Funding Opportunities for Dissertation Students in Romance Studies

External Funding Opportunities for Dissertation Students in Romance Studies (received during 2016/2017)

Posted: October 14, 2016

Ford Foundation Fellowship

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at:

Eligibility Requirements:
U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program
Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities

Stipends and Allowances:
Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 30 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Application Deadline Dates:

Predoctoral: November 17, 2016
Dissertation: November 10, 2016
Postdoctoral: November 10, 2016

Posted: September 23, 2016

2017-2018 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources (see The deadline for submission of application materials is 5:00 pm Eastern time, Friday, December 2, 2016.

The purposes of this fellowship program are to:

· help junior scholars in the humanities and related social science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources;
· enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available;
· encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and
·provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships in 2017. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.

Fellowship stipends will support research beginning between June 1 and September 1, 2017, and ending within 12 months of commencing. Fellowships will not be renewed or extended. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without holding teaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition.

Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.

For further information on eligibility, requirements, and deadlines, please visit CLIR’s website at


Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, Arts, and American Institutions

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Policy Fellowship for the Humanities, Arts, and American Institutions provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with experience or training in academia who is interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Fellow will work with senior scholars and policy experts on critical national and international issues related to humanistic and social scientific research, the strength of artistic and cultural institutions, and the role of American institutions in a well-functioning democracy.

The focus of the work will be on new and ongoing projects in the Academy’s Programs on the Humanities, Arts, and American Institutions to which the Fellow will contribute substantively.

The overall objectives of the Policy Fellowship are:

To provide a setting and resources for an early-career professional to develop expertise on issues of humanistic, social, and cultural policy;
To increase the cadre of young professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of important topics related to humanistic, social scientific and educational institutions and research; and
To increase the capacity of the Academy to pursue projects and studies in the humanities, the arts, and American institutions.
Fellowship Eligibility:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, or education and have some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to policy research and advocacy. The Ph.D. must be conferred prior to September 2017.
Strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills are desired.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without Academy sponsorship.
Terms: The appointment is for a one-year term to begin on or about September 1, 2017, at the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The fellowship will be renewed for a second year upon a positive performance review. Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application: The deadline for application is Friday, January 6, 2017. To apply, send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter (2 page limit) describing your qualifications and interest in this fellowship opportunity.

Posted: September 2, 2016

Fulbright France-Extended Deadline (Extended to September 12th!)

Opportunities for Early Career

Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research): This award is open only to postdoctoral research applicants. The selected scholar will spend nine to twelve months at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris, a prestigious institution with over 30 research centers, conducting research in their area of specialization. French language proficiency sufficient to complete the research project is required.

Nord Pas de Calais Regional Award (Junior Research): This award is open to postdoctoral research applicants. The selected scholar will spend up to 12 months at one of the participating Nord Pas de Calais universities or research centers. French language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project is required.

Regional Awards

France also offers the following regional awards:

Nord Pas de Calais Regional Council Award: This award is open to all levels of scholars, including early career, to conduct research in their area of specialization for up to twelve months. Applications are sought from all disciplines. French language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project is required.

Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes Regional Award: This award is open to all levels of scholars to conduct research for up to ten months at a participating Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes university or research center. French language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project is required.

Applicants are encouraged to review our Eligibility Guidelines, Application Guidelines, and Review Criteria.

Apply here.

Posted: August 31, 2016

Newberry Library Fellowship Opportunities


Funding Opportunities for Dissertation Students in Romance Studies

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship

Boren Fellowships

BU internal and external scholarship website

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

Fundación Carolina:

Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

The John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Multi-Country Research Fellowship (Council of American Overseas Research Centers)

National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

Research Grants for Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Getty Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities

Spencer Foundation

Wilson Center–Fellows-in-Residence

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellowships