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International Grants and Fellowships

A general note: Deadlines are subject to change. Although we check these opportunities periodically for updates, faculty should check the funding organization’s website to verify the most current program information.

American Australian Association: Supports well-defined research projects in Australia in one of the following fields: life sciences, engineering, medicine or mining.

The American Council of Learned Societies: Offers several fellowships, which help scholars devote six to 12 continuous months to full-time research and writing. Awards are available to assistant, associate, and full professors with the Ph.D.

  • ACLS Program in China Studies Supports projects in the humanities and social sciences that bridge disciplinary or geographic boundaries, engage new sources, develop fresh approaches to traditional materials and issues, or otherwise bring innovative perspectives to the study of Chinese culture and society.

The American Research Institute in Turkey: Provides fellowships in fields of the humanities and social sciences to engage in research projects in Turkey. Deadline: Nov. 1 for US-based projects; Overseas deadlines vary.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships : Supports scholarly research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden.

Camargo Foundation: Offers fellowships for “scholars who wish to pursue projects in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures.” The foundation also sponsors the projects of writers, visual artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, media artists, and composers.

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers: Provides support to scholars who wish to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Fields of interest include the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. 

Fulbright Scholar Program - Council for the International Exchange of Scholars: Provides opportunities for scholars and professionals to teach and/or conduct research in countries all over the world. Deadline: August 1 for Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program. Deadlines vary for other programs.

The German Academic Exchange Service: Offers fellowships for short- or long-term research projects in Germany. Deadlines vary by program.

Hugh le May Fellowship - Rhodes University: Supports three to four-month residential fellowships at Rhodes University in South Africa for senior scientists with a well established research record in order for the scholars to work on research in philosophy; classics; ancient, medieval, or modern history; classical, biblical, medieval, or modern languages; political theory or law. 

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowships: Supports highly qualified scholars who are under 40 years of age of all nationalities and disciplines for long-term research projects in Germany. Deadlines: Continuous.

International Research and Exchanges Board: Offers several programs for U.S. scholars and professionals to conduct research in Europe and Eurasia. Deadlines vary.

National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship Program: Provides awards for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to conduct research abroad.

Remarque Institute: Supports research on "political, regional, ethnic, religious, linguistic, cultural and economic encounters and conflicts in contemporary Europe, and between Europe and North America.” 

Social Science Research Council: Provides fellowships to scholars from the social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences through various international fellowship programs, which are noted below.