Research Fellowships at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2023-2024

By Cassie Cloutier, From H-Atlantic, 16/11/22

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer dozens of research fellowships for the 2023-2024 academic year, ranging from short-term support to long-term residency. The MHS collections primarily consist of manuscripts, as well as books, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, graphics, photographs, works of art, and historical artifacts.

In addition to receiving funding, MHS Research Fellows become part of a scholarly community that includes other current fellows, MHS staff, Boston-area scholars, and former fellows. They may participate in our Brown Bag Lunch Series, present their own research, attend seminars, and join MHS staff and other fellows for weekly coffees.

For the latest information regarding fellowship offerings during and in the wake of Covid restrictions, please see our website

Mark your calendar with the deadlines below! 

Questions? See our FAQ or e-mail

Start your application today!

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
Deadline: February 1, 2023

The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions. Thirty-one cultural institutions hope to offer a minimum of twenty fellowships in 2023-2024. Learn more.

Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2023

For those studying the U.S. Civil War, the Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins, and Consequences. Fellows spend at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. Learn more.

MHS Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline March 1, 2023

Most MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $3,000 to support a minimum of four weeks of research in the Society’s collections. One application automatically puts you into consideration for any applicable short-term fellowships. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply. We will offer more than fifteen short-term fellowships in the coming year! Learn more.

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