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November 28, 2014
British Association for American Studies
Applications for Barringer Fellowship
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, USA
The British Association for American Studies (BAAS), in conjunction with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF) and the International Center for Jefferson Studies (ICJS), is delighted to announce up to two awards for teachers who cover the American Revolution, the Constitution and related materials in their A Level or Advanced Higher teaching of history and politics. To be eligible to apply for these awards, applicants must have at least three years teaching experience, and teach A Level or Advanced Higher materials relevant to the Fellowships. It is expected that these awards will be of particular interest to teachers interested in the Edexcel History Paper ‘From Colonies to Nation 1763-87’, as well as to those teaching other 18th century history and American politics topics at A Level, such as the American Revolution, slavery, and the development of American constitutional government.
One Barringer Fellowship will be awarded to a British teacher in 2014-15. This award will enable a teacher to travel to Monticello, and work with academic staff at ICJS (including those involved in the Archaeology Department, and their extensive programme on slavery in Virginia). The Fellowship will allow the successful applicant to spend several weeks working on the development of classroom materials, lesson plans, and related materials. The successful applicant will be chosen by BAAS and then confirmed by the ICJS. Their application must demonstrate that the Fellowship will relate to and directly benefit their A Level or Advanced Higher Teaching. The Barringer Fellowship will include: a stipend of $500; travel costs up to $500; local accommodation, and $50 per diem for food. In addition, BAAS will provide a £500 travel award to pay for international travel. For more information see:
The successful applicant will be required to share their experiences and relevant teaching materials on the BAAS website for school teachers.
British Association for American Studies: application process for Barringer Fellowship
Completed applications must be received by Friday 28 November, 2014. Please send your application (details below) by e-mail, together with a letter from your Head Teacher confirming that if successful, you will be allowed to take up the award, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the name of the award in the subject line.
Your letter of application should include the following information:
3. One-page CV:
4. An indication of which A/AS level or Advanced Higher (or equivalent) modules, options, or subjects are you currently teaching and / or will you be teaching in the near future?
5. A one-page statement of your personal and professional reasons for applying for this award, and the ways that you expect to be able to use your award in your teaching.