History Dissertation Writing Grants

This list was compiled by Joe Figliulo-Rosswurm during the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 quarters. The categories used for region- and period-specific funding are those used by the American Historical Association for job searches.

I. General Extramural Funding

ACLS fellowships:
ACLS offers a wide variety of fellowships at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels, and in several region-specific fields. The following URL will take you to a representative list of the fellowships offered as of Fall 2015:

http://www.acls.org/programs/comps/

American Historical Association (AHA):
The AHA offers five grants to its members. All five are small (up to $1,000); two are for U.S. history, the others for non-U.S. fields:
http://www.historians.org/prizes/Grants.htm
* NB: AHA fellowships, with more substantial awards, are listed under the relevant regions.

Boren Fellowship for International Study:
This fellowship provides ~$30,000 to those who wish to add an international component to their dissertation research, usually through research abroad or acquiring a language (excluded areas: Western Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and Canada):
http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Council of American Overseas Research Centers:
The website for the various American research centers abroad. See each individual center’s website for grants and fellowships (http://www.caorc.org/index.html). There is also a multi-country research fellowship for dissertating and post-doctoral students:
http://caorc.org/programs/multi.htm

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR):
CLIR offers several grants, but the potentially most valuable one for our graduate students is probably the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. It offers up to $2,000 a month over a period of 9-12 months for original archival research:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon

Economic History Association Fellowships:
The EHA offers the Arthur H. Cole Grant (preference is given to Ph.D. recipients) and several Dissertation Fellowships for ABD graduate students. The application, however, is restricted to the organization’s members:
http://eh.net/eha/grants-and-fellowships

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship:
Intended for groups underrepresented in the Academy; Provides multi-year research grants for a variety of fields:
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047958

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Program:
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, these fellowships provide up to $15,000 for graduate students studying foreign languages:
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/index.html
* NB: You can apply to FLAS directly, or to an institution that has been awarded a 4-year grant. Check the following URL to see which institutions currently hold a FLAS grant: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsflasf/awards.html

Fulbright Program:
The Fulbright Program covers a wide variety of countries, typically for nine-month archival research trips abroad: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright
* NB: UCSB holds annual Fulbright Workshop meetings providing information on the application process. Notices of these workshops go out via HistGrad.

Huntington Library, Special Collections Research Grants:
The Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA awards numerous research grants and fellowships annually, for access to their collections (largely British and American history, but their collection is wide-ranging, including artwork):
http://www.huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/content.aspx?id=566

Newberry Library Short-term Fellowships:
Chicago’s Newberry Library provides several short-term fellowships, in various disciplines, for graduate students interested in consulting manuscripts within their holdings:
http://www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships

Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) (Pre-)Dissertation Fellowships:
There are a variety of SSRC fellowships (http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/). The following are the most applicable fellowships for graduate students in History:

  • Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship [DPDF]: This pre-ABD fellowship provides “graduate students with support to formulate innovative doctoral dissertation proposals”: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/
  • International Dissertation Research Fellowship [SSR-IDRF]: This post-exams, or ABD only, fellowship supports dissertation-related archival research outside the U.S., averaging $20,000 per fellowship: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf/

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation:
The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation offers various fellowships in the following fields: Foreign Affairs, Conservation, Women & Gender, Religion & Ethics, and to support “Access & Opportunity.” The following URL will take you to an up-to-date list of available fellowships (as of September 2015): http://www.woodrow.org/fellowships/

II. Region- and/or Period-Specific Extramural Funding

Africa

American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS):
The AIMS offers a variety of grants for U.S. citizens and non-citizens doing work on the Maghrib:
http://aimsnorthafrica.org/

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants:
This is an AHA grant, but there isn’t much out there for Africanists specifically. It awards $1,000:
http://www.historians.org/prizes/SchmittGrantInfo.htm

Marcus Garvey Foundation Travel Grants:
Provides $500 stipends for graduate students working on Africa or the African Diaspora:
http://www.garveyfoundation.com/index.html

Ancient

American School of Classical Studies at Athens:
The American School of Classical Studies offers a variety of short- and long-term research fellowships and grants, to American and/or Greek citizens:
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/

