***ISHPSSB Members Note: Fellwoships for 2002-2003 include designated
awards for scholarship concerning nature, environmental history, or
ecological concerns; a fellowship in art history or visual culture; a
fellowship in the twentieth-century biomedical history.***
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for
advanced study. Applicants must hold doctorate or have equivalent
scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Both
senior and younger scholars are eligible for fellowships, but the latter
should be engaged in research beyond the subject of their doctoral
dissertations. Fellowships are normally for the full academic year
(September through May). Fellowships are open to scholars from any
nation and to humanistically inclined individuals from the natural and
social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life as well as
from all fields of the humanities.
Areas of Special Interest
While most of the Center's fellowships are unrestricted, the following
designated awards are available for the academic year 2002-03: two or
three fellowships for scholarship concerning nature, environmental
history, or ecological concerns; a fellowship in art history or visual
culture; a fellowship in the twentieth-century biomedical history.
ACLS Burkhardt Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
The National Humanities Center is a participating institution in the
Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship Program of the American Council of
Learned Societies. Nine Burkhardt Fellowships are offered annually to
faculty in the humanities and related social sciences who have have
begun tenured contracts at U.S. or Canadian institutions during the five
years preceding their proposed fellowships. Application must be made
directly to the ACLS by October 1. Further information and applications
are available from the ACLS Fellowship Office, 228 East 45th Street, New
York, NY 10017-3398; e-mail: [log in to unmask] Please state clearly that
you wish to apply for the ACLS Burkhardt Fellowships.
Fellowships ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 are individually determined,
the amount of a stipend depending upon the needs of the Fellow and upon
the Center's ability to meet them. The Center cannot in most instances
replace full salaries, and Fellows bring partial funding in the form of
sabbatical salaries or grants from other sources. In addition to
stipends, the Center provides travel expenses for Fellows and their
dependents to and from North Carolina.
Facilities and Services
Located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, near Chapel
Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center provides an environment for
individual research and the exchange of ideas among scholars. 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, 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 assists
Fellows in locating housing in the neighboring communities.
Funding for fellowships at the Center derives from private foundation
grants, income from the Center's endowment, and the National Endowment
for the Humanities.
Deadline and Application Procedures
Application instructions and forms are available from this Web site. To
have hard copies of the application material mailed to you, write to
Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, Post Office Box 12256,
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-2256. Materials may also
be requested via e-mail at [log in to unmask] Applicants submit the
Center's forms supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project
proposal, and three letters of recommendation. Applications and letters
of recommendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2001.
The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual
orientation, or age.