Michigan State University

Ask a Librarian | Hours | Account     Support MSU Libraries


History


Web Sites | Databases | Books


Web Sites

American Academy in Rome
http://www.aarome.org/
The American Academy in Rome is the only American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the fine arts and the humanities. Each year, through a national competition, the Academy awards fellowships in the fine arts and pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in the humanities. Rome prize winners pursue independent projects, which vary in content and scope, for periods ranging from six months to two years at the Academy. Stipends range from $9,000 to $17,800 (depending on the terms of the fellowships). NOTE: Graduate students may apply for pre-doctoral awards in the School of Classical Studies if they meet other criteria.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Antiquarian Society
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/
"The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library's collections document the life of America's people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Collections include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, manuscripts, music, graphic arts, and local histories." The Society offers several visiting research fellowships.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Classical League
http://www.aclclassics.org/pages/scholarships
Describes the following scholarships:
(1) Arthur Patch McKinlay Scholarship
(2) Ed Phinney Commemorative Scholarship
(3) Glenn Knudsvig Memorial Scholarship
(4) Maureen O'Donnell Scholarship
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Historical Association
Awards and Grants Blog
http://blog.historians.org/category/grants/
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Historical Association
Fellowships
http://blog.historians.org/tag/fellowships/
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Historical Association
Research Grants
http://www.historians.org/prizes/index.cfm
Deadline : February 15
The Association presently administers numerous book prizes, two major fellowships, and several small research grants, including:
(1) The Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the Western Hemisphere are available to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere; individual grants do not exceed $1,000.
(2) The Michael Kraus Research Grant in colonial American history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations, offers cash awards of up to $800.
(3) The Littleton-Griswold Grant offers grants of up to $1,000 for research in U.S. legal history and the field of law and society.
(4) The Bernadotte Schmitt Grants support research in the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Individual grants will not exceed $1,000.
Note: Only AHA members are eligible to apply for these grants. All grants are offered annually and are intended to further research in progress. Preference is given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars. They may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Institute of Physics
Grants-in-Aid for History of Modern Physics and Allied Fields
http://www.aip.org/history/web-grnt.htm
The Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics offers grants-in-aid for graduate and post-graduate level research in the history of modern physics and allied sciences (such as astronomy, geophysics, and optics) and their social interactions.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Sciences.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Philosophical Society
Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/
Deadline: March 1
The American Philosophical Society Library, located near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, is a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture. The Library houses over 7 million manuscripts, 300,000 volumes and bound periodicals, and thousands of maps and prints. The various funding opportunities provided by the APS are intended to encourage research in the Library's collections by scholars who reside beyond a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who are holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent, Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary exams, or independent scholars. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply.
Recent program changes include:
(1) Franklin Research Grants : The Society now annually offers 8-10 Annenberg grants for research in the Humanities, and a SHEAR grant for research in American history in the early national period.
(2) Daland Fellowships : applicants may be 8 years beyond date of M.D. degree
(3) Library Resident Fellowships : The Society now offers a SHEAR fellowship for research at the APS in American history in the early national period
(4) Sabbatical Fellowships : $30,000 to $40,000; Ph.D. received from 7 to 22 years prior to 2004
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
http://www.arce.org/
Note: click on fellowships
A private, nonprofit organization founded in 1948 by a consortium of educational and cultural institutions to support research on Egyptian history and culture, foster broader knowledge about Egypt among the general public, and promote and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties. ARCE facilitates research by individuals and American institutions in Egypt. It provides a permanent base of operations in Cairo for scholars studying Egypt from prehistory to the present day. More than a dozen archaeological teams sponsored by leading U.S. and Canadian museums and universities are assisted annually by our Cairo Center. The scope of programs and activities conducted or supported by ARCE and its U.S. chapters includes research fellowships (coordinated by our U.S. office at Emory University), seminars and public lectures, short courses, educational excursions, archaeological expeditions, conservation projects, and the operation of a research library. ARCE sponsors educational and training opportunities in the United States for Egyptian scholars, conservators, and students.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA)
Fellowships
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, founded in 1881, is the principal resource in Greece for American scholars conducting advanced research on the language, literature, art, history, archaeology, and philosophy of Greece and the Greek world from pre-Hellenic times to the present. Each year the School, its programs, and its facilities welcome some 400 graduate students and scholars from over 160 affiliated North American colleges and universities. The web site describes the various fellowship programs offered.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Schools of Oriental Research
Fellowships
http://www.asor.org/
The American Schools of Oriental Research supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. Our independent overseas institutes in Cyprus, Israel, and Jordan facilitate research in the field by students and scholars. Fellowship programs are available to provide funds for work at these institutes as well as for Mesopotamian studies and student travel to the Annual Meeting.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American Studies Association
Awards and Prizes
http://www.theasa.net/prizes_and_grants/
Provides links to funding opportunities in the field of American Studies around the world.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

