Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Fellowships 2022-23

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for its 2022-2023 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. We welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of historical slavery, contemporary forced labor, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines, both established and younger scholars, are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants MUST have received the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of their appointment. This is a residential fellowship and fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in residence at Yale. The residency requirement is contingent on current public health policies implemented by Yale University, the State of Connecticut, and the fellows’ home institutions. Fellows will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the GLC and the larger Yale community, and to acknowledge the support of the GLC and the MacMillan Center in publications and lectures that stem from research conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer one public presentation during their tenure at Yale and to record an audio interview for a podcast.

For academic year 2022-2023, we are offering two categories of fellowships:

  • One-semester (4 months) research fellowships; and
  • The Argiro Fellowship for the Study of Modern Slavery (a 10-month teaching and research fellowship).

For further information and instructions how to apply, visit: https://glc.yale.edu/Fellowships

Highest priority is given to applications that are fully complete by April 1, 2022.

For additional information, please contact:

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

The MacMillan Center at Yale University

PO Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520-8206

Email: gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu

Website:              https://glc.yale.edu/Fellowships

GHI Washington Fellowships in Latin American History

The German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is now accepting applications for its 2022–2023  fellowship program in the field of Latin American History at its Pacific Office in Berkeley. Eligible are doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars from Europe, and the Americas who pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources principally located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are particularly interested in research projects in the following fields: Latin American history; Pan American history, and the history of European-Latin American relations.

The proposed research projects should make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of three to four months.

The fellows will be based at the Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, which is located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The central responsibility of the Pacific Office is to foster international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars and help researchers take better advantage of the rich research opportunities on the West Coast. Fellows will benefit from an interdisciplinary scholarly community on the Berkeley campus as well as the Bay Area’s excellent research infrastructure. They will contribute to the intellectual life at the Berkeley office, learn from (and support) other researchers in residence.

The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America, Asia, and Europe. While the GHI  will consider applications by exceptional doctoral students, it will prioritize postdoc (“second book”) projects. The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition, or the revision of manuscripts. The monthly stipend is €2,000 for doctoral students and €3,600 for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive travel assistance for their round-trip airfare to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Applicants should be based at (or recent graduates of) a university or research institute in Europe or the Americas.
  • For doctoral students, ABD status will be required before starting the fellowship.
  • For postdoctoral scholars, the preference is for projects that are designed for a “second book” (Habilitation or equivalent).
  • The proposed project should require primary research in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Apply online: Please upload the following materials combined into a single PDF to our online application portal by May 1, 2022:

  • A brief cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts
  • Project description (no more than 2,000 words; please include a word count at the end of your project description)
  • Research schedule for the fellowship indicating which semester (Fall or Spring) you would like to take the fellowship
  • At least one letter of reference (sent separately to fellowships@ghi-dc.org)

Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Applicants will be notified about the outcome approximately two months after the deadline.

Contact Info: Heike FriedmanContact

Email: fellowships@ghi-dc.org

URL: https://www.ghi-dc.org/programs/research-fellowships-in-latin-american-history

2022 Beveridge Fellowships

The Friends of Fairsted are pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship. You can find more information here on the 2022 Fellowship Call for Entries, including directions on how to apply and the online application portal. Applications are due April 30, 2022, with notification to applicants on June 1, 2022.

Named in honor of the eminent Olmsted scholar and Series Editor of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, the Beveridge Fellowship seeks to connect students and professionals engaged in art or architectural history, landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, American studies, or related disciplines with the archival collections (Olmsted Archives) of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

The Fellowship is intended to encourage the use of these archives and foster the continued development of Olmsted scholarship. Awardees will be selected based on the originality of their proposed project, its applicability to this year’s fellowship theme, and the extent to which proposed research utilizes the range of resources in the Olmsted Archives.  The Fellowship consists of a stipend (up to $3,000) and there may be more than one award in a given year. 

Contact Email: fellowship@friendsoffairsted.org

URL: https://friendsoffairsted.org/fellowship/call-for-entries/

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