National Humanities Center Invites Applications for Residential Humanity Fellowship

Robert Newman, President and Director, National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center is inviting scholars from across the humanities and all over the world to apply for its residential Humanity Fellowship.

To be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are also encouraged to apply, so also emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations.

In addition to all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts applications from scholars in the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.

Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty 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. It will be made available to the Fellows.

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.

The stipend given Fellows are individually determined, according to the needs of the scholars and the Center’s ability to meet them.

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 2 pages)
  • curriculum vitae (up to 4 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 who will receive an email prompt inviting them to upload a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. All letters are due by October 6, 2022. The Center strongly recommends applicants read through its Frequently Asked Questions before beginning their application.

NHC residential fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Deadline for submission of applications is October 6, 2022.

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