The Ephemera Society of America is delighted to offer its Philip Jones Fellowship for international students. The fellowship is available to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials.
The aim of the fellowship is to contribute to the cultural life of those who have an interest in our heritage as a nation or a people, both nationally and internationally.
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The Ephemera Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it; to further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest.
- Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
- Course Level: Fellowship is available to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials.
- Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded for the study of any aspect of ephemera.
- Award: The $2,000 stipend can be applied to travel and/or study expenses, but cannot be used to purchase ephemera. How the stipend will be used; the expected form and outcome of the project and its relationship to ephemera; when and how the outcome will be disseminated; and its benefit to furthering the goals of the ESA should be clearly stated in the application.
- Number of Awards: Number of fellowships are not given.
- Nationality: International applicants
- The award can be taken in the USA
- Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship.
- Entrance Requirements: The fellowship selection criteria include: 1. the significance of the project; 2. the project’s relationship to ephemera and the mission of the Ephemera Society of America; 3. how the project will be shared with ESA members and the general public; 4. evidence of the applicant’s ability to disseminate the results of the project effectively through scholarly or other articles, presentations, exhibitions, etc.; and 5. how the applicant will use the stipend.
- English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills.
How to Apply:Applications are due December 1, 2018. Specific application instructions for this fellowship can be downloaded here. In order for an application to be considered, these instructions must be followed. The applicant’s resume, submitted as part of the application, should include the applicant’s experience and proven ability to carry out this project and disseminate its results. The completed application should be sent electronically to: jonesfellow-at-ephemerasociety.org. Decisions will be reported to the successful individual or organization by March 3, 2019, and will be announced at the Society’s annual meeting and conference, March 2019 in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. The successful candidate will have one year to complete the project, and will be required to submit two written reports to the Board of the Ephemera Society: an interim progress report due August 15, 2019, and a final report due February 1, 2020. The winner may also be invited to write an article about the project for an issue of the Society’s The Ephemera Journal, and/or prepare a presentation about the project for the following year’s annual conference.