Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship

Established by the Southern Association for Women Historians in 2007, the Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship honors the work of this pathbreaking scholar of southern women’s history. The fellowship provides assistance ($2,000) to scholars who are past the first stage of their careers and working on a second book or equivalent project in southern and/or gender history. Mid-career scholars are those who have achieved associate professor status, those who have taught for at least five years, established public historians, or published independent scholars.

Eligibility guidelines: The Anne Scott Mid-Career Fellowship is awarded in even years and runs for one calendar year from the time of the award.

Applicants must be SAWH members who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. The proposed project must focus on southern and/or gender history and should be intended to produce a second book or equivalent work that will make a significant contribution to one or both historical fields. Historians working at colleges and universities, particularly teaching institutions, as well as independent scholars and public historians are encouraged to apply. The Scott Fellowship cannot be used to revise a dissertation for publication.

To submit, email an application in pdf form to Application packets must include the following: A 500-word narrative description of the project; budget; list of sources and amounts of all funds/grants supporting the project; CV [limited to two single-spaced pages]; one-page bibliography of major secondary sources; and contact information, including email addresses, for three references. Applications are due August 1.

Award Years:

  • 2024
  • 2026
  • 2028