Category Archives: Grants and Awards

New Netherland Institute Student Scholar in Residence Research Grant

The grant covers a period of up to three months in residence and provides a stipend of $5,000. A time frame for fulfilling the grant requirements will be established in consultation with the director of NNI. No housing, travel funds, or health insurance are provided. Applications are due by June 15.

Scholars beyond the undergraduate level and actively working on a thesis, dissertation, or scholarly article are invited to apply. Research must be conducted at the New Netherland Research Center, New York State Library, and the New York State Archives, Albany, NY, in the field of New Netherland history and the Dutch Atlantic world, using the records of New Netherland. Candidates must indicate their research topic in their application. Genealogical research topics are excluded. The applicant should have a working knowledge of contemporary and seventeenth-century Dutch.

The $5,000 stipend is payable in equal installments upon submission and acceptance by the Director of NNRC of a monthly progress report. At the conclusion of the residency, the student scholar must submit a written report based on their work and deliver a public lecture on their research findings prior to receipt of their final installment.

Applications must consist of a curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter outlining the research topic and work plan. Applications may be sent to nni@newnetherlandinstitute.orgPlease use Student Scholar Grant as subject.

Visit the New Netherland Institute website for more information.

Post-Doc Fellowships at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel 2022

The Herzog August Bibliothek is an independent research centre funded by the State of Lower Saxony. The scope of the library’s holdings constitutes a unique archive of European culture. Manuscripts, incunabula, rare books and special collections such as engravings, maps and 20th-century artists’ books, enable almost unlimited studies of cultures of knowledge in a global perspective.

The library conducts its own research projects in the fields of medieval and early modern studies. Among the topics which currently form the focus of the library’s own research programmes are cultural translation, material culture and the history of collections and collecting. The library also welcomes applications from scholars who are working on projects related to its new research programmes Religion & Emotion and Historical Image Cultures.

Fellowships are open to all researchers who have already received their PhD. The international programme welcomes applications from all historically oriented disciplines. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021. Fellowships have a residence requirement. The library offers accommodation in its own guest houses.

There are two categories of fellowships:

  • Post-doc Fellowships: Early career scholars who are within 6 years of receiving their PhD, may apply for a long-term fellowship of between 6 and 10 months (for applications submitted in January 2021 the PhD must have been awarded in 2015 or later). The monthly fellowship is € 2.200. The fellowship holder will receive a one-time reimbursement for the cost of travel to and from Wolfenbüttel (max. € 2.000). Fellows who bring their families to Wolfenbüttel may apply for a monthly child supplement (one child: € 300; two children € 400; three or more € 500).
  • Short-term Fellowships: The fellowships are addressed to a broad range of scholars of all career stages (from post-doc to emeriti) wishing to make a short visit in order to gather source material. Applications can be made for stays of between one and three months. The monthly fellowship is € 1.800. A travel subsidy will also be paid (between € 150 and max. € 650, depending on country of origin).

Please request an application form by email, stating your research topic and either the reference “post-doc” or “short-term”, depending on which programme you are interested in: For further information on the library, its holdings and programmes visit:

Scholars of Colour MA Bursary

As part of a positive and practical effort to attract more early career scholars of colour to the Renaissance, the Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) is launching a fund to support MA Bursary Awards for Scholars of Colour. SRS plans to offer 3 MA bursaries of £2,500 each, to contribute to the costs of postgraduate study.

These bursaries are open to those who identify as scholars of colour. The topic on which you choose to work, and the discipline in which you are centred, is entirely open, so long as it fits within a broad definition of Renaissance studies (c. 1400-1700). The awards can be held at any institution in the UK or Ireland.

The scheme this year will have a deadline of 1 May 2021, for postgraduate taught courses running in 2021-22. Please visit the Scholars of Colour MA Bursary page for more information and to access the application form.

Grants for RSA Virtual 2021

The RSA will offer a limited number of competitive, need-based grants to assist scholars presenting a paper at RSA Virtual 2021 with the cost of registration. Presenters of panel papers and seminar papers are eligible; session monitors and discussants in roundtables are not. To be considered for a grant, please submit the grant application by 19 January 2021.

If you have a question about the grants or the application, please email