Fellowships at the New York Historical Society


The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. Visit nyhistory.org/library/fellowships for instructions and application checklists for each fellowship. The application deadline for all fellowships is January 8, 2018.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Women’s History

The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s and public history. This unique part-time fellowship introduces young scholars to work outside the academy in public history and may not directly correspond with their dissertation research. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Fellows will be in residence part time at the New-York Historical Society for one academic year, between September 5, 2018 and June 29, 2019, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.


National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

One fellowship for the length of a single academic year is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the sake of research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. This fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019.


Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships

Offered jointly with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their PhD in History or American Studies before the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows will teach one course per semester at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellows carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019.


Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship will be awarded to an early-career scholar. Research projects should expand public understanding of New York State history and should include research based on the collections and resources of the New-York Historical Society. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will last through June 29, 2019.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned their PhD in between 2013 and 2015. Research projects should be based in some way on the collections and resources of the N-YHS. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will last through June 29, 2019.


Short-Term Fellowships

New-York Historical Society awards a variety of short-term fellowships to enable researchers to conduct research on site for two-to-four week periods.  Each award brings with it a stipend of $2,000.  The fellowship period runs from July 1, 2018 through June 29, 2019.  Applicants should apply simply for a short-term fellowship. The N-YHS will decide which fellowship to award a successful applicant based on the particular proposal.

Appel Fellowship (unrestricted)
Richard H. Brown Fellowship (Revolutionary War era, especially as it relates to New York)

Society of Daughters of Holland Dames (The Dutch in New York, 17th to the 20th centuries)
Pam and Scott Schafler Fellowship (Colonial and Revolutionary periods)
Sid Lapidus Fellowship (18th – century American History)
Pine Tree Foundation Fellowship (unrestricted but with a preference for culinary history)
Patricia and John Klingenstein Fellowships (unrestricted)
Causeries du Lundi , 1880 Fellowship (Women’s History)
​Leo J. Hershkowitz Fellowship (New York History)

Graduate Student Archival Research Assistant A&H


 Graduate Student Archival Research Assistant in the School of Arts and Humanities

Application deadline:  June 5, 2017

Experience:  Preference will be given to applicants with some experience in the following areas:  serving in art gallery or museum institutions; cataloguing and archiving images and data; capturing and editing digital photographic images; and/or in handling or creating works of art.

Requirement:  Student must be enrolled in the doctoral program of the School of Arts and Humanities for Fall 2017

Submit:  Curriculum vitae, cover letter outlining past experience relating to the position, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts that document prior coursework in photography, art history, studio art, or related fields.

Send to: Marilyn Waligore, Professor, Arts and Humanities, waligore@ utdallas.edu

 Graduate Student Archival Research Assistant                 annually          $30,000  with health benefits  (half-time appointment : $15,000)

A graduate student assistant is proposed to serve in a half-time appointment in the role of archivist and exhibition preparator. With the adoption of a cataloguing system, the assistant will identify the images and carefully store them while creating a database to collect both image and text information corresponding to each of the prints.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Serve as liaison with donor, faculty, staff and graduate students engaging in research in conjunction with annual exhibitions and artist visits.
  • Organize the collection in terms of individually identifying each print and labeling it for storage.
  • Devise a system to confirm the location of each image in storage and on display.
  • Prepare works for exhibition in terms of matting and framing.
  • Establish a database for images with corresponding information verified and entered.
  • Photograph all the works in the collection (front and back) and place them in the database.
  • Provide assistance with the brochure/catalogue preparation in terms of contacting artists for permission to reproduce their work and preparing images for reproduction.
  • Provide assistance with the exhibition installation.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Supervise a work-study student assistant.

Call for Applications: R.D. Mullen Fellowships

Named for the founder of our journal, Richard “Dale” Mullen (1915-1998), the Mullen fellowships are awarded by Science Fiction Studies to support for archival research in science fiction. Starting with the 2017 competition, we have four categories of awards:

  1. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Amount: Up to $3000

Number: 1 award is available each year

Qualifications: Candidates must have received their PhD degree 2 years or less from the date of applying. Also eligible are those who have essentially completed but not yet defended the dissertation. Applicants who hold (or are contracted to begin) a tenure-track position are not eligible. The relation between the new research and the topic of the dissertation should be clarified in the proposal. The Committee understands that the two are likely to be related, but the additional research needed for the post-doctoral project should be explained.

  1. PhD Research Fellowship

Amount: Up to $1500

Number: 2 awards are available each year

Qualifications: Research must be in support of a dissertation topic that requires archival research. The proposal should make it clear that applicants have familiarized themselves in some detail with the resources available at the library or archive they propose to use. Projects with an overall sf emphasis, other things being equal, will receive priority over projects with a more tangential relationship to the field.

