Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Dissertation Fellowship

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies website


1 December


The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.


The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin, one of Germany’s leading research universities. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century.

Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. For details on eligibility, check our website.

Fellowships are awarded for a period between ten to twelve months and must be held for a single continuous period. Approximately fourteen fellows are selected. The number of reapplications for each fellowship category is limited to two.

Located in one of the densest and most innovative academic regions in Europe, a Berlin Program Fellowship offers extraordinary research opportunities. Each semester, our research colloquium run by distinguished scholars, serves as the central meeting point to share, discuss and support each other’s work.

The Berlin Program is administered in close cooperation with our North American partner, the German Studies Association (GSA), the largest organization of scholars, professionals, and students who focus on the study of German-speaking Europe from all periods of history and all relevant disciplines.

For further information on the program, the application and forms, visit our website at or send an email to bprogram[at]

Israel Institute Mid-Career Faculty Development Grant

Israel Institute Website


16 January


The Institute is offering funding of up to $50,000 to established faculty members aimed at helping them add Israel Studies to their teaching and research portfolios. The purpose of this program is to assist professors who have the interest and desire but not the expertise to teach Israel Studies courses in developing the necessary skills and knowledge to do so. This program is geared toward professors who already have some knowledge of Israel but not enough to teach a course in the field without additional professional development, and the grant affords the opportunity to conduct research, travel to Israel, hone language skills or pursue any other activities that would be conducive to developing and teaching Israel Studies courses.

Eligible fields

This program targets mid-career faculty with some knowledge of but insufficient expertise in Israel Studies.


Up to $50,000.

Society for the Preservation of American Modernists Publication Grant

Society for the Preservation of American Modernists Publication Grant Website


1 April


Through an annual series of Publication Grants, SPAM supports the authorship of articles or books by independent scholars, writers, students and professionals in the following subject areas: the artistic contributions of the American modernists, and the history of public and private support for the arts in the United States. Either of these areas may be explored in a successful application.

Eligible Fields

Publication Grants are intended to encourage non-academics to do original research, and to encourage academics to make their research accessible to the public. SPAM will include the work—published or unpublished—in all SPAM research archives and databases. While applications are welcome from all individuals, applicants with a clear and realistic publication plan will be favored by the selection committee.


Grants average $1,200.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarly Communications Grant Program

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarly Communications Grant Website


No Deadline


As part of the Mellon Foundation’s support for higher education, the Scholarly Communications program focuses broadly on all stages in the life cycle of scholarly resources. The program complements fellowships and other kinds of support for research and teaching at research universities, liberal arts colleges, independent research centers, libraries, and museums by promoting the cost-effective creation, dissemination, accessibility, and preservation of high-quality scholarly resources in humanistic studies broadly defined.

Eligible Fields

Grant making occurs principally in five main categories: new methods of creating scholarly resources, innovations in scholarly publication, cataloging and other forms of access, preservation, and research and evaluation. The Foundation is especially interested in developments that:

  • Use forms of scholarly communications to stimulate collaborations among scholars and scholarly institutions in ways that substantially advance knowledge;
  • Foster the means economically to sustain forms of scholarly communication; and
  • Apply technology to forms of scholarly communications in order to improve quality, lower costs, speed up work, open new perspectives, or make work possible that would otherwise be difficult or impossible.

Because the Foundation is rarely able to respond positively to unsolicited requests, prospective applicants for support in the Scholarly Communications program are encouraged to explore their ideas informally with program staff in a short email describing the project and budget before submitting formal proposals. Letters of inquiry regarding ideas that fall within the program described above are welcome and reviewed throughout the year.

National Endowment for the Humanities- Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Website


20 July


The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. HCRR offers two kinds of awards: 1) for implementation and 2) for planning, assessment, and pilot efforts (HCRR Foundations grants).

Applications may be submitted for projects that address one or more of the following activities:

  • arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections;
  • cataloging collections of printed works, photographs, recorded sound, moving images, art, and material culture;
  • providing conservation treatment (including deacidification) for collections, leading to enhanced access;
  • digitizing collections;
  • preserving and improving access to born-digital sources;
  • developing databases, virtual collections, or other electronic resources to codify information on a subject or to provide integrated access to selected humanities materials;
  • creating encyclopedias;
  • preparing linguistic tools, such as historical and etymological dictionaries, corpora, and reference grammars (separate funding is available for endangered language projects in partnership with the National Science Foundation);
  • developing tools for spatial analysis and representation of humanities data, such as atlases and geographic information systems (GIS); and
  • designing digital tools to facilitate use of humanities resources.

