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The University of Chicago Library invites applications for the Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowships for the summer of 2018.
Any visiting researcher, writer, or artist residing more than 100 miles from Chicago, and whose project requires on-site consultation of University of Chicago Library collections, primarily archives, manuscripts, rare books, or other materials in the Special Collections Research Center, is eligible.
Support for beginning scholars is a priority of the program. Applications in the fields of late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century physics or physical chemistry, or nineteenth-century classical opera, will receive special consideration.
Awards will be made based on the applicant’s ability to complete the proposed on-site research successfully within the timeframe of the fellowship. Applicants should explain why the project cannot be conducted without on-site access to the original materials and the extent to which University of Chicago Library collections are central to the research. Up to $3,000 of support will be awarded to help cover estimated travel, living, and research expenses. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.
The deadline for applications is March 19, 2018. Notice of awards will be made by April 10, 2018, for use between June 1, 2018, and September 28, 2018.
Applicants must provide the following information:
- A cover letter (not to exceed one page) including the project title; a brief summary; estimated dates of on-site research; and a budget for travel, living, and research expenses during the period of on-site research
- A research proposal not to exceed three double-spaced pages. Applicants should include references to specific archival finding aids and catalog records of particular relevance to their proposed project whenever possible.
- A curriculum vitae of no longer than two pages
- Two letters of support from academic or other scholars. References may be sent with the application or separately.
Submit application in one electronic file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters of reference in electronic form are preferred; print letters of reference can be sent to:
For additional information contact: Daniel Meyer, Director, Special Collections Research Center.
Director, Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War announces the Agnese N. Haury fellowships and travel grants for 2018-2019. The Center for the United States and the Cold War at NYU’s Tamiment Library supports research on the Cold War, especially on the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship and several travel grants to scholars who are interested in using Tamiment’s holdings to further their research.
The dissertation fellowship program honors the late Agnese Nelms Haury, whose insightful generosity created and sustains the Center for the United States and the Cold War, whose purposes she believed in passionately. Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years of the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. The dissertation fellow/s will receive either a stipend of $15,000 for one semester or $30,000 for a nine-month academic year.
Haury Fellows will be expected to regularly participate in the Center’s Cold War Seminar series and lead a session where he/she will present their research to the Tamiment community. Applicants who are not selected for one of the Haury fellowships will be automatically considered for a travel grant that will support a shorter stay at Tamiment.
The Center’s Agnese N. Haury travel grants range from $500 to $3,000, depending on need, to support research in the holdings of the Tamiment Library. Research trips may last any length of time, however only scholars outside the New York metropolitan area will be considered. If selected, travel grant recipients must use their funds between August 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
The dissertation fellowship and travel grant recipients are selected on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications and the scholarly significance of the project to the Center’s mission to support research on the Cold War. Preference will be given to those projects that rely heavily on Tamiment’s collections on the Left, the labor movement, or the Alger Hiss case and the politics of the early Cold War.
All fellowship applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a short project description (5 pages maximum), three letters of recommendation from professional references and a short statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project. Applicants for the travel grants should send a curriculum vita, a short project description (3 pages maximum), one letter of professional reference, a travel budget and a short statement regarding the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project.
Please submit all materials by March 31, 2018 to Timothy V Johnson, Tamiment Library Director and Co-Director, Center for the United States and the Cold War at ColdWarCenter@nyu.edu. When submitting a dissertation fellowship application, please use the following format in the subject line: Cold War Center Fellowship Application LAST NAME. For travel grants, please use the subject line Cold War Center Travel Application LAST NAME.
New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
Application deadline: February 1, 2018.
The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of twenty-five major cultural agencies, will offer at least twenty awards in 2018-2019. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research at three or more participating institutions between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply.
Participants include: Baker Library, Harvard Business School; Boston Athenaeum; Boston Public Library; Colonial Society of Massachusetts; Congregational Library and Archives; Connecticut Historical Society; Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Harvard Law School Special Collections; Harvard University Archives; Historic Deerfield; Houghton Library, Harvard University; John Hay Library, Brown University; Maine Historical Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Mystic Seaport; New England Historic Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Historical Society; Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College; Rhode Island Historical Society; Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College; and Vermont Historical Society.
