Short-Term Visiting Fellowships

Please note that 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. 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 will be in the midst of a major renovation project and the collections will not be available. The renovation project is expected to last two years. Due to this disruption as well as that caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for this fellowship are temporarily suspended. Please continue to watch this site for updates.
  • 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 suspending the application period for this fellowship until spring 2021.
  • 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.
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are suspending the application period for this fellowship until fall 2021.