Fellowships and Awards
Apart from the base support provided by the Graduate School, students in the Joukowsky Institute are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for other internal and external fellowships and awards. These can vary from small sums of travel money to fellowships that cover costs for a full year of study and research. Such support can become especially vital in the later stages of a student doctoral career.
Brown University Resources
COS Pivot - Funding Database (instructions available on Library website)
Graduate School (conference travel, research travel)
Office of the Vice President for Research (funding opportunities, proposal writing support)
Office of Sponsored Projects (links, searchable databases, and help with research and proposals)
External Funding Opportunities (funding links on the OVPR website)
Grant Finding: Library Services and Support (funding links on the Library website)
Sheridan Center (funding links)
Cogut Center for the Humanities (graduate fellowships and working group grants)
Swearer Center for Public Service (internal and external fellowships)
For assistance in locating alternative funding sources, consult the External Funding page of the Graduate School website.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship: U.S. Dept. of Education
The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program is designed to assist students of superior abilities to pursue graduate study leading to the doctorate in selected fields within the arts, humanities and social sciences. Fellows will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated achievements and exceptional promise. Stipend is determined wholly by the fellow's financial need as determined by the institution the fellow attends and cannot exceed student's demonstrated level of need. Must be U.S. citizen and cannot have more than 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours or equivalent of graduate credit.
Higher Education Programs / US Dept of Education / 1990 K St. NW, Floor 6 / Washington, DC 20006-8521 / Telephone: (202) 502-7700.
Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship
For unmarried women between 25 and 35 who are studying French language and literature or Greek language and literature, history or archaeology. The fellowship carries a stipend of $20,000. Greek and French awards usually alternate every other year.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society / 1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Fourth Floor / Washington, DC 20036 / Telephone: (202) 265-3803.
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
Description: Fellowships for research in Egypt for Egyptian Ph.D. students who have successfully completed the preliminary exams, who are currently enrolled in a graduate program of an American or Canadian university, and who have J1 student visas. Eligible fields of study: Archeology, Architecture, Art, Egyptology, History, Humanities, Islamic Studies, and Social Sciences. Awardees receive monthly stipend commensurate with academic status and round trip air transportation.
ARCE / Emory University West Campus / Bldg A, Suite 423W / 1256 Briarcliff Rd NE / Atlanta, GA 30306 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: (404) 712-9854
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (US/ED)
For U.S. citizens and permanent residents planning doctoral dissertation research abroad, for the study of a world area outside of Western Europe, using a modern foreign language, by advanced graduate students who are enrolled in a PhD program where they specialize in a modern foreign language or area studies. Awards provide round-trip air fare, local travel, supplies, tuition, insurance, cost-of-living allowance, and dependents' allowance.
U.S. Department of Education, OPE / International Education Programs Service / 1990 K St. NW, Floor 6 / Washington, DC 20006-8521 / Telephone: (202) 502-7632.
Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study Abroad (IIE)
Programs offered include full grants for research/study, travel grants for selected countries, and various opportunities for teaching assistantships in English. Must be senior or graduate student, and a U.S. citizen. Local interview by faculty committee is required. Grants vary; most provide round-trip transportation, tuition, books, and one year of maintenance. Program operates worldwide.
Brown students with questions about this program should contact the Graduate School
U.S. Department of Education, OPE / International Education Programs Service / 1990 K St. NW, Floor 6 / Washington, DC 20006-8521 / Telephone: (202) 502-7632.
The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
Description: The American Research Institute in Turkey awards fellowships to graduate students who wish to do research in Turkey as well as summer fellowships to students who want to attend Intensive Advanced Turkish Language programs at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul.
University of Pennsylvania Museum / 33rd and Spruce Street / Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324 / Email: email@example.com / Telephone: (215) 898-3474 / Fax: (215) 898-0657.
Getty Research Institute
Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty Center.
Attn: Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships/ The Getty Grant Program / 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800 / Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: (310) 440-7374.
American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize)
Fellowships are offered in the fine arts and humanities in a number of disciplines, including archaeology, history of art, and classical studies. Rome Prize winners are provided with a stipend, room and board, and a workspace.
American Academy in Rome, Fellowship Coordinator / 7 East 60th / New York, N.Y. 10021 / Telephone: (212) 517-7200.
Archaeological Institute of America
Description: The Archaeological Institute of America awards several fellowships each year, with the exception of the Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship, which is awarded every other year. These fellowships are generally awarded to students in doctoral programs or to recent recipients of the Ph.D. whose focus is Classical Archaeology.
Archaeological Institute of America/Located at Boston University / 656 Beacon Street / Boston, MA 02215-2006 / Telephone: (617) 353-9361.
American School of Classical Studies in Athens
The American School of Classical Studies offers a number of pre-doctoral fellowships, including full support for one year as a “regular member” at the school in Athens and several more advanced fellowships in classical and Greek art history, the history of architecture, and pottery. For detailed information see the school’s website:
ASCSA / 54 Souidias Street / GR-106 76 / Athens, Greece. Email: email@example.com / Telephone: (+30) 210-72-36-313 / Fax: (+30) 210-72-50-584.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Awards for research in all branches of anthropology and related disciplines to aid in dissertation research Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to individuals to aid doctoral dissertation or thesis research. Applicants must be enrolled for a doctoral degree. Application must be made jointly with a thesis advisor or other scholar who will undertake responsibility for supervising the project. Awards are contingent upon the applicant's successful completion of all requirements for the degree other than the dissertation/thesis. Applications may be submitted before such requirements have been met; however, should an award be approved, the foundation will at that time request evidence that the applicant is "all-but-dissertation/ advanced-to-candidacy". Qualified students of all nationalities are eligible.
