The List

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

By Name By Deadline

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A.C. Elias, Jr. Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship
To support documentary scholarship on Ireland in the period between the Treaty of Limerick (1691) and the Act of Union (1800), by enabling North American-based scholars to travel to Ireland and Irish-based scholars to travel to North America.
Deadline: November 15, 2021

ACLS Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellow
ACLS invites applications for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. The program encourages timely completion of the PhD.
Deadline: October 27, 2021

AHA Research Grants
Each year, the American Historical Association awards several research grants with the aim of advancing the study and exploration of history in a diverse number of subject areas. All grants are offered annually and are intended to further research in progress. Grants may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses?a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). You must be a member of the AHA to be eligible.
Deadline: February 15, 2022

Alfred D. Bell Jr. Travel Grant
The Forest History Society annually offers a number of competitive Alfred D. Bell Jr., Travel Grants to support travel and lodging expenses of up to $950.00 incurred by researchers conducting in-depth studies at the Society's Alvin J. Huss Archives and Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Library. No deadline is listed
Deadline: January 01, 2025

American Philosophical Society Fellowship
Through its Franklin Research Grants program, the American Philosophical Society sponsors one Fellowship per year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), for research in Edinburgh. The Fellowship is for two to four months and is for research in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. The Fellowship is available only to residents of the United States (either American citizens or foreign nationals or permanent residents affiliated with a U.S. institution) or American citizens resident abroad. A bursary of up to $6,000 will be offered to successful candidates to contribute towards travel expenses and a monthly subsistence payment. Fellows will be expected to give a presentation about their research during their stay at IASH, and to provide a project and financial report at the end of their Fellowship. Please see Notes for guidance below for more detail on eligibility and obligations.
Deadline: February 25, 2022

American Philosophical Society Fellowship
Through its Franklin Research Grants program, the American Philosophical Society sponsors one Fellowship per year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), for research in Edinburgh. The Fellowship is for two to four months and is for research in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences. The Fellowship is available only to residents of the United States (either American citizens or foreign nationals or permanent residents affiliated with a U.S. institution) or American citizens resident abroad. A bursary of up to $6,000 will be offered to successful candidates to contribute towards travel expenses and a monthly subsistence payment. Fellows will be expected to give a presentation about their research during their stay at IASH, and to provide a project and financial report at the end of their Fellowship. Please see Notes for guidance below for more detail on eligibility and obligations.
Deadline: February 25, 2022

American Revolution Institute Research Fllowships
Each fellowship provides $1,500 to support travel, housing and per diem expenses for a scholar wishing to use the Institute?s library for a period of at least five days. The fellowships are open to graduate students and other scholars.
Deadline: November 05, 2021

Anne Dhu McLucas Graduate Student Fellowship
The fellowship honors Prof. McLucas? primary areas of scholarly interest by providing support to a graduate student conducting research (archival or fieldwork) on traditional music (music in the oral tradition) or Native American/First Nations music.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

Anthony D. Smith Visiting Fellowship
The Anthony Smith Visiting Fellowship provides 5,000 for a one to two month research stay at LSE IDEAS. It is intended primarily, but not exclusively, for scholars in the early stages of their career, namely doctoral candidates and post-doctoral fellows whose work and research focuses primarily on a topic related to nationalism.
Deadline: December 31, 2021

APS Phillips Fund for Native American Research
The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials.
Deadline: March 01, 2022

Archival Research Fellowship
Fellowship for $4,000 at The University of North Texas Libraries Applications necessary. See the website for further details.
Deadline: February 15, 2022

Bibliographical Society of America Fellowships
The Society invites applications for its annual Katharine Pantzer Senior Fellowship in Bibliography and the British Book Trades as well as its annual short-term fellowships, all of which support bibliographical inquiry and research in the history of the book trades and in publishing history. Eligible topics may concentrate on books and documents in any field, but should focus on the book or manuscript (the physical object) as historical evidence.
Deadline: October 01, 2021

