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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AHA Research Grants
Each year, the American Historical Association awards several research grants with the aim of advancing the study and exploration of history in a diverse number of subject areas. All grants are offered annually and are intended to further research in progress. Grants may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses—a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). You must be a member of the AHA to be eligible.
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Army Heritage and Education Center Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Fellowship
The Fellowship is offered to graduate students enrolled in a graduate-level history program at an accredited university or college located in the United States. The Fellowship is presented annually for a concentrated 3 week period during the summer with the Army Heritage Center Foundation. Applicants are not limited to topics of military history, but may apply to work on any topic that can be supported by the USAHEC collection.
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Bancroft Library Fellowships
The Bancroft Library is pleased to offer numerous fellowships and awards. Please see individual awards pages for details on eligibility, scope of funds, and timelines.
Deadline: February 3, 2020
Boston Athenaeum Short-Term Fellowship
The Boston Athenæum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenæum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year’s membership to the Boston Athenæum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
C.L.R. James Research Fellowship
The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is pleased to announce the C.L.R. James Research Fellowship to support research towards the completion of a dissertation or publication of a book. Named after Afro-Trinidadian theorist C.L.R. James, the research fellowships are intended to promote research in black intellectual history by graduate students and untenured college and university faculty and others who are within six years of the Ph.D. Two fellowships of $1000 will be awarded annually to help cover the costs of domestic or international travel necessary to conduct research. The award will be announced formally at the AAIHS Conference. Membership in AAIHS is required.
Deadline: December 15, 2019
Center for French Colonial Studies
The Center for French Colonial Studies was founded in 1983 in response to the renewed interest among historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, genealogists and preservationists in the history of the upper Mississippi Valley during the period of French
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Center for Military History ABC-Clio Research Grants
In partnership with ABC-Clio, the Society for Military History will award two grants of $500 to support research in military history by graduate students or historians without a doctoral degree. Funds are intended to support specific research tasks.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Center for Military History Dissertation Fellowships
To encourage and support the production of dissertations in military history by qualified graduate students, the Center offers up to two Dissertation Fellowships each academic year. These fellowships carry an $10,000 stipend and access to the Center's facilities and technical expertise. Although the history of war on land is broadly defined in the fellowship program, the selection of winners gives preference to topics on the history of the U.S. Army.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Visiting Scholars Program
University faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals who are working on a significant article- or book-length study are eligible to apply for this position.
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Charleston Research Fellowship
Applicants must be working on projects of scholarship, public history, or artistic production that would benefit from research in Charleston. Preference will be given to those coming from out of state and those using materials from the Jewish Heritage Collection (jhc.cofc.edu) at the College’s Addlestone Library.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Clements Library Research Fellowships
The Clements Library research fellowships exist to help scholars gain access to the Library’s rich array of primary sources on early American history. On almost any aspect of the American experience from 1492 through 1900, the Clements holdings—books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, ephemera—are among the best in the world.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Congregational Library Research Grant
The Congregational Library provides small but helpful travel scholarships for qualified researchers. The Library began in 1853 when a small group of Boston clergymen donated 56 books from their personal collections. A century and a half later, it has become an internationally recognized resource for scholars, religious leaders, and local churches.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
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
Cushwa Center Research Travel Grants
The Cushwa Center’s Research Travel Grants foster research in the University Archives and the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. The Archives collects and maintains records, papers, photographs, printed material, and audio-visual material that document the life of the Catholic Church and its people in the American context, and is recognized as one of the nation's foremost archival repositories for the study of American Catholicism. Major subject areas covered include Catholic press and publishing, Catholic higher education, Catholic social action, laity, clergy, religious orders, charismatic renewal, and the liturgical movement.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Travel Grant
The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, the History of Medicine Collections, and the Human Rights Archive will each award up to $1,000 per recipient to fund travel and other expenses related to visiting the Rubenstein Library.
