Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 11/15/2023

Grants and Fellowships

The EHA offers grants for economic history research through various programs. Most of these are administered by the Committee on Research in Economic History (CREH), while the Annual Meetings Program Committee oversees one.

Membership in the Economic History Association is required to apply for or receive an EHA grant or fellowship. All application materials must be submitted electronically.

Arthur H. Cole Grants in Aid: The Committee on Research in Economic History awards Arthur H. Cole grants-in-aid to support research in economic history, regardless of time period or geographic area. Awards typically are in amounts up to $5,000, although higher amounts may be awarded in exceptional cases.   Applicants must be members of the Association and must hold the Ph.D. degree. Preference is given to recent Ph.D. recipients.  Deadline for applications: March 1, 2024

Graduate Dissertation Fellowships: Students with approved topics and making progress toward completion are eligible for Dissertation Fellowships.  Students at the early stages of dissertation development are not eligible for fellowship support.  Funds awarded during this application cycle are intended to provide support during the 2024-25 academic year.  Applicants must be members of the Association, and dissertation fellowships are not renewable. Deadline for Applications: January 18, 2024

There are four different types of dissertation fellowships:

1. EHA Graduate Fellowships ($10,000)

2. EHA Fellowship for students outside traditional economics departments ($10,000)

3. Cambridge University Press Dissertation Fellowship ($10,000)
This award is made possible through an endowment created through a partnership between Cambridge University Press and the Economic History Association, signaling a commitment to developing the field's future leaders, whose research will directly study economic history worldwide.

4. Sokoloff Fellowship ($17,500)
Thanks to a generous gift from Ken Sokoloff’s estate and other individual contributions, this fellowship honors the major contributions of Kenneth Sokoloff to economic history, and in particular his care and concern for the many students he introduced to economic history.

Early Stage Dissertation Grants (formerly Exploratory Travel and Data Grants) are early-stage grants for doctoral students writing a dissertation in economic history. They provide funding for specific research purposes (for example, visiting archives, data transcription, or purchase of microfilm or CD-ROMs) and, in most instances, will not exceed $2,500. They are nonrenewable, but recipients are eligible to apply subsequently for a Graduate dissertation fellowship (see above). Deadline for Applications: January 18, 2024.


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