Call for applications – Schlesinger Library Research, Dissertation, and Oral History grants

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants.

The library’s special collections document over two centuries of United States history, from abolition to transgender rights. Manuscripts, books, periodicals, audiovisual material, photographs, and other objects make up the collections. These materials illuminate the lives of ordinary women as well as American icons such as suffragist Alice Paul, Harlem Renaissance writer Dorothy West, civil rights activist Pauli Murray, feminist Betty Friedan, Republican Party activist Anna Chennault, poet June Jordan, chef and cookbook author Zarela Martinez, and zine author Cindy Crabb, among many more.

Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project’s potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge, along with its creativity in drawing on the library’s collections. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, scanning, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of durable equipment or travel to other research sites.


For postdoctoral or independent scholars whose research requires use of the library’s collections.


For scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library’s collections.


For scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States.




Applications must be received by Monday, February 1, 2016. Awards will be announced in April 2016, to be used for research at the Library between July 2016 and June 2017.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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