Deadline: January 31, 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 Fellowships
The Library Company supports three dissertation fellowship programs that offer a semester or academic year of research support. Information on each of the specific programs can be found on the website.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Early American Industries Association Research Grant
The Early American Industries Association supports projects related to its mission to preserve and present historic trades, crafts, and tools, and the interpretation of their impact on our lives.
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships and Postgraduate Awards
These awards are offered to help support scholars wishing to visit London to use the British Library’s collections relating to North America (the USA, Canada and the Caribbean).
Deadline: January 17, 2020
Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowship
The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation is pleased to provide one $5,000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period.
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Franklin Research Grants
The Franklin program is designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
Deadline: December 2, 2019
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon Short- and Long-term Fellowships
Awards are available for research focused on the life and leadership of George Washington, and his place in the development of American civic life and culture.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. Memorial Dissertation Fellowship
A single $10,000 dissertation fellowship per academic year, established to memorialize the twentieth Commandant of the Marine Corps, is awarded to a qualified graduate student working on a doctoral dissertation pertinent to Marine Corps history.
Deadline: May 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
German Historical Institute Horner Library Fellowship
The fellowship will be awarded to Ph.D. and M.A. students and advanced scholars without restrictions in research fields or geographical provenance. The "GHI Fellowship at the Horner Library" will provide a travel subsidy and an allowance of $1,000 to $3,500 depending on the length of the stay and the qualifications of the fellows. The Joseph Horner Memorial Library houses 70,000 volumes and is the largest German American collection outside of a university. The collection offers rich materials from the 17th to the 20th centuries to historians of German American immigration culture, especially in Pennsylvania, as well as historians of German fictional and non-fictional literature, including travel and popular literature
Deadline: March 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, 2019
Hagley NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society
The NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society supports residencies in Hagley’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society by scholars who have received their doctoral degrees by the application deadline. Two postdoctoral fellowships are available, one of four months and one for eight months.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Hakluyt Society Research Grants and Short-Term Fellowship
In furtherance of the principal objects of the Hakluyt Society, to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter, the Society, in a new initiative, has established two schemes of research funding. These are: The Hakluyt Society Research Grant, up to six of which will be available per calendar year, with a maximum allocation of £1500 each. The Hakluyt Society Short-Term Fellowship, two of which will be available per calendar year. The Fellowship may be held for a maximum of four months, with a maximum allowance of £1650 per month. These funding opportunities are open to anyone whose research interests meet with and promote the objects of the Hakluyt Society.
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Hal Rothman Dissertation Fellowship
The Hal Rothman Research Fellowship was created to recognize graduate student achievements in environmental history research in honor of Hal Rothman, recipient of ASEH's Distinguished Service award in 2006 and editor of Environmental History for many years. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 for Ph.D. graduate student research and travel in the field of environmental history, without geographical restriction. The funds must be used to support archival research and travel during 2016.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
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
Historic New Orleans Collection Dianne Woest Fellowship
The Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Houghton Library Visiting Fellowships
Scholars at all stages of their careers are invited to apply to pursue projects that require in-depth research on Houghton Library’s holdings, draw on staff expertise, and participate in intellectual life at Harvard.
Deadline: January 13, 2020
Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship
The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department.
