Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
for Graduate Students
Humanities and Social Sciences
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF AWARDS BY FUNDING SOURCE
American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
Eligibility: Applicants must be individual members of AIAS to apply. Applicants for the Research Fellowship must be U.S. Citizens and be predoctoral, postdoctoral, junior, or senior scholars. Individuals must be able to effectively demonstrate within their proposal that no funds will be used to travel to or in support of traveling to Afghanistan under the research fellowship.
Abstract: The AIAS invites applications for support of short-term research or other scholarly projects that will advance the knowledge of Afghanistan. Research Fellowships cannot be used for work within the USA.
American Jewish Historical Society
Abstract: The AJHS awards travel stipends and research stipends to graduate students to help undertake research at the AJHS in New York or Massachusetts.
American Philosophical Society
Library Resident Research Fellowship
Eligibility: The fellowships are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Applicants may be holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent or Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply.
Abstract: The APS Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. The Library is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture. The Library houses over 11 million manuscript items, 350,000 volumes of printed materials, thousands of maps and prints, and more than a thousand hours of audio recordings of Native American languages. Collections are renowned for their depth and interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields, including Early American History and Culture to 1840; Atlantic History; Intellectual History; Travel, Exploration and Expeditions; History of Science, Technology and Medicine; History of Biochemistry, Physiology and Biophysics including 20th-Century Medical Research; History of Eugenics and Genetics; History of Physics, especially Quantum Physics; History of Natural History in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Anthropology, particularly Native American History, Culture and Languages; and Caribbean and Slavery Studies. The Library does not hold materials on philosophy in the modern sense.
Association for Jewish Studies
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their comprehensive exams and received departmental approval for their dissertation proposal, be based in a social scientific and/or interdisciplinary program or discipline, (e.g., demography, contemporary history, education, political science, social anthropology, sociology, social psychology, social work, geography), have a projected completion date of the dissertation within two years of the award, and have a long-term interest in conducting research and teaching in the social scientific study of North American Jewry.
Abstract: The fellowships support the development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study of Jewish Americans and the contemporary Jewish-American experience; enhance funding opportunities for up-and-coming scholars in the midst of institutional cutbacks in higher education; and encourage graduate students in sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, demography, contemporary history, social work, political science, geography and education to expand their research to include the study of North American Jewry. Preference will be given to requests for funding to support doctoral research, but requests for funding to support the writing phase of the dissertation will also be considered.
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Fichter Research Grants
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the ASR and also have been members at least during the year prior to that in which they submit their application. Scholars at the beginning of their careers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Abstract: Applications are invited from scholars involved in promising research the area of women and religion; this includes religion and gender issues, and feminist perspectives on religion. Dissertation research qualifies for funding.
Association of Centers for the Study of Congress
Graduate Student Travel Grant
Abstract: This grant supports graduate-level research conducted at member repositories of the ACSC. Each application will be evaluated on its merits. Primary consideration will be given to projects involving the substantive study of issues related to the study of Congress. Each proposal should be aimed at a discrete end product such as a book, dissertation, thesis, article, documentary, film, exhibit, website, or social networking site.
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.
Brigham Young University
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies
Student Award in Women’s History
Abstract: The award will be given each year to one undergraduate or graduate student doing research on women in the American West (west of the Mississippi River). Awards may be used for any worthy project including preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations. Applicants not receiving the Award will be considered for the Redd Center's other student grants ($1,500 maximum) if the study area is in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, or Colorado. Proposals in all areas of the humanities, arts, and social sciences are welcomed.
California State University, Sacramento
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection Library Research Fellowship Program
Eligibility: The Program is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels working in fields encompassed by the Collection's strengths who reside outside a 150 mile radius of Sacramento.
Abstract: Thanks to generous funding from the Elios Society, the University Library is pleased to announce a Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Collection's principal strength is in Greece, encompassing the period from Neolithic times to the present, but with an emphasis on the post-Classical Hellenic world from Byzantium through contemporary Greece, including the diaspora. The Collection also has strengths in the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, and the Balkans, particularly the former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy
Abstract: The history department at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a scholar in the humanities and/or social sciences doing history-related research in African American urban studies. The fellow will pursue his/her own research project; interact with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; and collaborate with the director on current center projects, including the Department of History's A. W. Mellon-Funded Sawyer Seminar on the "Ghetto" in transnational historical perspective.
