The information listed here refers to opportunities currently available in the UK and the USA.  If you know of opportunities available in other countries or if you’ve come across anything else in the UK/USA that you think is relevant, please contact us.


American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS). A private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  A range of different Grant Programmes available, including Early Career.

Arts Council England.  “Funding for arts organisations and those who use the arts in their work”.  Also shows links to other potentially useful organisations.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).  Postgraduate, early career and project funding.

Bonnie Wheeler Fellowship.  Research support for women scholars of medieval studies.

British Academy. Small research, Postdoctoral, Mid Career and project grants.

British Academy, Neil Ker Memorial Fund.  “The object of this fund, established by the family and friends of Neil R Ker, FBA, is to promote the study of Western medieval manuscripts, in particular those of British interest.”  Applications from 1 April-31 August 2013. 

Chancellor’s Fellowships 2013, University of Edinburgh.  “These prestigious awards are aimed at early independent research career individuals of the highest potential who have begun to establish a reputation for the quality research at the forefront of their discipline and who have a commitment to learning and teaching at university level.”

Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowships. Long- and short-term residential research fellowships to encourage the use of Folger collections and on-going cross-disciplinary dialogue among early modern scholars.  Also 3 new collaborative fellowships with the Renaissance Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and the American Historical Association.

Huntington Library Fellowships. “The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2013-2014. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.”

Institute for Historical Research. A number of scholarships, bursaries and prizes available.

Leverhulme Trust.  Postdoctoral, research project, research leave, international travel and performance grants.

The Malone Society.  Major awards up to a total in any one year of £1,000 and minor awards up to the same total.  Deadline for applications for both Malone Society Fellowships and Research Grants is 30 October 2013.

The Medieval Academy of America.  Graduate student fellowships and awards (dissertation grants, tuition scholarships, etc.).

Medium Aevum.  Small grants to support research.  Also has a substantial list of available grants for research in medieval and renaissance studies.

National Endowment for the Humanities.  A variety of funding awards and fellowships for scholars and institutions in the Humanities.

Renaissance Society of America.  Research grants for RSA members.

Society for Renaissance Studies.  Postdoctoral Fellowships (all aspects of Renaissance studies) and Study Fellowships to assist doctoral students undertake research visits.


Travel Bursaries/ Conference Sponsorship

Medium Aevum.  Travel bursaries (for all career stages), sponsorship for conferences, and more.

Society for Renaissance Studies.  Major and Small conference grants available.


MA and PhD Specifically

School of English, University College Cork. MA scholarships that covers EU tuition fees. The scholarship is open to EU and non-EU students. The closing date for applications is May 15th

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