National Humanities Center Fellowships
Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty scholars from across the humanities and all over the world.
During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center.
The stunning Archie K. Davis building offers private studies, light-filled common areas, and verdant grounds.
The Center also provides scholars with exceptional library services, breakfasts, and lunches in the dining area, and administrative support in organizing seminars and study groups.
Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations.
In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. See our FAQs for more details on eligibility. For additional information about the application process, watch our webinar.
The stipend amounts for Fellows are individually determined, according to the needs of the scholars and the Center’s ability to meet them. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
NHC residential fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.