Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History

The 2017-18 grant application deadline has passed. Applications for the 2018-19 grant competition will be posted in the fall.

Bernadotte E. SchmidtThe American Historical Association offers the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. These modest annual grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopying—a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). Individual grants up to $1,500 will be awarded. See the list of past recipients.

Eligibility

Only members of the Association are eligible to apply for AHA research grants. Grants are awarded each June and may be used anytime in the subsequent 15 months for expenses related to furthering research in progress. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars, and to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or  a discrete segment thereof. 

Please note: Within a five-year period, no individual is eligible to receive more than a combined total of $1,500 from all AHA research grants.

Application Process

AHA Members Only: Select the “AHA Member Application Information” box on the left for further details and a link to the application form.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.