Deadline: April 2, 2020
J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. PhD degree or equivalent required. Applicants must have received this degree within the past seven years, and must not have published or had accepted for publication a book-length historical work. The fellowship will not be awarded to complete a doctoral dissertation. The fellowship has a stipend of $5,000 that will be awarded for two to three months, as the Jameson Fellow desires, to spend in full-time residence at the Library of Congress.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Jack Henning Graduate Fellowship in Labor Culture and History
To support graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D. candidates) enrolled in an accredited California university undertaking research related to laborlore, labor history, occupational folklife, trade union traditions, and/or workers’ expressive culture, all broadly defined. Applicants may be from any relevant discipline, including but not limited to Anthropology, Art, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Folklore, Geography, History, Labor Studies, Literature, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Women’s Studies. We are especially interested in supporting graduate students who are exploring important, innovative topics related to the lives of working people that may fall outside of the parameters of traditional academic research and funding.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Jamestowne Society Annual Fellowship
The Jamestowne Society offers an Annual Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 to support completion of a graduate thesis or essay on the history and culture of Virginia before 1700. Applicants may be candidates for graduate degrees in any relevant discipline such as History, American Studies, Literature, Archaeology, Anthropology, Fine Arts, et cetera, if their research is devoted either exclusively or very substantially to Colonial Virginia prior to 1700.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
JEFFERSON SCHOLARS/HAGLEY LIBRARY DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP IN BUSINESS AND POLITICS
The Jefferson Scholars/Hagley Fellowship supports completion of exceptional dissertations for which the Hagley’s Library research materials constitute a significant source and that connect with the mission of the National Fellowship Program. Like other National Fellows, the Business and Politics Fellow is paired with a senior scholar in the fellow’s field who will serve as a mentor and provide critical guidance during the year. The Fellow also participates in the fall and spring conferences and receives training on how to reach broader audiences. The Business and Politics Fellow is expected to be in residence at Hagley for the fall and spring academic year. While in residence, the Fellow will receive an office, stack access, inter-library loan privileges, internet access, the opportunity to present a paper in Hagley’s seminar series, and use of Hagley’s discounted scholar’s accommodations.
Deadline: February 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 July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Josephine de Karman Fellowship
The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Karman’s high standards.
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Kansas Historical Society Alfred M. Landon Research Grant
The Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Grant is presented annually to graduate students for research in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The total amount available is $1,000.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery Long- and Short-Term Fellowships
Long- (for postdoctoral scholars) and short-term (for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars) are available to assist researchers in gaining access to collection material at the Schomburg Center not readily available elsewhere.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Library Company of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania Research Fellowships
The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in either or both collections, with a stipend of $2,000.
Deadline: March 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
Lieutenant Colonel Lily H. Gridley Memorial Master's Thesis Fellowship
A number of $3,500 Master's Thesis Fellowships, established to memorialize the Marine Corps' first woman judge advocate, are awarded each academic year to qualified graduate students working on topics pertinent to Marine Corps history.
Deadline: May 1, 2020
LSU Libraries Special Collections Research Grant
The LSU Libraries is offering research travel grants of $1000 each to support the work of researchers who use the rich holdings of the LSU Libraries Special Collections. The purpose of the grant is to support a researcher’s travel and lodging costs.
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Manuscript Society Research Grant
The $5,000 grant supports research expenses directly related to use of original manuscripts, for example travel to manuscript repositories, photocopies, and user fees. Applicants must be graduate students—doctoral candidates are given preference—at an institution that belongs to the Manuscript Society.
Deadline: February 14, 2020
Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History
The Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History is an annual award of up to $2,000 for research in any area of the history of printing in all its forms, including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book arts, and letter forms. There are no geographical or chronological limitations on the subject: it may be national or regional in scope, biographical, analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. Printing history-related study with a recognized printer or book artist may also be supported. The fellowship can be used to pay for travel, living, and other expenses.
Deadline: December 3, 2019
Massachusetts Historical Society Long-Term Fellowships
The Massachusetts Historical Society will award at least two long-term MHS-NEH fellowships for the academic year.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowship
The MHS will offer approximately 20 short-term research fellowships in 2019. Each grant will provide a stipend of $2,000 for four weeks of research at the Society.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
McMaster University Library/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
One one-month resident fellowship in Eighteenth-Century Studies is granted annually by McMaster University, funded jointly by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Faculty of Humanities, and administered through McMaster University Library. The fellowships are for $1,750 US or the Canadian equivalent. Applicants must be an ABD graduate student or postdoctoral and members in good standing of ASECS.
