Spend 1, 3, or 6 months as a research fellow at the George Washington Library, located at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia. We are roughly 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. The research collections hold materials related to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Before applying it is highly encouraged to take time to look through the catalogs to see if there are specific materials here that will help supplement your research at the Washington Library.

Funded research opportunities are available to people researching the early American period, including:

  • academics
  • public historians
  • independent scholars
  • curators
  • material culture / decorative arts professionals
  • preservationists
  • graduate students

The program is open to U.S. citizens and international applicants. Award recipients receive housing, stipends, and travel reimbursement.

Fellows receive housing on the Library campus for the duration of their fellowship.


  • $3,000 – one-month fellowships
  • $10,000 – three-month fellowships
  • $20,000 – six-month fellowships

Round-trip airfare or mileage reimbursement is provided for one trip to and from Mount Vernon (up to $1,000).

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