Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 8/1/2023


This notice solicits applications for the Fellowships program.

NEH Fellowships are granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional humanistic research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development.

NEH invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines, and encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars.


Next deadline (anticipated): April 10, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible. Foreign nationals who take up permanent residence outside the United States any time between the application deadline and the end of the period of performance will forfeit their eligibility to hold an award. Leaving the U.S. on a temporary basis is permitted.

You may apply to only one of the following programs in a given federal fiscal year: • Fellowships • Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities • NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication • Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

Amount Description

The period of performance is six to twelve months at a stipend of $5,000 per month. The maximum award is $60,000 for a twelve-month period of performance. The period of performance must be continuous and full-time. Successful applicants will be awarded outright funds.

2022 applicants must begin their period of performance between January 1, 2023, and September 1, 2024. 

2023 applicants must begin their period of performance between January 1, 2024, and September 1, 2025

Funding Type