National Humanities Center Fellowships 2009-2010

DEADLINE: October 15, 2008

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Applicants must hold the doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Both senior and younger scholars are eligible for fellowships, but the latter should be engaged in research other than the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Scholars from any nation and humanistically inclined individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life, as well as from all fields of the humanities, are eligible.

OBJECTIVES: The National Humanities Center offers 40 academic-year residential fellowships for advanced study. Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted; however, for the academic year 2008-09, candidates with an interest in the impact of recent scientific research on the human attributes of autonomy, singularity, and creativity are encouraged to apply. Individual fellowships are also available in the following fields: art history or visual culture, French history or culture, Asian Studies, theology, American art history, and environmental history. The Center provides an environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas among scholars. Its facilities include private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, reading areas, a reference library, and a well-equipped Fellows’ workroom. The Center’s library service delivers books and research materials to Fellows. The Center also provides support for information technology and editorial assistance.

FUNDING INFORMATION: Fellowships up to $60,000 are individually determined. The amount provided depends upon the needs of the Fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them. The Center provides travel expenses for Fellows and their dependents to and from North Carolina. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s endowment, by private foundation grants, and by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Fellowship Program
National Humanities Center
7 Alexander Drive
Post Office Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256

REMARKS: Applicants submit the Center’s form supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, a tentative outline of chapters, a short bibliography, and three letters of recommendation.

Complete program guidelines and application material can be obtained at the web site listed above or at the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at 617-353-4365 or, or visit the OSP web site at