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Grant Information

Research Grant Program

The Arizona Historical Society announces the availability of awards for qualified applicants to pursue research using the vast resources of the Arizona Historical Society. The Research Grant Program is intended to support advanced work in history, government, legal or public policy, and the arts as it pertains to Arizona, the West, and northern Mexico.

Project Eligibility

Applicants working on doctoral dissertations and those at the post doctoral level are encouraged to apply, but any proposal for advanced research will be considered. Projects involving alternative uses of archival records, such as background research for multimedia projects, exhibits, documentary films, and historical novels, are also eligible. The topic or area of study must draw, at least in part, on the holdings of the Arizona Historical Society Archives.

Preference is given to projects that focus on little-used holdings not available electronically or on microfilm and have a high probability of publication or other public dissemination.


Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2016. Submission deadline is September 1, 2016.


Awards generally range between $500 – $2,500 per project and are intended to defray travel and living expenses and/or other research-realted costs.

Fellowship Requirements

Fellowships must be completed no later than one year from date of acceptance of award. At the end of the project, awardees are expected to submit a final report on their research experience. Residents are expected to make one public presentation in Arizona on their projects.

Application Process

Download the Research Grant Application.

Grant Application Information