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Fellowships

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

Reese Fellowship in the Print Culture of the Americas, William L. Clements Library

Funded by the William Reese Company, this fellowship encourages research in the history of the book and other print formats, bibliography, and other aspects of print culture in America, including publishing and marketing, from the sixteenth century to 1900. Projects may investigate any printed genre (e.g. books, prints, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, published photographs, broadsides, maps, etc.). Support for work in manuscript collections will be limited to projects related to printed materials (e.g. annotations in books, publishers' business archives, etc.). The Reese Fellowship provides $5,000 to support one month of in-residence study in the Clements Library collections. 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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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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Earhart Fellowships on American History

Earhart Fellowships offer $10,000 for scholarly research on any aspect of American history prior to 1901. 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 must be received by January 15 for residence in that calendar year.

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

Posted: November 28, 2016
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Archie K. Davis Fellowships 2017

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. Stipends vary and are intended to cover travel expenses while fellows conduct research in North Caroliniana. The annual deadline for proposals is March 1. Visit www.ncsociety.org for specific guidelines.

Posted: November 21, 2016
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Cornell University College of Human Ecology History of Home Economics Fellowship

The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2017 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. To learn more about the history of the fellowship visit: http://www.human.cornell.edu/fellowship/fellowship_exhibit_home.cfm

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: the role of women in the family and society, the history of women in higher education, the history of food, nutrition, housing, consumer economics, the family, child development, design, clothing and textiles among other key topics in American social history. We welcome applications in which the historical subject area may inform the investigation of contemporary societal issues.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Friday, March 3, 2017. For additional information, see: http://www.human.cornell.edu/fellowship/ Please circulate this announcement to your professional networks.

Posted: November 8, 2016
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The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offers residential fellowships to scholars and writers in the humanities. 

All Fellows have private offices with access to photocopiers and printers, as well as University of Virginia faculty privileges, including daily delivery of library materials, access to recreational facilities, and invitations to lectures and events. 

Applicants should have completed most of their research before the start of the fellowship period which should be devoted primarily to writing. We do not support dissertation research or writing, and only occasionally award post-doctoral fellowships.

We welcome proposals on subjects with broad interest in any area of the humanities, including but not limited to the history, literature, folk life, and historical and contemporary cultures of Virginia and the South Atlantic United States.

The deadline each year is December 1 for the next academic year.

For more information, visit virginiahumanities.org or contact vfhfellowships@virginia.edu.

Posted: November 4, 2016
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Accepting Applications - Tyson Scholars of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art invites applications for the 2017-2018 Tyson Scholars of American Art Program. The residential program supports full-time scholarship in the history of American art, architecture, visual and material culture from the colonial period to the present. To support their research, Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville. Housing is provided at the Crystal Bridges Farmhouse, within easy walking distance from the Museum via wooded trails and approximately 1.5 miles from downtown Bentonville. Scholars have private bed- and bathrooms in the house, and share comfortable indoor and outdoor common spaces including an expansive yard, patio, and swimming pool.

The program is open to scholars holding a PhD (or equivalent) as well as to PhD candidates. Applicants may be affiliated with a university, museum, or independent. Scholars will be selected on the basis of their potential to advance understanding of American art and to intersect meaningfully with aspects of Crystal Bridges' collections, architecture, or landscape. Projects with a synthetic, interdisciplinary focus that seek to expand boundaries of research or traditional categories of investigation are particularly encouraged. Up to three Scholars may be in residence at a time, with terms ranging from six weeks to nine months. In addition to housing, Scholars are provided office or carrel space in the curatorial wing of Crystal Bridges' Library. Stipends vary depending on the duration of residency, ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 per semester. Additional funds for research travel during the residency period are available upon application.

Further information about the Tyson Scholars Program, application instructions, and application form can be found at http://crystalbridges.org/tyson-scholars/. Applicants are advised to contact Crystal Bridges' curators and librarians for specific details about the Museum's collections related to their research. The application deadline for any proposed length of term during the 2017–2018 academic year is January 13, 2017.

Posted: October 31, 2016
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American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship

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 $3,000 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months.

The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

For further details and application instructions, please visit www.amphilsoc.org/library/short-term-fellowships or contact LibFellows@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3443.

