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February 15 2023
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Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History


The American Historical Association offers the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grants to support research in the history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The funds for this program come from the earnings of a bequest from Bernadotte E. Schmitt, president of the Association in 1960. These modest annual grants are intended to further research in progress and may be used for travel to a library or archive, for microfilms, photographs, or photocopyingÔÇöa list of purposes that is meant to be merely illustrative, not exhaustive (other expenses, such as child care, can be included). Individual grants up to $1,500 will be awarded. Only members of the Association are eligible to apply for AHA research grants. Grants are awarded each June and may be used anytime in the subsequent 15 months for expenses related to furthering research in progress. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars, and to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or a discrete segment thereof. Please note: Within a five-year period, no individual is eligible to receive more than a combined total of $1,500 from all AHA research grants. Log into your MY AHA account at and click ÔÇ£Available Application FormsÔÇØ in the AHA Awards, Grants, and Jobs section. The deadline is February 15. Upload an Application Packet as a single PDF. Include the following documents: CV (up to 5 pages), Bibliography (1 page) of the most recent, relevant secondary works on the topic. A selection committee reviews applications each spring, and applicants will be notified of the committeeÔÇÖs decision by email in mid-May. Awards are distributed each June. Please, no phone calls. Successful applicants will be expected to complete a survey outlining how the funds were used and how they furthered the granteeÔÇÖs research. Survey responses will be due in August of the year following the grant award. AHA financial support should be acknowledged in any publication resulting from this research.

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