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 $1,000 to $600 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 also need to attach the following materials to your application form:

  • Current CV
  • Description of proposed research project (no longer than six double-spaced sides)
  • One page bibliography of relevant secondary literature
  • List of other funding sources for project
  • Two letters of recommendation are also required. Please ask your referees to speak to the research proposal at hand--if possible, please do not use general placement dossier letters.
Application Deadline
Contact Person


Date Name Affiliation Position
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
2022-23 Juliane Braun Auburn University Assistant Professor of English Translating the Pacific: Nature Writing, Print Culture, and the Making of Transoceanic Empire
2022-23 Rebecca Rosen Murray State University Assistant Professor of English Postmortem Life: Anatomy, Autopsy, and Testimony in Early America and the Atlantic World
2022-23 Kabria Baumgartner Northeastern University Associate Professor of History & Africana Studies Revolutionizing the City: Black Youth and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Boston
2022-23 Samantha Seeley University of Richmond Associate Professor of History Bound by Treaty: Emancipation and Diplomacy in the Age of Revolutions