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Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library Fellowships and Grants

Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants

Jan 12 The Library offers short-term residential fellowships and travel grants to support research in the Library's rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British), including important holdings of prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, and paintings. Scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research, as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation, are encouraged to apply.





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Smithsonian Institution — Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

National Air and Space Museum Research Fellowships

Jan 15 Interns have a firsthand opportunity to learn about the historic artifacts and archival materials housed in the Museum and to study the scientific and technological advances they represent. To be considered for a summer internship, you must be a high school graduate and be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university.

National Museum of American History, Lemelson Center Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Invention and Innovation in American Society

Jan 15 The Lemelson Center Fellowship Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. These include, but are not limited to, historical research and documentation projects resulting in publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, and multimedia products.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Resident Scholar Doctoral and Postgraduate Fellowships

Jan 15 The Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program and Baird Society Resident Scholar Program provide support for scholarly research in the Special Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, DC and New York, NY, in an extensive range of subject areas. The newly established Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program supports longer-term research projects for scholars of early American history.

 

Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections — $35,000

Jan 15 The Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships and Internships has announced one-year fellowships for recent graduates of masters programs in art and archaeological conservation or the equivalent or for conservation scientists, including those at the postdoctoral level, to conduct research and gain further training in Smithsonian conservation laboratories for conservation of objects in museum collections.

 

Internships in Museum Practice

Open The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) creates models and methods that make the Smithsonian a digital learning laboratory for everyone. SCLDA's primary audience is learners who connect with us through digital technologies for informal learning experiences, which are linked to formal education.

Newberry Library
 

Long- and Short-Term Fellowships in the Humanities

Jan 15
Sep 1

Newberry fellowships provide support for researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

University of Minnesota, Charles Babbage Institute
 

Adelle and Erwin Tomash Graduate Fellowship

Jan 15 The fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student for doctoral dissertation research in the history of computing.

Chemical Heritage Foundation — Fellowships and Travel Grants

Long-Term Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Jan 15 Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be graduate students whose Ph.D. dissertations have been accepted by their respective university departments. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have their Ph.D. in hand before the July prior to the start of the fellowship.

Short-Term Fellowships

Jan 15 CHF offers several short-term fellowships for researchers studying the history and sociology of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries. Short-term fellows are in residence at CHF for periods ranging from two to four months, according to their allocated fellowship.

Princeton University

Friends of the Princeton University Library Fellowships

Jan 15 Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Fund also supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children's Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children's books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. In addition, awards will be made from the Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World.

Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) — Fellowships
 

Long-Term Research Fellowships

Jan 15 Applicants must have completed their professional training, ordinarily including an earned doctorate. NEH-sponsored fellowships are not available to graduate students.

Short-Term Research Fellowships

Mar 1 Short-term awards are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent, with candidates who live fifty or more miles from Boston receiving preference. Applicants who do not reside in the U.S. must indicate their citizenship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or already hold the J-1 visa or equivalent documents that will allow them to accept the stipend.

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Feb 1 A collaboration of 17 major cultural agencies, will offer awards that provide a stipend for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Awards are open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who hold the necessary U.S. government documents. Grants are designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several agencies.

Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins, and Consequences

Feb 15 The Massachusetts Historical Society and the Boston Athenaeum will award a Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins, and Consequences. The recipient will conduct research for at least four weeks at each institution.

 

Teacher Fellowships

Mar 15 Applications are welcome from any K-12 teacher who has a serious interest in using the collections at the MHS to prepare primary-source-based curricula, supported by documents and visual aids, in the fields of American history, world history, or English/language arts.

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
 

Research Fellowships

Jan 15 Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature.

New York Public Library
 

Fellowships in the Humanities, Including Creative Writing

Jan 16 The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. The Lapidus Center offers long-term and short-term fellowships. The RSA-Kress New York Public Library Grant supports a one-month residence in New York City by a member of the RSA for the purposes of Art History research in the Special Collections of The New York Public Library. The Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program assists those scholars and professionals whose research in the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History — Fellowships and Prizes for Historians
 

National History Teacher of the Year Award

The National History Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding American history teachers from elementary school through high school, and the crucial importance of American history education.

Research Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Institute awards short-term research fellowships to scholars working in American history at every level from doctoral candidates to senior faculty, including independent scholars.

National Library of Medicine
 

Associate Fellowships for Librarians

Feb 5 The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research.

