Duane H. King Postdoctoral Fellowship at Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Florida


The University of Tulsa’s Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum seeks applications for its Duane H. King Postdoctoral Fellow. The Research Center houses the Gilcrease Library and Archive containing more than 100,000 rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and unpublished works. The collection dates back to the time of Columbus and details the Spanish arrival in the Americas, the New England colonies, the founding of democracy in the United States, and Anglo-Indian contact and conflict in the American West. The center also holds a large Native American collection of manuscripts, photographs, maps, and rare books. Materials housed at the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library Special Collections on the TU campus complement many of the center’s strengths, but offers unique research opportunities in English and American literature. The McFarlin Library Special Collections holds one of the five largest collections in the world on the celebrated Irish writer James Joyce and the life archive of Nobel Laureate Sir V.S. Naipaul. Other significant collections include a wide variety of British, Irish, and American modernist literature, a large and varied collection of materials on World War I, Native American history and culture, and Tulsa race relations.

While the Helmerich Center welcomes interdisciplinary applications from scholars with focus on any aspect of the history and cultures of the Americas, we highly encourage applications from candidates who wish to conduct research in the following thematic areas: Maps/Mapmaking in the Americas, Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous histories, Freedmen of the Five Tribes in Indian Territory, Spanish Colonial and Inquisition studies, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Charles Marion Russell’s life and work. 

Position Summary:

The fellow will teach an undergraduate course in the fall semester, one course in the spring semester, present research at one works-in-progress seminar, run a one-day workshop for local teachers in the spring semester, conduct research in the center’s library and archive, and participate in the intellectual community of the university. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The position commences on Aug. 15, 2022. The salary is $40,000, plus benefits.

Characteristic Duties:
• Conduct research in the center’s library and archive and possibly The University of Tulsa Special Collections.
• Teach one undergraduate course in the fall semester, and one in the spring.
• Participate in the intellectual community of the university.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
• PhD in a humanities, social science, or other fields related to the history and cultures of the Americas
• One to three years’ experience teaching at a college or university

Preferred Qualifications
• Excellent project management skills
• Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vita
• Three letters of recommendation via Interfolio

Apply Here

Deadline: March 31, 2022

American Philosophical Society Fellowships

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for sabbatical, postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects in all fields, and particularly those pertaining to Native American and Indigenous Studies, Early American History and Culture, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. 

The Library & Museum’s collections make it among the premier institutions for documenting and exhibiting the history of the American Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, Native American languages and culture, and the development of American anthropology. The Library & Museum houses over 14 million manuscripts; 275,000 volumes of printed materials and bound periodicals; 250,000 images, fine art, and other objects; thousands of maps and prints; and more than 3,500 hours of audio recordings of Native American languages.

Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at https://www.amphilsoc.org/library/search-collections and http://amphilsoc.pastperfectonline.com/.

See individual fellowship descriptions below for more information and instructions on how to apply. For a complete listing of all APS grant and fellowship opportunities, visit www.amphilsoc.org/grants/fellowships.


Long-Term Fellowships

Deadline: January 28, 2022 

APS-NEH Sabbatical Fellowship

This fellowship offers $5,000 per month for 6 or 12 months to a mid-career or senior scholar seeking sabbatical support for the completion of a book project in all fields. These opportunities are funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98822


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship 

This 12-month fellowship offers $45-60K plus health benefits for a recent Ph.D., professor seeking sabbatical support, or an independent scholar working closely with an Indigenous community on a project.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98494


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Predoctoral Fellowship

These fellowships offer $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. student working on a dissertation in Native American and Indigenous Studies.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98495


David Center for the American Revolution Predoctoral Fellowship

This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. student working on a dissertation about the American Revolution and Founding Era. 

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98350


John C. Slater Predoctoral Fellowship in the History of Science

This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. student working on a dissertation pertaining to the history of science, broadly defined.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98484


Friends of the American Philosophical Society Predoctoral Fellowship 

This 12-month fellowship offers $25,000 to an advanced Ph.D. candidate in any field working on a dissertation related to Library & Museum collections.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98499


Short-Term Fellowships

Deadline: March 4, 2022

Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships

These fellowships provide support for researchers in all fields using Library & Museum collections for their projects. A stipend of $3,000 per month is awarded to all successful applicants for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. 

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98453


Digital Humanities

These fellowships provide $3,000 per month for  1-2 months to scholars at all career stages developing digital projects that: 1) utilize Library & Museum collections, open datasets, or other holdings to advance a digital component of an independent research project, or, 2) seek to apply existing tools and expertise to digital projects developed in collaboration with the Library & Museum’s Center for Digital Scholarship.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98457


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Digital Knowledge Sharing Fellowships

These fellowships support university- and community-based scholars and researchers working on digital projects that connect archives and Indigenous communities. Successful applicants will receive $3,000 plus the costs associated with visiting the APS’s Library & Museum for the summer workshop with other DKS fellows.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98491


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Undergraduate Internships

These paid 8-week internships provide three talented undergraduates with the opportunity to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. Interns will receive a stipend between $3000 and $3500 (depending on housing costs), plus a travel allowance. 

