sophistication of its approach. They should also describe the type of work they would like to undertake, with a justification of why and how their research agenda will advance their project.

Applicants are encouraged to make their own best cases to pursue their research. Travel to work in archives, libraries, or museums is not a requirement of fellowship support and will not be the basis of an award for 2022–2023. Here are some scenarios an applicant might propose:

  • A researcher requests access to select electronic resources or databases while working from home.
  • A researcher notes how fellowship support will relieve them of the need for summer or adjunct teaching.
  • A researcher requests funds to pay for reproduction and permissions fees for images of rare materials.
  • A researcher requests support for caregiving while researching or writing.
  • A researcher needs dedicated time to organize notes and images collected during past visits to libraries and archives.
  • A researcher plans to hire local research assistance at an archive to which they cannot travel.
  • A researcher plans to create and/or curate digital resources for use in undergraduate classrooms.

Apply now online. Deadline for research fellowship applications is 18 January 2022.