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.

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Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America Research Grants
The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants. The library?s special collections document over two centuries of United States history, from abolition to transgender rights.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

2019 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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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 Academy for Jewish Research Graduate Research Funding
AAJR announces a grant for graduate student summer research funding. We will provide several stipends of no more than $4,000 to graduate students in any field of Jewish Studies whose department does not provide funds for travel to archives, libraries, or other research sites abroad. The funds are not intended for language study or purchase of equipment.
Deadline: February 01, 2020

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: January 31, 2020

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, 2020

APS Digital Humanities Fellowship
The Digital Humanities Fellowship, for up to two months, is open to scholars who are comfortable creating tools and visualizations, as well as those interested in working collaboratively with the APS technology team. Scholars, including graduate students, at any stage of their career may apply. Special consideration will be given to proposals that present APS Library holdings in new and engaging ways. Examples include (but are not limited to) projects that incorporate timelines, text analytics, network graphs, and maps. Stipend: $3,000 per month will be awarded to the successful applicant after their arrival at the Library.
Deadline: March 06, 2020

APS Library & Museum Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships
The American Philosophical Society Library & Museum in Philadelphia invites applications for short-term residential research fellowships. These funding opportunities provide 1- to 3- months of support for researchers in residence and are open to scholars in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library & Museum?s collections for their project. Approximately 25-30 short-term fellowships are awarded each year.
Deadline: March 06, 2020

APS Library Long-Term Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
One-year resident fellowships to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research. One fellowship is offered in each of three areas of study: Native American and Indigenous Research; Early American History (to 1840); History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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 02, 2020

Archival Research Fellowship
Fellowship for $4,000 at The University of North Texas Libraries Applications necessary. See the website for further details.
Deadline: February 14, 2020

Army Heritage and Education Center Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Fellowship
The Fellowship is offered to graduate students enrolled in a graduate-level history program at an accredited university or college located in the United States. The Fellowship is presented annually for a concentrated 3 week period during the summer with the Army Heritage Center Foundation. Applicants are not limited to topics of military history, but may apply to work on any topic that can be supported by the USAHEC collection.
Deadline: February 28, 2020

Arthur H. Cole Grants in Aid
The Committee on Research in Economic History awards Arthur H. Cole grants-in-aid to support research in economic history, regardless of time period or geographic area. Awards typically are in amounts up to $5,000, although higher amounts may be awarded in exceptional cases. Applicants must be members of the Association and must hold the Ph.D. degree. Preference is given to recent Ph.D. recipients.
Deadline: March 01, 2020

Bancroft Library Fellowships
The Bancroft Library is pleased to offer numerous fellowships and awards. Please see individual awards pages for details on eligibility, scope of funds, and timelines.
Deadline: February 03, 2020

Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry Fellowships
The Beckman Center at the Science History Institute offers fellowships on an annual cycle for scholars doing research in the history and social studies of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
Deadline: February 03, 2020

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: November 01, 2020

Boston Athenaeum Short-Term Fellowship
The Boston Athenĉum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenĉum 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 Athenĉum. 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, 2020

Canadian Association for the History of Nursing Dr. Margaret Allemang Scholarship
The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN-ACHN) invites applications for the Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship for graduate students (Masters or PhD level) studying in the field of nursing history. Preference will be given to candidates studying Canadian nursing history.
Deadline: October 15, 2020

Center for French Colonial Studies
The Center for French Colonial Studies was founded in 1983 in response to the renewed interest among historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, genealogists and preservationists in the history of the upper Mississippi Valley during the period of French
Deadline: March 01, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

Classical Institute of the South Summer Fellowships
CIS offers two annual summer fellowships for graduate students or emerging professionals in history, material culture, and art history. For most of July, fellows travel around the Gulf South documenting historic decorative arts with the CIS coordinator/research curator. Survey objects are typically in private collections, often in situ in historic homes.
Deadline: February 15, 2020

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

Cromwell Research Fellowships in American Legal History
The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation makes available a number of $5,000 fellowships to support research and writing in American legal history by early-career scholars.
Deadline: July 01, 2020

David Center for the American Revolution Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships
David Center Fellowships continue the 30-year tradition of the David Library awarding over 200 fellowships to scholars who have gone on to write hundreds of dissertations, academic articles, academic papers and books, and to teach at major institutions.
Deadline: March 06, 2020

