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Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship

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 Library 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. Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collections online prior to submitting an application.

The 2018-2019 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. The two-month writing term will be during the summer following the research term (June- August). The Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Library 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 At least one substantial sample of the candidate’s writing (published or unpublished) or other past work.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 JCB that will be useful to the project.

For further information and to apply see https://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/fellowships/description-fellowship-program

Deadline: 15 March, 2019.

S. Ernest Sprott Fellowship

Applications are now open for the S. Ernest Sprott Fellowship, an outstanding international opportunity for early career scholars. The Fellowship is open to young scholars under 45 years of age. Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding record of scholarship and outline a program of study that will lead to a book relating to English literature of the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries.

The Fellowship is worth approximately $35,000, and is available for Australian scholars (not students) intending to study outside of Australia, leading to publishing a book relating to dramatic or non-dramatic English literature of the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries.

Applications close 29 April 2019.

For further information and to apply, see https://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/s.-ernest-sprott-fellowship

Grants and awards: Australian Academy of the Humanities

Nominations for Australian Academy of the Humanities grants and awards will open on Thursday 28 February 2019.

This year, in celebrating the 50th anniversary, Academy will be offering the Humanities Travelling Fellowships, the David Philips Travelling Fellowship, the Publication Subsidy Scheme, the McCredie Musicological Award and the Crawford Medal. Stay tuned for the announcement of a new Award that honours the remarkable service to the Academy and contribution to Australian life of Professor John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA.

Details of all the grants and awards are available on the Australian Academy of the Humanities website.

Folger Institute Short-term Fellowships

The application deadline for 2019-2020 Short-term Fellowships with the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C. is fast approaching, with applications due 1 March, 2019.

Each year, the Folger awards approximately forty-five short-term fellowships. Fellowships support scholars in residence for one to three months at US$2,500 per month for up to US$7,500.

The Folger supports research on all aspects of British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, theatrical, and social history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, and on British and American performance and theatre studies from the fifteenth century through to the present day. In addition to its well-known Shakespeare collections, other highlights of the Folger’s holdings include: a nineteenth-century costume collection; seventeenth-century French political pamphlets; early modern works on political philosophy; rare books and manuscripts on the “new worlds” of the early Americas; eighteenth-century lampoons and satires; an early modern manuscript recipe collection; twentieth-century promptbooks and theatre ephemera; and rare books and manuscripts on the early modern histories of science, technology, and medicine.

Fellowships fund a range of projects. Folger fellows join together to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of scholars, who come from different fields but who share cognate interests in literature and history, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics. We welcome applications from artists, archivists, curators, independent scholars, and librarians, as well as faculty of any status, as long as they hold the terminal degree in their field.

For further information and to apply, see https://www.folger.edu/fellowships

Deadline for Short-term Fellowships is 1 March, 2019.

Postdoctoral fellowships, Society of Renaissance Studies

The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support research in all aspects of Renaissance studies. There will be two Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded in the academic year 2019-20, each worth £9500.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be graduates of British or Irish universities, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship.
  • Applicants must either already have been awarded their PhD (from a British or Irish university) no more than five years before 1 October 2019, or have been provisionally awarded their PhD by 31 May 2019, subject to no more than minor corrections. (These corrections must be due to be completed and accepted by the awarding university no later than 1 October 2019, and applicants applying before their PhD has been passed will need to provide evidence of the status of their PhD when applying).
  • In normal circumstances, such Fellowships should not be held in conjunction with a postdoctoral or academic teaching post which is for more than 60% of a full-time post.

Conditions

  • The period of tenure is twelve months from 1 October 2019.
  • Fellows are required to become members of the SRS and will be invited to attend meetings of the Society’s Council.
  • Fellows will be asked to present their findings at the end of the period of award, and to submit a written report for publication in the Society’s Bulletin
  • Fellows must name the Society for Renaissance Studies in their affiliation in any publications and conference papers presenting the research.
  • There are no specific residence requirements for successful applicants taking up a Fellowship.

Applicants should submit a single document by 30 April 2019, giving, in this order:

  • Name and contact details (name, address, email address, telephone number).
  • Project description (covering the research questions, existing debate in the areas, and how the applicant proposes to change this by their research). Maximum 1000 words.
  • A CV (including a brief account of their research to date, publication list, and a statement of their proposed means of financial support during the year of the Fellowship). Maximum 1000 words.
  • Name and contact details (including up-to-date email addresses) of two referees. The Fellowships committee will ask referees to provide references by no later than 31 May 2019. Applicants should ensure that their referees have submitted their references by this date.
  • Proof of the status of the PhD, where not yet awarded, should be submitted as a separate document, where relevant.

History of Medicine travel grants

The History of Medicine Collections at Duke University, North Carolina offers research grants of up to US$1,500 to researchers whose work would benefit from access to the historical medical collections at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Applications are open to:

  • Faculty, graduate or undergraduate students and independent scholars with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the History of Medicine Collections.
  • Writers, creative and performing artists, film makers and journalists are welcome to apply.
  • All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC, and may not be current Duke students or employees.

Applications close 31 January, 2019. Grants must be used between April 2019 and June 2020.

For more information and to apply, see https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/history-of-medicine/grants

Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellowships in British art or architectural history

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a variety of Fellowships (for individuals) and Grants (for institutions and individuals) twice a year in a strictly timetabled schedule.

