Scholarships in History, Other

Huntington Fellowships

Award: $12,500, Deadline: November 15

Applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent or be a doctoral candidate at dissertation stage. Selection is based upon the value of the project, the ability of the applicant, and the degree to which special strengths of the library will be utilized. Recipients are expected to be in residence throughout their tenure.

Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a member of the American Historical Association. Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars.

Texas History Essay Contest

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 3

Applicant must submit a 1,500- to 2,000-word essay on Texas history. Selection is based upon depth of research into Texas history, originality of thought and expression, and organization.

Robert G. Athearn Award

Award: $500, Deadline: June 1

Award is for the best published book on the twentieth-century American West. Award is $500 to the author, $500 to the press.

Littleton-Griswold Research Grant

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a member of the American Historical Association. Preference will be given to doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars and those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof.

Research Grant

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must submit five copies of application and research proposal, including budget. Award is to further the knowledge and use of herbs and to contribute the results of research and study to the records of horticulture, science, literature, history, art, and/or economics. Award is for research only. Interview required.

Eurasian Regional Languages Grant

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1; April 1; October 15

Award is for advanced and intermediate language study in the countries of the NIS (New Independent States): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Three competitions per year.

Summerfield G. Roberts Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 15

Award is to encourage literary effort and research about historical events and personalities during the days of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1846, and to stimulate interest in this period. Manuscript must be written or published during the calendar year for which the award is given and it may be either fiction or nonfiction, poetry, essay, play, short story, novel, or biography. Competition is open to all writers everywhere.

ARIT/NEH Fellowships

Award: $50,400, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen or three-year resident affiliated with the U.S. who has completed formal training in their field of study (in the areas of humanities or interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history).

Presidio La Bahia Award

Award: $1,200, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must have published within the last calendar year a piece related to any aspect of the Spanish colonial period in Texas.

Fellowship in Aerospace History (NASA)

Award: $20,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must possess a doctorate degree in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program.The fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than nine months, and should commence no later than November 15. Recipient will be expected to devote the term entirely to the proposed research project.

Alice E. Smith Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a professional or nonprofessional writer, academic, or independent scholars. Cover sheet, resume, and completed book proposal (see link to book proposal form) are required to be submitted. Applications are accepted year round.

Romanian Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a general knowledge of Romanian history and literature.

Amy Louise Hunter Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: Varies

Application, supplemental materials, or book manuscript eligible for publication by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Press are required to be submitted. Applicant is encouraged to discuss his or her project with the editorial director prior to submission.

Mary Caroline and Robert Oliver Carmichael Memorial Fund Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a member of the American Historical Association. Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars.

HABS-Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be an architectural historian. Fellowship will permit this individual to work on a 12-week HABS project during the summer. The Fellow will prepare a written history to become part of the permanent HABS collection focusing on either a specific nationally-significant building/site, or a broader architectural history topic that will inform future HABS documentation

Walter Rundell Award

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a member of the Western History Association. Applicant must submit a cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and a precis of the dissertation.

Dwight L. Smith (ABC-CLIO) Award

Award: $300, Deadline: June 30

Award given for a significant bibliographic or research tool publication on the history of the American West.

History Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Ministerial Grant

Award: -, Deadline: May 1

Application is made through the Logsdon School of Theology.

Edelstein International Fellowship

Award: $38,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have a Ph.D. in history, history of science/technology, or a related field and must submit curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, financial statement, and research proposal. Part of research period is spent in Jerusalem at the Edelstein Ctr for History and Philosophy of Science, Medicine, and Technology.

Gordon Cain Fellowship in Technology, Policy, and Entrepreneurship

Award: $42,000, Deadline: December 1

Award is for historical research on the development of the chemical industries and for further understanding of the relationships between technology, policy, and entrepreneurship. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in history, history of science/technology, or a related field and must submit curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and research proposal.

Societe de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellowship

Award: $15,000, Deadline: February 15

Award is for research on the heritage of the chemical sciences or chemical process industries, for the stimulation of public understanding of the chemical industries. Applicant must submit curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and research proposal. Preference is given to writers, journalists, educators, and historians of science, technology, and business.

Travel Grant

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Award enables interested individuals to make use of the Foundation's research resources. Applicant must submit curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, budget, and research proposal.

Polaire Weissman Fund

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 3

Applicant needs to present a typed application, full resume, statement (not to exceed 1,000 words), and three letters of recommendation.

Mahar Memorial History Award

Award: $180, Deadline: February 13

Awarded to the outstanding senior history major at the Spring Honors Convocation. Applicant is nominated by the History Department.

Riley Hamm Award

Award: -, Deadline: January 30

Applicant must submit a research paper on the African American experience from the Colonial era to the present.

Virginia L. Radley Fellowship

Award: $1,550, Deadline: January 30

Applicant must have an excellent academic record.

Ardath Louise Fogelsanger History Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an upper division major who demonstrates a love for and dedication to the study of history and is selected through a nomination process.