Omohundro Institute Fellowships

We support scholars.

We currently offer postdoctoral, predoctoral, and travel fellowships.

Please note that starting in fall 2019 all recipients of Omohundro Institute fellowships are expected to provide an ORCID identifier.

  • Omohundro Institute-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship – a two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies. This fellowship is awarded annually.
  • Lemon Project Postdoctoral Fellowship – a residential postdoctoral fellowship in the history of institutions and economies of oppression and is supported by the OI’s Ronald Hoffman Fund.
  • Georgian Papers Programme — one-month-long fellowships for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, whose research on transatlantic and early American topics would benefit from time in the Georgian Papers collection at Windsor Castle. Recipients must be U.S. or U.K. citizens.
  • Georgian Papers Programme – Library of Congress fellowships for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, whose research on transatlantic and early American topics would benefit from time in the Georgian Papers collection at Windsor Castle as well as at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. Recipients must be U.S. or U.K. citizens.
  • Scholars’ Workshop – a two-week workshop for up to eight untenured scholars to work both as a group and individually with OI editors and staff on either a manuscript chapter or a journal article in progress.
  • Digital Collections Fellowship – intended to promote the creative use of digital tools and materials, these fellowships bring scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, and collections specialists together to make collections related to early America, broadly understood, available for digital scholarship.
  • OI–Mount Vernon Digital Collections Fellowship — for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, in partnership with special collections libraries and historical societies, to digitize collection 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.
  • OI–Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation Short-term Fellowships — for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, to come to Williamsburg, Virginia, for periods of one to two months to use the many scholarly resources in the area, including the collections at Jamestown and in Special Collections at Swem Library on the campus of William & Mary.
  • OI–Folger Institute Short-term Fellowship — for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, to make use of the collections at the Folger Shakespeare Library for one month as well as participate in the Folger Institute’s intellectual community.
  • OI–Fort Ticonderoga Short-term Fellowship — for scholars, from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, with strong interests in early America, broadly understood, whose research would benefit from study of the extensive collections at Fort Ticonderoga.
  • Lapidus–OI Fellowship – up to eight predoctoral fellowships awarded annually to support advanced graduate student research related to Early American and transatlantic print culture.
  • Historical Editing – this fellowship enables current or former OI editorial apprentices, in any phase of their graduate school experience in William & Mary’s Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, to build upon their skills through additional editorial work during the William & Mary’s winter and summer breaks.
  • Travel Scholars Fellowship – awarded to faculty and graduate students from developing countries, this fellowship supports participation in an OI conference or workshop.