Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions
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The Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) program supports institutions that provide fellowships for advanced humanities research in the U.S. and abroad, foster communities of intellectual exchange among participating scholars, and provide access to resources that might otherwise not be available to the participating scholars.
Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the U.S.; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting humanities research in foreign countries. Individual scholars apply directly to the institutions for fellowships.
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 fellowship tenure must be continuous and last from four to twelve months. Residential 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-funded fellows are expected to work on their projects on a full-time basis. If a fellow is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the tenure period, he/she shall receive a prorated stipend.
Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity and application to ensure you understand all the expectations and restrictions for projects funded in this program and are prepared to write the most effective application.
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions Notice of Funding Opportunity 2023 (PDF)
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions Grants.gov application package
FPIRI Sample Financial Form (prior-year financial report form), 2023 (PDF)
FPIRI Financial Forms to Fill Out (prior-year financial report form), 2020 (XLS)
FPIRI Instructions for Fellowship Selection Reports, 2023 (PDF)
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions Frequently Asked Questions 2023 (PDF)
List of recently funded grants in this program
As soon as you know you're ready to apply to this program, make sure you register for D-U-N-S® number, with SAM.gov, and for a Grants.gov account. If you have registered previously, make sure your registrations are up-to-date.
Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and Grants.gov instructions.
You will receive a confirmation from Grants.gov when you've successfully submitted your application.
After you submit your application, Grants.gov will send you up to five e-mail messages confirming receipt of your application. These messages represent different stages in the application acceptance process. You should verify that you have received all confirmation messages. Please note that email filters may send these messages to your spam or junk folder.