Fellowship Opportunities

Information about applying for fellowships

Scholarly Pursuits: A Guide to Professional Development During the Graduate Years via Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Fellowship Database

Fellowship Database via Cornell University Graduate School: http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships/

Short-term Research and Dissertation Fellowships

* Submission deadlines may change. Please verify all relevant dates via the individual fellowship web sites.

September – December: New York Public Library

October 15, 2013: Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

  • Any topic relevant to American history and culture through 1876

October 15, 2013: The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies


October 23, 2013: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion

  • The program is open to Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States.

October 25, 2013: International Society for the History of Rhetoric

  • Advanced research related to the theory and practice of rhetoric in all periods and languages and the relationship of rhetoric to poetics, literary theory and criticism, philosophy, politics, religion, law, and other aspects of the socio-cultural context

November ___, 2013: Postdoctoral Fellowships in African American Studies at Princeton University

  • Writing on race in the national or global contexts and, with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty, to teaching one semester-long undergraduate course.

November 15, 2013: The American Association of University Women

  • American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions

November 15, 2013: The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

  • Ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences

November 15, 2013: Ford Foundation Fellowship
  • Successful applicants are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students

November 15, 2013: Huntington Library

  • British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine
  • This program is for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources.
  • 2013–2016 RBS-Mellon Fellows
  • Bibliographical studies within the humanities

December 15, 2013: John Carter Brown Library

  • 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

December 16, 2013: Renaissance Society of America Fellowships

  • Available to applicants in all disciplines and topics dealing with the Renaissance

December 31, 2013: University of Rochester Frederick Douglass Institute

  • The Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree in a field that contributes to African and African-American Studies.

January 3, 2014: New York Historical Society


January 14, 2013: Linguistic Institute Fellowships through Linguistic Society of America


January 15, 2014: American Antiquarian Society Short-term Visiting Academic Research Fellowships


January 15, 2014: Emily Dickinson International Society


January 15, 2014: Newberry Library


January 15, 2014: Winterthur Research Fellowship

  • 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.

January 31, 2014 Boston College African and African Diaspora Fellowship


January 31, 2014: Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship

  • All areas of the Humanities

January 31, 2014: McMaster-ASECS research fellowship

  • Eighteenth-century Studies

January 31, 2014Virginia Historical Society

  • Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowships cover the broad sweep of Virginia and American history, for example, supporting research on political, constitutional, religious, African American, military, and social issues
  • The Betty Sams Christian Fellowships in business history cover studies in economic history, trade, industrial and commercial subjects, and labor relations.
  • The Frances Lewis Fellowships in Gender and Women’s Studies support work in gender roles and the history of women.

February 1, 2013: McNeal Center

  • MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellowships are open to candidates from any discipline working on any relevant topic.
  • The Barra Foundation Fellowship is designed primarily for candidates specializing in Early American art or material culture.
  • MCEAS Consortium Fellowships are open to candidates from research universities that are members of the McNeil Center Consortium. For more information concerning consortium membership, please contact the Center Director.
  • Friends of the MCEAS Fellowships are supported by annual donors to the McNeil Center to facilitate dissertation research dealing with the Philadelphia or the Mid-Atlantic region before 1850.
  • The Richard S. Dunn Fellowship, funded by a gift from an anonymous donor in honor of the Center’s founding director, acknowledges excellence in Early American Studies.
  • The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies is open to candidates in any discipline researching any aspect of religion in North America and the Atlantic world before 1850.
  • Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Fellowships are awarded to advanced doctoral candidates from any relevant program at the University of Pennsylvania and may include some teaching responsibilities.
  • The Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship, funded by generous contributions from the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, supports research on the era of the American Revolution.

February 1, 2013: New England Regional Fellowship via MHS


March 1, 2014:  Ahmanson Research Fellowship at UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


March 1, 2014: Massachusetts Historical Society


March 1, 2014: American Philosophical Society 

  • Library Resident Research Fellowship
  • History of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture

March 1, 2014:  Library Company

  • Supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries

March 1, 2014: David Library of the American Revolution


March 25, 2013: Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


April 1, 2013: Maryland Historical Society


April 30, 2013: Short-term Atlantic History grant (via Harvard)


April 15, 2014: Boston Athenæum


April 16, 2013: Chawton House


April 30, 2013Short-term Atlantic History grant (via Harvard)