Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

The Samuel F. Bemis Research Grants are intended to promote dissertation research by graduate students. A limited number of grants of varying amounts (generally, up to $2,000) will be awarded annually to help defray the costs of domestic or international travel necessary to conduct research on significant scholarly projects. The award is announced formally at the SHAFR luncheon held during the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. (Applicants for this award will be considered automatically for the Stuart L. Bernath, Holt, and Gelfand-Rappaport-LaFeber grants.) Applicants must be actively working on dissertations dealing with some aspect of U.S. foreign relations history. Membership in SHAFR is required.

 Welcome to the ONS Foundation Dissertation Research Grant Application

Overseas Dissertation Research Grants (ODRG) provide support to Humanities PhD students who will be financing dissertation research abroad through loans, personal savings, and/or other small grants. The grants are not renewable. Applications will be judged on the necessity to go abroad to do research, the quality and feasibility of the project, and financial need.


Dissertation Research Grants | UMass Amherst Graduate School

Recipients will be notified if they have received a 2015 Dissertation Research Grant in early January 2015.

Please provide your advisor with your Mellon Dissertation Research Grant proposal well in advance of the March 6th deadline. In the online application, you will be able to request a letter of recommendation electronically.