The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is now accepting applications for up to five one-year research fellowships to Penn graduate students who have completed their qualifying exams. The Fellows Program supports individual projects (either the dissertation or research in preparation for it) with a stipend between $2,000-4,000 and convenes a year-long Collaborative Public Research Colloquium for PPEH’s Graduate and Undergraduate Fellows. In AY 2021-22, Fellows will participate in a collaboratively organized series of seminars and lectures organized by the cluster for graduate training in the environmental humanities at the University of Toronto, Oxford University, and Penn. This colloquium is designed to facilitate alternative academic career exposure and training in public research methods with invited experts. It further provides Graduate Fellows opportunities to develop research mentorship experience; and to develop and execute cross-disciplinary, public engagement projects, including public writing on the well-trafficked PPEH Fellows blog. In the spring semester, participants in the Research Colloquium receive one course credit by enrolling in Public Environmental Humanities taught in 2022 by PPEH Faculty Director Bethany Wiggin.
To apply, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 1000-word research statement, including a project abstract, a brief statement about how the project interacts with the environmental humanities, and how it might encourage collaboration across the disciplines
- 250-word statement addressing the candidate's vision for public, collaborative humanities projects
- A C.V
- One confidential letter of recommendation, emailed to email@example.com by the dissertation advisor or graduate chair
The MCEAS Dissertation Fellowship Program
Since 1978, some 300 advanced graduate students from universities across North America and Europe have received dissertation fellowships from the McNeil Center. At least eight new fellows will be appointed for the 2020-2021 academic year, most for nine-month terms. Nine-month fellows will receive a stipend of $25,000, office space in the Center's home on the University of Pennsylvania's campus and library, computer, and other privileges at the University. Limited travel funds for research will also available. All fellows are expected to be in residence in Philadelphia during the terms of their appointments in order to participate fully in the Center's programs.
Doctoral candidates from any PhD-granting institution who are in the research or writing stage of the dissertation are eligible. As outlined below, some fellowships are targeted at specific areas, but any project dealing with the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850 will be considered. Proposals dependent on the use of Philadelphia-area archives and libraries are particularly welcome. Applications are encouraged from students of all relevant disciplines, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Latinx Studies, Law, Music, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Queer Studies, Religious Studies, Urban Studies, and Women’s Studies.
Nine-Month or One-Semester Fellowships
Awards may be made in the following categories, depending on the qualifications of the applicants and the availability of funding:
--MCEAS Barra Dissertation Fellowships and Advisory Council Fellowships are open to candidates from any discipline working on topic within the McNeil Center's area of interest.
--The Richard S. Dunn Fellowship, acknowledges excellence in any aspect of Early American Studies.
--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 on any relevant topic, with a preference for projects 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. Projects on any topic within the Center's areas of interest are eligible. (For more information about the Consortium, please visit www.mceas.org.)
--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.
--The Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship, supports research on the era of the American Revolution.
--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 for all fellowships. Categories and duration of awards are determined by the selection committee. Applications need to be uploaded at: https://apply.interfolio.com/71856 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 items must be prepared for uploading as pdf files:
--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, double-spaced, limited to 7,500 words exclusive of notes.
--two letters of recommendation should be uploaded through Interfolio or submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please ask recommenders to address the specifics of this application. Do not send generic letters from placement dossiers.
Questions can be directed to:
The McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania
3355 Woodland Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4531
The deadline for online applications is 3 February 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or by phone at 215-440-3415.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
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 email@example.com
Boren Graduate Fellowship
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide funding for US graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests. Boren Fellowships provide funding for overseas language study, academic study, research, an academic internship, or a combination of the above (though all proposals must include a significant language component). Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
Penn Deadline: January 13, 2020
Penn’s Application Process
- Submit your application materials directly through the Boren Fellowship website by January 13, 2020. CURF is then responsible for the final submission of your application.
