Hinshaw Research Fellowship for Quaker Studies

Gwen Gosney Erickson's picture
March 15, 2019
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Applications are now being collected for the 2019 Hinshaw Fellowship to support research in the Quaker Archives (formerly the Friends Historical Collection) at Guilford College to study any aspect related to southern Quaker studies. See http://library.guilford.edu/fhc/fellowships for application details and additional information.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

The Seth and Mary Edith Hinshaw Fellowship provides up to $2,000 for research using the resources of the Quaker Archives at Guilford College to study an aspect of southern Quaker history. The fellowship is sponsored by the North Carolina Friends Historical Society to encourage research and use of the Quaker Archives. The funds most commonly support travel, room, and board expenses which are reimbursed upon the completion of the scheduled visit. The recipient may be asked to present his/her research and findings at the Society’s annual meeting. 

We invite applications from a range of backgrounds: dissertation, post-doctoral, and non-academic. We anticipate that the most competitive applications will involve innovative projects of the many concerns to which Friends have turned their attention, including literature, women's issues, family history, and race relations, as well as religious doctrine and controversies. Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

*Demonstrated understanding of the applicability of our particular holdings to the anticipated project. 
*Probability that the project will result in a product that will advance the worlds' understanding of the multiple dimensions of religion. 

*Evidence of the applicant's prior familiarity with the effective use of similar collections.


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