Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

The List (by name)

Welcome to The List, the OI’s collection of fellowships and travel grants for Early Americanists. Please contact Martha Howard ( to share any additional opportunities.

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Georgian Papers Programme Fellowships
The OI offers month-long fellowships for research on transatlantic and early American topics in the Georgian papers collection at Windsor Castle. Fellows work on their own research, exploring the collections while offering invaluable information for the archivists and librarians working on archival organization and cataloguing. Fellows also have the opportunity for support and collegial exchange with relevant departments and faculty at King’s. The fellowship, supported by the Lapidus Initiative at the Omohundro Institute, offers a $2,500 stipend with up to $1,500 in additional support for travel. Fellowships are restricted to advanced graduate students and holders of the Ph.D. who are U.S. or U.K. citizens. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a security clearance before beginning work at Windsor Castle.
Deadline: May 8, 2017
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, 2017
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Fellowship
Three fellowship programs for Ph.D. and M.A. students working on projects that pertain to the history of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
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: May 15, 2017
Omohundro Institute Fellowships in Historical Editing
The Omohundro Institute’s Fellowships in Historical Editing offer talented history and American Studies graduate students who have served as OI apprentices and completed OI apprentice training the opportunity to build upon their skills through additional editorial work during the College of William & Mary’s winter and summer breaks. These annual fellowships, supported by funding from donors to the OI, recognize exemplary work by apprentices as well as support the OI’s ability to maintain the high standards for which all of its publications are known.
Deadline: December 4, 2017
Omohundro Institute Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture seeks proposals from scholars at all levels, in partnership with special collections libraries and historical societies, for Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections. In concert with other OI projects promoting 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.
Deadline: January 8, 2018
Omohundro Institute Scholars' Workshop
Up to six untenured scholars will gather for two weeks to work both as a group and individually with Institute editors and staff on either a manuscript chapter or a journal article in progress. The weeks will include seminar-style meetings on conceptual development, manuscript editing, and source verification as well as time for writing, revising, and consulting.
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Omohundro Institute-Lapidus Fellowship for Graduate Research in Early American Print Culture
The fellowship provides $500 to graduate students studying Early American print culture for travel connected to research purposes.
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Omohundro Institute-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1, 2016. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate’s dissertation or other manuscript has significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship.
Deadline: October 30, 2017
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Dissertation Research Grant
Dissertation Grants of up to $4,000 are intended to help graduate students defray expenses encountered in the writing of their dissertations. The award is announced formally at the SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. Applicants must be actively working on dissertations dealing with some aspect of U.S. foreign relations history.
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Myrna F. Bernath Fellowship
The Myrna F. Bernath Fellowship was established by the Bernath family to promote scholarship in U.S. foreign relations history by women. The Myrna Bernath Fellowship of up to $5,000 is intended to defray the costs of scholarly research by women. It is awarded biannually (in odd years) and announced at the SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. Applications are welcomed from women at U.S. universities as well as women abroad who wish to do research in the United States. Preference will be given to graduate students and those within five years of completion of their PhDs.
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grant
The William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grants are intended to promote scholarly research in U.S. foreign relations by untenured college and university faculty and others who are within six years of the Ph.D. and who are working as professional historians. Grants are limited to scholars working on the first research monograph. A limited number of grants of varying amounts (generally, up to $2,000) will be awarded annually to help defray the costs of domestic or international travel necessary to conduct research on significant scholarly projects. The award is announced formally at the SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives Lynn E. May, Jr. Study Grant
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: August 30, 2017
U.S. Naval War College Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship
The Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History is an annual grant of $1,000, awarded by the Naval War College Foundation. Selection is based on the best use of naval history research materials located in the Naval War College's Archives, Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College Museum, and Henry E. Eccles Library and the greatest financial need. To apply, submit a detailed research proposal, including a full statement of financial need, a comprehensive research plan for optimal use of Naval War College materials, curriculum vitae, at least two letters of recommendation, and relevant background information.
Deadline: August 1, 2017
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, 2017