External Funding Deadlines

Major external grant deadlines are listed below. A separate list of fellowship deadlines is provided here. Please see the specific agency website as some deadlines and guidelines are updated during the year.

The Willson Center offers support in proposal review and guidance. If you have a specific project or idea you would like to discuss, please contact the Willson Center. Please see the suggested timelines for proposal review.

External Funding Deadlines for 2021-2022


  • NEA: Grants for Arts Projects (deadlines February and July – limited submission through SPA)

August 5

  • NEH: Summer Stipends (Internal limited submission deadline)


  • NEA: Our Town (limited submission through SPA)

September 15

  • NEH: Documenting Endangered Languages


September 20

October 1

October 7

  • NHC: National Humanities Center Fellowships


  • ACLS: Digital Extension Grants

December 1

December 1

  • NEH: Collaborative Research Grants
  • NEH: Scholarly Editions and Translations

December 15


March 2

  • NEH: Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities

April 13

  • NEH: Fellowships

April 27

  • NEH: NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

May 6

May 14

May 17

  • NEH: Research and Development


  • NEH: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

June 8

  • NEH: Digital Projects for the Public


  • NEH: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources


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