Written by NmaHassan Muhammad September 8th, 2022

12 Fellowships and Other Opportunities for September 2022

The following opportunities are all free to apply for. Some have limited demographics, others do not.

The University of Michigan Society of Fellows

The University of Michigan invites recent PhD graduates in the arts, sciences, and humanities to become resident postdoctoral scholars in the Society of Fellows. The Society of Fellows is an interdisciplinary intellectual community in which the postdoctoral fellows are joined by senior fellows to share their work in progress. Fellowship appointments are for 3 years and include an annual stipend of $60,000 plus benefits including health insurance and additional research funding. International applicants are welcome and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Deadline is September 15, 2022. For details, go here.

Merlyn Climate Grants 

Merlyn Climate Grants are offering grants for individuals between the age of 13 and 30 who have a clear vision for impacting climate and environmental justice, support for science, and a free press. Applicants may request from $500 to $3,000 and be based in New England or New York. Grants underwrite activities that have a positive impact on the fellow’s community – such as carbon footprint reduction, community action, artistic and dramatic productions, organizing, training, and outreach.

Deadline is September 15, 2022. For details, go here.

The Fulbright Global Scholar Award

The Fulbright Global Scholar Award allows U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years. Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus. The minimum length of the total grant is 3 months and the maximum is 6 months.

Deadline is September 15, 2022. For details, go here.

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 500 teaching, research, or combination teaching/research awards of 2-12 months in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars, and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

Deadline is September 15, 2022. For details, go here.

McCall MacBain Scholarships

The McCall MacBain Scholarships are about much more than financial support. This program brings together a diverse group of scholars who aspire to lead with purpose – individuals who have demonstrated leadership potential and an inner drive to make a positive impact in other people’s lives. As a McCall MacBain Scholar, you’ll be able to pursue a fully funded master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for the full normal duration of the master’s or professional program, a living stipend of $2,000 CAD per month during academic terms, and a relocation grant for moving to Montréal. The program is open to full-time students in all disciplines.

Deadline is September 21, 2022. For details, go here.

FIJ Diversity Fellowship 2022

In their commitment to increasing diversity in the field of investigative journalism, the Fund for Investigative Journalism is offering three, six-month Diversity Fellowships. The fellowships are open to individual applicants from groups underrepresented in investigative journalism due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender or religion. The Fund is partnering with three news organizations who will each host a fellow in their newsroom: The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, USA TODAY, and Wisconsin Watch. To apply, journalists need to submit a proposal for an investigative story they would work on during the six-month fellowship, while embedded in one of these three newsrooms. The Fund and host outlets will review and score proposals jointly. Journalists will receive $30,000 for the six-month fellowship, and host outlets will receive modest grants to cover other costs of the investigations. Fellows will be supervised by key staff at the host outlets, and they will also be able to request free legal help and editorial mentorship from the Fund.

Deadline is September 27, 2022. For details, go here.

The Camargo Foundation Fellowship Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

The Camargo Foundation has announced the call for applications for its Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Fellowships. It welcomes applications from artists, scholars, and thinkers (such as curators, journalists, critics, urban planners, independent scholars, etc.) from all countries and nationalities. Since 1971, the Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies to nearly 1500 individuals as part of its mission to support advanced research, experimentation, and interdisciplinary approaches in the Arts and Humanities. Since its creation, the program has gathered an esteemed panel of scholars and arts professionals annually, to select fellowships from a large pool of applicants from around the world. The selected applicants are awarded residencies in a stunning, contemplative environment where they have the space, time, and freedom to think, create, and connect. The Camargo Fellowship not only provides time and space for the residents, but also initiates exchanges within the group and develops a collective spirit, which is one of the program’s distinctive features. The interactions developed among the program’s fellows are a vital element of this program.

Deadline is October 1, 2022. For details, go here.

WNDB 2023 Mentorships

In 2023, WNDB will offer fifteen mentorships split among the following categories: Picture Book Text (PB), Middle Grade (MG), Young Adult (YA); and Illustration (IL). (Please note there is NO separate nonfiction category and both fiction and nonfiction writers will enter their application by target age category). The winners will communicate with the mentor for approximately one year in a mentor/mentee custom-defined program. This mentorship period will run from January to December 2023. This is an opportunity to be matched with an experienced children’s book creator and receive individual support and feedback on a completed draft of a work-in-progress or your portfolio. They strongly encourage applicants to submit their application materials early.

Deadline is September 30, 2022. For details, go here.

Fellowships for Creative and Performance Artists and Writers

The American Antiquarian Society offers visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history, literature, and culture. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. At least three fellowships will be awarded for residence of four weeks at the Society at any time during the period January 1 through December 31. Fellows will receive a stipend of $2000.

Deadline is October 5, 2022. For details, go here.

Nottingham Research Fellowships 

The Nottingham Research Fellowships are aimed at outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are at the early stage of their academic careers from all academic disciplines represented at the University of Nottingham. Candidates must have been awarded their PhD. Candidates will be assessed on their quality, potential, trajectory and track record, relative to their career stage. The scheme is open to external (including international) and internal candidates. The University of Nottingham will act as sponsor for any candidate who does not have the right to work in the UK. Benefits include three years’ independent research funding, covering salary costs at c. £42,155 to £53,353; the link to a permanent academic post, subject to performance; additional funding for research expenses totaling £75,000; childcare costs of up to £15,000; and access to mentoring, career development and networking with the wider fellowship community.

Deadline is October 6, 2022. For details, go here.

Forbes Editorial Internship 2023

Each summer, Forbes selects student reporters to join the Forbes newsroom as their Editorial Intern Class. Their interns have written dozens of posts for Forbes.com and contributed to their biggest flagship lists, including the Forbes 400 ranking of the wealthiest Americans and America’s Top Colleges. As an intern, you will be assigned to a beat—Wealth, Business, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Money, etc.—and work closely with corresponding editor throughout the summer.  You will receive support and mentorship to meet professional goals, accelerate your learning and hone your writing and storytelling skills. Forbes aims to offer employees the flexibility they need in order to be successful. Therefore, this role can be based out of Jersey City, NJ, offering a hybrid work schedule, or can be fully remote.

Deadline is November 1st, 2022. For details, go here.

Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is accepting applications for the Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). They seek to appoint an experienced author or senior scholar (at the associate/full/emeritus professor level or equivalent) from the history of technology, science and technology studies, business history, museum studies, STEAM education, or an allied field. Smithsonian staff are not eligible. The specific arrangement is flexible: the Molella Distinguished Fellow may use the funds as a sabbatical supplement; for several short-duration visits; for a single residency focused on research and writing; or for a series of lectures leading to a major publication. The Molella Distinguished Fellow is invited to participate in the intellectual life and programmatic activities of the museum; to take advantage of the expertise of the museum’s research staff; and to consult the Institution’s vast invention and technology collections (see http://collections.si.edu/). The Lemelson Center will assist in arranging a visa for non-US citizens, provide a workspace, and facilitate startup procedures at the Smithsonian.

 $35,000 funds may be used flexibly to support teaching buyouts, travel for several short-term visits, living expenses for longer residences up to six months, and related research expenses. Dates are flexible.  Fellows may begin their residencies on/after 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024.

Deadline is November 1, 2022.For details, go here.

NmaHassan Muhammad is a 2022 Ebedi Fellow. His children’s manuscript, Hamood’s Wish Tree, written to honor the memory of his young son, has been longlisted for the 2022 Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature. NmaHassan  writes from Minna, Nigeria. He can be reached at Twitter handle, @NmaHassanM


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