Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Scholarly Fellowships

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The Gilder Lehrman Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. Since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has awarded a total of 673 fellowships.

Fellows are required to:

  • Complete their research within a year of notification of the award
  • Visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York City to meet the Fellowship Coordinator
  • Submit a paragraph documenting the archival collections consulted during the fellowship


  • A project proposal (2–5 pages) including current contact information, a list of primary sources to be consulted, and an anticipated budget.
  • A curriculum vitae (of any length)
  • Two letters of recommendation from established scholars

Application deadline: 7/30/2021