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

Newberry Library Long-Term Fellowship Opportunities

The Newberry Library’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. In addition to the Library’s collections, fellows are supported by a collegial interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. An array of scholarly and public programs also contributes to an engaging intellectual environment. We invite interested individuals who wish to utilize the Newberry’s collections to apply for our many fellowship.

Long-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars for continuous residence at the Newberry for periods of 4 to 9 months; the stipend is $4,200 per month. Applicants must hold a PhD by the application deadline in order to be eligible. Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the fellowship program. The deadline for long-term fellowships is November 1.

Many of the Newberry’s fellowship opportunities have specific eligibility requirements; in order to learn more about these requisites, as well as application guidelines, please visit our website. Questions should be addressed to research@newberry.org.

for more information: http://research@newberry.org

Posted: August 30, 2018
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Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship Opportunities

Short-term Newberry Library fellowships are available to support one to two months research. Applications are due December 15, 2018.

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Posted: August 30, 2018
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Funding available for research at the British Library

Funding available for research at the British Library

The Eccles Centre at the British Library supports research into the Library’s North American collections (covering Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean). The Centre offers funding to scholars based in North America, as well as the UK and Europe, to cover research visits to the British Library to use the North American collections. 

The Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award offer US-based scholars the opportunity to work at the Library for 6 months on a project which requires sustained use of the North American collections. Application deadline: 1 August 2018. Find out more: https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fulbright-scholarship 

The Centre’s Visiting Fellowships are open to academic and non-academic researchers, and offer up to £2,500 to support one month’s research at the Library. Application deadline: 4 January 2019. Find out more: https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fellowships 

About us:
The Eccles Centre for American Studies works to increase awareness and use of the British Library's extensive collections of books, manuscripts, maps, journals, newspapers and sound recordings related to the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

Founded in 1991 by David and Mary Eccles, the Centre works in collaboration with the Library's Americas curatorial team and external partners interested in the promotion of North American studies in the UK. The Centre runs a lively and diverse events programme, funds research and offers training in the North American collections, and produces bibliographic guides and web exhibitions designed to introduce the quality and breadth of the collections.

Posted: July 19, 2018
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Malamy Fellowship Available at the Peabody Essex Museum

The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum is pleased to announce the availability of a Francis E. Malamy fellowship for 2018. All application materials, including references, must be received by June 15, 2018. All materials may be submitted electronically to research@pem.org or via post to 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970. Please ensure your application includes specific references to Phillips Library collection material, as found through our online catalog.

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Posted: June 1, 2018
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2019-2020 Fellowship Award Announcement

Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, invites between 20 and 25 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 Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2019-2020 the focus will be Economy and Society.

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Posted: May 31, 2018
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Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships

The purpose of this fellowship is to facilitate library and archival research in business or economic history. Individual grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. Three categories of applicants will be eligible for grants: 1) Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, whose research requires travel to distant archives or repositories; 2) graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other universities, in the U.S. and abroad, whose research requires travel to Baker Library and other local archives; and 3) Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields whose research requires travel away from Cambridge.

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Posted: May 31, 2018
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Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program invites established scholars in business history based outside the United States to spend a period of time in residence at Harvard Business School. The Chandler International Visiting Scholar is expected to interact with faculty and researchers, present work at research seminars, and conduct business history research.

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Posted: May 31, 2018
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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. This fellowship 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. This fellowships will also provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. This can take several forms. The fellow can research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses. She or he might also organize a research conference under the auspices of the Business History Initiative, or assist the Initiative’s ongoing projects in other ways.

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Posted: May 31, 2018
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Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship

This award honors the work and contributions of Thomas K. McCraw (1940-2012), who was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School. The fellowship enables established scholars from around the world whose primary interest is the business and economic history of the United States to spend time in residence at Harvard Business School. The main activities of the Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will be to conduct research in the archives of Baker Library or in other Boston-area libraries, present his or her work at a seminar, and interact with HBS faculty.

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Posted: May 31, 2018
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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Research Fellowships

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Massachusetts invites applications for a number of research fellowships funded through the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Application deadline is August 15, 2018.

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Posted: May 25, 2018
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Archie K. Davis Fellowships, 2017-2018

The North Caroliniana Society has announced the granting of an Archie K. Davis Fellowship to each of the following scholars for 2017-2018: Richard Berman, Oxford Brookes University; John Brannon, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; Robert Colby, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Sara Collini, George Mason University; Michael Hardy, Independent Historian; Nathaniel Holly, College of William & Mary; Tina Irvine, University of Pennsylvania; Stefanie King, University of Kentucky; Michael Lynch, University of Tennessee; Joshua Shiver, Auburn University; Lewis Stern, Independent Historian; Rodney Steward, University of South Carolina Salkehatchie; Larry Tise, East Carolina University; and Brandon Winford, University of Tennessee.

Archie K. Davis Fellowships assist scholars in their travel to sources of North Carolina history. The annual deadline for proposals is March 1. For information, visit www.ncsociety.org.

