Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Fellowship Opportunity--deadline 5/8/15!
ANNOUNCING AN IMPORTANT FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 8
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, in conjunction with the George III Archives Project, will offer two month-long fellowships for research on trans-Atlantic and early American topics in the Georgian papers collection at Windsor Castle.
The King George III Archives Project, a partnership of the Royal Archives and King’s College London, aims to digitize the approximately 225,000 papers, 85% of them unknown to scholars, of the Georgian period. The extraordinarily rich and varied collections include the personal papers and correspondence of the royal family and some members of the royal household as well as records of royal household management and staffing. Fellows will work on their own research, exploring the collections while offering invaluable information for the archivists and librarians working on archival organization and cataloguing. Fellows will also have the opportunity for support and collegial exchange with relevant departments and faculty at King’s. The fellowship, supported by the Lapidus Initiative at the Omohundro Institute, will offer a $2,500 stipend with up to $1,500 in additional support for travel.
Applicants for the Omohundro Institute George III Project Fellowship should submit a letter of application stating the nature of their research project and its potential match with the collections, a c.v., and two letters of recommendation; the deadline for all materials is May 8, 2015. Decisions will be announced by May 15, 2015; fellowship offers will require an immediate response.
Fellowships are restricted to advanced graduate students and holders of the Ph.D. who are U.S. or U.K. citizens. Residence must be undertaken in the summer of 2015. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a security clearance before beginning work at Windsor Castle.
Questions about the fellowship may be addressed to Karin Wulf via Martha Howard at the Omohundro Institute (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should submit an electronic file with a letter of application (including description of the proposed project) and a c.v. by clicking here. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Omohundro Institute via e-mail (email@example.com).