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(for fellowship and prize applications, submission of paper proposals for meetings, or special issues of journals)

[Note. Most of the fellowship and prize deadlines recur annually [marked with *] and those will therefore be left on this page after the date has passed. Be aware that the date may change from one year to the next, and should always be checked. Where institutions have not yet updated their site, the previous year's deadline is left, followed by a question-mark. Otherwise, the date is followed by [C] indicating that the next deadline has been confirmed and noted or [P] for permanently fixed dates

Last checked (up to the end of May 2024) on 1 January 2024


January 5.[Call for submission to the Journal of Historical Geography's virtual special issue: “Liquid Worlds: Historical Geographies and Cartographies of the Sea”.
* January 9 [?]. ['Please check back in November 2023 for a new application'.] Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship sponsored by the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland and the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island.
* January 15 [C]. Brian Leigh Dunnigan Fellowship in the History of Cartography (William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan)
* January 15 [C]. Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellowship (for younger scholars - William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan)
* January 16 [C] Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellowship (John Carter Brown Library - and other JCB fellowships)
* January 19 [C]. Visiting Fellowships (including the Eleanor M. Garvey Fellowship in Printing and Graphic Arts - Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Mass.)

* February 1. [C]. Ralph C. and Mary Lynn Heid Research Fellowships for use, inter alia, with cartographic material from the Stephen S. Clark Library, Unversity of Michigan)
February 23. [Call for papers deadline]. ANZMaps 2024 symposium: 'Mapping the Indian Ocean World from antiquity to the present', at the State Library of New South Wales (Sydney 1-3 May 2024).
February 28. [Call for papers deadline]. [Hybrid]. An international scientific conference on the history of cartography: 'Early modern nautical charts: information sources, navigation means and communication media', organized by the NACHAS research project team (Zadar, 23-24 May 2024).

March 1 [Call for papers deadline]. The theme for the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)'s 2024 Annual International Conference has been announced: Mapping.
* March 1 [C]. Hakluyt Society Essay Prize.
* March 4 [C]. Short-Term Research Fellowships (New York Public Library)

* April 1 [C]. London Topographical Society. Ann Saunders Essay Prize.
April 15 [Call for papers deadline]. Texas Annual conference of the Society for the History of Discoveries,in partnership with the Texas Map Society (San Antonio, 24-28 October 2024).

* May 1 [P]. Helen Wallis Fellowship (British Library)
* May 1 [?]. Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program at the Newberry Library, Chicago (for advanced PhD students for the period September-May).
May 1. [Call for papers deadline]. Journée d'études de la Commission d'histoire du comité français: 'Cartographie et cinéma' (Paris, Salle Vasari (INHA), 6 December 2024).
* May 18 [?]. Leventhal Map & Education Center Small Grants Fund for Early Career Digital Publications

* June. The application for the 2024-2025 Fellowship will be available in June 2024: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers (fellowship for work on the collections of the New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library - of which the The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division forms a part)
* June 1 [P]. Society for the History of Discoveries Student Essay Prizes
* June 1 [P]. Walter W Ristow Essay Prize (Washington Map Society)
* June 1 [??? 'We expect to announce new information about our applications for the 2022-23 grant cycle in the near future. For more information, you can also contact the Travel to Collections Grant Committee at lib- sasctravel@uflib.ufl.edu.']. Travel to Collections Grant (Department of Special and Area Studies Collection at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, for research in the collections (including the Map & Imagery Library))
* June 24 [?]. Ian Mumford Award (British Cartographic Society), for university and college students where cartography, maps or mapping forms the principal subject of research
* June 26 [?]. Dr Bennie Ng Scholarship - for research in the National Library’s maps collection [NB. Started 2024.]

* July 18 [?]. The California Map Society and the David Rumsey Map Center Annual Student Exhibition Competition ('The curatorial competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-granting institution in one of the states in the census-defined West Region of the U.S. and working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree.' This repalaces an annual award for outstanding student scholarship)

* September 13 [?] Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg)
* September 15 [?]. Philip Lee Phillips Society Fellowship (John W. Kluge Center and the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society at the Library of Congress)
* September 22 [?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Short-term Research Fellowships)
* September 30 [?]. Herzog-Ernst-Scholarship Programme at the Research Library Gotha and the Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt. See also the Bewerbung.
* September 30 [?? "Suspended due to Lilly Library renovation"]. Mendel Fellowship (a visiting fellowship mentioning specifically 'geography, navigation and cartography'; also the Everett Helm Visiting Fellowships - Lilly Library, Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington)
* September 30 [C]. The? Willison Foundation Charitable Trust Award (for 'advanced research in the History of the Book', with maps specifically included)

* October 2 [?]. Bibliographical Society of America (Charles J. Tanenbaum Fellowship in Cartographical Bibliography). See also Application Guidelines.
* October 23 [?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Research Fellowships for Graduate Students)

* November 1 [?]. Long-term Fellowships (Newberry Library)
* November 1 [P]. J.B. Harley Research Fellowships (London)
* November 15 [?]. Huntington Library (applications from 31 August; a range of short- and long-term fellowships - San Marino, California)
* November 30 [?]. American Geographical Society Library Fellowships (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries)

* December 1 [P]. Allard Pierson fellowships (starting in 2024, replacing the Explokart fellowship)
* December 15 [?]. Short-term Fellowships in the History of Cartography (Newberry Library). See also Dates and Deadlines.
* December 31 [?]. ISHMap Prize for Projects in Map History'.


National Library of Australia Fellowships (Canberra)

Leventhal Map & Education Center Public Research Fellows in History and Geography (between one and three weeks in residence at the LMEC, Boston Public Library) ['not currently available' - seen 1 January 2024].

National Maritime Museum Research Fellowships (London, Greenwich). "The Caird Fellowship Scheme is not currently accepting new applications, as the team work on a revised research strategy for Royal Museums Greenwich." [seen 1 January 2024].

Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (see for details of the Crone and Warnsinck Fellowships)

William and Madeline Welder Smith Travel Award (see the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History - University of Texas at Austin)

Different dates, check website. State Library of New South Wales (various grants for Australian history, e.g. C.H. Currey, Nancy Keesing and Milt Luger Fellowships)

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