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American Historical Association
Jameson Fellowship
Eligibility:  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the past seven years and must not have published or had accepted for publication a book-length historical work.
Abstract:  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.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Wiener Laboratory Fellowships
Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with the director (or write regarding their ideas) prior to submitting the completed application form and documents.
Eligibility: Scholars or advanced graduate students in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies or related fields who have a specific project that requires extended residence in Greece are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received significant support from the Wiener Laboratory in the past three years.
Abstract: Research Associateships in the Wiener Laboratory are available on a limited basis each year for the purpose of accommodating well-defined research by qualified scholars undertaking limited investigations. Preference will be given to projects that make significant use of the facilities of the Wiener Laboratory.

Columbus State University
Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians
Smith Writing Fellowship
Abstract:  Named in honor of Carson's parents, the fellowship was inspired by McCullers' experience at the Breadloaf Writer's Conference in Vermont and, especially, the Yaddo Arts Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. To honor the contribution of these writers' residences to McCullers' work, the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians awards fellowships for writers to spend time in McCullers' childhood home in Columbus, Georgia. The fellowships are intended to afford the writers in residence uninterrupted time to dedicate to their work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities.  Fellowship recipients will be required to introduce or advance their work through reading or workshop/forum presentations. The Fellow will work with the McCullers Center Director to plan a presentation near the end of the residency.

German Historical Institute
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: Applications are especially invited from doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who currently do not receive funding from their home institutions.  Fellows must have German or North American citizenship.
Abstract: The GHI awards short-term fellowships to German and American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. These fellowships are also available to German doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history. The research projects must draw upon primary sources located in the United States. The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition or the revision of manuscripts.

International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello
Short-Term Fellowships
Abstract:  Short-term fellowships are awarded to doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars from any country working on Jefferson-related projects. At least one fellowship will be reserved for research topics in African-American History and in archaeology for fellows using the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, where they will have access to Monticello's expert staff and research holdings at the Jefferson Library as well as those of the University of Virginia.

Society for the History of Technology
Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a doctorate in the history of technology or a related field, normally awarded within the preceding four years, or expect to have graduated by the time of the award. Those who graduated earlier and can demonstrate good reason why they should be considered as being at an early stage in their postdoctoral career (e.g., because of family commitments) may apply at the discretion of the committee chair.
Abstract: The fellowship may be used for any purpose connected with research or writing in the history of technology. The proposal must be in a field related to the history of technology. Applicants should be intending either to prepare a dissertation for publication as articles or as a monograph, whether or not this involves fresh primary research, or to develop a new project based on primary research.

Bogliasco Foundation
Bogliasco Fellowship Program
Eligibility: Applicants for fellowships are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience.
Abstract:  Located on the Italian Riviera in the small town of Bogliasco near Genoa, the Bogliasco Foundation's Liguria Study Center offers residential fellowships for artists and scholars of all nations who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities.   Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture,  Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History,  Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and  Visual Arts.  In the Arts, the Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on). With respect to Dance, Music, and Theater, however, the Center does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance.

Boston Athenaeum
Mooney Fellowship
Eligibility: Graduate students, independent scholars, teaching faculty, and professionals in the humanities are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.
Abstract:  The Boston Athenaeum offers this short-term fellowship to support the use of its collections for research, publication, curriculum and program development, or other creative projects.  With more than 600,000 titles in its book collection, the Special Collections resources are world-renowned, and include maps, manuscripts, rare books, and archival materials.

Indiana University
Lilly Library
Mendel Fellowships
Abstract:  The Lilly Library of Indiana University invites applications for fellowships during the academic year in support of research in the library's Bernardo Mendel collections, as noted below. Established through a bequest by the estate of Johanna Lenz Mendel in 1998, the Mendel Fellowships are intended to support research by scholars from around the world in areas of particular interest to the Mendels, including: the history of the Spanish Colonial Empire; Latin American independence movements; European expansion in the Americas; voyages, travels and exploration; geography, navigation and cartography; German literature and history; and music, including sheet music.

