Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies at LBJ Library

Lady Bird Johnson created the Harry Middleton fellowship to support scholarly work in Presidential studies and to honor Mr. Middleton’s contributions to the Presidential library system.  Harry Middleton was a speechwriter for President Johnson and served as Director of the LBJ Library from 1972 to 2002.

Fellowship recipients must conduct research at the LBJ Library and at least one other facility of the National Archives and Records Administration. Post-doctoral fellows may apply, but preference is given to doctoral students whose dissertation research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues.

The Foundation generally awards two $5,000 fellowships annually. A larger amount may be awarded when special circumstances, such as international travel, warrant it.

  • Fall Term:  June 1 – December 31. Application deadline is March 15
  • Spring Term:  January 1 – August 31. Application deadline is September 15

In accepting a Middleton fellowship, an applicant must agree to the following conditions:

  • The product of the research made possible by the fellowship will not be used for any political purpose.
  • The funds are for the sole purpose of helping to defray expenses incurred while conducting research at the LBJ Library and other National Archives facilities.
  • The fellowship must be used during the period for which it is awarded.
  • The recipient will provide promptly to the LBJ Foundation a copy of any publication, paper, article or book resulting from research made possible by the fellowship.
Application date
15 Mar 2018
America United States South West
Humanities History Social sciences Political science
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 5.000