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We welcome annouincements of fellowships or postdoctoral positions within the field. Please use this form to send us your announcements.

Fellowships in American History at the New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society offers up to ten fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of its extraordinary collections of primary and secondary sources relating to the history of New York and the United States, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. Deadline is January 5, 2015.

For More Information: http://www.nyhistory.org/library/fellowships

Posted: October 29, 2014
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Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston will offer more than three dozen research fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016, including two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society's collections.

The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-one organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight or more weeks of research at participating institutions.

With questions, email fellowships@masshist. org or phone 617-646-0568.

For more information: https://www.masshist.org/research/fellowships/

Posted: October 28, 2014
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Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowships

In memory of Pamela H. Simpson, whose commitment to mentoring young scholars touched the lives of numerous students and colleagues, the VAF Board of Directors has renamed the Annual Presenter's Fellowships the Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowships.

Since 1989, the VAF Board of Directors has allocated funding for financial assistance to students and young professionals presenting papers at VAF annual conferences. Awards are intended to offset conference and travel cost for students, and to attract developing scholars to the organization.

Any person presenting a paper at a VAF annual conference who is currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, or who has received a degree within one year of the annual conference and merits financial assistance, is eligible to apply. The Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowship is a one-time award not to exceed $500. Previous awardees are not eligible to apply, even if their status has changed.
Recipients of Simpson Fellowships are expected to participate fully in the conference, including tours and workshops. The VAF annual conference is an opportunity not only to learn about vernacular architecture, but also to establish professional contacts. The conference's unique structure lends itself to conversation and study.

Application Process
To apply for a Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowship for the upcoming conference, please prepare a one-page document with the information:

Name
Institution or Company
Degree Program (if a student)
Date Degree Received (if a graduate)
Street Address
Email Address
Telephone Number
Paper Title
AND
An estimated budget for your travel to the conference: budget should include travel, housing, conference registration, tours, banquet, food and any miscellaneous expenses.

Please submit an electronic copy of your application in PDF format to:
Paula A. Mohr at

The deadline is January 1, 2015, for the Simpson Fellowship application.

For information about submitting a paper proposal for the 2015 conference, see the Call for Papers at: http://www.vafchicago.org

The deadline for Paper Proposals is January 1, 2015. Submissions should be emailed at that time to the VAF Papers Committee Chair at .

For More Information: http://www.vafweb.wildapricot.org/Simpson-presenters

Posted: October 23, 2014
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Cornell University History of Home Economics Fellowship

Cornell University College of Human Ecology History of Home Economics Fellowship

The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2015 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. We invite faculty members, research scholars, and advanced graduate students (must be eligible to work in the United States) with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies to apply for this post-graduate opportunity. The fellowship recipient will receive an award of $6,500 for a summer or sabbatical residency of approximately six weeks to use the unique resources available from the College and the Cornell University Library system in pursuit of scholarly research in the history of Home Economics and its impact on American society.

At the conclusion of the residency, the fellowship recipient will provide a final report to the dean, including a bibliography of research pursued, and preservation recommendations for pertinent library and archival holdings. In addition, the recipient will be invited to give a public presentation on their research at a later date. Research projects should be intended for publication.

Relevant historical subject areas may include, but are not limited to:
History of food, nutrition, housing, the family, child development, clothing and textiles, and history of women in higher education among other key topics in American social history.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 3, 2015. For additional information, see: http://www.human.cornell.edu/Fellowship/index.cfm Please circulate this announcement to interested individuals.

Posted: October 17, 2014
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The Fourth Annual Thoreau Society Short-Term Research Fellowships

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the fourth annual Thoreau Society Short-Term Research Fellowships.