Center for Chinese Studies
Research Grant Program
Eligibility: This program is designed for professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes.
Abstract: The CCS offers research grants. The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese studies.
Center for French Colonial Studies
Ekberg Research Grant
Eligibility: The award is open to graduate students and junior scholars; priority will be given to doctoral students whose dissertation proposal has already been approved.
Abstract: 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 predominance from 1673 to the early part of the 19th century. The Center awards a grant each year to further French-language research related to the French presence in the upper Mississippi Valley. Proposals may request support for any stage of a research project, from initial field work to the write-up of results.
Coalition for Western Women's History
Irene Ledesma Prize
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program and be members of CWWH at the time of application.
Abstract: CWWH announces the 16th Annual Irene Ledesma Prize, 2014, for Ph.D. graduate student research in western women's history. The prize supports travel to collections or other research expenses related to the histories of women and gender in the American West. The prize honors the memory of Irene Ledesma, whose contributions to Chicana and working-class history were ended by her untimely death in 1997.
David Library of the American Revolution
Resident Research Fellowships
Eligibility: Both doctoral and postdoctoral applicants are welcome to apply; doctoral candidates must have passed their general examinations before beginning their fellowships.
Abstract: To promote advanced scholarship, the David Library of the American Revolution offers short-term Resident Research Fellowships for conducting research in its collections, which contain rich resources in microfilm and print on virtually every aspect of the era of the American Revolution (1750-1800).
Dirksen Congressional Center
Congressional Research Awards
Eligibility: The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research.
Abstract: The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Grants program has invested more than $915,136 to support over 425 projects. The Center's first interest is to fund the study of the leadership in the Congress, both House and Senate. Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership. In addition, The Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process. The Center also encourages proposals that link Congress and congressional leadership with the creation, implementation, and oversight of public policy. Proposals must demonstrate that Congress, not the specific policy, is the central research interest.
Drexel University College of Medicine
Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine
Summer Research Fellowship
Eligibility: This fellowship is open to scholars, students and general researchers.
Abstract: This fellowship is to be used for research in residence at the Drexel University College of Medicine Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine. Research proposals must delineate the use that will be made of the collections. Research projects must focus on materials in the Archives and Special Collections, though other collections in the Philadelphia area may be utilized as well. In addition to materials related to the history of the Woman's Medical College/Medical College of Pennsylvania, the collections have particular strengths in the history of women in medicine, nursing, medical missionaries, the American Medical Women's Association, American Women's Hospital Service, and other women in medicine organizations. The majority of the collections fall within the period 1850 to the present.
Georgia State University Library
Southern Labor Archives
Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History Upcoming deadlines:
Abstract: Fellowships are awarded to individual whose research in the Southern Labor Archives will lead to a book, article, dissertation, or other substantive product. The Archives has over 500 collections used by researchers from throughout the Southeast, the United States, and the world.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. program (coursework and examinations) by the application deadline, except for the dissertation. Doctoral students in Political Science, History, Journalism, Communications, Public Policy, Foreign Relations, or American Studies are encouraged to apply.
Abstract: The Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award is an annual award given to a doctoral student to support dissertation research and writing on an aspect of the United States political process and public policy, broadly defined. The Selection Committee will consider research in any field related to the study of the United States political process and public policy, broadly defined, during the last half of the 20th century. Of special interest is the role and analysis of public opinion in that process. The Gerald R. Ford Scholar will be required to conduct at least a portion of his or her research at the Gerald R. Ford Library, and, if appropriate, will be encouraged to make full use of the Robert M. Teeter Papers. The scholar may be invited to participate in a public forum or seminar at the Ford Library in conjunction with the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy or other academic program.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Research Travel Grants Program
Abstract: The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards grants in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. Library collections focus on federal policies, U.S. foreign relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 1970s. There are earlier and later materials depending upon the researcher's topic.
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 Narth 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.
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.
Hagley Museum and Library
Exploratory Research Grants
Eligibility: Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarship.
Abstract: These grants support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont research grant application is warranted. Proposals must demonstrate which Hagley collections might be pertinent to the project.
