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 have office space in William & Mary’s Swem Library, home of the Omohundro Institute, or at Historic Jamestowne’s Rediscovery Research Center. They 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 be prepared to submit an electronic file with a brief project description (1,000 words maximum), a c.v., and two letters of recommendation.
Two rounds of applications are available each year. Applications for the fall round are posted in August with a due date of November 1. Applications for the spring round are posted in January with a due date of March 1. Up to two awards are made each round.