THE THOMAS K. MCCRAW FELLOWSHIP IN U.S. BUSINESS HISTORY
The business history group awards four different fellowships and grants. The Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Business History has been given annually since 1949. The recipient spends a year in residence working on his or her research project and participating in the School’s various activities in business history. Many scholars who now rank among the world’s leading business historians have held this fellowship. Since 1991, the Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships have been offered to enable graduate students in history or related disciplines to come to Harvard—and Harvard students to go elsewhere—for research in business or economic history. The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar Program in Business History was established in 2005 to allow established scholars based outside the United States to spend several months at Harvard Business School. The newest fellowship is the Thomas K. McCraw Fellowship in U.S. Business History, which was established in 2008.
This award honors the work and contributions of Thomas K. McCraw (1940-2012), who was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School. The fellowship enables established scholars from around the world whose primary interest is the business and economic history of the United States to spend time in residence at Harvard Business School. The main activities of the Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will be to conduct research in the archives of Baker Library or in other Boston-area libraries, present his or her work at a seminar, and interact with HBS faculty.
The Thomas K. McCraw Fellow will receive a stipend of $7,000 to cover travel and living expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence for a minimum of two months. Recipients of the fellowship will receive work space, an e-mail account, a phone, a computer, an ID card, and access to the University’s libraries and to the HBS Intranet for the duration of the appointment.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and a two- to three-page research proposal to Walter A. Friedman via e-mail at email@example.com. Applications for the fellowship should arrive no later than October 15, 2018. The applicant should also arrange for two letters of reference, sent directly by the recommender, to arrive at the above email address by October 15. The fellow will be announced by the beginning of December.
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