American Academy in Rome:
The American Academy offers the Rome Prize (not exclusive to those studying ancient history), as well as several antique-specific research fellowships in association with other institutions.
Rome Prize:http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements/
Affiliated Fellowships:http://www.aarome.org/apply/affiliated-fellowships/

Association of Ancient Historians (AAH):
The AAH, via the Scott R. Jacobs Fund, provides funding for studies of Alexander the Great and his milieu (broadly defined):
http://associationofancienthistorians.org/announcements.html#jacobs

Asia

American Institute of Indian Studies’ (AIIS) Fellowship:
The AIIS offers a Junior Research Fellowship for doctoral students to conduct research in India, under the supervision of an Indian faculty member:
http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/categories-of-fellowship/

Asian-American Studies Grants and Fellowships Database:
Organized by region (China, Japan, Korea, etc.):
http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/AAS-Grant-Programs

Asian-American Studies’ Northeast Asia Council (NEAC):
The NEAC offers short-term travel grants for research in Japan, and another one for research travel in the U.S.:
http://www.asian-studies.org/Grants-and-Awards/NEAC-Japan

China Scholarship Council’s Chinese Language Program at Tianjin Polytechnic University:
Sponsored by the Chinese Government, the Chinese Language Program is a language acquisition program for international students:
http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/universitynewsdetailen.aspx?collegeId=268&id=22

Kim Foundation:
The Kim Foundation offers postdoctoral and dissertation research fellowships for scholars of the history of science and technology in East Asia, from 1900 to the present:
http://www.dkimfoundation.org/fellowships.html

East-West Center Fellowships:
The East-West Center offers a variety of fellowships (some have citizenship restrictions, but most are funded by the U.S. State Department), many for travel to South Pacific or South-East Asian nations:
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/scholarships-fellowships/

Taiwan Government Scholarship:
Taiwan’s Ministry of Education awards an annual Taiwan Scholarship for study at Taiwanese universities:
http://www.scholars4dev.com/3103/taiwan-government-scholarships-for-international-students/

Europe

American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria Fellowship Program:
The American Research Center in Sofia provides three- and nine-month fellowships for scholarship on Bulgaria or Balkan history:
http://arcsofia.org/projects

Economic History Society:
London’s Economic History Society offers up to five one-year fellowships at the Institute; Candidates must be affiliated with a British university during their fellowship:
http://www.ehs.org.uk/the-society/grants-and-prizes.html

Council for European Studies’ (CES) Dissertation Completion Fellowship:
In conjunction with the Mellon Foundation, the CES awards a $25,000 stipend for doctoral candidates who are completing their dissertations:
http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/dissertation-completion

Cummins Research Grant:
The Cummins Research Grant is intended for research at Georgetown’s Legal Library’s Special collections, awarding $10,000 for doctoral research in its holdings:
http://www.law.gwu.edu/Library/Special_Collections/Pages/CumminsGrant.aspx
* NB: The special collections at Georgetown’s Legal Library feature collections of French, Roman, and other Continental legal commentaries, as well as medieval canon law manuscripts.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Byzantine, pre-Colombian, and Garden/Landscape Studies):
Dumbarton Oaks awards research grants, in-residence fellowships, and other grants for Byzantinists:
www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants/fellowship-terms

Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship:
Funded by the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS), this research scholarship is intended for students working on Scandinavian or Scandinavian-American topics in History/Social Sciences. The stipend for 2015-16 is $6,000:
http://www.scandinavianstudy.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Itemid=70

European University Institute Max Weber Programme:
The EUI, based in Florence, Italy offers 1- and 2-year Max Weber program fellowships:
http://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/Index.aspx

French Embassy in the United States’ Chateaubriand Fellowships:
One of the most prestigious fellowships open to U.S. citizens, the Chateaubriand Fellowship is a nine-month award for doctoral students working on any French topic:
http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/

German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.’s Fellowship in Socio-Economic History:
The German Historical Institute in D.C. offers six to twelve month fellowships for research in European or American social or economic history.
* NB: Preference is given to post-doctoral students): http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=288&Itemid=62

Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS) Grants and Fellowships:
The SFHS awards several research fellowships and conference presentation grants for any field of French history:
http://www.societyforfrenchhistoricalstudies.net/prizes.html

Medieval Academy Dissertation Grants:
The Medieval Academy facilitates a number of discrete dissertation awards (they’re all for medievalists, hence why they’re not listed individually):
http://www.medievalacademy.org/?page=Awards

