Awards and Grants

The purpose of this page is to provide an overview of various funding opportunities for scholars working in all aspects of American studies, who are educated or residing outside of the United States.

Closing dates for current opportunities are as follows:

15 December 2018 – AAIHS C.L.R. James Research Fellowship intended to promote research in black intellectual history by graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members at any rank.

20 December 2018 – HOTCUS travel awards

31 December 2018 – IAAS Early Career Travel, Research, and Conference Bursary; Postgraduate Travel and Research Bursary, Postgraduate Conference Bursary

31 December 2018Kenneth Spencer Research Library Travel Grants, the University of Kansas. Three awards to support use of the library’s collections: Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award (African American Experience Collections), Alexander and Valentine Janta Endowment Travel Award (Polish Collections), Spencer Research Travel Award (All Collections).

1 January 2019 – BRANCH Peter Parish Memorial Fund Postgraduate Research Awards

5 January 2019 Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships and Postgraduate Awards

25 January 2019 – BAAS PG Essay Prize, for the best essay-length piece of work on an American Studies topic written by a student currently registered for a postgraduate degree at a university or equivalent institution in Britain. The value of the prize will normally be £500.

31 January 2019Michigan State University Special Collections Summer Research Fellowships. Funding to support researchers who would benefit from use of the special collections.

15 February 2019 American Historical Association research grants

1 March 2019 – IAAS Conference Attendance Bursary

4 March 2019 – Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships, the University of Chicago.  Short-term research fellowships to support any scholar living more than 100 miles from Chicago to make use of the collections for their research.  Support for beginning researchers is a priority of the programme.

8 March 2019 – IHR Scouloudi Historical Awards: Research Awards to pay for research, and other expenses, to be incurred in the completion of advanced historical work, which the applicant intends subsequently to publish [Applicants must be either graduates of a university in the United Kingdom with an honours degree (or postgraduate degree) in history, or a related subject; or British citizens with a similar qualification from a university outside the United Kingdom.]

15 March 2019Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, the LBJ Library and archives award two annual fellowships for research conducted at the LBJ Library and at least one other facility of the National Archives and Records Administration.

1 April 2019– SHAFR Marilyn Blatt Young Dissertation Completion Fellowship

16 April 2019 – RHS awards for research expenses

TBC November 2019Harry Ransom Center Fellowships, the University of Texas at Austin.  Travel stipends, dissertation fellowships (PG) and research fellowships (ECR) to support research which makes use of the collections.

TBC November 2019The Willison Foundation Charitable Trust Awards, funding for researchers working in the broad global field of the History of the Book; history of authorship, publishing, reading, and archiving, including maps, music, and prints; the history of libraries including deposit of computer memory; textual studies in the widest sense; codicology, palaeography, textual biography and editorial practice, textual communication, reception studies within oral as well as inscripted cultures.

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