The List

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

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Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship
The Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship is presented annually to a doctoral student engaged in the preparation of a dissertation on the history of technology, broadly defined. This award is in memory of the co-founder of the Society and honors Melvin Kranzberg?s many contributions to developing the history of technology as a field of scholarly endeavor and SHOT as a professional organization. The $4,000 award is unrestricted and may be used in any way that the winner chooses to advance the research and writing of his or her dissertation. Possible uses include underwriting the costs of travel to archival collections; photocopying or microfilming; translation of documents; and so on. The award may not be used for university tuition or fees.
Deadline: April 15, 2019

2019 Ark and Dove Scholar in Residence
The Historic St. Mary?s City Museum in collaboration with the Society of the Ark and the Dove announces the 2019 Ark and Dove Scholar in Residence research fellowship. The award is open to graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation, or post-doctoral scholars working towards publication of research. Research topics are to focus upon early Maryland archaeology, history, or a related subject. Seventeenth-century topics concerning European, American Indian, or African peoples are particularly desired. The selected scholar will receive housing for up to five months, office space in the new archaeological laboratory, parking, access to the extensive museum research files and six million specimen archaeological collections, assistance from the research staff, and a stipend of $5000.
Deadline: April 08, 2019

American Congregational Association-Boston Athenaeum Fellowship
The Boston Athenĉum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenĉum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four wee
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Army Heritage and Education Center Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Fellowship
The Fellowship is offered to graduate students enrolled in a graduate-level history program at an accredited university or college located in the United States. The Fellowship is presented annually for a concentrated 3 week period during the summer with the Army Heritage Center Foundation. Applicants are not limited to topics of military history, but may apply to work on any topic that can be supported by the USAHEC collection.
Deadline: February 28, 2019

Boston Athenaeum Short-Term Fellowship
The Boston Athenĉum offers short-term fellowships to support the use of Athenĉum collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects. Each fellowship pays a stipend for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year?s membership to the Boston Athenĉum. Scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities as well as teachers and librarians in secondary public, private, and parochial schools are eligible.
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Center for French Colonial Studies
The Center for French Colonial Studies was founded in 1983 in response to the renewed interest among historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, genealogists and preservationists in the history of the upper Mississippi Valley during the period of French
Deadline: March 01, 2019

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Visiting Scholars Program
University faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals who are working on a significant article- or book-length study are eligible to apply for this position.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

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

Congregational Library Research Grant
The Congregational Library provides small but helpful travel scholarships for qualified researchers. The Library began in 1853 when a small group of Boston clergymen donated 56 books from their personal collections. A century and a half later, it has become an internationally recognized resource for scholars, religious leaders, and local churches.
Deadline: April 15, 2019

David Library of the American Revolution
To encourage the scholarly use of the Library's Resources, the David Library of the American Revolution awards month-long residential fellowships to qualified post-doctoral researchers and PhD candidates. In addition to rent-free housing for the duration of their fellowships, DLAR Fellows receive a stipend (in the range of $1000 to $1600 per month, based on need) and 24-hour access to the library.
Deadline: March 02, 2019

Dirksen Congressional Center Research Grant
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.
Deadline: April 01, 2019

Early American Industries Association Research Grant
The Early American Industries Association supports projects related to its mission to preserve and present historic trades, crafts, and tools, and the interpretation of their impact on our lives.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South
The Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South and the University of Alabama Libraries will offer a total of eight fellowships in the amount of $500 each for researchers whose projects entail work to be conducted in southern history.
Deadline: April 01, 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

German Historical Institute Horner Library Fellowship
The fellowship will be awarded to Ph.D. and M.A. students and advanced scholars without restrictions in research fields or geographical provenance. The "GHI Fellowship at the Horner Library" will provide a travel subsidy and an allowance of $1,000 to $3,500 depending on the length of the stay and the qualifications of the fellows. The Joseph Horner Memorial Library houses 70,000 volumes and is the largest German American collection outside of a university. The collection offers rich materials from the 17th to the 20th centuries to historians of German American immigration culture, especially in Pennsylvania, as well as historians of German fictional and non-fictional literature, including travel and popular literature
Deadline: March 01, 2019

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships
The GLC supports three types of postdoctoral and faculty fellowships that advance the study of slavery, its role in the creation of the modern world, and its legacies. They are: the Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships, the annual Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Fellowships, and a new Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship. These are in-residence positions.
Deadline: March 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

Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Fellowship
The Fellowship will support a graduate scholar in any doctoral field for the academic year, beginning August 1, 2019 and ending July 31, 2020. Graduate students working towards careers in higher education who have completed all doctoral requirements but the dissertation are invited to apply. The expectation is that the dissertation will be completed during the fellowship year. The criteria for selection will be based on an assessment of the quality of the candidate?s work and the project?s overall significance for the study of American Indian and Indigenous Studies.
Deadline: April 03, 2019

Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow
The Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship is open to applicants from a wide range of disciplines who are pursuing projects on the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. PhD degree or equivalent required. Applicants must have received this degree within the past seven years, and must not have published or had accepted for publication a book-length historical work. The fellowship will not be awarded to complete a doctoral dissertation. The fellowship has a stipend of $5,000 that will be awarded for two to three months, as the Jameson Fellow desires, to spend in full-time residence at the Library of Congress.
Deadline: April 01, 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

Jamestowne Society Annual Fellowship
The Jamestowne Society offers an Annual Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 to support completion of a graduate thesis or essay on the history and culture of Virginia before 1700. Applicants may be candidates for graduate degrees in any relevant discipline such as History, American Studies, Literature, Archaeology, Anthropology, Fine Arts, et cetera, if their research is devoted either exclusively or very substantially to Colonial Virginia prior to 1700.
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Kansas Historical Society Alfred M. Landon Research Grant
The Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Grant is presented annually to graduate students for research in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The total amount available is $1,000.
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship
The Kentucky Historical Society offers short-term fellowships (one to four weeks) to promote scholarship on any facet of Kentucky?s rich history.
Deadline: March 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

Library Company of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania Research Fellowships
The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately 25 one-month fellowships for research in either or both collections, with a stipend of $2,000.
Deadline: March 01, 2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowship
The MHS will offer approximately 20 short-term research fellowships in 2019. Each grant will provide a stipend of $2,000 for four weeks of research at the Society.
Deadline: March 01, 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

North Carolinaian Society Archie K. Davis Fellowship
To promote more extensive and intensive research in North Carolina?s history and culture, the North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to resources contributing to knowledge of the state?s past. Stipends vary and are intended to cover travel and subsistence expenses while fellows conduct research in North Carolina.
Deadline: March 01, 2019

Omohundro Institute and Folger Institute Short-Term Visiting Fellowship
The OI-FI fellowships will 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.
Deadline: March 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

Short-Term Residential Fellowships, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to invite applications for a range of short-term residential fellowships at the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, with its distinguished collection of primary and secondary sources relating to the Revolutionary era, the colonial Chesapeake, African American studies, decorative arts and material culture through 1830, archaeology, architectural history, digital history, 18th-century Williamsburg, and historic preservation. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence at the Rockefeller Library and to actively participate in the intellectual life of the Foundation's research and education campus. Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 per month.
Deadline: March 31, 2019

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Dissertation Completion Fellowship
SHAFR invites applications for its dissertation completion fellowship. SHAFR will make two, year-long awards, in the amount of $25,000 each, to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation in each academic year. These highly competitive fellowships will support the most promising doctoral candidates in the final phase of completing their dissertations. SHAFR membership is required. Applicants should be candidates for the PhD in a humanities or social science doctoral program (most likely history), must have been admitted to candidacy, and must be at the writing stage, with all substantial research completed by the time of the award. Applicants should be working on a topic in the field of U.S. foreign relations history or international history, broadly defined, and must be current members of SHAFR.
Deadline: April 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 Grant
The American Heritage Center offers travel grants to provide support for travel, food and lodging to carry out research using the AHC's collections. The Center?s collections support a wide range of research in political and cultural history and the uses of landscape. Past grantees have studied topics ranging from western water rights and the development of urban pedestrian malls to food cultures in the American borderlands and the cultural resonance of Lassie.
Deadline: April 15, 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

U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fellowship
The Capitol Fellowship Program has provided financial support to more than fifty scholars researching important topics in the art and architectural history of the United States Capitol Complex. Fellowship support permits scholars?selected on the basis of their qualifications and research proposals?to use the extensive documents housed in the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress and the National Archives.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

University of Florida Library Travel Grant
The purpose of these grants is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries. Seven or more travel grants of up to $1000 each will be made to cover travel and lodging expenses. Grantees are expected to remain in Gainesville for at least one week and, following their stay, submit a brief (2?3 pp.) report on how their work at UF Libraries enriched their research project and offer suggestions for possible improvements of the Latin American Collection.
Deadline: February 23, 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