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 ( )

Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship. Deadline early-mid 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. Deadline early November.

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Fellowships and Grants.

Getty Residential Grants & Fellowhips.

Michigan Society of Fellows: 3-year postdoctoral positions (some teaching). Deadline September.

Penn Humanities Center Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships (some teaching). Deadline mid-October.

Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts: 3-year postdoctoral positions (some teaching). Deadline Early August.

UC Davis Graduate Studies Travel Award Application. Spring Application Deadline: March 15th. Fall Application Deadline: October 15th.

UC Davis Internal Fellowship Application for continuing UCD graduate students. Deadline: January 15th. 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 teaching appointment. Deadline mid-October.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity.

Wesleyan University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships. Deadline early January.


Updated: Sept 2019