Call for Proposals: Maine Women Writers Collection Research Support Grant Program (Deadline: 9.1.2022)

The Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England is excited to resume our Research Support Grant Program for 2022-23. We therefore invite proposals for research on site during the 2023 calendar year. Application deadline: 1 Sept. 2022.

MWWC Research Support Grants are intended for faculty, independent researchers, and graduate students at the dissertation stage who are actively pursuing research that requires or would benefit from access to the holdings of the Maine Women Writers Collection.

Grants range between $250 and $1,500 and may be used for transportation, housing, and research-related expenses. For more information, submission instructions, and a list of prior grant recipients, please visit https://library.une.edu/mwwc/ and click on “Research Support.”

The MWWC is located at the University of New England’s Portland Campus at 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, Maine 04103.

Please direct any questions to the MWWC Curator, Sarah Baker, at sbaker8@une.edu / (207) 221-4334.

Fellowship: 2022 Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Student Fellowship (Deadline: 1.15.2022)

2022 Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Student Fellowship


The EDIS announces a fellowship award of $2,000 in support of excellence in 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 peer-reviewed digital or print publication. Graduate students from the United States as well as other countries are encouraged to apply; the application as well as the scholarly work must, however, be in English.

To apply, please send a cv, a cover letter, a 600-800 word project description, a brief bibliography, and contact information for two references familiar with the work to Eliza Richards at ecr@email.unc.edu<mailto:ecr@email.unc.edu>. Use the subject line “EDIS grad award.last name.” Please ensure that you receive confirmation of receipt.

Applications are due by January 15, 2022. The Awards Committee will review the proposals; applicants will be notified of final decisions by February 15, 2022. The award recipient will be asked to submit a report about the work accomplished with the fellowship support within one year.

Call for Applications: M.A. in English Research Assistantship on Willa Cather – University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Deadline: 12.1.2021)

Are you interested in earning an M.A. in English? Are you interested in Willa Cather or closely related areas, such as early twentieth century women’s writing, LGBTQ literature, or Western American literature? Do you have a developed interested in digital humanities, or are you interested in acquiring skills in DH? Then apply for an M.A. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), designating your interest in the Research Assistantship in Willa Cather Studies! Applications are due December 1, 2021.

The Willa Cather Project and the Willa Cather Archive are pleased to offer one Research Assistantship to an incoming M.A. student in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln each year. This assistantship provides students with full funding for two years–stipend, benefits, and tuition remission—at the same level as other funded M.A. students in the department. Those selected will be welcomed to the collaborative research team behind the digital humanities project, the Willa Cather Archive. Recently, the team has been creating a scholarly edition, The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, and work on this project will continue into at least 2022. The student may also be assigned to duties in support of the work of the Cather Project, which produces the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition and Cather Studies and supports research and teaching on Cather.

Here are what current graduate students working as research assistants for the Willa Cather Archive have to say about this opportunity:

“At the Willa Cather Archive I have developed an intimate relationship with Willa Cather, one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, while immersing myself in the craft of digital humanities, one of the greatest academic advancements of the 21st century.”

“Since starting this research assistantship this year, the people at the Willa Cather Archive have taught me so much about the intricacies of conducting research through resources available at the UNL library. This knowledge has enabled me to excel in my graduate courses and other research endeavors. As an added bonus, Willa Cather just so happens to be a fascinating woman to learn about. The Cather Archive is an excellent place to be during your time in UNL’s graduate program.”

“Working at the Cather Archive has given me the opportunity to pursue my research interests in a highly collaborative environment, which really sets this experience apart from so much of the work I’ve done in graduate school.”

No prior experience is necessary as extensive training and mentoring will be provided, but we welcome applicants with experience in digital humanities, textual studies, and historical research. Applicants who wish to be considered for this Research Assistantship in Willa Cather Studies should check the designated box on the on-online application form for M.A. in English, as well as indicate their interest in their application statement.

For more information on the UNL graduate program in English and the graduate application process, visit go.unl.edu/english-grad.

Grants and Fellowships: Woodress Scholar Archive Research Grants (Deadline 1.15.2016)

Woodress Scholar Archive Research Grants (2016)

The Cather Project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces the availability of a Research Grant for visiting scholars. This grant provides financial support for scholars to travel to and reside in Lincoln, NE, for four consecutive weeks, in order to conduct research on Willa Cather using Cather resources in Nebraska and at UNL.

Applications are invited from early career scholars, advanced graduate students, recent PhDs, and faculty not yet tenured. Projects should reflect the need for research at the UNL Archives and in Nebraska. Each Woodress Research Grant is $3,000 and the scholar is expected to be in residence in Lincoln for four consecutive weeks during March 1 – December 20, 2016. The Cather Project will assist with advice about travel, lodging, and a trip to the Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, Nebraska (2 ½ hours away) to enable the scholar to research materials in the Foundation’s archives and visit the area of Cather’s childhood.

The Cather Project produces the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition and Cather Studies, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. The Archives and Special Collections of the UNL Libraries hold the largest collection of Cather letters to and from her, edited typescripts, manuscripts, multiple editions of her works, and many other Cather-associated materials.

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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

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: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities Northeastern University (Deadline: 1.1.2014)

Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities Northeastern University

The Northeastern University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; the Northeastern NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; and the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities announce a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin July 1, 2014. Specialization may be in any area of social sciences or humanities, with a clear commitment to feminist interdisciplinary work in both gender/sexuality studies and digital humanities. We welcome textual, theoretical, or empirical projects in any field or period that examine questions at the intersection of digital humanities and feminism, gender, and sexuality. Research proposals should involve substantive engagement with both digital humanities and feminist/gender studies; the strongest proposals will include a project component and will address the complex intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. Continue reading

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/>