American University In Cairo
Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology
http://www1.aucegypt.edu/catalog02/geninfo/university/scholar-fell/scholar-fell.html
The Simpson Scholarships in Egyptology are available to Study Abroad Program students who wish to concentrate their studies at AUC on the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. The scholarships are open to outstanding undergraduates of junior or senior standing who have little or no background in Egyptology, as well as for those who have already begun formal study of Ancient Egypt or the ancient world. Up to five scholarships per semester are granted. Students may use the award as they wish to defray the expense of study at AUC. However, it is expected that the scholarships will first be applied toward the payment of all applicable AUC tuition and fees. The Simpson Scholarship consists of an award of $2500 for one semester of full-time, non-degree undergraduate study in the Study Abroad Program at AUC. Interested students may apply for either: (1) A scholarship of $2500 for study in the fall semester, or (2) A scholarship of $2500 for study in the spring semester; or (3) A scholarship of $5000 for study for an academic year of two consecutive semesters
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Brown University
John Carter Brown Library Fellowship
hhttp://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/fellowships
Awards approximately thirty Research Fellowships each year. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Center for the Study of the American South
Postdoctoral Fellowships
http://www.uncsouth.org/content/funding_opportunities/postdoctoral/apply/
Application deadline : November 12
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history, culture, or society of the American South. This award supports an outstanding junior scholar in the revision of a book-length manuscript for publication in a field related to the South, broadly construed to include the states of the former Confederacy and adjoining areas. We especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the UNC-CH Library or other research collections of the Triangle area, and explicitly engage issues of southern regional identity or distinctiveness. The fellowship provides a salary of $42,500 plus health insurance and $3,000 in research and travel funds. The fellow may arrange to teach no more than one course at UNC during the fellowship term.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Coordinating Council for Women In History
Catherine Prelinger Award
http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/catherine-prelinger-award/
The Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position. These funds were granted to CCWH by an anonymous donor in honor of the many years of work this organization has devoted to exploring womenís history, encouraging opportunities for women in the historical profession, and in educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity. Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance womenís roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

