Fellowship & Grant Opportunities

The Bucknell University Humanities Center provides several fellowship and grant opportunities for both faculty and students who wish to study and work in the humanities. These opportunities are made possible through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the President's Office.

Humanities Center Mellon Academic Year Research Fellowship for Student-Faculty Collaboration

Humanities Center Mellon Research Fellowships are intended to enable faculty-student research teams to conduct collaborative interdisciplinary research in the humanities during the regular academic year. The program is designed to support projects focused on humanistic inquiry and involving faculty-student teams of two to five participants from at least two disciplines.

The award provides each student researcher with a $2,500 fellowship for at least 20 weeks of work during the academic year and each faculty member with $2,000 in research funds.

Application period is closed.

Humanities Center Mellon Student Research Grants

The Bucknell Humanities Center offers grants of up to $1,500 per project to support first- and second-year students who endeavor to engage in non-credit-bearing collaborative research projects in the humanities. Funded projects must involve a student, who must be currently enrolled in or have taken previously at least one course in the humanities.

Application period is closed.

Humanities Center Mellon High-impact Teaching (MHIT) Grants

The Bucknell Humanities Center offers a Mellon High-impact Teaching Grants of up to $1,500 to allow faculty to experiment with collaborative course-related activities that are not typical or not fully covered by any other campus resource. All faculty members currently teaching a course in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are eligible to apply for these Mellon High-impact Teaching Grants regardless of departmental affiliation.

Application period is closed.

Humanities Center Faculty Research Fellowships

Humanities Center Faculty Research Fellowships are intended to provide faculty in the humanities with the resources needed to support and enhance ongoing research leading to publication in peer-reviewed venues (print and/or digital). For one academic year, the fellowship provides an award of $6,000, which must be taken as a reimbursable account for research-related expenses, not as a stipend.

Application period is closed.

Humanities Center High-Impact Research Grants

The Humanities Center offers grants of up to $1,500 to assist faculty to engage in short-term research-related activities that are not fully covered by any other campus resource. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, research-related trips to archives, libraries, or museums; purchasing books or software that is not available on campus; meeting with research collaborators; or any other worthwhile, potentially high-impact short-term research activities that require a budget and will lead to scholarly results that can be specified. All tenured and tenure-track faculty members whose research focuses on the humanities or humanistic social sciences are eligible to apply.

Funds have been exhausted for 2019-20 academic year.

Mellon Humanities Summer Teaching Lab Grants

This grant supports a small group or “lab” of faculty and students for four to eight weeks over the summer, who work collaboratively to research and design a new humanities seminar in the research area of the faculty leader(s).

During the subsequent academic year, the students can then act as seminar “co-leaders” when the course is offered. Each faculty member will be provided with a $5,000 stipend for planning and implementing the summer lab. Each student will be provided with up to $3,000 in funding and on-campus housing for participating in the summer lab. Additional hourly funds are available for students serving as seminar “co-leaders” in the following academic year when the course is offered. 

Application period is closed.

Humanities Center

Location

Hildreth-Mirza Hall