The Office of Research and Innovation is invested in your success and stands ready to assist you.  After developing an idea with support from internal funding such as the Support for Faculty Scholars Award (SFSA) and Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA), consider extending your impact with an external fellowship in Arts and Humanities or STEM.

Fellowships for Arts and Humanities

High quality research in the humanities as well as high-level artistic creation requires special kinds of support—of time (which requires money), and often, of being in a particular space. For scholars of literature, history, religion, and other disciplines, this can mean extended time in an archive or special collection, as well as support for collecting data and writing narrative. For social scientists, this may mean time with particular people in a particular location, collecting ethnographic data or perhaps developing and administering surveys with both quantitative and qualitative aspects. For artists, coming up with ideas, developing those ideas, iterating those ideas, and then moving towards a final version of the idea, requires time, space, collaborators, specialized tools and instruments, or a range of other things.  

Funding for humanities scholarship and arts creation often comes in the form of fellowships (NEH, ACLS, Guggenheim, etc) and residencies (NHC, Folger, Camargo, etc).  Contact your Research Program Officer to discuss resources from WMU. 

NEH Summer Stipend

$6,000 to support two months’ full time work on a humanities-related project at any stage of development. WMU may nominate only two faculty members to compete for this national award.

National Endowment for the Arts

Two NEA grants for Individuals include the Creative Writing Fellowship and Support for Translation Projects.

American Council of Learned Societies

Up to $60,000 in funding to support 6-12 months full-time research and/or writing for untenured scholars with a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences.

Check out this list of other fellowships: 


For artist residencies, this is an excellent summary page with links to search engines: 

STEM Fellowships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

A five-year fellowship which includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAAS awards fellowships for program on policy, mass media, science-society engagement, community building, and early career.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The Academies offer a myriad of early career and middle-to-late career fellowships in partnership with national laboratories, foundations, and industry.