Deadline: March 1, 2012
The Massachusetts Historical Society is pleased to announce a new Short-term Research Fellowship due to the generosity of Cushing Academy. The Cushing Academy Fellowship on Environmental History will support four weeks of research in the Society’s collections on aspect of Environmental History including land use, water and waterways, climate and weather, the environmental consequences of transportation policy, public health, vegetation change, and natural disasters.
The MHS will offer approximately twenty short-term research fellowships in 2012. Except where otherwise noted, each grant will provide a stipend of $1,500 for four weeks of research at the Society sometime between 1 July 2012, and 30 June 2013. Short-term awards are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent, with candidates who live fifty or more miles from Boston receiving preference. Applicants who do not reside in the U.S. must indicate their citizenship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or already hold the J-1 visa or equivalent documents that will allow them to accept the stipend. Please contact us if you have a question about your eligibility or if your documentation is pending.
How to Apply for a Short-Term Fellowship
- Applicants must submit the following materials online:
- A cover letter.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length.
The proposal should include:
a) a description of the project;
b) a statement explaining the historiographical significance of
c) an indication of the specific MHS collections the applicant
wishes to consult.
- Applicants who do not hold a Ph.D.: A letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your work and with the project being proposed.
- Please submit only one application; applicants will automatically be considered for all short-term fellowships for which they are eligible.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on March 1, 2012.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 646-0568.