NACBS British Studies Dissertation Grant:
The North American Council of British Studies awards an $8,000 stipend, with the runner-up receiving $3,000 for travel-related expenses:
http://www.nacbs.org/prizes/nacbs-dissertation-year-fellowship

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Grants:
The RSA provides several residential grants at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and Venice’s Giorgio Cini Center, as well as several research grants for study in the U.S.:
http://www.rsa.org/?page=ResearchGrants

Latin America

Academy of American Franciscan History (AAFH):
The AAFH provides four dissertation fellowships ($10,000 each) for projects involving any aspect of the Franciscans’ activities in the U.S. Borderlands, Mexico, and Central/South America:
http://www.aafh.org/Scholarships.html

Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships:
Projects incorporating pre-Columbian Mexico, Central America, and Andean South America are eligible for Dumbarton Oaks fellowships:
http://www.doaks.org/research/fellowships-and-grants

Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Program Fellowship:
The IAF provides fellowships to PhD candidates whose project objectives align with those of the Foundation:
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/IAF-Grassroots-Development-Fellowship-Program

Wilson Center Fellowships:
The Wilson Center offers fellowships for research involving public policy and human rights (it’s not Latin American-specific, but it has a discrete Latin American Center):
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships-grants

Middle East

American Institute of Iranian Studies (AAIS):
The AIIS offers a variety of fellowships for Iranianists, from grants for language acquisition to dissertation research fellowships:
http://simorgh-aiis.org/

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE):
The ARCE offers several fellowships and RAships for scholars working on all periods of Egyptian history:
http://http://www.arce.org

Ford Foundation Middle East/North Africa Grants:
The Ford Foundation awards several grants; Most of them emphasize some sort of humanitarian/social justice activity in conjunction with, or as opposed to, doctoral research: http://www.fordfoundation.org/regions/middle-east-and-north-africa/for-grant-seekers

Levant Post-Doctoral Fellowship: (NEEDS REVIEW)
Georgetown University offers the Levant Post-Doctoral Fellowship through its Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS): http://ccas.georgetown.edu/fsg/fellowships/levant/

U.S./Canada

Center for the History of Business Technology and Society, Hagley Museum and Library:
The Center offers the Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship for research on material at the Hagley Museum’s special collections:
http://www.hagley.org/library/center/hbdupontdissfellow.html

Cummins Research Grant:
This grant is for research at Georgetown Univeristy’s Legal Library’s holdings, awarding $10,000 for doctoral research special collections:
http://www.law.gwu.edu/Library/Special_Collections/Pages/CumminsGrant.aspx

Dirksen Congressional Center Research Awards:
The Dirksen Congressional Center awards research fellowships to ABD students studying congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress generally:
http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_programs_overview.htm#section1

Gerald Ford Scholars Award:
This $5,000 doctoral research grant is awarded for research at the Gerald Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the history of the U.S. political process:
http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/fsa.asp

John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing at Duke University:
Housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke, the Center provides several travel grants for collection-specific research:
http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/hartman/travel-grants/index.html

John E. Rovensky Fellowship in U.S. Business or Economic History:
This fellowship awards $10,000 to two doctoral candidates working in U.S. business/economic history. Note that recipients can’t accept the John E. Rovensky Fellowhsip at the same time as an Economic History Association dissertation research fellowship:
http://www.thebhc.org/awards/rovenann.html

Miller Center National Fellowship:
The University of Virginia’s Miller Center offers up to eight $20,000 fellowships for a year of research and writing in the broad categories of: American politics, public policy, foreign relations, global affairs’ impact on the U.S., or media and politics:
http://millercenter.org/fellowship

National Archives and Research Administration (NARA):
The NARA offers a variety of grants and fellowships, available through two main agencies:

Center for Legislative Archives Fellowship:
This is a doctoral fellowship for research using the records of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:
http://www.archives.gov/legislative/research/fellowship.html

O’Donnell Travel Grant for Research at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library:
Awards vary from $300-$2,500; Research has to include, but isn’t restricted to, work in the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library:
http://bush.tamu.edu/scowcroft/grants/odonnell/

