The List (by name)

Welcome to The List, the OI’s collection of fellowships and travel grants for Early Americanists. Please contact Martha Howard (oieahc@wm.edu) to share any additional opportunities.

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A.C. Elias, Jr. Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship
To support documentary scholarship on Ireland in the period between the Treaty of Limerick (1691) and the Act of Union (1800), by enabling North American-based scholars to travel to Ireland and Irish-based scholars to travel to North America.
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Alfred D. Bell Jr. Travel Grant
The Forest History Society annually offers a number of competitive Alfred D. Bell Jr., Travel Grants to support travel and lodging expenses of up to $950.00 incurred by researchers conducting in-depth studies at the Society's Alvin J. Huss Archives and Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Library. No deadline is listed
Deadline: January 1, 2025
Anne Dhu McLucas Graduate Student Fellowship
The fellowship honors Prof. McLucas’ primary areas of scholarly interest by providing support to a graduate student conducting research (archival or fieldwork) on traditional music (music in the oral tradition) or Native American/First Nations music.
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Bibliographical Society of America Fellowships
The Society invites applications for its annual Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short-term fellowships, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence.
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Canadian Association for the History of Nursing Dr. Margaret Allemang Scholarship
The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN-ACHN) invites applications for the Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship for graduate students (Masters or PhD level) studying in the field of nursing history. Preference will be given to candidates studying Canadian nursing history.
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Clements Center Research Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America, SMU
Fellowships are for a full academic year. Competition is open to individuals in any field in the humanities or social sciences doing research on Texas, the American Southwest or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. (Please note that because of the specific terms of our endowment, we are unable to fund projects focused primarily on California after 1848; we do, however, encourage submissions from applicants studying California prior to the U.S.-Mexican War.) The fellowships are designed to provide time for senior or junior scholars to bring book-length manuscripts to completion. The fellowships cannot be used to complete a dissertation.
Deadline: January 24, 2024
College of Physicians of Philadelphia Wood Institute Travel Grants
The F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers grants to cover travel and lodging expenses for researchers who wish to use the College's collection of texts, manuscripts, archives, images, artifacts, and specimens in the history of medicine for short-term research (1 to 2 weeks). Grants are usually on the order of $750 per week and are intended to help defray the costs of travel and lodging. Travel grant recipients will have access to the College's collections. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadline: January 1, 2025
Congregational Library Travel Grants
The Congregational Library provides small but helpful travel scholarships for qualified researchers. No deadline listed.
Deadline: January 1, 2025
Cromwell Research Fellowships in American Legal History
The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation makes available a number of $5,000 fellowships to support research and writing in American legal history by early-career scholars.
Deadline: July 1, 2020
Dirksen Congressional Center Research Grant
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Applications reviewed on rolling basis.
Deadline: January 1, 2025
Dissertation Completion Fellowship
The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Fulbright-NNRC Student Scholar Research Grant
The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC), a combined endeavor of the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED/OCE), offers a joint Student Scholar Research Grant with the Fulbright Center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The New Netherland Research Center provides a grant of $ 3,000 for research, which is intended to defray the cost of a three-month residence at the NNRC, with the research taking place at the NNRC itself, the New York State Library and the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. The research must take place in the field of New Netherland History and the Dutch Atlantic World, using the Records of New Netherland. Genealogical research is excluded.
Deadline: November 1, 2020
German Historical Institute Fellowship in the History of Migration
The German Historical Institute is now accepting applications for a 6- to 12-month Fellowship in The History of Migration. Potential projects could focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas: the cultural capital of migrants and their communities, migration and knowledge transfer, and state responses to migration. The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.
Deadline: September 1, 2020
Hagley Museum Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships
Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships are designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. The applicant's research should benefit from use of Hagley's research collections. This is a residential fellowship with a term of four months. The fellowship provides $6,500, free housing on Hagley's grounds, use of a computer, mail and internet access, and an office.
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Harley-Delmas Fellowship
These Research Fellowships, established in memory of Brian Harley, are primarily intended to promote the use of the great wealth of cartographic material available in London and other parts of the United Kingdom. Fellowship awards range up to £2,000.
Deadline: November 1, 2020
John Carter Brown Library Short- and Long-Term Fellowships
The John Carter Brown Library (JCBL), an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately forty residential fellowships for the year.
Deadline: December 1, 2020
Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship
The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals.
Deadline: July 15, 2020
Mystic Seaport Museum Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship provides funds to reaseachers studying the participation of Native and African Americans in the maritime activities of New England, primarily its southeastern shores. Fellowships support research and writing, a portion of which should be carried out in the Mystic, CT area. Grants are up to $2,400. No deadline is listed.
Deadline: January 1, 2025
New Netherland Research Center Student Scholar in Residence Research Grant
Scholars beyond the undergraduate level and actively working on a thesis, dissertation, or scholarly article are invited to apply. Research must be conducted at the New Netherland Research Center, New York State Library, and the New York State Archives, Albany, NY, in the field of New Netherland history and the Dutch Atlantic world, using the Records of New Netherland. The applicant should have a working knowledge of contemporary and seventeenth-century Dutch.
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Omohundro Institute Lapidus Fellowship for Graduate Research in Early American Print Culture
The fellowship provides $1000 to graduate students studying Early American print culture for travel connected to research purposes.
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Othmer Library Travel Grant
Travel grants are intended to help defray the cost of travel to Philadelphia solely to use the primary collections of the Othmer Library. A grant-worthy proposal will provide a short description of the research project as well as explain why the collections of the Othmer Library are important to the project. Before applying, consider contacting the librarians and curators to help define how the collections support your project. No deadline listed.
Deadline: January 1, 2025
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Dissertation Research Grant
Dissertation Grants of up to $4,000 are intended to help graduate students defray expenses encountered in the writing of their dissertations. The award is announced formally at the SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. Applicants must be actively working on dissertations dealing with some aspect of U.S. foreign relations history.
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grant
The William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grants are intended to promote scholarly research in U.S. foreign relations by untenured college and university faculty and others who are within six years of the Ph.D. and who are working as professional historians. Grants are limited to scholars working on the first research monograph. A limited number of grants of varying amounts (generally, up to $2,000) will be awarded annually to help defray the costs of domestic or international travel necessary to conduct research on significant scholarly projects. The award is announced formally at the SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives Lynn E. May, Jr. Study Grants
In order to encourage use of the materials in the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, the library provides modest grants to qualified researchers. The grants are limited to $750 and are used to cover expenses related to research in the Library and Archives. For more information on the Lynn E. May Study Grants, please write the director of the Library and Archives. No deadline is listed on the website.
Deadline: January 1, 2022
Travel to Collections Grants
The Helmerich Center for American Research offers several travel to collections grants to support research projects that require on-site use of its collections. The travel grants are $500 per week for a maximum length of two weeks. Fellows are expected to be active researchers at the center, and they are encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the center and The University of Tulsa. A brief report will be due within 30 days of completion of the travel grant, and a copy of any publications resulting from the research should also be sent to the center. No deadline is listed on the website.
Deadline: June 1, 2025