Grants and Fellowship Opportunities

University of Rochester Fellowships:


The Raymond N. Ball Dissertation Year Fellowship similarly funds students who are completing their dissertations. The University of Rochester awards this fellowship to several outstanding graduate students in the humanities (including music), economics, or business administration fields. The award is made by the University dean of graduate studies based on nominations from the relevant departments, and Eastman students have received this fellowship in past years.

The Elsa T. Johnson Fellowship, a one-year award that carries a stipend of around $14,000, is available for musicology students in the dissertation-writing stage of their work. Information about the annual competition for this fellowship is available in the musicology office.


Other Funding Opportunities:


Society for Music Theory Dissertation Fellowship: Application Deadline October 15, 2016. For fellowship guidelines and an application form, go to:



The 2016-17 ACLS competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at

Application deadlines vary by program:

October 26, 2016
Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

November 9, 2016
Luce/ACLS Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants in China Studies
Luce/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in China Studies

The American Council of Learned Societies is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2015-16 competition year, ACLS awarded over $18 million to more than 300 scholars worldwide. Recent fellows’ and grantees’ profiles and research abstracts are available at The 2016-17 season promises to be equally successful!




The American Musicological Society hosts a webpage with links for numerous travel and research fellowships, such as the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Academy in Rome. Details for each granting program may be found at the following link:




The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Fellowships and Grants program for the 2017/18 academic year. We appreciate you notifying qualified candidates about our program.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.

Awards for Research/Study in Scandinavia

The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

Online application and further ASF Award information available online:

The ASF also awards fellowships and grants to Scandinavians. These are made on the recommendation of ASF’s cooperating organizations abroad, with each country setting its own deadline. Contact information for the ASF’s cooperating organizations in Scandinavia can be found on the ASF website.