CPB American History and Civics Initiative
http://www.cpb.org/grants/historyandcivics
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has announced a request for proposals and plans to award $20 million in grants through its American History and Civics Initiative. The CPB wants to encourage partnerships between producers, broadcasters, educators, the technology industry, and other groups in order to design, test, and create integrated interactive multimedia platforms. The results should improve middle and high school students' knowledge of American history, the political system, and their roles as citizens.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Duke University
Rubenstein Libraray Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections
Research Grants
http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/research/grants-and-fellowships
The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library of Duke University announces the availability of grants for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the library's archival and rare printed collections. These grants are offered by the library's research centers: The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture; The John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African-American Documentation; and The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History. Researchers may apply for grants from more than one center. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000.
The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture documents the public and private lives of women through a wide variety of published and unpublished sources. Collections of personal papers, family papers, and organizational records complement print sources such as books and periodicals. Particular strengths of the CWHC are feminism and radical feminism in the U.S., women's prescriptive literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, girls' literature, artist's books by women, and the history and culture of women in the South.
John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African-American Documentation: The holdings of the Franklin Collection include letters, diaries, ledgers, photographs, films, and rare books documenting some three centuries of African-American experience. The Center is especially strong in the areas of nineteenth-century slavery and African-American life in the post-World War II civil rights era.
John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History: The major collections available at the Hartman Center are the extensive Archives of the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) the oldest advertising agency in the U.S. and a major international agency since the 1920s; the advertisements and a moderate amount of agency documentation from both D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) and Wells Rich Greene; and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) archives and related collections documenting billboard history.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Folger Shakespeare Library
Short- and Long-Term Fellowships
http://www.folger.edu/academic/fellows.asp
Preeminent in the world for its Shakespeare collection, the Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research facility with about 300,000 books and manuscripts on British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, and social history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Research Support
http://www.rooseveltinstitute.org/projects/research-support
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute supports a program of small grants-in-aid, not to exceed $2,500, in support of research on the "Roosevelt years" or clearly related subjects. Grants are awarded each spring and fall. The deadlines for grant submissions are February 15 and September 15. Funds are awarded for the sole purpose of helping to defray living, travel, and related expenses incurred while conduction research at the Roosevelt Library. The grants program is particularly designed to encourage younger scholars to expand our knowledge and understanding of the Roosevelt period and to give support for research in the Roosevelt years to scholars from the emerging democracies and the Third World.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowship
http://www.marshallfoundation.org
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Offers maximum grants of $7,500 for doctoral or postdoctoral research in 20th century U. S. Military or diplomatic history and related fields. Grants must be used within the twelve-month period following the distribution of award funds. For additional information and an application, visit the website.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Gerald R. Ford Foundation
Research Travel Grants
http://geraldrfordfoundation.org/
http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/hpgrants.asp
The Gerald R. Ford Foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. A grant defrays travel, living, and photocopy expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. Foreign applicants are responsible for the costs of travel between their home country and North America, since the grants only cover travel within North America. Library collections focus on Federal policies, institutions, and politics in the 1970s. Selected strengths of the holdings are domestic affairs and policies, economics, the 1976 presidential campaign, media relations, White House management and decisionmaking, congressional relations, and foreign policy.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

German Historical Institute
Fellowships and Programs
http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=61
Itemizes fellowships and research awards available, including some external opportunities.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Gilder Lehrman Institute Fellowships
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/fellowships
With more than 500 fellowships awarded since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute offers short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history. Ten $3,000 fellowships are awarded each year for scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

H-Net Funding Announcements
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/announce/group.cgi?type=Funding
A coninuous stream of new announcements are posted on this blog courtesy of the H-Net Blog.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography (J. B.)
http://www.maphistory.info/application.html
Application deadline: Nov. 1
The Harley Fellowships - the only one of their kind in Europe - provide support of up to four weeks (normally at GBP 300 per week) for those, from any discipline, doing the equivalent of post-graduate level work in the historical map collections of the London area. The Fellowship website includes an Application page that should provide all the necessary information as well as answering many frequently asked questions. Information supplied by Dr David Fletcher, Hon. Secretary J.B. Harley Fellowships, Department of Law, Governance and International Relations, London Metropolitan University.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- International Travel and Study Abroad.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