Boston Athenaeum Short-Term Fellowship
The Boston Athenum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year?s membership to the Boston Athenum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible.
Deadline: April 15, 2022

Bright Institute
The Bright Institute at Knox College is a three-year program for professors of American history before 1848 at liberal arts colleges from across the United States.
Deadline: October 31, 2021

BSHS Outreach and Engagement Project Grants
The British Society for the History of Science Outreach and Engagement Committee offers grants of up to 300 to support engagement and outreach projects in the history of science. We are keen to encourage projects that engage with the history of science, technology and medicine in new and exciting ways and are applicable to their intended audiences.
Deadline: October 08, 2021

Carl J. Ekberg Research Grant
The Center awards each year one $2,000 grant to further French-language research related to the French presence in the upper Mississippi Valley (Illinois Country). Proposals may request support for any stage of a research project, from initial field work to the write-up of results. The grant may be combined with other awards.
Deadline: March 01, 2022

Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast
The Center (CHC) seeks to support the creation, preservation, and transmission of knowledge about all aspects of life in Southeast Texas and along the Gulf Coast between Corpus Christi and Pensacola. Through its interdisciplinary, multicultural programs, the CHC is dedicated to engaging, enriching, and transforming communities across our region.
Deadline: March 15, 2022

Center for Military History Dissertation Fellowships
To encourage and support the production of dissertations in military history by qualified graduate students, the Center offers up to two Dissertation Fellowships each academic year. These fellowships carry an $10,000 stipend and access to the Center's facilities and technical expertise. Although the history of war on land is broadly defined in the fellowship program, the selection of winners gives preference to topics on the history of the U.S. Army.
Deadline: January 15, 2022

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Visiting Scholars Program
University faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals who are working on a significant article- or book-length study are eligible to apply for this position.
Deadline: March 15, 2022

Charleston Research Fellowship
Applicants must be working on projects of scholarship, public history, or artistic production that would benefit from research in Charleston. Preference will be given to those coming from out of state and those using materials from the Jewish Heritage Collection (jhc.cofc.edu) at the College?s Addlestone Library.
Deadline: March 01, 2022

Clark Fellowships
Fellowships are awarded every year to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. As part of our commitment to fostering diverse engagements with the visual arts, RAP particularly seeks to elevate constituencies, subjects, and methods that have historically been underrepresented in the discipline. These fellowships are intended to nurture a variety of disciplinary approaches and support new voices in art history.
Deadline: October 15, 2021

Clements Center Research Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America, SMU
Fellowships are for a full academic year. Competition is open to individuals in any field in the humanities or social sciences doing research on Texas, the American Southwest or the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. (Please note that because of the specific terms of our endowment, we are unable to fund projects focused primarily on California after 1848; we do, however, encourage submissions from applicants studying California prior to the U.S.-Mexican War.) The fellowships are designed to provide time for senior or junior scholars to bring book-length manuscripts to completion. The fellowships cannot be used to complete a dissertation.
Deadline: January 24, 2024

College of Physicians of Philadelphia Wood Institute Travel Grants
The F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers grants to cover travel and lodging expenses for researchers who wish to use the College's collection of texts, manuscripts, archives, images, artifacts, and specimens in the history of medicine for short-term research (1 to 2 weeks). Grants are usually on the order of $750 per week and are intended to help defray the costs of travel and lodging. Travel grant recipients will have access to the College's collections. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadline: January 01, 2025

Congregational Library Travel Grants
The Congregational Library provides small but helpful travel scholarships for qualified researchers. No deadline listed.
Deadline: January 01, 2025

Curran Fellowship for Research on the 19th-century British Press
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce the competition for the ninth annual Curran Fellowships, a set of travel and research grants intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. The projected research may involve study of any aspects of the periodical press in any of its manifold forms, and may range from within Britain itself to the many countries, within and outside of the Empire, where British magazines and newspapers were bought, sold, and read during ?the long nineteenth century? (ca. 1780-1914).
Deadline: December 15, 2021

