Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship

The Hodson Trust - John Carter Brown Library Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830.

Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history.  Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collections online prior to submitting an application.  

The fellowship award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges. The research is conducted at the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The two-month writing period of the fellowship will be at the Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown during the summer following the research term. 

Read About Past Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellows

See our past application here. Please check back in early 2022 for more information regarding our 2022-2023 fellowship.  

Questions may be emailed to Amber McGinnis, Assistant Director for Communications and Outreach, at amcginnis3@washcoll.edu.