Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the 2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American history, literature, and culture from contact through 1876, and provide rich source material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies.
The Society welcomes
applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who
have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this
fellowship is $35,000; the fellowship also includes reimbursement of up to
$4,000 to cover health insurance costs. The Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow will
be selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the
appropriateness of the project to the Society's collections and interests, and,
above all, the likelihood that the revised dissertation will make a highly
Further information about the
fellowship, along with application materials, is available on the AAS website,
at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/post-diss.htm. Any questions about the fellowship
may be directed to Paul Erickson, Director of
Academic Programs at AAS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications
for a Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship to be held during the 2015-2016
academic year is October 15, 2014.