VHS Research Fellowships

Grant Name
VHS Research Fellowships
Funder
Virginia Historical Society (VHS)
Country or Region
United States
Research Field
African American Studies
American History
Bibliographic Project
Business History
Commerce
Constitutions
Economic History
Gender Issues
Industrial Economics
Industrial Production
Labor Relations
Military History
Political History
Religious History
Social History
Trade
USA, Southeast
Women's History
Women's Studies
Deadline
January 24, 2022 (Expired)
Grant Size
Upper $1,500USD Fellowships are for up to three weeks a year. For the purpose of this program, a week is defined as five days in the VHS library, which is open 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday.Because the program is designed to help defray travel expenses, residents of the Richmond metropolitan area are not eligible for fellowships. The Society offers a few grants ($150 per week) for mileage to commuting researchers who live outside that area. The majority of fellowships ($500 per week) go to those who live farther away and incur greater expenses. We expect recipients to work on a regular basis in our reading room during the period of their fellowships.
Contact Info
John McClure, Chair, Research Fellowships and Awards Committee jmmclure@VirginiaHistory.org
Eligibility
We welcome applications from doctoral candidates. Undergraduates, master's students, and graduate students not yet admitted to Ph.D. candidacy are not eligible.
Description
To promote the interpretation of Virginia history and access to its collections, the Virginia Historical Society, funded by a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and gifts from individuals, offers fellowships of up to three weeks a year.There are three general categories of fellowships:1. Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowships cover the broad sweep of Virginia and American history, for example, supporting research on political, constitutional, religious, African American, military, and social issues.2. The Betty Sams Christian Fellowships in business history cover studies in economic history, trade, industrial and commercial subjects, and labor relations.3. The Frances Lewis Fellowships in Gender and Women's Studies support work in gender roles and the history of women. Eligibility We welcome applications from doctoral candidates. Undergraduates, master's students, and graduate students not yet admitted to Ph.D. candidacy are not eligible.

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