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Humanities Fellowships

National Endowment for the Humanities

Program Summary

Fellowships are opportunities for individuals to pursue an advanced work in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tools.


Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges or universities, or of primary or secondary schools, and scholars and writers. They must be U.S. citizens, native residents of U.S. jurisdictions. or foreign nationals who have resided in the U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

* Fellows may hold other fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, including sabbaticals and grants from their own institutions.


Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period of from six to twelve whole months. A grant of $40,000 is for nine to twelve months. A grant of $24,000 is for six to eight months. The earliest that fellows may begin tenure is January 1, 2003.


May 1, 2002 - applications must be received by this date. Applicants will be notified of the decision on their applications by early December.

Application and for more information

Applications may be downloaded online at

Include 8 copies and 1 original of:
* signed application cover sheet
* narrative
* for editions or translations only, a two-page sample
* for database projects only, a one-page sample entry
* one page bibliography for the project
* two-page resume
* 1 extra copy of the signed cover sheet

Fore more information

Fellowships or Summer Stipends Division of Research Programs,
Room 318 National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Phone: (202) 606-8200

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