Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics, The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, USA

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About the fellowship

The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2017 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. We invite faculty members, research scholars, and advanced graduate students (must be eligible to work in the United States) with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies to apply for this post-graduate opportunity. The fellowship recipient will receive an award of $6,500 for a summer or sabbatical residency of approximately six weeks to use the unique resources available from the College and the Cornell University Library system in pursuit of scholarly research in the history of Home Economics and its impact on American society. 

Relevant historical subject areas may include, but are not limited to: the role of women in the family and society, the history of women in higher education, the history of food, nutrition, housing, consumer economics, the family, child development, design, clothing and textiles among other key topics in American social history. We welcome applications in which the historical subject area may inform the investigation of contemporary societal issues. 

At the conclusion of the residency the fellowship recipient will provide a final report to the dean, including a bibliography of research pursued, and preservation recommendations for pertinent library and archival holdings. In addition, the recipient will be invited to give a public presentation on their research at a later date. Research projects should be intended for publication.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2017.

Application 

Applicant must submit the following documents:

  • A cover sheet indicating your Name, Address, E-Mail, Phone and FAX, Organization / University, Research Title, Research Abstract. 
  • A 3-5 page proposal of the research planned. Specify both published and manuscript materials to be used from the Cornell University Library holdings.

A vita

  • A writing sample or previous publication
  • Three letters of recommendation sent separately by those referring you.

Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 and the Decisions will be made by the end of March. 

Electronic submission of all materials saved in a single pdf file, except reference letters, is preferred. 

Send to the Human Ecology Dean's Office at clm37@cornell.edu

Phone (607) 255-2138; Fax (607) 255-3794

At the conclusion of the residency the fellowship recipient will provide a final report to the dean, including a bibliography of research pursued, and preservation recommendations for pertinent library and archival holdings. In addition, the recipient will be invited to give a public presentation on their research at a later date.  Research projects should be intended for publication. Preference will be given to scholars in more advanced stages of a research project, but younger scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants need not be residents of New York State, but must be eligible to work in the United States. 

There is no special application form and this notice provides all the essential information needed to apply. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult: 

  • Eileen Keating, College of Human Ecology Archivist, (607) 255-3530, eek2@cornell.edu 
  • Evan Earle, University Archivist, (607) 255-3530, efe4@cornell.edu 
  • Elaine Engst, University Archivist Emerita (607) 255-3530, ee11@cornell.edu

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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