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Here are some of the History scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

The Michael I. Sovern/Columbia University Affiliated Fellowship

This fellowship, awarded by the Provost of Columbia University, was established by the Trustees of the American Academy in Rome and Friends of Columbia University in honor of Michael Sovern's chairmanship of the Academy board from 1993 to 2005. It enables a member of the Columbia community to spend six weeks in residence at the Academy.

American Society for 18th Century Studies Flwps

For research on projects related to the American eighteenth century. The award is jointly funded by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and AAS. ASECS membership is not required of applicants; awardees who are not already members must join. This fellowship supports research on projects related to the American eighteenth century. Criteria Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections. Stipend: $1,850 per month or $1,350 per month including housing in the Society's Fellows' Residence Length of Term One to two months Eligibility: Doctoral candidates may apply Application: To apply, complete an application form online. You will also need to attach the following materials to your application form: Current CV Description of your proposed research project (no longer than two double-spaced pages) One-page bibliography of relevant secondary literature List of other sources of funding for the project Two letters of recommendation are also required. Please ask your referees to speak to the research proposal at hand--if possible, please do not use general placement dossier letters. Letters should be submitted electronically to Cheryl McRell, Program Administrator at AAS, at cmcrell@mwa.org.

Stephen Botein Fellowships

AAS Short-Term Fellowships provide support for one-to three months' residence in the Society 's library at stipends of $1,850 per month. Taken as a whole, AAS Short-Term Fellowships are open to individuals, including foreign nationals and persons at work on doctoral dissertations who are engaged in scholarly research and writing in any field of American history and culture through 1876. These fellowships are for research in the history of the book in American culture. Funding is derived from an endowment established by the family and friends of the late Mr. Botein. Doctoral candidates may apply. Criteria: Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

Kate B. & Hall J. Peterson Fellowships

AAS Short-Term Fellowships provide support for one-to three months' residence in the Society's library at stipends of $1850 per month. Taken as a whole, AAS Short-Term Fellowships are open to individuals, including foreign nationals and persons at work on doctoral dissertations who are engaged in scholarly research and writing in any field of American history and culture through 1876. These fellowships are for research on any topic supported by the collections. Stipends derive from the income on an endowment provided by the late Hall J. Peterson and his wife, Kate B. Peterson. This fellowship is awarded to individuals engaged in scholarly research and writing - - including doctoral dissertations - - in any field of American history and culture through 1876. Criteria Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Eligibility: NEH fellowships are for persons who have already completed their formal professional training. Degree candidates and persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree may not hold AAS-NEH fellowships. Candidates for advanced degrees must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship. This includes the dissertation defense. Foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship are eligible. Mid-career scholars are encouraged to apply. Criteria AAS Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections.

Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics

For over half a century the American Numismatic Society, a museum of coins, money and economic history, has offered select graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to work hands-on with one of the world‘s preeminent numismatic collections. With over three-quarters of a million objects, the museum‘s collection is particularly strong in Greek, Roman, Islamic, and Far Eastern coinages, as well as medallic art. The rigorous eight-week course taught by the museum staff, guest lecturers and a visiting scholar introduces students to the methods, theories and history of the discipline. The seminar is meant primarily for those with limited or no numismatic background in order to familiarize students of (art) history, textual studies, and archaeology with a body of evidence that is often overlooked and poorly understood. Application Instructions for the Applicant: After you have completed the application choose File then Save As 1. In the Save As dialog box choose a location on your computer where you will be able to retrieve the form at a later time. 2. File name: should be Yourlastname-Yourfirstname.pdf 3. Save as type: should be Adobe PDF Files (*.pdf) 4. Then click the Save button. 5. Attach the completed application to an email with the subject application YourFirstName YourLastName and addressed to seminar@numismatics.org

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

Purpose: For travel and study to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. Preference will be given to projects of at least a half-year's duration. The award is to be used for travel and study in Greece (the modern state), Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy (that is, the Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria), Asia Minor (Turkey) or Mesopotamia (that is, the territory between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, that is modern Iraq and parts of northern Syria and eastern Turkey). Although the proposal may require travel outside these areas, the majority of travel proposed must be within them. The award is not intended to support field excavation projects. AIA fellowship funds may not be used for institutional overhead, institutional administrative recovery costs, or institutional indirect costs. Requirements: Applicant must be a United States citizen. To be eligible, applicants must be members of the AIA at the time of application and until the end of the fellowship term. Preference will be given to individuals engaged in dissertation research or to those who received their Ph.D. within five years of the application deadline. Recipients may not hold other major fellowships during the requested tenure of the Olivia James award. Please note that all application materials (including references and transcripts) must be received at the AIA by the November 1 deadline. At the conclusion of the fellowship tenure, the recipient is required to submit a report on the use of the stipend to the Chair of the AIA Fellowships Committee. After the tenure of their fellowship, recipient is expected to submit an abstract to the Program Committee within two years, in order be considered for participation in the AIA Annual Meeting.

Harriet & Leon Pomerance Fellowship

Preference will be given to candidates whose project requires travel to the Mediterranean for the purpose stated above. Applicants must be residents of the United States or Canada.* Previous Harriet Pomerance Fellows are not eligible. * Current officers and members of the Governing Board of the Institute are not eligible for these awards.

Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship

Competition is open to United States or Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are at the pre-doctoral stage or who have received the Ph.D. degree within the last five years.* Applicants may not be Members of the American School during the year of application. The fellowship may be held for a maximum of one year. Other major fellowships may not be held during the requested tenure of the Colburn award. * Current officers and members of the Governing Board of the Institute are not eligible for these awards.

Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the AIA

A pre- or post-doctoral fellowship for study of archaeology and classical studies has been established by the Institute at the American Academy in Rome. This Fellowship, combined with other funds from the American Academy in Rome, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship which will be open to citizens or permanent residents of the United States.* * Current officers and members of the Governing Board of the Institute are not eligible for these awards.

Kenan T. Erim Award

Established in 1992 by the American Friends of Aphrodisias, an annual award of $4,000 will be given to an American or international research and/or excavating scholar working on Aphrodisias material.* If the project involves work at Aphrodisias, candidates must submit written approval from the Field Director with their applications. Recipients of the Erim Award must submit a final report to the President of the Archaeological Institute of America which will be forwarded to the President of the American Friends of Aphrodisias. * Current officers and members of the Governing Board of the Institute are not eligible for these awards.

NFB Humanities Scholarship

Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the upcoming fall semester, in the United States, except that one scholarship may be given to a full-time employee also attending school part-time. Recipients of Federation scholarships need not be members of the National Federation of the Blind. The winner must be studying in the traditional humanities such as art, English, foreign languages, history, philosophy, or religion. Scholarship is for one year. Renewals possible upon reapplication.

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