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Post-Doc Opportunity for Americanists

Posted in opportunities by Editor on September 16, 2009

Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society

Applications Due by 15 October 2009

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society’s library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American history, literature, and culture from contact to 1876, and provide rich source material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies.

The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000. The Hench Post- Dissertation Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications, the appropriateness of the project to the Society’s collections and interests, and, above all, the likelihood that the revised dissertation will make a highly significant book.

Further information about the fellowship, along with application materials, is available on the AAS website. Any questions about the fellowship may be directed to Paul Erickson, Director of Academic Programs at AAS, at perickson@mwa.org. The deadline for applications for a Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship to be held during the 2010-2011 academic year is October 15, 2009.

January 15, 2010 is the deadline for most other fellowships offered by the American Antiquarian Society, including the American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship and the AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship — both of which are open to graduate students as well as more established scholars. A full list of all current fellows can be founder here»

The American Antiquarian Society is an independent research library founded in 1812 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The library’s collections document the life of America’s people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Collections include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, manuscripts, music, graphic arts, and local histories.