AHA Grants and Fellowships
AHA Research Grants
Each year, the American Historical Association awards several research grants with the aim of advancing the study and exploration of history in a diverse number of subject areas. Only AHA members are eligible to apply for these grants. All grants are offered annually and are intended to further research in progress. Preference is given to advanced doctoral students, nontenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars. Grants may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses. The deadline for research grant applications is February 15.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Information: Unfortunately, the American Historical Association has NO scholarships or financial aid to assist with college or graduate school expenses. Eligibility for the fellowships and small grants programs described above is limited to pre- or post-doctoral research for AHA members.
Albert J. Beveridge Grant
The Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the Western Hemisphere are available to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere; individual grants do not exceed $1,000.
Michael Kraus Research Grant
The Michael Kraus Research Grant in colonial American history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations, offers cash awards of up to $800.
The Littleton-Griswold Grant offers grants of up to $1,000 for research in US legal history and the field of law and society, broadly defined.
Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant
The Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant supports research in the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Individual grants will not exceed $1,000.
AHA/Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship
The American Historical Association/Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Folger Shakespeare Library. It is awarded for research on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century western European history, the fellow will be awarded a one-month fellowship to be taken at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Applicants must hold the PhD at the time of application and must be a member in good standing of the AHA. Apply directly to the Folger by March 1.
J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. PhD degree or equivalent required. Applicants must have received this degree within the past seven years, and must not have published or had accepted for publication a book-length historical work. The fellowship will not be awarded to complete a doctoral dissertation. The fellowship has a stipend of $5,000 that will be awarded for two to three months, as the Jameson Fellow desires, to spend in full-time residence at the Library of Congress. The application deadline is April 1.
Fellowship in Aerospace History
The Fellowship in Aerospace History, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), annually funds one or more research projects from six to nine months. Proposals of advanced research in history related to all aspects of aerospace, from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, are eligible, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and history of science, engineering, and management. The fellowship is open to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in history or a closely related field, or who is enrolled in and has completed all course work for a doctoral degree-granting program. The stipend is $20,000. The deadline for application is April 1.