The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants.
The library’s special collections document over two centuries of United States history, from abolition to transgender rights. Manuscripts, books, periodicals, audiovisual material, photographs, and other objects make up the collections. These materials illuminate the lives of ordinary women as well as American icons such as suffragist Alice Paul, Harlem renaissance writer Dorothy West, civil rights activist Pauli Murray, feminist Betty Friedan, the Republican Party activist Anna Chennault, poet June Jordan, chefs Zarela Martinez, and zine author Cindy Crabb, among many more.
Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project’s potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge, along with its creativity in drawing on the library’s collections. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, scanning, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of durable equipment or travel to other research sites. There is no requirement for length of time spent at the Library. Past grant recipients have spent between two days and two months working with our collections.
RESEARCH SUPPORT GRANTS – $3,000
For postdoctoral or independent scholars whose research requires use of the library's collections.
DISSERTATION GRANTS – $3,000
For scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections.
ORAL HISTORY GRANTS – $3,000
For scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States.
NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL FELLOWSHIP CONSORTIUM
Offering grants to encourage projects that draw on the resources of 18 major cultural agencies throughout New England.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be received by Friday, February 1, 2016. Awards will be announced in April 2016, to be used for research at the Library between July 2016 and June 2017.