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Scholar Research Support

Fellowships & Support

The application period for the Scholar Research Support grant is CLOSED.

Award Description

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives Scholar Research Support grant provides an award of up to $10,000 to support research based on our collections. Grant recipients are expected to spend a minimum of ten days at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives directly accessing collection materials in the reading room, and complete their research and post-visit summary report within the one year of the cohort.

Awards will be announced in May 2024. Recipients are expected to complete their research and submit a report between June 1, 2024, and June 1, 2025. Recipients unable to complete their research during the timeframe must reapply.

Eligibility & How to Apply

The Scholar Research Support Grant is available to US faculty, postdocs, independent scholars, and non-US faculty.* International scholars are responsible for securing permission to be in the US. We do not provide visa sponsorship.

Applicants are encouraged to search our collections to identify archival collection titles or library materials that will be consulted as part of your research. Applicants are also encouraged to learn more about the many ways to search our rare and unique collection of archival and library materials to better inform your selection of collection materials.

*Undergraduate and graduate students currently residing in the United States are eligible to apply for the Silas Palmer Fellowship.

Application Requirements

All applicants are required to submit their applications online. The following materials must all be submitted by the deadline, including completed recommendation forms.

  • Contact information
  • Resumé 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. To start your search, visit our page on How to Search our collections. 
  • A citation list of Hoover collections you plan to consult (see template).
  • The names and email addresses of two individuals who will complete recommendation forms.

All materials, including completed recommendation forms, must be submitted by February 16, 2024.

Application Period is CLOSED

Grant recipients are expected to complete their research between June 1, 2024, and June 1, 2025. Decision announcements will be sent to applicants in May 2024. 

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