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National Humanities Center Fellowships

National Humanities Center

Targeted Fields

Usually, all fields of the humanities are eligible. Humanistically inclined individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life may also apply. However, for 2003-2004, the following designated awards are available: three fellowships for scholars in any humanistic field whose research concerns religion or theology, a fellowship in art history or visual culture, a fellowship for French history or culture, a fellowship in Asian studies.

Program Summary

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. Fellowships are for the academic year (September through May).

The Center provides an environment for individual research and fosters the exchange of ideas among scholars. It is in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. Its facilities include private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, reading areas, a reference library, and a Fellows' workroom with microfilm reader, laser printers, scanners, fax machine, access to electronic catalogues, e-mail, and the World Wide Web. The library staff orders and delivers books and research materials for Fellows. The Center's staff also provides editorial and software assistance and support for information technology. The Center locates suitable housing for Fellows in the neighboring communities.


* Scholars from any nation may apply.
* Applicants must hold doctorate or have equivalent professional accomplishments.
* Both senior and younger scholars are eligible for fellowships, but the latter should be engaged in work significantly beyond the revision of a doctoral dissertation.


Fellowships up to $50,000 are individually determined, the amount depending upon the needs of the Fellow and the Center's ability to meet them. The Center provides travel expenses for Fellows and their dependents to and from North Carolina.


10/15/2002 - Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by this date.


Applicants submit the Center's form supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, three letters of recommendation, and financial information. You may request application material from:

Fellowship Program

National Humanities Center
Post Office Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256

or obtain the forms and instructions from the Center's Web site: <>

*UCLA Students: Application information and forms are available in 1252 Murphy Hall.

No application materials will be accepted by fax or email.


For application material, write to or review the web site:

Fellowship Program
National Humanities Center
Post Office Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-2256

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