AHA Research Grants

Grants may be used for travel to a library or archive; microfilming, photography, or photocopying; borrowing or access fees; and similar research expenses—a list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). Only AHA members are eligible to apply for AHA research grants.


Fellowships annually fund research projects from six to nine months. The fellowships are open to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in history or a closely related field, or who are enrolled in and have completed all coursework for a doctoral degree-granting program.

Annual Meeting Grants

The AHA annual meeting is the largest gathering of historians from across the discipline, and it offers many opportunities to build a professional network, enhance teaching skills, learn about the latest research, and participate in discussions about issues affecting the discipline. The AHA offers grants to help graduate students, early career, un/underemployed historians, and community college and public high school teachers to attend the annual meeting. Only AHA members who are registered for the annual meeting are eligible to apply for these grants.