The Forest History Society is pleased to offer the Walter S. Rosenberry Fellowship for doctoral students in the 2023-2024 academic year. The deadline is March 15, 2023.
The fellowship provides a $15,000 stipend to support a doctoral student attending a university in North America whose dissertation research contributes to forest and conservation history. Research focus on the historic relationships between humans, forests, and related resources is required. However, topics are not limited by geographic focus or time period. Among the diverse topics that fall under the umbrella of the fellowship are forest landscape change and history, invasive species, forest and ecosystem management, forest policy and institutions, resource-dependent communities, private land ownership, science and technology developments, and sustainability. The topics of previous winners include forest management and wildlife conservation in mid-20th century northeastern China, the introduction of eucalyptus in 19th-century Mediterranean region, forest labor and violence in 20th-century transnational Amazon region, and an environmental history of Jim Crow in the forest industries of Louisiana and Mississippi from 1880 to 1960.
The recipient is selected on the basis of merit: proposals are judged in terms of overall significance, achievability, quality of presentation, academic record, and relevance to forest history. The winner will be announced in mid-May 2023.
Information and submission guidelines, along with a list of past winners and topics, can be found on the Forest History Society's website at: https://foresthistory.org/awards-fellowships/rosenberry-fellowship