2017 Miriam Usher Chrisman Travel Fellowship--Society for Reformation Research

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March 1, 2017
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies

Miriam Usher Chrisman Travel Fellowship

To honor a long-time member and past president of the Society for Reformation Research, every other year in odd-numbered years the society offers the Miriam Usher Chrisman Travel Fellowship of $2000 to doctoral students who need to travel abroad to do research for their dissertations. The award competition is open to all students of European studies, ca. 1450-1650, whose dissertations deal with religion or the Reformation in some significant way. All geographic and confessional concentrations are eligible, and students just beginning their archival research as well as those finishing are encouraged to apply. The purpose of the award is to help defray the expenses of working abroad.

Applicants should provide a 3-5 pp. description of their research projects, which must include when and where they plan to use the fellowship. (This description should be double-spaced with 1" margins and 12-point type.) Applicants should keep in mind that just sending in a dissertation prospectus is insufficient, as the selection committee wants to know more specifically how the fellowship will be used and how the funds will help the applicants complete their dissertations. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae and ask their dissertation advisers to submit a letter of recommendation. All applicants must be members of the Society for Reformation Research at the time of application. The current student rate is $10: http://www.reformationresearch.org/membership.html.

All materials should be sent directly via email as attachments (in MS Word or as a pdf) to Beth Plummer <beth.plummer@wku.edu>, the Recording Officer of the society. She will then forward all materials to the Chrisman selection committee appointed by the current President of the society. The Recording Officer must receive all materials by Friday, March 1, 2017.


Contact Info: 

Karen E. Spierling

Associate Professor

Department of History

Denison University


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Department of History
Denison University
Granville, OH 43203

On sabbatical leave 2016-17:
Associated Researcher
Institut du pluralisme religieux et de l'athéisme
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