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Travel Grant
The Sallie Bingham Center for Women?s History and Culture, the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, the History of Medicine Collections, and the Human Rights Archive will each award up to $1,000 per recipient to fund travel and other expenses related to visiting the Rubenstein Library.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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 Completion Fellowship
The purpose of the Dissertation Fellowship is to offset a scholar?s living expenses while she completes her dissertation.
Deadline: November 01, 2020

Dissertation Fellowships
The Library Company supports three dissertation fellowship programs that offer a semester or academic year of research support. Information on each of the specific programs can be found on the website.
Deadline: March 01, 2020

Duke University Franklin Research Center Travel Grants
Faculty, graduate or undergraduate students and independent scholars with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the John Hope Franklin Research Center are eligible for a $1000 grant.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

Duke University Mary Lily Research Grants
The Sallie Bingham Center provides research travel grants of up to $1,000 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the women's history collections held at Duke University's Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The grants are named in honor of Mary Lily Kenan Flagler Bingham.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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, 2020

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 28, 2020

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: February 15, 2020

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowship
The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation is pleased to provide one $5,000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period.
Deadline: May 15, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

German Historical Institute Fellowship in the History of Migration
The German Historical Institute is now accepting applications for a 6- to 12-month Fellowship in The History of Migration. Potential projects could focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas: the cultural capital of migrants and their communities, migration and knowledge transfer, and state responses to migration. The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.
Deadline: September 01, 2020

German Historical Institute Horner Library Fellowship
The fellowship will be awarded to Ph.D. and M.A. students and advanced scholars without restrictions in research fields or geographical provenance. The "GHI Fellowship at the Horner Library" will provide a travel subsidy and an allowance of $1,000 to $3,500 depending on the length of the stay and the qualifications of the fellows. The Joseph Horner Memorial Library houses 70,000 volumes and is the largest German American collection outside of a university. The collection offers rich materials from the 17th to the 20th centuries to historians of German American immigration culture, especially in Pennsylvania, as well as historians of German fictional and non-fictional literature, including travel and popular literature
Deadline: March 01, 2020

Gest Fellowship
Each year Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections offers up to three month-long $2,000 fellowships for researchers to use our unique materials. All projects should include religion as a focus and should strive for interdisciplinarity.
Deadline: February 03, 2020

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships
The GLC supports three types of postdoctoral and faculty fellowships that advance the study of slavery, its role in the creation of the modern world, and its legacies. They are: the Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships, the annual Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellowships, and a new Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship. These are in-residence positions.
Deadline: March 02, 2020

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Short-Term Research Fellowships
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards 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. International scholars are eligible to apply. The fellowships support research at archives in New York City.
Deadline: May 11, 2020

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: March 31, 2020

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, 2020

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: March 31, 2020

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, 2020

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. These are: The Hakluyt Society Research Grant, up to six of which will be available per calendar year, with a maximum allocation of £1500 each. The Hakluyt Society Short-Term Fellowship, two of which will be available per calendar year. The Fellowship may be held for a maximum of four months, with a maximum allowance of £1650 per month. These funding opportunities are open to anyone whose research interests meet with and promote the objects of the Hakluyt Society.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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, 2020

Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow
The Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship is open to applicants from a wide range of disciplines who are pursuing projects on the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830.
Deadline: March 15, 2020

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship
The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department.
Deadline: April 02, 2020

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: April 01, 2020

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, 2020

Jack Henning Graduate Fellowship in Labor Culture and History
To support graduate students (Master?s and Ph.D. candidates) enrolled in an accredited California university undertaking research related to laborlore, labor history, occupational folklife, trade union traditions, and/or workers? expressive culture, all broadly defined. Applicants may be from any relevant discipline, including but not limited to Anthropology, Art, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Folklore, Geography, History, Labor Studies, Literature, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Women?s Studies. We are especially interested in supporting graduate students who are exploring important, innovative topics related to the lives of working people that may fall outside of the parameters of traditional academic research and funding.
Deadline: February 01, 2020

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: March 01, 2020

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, 2020

Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship
Supports doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities.
Deadline: February 14, 2020

Joan Mitchell Travel Grant
The Laurier Archives specializes in three main areas: The history of Lutheranism in Canada; the environmental conservation movement in Canada; and Canadian music. The travel grant will support a graduate student or established scholar who wishes to travel to the Laurier Archives to conduct research.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

John Carter Brown Library Short- and Long-Term Fellowships
The John Carter Brown Library (JCBL), an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately forty residential fellowships for the year.
Deadline: December 01, 2020

Josephine de Karman Fellowship
The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Karman?s high standards.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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, 2020

