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Travel Scholarships

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Travel Scholarship Fund for Faculty and Graduate Students from Developing Countries offers an annual travel scholarship award to support participation in an Institute conference or workshop.

This scholarship, which enables the OI to strengthen its connections with outstanding faculty and graduate students in developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas, has been made possible through the generous support of Paul S. Sperry and Beatrice H. Mitchell.

The OI is pleased to offer travel funding of up to $2,500 for qualified applicants.

For more information, please contact the Omohundro Institute at:

The Omohundro Institute has awarded funding to the following participants in recent OI conferences:

Digital Collections Symposium in Washington, D.C. (September 26-27, 2019)

  • Patrick Tardieu, Bibliotheque Haitienne des Spiritains

24th Annual OI Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia (June 14–17, 2018)

  • Professor Luciano Figueiredo, Universidade Federal Fluminense

“Emerging Histories of the Early Modern French Atlantic” in Williamsburg, Virginia (October 16–18, 2015)

  • Professor Dominique Rogers, Université des Antilles [et de la Guyane]

“Africans in the Americas: Making Lives in a New World, 1675–1825” at the University of the West Indies (March 14–16, 2013)

  • Professor Adebayo Lawal, University of Lagos
  • Professor Cyriaque Akomo Zoghe, University of Omar Bongo, Gabon

“Age of Sail, 1450–1850” at the University of British Columbia (October 7–9, 2010)

  • Professor Efuetnkeng Stephen Denis Fomin, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon