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 Institute 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 are intended to bring scholars and collections specialists together to make collections available for digital scholarship.
  • 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.
  • Lapidus–OIEAHC Fellowship – up to eight predoctoral fellowships awarded annually to support advanced graduate student research related to Early American and transatlantic print culture.
  • Historical Editing – 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 College of William & Mary’s winter and summer breaks.
  • Travel Scholars Fellowship – awarded to faculty and graduate students from developing countries to support participation in an Institute conference or workshop.