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In addition to the opportunities below, you can find fellowship offerings, sorted by their deadlines, on the Anthropology News calendar

AAA Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology

AAA Leadership Fellows Program

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

International Grants and Fellowships

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Provides opportunities for foreign scholars to conduct research and relative activities in Germany. Offers fellowships and grants.

American Academy in Rome
Rome Prize fellowships are designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. In the case of scholars, preference will be given to applicants for whom research time in Italy, and especially in the city of Rome, is essential, and who have not had extensive prior experience there.

The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII)
TAARII (formerly the American Association for Research in Baghdad, AARB) has been established to promote scholarly research on and in Iraq, ancient Mesopotamia. The Institute, a consortium of American universities and museums, intends to establish a multidisciplinary American scholarly research center in Iraq when conditions permit. TAARII offers fellowships.

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)
ACMS is a non-profit educational organization that supports the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia. The Center offers fellowships for students and faculty.

The American Center of Research (ACOR)
Research Fellowships have been the primary means of accomplishing ACOR's mission to promote academic awareness and research about ancient and modern Jordan and the Middle East. Through fellowships, ACOR has provided numerous educational opportunities for American and other international senior and junior scholars.

The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS)The organization's aim is encouraging the study of the culture, society, land, languages, health, peoples and history of Afghanistan. It will be especially concerned with increasing the numbers of scholars in the United States who have expertise in, and understanding of Afghanistan, and to assist in the rebuilding of academic institutions and the advanced study of Afghanistan by Afghan scholars. AIAS offers fellowships and student paper prizes.

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS)
AIBS's mission is to improve the scholarly understanding of Bangladesh culture and society in the United States and to promote educational exchange between the U.S. and Bangladesh. By sending undergraduate and graduate students as well as senior scholars to Bangladesh, AIBS also promote a better understanding of America in Bangladesh. The AIBS supports three types of Fellowship: Senior, Junior, and Pre-Dissertation. All are intended for research in Bangladesh for a minimum of four months and a maximum of ten to twelve months.

American Institute of Indian Studies
A cooperative, non-profit organization of seventy-eight American colleges and universities that supports the advancement of knowledge and understanding of India, its people and culture.

The American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS)
AIIrS seeks to support the advancement of knowledge and understanding of Iran and Iranian culture and civilization from the earliest periods to the present.  The Institute’s purview comprises the historical Iranian world of Central Asia, the Middle East and South Asia as well as the modern political state of Iran.  The Institute also works with Iranian humanists and social scientists to promote and facilitate their research in the United States. AIIrS offers fellowships.

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)
In the United States, AIMS serves as the professional association of scholars interested in the region. AIMS sponsors the Journal of North African Studies (JNAS), published by Francis and Taylor, provides grants for American and North African scholars interested in conducting research in the Maghrib, hosts an annual conference and dissertation workshop, and supports the Tangier Summer Advanced Arabic Language Program (TSALP).

The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies
The purpose of the institute is to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines and foster research on Sri Lanka. AISLS offers fellowships and travel stipends.

American Museum of Natural History Richard Gilder Graduate School

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is a leader in the education and training of young scientists in the natural history disciplines represented in this institution. Our fellowship programs provide training in the fields of anthropology, invertebrate zoology, paleontology (paleo-zoology), physical sciences (astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences), and vertebrate zoology.

The American Research Center in Egypt
In addition to providing administrative support and a reliable base for a wide array of expeditions and scholarly research taking place in Egypt, ARCE also provides funding, in the form of grants, for a significant number of research and conservation projects each year.

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)
PARC’s mission is to improve scholarship about Palestinian affairs, expand the pool of experts knowledgeable about the Palestinians, and strengthen linkages among Palestinian, American, and foreign research institutions and scholars. PARC offers fellowships

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
ARIT is dedicated to promoting North American and Turkish research and exchanges related to Turkey in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. ARIT provides support for these scholarly endeavors by maintaining research centers in Istanbul and Ankara, and by administering programs of fellowships to support research in Turkey at doctoral and advanced research levels.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Archaeological Institute of America 

The AIA offers six fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars. Fellowships are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
The Center’s Residential Fellows program awards academic year residential fellowships for about 45 scholars who form a cohesive and diverse intellectual community. Fellows enjoy time and freedom to pursue their priority research, and more importantly, to expand their horizons in active engagement with their Center colleagues.

Center for Khmer Studies (CKS)
CKS has sought to provide fellowships for students and scholars as a way to promote research and international scholarly exchange on Cambodia and the Mekong region, among the international community of scholars and their Cambodian colleagues.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers
American Overseas Research Centers foster international scholarly exchange, primarily through sponsorship of fellowship programs which allow pre-doctoral and senior scholars to pursue independent research important to the increase of knowledge and to our understanding of foreign cultures.

The Council for European Studies (CES)
Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
The CES funds two months' travel to Europe for eligible graduate students to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a bi-yearly journal of the Council for European Studies, and other professional development activities.
Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship
The CES invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2013 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies.  Each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, paid in six (6) bi-monthly installments over the course of the fellowship year, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees, and participation in several professional development activities. 

Fulbright Scholar Programs
Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program
The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. It is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The German Marshall Fund has brought Americans and Europeans together to increase understanding and to build future transatlantic networks among the political, media, business, and nonprofit communities.  GMF works closely with partner organizations to sponsor a range of fellowship and exchange programs designed to provide both broad cultural exposure and more targeted opportunities for learning about specialized policy areas.

