The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The MHS has numerous collections of interest to scholars of women’s history, ranging from the 17th century through the 20th century. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Mark your calendar with the deadlines below!
The Society will offer at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month (plus an additional stipend of over five hundred dollars a month for housing and professional expenses) for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months continuous tenure. These fellowships are for scholars studying in the Society’s collections who have completed the terminal degree in their field (typically a Ph.D.) by the application deadline.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018
MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. One application automatically puts you into consideration for any applicable short-term fellowships. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply. We will offer more than twenty short-term fellowships in the coming year!
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018
For those studying the U.S. Civil War, its causes, or its memory, the Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences. Fellows spend at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2018
The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. Twenty-five cultural institutions will offer a minimum of eighteen fellowships in 2018-2019. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions, among them the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe, the Sophia Smith collection at Smith College, and the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School–all of which hold collections that are of particular relevance to scholars of the history of gender and sexuality. See the Consortium website for a list of member organizations and email them to discuss possible itineraries!
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2018
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