Because ensuring the longevity of humanities sources is critical to enabling their ongoing use, applicants may request support for implementing preservation measures, such as reformatting (including microfilming), rehousing, or item-level stabilization procedures, in the context of projects that also create or enhance access to humanities collections.

Eligible fields

U.S. nonprofit organizations are eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

NEH generally does not award grants to other federal entities or to applicants whose projects are so closely intertwined with a federal entity that the project takes on characteristics of the federal entity’s own authorized activities. This does not preclude applicants from using grant funds from, or sites and materials controlled by, other federal entities in their projects.

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grants may not be used for

  • acquisition of collections;
  • restoration of historic structures, the preservation of the built environment, or the stabilization of archaeological sites;
  • preservation, organization, reformatting, or enhancement of materials that are the responsibility of an agency of the federal government (see also Section III “Eligibility” below);
  • preservation, organization, or description of materials that are not regularly accessible for research, education, or public programming;
  • retrospective conversion of a library’s general card catalog or the basic inventory of a museum’s collections;
  • digitization of United States newspapers (applicants interested in such projects should consult the National Digital Newspaper Program);
  • maintenance or upgrading of institutional computer systems or technological infrastructure;
  • creation of oral histories that do not supplement proposed activities;
  • creation of tools and reference works designed exclusively for classroom instruction;
  • creation of scholarly editions (NEH supports scholarly editions through its Scholarly Editions and Translations program);
  • creation of selective compilations of primary sources in print or digital form, when such compilations are developed primarily to present interpretive research (NEH supports such compilations through its Collaborative Research program);
  • support of projects to document endangered languages (applicants interested in such projects should consult Documenting Endangered Languages);
  • GIS projects for civic planning or resource management; or
  • institutional records management.

The maximum award is $350,000, for up to three years. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, federal matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant’s preference and the availability of NEH funds.

Although cost sharing is not required, NEH is rarely able to support the full costs of projects approved for funding. In most cases, NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grants cover no more than 50 to 67 percent of project costs. A 50 percent level is most likely to pertain in the case of projects that deal exclusively with the applicant’s own holdings.

Aga Khan Foundation Grants

Aga Khan Foundation Grants Website




The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, when doctoral degrees are necessary for the career objectives of the student. Requests will also be considered for travel and study awards for PhD students doing their research in Third World countries on topics judged to be of interest to the Aga Khan Development Network. Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.

Eligible fields

The Foundation accepts applications from countries where it has branches, affiliates or other AKDN agencies which can help with processing applications and interviewing applicants. At present, these are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

The main criteria for selecting award winners are: l) excellent academic records, 2) genuine financial need, 3) admission to a reputable institution of higher learning and 4) thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans. Candidates are also evaluated on their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. Applicants are expected to have some years of work experience in their field of interest.
Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.


Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Applicants are requested to make every effort to obtain funding from other sources as well, so that the amount requested from the Foundation can be reduced to a minimum. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.

Loan Conditions:
Half of the scholarship amount is considered as a loan, which must be reimbursed with an annual service charge of 5%. A guarantor is required to co-sign the loan agreement. The payback period is five years, starting six months after the study period funded by the Aga Khan Foundation.

Sino-US Cultural Exchanges Government Scholarship of Nankai University

Sino-US Cultural Exchanges Government Scholarship of Nankai University Brochure


25 June


For the implementation of the “Study in China” Program and to assist the American Government in achieving the objective of sending 100,000 American students to study in China as expressed by current U.S. president Barack Obama when he first visitedChina in 2009, the Ministry of Education of China has established Sino-US Cultural Exchange Government scholarship scheme from 2011 to 2013.

In order to coordinate with the implementation of the Special Scholarship scheme, we here released the Information Brochure about the Sino-US Cultural Exchanges Government Scholarship of Nankai University for Postgraduate and Doctor Study Program.