Cushwa Center Research Travel Grants
The Cushwa Center?s Research Travel Grants foster research in the University Archives and the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. The Archives collects and maintains records, papers, photographs, printed material, and audio-visual material that document the life of the Catholic Church and its people in the American context, and is recognized as one of the nation's foremost archival repositories for the study of American Catholicism. Major subject areas covered include Catholic press and publishing, Catholic higher education, Catholic social action, laity, clergy, religious orders, charismatic renewal, and the liturgical movement.
Deadline: December 31, 2021

Dianne Woest Fellowship for the Historic New Orleans Collection
The Historic New Orleans Collection is now accepting applications for the 2016/17 Woest Fellowship. The fellowship supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area. The Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English. The fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend.
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Dirksen Congressional Center Research Grant
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Applications reviewed on rolling basis.
Deadline: January 01, 2025

Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Various long-term funding opportunities available.
Deadline: December 15, 2021

Drew University Florence Ellen Bell Scholar Award
The Department of Special Collections and University Archives of the Drew University Library announces a call for applications for the Florence Ellen Bell Scholar Award. The Award is competitive and limited to two recipients per year. The Award provides up to $2,500 for expenses relating to academic research at the United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew University in Madison, NJ, USA.
Deadline: April 30, 2022

Early American Industries Association Research Grant
The Early American Industries Association supports projects related to its mission to preserve and present historic trades, crafts, and tools, and the interpretation of their impact on our lives.
Deadline: March 15, 2022

Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship
Supports two-six months of research by a postdoctoral scholar on eighteenth-century Scotland as a Fellow in residence at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.
Deadline: February 25, 2022

Filson Historical Society Fellowships and Internships
The Filson Historical Society invites applications for fellowships to support research in The Filson?s collections, and internships.
Deadline: October 15, 2021

Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship
One recipient will be awarded the Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship of the Peabody Essex Museum to perform independent scholarly research at the Phillips Library. Fellows are expected to be in residence for a minimum of eight weeks.
Deadline: October 31, 2021

Franklin Research Grants
The Franklin program is designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
Deadline: October 01, 2021

Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon Short- and Long-term Fellowships
Awards are available for research focused on the life and leadership of George Washington, and his place in the development of American civic life and culture.
Deadline: December 31, 2021

Fulbright-NNRC Student Scholar Research Grant
The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC), a combined endeavor of the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED/OCE), offers a joint Student Scholar Research Grant with the Fulbright Center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The New Netherland Research Center provides a grant of $ 3,000 for research, which is intended to defray the cost of a three-month residence at the NNRC, with the research taking place at the NNRC itself, the New York State Library and the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. The research must take place in the field of New Netherland History and the Dutch Atlantic World, using the Records of New Netherland. Genealogical research is excluded.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. Memorial Dissertation Fellowship
A single $10,000 dissertation fellowship per academic year, established to memorialize the twentieth Commandant of the Marine Corps, is awarded to a qualified graduate student working on a doctoral dissertation pertinent to Marine Corps history.
Deadline: May 01, 2022

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award
The IEHS invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams, and whose thesis focuses on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history. The award provides grants of $1000 each for research-related expenses.
Deadline: December 31, 2021

German Historical Institute Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The GHI awards short-term fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources located in the United States. We are particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields: German and European history, the history of German-American relations, and the role of Germany and the USA in international relations.
Deadline: October 01, 2021

German Historical Institute Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The GHI awards short-term fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources located in the United States. We are particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields: German and European history, the history of German-American relations, and the role of Germany and the USA in international relations.
Deadline: April 01, 2022

Hagley Museum Exploratory Research Grant
For scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont research grant application is warranted.
Deadline: October 31, 2021

Hagley Museum Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships
Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships are designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. The applicant's research should benefit from use of Hagley's research collections. This is a residential fellowship with a term of four months. The fellowship provides $6,500, free housing on Hagley's grounds, use of a computer, mail and internet access, and an office.
Deadline: November 15, 2021

