The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2015-16 visiting academic fellowships. At least three AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months. Long-term fellowships are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate; senior and mid-career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Over thirty short-term fellowships will be awarded for one to two months.
The short-term grants are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research, and offer a stipend of $1850/month. Special short-term fellowships support scholars working in the history of the book in American culture, children’s literature, in the American eighteenth century, and in American literary studies, as well as in studies that draw upon the Society’s preeminent collections of graphic arts, newspapers, and periodicals. Accommodations are available for visiting fellows in housing owned by AAS.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015. For further details about the fellowships, as well as a link to the online application form, please consult their website http://www.americanantiquarian.org/
The AAS is a research library located in Worcester, MA, whose collections focus on American history, literature, and culture from the colonial era through 1876. The Society’s collections are national in scope, and include manuscripts, printed works of all kinds, newspapers and periodicals, photographs, lithographs, broadsides, sheet music, children’s literature, and a wide range of ephemera. Details about the AAS collections are available on the AAS website, and in the online catalog. If you have questions about the AAS fellowship program, please contact Paul Erickson, Director of Academic Programs, at perickson[at]mwa.org.