The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately forty residential research fellowships for the year July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of European, African, and Native American engagements in global and comparative contexts.
Short-term John Carter Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month.
These fellowships are open to individuals who are engaged in pre- and post-doctoral, or independent research, regardless of nationality. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application.
The application for a short-term fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library consists of four parts:
1. A narrative description of the proposed project (not to exceed 1,200 words), including an explanation of its historiographical significance, progress to date on the project, identification of specific materials to be consulted at the JCB, and plan for work to be completed while in residence. Applicants may submit proposals in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese (although English is generally preferred by the committee when possible).
2. Current curriculum vitae.
3. A completed application form.
4. Applicants should arrange for two (2) letters of recommendation to be sent in support of their proposed project.
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2016. Please direct enquiries to the Fellowship Coordinator at JCB-Fellowships@brown.edu.