Hagley Museum and Library
Henry Belin Du Pont Dissertation Fellowship
Abstract: Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships are designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation, whose research on important historical questions would benefit from use of Hagley's research collections. Applications should show that there are significant research materials at Hagley pertinent to the dissertation. Use of Hagley's collections may take place prior to application for the dissertation fellowship. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Hagley staff prior to submitting their dossier. This is a residential fellowship with a term of four months
Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World
Short-Term Grants for Research in Atlantic History
Eligibility: The grants are open to both advanced doctoral and postdoctoral scholars, with the emphasis on individuals at the beginning of the academic career.
Abstract: The International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World at Harvard University announces the availability of short-term grants to support archival research in Atlantic history, 1500-1825. The awards are designed to support archival research focused on the common, comparative, and interactive aspects of the lives of the peoples of the Atlantic world in the early modern period. Grants are primarily intended for travel to enable scholars to reach sources not otherwise accessible rather than to support research in more easily available archives.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Eligibility: Applicants must have advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program in a relevant field and have an approved dissertation topic. Priority will be given to those whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library.
Abstract: The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections to apply for research support. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library's holdings. The Schlesinger Library is a noncirculating research library that documents the history of American women in the United States and abroad in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is open to the public and part of the Harvard University Library system.
Hill Monastic Manuscript Library
Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholars (those who are within three years of completing a terminal master's or doctoral degree) are eligible.
Abstract: The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library invites applications for research stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Fund, from scholars seeking to consult materials found in the collections. The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the HMML.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Abstract: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia jointly award fellowships to support one month of research in residence in either or both collections. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world, as well as mid-Atlantic regional history, from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
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.
Institute of Turkish Studies
Dissertation Writing Grants
Eligibility: The dissertation writing grants will be awarded only to applicants who certify that they will not be involved in teaching beyond the half time level. As a condition of acceptance, any grantee whose teaching load exceeds this level agrees to refund the grant to ITS.
Citizenship or Residency: United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible.
Abstract: These dissertation writing grants are intended for advanced graduate students in any field of the social sciences and/or humanities who have finished the research stage of their dissertation, and they may not be used for dissertation research.
International Association of Quebec Studies
Gaston Miron Fellowship
Eligibility: The applicant must be: a PhD student or postdoctoral or be early career (6 years or less experience).
Abstract: The fellowship will be granted to a young researcher from outside Quebec and Canada for research in the literature of Quebec. Training and research must be done in a university or a recognized research facility in Quebec. It is desirable that the candidate has already developed links or made contact with research centers or teachers at a Quebec university able to frame the applicant's research in Quebec.
International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello
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 related 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.
Kansas State Historical Society
Landon Historical Research Grants
Abstract: The Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Grant is presented annually to graduate students for research in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The stipend will be awarded to help defray expenses while using the resources of the Kansas Historical Society's State Archives & Library, Kansas Museum of History, or both. Recipients will be expected to spend a significant amount of time (a minimum of 10 days) conducting research at the Historical Society.
Kentucky Historical Society
Scholarly Research Fellowship Program
Eligibility: Applications are welcome from independent scholars, as well as from college and university teachers, graduate students, and scholars working in other related disciplines.
Abstract: The KHS scholarly research fellowship program encourages and promotes advanced research on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national, and transnational history. Fellowships are designed to assist researchers with travel and living expenses while using the KHS research collections. These short-term fellowships are intended to support serious scholarly work. They enable individuals to pursue advanced study and research in the collections of KHS.
Library Company of Philadelphia
Dissertation Research Fellowship
Abstract: The Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia invites applications for its dissertation research fellowship to be granted for research in residence during 2014 - 2015. This fellowship is designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined, from its colonial beginnings to roughly the 1850s. Some of the possible topics of research include the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, and political economy. Applicants for the dissertation fellowship may submit proposals based not only on the extensive collections at the Library Company, but also on the printed and manuscript materials of other institutions in the Philadelphia area.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation
Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies
Note: Prior to submitting a fellowship proposal, applicants must contact the Archives department to obtain information about materials available at the LBJ Library on the proposed research topic.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral fellows may apply, but preference will be given to doctoral candidates whose dissertation research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues.
