Short-term Research Fellowships
Fellowships to Be Awarded in the Next Cycle
African American Studies Fellowship
This award will support research at the Massachusetts Historical Society in African American History.
Andrew Oliver Research Fellowship
This fellowship will support research in the Society’s collections of portraits, engravings, silhouettes, and other graphic materials.
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships
The Society will appoint approximately nine Mellon fellows. Any project for which the Society’s collections are appropriate is eligible for consideration.
Benjamin F. Stevens Fellowship
This award supports research on any aspect of the history of New England.
C. Conrad & Elizabeth H. Wright Fellowship
The C. Conrad and Elizabeth H. Wright Fellowship supports research in the Society’s holdings on any aspect of American religious history.
Louis Leonard Tucker Alumni Fellowships
Due to the generosity of past fellowship recipients, the Society will appoint at least one Alumni Fellow. Any project for which the Society’s collections are appropriate is eligible for consideration.
Malcolm and Mildred Freiberg Fellowship
This award supports research relating to reading and publishing.
Marc Friedlaender Fellowship
Documentary editing projects and research on the Adams family receive priority for this award.
Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship
The grant supports research projects pertaining to the era of the American Revolution.
Ruth R. & Alyson R. Miller Fellowships
These awards are to encourage research in women’s history.
W.B.H. Dowse Fellowships
The Society’s W.B.H. Dowse Fund will provide support for two scholars studying the history of colonial New England.
Applicants must submit the following materials online:
A cover letter.
A current curriculum vitae.
A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length.
The proposal should include:
a) a description of the project;
b) a statement explaining the historiographical significance of
c) an indication of the specific MHS collections the applicant
wishes to consult.
Applicants who do not hold a Ph.D.: a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your work and with the project being proposed.
Please submit only one application; applicants will automatically be considered for all short-term fellowships for which they are eligible.