External Research Fellowships

This is a list of research fellowships provided by external funding organizations for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in History.

Deadlines for these fellowships are spread across the academic year. Although there are many fellowships with fall deadlines, some very important ones, such as the Fulbright-Hays fellowship for research abroad, are in the spring, and others appear in-between.   

Fellowships for Students Prior to Their Third Year

Short-Term Field Research Fellowships

Dissertation Writing Fellowships

Post-doctoral Fellowships

Short-Term Post-doctoral Support Fellowships

Resources for Writing and Conceptualizing Proposals

  • Adam Pzreworski and Frank Salomon, "The Art of Writing Proposals" (SSRC, 1995)
  • Andrew Abbott, Methods of Discovery: Heuristics in the Social Sciences (New York: Norton, 2004).
  • Helen Sword, Stylish Academic Writing (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012).
  • Howard Becker, Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2007) [1986].