Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
for Graduate Students
Humanities and Social Sciences
FELLOWSHIPS (STIPEND ONLY)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.