Ⅰ. Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarship

Categories of Applicants Duration of Major Studies Duration of Scholarship
                                      Academic year
Master’s degree students 2-3 2-3
Doctor’s degree students 3 3


  1. In general, the courses will be taught in Chinese. Scholarship students are required to take one-year remedial Chinese language course and pass the examinations prior to the major study if their Chinese language level is not qualified. If students take one-year Chinese language course, the duration of the scholarship will be extended for one year.
  2. For those who apply for Master Programs taught in English, please refer to the contents of English taught programs and consult the International Students Section, Office for International Academic Exchanges of Nankai University.
  3. Duration for scholarship specified at the time of admission can NOT be extended.
Eligible fields
  1. Applicants must be American nationals in good health.
  2. Applicants cannot be currently studying in Chinese universities.
  3. Education background and age limit:

Applicants for master degree studies must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.

Applicants for Doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40.

  1. Full scholarship:
  2. a) Exempt from registration fee, tuition, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, fee for basic learning materials and intramural accommodation;
  3. b) Living allowance and a one-time settlement subsidy;
  4. c) Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China;

1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship that beyond the university’s arrangements should be paid by the student himself.
2) CNY300 per academic year was given to each scholarship student to cover necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other materials shall be self-funded.
3) Monthly living allowance is paid to the students by Nankai University at the following rates (CNY per month):

  1. a) Master degree students: CNY 1,700.00
  2. b) Doctoral degree students: CNY 2,000.00

Scholarship students shall get their monthly living allowance from the date of registration. Those who register before 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the living allowance of a full month, and those who register after 15th will get that of a half month. Scholarship of the graduates will be paid half month after their graduation date. Scholarship of those who suspend or quit their studies will be stopped from the following month. Monthly living allowance will be paid during Chinese national holidays. Scholarship students who do not get the monthly living allowance during holidays can get reimbursed on return. Monthly living allowance of the scholarship students who do not register on time or stay away from university up to one month because of non-health reasons will be stopped.

Scholarship students who have to suspend their education for reason of illness should return to their home country for further treatment and rest. The international travel expenses of return and coming back should be shouldered by the students themselves, the scholarship status will be reserved for at most one year, the monthly living allowance will be stopped during the suspension of education and the scholarship of the students who suspend their education for reasons other than illness will be terminated.

4)  A one-time settlement subsidy after registration of CNY 1500 for each new student who will study in China for one academic year or more

5) Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense generated in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals appointed by the institution. The students should afford a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s relevant regulations.

6) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit Plan for International Students in China is insured by MOEC for the scholarship students in China against diseases and accidents. The institution is entitled to ask for compensation on the payment receipts from the insurance company for the expenses generated from hospitalizing for serious diseases or from accidental injury according to the stipulated insurance articles.

7) International travel expenses: self-funded.

  1. Partial scholarship

One or some items of the full scholarship (one-off settlement subsidy and one-off inter-city travel allowance not included).

Contact Information

Admission Office: International Student Section, Office for International Academic Exchanges , Nankai University ,

Attn: Ms. Xiuqing Liu, Mo Dong.

Address: 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin, P.R.China 300071


Tel: 0086-22-23508686/23508825; Fax: 0086-22-23502990;;

Organization of American States Scholarships For Academic Studies

OAS Scholarship Website


29 May


The objective of the Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarships and Training Programs is to assist the Member States with their domestic efforts in pursuit of integral development goals by supporting human resource development in the priority areas established by the Summits of the Americas, the Strategic Plan for Partnership for Integral Development of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI), and the OAS General Assembly.

The OAS is committed to promoting and supporting human capacity development and strengthening bonds among the peoples in the Hemisphere by maximizing the number of scholarships awarded in reputable educational institutions in its Member States with the resources available. To achieve this goal, the OAS Scholarship Program will place more scholarship recipients in universities that are members of the OAS Consortium of Universities or with which the Department of Human Development, Education and Culture (DHDEC) of the OAS will make written agreements for the placement of students. Accordingly, the number of scholarships which will be awarded to individuals who have obtained their own admission to a university will continue to be limited. Thus, applicants who elect the Self-placed Scholarship option will have less opportunity to win an OAS scholarship.

The funds provided by the OAS/DHDEC are intended to serve as a complement to those funds which the scholarship recipient may already be receiving from other sources or to assist the recipient with general costs to make the completion of her/his studies feasible.

Eligible fields

Graduate scholarships are offered for study towards a Master’s or Doctorate degree. They may also be used for graduate research, if required by a specific academic program.