Hagley Museum Henry Belin du Pont Research Grants
Henry Belin du Pont Research Grants enable scholars to pursue advanced research and study in the library, archival, pictorial, and artifact collections of the Hagley Museum and Library.
Deadline: October 31, 2021

Hagley NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society
The NEH-Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society supports residencies in Hagley?s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society by scholars who have received their doctoral degrees by the application deadline. Two postdoctoral fellowships are available, one of four months and one for eight months.
Deadline: February 15, 2022

Hakluyt Society Research Grants and Short-Term Fellowship
In furtherance of the principal objects of the Hakluyt Society, to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter, the Society, in a new initiative, has established two schemes of research funding. No deadline listed
Deadline: January 31, 2025

Harley-Delmas Fellowship
These Research Fellowships, established in memory of Brian Harley, are primarily intended to promote the use of the great wealth of cartographic material available in London and other parts of the United Kingdom. Fellowship awards range up to 2,000.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

Harvard Business School Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships
The fellowship supports projects by graduate students and untenured faculty focusing on business and economic history which requires research travel to the Baker Library and other local archives.
Deadline: October 15, 2021

Harvard Business School Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship
The fellowship enables established scholars from around the world whose primary interest is the business and economic history of the United States to spend time in residence at Harvard Business School.
Deadline: October 15, 2021

Harvard Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History
To be awarded for twelve months? residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. The fellowship has two purposes: The first is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided. The second purpose is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School.
Deadline: October 30, 2021

International Center for Jefferson Studies Batten, First Union, and Peter Nicolaisen Fellowships
Short-term fellowships are awarded for one or more months, and open to academics from any country, subject to selection by committee. Successful applicants will be working on Jefferson-related projects. Priority is given to Jefferson-related projects using the Digital Archeological Archive of Comparative Slavery or Getting Word. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (ICJS), where they will have access to Monticello's expert staff and research holdings at the Jefferson Library as well as those of the University of Virginia. During their residencies, fellows hold a 45 minute forum on their research projects.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. PhD degree or equivalent required. Applicants must have received this degree within the past seven years, and must not have published or had accepted for publication a book-length historical work. The fellowship will not be awarded to complete a doctoral dissertation. The fellowship has a stipend of $5,000 that will be awarded for two to three months, as the Jameson Fellow desires, to spend in full-time residence at the Library of Congress.
Deadline: April 01, 2022

James Ford Bell Library Research Fellowships
The James Ford Bell Library offers short-term fellowships to facilitate research in its premier collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and archival collections documenting the history and impact of trade and cross-cultural exchange prior to ca. 1800 CE: The Bell Library Short-Term Fellowship, and The William Reese Company Fellowship in the Print Culture of the Americas. All fellowships use the same application process and evaluation criteria. Specific eligibility criteria are listed below in the fellowship descriptions.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

Jamestowne Society Annual Fellowship
The Jamestowne Society offers an Annual Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 to support completion of a graduate thesis or essay on the history and culture of Virginia before 1700. Applicants may be candidates for graduate degrees in any relevant discipline such as History, American Studies, Literature, Archaeology, Anthropology, Fine Arts, et cetera, if their research is devoted either exclusively or very substantially to Colonial Virginia prior to 1700.
Deadline: April 15, 2022

Kansas Historical Society Alfred M. Landon Research Grant
The Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Grant is presented annually to graduate students for research in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The total amount available is $1,000.
Deadline: April 15, 2022

Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship
The Kentucky Historical Society offers short-term fellowships (one to four weeks) to promote scholarship on any facet of Kentucky?s rich history.
Deadline: October 01, 2021

Lancaster History Pre- and Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Short-term research fellowships for scholars utilizing the collections during the academic year. Collections are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines. Reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadline: November 01, 2025

Library Company of Philadelphia Postdoctoral Fellowships
The NEH and PEAES Fellowships at the Library Company support research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

