Jobs and Fellowships

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is excited to announce several fellowship opportunities opening for applications on October 15, 2023.

The Guggenheim Fellowships (2024-2025) are competitive three- to twelve-month in-residence fellowships for pre- or postdoctoral research in aviation and space history. An annual stipend of $30,000 for predoctoral candidates and $45,000 for postdoctoral candidates will be awarded, with limited additional funds for travel and miscellaneous.

The Verville Fellowship (2024-2025) is a competitive nine- to twelve-month in-residence fellowship intended for the analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in the history of aviation or space studies. An annual stipend of $55,000 will be awarded for a 12-month fellowship, with limited additional funds for travel and miscellaneous expenses.

The Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History (2025-2026) is a competitive 12-month fellowship open to senior scholars with distinguished records of publication who are at work on, or anticipate being at work on, books in aerospace history. Support is available for living expenses in the Washington, D.C, area up to a maximum of $100,000 a year. Please note that the Lindbergh Chair selection process runs one cycle earlier than for the other fellowships because senior scholars often need more time to arrange sabbaticals or leave.

The deadline to apply for all fellowships is December 1, 2023. Announcement of the selected candidates will happen in mid-March 2024. Applicants are encouraged to contact members of the Smithsonian’s research and curatorial staff who might best serve as advisors or consultants during the development of proposals.

For more information please see For questions about proposals, topics, advisors, or other academic issues, please contact Michael Hankins at For administrative questions, please write to

General Omar N. Bradley Fellowships in Military History
Each year the General Omar Bradley Foundation offers $2000 research fellowships to up to ten Army officers engaged in research related to military history. The Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships selection committee consists of members of the Department of History of the United States Military Academy appointed by the Professor and Head, Department of History, United States Military Academy. Selection of the Fellows will be made without regard to rank, branch, or affiliation with the USMA Department of History. Funds will be granted to those officers who are actively engaged in original, archival historical research (including digital humanities research and digital research in archival sources) and have the best developed plans for conducting significant historical work. Research should be in pursuit of a graduate degree or scholarly publication. The committee will recommend a slate of ten proposed Omar Nelson Bradley Fellows to the Directors of the Omar Nelson Bradley Foundation by January 15, 2024 with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by February 15, 2024.
Who May Apply. U.S. Army officers who are actively engaged in the study of military history may apply for these fellowships. Reserve officers may apply, but preference will be given to individuals on active duty. “Active engagement in the study of military history” includes research toward a master’s degree or doctorate in military history or research toward a scholarly article or monograph in military history, and can include digital humanities projects (the creation of databases, map collections, and the like).

The selection committee interprets “military history” in the broadest sense. Projects supported in 2022 included U.S. Army logistics, 1898-1918; the American Military Mission to Armenia in 1919; the discourse surrounding the Third Reich’s “Islam Question”; the service of the USS Bass during WWII; military intelligence in the American Civil War; the energy security strategies of China and the United States; the first U.S. Special Operations missions in Colombia; and the linkages between overseas empire and governance in the United Kingdom c. 1900-1920.

Officers who have been awarded a fellowship in the past may apply again. In such cases, the officer should indicate the receipt of the previous grant and how it was employed, including any publication (or degree thesis) to which it contributed.

How to Apply. Officers meeting the criteria above should apply to Professor Samuel Watson, Chair, Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee, electronically at, or Professor Samuel Watson, Chair, Omar Nelson Bradley Fellowships Committee, Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York 10996. The committee strongly prefers electronic applications. These may consist of a single PDF or several documents, but should be sent in a single email. Applications are due by January 1, 2024.

Letters of application should include:

  • name, rank, e-mail address, surface address (we will need this to send your check if you are selected), phone number, and duty position of the applicant;
  • the objective of the proposed research, progress of research to date, any distinctive methodology to be used, a specific statement of needs for funding (for example, specific archives or collections to be examined, and costs expected to be incurred in doing so), and the proposed method of publishing or disseminating the results of the research. Note that microfilm, PDFs, or other downloads can be purchased with this funding.
  • Additional materials that will assist the committee in evaluating the application may also be submitted:  letters of recommendation, preferably from scholars (for example, thesis or dissertation advisers, or other scholars who have read your scholarship) and writing samples (of no more than chapter or article length) are recommended. Curriculum vitae (for those working on a post-dissertation project) may be valuable. (You may also note any previous scholarly publications, or those under review or accepted for publication, in your application letter.)  Transcripts, ORBs, and OMPFs are unnecessary. Applications are due by January 1, 2024.
Required Grant Application Items (must be received by January 1, 2024):
  • Name, rank, duty position, contact information (including surface address)
  • Topic, scholarly value, and concrete objective (expected outcome—publication or degree) of the research
  • Methodology (particularly if digital, quantitative, or oral history, or otherwise not the usual written form)
  • Progress of research to date
  • Itemized cost estimate
  • Proposed method of disseminating research results (thesis, dissertation, article, chapter, essay in edited collection, etc.). Electronic publication is entirely acceptable, particularly for digital humanities projects, but funding is not designed to support blog posts or the like.
Suggested Supporting Items:
  • Letters of Recommendation (preferably scholarly)
  • Writing Samples or Manuscripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (particularly for those working on a post-dissertation project) –
Application Timeline:
  • Applications due no later than January 1, 2024
  • Committee forwards recommendations to the Bradley Foundation no later than January 15, 2024
  • Announcement of recipients approximately February 15, 2024
  • Funding normally arrives in March, as a check to you.
Send Application Materials electronically to:

Or to:

Professor Samuel Watson
United States Military Academy
Department of History
Suite 251, Building 601
West Point, NY 10996

The committee strongly prefers electronic applications.

