The National Humanities Center is a residential institute for advanced study in art history, classics, history, languages and literature, musicology, philosophy, and other fields of the humanities. Each year the Center awards fellowships to scholars of demonstrated achievement and to promising younger scholars. Fellows are expected to work at the Center.
The Center offers 35 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2016 through May 2017. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars from all areas of the humanities and the interpretive social sciences may apply; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also encouraged to apply. The Center is international and accepts applications from scholars outside the United States.
Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research, including environmental studies; English literature; art history; Asian Studies; and theology. The Quinn Fellowship is awarded to a woman philosopher at an early stage in her career (normally but not necessarily pre-tenure).
The Center provides travel expenses for Fellows and their dependents to and from North Carolina. Located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center provides an environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas. Its building includes private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, reading areas, a reference library, and a Fellows’ workroom. The Center’s noted library service delivers books and research materials to Fellows, and support for information technology and copyediting services are also provided. The Center helps to locate housing for Fellows in the neighboring communities. Application materials and information may be found on the Center’s website.