STIP Oct 7, 2011

Fellowships in American History and Art History

New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
Application deadline: Dec 15, 2011

Timothy Wroten

The New-York Historical Society offers five fellowships for the
2012-2013 academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of
its extraordinary collections of primary and secondary sources
relating to the history of New York and the nation, the fellowships
are open to scholars at various times within their academic careers.
Details about residency, stipends and past fellows, as well as
application instructions can be found at
http://www.nyhistory.org/library/fellowships

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: December 15, 2011
Two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships will be awarded to
candidates who have each held a Ph.D. for at least two years. Research
projects may include conversion of dissertations into publishable
manuscripts or the initiation of new research, based on the resources
of the New-York Historical Society. The nine-month residency will
carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: December 15, 2011
One academic year fellowship supported by the National Endowment for
the Humanities will be offered for research at the New-York Historical
Society. The Fellowship is available to individuals who have completed
their formal professional training and have a strong record of
accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to
age or academic status. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if
they have lived in the United States for at least three years
immediately preceding the application deadline. The 10-month residency
will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits.

BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: January 3, 2012
Offered jointly with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal
Arts, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars
who will have completed their Ph.D. before the end of the 2011-2012
academic year. Fellows will teach one course each semester at Eugene
Lang College and will also carry on research projects in residence at
the New-York Historical Society. These Fellowships carry a stipend of
$60,000, plus benefits. Please submit one copy of the application
plus detailed syllabi for two undergraduate courses to each of the
following: fellowshipsnyhistory.org and historynewschool.edu .
APPLICATIONS
All applicants should send a cover letter, including date of Ph.D. if
held, current institutional affiliation and rank, mailing and e-mail
addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and title of project; a two to
three page description of project, including resources to be used; a
curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation to
fellowshipsnyhistory.org by 11:59 pm on the day of the deadline.

ABOUT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, holds a unique
collection of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, decorative
objects and works of art. Comprising more than 350,000 books, three
million manuscripts, and distinctive collections of maps, photographs,
prints and ephemera documenting the history of America from the
perspective of New York, the New-York Historical Society's Patricia D.
Klingenstein Library includes many iconic documents. Among them are:
Rufus King's and John Lansing's notes on the Constitutional
Convention, Authorization for the Sale of the Louisiana Territory
signed by Napoleon Bonaparte, a manifold copy of Ulysses S. Grant's
Terms of Surrender presented to General Lee and
the here is new york collection of photographs from September 11, 2001
and the days following. It also includes a vast collection of personal
papers and archives of individuals and social agencies that have
shaped American history. The Museum's treasures include all 435
preparatory watercolors for John James Audubon's The Birds of America,
one of the nation's preeminent collections of Hudson River School
landscapes--including Thomas Cole's iconic five-painting
series The Course of Empire-- and extraordinary examples of fine and
decorative arts spanning four centuries. Collections are supported by
educational outreach and public programs. Fellows will be encouraged
to explore the collections and to take advantage of the full diversity
offered by New-York Historical's resources.

Reference:
STIP: Fellowships in American History and Art History. In: ArtHist.net, Oct 7, 2011 (accessed Oct 28, 2021), <https://arthist.net/archive/1987>.

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