  1. MA Thesis Research Fellowship

Amount: Up to $1000

Number: 2 awards are available each year

Qualifications: For students in an MA program in a humanities department that does not award the PhD, in support of MA thesis research. (Non-thesis-track MA students are not eligible.) The award is for travel in support of archival research on the MA thesis topic; the proposal should specify which materials are unique to the archive and/or essential to the project. This is not an award in support of conference travel. Among the two letters of recommendation, one must be from the MA thesis adviser, confirming that the thesis proposal has been accepted and the committee formed.

  1. Collaborative Undergraduate Research Award

Amount: Up to $250

Number: 2 awards are available each year

Qualifications: For upper-division students (most likely senior majors in English or related humanities fields) to conduct archival research and write a term paper. This award can cover local travel to archives as well as funding for such expenses as copying. A faculty mentor (who will co-sign the proposal) will guide the student through the proposal process, the research process, and evaluate the subsequent paper. The work could be done as additional to regular upper-division class or in the context of a tutorial, Directed Independent Study, or BA thesis. The final report would be dual, chiefly written by the student but with a brief final statement by the faculty mentor describing the outcome.

Application Process

All projects must centrally investigate science fiction, of any nation, culture, medium or era.  Applications may propose research in—but need not limit themselves to—specialized sf archives such as the Eaton Collection at UC Riverside, the Maison d’Ailleurs in Switzerland, the Judith Merril Collection in Toronto, or the SF Foundation Collection in Liverpool. Proposals for work in general archives with relevant sf holdings—authors’ papers, for example—are also welcome. For possible research locations, applicants may wish to consult the partial list of sf archives compiled in SFS 37.2 (July 2010): 161-90. This list is also available online at: <http://sfanthology.site.wesleyan.edu/files/2010/08/WASF-Teachers-Guide-2Archives.pdf>.

Applications should be written in English and should describe the proposed research and clarify the centrality of science fiction to the project’s overall design. They should show knowledge of the specific holdings and strengths of the archive in which the proposed research will be conducted and provide a work plan and budget. Candidates should explain why research in this particular archive is crucial to the proposed project. Students who receive awards must acknowledge the support provided by SFS’s Mullen Fellowship program in any completed theses, dissertations or published work that makes use of research supported by this fellowship. After the research is conducted, each awardee shall provide SFS with a 500-word report on the results.

A complete application consists of

  • a cover letter clearly identifying which fellowship or award is sought,
  • a project description (approximately 500 words) with a specific plan of work,
  • an updated curriculum vitae,
  • an itemized budget, and
  • two letters of reference, including one from the faculty supervisor (a letter of collaborative support from a faculty member is required for the undergraduate awards).

Successful candidates will be reimbursed for expenses incurred conducting research, up to the amount of the award, once they complete the research and submit relevant receipts.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the chair of the evaluation committee, Sherryl Vint, at sherryl.vint@gmail.com.  Applications are due April 3, 2017 and awards will be announced in early May. The selection committee for 2017-2018 consists of John Reider and Lisa Yaszek (SFS Advisory Board members) and Carol McGuirk and Sherryl Vint, SFS editors.

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Postdoc at OU – Study of Human Flourishing


Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing

The University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma, Norman OK. Three nine-month non-renewable Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning fall 2017. These positions will be associated with the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, a major initiative on virtue and flourishing funded in part by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation (see www.ou.edu/flourish). Significant research focus must be on issues related to character, virtue, or flourishing broadly construed. The postdoctoral fellowships are research positions with no teaching responsibilities, intended for early-career researchers interested in advancing their scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. conferred by the start date.  The fellowships will begin on August 16, 2017 and end on May 15, 2018. Those already in temporary or tenure-track positions are welcome to apply to spend a year at the University of Oklahoma. Candidates should send a short cover letter, the names of three references, CV, a writing sample, and a two-page description of the research they will pursue during the fellowship period by email attachment to flourish@ou.edu, or if that is not possible, to The Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, 620 Parrington Oval, #208, Norman, OK 73019. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 12, 2017. The University of Oklahoma is an equal employment opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Max Parish

Manager | Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing
Project Assistant | The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project
Ph.D. Candidate | Department of Philosophy
The University of Oklahoma
(405) 325-8657

Fall 2016 Graduate Travel Grants

Dear A&H Graduate Students:

Thanks to support from Graduate Dean Marion Underwood and A&H Dean Dennis Kratz, the School of Arts & Humanities faculty is able to encourage graduate students to present their scholarly or creative work at professional conferences, symposia, and workshops. To that end, the School will award 6 to -8 travel grants of up to $350 for presentations delivered in the United States during the Fall 2016 semester. These grants take the form of reimbursement for travel expenses.

