USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
Fellowships of $1,000 per week and grants of $500 per week to USA, Canada, and International individuals for research projects related to history. Funding is intended to support research in a range of sociological and historical focus areas by defraying the cost of travel to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. The purpose of this program is to promote the interpretation of Virginia history and access to its collections. Because the program is designed to help defray travel expenses, residents of the Richmond metropolitan area are not eligible for fellowships.
Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowships cover the broad sweep of Virginia and American history. They support research in the following general categories of study, but are not limited to:
Grants are offered for mileage to commuting researchers who live outside that area. The majority of fellowships go to those who live farther away and incur greater expenses. The Museum expects recipients to work on a regular basis in the Museum reading room during the period of their fellowships.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Fellowships are of up to three weeks a year. For the purpose of this program, a week is defined as five days in the research library, which is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Send applications for the fellowships: fellowships@VirginiaHistory.org.
Submit letters of recommendation to Dr. James Brookes, Melanie Trent De Schutter Library Director, at jbrookes@VirginiaHistory.org. Please reference the applicant’s name in SUBJECT line.
Please address any questions about the application process to:
Dr. James Brookes, Melanie Trent De Schutter Library Director
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, VA 23221-0311