470 Park Ave. South / 8th Floor / New York, NY 10016-6819 / Telephone: (212) 683-5000.
American Numismatic Society (ANS)
The ANS provides 6 stipends of $2,500 for attendance at the Society’s annual Graduate Seminar in Numismatics, and one award yearly of the Frances M. Schwartz Fellowship to support work and study of numismatic and museum methodology at the ANS. Additional information and application forms will be provided upon request. The forms can be printed from the website and submitted by mail (electronic applications are not accepted).
The American Numismatic Society / 96 Fulton Street / New York, NY 10038. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: (212) 571-4470
American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR)
ACOR supports various kinds of pre-doctoral fellowships for students, including work on a dissertation or an ACOR-approved archaeological research project. Research must focus on the Near East.
ACOR Fellowship Committee / 656 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor / Boston, MA 02215 / Email: email@example.com / Telephone: (617) 353-6571
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Fellowships
SSRC offers dissertation development fellowships of up to $5,000 to support summer research expenses, including travel, lodging, meals, and some necessary equipment and supplies. Also offers international dissertation research fellowships in Anthropology, Art History, Architectural History, and Classics, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000.
Social Science Research Council / One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor / 300 Cadman Plaza West Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Telephone: (212) 377-2700
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Description: Each fellowship is for a period of two years. A fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Fine/Performing Arts are included. The grant is for $20,000 and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the US graduate program attended by the fellow. By "New Americans" we include Green Card holders, naturalized citizens, and children of parents where both parents are naturalized citizens.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans / 400 W. 59th Street / New York, NY 10019 / Email: Pdsoros_Fellow@sorosny.org / Telephone: (212) 547-6926 / Fax: (212) 548-4623.
Woodrow Wilson Women's Studies Grant
Students in doctoral programs in any field of study at graduate schools in the U.S. who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements. To encourage original and significant research about women on such topics as the evolution of women's role in society and particularly in contemporary America, women in history, the psychology of women, and women as seen in literature. Award is $3,000 for dissertation related expenses.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation / Women's Studies Program CN 5281 / Princeton, NJ 08543-5281
The Lemmermann Foundation awards scholarships to University students, who need to study in Rome to carry out research and prepare their theses concerning Rome and the Roman culture from the Pre-Roman period to the present day time in the classical studies. Applicants should: 1) be attending a recognized University course; 2) have a basic knowledge of the Italian language. The monthly scholarship amount is established at 750 Euros. Application forms and further information are available from the website.
Fondazione Lemmermann / c/o Studio Associato Romanelli / via Cosseria, 5 / 00192 Roma, Italy / E-mail: email@example.com / Tel. (+39-06) 324.30.23 / Fax. (+39-06) 322.17.88
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. Summer Fellowships are for scholars on any level of advancement beyond the first year of graduate (post-baccalaureate) study. Junior Fellowships are for degree candidates who will be working on a dissertation or final project at Dumbarton Oaks. Application forms and further information are available from the website.
Dumbarton Oaks / Research Library and Collection / 1703 32nd Street, NW / Washington, D.C. 20007 / Telephone: (202) 339-6401 / Fax: (202) 339-6419
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The fellowship stipend currently is $30,000 per year, for three years. Application forms and further information are available from the website.
National Science Foundation /4201 Wilson Blvd. / Arlington, VA 22230 / Telephone: (703) 292-5111
American Association of University Women American Fellowships
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. The dissertation fellowship is $20,000 for one year.
AAUW / 1111 Sixteenth St. N.W. / Washington, DC 20036 / Telephone: (800) 326-2289
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Predoctoral Fellowship Program
Nine fellowships that offer support for advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, and urbanism, including the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation, for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research, and for postdoctoral research.
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts / National Gallery of Art / 2000B South Club Drive / Landover, Maryland 20785 / Telephone: (202) 842-6482 / Fax: (202) 789-3026
Association of Women in Science Educational Foundation Predoctoral Awards
In general, female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D. degree may apply. About 5-10 AWIS graduate fellowships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded each year.
Association for Women in Science / 1200 New York Ave., NW, Suite 650 / Washington, DC 20005 / Telephone: (202) 326-8940 / Fax: (202) 326-8960
American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research
The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Amounts awarded will depend on travel costs, but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000.
American Philosophical Society / 104 South Fifth Street / Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387 / Telephone: (215) 440-3400
National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program
The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis and range from U.S. $5,000-$15,000.
Waitt Institute for Discovery / P.O. Box 1948 / La Jolla, CA 92038-1948 / Phone: (858) 551-4400 / Fax: (858) 551-6871
The Etruscan Foundation
The Etruscan Foundation administers a series of fellowship programs, including Conservation Fellowships ($2000), Fieldwork Fellowships ($2000) , and Research Fellowships ($7,500, for faculty members only).
Etruscan Foundation / P.O. Box 26 / Fremont, MI 49412 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: (231) 519-0675 / Fax: (231) 924-0777
Global Heritage Fund
Global Heritage Fund (GHF) supports one-year projects in the disciplines of archaeological conservation, historic preservation, heritage management, conservation science, site management planning, GIS and mapping, and sustainable tourism and community development. Awards will be approximately $2,000. Proposal submission deadline is April 30th each year.
Global Heritage Fund / 625 Emerson Street Suite 200 / Palo Alto, CA 94301 / email@example.com / Phone: (650) 325-7520 / Fax: (650) 325-7511
Online Fundraising Advice
A Guide to Pre-Doctoral Sources of Funding (Compiled by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)
Proposal Writer’s Guide
The Foundation Center: Proposal Writing Short Course
Social Science Research Council : The Art of Writing Proposals
Wenner-Gren Foundation: Advice On How To Write A Grant Proposal