The Clinton Presidential Library and the Clinton Foundation are offering research fellowships for graduate students and early career academics in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. This fellowship aims to increase accessibility to the presidential archives at the Clinton Library and supports graduate students as they endeavor to better understand President Clinton and his administration’s accomplishments and legacy.

Students and academics with an interest in advancing their research in American history or presidential legacies are encouraged to apply.

Four research fellowships are offered per calendar year, ranging from $1,250 – $5,000 USD.

Submit Applications By March 15, 2024

  • Must be a current graduate student based at a U.S. institution. OR
  • Have a PhD officially conferred from a U.S. institution within the past eight years.
  • Completed application form with a fiscal sponsor identified. The fiscal sponsor will receive and manage the administration of funds and can be any 501(c)(3) organization (for example, a university or college).
  • A curriculum vitae including academic experience and list of publications.
  • Project proposal with a focus on how the Clinton presidential archives would be central to the completion of the project, the overarching objective, and the potential use of the project (maximum of 300 words).
  • Outlined budget plan for the award.
  • Two supporting letters from academic advisors or professional colleagues (maximum of two pages each).

Fellowship recipients will be notified by late spring 2024. If you have any questions, please email

We encourage participation from individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in completing the application, please email us at the address above.