The Gilder Lehrman Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. International scholars are eligible to apply. Since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has awarded a total of 683 fellowships.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to offer the John Winthrop Fellowship with a Focus on Colonial History. This special fellowship for research on the colonial era is funded by John Winthrop, a descendant of the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s first governor, John Winthrop, whose 1634 letter describing life in Boston is in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Scholars who are interested in applying for this fellowship should click on the How to Apply link for further instructions.