Abstract: The Middleton Fellowship was created to support scholarly work in Presidential studies. While Middleton Fellows will be able to conduct research at any Presidential library or other facility in the National Archives and Records Administration system, they must conduct a portion of their research using the collections of the LBJ Library & Museum in Austin, Texas.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library
Moody Research Grants
Note: Prior to submitting a Grants-in-Aid proposal, applicants must contact the Archives department at the LBJ Library to obtain information about materials available at the LBJ Library on the proposed research topic.
Abstract: Grants may be used for research for dissertations, theses, senior papers, publications, and other projects.
Massachusetts Historical Society
Short-Term Research Fellowship Program
Eligibility: Short-term awards are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent, with candidates who live 50 or more miles from Boston receiving preference. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or already hold the J-1 visa or equivalent documents that will allow them to accept the stipend. An applicant who does not hold a Ph.D. must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and with the project being proposed.
Abstract: The MHS offers short-term research fellowships to assist researchers who need to use its collections. Some awards are restricted to support research on specific topics.
National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives Regional Residency Fellowship
Eligibility: Historians and writers are encouraged to apply.
Abstract: The Residency Fellowship Program gives researchers the opportunity to conduct original research using records held at National Archives locations in Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Riverside, CA; San Francisco, CA; and St. Louis, MO. Researchers can explore overlooked records and experience what many researchers have discovered: that it is not necessary to go to Washington, DC, to do research at the National Archives.
National Women's Studies Association
Abstract: The NWSA will award this scholarship to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women's studies. The research project must be on women and must enhance the NWSA mission.
New York Academy of Medicine
Fellowship in the History of Medicine
Eligibility: The academy invites applications from anyone, regardless of citizenship, academic discipline, or academic status. Preference will be given to those whose research will take advantage of resources that are uniquely available at the academy, and to individuals in the early stages of their careers.
Abstract: The Klemperer Fellowship supports research using the NYAM Library's resources for scholarly study of the history of medicine. It is intended specifically for a scholar in residence at the NYAM Library.
New York Public Library
Short-Term Research Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents with the legal right to work in the USA and be visiting scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, postdoctoral, or independent research.
Abstract: These short-term fellowships are intended to support visiting scholars conducting research in the Library's unique research and special collections. Fellowships will support on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts and photography.
Norwegian Marshall Fund
Scholarships for U.S. Citizens
Eligibility: Citizens of the United States who have arranged with a Norwegian sponsor or research institution to pursue a research project or study program are encouraged to apply for an award. Grants are awarded to studies at the Master's and Ph.D. level, and to postdoctoral researchers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Abstract: The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for Americans invited to come to Norway to conduct postgraduate study or research in areas of mutual importance to Norway and the United States, thereby increasing knowledge and understanding and strengthening the ties of friendship between the two countries.
Phillips Exeter Academy
Eligibility: Applicants should have completed their research and be prepared to devote full time to writing their dissertation. Candidates from groups who are underrepresented in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
Abstract: Phillips Exeter Academy seeks to support the academic and career development of doctoral students, and promote diversity and lively intellectual exchange on its campus by offering a Dissertation Year Fellowship that will support PhD candidates in the completion stage of their dissertation. The fellowship is open to all disciplines.
Religious Research Association
Jacquet Research Awards
Eligibility: The committee especially encourages proposal submissions from scholars who are in the early stages of their careers, as well as proposals from students. Applicants are required to be members of the RRA. Full-time students may join the association at the time of their application.
Abstract: The RRA gives these small research grant awards to support religious research. Applied, client-centered projects are given priority, but basic research is also regularly funded.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Baird Society Resident Scholar Program
Eligibility: Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and postdoctoral scholars are welcome to apply.
