Charles W. Wendell Research Grant from the New Netherland Institute

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February 15, 2020
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies

The New Netherland Institute is pleased to offer research grants with financial support from the estate of Charles W. Wendell. These annual grants honor the memory of Dr. Charles W. Wendell, a valued trustee, vice-president, and president of the New Netherland Institute’s Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2015. The grant covers a period of one week up to six months, part of which may be devoted to residency at the NNRC, and provides a stipend of $1,000 – $ 5,000, depending upon the scope of the project. A time frame for fulfilling the grant requirements will be established in consultation with the Director of the NNRC. No housing, travel funds, or health insurance are provided. Applications are due February 15.

The research project must deal with the Dutch experience in North America and the Dutch Atlantic World, and is expected to result in a publishable article or a component of a larger work. Researchers in any discipline, including family history or biography, are encouraged to apply. There are no eligibility requirements for this grant. Everyone is eligibile. The research should draw attention to the rich collection of primary and secondary sources relating to the Dutch colonial experience in America at the New Netherland Research Center, the New York State Archives, the New York State Library, or other repositories, including online New Netherland manuscript translations. A working knowledge of contemporary and seventeenth-century Dutch and a period of residency at the NNRC may be required, depending upon the requirements of the research topic.

The stipend is payable in equal installments upon acceptance by the director of the NNI of a progress report, to be submitted at regular intervals determined in consultation with the director. At the conclusion of the grant period, the grant recipient must submit a satisfactory work product prior to receipt of the final installment.

Applications must consist of a curriculum vita and a cover letter outlining the research topic and a work plan. Recommendations will be accepted. Applications may be sent to Please use Charles W. Wendell Research Grant as subject! 

Contact Info: 

Stephen McErleane
Director, New Netherland Institute
CEC Room 10D50
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230