The Washington Library is pleased to offer research fellowship program for U.S. and international scholars. Successful applicants receive generous stipends and housing on the Library campus for up to 6 months.

The mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.

Deadline : 22 February 2017
Study in : United States
Providers : Washington Library
Course Level : Fellowships are available to pursue research.
Field of Study : Awards are available for research focused on the life and leadership of George Washington, and his place in the development of American civic life and culture.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

  • These funded research opportunities are available to doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D.s, and mid-career faculty as well as advanced scholars and independent researchers with relevant topics.
  • The program is open to U.S. citizens as well as international scholars. Short-term (up to three months) and long-term (up to six months) applicants will be considered for the 2017–18 program.


The program is open to U.S. citizens as well as international scholars.

How to Apply:

Applications may also be submitted electronically to To apply, please provide your:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • 1,000-word fellowship proposal highlighting how you intend to use the collection and research assets of The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington; and
  • Two letters of recommendation to be sent confidentially to Mount Vernon by the references.

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