Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.
Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. Individual scholars must apply directly to the institutions themselves.
A list of currently funded institutions is available at http://www.neh.gov/divisions/research/fpiri-supported-fellowships .
In the last five competitions the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions program received an average of ten applications per competition. The program made an average of seven awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 70 percent.
The potential applicant pool for this program is limited, since applications are accepted only from independent research institutions that have preexisting fellowship programs. On the one hand, this results in a small number of applications each year. On the other hand, the quality of the applications tends to be very high, so that most applicants have historically received funding.
The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely year to year, as can the success ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from firstname.lastname@example.org .
Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 and email@example.com . Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.