American Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: October 15
This initiative is designed to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by accomplished graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. Two fellowships, worth up to $50,000 each and renewable for a second year, will be awarded annually through 2011. The fellowships will be available to students from eligible institutions who enroll in doctoral programs at any of 23 leading independent research universities in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland. Eligible fields of study include history, philosophy, literature and languages, and fine arts. AGF Brochure and Guidelines
James Madison Fellowship Junior Fellowships
(for MAT/M.Ed in history, government, political science)
Deadline: March 1
The Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. You must be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12).
American Historical Association Prizes and Fellowships
Deadline: Varies, see below
The Association presently administers numerous book prizes and several small research grants, including:
The Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the Western Hemisphere is available to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere; individual grants do not exceed $1,000. Application deadline is February 15, annually.
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. Application deadline is February 15, annually.
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. Application deadline is February 15, annually.
The Bernadotte Schmitt Grants support research in the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Individual grants will not exceed $1,000. The deadline for application is February 15 (annually).