With more than 600 scholarly fellowships awarded since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to doctoral candidates, university faculty, and independent scholars working in the field of American history. This year, preference will be given to applicants whose research is focused on primary sources in the Gilder Lehrman Collection.

As part of their award, the 2015 Fellows will be provided with a work station at the main office of the Gilder Lehrman Institute in Manhattan, where they will receive special access to American History, 1493-1945—a comprehensive and magisterial database newly published by Adam Matthew Digital containing more than 50,000 digitized documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. An overview of the database is available at www.americanhistory.amdigital.co.uk.

In the short videos below, four of the 2013 Gilder Lehrman Fellows discuss their funded projects: