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

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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Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowships

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin annually awards over fifty fellowships to support scholarly research projects that require substantial onsite 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. Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

More information is available at: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/fellowships

Posted: September 3, 2013
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Consumer Movement Archives Fellowship

The Consumer Movement Archives (CMA) at Kansas State University is offering a $3,000 research award to faculty and graduate students, consumer advocates, and independent scholars to study the consumer movement. The recipient is expected to complete a scholarly product that would include a visit to the CMA next year to use its multidisciplinary holdings (as well as sources at other archives as necessary). The CMA is located in the Morse Department of Special Collections, Hale Library, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

More information is available at: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/consumer-movement-archives-research-award

Posted: September 3, 2013
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Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study

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 hold a PhD at time of application, and can only be a member in the school once. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2014-2015 the focus will be Egalitarianisms. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2013.

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Posted: March 25, 2013
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ACLS Public Fellows Program

ACLS invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. 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. The fellowship provides a stipend as well as individual health insurance. Deadline for applications is March 27, 2013.

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections Research Fellowships and Travel Grants

Established in 2010, Dole Archive and Special Collections funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole's extensive collections which include his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections, which provide extensive documentation on a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues. Applications are due March 15, 2013

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Fellowships in Civil War Era Studies

Since 1998 Gettysburg College has been offering a unique study away program called The Gettysburg Semester. Every fall, Gettysburg College welcomes a select group of undergraduates from across the country to a total-immersion semester in Civil War studies. Gettysburg Semester students take two core seminars devoted to the cutting-edge in Civil War scholarship, plus one course from Gettysburg College's Civil War Era Studies program. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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Fellowships at the David Library of the American Revolution

To promote advanced scholarship, the David Library of the American Revolution (DLAR) offers short-term Resident Research Fellowships for conducting research in its collections. DLAR's rich resources in microfilm and print on virtually every aspect of the era of the American Revolution (1750-1800) are fully listed at www.dlar.org. Fellows receive a stipend of $1600 per month ($1000 if your legal address is within a 100-mile radius of DLAR) plus housing and 24-hour access to the Library. The David Library does not fund research conducted at other institutions. Fellowship Awards will be made by the David Library's Academic Advisory Council sometime in April 2013. Questions? Contact Meg McSweeney, Chief Operating Officer, at (215) 493-2233, ext.106, or email mcsweeney@dlar.org.

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Gender History

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 PhD, and be able to teach history courses. The fellowship of $45,000 is of one year duration 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 Gender Studies see the respective website. Please send letter of interest, c.v., dossier with a least three letters of reference and research proposal to: rutgersrghpostdoc2013@gmail.com. Questions regarding the fellowship should be addressed to Professor Deborah Gray White at dgw@rci.rutgers.edu. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

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Posted: January 14, 2013
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2013-2014 Lemelson Center Fellowships and Travel Grants

The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is soliciting applications for its 2013-2014 Fellowship and Travel Grant programs, supporting the study of invention and innovation in American society. The application deadline for both programs is January 15, 2013.

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Posted: December 10, 2012
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The Advertising Educational Foundation Visiting Professor Program

The Advertising Educational Foundation invites applications for its two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. The objective of the program is to expose professors to the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, marketing or media company; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry. Application deadline is January 31, 2013.

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Posted: December 10, 2012
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