Applications are now open for six-month full-time Postdoctoral Fellowships, offered to enable the Fellow to transform doctoral research in the field of British art or architectural history into publishable form, such as a book, series of articles or exhibition catalogue. Alternatively, the fellowship may support new research arising out of a successfully submitted doctoral dissertation where that research may lead readily to publication.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are for the academic year 2019/2020 and may be taken between September 2019 and September 2020. Fellowships cannot be deferred to later academic years nor can they run concurrently with a Fellowship awarded by another institution

Postdoctoral Fellowships are of £10,000. Fellowship funds are offered either as a grant to the Fellow (if an independent scholar) or to their university or institution to fund replacement teaching or staff costs.

Applications close on 31 January, 2019. For further information, terms & conditions, and to apply, see https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/fellowships-and-grants/opportunities/postdoctoral-fellowships/season/spring-2018



Short-term Fellowships, The Medici Archive Project Florence

Six Short-term Fellowships at The Medici Archive Project are offered for the period April 1 – December 3, 2019. The application deadline is 1 March 2019.

Four Short-term Fellowships in Honor of Eva Schler:

Thanks to the generous gift from Joan A. McClure and Michael L. Schler, in honor of Michael’s late mother Eva Schler, the Medici Archive Project is offering four short-term fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students of any nationality working on any field related to early modern Italy (preferably with a specific emphasis on Tuscany or Medici history). Special preference will be given to scholars working on any topic related to early modern Jewish women.

This scholarly residence will be of considerable benefit in helping students to gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence to continue independent academic research in their academic specialization. While undertaking research on primary sources in Florence, fellows will benefit from the supervision of the MAP Staff as well as from academics drawn from a variety of disciplines, who are experts in archival research, paleography, and digital humanities.

Each fellowship will last for an uninterrupted period of three months, taking place at any point between 1 April 2019 and 31 July 2019 (SPRING/SUMMER SEMESTER) and 1 September and 31 December 2019 (FALL/WINTER SEMESTER).

There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to education@medici.org, the following documents in a collated PDF by 1 March 2019:

1) A cover letter in English, stating the proposed dates which the fellow will be in residence at MAP’s headquarters at Palazzo Alberti.

2) A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.

3) A curriculum vitae.

4) The name and email address of a scholar in the field, preferably the candidate’s supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications and the merits of the research proposal (please do not include letters of recommendation with the application).

The fellowships are open to candidates of any nationality.

The fellowship stipend is US $6,000.

To apply for these fellowships, the following material should be sent electronically to Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org). Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.).

All materials must be submitted in English. For further information, contact Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org).

Two Short-term Samuel H. Kress Fellowships:

Thanks to the continued support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is offering two fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students to undertake specialized archival research on-site at the Archivio di Stato as well as other archival collections housed in Florence and across Tuscany.

These fellowships are especially aimed to provide graduate students in art and architectural history with the opportunity to examine original source materials, receive scholarly guidance from MAP Staff, present their findings at MAP-sponsored conferences and workshops, and enroll in MAP’s Paleography and Archival Studies Seminar.

Students may apply for either the 2019 SPRING/SUMMER semester or the 2019 FALL/WINTER semester.The Spring/Summer Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,500, must take place within the period extending from 1 April to 31 July 2019.
The Fall/Winter Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,500, must take place within the period 1 September to 31 December 2019. Eligible candidates must either have American citizenship or be enrolled in graduate programs at universities in the United States.

There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to education@medici.org, the following documents in a single PDF by 1 March 2019:

1) A cover letter, stating which fellowship is sought, either “Spring/Summer” OR “Fall/Winter” and the proposed dates which the fellow will be in residence at MAP’s headquarters at Palazzo Alberti.

2) A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.

3) A curriculum vitae.

4) The name and email address of a scholar in the field, preferably the candidate’s supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications and the merits of research proposal (please do not include letters of recommendation with the application).

To apply for these fellowships, the following material should be sent electronically to Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org). Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.).

All materials must be submitted in English. For further information, contact Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org).

Call for applications: Beinecke Fellowship Program

The Beinecke Library (Yale Unviersity) offers fellowships to support research in a wide range of fields, from literary and cultural studies to the history of science, music, theater, and art; the history of the book, of photography, graphic design, and architecture; as well as social, intellectual, and political history.

The collections are particularly strong in Medieval, Renaissance, and eighteenth-century Europe; American literature; Western Americana; nineteenth-century imperialism; African American culture; British literature; gay, lesbian, and transgender studies; transatlantic Modernism; postwar counterculture; contemporary American poetry.

Applications are currently open for Visiting Research Scholar Fellowships. For further information and to apply, see https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/programs-events/fellowship-program/visiting-postdoctoral-scholar-fellowships

Deadline: 15 December 2018

The Beinecke Fellowship Program has a strong track record of supporting scholars who have published significant contributions in their fields, and it also helps sustain the atmosphere of scholarly exploration and convivial intellectual exchange for which the Library is known. Beinecke Fellows at all levels are encouraged to take part in the life of this community while taking advantage of one of the richest and fastest growing collections of rare books and manuscripts of its kind in the world.

Medieval Academy of America Travel Grants

The Medieval Academy of America provides travel grants to help Academy members who hold doctorates but are not in full-time faculty positions, or are contingent faculty without access to institutional funding, attend conferences to present their work.

Deadline 1 November 2018 for meetings to be held between 16 February and 31 August 2019. For more information and to apply, see https://www.medievalacademy.org/page/Travel_Grants