International Research & Exchanges (IREX)
IREX sponsors a broad range of fellowship opportunities for masters, predoctoral, and postdoctoral research, as well as for senior scholars, professionals, and policymakers.

The Italian Academy
The Fellowship Program at the Italian Academy focuses on issues relating to cultural identity, cultural transmission, and cultural memory. It has a twofold aim: to sustain the vitality of the many aspects of culture that are endangered by globalization, and to forge genuinely new links between the arts, the sciences and the social sciences. Approximately 18 Fellowships will be awarded every year.

The Jacobs Research Funds
The Jacobs Research Fund, hosted by the Whatcom Museum of History and Art in Bellingham, Washington, provides grants for anthropological and linguistic research on Native American peoples.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Harvard University
The fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts.

Rhodes Scholarships
American Rhodes Scholars are selected through a decentralized process by which regional selection committees choose 32 Scholars each year representing the fifty states. Applicants from more than 300 American colleges and universities have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. In most years, even after a century of competition, a Rhodes Scholar is selected from an institution which has not formerly nominated a successful applicant.

Richard Gilder Graduate SchoolAt the American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is a leader in the education and training of young scientists in the natural history disciplines represented in this institution. Our fellowship programs provide training in the fields of anthropology, invertebrate zoology, paleontology (paleo-zoology), physical sciences (astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences), and vertebrate zoology.

Social Science Research Council
SSRC fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have longer-term impact on society and scholarship. These programs often target the spaces between disciplines, where new perspectives emerge and struggle for acceptance, thus ensuring the production of knowledge and expertise on key topics, regions, and social challenges.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
The Foundation supports significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity's biological and cultural origins, development and variation and to foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology. The Foundation provides a variety of grants to support individual research, collaborative projects, conferences and training fellowships. 

National Fellowships

AAA Dissertation Fellowship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology 
The American Anthropological Association invites minority doctoral candidates in anthropology to apply for a dissertation writing fellowship.

Advertising Educational Foundation
Offers annual two-week fellowships. Participants are hosted by advertising agencies in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City. The purpose is to expose professors to the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, marketing or media company; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
For over three decades the AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships have provided scientists and engineers with unique opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm, while learning first-hand about establishing and implementing policy.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowship (1)
The fellowship assists graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter.

Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowships (2)
This is the second stage of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program, which provides support for young scholars.

Archaeological Institute of America

The AIA offers six fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars. Fellowships are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Boise State Graduate Student Assistance
Anthropology MA and MAA graduate students have several funding opportunities available to them.

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation

The BPW Foundation established the Career Advancement Scholarship Program in 1969 to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged women seeking to further their education. Scholarships are provided to women who wish to advance in their careers, or are soon to enter or re-enter the workforce.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.

Dumbarton Oaks 
Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs 
The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields, except the performing arts. Fellowships are not available for students.

Kellogg Institute for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
The program offers time and resources to focus on a research project and move it forward in an intellectually stimulating and comfortable environment. The fellowships are open to candidates from the US and abroad who hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a social science discipline or history (exceptions made), distinguished senior candidates who do not hold a PhD, and advanced graduate students who will complete their PhD before beginning the fellowship.

Leakey Foundation
The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. Recent priorities include research into the environment, archeology, and human paleontology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; the behavior, morphology, and ecology of the great apes and other primate species; and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Other areas of study have been funded occasionally.

National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR)
NHGRI solicits grant applications that relate to its scientific priorities and research interests. NHGRI welcomes innovative research proposals and encourages investigators with novel ideas to discuss potential applications with program staff and submit these applications for competitive review. Investigator-initiated research proposals follow the NIH standard schedule [grants.nih.gov] for submission, review and award.

National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

The National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. Privately incorporated and governed by a distinguished board of trustees from academic, professional, and public life, the Center was planned under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began operation in 1978. Outstanding scholars from across the United States and more than thirty other nations have been awarded fellowships for advanced study at the National Humanities Center.

National Institute on Aging
Supports basic social and behavioral research and research training on the aging processes and the place of older people in society.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation
An independent, not-for-profit organization that conducts two privately  financed, annual competitions for high school students, entered by taking PSAT/NMSQT.

National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, they are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

The Newberry Library
Long-term fellowships
These grants support individual research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including a biweekly fellows’ seminar.
Short-term fellowships
These fellowships provide access to the Newberry’s collection for PhD candidates or postdoctoral scholars.

School for Advanced Research
The School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression.

Society for American ArchaeologyThe Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans

Spencer Foundation
Believe that cultivating knowledge and new ideas about education will ultimately improve students’ lives and enrich society. The Foundation pursues its mission by awarding research grants and fellowships and by strengthening the connections among education research, policy and practice through the Spencer Forum.

U.S. Institute of Peace

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship
The Jennings Randolph (JR) Program for International Peace awards approximately ten residential Senior Fellowships each year for outstanding scholars, practitioners, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals to conduct research on peace, conflict and international security in Washington D.C. Applications are due on September 8.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
The Foundation supports significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity's biological and cultural origins, development and variation and to foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology. The Foundation provides a variety of grants to support individual research, collaborative projects, conferences and training fellowships.

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