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Huntington Library

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Receipt Deadline: November 15, 2017

The Huntington is an independent research center with extensive holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. These collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present.

The Library contains manuscripts, rare books, reference works, and photographs, prints, and ephemera. Catalogues of the Library’s book and manuscripts collections can be found on our website. Further details can be obtained from the curatorial staff. The Art Division holds 75,000 British and American paintings, drawings, watercolors, and fine prints. There are separate reference libraries in the Art and Botanical Divisions. The Art Reference Library also contains microfilm records from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

The Research Division supports an extensive fellowship program to fund long-and short-term fellows and sponsors a number of conferences, lectures, and seminars. Up to three NEH fellowships are available for 2018-2019.

Host Institutions: Huntington Library
Location: San Marino, CA
Point of Contact: Dr. Steve Hindle, Director of Research
Phone: (626) 405-2194
Fax: (626) 449-5703

About NEH Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

The National Endowment for the Humanities provides grants to independent centers for advanced study and international research organizations to support fellowship programs for humanities scholars through its Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI). NEH fellowships provide scholars with stipends, a collegial environment, 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, or American overseas research centers or other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. The centers and organizations establish their own peer review procedures for the selection of NEH grant recipients and administer the awards. NEH provides funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months.

Amount of Award

Amount of the award will vary by the number and length of the fellowships offered by the host institution.


Centers and organizations applying for these grants may not be affiliated with an institution of higher education and must be independently governed, financed, and administered. In addition, they must have a pre-existing fellowship program maintained with non-NEH funding. Eligibility for NEH fellowships at these research institutions is limited to United States citizens and foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the grant. NEH research opportunities are intended for persons who have already completed their formal academic training. Consequently, persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible for NEH fellowships and research grants.

How to Apply

For more information and application instructions, please visit the program website listed above.