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posted by on November 21, 2019
deadline: January 31, 2020

The American Philosophical Society Library & Museum in Philadelphia invites applications for long and short-term fellowships for scholars engaged in all fields, and especially those working on projects pertaining to the history of science, technology, and medicine; early American history; the digital humanities; and Native American and Indigenous studies.

The APS Library & Museum’s collections make it among the premier institutions for documenting and exhibiting the history of the American Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, Native American languages and culture, and the development of American anthropology. The Library & Museum houses over 13 million manuscripts; 350,000 volumes of printed materials and bound periodicals; 250,000 images, fine art, and other objects; thousands of maps and prints; and more than 3,500 hours of audio recordings of Native American languages.

Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at www.amphilsoc.org/library and http://amphilsoc.pastperfectonline.com/.

 

Applications are now open for the following positions:

·         Long-term fellowship opportunities (deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST).

·         Short-term fellowship opportunities (deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST).

 

Applicants whose research subjects overlap any other APS Library & Museum fellowship programs may also submit applications to other pertinent programs, though only one fellowship can be awarded to an individual. The strongest applications will demonstrate a clear need to consult materials housed in the APS Library & Museum and will list which collections will be used during the fellowship term.

See individual fellowship descriptions below for more information and instructions on how to apply. For a complete listing of all APS grant and fellowship opportunities, visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/fellowships.

 

 

 

Long-Term Fellowships

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation.

·         Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000, plus travel and research funds, to support twelve months of work in Native American and Indigenous Studies or allied fields.

·         Applications are open to scholars working on projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields and in all periods of time. Preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

·         The successful applicant will be based at the Library & Museum’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) (https://amphilsoc.org/cnair), which aims to promote greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and indigenous communities.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/69434.

 

 

 

Friends of the American Philosophical Society Predoctoral Fellowship in Early American History (to 1840) 

This 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation.

·         Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000 to support twelve months of work on topics pertaining to early American history (to 1840). 

·         The successful applicant will receive an appointment as a Research Associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, which will provide library and computer privileges at the University of Pennsylvania to those who agree to participate regularly in the McNeil Center’s seminars and other programming (www.mceas.org).

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/69501.

 

 

 

John C. Slater Predoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science

This 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation.

·         Applicants will receive a stipend of $25,000 to support twelve months of work on topics pertaining to the history of science, broadly defined.

·         Applicants’ research must pertain to topics in the history of science or related fields.

·         The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (www.chstm.org).

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/69497.

 

 

 

Short-Term Fellowships

Applications for the following short-term fellowship opportunities may be submitted no later than Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

 

Library & Museum Resident Short-Term Research Fellowship

The APS’s short-term fellowships provide 1- to 3- months of support for researchers in residence who are using Library & Museum collections. Fellowships are open to researchers working in all fields who show a demonstrated need to use the Library & Museum’s collections for their project.

A stipend of $3,000 per month is awarded to all successful applicants for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. Approximately 25-30 short-term fellowships are awarded each year.

 

Applicants may be: 

·         Holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent.

·         Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations and are working on their dissertation research.

·         Degreed independent scholars (without current academic affiliation).

·         U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Candidates who live 75 or more miles from Philadelphia receive some preference.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/69510.

 

 

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowship

These fellowships complement the collaborative work undertaken by the Library & Museum’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) to support university- and community-based scholars working on digital projects that connect archives and Indigenous communities.

·         DKS fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities.

·         Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS in Philadelphia to attend a summer workshop with other DKS fellows. 

·         Applicants may use materials hosted at the APS Library & Museum as well as those held at other archives and libraries.

These funding opportunities are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Selected fellows will be associated with the APS Library & Museum’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) (www.amphilsoc.org/CNAIR).

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/69465.

 

 

 

Digital Humanities Fellowship 

These fellowships, for up to 2 months, are open to scholars at all stages of their careers, including graduate students, who are developing digital projects that: 1) utilize the APS Library & Museum collections, open datasets, or other APS holdings to advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library & Museum’s Center for Digital Scholarship.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000 for a minimum of one month and a maximum of two months.

