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General Guidelines
Program Guidelines
American Art

Luce Fund In American Art is for special exhibitions only. June 15 is the annual deadline for receipt of proposals, although a prior letter of inquiry is required to be received by April 1. Responsive Grants category accepts proposals at any time, but a prior letter of inquiry is advised. The national competition for Dissertation Fellowships is administered by American Council of Learned Societies in New York City, which should be contacted for application information.


Responsive Grants:
Requests for funding may be submitted at any time during the year, beginning with a brief letter of inquiry which should include: a description of the project, its goals and significance; participants; the timeframe; the project's total budget; the amount requested from the Foundation; and other existing or potential sources of funding.

Restrictions for Responsive Grants:
The Foundation's guidelines and resources do not allow the inclusion of South or Central Asia. Also, there is no separate category of support for travel, publications, translation or individual research, and funding is not generally provided for conferences.

Special Initiatives:
See Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment.

Public Policy and the Environment

The Environmental Initiative in the Public Policy Program is no longer accepting proposals for new grants.

Luce Scholars

Please refer to the Luce Scholars Program page, including the sections on Eligibility and Criteria, Application, and Selection, for detailed information.


The Theology Program supports individual scholarly research through the Henry Luce III Fellowships in Theology. The program seeks to foster excellence in theological scholarship, and to strengthen the links among theological research, churches and wider publics. The fellowships are administered by the Association of Theological Schools, which should be contacted for guidelines and application forms.

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