The Tobin Project’s Democracy & Markets Graduate Research Fellowship:
The Tobin Project pursues initiatives in developing non-military ways to advance U.S. national security interests, and offers several dissertation research fellowships:
http://www.tobinproject.org/

III. UC-Specific Funding

Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation European Studies Fellowship for Dissertation Research:
The Borchard Foundation offers up to $4,000 to support pre-dissertation research in Europe in any field of European history:
http://borchardfoundation.org/

All-UC Group in Economic History:
The All-UC group in Economic History offers several grants for UC students:
http://allucgroup.iga.ucdavis.edu/prizes_and_awards.html

Inter-Humanities Center [IHC] List of UC-Wide Funding:
This is a list of UC-wide humanities funding; Most of the fellowships provided require some sort of inter-disciplinary component:
http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/uc-wide-humanities-funding/

Steve and Barbara Mendell Graduate Fellowship in Cultural Literacy:
Intended to advance “the goals of broad-based cultural literacy and high ethical standards in our participative democracy,” this is open to UCSB graduate students:
http://www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu/fellowships/steve-and-barbara-mendell-graduate-fellowship-in-cultural-literacy/

UCLA Asia Institute’s Monbusho Scholarship:
Funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, this fellowship sponsors graduate research at Japanese universities:
http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=17344

UC Pacific Rim CNSI Center for Nanotechnology’s Advanced Graduate Research Fellowship:
The Pacific Rim Research Center provides funding for research on the Pacific Rim Nations, open to all UC campuses:
http://pacrim.ucsc.edu/
* Discontinued as of January 2015.

UCSB’s Graduate Division:
These fellowships, some of which require a departmental nomination while others are self-nominated, are dispensed annually by GradDiv. See Darcy Ritzau for additional information regarding the History Department’s application schedule:
https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/financial/central-campus-fellowships

UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC):
The institute offers two fellowships for ABD students, one for global security, the other for international nuclear security:
https://igcc.ucsd.edu/funding/index.html* NB: You can’t apply for both simultaneously.

UC-Mexus/CONACYT:
This program supports postdoctoral research for UC researchers or those at Mexican institutions of higher education:
http://www.uccnrs.ucsb.edu/funding_opportunities/uc-mexus-resident-scholars-program

IV. unding Search Engines

University of California Search Engines

UCLA’s GRAPES:
http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/grapes/search.asp

UCSB’s GradPost:
This is not necessarily a conventional search engine, but rather a tremendously helpful aggregation of current funding, updated monthly. Also note GradPost’s occasional Finding Funding workshops:
http://gradpost.ucsb.edu/funds/

Extramural Search Engines

http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/studentgrantsfellowships/

A Google search is also useful, but you have to know what your specific criteria are — i.e. A dissertation fellowship? A travel grant? Etc.

V. Proposal-Writing Guides

UC Berkeley’s College of Letters & Sciences Grant Writing Resources:
http://ls.berkeley.edu/graduate/grant-writing-resources

Center for Participatory Change, “Writing a Grant Proposal:”
http://www.cpcwnc.org/resources/toolbox/writing-a-grant-proposal

National Science Foundation’s “Guidelines for Writing Grant Proposals”:
http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/guidelines.jsp

The SSRC’s “Art of Writing Proposals”:
http://www.ssrc.org/workspace/images/crm/new_publication_3/%7B7a9cb4f4-815f-de11-bd80-001cc477ec70%7D.pdf

UNC’s Grant Proposals Guides:
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/grant-proposals-or-give-me-the-money/

Examples for Writing a Good Grant Proposal

Click here to securely view intramural grant proposal samples.

Washington University Resources

Writing Proposals

As you begin the proposal writing proces, you may find the following links helpful, in addition to consulting with your advisor.

The Art of Writing Proposals:

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/art_of_writing_proposals

Washington University Research Office

http://research.wustl.edu

Click on "Grants and Contracts" for a list of additional database resources for locating funding opportunities. Includes a list of subscription-based services to which Washington University subscribes.

General External Resources

American Council of Learned Societies

http://www.acls.org

(ACLS): ACLS offers a select number of fellowships to graduate students at the dissertation level; notably, they currently offer the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and funds for Southeastern Europe studies.