History of Science Society
Grants and Prizes
http://www.hssonline.org/profession/index.html
This page lists grants, prize competitions, scholarships, as well as short-term or pre-doctoral fellowships brought to the Society's attention. Post-Doctoral Fellowships and year-long appointments are generally listed on the Jobs and Fellowships page.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Hoover Presidential Library Association (Herbert)
Travel Grants
http://www.hooverassociation.org/grantsawards/travel_grant.php
Deadline: March 1
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association is a nonprofit support group for the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch. The Association has funded a travel grant program for twenty-one years, awarding over $440,000 in grants. The program, funded entirely through contributions from private individuals, corporations, and foundations, is specifically intended to promote the study of subjects of interest and concern to Herbert Hoover, Lou Henry Hoover, their associates, and other public figures as reflected in the Library's collections. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact the archival staff to determine if Library holdings are pertinent to the applicant's research. An independent committee of distinguished scholars from Iowa colleges and universities evaluates the research proposals. All funds awarded shall be expended for travel and research expenses related to the use of the holdings of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. In recent years, awards have ranged from $500 to $1,500 per applicant. The Association will also consider requests for extended research at the library.For more information, contact the Hoover Presidential Library Association, P.O. Box 696, West Branch, IA 52358; E-mail: info@hooverassociation.org; Telephone: 800/828-0475; Fax: 319/643-2391.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Huntington Library Fellowships
http://www.huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/content.aspx?id=566
Deadline : December 15
The Huntington is an independent research center in California with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, the history of science, and medicine. The Huntington will award to scholars over one hundred fellowships for the academic year 2009-2010. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at The Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Indiana University
Lilly Library
Everett Helm Visiting Fellowships
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/fellowships.shtml
Deadlines : April 15, October 15
The Lilly Library is the principal rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University. Its holdings support research in British, French, and American literature and history; the literature of voyages and exploration, specifically the European expansion in the Americas; early printing, and the Church, children's literature, music; film, radio and television; medicine, science, and architecture; and food and drink. The Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship program supports research and provides access to the collections of the Lilly Library for scholars residing outside the Bloomington area. Project proposals should demonstrate that the Lilly Library's resources are integral to proposed research topics. Candidates are encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of a proposed topic before applying. Successful applicants will receive an award of up to $1,500 in support of travel, living, and/or research expenses. Awards must be used within one year of the award date and recipients must reside in Bloomington during the period of their awards.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellowship
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/history_center/fellowship.html
Deadline: February 1
The IEEE Fellowship in Electrical History supports either one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical science and technology at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in the field who has received his/her Ph.D. within the past three years. The stipend is $15,000. Candidates with undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, or the humanities are eligible. For pre-doctoral applicants, the award is conditional upon acceptance into an appropriate graduate program in history at a school of recognized standing. In addition, pre-doctoral recipients may not hold or subsequently receive other fellowships, although they may earn up to $5,000 for work directly related to their graduate studies. Pre-doctoral fellows must pursue full-time graduate work, and evidence of satisfactory academic performance is required. For more information or to find out if the fellowship is still being offered, contact: IEEE History Center, Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8538; Tel: (732) 932-1066; E-mail: history@ieee.org>
Also listed under history.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellowships
http://www.jamesmadison.com/
Through a national competition, the Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Jameson Fellowship in American History (J. Franklin)
http://www.historians.org/prizes/Jameson_fellowship.htm
Deadline: January 15
Sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholary research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. Ph.D. degree or equivalent required. Applicants must have received this degree within the last five years, and must not have published or had accepted for publication a book-length historical work. The fellowship will not be awarded to complete a doctoral dissertation. This one-semester fellowship currently carries a stipend of $10,000 and requires residency at the Library of Congress for at least three months.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library
Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships.aspx
Each year in the spring and fall, The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation provides funds for the award of a number of research grants in the range of $500 to $2,500. The purpose of these grants is to help defray living, travel, and related costs incurred while doing research in the textual and non-textual holdings of the library. Scholars and students are invited by the Kennedy Library and Library Foundation to apply for these research grants.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Gilder Lehrman Institute Fellowships
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/fellowships
With more than 500 fellowships awarded since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute offers short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history. Ten $3,000 fellowships are awarded each year for scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Library of Congress Kluge Center Fellowships
http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/
The John W. Kluge Center also accommodates up to two dozen post-doctoral Fellows pursuing resident research, usually for periods from six to twelve months. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural topics of a kind normally not encouraged in specialized departmental settings are welcome.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Marcus Garvey Foundation
Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship
http://www.garveyfoundation.com/
Deadline : March 16
This fellowship -- named in honor of long-time Marcus Garvey Foundation board member Jean Harvey Slappy -- looks to support doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey's organizational activities, and who wish to use the recently deposited papers of Thomas W. Harvey (Finding Aid: http://tiny.cc/buv7a ) located at Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray expenses associated with travel to and use of the archival collection.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Marcus Garvey Foundation
Research Fellowship
http://www.garveyfoundation.com/
Deadline : March 16
This fellowship, named in honor of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, looks to support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Medieval Academy of America
Fellowships, Awards, and Grants
http://www.medievalacademy.org/?page=Awards
Deadline: Feb. 15
Opportunities include: Birgit Baldwin Fellowship, Schallek Fellowship and Awards, Medieval Academy Dissertation Grants, Leyerle-CARA Prize, CARA Tuition Scholarships, CARA Award for Outstanding Services, CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching, Travel Grants, Haskins Medal, John Nicholas Brown Prize, Van Courtland Elliott Prize. Membership in the academy required.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Michigan State University
Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP)
http://vprgs.msu.edu/harp
HARP has two components, Development and Production with different funding criteria and different submission deadlines:
The HARP Development program provides funds to support faculty who are conducting important research leading to creative and performance projects or activities in the arts and humanities. This limited funding is designed to support faculty in the development of projects that seem likely to enhance the reputation of the faculty member and the university. Within the Development program, there are two panels that conduct the reviews (Humanities Research and Exhibition & Performance). The Humanities Research panel will review applications that are supporting research projects and scholarship broadly related to the humanities. The Exhibition and Performance panel will review proposals that support scholarship and creative activities leading to an exhibit or performance. See the FAQs posted here for clarification. The deadline for HARP development applications will be in mid-October, with awards announced in February. Funding will be available for a two-year period beginning on July 1.
The HARP Production program provides funds, when research is complete, to help subsidize the costs of book publication, permissions to use copyrighted materials, CD recording and production, the creation and mounting of exhibits, and other expenses associated with producing the results of a completed creative or research project. A contract from the publisher will be required if funds are being requested to publish a book. Proposals requesting funds to complete textbooks will not be considered. Within the production program, there are two panels that conduct the reviews (Humanities Research and Exhibition & Performance). The Humanities Research panel will review applications that support the completion of research, such as the publication of a book or production of a film. The Exhibition and Performance panel will review proposals that provide support for an exhibit or performance. See the FAQs posted here for clarification. In order to respond to the more immediate needs that these subsidies often entail, the panels will review applications twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring semester. Funds will be available for an additional year after the fiscal year of the original funding allocation. Faculty from Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, James Madison, Lyman Briggs, Music, Social Science, and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities are eligible to apply for HARP funding.
(Last revised 06/18/14)

