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Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • The W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR) Jerusalem - AIAR provides a base for a broad range of American-led scholarly research projects in archaeological, art historical, textual and historical studies of the ancient Near East, from the prehistoric to the pre-modern periods. Located in an historic building in Jerusalem, the Albright Institute provides fellowships to scholars from pre-doctoral to post-doctoral levels.
  • American Academy of Arts and Science - Has served for over 220 years as a major intellectual catalyst in American life. Today, members from every discipline engage in collaborative, multidisciplinary studies of complex problems that defy easy solution: issues ranging from arms control to universal basic and secondary education to the state of the humanities.
  • American Academy in Rome - The Academy is an overseas research center for study in the School of Arts or the School of Classical Studies.
  • American Council of Learned Societies - Awards fellowships in the humanities and social sciences, comtemplative practice, study and research in China, and Eastern European studies.
  • American Institute of Indian Studies - Supports the advancement of knowledge of India, its citizens, society and culture.
  • American Philosophical Society  - Programs including the General Research grant program, the Henry Phillips grants in Jurisprudence, Sabbatical Fellowship for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Mellon Resident Research Fellowships.
  • American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) - Facilitates research by individuals and American institutions in Egypt. It provides a permanent base of operations in Cairo for scholars studying Egypt from prehistory to the present day. More than a dozen archaeological teams sponsored by leading U.S. and Canadian museums and universities are assisted annually by the Cairo Center.
  • American Research Institute in Turkey - Promotes American and Turkish research and exchange related to Turkey in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. ARIT provides support for these scholarly endeavors through maintaining research centers in Istanbul and Ankara and administering a program of fellowships to support research in Turkey at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels.
  • The American-Scandinavian Foundation - Supports research projects undertaken in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and requires some language facility.
  • Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange - The Foundation's programs encompass four regions: the Domestic region (the Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macau), the American Region (the United States, Canada and Mexico), the European region, and the Asia-Pacific region. Programs in the Domestic and American regions commenced in 1989, followed shortly by the European region in 1990 and the Asia-Pacific region in 1991. Grant programs differ among the four regions.
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - The Department's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
  • Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies - Established in 1986 to promote the development of African and African-American studies in undergraduate and graduate education and through advanced research at the University of Rochester.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library - The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research library located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A magnet for scholars from around the globe, the Folger is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, as well as magnificent collections of other rare Renaissance books and manuscripts on all disciplines-history and politics, theology and exploration, law and the arts.
  • Ford Foundation - Limited research and training grants are made in the Foundation's program areas: Asset Building and Community Development,  Peace and Social Justice, and Education, Media, Arts and Culture. 
  • Fulbright Scholar Program - Promotes educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
  • Getty Foundation - Supports projects in art or art history.
  • William T. Grant Foundation - The Foundation's primary focus areas are Youth Development; Systems Affecting Youth; and the Public's View of Youth.
  • International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) - Offers research opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eurasia and China.
  • The Library Company of Philadelphia - The Library Company of Philadelphia is a non-profit independent research library with collections documenting every aspect of the history and background of American culture from the colonial period to the end of the 19th century. A collection of national importance, its holdings number approximately half a million printed volumes in a wide variety of formats.
  • Louisville Institute - Its fundamental mission is to enrich the religious life of American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might stimulate and inform the other.
  • The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - Dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.
  • National Council for Eurasian and East European Research - Among national research organizations, NCEEER is the largest provider of resources to U.S. scholars for postdoctoral research in these fields. Its support for research on the region has produced direct benefits for U.S. policymakers, the academic community, and nonprofit.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Institute of Justice 
  • New York Council for the Humanities - Funds projects that stimulate public consideration of the humanities, through several different kinds of grants.
  • Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture - Offers fellowships in any area of early American studies.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society - Fosters and promotes the liberal arts through the Scholarships and Awards it bestows upon those who have excelled in the liberal arts and sciences. This is done through fellowships, service awards and literary awards.
  • Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
  • Rockefeller Foundation - Supports study at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Italy and humanities fellowships held at various institutions.
  • Russell Sage Foundation - Supports basic social research in four areas: future of work, immigration, literacy and the social psychology of cultural contact.
  • Rutgers University for Research on Women - Promotes innovative scholarship on women and gender through interdisciplinary forums, lectures, and conferences that bring together IRW affiliates with top visiting scholars from the US and abroad
  • Smith Richardson Foundation - Seeks to help ensure the vitality of our social, economic, and governmental institutions and to assist with the development of effective policies to compete internationally and to advance U.S. interests and values abroad. 
  • Social Science Research Council - Scholars in the humanities and social sciences may apply for programs on Germany, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Japan, Near and Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Applied Economics, Sexuality, International Migration, and International Peace and Security. 
  • Stanford Humanities Center - Promotes humanistic research and education and Stanford University and nationally.
  • Truman Presidential Museum & Library - The Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs is the private, non-profit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library. The Institute's purpose is to foster the Truman Library as a center for research and as a provider of educational and public programs. Applications for funding will be considered by the Institute's Committee on Research, Scholarship and Academic Relations. organizations and American business. The projects it has funded have helped people from all of these fields gain a better understanding of current developments and future prospects in the post-communist countries of Europe and Eurasia.
  • U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation - Promotes scientific and technical collaboration between the United States and the countries of the Former Soviet Union (FSU).
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation - Supports basic research in any branch of anthropology.