BAAS (British Associations for American Studies)

Society for American Music

American Musicological Society

PCA – (Popular Culture Association)

IASPM-US (International Society for the Study of Popular Music)

HOTCUS (Historians of the Twentieth Century United States)

The Eccles Centre for American Studies

Smithsonian Music

EAAS (European Association for American Studies)

BrANCA (British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists)

American Museum and Gardens


US Embassy and Consulates in the UK

Rothermere American Institute

American Studies Association

The American Literature Association



The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has extensive digital collections on the history and culture of the United States.

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

An online collection of North American Women’s Letters and Diaries recording the experiences of 1 325 women.

Black Women Oral History Project

This collection interviewed 72 women between 1976 and 1981. Many interviewees in the collection had careers in education, government, the arts, business, medicine, law, and social work.

British Library American Collections

The British Library American Collections offers access to a growing range of digital resources and on site collections. These include US books, magazines, musical scores, maps, journals, pamphlets, pre-1800 printing, newspaper collections and the vast Congressional Serial Set.

New York Public Library

The New York Public library have extensive archival collections including many digitized images and manuscripts.

Historic American Sheet Music Project

A collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music with digitized images of over 3000 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The National Archives of the United States with major holdings dating back to 1775.

American West collection

From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, this database explores the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

American Library Second Air Division Digital Archive

This collection contains over 30 000 digitized photographs, letters, memoirs, and other documents.

The British Museum Americas Collection

The British Museum provides digitized photographs of a wide range of the items in their Americas collection.

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters collection

This is a digital collection of primary source documents relating to the European and colonial frontier regions of north America, Africa, and Australasia from 1650 to 1920.

Jewish Life in America, c1654 to 1954

This digital collection provides access to a diverse range of records which explore the history of Jewish communities in the United States.

Popular Medicine in America, 1800 to 1900

This is a digital collection of material demonstrating the development of ‘popular’ medicine in America during the 19th century.



SWW DTP (South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership)

SWW DTP2 offers fully funded doctoral studentships to outstanding applicants across the full range of arts and humanities subjects.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust fund researchers to take on important questions relating to life, health, and wellbeing, with creative approaches that push boundaries.

BAAS (British Association for American Studies) Funding Opportunities and Awards

BAAS offers a number of funding opportunities and awards including essay prizes and travel awards.

Leverhulme Trust

The Leverhulm Trust offers grants, fellowships, and scholarships to support researchers across different disciplines.

Institute of Historical Research

The Institute of Historical Research offers fellowships, awards, prizes and bursaries to support historians of all kinds.


PGR Funding

HOTCUS Travel Award

This is a small award to support research in any area of 20th century United States History.

The British Society for Literature and Science Conference fund

This conference fund is open to PGRs and ECRs. It offers bursaries which may be used towards the cost of presenting at conferences, conducting archival research, and attending workshops or training in the field of literature and science.

The Economic History Society Bursary Scheme

This scheme offers one-off bursaries to assist doctoral students at any stage of their PhD in economic and/or social history.

The Economic History Society Research Fund

This scheme offers grants to assist postgraduate students with travel and accommodation expenses incurred in the undertaking of research into any aspect of economic and/or social history.

Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships

This award is to support individuals wishing to use the British Library’s collections relating to the Americas.

Society for the Study of Labour History Research Bursary

This scheme offers bursaries to postgraduate students engaged in research in the field of labour history to fund archive or library research.

Royal Historical Society Conference Travel Grants

RHS conference travel awards are intended to enable PGRs and ECRs to present papers at specialist conferences both within and outside the UK.

Royal Historical Society Research Support Grants

RHS Research Support Grants are for postgraduate students to support visits to archives and to conduct other research such as interviews and site-trips both within and outside the UK.

EAAS Postgraduate Travel Grants

The European Association for American Studies offers travel grants to postgraduate students to conduct research in American Studies.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Fellowships

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers a series of fellowships to support scholars who need to used the archival holdings of the JFK library.