Research Scholarships

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

The Congregational Library is a member of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, a group of seventeen premiere libraries and archives. NERFC provides scholarship aid to researchers needing to consult at least three of these collections. For more information, please consult the NERFC page on the Massachusetts Historical Society website.


American Congregational Association - Boston Athenaeum Fellowship

This fellowship supports research in American religious history involving the collections of the Boston Athenaeum and the Congregational Library & Archives. The award includes a stipend of $1,500 for a residency of twenty days (four weeks) and includes a year's membership to both institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.

Applicants should use this online form to be considered for the American Congregational Association-Boston Athenaeum Fellowship. Applications are due by April 15 every year. Candidates will be notified by April 30.

For further information contact the Congregational Library & Archives's Executive Director Margaret Bendroth, or Mary Warnement, Head of Reader Services at the Boston Athenaeum.


Travel grants

The Congregational Library also provides small but helpful travel scholarships for qualified researchers.


For more information about any of these funding opportunities, please email Dr. Bendroth.

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