Grant of the Week: ASLH Cromwell Fellowships

Zoe Jackson | Jun 6, 2018

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring Cromwell Fellowships from the American Society for Legal History. 

In 2018, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation will make available a number of $5,000 fellowship awards to support research and writing in American legal history by early-career scholars. Early career generally includes those researching or writing a PhD dissertation (or equivalent project) and recent recipients of a graduate degree working on their first major monograph or research project. The number of awards made is at the discretion of the foundation. In the past several years, the trustees of the foundation have made five to nine awards. Scholars who are not at the early stages of their careers may seek research grants directly from the foundation.  For more information, see the grants page at and the ASLH website:

Application Process for 2018

The Committee for Research Fellowships and Awards of the American Society for Legal History (ASLH) reviews the applications and makes recommendations to the foundation. (The Cromwell Foundation was established in 1930 to promote and encourage scholarship in legal history, particularly in the colonial and early national periods of the United States. The foundation has supported the publication of legal records as well as historical monographs.)

Applicants should submit a description of their proposed project (double-spaced, maximum 6 pages including notes; include a working title), a budget, a timeline, and a short cv (no longer than 3 pages). The budget and timeline can be part of the project description or separate. (There is no application form.) Two letters of recommendation from academic referees should be sent directly to the selection committee via email attachment, preferably as pdf files. Applications must be submitted electronically (preferably in one pdf file) no later than midnight on July 6, 2018.

Please send all materials to the selection committee at

Successful applicants will be notified by early November. An announcement of the awards will also be made at the annual meeting of the American Society of Legal History.

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