Since it first opened its Research Room in 1959, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum has welcomed nearly 15,000 historians, writers and scholars, representing more than 40 nations. From the beginning, the Truman Library Institute has provided grants-in-aid for researchers; the total granted now stands at more than $3.3 million. Today, research grants, awards and fellowships provide assistance to emerging and established scholars whose contributions illuminate the critical issues of Truman’s presidency and legacy.

Dissertation Year Fellowships are intended to encourage historical scholarship of the public career of Harry S. Truman or the Truman era. This fellowship is intended to free a doctoral student from teaching or other employment to facilitate completion of his or her dissertation. Preference will be given to projects based on extensive research at the Truman Library, but since the research is presumed to be complete, there is no requirement of residence at the Library during the fellowship year.

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