Abstract: The Baird Society Resident Scholar Program was established to support the study of some of SIL's most unique and valuable holdings: its Special Collections. Stipends are available for individuals working on a topic relating to these collections. Scholars must be in residence at the Smithsonian during the award period. While the Libraries' extensive general collections may be used to support scholars' research, the focus of their projects must center around Special Collections. These collections are located in in Washington, DC and New York City, and include 19th- and early 20th-century World's Fair printed materials; manufacturers' commercial trade catalogs in the National Museum of American History Library (285,000 pieces representing 30,000 companies from the 1840's to the present) used to study American industrialization, mass production, and consumerism; natural history rare books in the Cullman Library (pre-1840 works on topics such as botany, zoology, travel and exploration, museums and collecting, geology, and anthropology); air and space history in the National Air and Space Museum Library's Ramsey Room for the study of ballooning, rocketry, and aviation from the late 18th to early 20th centuries; James Smithson's library in the Cullman Library; European and American decorative arts, architecture, and design in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Library's Bradley Room, which span from the 18th to the 20th century; and History of art and artists, exhibition catalogs, catalogues raisonne; serials and dissertations concentrated in the area of American art, history, biography and nearly 100,000 vertical files filled with artists' ephemera.
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants should be candidates for the Ph.D. 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.
Abstract: SHAFR invites applications for its dissertation completion fellowship. The fellowship is intended to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation in one academic year. These highly competitive fellowships will support the most promising doctoral candidates in the final phase of completing their dissertations.
Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
Summer Research Fellowships
Eligibility: The fellowship is available to predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars. There are no residency requirements or requirement that applicants use Temple archives.
Abstract: The Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University announces its annual summer fellowship to support research in the American Jewish experience. Fellows may be asked to participate in Center workshops or public lectures for the 2014-2015 year.
Newcomb College Institute
Eligibility: The grants are available to graduate students for research towards M.A., Ph.D., or other postgraduate degrees; faculty members working on research projects; or independent scholars working on nonprofit projects.
Abstract: Each year, the Newcomb Archives awards funds to scholars wishing to conduct research in the Newcomb Archives. Preference is given to researchers interested in Newcomb pottery; the lives of artists educated at Newcomb, particularly Sadie Irvine, Harriet Joor or Juanita Mauras; or the life courses of educated women during the 1900-1950s.
University of Alabama
Summersell Center for the Study of the South
Short-Term Fellowship Program
Eligibility: Researchers at any stage of their careers are encouraged to apply.
Abstract: To support the study of southern history and promote the use of the collections housed at the University of Alabama, the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South will offer fellowships for researchers whose projects entail work to be conducted in southern history or southern studies at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection, or in other University of Alabama collections.
University of Kansas
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply.
Abstract: This program awards grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole's extensive collections which include his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections, which provide extensive documentation on a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.
University of Lucerne
Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion
Postgraduate Student Research Fellows Program
Eligibility: Postgraduate scholars as well as individuals with professional degrees are welcome to apply. Applications (in English) from any country are welcome. A background in social sciences, in particular law and/or theology, would be preferred.
Abstract: The Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Religion Student Research Fellows Program invites postgraduate students to participate in an international short fellowship followed by a guided individual research project. The aim of the program is to allow fellows to gain practical experience combined with research and writing experience, while acquiring experiences with grassroots bodies and organizations active in the field of religious freedom and diversity. The fellows will also contribute to the work of the Center and the work of the organizations that will host them towards the cause of religious tolerance worldwide. The main part of the fellowship is devoted to research projects related to successful candidates' designated scholarly projects in collaboration with the CCCLR. It also aims to include the fellow in other work conducted under the auspices of the Center.
University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Travel and Research Grants
Eligibility: Fellowships are open to scholars working on doctoral dissertations or conducting postdoctoral research. A researcher's topic need not be specific to the history of Michigan, but in all cases it must require significant use of the holdings of the Bentley Library.
Abstract: The travel and research grant program is designed to encourage research and writing based on the holdings of the Bentley Historical Library. The named fellowships that constitute the program provide a modest amount of support to facilitate travel to the library and to underwrite research-related expenses. The Bentley Historical Library houses the Michigan Historical Collections and the University of Michigan Archives. The Michigan Historical Collections is a broadly conceived archival collection that documents the history of the state of Michigan. The library's holdings number over 8,000 collections and document every period of Michigan's history, from the territorial era to the present day. The extensive University of Michigan archives document the history of the institution from 1817 to the present.
University of New Mexico
Latin American and Iberian Institute
Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar
Eligibility: Scholars (U.S. and international), junior faculty (U.S.) and graduate students (U.S.) who specialize in Latin America are invited to apply.