American Historical Association (AHA) Research Grants

https://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants

This page lists the graduate-level funding opportunities available through the AHA. Recipients must be AHA members, and preference is given to those who are at least in the advanced stages of their PhD program.

Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

http://www.newcombefoundation.org

Available to individuals completing a dissertation related to religious or ethical values; specifically, this fellowship is available to students who have completed the research portion of their dissertation and have only the writing portion left to complete.

Community of Science

http://www.cos.com

Community of Science is a searchable database that allows users to identify funding opportunities based on a variety of criteria. Despite the name, this database includes a plethora of opportunities for students in the field of history. Please note: Washington University maintains a subscription to the Community of Science; you will need to be at an on-campus computer to access this database.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program

http://www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program supports mid-stage graduate students in formulating effective doctoral dissertation research proposals that contribute to the development of interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities and social sciences. Intended to help emerging scholars make the transition from learners to producers of knowledge within innovative areas of inquiry, the fellowship creates a space for multidisciplinary faculty mentorship and opens unique opportunities for both interdisciplinary and international network building.

Fulbright

http://www.fulbright.org

Awards for study and research overseas for doctoral students. The Office of International Studies provides guidance to WashU students in the Fulbright application process. For more information about the on-campus application process, please see http://penn.wustl.edu/~ias/grants.html#grants

Fulbright-Hays

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Specifically funds students studying modern foreign languages or area studies for six to 12 months.

Grants and Contracts in Graduate Studies

http://www.nyu.edu/financial.aid/scholarships.html

Sponsored by NYU, this website lists grant opportunities in a variety of fields.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

http://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm

This foundation offers dissertation fellowships. In particular, "questions that interest the foundation concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, the socialization of children, intergroup conflict, interstate warfare, crime, family relationships, and investigations of the control of aggression and violence."

H-Net Awards

http://www.h-net.org/announce

H-Net regularly updates its funding announcements; this page lists the most recently entered opportunity announcements. Check back regularly, or subscribe to the H-Net Announcements listserv, to identify new opportunities.

Institute for Humane Studies (HIS)

http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=491

Offers annual fellowship awards for graduate students, as well as summer grants for graduate students to attend HIS seminars.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship

http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/financial-support/idrf.html

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports distinguished graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation research outside the United States...The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies grounded in empirical and site-specific research (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is at once located in a specific discipline and geographical region and engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives.

IRIS

http://iris.org

IRIS is a searchable funding database; because it requires a subscription, you must be utilizing a computer on the Washington University campus in order to utilize this site.

Jacob Javits

http://smu.edu/nationalfellowships/javits.asp

Javits Fellowships are granted to graduate students entering their first year of study; awards are based on several factors, including financial need.

John Carter Brown Library

http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu/fellows/Hodson-Brown_Fellowship.php

Graduate students are eligible for short-term fellowships, which fund research at the library. The facility's holdings feature materials related to the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

http://www.advance-africa.com/Josephine-de-Karman-Fellowship-Trust.html

Awarded to students who are in the final year of their dissertation preparation; no specific field is required to be considered for this fellowship.

Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php

To explore the opportunities available through the Library of Congress, utilize their searchable database. The Library of Congress regularly offers fellowships, internships, and similar opportunities for graduate students.

Missouri State Archives - William E. Foley Research Fellowship

http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/internships/wfrf.asp

This fellowship provides up to $2,000 to help support the use of its public records in scholarly research.  Any research project that utilizes the holdings of the Missouri State Archives and/or its St. Louis branch to further knowledge of state or national history is eligible for funding.

Newberry Library

http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/fellowshome.html

The Newberry Library offers diverse fellowships, including long-term, short-term, and special awards. The link above is for the listing of fellowships in the Humanities.

Social Science Research Council

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships

Supports field research for PhD students to use their knowledge of distinctive cultures, societies, languages, economies, polities, and histories, in combination with their disciplinary training, to address issues that transcend their disciplines or area specializations. The program supports scholarship that treats place and setting in relation to broader phenomena as well as in particular historical and cultural contexts.

African History

American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS)

http://aimsnorthafrica.org/fellowships/lstuscitz_grants.cfm?menu=2

The program offers grants to US scholars interested in conducting research on North Africa in any Maghrib country, specifically Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, or Mauritania. AIMS sponsors three Overseas Research Centers in the region in Oran, Tunis and Tangier and has other institutional affiliations that support AIMS scholars. AIMS only funds primary research conducted in the Maghrib.

