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The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants that require use of its resources. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library's holdings.
 
The Schlesinger Library offers the following grants:

Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants

A major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has allowed the Schlesinger Library to launch the Long 19th Amendment Project interrogating the centennial of American women’s suffrage. The grant will fund up to three eight-week residencies each June–July in 2019, 2020, and 2021 for researchers doing advanced work on the gender and suffrage, voting rights, citizenship, or other related topics. Successful projects will draw in meaningful ways on Schlesinger Library collections. The stipend for each award is $15,000.

We will consider applications from clusters of two or three researchers as well as from individuals. Such collaborations could produce a range of materials, from co-authored books and articles, to course syllabi, to datasets or interview transcripts, to podcasts and video modules. College and university faculty, secondary school teachers, and other advanced researchers in any relevant discipline are invited to apply for Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research grants. Currently enrolled graduate students are not eligible for these awards and should apply instead for Schlesinger Library’s Dissertation Support Grants

Applications for this grant are currently being accepted. The deadline for submission is November 16, 2020.

Questions?
Contact slgrants@radcliffe.harvard.edu.
Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships

The Schlesinger Library invites Harvard undergraduates to apply for a Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowship to support research in the library's collections. Fellowships of up to $2,500 will be awarded on a competitive basis. Pforzheimer Fellows will become part of a research cohort and will receive mentoring and research support from Schlesinger Library. The fellowships support independent research projects as well as projects for academic credit, such as a senior thesis or a seminar paper.
 
Applications for this grant are no longer being accepted. The application period for 2021-2022 funding will open in late fall 2020.

Questions?
Contact slgrants@radcliffe.harvard.edu
 
Dissertation Grants
 
The Schlesinger Library invites predoctoral scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections to apply for research support. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy in a doctoral program in a relevant field and have an approved dissertation topic. Priority will be given to those whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.

Applications for this grant are no longer being accepted. The application period for 2021-2022 funding will open in late fall 2020.

Questions?
Contact slgrants@radcliffe.harvard.edu
 
Teaching Support Grants

The Schlesinger Library invites secondary school teachers to apply for support for research in our collections connected to their work in the classroom. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated innovative pedagogy in social studies and history, and whose proposals make a compelling case about the ways materials available only at the Schlesinger Library will be incorporated into the applicant’s curriculum plans. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.

Applications for this grant are no longer being accepted. The application period for 2021-2022 funding will open in late fall 2020.

Questions?
Contact slgrants@radcliffe.harvard.edu
Research Support Grants

The Schlesinger Library invites scholars and other serious researchers at any career stage beyond graduate school to apply for support for their work in our collections. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent research and writing experience. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated research productivity and whose projects require use of materials available only at the Schlesinger Library. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research.

Please note: Regrettably, we have had to pause this program for 2020-2021.