The Omohundro Institute is pleased to offer several short-term fellowships. Doctoral degree candidates, early-career, and senior scholars all are eligible to apply for these opportunities. We thank our co-sponsors—Fort Ticonderoga, the Folger Institute, and Sid and Ruth Lapidus, sponsors of the OI-Lapidus Predoctoral Fellowships as well as the Lapidus Fellowship for the Study of Rare Early American Legal Texts, for helping us make these opportunities possible.

OI-Folger Institute Fellowships

The Omohundro Institute and the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library are pleased to offer a joint short-term fellowship. This fellowship is dedicated to funding studies of early America, broadly understood. Folger-OI fellowships support researchers—from advanced graduate students to senior scholar—with strong interests in Atlantic history, colonial history, literary studies, performance history, and material culture. Folger-OI fellows receive $3,500 for four continuous weeks of work at the Folger Institute in Washington, DC. Recipients are expected to join the OI Associates program upon notification of their selection, if not already a member. The cost of membership dues will be added to the fellowship award when it is disbursed. Please note that ABD applicants who are applying exclusively for this fellowship should state this intent in their application.

OI-Fort Ticonderoga fellowships

The Omohundro Institute and Fort Ticonderoga are pleased to offer a Short-Term Visiting Fellowship (one month or four working weeks) for scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars. Scholars with strong interests in early America, broadly understood to mean the Atlantic World in the years between roughly 1450 and 1820, are encouraged to apply. Fort Ticonderoga holds one of North America’s largest collections of military material culture, covering the colonization of North America and the ensuing colonial conflicts, as well as the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The collection includes rare books, manuscripts, weaponry, accoutrements, textiles, uniforms, headgear, paintings, prints, maps, ephemera, personal effects from across the Atlantic world and a complementary archeological collection consisting of tens of thousands of artifacts recovered from the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga in the 20th century. The collection includes objects made and used in military contexts from First Nations, the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and elsewhere. The fellowship is intended to support research that will benefit from further examination of these collections.

Lapidus Fellowship for the Study of Rare Early American Legal Texts

The William & Mary Law School and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OI) are pleased to offer a one-month visiting fellowship for scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars—with strong interests in early American legal history. Fellows must make use of some of the resources included in the collection of rare books donated to the Wolf Law Library at W&M by Sid Lapidus as part of the exhibition “British and Colonial Antecedents of American Liberties.” In addition to access to the rare book collection and proximity to a number of other Virginia research institutions—including the St. George Tucker collection and other items in Special Collections at W&M’s Swem Library, the Rockefeller Library at Colonial Williamsburg, the Library of Virginia, and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture—the fellowship provides the opportunity to experience the OI’s editorial expertise and intellectual community of early Americanists and the archive expertise of the Wolf Law Library staff.

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