Recipients will receive $500 towards travel and research expenses at archives in the Greater-Boston area on Thoreau related projects, as well as free attendance at the Thoreau Society 2015 Annual Gathering held in Concord MA in early July. Both emerging and established scholars are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those candidates who will use the Thoreau Society Collections housed at the Thoreau Institute (described here: http://www.thoreausociety.org/research) for at least part of the fellowship period. Candidates are also encouraged to present their work at the Annual Gathering during the fellowship period or the year after the fellowship period. To apply, candidates should send an email to the Executive Director () with the following attachments:

1. A current curriculum vitae
2. A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length, including: a description of the project; a statement explaining the scholarly significance of the project; and an indication of the specific archives and collections the applicant wishes to consult.
3. Graduate students only: A letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the student's work and with the project being proposed. (This can be emailed to the Executive Director separately.)

Applications are due January 26, 2015. Awardees will be notified by March 6, 2015.

Please contact the Executive Director for more information.

Posted: October 13, 2014
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The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History

To be awarded for twelve months' residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. The fellowship has two purposes: The first is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided. The second is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. The fellow is required to research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses.

The fellowship will be awarded and all applicants notified by mid-January. Salary is competitive. The fellowship will begin July 1.

Applicants should submit a CV, undergraduate transcript and graduate-school record, thesis abstract, and writing sample (such as an article or a book chapter). Applicants should also state the topics, objectives, and design for the specific research to be undertaken. Finally, applicants should indicate the names of three people who will write references on their behalf. The three letters of recommendation are to be submitted by the writers directly by October 15 of the calendar year preceding that in which the fellowship is to be used. It is the responsibility of the applicant to solicit these letters. Applications should be received no later than October 15 and submitted online to:

https://poplar.hbs.edu/ofr/register/registerApplicant.htm.

Please direct your recommenders to visit: https://poplar.hbs.edu/ofr/upload/startUploadRecommendation.htm.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information: http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

Posted: September 29, 2014
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United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship 2015

Applications are invited for the twenty-ninth year of the United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support research and publication on the history, art, and architecture of the United States Capitol and related buildings. Graduate students and scholars may apply for periods ranging from one to twelve months; the stipend is $2500.00 per month. (Most awards are for one to three months.) Applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or faxed by March 15, 2015, for the fellowship period beginning in September 2015 and ending in August 2016. Applications should be mailed to Dr. Donald Kennon, U.S. Capitol Historical Society, 200 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002; faxed to the Architect of the Capitol at (202)-228-4602; or e-mailed in PDF format to and .

Further details can be found at www.uschs.org. If you have questions about a potential topic, contact Dr. Barbara Wolanin at (202)-228-2700 or .

Posted: September 23, 2014
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Newberry Library Fellowship Program

If you study the humanities, the Newberry has something for you!

Newberry fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs. Applicants may apply for both Long- and Short- Term Fellowships within one academic year. All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Newberry's online catalog and collection guides before applying.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

Long-Term Fellowships (Deadline: December 1, 2014)
Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry's scholarly activities. Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application in order to eligible. Applicants may apply for 4 to 12 months of support, with a stipend of $4,200 per month. For more information, including a list of available Long-Term Fellowships, please visit www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships.

Short-Term Fellowships (Deadline: January 15, 2015)
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Most fellowships are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago Metro area. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for one continuous month in residence at the Newberry, with stipends of $2,500 per month. Applicants must demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry's collection. For more information, including a list of available Short-Term Fellowships, please visit www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships.

Please feel free to circulate or post this information.
Thank you!

Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street | Chicago, IL 60610
312-255-3666 |

Posted: September 19, 2014
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture Fellowships

The Omohundro Institute is comitted to building intellectual infrastructure. We are a dynamic community of authors, readers, and teachers dedicated to early American scholarship. 

Housed on the campus of William & Mary, the oldest public university in America, and situated in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the Institute of Early American History and Culture was established in 1943 by the College of William & Mary and the colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The name of benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Malvern H. Omohundro, Jr., was added in 1996 in recognition of their generous support of the Institute. Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winner and 2009 recpient of the National Humanties Medal as well as a MacArthur Fellow, characterizes the Institute as "one of the crown jewels of the American historical profession."

Omohundro Insitute - NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
This two-year residential postdoctoral fellowship awarded annually. Scholars in any area of early American studies are eligible to apply. 

Lapidus-OIEAHC Fellowship 
We award up to eight predoctoral fellowships annually to support advanced graduate student research related to Early American and transatlantic print culture.