Recent examples of collaborative projects have focused on the Center’s Open Data Initiative and have explored datasets created from Benjamin Franklin’s postal records, indenture records for servants and redemptioners coming through the port of Philadelphia during the 1770s, and a network visualization of correspondence networks of women scientists found in the APS’s collections.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/69515.

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Applicants: Please use Interfolio's help desk for any issues pertaining to the online application process.

 

Contact regarding the Fellowship program and the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum may be directed to Adrianna Link, Ph.D., Head of Scholarly Programs, at alink@amphilsoc.org or by phone at 215-440-3415.

posted by on September 26, 2019
deadline: September 26, 2019

Each year the Center for Mark Twain Studies offers ten Quarry Farm Fellowships to scholars working on academic and creative projects related to Mark Twain and his circle. Fellows have the unique opportunity to reside in the house at Quarry Farm where Twain wrote many of his most famous works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At Quarry Farm they will find a robust research library,  idyllic natural surroundings, and the seclusion which many scholars have, much like Twain, found conducive to writing. Fellows also have full library privileges through the Mark Twain Archive at Elmira College and are a short drive from additional special collections at Cornell.   

 

In 2020 we will offer 3 month-long residencies, each with a $1500 honorarium and 7 two-week residencies, each with a $1000 honorarium. At least one month-long and two two-week fellowships will be reserved for emerging scholars, including graduate students and contingent faculty. One fellowship is reserved for a creative writer. 

 

Several C19 members have been Quarry Farm Fellows in recent years. You can learn more about the fellowships, as well as read testimonials, by visiting MarkTwainStudies.org. Applications for 2020 are due by November 30, 2019. 

 

Please feel free to contact myself or Dr. Joseph Lemak (jlemak@elmira.edu) if you have any questions.

 

https://marktwainstudies.com/2020-quarry-farm-fellowship-deadline-fast-approaching/

posted by on September 26, 2019
deadline: January 15, 2020

The American Antiquarian Society offers both short-term and long-term research fellowships, tenable for periods of one to twelve months during the period June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021.

 

Short-term research fellowships are tenable for periods of one to two months' residence at the Society, with a monthly stipend of $1850. The application deadline for these fellowships is January 15, 2020

 

Long-term fellowships, supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, support periods of four to twelve months' residence at the Society. The application deadline for these fellowships is January 15, 2020

 

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is the leading archive in the United States for research in pre-twentieth-century U.S. history, literature, and culture. In addition to unsurpassed resources focused on the history and culture of the United States, AAS holds rich collections of materials dealing with Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American life from contact to 1900, and provide rich source material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies. We invite you to discover these resources as a visiting academic research fellow.

  

Further information about the fellowships, along with application materials, is available on the AAS website,  http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm

 

Questions should be directed to cmrell@mwa.org

posted by on September 26, 2019
deadline: November 4, 2019

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies invites applications from student clubs and organizations at the University of Pennsylvania to provide partial funding for student-run conferences on topics related to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, or the Middle East. Topics related to globalization are also applicable. The student club or organization must be the principal organizer of the conference, which must take place at Penn or in Philadelphia.

 

Applications for student-run conferences during the 2019-20 academic year will be accepted on a rolling basis through November 4, 2019. Please submit applications to katmon@wharton.upenn.edu. Submissions should be no more than one page in length, and include the name of the student club or organization responsible for the conference, the title of the conference, contact information for at least one of the organizers, a brief description of planned activities, a requested amount, funds expected from other organizations, and details about how the money will be spent.

 

Funding decisions will be made by the Lauder Committee on Academic Programs.  Send any queries to Dr. Frederick Dickinson, Co-director, Lauder Institute:  frdickin@sas.upenn.edu.

posted by on January 22, 2016
deadline: February 26, 2016

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are delighted to announce the 2016 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History by graduate students.

This competitive fellowship of $2,000 will be offered for research conducted in summer 2016. The stipend may be used to cover travel, housing, and other expenses during their two-week stay in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

Please post the promotional flier, available at http://mdah.state.ms.us/2016-welty-fellowship.pdf

 

The deadline for applications is February 26, 2016.

Additional information and the application form are available on the MDAH website at http://mdah.state.ms.us/fellowship.pdf.

