Israel Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowships (Israel)

FellowshipsOpen Call for Individual Fellowships 2022-2023, Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

IIAS invites scholars from Israel and abroad to submit proposals for an individual fellowship at the IIAS for the 2022-2023 academic year. Topics may cover any research area from any discipline and must seek to be innovative, with the potential to impact research in the field. The IIAS provides fellows with a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, as well as administrative support. Fellows from abroad receive a generous fellowship and subsidized accommodation.

Scholars may be from Israel or abroad and must have a tenured position with an academic research institution. This fellowship is not open for post-docs. The IIAS academic year runs from September 1 to June 30. Residencies are open for 10 months and 5 months.

There is also an Open Call for Research Groups 2022-2023.

IMéRA Fellowships (France)


Call for applications: Fellowships, IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study at Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: 13 October 2020.

Each year IMéRA hosts about thirty scientists and artists from all disciplines (residents), selected after an evaluation procedure with the most stringent international standards, shortlisting of applications and external evaluators. IMéRA promotes innovative experimental interdisciplinary approaches in all areas of knowledge. Applications accepted in one of the following:

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study Fellowships (Sweden)


Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme 2021-22, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden. Deadline: 1 October 2020.

The Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme is a newly launched research programme, which intends to advance the study of cultural diversity in a global perspective. The fellowship is open to scholars from across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on research on cultural and social diversity, cultural heritage and creativity, societal structures and public resistance, and varieties of cultural expressions in local and global perspective.

The programme gives fellows the opportunity to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Fellows are, however, expected to be active members of the scholarly community of the Collegium and to participate in seminars and academic events beyond their own fields of specialization.

The fellowship programme encourages, but is not limited to, applications from talented younger scholars in non-Western countries and of underrepresented gender. At the time of application, the candidate must have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for at least three years. The application must have a promising track record of independent achievements beyond the post-doctoral level, including significant publications, and be active in international fora.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsThe Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts.

Parts of the Smithsonian that might be of specific interest to CID followers include: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Office of International Relations, and there are Fulbright-Smithsonian Awards for those outside the US to travel to work with the Smithsonian collections.

Radcliffe Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsRadcliffe Fellowships 2021-22, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Deadline: for humanities, social sciences, and creative arts, September 10, 2020; for science, engineering, and mathematics, October 1, 2020.

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. The goal is diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. . .innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia. The Institute’s focus areas include:

* Law, education, and justice
* Youth leadership and civic engagement
* Legacies of slavery

Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections are welcomed.

U Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study: Fellowships & Postdocs (Germany)

FellowshipsMultiple Fellowships and Postdocs, Zakunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany. Deadline: 15 October 2020 or rolling (depending on opportunity).

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Konstanz. It offers 2-year and 5-year fellowships as well as a diverse support network to promote the independence of early career researchers. Researchers at the postdoctoral level perform research without administrative constraints and have the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers.

2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships are for all those in the early stage of their career who plan to develop and implement an independent research project. Deadline: 15 October 2020.

5-year Research Fellowships promote researchers with significant work experience at the postdoctoral level aiming for a career in academia. Research Fellows build their own academic identity by leading an independent research group at the University of Konstanz. Deadline: 15 October 2020.

Senior Fellows are established guest scholars from the natural sciences, humanities or social sciences who join the Zukunftskolleg for a research stay and work with the fellows. Rolling deadline.

Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz, or to one of the Clusters of Excellence at the University of Konstanz: “Politics of Inequality”and the “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour”. Rolling deadline.

Cornell U: Society for the Humanities Fellowships (USA)

FellowshipsSociety for the Humanities Fellowships 2021-22, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2021-22 theme of Afterlives. Up to six Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $55,000.

Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows at the Society for the Humanities are “residential,” and will collaborate with one another and the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing during the residential fellowship, and are required to participate in a weekly Fellows Seminar workshopping each other’s projects and participating in lively discussions on readings based on the yearly theme.

Fellows teach one small seminar during their fellowship year appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Though courses are designed to fit the focal theme, there are no additional restrictions on what or how the course should be taught. Fellows are encouraged to experiment with both the content and the method of their seminar particularly as it relates to their current research.

French Institutes for Advanced Study: Fellowships (France)

FellowshipsFellowships in 2021-2022, French Institutes for Advanced Study, Paris / Lyon / Montpellier / Marseille, France. Deadline: 15 September 2020.

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the four Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Montpellier and Marseille. It welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities. For the 2021-2022 academic year, FIAS offers 31 fellowship positions: 17 in Paris, 5 in Lyon, 6 in Marseille and 3 in Montpellier. The call is open to all disciplines in the SSH and all research fields. Research projects from other sciences that propose a transversal dialogue with SSH are also eligible. Some of the four IAS have scientific priorities they will focus on more specifically.

The Fellows will benefit from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the IAS, in an interdisciplinary cohort of fellows and in close relation to the local research potential. The fellows will be free to organize their work and conduct research as they wish.

Central European U: Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships (Hungary)

FellowshipsMultiple Fellowships, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

The purpose of the Institute for Advanced Study (hereinafter as “IAS CEU”) at Central European University is to promote the free and independent pursuit of pioneering scholarly research in the context of an interdisciplinary intellectual community with the expectation of the publication or other forms of dissemination of research results. Located in Budapest, the cultural and academic hub of Central and Eastern Europe, and attached to a densely international university, IAS CEU brings together scholars from all over the world who work mainly in the fields of the social sciences, humanities, law and art but would not necessarily be restricted to these domains of academic research. Special fellowship programs for scholars from other fields may be designed in response to emerging academic and scientific changes and developments. High-level scholarly work is achieved through a combination of sustained, individually undertaken research, and collaboration, exchange, symbiosis and synergy with other scholars. IAS CEU is committed to providing its fellows with the time, space, environment and opportunity to design their own balance among the opportunities offered.

  • Junior and Senior Core Fellowships for 2021/2022. The call is open. The deadline is September 1, 2020.
  • Fritz Thyssen Junior Fellowship for 2021/2022. The call is open. The deadline is September 1, 2020.
  • Affiliated Fellowship at IAS CEU for 2021/2022. The call is open. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • The Botstiber Junior Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships for 2021/2022. The call is open. The deadline is September 1, 2020.
  • The Artist in Residence Fellowship for 2021/2022. The call is open. The deadline is September 1, 2020.
  • Constructive Advanced Thnking (CAT). The second call for applications is open. The deadline is September 1, 2020.

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

FellowshipsFellowships, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. Deadline: June 30, 2020.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa, the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. A total of 471 African Diaspora Fellowships have been awarded for scholars to travel to Africa since the program’s inception in 2013. CADFP exemplifies Carnegie’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through the Advisory Council.

Accredited African universities in six host countries (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda) can submit a project request to host an African-born scholar currently living in the United States or Canada to work on projects in research collaboration, graduate student teaching/mentoring and curriculum co-development. Or African-born academics currently living in the United States or Canada and working at institutions of higher education can submit a Scholar Application to the Scholar Roster.