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Grants and Fellowships

In addition to the resources below, you should also refer to the extensive and helpful list of grants and resources maintained by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.

National and International Granting Agencies

(Grants not restricted to a particular library or archive)

American Catholic Historical Association
Dissertation grant.

American Council of Learned Societies 
Many fellowships available.   Including several dedicated to specific geographic areas of study.   Well worth a look.

American Historical Association 
Several grants available.

American Research Institute in Turkey

American-Scandanavian Foundation

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 
A long list of different travel grants.

Camargo Foundation  ( Cassis France )

Canadian Embassy – Canadian Studies Grant Program

CCWH/Berkshire and CCWH/Ida B. Wells Awards 
For female graduate students.

Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism (Notre Dame)
Hibernian Research Award (for the study of Irish Americans)
Research Travel Grant

German Historical Institute  (Washington)
Doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.

Institute for Humane Studies  (George Mason)
Humane Studies Fellowship

Summer Graduate Research Fellowship

Louisville Institute (for scholars writing about American religion.)

Medieval Academy of America

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships 
The American Council of Learned Societies is launching this year a significant new fellowship program providing support for young scholars to complete their dissertation and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the Ph.D. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program will award fellowships in two categories: Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients . November 15th deadline .

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, 2007 
Excellent fellowships. November 15th deadline.

North American Conference on British Studies

Organization of American Historians 
Various prizes and awards.

2007 OAH/IEHS John Higham Travel Grants for travel to the OAH.

Phi Alpha Theta – Doctoral fellowships

Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowships
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States . Fifty fellowships will be awarded in 2007 with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
The Stuart L. Bernath Dissertation Grant

Southern Jewish Historical Society

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies 
For students near completion.  $3,000 award for research expenses.

Woodrow Wilson Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 
In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

Fellowships for Specific Libraries and Archives

American Academy in Rome

American Antiquarian Society  ( Worcester MA )

American Philosophical Society  ( Philadelphia )
John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship

Boston Athenæum Research Fellowships Recipients

Cal Tech Institute Archives

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism (Notre Dame)

Dumbarton Oaks (D.C.)

Gerald R. Ford Library  ( Ann Arbor )

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History ( New York )

Hagley Museum and Library

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University of Texas at Austin

Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs (Independence Missouri )

Haverford College – Quaker Collection

Huntington Library ( San Marino , CA)

Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives  ( Cincinnati )

John Carter Brown Library ( Brown University )

Lewis Walpole Library (Yale)

Library Company of Philadelphia

Mass Historical Society

Newberry Library (Chicago)

North Caroliniana Society ( Chapel Hill )

Pennsyvlania Historical and Museum Commission

Schlesinger Library  (Radcliffe)

Smithsonian Institution ( Washington )

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives ( Nashville )

UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies

University of Chicago Library Special Collections Research Fellowships

Winterthur Library  ( Winterthur , DE )

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (NY) 


(and see above)

Institute of American Cultures (UCLA)
Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowship in Ethnic Studies Incorporating Oral History Research

John W. Kluge Center , Library of Congress

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
Several postdocs.

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ( Williamsburg )

Russian, East Europe, and Eurasian Center (Univ of Illinois )

Virginia Historical Society ( Richmond )

Other Sources of Grant and Funding Information

Lists fellowships, conferences etc.

Duke University has an excellent list of grants for graduate students and postdocs.

Alternate Funding Sources for Study or Research in Denmark Finland ,Iceland Norway and Sweden