Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions
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Awards for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. The FPIRI program sponsors fellowships that provide scholars with research time, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to resources that might otherwise not be available to them.
Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting research in foreign countries. Individual scholars apply directly to the institutions for fellowships. A list of currently funded institutions is available.
In evaluating applications, consideration is given to the library holdings, archives, special collections, and other resources—either on site or nearby—that institutions make available to fellows.
FPIRI awards provide funding for humanities fellowships of four to twelve months. The fellowships are held at the U.S. recipient institutions or—in the case of overseas research centers and organizations—abroad.
Fellowship tenure must be continuous and last from four to twelve months. Residential NEH fellows are expected to be in residence during their entire tenure period and to work on their projects on a full-time basis. Likewise, nonresidential NEH fellows are expected to work on their projects on a full-time basis.
NEH has increased the fellowship stipend from $4,200 to $5,000 a month. As a result, the minimum fellowship is now $20,000 (for four months of full-time work). The maximum fellowship is now $60,000 (for twelve months of full-time work).
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