The Washington Library is accepting applications for its 2023-2024 research fellowship program until December 31, 2022.

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2023-2024 Fellowship

Funded Research Opportunities

Spend up to 6 months as a research fellow at the George Washington Library, located at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia. We are roughly 15 miles south of Washington, D.C.


Funded research opportunities are available to people researching the early American period, including:

  • Historians
  • Independent scholars
  • Graduate students
  • Teachers
  • School faculty
  • Historic preservationists
  • Curators

The program is open to U.S. citizens and international applicants.

Award recipients receive housing, stipends, and travel reimbursement (see below for details).

Research Topics

Research topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • George Washington
  • Early American history
  • Race, slavery, and abolition
  • Fine arts and material culture in the 18th century
  • Historic preservation

Housing & Stipends

Fellows receive housing on the Library campus for the duration of their fellowship. Fellows are welcome to split up their time into multiple periods of stay.


  • $3,000 - fellowships less than three months
  • $10,000 - three-month fellowships
  • $20,000 - six-month fellowships

Round-trip airfare or mileage reimbursement is provided for one trip to and from Mount Vernon (up to $1,000).

About the Facilities

As part of the award package, fellows have access to the resources housed in the Washington Library and the support of specially-trained staff.

Fellows will reside in a shared residence, The Richard and Helen DeVos House, located on the grounds of the library.

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