Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


Omohundro Institute Fellowships

We support scholars.

We currently offer postdoctoral, predoctoral, and travel fellowships.

  • Omohundro Institute-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship – a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies. This fellowship is awarded annually.
  • Georgian Papers Programme — one-month-long fellowships for research on transatlantic and early American topics in the Georgian Papers collection at Windsor Castle.
  • Scholars’ Workshop – a two-week workshop for six untenured scholars to work both as a group and individually with OI editors and staff on either a manuscript chapter or a journal article in progress.
  • Digital Collections Fellowship – intended to promote the creative use of digital tools and materials, these fellowships bring scholars and collections specialists together to make collections available for digital scholarship.
  • Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation–Omohundro Institute Short-Term Visiting Fellowship — for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, to come to Williamsburg, Virginia, for periods of 1–2 months to use Williamsburg and other regional scholarly resources
  • Folger Institute–Omohundro Institute Short-Term Visiting Fellowship — for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, to make use of the collections at the Folger Shakespeare Library for one month as well as participate in the Folger Institute’s intellectual community.
  • Lapidus–OI Fellowship – up to eight predoctoral fellowships awarded annually to support advanced graduate student research related to Early American and transatlantic print culture.
  • Historical Editing – this fellowship enables current or former editorial apprentices, in any phase of their graduate school experience in William & Mary’s Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, to build upon their skills through additional editorial work during the William & Mary’s winter and summer breaks.
  • Travel Scholars Fellowship – awarded to faculty and graduate students from developing countries, this fellowship supports participation in an OI conference or workshop.