NEH Fellowship

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National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship at ACOR

The American Center of Research (ACOR) offers maximum single award of ten months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed his or her 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. 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

The 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., six months award for $30,000 includes $19,200 for stipend and travel); residency at ACOR is required. The award must be used between June 15, 2021, and December 31, 2022. 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, 2021. Applicants will be notified by April 15, 2021.


ACOR is an equal opportunity organization.

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