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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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Smithsonian Announces Residency Programs

The Smithsonian Libraries has announced its annual residential scholar programs. Applications are now open for the Dibner Library Resident Scholar Program, the Baird Society Resident Scholar Program, and the Margaret Henry Dabney Penick Resident Scholar Program. Scholars must be in residence at the Smithsonian during the award period, which must be during the 2015 calendar year. The deadline for all programs is March 15, 2014Read more >

Posted: January 27, 2014
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ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

The American Council for Learned Societies invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place twenty recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance. Deadline for applications is March 19, 2014. Apply today >

Posted: January 27, 2014
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Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University invites applications for a one-year position (2014-2015) as the Ruth J. Simmons Post-Doctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarly research around issues of racial slavery, contemporary forms of injustice, as well as freedom. Applicants should have a PhD in any humanities or social science discipline (or will obtain a PhD by June 2014) and work on questions concerning the historical formations of slavery in global or comparative terms; issues concerning contemporary forms of indentured servitude; or philosophical, historical, and theoretical questions concerning slavery, justice, and freedom. Applicants working on questions of gender, contemporary racial formations, public history, and memory are welcome. The successful applicant would be expected to offer one course in a department to be agreed upon at the time of hire. He/she will be expected to be a regular participant in the Fellows seminar at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. The fellowship stipend will be $45,000- $50,000. Deadline is February 15, 2014. Apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/23067

Posted: January 13, 2014
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Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2014 Research Fellowship

The Dole Archive and Special Collections is now accepting applications for our 2014 Research Fellowship. Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars are eligible to apply for this $2,500 award which will support substantial contributions to the study of Congress, politics, or policy issues on a national or international scale. The fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archives for a period of 1-3 weeks between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. Applications are due March 17, 2014. For more information, visit: http://dolearchives.ku.edu/grants

Posted: January 13, 2014
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Fellowships at Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield Inc. invites applications from college juniors and seniors to take part in an intensive, nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Undergraduates who will be enrolled as either juniors or seniors as of January 1, 2014 are eligible for 7 openings in the program, which is designed for undergraduate students in American Studies, Architecture, Archeology, Art and Art History, Design, History, Material Culture, Preservation and Museum Studies. Applications are now being accepted online at www.historic-deerfield.org/sfp. Deadline is February 7, 2014. Notification of acceptances will be announced in early March.

Posted: January 13, 2014
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2014-2015 David Library of the American Revolution Fellowships

The David Library of the American Revolution is devoted to the study of American history during the period of 1750 to 1800. Each year, the library awards fellowships for conducing research in its collections which are located in Washington Crossing, PA. Deadline to apply for a 2014-2015 fellowship is March 1. Read more > 

Posted: January 10, 2014
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Rutgers University Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of History at Rutgers University announces a post-doctoral fellowship for scholars pursuing research in race and gender studies. The successful applicant must have the doctorate in hand at the time of application, be no more than six years beyond the Ph.D., and be able to teach history courses. The fellowship of $45,000 is for one year and includes benefits and a $2,000 research stipend. The recipient will teach at least one small course in the history department and participate in the seminar series at one of Rutgers' Centers/Institutes. For information regarding the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Institute for Research on Women, or the Center for Race and Ethnicity, see their respective websites.

Applications should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White, Post-Doc Search Chair, and submitted electronically to Interfolio. Applications should include: letter of interest, C.V., research proposal, writing sample, and at least three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.

Posted: December 19, 2013
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University of North Texas Libraries 2014 Special Collections Research Fellowship

The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries invites applications for the UNT Special Collections Research Fellowship. Research in special collections is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, fine art, art history and American studies. A total of $2,000 in funding will be awarded to one or more fellowship applicants. Fellows will be required to conduct research in residence at UNT for a minimum of four days and a maximum of three months to receive the award. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2014. Read more >

More information is available at: https://www.library.unt.edu/services/archives-and-rare-books/archives-rare-books-research

Posted: November 25, 2013
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2014 Cornell University College of Human Ecology History of Home Economics Fellowship

The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2014 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. We invite faculty members, research scholars, and advanced graduate students with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies to apply. One award of $6,000 is available for a summer or sabbatical residency of six continuous 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. Relevant historical subject areas include: History of food, nutrition, housing, the family, child development, design, clothing and textiles, consumer economics, 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 4, 2014Read more >

More information is available at: http://www.human.cornell.edu/Fellowship/index.cfm

Posted: November 25, 2013
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2014 Botstiber Institute for Austrian American Studies Fellowships

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies is accepting applications for the Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies. The fellowship will be awarded to a scholar or professional who seeks funds for a project that promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between Austria and the United States. A grant of up to $30,000 will be considered for support for salary, travel, or other necessary expenses. Applications from (i) graduate students, (ii) early-career professionals and (iii) mid-career professionals will be accepted. Fellowship applications must be submitted by March 31, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the result of their applications in June 2014. Read more >

More information is available at: http://botstiber.org/austrian/fellowship.html

Posted: November 25, 2013
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2014 Archie K. Davis Fellowships

To encourage more extensive and intensive research in North Carolina's historical and cultural resources, the North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to collections. Modest stipends vary and are intended to cover a portion of travel expenses while fellows conduct research in North Caroliniana. The annual deadline for proposals is March 1.

More information is available at: http://www.ncsociety.org/fellowships.html

Posted: November 11, 2013
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2014 Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships

Applications are now available for Summer 2014 Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. Fellowships are open to academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students. The collections center on the papers of Mary Baker Eddy and records documenting the history of Christian Science. Areas of research may include women's history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture, journalism, and others. Stipend provided. Application and supporting materials must be postmarked by February 3, 2014. 

More information is available at: http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/fellowships

Posted: November 11, 2013
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Center for Jewish History Fellowships

The Center for Jewish History (CJH) offers a range of fellowships for senior scholars, early career (postdoctoral) scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates to conduct original research in the humanities, including but not limited to the fields of Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, sociology and history. In residence at the Center for a period of 10 to 12 months, Fellows have the opportunity to explore the collections of CJH partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The deadline for the Center's Graduate Research Fellowship for doctoral candidates is February 3, 2014.

More information is available at: http://www.fellowships.cjh.org

Posted: October 21, 2013
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