Grant of the Week: Research Fellowships from the Massachusetts Historical Society

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) is offering approximately 20 short-term research fellowships in 2009. 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, 2009, and June 30, 2010. Short-term awards are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the PhD or the equivalent, with candidates who live 50 or more miles from Boston receiving preference. Short-term grants include:

  • African American Studies Fellowship – African American history
  • Marc Friedlaender Fellowship – documentary editing projects and research on the Adams family
  • Benjamin F. Stevens Fellowship – New England history
  • Malcolm and Mildred Freiberg Fellowship – reading and publishing
  • Andrew Oliver Research Fellowship – portraits, engravings, silhouettes, and other graphic materials
  • Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship – American Revolution
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships – related to any of the society’s collections
  • 20th-Century History Fellowship – 20th-century topics
  • W.B.H. Dowse Fellowships – history of colonial New England
  • Ruth R. & Alyson R. Miller Fellowships – research in women’s history

See the short-term fellowships page for more information and instructions on how to apply. Application deadline: March 1, 2009.

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