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John Carter Brown Library Short- and Long-Term Fellowships

The John Carter Brown Library (JCB), an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately forty residential fellowships for the year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The Library contains one of the world's premier collections of primary materials related to the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World to 1825, including books, maps, newspapers, and other printed objects. JCB Fellowships are open to scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period.

Short-term Fellowships are for two to four months with a monthly stipend of $2,100. Open to US and foreign citizens who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral or independent research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application.

Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. These include two to four NEH Fellowships, for which an applicant must be a US citizen or have lived in the US for the three years preceding the application deadline, and other long-term JCB awards for which all nationalities are eligible. Graduate students are not eligible for long-term JCB Fellowships.

Recipients of all fellowships must relocate to Providence and be in continuous residence at the JCB for the full term of the award. Rooms are available for rent at Fiering House, the JCB's Fellows' residence, a beautifully restored 1869 house just four blocks from the Library.

The deadline for short- and long-term fellowships is December 1, 2015.

For more information - including information about Thematic and Cluster Fellowships - and application instructions, visit www.jcbl.org or e-mail jcb-fellowships@brown.edu.

Posted: October 9, 2015
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United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship

Applications are invited for the thirtieth year of the United States Capitol Historical Society. This fellowship is designed to support research and publication on the history, art, architecture or landscape 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 $2,500.00 per month. (Most awards are for one to three months.) Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed by March 15, 2016, for the fellowship period beginning in September 2016 and ending in August 2017. Applications should be mailed to USCHS Fellowship Application, c/o William C. diGiacomantonio, United States Capitol Historical Society, 200 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002; or e-mailed in PDF format to mcohen@aoc.gov and cdigiacomo@uschs.org.

Further details can be found at www.uschs.org. If you have questions about a potential topic, contact Dr. Michele Cohen at (202)-228-2700 or mcohen@aoc.gov.

Posted: September 28, 2015
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Fellowship Opportunities at the John Carter Brown Library

The John Carter Brown Library (JCB), an independently funded institution for advanced research on the campus of Brown University, will award approximately forty residential fellowships for the year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The Library contains one of the world's premier collections of primary materials related to the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World to 1825, including books, maps, newspapers, and other printed objects. JCB Fellowships are open to scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period.

Short-term Fellowships are for two to four months with a monthly stipend of $2,100. Open to US and foreign citizens who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral or independent research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application.

Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. These include two to four NEH Fellowships, for which an applicant must be a US citizen or have lived in the US for the three years preceding the application deadline, and other long-term JCB awards for which all nationalities are eligible. Graduate students are not eligible for long-term JCB Fellowships.

Recipients of all fellowships must relocate to Providence and be in continuous residence at the JCB for the full term of the award. Rooms are available for rent at Fiering House, the JCB's Fellows' residence, a beautifully restored 1869 house just four blocks from the Library.

The deadline for short- and long-term fellowships is December 1, 2015.

For more information - including information about Thematic and Cluster Fellowships - and application instructions, visit www.jcbl.org or e-mail jcb-fellowships@brown.edu.

Posted: September 25, 2015
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Newberry Library Fellowships

The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

Long-Term Fellowships
Deadline: November 15, 2015*
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. Fellowships provide 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: December 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 note our new deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Posted: September 25, 2015
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HBS: 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 wfriedman@hbs.edu. Letters of reference must be sent directly to the above address by the recommenders. Application materials and letters of reference are due by October 1.

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: September 23, 2015
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Harvard Business School: 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 wfriedman@hbs.edu. Letters of reference must be sent directly to the above address by the recommenders. Application materials and letters of reference are due by October 1.

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: September 23, 2015
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Harvard Business School: Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellowship Deadline Approaching

Closing date: October 15, 2015

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. The second purpose is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to participate in the activities of Harvard Business School. Applications should be received no later than October 15. For more information, please visit: http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx

Posted: September 17, 2015
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Harvard Business School: The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships

CLOSING DATE: November 2, 2015

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: wfriedman@hbs.edu by November 2 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

Posted: September 17, 2015
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Junior Faculty Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is proud to announce a one-time, highly selective fellowship for junior faculty, created in honor of Nancy Weiss Malkiel, a 1965 Woodrow Wilson Fellow, distinguished historian, and longtime Princeton dean.

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Fellowship, created on the occasion of Dr. Malkiel's 40th year of service on the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board, is designed to support junior faculty as they work towards achieving tenure. Five 12-month awards of $10,000 will be made in the 2015–16 academic year.

This one-time Fellowship program will support a small cadre of emerging faculty leaders whose careers promise—like Dr. Malkiel's—to play a significant role in shaping American higher education. Applicants, who must have passed their third-year review no later than January 29, 2016, may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to those addressing topics related to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including but not limited to African American issues, women's issues, and/or higher education. Applications are due by December 1, 2015.

To learn more about the Malkiel Fellowship and download a brochure, please visit http://www.woodrow.org/fellowships/nwmfellowship. Please feel free to share this information widely and post it to whatever listservs and social media channels you use. We are eager to hear from your very best candidates.