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: March 01, 2020

Library Company of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania Research Fellowships
The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in either or both collections, with a stipend of $2,000.
Deadline: March 01, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

LSU Libraries Special Collections Research Grant
The LSU Libraries is offering research travel grants of $1000 each to support the work of researchers who use the rich holdings of the LSU Libraries Special Collections. The purpose of the grant is to support a researcher?s travel and lodging costs.
Deadline: April 30, 2020

Manuscript Society Research Grant
The $5,000 grant supports research expenses directly related to use of original manuscripts, for example travel to manuscript repositories, photocopies, and user fees. Applicants must be graduate students?doctoral candidates are given preference?at an institution that belongs to the Manuscript Society.
Deadline: February 14, 2020

Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship
This fellowship looks to support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the Humanities and Social Sciences on topics related to Africa and/or any part of the global African diaspora (e.g. in the Americas, Europe, etc). Doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses.
Deadline: February 14, 2020

MARK C. STEVENS FELLOWSHIP AND BORDIN/GILLETTE FELLOWSHIP
Fellowships are open to scholars working on doctoral dissertations or conducting postdoctoral research in any area requiring significant use of the holdings of the Bentley Historical Library. Scholars resident in Ann Arbor are eligible to apply provided that their work is considerably underway and based primarily on the holdings of the Bentley Historical Library.
Deadline: March 15, 2020

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowship
The MHS will offer approximately 20 short-term research fellowships in 2019. Each grant will provide a stipend of $2,000 for four weeks of research at the Society.
Deadline: March 01, 2020

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, 2020

McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowship
Since 1978, more than 200 advanced graduate students from dozens of universities across North America and Europe have received dissertation fellowships from the McNeil Center. At least eight new fellows will be appointed for the 2016-2017 academic year, most with stipends of at least $21,000. Fellows receive office space in the Center's magnificent building on the University of Pennsylvania's campus and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research are also available. While no teaching is required for most fellowships, all McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia during the academic year and to participate regularly in the Center's program of seminars and other activities.
Deadline: February 03, 2020

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, 2020

Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies Research Travel Award
The Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies announces the creation of a research travel award for graduate students in British Studies. A fund of $2,000 is available, with the possibility of awarding a single grant or two grants of $1000 each.
Deadline: February 01, 2020

Midwest Victorian Studies Association Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research
The Midwest Victorian Studies Association offers the Annual Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies, a prize of $1,500 for dissertation research in British Victorian Studies undertaken by a student currently enrolled in a doctoral program in a U.S. or Canadian university. Proposals may be submitted in literature, history, art history, or musicology but should have a significant interdisciplinary component that will render them of interest to scholars studying Victorian Britain across a range of disciplines, approaches, and subfields.
Deadline: February 01, 2020

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

NACBS Dissertation Fellowship
The NACBS DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP is awarded to support dissertation research in the British Isles on any topic of British (including Scottish, Irish and Imperial) history or British Studies. The Fellowship consists of a $10,000 stipend. Two runners-up will receive a $5,000 travel grant. Each advisor may nominate one candidate enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a U.S. or Canadian institution. At the time of application, the nominee must have completed all degree requirements save the dissertation.
Deadline: April 01, 2020

NCFHS Hinshaw Fellowship
The Seth and Mary Edith Hinshaw Fellowship provides up to $2,000 for research using the resources of the Quaker Archives at Guilford College to study an aspect of southern Quaker history. The fellowship is sponsored by the North Carolina Friends Historical Society to encourage research and use of the Quaker Archives. The funds most commonly support travel, room, and board expenses which are reimbursed upon the completion of the scheduled visit. The recipient may be asked to present his/her research and findings at the Society?s annual meeting.
Deadline: March 15, 2020

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Fellowships
Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions.
Deadline: February 01, 2020

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, 2020

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: June 01, 2020

North American Conference on British Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant
These grants are awarded to Ph.D. candidates, not beyond their second year of study, to pursue preliminary research on potential dissertation-length studies related to any topic in British (including Scottish, Irish, and Imperial) history or British Studies. Two grants in the amount of $4000, which must be used to offset costs associated with research travel outside of North America, will be awarded on an annual basis to students enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian institution.
Deadline: April 01, 2020

North Carolinaian Society Archie K. Davis Fellowship
To promote more extensive and intensive research in North Carolina?s history and culture, the North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to resources contributing to knowledge of the state?s past. Stipends vary and are intended to cover travel and subsistence expenses while fellows conduct research in North Carolina.
Deadline: March 01, 2020

