The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston will offer short-term and long-term research fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015.
MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships are made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. The Society will supplement each stipend with a monthly allowance for housing and professional expenses. At least two awards will be made. Application deadline: January 15, 2014.
Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences. The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Loring fellowship for at least four weeks at each institution. The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 for a total of eight weeks of research. Application deadline: February 15, 2014.
MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $1,500-$2,500 to support four weeks of research in the Massachusetts Historical Society collections sometime between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Application deadline: March 1, 2014.
The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. The Society also participates in this consortium of twenty-one organizations, which will make at least 15 awards in 2014. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Application deadline: February 1, 2014.
About the MHS Collections: Manuscripts form the heart of the collections at the MHS. The Society houses more than 12 million pieces in 3,600 separate collections of personal papers and institutional records. The Society’s collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art.