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment
Library Research Grants
Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the research collections. The Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Fund also supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. In addition, awards will be made from the Sid Lapidus '59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World. This award covers work using materials pertinent to this topic donated by Mr. Lapidus as well as other also relevant materials in the collections.
These Library Research Grants, which have a value of up to $4,000 plus transporations costs, are meant to help defray expenses incurred in traveling to and residing in Princeton during the tenure of the grant. The length of the grant will depend on the applicant’s research proposal, but is ordinarily up to one month. Library Research Grants awarded in this academic year are tenable from May 2019 to April 2020.
Applicants are asked to read the FAQ before beginning the application process.
The application process has changed for 2019-2020 and includes setting up an account in the application system. In the system, applicants will be asked to complete an application form and upload a curriculum vitae or résumé (Word or PDF) as well as a research proposal not exceeding one thousand words in length. Two letters of recommendation are required as part of the application process, and invitations can be sent to recommenders directly within the system. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. The hard deadline for letters of recommendation is February 15, 2019 at 11:59pm. You are responsible for ensuring your letters are received by the due date. Applications with missing elements will not be considered.
The proposal should address specifically the relevance to the proposed research of unique resources found in the Princeton University Library collections. Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection). Prospective grantees are urged to consult the Library’s home page at http://library.princeton.edu/ for detailed descriptions of the collections, especially those in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Applicants should have specific Princeton resources in mind as they prepare their proposals. The general circulating collections and electronic resources of the Princeton University Library are not relevant for purposes of this grant program.
A committee consisting of members of the faculty, the library staff, and the Friends will award the grants on the basis of the relevance of the proposal to unique holdings of the library, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant’s scholarly qualifications.
The application period for 2019-2020 is now open:
Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship. Established by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the $2,000 fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student for research using the department’s Eudora Welty Collection. The fellowship seeks to nurture scholars at the beginning of their academic careers, in order to increase their lifelong interest in, and promote continued academic and public appreciation of, Eudora Welty’s life and works.
The stipend may be used for travel, housing, and other expenses during the Welty fellow’s two-week minimum stay in Jackson Mississippi. To receive more information and an application click here. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
The Eudora Welty Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is the premier collection of Eudora Welty materials in the world and one of the most varied literary collections in the United States. The collection includes manuscripts, letters, photographs, drawings, essays, and film and video footage that spans Welty’s entire life. Beginning in 1957, and over the course of more than forty years, Welty donated materials to the department, primarily literary manuscripts and photographs. At her death the remainder of her papers were bequeathed to MDAH and included unpublished manuscripts and 14,000 items of correspondence with family, friends, scholars, young writers, and noted writers. The collection may be accessed at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, 200 North Street, Jackson.
For colleges and universities interested in sharing the fellowship opportunity, a flier is available here. For more information on the collection or the fellowship, contact Forrest Galey at 601-576-6850, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services invites applications from scholars and researchers to its annual program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and distinctive collections, the Libraries Research Awards. (see: http://library.columbia.edu/about/awards/research-awards.html)
The Libraries will award ten (10) grants of $2,500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult Columbia University Libraries/Information Services holdings for their work. The award was established in 2011 and supports scholars and researchers who may benefit from access to Columbia’s special and unique collections. Participating Columbia libraries and collections include those located on the Morningside Heights campus:
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/avery.html)
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/burke.html)
Butler Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/butler.html)
Lehman Social Sciences Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/lehman.html)
Rare Book & Manuscript Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/rbml.html)
C. V. Starr East Asian Library (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/eastasian.html)
Global Studies Collections (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/global.html)
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). Persons holding J-1 or F-1 exchange, student, or visitor visas are not eligible for this grant. Preference will be given to those applicants residing outside the greater New York metropolitan area who need to travel to New York City to conduct their research.
Applications will be accepted until February 29, 2016. Award notifications will be sent to applicants by April 30, 2016 for research conducted at Columbia during the period July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.
For more information and application materials, please visit the Libraries Research Awards page.
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 12 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 21 libraries and various academic technology centers, including affiliates. The Libraries employs more than 450 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.