Lieutenant Colonel Lily H. Gridley Memorial Master's Thesis Fellowship
A number of $3,500 Master's Thesis Fellowships, established to memorialize the Marine Corps' first woman judge advocate, are awarded each academic year to qualified graduate students working on topics pertinent to Marine Corps history.
Deadline: May 01, 2022

Linda H. Peterson Fellowship, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will grant one Linda H. Peterson Fellowship (henceforth, the Peterson Fellowship) to a single researcher for a period equivalent to four full-time months. The amount of the award will be $17,500. The Peterson Fellowship supports the study of any aspects of the periodical press in any of its manifold forms, and may range from within Britain itself to the many countries, within and outside of the Empire, where British magazines and newspapers were bought, sold, and read during the ?long nineteenth century? (ca. 1780-1914).
Deadline: March 15, 2022

Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics
Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics supports completion of exceptional dissertations for which the Hagley?s Library research materials constitute a significant source.
Deadline: February 01, 2022

Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program
The Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program supports scholarly research into the legacy of Patrick Henry and his political circle, the early political history of Virginia, the history of the American Revolution, founding era ideas and policy-making, as well as science, technology, and culture in colonial America and the Early National Period. The stipend for this long-term post-doctoral fellowship is $30,000 for six consecutive months. Applicants must hold a PhD by September 1 of the year they apply. Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Fellows are expected to give at least one public lecture during the tenure of their fellowship, as well as to submit a research report and to show definite progress toward a publishable manuscript by the end of the fellowship period. Fellows may be asked to cooperate with the Smithsonian Libraries? administration in planning and organizing a scholarly program in their area of expertise.
Deadline: January 15, 2022

Mari Sandoz Research Award
The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society encourages research on Mari Sandoz and her work by offering an annual research award of $1,000 for proposals that emphasize new insights on Sandoz or new approaches to her life and work. Topics to consider include: feminism; American Indian topics; environmental issues; activism.
Deadline: July 31, 2022

McMaster University Library/American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
One one-month resident fellowship in Eighteenth-Century Studies is granted annually by McMaster University, funded jointly by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Faculty of Humanities, and administered through McMaster University Library. The fellowships are for $1,750 US or the Canadian equivalent. Applicants must be an ABD graduate student or postdoctoral and members in good standing of ASECS.
Deadline: January 31, 2022

McNeil Center for Early American Studies Barra Postdoctoral Fellowship
This award is for a two-year term beginning 1 July 2022. Applicants must have earned a PhD no earlier than 2018 in American History, American Literature, American Studies, or a closely allied field and must have completed all requirements for the degree.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

McNeil Center for Early American Studies Barra Sabbatical Fellow
This fellowship is designed for a scholar in any relevant discipline who will be on leave from a tenured or tenure-track faculty position for the 2022?2023 academic year.
Deadline: December 06, 2021

Mellon Scholars African American History Research Fellowship
The Library Company of Philadelphia?s Program in African American History (PAAH) is now accepting applications for its postdoctoral, dissertation, and short-term fellowships.
Deadline: March 01, 2022

Monticello Short-Term Fellowships for the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery
Short-term fellowships are awarded for periods of one, two, three or four months to doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars from any country. Awards carry a stipend of $2,000 per month plus pre-approved travel costs for scholars from the United States and Canada. The International Fellowship awards include a stipend for $3,000 per month and pre-approved travel costs. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Center during the course of the fellowship, and no awards are made for work carried on elsewhere. Fellows have access to Monticello's expert staff and research holdings as well as to the extensive resources of the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

Mystic Seaport Museum Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship provides funds to reaseachers studying the participation of Native and African Americans in the maritime activities of New England, primarily its southeastern shores. Fellowships support research and writing, a portion of which should be carried out in the Mystic, CT area. Grants are up to $2,400. No deadline is listed.
Deadline: January 01, 2025

National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: October 07, 2021

NEH Long-Term Fellowship
NEH fellowships are for persons who have already completed their formal professional training. Degree candidates and persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold AAS-NEH fellowships. AAS Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.
Deadline: January 15, 2022

