USA: Barra Foundation International Research Post- Doctoral Fellowships in the field of American History and Culture.

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Study Subject(s): Fellowships are provided in the field of American History and Culture.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing post-doctoral and dissertation research.

Scholarship Provider: Barra Foundation, Inc.

Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:  –Fellowships to support research in residence in their collections by foreign national scholars of early American history and culture living outside the United States. The fellowships are funded by the Barra Foundation, Inc.
-The fellowships support both post-doctoral and dissertation research. The project proposal should demonstrate that the Library Company and the Historical Society have primary sources central to the research topic.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International Students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania each year offer two one-month fellowships to support research in residence in their collections by foreign national scholars of early American history and culture living outside the United States. The fellowships are funded by the Barra Foundation, Inc. These two independent research libraries, adjacent to each other in Center City Philadelphia, have complementary collections capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries, as well as Mid-Atlantic regional history to the present.

Number of award(s): Two fellowships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered for one-month.

What does it cover? The fellowships support both post-doctoral and dissertation research. The project proposal should demonstrate that the Library Company and the Historical Society have primary sources central to the research topic. Candidates are encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of a proposed topic before applying. The fellowships are tenable for one month at any time from June 2014 to May 2015. The stipend is $2,500, plus an allowance for travel expenses. The Library Company’s Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Decision to be made by April 15.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 1, 2014.

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