The Strong Museum Announces G. Rollie Adams Research Fellowships to Advance Play Scholarship

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Type: 
Fellowship
Location: 
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
History Education, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Humanities, Cultural History / Studies, Psychology

The Strong museum announces the G. Rollie Adams Research Fellowships to provide financial support for scholarly play research conducted at the museum. The fellowships are established in honor of G. Rollie Adams, former president and CEO of The Strong and editor-in-chief of its American Journal of Play, who retired from the museum this past December. These fellowships provide a new source of financial support for eligible academic professionals, independent scholars, museum scholars, and advanced graduate students at the masters or doctorate level that can benefit from on-site access to The Strong’s world-renowned collections. 

The Strong invites fellowship applications from academic professionals, independent scholars, museum scholars, and advanced graduate students at the masters or doctorate level living outside a 50-mile radius of The Strong. G. Rollie Adams Research Fellowships are awarded once a year and provide a $500 stipend per week for a maximum of four weeks.

Eligible research projects must benefit from access to collections held by The Strong, including publications and other materials in the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play; artifacts in the museum's toys, dolls, and games collections; and video game and electronic game artifacts and related resources acquired through The Strong's International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG).

Research fellowship recipients will have library access from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; supervised access to The Strong’s collections; wireless Internet access and phone; free digital images with a personal camera for individual reference use only; and access to a community of scholars and curators with a shared interest.

Applications must be received by April 20 and be submitted electronically to researchfellowships@museumofplay.org.

For a complete list of application and fellowship award requirements, visit museumofplay.org/about-collections/research-fellowships