New Netherland Research Center Charles W. Wendell Research Grant
The grant covers a period of one week up to six months, part of which may be devoted to residency at the NNRC, and provides a stipend of $1,000 ? $ 5,000, depending upon the scope of the project. A time frame for fulfilling the grant requirements will be established in consultation with the Director of the NNRC. No housing, travel funds, or health insurance are provided. The research project must deal with the Dutch experience in North America and the Dutch Atlantic World, and is expected to result in a publishable article or a component of a larger work. Researchers in any discipline, including family history or biography, are encouraged to apply. The research should draw attention to the rich collection of primary and secondary sources relating to the Dutch colonial experience in America at the New Netherland Research Center, the New York State Archives, the New York State Library, or other repositories, including online New Netherland manuscript translations.
Deadline: February 15, 2022

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: July 15, 2022

Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowships
Long-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars who wish to be in residence at the Newberry for periods of 4 to 12 months. Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry?s scholarly activities, including fellows? seminars and the weekly colloquium.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates, or those who hold other terminal degrees and who live and work outside of the Chicago Metro area. Most fellowships require residency at the Newberry and are intended to support individual scholarly research.
Deadline: December 15, 2021

OAH Huggins-Quarles Award
The Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to one or two graduate students of color to assist them with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

OAH John Higham Research Fellowship
This fellowship is open to all graduate students writing doctoral dissertations for a Ph.D. in American history. Applicants pursuing research in those fields most congenial to the research and writing interests of John Higham will receive special consideration. These topics include U.S. social and intellectual history broadly considered, with preference given to research projects on American immigration and ethnic history as well as American historiography, and the cultural history of the nineteenth-century U.S.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

OI?Mount Vernon Fellowships for Digital Collections in the American Founding Era
The fellowship will award up to $5,000 to the holding library and to the scholar whose research relies on, or will be greatly enhanced by, the digitization of a collection or partial collection of materials related to the American Founding era, broadly defined to span from 1763 to 1800, with preference for projects connected to George Washington and his world.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

Omohundro Institute Lapidus Fellowship for Graduate Research in Early American Print Culture
The fellowship provides $1000 to graduate students studying Early American print culture for travel connected to research purposes.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

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: November 01, 2021

Othmer Library Travel Grant
Travel grants are intended to help defray the cost of travel to Philadelphia solely to use the primary collections of the Othmer Library. A grant-worthy proposal will provide a short description of the research project as well as explain why the collections of the Othmer Library are important to the project. Before applying, consider contacting the librarians and curators to help define how the collections support your project. No deadline listed.
Deadline: January 01, 2025

Penn State Special Collections Summer Travel Awards
Awards of $1,500 to be used for travel to the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State?s University Park campus to utilize the Library?s collections for academic research are available.
Deadline: April 01, 2022

Phi Alpha Theta Doctoral Scholarship
Phi Alpha Theta is pleased to announce the continuation of its annual Doctoral Scholarship program for advanced study by graduate student members who are pursuing a Ph.D. in History and who have passed general examinations. Applicant must be a verified member of Phi Alpha Theta.
Deadline: April 01, 2022

Purdue University Libraries Research Grants
The purpose of these grants is to support the research of faculty, students, and independent scholars whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting the Center?s unique collections onsite.
Deadline: January 17, 2022

Research Fellowships
Various short-term fellowship opportunities in different aspects of Texas history.
Deadline: October 15, 2021

Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grant
Travel grants are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who are selected by a committee composed of Dodd Research Center staff with consultation from University of Connecticut faculty. The committee attempts to approve awards in a number of subject fields reflecting the strengths of Archives & Special Collections: Alternative Press, American Literature, Business History, Connecticut History, Hispanic Culture & History, Human Rights, Labor History, Natural History, Nursing History and Railroad History. Awards up to $500 are made to graduate students and post-doctoral students; established scholars are eligible for awards of up to $1,500. Approximately $3,000 in grants are available each year.
Deadline: January 30, 2022

