Fellowship: Historical Roots of American Psychology

The American Antiquarian Society — a national research library of American history, literature, and culture through 1876 — welcomes applications for the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship.

The Hench Fellowship is a year-long residential fellowship at the AAS designed for scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. 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 — any aspect of American history and culture through 1876 — is eligible.

The Hench Fellowship offers splendid opportunities for mentoring and collegial interaction with the AAS staff, other visiting fellows, and the academic community in and around Worcester, MA.

The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $35,000. The deadline for applications for the Hench Fellowship to be held during the 2008-09 academic year is October 15, 2007.

For further information about the fellowship program, and to download application materials, see: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/post-diss.htm

About Jeremy Burman

Jeremy Trevelyan Burman is a senior doctoral student in York University’s Department of Psychology, specializing in the history of developmental psychology and its theory (especially that pertaining to Jean Piaget). Prior to returning to academia, he was a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.