Fellowship & Grant Opportunities

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 (pdf) will be considered; those received after the deadline will be considered for the next funding cycle.

 

Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $2,500. Preference is given to research on foreign intelligence and the presidency, or a related topic. Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20

 

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowship

  • Up to two per year. Stipend of up to $5,000 (total). Preference is given to research 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. Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.

 

Abba P. Schwartz Research Fellowship 

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,100. Preference is given to research on immigration, naturalization, or refugee policy. Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20

 

Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowship

  • One per year. Stipend of up to $3,600. Preference is given to research on domestic policy, political journalism, polling, or press relations. Application deadline: August 15. Award announced: October 20.  

 

Ernest Hemingway Research Grants  

  • Multiple per year. Grant of $200 to $1,000 per person. Preference is given to dissertation research in newly-opened or under-utilized portions of the Hemingway Collection. Application deadline: November 3. Award announced: December 15.

 

For further information, please contact:

Fellowship & Grant Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
Telephone: 617.514.1629
Fax: 617.514.1625
Email: Kennedy.Fellowships@nara.gov  
© The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

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