The Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellowship

Deadline: November 10, 2021 8:00 pm

Source: The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Description: Research grants of up to $15,000 may be awarded to a mid-career professional whose research project relates to the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art, architecture, and related disciplines from antiquity to the early 19th century, in the context of historic preservation in the United States. Potential Kress Fellow projects could include the exploration of shared European and American influences in style, design, materials, construction techniques, building types, conservation and interpretation methodologies, philosophical and theoretical attitudes, and other factors applicable to preservation in both Europe and America. Review website of the Samuel Kress Foundation before applying.

Award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Grants are awarded only to individuals, not organizations. The Foundation does not fund university-sponsored research projects or dissertation research. Applicants must be mid-career professionals in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

Deadline: 11 pm EST, Nov. 10, 2021

James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship

Deadline: November 10, 2021 11:00 pm

Source: The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Description: Research grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to one or more mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history, and the decorative arts. The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will consider proposals for the research and/or the execution of the preservation-related projects in any of these fields. See website for full details.

Award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Grants are awarded only to individuals, not organizations. The Foundation does not fund university-sponsored research projects or dissertation research. Applicants must be mid-career professionals in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

Deadline: 11 pm EST, Nov. 10, 2021

Rome Prize

Deadline: November 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: American Academy in Rome

Description: For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines: ancient studies, architecture, design, historic preservation & conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, musical composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, and visual arts.

Award: Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a private workspace. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half- and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000 respectively.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens; previous winners are not eligible to reapply. Rome Prize winners may not hold a full-time job during the fellowship term. See website for more info.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2021; applications also accepted Nov. 2-15 for additional fee. Deadline for letters of recommendation is Nov. 30.

Clark Institute Fellowships

Deadline: October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: The Clark Art Institute

Description: The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) awards funded residential fellowships to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. RAP particularly seeks to elevate constituencies, subjects, and methods that have historically been underrepresented in the discipline. In addition to the general Clark Fellowships, which are open to any topic, time period, and geographic focus, RAP offers a number of special fellowships for specific research interests that are intended to nurture a variety of disciplinary approaches and support new voices in art history. In order to work toward this, they are introducing these new fellowships: 

  • The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation Fellowship supports projects that radically advance feminist perspectives and equal representation in the canon of art history.
  • Caribbean Art and Its Diasporas Fellowship seeks to support art historians, artists, critics, and writers who are engaging with the complexity of critical Caribbean scholarship, art, and visual practices today.
  • Critical Race Theory and Visual Culture Fellowship aims to support scholars who are working with critical race theory to integrate and reimagine new art histories while also engaging with the structural racism that has informed and built the discipline. 
  • Futures Fellowship supports artists, educators, scholars, writers, and art critics who are reimagining the possibilities of museums, scholarship, and public engagement. Projects that examine social justice and the arts, reimagine the canon of art history, or consider the role of performance art in exposing erased histories are particularly welcome. 

Award: Fellowships are awarded on a scale related to need and earnings, up to a maximum rate of $30,000 per semester. Travel to and from the Clark will be reimbursed for the scholar and an accompanying family member. Fellows’ tax liability to the United States government will be considered in accordance with the tax regulations of the Internal Revenue Service on a case-by- case basis. Housing, a private office, and a research assistant will be provided.

Eligibility: Applicants should hold a PhD or demonstrate equivalent professional experience. They may come from the academic or museum worlds, or from other professional backgrounds, and may be residents of any country. They may be employed, full- or part-time, or be independent scholars, curators, and/or critics. The Clark does not award pre-doctoral fellowships. It is expected that all fellows be in good standing with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and have authorization [a J-1 Visa] from the INS that permits a fellow to engage in the activities for which he or she has been designated a Clark Fellow.

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2021

CCA Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: September 26, 2021 9:00 pm

Source: Canadian Centre for Architecture

Description: The CCA’s Research Fellowship Program supports innovative, advanced research to foster new kinds of intellectual exchange that spark long-term dialogue and debate. The CCA is addressing a range of topics relevant to architectural discourse; current topics of particular interest include: the digital turn in processes of design and communication in architecture; the changing context of the profession and its relationship to diverse societies, from the past, to the present and looking towards the future; the role of photography within visual culture, especially in the digital era; and the relationship of architecture to the environment. They are currently focusing on the role of architecture in decolonization and welcome applications that explore this topic across historical and contemporary registers. The CCA values interdisciplinary approaches to the built environment that work from anthropology to Indigenous studies and beyond. Although proposed research projects may rely extensively on the CCA Collection as a primary source, they are interested above all in original and significant projects that develop both critical readings and creative research, media, and/or designs.