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Mellon Scholars African American History Research Fellowship
The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History (PAAH) is now accepting applications for its Mellon Scholars Fellowship Program, which aims to promote research in the collections of the Library Company and to enhance the production of scholarly work in African American history of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Mellon/Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Mellon/CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students in the humanities working on Europe
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Midwest Victorian Studies Association Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research
The Midwest Victorian Studies Association offers the Annual Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies, a prize of $1,500 for dissertation research in British Victorian Studies undertaken by a student currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a U.S. or Canadian university. Proposals may be submitted in literature, history, art history, or musicology but should have a significant interdisciplinary component that will render them of interest to scholars studying Victorian Britain across a range of disciplines, approaches, and subfields.
Deadline: February 1, 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
NEH Long-Term Fellowship
NEH fellowships are for persons who have already completed their formal professional training. Degree candidates and persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold AAS-NEH fellowships. AAS Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
New Netherland Research Center Charles W. Wendell Research Grant
The grant covers a period of one week up to six months, part of which may be devoted to residency at the NNRC, and provides a stipend of $1,000 – $ 5,000, depending upon the scope of the project. A time frame for fulfilling the grant requirements will be established in consultation with the Director of the NNRC. No housing, travel funds, or health insurance are provided. The research project must deal with the Dutch experience in North America and the Dutch Atlantic World, and is expected to result in a publishable article or a component of a larger work. Researchers in any discipline, including family history or biography, are encouraged to apply. The research should draw attention to the rich collection of primary and secondary sources relating to the Dutch colonial experience in America at the New Netherland Research Center, the New York State Archives, the New York State Library, or other repositories, including online New Netherland manuscript translations.
Deadline: February 15, 2020
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 1, 2020
New York Public Library Short Term Research Fellowships
The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short-Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates, or those who hold other terminal degrees and who live and work outside of the Chicago Metro area. Most fellowships require residency at the Newberry and are intended to support individual scholarly research.
Deadline: December 15, 2019
North American Conference on British Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant
These grants are awarded to Ph.D. candidates, not beyond their second year of study, to pursue preliminary research on potential dissertation-length studies related to any topic in British (including Scottish, Irish, and Imperial) history or British Studies. Two grants in the amount of $4000, which must be used to offset costs associated with research travel outside of North America, will be awarded on an annual basis to students enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian institution.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
North Carolinaian Society Archie K. Davis Fellowship
To promote more extensive and intensive research in North Carolina’s history and culture, the North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to resources contributing to knowledge of the state’s past. Stipends vary and are intended to cover travel and subsistence expenses while fellows conduct research in North Carolina.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Notre Dame University Keough-Naughton/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
These fellowships promote and sustain research into the eighteenth century and are jointly funded by the Society and the participating universities and libraries. This short term ASECS Fellowship will provide a stipend to cover a one month residence at the Keough-Naughton Institute during the summer. The successful applicant will have full access to the considerable resources of the Hesburgh Library.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
OAH Huggins-Quarles Award
The Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation. These awards were established to promote greater diversity in the historical profession. In 2016, the committee will award $1,500 if there is one recipient, or $750 per person if there are two recipients.
Deadline: December 2, 2019
OAH John Higham Research Fellowship
This fellowship is open to all graduate students writing doctoral dissertations for a Ph.D. in American history. Applicants pursuing research in those fields most congenial to the research and writing interests of John Higham will receive special consideration. These topics include U.S. social and intellectual history broadly considered, with preference given to research projects on American immigration and ethnic history as well as American historiography, and the cultural history of the nineteenth-century U.S.
Deadline: December 2, 2019
PENNSYLVANIA STATE ARCHIVES SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
The Scholars in Residence Program supports short-term, full-time research and study in collections maintained by the Pennsylvania State Archives. Stipends are awarded for a period of up to four consecutive weeks at the rate of $800 per week. Residencies may begin June 15 of the year in which application is made and must be completed by August 15. Proposals that address the State Archives’ interest in public policy, as well as those that focus on social history, the history of people underrepresented in the state’s historical record, including but not limited to minorities and women, are encouraged.
