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By Jennifer Reut
Since 1981, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship has recognized outstanding doctoral work in the areas of religion and ethics. Administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the award, which carries a $25,000 stipend, is for full-time dissertation writing for PhD candidates at American universities in the US.
Grant of the Week: Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers in History - May 03, 2013
The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, offers 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities. This program is open to American post-doctoral researchers in all academic disciplines.
Grant of the Week: 2013 Cromwell Dissertation Prize - April 05, 2013
The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation has generously funded a dissertation prize of $2,500. The winning dissertation may focus on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies, but topics dealing with the colonial and early national periods will receive some preference.
Grant of the Week: Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Grant - March 29, 2013
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM) will award a $500 research grant this year to encourage the study of Wisconsin’s role in American military history by facilitating the use of the museum’s collections.
The Urban History Association (UHA) will award a prize of $350 for the best dissertation in urban history with a completion date in 2012. To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the dissertation containing information on where and when completed.
By Debbie Doyle
The American Historical Association seeks nominations for its Equity Awards, which recognize individuals and institutions that have demonstrated an exceptional record in recruiting and retaining students and new faculty from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented within the historical profession. Nominations are due by May 15.
Grant of the Week: History of Science & National Aeronautics and Space Administration Fellowship - March 15, 2013
The History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science (HSS), supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) History Division, funds a nine-month research project that is related to any aspect of the history of space science, from the earliest human interest in space to the present.
The Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered annually by the Library of Congress and the American Historical Association to support significant scholarly research for one semester in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), with the generous support of the Foundation for the National Archives, announces the 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship Program’s Request for Proposals.
Grant of the Week: Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program - February 22, 2013
The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology Resident Scholar Program, supported by The Dibner Fund, awards stipends of $3,500.00 per month for up to six months for individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology who can make substantial use of collections in the Dibner Library.
Grant of the Week: Fellowship at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art - February 15, 2013
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites applications for the 2013 Davidson Family Fellowship.
Grant of the Week: Research Fellowships in India - February 08, 2013
The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2013 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months.
Grant of the Week: Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research - February 01, 2013
The American Philosophical Society is awarding a grant for research in Native American linguistics and ethno history, focusing on the continental United States and Canada.
Grant of the Week: United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship - January 25, 2013
Applications are invited for the twenty-seventh year of the United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support research and publication on the history of art and architecture of the United States Capitol and related buildings.
Grant of the Week: Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships - January 18, 2013
Applications are now available for summer 2013 research fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston.
Grant of the Week: Archie K. Davis Fellowships - January 11, 2013
To promote more extensive and intensive research in North Carolina’s history and culture, the North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to resources contributing to knowledge of the state’s past.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships and Travel Grants at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center - December 28, 2012
Grant of the Week: Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowships - December 21, 2012
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States.
Grant of the Week: Bielefeld Graduate School Start-up Scholarships - December 14, 2012
The Graduate School is offering 4 Start-up Scholarships for international MA graduates. During their six-month stay at the Graduate School, recipients will have the opportunity to prepare a convincing proposal for a dissertation project.
Grant of the Week: The Manuscript Society Maass Research Grant - December 07, 2012
The Manuscript Society is accepting applications for its $5,000 Ricard Maass Memorial Research Grant, available to students at member colleges and universities.
Grant of the Week: Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Fellowships for 2013-2014 - November 30, 2012
The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami Libraries is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Graduate Fellowships, available to doctoral candidates currently engaged in studies at a U.S. institution.
Grant of the Week: Short-term Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society - November 16, 2012
Two Patricia and John Klingenstein Fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic level working in the library collections of the New-York Historical Society. Research is to be conducted for two to four weeks for a stipend of between $1,500-2,000.
Grant of the Week: Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship in Civil War Texas History - November 09, 2012
The Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship was established in 2000 to honor Lawrence T. Jones III for his many contributions to the study, collection, and publication of Texas and Civil War history.
Grant of the Week: 2013-14 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships - November 02, 2012
In 2013-14, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Socialism and Post-Socialism”. Fellows are required to participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, teach one undergraduate course, and pursue individual research.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
To encourage and support the production of dissertations in military history by qualified graduate students, the Center offers up to two Dissertation Fellowships each academic year. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center’s facilities and technical expertise. Although the history of war on land is broadly defined in the fellowship program, the selection of winners gives preference to topics on the history of the U.S. Army.
Grant of the Week: American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants - October 19, 2012
This program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.
Grant of the Week: 2013-2014 Fellowships at the Huntington - October 12, 2012
The Huntington is an independent research center with extensive holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine, with the collections ranging chronologically from the eleventh century to the present.
Grant of the Week: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Residential Fellowships - October 05, 2012
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. We seek applications that are intellectually stimulating, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, and applications are invited from across the broad spectrum of the humanities.
Grant of the Week: Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund - September 28, 2012
The Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund supports the study of under-researched women photographers internationally, past and present, and under-researched Western American photographers before 1900.
Grant of the Week: Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship - September 21, 2012
Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, the Institute offers 1-2 external, academic-year Kingdon Fellowships to scholars outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison working in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition and its role in society from antiquity to the present.
Grant of the Week: Inaugural Fellowships at Mount Vernon - September 14, 2012
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon is accepting applications for its inaugural fellowships. These fellowships are designed to support short-term and long-term funded residential research. Slated to open in fall 2013, the Library is located at Mount Vernon, just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. near Alexandria, Va.
Grant of the Week: Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2013 - September 07, 2012
GW Law is pleased to invite applications for the Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2013. The Cummins Grant provides a stipend of $10,000 to support short-term historical research using Special Collections at GW’s Jacob Burns Law Library, which is noted for its continental historical legal collections, especially its French Collection. Special Collections also is distinguished by its holdings in Roman and canon law, church-state relations, international law, and its many incunabula.
The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for 2013-14. Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office.
Grant of the Week: Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies - August 24, 2012
The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies will aid scholars embarking on careers in research and teaching on Chinese history, literature, culture, and society. Annually, it will award stipends for pre-dissertation research in China, grants for collaborative reading workshops that unite a number of disciplines and scholarly generations, and postdoctoral research fellowships for scholars within eight years of the receipt of the Ph.D.
Grant of the Week: Historic Site Management Grants from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund - August 17, 2012
The New Jersey Historic Trust is now accepting applications for Historic Site Management Grants from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund. Eligible properties are listed in the New Jersey or National Register of Historic Places.
Grant of the Week: Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship - August 10, 2012
Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, the Institute offers 1-2 external, academic-year Kingdon Fellowship(s) to scholars outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison working in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition and its role in society from antiquity to the present. [ Read more…]
Grant of the Week: Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship in Civil War Texas History - July 27, 2012
The 2013 Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship is awarded annually for the best research proposal having to do with Texas history and the Civil War.
Grant of the Week: Archives Research Fellowships at NYPL - July 20, 2012
The New York Public Library is offering research fellowships of up to $5,000 to support research projects related to Samuel J. Tilden’s circle of activity in New York and the United States during the 19th century.
The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for residential fellowships for 2013–14. Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office. The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others.
Grant of the Week: Research Fellowships Available at Duke in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible - July 06, 2012
From the Duke University Center for Jewish Studies: “The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Center for Jewish Studies are pleased to announce the availability of new fellowships to support scholars, students, and independent researchers whose work would benefit from access to the Judaica materials held by the Rubenstein Library, the Duke Divinity School Library, and/or Perkins Library.” Read more.
Grant of the Week: Visiting Scholars Program at the Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma - June 22, 2012
The Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center’s visiting scholars program “provides financial support for on-campus research in the Congressional Archives and is available to any serious scholar.
Grant of the Week: Fulbright Post Doctorate Fellowships for Research Abroad in Israel - June 15, 2012
By Robert B. Townsend
The Fulbright Israel Program, managed by the United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), offers post-doctoral fellowships, which complement stipends provided by Israeli host institutions.
Grant of the Week: Women Historians Graduate Student Fellowship - June 01, 2012
The Coordinating Council for Women in History and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians jointly offer a $1,000 Graduate Student Fellowship to a female graduate student completing a dissertation in a history department.
The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association invites editors to compete for the twelfth Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters.
