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Supporting Cold War Research

Funding opportunities for scholars working on Cold War history

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CWIHP offers resources and support to scholars of all levels who are conducting archival research on the history of the Cold War. In addition to CWIHP's formal fellowships, the project accepts ad-hoc proposals and funding requests to support archival research. If you have a project in need of support, email with a short proposal (500 words max). Generally, CWIHP supports the following kinds of activities:

Translation and Transcription

If you have retrieved historical documents from non-US archives, and you would like to have them translated into English, CWIHP will translate and host them online for you. Scans or transcriptions of archival documents can be hosted online side-by-side with their English translations on the Wilson Center's Digital Archive. Write to CWIHP with a description or index of the documents you would like to have translated, and what you intend to do with them. 

Document Acquisition and Duplication

If you are planning a trip to a non-US archive and need financial support to photocopy or scan materials during your trip, write to CWHIP with a short description of the collections you will be accessing. CWIHP regularly reimburses photocopy/scanning costs. 

For more information on the type of materials the project collects, see our Collection Policy.