Tenured/Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Public History)
Texas A&M University: College of Arts & Sciences: History

Location: College Station, TX
Open Date: Aug 21, 2023
Deadline: Nov 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for two full-time positions in Public History, one at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor and one at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, to begin in the fall of 2024. The geographical, chronological, and topical focus is open. Successful applicants will complement and extend existing department strengths in the research area of Public History, as well as in other research areas. For more on the department’s exceptional research, see our faculty listing. The successful candidates will maintain an ambitious, productive research agenda, teach two courses per semester, build new courses and contribute to curricular programs related to the field of Public History, recruit and train exceptional students, and participate in university and professional affairs.

Texas A&M University is a Top 20 public research institution and among the largest universities in the United States. It is a land, sea, and space grant institution that holds the distinction of classification as an R1 Doctoral University (Highest Research Activity), and faculty benefit from the resources and support associated with this designation. 

Our department is committed to broadening participation in higher education and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. The department is interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the breadth and excellence of the academic community, as well as the educational needs of the population of Texas and the global community.

Located in College Station, the university is 90 miles from Houston, 100 miles from Austin, and 165 miles from Dallas. The Bryan-College Station metropolitan area has over 160,000 residents and is experiencing rapid job growth.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in history or a related field. 

Application Instructions
For queries about the position please contact Dr. Sonia Hernandez electronically at All application materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio at To apply please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service as applicable, and 3 confidential letters of reference.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation announces the inauguration of two annual research fellowships, beginning in 2024. Each fellowship provides $1,000 to support the cost of travel and per diem expenses for researchers to use the Foundation’s library at the Strayer House in New Market, Virginia, for a period of at least five consecutive days. The fellowships are open to graduate students, academics, teachers, museum professionals, and independent scholars whose research interests may benefit from the Foundation’s holdings.

Fellowships will be awarded to applicants focusing on the American Civil War era in the Shenandoah Valley, broadly conceived, and whose topics match the Foundation’s collection. The Library’s holdings can be accessed at

Recipients will be required to complete their fellowship research within a period of one year from the date of the award. Fellows will be asked to make an evening presentation to the public during residence and to summarize their research project and findings in writing.

Applicants should send a resume or C.V., a cover letter describing their research project and how the Library’s collection would benefit their work to:

Library Fellowship Selection Committee
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
9386 S. Congress St.
New Market, VA 22844

Applications for the 2024 fellowships are due on November 1, 2023.

For more information, call the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation at 540-740-4545 or email

Recognize those who put history to work in the world!

Over $8,000 in award money is available to recognize excellence in the multitude of ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The awards program promotes professionalism and best practices among public historians and raises awareness about their activities. Recipients will be honored during the National Council on Public History's annual meeting, April 10-13, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Guidelines as well as current and past recipients are listed on the NCPH website:

Due November 1, 2023
NCPH Book Award
A $1,000 award for the best book about or growing out of public history published in 2022 or 2023.

Robert Kelley Memorial Award
This $500 award honors distinguished achievements by individuals, institutions, or nonprofit or corporate entities for making history relevant to individual lives of ordinary people outside of academia. 

Due December 1, 2023
Excellence in Consulting Award
Up to two $500 awards for outstanding work and contributions by consultants or contractors.

Outstanding Public History Project Award Two $750 prizes recognizing projects—digital, print, film, exhibit, etc.—that contribute to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or that serve as a model of professional public history practice. One prize will go to a larger institution (roughly 6 or more paid staff) and the other to a smaller institution.

NCPH Grassroots Public History Award - Salt Lake City
A $750 award recognizing an individual or community organization doing important public history work in the state of Utah. 

New Professional Award
Two $500 travel grants to enable new professionals, practicing public history for no more than three years, to attend NCPH 2024.

Student Project Award
A $500 travel grant to attend NCPH 2024, recognizing the contributions of student work to the field of public history.

Graduate Student Travel Award
Five travel grants of up to $300 each for graduate students presenting (session, poster session, or working group) at NCPH 2024.

We hope to see nominations for your own work, or the work of your colleagues. See our website for submission guidelines:

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars from all areas of the humanities with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are encouraged to apply.

Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, in-house dining, and superb library services that deliver all types of research materials.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT, October 5, 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit

The Charles Koch Foundation Foreign Policy Grants Team recently launched a new RFPs that will be of interest to SMH members. Their focus is primarily on supporting research with relevance to current U.S. foreign policy debates. All of these RFPs operate on a rolling basis and are open to scholars at all levels, including graduate students via their dissertation grants.

Foreign Policy -

Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East -

The Future of America’s Alliances -

Managing Relations with China -

Trade Policy -

U.S. Foreign Policy Dissertation Grants -

While the Foundation anticipate these RFPs being open long-term, they do reassess their priorities on an annual basis. All open RFPs can always be found on this webpage:

Charles A. and Loyola M. Murphy Endowed Scholarship for the Study of 10th Mountain Military History

Recently, the 10th Mountain Foundation partnered with the family of WWII veteran, Charles Murphy (86-I) to create our first endowed scholarship for graduate students in military history.

Applicants need not be 10th Mountain descendants, but they do need to be studying about the Division. and its related units.
This $5,000 scholarship granted once per recipient and celebrates the devotion to education that Charles Murphy and his wife Loyola brought following his return from Italy and his is 31 years of teaching and coaching.

The Ronald Reagan Institute announces a new Postdoctoral Visiting Scholars Program for work that advances the political, economic, and national security ideas and values of President Ronald Reagan. Visiting Scholars will be selected based on the relevance of their research to these principles. Proposals will also be judged on the likelihood of completion of a book manuscript during the fellowship period. In addition to a stipend of $75,000, each scholar will receive an additional $5,000 for research related costs.


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