Grant of the Week: Hiett Prize in the Humanities - May 11, 2012
The Hiett Prize in the Humanities, awarded by the Dallas Institute, is an annual award aimed at identifying candidates who are in the early stages of careers devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture.
Grant of the Week: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - May 04, 2012
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, located in Berlin, offers one Postdoctoral Fellowship for a scholar in legal history or history of technology.
AHA Book Prizes and Awards – Apply by May 15 - April 30, 2012
Judge contact information for all AHA book prizes and awards has now been posted on the AHA’s web site. Applications for these book prizes and awards must be postmarked by or on May 15, 2012.
The American Society for Legal History offers the $5,000 Paul Murphy Prize to support the completion of a book on the history of civil liberties that addresses any topic or any time in American history.
Grant of the Week: Dissertation in American Legal History Prize - April 20, 2012
The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation is funding a dissertation prize of $2,500 for a winning dissertation that focuses on any area of American legal history, including constitutional and comparative studies.
Grant of the Week: National Archives Legislative Archives Fellowship - April 13, 2012
The National Archives is accepting applications for the 2012 Legislative Archives Fellowship, which supports scholarly work in United States history, based on research in the records of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. A stipend of $10,000 is awarded to the recipient.
Grant of the Week: Grants-in-Aid at the Caltech Archives - April 06, 2012
The Caltech Archives offers grant-in-aid opportunities through both the Maurice A. Biot Fund and the Victor Wouk Fund. Both funds offer awards up to $2,000 biannually to assist graduate students and scholars in using the collections in the Caltech Archives. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2012.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2012 Sacknoff Prize for Space History. The prize is designed to encourage students to perform original research and submit papers with history of spaceflight themes.
Beveridge Family Teaching Prize Deadline Extended - March 28, 2012
By Nike Nivar
The deadline for nominations (including self-nominations) to the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize has been extended to May 15.
Article By: Nike Nivar
Grant of the Week: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges - March 23, 2012
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites proposals for projects that advance the role of the humanities at community colleges through curriculum and faculty development on the theme of Bridging Cultures.
Grant of the Week: Fellowship in Aerospace History - March 16, 2012
The American Historical Association invites applications for its Fellowship in Aerospace History, supported by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA). This is an opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management.
Help Restore the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women’s History - March 14, 2012
By Nupur Chaudhuri
The endowment for the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women’s History, established in 1983 with contributions from members of AHA affiliate the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH), has fallen below the level required to sustain an annual $1,000 award.
Article By: Nupur Chaudhuri
Expanding the Gilbert Award for Articles on History Teaching - March 06, 2012
By Robert B. Townsend
The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the expansion of the William Gilbert Award for the Best Article on History Teaching. Starting this year, the award will be conferred annually and the winning author of the article as well as the journal that publishes it will each receive $1,000. These changes will (we hope) encourage journals to accept more articles on the teaching of history.
Article By: Robert B. Townsend
Grant of the Week: Schlesinger Library Research Support Grants - March 02, 2012
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose research requires use of the library’s collections to apply for research support.
Grant of the Week: Scholarships and Seminars for Graduate Students - February 24, 2012
The European Studies program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has two scholarship opportunities for graduate students: Summer Research Scholarships (application deadline March 1) and a Junior Scholars’ Training Seminar (application deadline April 15).
Grant of the Week: Leadership in History Awards from the AASLH - February 17, 2012
The American Association for State and Local History offers Leadership in History Awards to encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.
Grant of the Week: AHR Prize for the Best Digital Article - February 10, 2012
The American Historical Review invites submissions of online works of digital historical scholarship to be considered for the newly established AHR Prize in Digital Historical Scholarship.
Grant of the Week: American Historical Association/Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship - February 03, 2012
The AHA and Folger Shakespeare Library have joined forces to offer a new short-term research fellowship on 17th- and 18th-century western European history.
Grant of the Week: Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Fellowships - January 27, 2012
The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami Libraries is offering Graduate Fellowships to doctoral students who wish to use the research resources available at the CHC.
Grant of the Week: ACLS Public Fellows - January 27, 2012
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the second competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 13 recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.
Grant of the Week: American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships - January 20, 2012
The American Institute of Indian Studies has annouced its 2012 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India.
Grant of the Week: Summer Institute for Israel Studies Fellowship - January 13, 2012
The Summer Institute for Israel Studies, a program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, assists faculty in colleges and universities in the design of new courses in Israel studies or the enhancement of existing ones.
Grant of the Week: Gilder Lehrman Institute Teacher Seminars for 2012 - December 30, 2011
K–12 teachers, library educators, and National Park Service Interpreters are invited to apply for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2012 Teacher Seminars. These seminars are free for all public, private, and parochial school teachers. Independent school teachers are eligible for partial tuition fellowships.
Grant of the Week: Digital History Research Awards - December 23, 2011
George Mason University and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media have announced they are offering Digital History Research Awards for students entering the History and Art History doctoral program in fall 2012. Students receiving these awards will get five years of fully funded studies.
Grant of the Week: Linda Hall Library Resident Fellowships - December 16, 2011
The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology, located in Kansas City, is offering resident fellowships of up to $3,000 per month (minimum 1 month, maximum 9 months) to assist scholars conducting research projects in science, engineering, and technology; in the history of science, engineering and technology; or in interdisciplinary topics that link science or technology to the broader culture.
Grant of the Week: John Carter Brown Library Fellowships - December 09, 2011
The John Carter Brown Library will award forty Research Fellowships for the year July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement.
Grant of the Week: New York Public Library Short-Term Research Fellowships - December 02, 2011
The New York Public Library is offering short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars conducting research in the Library’s research and special collections. Fellowships stipends up to $4,000 are available to scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, or independent research.
Grant of the Week: NEH Summer Programs for Teachers - November 25, 2011
The National Endowment for the Humanities supports tuition-free professional development programs each summer for American school teachers. Participants receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses.
Grant of the Week: Center for Jewish History NEH Fellowship for Senior Scholars - November 18, 2011
The Center for Jewish History offers fellowships to senior scholars through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award supports original research in the humanities at the Center. Applications are welcome from college and university faculty in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials housed at the Center. Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,400 for a period of one academic year. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2011.
Grant of the Week: University of Chicago Library Short-term Fellowships - November 11, 2011
The University of Chicago Library invites applications for short-term research fellowships. Any visiting researcher residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts or printed materials in the Special Collections Research Center, is eligible. Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Applications in the fields of late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century physics or physical chemistry, or nineteenth-century classical opera, will receive special consideration.
Grant of the Week: Massachusetts Historical Society-NEH Long-Term Research Fellowships - November 04, 2011
The Massachusetts Historical Society will award at least two long-term MHS-NEH fellowships for the 2012–13 academic year. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months.
Grant of the Week: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellowships - October 28, 2011
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships from the American Research Center in Sofia - October 21, 2011
Each academic year, the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria offers three programs with accompanying fellowships: a 9-month program for the period September-May; a fall term program for the period September-November; and a spring term program for the period February-April. ARCS hosts the programs’ lectures and seminars, organizes related trips, and facilitates opportunities for taking Bulgarian and other Balkan language classes, logistical support, and access to local libraries, museums, and other educational institutions. The fellowships include a monthly stipend ($600/month), housing in Bulgaria, language instruction, travel expenses within the academic program, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses between North America and Bulgaria. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012. See the fellowship page for more information and instructions on how to apply.
Grant of the Week: Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship - October 14, 2011
The Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship is a special year-long residential fellowship offered by the American Antiquarian Society for scholars who’ve received their doctorates in the past 3 years. The fellowship allows the recipient time and resources to extend research and/or to revise their dissertation for publication.
Grant of the Week: Swann Foundation Fellowships for Caricature & Cartoon Research - October 07, 2011
Applications are invited for the 2012 Swann Foundation Fellowships. The Library of Congress administers the fellowships (up to $15,000 or smaller awards), which are awarded to candidates for an MA or PhD degree in an accredited graduate program in a university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, for pursuing research in caricature and cartoon at the Library.
Grant of the Week: Research Fellowships from the William L. Clements Library - September 30, 2011
The William L. Clements Library offers research fellowships to help scholars gain access to the Library’s rich array of primary sources on early American history.
