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Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship 2015-16 (Deadline: 10.15.14)

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the 2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American history, literature, and culture from contact through 1876, and provide rich source material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies.

The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000; the fellowship also includes reimbursement of up to $4,000 to cover health insurance costs. The Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications, the appropriateness of the project to the Society’s collections and interests, and, above all, the likelihood that the revised dissertation will make a highly significant book.

Further information about the fellowship, along with application materials, is available on the AAS website, at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/post-diss.htm. Any questions about the fellowship may be directed to Paul Erickson, Director of Academic Programs at AAS, at perickson@mwa.org.

The deadline for applications for a Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship to be held during the 2015-2016 academic year is October 15, 2014.

Grants and Fellowships: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline 10.1.14)

https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000834443-01?cid=ja

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2015 to the end of Spring 2017. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.

Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.  We are currently not accepting applications for Anthropology, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, and Theater.

 

Grants and Fellowships: Danky Fellowship (Deadline 5.1.14)

Danky Fellowship

Application Information

The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society (please see details of the collections at (http://www.wisconsinhistory.org). Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here.  If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.

Preference will be given to:

  • proposals undertaking research in print culture history
  • researchers from outside Madison
  • research likely to lead to publication

Prior to applying it is strongly suggested that applicants contact the Wisconsin Historical Society Reference Archivist (phone: 608-264-6460;  email:askarchives@wisconsinhistory.org) to discuss the relevancy of WHS collections to their projects.  Historical Society and Center for Print Culture staff may be able to identify potential collections of which you may not otherwise be aware.

[more information  at http://www.slis.wisc.edu/DankyApply.htm]

ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent Ph.D.s (Deadline: 3.19.14)

ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent Ph.D.s
http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/

ACLS invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place 20 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.

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend:  $65,000 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow
  • Tenure: Two years; start date in mid-July or early September 2014, depending on the position
  • Applications accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). The system will open onJanuary 22, 2014. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: March 19, 2014, 6pm EDT
  • Notification of application status will occur by email starting May 2013.

Grants and Fellowships: Special Collections Library at Penn State (Deadline: 2.28.14)

The Eberly Family Special Collections Library on the University Park campus of Penn State has opened applications for travel awards of $1,500 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the collections held at Penn State. Researchers must live MORE than 100 miles from Penn State University Park, and use the collections between June and August 2014. 

Currently, three travel grants are available:

  • The Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Travel Award: Supports one award for researchers using any collection from the Special Collections Library.
  • The Helen F. Faust Women Writers Research Travel Awards: Supports two awards for researchers working on a project including women writers that would benefit from use of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library’s collections
  • The Albert M. Petska Eighth Air Force Archives Research Travel Award: supports one award for researchers working on a project pertaining to history of the Eighth Air Force during World War II.

Details and the application can be found at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/speccolls.html and http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/speccolls/travel.html

Summer Seminar: American Visual Culture at AAS (Deadline: 3.21.14)

The Center for historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society encourages and facilitates the use and understanding of popular images by scholars in a variety of disciplines including American studies, history, art and architectural history, English, gender studies, literature, religion, theatre, and environmental studies. The 2014 Summer Seminar, The Art of Science and Technology, 1750-1900, will be held Sunday July 13 through Thursday July 17 at the American Antiquarian Society’s library in Worcester, MA.

The 2014 seminar will take a broad and inclusive view of science and technology in the era before academic and corporate institutions came to dominate both.  In addition to the formal disciplines of scientific inquiry pursued by “gentlemen of science”—botany, geology, medicine and the like—we will also consider the popularity of science and pseudo-science in public life, along with the practical applications of scientific knowledge in everyday life, such as gardening and cooking, especially by women.  By the same token, our notion of technology includes both the large, transformative developments—factories and railroads, for instance—and also the smaller, more immediate technologies of the home and artisan’s shop, including the technologies of art and science themselves.  The goal of the seminar is to help participants see science and technology in the ways American people might have done before 1900, and to bring those lessons in “how to look” and an array of related visual materials to their research and teaching.

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Grants and Fellowships: AAS (1.15.14) and Manuscript Society (For graduate students; 2.14.14)

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2014-15 visiting academic fellowships. At least three AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months.  Long-term fellowships are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate; senior and mid-career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Over thirty short-term fellowships will be awarded for one to two months.

The short-term grants are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research, and offer a stipend of $1850/month.  Special short-term fellowships support scholars working in the history of the book in American culture, in the American eighteenth century, and in American literary studies, as well as in studies that draw upon the Society’s preeminent collections of graphic arts, newspapers, and periodicals. Accommodations are available for visiting fellows in housing owned by AAS.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014. For further details about the fellowships, as well as a link to our online application form, please consult our website <http://www.americanantiquarian.org/>

The AAS is a research library located in Worcester, MA whose collections focus on American history, literature, and culture from the colonial era through 1876.  The Society’s collections are national in scope, and include manuscripts, printed works of all kinds, newspapers and periodicals, photographs, lithographs, broadsides, sheet music, children’s literature, and a wide range of ephemera. Details about the AAS collections are available on the AAS website, and in the online catalog.

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From Louisiana State University:

The Manuscript Society is accepting applications for its $5,000 Ricard Maass Memorial Research Grant, available to students at colleges and universities who belong to the Manuscript Society. The grant supports research expenses directly related to use of original manuscripts, such as travel to manuscript repositories, photocopies, and user fees. For more information, see  http://www.manuscript.org/2014maass.html. Deadline: 2.14.14. 

 

Grants and Fellowships: American Culture at Washington University in St. Louis (Deadline: 1.13.2014)

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for two (2) distinct postdoctoral opportunities:  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Family and Intimate Relations.

For more information, see the detailed listings linked above as well as our “How to Apply” page and the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please direct all inquiries to Tina Marti at amcs@artsci.wustl.edu or by phone at (314) 935-5216.

Washington University is an AA/EO employer, and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply for these positions.

Grants and Fellowships: American Antiquarian Society (Deadline: 1.15.2014)

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2014-15 visiting academic fellowships. At least three AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months.  Long-term fellowships are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate; senior and mid-career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Over thirty short-term fellowships will be awarded for one to two months.

The short-term grants are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research, and offer a stipend of $1850/month.  Special short-term fellowships support scholars working in the history of the book in American culture, in the American eighteenth century, and in American literary studies, as well as in studies that draw upon the Society’s preeminent collections of graphic arts, newspapers, and periodicals. Accommodations are available for visiting fellows in housing owned by AAS.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014. For further details about the fellowships, as well as a link to our online application form, please consult our website <http://www.americanantiquarian.org/>

Article Prize: FIFTH ANNUAL PROQUEST/RSAP ESSAY PRIZE (Deadline: 12.13.13)

Announcing the Fifth Annual Proquest/RSAP Essay Prize

Deadline: December 13, 2013

Proquest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce the 5th annual $1000 article prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best article on American periodicals by a pre-tenure or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal with a publication date during 2013. Two runners up will receive $500 each. Articles will be judged by a committee of three scholars appointed by the RSAP Advisory Board.

The fifth annual ProQuest-RSAP Article Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Washington, DC, May 22-25, 2014. The winner and two runners up will be notified by the end of January 2014. They will be featured as panelists on an RSAP-sponsored distinguished papers panel at ALA, and will receive their awards at a reception hosted by the organization. (more…)

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