Perennial Fellowships

All fellowship announcements will continue to appear on the Jobs & Fellowships page, but this page will highlight fellowships that recur annually.

U.S. Military

U.S. Army Center of Military History Dissertation Fellowship
Due January 15

The Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Research Fellowship
3-week summer research fellowship at AHEC
Due February 28

Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship in U. S. Naval History
Due March 30

LTC John William Whitman Research Grant
Up to $1750
Due May 1

General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. Memorial Dissertation Fellowship
Due May 1

Bernard M. Rosoff Memorial Master's Thesis Fellowship
Due May 1

Lieutenant Colonel Lily H. Gridley Memorial Master's Thesis Fellowship
Due May 1

Marine Corps History Division Research Grants
$400 to $3,000

Presidential Libraries

Harry Truman Library

  • Research Grants.  Up to $2,500.  Due April 1 and October 1.
  • Dissertation Year Fellowships.  $16,000.  Due February 1.

Dwight Eisenhower Library
Research Grants
Up to $1,000
Due February 28 and September 30

John Kennedy Library
  • Plethora of grants and fellowships available for scholars researching foreign intelligence, the presidency, Latin American or Western Hemisphere history or policy studies, immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy, domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations.
  • Research grants.  15 to 20 a year valued at $500 to $2,500.  Due August 15.

Military Archives, Foundations and Institutes

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center's General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant
$500 to $2500
Due December 31

William M. Clements Library
The holdings of the William Clements Library, including books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, and ephemera, are among the best in the world on almost any aspect of the American experience from 1492 through 1900, and support a diverse array of research projects. The collections are particularly rich in materials for the study of military history, particularly in Colonial and Revolutionary America through World War II.

The library offers the following visiting research fellowships:

• Long-term fellowships (three months)
• Short-term fellowships (one month)
• Exploratory fellowships (one week)
• Digital fellowship (no residency requirement)

Deadline: January 15

Marshall Foundation
George C. Marshall Foundation's Marshall/Baruch Fellowship
Up to $7500
Due October 14

Newberry Library
The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment. We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry’s collections to apply for our many fellowships.

  • Scholars of military history may be particularly interested in The Newberry-Pritzker Military Museum & Library Joint Fellowship, which provides two months of support to a military history project to be held jointly at the Newberry and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. This fellowship is available to scholars who demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry and Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s collections and is open to all fields of study. Fellows will split their time evenly between the two institutions over the course of their two months of residency.
  • Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities, including Fellows’ Seminars and Weekly Colloquium. These residential fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars for 4 to 9 months with a stipend of $5,000 per month. Applicants must hold a PhD by the November 1 deadline.
  • Short-Term Fellowships are available to scholars who hold a PhD, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for 1 to 2 months; unless otherwise noted the stipend is $3,000 per month. These fellowships support individual scholarly research for those who have a specific need for the Newberry’s collection and are mainly restricted to individuals who live and work outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. The deadline for short-term opportunities is December 15.
 Many of the Newberry’s fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to

Smith Richardson Foundation
World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship
Due October 17th

Smithsonian and
There are broad Smithsonian Fellowship opportunities for research just about anywhere within the Smithsonian system, but there are also two specific fellowships that might be of interest to military historians working on aerospace topics: the Air and Space Museum offers the pre- and post-doc Guggenheim fellowships as well as the Verville fellowship.
Due January 15

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