Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

Omohundro Institute and the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation

Short-Term Visiting Fellowships

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation are pleased to announce a new Short-Term Visiting Fellowship (1–2 months) for scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars. Scholars with strong interests in colonial history, historical archaeology, Atlantic history, Native American history, African American studies, early Jamestown, the Chesapeake, and material culture, 1500–1720, are encouraged to apply. Fellows will make use of the College of William & Mary’s Swem Library and collections at Historic Jamestowne as well as other resources in the Historic Triangle and Richmond region. The fellowship will also provide the opportunity to experience the Omohundro Institute’s editorial expertise and intellectual community of early Americanists.

Fellows will have office space in William & Mary’s Swem Library, home of the Omohundro Institute, or at Historic Jamestowne’s Rediscovery Research Center. They will present their work at an Omohundro Institute roundtable and will also have the opportunity to participate in the intellectual life of the scholarly community in Williamsburg and Jamestown through colloquia, seminars, and lectures at the Omohundro Institute, the College of William & Mary, and Historic Jamestowne (including meetings with the research staff and archaeologists there).

Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 per month, and successful applicants will be assisted in finding short-term housing in the Williamsburg area. Applicants should submit an electronic file with a brief project description (1,000 words maximum) and a c.v. by clicking here. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Omohundro Institute via e-mail (

The next application deadline is October 16, 2017.

Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation