Agnese N. Haury fellowships and travel grants for 2017-2018
New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War announces the Agnese N. Haury fellowships and travel grants for 2017-2018. The Center for the United States and the Cold War at NYU's Tamiment Library supports research on the Cold War, especially on the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We will be offering a dissertation fellowship, a post-doctoral fellowship and several travel grants to scholars who are interested in using Tamiment's holdings to further their research.
The fellowship program honors the late Agnese Nelms Haury, whose insightful generosity created and sustains the Center for the United States and the Cold War, whose purposes she believed in passionately. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2017. The post-doctoral fellow/s will receive either a stipend of $32,000 for one semester or $64,000 for a nine-month academic year.
Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years of the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. The dissertation fellow/s will receive either a stipend of $15,000 for one semester or $30,000 for a nine-month academic year.
Haury Fellows will be expected to regularly participate in the Center's Cold War Seminar series and lead a session where he/she will present their research to the Tamiment community. Applicants who are not selected for one of the Haury fellowships will be automatically considered for a travel grant that will support a shorter stay at Tamiment.
The Center's Agnese N. Haury travel grants range from $500 to $3,000, depending on need, to support research in the holdings of the Tamiment Library. Research trips may last any length of time, however only scholars outside the New York metropolitan area will be considered. If selected, travel grant recipients must use their funds between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
The post-doctoral, dissertation, and travel grant recipients are selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications and the scholarly significance of the project to the Center's mission to support research on the Cold War. Preference will be given to those projects that rely heavily on Tamiment's collections on the Left, the labor movement, or the Alger Hiss case and the politics of the early Cold War.
All fellowship applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a short project description (5 pages maximum), three letters of recommendation from professional references and a short statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project. Applicants for the travel grants should send a curriculum vitae, a short project description (3 pages maximum), one letter of professional reference, a travel budget and a short statement regarding the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project.
Please submit all materials by March 31, 2017 to Timothy V Johnson, Tamiment Library Director and Co-Director, Center for the United States and the Cold War at ColdWarCenter@nyu.edu. When submitting a dissertation or post-doctoral fellowship application, please use the following format in the subject line: Cold War Center Fellowship Application LAST NAME. For travel grants, please use the subject line Cold War Center Travel Application LAST NAME.
About the Center
New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War is a community of scholars, students, activists, and concerned citizens working on projects relating to the Cold War. We are exploring the geopolitical and ideological conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union in ways that connect international relations, including the struggle for decolonialization, to politics, economics, culture, and society. Based in the Tamiment Library, one of the United States’ most important special collection documenting the history of radical politics and labor in the United States, the Center’s mission is to reassess the standard Cold War narrative by situating it within the wider context of the struggle for social and political change whose origins go back well before World War II. All aspects of the Cold War are part of our project.
The Center for the United States and the Cold War awards travel grants, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships for projects using the Tamiment Library’s collections. It sponsors a seminar for scholarly work in progress, and organizes occasional conferences, lectures, book talks, and film screenings. It is currently working with Cengage Learning/Primary Source Media to publish the papers of Alger Hiss.
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