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 Jody Brumage | | (304) 876-5648

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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

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


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

Contact Information:
Sarah D'Antonio Gard
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) Research Travel Grants

Contact Information:
Grants Coordinator
Gerald R. Ford Library
1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 205-0558
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

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
 - Research Fellowship

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


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

Contact Information:
Spencer Library Travel Grants Committee
Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7616


Margaret Chase Smith Library (Skowhegan, ME) - Ada E. Leeke Research Fellowship

Contact Information:
David Richards, Director
56 Norridgewock Avenue
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
Phone: (207) 474-7133

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

Contact Information:
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)
 - Research Fellowships

Contact Information:
Nancy Bartlett, Assistant Director
Bentley Historical Library
University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor Michigan, 48109-2113
Phone: (734) 936-1334
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 Research 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


Oklahoma, University of (Norman, OK) - Visiting Scholars Program

Contact Information:
Rachel Henson, Archivist
Carl Albert Center
University of Oklahoma
630 Parrington Oval, Room 101
Norman, OK 73019 USA
Phone: (405) 325-6372


Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) - Library Research Grants

Contact Information:
Stephen Ferguson, Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections
Firstone Library
Princeton University 
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 245-3165