Fulbright

http://www.fulbright.org

Awards for study and research overseas for doctoral students. The Office of International Studies provides guidance to WashU students in the Fulbright application process. For more information about the on-campus application process, please see http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~overseas/grants.html#fullbright

Fulbright-Hays

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Specifically funds students studying modern foreign languages or area studies for six to 12 months.

NSEP David Boren Graduate Fellowship

http://www.borenawards.org

Provides research funds to graduate students pursuing studies in areas considered critical to U.S. interests (currently includes Africa, Asia, Central and East Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Caribbean, and the Middle East). Recipients are expected to work for select government agencies after completing their education.

Social Science Research Council

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships

Supports field research for PhD students to use their knowledge of distinctive cultures, societies, languages, economies, polities, and histories, in combination with their disciplinary training, to address issues that transcend their disciplines or area specializations. The program supports scholarship that treats place and setting in relation to broader phenomena as well as in particular historical and cultural contexts.

American History

American Antiquarian Society

http://americanantiquarian.org

Funds dissertation and postdoctoral research with both short- and long-term fellowships; recipients use awards to conduct research at the Society's library in Worcester, Massachusetts.

American Philosophical Society

http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research assists scholars conducting field studies. In particular, the organization encourages applications from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archaeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, and paleontology, but grants will not be restricted to those fields.

Center for Military History Dissertation Fellowships

http://www.history.army.mil/html/about/fellowship.html

The Center for Military History (CMH) Dissertation Fellowships supports research on the history of warfare. Three fellowships are offered annually. One, funded by the National Museum of the U.S. Army, is designed to support dissertations that explore the material culture of the Army; the two others support research in the more general area of military history in all its many aspects. In your application, please specify if you wish to compete for the two general fellowships or for the Museum fellowship. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center's facilities and technical expertise.

Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historians/fellowship1.html

For graduate students, dissertation fellowships are available to complete research at the Institute's facility in New York. Gilder Lehrman's holdings focus particularly on materials dealing with American history from 1760 to 1876.

International Center for Jefferson Studies

http://www.monticello.org/research/fellowships/index.html

Offers multiple short- and long-term research awards in conjunction with centers such as the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the McNeil Center.

Library Company of Philadelphia

http://www.librarycompany.org

The Library Company, in conjunction with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, provides one-month fellowships for students who wish to utilize their facilities. Holdings at these facilities specialize in Early American history.

Marshall Foundation Baruch Fellowships for U.S. Military/Diplomatic History

http://www.marshallfoundation.org/baruch_marshall_felowships.html

Funds scholars studying military or diplomatic history, including ABD students who have completed a PhD.

McNeil Center for Early American Studies

http://www.arhu.umd.edu/graduate/fellowships/database/20100301-McNeilCenterFellowship

Funds dissertation-level students who research any aspect of North American or Caribbean history prior to 1850; special consideration is given to students who plan to utilize their facilities in Philadelphia.

Miller Center Fellowships in Contemporary History, Public Policy, and American Polotics

http://americanpoliticaldevelopment.org

One-year, dissertation-level awards for students pursuing research and writing in any of the fields named above. Recipients are expected to complete their dissertation at the end of the fellowship period. Residence on-site at the Miller Center is encouraged during the fellowship term, but is not required.

Organization of American Historians (OAH) Huggins-Quarles Award

http://www.oah.org/activities/awards/hugginsquarles/index.html

For graduate students of color to assist with expenses related to travel to research collections for the completion of the PhD dissertation.

Organization of American Historians (OAH) Immigration and Ethnic History Society John Higham Travel Grants

http://www.oah.org/programs/awards/oah-iehs-john-higham-travel-grants/

For graduate students to be used toward costs of attending the OAH/IEHS Annual Meeting.

British History

Fulbirght

http://www.fulbrightonline.org

Awards for study and research overseas for doctoral students. The Office of International Studies provides guidance to WashU students in the Fulbright application process. For more information about the on-campus application process, please see:http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~overseas

Institute for Historical Research

http://www.history.ac.uk/awards

Research fellowships provided by the Royal Historcal Society are available to applicants from any country.

