AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowship

The AAS-NEH Long-Term Fellowships are tenable for four to twelve months each year.  These fellowships offer splendid opportunities for collegiality with and mentoring from the staff, other visiting fellows, and the academic community in and near Worcester, Massachusetts.  

AAS-NEH fellows are expected to be in regular and continuous residence at the Society. They must devote full time to their study and may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activities during the tenure of their award. Fellows may hold other major fellowships or grants during fellowship tenure, in addition to sabbaticals and supplemental grants from their own institutions. Other NEH-funded grants may be held serially, but not concurrently.


AAS-NEH fellowships are for persons who have already completed their formal professional training. Degree candidates and persons seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold AAS-NEH fellowships. Candidates for advanced degrees must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship. This includes the dissertation defense. Foreign nationals who have been residents in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship are eligible. Mid-career scholars are encouraged to apply. 

Length of Term

Four to twelve months during the period June 1 to May 31.


The stipend for AAS-NEH Fellowships is $5,000 per month.


Fellows are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the scholarly significance or importance of the project, and the appropriateness of the proposed study to the Society's collections. Preference will be given to individuals who have not held long-term fellowships during the three years preceding the period for which the application is being made.


For fellows who reside on campus in the Society’s scholars’ housing, located next to the main library building, the stipend will have the room fee deducted from the stipend. (Room fees range from $600 to $1,000 per month.) Although fellows have priority, renting from the Society is not a requirement of those holding fellowships. When requested, the staff will do their best to suggest alternative accommodations in Worcester or environs.

Application Procedure

To apply, complete an application form online

You will be asked to attach a single PDF document containing the elements listed below:

  • A CV of no more than three (3) pages
  • A proposal of no more than six (6) double-spaced pages describing the project, its current status, and its significance for scholarship. Be sure to provide an overview of the narrative and argument, locate the project in the relevant literature.
  • A selective bibliography of not more than one page providing, for purposes of context, a list of secondary sources relevant to the proposed project
  • A statement of previous support that you have received for this project, as well as a statement indicating whether you currently hold or expect to hold an academic appointment or equivalent during the fellowship year. If so, please indicate whether you expect to receive support from your institution during the tenure of the fellowship, and the terms of such support.
Application Deadline
Contact Person


Date Name Affiliation Position
2024-25 Andrew Jay Chung University of North Texas Assistant Professor Music’s Long Anthropocene: The Climate of Empire and the Sound of Ecological Disaster
2024-25 Ilana Larkin Northwestern University Visiting Assistant Professor Hostile Love: Rage, Race, and Gender in American Children’s Literature, 1850-1900
2024-25 Britt M. Rusert University of Massachusetts, Amherst Professor The Afric-American Picture Gallery: Imagining Black Art, circa 1859
2024-25 Michelle LeMaster Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for Eighteenth Century Studies, Lehigh Univeristy Director "Butchered after the most barbarous manner”: Violence in the Tuscarora War
2023-24 Wyn Kelley Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Lecturer of Literature Brazi in Early North American Black Print Culture
2023-24 E. Haven Hawley University of Florida University Librarian Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries A Perfect Machine: The Adams Power Press
2023-24 Adam Malka University of Oklahoma Associate Professor of History The Carceral Turn: Crime and Punishment during the Civil War Era
2023-24 Andrew Porwancher University of Oklahoma Professor of Constitutional Studies & Judaic Studies The Great Jewish Lunacy Trial
2023-24 Eric Lamore University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Professor of English “Unstable as Water”: Early Black Atlantic Literature and Textual Fluidity
2023-24 Ben Davidson Saint Michael's College Visiting Scholar in History Freedom's Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation