Fellowship Information for HBCU Applicants

HBCU Fellowships at the National Humanities Center
Stephen G. Hall, NHC Fellow 2017–18

The National Humanities Center welcomes fellowship applications from scholars engaged in advanced humanities research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Center is pleased to announce funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support residential fellowships for four scholars from HBCUs over each of the next three years, beginning with the 2019–20 academic year.

For the 2021–22 residential fellowship competition, applications are available via our online system as of July 1, 2020. All fellowship applications are due October 8, 2020.

Fellows who are part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant are awarded a $55,000 stipend for either a full academic year fellowship (September to May) or the spring semester (January through May) plus the summer. To ensure an uninterrupted and significant period to pursue research and writing, Fellows opting for a spring semester fellowship will continue in residence at the Center for the added month of June and will receive additional summer funding after their residency at the Center ends, for a total stipend of $55,000.

In addition to the stipends, the grant will also award $25,000 to each Fellow’s home institution to help defray the cost of hiring teaching replacement faculty. Applicants who are awarded a fellowship and their administrators are contacted in February.

In order to apply for this opportunity, applicants must submit an application through the general residential fellowship competition. In addition to meeting the general eligibility requirements of the residential fellowship competition, applicants must hold a continuing appointment (tenure-track, tenured, or continuing lectureship position) at an HBCU at both the time of the application and during the fellowship year/semester. To be considered for this program, applicants must select that their institution is an HBCU when prompted in the online application system to identify the type of institution with which they are affiliated.

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.