Indiana University
Lilly Library
Visiting Fellowships
Abstract: The Lilly Library invites applications for visiting fellowships for research in residence in its collections. The Lilly Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University. Its holdings support research in British, French, and American literature and history; the literature of voyages and exploration, specifically the European expansion in the Americas; early printing, and the Church, children's literature, music; film, radio and television; medicine, science, and architecture; and food and drink.

Library of Congress
John W. Kluge Center
Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must possess a doctoral degree.
Abstract: The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson's legacy of promoting meaningful scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a period of concentrated use of the collections of the Library of Congress, through full-time residency in the Library's John W. Kluge Center.  If necessary, special arrangements may be made with the National Library of Medicine for access to its materials as well.  Fellows are also expected to present a public seminar about their research, and to participate actively in Kluge Center events and programs.

American Jewish Historical Society
Lapidus Fellowship
Eligibility: Preference will be given to researchers interested in 17th and 18th century American Jewish history and to authors seeking subsidization of a first book in the field of early American Jewish history.
Abstract:  This fellowship supports one or more researcher(s) wishing to use the collections of the American Jewish Historical Society. At the discretion of the awards committee, the fellowship funds may also be applied to subsidizing publication of a first book in the field of American Jewish history, again with preference given to works in early American Jewish history.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Gilder Lehrman Fellowships
Eligibility: Gilder Lehrman Fellowships are open to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history. International scholars are eligible to apply.
Abstract: The Gilder Lehrman Institute awards fellowships to scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Eligibility: All U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply.  Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.
Abstract: Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan
Eligibility: All U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.
Abstract:  The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology. The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents in their original languages or whose research requires interviews onsite in direct one-on-one contact. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any state of development.

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
Danky Fellowship
Eligibility: Preference will be given to researchers early in their career and researchers from outside Madison.
Abstract: In honor of James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship, the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society , is again offering its annual short-term research fellowship with an emphasis on print culture history. The fellowship provides funds for an individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the WHS. If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.

Wenner-Gren Foundation
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent within 10 years of the application deadline.  Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation, although preference is given to applicants who are untenured or do not yet have a permanent academic position.
Abstract:  Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  By providing funds for scholars to devote themselves full-time to writing, the foundation aims to enable a new generation of scholars to publish significant works that will impact the development of anthropology. The foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

Ohio State University
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
Visiting Research Fellowships
Eligibility: Foreign nationals as well as United States citizens may apply.
Abstract: The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute invites fellowship applications by scholars who wish to do research that requires significant use of the Institute's collections. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the period of the award.  The Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute holdings include design and technical theatre collections, personal papers, and organizational archives. Through the University Libraries in association with the Department of Theatre, the Institute acquires, preserves, and makes accessible materials documenting the performing arts for the purposes of scholarship, education, and enjoyment; provides an active teaching component; serves as a source for new works creation, development, and reconstruction; and enriches patrons' experiences of materials revealing our performing arts culture and history.

Smith Richardson Foundation
Strategy and Policy Fellows Program
Eligibility:  An applicant must have a Ph.D. by the time of the deadline, preferably in Political Science, Public Policy, Policy Analysis, International Political Economy, or History. The recipients are likely to be under the age of 40. There is, however, no formal age requirement.
Abstract: The program is an annual grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields. The Foundation will award grants to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.

Hagley Museum and Library
Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship
Note: Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Hagley staff prior to submitting their application.
Abstract:  These research grants enable scholars to pursue advanced research and study in the library, archival, pictorial, and artifact collections of the Hagley Museum and Library. Application materials should explain the research project's focus, methodology, engagement with existing scholarship, and the intended product, as well as Hagley collection(s) to be used during the proposed grant residency. Funded scholars are expected to participate in seminars which meet periodically, as well as attend noontime colloquia, lectures, and other public programs offered during their tenure.  Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley's collections document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of American society from the late 18th century to the present. The library is organized into six departments: Manuscripts and Archives, Pictorial Collections, Imprints, Digital Archives, Conservation, and the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society.