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98497


Indigenous Community Research Fellowship

These short-term fellowships offer up to $5,000 to support research by Indigenous community members and others, regardless of background, seeking to examine Library & Museum materials in support of Indigenous community-based priorities.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98461


David Center for the American Revolution Short-Term Research Fellowship

These one month fellowships provide $3,000 for researchers working on projects about the American Revolution and Founding Era who show a demonstrated need to use Library & Museum collections.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98354


Swan Foundation Short-Term Resident Research Fellowship for Revolutionary-Era Material Culture

This fellowship provides one month of support to work in the artifact collections of the Swan Historical Foundation, the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum, and other repositories in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

To apply, please submit materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/98488

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Contact regarding the fellowship program and the Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society may be directed to Adrianna Link, Ph.D., Head of Scholarly Programs, at alink@amphilsoc.org or by phone at 215-440-3415.

The American Philosophical Society is committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarly excellence while supporting a working and intellectual environment that fosters an inclusive atmosphere for learning, prizes diverse origins and points of view, advances equal opportunities to learn and communicate, and encourages the widest possible access to its collections. The APS has titled these goals the APS IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equality, and Access) for its enduring institutional commitment to these values.

Starr Center and the John Carter Brown Library Fellowships

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the John Carter Brown Library invite applications for the Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Fellowship, a unique research and writing fellowship. The Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history. 

The 2022-23 fellowship award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges. The research is conducted at the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence, R.I., which has one of the world’s richest collections of books, maps and documents related to North and South America and the Caribbean between 1492 and 1830. The research must be completed within the academic year (September to May). Housing will be provided convenient to the library. 

The writing period of the fellowship will be at the Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. The Starr Center is dedicated to innovative approaches to the nation’s past and present, and to fostering outstanding writing on American history and culture. (Chestertown is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, approximately 90 minutes from Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, and three hours from New York City.) The two-month writing term will be during the summer following the research term (June-August). The Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Fellow will be provided with an office in the Starr Center’s c. 1745 waterfront Custom House, as well as exclusive use of its Fellows’ Residence in Chestertown’s historic district. (The house is large enough to accommodate a family.) 

Applications Should Include the Following: 

1. A cover letter. 2. The applicant’s curriculum vitae, including a list of past publications or other relevant projects, as well as the names and telephone numbers of at least three references. 3. At least one substantial sample of the candidate’s writing (published or unpublished) or other past work. 4. A brief narrative description of the work-in-progress, its potential contributions to history, literature, the arts, or our understanding of the present, and the candidate’s plan for his or her fellowship terms in Providence and Chestertown. 

Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collections online prior to submitting an application. Special consideration will be given to proposals discussing specific resources at the JCBL that will be useful to the project. 

The deadline for the 2022-23 fellowship is February 1, 2022. Applications should be submitted via email to applications_starrcenter@washcoll.edu in one single PDF document.

Questions may be directed to Amber McGinnis – amcginnis3@washcoll.edu

For more information and further applications directions, please visit The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College. 

New Netherland Institute Fellowships

The New Netherland Institute is pleased to announce that we will be awarding two fellowships this year to projects that investigate New Netherland and/or the Dutch in 17th and 18th century North America and Curacao.  Scholars of all ranks are invited to apply, and we welcome projects of both both book/dissertation length and article length. The Charles Wendell Grant may be used at the New York State Archives, Library and Museum in Albany or at other archives/repositories with relevant material.  The New Netherland Institute Student Scholar Research Grant is specifically meant for research at the New York State Archives, Library and Museum in Albany.

More details can be found here: https://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/programs/research-grants/charles-wendell-memorial-fund/ (Applications due February 15)

and here: https://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/programs/research-grants/nnrc-student-scholars1/(Applications due July 15)

Please email nni@newnetherlandinstitute.org if you have any questions about project eligibility or requirements. 

The ECCLES Centre for American Studies fellowships

The Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library invites applications from academics and creative researchers wishing to visit London to use the British Library’s collections relating to the Americas (North America, the Caribbean, Central America, South America).

Who are the Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships for?

We are keen to hear from all kinds of serious researchers who have the potential to produce something new, exciting, challenging and different as a result of their research into the British Library’s Americas collections. As well as applicants from academic backgrounds working on scholarly research, we also welcome independent researchers, creative practitioners working on artistic and cultural projects, and journalists, educators and scientists working on public policy problems. This means that research towards a doctoral degree, an academic article, a poetry collection, a policy paper, a classroom resource, a theatre production, a body of painting or sculpture, a new fashion collection…all these kinds of projects and more will be considered.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age but can be based anywhere in the world.