Posted: October 31, 2016
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The Mary Baker Eddy Library Fellowship

The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston is now accepting online applications for our Summer 2017 Research Fellowships. The fellowship program is 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. Apply at our website by February 6, 2017. For further information regarding Library collections and the fellowship program, please visit http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/fellowships or contact 617-450-7124, fellowships@mbelibrary.org.

For More Information: http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/research/fellows/

Posted: October 31, 2016
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2017 HABS/SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship for Student Architectural Historians

Attention Student Architectural Historians!

Spend your summer conducting research on a nationally significant U.S. building or site and preparing a history to become part of the permanent HABS collection. The HABS/SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2017. The Fellow's research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected for documentation by HABS staff. HABS is a program of the National Park Service and the Fellow is usually stationed at our Washington, DC office. The award consists of a $10,000 stipend, and SAH conference registration and travel expenses up to $1,000.

Please visit our website for application instructions.

For More Information: http://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/tompkins.htm

Application Deadline - Dec. 31, 2016.

Posted: October 25, 2016
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Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

The first of our deadlines, for MHS-NEH support, is January 15, 2017!

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than three dozen research fellowships for the academic year 2017-2018, including two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. The Society adds a monthly supplement, payable directly to the MHS-NEH Fellow, of $562.50.

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-two organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions.

For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/research/fellowships, email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0568. MHS-NEH application deadline: January 15, 2017. New England Regional Fellowship Consortium deadline: February 1, 2017. Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship deadline: February 15, 2017. MHS Short-term Fellowship deadline: March 1, 2017.

Posted: October 19, 2016
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AEF's 2017 Visiting Professor Program (VPP)

The VPP is a seven-day fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. It allows professors and industry to develop a mutually beneficial relationship and to share research. The VPP gives professors a greater understanding of the industry while host companies have an opportunity to develop closer ties to academia. Professors witness first-hand the day-to-day operations of a company, while bringing academic expertise to that company. In addition, host companies tap into research and expertise from an academic POV as well as establishing a pipeline to students for internships and jobs.

Application deadlines for the 2017 VPP is 1/31/17.

Visit www.aef.com for further information.

Posted: October 14, 2016
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture offers a variety of long-term, short-term, and travel fellowships to scholars at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels.

Application deadlines vary. Application guidelines and program details can be found here under "Fellowships."

Posted: October 14, 2016
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Fellowships in the History of Knowledge, Race & Ethnicity, Religion, Kinship, Migration

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a 6 to 12-month fellowships in:

1) The History of Knowledge
2) The History of Race and Ethnicity
3) The History of Religion and Religiosity
4) The History of Family and Kinship
5) The History of Migration

The fellowship term begins September 1, 2017.

The Fellow is expected to be in residence in Washington, DC, and participate in GHI activities and events. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible. Candidates doing original research for a dissertation or a second book project will be given preference.

The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars. The monthly stipend is € 1,700 for doctoral students and € 3,000 for postdoctoral scholars from European institutions; students and scholars based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900 or $3,200 respectively. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the U.S.

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts, at least one letter of reference (sent separately), a research project proposal (5-pages or 2,000 words max), and a research schedule for the fellowship period, no later than December 1, 2016. Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Please also clearly state in the application why your project is a good fit for this specific fellowship. Applications should be sent electronically as single PDF via e-mail to Bryan Hart at fellowships@ghi-dc.org.

For More Information: http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=287&Itemid=62

Posted: October 11, 2016
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2017 Research Fellowships at the Virginia Historical Society

To promote the interpretation of Virginia history and access to its collections, the Virginia Historical Society, funded by a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and gifts from individuals, offers research fellowships of up to three weeks a year. For the purpose of this program, a week is defined as five days in the VHS library, which is open 10–5, Monday through Saturday.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2017.

