American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati 2023 Research Fellowships

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati is offering several research fellowships for 2023 including the Tyree-Lamb Fellowship, the Keith Armistead Carr Fellowship, the Society of the Cincinnati of Maryland Library Fellowship and fellowships sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. Each fellowship provides $2,000 to support the cost of travel, housing and per diem expenses for a scholar wishing to use the Institute’s library for a period of at least five days. The fellowships are open to graduate students and advanced scholars who are conducting research that may benefit from the library’s holdings.

The Institute’s library collections include contemporary books, manuscripts, maps and works of art on paper which support the in-depth study of 18th-century naval and military history and the art of war in the age of the American Revolution. The library also houses books and archives related to the formation and history of the Society of the Cincinnati, as well as materials related to the life of Larz and Isabel Anderson, whose Gilded Age home now serves as a museum, and the headquarters of the Society.

Recipients will be required to fulfill their fellowship research in the library within a period of one year from the date of the award. Further, the recipient will be required to submit a two-to-three-page written report and summary of research findings. In addition, the library requests a single copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, dissertation, or book) that may result.

The recipients for each of the fellowships will be chosen from a single round of applications.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae, including educational background, publications and professional experience.
  • A brief outline of the research proposed (not to exceed two pages). Strong applications will cite specific holdings of the library.
  • (For current graduate students only) Two confidential letters of recommendation from faculty or colleagues familiar with the applicant and his or her research project. Note: If letters are to be mailed independently, please include the names of recommenders when submitting the application.

Applications for the 2023 fellowships must be received by November 4, 2022.
Applicants will be notified by January 13, 2023.

Applications may be directed by email, with the subject line “Library Fellowship 2023,” or regular mail to:

Library Fellowship Selection Subcommittee
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

For further information about the collections, please visit the Institute’s website at or contact Rachel Nellis, Research Services Librarian at

Contact Info: Rachel Nellis, Research Services Librarian, 202-785-2040, ext. 424

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