Written by Ishmael Gomes
Published: 29 November -0001
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. On almost any aspect of the American experience from 1492 through 1900, the Clements holdings—books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, ephemera—are among the
best in the world. The potential for rewarding research at the Clements—on military history, gender and ethnicity, religion, the American Revolution, Native Americans, politics and government, slavery and antislavery, the Civil War, travel and exploration—is remarkably strong. These are post doctoral fellowships requiring 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, Howard H. Peckham (1910-1995), the Peckham Fellowship supports research on American history between 1764 and 1783. The fellowship provides $10,000 for a project involving a residence of two months or more at the Library.
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.
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.
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
Please visit our website at http://clements.umich.edu/fellowship.php
for directions on how to apply.
or call 734-764-2347.