Grant of the Week: Visiting Scholars Program from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - September 23, 2011
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international learned society located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for its Visiting Scholars Program.
Grant of the Week: Cummins Legal History Research Grant - September 16, 2011
GW Law invites applications for the Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2012. The Cummins Grant provides a stipend of $10,000 to support short-term historical research using the Special Collections Department at George Washington University’s Jacob Burns Law Library, which is noted for its continental historical legal collections, especially its French collection, with strengths in Roman and canon law, church-state relations, international law, and many incunabula holdings.
Grant of the Week: Omohundro Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - September 09, 2011
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture invites applications for a one-year Omohundro Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in any area of early American studies. The award carries a year’s support to revise the applicant’s first book manuscript and the Institute’s commitment to publish the resulting study.
Grant of the Week: Awards from the National Council on Public History - September 02, 2011
The National Council on Public History invites nominations for its 2012 Award Program…
Grant of the Week: ACLS Fellowships - August 26, 2011
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.
Grant of the Week: International Affairs Fellowships - August 19, 2011
International Affairs Fellowships, from the Council on Foreign Relations, are meant to bridge the gap between analysis and action in foreign policy by inviting individuals from the academic, business, government, media, and religious communities to engage in a variety of policy studies and actively participate in policymaking.
Grant of the Week: International Dissertation Research Fellowships - August 12, 2011
The Social Science Research Council accepts 75 fellows annually for its International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program, which supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies.
The Editorial Board of the Journal of Women’s History has announced the initiation of a biennial prize for the best article manuscript in the field of women’s history authored by a graduate student.
The Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History is an annual grant of $1,000, awarded by the Naval War College Foundation. Selection is based on the best use of naval history research materials located in the Naval War College’s Archives, Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College Museum, and Henry E. Eccles Library and the greatest financial need.
Grant of the Week: Equity Awards from the AHA - July 22, 2011
The AHA has established two Equity Awards to be given annually: one for individuals and another for academic units. These awards are meant to recognize and publicize individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historical profession.
Since 1933 the American Philosophical Society (APS) has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. Franklin Research Grants are designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes.
Nearly $9 million dollars in grant money is available from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help states and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Civil War battlefield land.
Grant of the Week: Catharine Macaulay Prize - July 01, 2011
The Catharine Macaulay Prize is an annual award made by the Women’s Caucus of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) for the best graduate student paper on a feminist or gender studies subject presented at the ASECS Annual Meeting or at any of the regional meetings during the academic year.
The National Endowment for the Humanities invites proposals for projects that advance the role of the humanities at community colleges through curriculum and faculty development on the theme of Bridging Cultures.
Grant of the Week: Open Society Fellowship - June 10, 2011
The Open Society Fellowship, from the Open Society Foundation, supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.
Grant of the Week: Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome - June 03, 2011
Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.
Grant of the Week: Historical Society Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs Grants - May 27, 2011
The Historical Society recently announced a new competitive RFP-based research program investigating Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs.
Grant of the Week: Humboldt Research Fellowships - May 20, 2011
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars of all nationalities and fields to conduct extended periods of research in Germany in cooperation with academic hosts at German institutions. There are two types of Humboldt Research Fellowships: those for postdoctoral researchers and those for experienced researchers.
The AHA invites submissions for its 2011 awards and prizes. Submissions are due soon, on Monday, May 16, 2011.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provides Preservation and Access Research and Development grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions, as well as to state and local government agencies (individuals may not apply), for projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.
Grant of the Week: Book Prize from the Society for Romanian Studies - April 22, 2011
The Society for Romanian Studies (SRS) invites nominations for their First Biennial SRS Book Prize, awarded for the best book published in English in any field of Romanian studies (including Moldova) in the humanities or social sciences.
Grant of the Week: Sacknoff Prize for Space History - April 15, 2011
The Sacknoff Prize for Space History is a new prize designed to encourage students to perform original research and submit papers with history of spaceflight themes.
Grant of the Week: ACLS Public Fellows - April 08, 2011
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the inaugural competition of its Public Fellows program. The program will place eight recent PhDs in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector for two years.
Grant of the Week: National Archives Research Fellowship - April 01, 2011
The National Archives is accepting proposals from Ph.D. candidates for a research fellowship beginning in July 2011.
Grant of the Week: Prizes from the American Historical Association - March 25, 2011
The AHA invites submissions for its 2011 awards and prizes, including twenty book prizes, the Herbert Feis Award for distinguished contributions to public history, the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, the Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for the best article by an undergraduate, and the John E. O’Connor Award for outstanding interpretations of history though the medium of film or video. The submission deadline is May 16, 2011. There are no application forms. Entrants must submit one copy of their work to each committee member. Further information and submission guidelines are available online.
Grant of the Week: Chicago Folklore Prize - March 18, 2011
The American Folklore Society and the University of Chicago jointly offer the Chicago Folklore Prize to the author(s) of the best book-length work of folklore scholarship for the year.
Nominations: Award for Scholarly Distinction - March 15, 2011
The AHA is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Award for Scholarly Distinction, which was established by the AHA Council in 1984 to honor senior historians in the United States.
Grant of the Week: Marine Corps History Dissertation Fellowships - March 11, 2011
The Marine Corps History Division seeks applications for its 2011 Marine Corps master’s theses and dissertation fellowships on topics related to some aspect of Marine Corps history. The fellowships are funded by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation to help encourage contributions to the field of Marine Corps history and, more generally, military and naval history.
The New York Public Library is offering 20 Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting scholars conducting studies in the library’s unique research and special collections between June 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. The fellowship stipend is $2,500.
Grant of the Week: Graduate Research Grant for U.S. Naval History Research - February 25, 2011
The Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Graduate Research Grant from the Naval History and Heritage Command offers up to $2,500 to assist a graduate student in the research and writing of U.S. naval history by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research process for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.
Submit Nominations for the Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award - February 22, 2011
AHA members are invited to suggest names of individuals who can be nominated for the Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award. Named for the two former AHA presidents who were also Presidents of the United States—Theodore Roosevelt (AHA president in 1912) and Woodrow Wilson (AHA president in 1924)—this honorific award recognizes individuals outside the historical profession who have made a significant contribution to the study, teaching, and public understanding of history.
Grant of the Week: NEH Programs for School and College Educators - February 18, 2011
The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering four different summer seminars and workshops for K-12, community college, and university teachers. Applications for all of these programs are due March 1, 2011.
Grant of the Week: Swann Foundation Fellowship for Caricature and Cartoon Research - February 11, 2011
The Library of Congress offers the Swann Foundation Fellowship (up to $15,000 or smaller awards) for graduate students to pursue scholarly research in caricature and cartoon at the library.
Grant of the Week: Western Archives Institute Scholarship - February 04, 2011
The Society of California Archivists is accepting applications for its 2011 Western Archives Institute, an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of goals.
Grant of the Week: Holland Prize Drawing Competition - January 28, 2011
The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey) present the Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships from the American Research Center in Sofia - January 21, 2011
The American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria, offers three programs with accompanying fellowships for the academic year 2011–12.
Grant of the Week: American Institute for Yemeni Studies Fellowships - December 31, 2010
The American Institute for Yemeni Studies is offering pre- and post-doctoral fellowships for research on Yemen conducted in places other than Yemen (due to a current ban on using State Department-funded fellowships for travel to Yemen).
Grant of the Week: Bogliasco Fellowship Program in Italy - December 24, 2010
The Bogliasco Fellowship Program, from the Liguria Study Center, provides residential fellowships for qualified persons working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities.
Grant of the Week: Archaeological Field School Scholarship - December 17, 2010
The Archaeological Institute of America offers the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship for students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time.
Grant of the Week: National History Teacher of the Year Award - December 10, 2010
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presents the National History Teacher of the Year award each year in its effort to promote the study and love of American history and honor outstanding American history teachers across the United States.
Grant of the Week: SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship - December 03, 2010
The Social Science Research Council’s Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship assists graduate students in preparing dissertation and funding proposals for research that will contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences.
Grant of the Week: Residential Fellowships at the Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin - November 26, 2010
The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin welcomes applications for one semester and full year residential fellowships from junior, mid-career, and senior faculty. The theme for 2011-12 is “Power and Place,” and fellows are sought whose work explores the theme in a wide variety of creative ways, conceptual as well as geographical.
