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.

This year, special attention will be given to topics on colonial America; the history of slavery and abolition; and the Cold War. Preference will be given to applicants in these fields, although projects on all aspects of American history are welcome.

Gilder Lehrman Scholarly Fellowships support research at archives in New York City. Learn more and apply here.

To apply for a Scholarly Fellowship, candidates must submit:

  •  A 2−5 page project proposal including 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: October 31, 2022

Date posted: September 6, 2022