500000 to Be Creative

The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations. Each fellowship comes with a stipend of $500,000 to the recipient, paid out in equal quarterly installments over five years. This is a national and international award. Contact: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 140 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 1100, Chicago, IL 60603-5285; (312) 726-8000; Fax: (312) 920-6258

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Over $37,000 Fellowships for Law Students

This Foundation offers fellowships to graduating law students to work in public interest organizations. The salary for the Fellowships is currently $37,500 and pays all fringe benefits. Fellowships are awarded for one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second year. Contact Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Four Times Square, New York, NY 10036; 212-735-2956; Continue reading

$30,000 to Study the Humanities

(Promotion of the Humanities – Fellowships and Stipends 45.160)
Fellowships and Summer Stipends provide support for scholars to undertake full-time independent research and writing in the humanities. Grants are available for 6 to 12 month fellowships and two months of summer study. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of the humanities. Contact Fellowships and Stipends, Division of Research and Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Room 318, Washington, DC 20506; 202-606-8400, 800-NEH-1121; Continue reading