North American Conference on British Studies

http://www.nacbs.org

Offers two dissertation fellowships; the first is for students desiring to pursue research in the U.K. related to their field, while the second funds students using the Huntington Library in California.

Chinese History

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History

http://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/grants-and-fellowships/grant-applications

(must be AHA member for login)

Modest annual grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying

Individual grants up to $1,000 will be awarded

Only members of the American Historical Association are eligible to apply for AHA grants

Fulbright

http://www.fulbrightonline.org

Awards for study and research overseas for docotral students. The Office of International Studies provides guidance to WashU students in the Fulbright application process. For more information about the on-campus application process, please see:http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~overseas

Fulbright-Hays

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Specifically funds students studying modern foreign languages or area studies for 6-12 months.

Global Scholarship Program for Research Excellence - CNOOC grant, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/oal/linkage/fellowships/11021.html

The Programme supports junior faculty and PhD students of CUHK to undertake short-term research visits at a selected group of leading research institutions listed in the Programme Guidelines. In addition, it supports PhD students from those institutions to undertake short-term research attachments at CUHK.

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

https://www.acls.org/programs/china-studies/

Predissertation-Summer Grants

NSEP David Boren Graduate Fellowship

http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/graduate/default.htm

Provides research funds to graduate students pursuing studies in areas considered critical to U.S. interests (currently includes Africa, Asia, Central and East Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Recipients are expected to work for select government agencies after completing their education.

Social Science Research Council

http://www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf

Supports field research for PhD students to use their knowledge of distinctive cultures, societies, languages, economies, polities, and histories, in combination with their disciplinary training, to address issues that transcend their disciplines or area specializations. The program supports scholarship that treats place and setting in relation to broader phenomena as well as in particular historical and cultural contexts.

EducationSpencer Foundation

http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/fellowship-awards

The Spencer Foundation awards a dissertation fellowship for students pursuing some aspect of education-related research. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the organization's website to learn more about their specific areas of interest.

German and European History

American Council of Learned Societies

http://www.acls.org/grants/default.aspx?id=354

ACLS offers a select number of fellowships to graduate students at the dissertation level; notably, they currently offer the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and funds for Southeastern European studies.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

http://www.daad.org

This organization offers multiple awards for different purposes such as language study, summer research, and predoctoral research in Germany. Select "Applications" from the left-hand menu on the home page to go to an overview of awards for graduate and PhD-level students.

Fulbright

http://www.fulbright.org

Awards for study and research overseas for docotral students. The Office of International Studies provides guidance to WashU students in the Fulbright application process. For more information about the on-campus application process, please see:Awards for study and research overseas for docotral students. The Office of International Studies provides guidance to WashU students in the Fulbright application process. For more information about the on-campus application process, please see:http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~overseas

Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuettel

http://www.hab.de/forschung/stipendien/doktora-e.htm

Provides funding for students using the library's holdings. International students are eligible to apply.

Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-Speaking Jewry

http://www.lbi.org/fellowships.html

Awards several fellowships for German-Jewish studies, particularly for students wishing to utilize the Leo Baeck Institute's facility in New York.

History of Medicine and Science

Bakken Fellowships and Grants

http://www.thebakken.org/researchfellowships.html

Lists awards available for fields related to the history of medicine and science. Some awards are for specific disciplines.

Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowship

http://www.chemheritage.org/research/research.html

Various awards related to the history of chemistry and chemical industries, as well as one fellowship for students studying the history of science, medicine, or technology.

Francis A. Countway Library Fellowship in the History of Medicine

https://www.countway.harvard.edu/menuNavigation/historicalResources/fellowshipProgram.html

Funds students pursuing research on the history of medicine at th Francis A. Countway Library. These are short-term grants that assist with covering the cost of travel, lodging, and other incidental funds.

Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine Resident Research Felowship

http://www.collphyphil.org/erics/Resfels.htm

Short-term funds for students who wish to utilize the Wood Institute and/or the Historical Library at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia.

National Institute of Health (NIH)

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants

Variety of funds related to science research; includes a searchable database of active and inactive funding opportunities.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?org=NSF&fund_type=2

NSF funds are for students entering graduate school or applying during their first year of graduate studies. Although the majority of funds are granted to students in the sciences, students emphasizing history of science may also be eligible for awards.

