Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Research Fellowship

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation


Scholars are invited to apply for the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships. The fellowships are administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from income provided by the Schlesinger Fund. Schlesinger Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $5,000, which may be awarded to a single individual or divided between two recipients. The fellowships are intended to support scholars in the production of substantial works 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. The successful candidate(s) will develop at least a portion of their original research using archival materials from the Kennedy Library.

Other Criteria

To apply, please submit the following documentation: an application form accompanied by a brief proposal (three to four pages) in the form of a letter describing the planned research, its significance, the intended audience, and expected outcome; two letters of recommendation from academic or other appropriate references; a sample of your writing (approx. ten pages); a project budget; and a vita.


$5,000 USD

You must be studying in one of the following countries:

United States


August 15

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