Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship

Wendy E. Chmielewski's picture
March 1, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Human Rights

The Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship promotes research during the academic year or summer months using the resources of the Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, providing a stipend to support such research. See below to read about the past Moore Fellows. Strong preference will be given to projects making significant use of resources only available on site at Swarthmore College.

A stipend in the amount of $1,000 per week, for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of six weeks will be available.  Those eligible to apply include Swarthmore College students, faculty and staff, as well as faculty, graduate students, or scholars at all levels from outside the Swarthmore College community. Fellows will be asked to give a brief, informal presentation about their research to library staff on the last day of their research trip.

Applications should include the following, combined into a single PDF document:

1. . A description of your project and its importance to the field. This must include specific references to the resources to be consulted at Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. The project description should state the anticipated publication or dissemination of research results. Applicants working on projects utilizing resources available on microfilm or in digital format should state why they would need to see the original material or view the analog formats on site. The project description should also state the number of weeks (two weeks minimum, six weeks maximum, carrying a stipend of $1,000 per week) the applicant wishes to spend at Swarthmore.
2. A current vitae or resume.
3. A short writing sample (an article or book chapter).
4. Names and current mailing and email addresses of three references familiar with both the field in which the applicant proposes to work, and with the applicant’s work. Please inform your references that they could be contacted.

Application packets must be combined into a single PDF document and emailed to Celia Caust-Ellenbogen, The application deadline is March 1, 2018. The name of award recipient(s) will be announced April 1, 2018. Fellowship research must be completed between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.
Questions about the application process may be directed to Celia Caust-Ellenbogen,

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Applicants who have not previously used either collection may wish to consult with Wendy Chmielewski (SCPC) and/or Friends Historical Library staff at about collection resources.

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