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Phi Alpha Theta Doctoral Scholarship
Phi Alpha Theta is pleased to announce the continuation of its annual Doctoral Scholarship program for advanced study by graduate student members who are pursuing a Ph.D. in History and who have passed general examinations. Applicant must be a verified member of Phi Alpha Theta.
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships
CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships fund two months’ travel to Europe to conduct the exploratory phase of a projected dissertation project in the social sciences or humanities which will require a subsequent stay in Europe. The program is intended to facilitate the transition from coursework to fieldwork, and to enable students to make rapid progress in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Presbyterian Historical Society Research Fellowship
The program will award research and travel grants of $2,500. Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the society's collection for a minimum of one week and a maximum of one month. Applications are accepted from persons whose normal place of residence is farther than seventy-five miles from Philadelphia.
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Purdue University Libraries Research Grants
The purpose of these grants is to support the research of faculty, students, and independent scholars whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting the Center’s unique collections onsite.
Deadline: January 7, 2020
Research Fellowships
Various short-term fellowship opportunities in different aspects of Texas history.
Deadline: December 28, 2019
Research Grants
The AAEHC is a joint project of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church and the Virginia Theological Seminary. Through documents, institutional records, oral histories, personal papers, and photographs, the collection documents the experiences of African American Episcopalians.
Deadline: January 17, 2020
Research Travel Award
The Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies announces the creation of a research travel award for graduate students in British Studies. A fund of $2,000 is available.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Research Travel Grants
The Special Collections Research Center of William & Mary Libraries is pleased to announce that it will award up to four travel grants of up to $1,500 each to faculty, graduate students, and/or independent researchers to support use of its collections. Writers, creative and performing artists, filmmakers and journalists are welcome to apply for the research travel grants. Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their research project and the collections that might support it with Special Collections staff before submitting an application.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grant
Travel grants are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who are selected by a committee composed of Dodd Research Center staff with consultation from University of Connecticut faculty. The committee attempts to approve awards in a number of subject fields reflecting the strengths of Archives & Special Collections: Alternative Press, American Literature, Business History, Connecticut History, Hispanic Culture & History, Human Rights, Labor History, Natural History, Nursing History and Railroad History. Awards up to $500 are made to graduate students and post-doctoral students; established scholars are eligible for awards of up to $1,500. Approximately $3,000 in grants are available each year.
Deadline: January 30, 2020
Samuel P. Hays Research Fellowship
ASEH created this fellowship to recognize the contributions of Samuel P. Hays, the inaugural recipient of the society's Distinguished Scholar Award, and to advance the field of environmental history, broadly conceived. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 to help fund travel to and use of an archive or manuscript repository. It is open to practicing historians (either academic, public, or independent). Graduate students are ineligible. A Ph.D. is not required.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Short-Term Fellowship
Short-term fellowships are open to individuals who are engaged in pre- and post-doctoral, or independent research, regardless of nationality.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Short-Term Fellowship
The Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history.
Deadline: May 20, 2020
Short-Term Research Fellowships
The American Antiquarian Society offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to two months each year. Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
SHSI Research Grants
SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpre­tive writing re­lated to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Dissertation Completion Fellowship
SHAFR invites applications for its dissertation completion fellowship. SHAFR will make two, year-long awards, in the amount of $25,000 each, to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation in each academic year. These highly competitive fellowships will support the most promising doctoral candidates in the final phase of completing their dissertations. SHAFR membership is required. Applicants should be candidates for the PhD in a humanities or social science doctoral program (most likely history), must have been admitted to candidacy, and must be at the writing stage, with all substantial research completed by the time of the award. Applicants should be working on a topic in the field of U.S. foreign relations history or international history, broadly defined, and must be current members of SHAFR.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Research Grants
The Society supports high-quality research and publication relating to Scotland’s past by making grants and awards. Grants are available on a competitive basis, to help cover the costs of archaeological and historical research relating to Scotland.