Colonial Williamsburg-Omohundro Institute Short-Term Visiting Fellowships 
These 1-3 month fellowships bring scholars, from advanced graduate students to senoir scholars, to Williamsburg, Virginia, to use the combined scholarly resources of both organizations.

Travel Scholarship Fellowship 
These fellowships are awarded to faculty and graduate students from developing countries so that they may participate in Institute conferences.

All aplication materials and complete information can be found on our website at www.oieahc.wm.edu under Fellowships.

Posted: September 16, 2014
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Winterthur Research Fellowship Program 2015-2016

Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2015–16. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term residential fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history.

Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and short-term fellowships, which are normally one month.

Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online at winterthur.org. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts, printed books, and ephemera. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in the British American colonies or United States to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life. Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications, including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur, the nearby Hagley Museum and Library, the University of Delaware, and other area museums. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2015. For more details and to apply, visit winterthur.org/fellowship or e-mail Rosemary Krill at .

Posted: September 11, 2014
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American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship

Library Resident Research Fellowships
The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. We are a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.
Applicants may be holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent, Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations, or independent scholars.
Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates who live 75 or more miles from Philadelphia receive some preference.
A stipend of $2,500 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months.
The application deadline is March 2, 2015.
For further details and application instructions, please visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident or contact or 215-440-3443.

Posted: August 20, 2014
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The Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School Announces Four Fellowships

The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business History

To be awarded for twelve months' residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. The fellowship is open to scholars who, within the last ten years, have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related discipline. The fellowship has two purposes: The first is to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. A travel fund and a book fund will be provided. The second is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. The fellow is required to research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses.

The fellowship will be awarded and all applicants notified by mid-January. Salary is competitive. The fellowship will begin July 1.

Applicants should submit a CV, undergraduate transcript and graduate-school record, thesis abstract, and writing sample (such as an article or a book chapter). Applicants should also state the topics, objectives, and design for the specific research to be undertaken. Finally, applicants should indicate the names of three people who will write references on their behalf. The three letters of recommendation are to be submitted by the writers directly by October 15 of the calendar year preceding that in which the fellowship is to be used. It is the responsibility of the applicant to solicit these letters. Applications should be received no later than October 15 and submitted online to:

https://poplar.hbs.edu/ofr/register/registerApplicant.htm.

Please direct your recommenders to visit:

https://poplar.hbs.edu/ofr/upload/startUploadRecommendation.htm.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship

The Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship seeks applicants who are established scholars from around the world interested in the business and economics history of the United States. Recipient receives a $7,000 stipend for travel and living expenses and is expected to be in residence at Harvard Business School a minimum of two months. Main activities include researching in Baker Library archives or other Boston-area libraries, presenting research at a seminar, and interacting with HBS faculty. Please send a cover letter, CV, a two- to three-page research proposal, and two letters of reference to Walter A. Friedman, Connell 301A, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163, U.S.A. —OR— via email to . Letters of reference must be sent directly to the above address by the recommenders. Application materials and letters of reference are due by September 15 of the year preceding the year the Fellowship is to be used.

For more information, please visit our Fellowships website:

http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program seeks applicants who are established scholars in business history based outside the United States. Recipient receives a $7000 stipend and is required to stay at least two months but not more than six months at Harvard Business School. Main activities include interacting with faculty and researchers, presenting work at research seminars, and researching business history. Please send a cover letter that includes when you would like to be in residence, a CV, a two- to three-page research proposal, and two letters of reference to Walter A. Friedman, Connell 301A, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163, U.S.A. —OR— via e-mail to . Letters of reference must be sent directly to the above address by the recommenders. Application materials and letters of reference are due by September 15 of the year preceding the year the Fellowship is to be used.

