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Deadline Approaching for PCA Summer Grants

It’s not too late to submit your application for the PCA-BGSU Summer Research Institute, June 3-8. There are still a few places remaining.
BGSU Summer Research Institute
Visit the PCA website for details and application materials.

Questions? Contact Lynn Bartholome at

Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime!

The application deadline is April 14.

Gerald Ford Travel Grants

The Gerald R Ford Foundation awards grants of up to $2,200 each in support of research in the holding of the Gerald R Ford Library. A grant helps to defray the costs of travel and living expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply but the grants only cover the costs of travel within North America. The Library’s collections focus on Federal Policies, US Foreign Relations, and national politics in the 1960s and 70s. There are additional holding that cover other topics as well as some material from eariler and later dates. The Application deadline is March 15, 2018.

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Grants Coordinator
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
1000 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Telephone: (734) 205-0578
Fax: (734) 205- 0571

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University of Chicago Collections Research Grants

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for the Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships for the summer of 2018.

Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts, rare books, or other materials in the Special Collections Research Center, is eligible.

Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Applications in the fields of late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century physics or physical chemistry, or nineteenth-century classical opera, will receive special consideration.

Awards will be made based on the applicant’s ability to complete the proposed on-site research successfully within the timeframe of the fellowship.  Applicants should explain why the project cannot be conducted without on-site access to the original materials and the extent to which University of Chicago Library collections are central to the research.  Up to $3,000 of support will be awarded to help cover estimated travel, living, and research expenses.  Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

The deadline for applications is March 19, 2018.  Notice of awards will be made by April 10, 2018, for use between June 1, 2018, and September 28, 2018.

Applicants must provide the following information:

  • A cover letter (not to exceed one page) including the project title; a brief summary; estimated dates of on-site research; and a budget for travel, living, and research expenses during the period of on-site research
  • A research proposal not to exceed three double-spaced pages. Applicants should include references to specific archival finding aids and catalog records of particular relevance to their proposed project whenever possible.
  • A curriculum vitae of no longer than two pages
  • Two letters of support from academic or other scholars. References may be sent with the application or separately.

Submit application in one electronic file to:

Letters of reference in electronic form are preferred; print letters of reference can be sent to:

Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships
Special Collections Research Center
The University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

For additional information contact: Daniel Meyer, Director, Special Collections Research Center.

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Daniel Meyer

Director, Special Collections Research Center

University of Chicago Library

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Cold War Research Travel Grants

New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War announces the Agnese N. Haury fellowships and travel grants for 2018-2019. The Center for the United States and the Cold War at NYU’s Tamiment Library supports research on the Cold War, especially on the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship and several travel grants to scholars who are interested in using Tamiment’s holdings to further their research.

The dissertation fellowship program honors the late Agnese Nelms Haury, whose insightful generosity created and sustains the Center for the United States and the Cold War, whose purposes she believed in passionately. Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years of the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. The dissertation fellow/s will receive either a stipend of $15,000 for one semester or $30,000 for a nine-month academic year.

Haury Fellows will be expected to regularly participate in the Center’s Cold War Seminar series and lead a session where he/she will present their research to the Tamiment community. Applicants who are not selected for one of the Haury fellowships will be automatically considered for a travel grant that will support a shorter stay at Tamiment.

The Center’s Agnese N. Haury travel grants range from $500 to $3,000, depending on need, to support research in the holdings of the Tamiment Library. Research trips may last any length of time, however only scholars outside the New York metropolitan area will be considered. If selected, travel grant recipients must use their funds between August 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

The dissertation fellowship and travel grant recipients are selected on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications and the scholarly significance of the project to the Center’s mission to support research on the Cold War. Preference will be given to those projects that rely heavily on Tamiment’s collections on the Left, the labor movement, or the Alger Hiss case and the politics of the early Cold War.

All fellowship applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a short project description (5 pages maximum), three letters of recommendation from professional references and a short statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project. Applicants for the travel grants should send a curriculum vita, a short project description (3 pages maximum), one letter of professional reference, a travel budget and a short statement regarding the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project.

Please submit all materials by March 31, 2018 to Timothy V Johnson, Tamiment Library Director and Co-Director, Center for the United States and the Cold War at When submitting a dissertation fellowship application, please use the following format in the subject line: Cold War Center Fellowship Application LAST NAME. For travel grants, please use the subject line Cold War Center Travel Application LAST NAME.

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New England Consortium Awards

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Application deadline: February 1, 2018.

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of twenty-five major cultural agencies, will offer at least twenty awards in 2018-2019. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research at three or more participating institutions between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply.

For information on the NERFC fellowship competition and to apply online, visit Questions? Email

Participants include:  Baker Library, Harvard Business School; Boston Athenaeum; Boston Public Library; Colonial Society of Massachusetts; Congregational Library and Archives; Connecticut Historical Society; Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Harvard Law School Special Collections; Harvard University Archives; Historic Deerfield; Houghton Library, Harvard University; John Hay Library, Brown University; Maine Historical Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Mystic Seaport; New England Historic Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Historical Society; Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College; Rhode Island Historical Society; Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College; and Vermont Historical Society.

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. 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.

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!

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.

The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. Twenty-five cultural institutions will offer a minimum of eighteen fellowships in 2018-2019. 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!

For more information, please visit, email or phone 617-646-0577.

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

2018 Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History Research Travel Grants

The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of three grants for research travel to our collections: the Alvin Achenbaum travel grant, FOARE Fellowship for Outdoor Advertising Research, and the John Furr Fellowship for research in the J. Walter Thompson Co. Archives.

The John W. Hartman Center promotes the understanding of the social, cultural and historical influence of advertising and marketing through the collection of published and unpublished resources.  Strengths of the collection include direct marketing and sales, outdoor advertising, women in the industry, trade industry association records, and the records of multiple advertising agencies and marketing firms.

Travel grants are available to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, artists, and independent scholars with a research project that would benefit from access to materials held by the John W. Hartman Center.  For more information on the available grants please visit our website:

The deadline for application is January 31, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced no later than March 31, 2018.

Questions about the travel grant program or application process should be directed to