NEH Fellowship

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National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship at ACOR

The American Center of Research (ACOR) offers the following awards:

NEH Fellowship 2023

One award of four months for use in 2023, for a scholar who has a PhD or has completed their professional training. Fields of research include but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award will be for four months and is $20,000, of which $12,800 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for room and board at the American Center of Research. Residency at the American Center of Research is required. The award must be used between March 1, 2023, and November 30, 2023. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship Programs at
Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI).

NEH Fellowship 2024

One or more awards are expected for use in 2024 (commencing no earlier than January 1, 2024); applications are accepted for terms of four to ten months, for a scholar who has a PhD or has completed their professional training. Fields of research include but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. An award for ten months is expected to be $50,000, of which $30,000 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for ACOR room and board. Shorter award periods are prorated accordingly (i.e., an award of six months is $30,000 and includes $18,000 for stipend and travel); residency at ACOR is required. The award must commence on or after January 1, 2024, and can extend into early 2025. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI). 


A person may apply for both the 2023 and 2024 NEH fellowships, with the same or substantially similar project/topic. However, only one NEH award can be made to an individual in a cycle.

Application requirements include:

  • Completed application form
  • Project proposal narrative (up to 2,000 words, not including bibliography)
  • Any additional supporting documentation (e.g., permit application letters; permission to transport special equipment)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Deadline for application is February 1, 2023. Applicants will be notified in April 2023.


ACOR is an equal opportunity organization.

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Learn about fellows’ research through articles, interviews, and lectures on Insights.

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