For more information, please visit our Fellowships website:

http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships facilitate library and archival research in business or economic history. Grants range from $1000 to $3000. Applicants must be 1) Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, research requires travel to distant archives or repositories; 2) graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other Universities—US and abroad—research requires travel to Baker Library and other local archives; or 3) Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields, research requires travel away from Cambridge. Please send a CV, a 1-2 page summary of past academic research, a 2-3 page research proposal—include amount of grant required, and one letter of reference to Walter A. Friedman, Connell 301A, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. E-mail: by November 3 of the year preceding the year the Fellowship is to be used. Recommender is to send letter of reference directly to the above address.

For more information, please visit our Fellowships website:

http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted: August 15, 2014
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2015-2016 National Humanities Center Fellowships

The National Humanities Center offers up to forty residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for academic-year or semester-long residencies. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center welcomes individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States. Applicants submit proposals and other support materials electronically, via the Center's online application system. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014. The Center's online application system will be available after June 30, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.nationalhumanitiescenter.org or e-mail .

Posted: June 12, 2014
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2014 Lewis E. Atherton Prizes

The State Historical Society of Missouri seeks nominations for the Lewis E. Atherton
Prizes, to be awarded to an outstanding doctoral dissertation and master's thesis
on Missouri history or biography. Criteria for selection include originality of subject
matter or methodology, effective use of sources, clarity of style, and contribution to the
understanding of Missouri history.

Nominations must be made by the department that granted the degree, and no more
than two nominations for each prize are accepted annually from a department. For the
2014 prizes, nominees must have completed the doctoral degree or the master's degree
between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

Three copies of the thesis or dissertation should be mailed to Dr. Gary R. Kremer,
Executive Director, The State Historical Society of Missouri, 1020 Lowry, Columbia, MO
65201-7298. The deadline for receipt is June 30, 2014.

Learn more about the 2014 Atherton Prizes > 

Posted: April 7, 2014
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John Nolen Research Fund

The John Nolen Research Fund, established through the generosity of the Nolen family, provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply.

Deadline: Applications are due by April 30, 2014; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2014.

For full fellowship information and application requirements, please visit Cornell University's website

Posted: April 7, 2014
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2015-2016 School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics. Applicants must have a PhD at time of application, and must commit to the full academic year. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2015-2016 the focus will be Borders and Boundaries. The application deadline is November 1, 2014. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system.

Posted: April 7, 2014
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West 2014-2015 Resident Fellowships

Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, invites proposals for its 2014 – 2015 Resident Fellowship Program. Fellowships are intended to fund research advancing knowledge, understanding, and passion about the extraordinary cultural and natural heritage of the American West and its timeless and global relevance. Fellows will be granted a stipend based on their submitted budget and the availability of funding, not to exceed $5,000. Application deadline: May 16, 2014. For more information, please visit the Center's website, http://centerofthewest.org/, or contact Dr. John C. Rumm, Director of the Curatorial Division,  or 307-578-4050.

Posted: February 17, 2014
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2105 Summer Fellowship at the Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society are pleased to announce the Lapidus Summer Fellowship Program, a funded summer fellowship for doctoral candidates and recent PhDs. The program brings students and scholars to the center from June 16, 2014 through July 25, 2014, where they are able to pursue their research in partner collections at the Center. Applicants should be ABD or postdocs who have completed their PhDs within two years of the fellowship start date. Application deadline is March 3, 2014. For full application guidelines and eligibility requirements please visit fellowships.cjh.org.

Posted: February 6, 2014
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Fellowships in Slavery and Justice at Brown University

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University invites applications for two positions: the Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice, and the John Carter Brown Library and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Joint Fellow. The deadline for both positions is February 15, 2014. For more information and to apply online, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/23067 and http://apply.interfolio.com/24180.

Posted: February 6, 2014
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Black Metropolis Research Consortium Fellowships

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is now accepting Applications for the 2014 cycle of short-term fellowships. BMRC Short-Term Fellowships in African American Studies are open to doctoral candidates, scholars, artists, and writers working on all aspects of African American History, with preference given to those applicants who might make best use of BMRC consortia members' archival collections in Chicago. This fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Stipends for BMRC Short-Term Fellowships will be $3000 per month for a maximum of two months between June and August 2014. Applications are due March 31, 2014. Apply today.

Posted: January 30, 2014
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