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Quaker Research Fellowships & Libraries

Fellowships and Grants for Researching Quaker History

  • Swarthmore College. The purpose of the Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Fund is to promote research using the resources of the Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. All are welcome to apply for the Moore Research Fellowship (this includes researchers of any or no affiliation, as well as Swarthmore College faculty, staff, and students.) Current Swarthmore College students are also eligible for the Moore Student Fellowship.
  • Haverford College. The Gest Fellowship provides support for a minimum of two weeks of research in Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.
  • Haverford College. Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Research Fellowship. With support from the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections will offer a $5,000 fellowship for researchers to use our materials related to mental health and the history of mental health care. The fellowship supports a minimum of three weeks of research in Quaker & Special Collections.
  • Guilford College. The Seth and Mary Edith Hinshaw Fellowship provides up to $2,000 for research using the resources of the Quaker Archives at Guilford College to study an aspect of southern Quaker history.
  • Friends Historical Society (U.K.) The main FHS Hodgett Grant scheme awards small grants of up to £500. These grants are intended to help individual historians or groups, whether academic or non-academic, with their expenses in researching Quaker history, or in attending and delivering a paper at a conference or similar event. Grants may also be used for publication costs.


Quaker Studies Program Unit of the American Academy of Religion offers a $200 Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award. Outstanding student paper submissions that demonstrate creative analysis and/or introduce a new field of research and make an original contribution to the field of Quaker studies will be considered for the award. 

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