Deadline: November 30, 2019
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
Strathmartine Trust Awards
The Trustees seek applications for modest grants from the Sandeman Fund which is available to assist research in the field of early medieval Scottish History, either on documentary sources which relate to the history of Scotland before 1100 AD, or in cognate fields of historical research such as place names and art and archaeology of the peoples of early Scotland (including Scots, Britons, Picts and Vikings).
Deadline: November 18, 2019
Summer Research Grants
Each year the Trust awards at least five research grants to graduate students working on a Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation in a field related to the decorative arts. Grants range from $500-$1,000.
Deadline: April 30, 2020
SUZANNE AND CALEB LORING FELLOWSHIP ON THE CIVIL WAR, ITS ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES
The Boston Athenæum and the Massachusetts Historical Society offer the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins and Consequences with a stipend of $4,000 for research residencies of at least four weeks at each institution.
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Tennessee State Library and Archives Wills Research Fellowship
The purpose of the fellowship is to promote the interpretation of Tennessee history and the scholarly use of the Society’s collections, housed at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville.
Deadline: December 15, 2019
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives Fellowship
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2017 fellowship program. In 2017, 5-6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.
Deadline: January 21, 2020
The Huntington Short- and Long-Term Residential Fellowships
The Huntington Library offers Fellowships to scholars intending to use the Library's collections for research purposes. The Huntington has significant holdings in British and American history; British and American literature; art history, the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book.The Huntington's independent research library has significant holdings in British and American history; British and American literature; art history, the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
The Huntington Travel Grants and Exchange Fellowships for Study in Great Britain
The Huntington offers several travel grants in any of the fields in which the Huntington collections are strong and where the research will be carried out in libraries or archives in Great Britain. They also offer exchange fellowships with Corpus Christi, Linacre, Lincoln, and New Colleges, Oxford; and with Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
The Huntington/North American Conference on British Studies Fellowship
The NACBS, in collaboration with the Huntington Library, offers annually this fellowship to aid in dissertation research in British Studies using the collections of the library. The amount of the fellowship is $3000. A requirement for holding the fellowship is that the time of tenure be spent in residence at the Huntington Library. The time of residence varies, but may be as brief as one month. Applicants must be U. S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U. S. or Canadian institution.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
The John “Bud” Velde Visiting Scholar Program
Two John “Bud” Velde awards are given annually to facilitate a period of extended individual study (usually one month or more) in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
Deadline: February 21, 2020
Tompkins Fellowship in Architectural history
The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer. The Fellow will conduct research on a nationally significant U.S. building or site, and will prepare a written history to become part of the permanent HABS collection. The Fellow's research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected by HABS staff. The Fellow is usually stationed in the HABS Washington, DC, office. Recipients are also required to upload a minimum of 50 images to SAH's SAHARA image database.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Travel Grants
There is no deadline for travel grant applications. Travel grant applications can be submitted at any time and are assessed by an internal review committee on a rolling basis until funding for that fiscal year has been exhausted. Please allow two weeks for notification of the committee’s decision. Travel grant applicants must reside more than 75 miles from Philadelphia to be eligible. No more than one travel grant per person per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) can be awarded. Grants must be taken within one year of the award or the grantee must request an extension or reapply.
Deadline: January 1, 2025
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
U.S. Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowships
To support scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare, the Center offers three Dissertation Fellowships each year. One, funded by the National Museum of the U.S. Army, is designed to support dissertations that explore the material culture of the Army; the two others support research in the more general areas of military history in all of its many aspects. In your application please specify if you wish to compete for the two general fellowships or for the Museum fellowship. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center’s facilities and technical expertise.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Ridgway Grant
The Ridgway Family Endowment provides funding to the U.S. Army Military History Institute (USAMHI) for the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant Program. The intent of the program is to support on-site research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on subjects that are of enduring or emerging value to the history of the Army and are well-supported by the Institute's holdings.
