New York University's Tamiment Library announces the Center for the United States and the Cold War fellowships and travel grants for 2016-2017. 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 at least three travel grants.
The fellowship program honors the late Agnese Nelms Haury, of Tucson, Arizona, whose insightful generosity created and sustains the Center for the United States and the Cold War, whose purposes she believed in passionately. The program will select one Agnese N. Haury Post-Doctoral Scholar and one Agnese N. Haury Dissertation Scholar. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who will have received the Ph.D. by August 31, 2016. The stipend for the one-year post-doctoral fellow is $64,000.
Applicants for the dissertation fellowship must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years. The dissertation fellow will receive a stipend of $30,000 for a nine-month academic year.
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. This year there will be at least three travel grants.
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.
All fellowship applicants should submit a 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, 2016 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.
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