Michigan Technological University Archives Travel Grants
http://www.mtu.edu/library/archives/programs-and-services/
The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections offers annual travel grants for researchers and scholars from outside the area to conduct research in the Archives. The Friends of the Van Pelt Library, a support organization for the Library and Archives of Michigan Technological University, provides financial support for the travel award program. The grant is intended to increase awareness of the Archivesí collections and encourage use of some lesser-known resources by scholars. The Archivesí manuscript collections contain an abundant array of records of the regionís rich history. Topical research areas include: Michiganís western Upper Peninsula; industrial history, particularly copper mining and its ancillary industries; social history, including workforce issues, immigration and ethnicity; urban and community development along the Keweenaw Peninsula; transportation; and the environment. Grant applications are typically solicited in late autumn, with selection occurring after the winter holidays. For more information, contact the Archives at copper@mtu.edu or call (906) 487-2505.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

NASA Fellowship in Aerospace History
http://www.historians.org/prizes/NASA.htm
Deadline: March 1
This fellowship, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and sponsored by the Organization of American Historians, annually funds one or more research projects for six months to one year. Proposals of advanced research in history related to all aspects of aerospace, from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, are eligible, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and history of science, engineering, and management. The fellowship is open to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in history or a closely related field, or who is enrolled in and has completed all course work for a doctoral degree-granting program. The stipend is $20,000.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

