Writing, literature, and classics fellowship opportunities with upcoming deadlines

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Saturday, December 10, 2016 3:16 PM

International Writing Centers Association Grants

  • ICWA Research Grants (proposal deadlines are January 1 and July 1): The IWCA offers its Research Grant to encourage scholars to apply and advance existing theories and methods or create new knowledge. This grant supports quantitative, qualitative, theoretical, and applied projects associated with writing center research and application.
  • IWCA Ben Rafoth Graduate Research Grant (proposal deadlines are January 1 and July 1): This grant is to encourage the development of new knowledge and the innovative application of existing theories and methods. This grant supports research projects associated with a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation.

Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) Graduate Fellowships

Opportunities with deadlines of January 15, 2017:

  • The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship: A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of school fees.
  • The Jacob Hirsch Fellowship: A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of school fees.
  • The Harry Bikakis Fellowship: The $1,875 fellowship is awarded periodically.
  • Cotsen Travelling Fellowship for Research in Greece: Award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students.
  • The George Papaioannou Fellowship: Open to all nationalities. Stipend of €1,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months.
  • Weiner Laboratory Research Associate Appointments: Variable amounts up to $7,000.
  • Weiner Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowships: Stipend of $35,000 per year for three-year term.
  • Kress Publications Fellowships: Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000).
  • The Paul Rehak Memorial Travelling Fellowship: Grants of $1,000 or lesser amounts.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

  • For Regular Member Fellowships (stipend of $11,500 plus room and board, and waiver of school fees) for study in Greece, deadline is January 15, 2017.
  • For Advanced Fellowships (stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees) for study in Greece, deadline is February 15, 2017.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Graduate Fellowships (deadline is January 23, 2017)

  • ISI Henry Salvatori Graduate Fellowship Program: For students doing graduate work related to the American Founding, 2 awards of $10,000 each
  • ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowships: For students who intend to use their advanced degree to teach, 5 awards of $15,000 each, 3 awards of $10,000 each, and 7 awards of $5,000 each.

Minority Science Writing Internship (deadline is February 1, 2017)

This program places minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing at Science Magazine for 10 weeks over the summer. Interns experience what it’s like to cover the scientific and technological issues that shape our global community.

Children’s Literature Association (deadline is February 1, 2017)

  • The Hannah Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants were established to honor the memory of Dr. Hannah Beiter, a long-time supporter of student participation in the Children's Literature Association. The Beiter Grants have a combined maximum fund of up to $5,000 per year, and individual awards may range from $500 to $1,500, based on the number and needs of the winning applicants. The grants are awarded for proposals of original scholarship with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication or a conference presentation and contribute to the field of children's literature criticism.
  • The Diversity Research Grant, initiated in 2013 and approved by the board for disbursement beginning in 2014, is a grant to support research related to children’s and young adult cultural artifacts (including media, culture, and texts) about populations that have been traditionally underrepresented or marginalized culturally and/or historically. Applications for this grant are to be considered annually and will be awarded as warranted. Awards will range from $500 to $1000, depending upon the winning proposal’s projected budgetary considerations. Each grant will be awarded with the expectation that the undertaking will lead to publication and make a significant contribution to the field of children's literature scholarship or criticism. Within two years of receiving the grant, the recipient will be asked to submit a paper proposal based upon the project for presentation at a ChLA annual conference.

American Comparative Literature Association

The ACLA awards eight annual prizes with 2017 deadlines still to be determined; visit website for updates.