If you recently obtained a PhD and are eager to get the chance to do some independent creative writing, have a look at these fellowships! There are programs around the world for writers to have time devoted to creating an original piece of work. If one of these sounds like a great fit for you, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!
The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 24 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an entire academic year. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of 6-8 weeks. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Berlin-Wannsee district. Fellowships are restricted to individuals based permanently in the U.S.
For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome, Italy for five months or eleven months to immerse themselves in the Academy community. Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with a private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half-term and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the Two-Year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.
The Bellagio Residency program in Italy offers researchers in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and other academic disciplines a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work. Residencies last between 2-4 weeks. The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with the Foundation’s work to expand opportunities and to strengthen resilience for poor or vulnerable people, in particular projects relevant to the Foundation’s core issue areas: Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods, and Transform Cities. Room and board are provided to all residents and their spouses/partners.
The Leon Levy Center for Biography offers four resident fellowships at the Graduate Center for the academic year in support of a proposed biography project. Awards include writing space, full access to research facilities, research assistance, and a stipend of $72,000. Fellows devote their time to their projects and participate in monthly seminars and public events of the Leon Levy Center for Biography, including the annual lecture and the annual conference. Preference in the award of fellowships is given to those who have not yet published biography or received fellowships for the writing of a biography.
The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, is a residential center offering to program in the Arts and Humanities. It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. Applications from all countries, nationalities, and career levels are welcome. Scholars & Thinkers (including professionals and practitioners in creative fields such as curators, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc.) should be connected to the Arts and Humanities working on French and Francophone cultures, including but not limited to cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region. Artists, in all disciplines, are the primary creators of a new work/project. Roundtrip transportation and a stipend of 1,000 USD per month are available.
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). The Center appoints 15 Fellows a year for a nine-month term at the Library, from September through May. In addition to working on their own projects, the Fellows engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library.
The objective of the Georgian Papers Programme Fellowship award is to allow fellows the opportunity to pursue independent research in the Royal Archives and the Library of Congress, as well as to support the related work of the Georgian Papers Programme. Independent scholars and writers, doctoral students, and college and university faculty in all disciplines can apply. Each Georgian Papers Fellow will receive $8,000 from the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, intended to cover all costs.
The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar of the built environment to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing or sketching. The fellowship recipient receives a $50,000 grant and may travel to any country or country during the one-year period. The fellowship is open to a scholar who will have earned a Ph.D. or advanced terminal degree related to architecture.
The Harold Jones and Frances Murray Research Fellowship award up to $2,500 to encourage research by curators, historians, social scientists, writers, artists, and critics, on photographers whose archives are at the Center. Advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research. Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections. The Center for Creative Photography is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography.
The Kenneth J. Botto Research Fellowship awards up to $2,500 to support research at the Center for Creative Photography by curators, writers, and researchers investigating the life and work of Kenneth J. Botto; photographers working to incorporate set-up, collage, or constructed imagery; or photographers whose work is a critical comment on political, social, and/or art historical issues in society. Advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections. The Center for Creative Photography is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography.
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