Short-Term Fellowship
The Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history.
Deadline: September 24, 2021

Short-Term Research Fellowships
The American Antiquarian Society offers short-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for one to two months each year. Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.
Deadline: January 15, 2022

Smithsonian Lemelson Center Fellowship Program
Through its fellowships and travel grants, the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation supports research projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society.
Deadline: November 01, 2021

Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship
The IDRF offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.
Deadline: November 02, 2021

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Dissertation Completion Fellowship
SHAFR invites applications for its dissertation completion fellowship. SHAFR will make two, year-long awards, in the amount of $25,000 each, to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation in each academic year. These highly competitive fellowships will support the most promising doctoral candidates in the final phase of completing their dissertations. SHAFR membership is required. Applicants should be candidates for the PhD in a humanities or social science doctoral program (most likely history), must have been admitted to candidacy, and must be at the writing stage, with all substantial research completed by the time of the award. Applicants should be working on a topic in the field of U.S. foreign relations history or international history, broadly defined, and must be current members of SHAFR.
Deadline: April 01, 2022

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 15, 2021

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 15, 2021

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 15, 2021

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Research Grants
The Society supports high-quality research and publication relating to Scotland?s past by making grants and awards. Grants are available on a competitive basis, to help cover the costs of archaeological and historical research relating to Scotland.
Deadline: November 30, 2021

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives Lynn E. May, Jr. Study Grants
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: January 01, 2022

Summer Visiting Research Fellowships, Wilson Library, UNC
Wilson Special Collections Library is pleased to announce that it will award up to eight short-term summer research fellowships in the amount of $1,250 to support intensive, innovative, and impactful research use of its collections.
Deadline: January 31, 2022

Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins and Consequences
The Boston Athenum and the Massachusetts Historical Society offer the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins and Consequences with a stipend of $4,000 for research residencies of at least four weeks at each institution.
Deadline: February 15, 2022

The Huntington Short- and Long-Term Residential Fellowships
The Huntington Library offers Fellowships to scholars intending to use the Library's collections for research purposes. The Huntington has significant holdings in British and American history; British and American literature; art history, the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book.The Huntington's independent research library has significant holdings in British and American history; British and American literature; art history, the history of science and medicine; and the history of the book.
Deadline: November 15, 2021

The Huntington Travel Grants and Exchange Fellowships for Study in Great Britain
The Huntington offers several travel grants in any of the fields in which the Huntington collections are strong and where the research will be carried out in libraries or archives in Great Britain. They also offer exchange fellowships with Corpus Christi, Linacre, Lincoln, and New Colleges, Oxford; and with Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Deadline: November 15, 2021

The John ?Bud? Velde Visiting Scholar Program
Two John ?Bud? Velde awards are given annually to facilitate a period of extended individual study (usually one month or more) in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana?Champaign.
Deadline: February 21, 2022

The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme, The Royal Society
The scheme encourages junior researchers in the humanities and arts to seek to expand their interests in history of science and related interdisciplinary studies by travelling in order to use archival resources and to build relationships with the Royal Society and other institutions. Grants are intended to encourage the free movement of researchers across disciplines and countries and to stimulate academics studying intellectual history to consider science in their research. Applicants are encouraged to look at the Royal Society?s strategic objectives, in order to be able to demonstrate how their research might further these general goals, but applications will be judged on the strength of their academic content in intellectual history, history of science and related disciplines. Special consideration will be given to topics that were of interest to Professor Jardine, notably in 17th century studies. Funds for a contribution towards subsistence can be requested for lengthy research visits to the Royal Society Library in London; for travel expenses to London in order to conduct this research; and for international travel expenses for short visits.
Deadline: September 22, 2021

Travel Grant
The American Heritage Center offers travel grants to provide support for travel, food and lodging to carry out research using the AHC's collections. The Center?s collections support a wide range of research in political and cultural history and the uses of landscape. Past grantees have studied topics ranging from western water rights and the development of urban pedestrian malls to food cultures in the American borderlands and the cultural resonance of Lassie.
Deadline: March 31, 2022

