The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The MHS has made environmental archives a collecting priority, is the home of the Boston Environmental History Seminar, and hosted the inaugural meeting of the Northeast and Atlantic-Canada Environmental History Forum. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Start your application and mark your calendar with the deadlines below!
The Society will offer at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month (plus an additional stipend of over five hundred dollars a month for housing and professional expenses) for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months continuous tenure. These fellowships are for scholars studying in the Society’s collections who have completed the terminal degree in their field (typically a Ph.D.) by the application deadline.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2018
MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. One application automatically puts you into consideration for any applicable short-term fellowships. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply. We will offer more than twenty short-term fellowships in the coming year!
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018
The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium.Twenty-five cultural institutions will offer a minimum of eighteen fellowships in 2018-2019. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions. See the Consortium website for a list of member organizations and email them to discuss possible itineraries!
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2018
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Image: Biruitorul, Massachusetts Historical Society headquarters, Boston.