Grant of the Week: Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships from The Huntington - November 19, 2010
Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships from The Huntington support a non-tenured faculty member while revising a manuscript for publication. The scholar should be studying British and American literature, history, art history, or the history of science and medicine. The stipend is $50,000 for nine to twelve months in residence. Applications will be accepted between October 1 and December 15. For more information and instructions on how to apply visit The Huntington’s fellowships page.
Grant of the Week: ABC-CLIO Online History Award - November 12, 2010
The ABC-CLIO Online History Award recognizes the accomplishments of a person or a group of people producing a freely available online historical collection, or an online tool tailored for the purpose of finding historical materials, or an online teaching aid stimulating creative historical scholarship.
Grant of the Week: Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Fellowships - November 05, 2010
The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Graduate Fellowships provide assistance to graduate students who wish to use the research resources available at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami.
Grant of the Week: Fellowship in the History of Medicine - October 29, 2010
The Eugene W. J. Pearce, M.D., and Lunetta A. Pearce, M.D., Fellowship in the History of Medicine is intended to attract scholars to the Clendening Library and University of Kansas Medical Center Archives to carry out research in the history of medicine, nursing, allied health and related sciences.
Grant of the Week: E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship - October 22, 2010
The Nantucket Historical Association offers an annual fellowship, the E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship, in an effort to enhance the public’s knowledge and understanding of the heritage of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Grant of the Week: NEH/DFG Digital Humanities Project Grants - October 15, 2010
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V., DFG) are jointly offering grants to support digitization projects in the humanities.
Grant of the Week: Boren Fellowships - October 08, 2010
Boren Fellowships for graduate students, from the National Security Education Program, provide funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and add international and language components to their educations.
Grant Applications from AHA Members: Now Being Accepted - October 06, 2010
By Debbie Ann Doyle
Applications for the the Albert J. Beveridge Grants, the Michael Kraus Research Grants, the Littleton-Griswold Grants, and Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants are now open for submission. Applications for 2011 grants are due on February 15.
Article By: Debbie Ann Doyle
Grant of the Week: Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences - October 01, 2010
The University of Minnesota’s Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center & Health Sciences is intended to promote research on post-World War II developments in academic health centers and health science research using the University of Minnesota Archives.
Grant of the Week: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award - September 24, 2010
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning; and who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others.
Grant of the Week: Awards from the National Council on Public History - September 17, 2010
Each year the National Council on Public History offers more than $6,500 in awards recognizing excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world.
Grant of the Week: Doctoral Fellowships and Research Stipends from the Memoria Romana Project - September 10, 2010
The Memoria Romana Project, a Max Planck Institute award project, is offering doctoral fellowships and research stipends to support work relating to memory in the areas of Roman history, literature, archaeology, art, and religion.
Grant of the Week: The Lincoln Prize from Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - September 03, 2010
The Lincoln Prize is a $50,000 award given annually for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, or the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to that era.
Grant of the Week: J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award - August 27, 2010
The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, in the amount of $30,000, is given annually to aid in the completion of a significant work of nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern.
Grant of the Week: Jacob K. Javits Fellowships for Graduate Students in the Humanities - August 20, 2010
The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program provides fellowships to students to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Grant of the Week: NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants - August 13, 2010
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. By awarding relatively small grants to support the planning stages, NEH aims to encourage the development of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.
Grant of the Week: Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship - August 06, 2010
The Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is a $1,000 award to an A.B.D. woman graduate student working on a historical dissertation, not necessarily in a history department.
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships to support scholars in the production of substantial works on the foreign policy of the Kennedy years.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies - July 23, 2010
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one-year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on modern and contemporary German and European history.
The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) presents the 2011 Shryock Medal Essay Contest for graduate students for an outstanding, unpublished essay by a single author on any topic in the history of medicine.
Grant of the Week: Downing Award for Publications on Historical Topics in Preservation - July 09, 2010
The Society of Architectural Historians offers the Antoinette Forrester Downing Award for published work devoted to historical topics in preservation.
The Naval War College Foundation intends to award one Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History of $1,000 to the researcher with the greatest need…
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grants to support projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities.
Grant of the Week: Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians - June 18, 2010
The Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award, from the Society of Architectural Historians, recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on the history of architecture by a North American scholar.
The Supreme Court Historical Society offers the Hughes-Gossett Award for the best student paper submitted to the Journal of Supreme Court History.
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is accepting applications for Kluge Fellowships. These fellowships offer post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to conduct humanistic and social-science research in the library’s large and varied collections.
The Baylor University Institute for Oral History welcomes applications for one annual fellowship for the academic year 2010-2011, open to individuals in any field who can benefit from the holdings of Baylor’s oral history collection.
The Smith Richardson Foundation’s International Security and Foreign Policy Program offers its annual grant competition to support junior faculty research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.
Grant of the Week: 2010 AHA Prizes, Awards, and Fellowships - May 14, 2010
The AHA invites submissions for its 2010 awards and prizes.
Grant of the Week: Urban History Book Award - May 07, 2010
The Urban History Association offers the Kenneth Jackson Award of $500 for the best book in North American urban history with a publication date of 2009.
Grant of the Week: Student Essay Competition in Aviation History - April 30, 2010
The League of World War I Aviation Historians is conducting an essay competition for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for the best original paper on any aspect of aviation taking place during 1914–18.
Grant of the Week: History of Science Society Nathan Reingold Prize - April 23, 2010
The History of Science Society offers the Nathan Reingold Prize for an original and unpublished graduate student essay/article on the history of science and its cultural influences.
The Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History honors and supports work on an innovative and freely available new media project, and in particular for work that reflects thoughtful, critical, and rigorous engagement with technology and the practice of history.
Grant of the Week: NARA Publishing Historical Records Project Grants - April 09, 2010
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), offers grants for two Publishing Historical Records project categories (the Colonial and Early National Period and the New Republic through the Modern Era).
The American Studies Association is offering the Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize of $500 to the best doctoral dissertation in American Studies, American Ethnic Studies, or American Women’s Studies.
Grant of the Week: Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant in Congressional Studies - March 26, 2010
The Association of Centers for the Study of Congress is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2010 Richard A. Baker Graduate Research Travel Grant.
The Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy, is offering the Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in U.S. naval history for the academic year 2010-2011, in the amount of $10,000.
Grant of the Week: Scholarly Research Fellowships from the Kentucky Historical Society - March 05, 2010
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) annually awards approximately ten scholarly research fellowships, which usually range from $250 to $1000. Scholarly research fellowships support visits to the KHS history campus throughout the year.
Grant of the Week: John Phillip Reid Book Award for Anglo-American Legal History - February 26, 2010
The American Society for Legal History offers the John Phillip Reid Book Award, an annual award for the best monograph that is not the author’s first book, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history.
Grant of the Week: Jameson and NASA Fellowships - February 19, 2010
Two fellowships, sponsored by the AHA, have deadlines that are just weeks away. Send in applications for the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History and the Fellowship in Aerospace History.
Grant of the Week: NY Public Library Short-term Research Fellowships - February 05, 2010
The New York Public Library is offering up to ten short-term research fellowships to support visiting scholars.
Grant of the Week: Summer Seminars in American History from the Gilder Lehrman Institute - January 29, 2010
K-12 history, social studies and English teachers are invited to apply to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2010 Summer Seminars.
Grant of the Week: Cuban Heritage Collection of UMiami Libraries Fellowship Program - January 22, 2010
The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami is proud to launch a new Cuban Heritage Collection Fellowships Program that is available to graduate students.
Grant of the Week: Laura Shannon Book Prize in Contemporary European Studies - December 25, 2009
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame is announcing a new book prize, the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies.
Grant of the Week: Funded Fellowships from the American Research Center in Egypt - December 18, 2009
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions.
Grant of the Week: NEH Foreign Study Fellowship in Tunisia - December 11, 2009
The University of Tennessee has announced that applications are being accepted for an NEH Foreign Study Fellowship opportunity in Tunisia studying the representation of the self in the autobiographies of Perpetua of Carthage and Augustine of Hippo.