National Foundation for Jewish Culture
Grant Programs
http://www.jewishculture.org/
Provides financial support for theater, music, dance, filmmaking, fiction, and Jewish Studies scholarship.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia
John H. Daniels Fellowship
http://nsl.org/sites/default/files/fellowshipbrochure.pdf
Deadline: February 1
The National Sporting Library & Museum, a research institution specializing in horse and field sports, invites applications for research fellowships from university faculty in the humanities and social sciences, museum professionals, journalists, and independent scholars. Located 42 miles west of Washington, D.C., the Library holds an extensive collection of over 17,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts, and sporting art. The collection covers many aspects of equestrian and outdoor sports, including foxhunting, horse racing, polo, dressage, eventing, coaching, shooting, and angling. The F. Ambrose Rare Book Room contains over 5,000 rare volumes from the sixteenth through twentieth century in several languages. The National Sporting Art Museum will open in 2011 on the Library campus, with 11 galleries featuring exhibits of American and European fine sporting art. The fellowship covers approved projects of up to twelve months in duration, and applicants must demonstrate their need to use specific works in the collections. A monthly stipend, workspace, and complimentary housing (for those outside of the immediate area) are provided. A special fellowship will be offered this year for topics relating to field sports and conservation. For more information, contact Elizabeth Tobey, Fellowship Coordinator and Director of Research & Publications, 540-687-6542 x 11 or fellowship@nsl.org.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Naval Historical Center
Research Grants, Prizes, and Internships
http://www.history.navy.mil/prizes/prizes.htm
Present-day scholarship is the basis of tomorrow's historical record. Recognizing this, the Naval Historical Center offers the following competitive grants, prizes and internships:
(1) Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Predoctoral Fellowship in U.S. Naval History
(2) Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grants
(3) Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship
(4) Naval Historical Center Internships
(5) Ernest M. Heller Prize in Naval History
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities
http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/fellowshome.html
Fellowships at the Newberry Library are of two types: short-term fellowships with terms of one week to two months and long-term fellowships of six to eleven months. Short-term fellowships are generally restricted to individuals from outside the metropolitan Chicago area and are primarily intended to assist researchers with a need to examine specific items in the Library's collection. Long-term fellowships are generally available without regard to an applicant's place of residence and are intended to support significant works of scholarship that draw on the Library's strengths.
Currently advertising for applications from historians working in reservation-based communities, tribal-college faculty members, and librarians or curators at American Indian cultural centers or museums, for Rockefeller Foundation fellowships in the humanities for residential research at the Newberry Library.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

New York Public Library
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture
http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/37201
The Schomburg Center residency program assists scholars and professionals whose research on the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Organization of American Historians
Awards and Prizes
http://www.oah.org/programs/news/tag/awards
The Organization of American Historians sponsors or cosponsors awards, prizes, fellowships and grants given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history. The awards and prizes are presented during the OAH annual meeting.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Organization of American Historians
Fellowships
http://www.oah.org/programs/news/tag/fellowships
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Organization of American Historians
Grants
http://www.oah.org/programs/news/tag/grants
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Phi Alpha Theta
Prizes and Awards
http://www.phialphatheta.org
Phi Alpha Theta (the national honor society in history) provides a number of opportunities for history graduate studetnts. For more information, contact Phi Alpha Theta, c-o University of South Florida; SOC 107; 4202 East Fowler Avenue; Tampa, FL 33620-8100; (800) 394-8195; Fax: (813) 974-8215; E-mail: phialpha@cambio.acomp.usf.edu
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips
Deadline: March 1
Provides grants for research in Native American linguistics and ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes contemporary ethnography from ethnohistory as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for such extra costs as travel, tapes, films, and informants' fees, but not for general maintenance or the purchase of books or permanent equipment. The committee prefers to support the work of younger scholars, who have received the doctorate. Applications are also accepted from graduate students, for research on master's or doctoral dissertations. The committee will seldom approve more than two awards to the same person within a five-year period. The average award is about $1,400; grants rarely exceed $2,000. Grants are ordinarily given for one year following the date of the award. For more information, contact the Committee on Research, American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; E-mail: eroach@amphilsoc.org
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Presidential Libraries Grants
http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/about/grants.html
Several private foundations associated with our Presidential Libraries provide grants-in-aid to assist researchers studying Presidential Library holdings, including the George Bush Library, Gerald R. Ford Library, Herbert Hoover Library, Lyndon B. Johnson Library, John F. Kennedy Library, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Harry S. Truman Library, and the White House Historical Association.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Research and Study in the United States and Germany:
A Guide to Funding for Historians and Social Scientistis
http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=208&Itemid=101
Antje Uhlig and Birgit Zischke. German Historical Insitute Reference Guide No. 19. Washington DC, 2008.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
http://www.hs.ias.edu/
The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and far eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, and modern international relations.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Grants
http://www.si.edu/ofg/start.htm
Look for the latest Opportunities for Research and Studies.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
Funding Opportunities
http://www.shafr.org/research/funding/
Funding opportunities listed include:
(1) Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace at Columbia University
(2) Association for Asian Studies
(3) Center for Military History
(4) Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarships
(5) Dirksen Congressional Center Research Awards
(6) Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Library Abilene Travel Grants
(7) Fulbright Scholars Program
(8) George Bush Presidential Library Grants and Scholarships
(9) Gerald Ford Presidential Library Research Travel Grants
(10) John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
(11) John F. Kennedy Library Grants and Fellowships
(12) Princeton University Library Research Grants
(13) White House Fellowships
(14) Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowships
(15) H.F. Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants
(16) Hoover Presidential Library Travel Grants
(17) Kennedy Presidential Library Research Grants
(18) National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Program
(19) Naval Historical Center Hooper Research Grants
(20) Travel Grants, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
(21) Travel and Research Grants, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
(22) Rockefeller Foundation Grants
(23) Roosevelt Presidential Library Grants
(24) Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grants, University of Connecticut Libraries
(25) Truman Presidential Library Grants Program
(26) Morris K. Udall Archives Research Travel Grant, University of Arizona
(27) U.S. Institute of Peace Grants
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Political Science.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Truman Library (Harry S) Research Grants
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/grants/
Dissertation year fellowships of $16,000 will be given to support graduate students working on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years. One or two dissertation year fellowships will normally be awarded each year.
Research grants of up to $2,500 are awarded biannually and are intended to enable graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and other researchers to come to the Harry S. Truman Library for one to three weeks to use its collections. Awards are to offset expenses incurred for this purpose only.
Scholar's awards of up to $30,000 are made to post-doctoral scholars engaged in work on some aspect of the life and career of Harry S. Truman or of the public and foreign policy issues which were prominent during the Truman years.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

