Research advancement and external funding

Humanities Research Advancement Team

The Institute for Humanities Research provides assistance for faculty and staff applying for external funding.

Our Humanities Research Advancement team:


External Funding Opportunities

Deadline(s) Maximum Award

Creating Humanities Communities

March 1, 2018

This funding strategy aims to support programs that improve the capacity of teachers and school directors at the secondary level to provide high-quality education.

Doctoral Programs Grants

March 1, 2018 $50,000

To enhance the preporation of doctoral students as teachers.

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General Project Grants

March 1, 2018 $30,000

The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religion and theology.

Leadership in History Awards

March 1, 2018

AASLH bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field.

Small Project Grants

March 1, 2018 $5,000

The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religion and theology.

Deadline(s) Maximum Award

UCLA Library Special Collections - James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships

December 1, 2015 $2,500

Supports the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students. Collections that are administered by UCLA Library Special Collections and available for fellowship-supported research include materials in the humanities and social sciences, medicine, life and physical sciences, visual and performing arts, and UCLA history.

NEA - Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects

December 8, 2015 $25,000

Supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.

Application Information

The Newberry - Short-Term Fellowship

December 15, 2015 $5,000

Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research for scholars with a specific need for the Newberry’s collection.

Application Information

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation - Research within Venice and the Veneto

December 15, 2015 $19,900

Provide support for the historical study of Venice and the former Venetian empire and the study of contemporary Venice in the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

Application Information

Arizona Humanities- Storying Arizona

November 1, 2016 $10,000

NEH - Public Scholar Program

February 1, 2017 $52,400

The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. They seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems.

Kennan Institute - Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grant

February 15, 2017 $3,500

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area.  Policy-relevant research is preferred.  

NEH - Creating Humanities Communities

February 15, 2017 $150,000

The Creating Humanities Communities program provides matching grants to help stimulate and proliferate meaningful humanities activities in states and U.S. territories underserved by NEH’s grantmaking divisions and offices. Grantees will use the funds to establish and undertake new humanities programs.

Charles Redd Center - Research and Programming Awards

March 1, 2017 $3,000

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies invites applications from private or public organizations for its public programming award. Any organization that is planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program is eligible to apply.