What can I research as part of the Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship programme?

There are four research themes that we are particularly excited for researchers to explore through our collections.

  • Sounds and music of the Americas
  • Americans beyond the Americas
  • American environments
  • Religion and spiritualty in the Americas

Researchers are strongly encouraged to apply with projects that align with one of these themes. If you need to use the British Library’s Americas collections for an exciting and original project that falls outside the scope of these themes you may apply as a ‘wildcard’.

You can find out more about the research themes in this blog.

How much are the Fellowships, and how long do they last?

Applicants may apply for up to the following amounts, depending on where they are based:

  • The UK (within the M25) – £1,000
  • The UK (outside the M25) – £2,000
  • Europe (excluding the UK) – £2,500
  • Rest of World – £3,000

It is expected that this award will support around a month’s work in the Library, either taken continuously, or as a number of smaller trips. The 2022 awards will last for two years so, for those in receipt of a 2022 Fellowship, the research trip(s) will need to take place between 1 May 2022 and must be completed by 30 April 2024.

Contact Email: eccles-centre@bl.uk

URL: https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fellowships

Haverford College Special Collections: 2022-2023 Fellowships

Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 Fellowship programs. These Fellowships provide funding for scholars at any stage of their careers to engage with our unique materials. Quaker & Special Collections includes materials documenting the history, faith, and practice of the Society of Friends from its founding to the present, as well as materials which illuminate histories of abolition, health and environment, relief work, book history, and material culture. We are offering two Fellowships for 2022-2023: The Gest Fellowship supports projects engaging with religion, historical religious practices, history, literature, material culture, Quakerism, or other topics supported by collections materia.  The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Research Fellowship supports projects engaging with the history of mental health, mental health care reform, and the role of Quakerism in mental health care. 

Haverford Libraries are committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and encourage members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented to apply for fellowships. 

Please share this announcement with those who might be interested.

Application materials are due February 7, 2022.

For further information, please see https://www.haverford.edu/library/quaker-special-collections/fellowships or contact hc-special@haverford.edu

Contact Info: Sarah Horowitz, Head of Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College

Contact Email: shorowitz@haverford.edu

URL: https://www.haverford.edu/library/quaker-special-collections

Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Fellowship (four months, $20,000 + housing)

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the John Carter Brown Library invite applications for the Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Fellowship, a unique research and writing fellowship. The Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history.  The 2022-23 fellowship award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges. 

The research is conducted at the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence, R.I., which has one of the world’s richest collections of books, maps and documents related to North and South America and the Caribbean between 1492 and 1830. The research must be completed within the academic year (September to May). Housing will be provided convenient to the library. The writing period of the fellowship will be at the Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. The two-month writing term will be during the summer following the research term (June-August). Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collections online prior to submitting an application. Special consideration will be given to proposals discussing specific resources at the JCBL that will be useful to the project. 

The deadline for the 2022-23 fellowship is February 1, 2022. 

For more information and further applications directions, please visit The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College. Contact Info: 

Amber McGinnis, Assistant Director at Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience 

Contact Email: amcginnis3@washcoll.edu

URL: https://www.washcoll.edu/learn-by-doing/starr/index.php

Autry Summer Research Fellowships

Applications for the 2022 Autry Summer Research Fellowships are now being accepted. Research Fellows will be expected to be in residence only during June, July or August 2022 (PLEASE NOTE: The Library and Archives will remain closed to non-fellows until fall 2022). 

The Library and Archives of the Autry Museum is a gateway to an exceptional collection of books, archives, audiovisual resources, and rare documents pertaining to Native American cultures as well as the myth and realities associated with the American West. To encourage the discovery and support of new scholarship, the Autry awards annual Research Fellowships that brings diverse researchers and topics through our doors. Previous fellows have used the Autry’s collection to conduct research related to indigenous, gender, labor, environmental, religious and borderland studies as well as art, architecture, entertainment, military science, and popular culture.

For more details, please visit the Library and Archives fellowship page

Completed applications and letters of recommendation must be sent via e-mail to fellowships@theautry.orgApplications for the 2022 Autry Summer Research Fellowships are due Monday, January 10, 2022. Fellowship awards will be announced by e-mail and letter in February 2022.

To search the Autry’s holdings, visit our online library catalogCollections Onlinewebsite, and finding aids on the Online Archive of California.

Contact Info: Liza Posas, Head of Research Services & Archives at the Autry Museum of the American West

Contact Email: fellowships@theautry.org

URL: https://theautry.org/research-collections/fellowships

Ashby L. Larmore Fellowship

At the Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) in Baltimore, MD, the Ashby M. Larmore Fellowship was created to foster and expand genealogical and historical knowledge related to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Established in honor of the late Ashby Morton Larmore to honor Mr. Larmore’s dedication to continual learning through primary source study, the fellowship seeks to support scholarly research using primary sources in the collections of MCHC’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library and other field resources.

