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).
Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowships
Deadline: March 15
Historic Deerfield invites applications from undergraduates in their Junior and Senior years for the Summer Fellowship Program. Based in Historic Deerfield's thirteen museum buildings, state-of-the-art exhibition and storage facility and library, all within the village of Old Deerfield, New England's best documented town, this all expenses-paid, intensive nine-week living-learning program offers a rare behind the scenes view of the workings of a museum, and a thorough investigation of early New England history and material life.
American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA)
Deadline: Most are January 15 (see website)
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.
American Academy in Rome
Deadline: November 1
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.
American Classical League
Deadline: Varies depending on the Scholarship. Most are January 15
Website Describes the following scholarships:
- Arthur Patch McKinlay Scholarship
- Ed Phinney Commemorative Scholarship
- Glenn Knudsvig Memorial Scholarship
- Maureen O'Donnell Scholarship
General restrictions and eligibility requirements applicable to all scholarships:
-Teacher of Classics at the elementary through secondary level
-Undergraduate or graduate classics major planning to teach at the elementary through college level
-Previous winners may compete again for the same award in the fourth year after the original award
American Historical Association Prizes and Fellowships
Deadline: Varies, see bellow
The Association presently administers numerous book prizes and several small research grants, including:
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. 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.