Humboldt Yale History Network Travel Grants Announced

May 15, 2018

Funded by the Anneliese Maier Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and with support from Yale University, the Humboldt Yale History Network aims to assemble and sustain a global research network of historians.  To that end, the network will offer a series of travel grants over the coming years.

This year we are pleased to offer up to 10 short-term research grants of between $1,000 and $4,000 to support travel (for up to three months) to or within Europe for research on topics in the following areas: European history, Middle Eastern history, global early modern history, the history of empires, and environmental history.  We encourage applications for projects that cut across geographies, chronologies, and methods.

Priority will be given to those seeking support to visit archives and libraries to further their original research in the stated fields.  These grants can support the research of scholars at any stage in their careers past the point of Ph.D. candidacy.  These monies are meant to be supplemental grants to bridge funding gaps in ongoing research work.  These grants do not represent employment and do not come with health insurance, childcare, social security, visa expenses, or the like.

Since one of the goals of this project is to create a network of scholars, grant recipients are expected to join our network of researchers in Europe.  Grantees will be connected to scholars working in Europe and will be asked to present their work at least once in a scholarly venue.

All travel must be completed by August 2019.  Half of the award will be paid at the time of approval and the rest upon the successful completion of the proposed project and submission of a report of no more than 250 words about the completed work.  This summary will be made available on the project website.

Please visit here to submit your application.  Complete the application form and submit it along with all of the supporting documentation in a single PDF. Applications must include the following:

  • Application form
  • Project description of no more than 2 pages
  • CV of no more than 5 pages

Deadline: August 1, 2018