Faculty Grants for Travel

Humanities and Social Sciences



NOTE: Many deadlines are anticipated deadlines, based on prior application cycles. Please confirm deadlines with funding sources.

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: The program was established to encourage the use of the institution's archival collections. 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.

Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs
Library Institute Grants Program
Research Grants
Abstract: Research grants are awarded biannually and are intended to enable graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and other researchers to come to the Harry S. Truman Library for one to three weeks to use its collections. Awards are to offset expenses incurred for this purpose only. Preference will be given to projects that have application to enduring public policy and foreign policy issues and that have a high probability of being published or publicly disseminated in some other way. The potential contribution of a project to an applicant's development as a scholar will also be considered.

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.

Southern Baptist Convention
Study Grants
Eligibility: Graduate students, college and seminary professors, historians, and other writers may apply.
Abstract: The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives sponsors a program whereby limited funds are made available periodically for partial support to those doing extensive research in the field of Baptist history whose major sources of information are found in the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives. The research project should involve critical study in historical resource materials and should not be based on a study of data gathered by a survey or a questionnaire. The degree of dependence on the unique resources of the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives will be of special interest in determining the qualifications. The applicant should state clearly the research topic and chronological period to be covered in the study.

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.

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.

Hill Monastic Manuscript Library
Heckman Stipends
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.

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.

State Historical Society of Iowa
Research Grants
Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previously neglected topics or new approaches to or interpretations of previously treated topics. SHSI invites applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers.
Abstract: SHSI will award grants to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Applications will be judged on the basis of their potential for producing publishable work. Grant recipients will be expected to produce an annotated manuscript targeted for The Annals of Iowa, SHSI's scholarly journal.

University of San Francisco
Center for the Pacific Rim
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
Special Summer Travel Grants
Eligibility: The Institute awards travel grants to qualified individuals engaged in scholarly research and writing whose work would be enhanced by using the Canton Archives and Passionist China Collection. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of previous publication, or those showing either a strong potential for publication or use of the archival materials in a doctoral dissertation. Those with a plan for disseminating the research through publication, lecturing, etc. are particularly encouraged to apply. Travel grants are open to faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, and doctoral students. Preference will be given to applicants who will be in residence at the Institute for a minimum of one week/five working days.
Abstract: Scholars of Chinese Studies are encouraged to apply for special summer travel grants designed to promote the use of the Canton Archives and Passionist China Collection at the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim. Applications for travel grants to visit the USF Ricci Institute are welcome from scholars and researchers working on social, cultural, diplomatic, religious, economic, political, and architectural history from the 19th and 20th centuries (to 1950).

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.

California Institute of Technology
Maurice A. Biot Fund
Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from established scholars and advanced graduate students.
Abstract: The fund offers research assistance to use the collections of the Caltech Archives. Preference will be given to those working in the history of technology. The grant-in-aid may be used for travel and living expenses, for photocopy or other photo-reproduction costs related to the research project, and for miscellaneous research expenses.

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. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/fellowships

Harvard University
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.

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 of the collections cover American communalism more broadly.

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.

Georgia State University Library
Southern Labor Archives
Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History
Abstract: Fellowships are awarded to individuals 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.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Short-Term Research Grants
Faculty Research Visit Grant
Eligibility: Eligibility is open to scholars at United States or Canadian universities or research institutions who hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have been working in research or teaching full time for at least two years at the time of application and after receipt of the doctorate. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. German nationals must have been affiliated with a United States or Canadian institution in full-time employment for at least six consecutive years. Applicants should possess adequate knowledge of the German language to carry out the proposed research.
Abstract: DAAD offers grants in all academic disciplines to scholars at U.S. and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be used for travel only, attendance at conferences or conventions, editorial meetings, lecture tours or extended guest professorships.

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.

University of Texas, Austin
Briscoe Center for American History
Travel Awards
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.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
One-Month Research Stipends
Eligibility: Applicants must hold the Ph.D. or other relevant terminal degree. Recipients may not combine (or take in immediate succession) these stipends with summer or academic year fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks.
Abstract: These research stipends are available to scholars engaged in advanced research in one of Dumbarton Oaks' three subject specialties - Byzantine Studies (including related aspects of late Roman, early Christian, Western medieval, Slavic, and Near Eastern studies), Pre-Columbian Studies (of Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America), and Garden and Landscape Studies - or in related areas for which use of books, objects, or other materials in the collections of its library or museum is necessary.

University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center and Archives
Grants In Aid
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are postdoctoral scholars, faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars, in the USA or internationally, who live more than a day's drive from the Twin Cities and who need to do research in the IHRC collections. Selection criteria are (1) demonstrated connection between research needs and specific collections at the IHRC; and (2) language proficiency (for projects requiring sources in languages other than English). Preference will be given to newer scholars (and graduate students), international scholars, and the use of the following collections: Czech/Slovak, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Polish, and Refugee-Related Materials.
Abstract: Grant in Aid Awards are intended to help defray expenses of visiting researchers and are made on a competitive basis and for research specific to the IHRC's collections. IHRC holdings to be consulted must be indicated in the application. The IHRC is an internationally known migration studies center with expansive archives documenting immigration to the United States, from the latter 19th century to current refugee migrations. Key areas of coverage include European and Near Eastern immigrants (1880-1930) and 20th-century refugees, such as Displaced Persons after World War II and Southeast Asian, African, and other forced migrations. The Center has exceptional collections of fraternal organization records, personal files, and immigrant and refugee assistance organization materials, as well as ethnic print collections.

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.

Baylor University
Institute for Oral History
Charlton Oral History Research Grant
Abstract: The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews to apply for support for the academic year 2014-2015. With this grant, the Institute seeks to partner with one scholar who is using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome. The goal of this grant is to bring the strengths of oral history to new topics of investigation, create partnerships with scholars doing noteworthy fieldwork with oral history, build a substantial research collection at Baylor University through the work of a skilled oral historian, and provide long-term scholarly access to significant applications of oral history methodology that model best practices.

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 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.