AAS Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

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AAS Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

The American Antiquarian Society is inviting the applicants for joining their Fellowship for a historical research program. The award program is open to creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, journalists, and other persons who want to make an imaginative, non-formulaic works conduct with pre-20th-century American history.

The Society’s aim in sponsoring this program is to multiply and improve how an understanding of history is communicated to the American people. The recipients will get hands-on experience and adequate funds needed to accomplish their further higher education.

The American Antiquarian Society was established in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, which is both a learned society and a primary independent research library. AAS was registered with the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House.

Who May Be Eligible?

Candidates are asked to review the given criteria in order to be applicable:

  • Must be Creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, journalists, and other persons
  • Must have goals to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-20th-century American history.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in the program can provide their required details and documents through an online application form. The students should submit complete information to get consideration for the award.

Supporting Documents

  • Two letters of recommendation should be emailed to Cheryl McRell, Program Administrator at AAS, at cmcrell@mwa.org.
  • A current resume should include a listing of any awards, scholarships, or grants received.
  • A statement, not more than five typed, double spaced pages which briefly displays the applicant’s educational and professional background and goals, describes the research for the project, including readings in primary and secondary sources, and indicates the nature of the research program proposed for the fellowship.
  • Written works (play and video scripts; prose and poetry; works of non-fictions, etc.) cannot exceed 25 pages in length
  • Two to three copies of full, completed works, in addition to the 25-page work sample, may be mailed to the Society
  • If submitting CDs or DVDs, please send only 3 copies of each
  • You are strongly encouraged to include any relevant reviews of your work by professional critics


The deserving winner of the fellowship will receive the following prizes:

  • At least three fellowships will be awarded for residents of four weeks at the Society at any time during the period January 1 through December 31.
  • For fellows who reside on campus in the Society’s scholars’ housing, located next to the main library building, the stipend will have the room fee deducted from the $1850 stipend. (Room fees range from $700 to $500 per month.)
  • The stipend will be $1,850 for fellows residing off-campus. Fellows will not be paid a travel allowance.

 Application Deadline

The application deadline is October 15, 2020.

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