For more information conntact Forrest Galey at fgaley@mdah.state.ms.us.

posted by on January 5, 2016
deadline: February 1, 2016

Since 1978, more than 200 advanced graduate students from dozens of universities across North America and Europe have received dissertation fellowships from the McNeil Center. At least eight new fellows will be appointed for the 2016-2017 academic year, most with stipends of at least $21,000. Fellows receive office space in the Center's magnificent building on the University of Pennsylvania's campus and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research are also available. While no teaching is required for most fellowships, all McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia during the academic year and to participate regularly in the Center's program of seminars and other activities.

Awards may be made in the following categories, depending on the qualifications of the applicants and the availability of funding. In a given year, appointments may not be made in all categories.

Nine-Month or One-Semester Fellowships

  • MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellowships are open to candidates from any discipline working on topic within the McNeil Center's area of interest.
  • Barra Foundation Fellowship

The Barra Foundation Fellowship supports research related to art or material culture.

  • Friends of the MCEAS Fellowships

Friends of the MCEAS Fellowships support research dealing with Philadelphia or the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • MCEAS Consortium Fellowships are reserved for candidates from research universities that are members of the McNeil Center Consortium. (For more information about the Consortium, please visit www.mceas.org.)
  • The Richard S. Dunn Fellowship, acknowledges excellence in Early American Studies.
  • The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies is open to candidates in any discipline researching any aspect of religion in North America and the Atlantic world before 1850.
  • Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Fellowships are awarded to advanced doctoral candidates from any relevant program at the University of Pennsylvania who meet the same rigorous standards as external candidates. Terms of appointment are determined by the School of Arts and Sciences.

Other Fellowships

  • The Monticello-McNeil Fellowship, co-sponsored by the McNeil Center and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, facilitates scholarship on Thomas Jefferson and his times. Holders of this fellowship spend a portion of their fellowship term at the ICJS in Charlottesville, Virginia.

How to Apply

A single online application suffices (paper copies will not be accepted) for all dissertation fellowships. Categories and duration of awards are determined by the selection committee, but candidates interested in the Monticello-McNeil fellowship should state their interest clearly in their research proposals. The following will be completed by submitting your application online:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A proposal not to exceed 1,500 words, double-spaced, describing the general scope of the project and the specific work proposed for the fellowship term
  • An unpublished writing sample related to the project, not to exceed 7,500 words, double-spaced.
  • Two letters of recommendation should be uploaded by your recommenders or they can email recommendations to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu Please ask recommenders to address the specifics of this application. Do not send generic letters from placement dossiers.

Fellowship applications and letters of recommendation can be uploaded by following the links on the fellowship page:

http://mceas.org/dissertationfellowships.shtml

Questions can be directed to:

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies

University of Pennsylvania

3355 Woodland Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531

mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

 

 

The deadline for online applications is 1 February 2016.

posted by on December 29, 2015
deadline: January 15, 2016

The EDIS announces a fellowship award of $1,000 in support of graduate student scholarship on Emily Dickinson. The project need not be devoted solely to Dickinson, but her work should be a substantial focus. The award may be used for any expense incurred to advance the project. Preference will be given to applicants in the dissertation stage or writing a work aimed at publication. To apply, please send a cv, a cover letter, a 600-800 word project description, a brief bibliography, and contact information for two references to Eliza Richards at ecr@email.unc.edu. Applications are due by January 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by March 1. For more information, see www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org

posted by on December 15, 2015
deadline: January 15, 2016

The deadline for applications for long-term fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society for the 2016-17 academic year is January 15, 2016. These fellowships are supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, through its Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions. Located in Worcester, MA, the American Antiquarian Society is an independent research library whose collections focus on materials printed in what is now the United States from European contact through 1876. Further information about the Society and its holdings are available here: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/collections.

These fellowships support scholars to be in continuous residence at the AAS for periods of four to twelve months, and can be used to support work on projects at any stage of completion, from earliest research to final writing. The fellowships offer a period of collegial interaction with other members of the Society’s community of research fellows and library staff, as well as an opportunity to conduct research in the AAS’s peerless collections of early American manuscripts, books, newspapers, and graphic arts materials.

