Fellowships & Support

The application period for the 2015 calendar year is now closed. Applications for 2016 will be available online in August 2015.


The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to offer competitive fellowships and support of up to $2,500 to support research based on our collections. All recipients will be expected to spend a minimum of ten days in the Library & Archives.

Award Descriptions

  • Silas Palmer Research Fellowship

    Available to US undergraduate and graduate students, this fellowship provides an award of $2,500 to support research based on our collections

  • US Scholar Research Support

    Available to US faculty, postdocs, and independent scholars, this support provides reimbursement of up to $2,500 to support research based on our collections

  • International Scholar Research Support

    Available to international students, faculty, and independent scholars, this support provides reimbursement of up to $2,500 for airfare and hotel costs to conduct research at the Library & Archives

Application Requirements

All applicants are required to submit their applications online with the following:

  • Contact information
  • Resume or CV
  • A proposal of fewer than 750 words describing your research project, including the names of Hoover collections you plan to consult and why they are necessary for your project
  • The names and email addresses of two individuals who will complete recommendation forms

Application deadline: November 1, 2014

Award notification: by December 19, 2014

Term of residency: anytime between January 5 and December 18, 2015


Additional Information

  • Applications and recommendations must be submitted online in English
  • Award recipients will be required to write a short article on their research or to be interviewed for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives website
  • International scholars will be required to submit documentation of their travel costs. Additional guidelines will be sent upon acceptance
  • One or more fellowships will be reserved for researchers who plan to consult our audiovisual collections
  • All awards are subject to the availability of funds and the ability to secure appropriate visa arrangements