Lady Bird Johnson created the Harry Middleton fellowship to support scholarly work in Presidential studies and to honor Mr. Middleton’s contributions to the Presidential library system. Harry Middleton was a speechwriter for President Johnson and served as Director of the LBJ Library from 1972 to 2002.
Fellowship recipients must conduct research at the LBJ Library and at least one other facility of the National Archives and Records Administration. Post-doctoral fellows may apply, but preference is given to doctoral students whose dissertation research highlights how history can illuminate current and future policy issues.
The Foundation generally awards two $5,000 fellowships annually. A larger amount may be awarded when special circumstances, such as international travel, warrant it.
• Fall Term: June 1 – December 31. Application deadline is March 15
• Spring Term: January 1 – August 31. Application deadline is September 15
What you will need to submit your application online:
- Background and contact information
- Research proposal: 5- to 10-page, double-spaced, typewritten description of your project, including scope, objective of research, methodology, research done on the project to date, and possible conclusions or results. Your proposal should detail collections in the LBJ Library and other National Archives facilities that you plan to use. Please describe how the funds will be applied, other fellowships or grants that will support the project, and whether matching funds are available to you from your institution or elsewhere. Also include a proposed budget.
- List of references and their contact information
- Curriculum Vitae
- If you have been published, a list of up to 5 of your publications with complete citations
If you are unable or do not wish to complete the application online, please contact Samantha Stone, deputy director, at email@example.com or (512) 721-0263.
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