Fellowship Opportunities: The Society of the Cincinnati
A reminder that the deadline for applying for 2012 research fellowships is fast approaching....
Library Research Fellowships
The Society of the Cincinnati offers three research fellowships each year: the Lewis & Dorothy Tyree Fellowship, funded by the family of a long-time member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia, and two Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowships. Each fellowship provides $1,000 to support the cost of travel, housing, and per diem expenses for a scholar wishing to use the Society's library for a period of at least five days. The fellowships are open to graduate students and other scholars who are conducting research that may benefit from the library's holdings.
The Society of the Cincinnati library collections include contemporary books, manuscripts, maps, and works of art on paper which support the in-depth study of military and naval history and the art of war during era of the American Revolution. The library also houses books and archives related to the formation and history of the Society of the Cincinnati, as well as materials related to the life of Larz and Isabel Anderson, whose Gilded Age home now serves as the headquarters of the Society.
Recipients will be required to complete their fellowship research within a period of one year from the date of the award. Further, recipients will be required to submit a three-to-five-page written report and summary of research findings, which may be published in the Society's journal, Cincinnati Fourteen. In addition, the library requests a copy of any subsequent publication (article, thesis, dissertation, or book) that may result.
The recipients for each of the three research fellowships will be chosen from a single round of applications. Applicants should submit the following:
¨ A curriculum vitae, including educational background, publications, and professional experience
¨ A brief outline of the research proposed (not to exceed 2 pages)
¨ (For current graduate students only) Two confidential, sealed letters of recommendation from faculty or colleagues familiar with the applicant and his or her research project. Note: If letters are to be mailed independently, please include the names of recommenders when submitting the application.
Applications for the 2012 fellowships are due on November 12, 2011, and should be mailed to:
Ellen McCallister Clark, Library Director
The Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Learn more about the library collections by visiting http://www.societyofthecincinnati.org/lib.htm
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