The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately forty residential research fellowships for the year July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018.
The John Carter Brown Library is an independently funded research library of history and the humanities, part of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centred on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of European, African, and Native American engagements in global and comparative contexts. Short-term fellowships are open to individuals who are engaged in pre- and post-doctoral, or independent research, regardless of nationality. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application. Short-term fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month.
The application for a short-term fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library consists of four parts:
A narrative description of the proposed project, including an explanation of its historiographical significance, progress to date on the project, identification of specific materials to be consulted at the JCB, and plan for work to be completed while in residence. Applicants may submit proposals in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese (although English is generally preferred by the committee when possible).
1. Current curriculum vitae.
2. A completed application form.
3. Applicants should arrange for two (2) letters of recommendation to be sent in support of their proposed project.
Apply here. The deadline to apply for short-term fellowships is December 1, 2016.
The John Carter Brown Library offers long-term fellowships, several of which are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent agency of the U.S. Federal government. Additional long-term fellowships have been made possible by Donald L. Saunders; R. David Parsons; and The Reed Foundation, which has endowed the InterAmericas Fellowship (for research on the history of the West Indies and the Caribbean basin). Fellowships funded by the NEH are only available to citizens of the United States or to those applicants residing in the U.S. for the three years preceding application. Applicants of all nationalities, however, will be considered for long-term fellowships. Long-Term Fellowships are available for periods of five to ten months and carry a monthly stipend of $4,200.
The application for a long-term fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library consists of four parts:
1. A narrative description, in English, of the proposed project, including an explanation of its historiographical significance, progress to date on the project, identification of specific materials to be consulted at the JCB, and plan for work to be completed while in residence
2. Current curriculum vitae.
3. A completed application form.
4. Applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent in support of their proposed project.
Apply here. The deadline to apply for long-term fellowships is December 1, 2016.
Collaborative Cluster Fellowships
As part of an effort to expand the disciplinary scope of research at the Library, and to emphasize the role of the JCB as a laboratory for new research methods, the fellowship committee encourages applications from small groups of between two to four scholars who would be in simultaneous residence for periods of up to one month to work in collaboration on a particular theme, object, or scholarly project. The fellowship carries a weekly stipend of $500 per person.
The application for a Collaborative Cluster Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library consists of two parts:
1. Project overview (approx. 1000 words), outlining the proposed research project, names of participants, and proposed the length of fellowship (between two to four weeks).
2. CVs for each participant.
No letters of reference are required for the Collaborative Cluster Fellowship application.
Application materials may be sent to the attention of Neil Safier at [email protected] by the January 15, 2017, deadline.
Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Library Fellowship
The Hodson Trust –John Carter Brown Library Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history.
The four-month fellowship is divided into two parts – two months of research at the John Carter Brown Library during the academic year and two months of writing at the C.V. Staff Center at Washington College in Chestertown, MD during the following summer. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges. Application details may be found here.
The deadline to apply for a Hodson Trust – John Carter Brown Library Fellowship is March 15, 2017.