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Short-term Research and Dissertation Fellowships

Submission deadlines may change. Please visit the fellowship websites for the most up-to-date information.

September 25: The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship (New York Public Library)

  • International fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets).
  • “The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its historical collections as well as its commitment to providing free and equal access to its resources and facilities. It houses some 15 million items, among them priceless medieval manuscripts, ancient Japanese scrolls, contemporary novels and poetry, as well as baseball cards, dime novels, and comic books.”
  • 9-month term, from September through May

October 1 and December 1: Franklin Research Grants (American Philosophical Society)

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

October 18: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Visiting Graduate Student Summer Fellowships

October 21: Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships 

October 25: International Society for the History of Rhetoric Research Fellowships

November 13 or November 20: 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.
  • Predoctoral application: November 20, 2015
    Dissertation application: November 13, 2015
    Postdoctoral application: November 13, 2015

November 15: The American Association of University Women American Fellowships

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

November 15: The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

November 15: Huntington Library Fellowships

November 20: Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

December 1: Renaissance Society of America Fellowships

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

December 1: John Carter Brown Library Short- and Long-Term Fellowships 

December 15: Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships

December 20: University of Rochester Frederick Douglass Institute Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

January 5: New York Historical Society Fellowships

January 11: The Lewis Walpole Library at Yale Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants

  • For scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation.

January 15: American Antiquarian Society Short-term and Long-term Visiting Research Fellowships

January 15: Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Fellowship

January 15: Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship

January 15: Houghton Library Fellowships

January 15: John Carter Brown Library Interdisciplinary Cluster Fellows (ICFs)

January 15: Linguistic Institute Fellowships through Linguistic Society of America

January 15: Newberry Library Short Term Fellowships

January 15: Winterthur Research Fellowship

January 29: Virginia Historical Society Research fellowship and awards

January 31Boston College African and African Diaspora Fellowship

January 31: McMaster-ASECS Research Fellowship

February 1: New England Regional Fellowship via MHS

February 2: McNeil Center Dissertation Fellowships 

February 6: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

February 15: Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Massachusetts Historical Society)

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

March 1: American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship (Short-term)

March 1: The Folger Institute at Folger Shakespeare Library Short-term Fellowships

March 1: The Library Company Dissertation Fellowships

March 1: The Library Company Short-Term Fellowships

March 1: Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships

March 6: David Library of the American Revolution

April 10: Chawton House Library Visiting Fellowships

April 15: Boston Athenæum Fellowships

April 30: Maryland Historical Society Lord Baltimore Research Fellowship

May 13: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowships in American Civilization (New York Public Library)

July 31New York Historical Society Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Women’s History (Pre-doctoral)