Faculty Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowships + Sabbatical Supports

Here is a sampling of opportunities to support your scholarship.

Short-Term (< 6 months)

  • American Fellowships for Publication - American Association of University Women
    Supports women scholars finishing research for publication. Tenured faculty ineligible. Awards for short-term publication grants are $6,000.
  • CHS Fellowships - The Center for Hellenic Studies
    Encourages scholarship of the highest quality on various aspects of ancient Greek civilization, placing emphasis on the collaborative, cooperative, and interdisciplinary nature of the field of Hellenic Studies. Resident and non-resident fellowships available. Awards reach a maximum of $18,000 for 4-16 weeks.
  • Classical Studies Fellowship - Loeb Classical Library Foundation
    Awards grants to qualified scholars to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies (Archaeology and Greek and Latin Literature) during the following academic year. Awards range from $1,000 to $35,000. 
  • Fieldwork Fellowships - The Jacobs Research Funds
    Funds projects involving fieldwork with living peoples that result in publication or other dissemination of information about the fieldwork. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest. Projects typically focus on linguistic analysis, social-cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Awards are up to $9,000.
  • Franklin Research Grants for Publication - American Philosophical Society
    Supports the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. Provides up to $6,000 for supplies/research/expenses. 
  • J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History - American Historical Association
    Supports significant scholarly research for two to three months in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. Awards are $5,000. 
  • Library Resident Research Fellowship - American Philosophical Society
    Offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in the APS Library. A stipend of $3,500 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. 
  • Society Research Fellowships for Publication - Wisconsin Historical Society
    Supports research and writing for publication of books by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Grants of $1,000-$2,000 are made to individuals and applications are accepted year round.
  • Distinguished Scientist FellowshipsChinese Academy of Sciences
    Supports collaborative scientific research opportunities in China for international scientists. Fellowships run for 1-3 months. Awards include salary, living allowance, and travel expenses.
  • Fellowships in GermanyThe American Academy in Berlin
    Welcomes emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets, art historians, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, public policy experts, and writers (not mathematics or hard sciences). Awards are typically for one semester and include travel, housing, and monthly stipend of $5,000.
  • Fulbright Scholar ProgramU.S. Department of State
    Sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Search the online catalog  to find opportunities by location, activity, discipline, etc. Awards vary from a two months to one year and can include travel, monthly stipends, and expenses. 
  • Fulbright-Hays: Seminars AbroadU.S. Dept. of Education
    Provides short-term (four weeks, summer 2012) study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Awards include travel expenses.
  • International Education AdministratorsFulbright
    Supports international education professionals and senior university administrators in three-week summer seminars in other countries. Seminars introduce participants to the society, culture, and higher education systems of these countries. Awards include travel expenses and a stipend.
  • Research Visit Grant & Arts Study Visit for FacultyGerman Academic Exchange Service
    Offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Awards include a monthly stipend.
  • Visiting ProfessorshipsGerman Academic Exchange Service
    Serves to strengthen the internationalization of the educational experience for scholars, host institutions, and students by welcoming educators from abroad to university campuses in Germany for guest lectureships. Funding is available for periods of three months to two years. Awards include a monthly stipend and travel subsidies ranging from 925-1875 EUR. 

Long-Term (> 6 months)

  • American FellowshipsAmerican Association of University Women
    Supports women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication. Tenured professors ineligible. Awards for research leave fellowships are $30,000.
  • Center for 21st Century Studies FellowshipsUW System
    Invites fellows to contribute to the mission to imagine, define, and create the emergent field of 21st century studies. The Center will organize its research and public programs around three ongoing areas of interdisciplinary humanities research: critical, public, and digital humanities. Up to $3,000 is provided to the home institution to defray replacement costs.

  • Collaborative Research FellowshipsAmerican Council of Learned Societies
    Offers small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that aim to produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or web publications) for which two or more collaborators will take credit. Awards vary by project, with a maximum of $201,000 over two years. Not offered 2018-2019.

  • Creative, Historical, and Critical StudiesHoward Foundation
    Provides artists and scholars with time to complete their work. Awards are $30,000.

  • Fellowship Opportunities in American ArtSmithsonian American Art Museum
    Invites applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Awards for twelve months include travel/research expenses and $50,400 to $60,000.

  • Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic CreationJohn Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
    Supports individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

  • Humanities FellowshipsAmerican Council of Learned Societies
    Invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Awards vary by faculty status, ranging from $40,000 to $70,000. 

  • Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships in AnthropologyWenner-Gren Foundation
    Supports scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication. Awards are $40,000 for twelve months of continuous full-time writing and $20,000 for six 

  • Institute for Research in the Humanities FellowshipUW System
    Offers one- or two-semester fellowships at UW-Madison's Institute for Research in the Humanities. Up to $5,000 is provided to the home institution to defray replacement costs.

  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships in EthicsPrinceton University
    Supports a year in residence at Princeton devoted to writing about ethics and human values. Awardees receive stipends of up to one-half their academic year salaries. Applicants should have held their degree for more than two years. Fellowships extend from Sep. 1 to July 1. 

  • Psychology FellowshipsJames McKeen Cattell Fund
    Provides funds to supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions. Awards reach a maximum of $40,000.   

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Fellowships - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    Supports projects in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Awards typically cover the fellow's regular salary for nine months.   

  • Research GrantsChiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
    Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan. Projects on Taiwan Studies are especially encouraged. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years.

  • Scholar Grants - Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
    Grants help replace half of the scholar's salary while they're on sabbatical, or for time off for research and writing. Grants range from $20,000-$35,000 and go for one year.
    Turkish Travel Grants - The Institute of Turkish Studies
    Post-Doctoral Summer Travel Grants to scholars in the social sciences and humanities for travel to Turkey to carry out research projects. Award is round-trip airfare to Turkey.

  • Visiting Professorships - German Academic Exchange Service
    Serves to strengthen the internationalization of the educational experience for scholars, host institutions, and students by welcoming educators from abroad to university campuses in Germany for guest lectureships. Funding is available for periods of three months to two years. Awards include a monthly stipend and travel subsidies ranging from 925-1875 EUR. 

  • Visiting Scientist FellowshipsChinese Academy of Sciences
    Supports collaborative scientific research opportunities in China for international scientists. Fellowships run for 1-12 months. Awards include salary, living allowance, and travel expenses.

UW-Eau Claire Fulbright Faculty Q&A Panel

On May 11, UW-Eau Claire faculty Fulbright award recipients Michael Dorsher, Jill Pinckney Pastrana, Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, and Karl Markgraf shared their research and teaching experiences as well as insights for a successful application.

Internationalize your curriculum with a visit from a Fulbright Scholar!

Scholars from throughout the world are awarded Fulbright grants to study and teach in the United States. Through the Outreach Lecturing Fund, these scholars can travel to any U.S. campus and share their knowledge, expertise, and cultural perspectives. Fulbright scholars can be invited to visit campus through direct contact from an interested university, college, or department faculty member. The university is responsible for providing housing and meals. Scholars are often eager to stay with host families and integrate as much as possible into the campus community.

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