The French Government awards about 20 scholarships a year to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities or social sciences enrolled in American universities.
Other Research Awards and Grants
National and International Private and Federal Grants
- For scholars in the advanced stages of doctoral research to pursue further study in the UK (based at The Paul Mellon Centre) or in the USA (based at the Yale Center for British Art) (up to three months)
Research Support Grants
- To contribute towards travel and subsistence expenses for scholars engaged in research on the history of British art or architecture
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) offers fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of the fellowship program are to help doctoral candidates who may otherwise not have opportunities or encouragement to work in original source materials in the humanities in the United Kingdom; help doctoral candidates in the humanities to deepen their ability to develop knowledge from original sources; provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed most helpfully in the future.
The Academy offers three types of dissertation research fellowships: The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship in French Medieval History, the Schallek Fellowship, and Medieval Academy Dissertation Grants. The Baldwin Fellowship provides a grant to support a graduate student in a North American university who is researching and writing a significant dissertation for the Ph.D. on any subject in French medieval history that can be realized only by sustained research in the archives and libraries of France. It may be renewed for a second year upon demonstration of satisfactory progress. Because of the renewable nature of the fellowship, applications are solicited on a biannual basis. The Schallek Fellowship provides a one-year grant to support Ph.D. dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). Medieval Academy dissertation grants support advanced graduate students who are writing Ph.D. dissertations on medieval topics. The grants help defray research expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research materials.
Designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations might consider the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.
Two-year predoctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship offers invaluable curatorial training and provides the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. It is awarded to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Frick Collection and Library. The Fellow is expected to divide his or her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the curatorial department. Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertation.
Supports PhD candidates in all disciplines who have completed all requirements for that degree by the time of the application and who will complete and defend his/her dissertation at the end of the fellowship year. The fellowship is open to both American and foreign students enrolled at any university in the United States.
Graduate Curatorial Internships at the National Gallery provide in-depth training for advanced Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. recipients interested in gaining curatorial experience in a museum setting. Graduate curatorial interns work with curators on permanent collection or exhibition projects and attend a weekly museum seminar that introduces Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions. Duties and responsibilities are comparable to those of curatorial assistants.
The Ansel Adams Research Fellowship is one facet of the Institute for Photographic Research, an initiative aimed at realizing the Center's mission to be not simply a repository for materials, but a place where new knowledge about photography is created and shared, where the medium's history and traditions are studied, taught, debated, and learned. The Fellowship is intended to provide research time for scholars needing to use the archives, photograph collection, and/or library of the Center for Creative Photography. The research topic may be anything appropriate to the Center's holdings.