Fellowships & Support

PLEASE NOTE: In preparation for a significant construction and renovation project that will prepare the Hoover Institution for its second century of activities, the Library & Archives reading room will be closed to researchers through January 2020. During this period, our collections will be unavailable, but our collecting, exhibition program, and other activities will continue. Staff will continue to respond to reference inquiries and process duplication orders during this time and can scan a limited amount of material on researchers' behalf. The Hoover Institution Library & Archives reading room will reopen on Monday, February 3, 2020. Due to an increase in collections stored off-site and in anticipation of high demand, contact us before your visit via our new ServiceNow page to ensure the best research experience.

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to offer competitive fellowships and support of up to $5,000 to support research based on our collections. The deadline to apply for fellowships is November 7, 2019.  Recipients of fellowships are expected to complete their research at Hoover Library & Archives between February and August of 2020, spending a minimum of ten days in the Library & Archives. Decision announcements will be sent to applicants by November 25, 2019.

Award Descriptions

  • Silas Palmer Research Fellowship

Available to US undergraduate and graduate students, this fellowship provides an award of up to $5,000 to support research based on our collections

  • Scholar Research Support

Available to US faculty, postdocs, independent scholars, and non-US faculty who hold a SSN or ITIN.* This support provides an award of up to $5,000 to support research based on our collections.

*International scholars subject to up to 37% tax


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 7, 2019


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