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Grant of the Week: William L. Clements Library Research Fellowships

Karen Lou | Oct 16, 2019

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship that has been posted to our free community calendar. This week we are featuring the William L. Clements Library Research Fellowships.


The Clements Library at the University of Michigan's research fellowships exist to help scholars gain access to the Library's rich array of primary sources on early American history. On almost any aspect of the American experience from 1492 through 1900, the Clements holdings-books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, ephemera-are among the best in the world. Since the Library's opening in 1923, historians have published more than 600 noteworthy books based on the Clements collections. The potential for rewarding research at the Clements-on military history, gender and ethnicity, religion, the American Revolution, Native Americans, politics and government, slavery and antislavery, the Civil War, travel and exploration-is remarkably strong. 

The Library offers both short-term and long-term fellowships as well as a new digital fellowship to support the digitization of one of its collections. Applications are due by January 15, 2020. Applicants must reside at least 100 miles from Ann Arbor, unless otherwise noted.


The Clements Library offers a number of research fellowships, and the grant amount varies based on length of visitation and the significance of the Clements' collection to the applicant's research. Many short term fellowships include grants of $1,000. Others include grant amounts up to $10,000.

End: January 15, 2020


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