Post-Candidacy

Full-year Fellowships

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

  • A renewable nine to twelve months of funding
  • Nomination for consideration is made exclusively by the University, with no need on the student's or department's part to apply. This listing is included solely for informational purposes

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

  • Three-year stipend of $20,000 per year. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
  • Expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows
  • Access to Ford Fellow Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.
  • Early-November application submission deadline
  • Only citizens of the United States or native residents of a possession of the United States are eligible. U.S. permanent residents who are citizens of another country will not be considered.

IHR Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

  • Funding for a full year of archival research in England

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

  • Nine to twelve months of funding, with maximum stipend of $25,000
  • Supports research in original sources, both in the US and abroad
  • Mid-November deadline

Northwestern University's Paris Program in Critical Theory

  • Funding to support one academic year spent in Paris at Northwestern's current Fellowship stipend level
  • Intended for students whose work shows a strong interest in critical theory
  • Competence in both written and spoken French is required, and acceptance into the program may be made contingent on registration in an intensive summer language course if the situation demands it
  • Early March application submission deadline

Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship

  • Three to twelve months of research, on location at the Smithsonian
  • Stipend up to $30,000 for full-year fellowship

SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship

  • Nine to twelve months of funding, with a stipend of around $20,000
  • Supports research outside of the country
  • Early November application submission deadline

Partial-year Fellowships & Grants

American Antiquarian Society Short Term Academic Research Fellowships

  • One to two months funding (depending on the particular fellowship) for research in the collection
  • Stipend of $1,700/month, or $1,200/per month if you elect to take advantage of the housing they provide
  • Mid-January application submission deadline

American Philosophical Society Library's Resident Research Short Term Fellowships

  • One to three months of funding for research on site, with a stipend of $2,000/month
  • March 1 application receipt deadline

Harry Ransom Research Center Dissertation Fellowships

  • The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.
  • Preference given to proposals that concentrate on the Center's collections and that require substantial on-site use of them
  • Early February application submission deadline

Huntington Library Fellowship

  • One to five month fellowships; $3,000/month towards research on location at the Huntington Library
  • Mid-November deadline