The David B. Baker Fellowship in the History of Psychology

Applications are now being accepted for the David B. Baker Fellowship in the History of Psychology.

Dr. David Baker, a historian of psychology and Emeritus Director of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, has served as an important mentor for students interested in studying history. Throughout his career, he encouraged students to engage with history by making use of the vast collections of the Archives of the History of American Psychology.

The David B. Baker Fellowship in the History of Psychology supports student research at the Archives of the History of American Psychology. The Fellowship supports travel expenses for one graduate or undergraduate student whose research will benefit from access to the Archives’ collections. One Fellowship of $2500 will be awarded annually.

Eligibility

All applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program
  • conduct onsite research at the Archives for 1 to 4 weeks, as the scholar deems necessary
  • be engaged in research that is directly related to the Archives’ collections
  • How to Apply

Applicants should submit:

  • A project description, including a statement of how the Archives will be helpful to your research (500 words max)
  • A current CV
  • One letter of recommendation

Submit these materials by December 15, 2022 to the Center’s Executive Director Cathy Faye at cfaye@uakron.edu. The successful applicant will be notified by January 30, 2023. All onsite research must be completed by January 30, 2024.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.

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