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Fellowships to USA Scholars for Advanced Humanities Research



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Funding Source
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
CFDA Number: 45.160
Funding or PIN Number: 20220413-FEL
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Important Dates
Deadline: 04/12/23 11:59 PM ET Receipt Save

Grant Description
Fellowships of up to $60,000 to USA individuals to conduct research projects related to the humanities. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to submitting an application. The fellowships are intended to support a range of projects and activities that display outstanding analytics and high-level writing skills.

NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development.

NEH Areas of Interest: A More Perfect Union: Exploring America's Story and Commemorating its 250th Anniversary. NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative encourages projects that explore, reflect on, and tell the stories of the nation's quest for a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society throughout its history. For futher information, see


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
NEH invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines, and it encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars.

NEH accepts applications to this program from individuals who meet the following requirements:

Citizenship: U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible. Foreign nationals who take up permanent residence outside the United States any time between the application deadline and the end of the period of performance will forfeit their eligibility to hold an award. (Leaving the U.S. on a temporary basis is permitted.)

Currently enrolled students: While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree granting program are ineligible to apply. Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral are eligible, but such applicants must include a letter from the dean of the conferring school or their department chair attesting to the applicant’s status as of the application deadline.

The Fellowships program is designed primarily for individual researchers. Awards may not be divided. If you are seeking funding for more than one participant in a collaborative project, each person seeking funding must submit a separate application specifying their individual contribution.

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Pre-Proposal Conference
A free online information session will be held on February 8, 2023, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar introduces the program, describes the application process and eligibility criteria, and offers application writing suggestions. It consists of a 45-minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Live captions are provided. Register here:,vbJSxYUt9EW-Tv4t1naiSQ,-ON_kWODg06XwXEp-z6ieg,XMA61UWe8UedUielUjS9VA,6JVeS9dyNUqgHdGAYpESsg,-4Opza58xkm_TAY4QPMuDQ?mode=read&tenantId=93b06459-c77d-44b6-af7f-e813cddcdcc3&webinarRing=gcc

Pre-Application Information

- Application available: December 20, 2021
- Application deadline: April 21, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications must be received by the deadline.
- Expected notification date: December 17, 2022
- Project start date: January 1, 2023

- Next Application Deadline: April 12, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Expected notification date: January 2024
- Project start date: September 1, 2024

Letters of Recommendation: You are encouraged to solicit two letters of reference that address your proposed project and your ability to undertake it. Letters should be submitted online not later than May 11, 2022 (for applications submitted for the 2022 deadline) and May 10, 2023 (for applications submitted for the 2023 deadline).

All applicants must submit their applications via Workspace. NEH strongly recommends that you complete your registration at least two weeks before the application deadline.

Successful applicants will be awarded outright funds.

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Additional Funding Information

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Number of Grants
An estimated 80 recipients per deadline.

Estimated Size of Grant
Fellowships include a stipend of $5,000 per month. The maximum stipend is $60,000 for a twelve-month period.

Term of Contract
The period of performance is 6-12 months:
- 2022 applications submitted for the 2022 deadline must start their projects between January 1, 2023 and September 1, 2024.
- 2023 applications submitted for the 2023 deadline must start their projects between January 1, 2024 and September 1, 2025.

Contact Information
If you have questions about the program, contact:
Division of Research Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

If you have questions about administrative requirements or allowable costs, contact:
Office of Grant Management
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

If you have problems registering with, contact: Applicant Support
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726
International Calls: 606-545-5035

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