$5,000 research grant for those studying topics related to New Netherland (New Netherland Institute/Research Center)

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Type: 
Grant
Date: 
June 1, 2019
Location: 
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial America, Native American History / Studies

The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC), a joint endeavor of the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED/OCE), with financial support from the government of the Netherlands, announces the NNRC Student Scholar in Residence Research Grant. The grant covers a period of up to three months in residence and provides a stipend of $5,000. A time frame for fulfilling the grant requirements will be established in consultation with the director of NNI. No housing, travel funds, or health insurance are provided. Applications are due by June 1.

Scholars beyond the undergraduate level and actively working on a thesis, dissertation, or scholarly article are invited to apply. Research must be conducted at the New Netherland Research Center, New York State Library, and the New York State Archives, Albany, NY, in the field of New Netherland history and the Dutch Atlantic world, using the records of New Netherland. Candidates must indicate their research topic in their application. Genealogical research topics are excluded. The applicant should have a working knowledge of contemporary and seventeenth-century Dutch.

The $5,000 stipend is payable in equal installments upon submission and acceptance by the Director of NNRC of a monthly progress report. At the conclusion of the residency, the student scholar must submit a written report based on their work and deliver a public lecture on their research findings prior to receipt of their final installment. 

Applications must consist of a curriculum vita, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter outlining the research topic and work plan. Applications may be sent to grants@newnetherlandinstitute.org. Please use Student Scholar Grant as subject.

Contact Info: 

Stephen McErleane
Director, New Netherland Institute
CEC Room 10D42
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230