The Center for Presidential History produces and supports research on the history of the American presidency, broadly conceived.

The CPH aims to function as a central hub for the most current and innovative research in Presidential History through three methods:

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Every year, as part of its mission to support promising new research on the American presidency, the CPH hosts postdoctoral fellows.

Writing Fellowships

The CPH supports scholars at its home institution of Southern Methodist University who are working on projects in the field of presidential history, broadly defined.


The Center for Presidential History seeks to publish the fruits of its labor, in collaboration with participating scholars and institutions from all over the world.