Omohundro Institute and the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation Short-Term Visiting Fellowships


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not bringing scholars to Williamsburg for either the 2020 Scholars’ Workshop (June 22 – July 2, 2020) or the short-term residential fellowships we co-sponsor with the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation. Nonetheless, we remain firmly committed to supporting scholars as well as scholarship. We are paying all fellowship recipients as planned.

We are committing to including the scholars chosen for this year’s workshop in a larger than typical workshop for 2021. (The schedule for that workshop is TBD.) Short-term residential fellows are invited to come to Williamsburg if and when they can at a later date.


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

The Omohundro Institute and the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation are pleased to offer a Short-Term Visiting Fellowship (1–2 months) for scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars. 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. Fellows make use of William & Mary’s Swem Library and collections at Historic Jamestowne as well as other resources in the Historic Triangle and Richmond region. The fellowship also provides the opportunity to experience the Omohundro Institute’s editorial expertise and intellectual community of early Americanists.

Fellows present their work at an Omohundro Institute roundtable and also have the opportunity to participate in the intellectual life of the scholarly community in Williamsburg and Jamestown through colloquia, seminars, and lectures at the Omohundro Institute, William & Mary, and Historic Jamestowne (including meetings with the research staff and archaeologists there).

Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 per month.

Applicants should submit:

  • Project Description (500 words maximum)
  • c.v. (2 pages maximum)

Applicants should request:

  • Two letters of recommendation (to be sent to the OI directly by the recommenders)

Applications are due November 1 and March 1. Up to two awards are made each round.

Jamestown Rediscovery logo     OI logo