Omohundro Institute 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: March 01, 2020

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, 2020

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

PENNSYLVANIA STATE ARCHIVES SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
The Scholars in Residence Program supports short-term, full-time research and study in collections maintained by the Pennsylvania State Archives. Stipends are awarded for a period of up to four consecutive weeks at the rate of $800 per week. Residencies may begin June 15 of the year in which application is made and must be completed by August 15. Proposals that address the State Archives? interest in public policy, as well as those that focus on social history, the history of people underrepresented in the state?s historical record, including but not limited to minorities and women, are encouraged.
Deadline: February 15, 2020

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: March 01, 2020

Presbyterian Historical Society Research Fellowship
The program will award research and travel grants of $2,500. Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the society's collection for a minimum of one week and a maximum of one month. Applications are accepted from persons whose normal place of residence is farther than seventy-five miles from Philadelphia.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

Research Travel Award
The Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies announces the creation of a research travel award for graduate students in British Studies. A fund of $2,000 is available.
Deadline: February 01, 2020

Research Travel Grants
The Special Collections Research Center of William & Mary Libraries is pleased to announce that it will award up to four travel grants of up to $1,500 each to faculty, graduate students, and/or independent researchers to support use of its collections. Writers, creative and performing artists, filmmakers and journalists are welcome to apply for the research travel grants. Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their research project and the collections that might support it with Special Collections staff before submitting an application.
Deadline: April 01, 2020

Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships, University of Chicago Library
The program provides up to $3,000 for visiting researchers working on projects that require on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts or printed materials in the Special Collections Research Center.
Deadline: February 10, 2020

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, 2020

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: May 20, 2020

SHSI Research Grants
SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpre­tive writing re­lated to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest.
Deadline: April 15, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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 Research Grants
Each year the Trust awards at least five research grants to graduate students working on a Master?s thesis or PhD dissertation in a field related to the decorative arts. Grants range from $500-$1,000.
Deadline: April 30, 2020

SUZANNE AND CALEB LORING FELLOWSHIP ON THE CIVIL WAR, ITS ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES
The Boston Athenĉum 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, 2020

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Fellowships
The APS seeks applicants for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research fellowships open to scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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, 2020

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: March 26, 2020

The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies Library Travel Research Grants
The purpose of these grants is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries.
Deadline: February 15, 2020

Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Research Fellowship
Link copied to clipboard With support from the Thomas Scattergood Behavior Health Foundation, Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections will offer a $5,000 fellowship for researchers to use our materials related to mental health and the history of mental health care.
Deadline: February 03, 2020

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 Heritage and Education Center Ridgway Grant
The Ridgway Family Endowment provides funding to the U.S. Army Military History Institute (USAMHI) for the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant Program. The intent of the program is to support on-site research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on subjects that are of enduring or emerging value to the history of the Army and are well-supported by the Institute's holdings.
Deadline: February 29, 2020

U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellowship
The Capitol Fellowship Program has provided financial support to more than fifty scholars researching important topics in the art and architectural history of the United States Capitol Complex. Fellowship support permits scholars?selected on the basis of their qualifications and research proposals?to use the extensive documents housed in the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress and the National Archives.
Deadline: March 15, 2020

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, 2020

University of Florida Library Travel Grant
The purpose of these grants is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries. Seven or more travel grants of up to $1000 each will be made to cover travel and lodging expenses. Grantees are expected to remain in Gainesville for at least one week and, following their stay, submit a brief (2?3 pp.) report on how their work at UF Libraries enriched their research project and offer suggestions for possible improvements of the Latin American Collection.
Deadline: March 18, 2020

University of Virginia Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature
Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowships offer visiting scholars an opportunity to conduct research using the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Fellowship recipients are provided with up to $4,900 in support (depending on the length of stay), office space in the Harrison Institute, and access to the Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, as well as the larger UVA Library. Fellows may choose to conduct research at the Institute for a period of one to three months. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.
Deadline: April 15, 2020

University of Virginia William A. Elwood Fellowship in Civil Rights and African-American Studies
This fellowship supports research in the history of African-Americans, in particular their struggle for equal rights.  In a typical year, 4 months of fellowship support are awarded.
Deadline: April 15, 2020

Wilson Special Collections Library Doctoral Fellowships
Opportunities include a one-month pre-dissertation fellowship and a three-month dissertation fellowship.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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 01, 2020