Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections Gest Fellowship 2017, USA

Publish Date: Dec 23, 2016

Deadline: Feb 03, 2017

Gest Fellowship 2017

Each year Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections offers up to three month-long $2,000 fellowships for researchers to use our unique materials. All projects should include religion as a focus; in the spirit of Margaret Gest's vision, projects should be interdisciplinary and cross-cultural.

Projects engaging with any religion, religious community, or historical religious practices will be considered. We hope that materials created through these fellowships advance scholarship and engage with our collections in unique and creative ways. Fellowships are open to scholars at any stage in their careers. 

Research funded by the 2017 application cycle may be conducted from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.

How to Apply

Submit the following materials, which must be received electronically by February 3, 2017:

  • A three to five page statement of research goals, including what progress has been made on your research project to date; a statement of how this project will benefit the scholarly community with which it intersects, an assessment of how Haverford’s materials can further its progress and what particular materials at Haverford you wish to use, and an estimate of when the project is expected to be completed.
  • A current vita or resume.
  • A writing sample.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with both the field in which the applicant proposes to work, and with the applicant’s work. (Reference letters must also be received by the February 3 deadline). Please also include their names and contact information in the application materials.
  • Permanent and any temporary addresses and phone numbers.

Materials should be sent electronically to Sarah Horowitz at shorowitz@haverford.edu.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the applicability of Haverford's collections to the project.
  • Probability that the project will result in a product that will advance scholarship.
  • Evidence of the applicant’s prior familiarity with and effective use of similar collections.

Successful applicants might pursue research in the J. Rendel Harris collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts, examine personal accounts of religious practice through letters and diaries, explore Quaker faith and practice, compare different versions of the Bible from our collection of American Bibles, or study missions and missionaries, among many other topics.

Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2017 of the results of the application process.


Please feel free to contact Sarah Horowitz with your questions:
email: shorowitz@haverford.edu
phone: 610-896-2948

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