Deadline-  March 9, 2020

Description

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for its 2020-2021 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. We especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

To support both established and younger scholars in researching projects that can be linked to the aims of the Center, the GLC offers two types of residential fellowships.

One-month Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Center will award several one-month fellowships between September 2020 and May 2021. Please specify your preference for month of residency in your application. The one-month fellowships are designed for scholars who are working on short-term projects including articles, book chapters, or other research endeavors. The one-month fellowship provides support of $4,500, plus library privileges and office space.

Four-month Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Center will award two four-month fellowships, one in the fall semester (from September through December 2020), and one in the spring semester (from either January through April 2021 or February through May 2021). Please specify your preference for semester of residency in your application. The four-month fellowships are designed for scholars who are working on short-term projects including articles, book chapters, book manuscripts, or other research endeavors. Digital humanities projects are encouraged. The four-month fellowship provides support of $18,000, plus health insurance (if requested), library privileges, and office space.

Qualifications

Applicants MUST have received the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of their appointment. Both established and younger scholars are invited to apply. This is a residential fellowship. Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in residence at Yale, to be active participants in the intellectual life of the GLC and the larger Yale community, and to acknowledge the support of the GLC and the MacMillan Center in publications and lectures that stem from research conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer one public presentation during their tenure at Yale and to record an audio interview for a podcast.

Application Instructions

A complete application, including letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the Interfolio website. Do not mail application materials directly to the Center.

To apply to the Gilder Lehrman Center Fellowship Program, you are required to submit the following materials via Interfolio:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three to five page statement regarding intended research project (research statement) This should include any specific archives, libraries, or other Yale resources the applicant intends to access as well as a proposed research schedule.
  • This link may be helpful for locating potential source material: https://slavery.yale.edu/
  • For additional information, please contact:
    Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
    Yale University
    PO Box 208206
    New Haven, CT 06520-8206
    Phone: 203-432-3339
    Email: gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu
    Website: glc.yale.edu/Fellowships

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