Lord Baltimore Research Fellowships

Applications for 2014

Deadline: April 1, 2014

The Maryland Historical Society invites applications for its Research Fellowship program. The society offers fellowships each year designed to promote scholarship in Maryland history and culture through research in its library collections. Applications will be welcomed from independent scholars, graduate students, or university faculty in any discipline appropriate to its collections.

Between six and twelve Lord Baltimore Fellowships will be awarded.  These fellowships are non-stipendiary.  Fellows will be provided with office space, access to computers with Internet connections, office supplies, expanded access to the library, and a free parking permit. 

The terms of a fellowship may be from one week to one year during the period from June 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the society during their fellowship term, make use of the society’s collections in their research, and participate in the intellectual life of the society. Fellows are encouraged to present their research-in-progress in informal presentations at the society and to submit their work for possible publication in the Maryland Historical Magazine.

Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014. To apply, send a cover letter, a c.v. or resume, a two-four page summary of the planned research, how it fits into an overall research project, and the names and complete addresses of two references to:


Patricia Dockman Anderson, Ph.D.
Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Notification of awards will be made by the end of May. For inquiries about library collections please contact library_dept@mdhs.org.  

Congratulations to the seven Lord Baltimore Fellows accepted for 2012-2013! Read about the Lord Baltimore Fellows and their projects: 

Coleman, William, Doctoral Candidate, University College London

"Early American Music and Political Culture"  


Linker, Jessica C., Doctoral Candidate, University of Connecticut

“Early American Women and Scientific Practice”


Monroe, Elizabeth Brand, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Indiana University

"Early National Practice of Law in Maryland, Biography of William Wirt"


O’Neill, Katie Kavanagh, Doctoral Candidate, University of Pittsburgh

“Mobtown Murders: Researching a Century of Gang Violence in Baltimore City”


Pompeian, William, Doctoral Candidate, College of William and Mary

“Spirited enterprises: The U.S., Venezuela, and the Independence of Spanish America, 1789–1830”


Seiter, Jane I., Ph.D., independent scholar

“Pirates, Privateers, and Clipper Ships: Wartime Trade between the French West Indies and America, 1775–1815”


Yancey, Maggie, Doctoral Candidate, University of Tennessee

“Alcohol and the American Civil War”