Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Library Fellowship 2018, USA

Publish Date: Sep 26, 2017

Deadline: Mar 15, 2018

Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Library Fellowship

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the John Carter Brown Library invite applications for the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellowship, a unique research and writing fellowship. The deadline for applications for the 2018-2019 fellowship is March 15, 2018.

The Hodson Trust - John Carter Brown Library Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history.  Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collections online prior to submitting an application.

The fellowship award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges. The research is conducted at the John Carter Brown Library on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The two-month writing period of the fellowship will be at the Starr Center at Washington College in Chestertown during the summer following the research term.

Questions may be directed to Patrick Nugent, Starr Center Deputy Director at pnugent2@washcoll.edu.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2018. Applications must be submitted  via email in a single pdf document to applications_starrcenter@washcoll.edu

All email correspondence must include applicant’s full name in the subject line.

Applications Should Include the Following

  1. A cover letter.
  2. The applicant’s curriculum vitae, including a list of past publications or other relevant projects, as well as the names and telephone numbers of at least three references.
  3. At least one substantial sample of the candidate’s writing (published or unpublished) or other past work.
  4. A brief narrative description of the work-in-progress, its potential contributions to history, literature, the arts, or our understanding of the present, and the candidate’s plan for his or her fellowship terms in Providence and Chestertown. 

Candidates are encouraged to consult the John Carter Brown Library’s collectionsonline prior to submitting an application. Special consideration will be given to proposals discussing specific resources at the JCB that will be useful to the project.

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