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Humanities Research Support

The following are selected opportunities for research funding in the humanities. Consult each program’s website for more detailed information and current deadlines. Additional funding opportunities relevant to faculty in the humanities can be found using the Pivot database or Foundation Directory Online (access FDO from a UT computer).

For questions about these funding opportunities, please contact Alan Rutenberg (arutenberg@utk.edu) in the Office of Research and Engagement.

Awards recognized by the Center for Measuring University Performance are indicated by an asterisk.




Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award 30-Apr
American Academy in Berlin Fellowship 29-Sep
American Academy in Rome Deadlines vary
American Antiquarian Society 5-Oct
American Association of University Women Fellowship 15-Nov
*American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships 28-Sep
American Philological Association Deadlines vary
American Philosophical Society Deadlines vary
The American School of Classical Studies in Athens  Deadlines vary
Archeological Institute of America  Deadlines vary
Association for Asian Studies – China and Inner Asia Council Small Grants
Small grants ($2,000) Deadline February 1.
The Bogliasco Fellowship Program January 15 and April 15
Center for Hellenic Studies October
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange 15-Oct
Council of American Overseas Research Centers Deadlines vary
The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) 25-Apr
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)
German Academic Exchange Service
Deadlines vary
*Fulbright Scholar Program (Council for the International Exchange of Scholars) 1-Aug
George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation 15-Nov
*Getty Research Institute Scholars Grants Fall 2017
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Online LOIs accepted
*Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships 19-Sep
Hagley Museum and Library Deadlines vary
Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin 15-Nov
The Huntington Library 15-Nov
Institute for Advanced Study 1-Nov
Library of Congress, The John W. Kluge Center Deadlines vary
Library Company of Philadelphia Short –Term Fellowships 1-Mar
Loeb Classical Library Foundation
Grants to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies. Deadline November 2.
National Endowment for the Arts Deadlines vary
National Endowment for the Humanities Deadlines vary
*NEH Fellowships 12-Apr
*National Humanities Center 18-Oct
*The Newberry Library Long Term Fellow  15-Nov
The Newberry Library Short Term Fellow 15-Dec
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Residential Fellowship 15-Oct
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Early October
Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University 19-Oct
School for Advanced Research Deadlines vary
Stanford Humanities Center 5-Oct
Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah  1-Dec
Winterthur Research Fellowship Program 15-Jan
Woodrow Wilson Center Deadlines vary
*Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship 1-Oct
Yale Institute of Sacred Music 1-Nov