Grant of the Week: E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship - December 04, 2009
The Nantucket Historical Association offers an annual fellowship, the E. Geoffrey and Elizabeth Thayer Verney Fellowship, in an effort to enhance the public’s knowledge and understanding of the heritage of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Grant of the Week: Prize in American Historical Fiction from the Langum Charitable Trust - November 27, 2009
The Langum Charitable Trust is accepting submissions for its annual David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.
Grant of the Week: Dissertation Year Fellowships from the Truman Library - November 20, 2009
The Harry S. Truman Library & Museum offers up to two Dissertation Year Fellowship grants of $16,000 annually to support graduate students working on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years.
Roy Rosenzweig Fellowship Endowment Still Needs Support - November 17, 2009
The first recipient of the Roy Rosenzweig Fellowship for Innovation in Digital History will be announced at the annual meeting in January, but the endowment for the award still needs your support.
Grant of the Week: Holocaust Museum Summer Research Workshops - November 13, 2009
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) invites proposals from workshop coordinator(s) to conduct two-week research workshops at the museum during June-August 2010.
Grant of the Week: NEH Challenge Grants in United States History and Culture - November 06, 2009
NEH invites applications for Challenge Grants in United States History and Culture.
Grant of the Week: Rachel Carson Prize for Best Dissertation in Environmental History - October 30, 2009
The American Society for Environmental History offers the Rachel Carson Prize for Best Dissertation in Environmental History.
Grant of the Week: Olivia James Traveling Fellowship from the Archaeological Institute of America - October 23, 2009
The Olivia James Traveling Fellowship, from the Archaeological Institute of America, provides $25,000 for travel and study in Greece, Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy, Asia Minor, or Mesopotamia, conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30.
The Camargo Foundation welcomes applications from scholars pursuing studies relating to French and francophone cultures and from composers, writers, and visual artists pursuing specific projects.
Grant of the Week : Bancroft Prizes from Columbia University - October 09, 2009
The Bancroft Prizes are awarded annually by Columbia University in New York. Two annual prizes of equal rank and of the value of $10,000 each are awarded to the authors of distinguished works in either or both of the following categories: American history (including biography) and diplomacy.
Grant of the Week: Lincoln Prize from Gettysburg College - October 02, 2009
The Lincoln Prize at Gettysburg College shall be awarded annually by the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, or the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era.
Grant of the Week: Ernest Hemingway Research Grants - September 25, 2009
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation provides Ernest Hemingway Research Grants for scholars and students in the range of $200 to $1,000 to help defray living, travel, and related costs incurred while doing research in the Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Grant of the Week: Hugh Davis Graham Award - September 18, 2009
The Institute for Political History’s Hugh Davis Graham Award provides research stipends for doctoral students, junior scholars, and senior scholars doing archival research in the fields of 20th-century American political/policy history and American political development.
Grant of the Week: Sabbatical Fellowships from the American Philosophical Society - September 11, 2009
The American Philosophical Society is offering Sabbatical Fellowships in the humanities and social sciences to mid-career faculty of universities and 4-year colleges in the United States…
Grant of the Week: Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship - September 04, 2009
The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts is offering the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, which provides a year-long residential fellowship at the society for recipients to revise their dissertation for publication.
Announcing the Martin A. Klein Prize in African History - September 01, 2009
We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Martin A. Klein Prize in African History, which will be conferred annually starting at the January 2011 annual meeting. The prize will recognize the most distinguished work of scholarship on the history of continental African history published in English during the previous calendar year.
New Prizes and Awards from the AHA - August 26, 2009
The AHA recognizes a wide variety of distinguished historical work by awarding prizes, fellowships, and awards to authors of exceptional books in the field, distinguished teachers and mentors in the classroom, and even film makers. Recently, two new awards have been established to acknowledge an even wider base of good work in the profession. These awards include: The Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for the Best Article by an Undergraduate and Equity Awards.
Grant of the Week: ACLS Fellowships - August 21, 2009
The American Council of Learned Societies invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences.
The Friends of the University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries are pleased to offer a minimum of four grants-in-aid annually, each one month in duration, for research in the humanities in any field appropriate to the library’s collections.
Grant of the Week: Heineken Prize for History - July 31, 2009
Established in 1990, the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for History rewards outstanding scholarly achievement in the field of history.
Grant of the Week: Teaching Development Fellowships - July 24, 2009
The National Endowment for the Humanities will award Teaching Development Fellowships to support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at improving an existing undergraduate course that the applicant has taught already in three different terms and will continue to teach.
Grant of the Week: Innovative Strategies in Community Colleges - July 17, 2009
The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, of the U.S. Department of Education, supports innovative grants and cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education. Grants are being offered for projects that propose innovative strategies to benefit working adults and displaced workers who are pursuing degrees or credentials in community colleges.
Grant of the Week: Chemical Heritage Foundation Travel Grants - July 10, 2009
The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation offers travel grants to cover travel and lodging expenses for researchers who wish to use CHF’s wealth of resources in the history of the chemical and molecular sciences for short-term research (1 to 4 weeks) at CHF in Philadelphia, PA.
The Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural (URR) Program is meant to help preserve the Underground Railroad’s legacy and to help demonstrate how the Underground Railroad’s widespread operations network transformed the United States.
Grant of the Week: ASECS/Folger Institute Fellowship - June 26, 2009
In collaboration with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), the Folger Institute awards an annual ASECS/Folger Institute Fellowship of $2,000 to an ABD graduate student or a postdoctoral scholar conducting research in the period 1660 to 1815.
Grant of the Week: Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship - June 19, 2009
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the John Carter Brown Library offers the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship to support work by academics, independent scholars, and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830.
The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2010 through May 2011.
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh is offering postdoctoral bursaries (residential fellowships) of up to £10,000 for candidates in any area of the humanities and social sciences, whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute for Advanced Studies’ current research themes or across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities.
Grant of the Week: OAH Huggins-Quarles Award - May 29, 2009
The Huggins-Quarles Award is given annually, by the Organization of American Historians, to one or two graduate students of color at the dissertation research stage of their PhD program.
Grant of the Week: Essay Contest - Association for the Study of African American Life and History - May 22, 2009
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) proudly announces its 19th annual essay contest for undergraduate and graduate students.
Grant of the Week: NHPRC Professional Development Grants for Archives and Historical Publishing - May 15, 2009
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals for Professional Development Grants for Archives and Historical Publishing, which are meant to improve the training and education of professionals in the archival and historical publishing communities.
Grant of the Week: National Trust for Historic Preservation Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants - May 08, 2009
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is launching Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants to support collaborative projects between African American Historic Places and college/university scholars.
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is seeking proposals to develop new strategies and tools that can improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records.
2009 Prizes, Awards, and Fellowships from the AHA - April 24, 2009
The AHA invites submissions for its 2009 awards and prizes, including 18 book prizes, the Herbert Feis Award for distinguished contributions to public history, and the John E. O’Connor Award for outstanding interpretations of history though the medium of film or video.
Grant of the Week: LGBTQ Local Histories Contest - April 17, 2009
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, OutHistory.org will award five prizes for the best online exhibits on the local LGBTQ histories of villages, towns, counties, and cities in the U.S. since June 1969.
Grant of the Week: John Phillip Reid Book Award in Legal History - April 10, 2009
The John Phillip Reid Book Award, from the American Society for Legal History, is an annual award for the best book published in English in any of the fields broadly defined as Anglo-American legal history.
The Roy Rosenzweig Fellowship for Innovation in Digital History will be awarded annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project…
African History Book Prize - March 31, 2009
In 2006 the American Historical Association authorized the establishment of an African History Book Prize to be awarded annually to the best book in African history as selected by a jury of scholars in the field. African history is one of the last major fields in history that lacks the recognition of a prize by the AHA.
Grant of the Week: Henry Belin du Pont Fellowships - March 27, 2009
Henry Belin du Pont Fellowships enable scholars to pursue advanced research and study in the library, archival, and artifact collections of the Hagley Museum and Library, which collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise.
Grant of the Week: Frederick Douglass Book Prize - March 20, 2009
Each year the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition presents the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, a $25,000 award for the most outstanding nonfiction book published in English on the subject of slavery and/or abolition and antislavery movements.
