The List

Welcome to The List, the OI’s collection of fellowships and travel grants for Early Americanists. Please contact Martha Howard ( to share any additional opportunities.

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Coalition for Western Women's History Irene Ledesma Prize
The Irene Ledesma Prize is awarded to a Ph.D. graduate student and is intended to support research in western women?s and gender history. The Prize is named in honor of Dr. Ledesma?s important contributions to the fields of Chicana and working-class history until her untimely death in 1997.
Deadline: June 01, 2019

College of Physicians of Philadelphia Wood Institute Travel Grants
The F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers grants to cover travel and lodging expenses for researchers who wish to use the College's collection of texts, manuscripts, archives, images, artifacts, and specimens in the history of medicine for short-term research (1 to 2 weeks). Grants are usually on the order of $750 per week and are intended to help defray the costs of travel and lodging. Travel grant recipients will have access to the College's collections. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadline: June 30, 2019

Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant
The Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant is available to historians, medical practitioners, and other researchers who wish to use the collections of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. In any given year the award is up to $1,500.
Deadline: April 29, 2019

General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. Memorial Dissertation Fellowship
A single $10,000 dissertation fellowship per academic year, established to memorialize the twentieth Commandant of the Marine Corps, is awarded to a qualified graduate student working on a doctoral dissertation pertinent to Marine Corps history.
Deadline: May 01, 2019

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Short-Term Research Fellowships
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. The fellowships support research at archives in New York City.
Deadline: May 13, 2019

Graduate Student Summer Research Grants
The American Catholic Historical Association is accepting applications for its 2018 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants through April 30, 2018. Grant monies will be awarded to ACHA graduate student members who are ABD and attending an accredited institution of higher learning. This year the ACHA will fund four (4) $2500 grants. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis to individuals who promote the mission of the American Catholic Historical Association: scholarly pursuit of the study of Catholicism. All those competing for ACHA grants must be a member at the time he/she applies and remain a member-in-good-standing through the duration of the grant.
Deadline: April 30, 2019

James P. Danky Fellowship
The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Deadline: May 01, 2019

Kluge Fellowship
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months.
Deadline: July 15, 2019

Mystic Seaport Museum Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship provides funds to reaseachers studying the participation of Native and African Americans in the maritime activities of New England, primarily its southeastern shores. Fellowships support research and writing, a portion of which should be carried out in the Mystic, CT area. Grants are up to $2,400. No deadline is listed.
Deadline: August 31, 2019

New Netherland Research Center Student Scholar in Residence Research Grant
Scholars beyond the undergraduate level and actively working on a thesis, dissertation, or scholarly article are invited to apply. Research must be conducted at the New Netherland Research Center, New York State Library, and the New York State Archives, Albany, NY, in the field of New Netherland history and the Dutch Atlantic world, using the Records of New Netherland. The applicant should have a working knowledge of contemporary and seventeenth-century Dutch.
Deadline: June 01, 2019

Pearce Fellowship in the History of Medicine
Fellowships in the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine are intended to attract scholars to the Clendening Library and the University of Kansas Medical Center Archives to carry out research projects in the history of medicine, nursing, allied health and related sciences. The department will grant fellowships to interested scholars whose research topics are well-suited to the varied collections housed in the library and archives. The department accepts up to two fellowships per year to attract university faculty, postdoctoral researchers, independent scholars, and doctoral students in the dissertation stage of their degrees. Projects include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, and documentaries.
Deadline: June 01, 2019

Research Travel Grant
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library and the Department of History are pleased to announce a Research Travel Grant to support scholars conducting research in any of the Library?s collections. The University Library is one of the largest research libraries in the U.S., holding more than 14 million volumes and 24 million other items and materials in all formats, languages, and subjects. Special collections include the papers of literary figures such as Marcel Proust, H.G. Wells, Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks, extensive collections relating to the history of science and technology, extraordinary collections of Slavic and East European, and Latin American and Caribbean materials, and a unique collection of sub-Saharan African research materials. Travel grant recipients will also have access to the Library?s digital collections (including journal subscriptions and licensed databases) during their stay.
Deadline: May 01, 2019

Sara Jackson Graduate Student Award
In recognition of Sara Jackson?s commitment to minority students and graduate research, the WHA provides an annual award of $500 in support of graduate student (M.A. or Ph.D.) research on the North American West. The award has been endowed by the friends and colleagues of Sara Jackson. Preference will be given to African American or other minority students.
Deadline: June 01, 2019

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives Lynn E. May, Jr. Study Grants
In order to encourage use of the materials in the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, the library provides modest grants to qualified researchers. The grants are limited to $750 and are used to cover expenses related to research in the Library and Archives. For more information on the Lynn E. May Study Grants, please write the director of the Library and Archives. No deadline is listed on the website.
Deadline: January 01, 2022

Summer Research Grants
Each year the Trust awards at least five research grants to graduate students working on a Master?s thesis or PhD dissertation in a field related to the decorative arts. Grants range from $500-$1,000.
Deadline: April 30, 2019

Travel Grants
There is no deadline for travel grant applications. Travel grant applications can be submitted at any time and are assessed by an internal review committee on a rolling basis until funding for that fiscal year has been exhausted. Please allow two weeks for notification of the committee?s decision. Travel grant applicants must reside more than 75 miles from Philadelphia to be eligible. No more than one travel grant per person per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) can be awarded. Grants must be taken within one year of the award or the grantee must request an extension or reapply.
Deadline: January 01, 2025

Travel Grants
Travel grants of up to $2,500 are available to support research between August 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 in the Special and Area Studies Collections of University of Florida. Proposals are due Friday, May 17, 2019, with award notifications expected to be made the week of June 17, 2019.
Deadline: May 17, 2019

Walter Rundell Award
In recognition of the late Walter Rundell, Jr.?s commitment to graduate education in the field of Western History, the Western History Association offers a graduate student award for $1500. The applicant should be a doctoral candidate who has completed comprehensive examinations for their dissertation subject on the North American West.
Deadline: June 01, 2019