The stipend for the AAS-NEH fellowships is $4200/month. For the 2016-17 academic year, the Antiquarian Society will be able to award 28 months of support. Additional information, along with a link to the online application form, is available at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/nehfellowship.htm.

posted by on October 20, 2015
deadline: December 1, 2015

The John Carter Brown Library Fellowship Program offers graduate students and scholars of the early Americas from the U.S. and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately forty fellowships are awarded annually for periods of two to ten months. Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students, scholars, and independent researchers, the main criteria for awards being the merit and significance of the proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance of the Library's holdings to the proposed research project.

For more information, visit this link.

posted by on December 2, 2014
deadline: February 2, 2015

Since 1978, more than 200 advanced graduate students from dozens of universities across North America and Europe have received dissertation fellowships from the McNeil Center. At least eight new fellows will be appointed for the 2015-2016 academic year, most with nine-month stipends of at least $21,000. Fellows receive office space in the Center's magnificent building on the University of Pennsylvania's campus and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research are also available. While no teaching is required for most fellowships, all McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia during the academic year and to participate regularly in the Center's program of seminars and other activities.

*****Applications and recommendations must be submitted online through the following site: http://www.mceas.org/dissertationfellowships.shtml

Awards may be made in the following categories, depending on the qualifications of the applicants and the availability of funding. In a given year, appointments may not be made in all categories.

Nine-Month or One-Semester Fellowships:

--MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellowships are open to candidates from any discipline working on any relevant topic.

--The Barra Foundation Fellowship is designed primarily for candidates specializing in Early American art or material culture.

--MCEAS Consortium Fellowships are open to candidates from research universities that are members of the McNeil Center Consortium. For more information concerning consortium membership, please contact the Center Director.

--Friends of the MCEAS Fellowships are supported by annual donors to the McNeil Center to facilitate dissertation research dealing with the Philadelphia or the Mid-Atlantic region before 1850.

--The Richard S. Dunn Fellowship, funded by a gift from an anonymous donor in honor of the Center's founding director, acknowledges excellence in Early American Studies.

--The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Fellowship in Early American Religious Studies is open to candidates in any discipline researching any aspect of religion in North America and the Atlantic world before 1850.

--Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Fellowships are awarded to advanced doctoral candidates from any relevant program at the University of Pennsylvania and may include some teaching responsibilities.

Other Fellowships:

--Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Early American Literature and Material Texts: In collaboration with the Library Company of Philadelphia, two fellows will be appointed for 13-month terms beginning 1 July 2015. These fellowships are open to dissertators in English, American Literature, Comparative Literature, American Studies, History, Art History, or related fields whose work combines in innovative ways the study of texts—novels, poems, plays, newspapers,magazines, scribal publications, genres not traditionally defined as "literary"—with the material circumstances of their production and dissemination. Projects should rely on the extraordinary rare book, print, and ephemera collections of the Library Company. The fellows' terms will begin and end with a summer workshop under the guidance of a senior invited scholar. The 13-month stipend is $29,000.

--The Monticello-McNeil Fellowship, co-sponsored by the McNeil Center and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, facilitates scholarship on Thomas Jefferson and his times. Holders of this fellowship spend a portion of their fellowship term at the ICJS in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the remainder in Philadelphia. Reasonable travel costs between Philadelphia and Charlottesville and, subject to availability, housing at ICJS are included.

How to Apply:

*****Online applicants can complete all of these requirements by visiting http://www.mceas.org/dissertationfellowships.shtml and clicking on application submission link

A single application suffices for all fellowships. Categories and duration of awards are determined by the selection committee, but candidates interested in the Mellon and Monticello-McNeil fellowships should state their interest clearly in their research proposals. Your online submission will complete the following application requirements:

--a cover sheet;

--a curriculum vitae;

--a research proposal of 3-5 double-spaced pages; and

--an unpublished writing sample related to the project, not to exceed 7,500 words, double-spaced.

--two letters of recommendation should be uploaded by your recommenders online at http://mceas.org/dissertationfellowships.shtml or they can email recommendations to mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu Please ask recommenders to address the specifics of this application. Do not send letters from job placement dossiers.

Questions can be directed to:
The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531