Grant of the Week: Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition - March 13, 2009
The Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition encourages scholarship in the areas of legal history, rare law books, and legal archives, and exposes students to the American Association of Law Libraries and law librarianship.
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered annually by the Library of Congress and the American Historical Association to support significant scholarly research for one semester in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history.
Grant of the Week: Save Our History Grants - February 27, 2009
The History Channel is offering its annual Save Our History grants and inviting museums, historic sites, historical societies, preservation organizations, libraries, and archives to partner with a local school or youth group and apply for funding to help preserve the history of their communities.
The American Historical Association Announces the Roy Rosenzweig Fellowship for Innovation in Digital History - February 24, 2009
In 2009, George Mason University and the American Historical Association will offer the first Roy Rosenzweig Fellowship for Innovation in Digital History. This award was developed by friends and colleagues of Roy Rosenzweig (1950–2007), Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History and New Media at George Mason University, to honor his life and work as a pioneer in the field of digital history.
Grant of the Week: Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund - February 20, 2009
The Oral History Association is offering a grant of up to $3,000 to undertake oral history research in situations of crisis research in the United States and internationally.
Grant of the Week: Research Fellowships from the Massachusetts Historical Society - February 13, 2009
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) is offering approximately 20 short-term research fellowships in 2009…
Grant of the Week: Research Grants from the AHA - February 06, 2009
Applications for the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants, the Albert J. Beveridge Grant, the Michael Kraus Research Grants, and the Littleton-Griswold Grants are due by midnight PST, February 15, 2009.
The Advertising Educational Foundation’s Visiting Professor Program is a two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts (e.g. anthropology, English, history, psychology, and sociology).
Grant of the Week: 2009 National Preservation Awards—Call for Nominations - January 23, 2009
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for the 2009 National Preservation Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation.
Grant of the Week: Congressional Research Awards - January 16, 2009
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for Congressional Research Awards to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress…
Grant of the Week: Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin Fellowships - December 26, 2008
The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin welcomes applications for one semester and full year residential fellowships from junior, mid-career, and senior faculty.
Grant of the Week: Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowship - December 19, 2008
The Center for Law, Society, and Culture at the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington is offering three Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowships to scholars of law, the humanities, or social sciences working in the field of socio-legal studies.
Grant of the Week: Grants in Printing History - December 12, 2008
The Printing Historical Society is offering a limited number of small grants for historical research in printing technology, the printing and related industries, printed materials and artifacts, type and typefounding, print culture, and printing processes and design.
Grant of the Week: History of Nursing Fellowship - December 05, 2008
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing offers a fellowship of $2,500 to support two weeks in residence at the Center and ongoing collaboration with nurse historians here…
Grant of the Week: Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in American Indian Studies - November 28, 2008
Michigan State University invites applications for its Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award in American Indian Studies.
Grant of the Week: Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities - November 21, 2008
The Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, Illinois, invites applications for its 2009-10 Fellowships in the Humanities.
Grant of the Week: Summer Seminars for Teachers - November 14, 2008
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is accepting applications for its Summer Seminars for Teachers. These seminars are designed to strengthen participants’ commitment to high quality history teaching.
Grant of the Week: Humane Studies Fellowship from GMU - November 07, 2008
The Institute for Humane Studies, based at George Mason University, is currently soliciting applications for the 2009-10 Humane Studies Fellowship.
Grant of the Week: Picturing America from the NEH - October 31, 2008
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications from K-12 schools and libraries for “Picturing America” grants.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships at the Lewis Walpole Library - October 24, 2008
The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University library, invites applications to its 2009-2010 fellowship program. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, the library offers short-term residential fellowships and travel grants to support research in the library’s rich collections of 18th-century-mainly British-materials.
Grant of the Week: High School Essay Contest - October 17, 2008
The American Planning Association (APA) is holding its annual high school essay contest, in which two $5,000 college scholarships will be awarded.
Grant of the Week: SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowships - October 10, 2008
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is offering 75 International Dissertation Research Fellowships (IDRF) for 2009.
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), with generous support from Thomson Reuters, makes an annual award of $1,500 to support dissertation research in the field of academic librarianship.
Grant of the Week: History Preservation Technology Grants - September 26, 2008
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is offering grants up to $25,000 for “projects that advance the application of science and technology to historic preservation.”
Grant of the Week: Collaborative Research Grants from NEH - September 19, 2008
Collaborative Research Grants, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, support original research in the humanities undertaken by a team of two or more scholars; or research coordinated by an individual scholar that, because of its scope or complexity, requires additional staff and resources beyond the individual’s salary.
Grant of the Week: NEH Wants Answers to “Enduring Questions” - September 12, 2008
The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched the new “Enduring Questions” grant program “to encourage faculty and students at the undergraduate level to grapple with the most fundamental concerns of the humanities.”
Grant of the Week: Rockefeller Archive Center’s 2009 Grants-in-Aid - September 05, 2008
The Rockefeller Archive Center’s competitive grant-in-aid program provides awards for reimbursement of up to $5,000 for research conducted at the RAC.
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-20th-century American history.
Grant of the Week: Awards for Study in Scandinavia - August 22, 2008
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is offering fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.
The OAH EBSCOhost America: History and Life Award is a biennial award given to recognize and encourage scholarship in American history in the journal literature advancing new perspectives on accepted interpretations or previously unconsidered topics.
Grant of the Week: Teaching Development Fellowships - August 08, 2008
The National Endowment for the Humanities’ new Teaching Development Fellowships support college and university teachers pursuing significant research aimed specifically at deepening their core knowledge in the humanities to improve their undergraduate teaching…
The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking applicants for its Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture.
Grant of the Week: Potential Fellowship at CHNM - July 25, 2008
George Mason’s Center for History and New Media seeks those interested in joining the center in applying to the National Endowment for the Humanities for one of NEH’s Fellowships at Digital Humanities Centers.
Grant of the Week: Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships - July 18, 2008
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by allowing them to engage in research in any field of knowledge or creation in the arts and sciences.
Grant of the Week: Fellowship in Naval History - July 11, 2008
The Naval War College Foundation annually awards one grant of $1,000 to a researcher who can make the optimum use of research materials for naval history located in the Naval War College’s Archives, Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College Museum collection, and the Henry E. Eccles Library.
Grant of the Week: Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums - July 04, 2008
Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums is a publication (available online as a PDF) that was created by the Library of Congress and the Foundation Center. It lists 1,725 grants of $5,000 or more…
The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2008 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India.
Grant of the Week: OUTHistory Fellowship from CLAGS - June 20, 2008
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies offers two fellowship awards for OutHistory, their LGBTQ history web site in development. Winners will be awarded $2,500 in order to fund the research and development of a historical exhibit for the web site that will uploaded onto the site at the end of fellowship period.
Grant of the Week: Fellowship on Women and Public Policy - June 06, 2008
The Fellowship on Women and Public Policy, offered by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, is a unique opportunity for graduate students who want to improve the status of women.
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers Humanities Collections and Resources grants to support projects that preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture.
The George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) offers a new Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Contemporary History…
The Outreach Grant program, from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, supports small projects and is meant to familiarize new applicants with the procedures involved in running humanities programs.
The University Libraries, Northern Illinois University, invite applications for the Horatio Alger Fellowship for the Study of American Popular Culture.
Grant of the Week: Award for Best Article in Urban History - May 02, 2008
The Urban History Association is offering an Award for Best Article in Urban History published in a scholarly journal in 2007…
Grant of the Week: Master’s Thesis Fellowship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation - April 25, 2008
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation offers a number of Lieutenant Colonel Lily H. Gridley Memorial Master’s Thesis Fellowships each year to memorialize the Marine Corps’ first woman judge advocate.
The Costume Society of America awards the Stella Blum Research Grant to an undergraduate or graduate student to support a single project focusing on any aspect of North American costume…
Grant of the Week: Mongolian Studies Research Fellowship - April 11, 2008
The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) announces its new American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) Research Fellowship Program. This program will support three fellows to conduct up to 12-months of doctoral dissertation or post-doctoral research in Mongolia on topics in the social sciences or humanities.
