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
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. Bill Beck (Indiana University) has also compiled an extensive list of opportunities on his Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students of Classical Philology, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology page.
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 a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident of the U.S., or citizen of any one of the Freely Associated States.
U.S. Department of Education, OPE / Student Service / 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. / Washington, DC 20202 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (202) 453-7311
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 / 1606 New Hampshire Avenue, NW / Washington, DC 20009 / Email: (Jen Horneman) [email protected] / Phone: (202) 745-3287
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
ARCE offers funded fellowships and a research associate program for a wide range of scholars looking to conduct research in Egypt. Previous fellows have represented the fields of anthropology, archaeology, architecture, fine art, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, political science, religious studies and even music. Awardees receive monthly stipend commensurate with academic status and round trip air transportation.
American Research Center in Egypt / 909 North Washington Street, Suite 320 / Alexandria, VA 22314 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (703) 721-3479
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 / Phone: (202) 502-7632
Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study Abroad
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.
More information for Brown students can be found on the [email protected] Fulbright page.
U.S. Department of Education, OPE / International Education Programs Service / 1990 K St. NW, Floor 6 / Washington, DC 20006-8521 / Phone: (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.
The American Research Institute in Turkey / 3260 South Street / Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (215) 898-3474
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: [email protected] / Phone: (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, Attention: [Field of Application] / 7 East 60th / New York, N.Y. 10021 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (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/ 44 Beacon Street / Boston, MA 02108 / Phone: (857) 305-9350
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: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/
ASCSA / 54 Souidias Street / GR-106 76 / Athens, Greece. Email: [email protected] / Phone: (+30) 213 000 2400 / Fax: (+30) 210 725 0584
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. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. Qualified students of all nationalities are eligible.
655 Third Avenue/ New York, NY 10017 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (212) 683-5000
American Numismatic Society (ANS)
A limited number of stipends of up to $4000 are available to US citizens, and non-US citizens studying at US institutions under certain visas. Application forms and further information can be found on the seminar page of the ANS website: numismatics.org/seminar.
The American Numismatic Society / 75 Varick Street / 11th Floor / New York, NY 10013. Seminar Director, Dr. Peter van Alfen E-mail: [email protected] / Phone: (212) 571-4470 x153
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. The ACOR Regional Funding page provides links to other funding opportunities.
209 Commerce Street / Alexandria, VA 22314 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (703) 461-1762
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Fellowships
SSRC offers international dissertation research fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States, regardless of citizenship. , with a per-fellowship average of $22,000.
Social Science Research Council / 300 Cadman Plaza West, 15th Floor / Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (212) 377-2700
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year. To be eligible, you must be a "New American" (see requirements to qualify here), you must not have begun the third year of the program that you are seeking funding for, and must be 30 or younger as of the fellowship deadline.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans / 11 West 42nd Street, 3rd Floor / New York, NY 10036 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (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 $5,000 for dissertation related expenses.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation / 5 Vaughn Drive, Suite 300 / Princeton, NJ 08540-6313 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (609) 452-7007.
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; 3) be born after March 15th, 1984. 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 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: ( +39) 06-321-1746 / Fax: ( +39) 06-322-1788
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 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (202) 339-6400 x6413 / Fax: (202) 339-6416
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 in STEM. The fellowship stipend currently is $34,000 per year, for three years. Application forms and further information are available from the website.
National Science Foundation / 2415 Eisenhower Avenue / Alexandria, VA 22314 / Email: [email protected] / Phone: (703) 292-5111
American Association of University Women American Fellowships
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication ($6,000 - $30,000). International Fellowships support women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents ($18,000 - $30,000).
AAUW / 1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000 / Washington, DC 20005 / Phone: (202) 785-7700 or (800) 326-2289
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Predoctoral Fellowship Program
The predoctoral dissertation fellowship program supports advanced graduate research in the history, theory, and criticism of art, architecture, urbanism, and photographic media. Each of the nine fellowships has specific requirements and intents, including support for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation and for residency and travel during the period of dissertation research. Application for a predoctoral dissertation fellowship may be made only through nomination by the chair of a graduate department of art history or other appropriate department.
Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts / National Gallery of Art / 2000B South Club Drive / Landover, Maryland 20785 / Phone: (202) 842-6482 / Fax: (202) 789-3026
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 / Phone: (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).
Etruscan Foundation / P.O. Box 26 / Fremont, MI 49412 / [email protected] / Phone: (231) 519-0675 / Fax: (231) 924-0777
Global Heritage Fund
Global Heritage Fund (GHF) posts current award opportunities on the Heritage Today blog (most recently, an award to assist with documentation of endangered archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa region).
Global Heritage Fund / 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1020 / San Francisco, CA 94104 / [email protected] / Phone: ( 415) 654-5572
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