Thursday, August 14, 2008

Research Fellowships, Dissertation Fellowships in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History invites applications for short-term fellowships in several categories: Research Fellowships for post-doctoral scholars at every faculty rank, Dissertation Fellowships for doctoral candidates who have begun dissertation reading and writing, and Research Fellowships for journalists and independent scholars. The Gilder Lehrman Fellowships support work in one of five archives: The Gilder Lehrman Collection consists of letters and diaries, maps, pamphlets, sketchbooks, printed books, photographs, and other materials. The Library of the New-York Historical Society which contains vast manuscript and printed book collections covering four centuries. The Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library is strong in every area of American history and contains both printed books and documents. The New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library's holdings are strong in every period of American history in both manuscripts and printed books. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the premier archives of African-American history, art, and culture, the Center's archives contain extensive materials on the history of slavery and abolition, the African diaspora, religion, African- American culture, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Deadlines vary.

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