Grant of the Week: World History Association Teaching Prize - April 04, 2008
The WHA offers an annual prize of $750 to a teacher who submits the finest world history lesson, successfully incorporating recent research and content ideas…
Grant of the Week: U.S. Professors of the Year Award - March 28, 2008
The U.S. Professors of the Year program recognizes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country—those who excel in teaching and in positively influencing the lives and careers of students.
The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) will award up to eight research stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest.
The Library of Congress is offering 10-week Junior Fellows Summer Internships to college students this summer…
2008 Prizes, Awards, and Fellowships from the AHA - March 11, 2008
By Debbie Ann Doyle
The AHA invites submissions for its 2008 awards and prizes, including 18 book prizes…
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College is accepting applications for its Patrick Henry Fellowship. This full-time residential fellowship program supports outstanding writing on American history and culture by scholars and nonacademic writers alike.
Grant of the Week: SHAFR Dissertation Completion Fellowship - February 29, 2008
The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) offers two year-long Dissertation Completion Fellowships in the amount of $20,000 each, to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation.
Grant of the Week: Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences - February 22, 2008
The Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences is bestowed upon a person, group of people, or institution whose work or research in the fields of anthropology, law, economics, geography, history, psychology, sociology, or other social sciences constitutes a significant contribution to the progress of these sciences to the benefit of mankind.
Grant of the Week: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology - February 15, 2008
The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology, awarded by the Society for the History of Technology, is for $10,000 and may be used for any purpose connected with research or writing in the history of technology for a period of not less than four months during the year following the award.
Grant of the Week: PEAES Dissertation Fellowships from the Library Company of Philadelphia - February 08, 2008
The Library Company of Philadelphia Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined, from its colonial beginnings to roughly the 1850s. One dissertation-level fellowship is available, carries a stipend of $20,000, and is tenable for nine consecutive months of residency…
Grant of the Week: History of Space Science Fellowship - February 01, 2008
The History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Science, funds a nine-month research project that is related to any aspect of the history of space science, from the earliest human interest in space to the present.
Grant of the Week: Research Grants for AHA Members - January 25, 2008
AHA members are eligible for four different research grants offered by the Association. All grants are offered annually and are intended to further research in progress. Preference is given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars. They may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses. The grants are as follows…
2007 Prizes and Awards - January 18, 2008
The 2007 prizes and awards granted by the AHA were presented at the 2008 General Meeting on January 4, 2008. The following day we posted a list of the award winners, and the titles of their award winning works (for book prizes). Now, an expanded version of this list, containing book citations and biographies, is available on the AHA web site.
Grant of the Week: Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas - January 18, 2008
Each year the Journal of the History of Ideas awards the Morris D. Forkosch Prize ($2,000) in intellectual history.
Grant of the Week: Save Our History Grant Program from The History Channel - January 11, 2008
The Save Our History Grant Program, from The History Channel, provides funding to history organizations that partner with schools on a local community preservation project.
Grant of the Week: African American History Grant Program from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities - December 28, 2007
The African American History Grant Program from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) are given with the goals of increasing public understanding of African American history and culture, supporting research and documentation of African American historic sites, strengthening institutions that interpret Virginia’s African American history, and providing a solid intellectual foundation for African American heritage tourism in every region of Virginia.
Grant of the Week: Dissertation Fellowships from the U.S. Army Center of Military History - December 21, 2007
Dissertation Fellowships from the United States Army Center of Military History support scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare.
Grant of the Week: Long-Term Fellowships from the John Carter Brown Library - December 14, 2007
The John Carter Brown Library provides a number of Long-Term Fellowships.
Grant of the Week: Air and Space Museum Fellowship in U.S. Naval Flight History - December 07, 2007
The Ramsey Fellowship, offered by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, is a competitive twelve-month, in-residence fellowship in “U.S. Naval Flight History.” A stipend of $45,000 will be awarded for a 12-month fellowship.
Grant of the Week: Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellowship from the YIVO Institute - November 30, 2007
The Professor Bernard Choseed Memorial Fellowship supports original doctoral or post-doctoral research in the field of East European Jewish studies.
Early Deadline for the Albert B. Corey Prize in Canadian-American Relations - November 26, 2007
By Debbie Ann Doyle
Submissions for the 2008 Albert B. Corey Prize are due to the prize committee by January 15, 2008. The biennial prize will be awarded at the June 2008 annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association.
Grant of the Week: Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History - November 23, 2007
The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History is offered biennially by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences to reward outstanding scholarly achievements in the field of history. Recipents are awarded a silver water clock which symbolizes Clio and $150,000 to be spent at the discretion of the recipient.
Grant of the Week: Study Invention and Innovation with a Lemelson Center Fellowship - November 16, 2007
The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center is seeking proposals for its 2008 Fellows Program, supporting projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships from the White House Historical Association - November 09, 2007
The White House Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians seek proposals for research projects focusing on the roles of the White House as home, workplace, museum, structure, and symbol. Three fellowships are available in the areas of K-12 education; graduate, post-doctoral, and advanced work; and public history.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships for Research in China from ACLS - November 02, 2007
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is offering fellowships through its American Research in the Humanities in China program…
Grant of the Week: Postdoctoral Fellowships from the National Academy of Education - October 26, 2007
The National Academy of Education invites applications for the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship.
Grant of the Week: Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors - October 19, 2007
The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, with the support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, offers one-year fellowships for assistant professors at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada…
Grant of the Week: Doctoral Fellowships from the Japan Foundation - October 12, 2007
The Japan Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The foundation offers research fellowships and doctoral fellowships.
2008 Teaching American History Grants - October 11, 2007
The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for the 2008 Teaching American History grant program…
Grant of the Week: Junior Fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks - October 05, 2007
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection offers Junior Fellowships in three areas of study: 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.
Grant of the Week: NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants - September 28, 2007
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invite applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program.
Grant of the Week: Summer Stipends for the Study of American Christianity from the Louisville Institute - September 21, 2007
The Louisville Institute offers summer stipends to academics and pastors who have earned the terminal degree in their chosen vocation (e.g. M.Div., Ph.D., Th.D.) and are engaged in summer research projects pertaining to American Christianity.
Grant of the Week: Grants from the International Research & Exchanges Board - September 14, 2007
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) offers grants to master’s students, predoctoral students, professionals, and postdoctoral scholars through its Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) program. The grants support in-depth field research in policy-relevant subject areas related to Southeast Europe and Eurasia or equivalent projects.
Grant of the Week: Digital Humanities Fellowship from Stanford - September 07, 2007
Grant of the Week: Senior Fellowships from the National Gallery of Art - August 31, 2007
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art is offering up to seven senior fellowships: one Paul Mellon Fellowship as well as four to six Ailsa Mellon Bruce and Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships.
Grant of the Week: Over $2 Million up for Grabs in the Digital Media and Learning Competition - August 24, 2007
HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) and the MacArthur Foundation have teamed up to create the Digital Media and Learning Competition, which will award $2 million in funds to “to support pioneers who use new technologies to envision the future of learning.”
Grant of the Week: Pursue “Change” with a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities from PHF - August 17, 2007
The Penn Humanities Forum (PHF) awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars (received doctorate between December 1999 and December 2007) in the humanities who are not yet tenured.
Grant of the Week: Postdoctoral Fellowships from Columbia University - August 10, 2007
The John. H. Daniels Fellowship supports researchers at the National Sporting Library, a research center for horse and fields sports, for periods of up to one year. Eligible applicants include university faculty, graduate students, museum curators, librarians, writers, and journalists from the following disciplines: history, literature, art history, anthropology, area studies, and history of sport. Recipients of the fellowship will receive a monthly stipend (max. of $2,000/month), free housing near the Library, workspace, and other resources.
Grant of the Week: Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Institute for Research in the Humanities - July 27, 2007
Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, offers three one-year Solmsen Postdoctoral Fellowships to scholars from other universities working on literary and historical studies of the European Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods up to about the year 1700, awarded through an annual competition.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in numerous fields (including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts). For the 2008 competition the foundation will be offering a new fellowship in the field of Constitutional Studies.
Grant of the Week: Hiett Prize in the Humanities - July 13, 2007
The Hiett Prize in the Humanities, given by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, is an annual award presented to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. Its purpose is to encourage future leaders in the humanities by 1) recognizing their achievement and their potential and 2) assisting their work through a cash award of $50,000.
