John F. Kennedy Library Research Fellowships

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Factors to keep in mind when applying for our research fellowships: 

  • Candidates may apply for only one fellowship in a given year.
  • The review committee will assess each application with the most relevant fellowship opportunity in mind.
  • Only complete applications will be considered; those received after the deadline will be considered for the next funding cycle.

International scholars are eligibile for all four fellowships.

Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship (1)

Scholars are invited to apply for the Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship. The fellowship is administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from funds provided by the Marjorie Blum Kovler Foundation, one of Chicago's most prominent philanthropic organizations.

The Kovler Fellowship carries a stipend of up to $2,500. It is intended to support a scholar in the production of a substantial work in the area of foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic. The successful candidate will develop at least a portion of his or her original research using archival materials from the Kennedy Library.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowship (2)

Scholars are invited to apply for the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships. The fellowships are administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from income provided by the Schlesinger Fund.

Schlesinger Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $5,000, which may be awarded to a single individual or divided between two recipients. The fellowships are intended to support scholars in the production of substantial works in either of the following areas: the foreign policy of the Kennedy Presidency, especially in the Western Hemisphere; or the Kennedy Administration's domestic policy, particularly with regard to racial justice or the conservation of natural resources. The successful candidate(s) will develop at least a portion of their original research using archival materials from the Kennedy Library.

Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship (1)

Scholars are invited to apply for the Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship. The fellowship is administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from funds provided by the family, friends, and colleagues of Abba Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz served in the Kennedy Administration as Assistant Secretary of State for Security and Consular Affairs.

The Schwartz Fellowship carries a stipend of up to $3,100. It is intended to support a scholar in the production of a substantial work in the areas of immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy, subjects of great personal and professional interest to Mr. Schwartz. The successful candidate will develop at least a portion of his or her original research using archival materials from the Kennedy Library.

Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship (1)

Scholars are invited to apply for the Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship. The fellowship is administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from funds provided by Mr. Sorensen, who headed Senator John F. Kennedy's staff (for eight years) and served as President Kennedy's Special Counsel during his administration.

The Sorensen Fellowship carries a stipend of up to $3,600. It is intended to support a scholar in the production of a substantial work in the areas of domestic policy, political journalism, polling, press relations, or a related topic. The successful candidate will develop at least a portion of his or her original research using archival materials from the Kennedy Library.

Application date
15 Aug 2017
Country
America United States New England
Discipline
Humanities History Social sciences Political science
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
5
Award granted
US$ 2.500-5.000
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