The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Scholarships and Grants

External funding

American Association of University Women Database of fellowships, grants, and awards for women in higher education

College Art Association (CAA) Opportunities: Awards, Grants, Fellowships, Conferences, Calls for papers, exhibition opportunities, residences/workshops, internships Careers: Temporary and permanent jobs in the arts and art history

The Ford Foundation Includes both fellowships for individuals and a grants database.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Grants and fellowships for those researching violence, aggression, and dominance in the family, the media, youth culture, and across ethnic and national borders

Michigan State University Libraries Grants for Individuals Links Compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to individuals seeking funding opportunities related to arts and cultural activities

New York Foundation for the Arts Searchable database by area of specialization, geographic area, award type, and services & publications; also national classified ads for jobs in the artsservices & opportunities for artists, and events

Open Society Institute & Soros Foundations Network Database of grants, fellowships, and scholarships

University of California Humanities Research Institute Grants and fellowships for interdisciplinary humanities, arts, and social sciences research. The UCHRI also supports the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Competition

Xensei Art Deadlines List Monthly newsletter (via email or paper) with several hundred announcements every month of arts contest, competitions, scholarships, grants, juried exhibitions, jobs, internships, etc. paid/premium version ($12/yr web version, $20/yr email version, $36/yr paper version) free email version

Academic Research & Fellowship Listings

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships Fellowships for those creating or using new digital tools in the humanities; the ACLS offers fellowships in a variety of other fields as well.

Community of Science (COS) Funding Opportunities Database, the largest most comprehensive database of available science research funding with more than 22,000 records representing over $33 billion

Cornell Graduate School Fellowship Database Search for fellowships by field (includes Humanities & Arts), keyword, and deadline range.

Eyebeam Residency Residents receive a $5,000 stipend and 24/7 access to the Chelsea facility during their term.

Harvard Fellowships Detailed search interface for academic fellowships and grants

Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust Fellowships for those "whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Karman's high standards"

Kala Art Institute Offers cash award, studio access, and position as Artist-in-Residence.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans Fellowships for New Americans who have not yet begun or are just beginning their graduate studies

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Offers grants and awards for a wide range of projects.

artadia This organization has unrestricted cash prizes for artists.

Arts and Healing Network Art Grants Listing Listing of 93 grants and fellowships for artists

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Search facility for all US government grants. Search under ‚"Cultural Affairs."

Creative Capital Foundation Requires the applicant to have at least five years of professional experience and be at least 25. Not for students.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation Grants for research that brings "art and science closer together within a technological context."

The Foundation Center Resources for investigating grants organizations; training and tools on applying for grants; email newsletter

Fundsnet Services ONLINE Extensive listing of private and corporate foundation grants in Arts & Culture

GRANTS.GOV Central clearing house for all US government grants. Includes an ‚ÄúArts & Cultural Affairs‚Äù category browser (15 items 02/01/07).

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program Grants for those who "undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences"

MyArtSpace.Com Offers both contests and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities: Office of Digital Humanities NEH has a lot of Grants offered for a broad spectrum of humanities projects. These are the ones which mention digital humanities in particular.

Oppenheimer New Filmmaker Grant Program Grants access to equipment at no cost for approximately one to two weeks.

Pacific Rim Research Program Grants for those interested in understanding "Pacific Rim topics in a variety of disciplines

Southern Exposure Open only to those living and/or working in San Francisco or Alameda County. Projects must be realized and presented in the Bay Area.

United States Artists Grants Program 150 $50,000 Fellowship Grants over 3 years beginning in 2006

The Carole Fielding Grant An applicant must be a student (undergraduate/graduate) at the time the application is made. A faculty member who is an active member of the University Film & Video Association must sponsor the applicant.Grant winners are required to include UFVA/UFVF in the project or production credits, and present completed work at a UFVA Conference. (Conference fees may be waived at the discretion of the Conference Host, but travel, hotel, and meals are the responsibility of the presenter.) The UFVA reserves the right to publish funded work in UFVA journals, conferences, and online at the UFVA website. The judges reserve the right to refrain from awarding grants, or to fund more than one project per year, if quality or quantity of submissions so justify. Recipients receive 50% of funding at completion of project. Additional materials may be requested from applicants prior to final judging. Judges will not comment on the results of their deliberations except to announce the awards.

The Princess Grace Foundation  scholarships are awarded to help support students’ thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. The category of Film is comprised of (but not limited to) narrative/documentary/experimental/animation/hybrid  work, as well as new work including media installations, transmedia, webisodes, interactive web work and other projects where the moving image is the primary component. These grants will be made in accordance with the student’s thesis project budget; no administrative charges, overhead or indirect costs incurred by the school may be charged against the grant. Should funding be awarded, acknowledgement of winning a Princess Grace Award, including the Princess Grace Awards logo, must appear in film credits/any related materials, and a copy of the completed film must be sent to the Foundation.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce its 2019 grant for post-production, distribution, and/or JDC Archives licensing costs of a documentary film, which draws on the JDC archival collections. This competitive process will select one documentary film, which will be awarded a grant of $10,000.
Eligible films will focus on twentieth century Jewish history, humanitarian assistance, and related topics. Topics can include issues, events and personalities related to overseas Jewish communities during the last century.
Applicants must have a proven track record as a filmmaker. Films that have utilized the JDC Archives will be given higher consideration.
Funds will be given for post-production, distribution, and/or JDC Archives licensing costs for a film currently in production or in post-production.


LEF FOUNDATION LEF is a private family foundation that funds in New England and California. Through the LEF Moving Image Fund, the New England office supports the creation of new work by documentary filmmakers living in the region, engaging an open application process. LEF California funds projects proactively. LEF is now accepting letters of inquiry for production and post-production grants!  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to read the LEF New England Moving Image Fund guidelines and frequently asked questions, and to reach out to LEF New England staff by phone or e-mail to determine whether your project is eligible and a good fit for LEF's funding priorities. Start here Because the LEF Moving Image Fund has adapted its application from the Documentary Core Application, you might already have a head start on your LEF letter of inquiry if you've submitted a grant proposal to another funder that uses the Core. Learn more on the Core Application website