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Grants and Prizes: The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. Books will be judged by a peer review of three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by March 1, 2015 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

Applicants, who must be current members of RSAP when they submit their books, should download and submit a completed registration form (http://www.periodicalresearch.org/?p=421) and THREE hard copies of their work by December 1, 2014 to:

Timothy Helwig
010 Simpkins Hall
Department of English
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455

Please direct any questions to Book Prize Committee Chair, Timothy Helwig, at TW-Helwig at wiu dot edu.

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Grants, Prizes, and Fellowships: 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)


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

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


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