External Funding Opportunities (Grants, Fellowships, Faculty Awards) in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Through its Research Development Unit, FIU’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) has numerous tools available to assist faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences in the preparation of grant proposals.  For example, the ORED website contains boilerplate text  on FIU and features links to valuable grant writing resource materials. In addition, to guide preparation of competitive proposals, many FIU faculty members generously agree to share copies of their funded proposals.

ORED offers several mechanisms to improve the quality of grant proposals prior to submission.  For example, with advance notice, ORED will provide proofreading and editorial services for general grantsmanship.  It will attempt to secure reviews from FIU faculty members with content expertise and/or track records of funding from specific agencies.  If you wish to learn more about research development services available to faculty in the arts and humanities or have any questions in advance of preparing a proposal for submission to an external funding agency, please contact Maureen Pelham, Director of Research Development.

In collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research and Economic Development identifies external funding sources that support scholarship, research, and training in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and assists with the submission of applications.

Where can I find information on external funding sources in the arts, humanities, and social sciences?

Federal and nonfederal funding sources for the arts, humanities, and social sciences are posted here.   Be sure to check this website often, as new programs are added as information becomes available. While every attempt is made to ensure that the list is comprehensive and accurate, faculty may learn of funding opportunities that do not appear below. If you are interested in an opportunity that is not listed on our site, please contact Maureen Pelham, Director, Research Development.

Asterisks that appear by a subset of the funding opportunities denote High Vale Faculty Awards and Fellowships recognized as particularly prestigious by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Top American Research Universities (TARU)/ Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP), and the Florida Board of Governors (BOG).  These awards enhance the university’s reputation, influence the university’s rankings, and contribute to the BOG’s evaluation of FIU on key performance indicators.  Effective immediately, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research and Economic Development will track all submissions for faculty awards and fellowships.

What is the procedure for applying for a faculty award or fellowship?

The procedure for applying for a faculty award or fellowship is now the same as applying for a grant.  All faculty members who intend to apply for a faculty award or fellowship must complete an Electronic Proposal Routing Approval Form (ePRAF)As part of the ePRAF process, please note that applicants for faculty awards or fellowships must check “yes” to Question #28 (“Is this application for a faculty award or fellowship?”) on the ePRAF and attach a completed Notice of Intent to Apply for Faculty Award/ Fellowship, which requires the signatures of the department chair and the college dean.  All applications must be submitted to ORED’s Pre-Award Unit at least five business days prior to agency deadlines.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance with development of your application or have prepared a draft of your application and would like someone to review content and/or proofread, please contact Maureen Pelham from Research Development within the Office of Research and Economic Development.

If you need assistance with filling out the Electronic Proposal Routing and Approval Form(ePRAF), developing budgets, filling out agency forms, uploading attachments and assistance with electronic routing of proposals, click here.

If your ePRAF has been received by the Office of Research and Economic Development and is ready for submission to the sponsor, please contact Ludmilla Etienne in the Office of Pre-Award for additional information.

For any other questions about faculty awards and fellowships, please contact Maureen Pelham from Research Development within the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Please note that the fellowship and funding opportunities identified below are primarily for faculty, but some are open to pre- and post-doctoral students.  Most funding agencies operate their grant and fellowship programs on annual cycles, so be sure to note deadlines and check for latest guidelines.

To obtain additional information about these fellowship opportunities, please click on the agency’s name, which is linked to its website.

Ahmanson Short-Term Research Fellowships in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA

The American Academy in Berlin

American Academy in Rome: Rome Prize Fellowship

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellowship Programs

American Antiquarian Society

American Association of University Women

The American Center of Oriental Research Fellowships

American Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowships

American Institute of Indian Studies Research Fellowships

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives Research Fellowships (New York or Jerusalem)

American Philosophical Society Fellowships

American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowship Programs

American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowships and Public Project Grants

American Sociological Association

Arizona State University Institute for Humanities Research Visiting Scholars

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships (Yale University)

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

Robert Beyster Fellowships (Rutgers University)

Bogliasco Foundation

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Carmago Foundation Fellowship Programs

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Center for Jewish History

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Columbia University Journalism School Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship

Cornell Society for the Humanities Fellowships

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Duke University Thompson Writing Program Fellowships

The Francis A. Countway Library

Fellowships in the History of Medicine

Dumbarton Oaks: Fellowships in Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Studies in Landscape Architecture

Durham University (UK) Institute of Advanced Study Fellowships

Escape to Create (Seaside, FL)

European University Institute Fellowships

Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel

Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowships

Friends of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Library Grants to Scholars

German Academic Exchange Service 

The Getty Foundation Grants and Fellowships

Henry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art

Harvard University Junior Fellows

Heckman Research Stipends for Research at the Hill Museum and the Manuscript Library

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

Institute for Advanced Study School of Historical Studies Fellowships

Institute of Historical Research Alan Pearsall Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History

The Institute of Turkish Studies Research Grants

International Institute for Jewish Genealogy Research Grants

International Security Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Israel Institute Fellowship and Research Grants

Israeli Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies

I Tatti Fellowships

Kennan Institute

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Fellowships

D. Kim Foundation Fellowships for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia

Kislak Fellowship in American Studies

J.S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme for Chinese Art

Library of Congress John Kluge Fellowship

The Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships

Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Jimmy and Dee Haslam Postdoctoral Fellowship

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography in Residence at the Rare Book School (University of Virginia)

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Humanities

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Henry Moore Institute Research Fellowships

Murphy Institute Faculty Fellowships in Ethics and Public Affairs (Tulane University)

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

National Gallery of Art

NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants

NEH Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

National Humanities Center Summer Institutes in Literacy Studies Fellowship

The Newberry Fellowships

New York Historical Society Museum and Library Fellowships

The New York Public Library Fellowships

NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Fellowships

Open Society Foundations

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine

Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Presidential Management Fellows Program with a Federal Agency

Princeton University – Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Princeton University – Program in Law and Public Affairs

Princeton Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowships

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Washington, D.C.)

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Rockefeller Archive Center Grants-in-Aid Program

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio (Italy) Residency Program

Russell Sage Foundation

Russell Sage Foundation Social Science Research Visiting Scholar

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Scholars-in-Residence Program Fellowship

School for Advanced Research (SAR) Resident Scholar Fellowships

Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon Fellowships

Smithsonian Institute Fellowships

Social Science Research Council 

Society for Classical Studies

Solmsen Post‐Doctoral Fellowships

Society for the History of Technology Hindle Fellowship

Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships  

UCLA Center for 18th and 19th Century Studies Fellowships

University of Chicago Harper and Schmidt Four Year Fellowship

University of Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania – Mellon Post Doc/Teaching Fellow

VolkswagenStiftung – New Options in the Humanities and Cultural Studies

Taiwan Fellowship

Wilson Center Fellowships

Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program (Amherst, MA)