John Carter Brown Library Research Fellowships in Colonial History

Funding Agency:
Brown University

The JCB awards over forty fellowships annually to scholars engaged in research on the early Americas. As part of our commitment to access and equity, the JCB awards both residential and remote fellowship support. All applications are due January 16, 2024.

Short-term Fellowship: The John Carter Brown Library supports scholarship centered on the history of the colonial Americas, North and South, including all aspects of African, European, and Native American engagements in both global and comparative contexts. Short-term fellowships are open to individuals who are engaged in pre- and post-doctoral, or independent research, regardless of nationality.  Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,250 per month.

Long-term Fellowship: The John Carter Brown Library offers long-term fellowships, several of which are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent agency of the U.S. Federal government. Additional long-term fellowships have been made possible by Donald L. Saunders; R. David Parsons; and The Reed Foundation, which has endowed the InterAmericas Fellowship (for research on the history of the West Indies and the Caribbean basin). Applicants of all nationalities, however, will be considered for long-term fellowships; fellowships funded by the NEH are only available to citizens of the United States or to those applicants residing in the U.S. for the three years preceding application.  PhD candidates are welcome to apply for long-term fellowships if all degree requirements, including the successful defense of their dissertation, have been met by the application deadline. Long-Term Fellowships are available for periods of five to ten months and carry a monthly stipend of $5,000.


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Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

January 16, 2024