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


April 20, 2019 $50,000

The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award of $50,000 aimed at identifying candidates who are ascending in a career devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise to have a significant impact on contemporary culture.


NEH - Fellowships

April 10, 2019 $50,400

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

American Psychological Foundation - Visionary Grants

April 1, 2019 $20,000

The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems.

Application Information

NEH - Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

March 12, 2019 $250,000

Grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.

NEA - Creative Writing Fellowships

March 7, 2019 $25,000

Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

Application Information

Creating Humanities Communities

March 1, 2019

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, 2019 $50,000

To enhance the preporation of doctoral students as teachers.

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Leadership in History Awards

March 1, 2019

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, 2019 $5,000

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

The Society for Theatre Research – Research Awards

March 1, 2019 $1,243

The Society for Theatre Research has invited applications for awards to fund research on the history, historiography, art, and practice of the British theatre (including music-hall, opera, dance, and associated skills and crafts of performance).

Application Information


Deadline(s) Maximum Award

Kennan Institute - Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grant

February 15, 2019 $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.  

Arizona Humanities- Storying Arizona

November 1, 2018 $10,000