Kluge Fellowships

Deadline: July 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Description: The Kluge Center encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available. In-residence scholars have access to the Library’s specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. Further information about the Library’s collections can be found on the Library’s website.

Award: Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $5,000 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the 18-month window after the fellowship letter is received.

Eligibility: Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. The fellowship is also open to researchers without the terminal degree in their field whose proposal meets the criteria for scholarly merit and demonstrates relevance to contemporary challenges. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa.

Deadline: 11:59 pm ET, July 15, 2021

Schwartz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture

Deadline: April 30, 2021 12:00 am

Source: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Description: The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture supports innovative and cross-disciplinary research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present. Fields of study include Architectural and Urban Design, History of Architecture, History of the City, Historical Geography, and related fields. Projects should incorporate the holdings of the Gennadius Library (maps, topographical plans, landscapes etc.) and other appropriate resources of the American School of Classical Studies.

Award: Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year from early September to late May. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library. Fellows are expected to participate in the academic life of the School.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. holders within five years of receiving the degree. Open to all nationalities.

Deadline: April 30, 2021

Griffin/McKahan/Zilm (GMZ) Fellowship in Health Facility Planning & Design

Deadline: April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation

Description: This fellowship was established by three leaders in healthcare planning through the AAH Foundation Legacy fund. Goals of this fellowship include to encourage research into healthcare programming and planning as well as into the general practice of healthcare architecture. See website for more info.

Award: Fellowship award(s) range from $2,000 – $9,000.

Eligibility: All applicants shall be enrolled or teaching in a program within disciplines such as architecture, interior design, industrial design and/or landscape architecture. 

Deadline: April 23, 2021

MacDowell Fellowship

Deadline: April 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: MacDowell

Description: MacDowell provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. About 300 artists in seven disciplines are awarded fellowships each year and the sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. Travel grants as well as need-based stipends are available to open the residency experience to the broadest possible community of artists. 

Award: A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

Eligibility: Applications accepted from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. Emerging & established artists welcome to apply. Applicants who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency. Doctoral candidates who have finished all coursework may apply. Artists may apply only once every 24 months. 

Deadline: For Fall 2021, accepting applications Feb. 15-April 15, 2021. See website for additional dates.

2021 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Architecture & Design

Deadline: May 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: CINTAS Foundation

Description: CINTAS Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture & design, creative writing, music composition and the visual arts. Candidates in the fields of architectural design, interior design, urban design and urban planning may submit applications for this fellowship. CINTAS fellows are free to pursue their artistic activities as indicated in their application. 

Award: $20,000 

Eligibility: Creative artists of Cuban citizenship or direct lineage (having a Cuban parent or grandparent). Applicants engaged in research, students, or performing artists are not eligible to apply for CINTAS Fellowships. CINTAS Fellowships can only be awarded a maximum of 2 times to an individual.

Deadline: May 21, 2021

NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication

Deadline: April 28, 2021 12:00 am

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: Supports individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be considered under this opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the research topics being addressed and methods applied demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Competitive submissions embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. All projects must be interpretive. That is, projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools. Stand-alone databases, documentary films, podcasts, and other projects that lack an explicit interpretive argument are not eligible. NEH – Mellon Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research and prepare digital publications. Successful projects will likely incorporate images, video, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books, as well as an active distribution plan. Anticipated products must be published in digital form and include, but are not limited to, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, websites, virtual exhibitions, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions. Projects may be at any stage of development. 

Award: 6-12 month fellowship; $5,000/month

Eligibility: Individuals     

Deadline: April 28, 2021

NEH Fellowships

Deadline: April 14, 2021 12:00 am

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.  Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research.  Projects may be at any stage of development.

Award: 6-12 month fellowship; $5,000/month, up to $60,000

Eligibility: NEH invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines, and it encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars.

Deadline: April 14, 2021

CAC Individual Artist Fellowships

Deadline: April 1, 2021 11:59 pm

Source: California Arts Council

Description: The Individual Artist Fellowships program intends to recognize, uplift, and celebrate California artists. Fellowships will support artists from a broad spectrum of artistic practices, backgrounds, geographies and communities, whose work addresses themes including but not limited to race, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. In doing so, the CAC will showcase the centrality of artists’ leadership in generating social impact and the evolution of our traditional and contemporary cultures. The program identifies three career tiers at which artists may benefit from this support: 

  • CAC Emerging Artist Fellows (2-4 years artistic practice; $5,000; ~70 awards); 
  • CAC Established Artist Fellows (4-10 years; $10,000; ~50 awards); and 
  • CAC Legacy Artist Fellows (10+years; $50,000; ~10 awards). 

Fellowship grants support individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding. See website for more information.

Award: $5,000-50,000, dependent upon category. 

Eligibility: California-based artists, 18 years of age and older, working in any artistic discipline, who reside primarily in California and have a history of artistic practice in California, are eligible. 

Deadline: April 1, 2021

United State Capital Historical Society Fellowship

Deadline: March 15, 2021 11:59 pm

Source: United States Capital Historical Society

Description: This fellowship is designed to support research and publications on the history, art, architecture, or landscape of the United States Capitol and related buildings. Fellowship support permits scholars to use the extensive documents housed in the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives. The proposed topic must directly relate to some elements of art or architecture within the United States Capitol complex: the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court buildings, and the Botanic Garden. It may include studies of individual artists, architects, or other historical figures and forces. The research must involve the resources of the Architect of the Capitol, including the architectural drawings, manuscripts, and reference collections, or material on the Capitol in the Library of Congress, National Archives, or other specific collections identified in the applicant’s proposal.

Award: Fellowship may be requested for a minimum of one month and a maximum of one year. Stipend is $2,500 per month, up to a maximum of $30,000 for a full year, pending the availability of funding. It is expected that full time will be devoted to research during the tenure of the fellowship. Research space will be provided in the Curator’s Office of the Architect of the Capitol. Limited support services also will be provided. Travel and research expenses are to be covered by the monthly stipend. Fellows are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.

Eligibility: Graduates students enrolled in a degree program in art or architectural history, American history, American studies, museum studies, or decorative arts, and scholars with a proven record of research and publication may apply.

Deadline: March 15, 2021