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Below is a list of funding opportunities for those interested in American foreign relations.  Many of these links were harvested from Nick Sarantakes’s excellent U.S. Diplomatic History Resources Index. SHAFR also generously funds research in the field. SHAFR also sponsors its own prizes and fellowships.

Deadline June 14- Smith Richardson Foundation Strategy and Policy Fellows

Deadline March 15- Call for Proposals, NARA Research Fellowship [PDF]

Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace at Columbia University

Association for Asian Studies

Center for Military History

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarships

Dirksen Congressional Center Research Awards

Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Library Abilene Travel Grants

Ernest May Fellowships, Belfer Center, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Fulbright Scholars Program

George Bush Presidential Library Grants and Scholarships

George C. Marshall Foundation, Marshall-Baruch Fellowship

Gerald Ford Presidential Library Research Travel Grants

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

John F. Kennedy Library Grants and Fellowships

Princeton University Library Research Grants

White House Fellowships

Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowships

H.F. Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants

Hoover Presidential Library Travel Grants

Kennedy Presidential Library Research Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Program

Naval Historical Center Hooper Research Grants

Travel Grants, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

Travel and Research Grants, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Rockefeller Foundation Grants

Roosevelt Presidential Library Grants

Rose and Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grants, University of Connecticut Libraries

Truman Presidential Library Grants Program

Morris K. Udall Archives Research Travel Grant, University of Arizona

U.S. Institute of Peace Grants

U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship

U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields.

The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.

Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank.

The deadline is June 14, 2013.

For further information and application procedures, please visit:


Suggestions for funding resources to add?  Please contact us.