Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

Funding Agency:
American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The Society's goal in sponsoring this program is to multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people.

The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. At least three fellowships will be awarded for residence of four weeks at the Society at any time during the period January 1 through December 31.

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2020

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Areas of Interest

Fellowship projects may include (but are not limited to) these areas:

historical novels
performance of historical music or drama
documentary films
television programs
radio broadcasts
magazine or newspaper articles
costume designs
set designs
illustrations and other graphic arts
book designs
other works of fine and applied art
nonfiction works of history designed for general audiences of adults or children.



Amount Description

For fellows who reside on campus in the Society’s scholars' housing, located next to the main library building, the stipend will have the room fee deducted from the $1850 stipend. (Room fees range from $700 to $500 per month.)

The stipend will be $1,850 for fellows residing off campus. Fellows will not be paid a travel allowance.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

October 15, 2020