The Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship , USA

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Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown 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 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.

Applications should include the following :

  • A cover letter.
  • 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.
  • At least one substantial sample of the candidate’s writing ( published or unpublished ) or other past work.
  • 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 collections online 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.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Patrick Nugent pnugent2@washcoll.edu.

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

Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Fellowship Important Dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Application form : 15th March, 2018.