Grants and Fellowships

Grants and Fellowships


Institutions listed below provide grants and fellowships in support of travel and research to use primary sources and collections available in their respective libraries and archives. To make a correction or addition to this list, please contact Robin Reeder,


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Arizona, University of - Travel and Research Assistance Grants

Contact information:
Morris K. Udall Archives Research Travel/Assistant Grant
University of Arizona Library 
Special Collections, Room C208 
P.O. Box 210055 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0055


Arlen Specter Center for Public Service - Research Fellowship

Contact Information:
Karen Albert
Specter Center Coordinator
Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Paul J. Gutman Library
Phone: (215) 951-2847

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress
The Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant

Contact Information:
Lori Schwartz
Special Projects Archivist
South Carolina Political Collections
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
University of South Carolina

Baylor University (Waco, TX)
 - Research Fund

Contact information:
Director, W. R. Poage Legislative Library
One Bear Place #97153
Waco, TX 76798-7153
phone: (254) 710-3540


Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME) - Does not have any travel grants for congressional papers in place right now. This may change by next year as the Maine Political Papers Network is working on a group approach to offering such grants.

Contact information:
Paige Lilly
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5729
Phone: (207) 581-2665


California State University (Fresno, CA) - Research Fellowship Grant

Contact information:
Glenn Gray, Archivist
Henry Madden Library
Central Valley Political Archive
California State University
5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML34
Fresno, CA 93740-8014
Phone: (559) 278-8573
Fax: (559) 278-6952


Connecticut, University of (Storrs, CT) Strochlitz Travel Grant

Contact information:
Greg Colati
Archives & Special Collections
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, CT 06269-1205
Phone: (860) 486-4501 


Dirksen Congressional Center (Pekin, IL) - Congressional Research Awards

Contact information:
Frank H. Mackaman
Dirksen Congressional Center
301 S. Fourth Street, Suite A
Pekin, IL 61554-4219 USA
Phone: (309) 347-7113
Fax: (309) 347-6432


Dole Institute of Politics (Lawrence, KS) - Research Fellowship and Travel Grants

Contact information:
Morgan R. Davis
Senior Archivist
Dole Institute of Politics
2350  Petefish Drive
Lawrence, Kansas  66045


Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) - Visiting Scholar's Program

Contact information:
Burt Altman
The Claude Pepper Library
Florida State University
636 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1123
Phone: (850) 644-9305
Fax: (850) 644-9303


Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum (Ann Arbor, MI) Travel Grants

Contact information:
Grants Coordinator
Gerald R. Ford Library
1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 205-0555
Fax: (734) 205-0571

Harvard University
 - Houghton Library fellowships

Contact information:
The Fellowship Selection Committee
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Phone: (617) 495-2441
Fax: (617) 495-1376

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
 - Research Fellowship

Contact information:
Breon Mitchell, Director
The Lilly Library
Indiana University Libraries
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone: (812) 855-2452
Fax: (812) 855-3143


Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka, KS) - Research grants

Contact information:
Andrea Tilghman
Kansas State Historical Society
6425 SW Sixth Ave.
Topeka, KS 66615-1099
Phone: (785) 272-8681, ext. 232
Fax: (785) 272-8682


Kansas, University of (Lawrence, KS) - Spencer Research Library travel grants

Contact information:
Spencer Library Travel Grants Committee
c/o William J. Crowe, Spencer Librarian
Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7616

Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI) - Research Travel Grants

Contact information:
Julie Blair
Michigan Tech Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections
J. Robert Van Pelt and Opie Library
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Phone:(906) 487-2505
Fax:(906) 487-2357

Michigan, University of (Ann Arbor, MI)
 - Travel and Research Grants

Contact information:
William K. Wallach, Assistant Director
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor Michigan, 48109-2113
Phone: (734) 764-3482
Fax: (734) 936-1333


Montana Historial Society Research Center - James H. Bradley Fellowship - Research

Contact information:
Molly Kruckenberg - Research Center Program Manager
Montana Historical Society Research Center
PO Box 201201
Helena, MT 59620-1201
Phone: (406) 444-4787



National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, DC) - NARA does not offer individual travel or research grants, but does offer other types of assistance: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is a statutory body affiliated with NARA which provides grants that support a wide range of activities to preserve, publish, and encourage the use of documentary sources relating to the history of the United States. The Commission offers assistance to non-Federal agencies and institutions.

Contact information:
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 111
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Phone: (202) 501-5610
Fax: (202) 501-5601

In addition, several private foundations associated with NARA's Presidential Libraries provide grants-in-aid to assist researchers studying Library holdings. Information on these grants is found at:


North Carolina, University of (Chapel Hill, NC) - Visiting Scholar's Grant

Contact information:
Head of Public Services-Visiting Scholars Grant
Southern Historical Collection
Wilson Library, CB# 3926
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-1345


Northwood University (Skowhegan, ME) - Research Fellowship

Contact information:
Margaret Chase Smith Library
56 Norridgewock Avenue
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
Phone: (207) 474-7133


Oklahoma, University of (Norman, OK) - Travel Grants

Contact information:
Carolyn G. Hanneman
Carl Albert Center
University of Oklahoma
630 Parrington Oval, Room 101
Norman, OK 73019 USA
Phone: (405) 325-5835
Fax: (405) 325-6419


Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) - Library Research Grants

Contact information:
Library Research Grant Committee
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-3184
Fax: (609) 258-2324


South Carolina, University of (Columbia, SC) Research Fellowship

Contact information:
Herbert Hartsook, Director
South Caroliniana Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. 29208
Phone: (803) 777-3131
Fax: (803) 777-5747