National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center welcomes fellowship applications from scholars engaged in advanced humanities research regardless of citizenship or national origin. Each year, several scholars from countries other than the United States come to the Center, in North Carolina, as part of the cohort of Fellows and contribute to the rich intellectual and diverse environment of the fellowship program.
Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes scholars from across the humanities and all over the world. During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center. The stunning Archie K. Davis building offers private studies, light-filled common areas, and verdant grounds. The Center also provides scholars with exceptional library services, breakfasts, and lunches in the dining area, and administrative support in organizing seminars and study groups.
Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations.
In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. For more details on eligibility see the National Humanities Center Fellowship's FAQ webpage.
The stipend amounts for Fellows are individually determined, according to the needs of the scholars and the Center’s ability to meet them. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Center seeks to provide half salary up to $65,000 with the expectation that the Fellow’s home institution covers the remaining salary.
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
Fellowship applicants are asked to complete the online application form and to upload the following documents:
- 1,000-word project proposal
- short bibliography (up to two pages)
- curriculum vitae (up to four pages)
- one-page tentative outline of the structure of the project (if the project is a book, provide an outline of chapters; otherwise, give an outline of the components of the project and their progress to date)
Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references.
Please submit applications through the National Humanities Center's website by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to email@example.com by the external deadline.