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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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
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
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
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. No deadline listed
Deadline: January 31, 2025
Lancaster History Pre- and Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Short-term research fellowships for scholars utilizing the collections during the academic year. Collections are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines. Reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadline: November 1, 2025
Mari Sandoz Research Award
The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society encourages research on Mari Sandoz and her work by offering an annual research award of $1,000 for proposals that emphasize new insights on Sandoz or new approaches to her life and work. Topics to consider include: feminism; American Indian topics; environmental issues; activism.
Deadline: July 31, 2022
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: July 15, 2022
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
Research Travel Grant
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the Department of History are pleased to announce a Research Travel Grant to support scholars conducting research in any of the Library’s collections. The University Library is one of the largest research libraries in the U.S., holding more than 14 million volumes and 24 million other items and materials in all formats, languages, and subjects. Special collections include the papers of literary figures such as Marcel Proust, H.G. Wells, Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks, extensive collections relating to the history of science and technology, extraordinary collections of Slavic and East European, and Latin American and Caribbean materials, and a unique collection of sub-Saharan African research materials. Travel grant recipients will also have access to the Library’s digital collections (including journal subscriptions and licensed databases) during their stay.
Deadline: August 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