Posted: July 6, 2017
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Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship in U.S. Business History

This award honors the work and contributions of Thomas K. McCraw (1940-2012), who was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School. The fellowship enables established scholars from around the world whose primary interest is the business and economic history of the United States to spend time in residence at Harvard Business School. The main activities of the Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will be to conduct research in the archives of Baker Library or in other Boston-area libraries, present his or her work at a seminar, and interact with HBS faculty.

The Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will receive a stipend of $7,000 to cover travel and living expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence for a minimum of two months. Recipients of the fellowship will receive work space, an e-mail account, a phone, a computer, an ID card, and access to the University's libraries and to the HBS Intranet for the duration of the appointment. Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and a two- to three-page research proposal to Walter A. Friedman via e-mail at wfriedman@hbs.edu. Applications for the fellowship should arrive no later than October 2, 2017. The applicant should also arrange for two letters of reference, sent directly by the recommender, to arrive at the above email address by October 2, 2017. The fellow will be announced by the beginning of November.

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: May 23, 2017
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Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program invites established scholars in business history based outside the United States to spend a period of time in residence at Harvard Business School. The Chandler International Visiting Scholar is expected to interact with faculty and researchers, present work at research seminars, and conduct business history research.

Recipients will be given a $7,000 stipend (payable at the end of their visit), office space, an e-mail account, phone, computer, ID card, and access to the University's libraries and the HBS Intranet. The program requires a two-month minimum length of stay. Scholars may stay up to a maximum of six months. Applicants should indicate when, during the calendar year, they would like to be in residence at the School. It is expected that the recipient will be actively engaged in the intellectual life of the business history group. Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and a two- to three-page research proposal to Walter A. Friedman via e-mail at wfriedman@hbs.edu. Applications for the fellowship should arrive no later than October 2, 2017. The applicant should also arrange for two letters of reference, sent directly by the recommender, to arrive at the above email address by October 2, 2017. The visiting scholar will be announced by the beginning of November.

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: May 23, 2017
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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 purpose is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. This can take several forms. The fellow can research and write a case, under the direction of a senior faculty member, to be used in one of the business history courses. She or he might also organize a research conference under the auspices of the Business History Initiative, or assist the Initiative's ongoing projects in other ways. Finally, the fellow is strongly encouraged to submit an article to Business History Review during his or her year at the School. 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 recommend ation are to be submitted by the writers directly by October 16, 2017. It is the responsibility of the applicant to solicit these letters. The fellowship will be decided and all applicants notified by mid-January. The Fellowship will begin July 1, 2018. Applications should be received no later than October 16 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: May 23, 2017
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IAS/School of Social Science 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 Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2018-19 the focus will be Crisis and Critique. The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu.

Posted: May 2, 2017
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2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards

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Posted: March 10, 2017
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Norton Strange Townshend Fellowship

Named for physician and educator Norton Strange Townshend (1815-1895), this fellowship offers $10,000 in support of scholarly research on diversity, equity and inclusion in American history during the nineteenth century. Successful applicants are expected to spend a minimum of two months at the Clements. This is a post-doctoral fellowship that requires a completed Ph.D. or equivalent qualifications at the time of application. Applications for the first year of this fellowship (2017) must be received by February 15 for residence in that calendar year.

For More Information: http://clements.umich.edu/fellowship.php

Posted: December 13, 2016
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American Philosophical Society Long-term Predoctoral Fellowships

The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia seeks applicants for three one-year fellowships to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research.

All Applicants:
These 12-month fellowships are intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation. The caliber of the project, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the two most important criteria for selection. The selection committee will also take into consideration the need to be at the APS Library and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area.

A stipend of $25,000 for twelve months will be awarded to all successful applicants.

Full details are available at the application webpage. All application materials will be submitted online.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017. Visit the application webpage for all details pertaining to the fellowship and its conditions.

For More Information: https://amphilsoc.org/library/fellowships/long-term-pre-docs

Posted: December 12, 2016
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Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellowship, William L. Clements Library

Price Fellowships offer support for short-term research at the Clements Library by graduate students and junior faculty on any topic of American history that is supported by the collections. Grants are for $1,000 and require a minimum visit of one week. Applications must be received by January 15, 2017 for research to be undertaken in that calendar year.

For More Information: http://clements.umich.edu/fellowship.php

Posted: November 28, 2016
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Howard H. Peckham Fellowship on Revolutionary America, William L. Clements Library

Established in honor of the Library's second Director, the Peckham Fellowship supports research on American history between 1764 and 1783. The fellowship provides $10,000 for a project involving a residence of two months or more at the Library. This is a post-doctoral fellowship requiring a completed Ph.D. or equivalent qualifications at time of application. Applications must be received by January 15, 2017 for research to be undertaken in that calendar year.

For More Information: http://clements.umich.edu/fellowship.php

Posted: November 28, 2016
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