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship

http://ways.org/en/content/wellcome_trust_doctoral_studentship_in_the_ethics_of_collaborative_global

Designed for students pursuing studies related to the hisotry of medicine and seeking to attend a program in the U.K., the Republic of Ireland, or the Netherlands. Students must have completed a master's program in order to be eligible.Latin America

NSEP David Boren Graduate Fellowship

http://www.iie.org/programs/nsep/graduate/default.htm

Provides research funds to graduate students pursuing studies in areas considered critical to U.S. interests (currently includes Africa, Asia, Central and East Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Recipients are expected to work for select government agencies after completing their education.

Jewish History

Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community

http://www.ajsnet.org

Two awards of $16,000 each to support doctoral research and/or writing.

Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-Speaking Jewry

http://www.lbi.org/fellowships.html

Awards several fellowships for German-Jewish studies, particularly for students wishing to utilize the Leo Baeck Institute's facility in New York.

National Foundation for Jewish Culture

http://www.jewishculture.org/?pid=scholarship

Offers funds for ABD students who have proficiency in a Jewish language related to their dissertation studies.

Middle Eastern History

American Center of Oriental Research

http://www.bu.edu/acor/fellowsh.htm

The American Center of Oriental Research offers a variety of fellowships for students in history and pther foelds; many awards are designed for students at the dissertation stage of their academic progress.

American Research Institute in Turkey

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html

Funds research and language study for students wishing to study in Turkey. Research fellowships are available for dissertation-level and postdoctoral students; language awards are available to graduate students at all stages and provides funds for an 8-week program.

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

http://www.arce.org/fellowships/fellowships.html

Assists scholars who study any period of Egyptian history and/or the near east.

Fulbright

http://www.fulbright.org

Awards for study and research overseas for docotral students. The Office of International Studies provides guidance to WashU students in the Fulbright application process. For more information about the on-campus application process, please see:http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~overseas

Fulbright-Hays

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

Specifically funds students studying modern foreign languages or area studies for six to 12 months.

NSEP David Boren Graduate Fellowship

http://www.borenawards.org

Provides research funds to graduate students pursuing studies in areas considered critical to U.S. interests (currently includes Africa, Asia, Central and East Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Caribbean, and the Middle East). Recipients are expected to work for select government agencies after completing their education.

Social Science Research Council

http://www.ssrc.org/programs/idrf

Supports field research for PhD students to use their knowledge of distinctive cultures, societies, languages, economies, polities, and histories, in combination with their disciplinary training, to address issues that transcend their disciplines or area specializations. The program supports scholarship that treats place and setting in relation to broader phenomena as well as in particular historical and cultural contexts.

Peace and Security

Center for Military History Dissertation Fellowships

http://www.history.army.mil/html/about/fellowship.html

The Center for Military History (CMH) Dissertation Fellowships supports research on the history of warfare. Three fellowships are offered annually. One, funded by the National Museum of the U.S. Army, is designed to support dissertations that explore the material culture of the Army; the two others support research in the more general area of military history in all its many aspects. In your application, please specify if you wish to compete for the two general fellowships or for the Museum fellowship. These fellowships carry a $10,000 stipend and access to the Center's facilities and technical expertise.

NSEP David Boren Graduate Fellowship

http://www.borenawards.org

Provides research funds to graduate students pursuing studies in areas considered critical to U.S. interests (currently includes Africa, Asia, Central and East Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Caribbean, and the Middle East). Recipients are expected to work for select government agencies after completing their education.

Olin Institute for Strategic Studies

http://wcfia.harvard.edu/olin

Dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships for research related to war, military strategy and history, defense policy and institutions, and security strategies.

U.S. Institute of Peace

http://www.usip.org/fellow/scholars/html

Dissertation fellowships for students pursuing research related to international conflict and peace.

Women's History

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships and Grants

http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm

AAUW offers a variety of fellowships and grants for women; for graduate students, fellowships are available for women completing the dissertation portion of their studies.

Mary Lily Research Grants (Duke University)

http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/bingham/grants

The Mary Lily Research Grants provide funding for individuals who wish to utilize the holdings at Duke University's Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies

http://woodrow.org/womens-studies/index.php

Designed for students pursuing a dissertation related to some aspect of women's studies; applicants must have completed pre-dissertation program requirements.

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