Short-Term Visiting Fellowships

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

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers short-term fellowships.

  • OI-Folger Institute Short-Term Visiting Fellowships support scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars—with strong interests in early America, broadly understood, whose work may benefit from access to Folger Shakespeare Library holdings and interaction with the staff and scholars there. Scholars of Atlantic history, colonial history, literary studies, performance history, and material culture are encouraged to apply. In 2020-2021, the Folger Library will undergo substantial renovations. Fellows will be hosted at a variety of archives, collections, libraries, and museums. OI-FI fellows will be hosted at Historic Jamestowne courtesy of the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation. They also will have access to the intellectual community and events at the Omohundro Institute.
  • OI-Jamestown Foundation Short-Term Visiting Fellowships support scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars—with strong interests in early America, broadly understood, whose work may benefit from access to the historic Jamestown site as well as the holdings of the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation and the staff and scholars there. Scholars with strong interests in colonial history, historical archaeology, Atlantic history, Native American history, African American studies, early Jamestown, the Chesapeake, and material culture, 1500–1720, are encouraged to apply.
  • OI-Fort Ticonderoga Short-Term Visiting Fellowships support scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars—with strong interests in early America, broadly understood, whose work may benefit from access to the collections at Fort Ticonderoga. Fort Ticonderoga holds one of North America’s largest collections of military material culture, covering the colonization fo North America and the ensuing colonial conflicts, as well as the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. Fellows make use of Fort Ticonderoga’s collections and facilities, including office space and, when possible, lodgings on the grounds of the fort. Fellows may choose to take the award in one four-week or two two-week residencies.