William L. Clements Library 2018 Fellowships

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Type: 
Fellowship
Date: 
January 15, 2018
Location: 
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial America, Race Studies

Research fellowships at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan exist to help scholars gain access to the Library’s rich array of primary sources on early American history.

Short-Term Fellowships:

Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellowships offer support for short-term research at the Clements Library by graduate students and junior faculty on any topic of American history that is supported by the collections. Grants are for $1,000 and require a minimum visit of one week. There is no maximum length of stay. Applications must be received by January 15th, 2018, for research to be undertaken in that calendar year.

The Fellowship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in American History supports short-term research at the Clements Library by graduate students or junior faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities who are undertaking a research project that examines topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion or who demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the field of American History. The award will be based largely on the significance of the Clements’ collection to the applicant’s research. Grants are for $1,000 and require a minimum visit of one week. There is no maximum length of stay. Applications must be received by January 15th, 2018, for research to be undertaken in that calendar year.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships:

Post-doctoral fellowships require a completed Ph.D. or equivalent qualifications at time of application. Applications must be received by January 15th, 2018, for research to be undertaken in that calendar year.

Howard H. Peckham Fellowship on Revolutionary America – Established in honor of the Library’s second Director, the Peckham Fellowship supports research on American history between 1764 and 1783. The fellowship provides $10,000 for a project involving a residence of at least two months or more at the Library. There is no maximum length of stay.

Norton Strange Townshend Fellowship – Named for physician and educator Norton Strange Townshend (1815-1895), this fellowship offers $10,000 in support of scholarly research on diversity, equity and inclusion in American history during the nineteenth century. Successful applicants are expected to spend a minimum of two months at the Clements. There is no maximum length of stay.

Earhart Fellowships on American History – Earhart Fellowships offer $10,000 for scholarly research on any aspect of American history prior to 1901. Successful applicants are expected to spend a minimum of two months at the Clements. There is no maximum length of stay.

Reese Fellowship in the Print Culture of the Americas – Funded by the William Reese Company, this fellowship encourages research in the history of the book and other print formats, bibliography, and other aspects of print culture in America, including publishing and marketing, from the sixteenth century to 1900. Projects may investigate any printed genre (e.g. books, prints, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, published photographs, broadsides, maps, etc.). Support for work in manuscript collections will be limited to projects related to printed materials (e.g. annotations in books, publishers’ business archives, etc.). The Reese Fellowship provides $5,000 to support one month of in-residence study in the Clements Library collections.

Contact Info: 

Research Fellowships

c/o Jayne Ptolemy

William L. Clements Library

University of Michigan

909 S. University Ave.

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1190

734-764-2347