The Rockefeller Archive Center Stipend Program
The Rockefeller Archive Center offers a competitive research stipend program that provides individuals (not institutions) up to $5,000 for reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses. The stipend can only be used to facilitate research at the RAC, not for research at other archival repositories or for tuition support.
Applications are reviewed by an independent committee that considers an applicant’s topic and the availability of relevant archival materials at the RAC. Anyone can apply for a research stipend, regardless of country of origin. Please be aware that certain U.S Government requirements may apply to non-U.S. citizens.
How to Apply for an RAC Research Stipend
In order to be eligible for a stipend, potential applicants must contact an RAC archivist by October 15 with a description of the proposed project that includes a brief narrative, the names of any individuals, institutions, and subjects, and relevant date ranges central to the research topic. RAC staff then will respond identifying potentially useful archival materials and an estimate of the time necessary to conduct the proposed research. This information will assist an applicant in completing the application form.
Important dates and deadlines:
- Applicants should contact RAC archival staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the research project by October 15.
- Application forms should be submitted by midnight Eastern Standard Time on November 1.
- Two letters of recommendation are due by November 22.
- Awards are announced by February 28.