U.S. National Park Service
Cultural Resources Diversity Program
Scholarships and Fellowships
http://www.cr.nps.gov/crdi/colleges/fellowships.htm
The CRDP lists scholarships and fellowships for graduate and undergraduate degree programs in historic preservation, museum studies, and public history related programs, for pre- or post-doctoral research in related fields of study and fellowships for young professionals.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

University of Chicago Library
Special Collections Research Fellowships
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/using/fellowships.html
The University of Chicago Library awards a small number of short-term research fellowships each year to visiting researchers who live more than 100 miles from Chicago and whose project requires on-site consultation of materials in the Special Collections Research Center. Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Information is now available on applications for fellowships in 2009-2010
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Washington University at St. Louis
Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
http://artsci.wustl.edu/~history/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=68
Broken down into the following categories : General, Africa, American History, British History, China, Education, Germany and Europe, History of Medicine and Science, Latin America, Jewish History, Middle East, Peace and Security, and Womenís History.
(Last checked 06/18/14)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 06/18/14)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 06/18/14)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 06/18/14)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes of Interest to Historians. Washington, D.C. : American Historical Association, annual. Latest three editions [1998/1999, 1999/2000, 2000/2001] in Funding Center (1 East) D16 .A53
A guide to approximately 450 history-oriented sources of humanities grants, fellowships, and awards. The funding programs are divided into two categories : support for individual fellowships and grants, and support for research teams, organizations, and groups working in the fields of historical education, study, or preservation. The third section lists prizes and awards given for completed books, essays, and articles.
Note: This title is no longer published. Available online to members of the American Historical Assocation.

Research and Study in the United States and Germany: A Guide to Funding for Historians and Social Scientists. Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute, 2002. 229pp. Funding Center (1 East) E184 .G3 R385 2002
2005 edition available online.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

Google
WWW http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/
 

Ownership Statement
Jon Harrison : Page Editor
Funding Center Supervisor
Social Sciences Collections Coordinator
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
E. Lansing, MI 48824-1048
E-mail: harris23@mail.lib.msu.edu
Voice mail: (517) 884-0855
Last revised 06/18/14
 

Phone: 1-800-500-1554 and 1-517-355-2345.  100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA.  Email us: comments@mail.lib.msu.edu

© 2006 Michigan State University Board of Trustees. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

Michigan State University Acceptable Use Policy of Computing & Digital Networks