Contact Info:
John M. McClure, Chair, Research Fellowships and Awards Committee
Virginia Historical Society
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, VA 23221-0311
Telephone: 804.342.9686
Fax: 804.355.2399

For More Information: http://www.vahistorical.org/collections-and-resources/how-we-can-help-your-research/researcher-resources/research-fellowship-and

Posted: October 11, 2016
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Phillips Library 2017 Research Fellowships

The Phillips Library is pleased to announce the availability of seven research fellowships for 2017. These include six Phillips Library Research Fellowships and one Francis E. Malamy Fellowship. All application materials, including references, must be received by December 15, 2016. All materials may be submitted electronically to research@pem.org or via post. Please ensure your application includes specific references to Phillips Library collection material, as found through our online catalog. To apply, fill out either the online Fellowship Application Form or the Fellowship Application PDF.

Phillips Library Research Fellowships
Up to six Research Fellowships will be available to scholars who wish to pursue research and publication on topics that make effective and creative use of the library and its special collections. Fellowships are open to advanced scholars, graduate students, independent scholars, and library and museum professionals. Fellows are expected to make the use of library collections their primary focus during a two to eight week timeframe. Fellows will also be asked to write a blog for the library or to present their research at a brown bag lunch. A stipend of $800.00 will be awarded at the conclusion of the fellowship. Additionally, free housing in a studio apartment on the museum campus in Salem, MA, may also be available. The Phillips Library is currently located in a temporary facility in Peabody, MA; successful applicants will need to address transportation between Salem and Peabody.

Francis E. Malamy Fellowship
One recipient will be awarded the Francis E. Malamy Fellowship to perform independent scholarly research at the library within a three month time-frame. Research must include use of archival materials held at the Phillips Library, and/or archiving activities under the direction of the Phillips Library staff. The recipient will receive a $5,500 award, payable in two equal installments, at the middle and conclusion of his/her residency. The recipient will be expected to write a blog for the library or to present his/her research at a brown bag lunch. This fellowship does not include housing.

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

Posted: July 19, 2016
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Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) research fellowship program is committed to providing funding for scholars whose research requires the use of KHS's rich collections. The program supports senior and emerging scholars, including doctoral students, through one-to-four week fellowships ($400 for each week of fellowship residency).

To learn more about the strengths of our holdings, especially our signature collections in the early-American frontier, post–Civil War commemoration, and twentieth-century Appalachia, please visit history.ky.gov/collections.

For application instructions and award requirements, and to learn more about the work of our past fellows, please visit history.ky.gov/research-fellowships. Fellowship applications are due, via email, September 1, 2016 to Dr. Amanda L. Higgins, Amanda.higgins@ky.gov .

Posted: July 18, 2016
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Kentucky Historical Society Churchill Weavers Fellowship

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is home to one of the finest weaving archives in the nation—the Churchill Weavers collection. Comprised of more than 30,000 handwoven textiles and related weaving and business records, this collection promises to enrich many areas of scholarship, especially those related to labor history, material culture, the history of 20th century capitalism, and the history of Appalachia.

The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation has provided KHS short-term fellowship funds (one- to four-week residencies at $400.00/week) to assist researchers with travel and living expenses while using the Churchill Weavers collection. Applications are welcome from independent scholars, college and university teachers, museum professionals, graduate students and scholars working in other related disciplines. Please email applications to Dr. Amanda L. Higgins, Amanda.higgins@ky.gov, by September 1, 2016. Learn more about the Churchill Weavers collection and research fellowship at: http://history.ky.gov/khs-fellowship-guidelines/.

Posted: July 12, 2016
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Archie K. Davis Fellowship Recipients, 2016-2017

The North Caroliniana Society has announced the granting of an Archie K. Davis Fellowship to each of the following scholars for 2016-2017: Richard Berman, Oxford Brookes University; Tyler Boulware, West Virginia University; Viccy Coltman, University of Edinburgh; Brian K. Fennessy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Andrea R. Gray, George Mason University; Amanda Kleintop, Northwestern University; William A. Link, University of Florida; Mary McAvoy, Arizona State University; ShaVonte' Mills, Pennsylvania State University; Robert S. Richard, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ashley Schmidt, Tulane University; Kimberly B. Sherman, University of St. Andrews; Jason Stroud, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and David C. Williard, University of St. Thomas.

Archie K. Davis Fellowships assist scholars in their travel to sources of North Carolina history. The annual deadline for proposals is March 1.

For More Information: http://www.ncsociety.org

Posted: June 30, 2016
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