Short-Term Visiting Fellowships


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

  • OI Audio Fellowship — for scholars who want to produce the highest-quality scholarship on early America for public use, with a focus on fresh histories of the American Revolution. Currently in a trial period. If found sustainable, we will open the application period for this fellowship at a later date.
  • OI-Folger Institute Short-Term Visiting Fellowships support scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars—with strong interests in early America, broadly understood. Scholars of Atlantic history, colonial history, literary studies, performance history, and material culture are encouraged to apply.Usually, fellows make use of the collections at the Folger Shakespeare Library for one month as well as participate in the Folger Institute’s intellectual community. Starting in 2020, however, the Folger Shakespeare Library began a major renovation project and the collections will not be available until further notice. The renovation project is expected to last two years. We will resume applications for this fellowship in spring 2022 via the Folger Institute website.
  • 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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are applications for this fellowship. Please check back in early 2022.
  • 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.
    Applications for this fellowship are due November 1, 2021.