Category Archives: grant-in-aid

Smithsonian Institute Dibner and Baird Resident Scholarships

Deadline: January 15

Length: Up to 6 months @ $3500/month

Comments: Dibner for “for individuals working on a topic relating to the history of science and technology”; Baird “to support the study of some of SI Libraries’ most unique and valuable holdings: its Special Collections.”


C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship

Deadline: November 1

Length: 9 months (academic year 2015-16)

Comments: “Applicants should have a significant book-length project currently in progress. The project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the American Revolution and the nation’s founding ideas. It might focus on the founding era itself, or on the myriad ways the questions that preoccupied the nation’s founders have shaped America’s later history. Work that contributes to ongoing national conversations about America’s past and present, with the potential to reach a wide public, is particularly sought.” Listed on H-Net under (among others) category Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Nantucket Historical Association Verney Fellowships

Deadline: December 31
Length/Amount: Up to $1500
Comments: “Topics of research for recent scholars have included health aboard whaleships, women at sea, scrimshaw, samplers, local artists, Nantucket’s architectural heritage, Quakerism, the African-American and Cape Verdean communities, the Quaise Asylum, and abolitionism”

John Carter Brown Library Ekstrom Research Fellowships

Deadline: December 15 in 2012
Length/Amount: 2-4 months/$2,100 a month
Comments: “For research on the history of women and the family in the Americas prior to 1825, including the question of cultural influences on gender formation

SMU Center for Southwest Studies Morgan Fellowship

Deadline: Rolling
Length: 1-4 weeks/$700 a week
Comments: Grant-in-aid “to help defray costs of travel, lodging, and research materials” for those
“working on projects related to women in the Southwest and to women in politics”


Gilder Lehrman Research Fellowships

Deadline: May 1 in 2012
Length/Amount: $3,000
Comments: For students and scholars of American history; collections strong in women’s history (see; fellowships are “are open to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history”

Radcliffe IAS Dissertation Grant in the History of Women in America

Deadline: March 16 in 2012
Length/Amount: $3,000 and $125 per diem
Comments: For research at the Schlesinger Library; must have advanced to candidacy