Stanford Humanities Center -- External Faculty Fellowships (Residential)

Funding Agency:
Stanford University

External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Awards are made from an applicant pool of approximately 350.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

  • We sponsor research in the traditional and emergent disciplines of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences. (Creative arts projects are not eligible.) The projects of our fellows have drawn on every imaginable approach, from conventional methods to those critical of the disciplines themselves. In partnership with the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, we welcome applications in the digital humanities. Especially appropriate are projects that are likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of scholars.
  • All applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree at the start of the fellowship year. Junior fellowships are for scholars who will be at least three and no more than ten years beyond receipt of the PhD by the start of the fellowship year. Senior fellowships are for established scholars who are more than ten years beyond receipt of the PhD.
  • External faculty fellowships are offered once only. Former external faculty fellows are not eligible to reapply.



Amount Description

Fellows are awarded stipends of up to $70,000 and a housing and moving allowance of up to $40,000. Applicants who require additional support are expected to seek supplementary funding in the form of external grants or sabbatical or other contributions from home institutions.

The Center is unable to provide or finance medical insurance. Fellows are required to make individual arrangements for reasonable coverage during their fellowship year.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 1, 2023