Applications are now welcome for the 2022/2023 Fellowship year. Applications details belowApply here.

Fellowship Overview

The Ashby M. Larmore Fellowship welcomes applications pertaining to Maryland’s Eastern Shore-related genealogy and/or other historical topics exploring the people, events, sites, and/or objects of Maryland’s Eastern Shore communities and their interactions with the Chesapeake Bay before America’s entry into World War II (1941).

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the study of ways and customs of people, archaeological findings, agriculture and waterways, patterns in immigration, religious groups, law, medicine, military, early trades and professions, art, music, literature, and more relating to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Applications should demonstrate a strong tie between the proposed research project, the focus of the fellowship, and the Library’s collections. Fellows are also encouraged to conduct research using primary sources at outside organizations.

Fellowship terms: One fellowship will be awarded for the academic year. Applications are due March 1, 2022, and awards will be offered by May 1, 2022. The maximum term of the fellowship ranges from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023. Research may be broken up in shorter visits over that year. Applicants with a minimum of 10 days planned research will be considered.

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS

Fellows receive:

  • A $1,250 stipend.
  • A one-year joint membership to the Maryland Genealogical Society and the Maryland Center for History and Culture.
  • Individualized research support and support toward publication opportunities.

FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

As part of the fellowship, recipients must:

  • Submit a one- to two-page report with an annotated bibliography at the conclusion of the residency.
  • Contribute a post about their research to MCHC’s underbelly blog.
  • Provide a public talk discussing his/her findings and research process at MCHC.
  • Fellows are encouraged to submit an article for possible publication to our peer-reviewed Maryland Historical Magazine and/or to the Maryland Genealogical Society’s peer-reviewed journal, [http://:%20https//www.mdgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=14]Maryland Genealogical Society Journal.
  • Appropriately credit the Ashby M. Larmore Fellowship and the MCHC in any publications relating to the fellow’s research conducted as part of the fellowship.

REVIEW PROCESS

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of internal and external reviewers, including librarians and scholars familiar with MCHC collections. Reviewers will assess applications’ fit with the scope and focus of the Ashy M. Larmore Fellowship, the soundness of research proposals, and the ways in which proposals integrate with MCHC collections and field resources.

After the initial review stage, selected candidates will be asked to participate in an online interview.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted through our online application system (account creation required). Applications may be saved and returned to before submitting. Apply here.

To apply, candidates should prepare:

  • A short (300 words or less) abstract about the intended research project.
  • A list of collections of interest in the H. Furlong Baldwin Library that may be useful to the research project. Take time to search the Library catalog and finding aids, and be specific with collection names and numbers, when possible.
  • A CV or resume.
  • A more in-depth (between 1,500 and 2,500 words) summary of the intended research, how the research ties into the focus of the Ashby M. Larmore Fellowship, and how collections at the MCHC’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library will support the research.
  • A writing sample between 2,000 and 4,000 words that demonstrates the applicant’s writing, research, and analytical skills.
  • Contact information for two individuals familiar with the applicant’s scholarly work.

Please note: Prior to the beginning of the fellowship, accepted fellows are subject to a background check.Contact Info: 

If you have questions about the Ashby M. Larmore Fellowship, please contact Ms. Catherine Mayfield, France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library, at cmayfield@mdhistory.org.

Contact Email: cmayfield@mdhistory.org

URL: https://www.mdhistory.org/the-ashby-m-larmore-fellowship-program/

McCullough Research Fellowship


Marietta College’s Bank of America/David and Rosalee McCullough Research Fellowship encourages the scholarly use of special collections at the Legacy Library by providing support for travel, lodging, and food at Marietta, Ohio. 

During their two- or four-week residency, fellows will conduct research in the Legacy Library’s Special Collections, present an informal public lecture on their research, and meet with students once or twice in class to engage in discussion. The research and student engagement portions of the residency may take place at different times, though the student engagement portion should occur during a fall or spring semester.

Fellows receive a $500 stipend for a 2-week residency or $1,000 stipend for a 4-week residency, as well as free accommodation in a college-owned apartment and access to on-campus dining facilities for the duration of the residency.

The Special Collections at Legacy Library document the history and culture of the Ohio Valley. The collections located at Legacy Library are centered on the era of the New Nation and the early settlement of Ohio and the Northwest Territory but they are also rich in the history of Ohio, the Mid-Ohio Valley, and the Midwest.

Application deadlines are February 15 and October 15.   


 Contact Info: 

Dr. Douglas Anderson
Director, Legacy Library
Marietta College
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Contact Email: McCulloughFellowship@marietta.edu

URL: https://library.marietta.edu/mcculloughfellowship