To be considered for an OAS academic scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be citizens or permanent residents of an OAS Member State.
  2. Possess the necessary educational background and professional experience to be accepted into the academic program identified by him/her for placement.
  3. Have completed the highest degree required to undertake further graduate, or undergraduate, studies at the time of the deadline set by the National Liaison Office of their sponsoring country.
  4. Be in general good health condition to complete the program successfully.
  5. Be endorsed by the ONE in their Member State. OAS Scholarships are awarded to study in an OAS Member State other than the sponsoring country.
  6. United States citizens or legal permanent residents must apply directly to the OAS Department of Human Development, in Washington D.C.; and must include proof of such legal status in their application packages.
  7. Possess the language competence to undertake studies in the country of study. Any applicant for an OAS-placed award will be required, as part of the placement process, to provide proof of proficiency in the language of instruction via a Language Certificate.
  8. Applicants for an OAS-placed award to study in the United States or Canada will be required to take and provide satisfactory scores for any and all admission and standardized tests (GRE, GMAT, and/or TOEFL), if required by the institutions, at their own cost. Considering the importance of standardized tests scores for the technical evaluation of applications, we strongly recommend that these tests results be included in the application package.  Candidates should check admission requirements for the program of studies that they are interested in.
  9. Agree to return to reside in the sponsoring country for a period of no less than twenty-four months after completing of the program of study covered by the scholarship if they are awarded an OAS scholarship.

Studies may be carried out by on-site or by distance education or a combination of both, and must always be undertaken on a full-time basis. The scholarship is awarded for a minimum period of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years.

Scholarships are awarded for an initial period of one academic year and may be renewed subsequently for up to one additional year if funds remain available and if the renewal is necessary to complete the program of study or research for which the scholarship was initially awarded. The OAS/DHDEC does not offer scholarships for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages. The total financial award from the OAS may not exceed US$30,000.00 per academic year which includes tuition, other scholarship benefits, and administrative costs. There are two types of graduate scholarships:

    1. Self-Placed: Candidates apply directly for admission to the universities or educational institutions of their choice and apply separately to the OAS for a scholarship to assist in financing those studies. Consideration for a scholarship is contingent upon receipt of proof of admission to the university by the deadline established by the OAS General Secretariat. The number of self-placed scholarships the OAS will award among all Member States is more limited than OAS-placed scholarships, averaging one (1) self-placed scholarship per country.
    2. OAS-Placed: Candidates only apply to the OAS for a scholarship. The OAS/DHDEC seeks placement for those candidates selected for scholarships to recognized and reputable universities or educational institutions determined by the OAS/DHDEC, taking into consideration the preferred countries, language(s), and the intended fields and levels of study stated by the candidates in their applications to the fullest extent possible. Depending on the individual case, the OAS/DHDEC may negotiate additional arrangements with these institutions.

Kress Foundation Fellowships in Art History Institutional Fellowship

Kress Foundation Fellowships in Art History Institutional Fellowship Website


30 November


Advanced training in European art history requires direct exposure to the object of study, prolonged access to key information resources such as libraries and photographic archives, the development of professional relationships with colleagues, and immersion in European cultures. These related needs are often best satisfied by prolonged engagement with a European art research center. Kress Fellowships in Art History at Foreign Institutions are intended to provide promising young professionals with the opportunity to experience this kind of engagement.

Eligible fields

Restricted to pre-doctoral candidates in the history of art. Nominees must be U.S. citizens or individuals matriculated at an American university. Dissertation research must focus on European art before 1900. Candidates must be nominated by their art history department.


Four $22,500-per-year Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art for a two-year research appointment in association with one of the following foreign institutes:

  • Ankara: American Research Institute in Turkey
  • Cairo: American Research Center in Egypt
  • Florence: Kunsthistorisches Institut/Institute for Art History
  • Jerusalem: Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology
  • W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
  • Leiden: Kunsthistorisch Instituut der Rijksuniversiteit/Art Historical Institute, Rijksuniversiteit
  • London: Courtauld Institute of Art, Warburg Institute
  • Munich: Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte /Central Institute for Art History
  • Nicosia: Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute
  • Paris: American University in Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)/National Institute for the History of Art
  • Rome: Bibliotheca Hertziana
  • Zurich: Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft/ Swiss Institute for Art Research

Harvard Academy Scholars Program

Harvard Academy Scholars Program Website


1 October


The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

Eligible fields

The competition for these awards is open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a Ph.D. should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before becoming Scholars; those in possession of a Ph.D. longer than 3 years are ineligible.


Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential. Post-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $48,000, and pre-doctoral Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $28,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.