Harry Middleton Fellowships in Presidential Studies

Attention, researchers!

Are you interested in pursuing scholarly work in Presidential studies and American history? If so, we’d like to draw your attention to the Harry Middleton Fellowships in Presidential Studies. These fellowships were created by Lady Bird Johnson as a way to recognize Harry Middleton, who served as Director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library from 1972 to 2002 and also as a speechwriter for President Johnson.

Jimmy Carter escorts Lady Bird Johnson to the Panama Canal Treaty Dinner, 9/7/1977 [Jimmy Carter Library – ARC ID 176107]

Recipients of a fellowship must carry out research at the LBJ Library as well as at least one other facility within the National Archives & Records Administration.

The LBJ Foundation typically gives out two $5,000 fellowships each year. In special circumstances, a larger amount may be awarded if warranted, such as might be the case if international travel is involved. Details about the application process can be found online.


  • Fall Term: June 1 – December 31; application deadline March 15
  • Spring Term: January 1 – August 31; application deadline September 15

The deadline for the 2013 Spring Term has passed, so be sure to keep the deadline for the Fall Term on your radar! Best of luck to all who apply.

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