Grant of the Week: Jacob K. Javits Fellowships - July 06, 2007
The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program assists students who undertake graduate study in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree, or to a master’s degree where the master’s degree is the terminal degree awarded in the selected field of study. History and non-American history are both eligible fields of study for this fellowship.
The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs Program enables promising and prominent Canadian and American scholars, as well as experienced professionals to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American and Canadian universities.
Grant of the Week: World History Paper Prize - June 15, 2007
The National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access offers Humanities Collections and Resources grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions, as well as to state and local government agencies. These grants range from $50,000 to $350,000 and are meant to support projects that preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, newspapers, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture.
Grant of the Week: Postdoctoral Bursaries from the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies - June 01, 2007
The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) invites applications for postdoctoral bursaries (grants) from candidates in any area of the humanities and social sciences. Applicants’ work should fall within the scope of one of the Institute for Advanced Studies’ current research themes or across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities. The bursaries are for three to nine months, within the period of September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008. Awards will be given up to a maximum of £10,000. No teaching is required, but successful applicants may be able to supplement the bursary by contributing to undergraduate teaching programs. The institute provides office accommodations and research facilities for recipients. Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate, normally within the last three years, and should not have held a permanent position at a university. Deadline: July 13. Visit the award web page for application forms, contacts, and more information.
Grant of the Week: ECHO Digital History Grants - May 25, 2007
George Mason’s Center for History and New Media is offering a number of $1,000 grants, through its ECHO project, to support online digital history collections on the recent history of science, technology, and industry. To apply, submit a grant proposal of no more than 500 words and a c.v. to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “ECHO grant proposal,” by July 1, 2007.
The American Society for Legal History announces the Cromwell Dissertation Prize for 2007, offered by the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation. The prize is awarded for dissertations accepted or student articles written in the previous year (2006) in the general field of American legal history (broadly conceived), with some preference for those in the area of early America or the colonial period. Deadline: June 15, 2007.
The Economic History Association offers two dissertation prizes to recognize excellence in the economic history field. The Allan Nevins Prize is awarded for the best dissertation in U.S. or Canadian economic history, while the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize recognizes the best dissertation in non-U.S. or Canadian economic history. Entries must be submitted by June 1, 2007, and recipients will be presented their awards at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas in September 2007. See the web site for contact information and other details.
The American Studies Association offers the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize, given annually to the best doctoral dissertation in American Studies, American Ethnic Studies or American Women’s Studies. Applicants who completed their dissertations between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007, and who are members of ASA, are eligible for the $500 prize.
The Baylor University Institute for Oral History is offering one Oral History Research Fellowship for the 2007-08 academic year. This fellowship is designed to bring scholars to Waco, Texas, to work with oral history materials housed in The Texas Collection special library. The oral history collection has many aspects but is strongest in the areas of Central Texas history and religion in the Southwest. The fellowship carries a stipend of $3,000, as well as office space, computer support, and access to the holdings of the oral history collection. Application deadline is May 31, 2007. See the Baylor University Institute for Oral History web site for more information.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - April 20, 2007
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation offers one $10,000 General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. Memorial Dissertation Fellowship per academic year to a qualified graduate student working on a doctoral dissertation pertinent to Marine Corps history. Topics in U.S. military and naval history, as well as history and history-based studies in the social and behavioral sciences, with a direct relationship to the history of the United States Marine Corps will be considered. The deadline for applications is May 1. See web site for details.
Grant of the Week: Research Seminar on Constitutionalism - April 06, 2007
The Institute for Constitutional Studies at George Washington University is hosting a residential research seminar on “Constitutionalism” in Washington, DC, June 11-17, 2007. Advanced graduate students and junior faculty are invited to apply by April 22nd. Instructors at the seminar will include Aviam Soifer (dean of the University of Hawaii law school) and Mary Sarah Bilder (Boston College). Participants will receive free lodging, a travel allowance, and a modest per diem to cover food and additional expenses. Lodging will be available from June 6 for participants who want to conduct additional research in the D.C. area and consult independently with Professor Soifer. See this pdf announcement for more information, or visit the institute’s web site.
Grant of the Week: American Institute of Physics - March 30, 2007
The American Institute of Physics’ Center for History of Physics offers grants-in-aid of up to $2,000 for research in the history of modern physics and allied sciences (astronomy, geophysics). Grants can be used only for work done in the center’s Neils Bohr Library in College Park, MD, or for work that adds to the library’s oral history collection. Applicants should either be working toward a graduate degree in the history of science or show a record of publication in the field. Application deadlines are April 15 and November 15 of each year. Visit the institute’s web site for more information.
Grant of the Week: Library of Congress Summer Interns - March 23, 2007
This summer the Library of Congress, home of the U.S. Copyright Office, is once again offering special 10-week, paid internships to college students (undergraduate and graduate). For a stipend of $3,000, Junior Fellows Summer Interns will work full-time, starting on June 4 and ending on Aug. 10, to help locate and itemize uncataloged materials submitted to the office as part of the copyright registration process. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of literary, artistic, film and musical gems among the Library’s copyright deposits. The deadline for applications is April 9th; see the LOC press release for full details. Text taken from the Library of Congress press release.
Grant of the Week: Jeanne Humphrey Block Dissertation Award - March 16, 2007
The Henry A. Murray Research Archive is pleased to offer the Jeanne Humphrey Block Dissertation Award to a qualified scholar during calendar year 2007. The award will be given in the amount of $2,500 to a PhD candidate in the social sciences, with an application deadline of April 1, 2007. Interested parties should send a letter of application, an academic vita, a summary of your proposed dissertation work, and two letters of recommendation to email@example.com. This text was taken from the Henry A. Murray Research Archive’s web site, for more information on this award see the announcement online.
Grant of the Week: Jameson Fellowship - March 09, 2007
By Andrew Bell
Scholars hoping to snag $5,000 for research at the Library of Congress have until March 15 to submit applications for the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History.
Grant of the Week: Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowship - March 02, 2007
Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, in Florence offers up to three Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowships each academic year. This fellowship is aimed at scholars engaged in some aspect of Italian Renaissance studies who hold demanding positions that permit little time for research.
Grant of the Week: German Studies Research Grant - February 23, 2007
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering up to five German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in either North America or Germany. Undergraduates must have at least junior standing and must be pursuing a German Studies track or minor. The grant provides support ranging from $1,500 to $2,500. Application deadline is May 1st. Find more information on these German Studies Research Grants online here.
Grant of the Week: $250K from the Save Our History Grant Program - February 16, 2007
This year, the History Channel will award $250,000 in grants of up to $10,000 to historical organizations to fund hands-on, experiential educational projects that teach students about their local history and actively engage them in its preservation. History museums, historical societies, preservation organizations, historic sites, libraries, archives, government agencies, and other historical organizations are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2007. For guidelines and criteria, important dates, and to apply, visit www.saveourhistory.com.
Grant of the Week: National Museum of the American Indian Fellowship - February 09, 2007
The Conservation Department of the National Museum of the American Indian is accepting applications for 1-2 year fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for post-graduates interested in experience in the care, preservation, and conservation of the museum’s collections. Deadline for applications is March 15th. Contact Marian Kaminitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information, or see the Smithsonian’s web site on fellowship and internship programs.
Grant of the Week: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - February 02, 2007
The James M. Osborn Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, offered by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, is open to scholars of British history, literature, society or culture in any period from the Middle Ages through the end of the Twentieth Century. Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $40,000 and a residential apartment during their 10-months of research at the Beinecke Library, which contains a collection of “books, manuscripts, prints, and original art concerning the literature, history, and culture of the British Isles.” The application deadline is February 15, 2007. For more information see the fellowship announcement on the Beinecke web site.
Grant of the Week: Fellowship from the Chemical Heritage Foundation - January 26, 2007
The Chemical Heritage Foundation invites applications for its Societe de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellowship. This fellowship “is designed to stimulate public understanding of the chemical industries. Applications are encouraged from writers, journalists, educators, and historians of science, technology, or business.”
Introducing: Grant of the Week - January 19, 2007
Beginning today, AHA Today will feature a “Grant of the Week” on the blog every Friday from here on out. Today’s Grant of the Week is: The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research’s National Research Competition.