Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship

The Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowship is administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from funds provided by the Marjorie Blum Kovler Foundation.

Stipend Amount: up to $5,000.

Research Focus: Foreign intelligence and the Presidency (or a related topic), with at least a portion of the project utilizing materials from the JFK Library archives.

Application Deadline: September 30

Award Announcement: December 1

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact an archivist at the JFK Library ( for information about relevant archival holdings before applying.

To apply, please submit only the following documentation:

  1. A complete application form.
  2. A brief proposal (no more than four pages) including the following information: the planned project and its significance; collections you will consult at the JFK Library and other institutions; the intended audience and expected outcome of your work.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from academic or other appropriate references.
  4. A sample of your writing (no more than ten pages);
  5. A project budget, including the following information: a description of how the awarded funds would be applied (the estimated per diem cost of accommodations and meals for Boston, MA is $250); a list of other fellowships or grants that will support the project, and a statement on whether matching funds are available to you through your home institution or elsewhere.
  6. A CV or resume.

Additional documentation will not be considered as part of your application.

Email your completed application to the Fellowship Coordinator at, or submit by mail:

Research Fellowship Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125