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ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the sixth annual competition for the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships. This program, through the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. The projects of successful applicants will help advance digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such works.

More information is available at: http://www.acls.org/programs/digital/

Posted: September 3, 2010
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Residencies

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a unit of the New York Public Library’s Research Libraries, announces its Scholars-in-Residence Program for the 2011—2012 academic year. The Fellowship Program encompasses projects in African, Afro-American, and Afro-Caribbean history and culture, with an emphasis on African diasporan studies and biography, social history and African American culture. Application deadline is December 1, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/131

Posted: September 3, 2010
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The Filson Historical Society Fellowships

The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications for fellowships to support internships and research in the Filson’s collections. The mission of the Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, is to collect, preserve, and communicate the significant stories of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley history and culture. The Filson anticipates that successful applicants receiving fellowships will publicize the results of their research in Ohio Valley History, the peer-reviewed journal published jointly by the Filson and the Cincinnati Museum Center. Applications must be received by October 15, 2010.

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

Posted: September 3, 2010
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Omohundro Institute—NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC) offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1, 2011. A principal criterion for selection is that the candidate’s dissertation or other manuscript have significant potential as a distinguished, book-length contribution to scholarship. A substantial portion of the work must be submitted with the application. Applications must be postmarked by November 1, 2010. More information may be obtained by contacting: Omohundro Institute-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship, OIEAHC, P.O. Box 8781, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8781; e-mail: ieahc1@wm.edu.

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Posted: September 3, 2010
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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEAHC) invites applications for a one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in any area of early American studies, to begin July 1, 2011. The award carries a year’s support to revise the applicant’s first book manuscript and the Institute’s commitment to publish the resulting study. Applications must be postmarked by November 1, 2010. More information may be obtained by contacting: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, OIEAHC, P.O. Box 8781, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8781; email: ieahc1@wm.edu.

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Posted: September 3, 2010
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NEH Teaching Development Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Humanities will award Teaching Development Fellowships to support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at improving existing undergraduate courses. The application deadline is September 30, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/TD_Fellowships.html

Posted: July 19, 2010
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Library of Congress Seeks Applicants For Kluge Fellowships

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is accepting applications for Kluge Fellowships that offer post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to conduct humanistic and social-science research in the Library’s large and varied collections. The fellowships are awarded for periods of up to 11 months at a stipend of $4,200 per month. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, July 15, 2010.

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Posted: June 14, 2010
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Seminar for Historical Administration

The Seminar for Historical Administration is an intensive three-week program that provides the tools, ideas, and connections that allow history professionals to become effective leaders and managers of history organizations.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
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Scholars-in-Residence program through the Institute for Advanced Study

The School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its scholars-in-residence program. Scholars in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature, and linguistics are welcome to apply to focus on the 2011–2012 theme, Moralities.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
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$10,000 predoctoral fellowship in U.S. naval history

The Naval History and Heritage Command is offering the Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Predoctoral Fellowship in U.S. naval history for the academic year 2010–2011. The $10,000 fellowship will provide financial and scholarly aid for dissertation research and writing. The supported dissertations should significantly enhance knowledge of U.S. naval history. Application deadline is March 31, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
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NEH Fellowships Available for 2011-2012

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers annual fellowships for faculty and independent scholars to pursue research projects in the humanities. Projects should entail advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. The awards support six to twelve months of full-time work and carry a stipend of $4,200 per month. The 2010 application deadline is May 4. For a detailed program description, application guidelines, and contact information, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html.

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Posted: February 26, 2010
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Civil War Fellowships at Boston Athenaeum and MHS

The application deadline for the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship for 2010–2011 is February 15, 2010. The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for four weeks of research at each institution. The fellowship will provide a stipend of $4,000 for a total of eight weeks of research. For information on the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship—as well as on other fellowship competitions at the Massachusetts Historical Society—please see our website: www.masshist.org/fellowships.

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Posted: February 3, 2010
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Fellowships support research at the Mary Baker Eddy Library

Applications are now available for summer 2010 research fellowships at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. Application and supporting materials must be postmarked by February 8, 2010.

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Posted: January 6, 2010
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History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of the Space Sciences

The History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Sciences is supported by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) History Division will annually fund one Fellow, for up to one academic year, to undertake a research project related to the history of space science. Applications must be received by March 3, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.hssonline.org/publication/Newsletter2009/October-space-science.html

Posted: January 6, 2010
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United States Capitol Historical Society

Applications are invited for the twenty-fourth year of the United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support research and publication on the history of the art and architecture of the United States Capitol and related buildings. Graduate students and scholars may apply for periods ranging from one month to one year; the stipend is $2000 per month. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2010. For further information contact Dr. Barbara Wolanin, Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20515, (202) 228-1222 or the United States Capitol Historical Society at www.uschs.org.

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Posted: October 22, 2009
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Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship

The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for the Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship to support outstanding writing on American history and culture by scholars and nonacademic authors. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2010.

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Posted: August 19, 2009
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