Prestigious Fellowships in Arts and Humanities

The following fellowships are used as one component in the rankings of universities through the Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP) and the Association of American University (AAU). Please be aware of upcoming deadlines for these prestigious awards and contact Kristina Ward, Grants Development Specialist, with questions and assistance with proposal review.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows

Deadline: By Nomination

The Academy membership encompasses over 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, medicine, the social sciences and humanities, business, government, public affairs, and the arts. Nomination to the Academy is a privilege restricted to the Fellowship.

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American Antiquarian Society Fellowships

Deadline: January 15, 2018

AAS Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

Limited Submission

Although not categorized as a limited submission opportunity by the sponsoring organization, Ohio State would like to coordinate all applications from the institution. Please check with your dean or department chair before applying.

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American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowships

Deadline: September 27, 2017

Invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant.

Limited Submission

Although not categorized as a limited submission opportunity by the sponsoring organization, Ohio State would like to coordinate all applications from the institution. Please check with your dean or department chair before applying.

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American School of Classical Studies in Athens Fellowships

Deadline: October 31, 2017

ASCSA is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. Fellows will be expected to reside primarily at the School in Athens, though research  may be carried out elsewhere in Greece.

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Center for Advanced Studies in Visual Arts Fellowships

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Fellows in the fields of history, theory, and criticism of visual arts; European art before the early nineteenth century; and modern and contemporary art reside in Washington, participate in the activities of the Center, and conduct full-time research.

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Fulbright American Scholars

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Offers opportunities for American scholars to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad.

Limited Submission

Although not categorized as a limited submission opportunity by the sponsoring organization, Ohio State would like to coordinate all applications from the institution. Please check with your dean or department chair before applying.

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Getty Scholars in Residence

Deadline: Early October

The Getty Research Institute welcomes scholars, artists, and other cultural figures from around the world to work in residence at the Institute on projects that bear upon its annual theme. While in residence, scholars pursue their own research projects, make use of Getty collections, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center and the Getty Villa.

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Guggenheim Fellows

Deadline: September 19, 2017

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for scholars who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

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Institute for Advanced Study Membership

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Supports scholarship in all fields of historical research for a one to two term fellowship at the Institute in Princeton.

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships

Deadline: April 11, 2018

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities.

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National Humanities Center Fellows

Deadline: October 18, 2017

For advanced study in history, languages, philosophy, literature and others in the humanities. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply.

Limited Submission

Although not categorized as a limited submission opportunity by the sponsoring organization, Ohio State would like to coordinate all applications from the institution. Please check with your dean or department chair before applying.

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Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including fellows’ seminars and the weekly colloquium.

Limited Submission

Although not categorized as a limited submission opportunity by the sponsoring organization, Ohio State would like to coordinate all applications from the institution. Please check with your dean or department chair before applying.

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Rome Prize

Deadline: November 1, 2017

The American Academy Rome selects fellows in the following disciplines: architecture; design; historic preservation and conservation; landscape architecture; literature (includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry); musical composition; visual arts; ancient studies; medieval studies; renaissance and early modern studies; and modern Italian studies.

Limited Submission

Internal deadline in mid-September.

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowships

Deadline: October 1, 2017

While in residence for 9 months, fellows conduct research and write in their areas of expertise, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff.

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