Fellowships & Support

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to offer competitive fellowships and support of up to $3,000 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 up to $3,000 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 $3,000 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: April 12, 2018, by 11:59 Eastern Time


Additional Information

  • Applications and recommendations must be submitted online in English.
  • Award recipients agree to write a short article on their research for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives website.
  • Fellowship research must be completed between September 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • 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 and documentation.
  • Queries concerning Hoover fellowships can be sent to: bronweyn [at] stanford.edu.
  • Application decisions will be sent by May 31, 2018