Posted: September 9, 2015
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The Thoreau Society Announces First Annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the first annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

Recipients will receive $1,000 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 2016 Annual Gathering held in Concord MA in early July. Both emerging and established scholars, as well as Thoreau enthusiasts, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those candidates who will use the Thoreau Society's Walter Harding Collection housed at the Thoreau Institute for at least part of the fellowship period, but applicants intending to use any of the Thoreau Society Collections or other Thoreau archives in the Greater-Boston area are encouraged to apply. (The Collections are described here: http://www.thoreausociety.org/research.) 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 (Mike.Frederick@thoreausociety.org) with the following attachments:

1. A current curriculum vitae or resume
2. A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length, including: a description of the project; a statement explaining the 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 25, 2016. The award will be announced at the 2016 Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts.

Please contact the Executive Director for more information.

Posted: September 9, 2015
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One- to Three- Month Harry Ransom Center Fellowships

The Harry Ransom Center will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2016–2017 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

One- to three-month fellowships are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive work with the Ransom Center's collections. The fellowships are for $3,000 a month. The application deadline is January 15, 2016, 5 p.m. CST

For more information, click here.

Posted: September 1, 2015
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Harry Ransom Center Travel Stipends

The Harry Ransom Center will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2016–2017 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Travel stipends are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month's work with the Center's collections. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships. Travel stipends are for $1,200 (domestic) and $1,700 (international). The application deadline is January 15, 2016, 5 p.m. CST

For more information, click here. 

Posted: September 1, 2015
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Harry Ransom Center Dissertation Fellowships

The Harry Ransom Center will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2016–2017 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Dissertation fellowships, generously supported by the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies, are available for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the Center's collections. Dissertation fellowships are for $1,500. The application deadline is January 15, 2016, 5 p.m. CST

For more information, click here.

Posted: September 1, 2015
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2016–2017 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowships

The Harry Ransom Center will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2016–2017 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

For more information on the Harry Ransom Center Dissertation Fellowships, click here.

Fore more information on the one- to three- month Harry Ransom Center Fellowships, click here.

For more information on the Harry Ransom Center travel stipends, click here. 

Harry Ransom Center Fellowships Application

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Posted: September 1, 2015
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New Application Deadline for the Carter Manny Award

The Graham Foundation announces a new application deadline for the Carter Manny Award, the foundation's annual award for doctoral students working on dissertation topics in architecture. The annual application deadline is now November 15. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in early spring of each year.

Applications for the 2016 Carter Manny Award are due November 15, 2015.

Since the Carter Manny Award's establishment in 1996, over $672,000 has been awarded to support promising scholars whose doctoral projects shape contemporary discourse about architecture and significantly impact the field. Two Carter Manny Awards are given each year, one for dissertation writing and one for dissertation research. The foundation offers this prestigious annual award in honor of Carter H. Manny and his distinguished service to the Graham Foundation since its inception in 1956, first as a Trustee, as Director from 1971, and since his retirement in 1993, as Director Emeritus.

2016 Carter Manny Award
Application available online: September 15, 2015
Application deadline: November 15, 2015
Grant decision notification: Spring 2016

Students must be nominated by their department to apply for the Carter Manny Award. The award is open to students officially enrolled in schools in the U.S. and Canada, regardless of citizenship. Further information about the application and award eligibility will be available on the Graham Foundation website on September 15, 2015.

Announcement Of the 2015 Carter Manny Award Winners
Watch for our forthcoming announcement of the recipients of the 2015 Carter Manny Award on October 6, 2015.

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Posted: August 26, 2015
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American Philosophical Society Library Resident Research Fellowship

The Library Resident Research fellowships support research in the Society's collections.

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate a need to work in the Society's collections for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates whose normal place of residence is farther away than a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia will be given some preference. Applicants do not need to hold the doctorate, although Ph.D. candidates must have passed their preliminary examinations.

Stipend: $3,000 per month.

Deadline: March 1; notification in May.

Questions may be directed to the program administrator at libfellows@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3443.

For more information, click here. 

Posted: August 26, 2015
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Kingdon Fellowships 2016-2017

Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, generously donated funds for one to two Kingdon Fellowships to scholars outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison who are engaged in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of Judeo-Christian religious traditions and their role in society from antiquity to the present, broadly understood. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities; can range widely or focus on a particular issue; and can explore various forms of Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these religious traditions with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religious traditions to other aspects of society such as power, politics, culture, experience, creativity, nationality, cosmopolitanism, gender, and sexuality. Projects that incorporate consideration of religion's interaction with society are especially welcome.

Fellows must be in residence at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW-Madison throughout the academic year (except for short research trips) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. The award provides a stipend of $51,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

For more information, please visit: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships/kingdon

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Posted: July 28, 2015
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Solmsen Fellowships

Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute for Research in the Humanities offers four to five Solmsen Fellowships each year to scholars outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison working in the humanities on European history and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Institute throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. The award provides a stipend of $51,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.

For more information, please visit: http://irh.wisc.edu/fellowships/solmsen

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2015

Posted: July 28, 2015
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Fellowship Opportunities - National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; travel expenses in addition to a stipend are provided. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2015. Find more information here.

Posted: July 9, 2015
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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.

Application deadline: October 15, 2015.

For further information and submission instructions, please visit http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/fellowships/Pages/default.aspx The fellowship will be awarded and all applicants notified by mid-January. Salary is competitive. The fellowship will begin July 1.

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: July 6, 2015
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