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Long-Term Awards

The Huntington offers fourteen Long-Term Fellowships for nine to twelve months in residence, each with a stipend of $50,000. Although nine of these are open to scholars working on projects in any area where The Huntington’s collections are strong, there are specific awards for maritime history (The Kemble Fellowship), the history of medicine (The Molina Fellowship) and the history of science (The Dibner Fellowships). Three awards (the Thom Fellowships) are reserved for recent post-doctoral scholars.

Octavia E. Butler Fellowship 
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by no later than Nov. 16, 2020. 
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000. 

The Huntington is the repository of the literary archive of Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), the first science fiction writer to receive a prestigious MacArthur "genius" Fellowship and the first African American woman to win widespread recognition writing in that genre. Applicants may be working from a variety of disciplinary perspectives on the ideas and issues explored by Butler in her published works, ranging from speculative fiction through Afrofuturism to environmental studies and biotechnology, but preference may be given to candidates who intend to make extensive use of the Butler archive during their residency.

Dibner Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology 
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by no later than Nov. 16, 2020. 
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000. 

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections in the history of science and technology.

Dana and David Dornsife Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by no later than Nov. 16, 2020.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000.

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections. Preference may be given to projects in the history of the American West in general and of California in particular.

Kemble Fellowship in Maritime History
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by no later than Nov. 16, 2020
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months
Value of award: $50,000

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections in maritime history.

Mellon Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by no later than Nov. 16, 2020.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000.

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections.

Molina Fellowship in the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by no later than Nov. 16, 2020.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000.

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington’s collections in the history of medicine and related sciences, including public health. 

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
Eligibility: Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by no later than Nov. 16, 2020, and must be a citizen of the United States or foreign national with a minimum of three years U.S. residence.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000 ($4,200 per month from the NEH; the balance of the stipend from Huntington funds).

Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections.

Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: Non-tenured faculty.
Tenure of fellowship: Between nine and twelve months.
Value of award: $50,000. 

The Thom fellowships are intended to support non-tenured faculty who are revising their dissertation for publication as their first monograph. Applicants must be pursuing scholarship in a field appropriate to The Huntington's collections and must have received the Ph.D. between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2018.

Travel Grants for Study Abroad

Six Travel Grants for Study Abroad are available in any of the fields in which The Huntington’s own collections are strong and where the research will be carried out in libraries or archives outside of the United States or Canada, especially those in the UK, continental Europe, or Latin America.

Eligibility: Doctoral candidates who have advanced to candidacy (ABD) at the time of the application deadline (Nov. 16, 2020); faculty members; and other postdoctoral scholars. Applicants must be based in North America.
Tenure of fellowship: One month.

Recipients of the travel grants must be conducting research in a library or archive abroad in any of the fields in which Huntington collections are strong. The Huntington will reimburse the grantee for economy round-trip airfare before the trip. A stipend of $4,000 will be paid after the grantee submits a detailed report on the research conducted. The travel grants can be taken up as early as June 1, 2021, and no later than June 30, 2022.

The Huntington offers several joint professorships and collaborative fellowships with other institutions and organizations. See Joint Professorships/Collaborative Fellowships for more information.

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