Abstract: Each year, this award provides the opportunity to work as visiting researchers with the University of New Mexico's Latin American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin American collections in the country. Special consideration will be given to projects that utilize the research materials available through the Colonial Latin American or New Mexican and Southwest documentary collections at Zimmerman Library's Center for Southwest Research.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Southern Historical Collection
Visiting Scholars Grant Program
Eligibility: Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars who plan to use the resources available in the collection are eligible.
Abstract: The Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting applications for five visiting scholar awards in fall 2014. Awards are available to support research in five specific areas: African Americans or race relations in the American South; women in the American South; literary culture or traditions of the American South; the antebellum period in the American South; and North Carolina history.
University of San Francisco
Center for the Pacific Rim
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants who will be in residence at the Institute for a minimum of one week (five working days).
Abstract: The Institute annually awards travel grants to encourage individuals to use its library and archival collections for their research. Research topics may include, but are not limited to Chinese-Western cultural exchange, interaction and/or encounters, Jesuit interaction with China from the late Ming through early 20th century, and/or the history of Christianity in China. Travel grant recipients are invited to participate in Ricci Institute and Center for the Pacific Rim events during the time of their residency.
University of Southern Indiana
Center for Communal Studies
Research Travel Grant
Eligibility: Applicants may be graduate students or established scholars in the United States or abroad from any discipline that involves the study of communalism (such as history, English, anthropology, sociology).
Abstract: The Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for a travel grant to fund research at the Communal Studies Collection at USI's David L. Rice Library. The Communal Studies Collection's rich archival materials contain information on over 600 historic and contemporary communal societies, utopias, and intentional communities. Strengths include the Harmonists and Owenites who settled nearby New Harmony, Indiana, but the breadth of the collections cover American communalism more broadly.
University of Texas, Austin
Briscoe Center for American History
Abstract: Through the Smith Travel Award, the Briscoe Center for American History will assist master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral researchers with costs associated with travel to Austin, Texas. The award is intended for scholars who need to conduct in-depth research in the holdings of the Briscoe Center and who reside outside of the Austin metropolitan area. As a leading history research center, the Center collects, preserves, and makes available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history. Research collection strengths include: American South; Civil Rights and Social Justice; Congressional and Political; Energy and Natural Resources; Archives of American Mathematics; Military History; Music; News Media History; Photography; Texas History; Professional Touring Entertainment; University of Texas; and Western Americana.
Vermont Historical Society
Cate Research Fellowship
Abstract: The Vermont Historical Society awards a fellowship every other year to encourage research in Vermont history. The fellowship supports research in any aspect of Vermont history. The grantee is expected to complete research and writing on his or her topic within the period of the fellowship. A final product, normally an essay or research article, is expected at the conclusion of the fellowship period.
Washington University Libraries
Department of Special Collections
Eligibility: Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars may apply.
Abstract: The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries in St. Louis, Missouri awards travel reimbursement grants to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use the department's collections for research. The Department of Special Collections is a multi-faceted research institution that contains materials related to a wide variety of academic disciplines.
Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at the time of application and have successfully completed all requirements for the doctoral degree other than the dissertation/thesis. Applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding cycle may be resubmitted with amendments.
Abstract: Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. 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.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Global Europe Program - East European Studies Short-Term Research Scholarships
Eligibility: These Title VIII grants are available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
Abstract: EES offers residential research scholar grants to scholars working on policy relevant projects on the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Global Europe Program - East European Studies Summer Research Scholarships
Eligibility: The grant is available to graduate students and scholars who are U.S. citizens.
Abstract: EES offers summer research scholarships to scholars working on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance.
International Security Studies
Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants must be advanced doctoral candidates from universities other than Yale. Eligible candidates will have completed the archival research for their doctoral dissertation. Applications from non-U.S. citizens are welcome, but successful applicants bear final responsibility for all immigration-related issues.
Abstract: This fellowship is designed to given advanced doctoral candidates from universities other than Yale an opportunity to interact with the International Security Studies at Yale community and take advantage of Yale's unique academic resources. The fellowship targets students in the field of security studies, with an emphasis on international, diplomatic, or military history. Winners will be expected to use the award to make substantial progress in writing their dissertation. Fellows must be in residence in New Haven or its environs during their fellowship year.