Graduate Funding Information Service

December 5, 2019

Clements Library Research Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan offers fellowships to help scholars access the Library’s rich primary source collections for research. A Review Committee will assign successful applicants to a named fellowship.

The three broad award categories are post-doctoral, short-term, and digital fellowships. In each category applicants will find several awards focusing on Library materials relating to American histories; some of the awards focus specifically on diversity, equity, and inclusion research within this historical context.

  • The post-doctoral opportunities are long-term fellowships with a minimum tenure ranging from one to two months; stipends are award dependent, but range from $5000-$10,000.
  • Short-term fellowships range from $1,000 to $1,500 and support a minimum one-week research visit.
  • Digital Fellowships offer a non-residential opportunity to support researchers working remotely on any topic that can be supported by digitized library materials. Grants provide digital files of the materials and $1,000 to support research using them.

The application requires a selection of which type of fellowship you would like to be considered for and the duration you expect your research visit to take.


  • Clements Library fellowships cannot be considered unless the applicant resides at least 100 miles from Ann Arbor, unless otherwise noted.
  • Post-doctoral fellowships are open to applicants with a completed Ph.D. or equivalent qualifications at time of application.
  • Short-term fellowships are unrestricted in terms of degree eligibility.
  • Digital fellowships are open to graduate students, faculty, or independent researchers.

For more information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.