Travel to Collections Grants
The Helmerich Center for American Research offers several travel to collections grants to support research projects that require on-site use of its collections. The travel grants are $500 per week for a maximum length of two weeks. Fellows are expected to be active researchers at the center, and they are encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the center and The University of Tulsa. A brief report will be due within 30 days of completion of the travel grant, and a copy of any publications resulting from the research should also be sent to the center. No deadline is listed on the website.
Deadline: June 01, 2025

U.S. Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowships
To support scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare, the Center offers three Dissertation Fellowships each year. One, funded by the National Museum of the U.S. Army, is designed to support dissertations that explore the material culture of the Army; the two others support research in the more general areas of military history in all of its many aspects. In your application please specify if you wish to compete for the two general fellowships or for the Museum fellowship. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center?s facilities and technical expertise.
Deadline: January 15, 2022

U.S. Naval War College Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship
Awarded to the researcher(s) with the greatest need who can make optimum use of the naval history research materials located in the Naval War College?s Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College Museum, and Henry E. Eccles Library.
Deadline: October 01, 2021

UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th Century Studies Graduate Fellowship
The Center administers a number of short-term fellowships for graduate students studying the seventeenth and eighteenth century world, and whose work would benefit from the collections of the Clark Library.
Deadline: February 01, 2022

United Methodist Church Racial/Ethnic History Research Grant
The Research Grant is designed to promote excellence in the historical study of four groups -- Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American -- in The United Methodist Church or its antecedents. Grants totaling $3,000 are available with each grant being at least $1,000.
Deadline: December 31, 2021

United Methodist Church Women in United Methodist History Research Grant
To provide seed money (travel, secretarial services, etc.) for research projects relating specifically to the history of women in The United Methodist Church or its antecedents.
Deadline: December 31, 2021

Visiting Graduate Student Fellowships
The Beinecke Library offers a limited number of fellowships for non-Yale graduate students (doctoral candidates) wishing to conduct primary research for their dissertations or doctoral thesis. These fellowships are extremely competitive.
Deadline: December 01, 2021

Walter O. Evans Fellowship for the Study of Slavery or Race
The fellowship will support scholars who wish to use any of the Walter O. Evans collections, including the Evans Collection of Frederick Douglass and Douglass Family Papers, the Evans Collection of James Baldwin, and the Evans Collection of Ollie Harrington.
Deadline: December 01, 2021

Whitman Research Grant
This grant of up to $1,750 is designed to provide monetary support to unfunded independent researchers who are working on under-explored topics of military history. Funded research is to be conducted at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pa.
Deadline: March 01, 2022

Wiedemann Fellowships for Enlightenment Studies
Every year, the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies offers two Wiedemann research fellowships for the study of the Enlightenment. In order to facilitate research stays in Halle for scholars from Germany and abroad, we offer fellowships for PhD students as well as for more experienced scholars.
Deadline: September 30, 2021

Wilson Special Collections Library Doctoral Fellowships
Opportunities include a one-month pre-dissertation fellowship and a three-month dissertation fellowship.
Deadline: January 31, 2022

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library Research Fellowships
Winterthur offers unparalleled access to a wealth of museum, garden, and library collections supporting material culture research. Fellows conduct research in a broad range of scholarly topics and academic disciplines, including: material culture studies, social and cultural history, art history. literary studies, American studies, design history, the decorative arts, landscape architecture and design, consumer culture, and conservation studies covering global topics from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
Deadline: January 15, 2022

Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship
Since its inception in 1995, our fellowship program has supported projects from a wide range of academic fields to promote scholarly research on The Wolfsonian's collection. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at the museum, generally for periods of 3?4 weeks. Fellows receive: a stipend, accommodations, and round-trip travel. The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and others with a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Scholars from outside of the U.S. are eligible. Applicants are encouraged to email research@thewolf.fiu.edu to discuss their project prior to submitting an application.
Deadline: December 31, 2021