Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

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Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Start your application and mark your calendar with the deadlines below!

The Society will offer at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month (plus an additional stipend of over five hundred dollars a month for housing and professional expenses) for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months continuous tenure. These fellowships are for scholars studying in the Society’s collections who have completed the terminal degree in their field (typically a Ph.D.) by the application deadline. If you would like to spend 4-12 months researching and writing at the Society, check out our collections and start an application!
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019

MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. One application automatically puts you into consideration for any applicable short-term fellowships. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply. We will offer more than twenty short-term fellowships in the coming year!
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2019

For those studying the U.S. Civil War, its causes, or its memory, the Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences. Fellows spend at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. Twenty-seven cultural institutions will offer a minimum of twenty fellowships in 2019-2020. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions. See the Consortium website for a list of member organizations and email them to discuss possible itineraries!
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2019

About the MHS: Manuscripts form the heart of the collections at the MHS. The Society houses more than 12 million pieces in 3,600 separate collections of personal papers and institutional records. The Society’s collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art.

For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/research/fellowships, email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0577.

For news on fellowships and our other programs, follow the MHS Research Department on Twitter @MHS_Research.

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