Award: 1-2 month residency at the CCA between June and August 2022; fellow will have access to a private office and receive a monthly stipend of 5000 CAD as well as additional financial support for travel expenses. In addition to a public presentation of their work-in-progress, Research Fellows are expected to participate in discussions, seminars, and workshops organized at the CCA, exchange with CCA staff, and engage with the local academic and architectural community.

Eligibility: Fellowships are open to researchers, architects, and curators who intend to pursue interdisciplinary research on architecture, urbanism, landscape, and/or design at the CCA. Scholars applying to the program should hold at least a doctoral degree. All other applicants, particularly practitioners and cultural producers must demonstrate substantial work experience and a commitment to publishing, exhibiting, and/or professional practice.

Deadline: 12 am EDT, Sept. 27, 2021

Cullman Center Fellowship

Deadline: September 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Source: New York Public Library

Description: The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). Visual artists at work on a book project are also welcome to apply. Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world’s preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, sports, and urban studies. The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.

Award: A Cullman Center Fellow receives a stipend of up to $75,000, the use of an office with a computer, and full access to the Library’s physical and electronic resources. Fellows work at the Center for the duration of the Fellowship term, which runs from September through May. Each Fellow gives a talk over lunch on his or her current work-in-progress to the other Fellows and to a wide range of invited guests and may be asked to take part in other programs at The New York Public Library.

Eligibility: The Cullman Center’s Selection Committee awards fifteen Fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers—academics, independent scholars, journalists, creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets), translators, and visual artists. Foreign nationals conversant in English are welcome to apply. Candidates for the Fellowship will need to work primarily at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library. People seeking funding for research leading directly to a degree are not eligible. 

Deadline: 5 pm EST, Sept. 24, 2021

Craft Research Fund – Artist Fellowship

Deadline: October 4, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Center for Craft

Description: The Craft Research Fund—Artist Fellowship is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in United States. Awards will be granted to two artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. The Center, and by extension this grant, recognizes craft to be a particular approach to making with a strong connection to materials, skill, and process. Examples of craft research might include: archive- and museum-based research; material innovations/experimentation; process-oriented research/innovation; historical research; collaborations amongst artists and/or other disciplines and/or institutions; or projects that have the potential to transform questions that are being asked in an academic context. See website for more info.

Award: $20,000 

Eligibility: Proposals are welcome from mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptures, and so on, who identify their practice within the field of craft. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older; eligible to receive taxable income in the and for the duration of the fellowship period. Applicants cannot be an institution or small business; a full-time student; or a previously awarded Craft Research Fund – Artist Fellow. See website for full eligibility details. 

Deadline: Oct. 4, 2021

Guggenheim Fellowships

Deadline: September 17, 2021 12:00 am

Source: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Description: The Foundation offers Guggenheim Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed. Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The Foundation understands advanced professionals to be those who as writers, scholars, or scientists have a significant record of publication, or as artists, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, composers, or the like, have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work. Grants are awarded to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

Award: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project. Working with a fixed annual budget, the Foundation strives to allocate its funds as equitably as possible, taking into consideration the Fellows’ other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Members of the teaching profession receiving sabbatical leave on full or part salary are eligible for appointment, as are those holding other fellowships and appointments at research centers.

Eligibility: Open to citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. and Canada. Previous Guggenheim Fellows are ineligible.

Deadline: Sept. 17, 2021

Edilia & Francois-Auguste de Montequin Fellowship

Deadline: September 30, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Society of Architectural Historians

Description: Provides support for travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture.  

Award: $2,000 fellowship for an advanced graduate student and a $6,000 fellowship for a senior or emerging scholar

Eligibility: Graduate students who have completed their coursework and are engaged in doctoral dissertation research and senior or emerging scholars who have completed their PhD or equivalent terminal degree are eligible. The research to be supported must focus on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture, including colonial architecture produced by the Spaniards in the Philippines and what is today the United States. The applicant must be a current member of SAH. 

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021

ACLS Fellowships

Deadline: September 29, 2021 6:00 pm

Source: American Council of Learned Societies

Description: ACLS invites research proposals from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on topics grounded in any time period, world region, or humanistic methodology. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. This program does not fund works of fiction (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. See website for more info.

Award: ACLS Fellowships are intended to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. The awards are portable and are tenable at any appropriate site for research. The fellowship stipend is set at $60,000 for a 12-month fellowship. Awards of shorter duration will be prorated at $5,000 per month, with the minimum award set at $30,000. Independent scholars, adjunct faculty, and faculty with teaching-intensive appointments will receive an award supplement of $3,000 for research support, access to manuscript development workshops, or learned society conference attendance. 

Eligibility: Open to untenured scholars who have earned a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences on or after September 30, 2013. Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents, Indigenous individuals residing in the United States through rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794, DACA recipients, asylees, refugees, or individuals granted Temporary Protected Status in the United States.

Deadline: 9 pm ET, Sept. 29, 2021