Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Up and Coming Scholar Award

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Up and Coming Scholar Award

The Stowe Society would like to recognize graduate students who are currently working on scholarship on Harriet Beecher Stowe.  If you are a graduate student who plans to present on Stowe at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (November 2015), we are sponsoring an outstanding paper award of $100 that will help contribute to your travel to the conference and recognize you for your work on Stowe.  Please send full conference papers by September 15th to  Papers should not have your name or any identifying information on them, as they will be anonymously reviewed by Stowe Society members.  We will announce the award winner prior to the conference on our website as well as via email.  We look forward to reading your submissions! 

Warm Regards,

LuElla D’Amico

Assistant Professor of English

Vice President of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

Whitworth University

Grants, Prizes, and Fellowships: Emily Dickinson International Society Scholar in Amherst Award, 2015 (Deadline: 1.15.15)

Emily Dickinson International Society Scholar in Amherst Award, 2015

EDIS invites applications for the 2015 Scholar in Amherst Program that supports exciting new research on Dickinson. The award of $2,000 may be used for expenses related to that research such as travel, accommodations, a rental car, or reproduction fees. Upon completion of their research, recipients will write a letter to the EDIS Board outlining what they achieved with EDIS support, and we appreciate acknowledgment in any resulting publications. We encourage recipients to consider a visit to Amherst, but residency is not a requirement. Preference will be given to persons with completed PhDs who are in the early stages of their careers. To apply for the 2014 Scholar in Amherst Award, please submit a cv, a letter of introduction (written by the applicant), a two-page project proposal including preliminary budget and brief bibliography, by January 15, 2015 to Paul Crumbley at Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet. Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and applicants notified of final decisions by March 1. For more information, see


Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Student Fellowship, 2015

EDIS announces a fellowship award of $1,000 in support of graduate student scholarship on Emily Dickinson. The award may be used to fund travel to collections or conferences, to support book purchases, or for other research expenses (such as reproduction costs) necessary to the project. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in doctoral programs and engaged in the writing of dissertations or other major projects directed toward publication. Applicants should be aware that a dissertation project need not be focused solely on Dickinson; however, a substantial part of the work should significantly engage Dickinson’s life, work, reputation, and influence. To apply, please send a cv, a project description, the names and contact information of two references, and a dissertation prospectus or other relevant writing sample of no more than 25 pages to Paul Crumbley at Applications are due by January 15, 2015. Letters of recommendation are not accepted as part of the application packet. Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and applicants notified of final decisions by March 1. For more information, see

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 ( 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; 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.

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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 ( 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: 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 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.

Woodress Research Grants (Deadline: 12/18/2013)

Woodress Research Grants (2014)
The Cather Project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces the availability of two Research Grants for visiting scholars. These grants provide 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. Each Woodress Research Grant is $3,000 and each scholar is expected to be in residence in Lincoln for four consecutive weeks during January 1 – August 31, 2014. 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. Continue reading

2014-15 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society (10.15.13)

Application materials are now available for the 2014-15 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for this year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication. The purpose of the Hench 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–that is, American history and culture through 1876–is eligible.

Further details and application materials can be found at The application deadline is October 15, 2013.