Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society

Organization of American Historians

Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society offers the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship. The scholarship is provided to scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. The program aims to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The awardee will receive a $35,000 twelve-month stipend.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    The applicant must be a doctoral graduate.
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply.
  • Major/Career:
    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.

Application Details

  • Transcript:
    Not required
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Two letters of recommendation (two-page maximum each) from persons in your field competent to judge the significance of the proposed project and able to fairly assess your previous work. One of these letters should be from your dissertation director. Please direct your references to speak to the fellowship proposal at hand. Do not send general placement office dossiers.
  • Other Materials:
    1. The cover sheet filled in by typewriter or a reasonable facsimile of it filled in by a word processor.2. A description, no more than six double-spaced pages in length, of your proposed project and its significance for scholarship. Be sure to provide an overview of the narrative and argument, identify main topics and issues covered, locate the project in the relevant historiography, and indicate in some detail your plans for additional research in the AAS collections and for revising the dissertation for publication. Please describe the current status of the work.3. A selective bibliography of not more than one-page providing, for purposes of context, a list of secondary works critical to the proposed study.4. A statement indicating whether you currently hold or expect to hold an academic appointment or equivalent, during 2013-14. If so, please indicate whether you expect to be in receipt of support from your institution during the tenure of the fellowship and the monetary value and terms of such leave and/or grant. If not, please indicate the salary you would anticipate receiving during 2013-14. Please list sources, amounts, and dates of any other funding (a past, present, or future) for your present project. Finally, please list any other grants you may presently be applying for.

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