Fellowships, Grants, Scholarships

Welcome to the Carleton College History Department Fellowships List. This list is not complete. Please visit our graduate school links page and go to any schools that interest you to see if they have additional fellowships available:  Grad Schools Index. To add sites, please contact us!



PLEASE NOTE! Before you check for off-campus opportunities, please visit the Dean's Office Fellowships Page - many great opportunities are available.  The Dean's Office says, "Apply early!" 

The Office of Student Fellowships has added a new funding opportunity this year.  We'll make up to 10 awards of up to $2,000 apiece for students to pursue ​comps research over Winter Break

Applications (which draw directly on your comps proposal) are due October 17.

Decisions will be announced October 31st.

More details are available here: https://apps.carleton.edu/fellowships/carleton_fellowships/comps/​ .

Please send any questions to Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, at mryanvanzee@carleton.edu .

Carleton Watson Fellowship

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for 17th & 18th-century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Program Information, E-mail: Fellowship Coordinator, (310) 206-8552.

University of Delaware graduate programs in History. Both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates are eligible to apply for financial aid from the department, that may take the form of full fellowships, teaching assistantships, or tuition scholarships, deadline for application materials December 15. Decisions on admission and financial aid made in early March.

Fellowship Opportunities in Jordan American Center of Oriental Research
Faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates are eligible to apply for these fellowships. Awards may include stipends, residence at ACOR, travel, and other research expenses. Amounts range from $1,030 - $25,000, supporting research up to six months. The application deadline is February 1. For more information, please visit www.bu.edu/acor.

Edward "Ted" Mullin Memorial Fellowship Prize for Junior History Majors at Carleton

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships: http://national-academies.org/fellowships
or e-mail: infofell@nas.edu
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or national, planning a career in teaching & research at the college or university level. Generous stipends and allowances for fellows and institutions.
All awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and adminsitered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Application deadline dates are the second week in November.

Hearst, William Randolph.
Historic House Internship:
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum offers summer fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students interested in U.S. history, material culture, historic preservation, museum studies, or museum education. The fellowship provides the opportunity to engage in scholarly research and to participate in the inner-workings of a historic house museum and education department
Full-time for a nine-week period during June and July, and carries a generous stipend for each fellow. Description:
Application Procedures: See Museum website: http://www.mvhm.org

Indiana State University, Gertrude and Theodore Debs Memorial Fellowships for graduate study in the History of American Labor and Reform Movements. Recipients must possess a B.A. and are required to register and be of good standing in the master of arts (history with specialization in the history of American labor and reform movements) program in the School of Graduate Studies at ISU. Each successful award recipient will receive $8,000 per year and possible exemption from out-of-state fees. Review of applications begins March 15. For further information contact the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program. The Foundation offers two types of fellowships: Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree. Senior Fellowships are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree. You may attend any accredited institution in the U.S. for either a Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, or Master of Education with an emphasis on American history, government, or political science. Program Contact Information: To apply online, please visit http://www.act.org/madison

Library of Congress Fellowships.
The Library of Congress offers many exciting opportunities for those seeking employment, internships or fellowships, or volunteer positions.

Public Policy and International Relations Fellowships Program - Diversity and Leadership in Public Service, Washington, D.C.

Searchable database of assistantships, fellowships, internships, scholarships: http://scholarships.fatomei.com/scholar10.html

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships. Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff. For more information on SI Fellowships please visit http://www.si.edu/ofg/. Deadline for application: January 15.

Washington University in St. Louis. Highly supportive graduate program in History. The Department is growing fast, and traditional strengths in American, British, and European history have been reinforced in new fields of race, gender, colonial and post-colonial history. They encourage pursuit of interdisciplinary approaches and programs, such as American Culture Studies. PhD students normally receive six years' funding. Financial support possibilities: Frankel Fellowship, Heller Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship and Olin Fellowships for Women, multi-year awards include tuition remission; University Fellowships, University Scholarships, up to a full year's tuition remission.

There are many other fellowship opportunities available--please see individual graduate schools list and more opportunities for you at: Graduate School Index.


Grants.gov (all government grants and fellowships): http://www.grants.gov/

National Endowment for the Humanities: http://www.neh.gov/

National Institutes of Health: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/

Fulbright Scholars Program: http://www.cies.org/

American Association of University Women: http://www.aauw.org/

Smithsonian Fellowships: http://www.si.edu/ofg/

Carnegie Corporation of New York: http://www.carnegie.org/

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: http://www.sloan.org/

Spencer Foundation: http://www.spencer.org/

J. Paul Getty Grant Program: http://www.getty.edu/grants/index.html