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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)