PhD Funding Opportunities

This is a non-exhaustive list of some major fellowships and postdocs available to humanities PhD students or recent graduates.

Positions are for one year unless noted otherwise. Funding opportunities specific to a particular field will be added later. Please send any suggestions for additions or updates to Claire Waters (cmwaters@ucdavis.edu ) and Robin Alexander (ralexander@ucdavis.edu). 

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Deadline mid-May.
http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program for postdocs and junior faculty. Deadline mid-October.
http://www.amacad.org/visiting.aspx

American Association of University Women American Fellowships, Dissertation and Postdoctoral. Deadline mid-November.
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship. Deadline early November.
http://www.woodrow.org/newcombe/index.php

Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships (some teaching). Deadline early October.
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/societyoffellows/fellowship.html

Cornell University Society for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships (some teaching). Eligible fields vary by year (2008 – 09 not relevant to scholars of English/American lit.). Deadline late September.
http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/mellon_post-d_fellowships.html

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program   in Scholarly Information Resources for Humanists. Deadline mid-February.
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/postdoc.html

Getty Research Grants for pre- and postdoctoral scholars. Deadline late October.
http://www.getty.edu/grants/research/scholars/

Michigan Society of Fellows: 3-year postdoctoral positions (some teaching). Deadline Sept 30th.
http://societyoffellows.umich.edu/the-fellowship/application-guidelines/

Penn Humanities Forum Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships (some teaching). Deadline mid-October.
http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/mellon_description.shtml

Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts: 3-year postdoctoral positions (some teaching). Deadline October 1st.
http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/

Rice University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships (some teaching). Deadline early December.
http://hrc.rice.edu/node/709

UC Davis Graduate Studies Travel Award Application. Spring Application Deadline: March 14th. Fall Application Deadline: October 15th.
http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/ssupport/internal_travel.html

UC Davis Internal Fellowship Application for continuing UCD graduate students. Deadline: December 1st. Must apply on-line. 
https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/current-students/financial-support/internal-fellowships/application-and-descriptions

UC Humanities Research Institute (at Irvine): various pre-and postdoctoral fellowships. 
http://uchri.org/uchri/funding-overview-and-calendar/

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity. Deadline mid-November.
http://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/

University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts: 4-year postdoctoral positions (some teaching). Deadline mid-October.
https://fellows.uchicago.edu/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity. Deadline early January.
http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/

Wesleyan University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships. Deadline early January. 
http://www.wesleyan.edu/humanities/fellowships/mellon.html