Graduate students who have applied to participate or have been accepted to participate in a professional conference, symposium, or workshop should submit the attached application by Monday, October 31, 2016. Every graduate student applying for a travel grant must complete a hard copy of the “Travel Authorization Form” available from Lisa Lyles in the Dean’s Suite (JO 4.510). They should then return that form to Ms. Lyles. (NOTE: Please do not complete the indemnification and medical forms unless you are indeed awarded funds.)

Graduate students should also save proof of their expenditures for lodging and conference registration fees. (University regulations generally do not permit reimbursement of airfare.) The Graduate Studies Committee, or GSC, will make its decision giving priority to academic record, seniority in graduate program, relation of presentation to final project (e.g., dissertation, portfolio, or thesis), selectivity of conference, and degree of participation in conference.

Students may receive travel grants only twice in their graduate career.

Please forward any question or concerns about the application process to Associate Dean John Gooch (john.gooch@utdallas.edu).

Please e-mail the completed form as a Word-compatible attachment to john.gooch@utdallas.edu.

Thank you.


John Gooch
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
School of Arts & Humanities

Folger Institute Scholarly Programs – Skills Course Spring 17

A Folger Orientation to Research Methods and Agendas
Late Spring Intensive Skills Course

The best research is inquiry based and allows for serendipity. A scholar needs to sharpen research questions and search skills simultaneously and with sensitivity to the ways questions and sources affect each other. The available evidence may invite a new thesis, require a revised approach, or even suggest a new field of exploration. This intensive week is not designed to advance participants’ individual research projects. Rather, it aims to cultivate a habit of curiosity into primary sources with exercises that engage participants’ research interests. It is offered to help early-stage graduate students develop a set of research-oriented literacies as they explore the Folger’s rich collections. With the guidance of visiting faculty and Folger staff, up to two dozen participants will examine bibliographical tools and their logics, hone their early modern book description skills, and improve their understanding of the cultural and technological histories of texts. Participants will ask reflexive questions about the nature of primary sources, the collections that house them, and the tools whereby one can access them.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., May 8 – 12, 2017.

Apply: January 17, 2017 for admission and grants-in-aid. This skills course is intended for students in the early years of graduate work. In addition to following the general application guidelines, applicants for this course should describe a research question, the motivating reason to look to primary sources to answer this question, and any previous experience with early modern materials. This skills course may be taken for one credit of independent graduate study; if a participant is able to arrange for one graduate credit on the home campus under the direction of an on-campus advisor, the Institute will certify participation.

Abrams Dissertation Research Travel Award

Dear Faculty and Doctoral Students,

In July of 2015, the Dorfman & Kivowitz families made a donation to the School of A&H in recognition of their grandparents, Dorothy and Herman Abrams. Herman Abrams, now deceased, was once a graduate student in Arts & Humanities who earned a master’s degree from our program. The donation not only commemorates his receiving an advanced degree from A&H but also honors his widow, Dorothy, on her 100th birthday.  Last academic year, Ms. Toni Loftin, Ph.D. student under the direction of Dr. Monica Rankin (Associate Professor of Historical Studies), became the first recipient of this award.

This academic year, we will once again award $1,000 to one recipient who will then use this funding for travel associated with his or her dissertation research (e.g., archival research in another location). This money, however, cannot be used for travel to academic conferences. To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. in the School of Arts & Humanities.
  2. Applicants must have advanced to doctoral candidacy.
  3. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or international students.
  4. Applicants must plan to graduate after the Fall 2016 Semester.
  5. Applicants cannot receive more than one award from this program during the academic year.
  6. Recipients must sign a release form, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), allowing UT Dallas to use application material for award purposes.
  7. Applicants must include a detailed budget as an appendix to the application.

Applicants must also provide an endorsement from their dissertation chair. A short e-mail to me from the chairperson expressing his or her support will suffice for this purpose.

Application form

The GSC will begin reviewing applications in early October, and we will announce the recipient on Friday, October 14th. The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Thank you. Please direct any concerns or inquiries directly to me at john.gooch@utdallas.edu.

