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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Robin Alexander (email@example.com).
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Deadline mid-May.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program for postdocs and junior faculty. Deadline mid-October.
American Association of University Women American Fellowships, Dissertation and Postdoctoral. Deadline mid-November.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship. Deadline early November.
Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships (some teaching). Deadline early October.
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.
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Scholarly Information Resources for Humanists. Deadline mid-February.
Getty Research Grants for pre- and postdoctoral scholars. Deadline late October.
Michigan Society of Fellows: 3-year postdoctoral positions (some teaching). Deadline Sept 30th.
Penn Humanities Forum Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships (some teaching). Deadline mid-October.
Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts: 3-year postdoctoral positions (some teaching). Deadline October 1st.
Rice University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships (some teaching). Deadline early December.
UC Davis Graduate Studies Travel Award Application. Spring Application Deadline: March 14th. Fall Application Deadline: October 15th.
UC Davis Internal Fellowship Application for continuing UCD graduate students. Deadline: December 1st. Must apply on-line.
UC Humanities Research Institute (at Irvine): various pre-and postdoctoral fellowships.
UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity. Deadline mid-November.
University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts: 4-year postdoctoral positions (some teaching). Deadline mid-October.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity. Deadline early January.
Wesleyan University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships. Deadline early January.