Kate B. & Hall J. Peterson Fellowships

Scholarship Description

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.


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.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Varies

Min Award: 1,850 month

Max Award:

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1634

Contact Person: Cheryl McRell, Program Administrator at AAS, at

Phone: 508-755-5221

Fax: 508-753-3311