University-Based Biomedical Informatics Research Training Programs

The National Library of Medicine supports research training in biomedical informatics at selected educational institutions in the United States. These programs offer graduate education and postdoctoral research experiences in a wide range of areas including: health care informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and public health informatics. Many programs also offer additional tracks in areas such as imaging and dental informatics. The organizations funded to do this training are responsible for the selection of trainees; questions about eligibility, program specifics, and levels of support should be addressed to the programs themselves.

American Meteorological Society — Scholarships and Fellowships
 

AMS Graduate Fellowships in the History of Science

Feb 6 To be awarded to a student in the process of completing a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The Fellowship carries a stipend and will support one year of dissertation research.

Historic Deerfield
 

Summer Fellowship Program

Feb 9 Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites college juniors and seniors to apply for its nine-week, fully-funded Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield is the perfect place to explore New England and regional history, material culture and museum studies.

American Library Association — Spectrum Scholarship Program
 

Spectrum Scholarships

Mar 1 The Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.

American Library Association, Library & Information Technology Association — Scholarships and Awards
 

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Mar 1 The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic).

 

LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Mar 1 The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in and have a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic).

 

LITA/Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Mar 1 The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and information technology field, who plan to follow a career in that field, and who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and a vision in pursuit of library and information technology.

American Philosophical Society — Fellowships and Grants

Library Resident Research Fellowships

Mar 2 The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. Applicants may beh olders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent, Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations, or degreed independent scholars

Hagley Museum and Library — Grants and Fellowships

Research grants in the history of business, technology and society

Mar 31
Jun 30
Oct 31

Henry Belin du Pont research grants enable scholars to pursue advanced research and study in the library, archival, pictorial, and artifact collections of the Hagley Museum and Library.

 

Doctoral dissertation fellowships in the history of business, technology and society

Nov 15 Henry Belin du Pont dissertation fellowships are designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation.

American Historical Association — Prizes, Fellowships, and Awards

Fellowships in Aerospace History

Apr 1 The Fellowship in Aerospace History is offered annually by the the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and the American Historical Association to support a significant scholarly research project in aerospace history. It will provide a fellow with 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. Applicants must possess a PhD in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program.

Library of Congress, John W. Kluge Center — Oppotrnities for Fellows
 

The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship Research in American History

Apr 1 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.

 

David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

Apr 17 The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS).

 

The Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies

May 15 The Library of Congress's Kluge Center invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection.

 

Kluge Center Fellowships

Jul 15 The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months.

 

Kislak Fellowship in American Studies

Oct 15 The Library of Congress' Kluge Center invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Kislak Collection.

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
 

Omohundro Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

Oct 30 The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture offers annually a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate's dissertation or other manuscript have significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. Foreign nationals are eligible. Those who have earned the Ph.D. and begun careers are also encouraged to apply.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Research Grants and Graduate Fellowships for Doctoral Dissertation and Postdoctoral Research

Aug 15
Nov 3

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites scholars and students to apply for support of their research and use of the archival, manuscript, and audiovisual holdings of the Library under the following programs.

 

Student Internships

Oct 31 The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation awards several paid archival internships each year to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in history, government, archival administration, library science, English, journalism, communications and other related disciplines.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection — Research at Dumbarton Oaks

Fellowships, Junior Fellowships and Summer Fellowships

Nov 1 Residential 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.

 

Short-Term Pre-Doctoral Residencies

Dumbarton Oaks offers a limited number of Short-Term Pre-Doctoral Residencies for advanced graduate students who are preparing for their PhD general exams, writing their doctoral dissertations, or expecting relevant final degrees in the field of Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, or Garden and Landscape studies.

Leo Baeck Institute — Fellowships
 

David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship

Nov 14 The fellowship provides financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the writings of Professor David Baumgardt or his scholarly interests, including Ethics, Wissenschaft des Judentums and the Modern Intellectual History of German-speaking Jewry.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
 

Senior and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Nov 15 The Huntington will award to scholars fellowships. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.

Brown University, John Carter Brown Library

Short- and Long-Term Fellowships

Dec 1 Approximately thirty-five fellowships are awarded each year for periods of time usually ranging from two to ten months. Fellowships are available for any qualified researcher, the main criteria for appointment being the merit and significance of the candidate's proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance of the project to the holdings of the Library.


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