The Lichtenberg-Kolleg is the newly-established Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Göttingen. Designed to foster innovative research in the humanities and social sciences, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg offers an intimate setting in an inspiring atmosphere and serves as a place where internationally renowned and emerging scholars meet.
The Lichtenberg-Kolleg offers four early career fellowships, inviting scholars to join research groups for studying:
- Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections
- European Intellectual History/History of Political Thought
- Primate Cognition: Philosophical, Linguistic, and Historical Perspectives
Applicants must have received a doctorate within the last six years
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships support the final year of dissertation work for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences.
Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and are relevant to the solution of contemporary religious, cultural or human rights questions.
$25,000 for a twelve-month period of dissertation writing
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States. Seventy-five fellowships are awarded annually.
The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences – regardless of citizenship – enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December of the application year, whichever comes first.
Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000.
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the last year of the PhD dissertation writing. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31 of the fellowship year.
ACLS will award 65 fellowships for a one-year term beginning between June and September of the fellowship year. The fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the fellow’s home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for research. These fellowships may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.
- be PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States
- have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation and obtained ABD (all but dissertation) status by the application deadline
- be no more than six years in the degree program (awardees can hold this fellowship no later than their seventh year)
The following criteria are used for evaluating applications:
- the potential of the project to advance the field of study in which it is proposed and make an original and significant contribution to knowledge
- the quality of the proposal with regard to its methodology, scope, theoretical framework, and grounding in the relevant scholarly literature
- the feasibility o the project and the likelihood that the applicant will execute the work within the proposed timeframe
- the scholarly record and career trajectory of the applicant
These fellowships offer a stipend of $30,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees (tuition, fees, health insurance) of up to $5,000.
Andrew Mellon Fellowships are awarded to students of exceptional ability and promise who are enrolled or wish to enroll at the University of Pittsburgh in programs leading to the PhD in various fields of the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences.
These fellowships offer a stipend for the academic year plus a tuition scholarship. Persons holding Andrew Mellon Fellowships are expected to engage in full-time study during the period of their fellowship. No additional duties will be required or permitted.
Consult with the appropriate academic department at the University of Pittsburgh.