The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Start your application and mark your calendar with the deadlines below!
The Society will offer at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month (plus an additional stipend of over five hundred dollars a month for housing and professional expenses) for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months continuous tenure. These fellowships are for scholars studying in the Society’s collections who have completed the terminal degree in their field (typically a Ph.D.) by the application deadline.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018
MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. One application automatically puts you into consideration for any applicable short-term fellowships. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply. We will offer more than twenty short-term fellowships in the coming year!
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018
For those studying the U.S. Civil War, its causes, or its memory, the Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences. Fellows spend at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2018
The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. Twenty-five cultural institutions will offer a minimum of eighteen fellowships in 2018-2019. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions. See the Consortium website for a list of member organizations and email them to discuss possible itineraries!
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2018
For news on fellowships and our other programs, follow the MHS Research Department on Twitter @MHS_Research.
The John W. Hartman Center promotes the understanding of the social, cultural and historical influence of advertising and marketing through the collection of published and unpublished resources. Strengths of the collection include direct marketing and sales, outdoor advertising, women in the industry, trade industry association records, and the records of multiple advertising agencies and marketing firms.
Travel grants are available to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, artists, and independent scholars with a research project that would benefit from access to materials held by the John W. Hartman Center. For more information on the available grants please visit our website:
The deadline for application is January 31, 2018 by 5:00 PM EST. Recipients will be announced no later than March 31, 2018.
Questions about the travel grant program or application process should be directed to email@example.com
The New York State Labor History Association is proud to announce that the 2017 Bernard Bellush Prize is being awarded to Luke Elliot-Negri for his essay, “Wall to Wall: Industrial Unionism at the City University of New York, 1972-2017,” and to Marc Kagan, for his essay, “An Early Challenge to the Age of Austerity and Inequality: Re-Examining New York City’s 1980 Transit Strike from the Bottom Up.” Both essays were very thoroughly researched and well-written. Both Elliot Negri and Kagan are doctoral students at the City University of New York and are active in the Professional Staff Congress, the union which represents full and part-time faculty, professional staff, and graduate student-workers at CUNY.
An abstract of these essays will be posted on the NYLHA website.
BARBARA WERTHEIMER PRIZE IN LABOR HISTORY
To recognize serious study in labor and work history among undergraduate students, the New York Labor History Association annually awards the Barbara Wertheimer Prize for the best research paper written during the previous academic year. Wertheimer was a leading labor educator and scholar.
BERNARD BELLUSH PRIZE
The Bernard Bellush Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship by graduate students in labor and work history. Please do not submit a full dissertation. The Bellush Prize honors the contribution to labor history made by Bernie Bellush, as a scholar and as an activist.
Both the Bellush and Wertheimer Prize provide an award of $250 for the best research paper written during the 2017-2018 academic year. An abstract of each paper will be posted on the NYLHA website. Please encourage your graduate and undergraduate students to submit their work. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of scholarship and literary merit.
Entrants should send (email acceptable) one copy of their paper to:
The deadline is June 15, 2018.
The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019.
MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships are made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Society will offer at least two in 2018-2019. (See our ad in the H-Net Jobs Guide or visit our website for details.) The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. The Society adds a monthly supplement, payable directly to the MHS-NEH Fellow, of $562.50. These fellowships are for researchers who have already completed the terminal degree in their fields, typically a Ph.D.)
DEADLINE: JAN. 15, 2018
MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. See the MHS website for details on these fellowships; we will offer more than twenty short-term fellowships in 2018-2019!
DEADLINE: MAR. 1, 2018
The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000.
DEADLINE: FEB. 15, 2018
The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-five organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions. Visit www.nerfc.org to learn more about the member organizations and start planning your itinerary!
DEADLINE: FEB. 1, 2018
For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/research/fellowships, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617-646-0577. Follow us on Twitter @MHS_Research for reminders regarding fellowship deadlines and information on all of our other activities.