Hench Post – Dissertation Fellowship 2011 – 2012, USA

Fellowship of American Antiquarian Society for Doctorate Candidates

The purpose of the post – dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and / or to revise the dissertation for publication.

Any topic relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic scope – that is, American history and culture through 1876 – is eligible.

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for a special year – long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society to revise their dissertation for publication.

Established as the Mellon Post – Dissertation Fellowship in 1998, the fellowship has been renamed in honor of John B. Hench, who retired in August 2007 as vice president for collections and programs after thirty – three years on the staff of the American Antiquarian Society.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, generous sponsor of this fellowship, has made a challenge grant to the Society, which is currently raising money to endow this fellowship.

Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society’s coverage.

The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve – month stipend for this fellowship is $ 35,000.

Hench Post – Dissertation Fellowship Application Procedure :

The Hench Post – Dissertation Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications, the appropriateness of the project to the Society’s collections and interests, and, above all, the likelihood that the revised dissertation will make a highly significant book.

For more information, consult the frequently asked questions page or contact :

Hench Post – Dissertation Fellowships,
American Antiquarian Society,
185 Salisbury Street,
Worcester, MA 01609-1634.

Telephone : (508) 755-5221
Fax : (508) 754-9069
Email : academicfellowships@mwa.org

Application deadline : October 15, 2010.

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