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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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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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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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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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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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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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Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships, 2014-2015

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than three dozen short- and long-term research fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015, including two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. 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, 2014. New England Regional Fellowship Consortium deadline: February 1, 2014. Suzanne and Caleb Loring Civil War fellowship deadline: February 15, 2014. MHS Short-term Fellowship deadline: March 1, 2014.

More information is available at: https://www.masshist.org/research/fellowships/

Posted: October 21, 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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John Carter Brown Library Fellowships, 2014-2015

The John Carter Brown Library, an independently funded institution for advanced research in the history and culture of the Americas at Brown University, will award forty residential fellowships for the year July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. The Library contains primary materials related to the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the New World, to 1825. Fellowships are open to scholars working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period. Short-term Fellowships are two to four months; monthly stipend, $2,100. Open to U.S. and foreign citizens engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent, research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations by December 15. Long-Term Fellowships are five to ten months; monthly stipend, $4,200. For NEH Fellowships, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have lived in the U.S. for three years preceding the application deadline. Other long-term fellowships are open to all nationalities. Graduate students cannot hold Long-Term Fellowships. PhD candidates can apply if all degree requirements, including a successful defense, meet the December 15 deadline. Awardees must relocate to Providence and be in continuous residence for the award term. The deadline for both short- and long-term fellowships is December 15, 2013.

More information is available at: http://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/fellowships

Posted: October 21, 2013
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2013-2014 ACLS Fellowship Competitions

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce that the 2013-14 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open. ACLS offers 13 fellowship programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career.

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

Posted: October 3, 2013
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United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship

Applications are invited for the twenty-eighth year of the United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support research and publication on the history, art, and architecture 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 $2500.00 per month. (Most awards are for one to four months.) Applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or faxed by March 15, 2014, for fellowships beginning in September 2014 and ending in August 2015. Applications should be mailed to Dr. Donald Kennon, U.S. Capitol Historical Society, 200 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002; faxed to the Architect of the Capitol at (202)-228-4602; or e-mailed in PDF format to bwolanin@aoc.gov and dkennon@uschs.org. Further details can be found at www.uschs.org. If you have questions about a potential topic, contact Dr. Barbara Wolanin at (202)-228-2700 or bwolanin@aoc.gov.

Posted: October 3, 2013
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Winterthur Research Fellowship Program

Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2014–15. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history. Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1–2 month short-term fellowships.

Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online at winterthur.org. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts, printed books, and ephemera. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life. Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications, including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur, the nearby Hagley Museum and Library, the University of Delaware, and other area museums. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2014. For more details and to apply, visit winterthur.org/fellowship or e-mail Rosemary Krill at rkrill@winterthur.org.

Posted: October 3, 2013
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Schomburg Center 
2014-2015 Scholars-in-Residence Program


The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 
is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Scholars-in-Residency Program. The residency program assists scholars and professionals whose research on the black experience can benefit from extended access to the Center's resources. Fellowships funded by the Center will allow recipients to spend six months in residence with access to resources at the Schomburg Center and other research units of The New York Public Library.

More information is available at: https://schomburgcenter.myreviewroom.com/

Posted: October 1, 2013
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Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History

Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History seeks applications for its 2014-15 faculty fellowship on “Multimedia History and Literature: New Directions in Scholarly Design.”  The digital revolution presents challenges and opportunities to customary ways of conducting research, presenting findings, storytelling, and reading.  Historical and literary scholarship can now include open-ended and multiform engagements that invite us to reconsider how history and literature have been, could be, and should be represented. The deadline for applications is December 16, 2013, with recommendations due January 15, 2014. 

More information is available at: http://warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu/fsprogramfuture14-15.html

Posted: September 19, 2013
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