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