Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
for Graduate Students
Humanities and Social Sciences
Deadlines: March, 2013-June, 2013
NOTE: Many deadlines are anticipated deadlines, based on prior application cycles. Please check deadlines with the funding sources.
RESEARCH AT ARCHIVES, LIBRARIES, AND COLLECTIONS
American Philosophical Society
Library Resident Research Fellowships
Supports residential fellowships for research in the library's collections. Subject areas include: early American history and culture; American Indian Language; 18th and 19th-century natural history; anthropology, biochemistry, physiology, and biophysics; 20th-century medical research; genetics and eugenics; and modern physics. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the equivalent, be Ph.D. students at the dissertation stage, or independent scholars. Awards provide $2,500/month for up to three months.
Association of Centers for the Study of Congress
Graduate Student Travel Grant
Deadline: 3/1/2013 (tentative)
Supports graduate-level research conducted at member repositories of the ACSC. Primary consideration will be given to projects involving the substantive study of issues related to the 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.
David Library of the American Revolution
Resident Research 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. DLAR has 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
Provides up to $3,500 for original research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. Supports political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists. Research teams are eligible.
Hoover Presidential Library Association
Program: Travel Grant Program
Provides grants up to $1,500 to defray the costs of travel to West Branch, Iowa to conduct research in the archives of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. Requests for extended periods will also be considered. Goal is to promote the study of subjects of interest and concern to Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, their associates, and other public figures as reflected in the library's collections.
Library Company of Philadelphia
Research Fellowships in Early American Economy and Society
Library offers three fellowships in residence to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, from its colonial beginnings to the 1850s. Will award four short-term fellowships with stipends of $2,000 each for scholars at all levels. Topics may include the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, and political economy.
Massachusetts Historical Society
Will offer approximately 20 short-term research fellowships in 2013. Except where otherwise noted, each grant will provide a stipend of $1,500 for four weeks of research at the Society sometime between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.
Moore Library Research Fellowship
Provides a stipend to promote research during the academic year or summer months using the resources of the Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, one of the outstanding research facilities for the study of Quaker history; it also houses the archives of Swarthmore College. The Peace Collection holds the papers of many individuals and the records of numerous organizations, reflecting the spread of the peace movement, in the United States and around the world. Also holds material on subjects such as pacifism, women and peace, conscientious objection, and other reform movements.
Brigham Young University
Charles Redd Fellowship Award in Western American History
Awards will be made on an annual basis to students and scholars interested in pursuing research on the Mountain West in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Manuscript collections number more than 9,000; almost 1 million photographic images are held by the L. Tom Perry Collections, and more than 300,000 rare books are available for use. Special Collections holds extensive manuscript materials documenting 19th and 20th century western American history.
Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Support short-term research at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, which houses the papers of LBJ's career. Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies offers $5000 to support scholarly work in presidential studies and to honor Mr. Middleton’s contributions to the Presidential library system. Preference is given to dissertation students whose work highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues. Moody Research Grants offer $2500 for the sole purpose of helping to defray living, travel and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the LBJ Library during the grant period.
University of Kansas
Dole Institute of Politics
Supports substantial contributions to the study of Congress, politics or policy issues. The fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archive for a period of one to three weeks.
University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Travel and Research Grants
Designed to encourage research and writing based on the holdings of the Bentley Historical Library. 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
Visiting Library Scholar Program
Award provides three individuals 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. The LAII's Operations Committee will award the grants based on the relevance of the proposal to the unique holdings of UNM University Libraries, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant's scholarly qualifications. 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.
Washington University in St. Louis
University Libraries Special Collections
Travel Grants Program
Deadline: 3/15/2013 (tentative)
Offers travel reimbursement grants to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use the collections for research. The Department of Special Collections is a multifaceted research institution that contains materials related to a wide variety of academic disciplines: Film and Media Archive, Manuscripts, Modern Graphic History Library, and Rare Books.
University of Alabama
Center for the Study of the South
Short-Term Fellowship Program
To support the study of southern history and promote the use of the collections housed at the University of Alabama, the Center 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.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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.
Duke University Libraries
Research Center Travel Grants Program
Any scholar with a research project requiring use of the materials held by any of the three research centers (Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture; Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture; Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History) is eligible to apply. Grants may be used to cover transportation expenses, accommodations, meals, photocopying, and similar expenses.
Hagley Museum and Library
Deadline: 3/31/2013, 6/30/2013
Provides fellowships to utilize Hagley's collections in American economic, business, industrial, and technological history. Hagley Exploratory Research Grants ($400) support one-week visits by scholars who need a cursory review of the collection. Henry Belin du Pont Fellowships support access to and use of Hagley's research collections for up to six months with a stipend of up to $400/week provided for up to the first eight weeks.
Truman Presidential Library Institute for National and International Affairs
Research Grants (applications due 4/1 and 10/1 annually) provide up to $2,500 to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to enable travel to Truman Library and use of its collections over one to three weeks.
New York Public Library
Short-Term Research Fellowships
Short-term fellowships are intended to support visiting scholars conducting research in the Library's unique research and special collections. Fellowships will support research in the humanities including but not limited to art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts, and photography. Fellowships will be held in the following areas of the NYPL: Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle; Dorot Jewish Division and Slavic, Baltic, and Eastern European Collections; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature; Manuscripts and Archives Division; the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence for the duration of the fellowship award period as specified in the proposal.