The Society of the Cincinnati offers five research fellowships each year: the Tyree-Lamb Fellowship, two Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowships, the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland Fellowship, and the Keith Armistead Carr Fellowship (the latter two specifically for a scholar whose work is focused in the American colonial period, 1607-1775). Each fellowship provides $1,500 to support the cost of travel, housing, and per diem expenses for a scholar wishing to use the Society's library for a period of at least five days. The fellowships are open to graduate students and other scholars who are conducting research that may benefit from the library's holdings.
The Society of the Cincinnati library collections include contemporary books, manuscripts, maps, and works of art on paper which support the in-depth study of military and naval history and the art of war during the era of the American Revolution. The library also houses books and archives related to the formation and history of the Society of the Cincinnati, as well as materials related to the life of Larz and Isabel Anderson, whose Gilded Age home now serves as the headquarters of the Society.
Recipients will be required to complete their fellowship research within a period of one year from the date of the award. Further, recipients will be required to submit a two-to-three page written report and summary of research findings. In addition, the library requests a copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, dissertation, or book) that may result.
The recipients for each of the five research fellowships will be chosen from a single round of applications. Applicants should submit the following:
- A curriculum vitae, including educational background, publications, and professional experience
- A brief outline of the research proposed (not to exceed two pages). Strong applications will cite specific holdings of the library.
- (For current graduate students only) Two confidential letters of recommendation from faculty or colleagues familiar with the applicant and his or her research project. Note: If letters are to be mailed independently, please include the names of recommenders when submitting the application.
Learn more about the library collections here or by contacting the library staff at 202.785.2040, ext. 411, or .
Click here for a list of past research fellowship recipients.