Deadline: February 29, 2020
U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellowship
The Capitol Fellowship Program has provided financial support to more than fifty scholars researching important topics in the art and architectural history of the United States Capitol Complex. Fellowship support permits scholars–selected on the basis of their qualifications and research proposals–to use the extensive documents housed in the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress and the National Archives.
Deadline: March 15, 2020
UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th Century Studies Graduate Fellowship
The Center administers a number of short-term fellowships for graduate students studying the seventeenth and eighteenth century world, and whose work would benefit from the collections of the Clark Library.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
United Methodist Church Racial/Ethnic History Research Grant
The Research Grant is designed to promote excellence in the historical study of four groups -- Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American -- in The United Methodist Church or its antecedents. Grants totaling $3,000 are available with each grant being at least $1,000.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
United Methodist Church Women in United Methodist History Research Grant
To provide seed money (travel, secretarial services, etc.) for research projects relating specifically to the history of women in The United Methodist Church or its antecedents.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
University of Florida Library Travel Grant
The purpose of these grants is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries. Seven or more travel grants of up to $1000 each will be made to cover travel and lodging expenses. Grantees are expected to remain in Gainesville for at least one week and, following their stay, submit a brief (2–3 pp.) report on how their work at UF Libraries enriched their research project and offer suggestions for possible improvements of the Latin American Collection.
Deadline: March 18, 2020
University of Virginia Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature
Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowships offer visiting scholars an opportunity to conduct research using the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Fellowship recipients are provided with up to $4,900 in support (depending on the length of stay), office space in the Harrison Institute, and access to the Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, as well as the larger UVA Library. Fellows may choose to conduct research at the Institute for a period of one to three months. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
University of Virginia William A. Elwood Fellowship in Civil Rights and African-American Studies
This fellowship supports research in the history of African-Americans, in particular their struggle for equal rights.  In a typical year, 4 months of fellowship support are awarded.
Deadline: April 15, 2020
University of Wisconsin Library Grants to Scholars
Grants to Scholars is the Friends program which helps to fund visiting scholars with particular research needs in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. The Friends award a handful of grants-in-aid annually, each of which is generally for one month’s duration, for research in the humanities, sciences, and related fields appropriate to the libraries’ collection strengths.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
VMHS Research Fellowship
We confer fellowships on the basis of the applicants’ scholarly qualifications, the merits of their proposals, and the appropriateness of their topics, as demonstrated by citation to specific sources in our collections.
Deadline: January 24, 2020
Wilson Special Collections Library Doctoral Fellowships
Opportunities include a one-month pre-dissertation fellowship and a three-month dissertation fellowship.
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library Research Fellowships
Winterthur offers unparalleled access to a wealth of museum, garden, and library collections supporting material culture research. Fellows conduct research in a broad range of scholarly topics and academic disciplines, including: material culture studies, social and cultural history, art history. literary studies, American studies, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies covering global topics from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Wisconsin Historical Society Danky Fellowship
The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship
Since its inception in 1995, our fellowship program has supported projects from a wide range of academic fields to promote scholarly research on The Wolfsonian's collection. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at the museum, generally for periods of 3–4 weeks. Fellows receive: a stipend, accommodations, and round-trip travel. The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and others with a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Scholars from outside of the U.S. are eligible. Applicants are encouraged to email research@thewolf.fiu.edu to discuss their project prior to submitting an application.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Yale Center for British Art Visiting Scholar Awards
Visiting Scholar Awards provide academic, museum, and independent scholars, as well as doctoral students, working in any field related to British art an opportunity to study the Center’s collection.
Deadline: January 13, 2020
Yale University Beinecke Library Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowships
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library offers generous fellowships to support visiting scholars pursuing post-doctoral or equivalent research in its collections. Students enrolled in degree programs are ineligible.
Deadline: December 15, 2019