Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 8/11/2023

Fellowships (for Scholars of British and American History and Culture)

The Huntington Library awards over 150 research fellowships annually. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at The Huntington and to participate in, and make a contribution to, its intellectual life.

The Huntington is a collections-based research institute, which promotes humanities scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. The Library holds more than eleven million items that span the 11th to 21st centuries. Its diverse materials center on fourteen intersecting collection strengths:

  • American history
  • architecture, landscape design, and planning
  • British history
  • California
  • early printed books
  • Hispanic history and culture
  • history of science, technology and medicine
  • literature in English
  • medieval manuscripts
  • maps and atlases
  • the Pacific Rim
  • prints, posters, and ephemera
  • photography
  • Western American history

The Art Collections feature European and American art spanning more than 500 years, with diverse strengths ranging from Renaissance Italian bronzes to British Grand Manner portrait paintings to early American folk art to twentieth-century drawings, prints, and photography.

In addition to reinterpreting the well-known highlights of our collections, thereby connecting them with new and broader audiences, we aim to inspire future generations of scholars and artists by providing greater access to all of our collections.

Long-term fellowship, short-term fellowship, and travel grant applications will be accepted beginning Aug. 31, 2023, with a submission deadline of 11:59 p.m. PST on Nov. 15, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for long-term (yearlong) fellowships must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of application. That is to say, only those who hold a Ph.D. or who have successfully defended a dissertation by the application deadline are eligible. Applicants do not need to have formally graduated to apply.

Short-term fellowships (of five months or less) are open to doctoral candidates; master’s students in programs requiring a thesis; faculty members; postdoctoral scholars; and independent researchers working on a scholarly project served by our collections.

Travel grants/exchange fellowships (for study abroad) are open to doctoral candidates who have advanced to candidacy (ABD) at the time of the application deadline, to faculty members, and other postdoctoral scholars.