NEH Fellowship

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National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship at ACOR

The American Center of Research (ACOR) offers a maximum award of ten and a half months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed his or her professional training. In the place of a ten-and-a-half-month award, the committee may elect to offer other awards may be made for a minimum period of four months.

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. 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

An award for ten months is $50,000, of which $32,000 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 $19,200 for stipend and travel); residency at ACOR is required. The award must be used between June 22, 2022, and April 30, 2023. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI). 

Deadline for application is February 1, 2022. Applicants will be notified in April 2022.


ACOR is an equal opportunity organization.

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