John Gooch
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Princeton University Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017-2020
Application postmark deadline: September 15, 2016
The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2017-2020 fellowship competition.
Four fellowships will be awarded:
Open Fellowship in any discipline represented in the Society
Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
Fellowship in LGBT Studies
Fellowship in Race and/or Ethnicity Studies
Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching. Please see our website
( http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/ ) for eligibility, fellowship descriptions, application guidelines, and relevant disciplines. Hosted jointly by the Humanities Council and academic departments, Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their research, attend a weekly fellows’ seminar, and teach half time as Lecturers for a term of three years. In each of the first two years, Fellows
typically teach one course each semester. In their third year, Fellows teach only one  course while remaining in residence in Princeton.
The salary for 2017-2018 will be approximately $84,500. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year. Non U.S. citizens may apply. Recipients of doctoral degrees in Education, Jurisprudence, and holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University are not eligible. Candidates may apply only once to the Princeton Society of Fellows’ competition.
Selection is based on scholarly achievement and evidence of unusual promise; range and quality of teaching experience; and potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcomes candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.
A candidate holding the Ph.D. at the time of application must have received the degree after January 1, 2015 . A candidate not yet holding the Ph.D. must have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) at the time of application, and include a letter from the department chair confirming such progress toward degree. Successful candidates must fulfill all requirements for the Ph.D., including filing of the dissertation, by June 15, 2017.
See website for details.
Candidates are asked to submit an online application form and to mail the complete dossier, postmarked by September 15, 2016, to:
Princeton University
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Search Committee
10 Joseph Henry House
Princeton, NJ 08544
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Robert S Nelsen Scholarship

Nominations are now being taken for candidates to receive the Robert Nelsen  Scholarship in Creative Writing. The award is available to any student, presently enrolled on a full or part-time basis and seeking a degree in the School of Arts and Humanities and who has a demonstrated interest or is active in creative writing. The award is competitive and will be made each year. Amounts of the award will vary. Awardees will be selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of Arts and Humanities.

Nominations may be made by any faculty member or students may nominate themselves. The award is based on considerations of both need and merit.

Nominees must complete a form (attached) and submit the form to Dr. John Gooch, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, jcg053000@utdallas.edu, , by July 15. Application forms may be submitted in hard or electronic copy or via FAX, but they must be signed. In future, the dates for nomination deadline will occur earlier in the academic year. Multiple awards may be made in any given year. Notification of awardees will be announced on or before the commencement of the Fall 2016 term; in future, announcements will be made sooner in the academic year.

Please do not by shy about self-nomination or about nominating a worthy candidate.

Note: Student who are already receiving the maximum financial aid via TAships, scholarships, fellowships, grants, or other institutional awards are not eligible for this scholarship. Students who are not successful in their bid for this award may apply in subsequent years without prejudice.

Fellowship – Duke UP Editorial Associate


Editorial Associate
Books Editorial

Duke University Press in conjunction with The Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship program are seeking a fellow to fulfill a year-long, full time entry-level position at Duke University Press as an Editorial Associate to increase diversity in scholarly publishing. The fellow will be immersed in the acquisitions department working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, the Editorial Associate will be responsible for a number of essential tasks in the acquisitions process, and will be directly involved in reviewing and contracting manuscripts, and preparing manuscripts for production. The Fellow will attend the Association of American University Presses annual conferences at the beginning and the end of the year long program. The candidate should possess strong communication and organizational skills and have a desire to learn the ins and outs of scholarly publishing. This is a junior level position, designed as an entry into scholarly publishing and editorial acquisitions. To be considered for this fellowship your resume and/or cover letter must include:

  1. Evidence of superior academic achievement, either in fields relevant to diversity or in fields that correlate to the major lists of the participating presses.
  2. Sustained personal engagement with low income communities and/or communities within the US that are underrepresented in publishing and a demonstrated ability to bring the understandings gleaned from such engagement to the daily work of academic publishing
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in academic publishing
  1. Commitment to the full participation and completion of a one year fellowship.

M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.’s are encouraged to apply.

If interested in applying follow the directions listed on the left to apply for the position prior to the close of the position on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12 pm noon EST.

Position closes on 03/15/2016. Please apply for requisition number 401069351.

·         Job Description:

  1. Editorial Assistance
    1. Assisting editors with screening manuscript proposals.
    2. Maintaining editorial records.
    3. Tracking projects through the acquisition process.
    4. Updating information in editorial database.
    5. Assisting editors with review process.
    6. Obtaining peer reviews of proposals and manuscripts.
    7. Communicating with reviewers and requesting honoraria.
    8. Preparing materials for contract approval and editorial board meetings.
    9. Drafting book descriptions for editorial board packets.
    10. Communicating with authors about manuscript and art preparation.
    11. Preparing manuscripts for transmittal into production. Organizing artwork and permissions.
    12. Communicating with production department about art and manuscript preparation
  2. Other
    1. Attend academic conference to represent Duke University Press.
    2. Performing routine clerical duties, such as drafting and mailing letters, making copies, and filing correspondence.

·         Education/Training

  • Work requires knowledge of basic mathematical, research and communications principles normally required through two years of postsecondary education.

·         Experience

  • Work generally requires four years of clerical or research experience to acquire strong skills in administrative or project research responsibilities as well as accepted office management, communications and research practices. A bachelor’s degree in a field of study directly related to the specific position may be substituted for the education and two years of the experience requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OR RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE